I am so excited to finally be writing this Blog! It has been stirring in my heart for quite some time and I am finally taking that leap. So here it is.
If you have not heard my testimony or do not know my story you might be wondering what this is all about and how is it going to benefit you to read what I have to write about. Well, as the subtitle says, it is about “Living Life Fearlessly Through Triumphs & Trials”. I have lived much of my life in fear; fear of the future, fear of rejection, fear of heights, fear of … you name it!”. It has been a process but God has patiently been dealing with me on these fears one at a time. The funny thing is that most of the things I have feared I have had to face. Like Job said in 3:25, “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” So, I had to ask myself what good did it do to be afraid? I thank the Lord that I have never had to endure the horrific tragedies that Job did but I have had to deal with my share of tragedy and life ain’t over yet. I must assume that most of my readers have dealt with their fair share too. That is why I am writing this.
It has done me the most good to hear someone who is struggling with something I have been struggling with to share their trials and triumphs. It makes me feel like I am not alone. I hope to be as transparent and as honest as I can be in my posts so that you can know that you are not alone too.
Now, here is the first nugget I want to share with you before I write another post: It is not enough to live life fearlessly. II Timothy 1:7 has become my life verse and it says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I had to become aware that fear is a spirit and I have had to and continue to tell it to go (in the name of Jesus). Then I had to ask God to replace that spirit with the spirit of power, and love, and a sound mind. That process has birthed the idea for this blog. I hope to share with you ways that we can experience that power, love and sound mind and implement them in an active way. “Why?” you may ask. That is when we will find and store up treasures! Who does not want treasures? Right? Hence the name, “Fearless Treasures”.
Full disclosure here: I am not a theologian (I had to spell check that ) or a psychiatrist, and I don’t even have a degree (yet). I am just a wife and mother of 6 (+3 in heaven) who has lost babies and a grown child, been through a house fire, lost dear friends to a house fire, been uprooted my entire life, experienced the fallout of the horrors of murder, been widowed and remarried, lost a sister and unborn niece/nephew in a car accident, been through a flash flood, etc. etc. Those etc.’s are things that have caused pain and fears in my life that I cannot even write about publicly.
I will be sharing resources, videos, and websites for victims and survivors of many of the trials that we face in life as well as give ideas on ways to help for those who have never even had these troubles. Besides posting my stories, I will also share stories of others who would like to share. This can also be like a prayer room to gather (virtually) around those that are going through tragedies and victories. Most of all I want to share the treasures found in God’s Word (KJV) that we can hide in our hearts so that when life’s trials come that we will not be caught off guard.
I hope you are as excited as I am and I appreciate any words of encouragement or suggestions that you can give to me. I will even try to accept criticism graciously. Remember I said that God has been dealing with me on my fear of rejection too so now is as good a time as any to face it. Drop me a word in the comments and I will do my best to respond and keep the posts coming. Till then….