Hi, it’s Gracie posting from Perth, Australia. I am now residing in
Australia and half way through the lecture phase of my
Discipleship Training School. Wow, I can honestly tell you I will not
come back the same person. God is changing me and using me in ways
that I could never have done on my own.
YWAM Perth base
I have also learned a lot about myself and how I have viewed God. God
has broken down so many wrong perceptions I had of him. In the past, I
‘knew’ that God was all loving and full of grace, but I approached him
as a perfectionist who only forgave me because he had to. I thought he was passive and unemotional, except the times when he would arise in anger. I had forgotten he created joy, fun, and all the other emotions. In my mind he didn’t view me as anything special, and was disinterested and distant. Deep inside me I still did not yet know that the Father God loved me.
What was my problem?
I had a head knowledge of who God was, yet my experience in life and the knowledge in my heart was different. I was passive and distant,
because I believed that was how God viewed me. I thought true, mature
Christians were un-emotional and lacking in joy. Their relationship
looked more rational and the outcome was a lot of theological
I want to tell you about what happened and all the teaching that
really brought my heart to soften, but that would take forever. I
really encourage you to check out our teachers website, specifically
the teaching on Father Heart, at:
What was the end result? God displayed his character to me in a VERY
intimate, real way. He knew exactly how I needed to experience him and
he broke down my walls. It was the difference between head knowledge
and heart (experience) knowledge. I KNOW now, deep inside me, that He
loves me: He loves his daughter!!
I am still trusting God with finances. I would love prayer for this! Thank you so much for all of you who have donated!