Victoria decided to start a new blog today. www.Onejourneyofgrace.blogspot.com. As I read it I was so touched by her honesty in the way she described her struggle with stepping into the unknown out of fear of being imperfect all the while knowing the God we serve is made stronger through our weakness. One word that has really been penetrating my spirit lately is REAL. I have this crazy, deep, impulsive desire to tear down all the walls I have built up around myself striving to look like I have everything together. A person can not live if they spend their time trying to stay between the lines of a perfectly drawn box. Life is much bigger outside of it! Were do we learn the whole “need to be perfect” thing from anyway? Society, TV, magazines…..church. Tori’s post was real and raw. Give me real and raw any day! Most blogs I read are all about the perfect outfit, perfect recipe, perfect family, perfect life. The world is full of people going through very real life threatening, heart breaking, tragic situations and it needs to be able to see the reality of what real life and struggle looks like. Especially when it comes to the Christian lifestyle. I am so tired of watching people lose hope in Jesus because their life doesn’t seem to fit the mold created and dictated by many times unknowing Christians who feel they have to put on a certain façade to prove how much of a Christian they are. There is no hope in perfection. Being a Christian does not mean we live and walk through a perfect life. If anything it spotlights even more the imperfections we have that created a need for a perfect Savior. We are not perfect. Thank you Tori for a breath of fresh air.
The History of Us
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Eureka Springs nature preserve. #floridahikes #naturelovers #familytime
"For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it." Blown away. #thisgirlrighthere #amandagorman #thehillweclimb #inauguration #poet
#letterfrombirminghamjail #MLK #wehaveadream
Deroot the religious spirit from our country. Bind up and destroy the spirit of white supremacy. Holy Spirit breath into the dry bones and raise them up for such a time as this. “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life." Peel off the coverings over our eyes. Let us see, hear and respond like you God. Let the world know we are Yours by our actions. Let the true image bearers shine light in every corner of this country. Bring down the prideful. Raise up the humble. We have heard what our ancestors say about you. Do among us as you did among them. I plead the blood of Jesus over every idol upheld by the American church. Let your fire fall from the heavens and cast them down. Enough of their dominance among your people. They are no longer welcome here in Jesus name. Cast their earthy thrones down God. Let the heavens open, shake the earths foundation, until your church puts away their earthly agendas and looks back to you. Do whatever it takes. Amen #prayer
If you don't understand yourself, your motives, what you believe and why -You will not understand someone else. #selfawareness #whydoyoubelievewhatyoubelieve #knowthyself