August 30, 2019
I am so glad you came back! I hope everyone had a great week and are ready for some more inspiration. Can you believe we have already been together for a full month? I feel like this week has been a little harder as far as my walk with Christ. I haven't felt as involved and excited to do my devotion, and I certainly haven't shared the Gospel as much as the Lord would like me too. But, I hear the Lord crying out to me telling me to come back and refocus. Which I am definitely going to try a do, because I don't feel the same when I am drifting away. Yesterday, I was trying to think of ways that I could bring that thirst for the Gospel back into my spirit. What came to mind was doing my same Bible study twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. That way I can be sure I understand and apply His message to my life. Hopefully, that will draw me back in and leave me thirsting for more of God.
Anyways, I thought I would share this message with you all. This past Wednesday at church, our main focus was "The Christian life is a pursuit or maturity in Christ." I am going to be honest when I first heard this, I was thinking WHAT??? It wasn't until my youth pastor pointed out these four points in how to mature in Christ that it started to make since.
1. To know Christ (In order to grow in your relationship, you must have a relationship. How are you supposed to grow if you don't know?)
2. Spend time in His Word (If you don't continuously read the directions in which He has given us (Bible) how are we supposed to know more about Him?)
3. Get guidance and accountability (This means that you need someone to depend on that will not only encourage your Walk with Christ, but also guide you.
4. Depend on Jesus to guide and sustain you (In Philippians 3:15-21, Paul is telling us that those who walk with the world, their citizenship is destruction. However, for those who Walk in Christ, there citizenship is in Heaven.)
If I put all of these points together, God is calling us to be the best representation of Him that we can be.
I hope you all have a fantastic week. Remember that the Christian Life does not stop at salvation, for that is just the beginning. Now, we are called to be disciples and grow closer to Him.
August 24, 2019
Hey guys! I hope that you all were able to reread last weeks verse and find at least one way you could apply it to your thinking. Anyways, this week has been super busy for me. From schoolwork to dr. appointments to lots of other events. I have been all over the place. But, I really enjoy this time that I can sit and reflect on everything from this past week.
Just a few days ago, I was outside walking my dog. It wasn't until the song " He is with us" by Love and the Outcome came on that I felt God walking with me. I was shouting every word to this song and was not ashamed. Which if you know me, is kind of surprising, because I am definitely not going to just randomly start singing to everyone. This was such a relevant time, because the night before all of this, I was really struggling with lots of guilt. Ever since the beginning of my eating disorder, I have had tons of feelings of guilt and selfishness. I broke down Wednesday because I couldn't handle the shame any longer. However, that night while I was lying in bed, God spoke to me saying that all of those shameful thoughts were from satan. Satan was trying to get a hold of me again. So, after this battle, I prayed. I asked God to please take this guilt off my back. I asked Him to give me the strength to let these thoughts go. I woke up the next morning with a whole different mindset.
Now, I say this today, to let you all know that I still struggle. While sometimes I might feel 100% recovered, I know there are still some things to work on. If you can relate........ just know, you are NOT alone.
I have been doing a Bible study since the beginning of August, called "Faithful One" by Amy Jo Girandier. I love it because it is taking me through 1st and 2nd Thessalonians and showing me ways in which I can be a faithful servant of God. Today's main idea was "What are some ways God has called you to show love?" So, I challenge you all this week to find one person who seems to be struggling with something and give them a glimpse of the Godly love shining off of you.
I hope you all have a great weekend, and don't forget to email me prayer requests. Also, I am updating the inspiration page weekly as well.
August 17, 2019
Hey everyone! I could not wait for today to come. I have been so anxious to post my first update. I hope you all have had an amazing week. This week, I have been working so hard to be a vendor for Bounceback Beautifully at the Roopville Homecoming Festival. I am going give out several things to encourage people to visit this website. I was beyond excited when my mom mentioned this opportunity to me.
Anyways, I wanted to let you all know that soon I will be selling BBB t-shirts in order to make a donation to NEDA. (National Eating Disorder Association). I will post something on my my website, Facebook, and Instagram when I get a design made. I hope everyone has a great week and I look forward to seeing you all next Saturday.
My focus this week was on Luke 18:27. This verse says, " But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God." The reason I chose this verse for this week was because I have been doubting myself a whole lot lately. Do you ever think to yourself, "This is impossible" or "I can't do this". Well, I know for me this happens quite often. In these times of doubt, we must remember that with God, all things are possible. I love you all and can't wait for next week.
Also, remember to visit the Prayer Warriors page. You may not think this, but trust me. With prayer, all things can change.