Let’s Chat Over Coffee! {highs + lows}

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Hey love! How are YOU doing? If you’re like me, you are so thrilled that Friday finally made it’s appearance. This week has been something of a whirlwind & I am so excited to spend the weekend unwinding and relaxing. Today, I’m linking up with Jenna & Jenna for another edition of Coffee Date. There is nothing quite like pouring your heart out over a big warm mug full of creamy coffee goodness. How I wish I could meet up with you & we could do just that. Over the past year, I have learned how important community is. It knits hearts together, creates lasting and strong friendships, & gives us enough refreshment and encouragement to keep running the race.

If we were talking over coffee right now, here are a few things I would let you in on. I would get super excited about most but then I would ask for your prayers in some.

– Highlights of the week –

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– I started my new job as a nanny! This is the major highlight of the week. God has been so faithful in this. It happened so quickly & I couldn’t have been more blessed with the two precious girls that I am watching over. They are hilarious & such sweet gifts from God.

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– Our Home Reno is up & running again. my hubs & I finally mustered up enough motivation & help to completely destroy the Jumanji jungle {miss you, Robin} that was growing in front of our house {the shrubs were going wild}. The boys pulled all of those bushes and trees up so we now have a clean palette to start over. The next items on our Home Reno list are fix all of the puppy damage to the doorways {thanks penny} & my favorite… paint the front door teal! I have been dreaming about turning our little front porch space into a welcoming morning area but haven’t had the motivation to actually put those dreams into action until this week. I’m excited to post before & after pictures!

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– My husband and I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen lately. We whipped up his mom’s special lasagna one night, my grandma’s amazing chicken casserole another night, & even made a few sweet treats over the weekend. I love making our family’s homemade meals because it makes me feel like we aren’t that far away. My grandma, aka the BEST cook in the entire universe, created a recipe book for me with all of her special homemade goodies & gave it to us at our wedding shower last year. I cried. She cried. My mom cried. It was my most favorite gift ever & I will always cherish it!

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-Speaking of community, my husband and I got to spend some time with one of my closest friends and her husband one night. Nick created this awesome life-size Jenga game & it was definitely a hit. I love spending time with other Jesus followers, always such a sweet time of refreshment.

Today, we are heading to our hometown to spend time with our families! That makes a hard week a little better.

Speaking of hard things, here are a few of the lowlights that have gone on this past week:

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-I can’t share the entirety of this situation but something came up this week that has completely shaken me. It’s one of things that begs the question, “God, what in the world are you doing???” It’s one of those things that makes you sick to your stomach because you don’t want to deal with it. It’s one of those things that makes you want to crawl into your little bubble of comfort and never come out again. It’s also one of those things that God may be using to stretch me, to put my faith to the test, to really break me down. This quote above has been a huge help to me as I deal with this situation. My fears are before me & I’m having to make the decision on if I will give in to them & let the fears control me OR step out in faith, complete faith even though I don’t know what to do but trust God. It’s hard following Jesus. But He never said it would be. I’ve had to ask myself, “is he worth it to you?” if He is, then I must keep walking. even if I am completely in the dark.

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– on a lighter note, I forgot to do all the laundry this week because I have been so distraught with the above situation. That created a problem when my husband got up this morning to go to work. No clean work shirts or socks. Another obstacle to jump over without tripping and falling flat on my face: feeling like a failure as a wife. Praying for God’s grace to cover me.

That’s a serious coffee date, friends. I hope you were encouragement somehow by my transparency & God’s grace in my life lately.

How can you relate?

you are loved!

Katie

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True Beauty {Community Brew}

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Today I am linking up with Madison & Rachel for volume 3 of Community Brew! This post was inspired by a fellow blogger and is straight from my heart. It is something that I have struggled with for years. I hope that you will be encouraged and inspired to realize your true beauty. You are loved!

“Where did that roll come from? I wish I was skinnier.”

“How can my husband look at me? I’m a mess.”

“Why can’t I just look like her?”

“I’m too short. No one will ever take me seriously.”

“My hips are too wide.”

“I can’t believe I hit over 100 lbs. It’s all downhill from here.” {I’m ridiculous, I know}

“My hair is too thin and not shiny enough.”

