Evelin shares with us so many beautiful thoughts. If I had to pick one word to describe the interview, I would say “hope.” Enjoy!
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:1-2
Spiritual growth focus at the moment: I’m in one of those seasons where I am completely aware of how much I need Jesus. I am trying to obey, serve, love and honor God regardless of circumstances of life and no matter what He ask me to do. God asked me to lay down habits, that I might place Him on the throne of my heart and to have faith as I discover my purpose in Him. I cannot understand Him fully and that is the point. His ways are higher than mine, and the greatest place to be is to realize that when I entrust it all to Him, I don’t have to step back in wonder why or have anxiety.
A one sentence bio of yourself: I’m a vintage lover and grateful girl, whose peace comes from the One who created the universe.
When did you first encounter God? 2015.02.09. was the day I accepted Jesus in my heart. I didn’t know it at time, but He’d been working in me much deeper than I thought I was allowing Him to. My hurts were healed, hope replaced hopeless. Through everything I can look back, I see God’s mighty hand of grace applied at the right time in my life.
“My hurts were healed, hope replaced hopeless.”
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? Prayer and reading His Word.
Currently reading: The Resolution For Women by Priscilla Shirer. It taught me how to remain pure and satisfied in this world full of comparison, how to be consciously feminine, loyal to God, how to forgive others and not at least how to handle temptations.
Top three essentials: Bible, sweets and my journal.
How did God speak to you recently? I would say through music. When I woke up this morning, this song came to mind. What a beautiful reminder that we have so much reasons for giving thanks to the Lord. We should train our mind to see the good in everything, even in the smallest details. Lately, God has been teaching me a lot about the need to lay down my expectations, and lean into Him. And a prayer like this is a way of laying it down.
Hobby? Singing in our Church’s choir, bicycling and reading.
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong:
3. Take your eyes off your phone, off your mirror and off your pain. Take a break. You should focus more on God and His Word to have a godly mindset.
“Take your eyes off your phone, off your mirror and off your pain.”
Favorite person in scripture? From the Old Testament, I would say Abraham, and from the New Testament, Jesus.
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? I want people to see that even when life isn’t going the way we planned, it is possible to have peace and joy in Jesus. At this moment, I also try to learn to love the way He loves us. I hope that I am reflecting this love like God is expecting me to do.
Favorite season? I have to say spring. Nothing is more beautiful than nature during spring time.
Favorite holiday? I really love Christmas!
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: Our family keeps the tradition to cook together every Saturday, after my mom comes home from the work. We enjoy it every time.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven? I don’t think I’d have any question. I would just worship Him.
Thing you want to raise awareness about: Cling to hope. Cling to faith. Cling to God. Don’t ever let those three things go, because if you lose everything, but remain with those, you have all you need.
“Cling to hope. Cling to faith. Cling to God.”
What do you usually do before 9 a.m.? I usually drink a cup of tea while I read the book mentioned earlier.
What is on your nightstand? My Bible, candles, a jewelry box, books, folders, a photo in a frame and that’s all, I guess.
Define Christianity in a sentence: Christianity is being not perfect, but walking in the footsteps of the One who is.
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Until next time, keep witnessing!