Hello all! If this is your first time to visit the Women of Westminster blog page, welcome! I hope you will take the time to look around. There have been some great articles posted here.
I hope at this writing, you are all digging in and working The Faith Dare. I have talked to a few of you and I know you are doing your best to read and apply the book in your daily walk. That is the purpose of this dare: to challenge you to a fasting of self and begin a new habit of looking up (to truth, to God, for help, understanding, wisdom, forgiveness, grace and cleansing). I know it is a tall order, but with Him all things are possible.
We have received some comments from a few of you who have stated (through tears of joy) that you really needed this book. Katie and I are right there with you! We cannot wait to meet with you and hear your thoughts since starting the dare. For those of you not able to join in a small group, please feel free to comment below and let us know what you think.
I am assuming the majority of you have completed Day 1 – Dare to Ask God for a New Heart. As the author points out, living with a new heart does not come automatically or naturally. What a hard challenge for the first day! I had to really search my heart, especially for the fragmented areas I had shut, and thought I had securely locked, never to be opened again.
I was reminded of my own house. I have rooms no one would ever find because the entries are hidden from sight. I would prefer no one go in those rooms because the fact they are hidden has allowed me to store just about anything without giving the items another thought. Why the disarray remains now became a little clearer to me. I hid it all away, and as long as I did not have to see it, I could pretend it wasn’t there.
Similar to the disorder of my heart, I heard God telling me He already knows what is in those “rooms” I had so actively worked at closing off. If I will just acknowledge they are there and remove the self-made padlocks, He will take care of the rest. He will do the cleaning and the rearranging. As the author describes, I will be granted a heart of flesh: soft, light, beating to a proper rhythm, warm and alive. I love that image of a light, airy heart!
I hope all of you will use the comment section of this website to keep us informed of how things are going for you. We would also like to share your comments in the small groups unless you tell us otherwise. If you run in to any issues or questions about using the site, please let us know.
Blessings to you all!