MY TWO YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD! :))
God is amazing and I am so beyond grateful to have spent a true relationship with Him for two years and a true relationship that will last forever! Every time I think about what the Lord has done in my life it brings me to tears but makes me jump in joy because He is so good. Today, I want to share how I have grown in the Lord this past second year with Him and how He has changed my life.
HOW I HAVE GROWN IN THE LORD:
Honestly, I am still growing as a follower of Jesus every day. I know the closer I got to God, the harder some things got, like having spiritual warfare, struggling with fear, or anything else going on in life that can be difficult. Going through hard situations can be tough. It makes me want to give up or lose hope, but I have learned that trials are what brings us closer to God. Following Jesus does not promise that we are going to have an easy life but God promises to be there with us. Following Him is worth living for!! Facing more trials in my life has grown me as a Christ-follower and pulled me closer to God.
“Consider it a great joy my brothers and sisters when you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” – James 1:2-3 CSB ♡
Another way I have grown in the Lord this year is that He has helped me to conquer my fears. My biggest struggle is worrying and fear. I have honestly struggled so much with my thought life (like having negative thoughts) this year but clinging on to Jesus is what has given me the strength. I can not comprehend how, but the Lord has helped me to step out of my comfort zone and face my fears. That is the power of Jesus! If He did it for me, He can do you for you and He will. He made a way before and He will always continue to make a way!
A verse to remember: “I sought the Lord, and He answered me and rescued me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4 CSB♡
HOW JESUS CHANGED MY LIFE:
The Lord has changed my life in miraculous ways :)). A little bit of my testimony was struggling because I was bullied at school, having friendship issues, being depressed, and craving acceptance/love from this broken world and those around me. Also, I was claiming to know God but I did not actually know Him. The day I started committing my life to God, is the day when He renewed me! After being bullied, I feel like God has taught me forgiveness and love. Jesus was bullied, yet He still died for the people who hurt Him (think about that). God has filled my heart with a desire for Him and His people. I learned that giving your life to God does not mean all your struggles are going to go away, it is a process. It does not mean you will be perfect either, you will still fall short. We will all still struggle because we are human. I learned that God is not looking for perfection, He is looking for our hearts. The difference when giving your life to God is that the Holy Spirit now lives in you!!
Okay, friends! God is sooo good and I love Him so much!! These are a few ways I have grown in Him in our second year and what I am learning in my walk with Christ. I am so beyond thankful that I have a relationship with Him and get to share my faith in Him with you all. Remember that He wants a relationship with you, His arms are always opened just for you. Keep pressing in Him daily and I pray that you guys continue to grow in the Lord and desire Him in Jesus’ Mighty Name Amen ♡.
Love Bea ♡