Hi friend. Welcome to the blog! We’re trying something a little new to build community and provide encouragement.
I’m a close friend of Tori’s and something that’s been on my heart recently is being vulnerable. We’re all held captive to something in our life – maybe it’s a past situation, work, a toxic relationship, sin, or even something that seems good but in reality is a distraction from your calling. I’ve been held captive to all of these things at some point in my life. Some of them I’m still captive to today.
What I love about my relationship with Tori is that we talk about those things. We share what’s holding us back and we find safety and discernment in each other. And we pray together.
There’s a verse in James 5 that says: “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” Confessing our sins, being honest about our stories, and being open about what’s keeping us from freedom can be a truly radical experience. But it can also be scary.
So my hope is that my vulnerability will make finding freedom a little less scary for you. I’ll be real and honest with you, trusting that God will use my words to speak to your heart.
My goal is to post once a week and to share encouragement that will point you to the designer of freedom, Jesus. Our first deep dive is going to be about securing our armor and fighting our battles. Starting off talking about war sounds hard, and maybe polarizing given our current political climate (I’m worried about it myself). But if we’re not willing to put on our armor and trust God to lead us through the scary, we’re not ready to fight what’s holding us captive.
So, get ready. This is for you. Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you’ve done – it’s not enough to separate you from the love of Christ. As you get to know me through these words, I hope that you’ll see the Father and get to know Him too.
See you soon.