“Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like Him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want” (The Message). 1 Peter 4:1-3 Living Free I want to live free! I want to conquer my sinful habits of selfishness and pride. I want to put aside foolish, childish thinking … [Read more...] about Living Free to Pursue God’s Will
Trusting God for Victory Believer, our strength and power come from the Lord. Our hope and joy come from the Lord. No one--no power on earth or hell--can ever take that away! But...we can give it away. Piece by piece, moment by moment, we can let the enemy bind, steal and destroy that which God is building in us. We can let busyness distract us from God's call and purpose of our life. Why would we choose to give away our hope? Our joy? Our strength? We would never intentionally choose … [Read more...] about Stop Helping the Enemy~Trust God for Victory!
Genuine, Complete Rest in Christ We are surrounded by the beauty and power of God. Through His creation, we are offered glimpses of His glory, and through His Word and His presence we are offered the blessings of rest and renewal from the busy chaos that screams for our attention. Every day, we are offered a deep, genuine, lasting rest, but sadly, in our hurried, busy lives, we too often miss it…in our rush to get everything done, we miss Him. But when we pause, take time to see the … [Read more...] about The Beauty of Renewal and Rest
Overwhelmed by God Dear one, are you weary and overcome with emotion in your current situation? You are not alone! We will all be overwhelmed; it's inevitable. We will have seasons of busyness, times of trouble, and days of doubt. Yet, in God's grace and mercy, He gives us a choice, an important choice that affects everything else in our life. We can choose what will overwhelm us...the world or our Lord! We can be overwhelmed by the world. This leads to stress, worry, fear, anxiety, … [Read more...] about Overwhelmed by God
Condemned No More The woman accused in John 8:1-11 was in trouble; there was no question of her guilt. She was caught in the very act of her sin and she stood before Jesus condemned by the religious leaders. John 8:3: “As he [Jesus] was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.” She had been caught. There was no question that her behavior was sinful. Her actions were disobedient … [Read more...] about Condemned No More
A Place of Expectation Are you in a difficult situation? Are worry, fear and doubt preoccupying your mind and creating turmoil in your heart? God is offering you peace in this moment. Wait on God, expect Him to act, and trust Him for His answer. In His timing, In His way, He will come through for you. It may be in an unexpected way, but it will most assuredly be the best way! God's answer will be the path that brings Him glory, and also works out for your best! How do you … [Read more...] about Move From Worry To a Place of Expectation
Happy Holidays... Are you celebrating this holiday season? Do you have special traditions in place to gather with family and celebrate something special? I hope you do! I hope you can reconnect with family and friends you haven't seen in a while, laugh, celebrate, and enjoy the festivities of this season as well as remember those who are gone. The holiday season comes once a year and is meant to be a time of joy. It has become a season of trees, lights, gifts and laughter, but every … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
Dwell in His Shelter Whatever you are facing, whatever this day may hold, remember Jesus has already overcome the world. In God, you are sheltered, protected, and you have a safe refuge in Him. Rely on His strength, rest in His shadow, and He will guide you through. ~*~ Lord, You are my refuge, my fortress, and I trust Your Word. You are help when I am in need, You are peace when I am anxious, and You are strength when I am weak. As I face the day ahead, turn my thoughts to You and guide me … [Read more...] about Dwell in His Shelter
Find your purpose. You, beloved, are so special! Your Father in heaven has created you, chosen you, and gifted you for a very special purpose. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) He knows the perfect plans He has for your life. Your Father wants to bless you, strengthen you, and He wants to use you for His Kingdom. Through every moment, every struggle, every joy, He … [Read more...] about Find Your Purpose
You are loved. Do you know that? I mean, do you really, truly, deep down, when you're all alone and life is hard...do you know you are loved? You are! And, dear one, you are never truly alone. El Shaddai, the All-Sufficient God is with you! He is holding you, protecting you, and guiding you, even when you can't feel His presence. You are never left to face the trials and struggles of this life without help. El Sali, God of my strength is with you. You have the power of the living … [Read more...] about You Are Loved