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Motivation: Stop Manipulating to Receive a Blessing

What is our motivation for repentance? Are we trying to manipulate God in order to receive a blessing? Stop manipulating. Instead, embrace the struggle. Earlier this year, I was asking the Lord to come through with an answer to a prayer I truly believed was within His will. We were going to be hosting our… Continue reading Motivation: Stop Manipulating to Receive a Blessing

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Darkness: Stepping Out of the Shadows and Into the Light of Jesus

God invites us to step out of the darkness of our brokenness, and into the light of Jesus. That is where we find freedom, this is where we find healing. Prayer is the believer’s greatest weapon. It is the first line of defense. I was named after the prophetess who recognized Jesus as the Messiah.… Continue reading Darkness: Stepping Out of the Shadows and Into the Light of Jesus

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Neighbor: Living the Great Commandment of Love

Loving our neighbor is more than loving the people directly next to us. It is loving all those whom God has created and has compassion for. The dark was so encompassing on the cloudy night. It crept right up next to the young girl as she held tightly to her mother’s hand. They stumbled through… Continue reading Neighbor: Living the Great Commandment of Love

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Badges: Removing Our Old Identity to Become Who We Truly Are

To step into our true identity in Jesus Christ, we have to surrender our worldly badges of identity. We must stay hidden in Christ. Picture this: you’re at a low-key social gathering where you’ve met someone new. You have a conversation lasting about 15 to 20 minutes. Parting company, you say, “Nice to meet you.”… Continue reading Badges: Removing Our Old Identity to Become Who We Truly Are

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Honesty and Truth: You Have Purpose, Pursue Your Mission!

We can often feel that we have no purpose, or that there is no reason to pursue what we feel passionate about. This is a lie!



Honesty and Truth

Ready for some honesty and truth? Here’s the honest: I often feel that I have no influence. I feel like the message that I am sharing, that I am so passionate about has already been said, and it has been said way better than I could say it. So why bother?

But here’s the truth. We do have influence. God gives us a passion, a mission, a dream, a purpose. In Titus chapter 2, verse 11, it says…

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people…”

All people need to hear God’s good news, and it takes all of us to get that message out. It says a few verses later, in verse 15…

“Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.”

If you are feeling that you don’t have purpose, and that you don’t have influence… dear lady! You are so mistaken, just like I am. Let’s not believe this lie that our words don’t matter. We are to share the good news, spreading God’s truth. So go out there and pursue your mission.

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Fulfillment: Relinquishing Our Earthly Search for Joy

When we search for fulfillment on this Earth, we are robbing ourselves of ultimate joy. This world can offer no such thing, and that includes marriage. Our mates cannot possibly fulfill every need our bodies and souls require. This is not the design for marriage the Lord has in mind. In fact, marriage is to… Continue reading Fulfillment: Relinquishing Our Earthly Search for Joy

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Peace: No Longer Living with Shame in God’s Presence

The everlasting love God lavishes on us through His Son is revolutionizing. We no longer live with shame, but have peace in His presence. In high school I went on a trip with my youth group. We slept in sleeping bags on the floor of an attractive, comfortable church. It was located close to the… Continue reading Peace: No Longer Living with Shame in God’s Presence

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Garbage: Exposing Filthy Sin That Has Been Buried

A lot of garbage is being revealed in the #MeToo movement, both inside and outside of the Church. How are Christian women suppose to respond? I was in my thirties the first time a spiritual leader gravely disappointed me. Perhaps I was blind up to that point or simply naive, or maybe it was a… Continue reading Garbage: Exposing Filthy Sin That Has Been Buried

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Provision: Trusting God to Provide Daily For All of Our Needs

God’s character lets us know He is in the providing business. We can trust Him to bring provision through daily bread to us. There is no need to fear.  I have always loved to read the stories behind the exodus. Moses and his own faults. The Israelites and their constant mistakes. I read their mishaps… Continue reading Provision: Trusting God to Provide Daily For All of Our Needs

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Time: Making The Most of It by Living in The Present

When we dwell on the past or fixate on the future, we can’t make the most of the time we have. Let’s learn to fully live in the present. When I was a little girl, for all practical purposes, I lived outside of time as we know it. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my… Continue reading Time: Making The Most of It by Living in The Present