Writing Workshop: Finding God’s Voice

Have you ever taken time to reflect back on your life and see how God brought you through some of the most difficult parts? Are you curious to see how the Holy Spirit is working through your life right now to shape you into the person God sees you to become?

I sure am.

When I heard about a writing workshop early last week hosted by Campus Ministries, I became super excited. And little did I know, those questions (and many more!) were explained and answered throughout the day of this workshop.

We started off the day yesterday morning by reading Psalm 139 and finding the verse that stood out most to each one of us (see Psalm 139 here).

Psalm 139:14
Verse 14 stood out most to me from Psalm 139.
“I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

We then did a meditation in which we reflected on how Jesus has traveled with us throughout our life, and how he has supported us during some of the happiest and most difficult times. I was amazed to find His glory and mercy throughout all of my life.

Plus, we had lunch from Phelps Catering (Phelps is the dining hall on campus), and it was a delicious salad with chicken, apples, and pecans. It inspired me to be more creative with the salads I make in the dining center!

Later in the day, we reflected on stories of women in the Bible to see how their interactions with Jesus and the will of God can shape us to become people who share and experience God’s love with the people surrounding us.

Some of the things we found:

1. God’s love knows no boundaries. There is also nothing that can separate us from God (John 4:1-42, Romans 8:38-39).

2. When we become desperate for God’s presence, he will not reject us. Also, having strong, abiding faith creates a gateway for us to see God’s miracles in our life (Luke 5:25-34).

3. God blesses us through our works of selflessness and is steadfast to us in our times of need (2 Kings 4:1-34).

It was neat to review these stories as as a college student and understand them with a different perspective. It was also inspiring to find strength and courage through women who were faithful to God.

And the one of the best parts about this workshop? Over the next six weeks, we’ll be breaking into small groups to engage in greater discussion about God’s plan in our lives. I’ll keep you updated on how it goes!

In the meantime, keep up with me @hopesophie17! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or email me at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu.

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Published by Sophie Guetzko

Hey, I'm Sophie. I'm a third year college student graduating a year early, in May 2016. Follow me (I'm a Leadership minor) @hopesophie17 on Twitter and Instagram, send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu-- I'd love to chat (I'm a Communication major). While on campus, I've been involved with numerous Bible Studies, The Anchor newspaper, CFL Consulting, and recently started my own t-shirt company through the CFL Incubator program. Hope to talk soon!

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