Sharing My Heart & Exploring the One Who Made It

I live in Mississippi, and recently graduated with a degree in psychology from Ole Miss. I’m looking forward to graduate school so I can get my master’s in counseling. My posts are for my own benefit as I use writing as an outlet to document and organize my thoughts through my journey of living and learning. I write a ton. I’ve been in a relationship with Jesus for over a decade, I've been dating Charles since 2011, and I've been a female all my life so my writing is coming from a Christian feminist who is in love. My writing is an account of what I’m learning about myself, love, mercy, and justice. You can find it all by clicking on "navi" at the top and then going to "My Word Flow." You’ll find plenty of my voice there, but if there’s more you’d like to talk about, just go to my ask blog--asklaurenbritt.tumblr.com. I'm no longer able to answer all the questions I receive, but I try my best. I've already answered over 1300 questions, and I've tagged most of them with general key words, so they're easy to search.

God is constantly editing my perspective—confronting my mindset and altering each one that isn’t representative of his heart. Jesus is steadily revealing His reality and relevancy, and only because of His faithful pursuit of my life am I gaining understanding of Him and the world. Seeing how he rearranges my values, convictions, and desires is evidence of how needy I am to grow and mature, and this realization alone makes me desperate for the grace and hope of Christ to lead every aspect of my life.

There’s nothing new here—it’s all recycled wisdom mixed with my love for writing and communicating. It is all for the glory of Christ that I write. It is all for the glory of Christ that I share. It’s all to know him more and make him known. It’s all to understand him more and make him more understood. As we seek him, we find him; as we find him, we know him; as we know him, we love him. It’s all for him.

-LB

What is it you have on your mind?

If you are a new creation, that doesn’t mean you’re perfect. It means that what Christ has completely revolutionized who you are. He doesn’t look at your appearance, or dwell on your actions. He looks at your heart and recognizes it as the heart of Christ. He looks at you and sees that your sin has been paid for fully by the blood of his son who died for sins he never committed so that you could have a heart that is pure and innocent in the sight of God.

This should give us two things: relief and boldness.
First, relief. Relief that you don’t have to spend your life trying to earn what has already been given to you and relief that you don’t have to try to convince God of who you are. No, you are known and you are spoken for. Find great relief.
And secondly, it should give you boldness. Boldness to approach the presence of God that you now have access to through Christ. Boldness to walk as a new creation, confident that your identity is in Christ and that the incomprehensible love he has for you is enough. Find great boldness.

LB

You can hear more on this in “God is not fed up with you.”

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