Blog Love: Clear Transparency
I’ve mentioned in several posts that I’ve come into contact with some amazing and inspiring fellow bloggers from the start of my spiritual journey. One such fellow blogger is Hanha from Clear Transparency. I wanted to share her with you guys and I highly recommend you head on over to her blog Clear Transparency
And, of course, you can connect with her on various social media platforms if you find her just as amazing and inspiring as I have! Just find the links to them on her blog!
You can also take part in an online community project that she’s currently planning. Head on over to #TheConfessionsProject to learn more and to join the movement! It starts on Sept 4th.
And, for good measure, here are some excerpts and links to a few of her blog posts that I felt most connected to.
“…“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
I was completely taken back by this verse. I mean really, would you speak the same if you believed your words were a reflection of your heart? And would you talk negatively about yourself and your life if you knew you’d be held accountable for every word you spoke? (Matthew 12:36)….
…We were made in God’s image (Romans 8:29), and we also have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). If God’s Word does not return to Him void, why do we allow ourselves to speak things that aren’t true? Why believe that we are ugly, that we’ll never measure up or be good enough? God speaks sweet promises of grace and hope to you, so why can’t you do the same for yourself?
“We focus so much on trying to figure out God’s grand plan that we completely miss the beauty of His grace. As long as we acknowledge that He is Lord, give Him our worries, live our lives to the best of our ability, and repent for our sins in the process, then we can make our own decisions. We should be able to trust that He will lead us and guide us along paths, and protect us from danger (Proverbs 2:8).
As humans, we create so much anxiety for ourselves. We try to make God, religion, our relationships, and our circumstances so complex, when God saved us from our sins so that we can simply live free. Sometimes, we’ll have to go through hardships and we’re going to mess up because we are sinners, but we have to remember Proverbs 19:21 and 23.
21. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
23. The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. “