If you’re finding yourself here then you are in the right place.
No, you do not have to be qualified.
In fact, I am as unqualified as they come. Believer is what I am - mother, wife, sister, daughter to the King, and chicken tender fan. I am unapologetically transparent, loud, and sassy - but I am saved. I am a Jesus lover. I hope you find your self one hundred percent authentic and real. This is a place to be vulnerable and be able to laugh and cry together. No judgment passed, I am eating oreos in my yoga pants right now, oh I forgot to mention my maternity yoga pants post partum, if that doesnt make you laugh. 5 months post partum. So yeah, no judgement here.
Imagine three years ago….
On another note, I have been sharing this crazy idea I thought crazy - God said actual, I compromised on procrastinate. God had placed in my heart about three years ago to start a blog, to create a space, a culture of real talk. I remember saying ”Aren’t you afraid of what I might say?” Again let me mention if you can get past my grammar, espresso obsession, story of my crazy family, and like to read pretty random stuff and find yourself loving Jesus more and more, we can probably be really good friends. I’m just gonna put it out there - I take a lot of “commercial breaks” in my conversation and we may forget what we’re talking about.
So as I was saying, I want to start with “you are stronger than your set back”. I was born and partially raised in Miami, FL. Yes, the 305 baby. I love it - the passionate, colorful, loud, diverse community. Latin love, honey! They love their family, their neighbor, their community. Yes, like Jesus did. A community that is so tight knit, they know you’re coming down the road before you do. My family moved to St. Augustine, FL when I was a young girl. What a shell shocker - small sweet, quaint little town. It was where my family remained and raised all of us 6 children, where I eventually remained to raise my family as well. St. Augustine has such a charm that you’ll never want to leave. God has really been the biggest impact on my life, growing up in a non-believer family was tough. I will never forget an old friend who invited to me a Young Life on Wednesday nights at a local church, and from there pretty much on I had found who my true Father was.
Although I tried to royally control my life and really did some dumb things to be as obstinate and oppositional to my parents and found myself in some really scary situations and choices. I really had this idea in my teenage head that I was “burnt goods” - God couldn’t use me anymore. That I was not worthy, or had a “perfect childhood”. I was never as good as the other girls, or made as good grades. My parents never took me to church, heck we never sat at a table growing up to have dinner as a family, we sat infront of the television and my father was never home or always in the garage to escape his situation. It was a pretty depressing, physically abusive childhood, so I found other things to occupy my free time.
Needless to say, no matter how much I managed to screw things up, Jesus was in my heart always, and I heard him tell me ”Turn to me”. I was so angry I remember pushing him away further, that was the only way I knew how to deal with pain, was to leave. But God never left me. I’m here to tell you, God will never leave you, he will never abandon you. If you think you have that much control to screw up your life…can I tell you something? you’re not that powerful. You are so much stronger than your setback. If I could write a letter to my teenage self I would say, “you are good enough, you are loved, and God can take the most broken things and make them so beautiful”.
God doesnt call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
How do I find Salvation ?
Would you like to walk through this season with me ? I am here with you.
As a sister in Christ, as a friend, as a shoulder to cry on, as a believer we can walk through this life together. You are not alone. I would love to share the Gospel of Jesus with you. What is Salvation? Salvation in Theology is deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. God wants you to walk in with wholeness and freedom from the bondage of pain, loss, insecurity, doubt and fear. He has made a way for you through the life, death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus so you can walk into all He has to for you. Jesus says, ”I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6. Jesus died and became sin so that we could become the righteousness of God" - 2 Corinthians 5:21.
God laid down his life for you on the cross so that we could be born again. When you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord Romans 10:9, not only are we born again, we also receive His Holy Spirit, the promise of our salvation. Everything God is, we have access to it. Everything that held us back from speaking to God face to face is gone. When we turn from our own ways, surrender our lives and ways of thinking and make Jesus Lord and King of our eternal souls, we are reunited into the family of God. Salvation is a gift that Christ paid for us on the cross. Its a gift freely given, nothing we could have done in our own efforts to earn it or deserve it. It’s a gift God gives us because he loves us eternally. You are good enough, you are qualified.