If you have been following me for a while you know that MOHLOM has always donated 10% of my sales to our local area Right to Life and 50% of our card sales, which are copies of my original drawings, go to them as well.
Why do we give? Because God has laid it on my heart to give in this area. You see I am so passionate about this topic, because I am a post abortive woman..... I know the heartbreak of abortion and what it does to woman and men.
I remember when I first became a Christian and I read the story in the Bible of the Garden of Eden. I just could not wrap my brain around it...... Why did Eve do it? She lived in this perfect place and had it all.....why? Why did she eat that forbidden fruit?
Then I realized that we all have our own Garden of Eden.
One day I found myself standing in my garden..... just like Eve.... and you know what.....
I found myself listening to all the lies that Satan told me..... What will your parents say? What will people think? How can you take care of a baby when you can't even take care of yourself? You have been doing drugs and drinking alcohol....the baby probably is not healthy....... And you know what? There I was in my Garden of Eden, listening to all of Satan's lies. And before I knew it, I was reaching for that forbidden fruit.... just like Eve. And I found myself doing something that I thought in a million years, I would never do.
You see Satan knew how to get to me........ Just like Eve and just like you.
We all have a Garden of Eden..... Yours may look different than mine. Your forbidden fruit might have been adultery; or drug abuse; an addiction to pornography or maybe it is an addiction to alcohol. It might be stealing or sexual abuse.... I don't know. But you do...
I do not know what is in your garden and what that fruit looks like, but I guarantee you this... we all at one defining moment will find ourselves standing in our very own Garden of Eden and we will all find ourselves listening to Satan's lies......
Yes I did find myself in my Garden of Eden and I tasted that forbidden fruit and I regret what I have done.....Thank God I am not there any more.....
Max Lucado said: "I am never surprised by God's Judgment, but I am always stunned by His grace."
God has stunned me with His grace...... How about you? What was your Garden of Eden moment? And where are you now? Are you standing in that sweet summer rain that pours down like buckets of grace from your heavenly Father or are you still in your Garden of Eden..... tasting the fruit?
I hope and pray you are dancing in the rain.....
More of HIM, less of me,
Mary Catherine Jackowski
MOHLOM is more than a shop or a business it is my hearts cry. MOHLOM stands for More of HIM, Less of Me. As I grow older that is my desire for God to fill me and overflow to those around me.