REALWomanhood: How does “Naked and Nice” resonate with you?
Written by Dr. Merle Ray on January 1, 2019
Lesson 11 – Pondering Questions
Textbook: Spiritual Identity by Dr. Merle Ray
How does the lesson on “Naked and Nice” resonate with you?Instructions:
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Destinee Montgomery On September 19, 2020 at 12:59 pm
I read the chapter but on today I watched the video.. And MY GOD!!! Knowing that I Am Enough, I don’t need anyones approval or opinion as long as God is with me I cant walk in my nakedness and not be ashamed because my wrongs, my past, my dark days are washed away and over with.
Juanita Robinson On June 11, 2020 at 8:54 pm
The area that resonated the most with me is realizing the confidence and assurance I have gained to trust us to enter those closets that were closed before, not as though HE knew not but it was time to release and let go that I may move on. Acceptable to GOD out weighs all the rejection I’ve endured, saying HE will never leave me nor forsake me is one thing but living it is another!!!
Kimberly Thompson On May 31, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Because of the judgement pronounced over Satan, he works tirelessly to destroy humanity, to steal their identity, kill their dreams and destroy their lives. I am so blessed to know and understand his tactics through the word and intimacy with Holy Spirit who leads me and guides me into all truth. I no longer feel inferior to him, no longer feel defeated or hopeless.
I understand who I am,who I am becoming in Him. I am completely accepted, naked because God sees everything and knows exactly what I need. He is answering prayers before I can even get it out my mouth good. He is showing me how special, precious I am to him and how much He loves me. He is every thing I need, want and desire. He is enough!?❤️?
Dr. Merle Ray On May 31, 2020 at 9:43 pm
Hallelujah, I’m shouting with you!
Diana Williams On May 31, 2020 at 6:27 pm
How does the lesson on “Naked and Nice” resonate with you? As I ponder naked and nice, I think how the enemy has deceived and stolen from those of us, who have struggled with self-esteem issues, by the deception and lies which were fed us by those around us, and the systems of the world. When in fact, we were unashamed, confident, and perfect in the sight of God, created in His image and the Crown of His Glory.
Dr. Merle Ray On May 31, 2020 at 9:44 pm
Isn’t that amazing, Diana? Just amazing!
Benita Edwards On May 31, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Well, I just have a notion that He is enough for me. I say notion because I still have yet to grasp even more of His magnificent glory in learning more about Him and how He sees me and vice versa. What I’ve learned thus far is great, but I see (with my spiritual eyes) an open chamber of my heart yet to be explored!
Dr. Merle Ray On May 31, 2020 at 6:08 pm
Wow, Benita! Keep going!
Benita Edwards On June 1, 2020 at 12:07 am
Thank you, Dr. Merle, and I so appreciate what you said on the call tonight. I receive it! God bless you
brendab On May 31, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Benita Edwards On June 1, 2020 at 12:11 am
Thank you, Brenda! Thank you for your cheer/support! God bless you
Barbara Crater On May 31, 2020 at 2:11 pm
Naked and Nice really brought and understanding to why I didn’t feel confident in the things I was put on this Earth to do. Ministry act.
I am refreshed, restored, and renewed in the fact that I am acceptable to God, that He made me equal to Him, that I am not lacking in anything; most of all I am a Woman created by God as a crowning beauty of His creation.
Dr. Merle Ray On May 31, 2020 at 6:09 pm
Absolutely, Elder Barbara! Amen!
Evelyn Wilson On May 30, 2020 at 4:26 pm
In your paragraph, here we are humans, created in the image of the Light of God Himself, Jesus Christ! At creation, we are bare, naked and confident, proudly projecting the beauty of God with mankind, with no reason to hide or be humiliated, because we are fully accepted by God. In fact, God blessed the man and woman at creation and told them to reign over the earth. That’s the first thing God did after He made us was bless us!
In the garden when satan deceived the women I feel he was trying to break relationship with God and man the way his relationship was broken with God because of his jealousy.
Psalm 8:4-6 (NKJV) 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.
When God created man he said it was good just knowing that God didn’t have to dress me up to be pleased and proud of his creation let’s me know that I can be necked in the truth of who God created me to be, I don’t have to be anyone else just me I can be necked and appreciation who I am I don’t have to hide I can be proud and confident that God created me enough and it is my responsibility to protect my relationship with God.
Dr. Merle Ray On May 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm
Those are some powerful insights, Evelyn! Great job!
Destinee Montgomery On May 28, 2020 at 11:48 pm
I’ve dealt with low self esteem, always compared myself to others and trying to figure out what I need to change to be accepted. Naked and Nice showed me that I’m made in Gods image and ENOUGH just the way I am. I AM ACCEPTABLE!
Dr. Merle Ray On May 30, 2020 at 6:32 pm
Beautiful insights, Destinee!
brendab On May 31, 2020 at 8:01 pm
Yes ma’am God looks at us as masterpieces
Yolanda Perry On May 24, 2020 at 7:27 pm
I don’t have to be ashamed of my past and I can appreciate my future. It’s a blessing/nice to know I am forgiven even before I may fall short of the glory of God. I am always in a win -win situation because I am nake before God.
Yolanda Perry On May 24, 2020 at 7:22 pm
Nake and Nice. I don’t have to be ashamed of my past and I can appreciate my future. It’s a blessing/nice to know I am forgiven even before I may fall short of the glory of God.
LaShawn Darthard On May 24, 2020 at 5:23 pm
I thought about how many years my personal and spiritual growth was hinder. How important it is to have Godly knowledge, wisdom and understanding. The power I was able to gain from God, help me make a change in your life. It was one choice, one discussion that changed my life forever. Satan never wanted us to know what God had given us dominion over and that we didn’t have to believe his tricks. We were created in the very image of God. In fact, God blessed the man and woman at creation and told them to reign over the earth. That’s the first thing God did after He made us was bless us. We can be naked before God and confident in knowing He truly loves us. It’s nice to be assured in knowing He is enough for us, amen.
brendab On May 21, 2020 at 6:01 pm
Wow naked and nice, for some reason when I read this I felt like something inside me was so excited and free, it gave me such a peace like I am free and assurance that God approves me
LaShawn Darthard On March 24, 2020 at 10:45 pm
I would like to facilitate this lesson on the BYB appropriate Sunday conference call if no other choose to. Thanks.
Dr. Merle Ray On March 25, 2020 at 1:35 am
Sure, I’ve got you down for the requested chapter entitled, “Naked and Nice.”
Dr. Merle Ray On March 25, 2020 at 1:38 am
You’ve got it! Thanks!