“My eyes are too dark.”

“I wish my face was clearer and my legs more tan.”

“My face is too fat.”

These are the words I too often speak about myself. I am my own worst critic and everything I do just isn’t good enough. Can you relate? But girlfriend, do you ever stop to think that what you’re thinking isn’t what God has intended for you to think? Who am I to do speak these things about myself? I didn’t create myself. The perfect and amazing Creator of the Universe who is beyond perfect in all He does made me because He delighted in me and wanted to create a life out of me. God made me perfectly in His image. Why am I so focus on the outside when God has already made me beautiful? Why do I focus so much on the physical and not the spiritual state of myself? This world, the same world that is here today and gone tomorrow, is so fixated on how people look on the outside. We are slaves to their fake airbrushed pictures. We thrive off their acceptance and break under the pressure of their worthless opinions. Their focus is shallow and solely based on appearance. How pointless is that? I don’t want to be that way. It’s time that we break away from this world’s definition of beauty and truth.

 I am a daughter of the Heavenly King. I am royalty. I am loved and pursued. I am more than just a face; I have a purpose. I don’t want my friends or sisters or even future daughters to obsess over how they look on the outside. As long as they are pursuing a healthy lifestyle, that’s what matters. I could complain about the little things that I don’t like about myself but what good would that do? Not one thing.

When I look in the mirror, I see so many things that I am thankful for.

I am thankful to have legs, strong and able to get me places.

I have arms that can swing around my husband’s neck when he comes home from work. I am thankful for that.

My many freckles on my nose and arms remind me that I am my mother’s daughter and that is definitely something to be thankful for.

My body that I find flawed is loved by my husband and he tells me multiple times a day how beautiful and perfectly made I am. I am thankful for the way he sees me. He sees me as the most beautiful woman in the world and that’s all that matters.

I am thankful for my long brown hair that matches my father’s.

I am thankful for my unique green eyes with specks of brown in them lined with blue which matches perfectly with my husband’s bright brown eyes mixed with green. I hope our future kids have those eyes that see life as a gift and an adventure and nothing less than God-given.

I have a heart as big as the ocean. It loves many people, both near and far.

I have a Spirit in me that is not of this world. His name is Jesus and He makes me who I am. My figure or my looks do not give me worth and identity. My life isn’t about me and when I look in the mirror, I see a woman who was once broken until Jesus came and made me beautiful and new. His Spirit makes me alive, new, and beautiful.

This world’s definition of beauty is a lie. Beloved, you don’t have to be stick-thin. It’s okay if your teeth are a little crooked or your hair too messy. You are beautiful with your curves and your pale or dark skin. Your nose and your eyes were perfectly placed and your ears shaped by the loving Creator. Real, true, eternal, God-made beauty comes from God Himself and it has a name… Jesus.

and Jesus is within me, in my heart and in my Spirit. That’s what makes me beautiful. I am His.

This picture below is me. I’m going on two days of no showering due to having too much fun at the lake and I am in my husband’s old t-shirt. My eyebrows never look the same {for some odd reason}. My eyelashes aren’t spider-long. You will find no trace of makeup here and my face isn’t flawless. I have bags under my eyes and lines are already showing around my smile at 21. But those are simply proof of lifeAnd on the inside, I am spotless because of Jesus. I am loved by an eternal God. No matter what I am wearing on my body, I can have confidence that I am clothed in Christ’s righteousness. I am worthy. I am beautiful.

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What do you see when you truly look at yourself? You are beautiful. You are loved. You are cherished. Every hair on your head and every freckle on your body. And your heart, that is worth more than gold. And that is the truth.

-Katie

 

After reading this amazing post by a fellow blogger, I was moved to tears and knew I had to share my own story. Thanks, Rachel, for your encouragement and inspiration!

Linking up with The Grits Blog!

