Do not condemn yourself, God loves you by Heather Marsten

Monday, March 31, 2008

Do not condemn yourself, God loves you by Heather

I don’t know who this is for, but this morning after reading the Bible, God showed me an image. Lately He has been revealing where He was in my past. He gave me the image of a healing journey, and then showed me how he used new life to stop the progression of satan in my life.

Before I knew God, I spent many years in the occult. In fact, it was one of the things my husband was attracted to me about. When we had our first child, I tabled the occult, not wanting my kids to grow up only knowing the occult. My rationale was they should be able to make a choice and I didn’t want them to be tormented in school because of their occult beliefs.

God showed me this morning he used NEW LIFE (the birth of my son) to begin His work in my life that brought me to Him.

I praise God for His loving me so much to continue pursuing me when the last thing I wanted was to have any dealings with Him.

I was going to write this in my notebook to remember, and I had the distinct impression I had to write this here for someone else to read. Please do not condemn yourself for your poor choices in the past. God certainly doesn’t condemn you, He just loves you and wants to open your eyes up to the tremendous love He has for you. You may think He has not intervened in your life, but don’t be so sure. God intervenes in ways you may not perceive. Ask Him where He was, and He will show you. It will be in His timing when He shows you, but never for one instant doubt God is there.

Have a blessed day,

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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