Gretchen Foster is a woman whose life has been completely undone and restored by the unfathomable love of Jesus Christ. While her previously hardened heart kept her angry and separated from God, she would tell you today that she belongs to Jesus in every way it is possible to offer oneself to Him. She is the wife to her champion of a husband, Matt, and the mother to two daughters, Presley and Marlo. Professionally, Gretchen earns an income by capturing life’s special moments for people through the camera lens.
IF YOU HAVE EVER WONDERED HOW GOD COULD USE A WOMAN LIKE YOU, THIS WAS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.
In this interview, Gretchen shares a bit of her testimony about God rescuing her from a life of sexual immorality, her work in the sex industry, and debilitating anger that ruled her heart. In the context of following her dream, she talks about the choice we have between being fearful or faithful. She reminds us of the force, power, authority of our King Jesus who is coming back one day. And she admonishes us of the dangers of comparing ourselves or our lives to those of other women.
There is a ton more to this interview with Gretchen, and listening to her is such an encouragement to believe Him, trust Him, and take Him at His word. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
Hear Gretchen share her testimony at the January 2017 Flatirons Church women's gathering.
But the king replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.
~ 2 Samuel 24:24 (NIV)
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.
~ 2 Thess 2:8 (NIV)
How God reveals more when you just start somewhere [10:00]
Why it’s so important to get in God’s word on the regular [12:44]
Gretchen’s greatest challenge & how fear can trip us up [20:53]
“I’m either going to be fearful or I’m going to be faithful [29:23]
What part of the dream is your job & what part of it is God’s [33:07]
The one purpose God create us for [37:03]
Comparison is a thief; don’t let it get a foothold in your mind [44:24]
This life is not about us; it’s about Him [48:21]
When God says something about you in His word, your job is to believe it [55:08]
There is no explanation, beyond His supernatural work, for the change in our lives [59:44]
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