Today I have a guest; my friend Judi James. Judi is with Crowned by the King, a ministry changing lives of women and girls across the country through a simple necklace.Here’s Judi:Being a mom is the hardest & most rewarding job I’ve ever held. There are a lot of days I find myself feeling completely defeated in this area, but God so gently reminds me that “I can do ANYTHING through Christ who gives me strength” (Phil 4:13). Even raising kids! Since God gave me three kiddos (each one a miracle after struggling with infertility for years) I feel so blessed to take on this challenge!Regardless of the ups and downs, nothing warms my heart more than to see my baby girl (who is now 10) curl up in her daddy’s lap to watch a movie. I find myself reminiscing back to my own childhood when I would pop a big bowl of popcorn & join my daddy in his recliner to watch my favorite movie ” Cinderella.” So many of us grew up watching Disney Princess movies & even dreamed of being one when we grew up. Our daughters are no different!There’s only one problem! The media is going after our girls like never before via teen magazines, tv shows, and books which continually bombard them with what they should wear, look like, and even say to feel loved & accepted. Now, I’m not saying all media is bad, I just think we have to be very careful as moms what we are allowing to define our daughter’s identity! I don’t know about you, but I want to teach my little princess what true love & beauty look like, using the word of God as my source, not the media.
One way God encouraged me to do this was to create a ministry for women & young ladies to remind them of their true identity in Christ- a Princess! Psalms 45:11 says “the King is captivated by your beauty, honor Him for He is your Lord.”
“Crowned By The King” is a ministry that uses a “crown” necklace to remind ladies of their love, beauty, and purpose in Christ. The necklace is a reminder that we are valuable and have GREAT worth in the eyes of God.
I “crowned” my daughter with this necklace when she was 7 years old and reminded her of how much God loves her and how beautiful He thinks she is. I found scriptures and read them to her describing exactly how her Heavenly Father feels about her, praying she will remember these as she treads the rough waters of the tween & teen years.
I have had the privilege and honor of watching her give these necklaces away to her friends at school & church to remind them of how much God loves them. She is now taking what God is revealing to her & sharing it with others.
Crowned By The King has opened many doors for my daughter and myself to share the love of God with friends, family members and even complete strangers. Ladies from all over the world are using this necklace as a tool to participate in a ministry that is “crowning the world, with God’s love, one necklace at a time.”
It is my hope that we as moms, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, friends, walk boldly as daughters of the King sharing His love with others (especially our own little princesses). You never know the influence they will have in their own little kingdoms one day!
Looking for a fun and creative way to remind your princess of God’s love and help her memorize scripture? Write a scripture on your daughters mirror with a dry erase marker. That way each and every day, as she gets ready, she is reading God’s word and getting it into her heart. This weeks scripture is Psalms 45:11 “The King is captivated by your beauty.” For next week’s scripture join our FB page at http://www.facebook.com/crownedbytheking
Today, we’re choosing one comment and giving away a crown necklace! Just click on “comments” below (or go to www.LynnCowell.com) and share one person you would like to crown! We’ll be announcing our winner on Friday’s post. See you then
Judi James is a devoted wife of 18 years and a mother of three beautiful children. She has humbly stepped out in faith to start this necklace ministry and is excited about what God is doing through it. She loves scrap booking, chocolate, and the beach!