This, friends, is my story.
Faithfully Fervent is my journey through the deepest depths of heartache, surrender, self-reflection, radical love, and transformation.
I journaled every single day for 8 months on how God was moving, challenging me, convicting me, and how He resurrected my broken heart and life through this difficult season. Within 4 months, I was able to compile this into a story, which was met through much prayer and wisdom along the way from my biblical community.
One of the greatest challenges I faced in writing this book is how The Lord pressed and led me to write from an entirely raw and transparent perspective. My motivation in completing the mission of my book was to be a challenge for our culture today. The challenge of being completely authentic — in expectant hope that people could relate to my story in any aspect of their life and not feel alone.
In hope people could be empowered to embrace what’s real.
In hope people could feel heard.
In hope people could be reminded it’s completely okay if everything is falling apart by the strength of your own two hands.
It’s okay because you have a God who is going to breathe new life into those ashes in exchange for something immeasurably more beautiful than you could imagine. I can promise you this as a testament.
My prayer for you in our paths crossing along the pages of my journey is that you encounter the power of The Holy Spirit in the most profound way, and that you let Jesus in to bring healing and hope into your life.
If I can leave you with one thing, it is to be reminded of how mighty your purpose as a chosen child of God is, and that God WILL redeem your story to bring glory to The Kingdom. Believe and receive that in faith and expectant hope.
As we part I’d love to share with you the verse I clung to during this season, and what I have been led to share as my testimony:
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” Genesis 50:20 (NIV)
Thank you for blessing me with your time, and for this opportunity to be featured on your blog today!
Rhianna Marie Mitchell