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Your Faith Has Made You Well

Your Faith Has Made You Well

Jesus really doesn’t ask for much. Well, yes, when we follow Him we surrender our lives from purpose for dead and meaningless, withering worldly things to the eternal purpose of Jesus’ glorification, and this may certainly be seen as “much” if we don’t know Jesus […]

Blooming: How Three Days Up North Changed My Trajectory

Blooming: How Three Days Up North Changed My Trajectory

This past Wednesday, May 22nd, I embarked upon a journey that changed my life, and that I will never forget. This time last year, my dear friend and pastor, Nat, came home from a mystery excursion to the Muskokas raving about his experience, and telling […]

A Morning with my Best Friend

A Morning with my Best Friend

Morning. Not stupid early, but not late morning, it’s 8:30am and your eyelids open after a solid, undisturbed 8 hour sleep. You smile to yourself, feeling that euphoric, passionate, life-is-good-because-God-is-good emotion that translates to excitement to spend time with Jesus. You know He’s going to meet you where you are– which happens to be your little student bedroom in Waterloo, warm under the perfect duvet, that perfect warm that is practically impossible to crawl out of.
You roll over just far enough to grab your Bible, and open it to where you left off. Psalms.
Psalm 41. 

Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;

the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.

You spend enough time with Jesus to know that you are certainly not perfect at “regarding the weak,” but also to know that He has already forgiven you for it. He instructs you, though, and He makes you better. That simple time calling on His name and seeing His face, His very body, sitting on your bed, nowhere else to be but with you because that’s how much He loves you– whaaat— He tells you to lift your weary head and stop dwelling. He makes you aware of a coping mechanism that you go to when you’d be much better off turning to Him.

But that’s just it.
In the valleys He reminds you of His faithfulness.
If it weren’t for the coping mechanisms and failures and misgivings and faults, you wouldn’t know how much you need Him. That’s not to give any credit to the faults. No, it’s to weaken them, because it’s kind of sad to know that humans need them sometimes in order to know Him. 
But oh, there is grace. Oh, there is so much love. Oh, He is forever and always forgiving and unbudging. Oh, how this God Jesus just wants to befriend you, be above everything else in your life because He knows it’s what’s best for you.
He is, after all, your Father.
 

What Is Exhaustion Without Purpose?

What Is Exhaustion Without Purpose?

All I can think about right now is hitting my pillow. I hate sounding dramatic, but my eyelids are so heavy and my whole body is exhausted from not stopping all day. And that could easily be for nothing. I could easily work this body […]

When Will I Learn?

When Will I Learn?

…that life is all about the “little moments?” Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.” I have written about it countless times. And I think about it all the time. But sometimes, in the heat of a moment, it doesn’t […]

MOTIVATION MONDAY: Testimony

MOTIVATION MONDAY: Testimony

Happy Monday!Despite a busy busy day, and kind of feeling “humanly” stressed and anxious…. I feel good and happy and warm.
Last night, the Lord’s victory over my eating disorder and how it has been used for His glory was told at a worship night. Crazy! SO MUCH prayer, from my spirit and many others’, went into this night. Kathryn and I prayed together multiple times, we gave it to the Lord, we prayed over our words, for discernment, for the souls in that place, ultimately that His name would be lifted high and that it would give others nothing but cause to praise Him.
People’s reactions and my conversations after were encouraging as such, and, despite some stressing and lots of emotion, that Kathryn and I also prayed about, I felt overwhelming peace, confirmation in obedience, and love.
If sharing a testimony of the Lord’s goodness is something you feel is on your heart, I encourage you always to pray about it and seek His wisdom and confirmation in the source of the conviction. He will make it good, He will provide answers, and He will guide you in making this story His, and the need to tell a story comes from HIM, not from any self-MOTIVATION. I also believe the telling of these stories, the vulnerability Kathryn and I submitted ourselves to will help us ultimately in healing– of course also good for Him and His Kingdom.
Something I struggled with and that Satan plagued me with immediately after filming this when I saw the footage was you should have done your make-up, done your hair, wore something better. I filmed the video after a long day of work and had had no time for any smidge of readying– and of course, this in the context of God’s work through me in telling this story means nothing!
The Lord is victorious. Here is the story.
PART 1– Cassie
PART 2– Kathryn
PART 3– Cassie & Kathryn