Deanna is a part Canadian, part American staff kid at Life Action Ministries. She is an ordinary high school girl whose life has been radically changed by our awesome God. She loves being with her family members in Christ. She likes to pretend she's a speed skater, a crazy good musician, and a ballerina. Some say she was born in the wrong century. Though she has an appreciation for just about anything vintage, she believes God has placed her in this place in time as a part of His sovereign plan. By the grace of God, each day is a journey of reflecting Christ as she fixes her eyes on Him—the author and perfecter of our faith.
It has always stumped me when people pray with authority and faith that God will do as they ask, because how do they know if what they just asked Him to do is according to His will? Then God brought to mind the story of Peter walking on water …
Think of some hard times you have gone through lately. Whatever the struggle, think back to what your reaction was when you were first hit with that tragedy. Did you automatically run to God, verbally pouring out your thoughts and needs as if you were talking to your best friend?
Girls, we do the strangest things! When we are trying to get over a boy,
one of our most natural responses is to turn him into the kind of
person we wouldn’t even want to date. We start thinking bitter thoughts
toward him in an attempt to stop admiring him so much.
I couldn’t stop thinking about this boy, so I knew I definitely had a serious problem with idolatry. And so the journey began. I had to figure out how get rid of this idol somehow. I had to find a way to control my thoughts.