Most days I race around, almost as if on auto-pilot. I forget to remember what God has done. But other days something random will stop me and give me cause to soak in the wonder.
I’ll look around taking note of this life God has carved out for me and remember a time when what I live today was beyond my wildest dreams.
A broken girl who made broken choices leading only to a broken life.
The broken life was marked with sin that bound me in the chains of shame. And if we know anything about shame, we know it keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle of condemnation.
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I didn’t know my Jesus then – at least not the way I know Him today.
I didn’t know how He:
wipes the slate clean
wraps us in His grace
makes beauty from ashes
builds new what appears lost
equips the called
eases the burdened
and gives the weary strength to go on.
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I know that’s why I come to you here each week in an offering of my words and my heart. It’s why I can’t bear to think of others living in that pit. I lived there and I experienced God’s redeeming power.
And I want you to, as well.
It’s why I use this place to point to His
You see, I know that knowing Him leads us to knowing ourselves. It’s when we learn what holy confidence is and why we are worth so much more than the effects of an unsteady, broken, and often angry world. Our value isn’t equivalent to the sins we have committed nor to the sins committed against us.
Our value is found in only one place. It is found in the unfailing, powerful, graceful, and redeeming love of God. That, my friends, is the reflection in which we want to see ourselves.
My Newest Offering – A Free Online Bible Course to Help You Discover Your Identity as a Reflection of Christ
After writing at great length here about what an identity in Christ means and sharing all the hope I can with you through stories from other brave women who have discovered His redeeming love, I’ve taken it a step further and created an online email course.
I’m pretty excited about it because I’ve mixed a lifetime of experience and learning into this. I even have video lessons! (You KNOW I’m taking out all the stops when I bust out the video!) But friends, I pray this offering is just what you need right now.
In this course you will:
- Find out how your view of identity is effecting your life.
- Determine your personal IF (Identity Factor).
- Recognize triggers and identify roots of shame and insecurity.
- Loosen the hold an unhealthy belief system has on your life.
- Dispute negative self-talk.
- Learn to pray Scripture.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding -Proverbs 3:13 ESV
But, wait … did I mention it’s free? For now?
Just click HERE or on the image below to get started. If you are already a part of the community and have previously subscribed, you will still need to give your email address at registration. Don’t worry, though, you won’t get double sets of emails. It just lets me know you want to receive this email course!
Theresa of Unwrapping Life with Words, is a beautiful soul. She mixes her love of photography with her love of words and offers us glimpses into her life, her heart, and her passion for the Lord. This week her words grabbed ahold of me immediately and left me asking, “Am I a place-maker? Do I stop the busyness of my world to make others feel they belong?”
I definitely hope I am doing just that each day. I pray I am a Place-Maker … How about you?
“Miss Mabel is a “place maker.” She makes you feel like you have a place in this world.Like you are necessary. Just by her smiling at you and gushing over you and telling you how pleased she is to see you.
Place makers are not only little old women. They come in all sizes and shapes. Personalities and attitudes. They can be old and young.
But the one thing placemakers have in common is that they welcome everyone into their circle. Their life. At their table. No matter their opinions, background, socioeconomic status, or the current mess they are struggling with.” -Theresa Bodeker