Heart

A Heart that is Known

Ever since God first created He has sought a relationship with mankind. He wanted fellowship with us from the beginning. We certainly would have no hope of a friendship with Him if He didn’t first seek one with us. And He DID.

Deep breath, Katie. See, the greatest desire in me is to know God. And God makes that a reality. My greatest dream–real. I am unable to remain unchanged every time that passes through my mind. Thanks, God! I mean, no words to express my thanks here. I’m not capable of being near You so You made a way for me. You did all the work. Now that I’m near, I’m doing all I can to become more like You. Continue reading

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Freedom

FREE INDEED!!!

I was once told that if my spouse was not truly seeking God I would be unable to have a close, strong relationship with the Lord. That is a lie. I cannot change someone else, but…

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6

Unfortunately, a part of me believed that lie, for years. It wasn’t that my relationship with God was any less strong, it was just trapped inside. I wasn’t sure how to release it and express it. But if we are seeking God; loving Him with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, He reveals the truth to us. That truth sets us free.  “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples,  and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:31-32, 36 Continue reading

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Mind

Wisdom

I am a thinker. Most things, I really think through. I observe; I make an attempt to understand. I look at things from many perspectives. I do not just settle for what someone tells me. I wrestle with it awhile. Come to my own conclusions on the matter. Definitely hold things related to God up to what is written in the Bible. (Hmmm, question is, is there anything that is not related to God?) I do not immediately dismiss or accept something based solely on its source. (Two obvious exceptions to that: Clearly from God–immediate acceptance. Clearly from God’s enemy–immediate dismissal. Using Bible as basis for what is clearly God and/or His enemy.) I do not do this with a rebellious spirit or intent, I just feel the need to seek the truth for myself. Continue reading

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