"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony" - Revelation 12:11
FEB 18, 2021 - GOD LOVES ME...
Before the fast started, I felt like I became comfortable and stagnant in my relationship with Christ. I knew I was not where I wanted to be but I was so comfortable that I didn’t care much to get out of my comfort zone (I mean, who doesn’t wanna be comfortable?)
This fast was just the push that I needed. I felt the Father telling me to fast from social media and solid foods for the first time, so I said yes. Not having any apps to open every time I picked up my phone and being constantly hungry encouraged me to rely on Him more and read the Bible more than I ever have before. This led me to feel more connected and sensitive to the Father.
He was, then, able to reveal areas in my life where I had partnered with lies and made it a part of my identity. He showed me how I was believing in lies that I already thought I had broken off. I was believing that I was not powerful enough, that my words weren’t good enough, that I had to work for His love.
He didn’t just reveal the lies to me but He also told me the truth and brought people in my life to remind me of who I am during the leadership retreat. He was rewiring me during this fast. I felt a weight being lifted off of me— the weight of having to please people and of having to do things perfectly. He was telling me that He is pleased with me and there is nothing I could do that would make Him love me more or less. I know we hear this often but this time it was different. He’s given me an unexplainable freedom that empowers me to step out and stop hiding behind the shadows but be who He called me to be.
FEB 11, 2021 - GOD SAYS "I AM"...
My entire life, I’ve always felt “average” or not enough for anything or anyone. When I was younger, I’d be told I was good, but not good enough in almost everything I did. It really molded my young mind into thinking I would never be enough. I didn’t realize just how much I carried that mentality into my adulthood until this past weekend. I’ve realized that even when I did things to the absolute best of my abilities, whether in ministry, at work, or just in my personal life, there was still a small thought in my head that said I’m good, but not good enough.
During our MLT retreat this past weekend, I heard Him, clear as day, telling me “YOU ARE ENOUGH”. He told me not only am I enough, but I am powerful. In that moment, I realized I am everything He says I am, because I was created wonderfully in His image. I can’t even explain the weight that was lifted off of my shoulders; it was as if every lie and every chain that was holding me back from knowing my true identity was broken.
My life changed in the single moment I realized I truly am who He says I am, and that I am enough, I am powerful and I am His forever.
FEB 4, 2021 - GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS...
Share and Care Young at Heart is a ministry that serves the Seniors in our community by delivering free grocery bags to them. As our team members deliver, we also get pray for and declare blessings to them.
Here is Lorna, one of our Share and Care Young at Heart recipients, sharing a powerful testimony about God answering our prayers for her daughter.