When You’re Still Afraid of the Dark…

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1

When I was a kid, I remember lying in bed at night scared to death. I absolutely hated being by myself at night and I was terrified of what lurked in the darkness. I was so scared of the dark that I would even wear my glasses to bed just in case I had to get up and go to the bathroom or fight one of those monsters and I did this until I was at least twelve years old. Even though I was so afraid of the dark, I knew that God was bigger. I knew that He was the Protector of all things, my fragile, young self included. So I would pray. “Please God, send your biggest, strongest, and most fat angels into my room to protect me. Put them in the doorways so that nothing can come in to get me. Please God, send them, send them.” I prayed that prayer at least five times a night and I envisioned them floating down and standing in my doorway, eight feet tall and six feet wide. Nothing could get to me. And then, my eyes closed and my mind drifted off to sleep. I was safe.

Last night, after watching one too many episodes of Prison Break with my husband, I was lying in bed a little scared to be honest. Anyone who really truly knows me, knows that I’m a pretty sensitive person. I can’t watch disturbing or creepy things and I would rather watch rated G or PG movies over a rated R classic any day. I believe that God has made me like this for a reason and I embrace my sensitivity. Last night as I was lying there, hoping no one would sneak into our room, I thought about all of those nights when I would ask God in complete faith to send my big angel friends to protect me and how He would, every time. I didn’t doubt for a minute that He wouldn’t hear my voice or answer my plea for help.

So why do doubt Him now? When darkness surrounds me in this life and I feel like I’ll never make it out alive, I break under the pressure of fear and doubt. But, in reality, God isn’t any different from when I was a scared young girl, lying in my bed at night. He hasn’t changed or gotten any tougher on me. He isn’t far away or too busy to answer my cries for help when the pressures of this world and it’s evils are surrounding me.

I often wish that I could just believe without doubting so that God would work on my behalf. But is that really how our Heavenly Father works? No. God knows our frailty and our weakness. When I was that scared little girl, He knew that I was afraid of the dark and He protected me from it because He loves me, not because I did something right or was righteous enough for Him.

 He was simply protecting His child.  

Oh, how I long for childlike faith. I long for it but it’s in my reach and it’s in your reach. Heaven really isn’t far away. All I have to do is trust Him as the protective Father that He is. I don’t have to be good enough or say the correct words in my prayers. And even if I get a little too scared in the middle of my cries for help, He isn’t going to call the search party off.

God loves us. He cares for us. We are His children. He is willing to save us at any time of the day. He is able to save us from drowning in fear and doubt and sin and pride. He is able to turn our broken hearts into whole, thriving ones. He is able to heal our diseases and heal our hurts. He is able to pull us out of the pit of anger and jealousy. He is able. He doesn’t save us because He thinks we earned it. All we have to do is cry out to Him for help, know that He is watching, listening, and will come to our rescue, and trust Him. We must come to Him in child-like faith—- Sincere, pure, and bold faith.

We tend to over-think things as adults. We somehow believe that if we were only good enough or smart enough or brave enough, God will pay us attention. But it’s when we are at our weakest, our most vulnerable, at our most human and low state, He makes us new… because He is madly in love with His people. And He is just waiting to burst forth through the dark to save us.

“Arise, shine, for your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
    and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the Lord rises upon you
    and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
    and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” Isaiah 60:1-3

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In what area of your life do you need to humbly come before God in childlike faith?

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In His light, we see light…

-Katie

Wrecked // Homesick

I live in a three bedroom home with AC, heat, stainless steel appliances, a loft, a dog, a backyard with a deck, a fancy grill, a flat screen, a laptop, two beds and an extra air mattress, three closets packed full of clothing, and stuff that fills the rest of our home. How is it, then, that I am not fulfilled? I still think that I need more clothing, more wall décor, more food, & more games. I am SO thankful for these things and for the amazing husband that has provided us with a home.

But this isn’t an issue of not lacking or lacking stuff.

This is a heart issue. My heart issue.

And God has and is doing a big work inside of me and it hurts.

I’ve lived on this earth for 21 years and five months. In all of my 21 years and five months, I have never gone hungry. I have never went without. And yet, I am not content. I find myself wanting more. Because of sin, I have grown up thinking that this urge for something more was meant to be filled with worldly things (even good things) when really that urge inside of all of us was put there by God. He is the only that can fill that void, please that urge, make us complete, & give us true joy. I don’t want to go my entire life trying to find fulfillment in things other than God. I’m ready to call it like it is. I’m selfish.

