I am big on visuals.  Always have been.  Charts, graphs, maps… you name it, I want to see it.  In life, I have two choices: I can see my physical world and its circumstances, or I can see my reality in the spiritual realm.  

(I have to stop and give a disclaimer here.  This is one way that Jesus has revealed Himself to me.  He could show you something completely different or show you different details.  My point in telling you this is to maybe help give someone out there a visual in your mind.  A visual that you can refer back to often and brings peace and hope with it!) 

Since I am in Christ and seated in the heavenly realms, I often see myself as a child sitting in Jesus’ lap.  He is kind and gentle with a soft smile and warmness in His eyes.  He is my true love, my protector and my daddy all in one.  He often shows me His hands.  The holes in His hands testify to me about who He is and how loved I am.  Those hands remind me that He has taken care of everything.  He has paid for my sin and now I can enjoy His righteousness. 

Until recently, I had Jesus and myself seated, but in a more formal way.  Kind of like a child on Santa’s lap for a picture.  One day I was visualizing sitting in Jesus’ lap and I felt the Lord say to me, “Do I have a care in this world?” I hesitantly responded “no?” unsure of my answer.  He told me that He was a total peace, without a care in the world.  Next He asked me if I had a care in the world.  Before I could answer, He reminded me that all the cares of the world…shame, guilt, rejection, sickness, sin…He took on the cross.  I don’t have a care in the world.  He took them.  He took our issues and exchanged them for peace, righteousness and rest.   I relaxed our posture in my visual.  I visualize myself even more protected than before.  He is so tender and good.  We rest in Him!  

Marianne Jenkins

Marianne Jenkins

Marianne is a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Anna Collier and her son, Wills. She is wife to her husband, Brent. A native of Birmingham, Alabama and graduate of Auburn University, Marianne worked for the Southeastern Conference as a compliance administrator prior to staying at home. Marianne believes that Jesus is the hope of the world and that the pure gospel of grace has the power to radically change lives, hearts and circumstances. Marianne is passionate about others having revelation about who Jesus is, what He did on the cross and who they are in Him. When Marianne is not chasing her daughter around she enjoys barre classes, traveling, real estate/remodeling television and going on long walks. Marianne, Brent and Anna Collier currently reside in Homewood, Alabama.

Marianne is a on the panel of A Real View talk show and is a member of the Parresia team. She is an integral part to everything we do at Parresia!