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This week started off with a panic attack when I got in my car Monday morning and the engine light was on. I am a worrier and my car is one of my biggest worries! I went into a tailspin and my wonderful daughter, Kiowa, had to talk me down off of the proverbial ledge and remind me that if I REALLY trust God then I need to remember that He will ALWAYS provide and that He can and will take care of any car issues I may have. Thank you, daughter! According to the diagnostic test that I had run I found out that is more than likely  just spark plugs misfiring and those are going to be replaced in the next couple of days. God is good!

Monday was crazy at Living Bridges! The clothes closet was open and due to unforeseen issues, I was the only volunteer there to run the clothes closet with Darcy (Living Bridges founder and remarkable woman of God). I had stepped a toe into the running of the clothes closet last week. Well, Monday, I was thrown into the deep end and I am happy to report that I survived! I was able to work past my anxiety and do what needed to be done. I still acknowledge that I can be somewhat socially awkward, but thankfully God works through and even uses our imperfections.

Tuesday morning was Mom’s Connection Club and the topic was goal setting. We were given a whole new approach to goal setting apart from the S.M.A.R.T approach and I love it! Our guest speaker was Verna Harvey and she shared some information on goal setting from the book she is currently writing. It is based on the questions, Who are you? What are your desires/goals? When will you start pursuing your desires/dreams? Where  are you now in pursuing your desires/dreams? Why this desire/goal? and How will you get to your destination? It made goal setting more personal. If you want more information, you will have to wait for the book!

Wednesday was clothes closet day. I go into these days with some trepidation. I stated earlier that I can be a bit socially awkward and it can be hard for me to approach people and start a conversation, so clothes closet days push me out of myself and out of my comfort zone. We also sort the clothes and housewares that will go into the clothes closet. We organize and re-stock the clothes closet for the next day. We have also been sorting clothes that will be given out at the Fall/Winter clothing exchange that will take place on October 12th.

Thursday morning I was able to work with Darcy in the community garden. We were able to clear some of the raised beds out to prepare them for Winter planting. It was hot, but it was actually relaxing and satisfying to pull the weeds out and end up with blank canvases that will be ready for the next crop. It reminds me of us, as humans. We start with that blank canvas. We then plant the activities, values, relationships, and life experiences what we want in our lives into those empty garden beds. Next, we water the beds with Bible study, prayer, worship, christian community and service, so they will grow the deep roots that will sustain us in our lives, but inevitably, those weeds of sin, negativity, and toxic relationships begin to grow and if we are not careful they will choke out everything good. DEEP ROOTS! We need deep roots to keep us growing in the good things of God.

Job 14:7-9

“At least there is hope for a tree: If it is cut down, it will sprout again, and its new shoots will not fail. Its roots may grow old in the ground and its stump die in the soil, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth shoots like a plant.

There is hope! When we weed out the harmful, the dead, and prune back the overgrown aspects of our lives, then we can continue to water what is good and at the scent of water our lives will flourish and we will prosper. God is the good in our lives. The Bible, prayer, worship, christian community and serving others are the water that keeps us growing in the right direction.

 

I was blessed when Darcy gave me the last of the Summer crops. God does provide in expected, but mostly unexpected ways. I am blessed beyond measure.

God continues to grow my faith. I am very much a work in progress! I have my ups and downs, but I keep looking toward the future.

Philippians 3:14

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Every week is a mystery and a miracle!

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identity in Christ

 

I have spent a lifetime (42 years to be exact) believing the lies of Satan. I believed that I was a failure. I believed that I would never accomplish anything worthwhile. I believed that I was nothing. I believed that I could never be used by God. Satan does a great job of convincing us that we will never be good enough, but it is a lie. Satan is a liar! Do not believe anything that he says! I am here to tell you the truth. God’s truth, that comes straight from his word. God is not a liar. God will never contradict himself, so what he says about us, we can believe as the truth. I have listed a few of the truths about our true identity found in the Bible:

  • I Am A Joint Heir With Christ– Romans 8: 16-17
  • I Am Alive With Christ– Ephesians 2:5
  • I Am The Light Of The World– Matthew 5:14
  • God Delights In Our Well-Being– Psalm 35:27
  • I Am More Than A Conqueror Through Christ– Romans 8:37
  • I Belong To A Royal Priesthood– 1 Peter 2:9
  • I Am God’s Adopted Child– Ephesians 1:5
  • I Am An Ambassador For Christ– 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • I Am Forgiven Of All My Sins And Washed In The Blood– Ephesians 1:7
  • I Am Redeemed From The Curse Of sin, Sickness, and Poverty– Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13
  • I Am Greatly Loved By God– Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4
  • I Am Submitted To God, And The Devil Flees From Me Because I Resist Him In The Name Of Jesus– James 4:7
  • It Is Not I Who Live, But Christ Lives In Me– Galatians 2:20
  • For God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear; But Of Power, Love, And A Sound Mind-2 Timothy 1:7
  • I can do all things through Christ Jesus-Philippians 4:13

Take some time to meditate on these verses and let the truth of God’s love find it’s way into your heart. God wants nothing more than for you to believe how special you are to him.

Some of the above scriptures were found at http://www.joycemeyer.org.

 

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