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My Prayer Journal | 4.2.20 | Entry 3

Yesterday was rather stressful for me. I was publicly criticized by an Adventist for what I was wearing in a photo posted almost a year ago on Instagram.

Hey God,

I didn’t get around to writing in my prayer journal yesterday because I was too busy working on a blog post that I feel You have has placed on my heart. When I shared on Instagram and Facebook the criticism I received on a photo of myself in a swimsuit at the beach when I was in Portugal my inboxes were flooded with love and support. I’ve been collecting all of the support to create a longer blog post where I can give credit to my supporters and share the effects of trying to take God’s place and judge others. I feel very blessed by all of the people in my life who want to protect me. I’m so glad God has put all of these incredibly strong people in my life.

Please be with the person who criticized me, help him to see your love and realize that it is impossible to be the perfect Christian/Adventist. We all make mistakes. I hope to be able to be friends with this person and see what Your plans are for us. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to learn, grow and build friendships.

Today the support continued, I received so many kind-hearted messages where people from all over shared how sorry they were. Pastors, Adventists, people who don’t believe in Christ. I was able to join the Adventist Young Professionals Zoom call again today and I’m starting to make new friends! I was supposed to be interviewed for a podcast but that has been moved for tomorrow. Thank you, Lord, for everything you do for me.

I received a message yesterday that I had inspired another person to start their own prayer journal. That is encouraging me to stay consistent and continue to journal my prayers publicly (which still scares me greatly haha). Please guide those to You.

Verse of the day:

Hebrews 12:2 Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

I remember we were just looking into Hebrews this week as part of the Bible study through Adventist Young Professionals on Zoom. I feel that the most powerful part of this verse is to fix our eyes on Jesus. Focusing our attention to be loving and kind, but strong like Jesus is what we must all do as believers.

Thank you God for all that you do,


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