What Does it Mean to be Your True Self? Who is my True Self? What does it mean to be my True Self? Maybe you have asked the same question. I was confused for many years about this Self that was the real me. It seemed to me that the real me was not quite […]
“I think one way God uses our comfort zones is to understand more of Who He is, and, unfortunately, I think the typical view of God is fluffy clouds, cupcakes and puppies. You know, all the happy stuff. But, as I mentioned in a previous blog, a life with God can be ruffled and risky. It can mean being interrupted and inconvenienced. It can mean taking a chance on someone or even putting your life on the line for another. These things are uncomfortable, and, as Joyce Meyer has said, we need to “get out of the boat.”
“No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice. My body rests in safety. For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave. You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.” –Psalm 16:9-11
As I read this verse the other day, my eyes honed in on, “for you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.” It’s such a beautiful promise here that I began to see that in seasons of our life, we will probably feel as though are souls have died, that we are grieving to the point of death. Maybe your marriage is in the process of divorce, maybe you are fighting for custody of your child, a job loss and you are unsure of where the money is going to come from, a dream that you have had to close the book on or a relationship that needs to end… our souls feel as though they are dying, we yearn from hope, for breakthrough, for light and life to return.
I’ve been there. Sister, you are not alone in this. But I am going to ask you to do this, speak, no, proclaim this over your life…
As a Christian, this is where I would have loved to have tied a pretty bow around it and told you it got easier, immediately… Here began the struggle.
The conversations and interactions that followed the news at my organization were great, but can I tell you, there were countless moments of little reminders that the season I was in, a season I loved, was coming to an end and quickly. Moments that made me wonder if I made a mistake. Even moments that I felt sadness over it, but then I realized, I am focusing only on me and not on God.
Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and our strength. An ever- present help in times of trouble.”
Ok God- You are my refuge? Ok, I am going to run to you for safety and shelter to protect my heart, to protect my dreams.
“My cup runneth over…but so does my laundry.”
WELCOME IN When someone mentions that they are coming over, I usually turn into some crazy mom who has to deep clean everything. It is stressful, frustrating and most of the time impossible, plus it isn’t an enjoyable experience. Recently a woman told me that she just invites people over to do life with her, […]
I believe everything has taught me something; preparing me for the next season. Thank you for not giving up on me. Thank you for not allowing me to quit when times were hard. Thank you for never leaving me, but loving me, even in the midst of a mess or chaos. You are a constant Father, my ever present help in times of need (Psalm 46:1).