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This is Your Time

“There is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing” (Ecclesiastes 3:5).

I never understood this verse before.

The world is in a reset.

And how we use this time says everything about who we will be when revival comes.

When we exit our homes and enter society again, how different we are will depend on what we do now.

This is a time for rest and replenishment, a time to receive all the world’s hurts and hopes into our hearts and yield to the necessary changes in our homes, families, communities, and nation.

It is a time for unity and cooperation — one working beside the other to makes this household work, this family thrive, this neighborhood one to be proud of. It is a time for our communities to come together, and for solidarity as a nation.

We are one family, one nation under God, indivisible. And we know a house divided will not stand.  

It’s a time to relinquish our divide and stand as one. There truly is no other way.

This is our time to review the things that matter most, readjust, and repent.

It’s a time to reevaluate our values, respect the office of the President, and realign ourselves with our Creator.

Now is the time to revisit the principles this country was founded upon and rest our gaze on the one true God whose name is written on every penny we share.

The Israelites trusted God would Passover their house if they just stayed home and marked their doorframes with the blood of the sacrificial lamb.

Jesus Himself was shut up in a tomb to re-emerge a new man.

And the Word calls him the Lamb of God. Without blemish or defect, His blood covers us.

It’s time to take Communion, friends.

When we do re-emerge, let us be the people we are truly meant to be. Clean and without defect, not perfect in our humanness, but perfected by faith in the blood. Made new because we allowed Him to do a work in our home and our hearts.

This is a reset. Use it well.

Love,

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About the Author: Jennifer

Jennifer Strickland is a wife, mom, TEDx speaker, and former professional model. She is the author of Girl Perfect, More Beautiful Than You Know, and Beautiful Lies, among other books and Bible studies that teach women their worth in God’s eyes. Since leaving the modeling industry, she founded URMore.org, a non-profit ministry that provides resources to hurting women and girls. Her favorite moments are found working on the family ranch with her husband, who she calls “the Cowboy”; in her kitchen, concocting a new version of her famous spaghetti; or spending time with their three precious children.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Jennifer is a captivating speaker. She keeps the listener hanging in wonder of what’s coming next! Her presentation is not only absorbing, it reveals the truth of God’s power to heal a wounded spirit.

Barbara Brown

Barbara Brown, Former Stonecroft Ministries Regional Representative, San Diego, CA

“The ‘P’ word [perfection] may be the heaviest burden women bear. All the misguided things we do to attain it can keep us away from what we need most – the unconditional love of God the Father. The Girl Perfect Study Guide gives you a map to the wholeness you were created for.”

Nancy Ortberg

Nancy Ortberg, author and former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church

“The Girl Perfect Study Guide shatters the lies girls and women believe and points to the ultimate truth, which really does set us free. I am confident that this study will help thousands discover a beauty, purpose, and worth that truly lasts. Thank you Jen for exposing the ‘perfect life’ and inviting girls to experience God’s ‘perfect love.'”

Allie Marie Smith

Allie Marie Smith, Founder of Wonderfully Made

One of the best testaments to what Jennifer is doing for the young girls and women of today is a comment from my eleven-year-old granddaughter: “Grammy, I want to read this book and hear her again. She’s good and I learned a lot.” This is exactly what I experienced from a grown-up perspective when I was introduced to Jennifer Strickland’s amazing story. Read it and see if you don’t get the real story from an icon model and a powerful speaker of truth.”

Thelma Wells

Thelma Wells, D.D. (Hon), President of Woman of God Ministries
As a teacher, participator, and observer of public speaking for most of my life, I’ve come to realize that many speakers make one of two mistakes when interacting with their audience (especially when that audience is mainly teenagers.) They either expect their audience to climb up to their level (which feels unattainable to the crowd) or they step down to the level of their listeners (which feels cheap and pandering.) The best speakers meet their audience where they are and lead them up to where they want them to be. This feels genuine. This is what Jennifer did over the last few days at our school.
Jennifer Strickland is a funny, engaging, dynamic speaker. She shares truth with authority and credibility that comes from both experience (her story is powerful) and an obvious depth of study in the Bible. The ideas she presents about Value, Identity, and Purpose are truths everyone needs to hear.
I heartily recommend her for your conference, school retreat, or any event where you want your people to be encouraged and challenged with deep, impacting truth.

Andrew Doan

Andrew Doan, Concord Christian Academy, Concord, NH
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