Thoughts from Esté

Today we get to hear from Esté, a woman who radiates joy and love! Anyone who knows her has experienced her warmth and faithfulness.  And she's  a gifted artist to boot!

What comes to mind when you consider the phrase 'pause in his presence'? -Taking a simple, secret moment to think of God.

What comes to mind when you consider the word RISE? -Cake! :) 

Is there a time in your life you can recall where God has called you to rise? In faith, out of a situation.. in any way. What was this experience for you?
-I experienced deep despair when I was a teenager as a victim of on going abuse. I felt very alone, and I remember crying out to God to give me strength to "rise" and to somehow escape it. He answered my prayer literally the next day, giving me an opportunity to be physically removed from my bad situation. From there, I was safely placed in the care of loving people who prayed for me every day, and walked with me as God healed my heart.

 Is there a time in your life you can recall where you have been able to pause or rest, a spiritual season that you feel like God allowed to work on you, to reset, or to bless you?
-I've actually been going through that recently. I feel like God asked me to 'just breathe', and to become comfortable with silence. To just know and trust in His presence. To say the least, it's harder than it sounds! For me at least. :)