I’m excited to tell you that God has been blessing me and directing my life into new avenues. Last fall, I was approved to submit devotional writing to the wonderful online Bible study for women, Gracefully Truthful. Today, my very first submission was published. I share about how my life was like living in a house of mirrors.
Here’s a taste…
For many years, I lived in a virtual house of mirrors.
These carnival-style mirrors distorted the truth,
leaving me trapped in a maze of lies.
I struggled to grasp the treasure God had placed within me through His own Holy Spirit when He freed me from sin, shame, and chains of condemnation. Though God had gifted me with many talents and was growing His character in me, I could only see my weakness and incapability.I could only see my weakness and incapability. #selfesteem #treasure #gracefullytruthful Click To Tweet
I did all the negative self-talk, embracing and repeating Satan’s lies to myself instead of the beautiful truths Christ had died to wrap around me like a royal robe. The evil one tries to beat us down and destroy us. He wants to keep our eyes turned away from our gifts and abilities and onto our weaknesses.
But God works through our weaknesses
to make us strong
and bring glory to Him.
Fighting Satan’s lies is a never-ending fight. The only way to win is to continue in His Word every day. Meditate on it. Memorize it. Use it to slash the distorted tales that Satan slings around.God works through our weaknesses to make us strong and bring Him glory. #treasure #distortedmirrors Click To Tweet
More about Gracefully Truthful
For years, I have searched for something more than a quick devotional and a scratch on the back. I desired to find something that would lead me into a deeper study of the word. I have found that in this online Bible Study.
The first thing that sold me on this group was the very first thing at the top of each day’s reading is “Read His Words Before Our Words“.
Wow! what a great reminder to focus on The Word.
How it Works
Every few weeks, there will be a new study. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays present several Bible Readings and a thoughtful devotion. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays offer a Digging Deeper reading. Three questions are presented with answers for the time it was written and then how it applies to me today.
On the Weekend, a recap is offered with other offerings, such a worship song along the same theme.
Each week also provides a memory verse and a free download for your phone lock screen to encourage you to memorize the verse of the week.
There’s more but I encourage you to go find out for yourself. See you there!
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Writer/Speaker sharing about how to make it through anything. I married a pastor with two boys who just lost their mom, I homeschooled my own children, led children’s ministries and women’s ministries in the church, and founded and led a homeschool support group. Had to give up much of this due to chronic pain. Like the Insurance, I know a lot because I’ve seen a lot.