Mandisa has been around. She knows Him, the Lord Jesus. We need to look up. Seek the Power, Love and Glory.
It may not seem on this earth that I am overcoming anything–maybe even defeated. Not true! Fight! I am a survivor! I seek Him and His power to change me and change my circumstances for the better, for His Glory!!
Dust and ashes are the right environment when we have seen the living, holy, all-knowing, all-seeing, Creator of the entire Universe. Also, when we have seen our wretched selves.
I KNOW You can DO all things… … and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted! … I have uttered what I did not understand! … Now by eye sees You; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
When we get here in this life on this planet, we repent in dust and ashes!