I did this page a couple weeks ago and couldn't find the right words or verse to put on it. I just had an achy heart to paint...it wasn't until I heard Beth Moore speaking about "longing" that I found this verse and it all began to make sense.
So on July 6th, I surrendered my heart and answered the call to ministry. As soon as the decision was made in my heart, that longing I ad been feeling...that ache...it was gone. Now replaced with butterflies...anxious to see what God has planned for me.
When I felt that tug at my heart...that call pulling me to ministry, all I could think was...really God? ME? No! It's not mea you want. I can't do this. But he just kept reassuring me. He kept prompting me. Until my faith finally stole my doubt! (Title is from the Warren Barfield, "It's All Good")
So speaking of my trip to see Beth Moore, it was amazing. Absolutely life changing. If you ever have an opportunity to see her speak, GO.
So God revealed this scripture to me twice recently for the same struggles at the exact time I needed to see these words. And since last week at camp with our youth students, I vowed to be "unchained" and free from those doubts and insecurities...I'm letting it go and allowing God to set me free from it.
These are a couple more journal pages I did this week...
"Be the Sunshine" - This quote spoke to me from the Angela Thomas "Brave" study.
This next one is so powerful for me.
"Be the change you want to see"
The last few months I've been feeling like I had no purpose. I've been feeling beat up and steamrolled. Honestly thinking something was horribly wrong. Missing even. Unloved and like I had nothing left to offer. But God is changing something in me. Stirring me. Telling me to get up, refresh my spirit and be the light he wants me to be.