IntRo: grace.giggles & #GiRlPoweR.
As I start back up my blogging, I've decided to start fresh. It seemed appropriate as I've just entered this new season of marriage, living in a new country and taking a few months off from touring. Through this blog we'll tackle honest and REAL issues we, as godly women, deal with. I'll post about things that are close to my heart & challenges that I've faced, in hopes that it can somehow encourage you. I'll probably talk lots about life currently, post pictures & blogs about the adventures of marriage with my best friend.. etc. All in all, my hope is that this blog can be a place where you can find encouragement, accountability, spiritual growth, love & fellowship.<3
So, Why "Grace, Giggles & Girl Power."?
I decided on the title, because I wanted something that would best express what this blog is about. Grace: definitely something I am familiar with. I don't know how many times I've pictured God up there, just laughing..or at times probably crying, as we put our palms to our foreheads & say, "C'mon (*insert your name*), REALLLY?". I'm sure some of you have had those moments too. It's okay though, because we serve a merciful and gracious God. Grace is the goodness of God that we haven't earned..and we definitely don't deserve. Giggles: Cause lets be real.. as girls sometimes we forget that its okay to laugh at ourselves, and to not always try and read between the lines. Plus, isn't it a proven fact that laughter is the best medicine? #GirlPower. you've seen me hashtag it, post girl power pics, seen the #girlpower group that was made on fb...but do you really understand what girl power is? Cause it's far more than a trending topic.
Let’s break it down..
Girl-a young female.
Power-“dunamai”(greek)- to be able; to be capable of; to have strength
Contrary to the sometimes joked about competition between boy and girl power, Girl Power has nothing to do with the ideology of "women can do what men do, but better." It is about girls answering the call their heavenly father.
Girl Power is the true, God given strength to be a girl. The might, capability and adequacy God created within us(females) so that we would be fully equipped to be able to fulfill our roles as godly women, wives, mothers and examples to other women. It’s the strength to not conform to what the world says “girl power” is or to what society says the
“perfect” woman should act like, look like and be like.
Girl Power is the holy spirit dwelling within us, enabling us to act with power. The same power we gained when God placed the Holy Spirit inside of us through salvation. Without God, we are powerless, limited & weak. When we allow the Holy Spirit to reach into the deepest depths of our soul and being,we can overcome anything-even death, because we have the power of the Holy Spirit inside of us.
Girl Power is for any girl who has ever had to power through a storm. Any girl who can SEE God’s grace and how he’s held her hand through times of trial. It’s for the girl who trusts in God so much, she CAN do anything. It’s having your confidence rooted in God & not allowing that to waiver. Allowing yourself to feel beautiful, competent, and worth it. It’s embracing everything that God has created you to be, enabled you to be and wants you to be, as his daughter. It's a God given insight, a God given way of seeing life. And it's available to every girl.