 

My home isn’t on this earth. But, I sure have been living like it is. And I have been laying up treasures that rust in an instant.

You may be thinking, of course your home is on earth. Where else would it be? But you see, my Father, God, says that His children are just pilgrims passing through. Our home, the place where Christ-followers belong, is in heaven with Him. We, I, have been placed on earth to love and to show others The Way.

But something has gotten in the way. Sin, of course. But sin in the form of neglecting our purpose and neglecting the truth.

For as many years as I could remember, I have been living on this earth like it is my permanent home. Like this is where I will live forever. I have given into the lie from the enemy that it is my purpose to indulge, satisfy my every desire, get as much as makes me happy, & entertain myself. Like my pastor who just returned from a mission trip in a third world country, we have been blinded.

I have dug into scripture only to fish out what sounds best to me.  Like how God wants me to eat, drink, & be merry. I have neglected every breath of Jesus as He pleads for us to take up our cross, only thinking about it and putting it on my bumper sticker, never actually living it out. To Suffer, love, lose, glorify, lay down, and to die. To die to the self, the flesh that we are living in so that His Spirit can freely flow through our veins. He calls us to die to self so that we can truly live through Him. Our sole purpose, our only purpose on this earth is to glorify God.

We know this truth so why are we doing things and striving for things that pump up our fleshly veins, only burying deep and neglecting the supernatural Spirit of God inside of us?

“Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James 4:17

I have been living selfishly. I have been learning the good that I ought to do since the Sunday School days yet I do not do it. I have been living in sin disguised with the masks of success, happiness, & entertainment. I am fearful, weak, and unable. And I wonder how all these things can be if I am a believer. I am realizing that I have been starving my soul. I have been feeding it fake food. It’s like giving an infant mountain dew and cigarettes and wondering why she isn’t growing properly. I have been feeding it worldly slop and wondering why God & home feel so far away.

For the past few weeks, I have had a feeling of homesickness. This feeling has been growing as my husband and I dig more into scripture, specifically the book of James. We read about orphans and widows and counting it JOY when we fall into all sorts of trials and problems. That homesick feeling grew when we ordered our plane tickets to Haiti. It grew as I watched videos and gazed at faces of the people of Nepal. It grows as I think about how I have lived my life these past 21 years.

Selfish and comfortable.

But God has great plans. He will not leave us in this mess as long as we call it for what it is & repent. I am begging God to change me.

These past weeks, I have become sick to my selfish living and so drawn to the life that Christ lived. Selfless, humble, lacking all material possessions yet possessing EVERYTHING. Because to Him, God was and is His life. And I can say that I love God but until I snap out of this selfish, comfortable, controlling, prideful, worldly, cowardly way of living, I will never be as close to Him as is possible. God has been slowly chipping away at the scales over my eyes and what I see is the need for the Gospel.

And it’s wrecking me.

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Summer Bible Study: Romans // Chapter TWO

Welcome friend!!

I’m so glad that you are back! I am excited to hear about what God has revealed to you through studying His Word. If this is your first time visiting our online bible study over Romans, check out the Romans Intro and get caught up because today we are reviewing & talking about Chapter TWO of Romans!

Over the weekend, my hubs and I camped out with about 35 youth kids and learned about being IN this world but not OF this world. We learned that a key principle to not being conformed to this world is being transformed by the renewing of our minds. Say what?! We renew our minds through the truth in God’s Word. {Here is the kicker that made me so excited since we are studying Romans together…} You shouldn’t simply read the Word and do the whole “skim-read while thinking about something else”, then closing your bible and go about your day as if nothing happened. That’s exactly what James warned us about in James 2, “be doers of the Word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.” In our associate pastor’s convicting & encouraging words, “We need to get the Word IN us!” Studying is so much more than just reading and then marking bible study off your to-do list {I’m so guilty!}. Studying God’s Word literally transforms us into looking more like Christ! I don’t know about you but that sounds like exactly what I want in life!! I hope that encourages you to really dig into His Word, in this bible study over Romans, and in your everyday reading!

