Life, Spiritual Walk, Thoughts

“What do you think of me?”

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit lost in my relationship with Father God. If I’m being honest, I’ve had no problem hearing Him for other people while I’m praying for them, but for me personally, I feel like I haven’t received anything meaningful or encouraging for awhile. Then suddenly it occurred to me, when was the last time I asked?

If you’re feeling like you haven’t heard God’s voice in awhile, I want you to try something. Imagine you’re in a room with Him: His throne room, your home, your favorite place of rest, anywhere. Once you see yourself with Him, I want you to ask Him the question “Father God, what do you think of me?”

God is always waiting to give us a fresh word and pour His love and affection upon us. We simply need to be ready to receive.

Just a thought.

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Life, Thoughts

Lies We Learn

This week I’ve spent a lot of time with 7 & 8 year old children learning about music and playing a simplified version of a brass instrument. During these hours, I’ve felt the frustration creeping over me as children rufuse to play, complain about being tired (at 10am), or complain that they don’t understand and don’t want to try anymore.

This time has made me consider some of the lies I realize I believed about myself becasue of things adults or teachers said to me in moments of frustration.

“You still don’t understand this?”

I’m stupid.

“You’re crying again?”

I’m overly emotional.

“You should do something else.”

I’m worthless.

I pray that God shows me how to be a force of encouragement and love in the life of a child, so that no matter what lies they learn about themselves from the adults and peers they encounter, they have one memory of someone who said they are worth everything in His eyes.

Just a thought.

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