Tag Archives: Christian Experience

Finding intimacy and freedom through Prayer

There was a time when I prayed to a God who I thought couldn’t hear me. I had strong feelings of unworthiness and lacked the belief of the power of prayer. The Lord’s Prayer, so often quoted in churches, was intimidating. … Continue reading

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Living in God’s mercy and grace

Living in reality has always been a struggle for me. I have a vivid imagination. In my childhood this meant I could happily play alone for hours.  It also had a downside. Any scary graphic image that I saw or … Continue reading

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Living God’s abundant life

  It was early in my counselling experience, pre-diagnosis. The session started like most sessions, with prayer seeking Jesus for His direction on the session. I was not disappointed. God took me to a place where I could hear a … Continue reading

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Facing powerlessness

“What is wrong with me?” “Why can’t I fix this?” “I shouldn’t be having this problem anymore… I should be above this”. These are statements and questions that I have asked myself and God lately. The last few months I … Continue reading

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The challenge of faith

A lot has happened over the last four or so months, things that I have relied on have been stripped away.  I have been shaken to my core in my close relationships.  One night I was emotionally broken and crying … Continue reading

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Cast your burdens on the Lord

I awoke to a horror of a recent event running through my mind, my heart was racing and I was frightened. My mind whirled in response, “Why does this keep happening… I am thinking this again… God this image frightens … Continue reading

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When I found protection in Love – Meeting the Almighty God

Trusting is not something that I have ever found easy to do. As a child, I learnt that this world was dangerous and I couldn’t trust anyone. I developed defense systems to protect against any harm I perceived might happen. … Continue reading

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When I found freedom in Love – Discerning and Defeating the Enemy

Discernment. I am convinced that every Christian needs to learn this essential skill. I don’t believe that it is just for the few, I believe it is something that every Christian who wants the fullness of God needs. Without discernment, … Continue reading

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When I was released by Love – The power and freedom of Forgiveness

I sat in the counseling room my heart was filled with anger. I was confused and hurting. My anger was directed toward one person. They had hurt me, the pain was overwhelming. I felt justified to feel like this. However, … Continue reading

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When I was broken by Love – Discovering Grace

Before I discovered grace, I had a strong passion about my faith. I fell in love with the Bible, I loved the stories and got excited about learning the mysteries found in the scriptures; they seemed never-ending. I became quite … Continue reading

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