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5.7.19 – 9 Months Later…

I was looking through some old journals and I came to a journal that was from August of last year. Near the end of the journal I wrote something that, for the first time ever I knew to put special “quotations” around it.

The Lord spoke some rather “far-fetched” things to me. It was wild. I wrote it down.

It was a first. I was surprised and shaken by it.

Shortly after this I felt led to starting an online journal. I think it was already on my heart, somehow –and the Lord spoke it boldly to me with words I would have never thought to say to myself. I think I actually probably blushed a little as I wrote them down.

The next day is when “lifeinthesecretplace.com” popped into my mind out of the blue.

It was almost 9 months ago that I said,

“…but Lord,  I’m not a ‘writer’. What are You doing?”

But He led me, and I wrote.

“But Lord, every day? How am I going to do this every day?”

Then somehow writing turned into an everyday thing. Somehow there was much to “say”.

About 9 months later something new was birthed in my life.

Last week I was invited to write my first ever article for a website called ibelieve.com – it’s an online devotional site geared toward women. You can read it the article I wrote by clicking the image below…

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But I’ve hesitated about sharing it on here up until now, for some reason, probably a silly reason. But you know, it’s all part of my journey. It’s something the Lord is doing in my life. It’s something I’m excited about.

This “girl who is not a writer” is doing an awfully lot of writing these days.

The truth is, I know that if the Lord leads me to it, I don’t have to question it, I just need to do it.

Because where He leads us He will provide a way. He will provide the tools.

He will teach me what I need to know.

He will provide the skill.

He will provide the words.

He will provide the voice.

What is this turning into? I don’t know.

Has there been an attempt to “abort” this whole thing? Yes.

Have I had to fight through some things to keep going? Yes.

But the Lord loves to take us on adventures. ✨

Guess I can’t say I’m “not a writer” anymore. 🙃 😆

God, You’re so warm and funny! How You love to surprise us with goodness. 🥰

-Heather 🌺

7 thoughts on “5.7.19 – 9 Months Later…

  1. Thanks Heather for your entry in ibelieve.com, A Prayer for Boldness and Courage. I’ve been struggling with stating my concern for the assault on the unborn in my church which leans toward being liberal. Even those in my coffee group of 5 there’s an elephant in the room. 2 years ago we each expressed our views and it’s been like walking on eggs for me since.
    But I get so much from these ladies, each one has something I need for my life. And I sense there is something I have for them.
    So to read your piece in ibelieve.com showed me that God’s not given up on me, to keep on praying for them, and to search around for someone to join in the work of protecting moms and their unborn babies.

    1. Hello Kathryn! Thank you for coming by to read today, and thank you for sharing a little bit of your story with me. I am so happy and blessed to hear that you were encouraged. It can be so hard when we stand for truth and we feel the opposition from that. Isn’t it wonderful how when we are challenged to do life with people who don’t share the same views as we do, it grows us and matures us…stretches us 🙂 We learn how to be loving, first and foremost.

      The Lord is with you in all of your challenges with your group. He has a way of shining through us to reach others in a way that can touch their hearts without us even having to say a word. I love the work that He does in hearts, that only He can do, don’t you? 🙂 Bless you! Thanks again for sharing! – Heather

  2. Hi Heather, I have been searching for your words for a while now. I finally found them. Your courage and fear piece talked to me instantly. I am fighting breast cancer right now. Had a lumpectomy in March, my 2nd chemo yesterday 2 more to go then 6 weeks of radiation. This is hard and even though I am a Christian and believe in our Father there are times when the right words are just not found. Thanks for giving me the right words to say and to find peace. May God continue to fill your mind with such courageous words.

  3. Hi Heather, I have been searching for your words for a while now. I finally found them. Your courage and fear piece talked to me instantly. I am fighting breast cancer right now. Had a lumpectomy in March, my 2nd chemo yesterday 2 more to go then 6 weeks of radiation. This is hard and even though I am a Christian and believe in our Father there are times when the right words are just not found. Thanks for giving me the right words to say and to find peace. May God continue to fill your mind with such courageous words.

    1. Hello Anita! I just found your comment in the “spam” folder today and I am so glad that I did because I definitely needed to read this from you today and reply! I am so glad to hear that the Lord encouraged you and that He spoke to you and gave you peace. His peace is like none other! I am so thankful that it is promised to us, aren’t you? I’m with you, I also am going through a healing process with the Lord in my own life, trusting and following each step that He leads me to take. Learning to obey even when the results aren’t want I hope for in every act of obedience. He’s carrying us somewhere though, isn’t He? We can alway know that we are already standing in VICTORY with Him. Isn’t that wonderful? Bless you, friend. I pray that the Lord will infuse you with encouagement and peace and a knowing that He is carrying you through this, and He is keeping you and caring for you, no matter what any evidence appears, we can know that He is good, and He is in control of every single little thing. Our stuff matters to Him. Complete healing and restoration in Jesus name! Amen! Bless you, Anita! – Heather

  4. Hi Heather…
    I am so glad that God used you into writing…otherwise i would not have known somebody with likewise same traits and type personality like me…This gives me courage and knowing that God shows us what He thinks of us and abilities He created us with rather than what we believed about ourselves. Its what and who we are in Christ that matters and He will show us in time what does that mean.
    Vicky🌹

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