Dear God

Dear God

faith, Grace, Identity in Christ
Dear God, I’m trying. I’m resting in you. Today, I’m reflecting over it all. I know you’ve been with me. You’ve been by my side and in front of me. Lord, sometimes I want to scream! Sometimes I want to cry. I am so strong and I hold things together but I don’t always want to. I have to. People are watching: My husband and children are watching. My family, and church members are watching. Clients and strangers are watching. You have me on display. I’m an example right? That’s what you told me. I’m an inspiration and have to show people how to walk this thing out. I'm a walking epistle. Yeah, and I’m all for that most days. Lord, I’m trying! Reflecting, as I lay here in pain.…
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Take the Mask off! I did.

faith, Identity in Christ
As I sit here reflecting over my life, I am thankful to be alive and in my right mind. I was in such a dark place many times in my life. I had such a veil over my eyes. So much confusion. There were things that happened to me when I was younger that threw me in a tailspin and my life took off in crazy directions. How many can relate? The Lord has been dealing with me about my testimony and being transparent. He wants me to share and help others. It is difficult to be completely open. It's a vulnerable place. The court of public opinion is rough. I think about my family. The ones who don't know it all. I think of my church members. Yes, everyone…
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It's Enough!

faith, Grace, Identity in Christ
  2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP “but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My loving kindness and My mercy are more than enough--always available--regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.” As Believers, sometimes we feel that we are not enough, or aren't doing enough. Don't let us mess up, this leads to feelings of unworthiness. I've felt this way before and I thank God for helping me to see who I am and His love for me. We won't always get it right. If you are…
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Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

Identity in Christ, trust god
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? (John 1:46) Yes, that is what Phillip said. The people were saying, "Come, we have found the Christ that was spoken of by the prophets. "Some did not believe Jesus was the son of God. "Isn't that Joseph's son?" They would ask. "How can he claim to be the son of God or to come down from heaven. We know his parents" they would also say in disbelief. (paraphrasing John 6:42) Yes, he was Joseph's son in the natural. They were correct, but He was Jesus! Son of the living God! He was Immanuel, God with us. Our Heavenly Father allowed him to grow and live as a human. He loved us so much that He gave His son. (John 3:16) He was called to…
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Identity Crisis of the Christian

Identity in Christ
Who or what gives you your identity? I will say that our identity is shaped when we are young in the environment that we grow up in. In fact, Our parents are the first examples we see on how to live and what type of person to be. They teach us our values, show us what love looks like, and teach us responsibility. We may also get negative examples. Everyone was raised differently. For example, some may get teaching on hate: Hate for others and often times self-hate and low self esteem, getting called names as a form of emotional abuse, and some grow up with sexual and/or physical abuse. This will all play a part in what type of adult you will be. Imagine going through all of the…
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