*Click* On Goes the Lightbulb!

I have been back from Journey for 2 weeks now, and I’m still trying to process everything I learned and went through 🙂  I know I already shared my ‘testimony’, but it seems like there is still so much to tell!!

I’m going to come clean here and say, that, in all honesty, I did not want to go on that Journey, but God was telling me I needed to.  I went back and forth on it for quite awhile…telling God I didn’t ‘feel’ like that’s where I ‘needed’ to be, and He reminded me of something I learned earlier this year – “Don’t wait for the feelings to obey; be obedient and the feelings will catch up.”  (Tom Harmon)

So, after much prayer and tearful confrontation, I finally said, “Okay God, I’ll go…even though I don’t really ‘feel’ like it”…and I am SO glad I did!!  The feelings did finally catch up 😉

One of the first days we were there, Mr. Gothard said something that really opened my eyes!  It wasn’t profound, it wasn’t anything ‘amazing’, but it hit me like a ton of bricks.  He said, “If you aren’t walking in freedom, there are only 2 reasons why.  #1 – either you don’t know all the truth, or #2 – you aren’t applying the truth.”

Now, I’m sure I’ve heard that before, but that day, *click!* the light bulb went on!  I knew the truth…I just wasn’t applying it!  This was the case for several different areas of my life.  I was always seeking ways to find freedom – reading books, going to conferences, listening to messages, etc. –  but I wasn’t applying everything I was learning.

And let me tell you what…since God opened my eyes to that, He has given me several opportunities to apply truths in my life (sometimes more opportunities than I really care for!).  But it has been so amazing how God has been working since I got back.

I still have things that I want to share, but I think I’ll let them wait until another day…

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3 thoughts on “*Click* On Goes the Lightbulb!

  1. You stated that Mr. Gothard said, “If you aren’t walking in freedom, there are only 2 reasons why: #1 – either you don’t know all the truth, or #2 – you aren’t applying the truth.” This is very similar to the 2 reasons for not walking in freedom that our family has learned – that in order to be free, we must #1 – believe freedom is possible (knowing the truth, that all things are possible thru J.C.), and #2 – desire freedom (and so apply the truth). Stated in the reverse, we don’t get free because #1 – we don’t believe freedom is possible (not even thru J.C.), and #2 – we don’t desire that freedom strong enough to do “whatever it takes” to get free. Praise God that, if only we will fight for that freedom & believe it is possible, Jesus came to set us captives free!!!

  2. Hi i enjoyed reading your testimony. I found out about Journey to the Heart through the Duggar family and I found your blog through the living the journey website post on the November 2012 girls journey. I have wanted to go a journey for quite some time now but I don’t know anyone personally in ati and if i went, I would be by myself and money is also an issue. I have also looked at the rest of your blog and I found it very inspiring and i enjoyed reading what I had the chance to read.
    God bless, Jennifer Watson

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