Confessions of an Overcomer

Going through my keepsakes in my steamer trunks I found this handwritten letter, from who I don't recall, see a name or remember whose handwriting this is. But God has put it on my heart to share it with all of you, man or woman to encourage and build you up. Behold how the Lord loves me! I am His and He loves me. Nothing shall ever be able to separate me from His love, not now, not ever. I am a man or woman who is securely established in His love. All things that need to be changed in me, He is at work faithfully changing, and with that assurance I am secure. He is the Master Potter and I am His vessel, being formed according to His wonderful plan. I am His workmanship, His masterpiece and He does all things well. Today I will cooperate with Him, by an act of my will, confident that His plans for me are for good and not for calamity, to give me a hope and a future. I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, for I know He loves me and has called me accordi

Finding Acceptance of Ourselves

When I was a child I felt God didn't really like me, that He was disappointed in me. The fact of the matter was I was all that to myself. But I was so wrong about what God thought and felt about me. God ended up telling me so. He told me He was a God of love. I believe it is easy when hearing those type of fire and damnation sermons for anyone to believe the opposite. But He came to spread the good news. He came so that I could have life and eternal life and have it abundantly. He came so that I didn't have to live in sin and sadness. He came for you too. We judge and beat ourselves up when we don't need to be. He isn't doing that to us. He wants to help us reach our goals, most especially the ones He knows is in our best favor. The great news is He accepts us wherever we are in life. He accepts us for who we are, what we have done, and for whatever we look like. He will love us anyhow. He will love us through wherever we are. And He puts people in our lives to h

I do not want to be Ordinary but Radical, Extreme, and Uncommon

In times such as these we have to reach for strength.  When taking a spiritual gifting test my strongest gift is my faith and that doesn't at all surprise me. However it is also something I often times struggle with as well. But once I rise up to it, its there strong and mighty! As I have reflected back over my life I can see that my faith was instilled in me from birth. I had a mother who knew it was important for me to know God. I had a grandmother who prayed for me every day of her life. I didn't have a perfect little life nor did I always make the right decisions. In fact I have made some really poor ones. There were times I felt so lost, but I felt even in the most trying times of my life God was always with me. I remember crying out to Him. I always felt there was hope I just didn't know when things were going to get better, but I somehow knew they eventually would. That somehow was God. I can't remember not talking to Him or not knowing of Him. So in that I know