Blessed assurance….Jesus is mine…
Oh how these words have become the anthem to my story. My childhood was filled with anxiety and then self-worth issues as I entered into my teen years, but in the midst of these struggles, something always remained constant: my assurance in Christ. Even if I didn’t fully understand it or know how to rest in the peace of it, I knew that Jesus was mine and I was his. Blessed assurance. Amidst the fears, unanswered questions, negativity, and other difficulties I faced in life, I was able to cling to those words. This assurance was something that I did not question, oddly enough, but it gave me something to rely on. It was how I could talk myself out of a spiral of anxiety, even if it took days or weeks. Having that truth as a constant in my life is what continues to carry me through life. I see my story as a constant reminder that every story needs Jesus, and I truly believe with Jesus we can face anything. Our kids need people listening to their stories in the good and the bad and leading them to the cross.
I came to know Christ at a young age, and because of that, I find myself drawn to children’s ministry, to parenting, to working with kids, etc. As I sensed God leading me to children’s ministry, I enrolled in Liberty University pursued a degree in that very thing. In 2010 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Religion with an emphasis in children’s ministry. I married in 2011 and am now mother two (ages 3 and almost 2). Along with parenting them I serve as the children’s ministry coordinator at the Gibson City Bible Church. Leading my kids and establishing events and programs that lead children to this blessed assurance has become my hearts cry. On this blog I hope to highlight articles, books, and other thoughts that I have found helpful in shepherding my kids hearts and softening my sometimes overwhelmed momma heart.
What is your story? What truth have you clung to in times of trouble and joy? I would be honored to share in your story as you have now read a brief piece of mine 🙂