Moving into New and Finding Who I Am Created to Be

Galations 6:4-5 - 
“Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. 
Don't be impressed with yourself. 
Don't compare yourself with others. 
Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.”
My Spirit: Deeper into my relationship with Him in enjoying His presence and feasting on His life words as I grow in forgiveness, grace, and mercy toward others who have hurt me. 
I find freedom in refreshing others by letting go and moving forward into all the adventure God has planned for me. Nothing can separate me from Him loving me.
My time with Him is vital to my every breath and moment to moment living. I could not survive one day without Jesus love and guidance.
My soul and mind: I’m finding healing in my hobbies and realizing they soothe my soul. I experience something new all the time and am filled by the wonder of His gifts in and to me. Photography, music, writing, and reading are changing and expanding lately. So exciting!
My time in these fill me to overflow in becoming a healthy and joyful woman, wife, mother, friend, and mentor.
My body: If nothing else, experiencing illness years ago has taken me on a journey of discovery of what’s best for me. Nutrition, exercise, stress-less, and slow flow. Sharing  all my discoveries is the best part.
Just when I think I’ve got it down, I learn there’s even more ways and areas of stressing less. I find creative ways to slow flow even for just a minute! The more I live it, the more I grow. 
My time invested in caring for God’s gift of my temple is a privilege and an honor.
My support: I’m choosing only fulfilling relationships, contacts, and connections to keep me socially healthy as well. A huge challenge with priceless rewards. I know it’s good to need others in a healthy way. I’m all the better for it because of them.
Our marriage has just taken a new turn in the depth of our commitment and love as it we grow deeper in Christ, prayer more often together, and find ways to enjoy life with each other. 
Our adult children are wanting to spend time with us now and we’re learning we need to set that time aside. It’s a new season in our relationship with them. 
People who pray with and for us. People who cheer us on. People who don’t let us feel sorry for ourselves, but empathize with us. Amazing! People who know truly know us and accept us as we are. What a relief to just be. 
The new is exciting, beautiful and overwhelming all at the same time. I catch myself, give gratitude to God for the big and small, breathe deeply in and out, and calmly smile...

I am who I am right now
I am where I am at right now
I am continually becoming
I am a transformed woman embracing my transforming God (Jeremiah 31:22)
I’m so excited for all God has for you in your life and I invite you to share about it anytime. What’s new with you? :D


Lindsay said...

I just plain love you Jeri, and your posts are always so beautiful... you are a gifted writer, and your faith and passions ooze so deliciously into everything you say. Stunning. :)

Craig said...

I’m here from Bonnie’s today. Spirit, soul, mind, community, and marriage – such a good way to focus things. It seems a good place you’re in. Makes me smile. You asked, thank you, so I’ll answer, the spirit is so willing, the body is not cooperating, my mind is 120% occupied, mostly with things of eternal value (but not worth much to the world) and community – enlarging. Thank you for this today – I hearted it lots – and God Bless and keep you and all of yours.

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe said...

@Lindsay - you encourage my soul ;-)

@Craig - Hey, hey! I'm so glad you came over. In a good place for sure and still experience the same things you shared. Just not as often. Thank you for sharing. I truly appreciate that you did. See you on the web :D