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Psalm 139:23-24

Search me God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me , and lead me in the way everlasting.

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Hey There! My name is Marcia and I must say that I would have never thought to start a blog, but in any case here I am. I thought I would be in a very different place this time in my life, but this is where God has me and I'm just taking it one day at a time in prayer.  This is very humbling for me because it allows me to be still, honest, and vulnerable.  God has allowed me to be the wife of a veteran, who faithfully serves in the army reserves and is coming up on his eighteenth year in the military.  It hasn't been easy, but I know God's got my marriage, and I praise the Lord that I am holding on to see how God will bless my marriage beyond anything I could ever ask or imagine. 


Dance is another love of mine, and it plays a different role during every unique season of my life.  Most of the time I have no idea what God will do with me through dance, but my deepest prayer is that with all my heart I'm able to glorify Him through my dancing.  I was a dance major in college and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree.  My whole life was full of little dance dreams some of which came true, but in this season especially I've been praying to my heavenly Father to use my dancing and allow me to according to His will live as a dancer. 


In the past, I also served as a substitute teacher.  Like dance, God has used this job and the children I care for to humble my heart.  One day when I was feeling so useless, I thought to myself how can I view my position through God's eyes?  Then God spoke to my heart and He said "Marcia, my son Jesus Christ was the perfect substitute for the sacrifice for your sin".  Reflect Jesus and choose humility on your job just as Jesus came to this earth to humbly serve.  When things get tough and you want to give up, remember Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.  Pray to me to give you the strength and grace to respond according to my will.  Most importantly do everything with all your heart for me, just as Jesus was obedient to me to the point of death on the cross".  Soon I'll be starting a new position as a paraprofessional. My prayer is that with each day God gives me the grace to submit to Him in how He chooses to refine my character in this new role.    


Like some Christians, I grew up in church my entire life, and by Gods grace I had two parents who taught me the most important thing they could have ever taught, and that is Jesus loves you.  If it were not for my mother and father planting this seed in my heart I would not be the Christian I am today.  Unfortunately, I didn't always choose to  follow Jesus, but in college I came to the understanding of what it really meant to make Jesus Lord and I chose to become a follower of Christ.  My prayer is that you are able to be encouraged and blessed through this blog as I invite you on my journey.


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