How My Story Begins
This a new adventure for me. I have felt a tug to share my faith. Okay a lot of tugs. My absolute favorite place to spend time with God is in my backyard. It is not anything fancy just a place I feel the most relaxed. My goal is to share my journey of faith. If I reach even just one person, I have accomplished something. So please bare with me while I begin to use this tool to share my walk with Jesus.
That being said let me introduce myself. Hi I am Rachael, a 41 year old mom of 3 boys, ages 19, 15, & 11. I have been married to my best friend now for 16 years. Trust that this has not been an easy road. We have had many ups & downs. We have made it through with God’s mercy and grace. My husband adopted my oldest as his own when my son was little. I was married very briefly once before however, my husband is the only dad he has ever known.
We live a normal and simple life with a cat, dog and chickens in Central Florida. We are swim parents to our two youngest, who compete year-round. The struggle is real with all of these boys in my life. I am not perfect, no one is. We all make mistakes and have to learn the hard way it seems. I tell people often that I’m perfectly imperfect & currently under construction. So I will do my best to keep this very honest for everyone.
My journey as a Christian started as a child. I went to church with my mom, but I wouldn’t say I was “saved” until I was a teen. Then I walked away from it all, several times. Not until about two years ago did I realize I needed something in my life to change. I started looking toward a mindset of being a better person and re-centering my life. Then this past fall God said enough is enough its time to come home.
What I realize now is that he started his work long before he clued me in. Looking back his hands were in my life doing his work before he smacked me and said HEY!
This has been an eye opener for me to say the least. My relationship with God now is so different then it ever was in the past. It is deeper and more grounded. I don’t know if it has to do with age or timing, or a mix of both. It has been very hard if we are being honest. To let go of the habits formed while a non-christian has proven to be a large obstacle, (I will devote more time to this at a later time). Top that with I am horrible about memorizing scripture, I always have been. I failed bible in a Christian School as a kid, so I have that going for me. I write them down or yes pin them on Pinterest.
With His grace, prayer and large amounts of coffee I am making it through.
I am enjoying my new walk and feel a strong calling to share my journey. I am a baby Christian with insider knowledge, since growing up in the Church. I have learned just from reading other Christian blogs that I am not alone in my struggles. Seeing that made me realize that real honest journeys are vital for a new Christian or maybe just one that feels defeated. You are not alone friend. My enemy has been coming at me strong since I gave my life back to God. The scripture that keeps me going is:
My soul finds rest in God alone
My salvation comes from Him
He alone is my rock and my salvation
He is my fortress
I will NEVER be Shaken
I look forward to growing this calling, to offer support, and share my journey with all of you. I lean more towards talking about marriage and life as a baby christian and how I made/make it through. I am not claiming to know everything or to have the answers. I am not qualified to tell you the right and the wrong way. All I can do is allow God to speak through me and help me tell my story.