My name is Heidi Viars. I have been married for thirty two years to an incredibly gracious and kind man. Together we parent 6 amazing individuals.
I love to spend time with God, with people, and in nature.
Here in the woods, by the lake, in an early sunrise, or sunset, God reveals so much of Himself. Pondering and questioning seem to come naturally here, in creation. This blog reflects much of what I experience outside on my walks and what God reveals to my heart as I walk with Him through life – as I take a closer look at the world around me.
I met Jesus Christ for the first time over twenty years ago, on a path that was mostly dark. I had been blind to that darkness until I had reached the end of my road. There I sat in my home alone, planning to end my life.
God did not allow for my plans to succeed but instead shone His Light into the darkest day of my life. One day at a time, He revealed Truth to me from His Word, the Bible. He told me that He had came to die for my sins and that I needed to trust Him to take care of my sins. He opened my eyes to the darkness and the fact that He was rescuing me from it. (“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13). Since then, I have found Jesus to be more than I could have ever imagined. He is the Light of my day and what drives me to live.
Might God be trying to speak to you today? If you hear His voice, don’t harden your heart. Listen and trust Him. He made provisions for you as well, namely Jesus who is the Bread of Life and the Living Water. No sin is too great, that He can’t redeem it and no life too far in the pit, that He can’t reach it. He longs for you to know Him. He gave His life so you would not have to pay for the sins you committed.
But even if you have thought of yourself a good person, please consider that no one can measure up to a Holy God. Your sins, even the smallest, demand a payment. The Bible says that we all fall short of the glory of God. BUT GOD sent His Son to pay for your debt and longs for you to know this.
My prayer is that these reflections and poems will encourage you to draw nearer to the Heavenly Father. I pray that, no matter how far you feel you are from Him, you will be able to see that He is longing to show you His love. My hope is for you to sense His hand leading you, even if you are “taking the Wings of the Dawn or dwell in the remotest part of the sea”. Psalm 139