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Not Part of the Plan- GirlDefined

I was so thankful to again be chosen to be a part of the launch team for GirlDefined’s new book: “Not Part of the Plan: Trusting God with the twists and turns of your story.” I was so excited when they announced this new book. I’ve been so encouraged as I’ve followed the story of Bethany’s long journey of singleness and Kristen’s trial of infertility. Their openness to these struggles have encouraged me so much as I see their love for the Lord grow even in the midst of hard. I remember hearing Kristen share of her third miscarriage at the 2019 GirlDefined conference- months after a big and hard life disappointment for me. I was lost and confused and my only hope was to cling to the Lord as my life didn’t go in the direction I had hoped it would. And hearing the struggle Kristen had gone through and how the Lord comforted and worked in her heart was so helpful.  I was so excited to read this book. I’ve loved every book of theirs. It’s so personable and so very practical. They share thei


"But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life."
Romans 6:22
This book, though it was long and dragging, did have many great encouragements and examples of a what a salve of Christ is. 
It went through what slaves use to look like and how they acted.  Roman slaves were glad to be linked to their masters, especially if he was higher in class, so that they could claim status for themselves.  It made me think of how much more amazing it is for us to be slaves of God, because He created everything and is the highest master of all!
We are slaves of Christ, which is the highest honor ever.  Everyone is a slave to someone or something.  Most people think they are in control of their own lives and they get to decide what they what to do and how they want to live, but they are either slaves of sin or slaves of Christ.  I find it very encouraging that God is Master over all, even the devil himself.


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