“Amen” is just the beginning

“Amen” is just the beginning
Just the beginning
Just the beginning

Eight weeks sure has passed quickly hasn’t it?
They were not for the weak of heart though.
And the nuggets of wisdom….oh they were good.
Lots of meat.
And I am confident in saying that we are better…stronger for the journey.
I know I am.
God has revealed lots of tender spots in myself over the last couple of months.
Areas that I thought I were “okay” that in fact still needed lots of work.
But God in His grace and mercy…we are all works in progress.

I’m so thankful.
Thankful you took this journey with me.
Thankful that you showed up.
Thankful that so far this year I have become hungrier for God.
Hungrier for His presence.
Expectant of the good things He is going to do for me.
Expectant of the goods things I am going to do for Him.
Confident in my ability, not because of me, but in spite of me.
I’m more aware of the enemy’s tactics.
More keen to his work.  His voice.  His agenda.
And I’m quicker on the draw than he will ever be.

I echo her words on page 188 and 189 that say,
“Make prayer both your lifeline and your lifestyle.  This is the beginning of the end for his influence on your life…”

Can I just be very honest here?
I am SO sick of the enemy.
I am sick and tired of how he manipulates words, and twists situations, and tears down relationships.
How quickly we give up because we give him so much room in our lives.
When one day he will take his rightful place at the feet of Jesus.
And bow in praise and adoration to the King of Kings.

I don’t want to wait for that day though.
I want TODAY to be that day.
Because Christ has already made us overcomers.
We have already won.
Through Christ we are more than conquerors.
Conquerors over our minds, our feelings, our emotions, and our relationships.
We just need to use that authority.
And friend, today is that day.



I’m a book-shelving, former tap dancer, wanna be writer, singer, and banjo player, mother of 4, wife of 1, follower of Christ, walking in the shadow of the Proverbs 31 woman and redeemed by the grace and love of an Almighty God… just living the dream.

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