Hello. My name is Kate. I am on a quest. A quest to live an authentic life. Here’s a little of my story…
I have spent a lifetime learning the meaning of that word.
You see, I grew up believing God’s love was all about performance. Do “this” and God will be pleased; do “that” and you’ll be punished. As if God was up in heaven erasing my name from the book of life every time I sinned. So because I believed this about God, I became very judgmental. I judged myself
and I judged others;I forced myself to behave and expected others to do the same.
On and on it went for most
of my life, behaving and obeying man made rules or misconstrued versions of a bible verse I had read or heard.
Life was grand, or so I thought. Then there was a bump in the road of my picture perfect life. A big bump. I was shocked and saddened. I thought that I had done everything “right”. Up to that point I thought I had it made and God was very pleased with the life “I” had
created. But that’s the lie. Performance does not equal God’s favor.
I was, in fact, like a pharisee. I wanted people to obey the rules and frankly, I thought they should be just like me. How arrogant! Thankfully God is full of love and longs to show us Grace and Mercy. I believe God showed me great mercy by causing things to fall apart in my “perfect” life.
Left and right my planned life crumbled before my eyes. I had no choice in my mind but to cry out to God to help me, and he did.
He brought people into my life that came to know what a mess I was but loved me anyway. They were people who showed me the heart of God.
Through their love and support I started to learn more about Him. God the father. God who rises to show us compassion.
NOT the just wait and I’ll get you God I had always thought he was.
Three words I keep dear to my heart. I long to tell others about these 3 words. I want to love them with God’s love and teach them about God’s Grace.
I am learning how to lead an authentic life and most of all I know now who God is…
God is Love.
In these pages I hope to show the way to Jesus. The water for your thirsty soul.
Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” 11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the welland drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?” 13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”