I am beyond thrilled you are here! I have been waiting so long for you to join me in this journey, and to fill you in on all that God has been doing! Over the last few months, I have been taken some time to pray and ask God to establish our next steps in this ministry. As many of you know, I have been writing for about two years now, released I Know Him last October (eek!) and have since then followed God's leading to host a podcast, deliver radio broadcasting, teaching workshops and speaking engagements.
In this season of my life, I have said on multiple accounts that if there was a "motto" for my life right now it would be this: ONLY GOD. And friends, I am prayerful and hopeful that this continues to be what my life looks like for this next season. My deepest desire is for anything that God allows me to put my hand to simply be the vehicle that reveals that it is only by His doing, for His glory and for the good of others. So far, He has been answering this prayer in abundantly beautiful, unexpected ways (as is often His way!).
Over the summer, I have been praying and reading, seeking counsel and asking God to establish our steps. The words God put in my heart for this season are "fruitful" and "sustainable". I am here for the long haul, fully surrendering to the calling He has put on my life and the fire in my bones with which He made me. I have an urgency to preach the Gospel, to see God move, and to see those He loves running hard after Him, experiencing Him at every turn and and forever changed as a result.
I don't know that I've ever share this before, but from the time I was in 5th grade I knew that I was made to share the Gospel with my whole heart and my whole life, even though I never knew what that meant or what that even looked like. Being so young, I kind of just let that happen and moved on, not really knowing what else to do with it. Then when I was 15, God lovingly and kindly snapped me out of what I call "life fog", and through several instrumental people and His Word, He shined His brilliant light straight into my heart and on my purpose and I've never looked back. The verse that God used to affirm what He had done in my heart and changed the direction of my life that year was this:
"But if I say, “I will not mention his word
or speak anymore in his name,”
his word is in my heart like a fire,
a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
indeed, I cannot." Jeremiah 20:9
I remember reading that when I was wondering what in the ever-loving world God was doing and I heard God speak: "THIS IS HOW I MADE YOU. This urgency, this overwhelming desire to make every moment count is not an accident. MY Word will be a fire in your bones, because I AM A CONSUMING fire."
So with every ounce of passion, every fiber of my being, every wave of conviction, I am brought back to the roots of my mission. His Word is living and active, His presence is in our midst.
The realization that experiencing God and talking about what He has done is single-handedly the most powerful way we can share the Gospel and overcome darkness has only added fuel to my fire. We live the lives we were created for when we make the most of every single moment in our lives, pursuing nothing but the fullness of God. That is why I spend every moment I have creating resources and sharing messages that equip women to run hard after Jesus for the rest of their lives, for the glory of God and the good of others.
The Words of our testimony partnered with the blood of the Lamb is our strategy. The Sword of the Spirit is our weapon. The present moment is our advantage.
This space will be one of the ways I try to do my best for Jesus. In an effort to be wise and better steward the things God has asked me to do, I am streamlining all the different pieces on this site. The blog is where you will find what God is teaching me, and what He has laid on my heart to share with you all! There is also a resources page where you can purchase Bible studies, books, and other resources to equip you in your faith. The podcast will continue to be utilized to talk about what God is doing in the lives of believers around the world, but will additionally go a step further and intentionally equip listeners with tangible, applicable ways to go deeper in their faith, run harder in their race, and experience God in new and powerful ways.
Here is to a new season full of things only God could do! Thanks for running this race with me. I really would love this to be a place of sharpening, encouraging, and edifying conversation. Let me know you are here and how I can best be praying for you, what God is doing in your life, or maybe even some resources that would be helpful to you!
Grace and peace,