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Talk about a doozy. Romans chapter two is no walk in the park. It’s reoccurring theme is about God’s righteous judgement. Oh, judgement. It’s one of those nice over-coffee & macaroons subjects..not. Let’s start in verse one.

“Therefore, any of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.” {rm. 2:1}

Ouch, Paul. Gettin’ a little bit too personal, buddy.

But, he is spot on. And for women, in my opinion, we need a small venti sized dose of humility in the department of judging one another.

In the day of Pinterest/Facebook/Insta/blogs, it’s SO easy to judge one another. For me, it’s out of jealousy because that woman has a coffee bar that I want and I’m going to slander her in my head until my coffee bar appears in my kitchen because. Of course, James was talking about more serious things than kitchen accessories. Yet, no matter what we are judging someone for, we will be held accountable for our actions. God is the judge. Not us. And before you start judging someone, remind yourself that you are just as sinful as the one you’re pointing fingers at. And also remember that grace covers each of our sin’s. God’s got it. Don’t worry your pretty little self about what that person is or isn’t doing anymore. {Preaching to the choir!}

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Chapter two’s main theme is righteousness & judgement. James is writing about the coming wrath of God. Pretty much.. Your choices in this life carry over into how you will be judged in the next eternal life. “He will repay each one according to his works: eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality; but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth but are obeying unrighteousness…” {rm. 2:6-8}

This is a lot to take in. But, do not be discouraged.

No one can work their way into heaven. Salvation, the belief in Christ Jesus and acceptance of His free gift of salvation from sin, brings about good works. Good works do not bring salvation. I struggled with this for years. You can not work yourself into heaven. The Jews who Paul is writing to in this chapter focus their entire being and energy in trying to keep the law {trying to be good enough}. My HCSB study bible explained it in a mighty way…

“Christians are declared righteous by faith. At the moment of that declaration, the person is joined to Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, becoming a new creation [2co. 5:17] created for good works [eph 2:10]. As Paul wrote, “what matters is faith working through love.” [Gl. 5:6] Thus the person of faith who seeks glory, honor, and immortality and continues to do good demonstrates that he is truly regenerate and thus is assured of eternal life. To the person who obeys unrighteousness and disobeys truth, however, wrath is his/her destiny.”

You are righteous only by Christ in you. He bridged the gap between you & God and accepting and believing in that transforms you into a righteous being because when God looks at you, He sees Jesus, the spotless lamb. This doesn’t mean that He is not blind to every choice you make. Faith without works is dead. {James 2:17} Like my husband tells me, “if you truly believe in your heart that Jesus is who He says He is, then your life/faith WILL SHOW.”

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Being a Christian is not doing a list of “good” things to get yourself into Heaven or praying the sinner’s prayer 18 times. God WANTS you to have a relationship with Him. Your righteousness is in Christ alone. But you must be IN Christ alone to receive that righteousness. The fruit (good deeds) will grow and show after that relationship is planted! “Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, overflowing with gratitude.” {Colossians 2:6-7}

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What have you learned from chapter two? I want to hear from you!!!

In Christ alone, you are accepted. In Christ alone, you are declared righteous. In Christ alone,

You are loved!

-Katie

 

 

Don’t forget!!!

If you haven’t taken the time to read & study chapter one of Romans, make sure you do! Tomorrow, Thursday, we will review, discuss, & dig into chapter one together. Then I’ll send you off to chapter two!

I hope that you have been learning and growing much with our Father!

He is worthy of our time & attention! Let’s be diligent in reading His Word & spending time with Him. This bible study is a great start to that!

