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Redeemed & Restored: Going Back to Church Part 3

Today’s episode of Redeemed & Restored is entitled “Going Back to Church – Part 3.” I am still in awe of how the Lord met me right where I was as I made my way back to church, using such a poignant study to help me see myself clearly and begin growing my emotional self back to health. My decade plus descent into deception had affected me in similar ways that trauma effects children … my ability to grow emotionally and heal from my lifetime of trauma was suspended in time, frozen. Jesus had a his work cut out for him as I found my way back to him because my emotional and spiritual growth had been stunted in so many ways.

Athena Dean Holtz
Welcome, I'm Athena!

I start each day by tithing the first hour to the Lord in prayer, reading the word, doing word studies of the Text, and asking God how I can live out what I am reading. This time is usually met with meditation on devotionals that are usually written by dead guys like Oswald Chambers, CS Lewis, Charles Spurgeon, AW Tozer, and Andrew Murray.

Right now, I’m reading a daily devotional with a friend called Tozer on the Almighty God for my focus for the day. It's fun to see individually what pulls us in to spur one another on to good deeds!

The Bible is filled with action steps to walk out in practical and intentional ways. This sets my day in motion to walk it out! I hope this is your heart, too.

Consider this a personal invitation to join me in this journey!

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