Christ Minded Support Group: Intertwining Your Faith with Everyday Life
Updated: Aug 7
A key component of my growth in Christ is surrounding myself with godly women. The women I wanted to be accountable to needed to be stronger than me in the word and walk in faith. I prayed, watched, and eventually became accountable to three ladies. I was dealing with trust issues, so I kept a small group. Over the years, we have all become good friends. I have learned that we each have strengths and that we all are able to challenge one another.
Sometimes the challenges have been easy, others not so much. I have cried, gotten mad, been frustrated, and had to apologize, but it's been a good journey. My church and worldly are no different: the difference is in my reaction. Maturity, patience, grace, and mercy will help you in your walk with Christ. Do I still have areas of struggle? Yes. I'm I still committed to growth? Yes. This journey is for a lifetime.
Some steps I have taken and continue to take are:
Select people who are growth minded. People who are further along than you but are still committed to their growth process. "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." 2 Peter 3:18
Chart your growth. Maturity is not responding the same as when you first came to Christ. "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" Philippians 1:6
Members of the church came out of the world just like me and you, we all have struggles, be patient and kind to your brothers and sisters. "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16
By doing these things…over time, I’ve been learning how to incorporate Christ into every area of my life.
Below are two books that God has inspired me to write. "The Flip Side" and "Blinded By Sight: The Heart Matters" both available now.
So… what’s this book about?
“The Flip Side” depicts the possible feelings and emotions of lesser-known Biblical characters as they navigated their lives in the shadows of the more popular characters in the Bible. While the Bible gives us snippets of their stories, we are usually left in the dark about their true motives, desires, and thoughts concerning the situations they are in. However, one certainty is that despite how little we know about these characters, they were often the catalysts to pivotal moments in the main characters’ lives.
So… what’s this book about?
Join me on a journey of self-discovery. “Blinded by Sight - The Heart Matters” is a compilation of short biblical devotions. These stories are not conclusive. They are depictions of how God is revealing my heart to me.
My prayer is, Lord, make it real for me, show me your heart, show me my heart, and give me the wisdom to change what hinders my relationship with you. I am learning that my perception is my biggest obstacle it affects my mind, what I think, and how I process my experiences. What I have experienced in my mind is expressed through my feelings and these experiences dictate my choices either consciously or subconsciously.
This devotional will allow you to explore and evaluate your past and present situations that have hindered you from seeing the heart of the matter. Simply put, look at the heart – it does matter. Your future depends on it!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4