You might have noticed that I updated the tagline here and on my Instagram page. For the longest time I didn’t really know what I wanted it to be. On Instagram it was just my name. On here it was a lyric from a Hillsong tune.
I’ve been trying to work on my overall branding, the look and feel of my pages, and also trying to explain who I am and what I’m here for. It’s sort of a lot of pressure when you think about it!!
As I was answering some questions from a course I purchased online the phrase came to me “Unfiltered Christian Women”. It had to be God because in a moment it was there. And after a few years at this whole writing thing, I had never thought of it before.
So in case you are wondering this is what I’m here for. I want to lead myself as well as the rest of the ladies reading this to be “Unfiltered”. So often when you are labelled as a Christian and a Woman and worse, together a “Christian Woman” so many things can be expected of you. And even more so you can expect a lot of yourself. And to a degree that’s good, but I also think that it’s important to be real about your struggles, experiences, times of blessing and harvest, all of those things. And in my experience there are so many talented people out there, but I think I have something to bring to the table too when it comes to raw honesty and life in general as I navigate my own journey with Christ.
I encourage you to come along for the ride and let me know if there are subjects you’d like me to cover.
This morning I had my tea and am ready to dive into a SOAP for you guys.⠀
For those who don’t know, SOAP stands for:⠀
Scripture: “Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name” (Malachi 3:16).
Observation: I love the idea that the Lord paid attention to those who respected his name. God hears us.
Application: Sometimes I can feel like, we all can feel like, God doesn’t pay attention to us. This is especially the case if you are going through a painful season where nothing makes sense and you are desperate for God’s hand or comforting voice. But this reminds me that the Lord is paying attention and hears.
Prayer: God please help us to remember that you are not distant. You are careful with us and hear what we have to say. Help us not to become bitter or believe the lie that you are not present and attentive.
Comment below with your O, A, or P!⠀
I get a push notification on my phone every day that says:
Your seeds are all ready to be harvested!
Basically I water my “plants” each day to make sure I drink enough water and when they are fully grown plants I can put them in my garden. They produce seeds.
One day I was looking at this pop up differently than normal.
It was like God was telling me, Your seeds are all ready to be harvested.
We all sort of know the basics when it comes to gardening. You get seeds, you put them in soil, and you water them. You might see some small green blades shooting up, then leaves, then all sorts of things. And one day it’s a fully grown plant. And what’s cool about a fully grown plant is..it makes its own seeds.
So today I want you to look at yourself and think, what are your seeds? Gather them up because they are ready to be collected.