Laurie Coombs is a passionate writer and speaker on the issues of forgiveness, redemption, and the hope found in Jesus. She is the author of Letters from My Father’s Murderer: A Journey of Forgiveness, an incredible true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God. Her story was featured in Billy Graham’s film, Heaven, as well as on many other national and regional radio and television programs. She is a contributor to Zondervan’s NIV Bible for Women and writes at LaurieCoombs.org. Laurie and her husband, Travis, make their home in Nevada along with their three daughters.
God has had me in an intense season of growth over the last month or so. It has been a time of refinement through trial that started the moment I began praying for God to work absolute surrender in me. And though life has been a bit more difficult lately, I have been blessed greatly during this time by the presence of God and by an outpouring of truths He has spoken over me.
Last week, I began compiling a list of all God has spoken over me during this season, and as I did, I felt compelled to share the list with you. Some of you may have learned these truths already; others may be learning these truths along with me. But either way, I believe these truths are powerful. So, no matter where you find yourself, I ask that you take these truths in and contemplate them. Pray for God to allow you to see them with fresh eyes, and let them renew your mind.
What God Has Been Teaching Me
Though I have been acquainted with some of these truths for quite some time, the depth of my understanding has grown to the extent that I can now say I am not only "acquainted" with these truths, but I know them. Yet, what amazes me about our God is that even when we think we know something, we have only just begun to understand––we have only scratched the surface. For, knowledge of God's truths are inexhaustible. There's always more to learn, always greater depths to discover. And what an adventure that is!
Over the coming weeks, I will be writing on some of these topics. I hope you will join me as I explore these truths and share the insights I have been graced with recently. In response, I invite you to join in the discussion and share the insights you've been given in these areas as well through commenting on the posts.
I'd love to get a discussion going. After all, we're all in this together, right? What a blessing it is to learn from one another!
Any thoughts? Share in the comments section on LaurieCoombs.org.