Only the beginning

Hi everyone! I am so excited to be starting this blog, or ministry, if you will, with you all. This blog has definitely been a long time coming, and I would love to share the story with you as just a little ice breaker. So please stay and join me on this journey.

Back in 2015 I went through something I didn’t think I would ever have to go through, I lost not only the person who I loved dearly, but the father of my children; so suddenly at the age of 30. It rocked me. Leading up to this I had gone to church very randomly and was not serious about it at all. So when this happened life and death became very real, and I knew God had called me to get into church full time! I thought, “okay, I will go to church on Sundays, maybe a bible study here and there and that would be it.” Boy was I wrong!

His passing was a push to get into church. About a year into it God really began to work in my life. “Friends” were being distanced, and the things I enjoyed doing were not fun anymore, life became so foreign to me. I went through a process of complete isolation and questioned a lot. God had made it very apparent to me that this season of my life was going to be just He and I. In this season He spoke a great deal.

At the end of 2016 one day I had left a little early for work. I was too early so I went into a store to look around and  waste time. I was hitting every aisle, and then in front of some journals God told me to Stop! Okay? As soon as I grabbed it I paid and walked out. Still having time to waste I went back to my car and started writing. The first sentence I wrote down was, “God told me to get this journal and start writing.” And that’s exactly what I did. Every pain, burden, trial, emotionally, hurtful, dysfunctional, messy, ugly so on and so on, situation I have gone through in life I needed to write down. Everything I have gone through and everything I will go through had to be put on paper, according to God. So that’s what I did and that’s what I have been doing since then. And it all has brought me to this moment.

God has a perfect plan and purpose for us all. “For know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a hope and a future” -Jeremiah 29:11This is my plan and purpose. Through this blog I want to share my testimonies and stories of how great God has been in my life. Through the good and the bad. I want someone out there to know despite hardships God is still for them and there is hope! Even in your worst situations God loves you! For the single man or woman, the single parent, the one struggling with mental or emotional trauma, the one with a terminal illness, and even the woman suffering in silence from a past abortion. Anyone and  with any struggle there is hope and His name is Jesus Christ. No matter the depths God can still pull you and you out, and not only that, USE YOU! My hardships did not go away over night. There was about a year and a half of pruning, healing, renewing of the mind, humbling moments, realizing that what I have been doing is not working, and true surrendering to Christ. I pray this blog will help and touch all who need it. I pray for seeds of God’s Holy Spirit and love to touch all who desire to know Him. I hope all of you stick around and enjoy!

Love and Blessings,

Vanessa

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