The Story of the woman at the well and how I identify with her.

The Story of the woman at the well and how I identify with her.

Scripture- Mark 5:25-34

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I love the story in Mark 5:25-34 it is about a woman who had been unwell for a while and she needed a miracle.

It really encourages me; I love reading about this woman.

We can see that she had been waiting for a while for her miracle, she really had.

She had hope, she had faith, she just knew that in that moment when she went to see Jesus that if she just touched Jesus cloak she would be healed.  I admire this woman she had enough of being unwell. 

I can’t imagine what she may have been through?

I can’t imagine what her life may have been like?

I have been wondering if she had to be isolated away from others?

She had seen so many Doctors that could not help her.

How must she be feeling when Doctors didn’t believe her?

I know through my journey that I had seen quite a few Doctors.  I had felt like this woman pressing through and praying.

Can you imagine going to Doctor after Doctor and not getting any help?

How would you feel?

What would you be thinking?

I wonder what her morning would have been like on that day, I wonder what she thought as she woke that morning and decided that she had been enough of being unwell. She also had to make her way to where Jesus was and to push past the crowd. I wonder what she was thinking as she did this, I wonder if she was nervous or excited. It must have taken all of her energy to reach out and touch Jesus clothes (cloak).  She was maybe thinking this is my only chance.

She had faith.

The part that encourages me and helped me was when He said to her “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

It took a decision for her to realise that she had enough of being unwell. She put her faith into action and was healed.

Wow!

This scripture encouraged me, in my recovery I wanted to be a woman of faith. I really had pressed into this scripture for myself. Yes, I wanted to be healed, I wanted to be whole.

Now I was not healed instantly, mine was a journey of discovering who I really was. I am okay with my recovery journey; it is my unique story.

Recovery looks different for everyone, so let’s not compare our journey with others.

You are you. You are created for a purpose on purpose.

Your journey of recovery is yours to explore, to realise that you are a gift and to trust and have faith.

So be kind to yourself, every day is a new day.

Do something nice for yourself.

Buy a nice journal and a lovely pen and write draw.

Maybe buy yourself a nice perfume and wear it every day.

Remember these words-

“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

Discovering Peace

Discovering Peace

Reading

Numbers 6: 25 – 26 (NIV)

 the Lord make his face shine on you
 and be gracious to you;

 the Lord turn his face toward you
 and give you peace.”’

Devotional

Do you every have those days when fear creeps in?

Do you ever have those days when fear starts lying to you?

Do you ever have those days when fear consumes you?

Are you longing to have more peace in your life?

This week I have been craving for more peace in my life.

This week I have been thinking about what I have been thinking about.

This week I have been thinking on purpose about my thoughts.

I am focusing on not letting fear consume me.

I am focusing on what God says about me.

I have decided that fear does not consume me.

When I read from Numbers 6:25-26-

* I long for God to shine on me

* I long for God to give me peace

* I long for my God of love

* I long for my God of protection

* I long for my God that says I see you

* I long for my God that says I notice you

*I long to hear His still small voice.

Yes, God I am listening.

Everyday I find myself focusing on and leaning into His peace.

I know that He is there for me and I know that He sees me.

Lord give me peace.

I pray for peace in my life.

In your Might name Jesus.

Who Is Cheering You On?

Who Is Cheering You On?

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Reading- Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God, and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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We all need a cheerleader; we all need someone that can cheer us on.

We really do.

I love the reading of Philippians 4:6-7, I love how he says be anxious for nothing.

We are stronger together.

We all need someone that can see our potential, someone that can yes you can do this.

We all need someone that can support and encourage us.

We all need someone that can journey with us.

We all need someone that can celebrate with us.

Who is cheering you on?

Do you have someone cheering you on?

What do you need someone to cheer you on for?

I would love to hear from you.

I started The Heart Project as a community where we can be there for others, where we can support and encourage one other.

I have always loved community, I really have.

I love that we can support and encourage one another.

My prayer is that God is cheering you on, He sees your potential and He knows your gifts and talents. He is leading you.