Katie

The Day Jesus Spoke to Me in a Parking Lot

“Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” Hebrews 13:2 NLT

 

One morning this week, I stopped by Starbucks to have a little quiet time with God and start praying over the Romans bible study that we’re doing here on the blog. After finishing up, I ran across the street to the grocery store to pick up a few things and meet a friend to drop off her photography cd. As I was leaving and walking into the parking lot, I spotted a tall, wiry old man to the left of me walking up to a college-age kid asking him for some change. They both smiled and the young man gave him what was in his pockets and walked off. In the back of my mind, I figured he would come ask me. I was already to  my car and my hands were full of groceries. He walked up to me and said, “ma’am, do you have any spare change so that I can get something to eat?” I casually said, “yeah, hold on a second and let me finish putting my groceries away….” The grey-headed man with tubes coming from every which way smiled gently and said, “no problem, thank you.” He stood a safe, friendly distance away while I finished putting my milk into the back. Then he asked out of the blue with my back to him, “do you read the Bible?” “Yeah I do!” I exclaimed. He replied, “read John 17. There are 24 verses. Read it” I said, “awesome, I’ll do that.” He then asked me if I was from a town about two hours away (the hometown I just moved from!) “Yeah, yeah” I replied, pretty confused. He then began to tell me how he used to work at the state park there and ride horses before his wife died but after she passed, he moved to C here and shortly after, found out he had cancer. (Hence all the tubes, I suppose)

Then, what he began to say next absolutely blew me away. You see, for the past three or four weeks, my husband I have been having discussions about healing and sickness almost daily. We have been reading in Matthew and Mark where Jesus heals sick, raises children from the dead, and cures people of diseases instantly. Each had great faith in Jesus and knew that He would heal them or their loved ones and HE DID. Every time. I have been praying, thinking, confused, and marveling at all of those encounters with Jesus. I have been asking questions about people with cancer or disease who have not been healed and why that was. I had no answers and neither did my husband. We just kept reading about Jesus always healing. We believed, of course, but I was still confused. God knew that I was confused but the night before this encounter with the tall man in the parking lot, I remember thinking that God will show me one day…

After the man, for a few short moments, told me how he had been to a veteran hospital, he told me how they stopped paying for his medical bills. I told him that God always provides. He said, “He sure does and He always will!”

Then he said, “Did you know that I have been healed from my cancer? I still do some radiation so that it doesn’t come back but I’m healed. Yes, the last time I went to my doctor for a scan, I told him that I was cured! The doctor looked confused and said, ‘really, how is that?’ Then I looked at him and told him that God had healed me! I prayed to Him last night that my cancer would be gone because Jesus says in the Bible that if you have faith that Jesus will heal you then you will be healed! And we took a scan of my cancer and sure enough, it was gone! I was healed!”

I looked in amazement. All I could say was, “wow! how awesome! wow!” Not only was he a miracle but he had no idea that Jesus was speaking straight to me through his testimony and his words. Or maybe he knew exactly. Is it a coincidence that this poor survivor of Vietnam, his wife dying, and cancer walked into that parking lot and stood in front of me as soon as I walked out of the store into the same parking lot? Is it a coincidence that he was a Christ follower, a faithful servant of the same One True and Living God that I love and serve? Is it “random” that he was just healed of cancer and felt so inclined to tell ME about it after passing so many other people?

No.

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Jesus lives and He speaks. He is bigger than the box we, or I, sometimes put Him in. He can and will use anyone or anything to speak love and Truth to us, to reveal Himself. WE HAVE TO BE AVAILABLE. Our eyes and ears must be OPEN.

He wanted me to know that if I have faith in Him, pure and undoubting faith, that anything is possible. He will move mountains to heal me, save me, heal my loved ones or save them. Anything. Because He can and I believe.

If I hadn’t given that man (or that angel) some cash, I would have missed out on hearing JESUS speak straight to me. If I hadn’t chose to be available,  I would have missed out on encountering a huge blessing.  If I hadn’t allowed the Holy Spirit to lead me to show hospitality to a complete and utter stranger, I would have missed out on entertaining that angel and feeding Jesus. {Matthew 25: 35-40 read it!}

Remember to read John 17,” he reminded me as we walked away, “remember.”

I went home and immediately opened my bible to John 17 and began to read. It was Jesus praying and speaking to His father. He was praying for blessing and protection over his followers. I encourage you to go and read it. Let Jesus speak to you. He loves you so much. Here is a few verses from John 17…

“Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy.  I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.  I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. They do not belong to this world any more than I do.  Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.  Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.  And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.”

John 17:13-19

Be available. Be available. Be available.

You just might encounter angels.

 

-Katie

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