Daveda didn’t start her life knowing who Jesus is. She met Jesus while pregnant with her 3rd son at 23 years old. Daveda will tell you that before Jesus she was self-centered, selfish and had no idea what true, unconditional love and forgiveness was. She had no idea how to be confident in herself or her choices and had made more mistakes and bad choices then she cared to count.
The fairy-tale version of this story would be that she met Jesus and overnight, her whole life was better, but that’s not really what happened. It is true Daveda did encounter the Lord in powerful way and immedietly starting seeing life through new eyes, however her husband didn’t share her newfound passion and everyone had an opinion of who she should now be and what she should be doing, thinking, believing etc…
Daveda, experienced years of being a Christian, and even went though Bible College, as one who was bound by the law, bound by the thoughts and opinions of others, bound by the lie that she wasn’t enough for the Lord “as she was”. That is, until He started showing her what grace really is and how His unconditional love, when simply received, changes you and sets you free, without self-effort.
Daveda’s passion is to share with others the heart of God towards them and the freedom that they can have in learning to rest in His love, grace, favor and mercy. She believes that everyone can experience what it is like to live a rested life, that produces the love of Christ towards others from the overflow of simply being loved by Him.
BIO:Daveda Schmidlin is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a speaker, teacher, author and former pastor who is passionate about the Gospel of Grace. Her message is sincere, encouraging, simple and profound. Her words will set people free from condemnation and will help usher them into a deeper revelation and understanding of God’s great love.