None of us have all the answers. I had to learn to trust the guidance of the Holy Spirit and just share what He has done in my life. And what the Lord has done in my life is far too great for me to stay silent about it. I have also learned that it is more about loving someone well instead of “convincing” them into Christianity. Love will take you farther than persuasion ever will. We can love even though we are afraid; we can impact with fear.
Beloved, when we allow all of the old things–our old sins, old ways, and our old choices–to pass away, we can begin to truly live a life where “all things are become new” (2 Cor. 5:17, KJV). Earnestly trying to apply “in Jesus’ name” to all that we do, clears the smoke in our vision. It allows us to see that so many of the things that used to please us were really chains that bound us.
Sometimes it seems that the answer to our long awaited prayer is no. It is important to remember in these times that even if it is no, God is still good. Last night I was driving home from one of many meetings of the day. As I was driving I was listening to a local… Continue reading Even If: Remembering that God is Always Faithful, Able, and Mighty
Self-care is a hot topic these days. It is difficult to assess what it looks like to take care of ourselves in a Godly way, but when we practice self-care we honor God and His incredible blessings. There are days when I do not feel like taking care of myself. Taking a shower doesn’t seem… Continue reading Care: Caring for Our Whole Selves in a Godly Way
The Parable of the Sower is still very applicable today. Our hearts can become distracted, blocking the good work God is trying to do in us. We must work to make Him first in our lives! Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it across his field, some of the… Continue reading Distracted: Changing the Soil in Our Hearts to Allow God’s Good Work
Just as we need to feed our natural bodies with wholesome food, we must nourish our spirit with the daily bread of The Word of God. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. Psalm 34:8 Folks, I’m sorry to announce this, but I’ve become one… Continue reading Feed: Nourishing Our Spirit with The Daily Bread of The Word
We often try to fix those we love instead of allowing a safe space to exist and be heard. Helping others in pain requires us to listen through the power of the Holy Spirit. Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get… Continue reading Listen: Hearing Other’s Pain through the Power of the Holy Spirit
As temples of the Holy Spirit, we need the Lord’s full cleansing. We can stay clean by filling ourselves only with things that nourish our spirit. If you’re like me, there are problems in your life that you have tried to ignore or tolerate for far too long. We can struggle along with these problems;… Continue reading Cleansing: The Lord Desires to Repair Us Physically and Spiritually
Everyone has an opinion, and not all opinions exist from truth. It can be difficult to embody Godly virtues while trying to be heard. My 30th birthday is fast approaching. Yes, yes… I’ve heard it all… “You’re so young!” “You’re just a baby!” “Wait, what!? You’re not 30 yet?” I have been the subject of… Continue reading Heard: Embodying Godly Virtues While Speaking Truth