“Grow through, what you go through”
We all grow. We grow from the day we are born, to the day we die. But the thing is-we all grow in different ways. Whether it is growing physically, emotionally, or mentally, each person does it differently.
In my life I have seen myself grow in a few ways, I have grown in strength after losing my dad, and I have seen growth in my faith. Faith is one of the most important things in my life, and lately it has been rocky. I go through stages of missing my dad, and stress from school which ultimately pulls me away from God. I have had nights where I sit in my bed and cry, because I can’t hear God’s voice and it’s scary. I don’t like when I feel far away from Him. But lately, I have felt God’s presence way more in my life, and I feel like I can breathe again (what a relieve).
Just in this week, I have seen God working in my life in so many ways, but one way is through a friend of mine. Olivia has been a light of God in my life, by praying for me through a decision that I have been trying to make. Because of a lot of the prayer and support I received one night at dinner, I have made a decision that is going to bring me so much closer to God, and I am so excited to have her by my side through this next step in my life. I am so blessed to have friends who I can open up to about where I am with my faith, and just with my life in general. Those kinds people are so important.
One of my favorite bible verses goes like this:
“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and mind.” Philippians 2:1 &2
That is such a beautiful verse in the bible because it is teaching us to have Christ like humility. One thing I have been struggling with lately has been my relationships with a few people in my life. I keep asking myself how God would want me to react to these situations, and how I could use Christ like love when talking with love.
I have spent a lot of time lately reflecting on the word of God, and my devotional, to help me to continue to grow in my relationship with God.
My prayer tonight if from the same prayer-book I used last week:
God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, increase in us faith and trust and gentleness and grant us part and lot among the saints. Amen
Have a blessed weekend everyone!