Latest posts by Kelly Kirby (see all)
- Thrilled to be on the Fallen Sparrow mission team this fall! - February 23, 2017
- Don’t be afraid to share your testimony - February 13, 2017
- How to be a person that brings light into the lives of others - January 29, 2017
Welcome to my first podcast, Saved by Grace! Although I have always considered myself a “Christian”, until recently, my view of a personal relationship with God was fear based and full of legalism. An incorrect view of God combined with an unhealthy childhood led to major fears of abandonment and feelings of inadequacy. As a result, I sought value and worth through professional accomplishments and quality time with my family suffered.
In early 2013 I made the life-changing decision to begin watching Sunday sermons from North Point Community Church online. In June of that year, my heart was captivated by truth. It finally clicked for me when Andy Stanley used the analogy of parental love. The same deep, unconditional love that we have for our earthly children is the same love but GREATER that God has for us, his children
This new knowledge, this truth lit a spark in my heart. Finally, there was a glimmer of hope for true happiness in the void I had tried to fill with all the wrong things for so many years. For the first time in my life, I began to understand that there was someone who loved me more than I could imagine. Someone who would never leave my side, never abandon me, loved and cherished me just the way I am.
Since that day my life has changed in more ways that I could have ever imagined. Most importantly, I have learned to see myself as the person I was created to be. Accepting this truth has opened the door to living a life where every day is filled with peace and contentment unlike anything I have ever known. That doesn’t mean that I don’t experience struggles, or hardships. In fact, it’s still a daily challenge to let go of my need to please others in order to “win” their affection. There are times when circumstances activate my false beliefs but I now have God’s word, nuggets of truth tucked in my heart to fall back and rely upon to see me through. Listen to the podcast below to find out how I reacted to an incident that occurred yesterday that triggered my false beliefs
Sending peace, love & happiness to all!