I started the 40 day challenge with Overcome the Lie and so far, I have loved it. The challenges have mostly been to just spend some time with God and connect with him. I confess that often, I let worldly things get in my way of time with Him, so this past week, I've been very intentional about my time in the word as well as in prayer! It's been great.
On Tuesday, I asked God how much He loved me and he gave me this verse: "Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.“So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows." -Matthew 10:29-31
I've read that verse countless times, and have always loved it but being reminded that God says that I am valuable, I am priceless, I am loved, I am precious, I am important, despite all my sin and failures was incredibly powerful.
Also on Tuesday, one of my best girlfriends got ENGAGED.
The best part is that myself, and 3 other of our friends all got to be a part of her engagement. We tricked her into going and getting pedicures and going to "Paint and Sip" for our friend Karissa's (She's a doll, check out her blog here) birthday, but really instead of Paint and Sip, we dropped her off at a lake where she followed a trail of flowers to meet her man. He was a total gem and even planned a photographer to capture these sweet moments, and then we all go to give our friend a hug afterwards. SO GREAT!
Speaking of proposals, we are having a wedding planning date this afternoon, and I am really excited!!
On Wednesday night at youth group my youth girls poured out their hearts about how their fathers have affected their relationship with God, both good and bad. A year ago I had a group of reserved and anxious girls, who didn't want to share anything deeper than the weather or their upcoming test at school. This week was really special, and we prayed over our girls that no matter the relationship they have with their dad, that they will feel their Heavenly Father's love and grace. That they will start to see him as their perfect father, the one who will never fail them, give up on them, or abandon them. Powerful stuff!
Have a blessed weekend, friends.