I am continuing with guest posts from bloggers who have not only a passion for photography, but a love for Jesus. I am honored to have Branson of My Reflection of Something. After reading her post be sure to click over and visit her.
When I sat down to write this post, my mind wandered in so many directions. My faith is woven throughout my life, and there are so many things I would love to share. I finally stopped to think about the assignment, though, and specifically the words "right now." Where am I in my journey of faith "right now"?
Right now... I am learning that God is far greater than my fears and shortcomings. I have struggled with depression for as long as I can remember. When I found out I was pregnant, joy was only part of the equation. I was also afraid. Afraid of failing, afraid of going off medication during my pregnancy, afraid of losing myself to postpartum depression. It wasn't easy to turn those fears over to the Lord, but in His patient and merciful way He has brought me through my first year of motherhood. He has shown me during that year that there is nothing that cannot be overcome with faith and perseverance (Click HERE if you would like to read more of my story)
Right now... I am finding hope in the little things of my everyday life. I see myself in this new role of mother, and I am often amazed at how it has changed me. I see a patience that was never there before. A love that I never really understood. And in these blessings, I find a new side of my relationship with God. I am no longer responsible for just my own faith, but also the faith of a brand new person. When I pray for and with Aiden, I realize that he is counting on me to set an example. He is watching me as I make that decision every day to either study the Word or let it slide. He is listening to the words I speak, the music I play, the shows I watch. He is waiting for me to teach him about the love of Christ, and the joys of being a child of God. I think about this especially as I sing to him every night, songs that bring glory to the Father, and also petition for help to accomplish this task set before me.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:18-19
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. - 1 John 1:7Right now... I am thankful for women like Amber. Those who are not afraid to share their faith. I am enjoying this blessing of new friendships with others who understand me and support me. I am praying for continued guidance, and opportunities to share my own story in this community with the gifts He has given me.
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7
To God be the glory, right now and always.
You can read other guest posts in this series
- Press On by Casey (from One Day At A Time)
- Putting Together The Pieces by Ashley (from Ramblings and Photos)
- Touched By His Grace by Jill (from Jill Samter Photography)
- You Need Only Be Still by Katie (from Beautiful Within Life).