Monday, July 6, 2015

Our Heart's Song Blog Series: Mandy's Story


Life has shown me a great deal of difficulty but those difficulties do not define me. No,

they have simply been an aid in drawing me nearer to God with a faith that is bold and

sure.

 

It would be impossible to go into the details of the last seven years with such a limited

amount of space. God has seen us through unimaginable circumstances including,

infertility, three premature babies, two miscarriages, nearly losing a child from a post-

surgery complication and many more. With each valley experience, the Lord has given

more reasons to shout His praises and celebrate in His faithfulness.

There is a song that I find myself singing often called “My Lighthouse” by Rend

Collective. Growing up on the east coast of Canada and the Peggy’s Cove lighthouse

being a place of familiarity, together with where my faith journey has brought me to at

the present time make the lyrics of this song such an accurate articulation of my heart. I

have to share them with you:

 

"My Lighthouse" – Rend Collective

In my wrestling and in my doubts

In my failures You won't walk out

Your great love will lead me through

You are the peace in my troubled sea

You are the peace in my troubled sea

In the silence, You won't let go

In my questions, Your truth will hold

Your great love will lead me through

You are the peace in my troubled sea

My Lighthouse, my lighthouse

Shining in the darkness, I will follow You

My Lighthouse, my Lighthouse

I will trust the promise,

You will carry me safe to shore

Safe to shore

I won't fear what tomorrow brings

With each morning I'll rise and sing

My God's love will lead me through

You are the peace in my troubled sea

Fire before us, You're the brightest

You will lead us through the storms

 

Friend, do not allow the weight of your circumstances to pull you under the water. The

Lord has created us to stand confidently on His promises {“…and because of His glory

and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that

enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by

human desires.” 2 Peter 1:4}, equipped to extinguish the fiery arrows the enemy will

throw your way {“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, which you can

extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Ephesians 6:16} and bring Him glory

in all things! {“…and whatever you do, whether in words or in deed, do it all in the name

of Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17}

Find renewed purpose in your sufferings. {“For I consider that the sufferings of the

present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed in us.”

Romans 8:18} With this purpose seek the Lord with all your might, especially during

hard times, and allow His shining light to guide you to the safety of His embrace. 






Author Bio:
Mandy is the president and founder of the ministry blog ‘We are His daughters’

and thoroughly enjoys writing and providing leadership to this ministry. Mandy is an

imperfect work in progress! She loves the Lord with her whole heart and counts it her

biggest privilege to serve Him in ministry however He leads. Born and raised in Nova

Scotia, she now resides in southern Ontario with her family. She has been married to her

handsome husband Nathan for 10 years and together they have served in ministry for the

entirety of their marriage. Nathan & Mandy have four beautiful children; Benjamin,

Sophia; Spencer & Grayson. Mandy is passionate about singing, worship leading and

music. She loves reading, writing, taking pictures, studying the bible and sipping salted

caramel mocha’s at Starbucks while chatting with a friend! She strives to be tidier, more

organized (yes, she is a little compulsive!), a little more Martha Stewart-esque, and a

little less ‘unglued’. Most of all she seeks to be holier and to love God through serving

her family and her community.



(This post was written by blogger Mandy Hill as a part of the Our Heart's Song Series this month. I encourage you to read her story and check out her blog and Facebook page. This is one of the many incredible women that I will have the privilege to meet at the SheSpeaks Conference, at the end of this month, where over 800 women across the world will gather together and ask God to take us to the next level in our speaking/writing ministry. I ask that you would please pray for each woman as she shares her story.)

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  1. Love the posts and this blog! Praying for everyone attending this wonderful opportunity! Love mom

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