Have peace beautiful one.

You are so loved.

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What Are You Passionate About?

What Are You Passionate About?

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Today I have been thinking about what are you passionate about?

What is on your heart that you want to make a difference?

How can we encourage one another?

This has been such an interesting year, it really has.

How can we be there to support each other, how can we be there to support others?

What is something that you have said when I…. I will do this, I will do this when…………..?

God has given you amazing gifts and talents and he really wants you to embrace your gifts.

Sometimes I don’t know about you but I don’t feel qualified, I really don’t. I can tend to shrink back, I really do.

But then when I read about the amazing women and men of the Bible I know that I am not alone. I know that I have God cheering me on.

I love Mathew 7- Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.

If you don’t know what you are passionate about pray ask God to show you how he sees you.

Ask Him to show you.

Be Brave Beautiful One.

Be Brave.

Ask and keep on asking.

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Beautiful One You Are Welcome Here

Beautiful One You Are Welcome Here

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I have had on my heart lately to encourage others.

I have have had on my heart to say you are worthy, valued and loved.

I want to say that you are noticed, that you have amazing talents and gifts.

I want to say that God sees you, He really does.

You are not alone, He is walking with you and encouraging you.

Be encouraged that there are people that want to encourage you, there are people who want to be your cheerleaders.

Don’t give up on a dream.

Don’t give up on a dream that God has planted in your heart.

Don’t give up.

Let’s encourage one another.

Let’s be there for one another.

Beautiful one you are welcome here.

We can do this.

Let’s pray for one another.

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Press Pause

Press Pause

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Press Pause

Reading-

Matthew 11:28

Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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I am so grateful for holidays, I really am.

I am so grateful that I am able to press pause, to press pause and just rest.

I love my role as a Primary School Chaplain, I really do.

I had prayed to have a job that I could make a difference.

I have learnt to press pause during the holidays.

I don’t know about you but holidays allow me to slow down, holidays allow me to have space to create, holidays allow me to refocus on where I am going and what I need to do.

I don’t know about you, but what happens when you are on holidays?

These holidays I am pressing pause.

I am pressing pause on-

  • Rushing
  • Being busy
  • Boundaries
  • Drinking my early morning coffee quickly

Jesus said – Come to Me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Lord I want to have your rest, I want to hear what you want me to do in the next season.

When I don’t know what to do and I am tired I want to run to Him.

I want Jesus to direct my path, I want him to show me and guide me.

I want to hear from Him.

What are you pressing pause on?

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Hello July

Hello July

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I love the new beginning that each month brings, I really do, there is something about a new month.

A new month provides new possibilities, new goals, new adventures, new opportunities. It provides a time to reset.

It is a time to reflect on what has happened in the previous month, it is also a time to reflect on what you have achieved.

It also allows us to pause and breath.

Yes, we do need to be kind to ourselves.

We are now in the 7th month of the year and yes this has been an interesting year.

It really has, maybe we have had to pause our goals for the moment.

Maybe we have had to reassess our goals and what we value.

Maybe we have to be patient.

What are some of the goals that you have wanted to achieve this year?

What are some goals that you have achieved?

What have you been praying for this month?

I would love to hear from you.

I do believe that what has happened this year that we need to be kind to ourselves, we need to be patient and we need to adjust when we achieve our goals.

Let’s encourage one another.

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She Is…………

She Is…………

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She is……………….

 

Today I have been thinking about she is…………

Today I have been thinking about who God says I am.

Today I have been reflecting on God and how much he loves me.

I would love to encourage you and let you know that you are noticed, yes you are.

Let’s say this together-
I am confident,

I am bold,

I am loved,

I am worthy,

I am valued,

I am noticed,

I am brave,

I am kind,

I am caring,

I am bold,

I am strong,

I am amazing,

I am the daughter of the king.

She is there for others, she makes a difference, she prays for others, she stands in the gap. I would love to hear from you. Let’s encourage one another.

 

What is God saying to you?

 

If you need prayer please message me, I would love to pray for you.

 

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