All in Holiness
How often I took the role of Martha and huffed and puffed inwardly, while Catherine took the role of Mary by simply being with the Lord in prayer and sharing His love with others…
I always thought that becoming a Godly woman started with your husband and on your wedding day, but...Regardless of my vocation, I can start growing as a Godly woman right here, right now.
Discipline brings freedom. Decisions for control, made out of fear, will never bring freedom and will inhibit our ability to love.
I’m learning that his power is made perfect in weakness. That the more cracks we have, the more we need Him. The more that His Grace has room to fill us if we let Him.
I’m not obsessing over the proper steps to being a good Christian, but I am making steps to knowing Jesus’ redeeming love.
God calls me to love myself, to see myself as God sees me and to accept God’s version of me. God calls me to love those seemingly unlovable parts of myself—the failures and anger and aggression.
Shame, guilt, dirtiness, loneliness, doubt, and anxiety. I am disgusting. No other girl has the same struggles as me.
This one goes out to the shadow hiding under by bed.
"I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live."
Of course as Christians we have a daily struggle to grow in virtue and holiness, but the game changer is believing that we were created for it!
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I want to believe that if I ever obey God, especially in matters of the heart, it is not out of fear but out of love...
I’m ready to have high standards for myself, and to fight complacency. I am ready to set aside the fast food world, and to choose what really satisfies. I’m ready to feast on the Bread of Life.
...God exposed my fears of what He was asking of me, but I am realizing that He just wants me, the way I am, to give myself to Him first.
Our (albeit mutual) breakup was incredibly painful. It hurt. A lot. But I learned that if the Lord is present in breakups, healing and growth are necessary results.
It leads me to awe and wonder. In these moments I am drawn to desire a rich and meaningful life, but more significantly I am drawn to want Him. It makes me want to come to know who God is and who I am in relation to Him.