Katlyn speaks to us about trusting God in the midst of worry, how faith is not a one-way street, and the fact that life is too short to intentionally make choices that bring about bad consequences.
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: “Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” (Micah 7:7) As a Christian, this verse is so comforting. God hears our cries. He hears our prayers! It’s a reassurance that the faith I have, isn’t in vain because He truly does answer our prayers. We just have to wait on His perfect timing.
Spiritual growth focus at the moment: To worry less. I know, I know, I’m [young], why am I worrying already? To be honest, I don’t know. I find myself worrying about the unknown of the future often, but I’m trying not to do it so much. It is something I am trying to grown and learn from. God’s in control, there’s nothing for me to fear. He has already won my battles.
Profession: I’m a dancer, at the moment, with blogging as my hobby. But eventually, I’d love to become an author.
A one sentence bio of yourself: I’m a daughter of the Creator, who simply wants to inspire others by sharing His amazing love.
When did you first encounter God? I’ve been raised in a Christian home my entire life. I thank God for that. I was young when I gave my heart to God, but when I got to be around the age of 13-14, I realized that faith wasn’t just a one-way street. That’s when I started truly placing my faith and trust in God. I started to live for Him and share Him with others. It became a relationship.
“I realized that faith wasn’t just a one-way street.”
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? Going back to the subject of worrying– a thought that has helped me grow in this season is something as simple as this: [I will] do my part by praying, and then let God do His part. It’s better when we hand things over to God, because when we try to fix things, they crumble in our hands.
“It’s better when we hand things over to God, because when we try to fix things, they crumble in our hands.”
Just read/currently reading: I’m currently reading Your Own Beautiful by Chelsea Crockett. It’s such a fun, inspiring book for all girls; it’s also a reminder that God made you absolutely beautiful. I’m also reading True Honor by Dee Henderson. Her books are so inspirational; I recommend any of them!
Top three essentials: Hands down, the first would be, The Word of God/God. My laptop, for writing, and music, for sure, music.
How did God speak to you recently? God has been asking of me to take life one day at a time. Life is too short, and sometimes, I forget to live in the moment. There’s a world passing by right in front of me, and He doesn’t want me to forget that. So, I’m working on that for Him, I really believe it will benefit me and the way I live.
Hobby: I’ve already mentioned blogging, so I really love photography and writing. I love spending down time doing either one of those.
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong:
- Stay in the Bible constantly! There is always something in it to uplift you and help you.
- Get rid of things that hinder you. For example, if you have a toxic friend that does nothing to help you and really doesn’t care for you and what you’re for, it may be hard, but separate yourself from them. Those kinds of friendships aren’t healthy for you.
- Surround yourself with positivity, positive people, and positive thoughts. Such as always going to Church, the people there can encourage and uplift you. It’s much needed for you to stay spiritually strong and healthy.
Favorite person in scripture? Jesus. And I’m not just saying that because He’s ultimately what makes the Word of God so powerful and really the Word of God. While that’s true, it’s just so touching to know that Jesus was on this earth. He cared for humans, He had friends, He went through trials, but He responded with such grace and humility. He had all power over heaven and earth. He set an example for me; He showed me how to be as a Christian, and I love that.
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? I want people to know that I’m happy, and the reason I am is because of God. I want them to see and know that God isn’t some stern God that doesn’t let you have any fun. He’s a friend and it’s a relationship– me and Him. I want others to be able to see that and want it, too.
Favorite season? Summer, for sure. I love hanging out with friends and family by the pool or around the campfire. And of course, all the fun traveling and trips.
Favorite holiday? Christmas! I love this time of year for many reasons. One, it’s a time where it’s so easy to share my faith. I love sharing with others the true meaning of Christmas. Two, being around friends and family and seeing everyone’s smiles. It’s a heart-warming thing for me. And three, the food because food is good. *laughs*
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: Every year before we open gifts on Christmas, we always read Luke chapter 2. It’s such a humbling thing, and it’s a really good reminder that Christmas isn’t about all the gifts that we’re about to open.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven? Once I’ve talked to Jesus and my family that have gone before me, I want to ask Noah what it was like to see all the animals board the ark. I’d love to know what his reaction was and how he felt during that time.
Thing you want to raise awareness about: I want people to know and be aware that life is short. It’s too short to make the wrong choices. I want others to choose God and Heaven. I want people to choose good, because evil comes with an eternal consequence.
“I want people to know and be aware that life is short. It’s too short to make the wrong choices.”
What do you usually do before 9 a.m.? Hmm… I’m not really a morning person, but when I am up, I like to start the day with a cup of tea or coffee and reading in my Bible. Then, I like to somewhat plan out my day and all that I have to do, whether that be things I have to do in school, upcoming appointments, filming videos, or planning out blog posts.
Define Christianity in a sentence: It’s about a Savior that died to set me free, and now, I’ll forever live my life trying to bring Him glory. It’s a faith that’s strong, real, and freeing. Sorry, that was two sentences, but it’s just so hard to limit me when the rules of grammar don’t agree with what I want to say. *laughs*
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YouTube Channel: youtube.com/c/KatlynGrace
Until next time, keep witnessing!