A Journey of Discovery by Heather Thompson

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Like many Christians, Heather Thompson spent years struggling with fears and feelings of inferiority. Outwardly, she knew God as her loving Heavenly Father, but an inner conflict prevented her from enjoying a secure relationship with Him. Struggling with poor self-image and insecurity, she meditated on the Scriptures, hoping that some day the truths would penetrate her heart. 

Heather’s liberation came when she discovered the Scriptural truth that our spirit is who we really are. When our spirit is renewed by the new birth, it becomes righteous, not because of our performance, but because the Spirit of Jesus dwells within. Any sinful thoughts, attitudes, or actions that we have from this time on are coming from our souls and bodies, which have still to undergo progressive change into alignment with the Spirit of Jesus within us. The Father’s Heart towards His children is one of love; and it is a love that is consistent even when we are not. This is a practical book, written for those who seek to know who God is, who they are in Him, and who, through the ministry of God’s presence in their lives, are empowered to find a way out from wrong thinking and self-condemnation. Filled with Scriptural understanding and Bible references, Heather not only reveals how God brought her on a journey of discovery, but how you too can discover the Ministry of the Father’s Heart. 

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About the Author

Heather Thompson was born in Scotland, the daughter of a Church of Scotland minister. She gained an honours degree from the University of Edinburgh and taught mathematics in Further Education. In 1979 she came to Northern Ireland, the homeland of her mother, and completed a Master’s degree in Computing Science at Queens University, Belfast, while tutoring there on the PGCE course. In 1988, she answered the call of God to full-time ministry and completed a Theology Diploma in Union College, Belfast. She served as a member of the Pastoral Team in West Presbyterian Church, Bangor, for twenty-three years until 2011, when she retired. During that time, she led various groups, including Prayer Ministry and Life in the Spirit Seminars, visited homes pastorally, and completed accreditation with the Association of Christian Counsellors. Along with those on her counselling/ministry team, she ministered restoration and healing under the guidance of the Holy Spirit top many who were broken-hearted or had been fragmented because of trauma. She has a daughter, Susan, and son Niall and daughter-in-law Mages, and three children, Benjamin, Sophie and Charlotte.