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The Truth About Sacred Journeys

Hi There!

If you find yourself in the middle of a journey that is long, hard and seems ANYTHING but sacred, I hope this message lifts your spirits today. A few weeks ago, God changed my perspective on the truth of sacred journeys, and my thinking was reframed & realigned with His.

Isn’t it amazing how a simple shift in our thinking can open our eyes to something we haven’t understood before? I don’t know about you, but I walk a little lighter and feel a little free-er when my eyes move off myself and onto His truth.

I needed Him to straighten me out and as a result, I am reassured that He is giving me what I need to meet the challenges I face during this season of my life. As you will see, He is not just a God who redeems, restores and repairs, but He challenges us to rethink our thinking – and that, my friends, is the key to many of our anxieties as we walk through life.

I looked up the definition of the prefix ‘re’ and it means ‘to correct.’  I am so grateful He corrects with love and grace.

Many Blessings,

10 Comments

  1. Jenni Allnutt on February 21, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    What a message. A hard one to share and I hard one to hear. Those of us walking similar walks are so encouraged by your vulnerability and willingness to share. You have gracefully articulated what many are thinking and feeling. As always, thank you for blessing us with your insight.

    Peace,
    Jenni

    • LauraAdmin on February 21, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      I really appreciate the encouragement, Jenni. I’m grateful it spoke to you in your own situation.xo

  2. Jan Silvious on February 21, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Wonderful teaching, Laura. Precious reminder.

    • LauraAdmin on February 21, 2019 at 10:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Jan. xo

  3. Shelia on February 22, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Thank you for this teaching on redefinition of sacred journey. Just yesterday a friend and I spoke together about rethinking beliefs we’ve held. We talked about what the Father’s perspective might be on rethinking or wrestling with questions/topics. We both agreed that the Father delights in our rethinking! Delights! When we approach Him with a vulnerable heart, offer up our sacrifice of seeking, and open ourselves to the life-giving message of Holy Spirit, He must positively delight in loving on us in THAT moment with THAT need.

    • LauraAdmin on February 22, 2019 at 6:02 am

      Thanks for your comment, Shelia. Romans 12:2 talks about how God transforms us by changing the way we think. So many of our stuggles have to do with our thinking. xo

  4. Annette on February 23, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I am sitting here at my kitchen table on a Saturday morning having just listened to your message Laura and tears are streaming down my face because of the timing of this nugget of encouragement and just allowing myself to to finally – after 4 weeks of caring for my parents needs – break down and release all my sadness, hurt, anger, fear, resentment…..everything that I have been dealing with and you know what they are Laura. It is hard…very hard and I thank you for your words this morning. Sacred journey??..I don’t think we will truly realize the sacredness of it until well after our loved ones are in the arms of Jesus. For now it’s just plain hard but for now I just need to trust God’s faithfullness in this journey and know that some day I will see just how sacred this time with my parents has been.
    Thank you Laura. I continue to pray for you, your dad and entire family that God continues to give you enough light for the stepping stone that you are one. Love you my friend.

    • LauraAdmin on February 23, 2019 at 9:58 am

      Annette: My heart goes out to you. I know it’s hard – when our parents lose independence, it is painful to watch AND painful to have to make decisions on their behalf they are not happy with. My prayer for all of us is that we will fight the tendency to feel guilty and understand with God’s help we are doing with best we can. I will pray you will see the sacred parts of your journey while your parents are still with you. Our God is kind like that. Sending love. xo

  5. Beth Gsyman on February 24, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Hi Laura…Beth Gayman..again…. I’m sorry that I’ve not yet responded to your email…. sigh…

    Thanks for the encouraging message! Twila Paris has a song that I believe is wonderful for those who are struggling with a life situation.
    https://youtu.be/tWFrzUrmx-M

    • LauraAdmin on February 24, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you, Beth. I know the song well. I appreciate the encouragement and kind words. xo

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