I am in Awe of how my Heavenly Father is continuously taking that which is unlovely, broken or discarded in and around me and creates something of great beauty and value. How He is able to take the difficulties and even the tragedies of life and use them to perfect and refine us into someone that brings Him Glory...to bring Beauty from the Ashes.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Our Loss is Heaven's Gain
"JILL AUSTIN Has Gone Home to Be with Jesus At 9:48 CST January 9, 2009"
This situation has so saddened me. Through Jill's "Master Potter" books, God brought such clarity to me about many aspects of my walk with Him. He also opened my eyes and heart to what He is able to accomplish through books that are fiction or parables, but birthed in His heart. If you have never read either of these books they really are life changing and I would highly recommend them.
I have included a link to Jill's ministry site below.
You can go there for more details, but on Jan. 6'th, it was discovered that Jill's intestine was twisted and infection set in, she underwent 2 surgeries, but was unable to recover and past away last eve.
Please pray for Jill's loved ones, I am sure this is an unexpected and excruciating loss for them and for this ministry. Jill's gifts were unique and I am praying that God will raise up others to walk in the anointing and power that were a part of Jill's mantles.