Showing posts from May, 2014

Past the Words

I want the words I write and speak to mean something. I want them to linger - to encourage, to challenge and to point others to Jesus. But I've realized something - it's not so much about the words. Yes, words are needed to convey the message of the Gospel and words affect people, but words also mask what is really going on in our hearts and minds. So, what happens when you get past the words? What happens when we live out the love of God?

When I first gave my life to the Lord in High School, there were a handful of young women that I met. When we were around each other, we had conversations but I never felt the push to get behind the words and the pleasantries. Yet, I so desperately wanted someone to.

I didn't understand the Gospel. I didn't know what it meant to really live for the Lord, to walk with Him daily, how to even read my Bible or pray. I didn't understand that the Lord loved me so deeply and greatly. But I was there, for every service, taking notes in …