Bekah speaks to us about what God says to us about our desires, her book and seeing ourselves through the eyes of Christ.
Inspiring biblical passage of the moment: “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”
Proverbs 4:18 NIV
This is how Abba has been leading me in my 20’s. One step of courage at a time.
Spiritual growth focus at the moment:
Growing in seeing myself the way He sees me. Asking Him to give me His eyes over who I am, as well as asking my Savior daily to renew my mind, my vision.
He has been whispering in my ear as of lately…
“I wish you saw yourself the way I see you.”
Profession: I am a Therapist Assistant in a hospital setting, as well as a newly published author.
A one sentence bio of yourself: A passionate young lady desperate for all to come and know the completing love of the Father.
When did you first encounter God: I would say my first real encounter with God would be at Bible school in Sweden, when I came to recognize that this relationship isn’t just one sided. It takes a response. He has pursued me, and takes great delight when I pursue Him back. When I seek to know Him more and more, all of a sudden the things of this world do as the song writer says, … “grow dim.”
What has helped you grow spiritually in this season? Learning to be a child, and have faith like one. Coming to my Father in simplicity, in vulnerability, and in raw honesty.
Just read/currently reading: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
Top three essentials:
The Word of God
How did God speak to you recently? He’s been speaking to me about the desires of my heart. My greatest desire: to have a family of my own. I’ve lived in fear that I may never see this come to fruition in my life. He whispered into my ear just the other day that He is not a God who wants to get rid of the desires of my heart, to rob me of them, but to restore them— for His glory. The surpassing peace of God washed over me and the fear left.
“He is not a God who wants to get rid of the desires of my heart, to rob me of them, but to restore them— for His glory.”
Hobby: Seeking the Lord on behalf of others, whether that is through a conversation in person, public speaking, praying in intercession, or writing for them, any time any where. Encouraging them in Christ. Investing in their lives.
Top three practical tips for staying spiritually strong:
Being in His word, daily. I’ve come to firmly believe it is what will keep us. It renews my mind.
Solitude. For me this is huge. I am extremely relational and my love language is quality time, and so if I don’t take that time with the Lord, I notice a huge difference. I become very anxious and am quick to lose sight of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Memorizing His word. Even if I don’t recall it the next week. It comes at the exact time I need it. To know His word is also a necessity for prayer and intercession.
“I’ve come to firmly believe it is what will keep us.”
Favorite person in scripture? David. I love his heart. His honesty. The way he shares everything, even his doubts. How no matter how he feels, he simply comes. I love that through his writing, you always know this is a man who desperately loves Jesus.
What do you want people to learn about God when they look at you? That He loves unconditionally, and completely.
Favorite season? Fall. I love the beauty of it. The changing of leaves. The chill of the air. The layers. The fashion.
Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving. I love to bring to remembrance what I am thankful for and to gather with family and celebrate.
A special tradition you and your family engage in or keep: I’m from a growing family and so things are ever changing. One tradition we do have are family trips, whether going somewhere sunny and warm, or to the cabin at the lake. We love to be together.
Question you will ask when you get to heaven? I used to have a million. But now, I know when I see His face, I’m going to be undone. I will have no words, no questions.
“When I see His face, I’m going to be undone.”
Thing you want to raise awareness about: Jesus is the treasure.
“Jesus is the treasure.”
What do you usually do before 9 a.m.: Depends on the day. On a work day, I would get up, spend some time in silence, in prayer, and in the word, then eat breakfast and head to work. On a day off, I’d first go to the gym, then come home, eat and spend time in the presence of Jesus.
Define Christianity in a sentence: A life lived for the glory of God.
For more Bekah:
Facebook: Rebekah Clearwater — Author
A note from Bekah about her book:
“All proceeds from my book are going to an orphanage in Kenya called Valley Light Home. The book is in stores, as well as in ebook form. If bought from me, 100% of the proceeds will go to the orphanage. If bought from the store, 20% of proceeds will go to the orphanage as the publisher and store share the rest of the percentage, and if bought as an ebook, 50% of the proceeds go to the orphanage.”
Until next time, keep witnessing!