This is how!
I believe in God. I believe in the Word of God, the Bible. And I believe God created me. I also recognize I am a sinner. And saved because of Jesus Christ’s selfless love and for taking my punishment and shedding his blood for me on Calvary. By receiving Him as my Savior, I became His child, and the Holy Spirit resides within me.
This blog is dedicated to what the Holy Spirit can do in and through a believers life if we stay submitted to the Lord and obey Him.
Jesus was my HOW and WAY!
Easy? No. Hard? Yes. Pain filled? Yes. Perfect? No, only Jesus is.
But Truth wins and God’s ways work.
It’s S-T-R-E-T-C-H and GROW time!
I am so excited to offer this BRAND NEW coaching group devotional time.
I invite you to JOIN ME! S-T-R-E-T-C-H and GROW with Coach Darlene.
It will take place in a private Facebook Coaching Page. There you will receive a daily devotional from my book, Enable me, Lord, to shift. Are you stuck in idle? Learn how to shift into Truth—and live!
Each devotional contains, one verse, a short story, with three coaching questions for you to answer. Sow the truth into your heart and shift into Truth—and live! In September the devotionals will deal with the spiritual domain of our life. In other words, how is your relationship with God? Are you growing spiritually?
You will learn:
- God’s Word, one verse at a time
- Learn what it looks like to apply the verse through a short story.
- Three coaching questions for you to answer and then to begin to apply the verse to your life.
- Private Facebook Group so you can be encouraged with other women responding to their daily devotional.
- I will post once a day to encourage you along!
- And for one hour in the month of September I will offer a Coach Call to the entire group.
- All of this is for $30.00 for one month! What fun! Join me! Darlene@Heartswithapurpose.com
Here is a sample of a devotional for you to read.
Enable me, Lord, to Shift—from thinking I started our relationship
. . . when You, my Father, have been drawing me
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him . . .John 6:44a NASB
God is the Creator and master designer of our lives. If we are deceived into believing that our spiritual relationship begins with us, it puffs us up and puts us in a self-righteous position. A better than God mentality. The scripture is clear No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him . . .
Here are snapshots of how God drew me.
I was in His plan and you are too. He allowed my parents to conceive and they delivered a third daughter. I grew, and my mom took me to Sunday school and church. By reciting the Lord’s Prayer during church the Word began to be sown into my heart. And during Vacation Bible School I learned the books of the Bible, so I could win in a sword drill game. Not the best motive, but none the less I began to open up my Bible. And God kept feeding His Word into my life as several Bibles were gifted to me throughout my growing up years.
Then a painful life-reality hit. Death. I had two questions for God, will I see Grandma again? How do I know I will go to heaven? I was 12 years old and God was on the hunt for a soul—mine.
Life zipped on. Before I went off to college my basketball coach challenged me, “Read your Bible,” what a God-sign, No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…
I knew there was a God and that the world didn’t just happen, and I didn’t come from a monkey. Just study the intricacies of our bodies. And the inner craving and longing to make sense with our lives are tell-tale signs of a divine purpose. After all He knows the number of hairs on my head, where I live, what my life purpose is, and when I’ll take my last breath. Why would I not want a relationship with my Creator?
· Have you thought your relationship started with you seeking God, first?
· Write down people, camps, vacation bible school, books, verses, experiences, and songs that pointed you to Jesus.
· What do your answers tell you about His desire for you to be in a relationship with Him?
Let me know how this empowered you, friend? Learn with me. I count it a privilege.
“Do not be too ready to do, just be.”