I tried getting the result to my second test today to no avail. So instead I went shopping with my daughter and splurged a little. My daughter said “cancer perks” as if to excuse my new extravagant Kate Spade bag. First it was on sale and second it was pink. Pink is my new favorite color.

As we left she stated the bag was way too bougie for a girl from the south Bronx. I agreed with her while laughing so hard she offered to carry my purse so I could carry my new pink Kate Spade bag.

As if that wasn’t enough I pinked out my bedroom with pink sheets and complimented it with wood signs that had inspiring bible verses with beautiful shades of pink roses. One read “He calls me beautiful one”. Over our bed “above all LOVE each other deeply” from 1 Peter 4:8 and “Be strong and take heart” from Psalms 31:24.

I find comfort in scripture and peace in knowing that no matter how undeserving I am of God’s grace He covers me with His righteousness. Proverbs 4:23 specifically states “guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life”.  So I guard my heart with the armor of God and with His breastplate of righteousness. I will never be perfect nor will I ever arrive to being anything close to being good enough for heaven. None of us ever will but isn’t it wonderful to know that we have a breastplate of righteousness we can wear and it’s Jesus.

When life is hard and your facing insurmountable trials protecting your heart is vital to ones spiritual health.  We can never live up to the standard of perfection because we are imperfect beings.  True righteousness comes from God.  In fact every servant of God in the bible who was accounted as righteous followed and obeyed God. 

Today at the Kate Spade store a beautiful young lady gave me a big hug and told me to write my story to share with others. She didn’t know about my blog and I shared the site with her. Little did she know she would become a part of my story today.

If you are reading welcome to my journey my new friend. Thank you for caring and for confirming what God has told me. Use my story to point others to my hope, Jesus.

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