Greetings and welcome to the very first sharing moment of God Eyes (Encouraging You Everyday Scripturally),
I want to Thank You for taking the time to be a part of my journey and I look forward to getting to know you better too. I have said my kids teach me a lot about life so I’m going to share my heart over the last month through an analogy of playdoh. Grab a beverage of your choice, settle in somewhere comfy and enjoy the details.
Have you ever opened a playdoh jar that has been used by a small child and it has a mix of all the colours? That is the picture I have in mind when I recall the last month of my life. I have notice every time my boys get a jar of playdoh in their hands they always smile after opening it. Like they can already see the great things they will create with it. See, when you open a new jar of playdoh for the first time; it is soft, usually a single colour and fits in the can with enough room on the sides to easily remove it. Then there are the jars that were used during the last playtime that where hurriedly packed away my children or adults looking to move onto the next adventure, well at least in my house this is how it is. These are normally a mix of several colours and are just squished back into any container. For years I have held “A Journey…” books close to my heart. In writing these; I felt I was moving in obedience to what God wanted released to his children through me. However, even published these were “God’s Books” and they were for His kingdom purpose. I really didn’t connect with them on a personal level where I was to be involved and active in the kingdom purpose He had planned. Of course, I love to see these books in the hands of boys and girls. I pray for these books to get to His children and thought that was the extent of what was needed of me. It was beautifully tidy and simple, yet undone.
Digging deeper, I realize that I really didn’t fully accept God was wanting to use me beyond the pages of my words. He needed me to be a delivery person as well. From experience, I know when you deliver items you should have some type of identification; aka a business card. Something that could point people to a place where we could connect and grow in our faith. A place for renewed hope, compassion and they could purchase the books and send them out to God’s children. Plop, goes the playdoh on the table and let the creative molding begin. When I am playing with Playdoh I will share with others the table this really neat thing I am forming and my vision for it.
I found my heart speaking to others about what the word of God says about their circumstances. I would spend time listening and offering Scriptures that could increase or ignite their faith. Through these times my heart was being moved and a desire to see beyond the journey books was stirring in me. Just like the playdoh, the artist is usually the one who sees the finished piece, we just see the process moment by moment. In the past month, I have had more difficult moments than the entire 7 years of walking out this vision. I was coming to terms with the realization that getting these books out into the world would mean putting myself out into the world too. I found myself wildly uncomfortable that God Eyes and Kelly Reynar were now on a journey together. How I kept them separate for so long is only known by God’s timing and grace. I have heard the delightful noises children make when tools and apparatuses get added to table at a playdoh station. I have seen eyes light up around a table because what was once imagined will be transformed into something else. I have had to agree with my own heart; acknowledging tools have been at work cultivating a deeper love for helping bring a warmness to ones heart by pairing a beautiful scripture to their life moment. That these scripture accessories directly relate to what my Father God wants me to continue to pursue. In creating & forming God Eyes, I have had to search inside myself to find the mission God has downloaded into my heart. Looking past and confronting anything that may stand in the way. I then had to be brave enough to share it with you and the world.
During this month I have been encouraged by the sweet moments where God is reaching out to me, through the scriptures and people. I put Revelation 22:9* down in my heart so I would know that regardless of an fear or hesitation my commitment and strength is to God and to rejoice in worshiping how unique he made me. Applying this God Eye truth and I have been able to step forth and say here look what I am making.
I fully recognized the array of tools used to encourage and support me along my way and I am so grateful for the earthly guidance in a heavenly plan. I love to share and hear stories about the power of Jesus Christ working among us; so don’t be shy I would love to hear from you. You will find areas for story sharing and feedback.
There are some great projects I’m working on that I hope to have to you soon along with December’s newsletter, so stay tuned. Just as I am a work in progress so is God Eyes and all media so bear with me in all my new growth, please and thank you.
The unhindered hearts of children are such great teachers.
Kelly E Reynar
Revelation 22:8-9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets and with those who heed and remember [the truths contained in] the words of this book. Worship God.”