I’m wondering — this day or even this week — has something blindsided you? Has something unexpected caught you in the moment and you don’t know what to do next?
Some of you may wonder given I’m still sensitive to stress, how I’m able to write Book #2 (which I’m preparing to invite you to join me for the book launch! Please help me get the word out, friends!). Well, first I have learned to do things slowly, giving myself permission to be honest and choose what brings me peace and joy, rather than always problem solving it away (which isn’t always humanly possible, right?).
I also prioritize discovering how I best refresh my soul with God. For me, it’s walking in the morning after dropping off the kids at school and confiding in God. Whatever I hear during that time, I’ve decided to share it with you in these videos – right in the moment. Thanks for spending time together this way. It’s a gift to me!
Click below to watch today’s Video Devotional for Your Soul – inspired by the apostle Paul’s story in Acts 9. Share a comment with me after watching. Then pass on to encourage a friend! May you be inspired as God renews your faith tenderly. Beautifully and beloved.
Whatever you’re walking through, may you feel the reassuring voice of God’s love for you through the encouragement in this video. I shot it late last week, after the flooding in California, which you’ve probably heard in the news!
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This is Bonnie Gray — and I’m so happy to be talking with you here on this early morning. The sun is just rising and peeking up behind the mountain as you can see. And it’s been a whole week of rain — and even hail was coming down yesterday!
Now, as I was walking up this path, I was thinking of the apostle Paul, and how he was blindsided, on his way to do something he was really passionate about — on his way to Damascus.
And I’m wondering — this day or even this week — has something blindsided you Has something unexpected just caught you in the moment and you don’t know what to do next?
Well, it’s interesting that Jesus, when He spoke to the apostle Paul, He told only him only one next step and didn’t even give him all the answers — and Paul couldn’t even still see! But, Paul had to be led by the hand.
I’m wondering now, if we took some time — Listen.
What is God whispering to you?
What is that one next step He is nudging you on?
And as you do, remember to reach out to people around you, that you’re journeying with.
Confide in them, so that they can hold you by the hand. We need the touch of a real person — the voice of a real friend — when we can’t see what’s happening next.
So, be encouraged. Share your voice and your story.
Click to share in the comment with me — what is something you’re going through this week?
What is something you’re facing unexpected?
And remember as you go about this day —
You’re loved and you’re cherished. Just rest.