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  1. Hey Kate…thank you for this reminder this morning. I love our Father so very much, but I truly love the way HE uses each of us to talk to another. My past is crazy and it use to eat at me day in and day out, but then I finally learned and saw what a real relationship with Jesus looks like, and HE and I started sharing our days together. That is when I was able to forgive those that had hurt me when I was young, and myself for making so many choices in my life as I grew up that were not who I was. Life is hard, but life is beautiful if we can just realize and understand the depth of God’s love for us, so we can start seeing ourselves in the mirror as the person God is looking at. Thank you for this reminder 🙂 Thank you God for using Kate to remind us 🙂

  2. I feel like I need to read this every day. it’s beautiful. And a big “hello? Are you paying attention??”

  3. Such a great reminder of His love for us no matter our past.
    And we all have a past filled with good and bad

  4. Thank you for this I too have been going through infertility and it has been one of the darkest seasons of my life…but that thank you for reminding me that God will use this and maybe one day I can help or encourage someone else

  5. Kate, love this. I am so grateful for my past because I wouldn’t have the heart I have now. Satan tries to trip me up, but I know my days are in His Hands & His timing is always on time.

    Thank you for this heart reminder. Praising You Adonai for Kates testimony.

  6. I am blessed by the Testimonies. Keep them coming. We overcome by testimonies. Blessings

  7. Kate,

    Right there with you about my past. For 7+ months now the devil has tried his best to derail me. I’ve said & thought things I never did before. My mantra, taken from pastor Steven Furtick, is “devil you’ve held me long enough”! I’m taking my life back & giving it over to God. He can & has redeemed my past. My favorite song lately is “Thank you Lord” by Chris Tomlin. Here are the verses that speak to me: Thank You Lord for the hard times For lighting the way in the dark times
    For pulling me in, forgiving again The times that I took it too far, I Gotta thank You for keeping me humble
    For picking me up when I stumble And although I change, You stay the same And I don’t say thank You enough.
    Right now I’m saying Thank you Lord for everything.

    Blessings 🙂