Day 1 – Growing Up

31 Day love DayDear God,

Thank you SO MUCH for your patience with me – today and all the other days you have blessed me with… it’s been a couple of rough weeks.  You keep insisting…

That I forgive.
That I love.
That I allow you to fight my battles for me.

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.
2 Chronicles 20:17

I’ve kicked and screamed.  I’ve wept and squirmed.  But I also kept showing up.  I wrestled until I got the blessing BECAUSE I know you are faithful.  And today I saw some fruit.  Today I had some peace.  Today I felt your strength and your presence.

1234094_10201750512743112_194617974_n Can you imagine me if you didn’t keep insisting I grow??

That my character remain a work in progress. What a frightful thought – to be stuck in spiritual adolescence.

Take this picture for instance – a terribly awkward what in the world was I thinking 12yo picture – I PRAISE you that’s not me today!

I am who I am today because of your faithfulness and nothing else. Oh how I love you Lord.

Me <3

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Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (, where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.

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