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My Purpose

For so long I’ve lived my life so in love with it’s simplicity, seemingly wanting something deeper, but never knew what was truly waiting for me, setting aside the reward for the feared cost…  People seek out purpose in their lives, I know I have, thinking purpose is caught up in what we do for a living or the title after our names…  Today I realized my purpose, it’s not in a job I’ve held, in the friends I’ve made, in the degree I have… while all those things are valuable and important and play a huge part in my life journey, it’s not my purpose…
My purpose, the one in which I will try to fulfill till the day my time here on earth ends, currently is and will continue to be, to be used by God in whichever way He sees fit to advance His Kingdom and share the Love of Christ to His people.

Proverbs 1:22  How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?  For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge.

Dear Lord,
Whether in my marriage, with my children, at the hospital caring for Evelyn, in the grocery store buying bread, sitting at church next to a new friend, having a cup of tea with an old friend – let me be used!  Impart ‘life freeing’ wisdom upon me to share with all those I meet – simply, in love, to share the freedom I have so freely been given…  Let me flee from ignorance and cling to the wisdom and understanding that only You offer.
In Jesus name,
Amen!

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What are you missing out on…

A few weeks ago I had the chance to have dinner with a wonderful sister in the Lord.  At the close of our evening she prayed fervently for me and for my walk with the Lord.  As she prayed the wind was howling and my car was literally shaking…  What was going through my mind? Fear!  I was terrifed that the wind was going to turn into something more severe and I wanted to run for cover, to hide.  The Lord had appointed my dear friend to speak words of truth to me,  for me to deposit into my soul, and I missed out on it completely because of fear…

Prior to knowing that Evelyn would be joining our family I remember contemplating “Should we have another baby?  Why test fate… we have two healthy children, shouldn’t we call it a day.”  Even after becoming pregnant I was fearful many times during my pregnancy that something wasn’t okay with the baby, I remember telling close friends of my fears…  And here we are now, I look at my sweet precious angel, who, to the world, is not perfect… but oh is she perfect to me, she has been perfectly formed by the Master Crafstman and I am in complete awe of His workmanship…  Can you imagine what I would have missed out on if fear stopped our family from growing… I can’t imagine my life without Evelyn.  I can’t imagine Callen and Annabelle without Evelyn.  We are a complete and perfect family.

Lord, help me to not be driven by fear.  Your Word says that perfect love casts out all fear, let me receive this truth and walk in it!  Let me walk in freedom!

With that, I ask… What are you missing out on…

-Jill

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