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9 Days of Seclusion: SELF/GLOW

And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her. ~Esther 2:15b


(Inspired by Queen Esther)

There is a light beyond my skin.

A bright burst of honey-suckled happiness looking for an opportunity to glisten and delight.

It waits for my beckoning, listens for my call, comes running when invited… EXCITED.

What rests within me is ready to illuminate the darkness of humanity, and I look forward to the challenge of changing the world’s scenery.

The gauntlet drops. My race is on.

New rituals for success are streaming through my mind.

The pace of my heart’s desires quicken as I witness the possibilities of my future.

The sacred cheers of angels on the sideline ignite the fire within me, etching wisdom into my imagination of how to shine without getting burned.

I grow tired, but I feel blessed for my exhaustion is quickly quenched by

the promises of God rising above my floodgates and flowing over my personal embankments.

My feet are tingling.

My calves flex.

My thighs thunder with “Hallelu”!

My lungs fill up with air made pure by the wind of the Holy Spirit.

My waist is warmed by God glowing inside me.

Is this what FAVOR feels like?

My eyes smile.

I have embraced my Self/Glow.

The beauty of God is now set free –

It beams,

It shines,

It exposes the GOD n Me.

Blind will see His Son… in me.

Cold will feel Heaven’s warmth… through me.

Children will touch the Father through my tender skin.

My Self/Glow. It’s free.

Shine, baby, shine.


You are beyond beautiful.


The lines of your body… the curves of your figure… the hue of your skin… glows.

The brilliance or your mind, the power of your perception, the depth of your insight… glows.

It is your Self/Glow. The physical and spiritual YOU, the emotional and intellectual YOU; the visual, tactile, touchable representation of GOD n You.

Don't hide... CELEBRATE!

Your Self/Glow is an aesthetic reflection of His glory.

God is using YOU - ALL of YOU - to make a great first impression.

You are a part of His magnificent plan, so give the Master everything you've got.

Favor is in your DNA… literally.

Shine, baby, shine.

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Encouraging and uplifting!!


About Phillipa



Phillipa Williams has dedicated her life to building God’s kingdom. A former programs director for new member and Christian education with over 36 years’ experience in leadership and discipleship, she has equipped thousands to serve God and community.

She is the Founder/CEO of GOD n Me International, a faith-based social enterprise equipping and inspiring others for spiritual intimacy, transparency, and destiny. Her blog,, was named one of the "Top 10 Black Christian Blogs, Websites, Newsletters To Follow in 2019“ by In Spring 2022, Phillipa published her first book, GOD 'n You: Finding Your Place in Forever. She also completed the licensing and ministerial requirements at the Potter's House School of Ministry in Dallas, Texas.

An advocate for women and children, Phillipa founded and serves as Executive Director of the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, ilooklikeLOVE, Inc.. ilooklikeLOVE works to eradicate early childhood poverty through diaper assistance and capacity building for new mothers.


She is the proud parent on one adult son, Kenneth.

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