A beautiful relationship is waiting for you

We all have days when we just feel that we have no hope. I recently went through a period of time where I lost all hope for my future.  My marriage break up two and a half years ago really shook me up and I was still struggling in dealing with all the after effects, the fall out. I didn’t feel I was capable of doing my job which I loved, I felt that I was not doing a very good job of being a mother and the list went on and on. Have you ever felt like this?

My faith in God was strong, I believed, but I just couldn’t get out of this rut that I was in. I wanted a better life than the sad struggle that I was living, and I believed that God wanted more for me as well. I wanted it, I had the faith that He could do it but I didn’t know how to get there.

As I sat in my rocking chair crying and crying out to God in despair one Saturday morning, He answered me. It wasn’t a lightning bolt moment, it wasn’t an audible voice of God thing, it was just a ‘knowing’ and a confidence that it was God directing my steps. His direction was to start ministering to women and girls who had gone through and were wanting to come out of abusive relationships and thus sheisclothedwithdignity.com was born.

It has been interesting to see that as I have stepped out and have become obedient to what God has asked of me that my life has suddenly become a lot less oppressive. So many blessings have come my way over the past few weeks, family relationships have improved, financial blessing has come and I have been surrounded by wonderful Godly friends who have encouraged me to keep doing what I have decided to do. It all started with a despairing cry out to God. I do love Jeremiah 29:12 in the Message Bible “When you call on me, when come and pray to me. I’ll listen. When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. When you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed”.

That is a decree from God but it requires action from us. We can’t just sit around waiting for God to act, He wants a relationship with us. Relationship.com defines the word as “a connection, association or involvement”. God wants us to be involved with Him, connected to Him, associated with Him. He created us so that we could have relationship with Him but we need to want that as well. Prayer should not be a reaction to a desperate situation, it must always be our first response.

If you have not yet started a relationship with Jesus, I urge you to do so today. If you don’t know what to pray then go to our website and pray the prayer of salvation. When you have done that please email me kim@sheisclothedwithdignity.com and let me know that you have accepted Jesus as your Saviour and I will get you connected with a church in your area so you can grow in your relationship with Him.

 

Don’t stay stuck where you are, you are not a rock!

Have you ever felt like just like these rocks? Just stuck where you were in life? Trapped, with no idea how to move forward or get out of the situation you were in?

I think we have all been there at some stage or another, and it is an awful feeling. Well I have some great news! God, through His Son Jesus, has set you free! Isaiah 61:1

You no longer have to stay bound in the memories, hurts and pain of the past, you can walk in the freedom of Christ. There is a little bit of work to do though to get to this freedom, you need to ‘retrain your brain’. By this I mean think about what you are thinking about. Do you spend most of your thought life dwelling on what caused you that pain? Now we all do this, we ruminate, we relive, we chew on our problems BUT, sweet ladies, we do not have to do this. When we continue to think about our problems and our hurts we are continuing to give that situation or person power over us. Don’t you think that is a little bit silly! Continue reading “Don’t stay stuck where you are, you are not a rock!”

Who are you really? Your identity in Christ.

 

It is important for us to know our identity in Christ in order for us to know and trust in His promises and be totally set free from the pain of our past.

God’s word, which is always true, tells us “we are fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We are not accidents, we are not mistakes! We were created by a loving Creator and created for His purposes. Romans 8:16-17 tells us that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the fact that we are children of God and therefore we are joint heirs with Christ! How exciting is that!

If God is King then we are His princess and doesn’t every girl dream of being a princess? With Jesus, you already are! Continue reading “Who are you really? Your identity in Christ.”

Who is Jesus

 

I chose this topic for my first blog because, I believe, if you don’t know who Jesus is why would you want to follow Him.

Jesus Himself told us who He is in John 14:6 when He says “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through Me”. To me this means that we can only have a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Who is Jesus”