Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Father heart of God - Week 5

Outside, perfect weather, at the beach and enjoying the sunshine…. What more could you ask for?

We stayed at a campsite 3 hours outside of Perth where our backyard was the beach. It was beautiful! It felt like a week away, which was great to get out of the YWAM routine. It’s always good getting away from the business of life and taking time to just sit with God. I did that for the whole four days that we were there. I enjoyed waking up and being able to walk along the beach, watching the sunrise, hearing the waves crash onto the shore. We went down with the Sports and the Priceless DTS students which really encouraged us to all mix and get to know each other as there are 111 students who are doing a DTS this quarter. 

Besides being a little more relaxed this week, we still had lectures which I really enjoyed. It was on the topic Father Heart of God and we had Peter Brownhill speak who oversees a lot of missions here at YWAM Perth. He talked a lot on Identity and seeing yourself the way the Father sees you. While also talking about how God’s love for us is so unconditional and no matter what we’ve been through, He still loves us. I have found all of us in some point of life have experienced areas of being neglected, trust has been broken, our values and what we think of ourselves become negative with self-hatred or feeling like you’re not good enough. Many look for acceptance, affection or just the presence of someone who loves them. But all that we can find in God! All we’ve lost we can find in God! In your heavenly Father who loves you. He has never left you and never will! He wants you to trust Him and to believe in who you are again, because you are the way God made you and He loves you the way you are. 

“Self-love is a genuine knowledge of God’s love for us, resulting in genuine accepting of ourselves”

Being secure means you are standing strong in your identity and God. Learning to accept who you are in God. I’m human and I still struggle with body image issues like any girl does. I still get those thoughts that tell me I’m not good enough, pretty and that I’m fat. My job isn’t to agree or listen to the thoughts, but to instead chose not to listen to the lies and chose to speak truth over my life. To speak out that I am beautiful and loved because that’s what God says about me.  To speak out the opposite of what you feel because our feelings can deceive us.

Our Orange bus.... Doesn't look awesome?!!!

He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!
Deuteronomy 32:4

I’ve enjoyed this week and being reminded of who I am in God. It’s so simple yet so effective! Sometimes we just need to be reminded because the enemy is out to destroy and it’s so important that we stand strong in who we are. Knowing that you are a child of God and loved so so much!!

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PO Box 8501,
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WA, 6849

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