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What you should know about A Divine Encounter…

“So what’s A Divine Encounter about?” you ask.

A Divine Encounter offers encouragement for Christians, sharing how to build a real-life faith through relationship with God. Learn more here!

Something that delights my heart and refreshes my spirit like nothing else is encountering my Savior and lingering long in His presence.

I’ve learned that when it comes to my time with my God, slower is better. So this little blog isn’t about me inundating you with information. There’s certainly plenty of information pretty much everywhere you look these days.

And it’s not about me gifting you with my wisdom. Oh no, certainly not. There are many others out there with much more wisdom, expressed far more eloquently.

And it’s not about me trying to convince you of something, or to persuade you to think like me, or to make choices like me, or to believe like me.

You see, as God grows me, my views on things change. Sometimes a little. Sometimes a lot.

My heart is thankful and my soul is secure in those things that will never change – His inerrant Word.

Who He is.

How He loves.

How He sacrificed.

But me? I change a lot.

And I’m overwhelmingly grateful for that. For one thing, it’s proof that He is. Proof that He exists, that He’s alive, that He’s working.

Even better, though, it’s proof that He is in me. He is alive in me, and He is working in me. He is faithfully sanctifying me – setting me apart in a world ravaged by sin. And He is persistently consecrating me – making me useful for His purposes.

Yes, I’m glad He changes me.

And I want you to know that these rambling reveries and mumbling musings of mine are not ever, no never a judgment on you if you live out your faith differently from me. Because I am on a journey and you are on a journey, and neither of us is on each other’s journeys.

I write because it helps me define and apply what God is doing in me…and because I have come to learn that He wants believers to encourage each other to seek Him wholeheartedly.

To be still and know that He is God.

To walk by faith and not by sight.

To set our affections on things above and not on things on the earth.

To store up for ourselves treasures in heaven.

To care for the poor, the widow, and the orphan.

To seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God.

To love our neighbors as ourselves.

I write because He wants me to run with you in these things we know for sure…and He also wants us to love with grace in those things we don’t.

I realize that over the next months and years and decades I will change more.

Maybe my perspective will be more like yours.

And maybe yours will resemble mine.

So I ask that you read these words through a lens of grace and understand that ultimately, I’m writing for Him.

And I’m writing to younot to manipulate you into believing just like me.

But to cheer you on as you pursue Him…

…chasing after Him with all your heart

…spending time with Him so you can get to know Him and love Him even more

…asking Him to show you truths in His Word and to show you how to live out those truths every day

…and taking hold of the hands of others, and pulling them toward Him, too.

It’s not lost on me that there are millions of choices we have regarding how to spend each moment of our days. I humbly thank you for choosing to spend a few of yours with me.

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14 Comments

  1. Faith Lohr

    This is absolutely beautiful! Love your heart on this. Your words are beautifully written and I very much enjoyed reading this and learning more about the purpose and heart behind your blog. 🙂

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    • Jennifer

      Thank you so much, Faith! Your encouragement is a blessing 🙂

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  2. Toluwani

    Wow Jennifer, It’s AMAZING how GOD is doing a lot of great things in your life!!

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    • Jennifer

      Yes, His is grace to work in us and through us IS amazing! Thank you for reading, and for celebrating Him with me!

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  3. Kwamé

    Hello,
    I found you on Pinterest. God bless you for your faith and making this website available for those of us who need a boost and ongoing encouragement. 🙂

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    • Jennifer Clarke

      Hello, Kwame’! What a beautiful name! It’s a blessing to share what God is teaching me, and to have an opportunity to hear from new friends like you. Thank you so much for reading, and for taking the time to get in touch! May God bless you also.

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  4. Jill

    So glad I found you, via your post today on Facebook, the Inspired Bloggers, and your exciting blogging journey! Thanks for your transparency in sharing your heart for the Lord!

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    • Jennifer Clarke

      Welcome, and thank you for stopping by, Jill! It’s a joy to engage in relationships with other bloggers, learning from each other and cheering each other on!

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  5. Joyce Luna

    Just to let you know that your writing helped me as I was getting into this world of which I should not, I am in this world but not of the world………sometimes I slip and fall……….I have to ask him please pick me up, and I say “forgive me I pray”.
    Joyce Luna

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    • Jennifer Clarke

      Hi, Joyce! “A righteous (wo)man falls seven times and rises again” (Proverbs 24:16). I praise God for His grace which beckons us to rise again, and for the merciful hand He extends as He invites us out of the pit. I’ve prayed that He would draw you closer to Him, molding you more and more into His image day by day. May God bless you!

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  6. Jill D

    I stumbled upon Devine Relationship and Faithful Stewardship on Pinterest which led me to your blog. Then I read “About Me”. It’s no coincidence God led me to your blog at this moment in my life. I see His words come through you and I’m excited to read more of His words in your blog. I pray God will continue to bless you by using you to spread His word so that you may continue to bless us, your readers.

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    • Jennifer Clarke

      Hello, Jill! I’m so glad you found me and that you took the time to get in touch by leaving this kind note. 🙂 My heart’s desire is to point women toward deeper intimacy with our God, and I hope that as one of my readers, you’ll hold me accountable to that standard. I look forward to more interactions with you in the future!

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  7. W. K. "Bill Wimp" Wimpenney

    Do you have a way for me to get an email when there is a new blog ? entry? or whatever. I don’t do “social media” and have trouble with many things computer.

    I do lead hymns at church and in old-folks’ homes/nursing homes.

    I do print small “bons mots” for hand-outs at our church and in our community.

    Liked your article about homosexuality. My now deceased wife always suggested I throw the first stone IF I STILL WANTED TO after I became sinless.

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    • Jennifer Clarke

      Hello, and welcome! I was blessed by your testimony of service for our Lord – may He grant you the grace to continue ministering faithfully for Him! I’m glad you stopped by today, and I’m humbled and thankful that you’d like to receive my posts in your email. If you visit my “Subscribe” page by clicking here, you’ll see a form toward the bottom of the page. Simply enter your name and your email address, then choose how often you’d like to receive emails from A Divine Encounter.

      Thank you for stopping by, and may God bless you!

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