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That moment, when God was so faithful to touch me with His healing hand and fill me with His rich love, I knew that it was necessary. I knew that I would never be the same. You see, I grew up worshiping a creator who I believed was present but apathetic. A God who didn’t think good thoughts towards me. Who preferred others over me. The abandonment I experienced from both my biological father and stepfather so tainted my view of fatherly love that I didn’t know how to receive pure love from my Father in Heaven.
Just as we take part in many traditions that help us remember what God has done for us as a body of believers, it’s also important to practice remembering what God has done for us personally. Reflecting on times where I’ve experienced the Lord’s faithfulness, power, or love give me courage to face what’s ahead and give me confidence to share those stories with others.
We allow our feelings of vulnerability (real or imagined) to take over. We begin to act out of that fear, rather than our faith. How many times have you said “no” because you were afraid that you would make a mistake? And from that mistake, everyone else would be able to spot your weaknesses?
It’s not about the time that we used to have pre-child. It’s about the time we have now. Time exists infinitely; therefore, we create the space to allow time into our lives as mothers. We need to stop expecting our time with God to look just like it did before children. How does that time look? Here are five suggestions for you.
After college, it can start to feel like you and your friends are running on different paths. As many people start to move away, start new paths, and make new plans, you might find yourself struggling to keep up with your college friends that were just a second ago running right beside you. Now, they may be several yards ahead, and as hard as you are striving, you just can’t catch them.
It was panic that sent me to the walking trail near my home in Seattle. I had awoken to a chaotic mind. Thoughts were racing to and fro. The “what-ifs,” fears, insecurities and uncertainties of my future swirled around and made it impossible to sit still with the Lord.
While it might be easy to get caught up in what stationery you should use to announce your engagement, we should be spending just as much time, if not more, focusing on the journey that lies ahead, your marriage. Here are three ways God is teaching me to serve my fiance in our engagement season:
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