But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
My name is Pamela Jensen and the verse above is my “life verse”. I live in Oregon with my wonderful husband and our “fur-baby”. This blog is a result of following a leading that God has put on my heart to write, in order to share my story for His Glory.
I am not a pastor, nor do I have a religious degree from seminary. I am simply a woman who believes in God, who thrives when I allow the Holy Spirit to guide my steps and who loves the relationship I have been blessed to have with Jesus. God has allowed me to participate in and lead a number of Bible studies both at my local church and in my home. I am always humbled and amazed at how deeply He speaks to others through me when I yield everything to Him.
I was raised by a godly family, attending Sunday school, confirmation classes and church on a regular basis. I have, in my past, walked fully away from God and my faith. However, God never quit pursuing me and finally, with His help, I wised up and came back to His loving arms.
Throughout my life, because of my own poor choices, I have walked in many dark places I should not have walked. God protected me in all the terrifying situations and places into which I walked. No matter where I wandered, God was with me, whether I realized it or not. I believe that He let me go so deep into the darkness that I would know, beyond a doubt, that I never wanted to go back.
Since those wanderings into worldly darkness, I have come back to His light. I have been healed, both emotionally and physically, in ways I never thought possible. In 2012, my dad suddenly died and through that traumatic experience I began to realize I needed to Slow Down and focus on what was important in life. At the time when my dad died, I was reading Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer. That was not a mistake. As I read those words through tears of loss, I was introduced to the idea that how I thought affected how I felt and lived. God made it abundantly clear to me that my dad struggled with his thoughts his whole life and this was a time for me to realize that and to start a new way of thinking in my life and in our family. As I began to “think about what I was thinking about” God opened my eyes to His thinking about me and how very much He loved me. It was then that I realized how much I truly loathed myself. Upon that realization, God was able to start transforming my mind with His words and His love and it has been a journey of love.
Along these years, God has continued to pursue me. I continued to run from Him and often turned my back to Him with my half-hearted desire to seek Him. It is only since I have, with God’s help, chosen to seek Him above all else that He has blessed me with a fruitful relationship in Him.
During these years God has revealed hidden deep seated wounds and healed them completely. This has happened in a variety of ways with the most complete healing resulting from working with a dedicated prayer minister of Wellsprings Ministries. That process helped me see where I had believed lies of the enemy and how I had allowed him to reign over my life in many areas. With Holy Spirit’s help, those lies have been replaced by God’s truth and I am walking in the most amazing freedom I could have ever imagined. I know that I have surely not dug up every lie that has been planted by the enemy, but I also know that I have the tools and the power through Jesus to eradicate them when they reveal themselves.
During this healing process, God made it abundantly clear that He desired me to become a Certified Personal Trainer. That was an assignment I completed in March of 2019. I am still not entirely sure what God plans to bring about with that certification but I know it will be wonderful because it is all a part of His plan.
Along with becoming a Certified Personal Trainer, this blog is a step of obedience towards what God wills for my life. Thanks for coming along, I pray that the experiences and lessons of love that God allows me to share will help you on your journey. May God bless your journey to His heart.