There are times in life when you want something so badly it hurts, keeps you up at night, and pervades most of your thoughts, actions, and purposeful direction. I'm at that stage in life right now, aching for several things. Things I've been working toward for years and still seem no closer to achieving. This morning, I opened my current devotional book and found:
We can guard our hearts against being hurt again, by surrounding ourselves with people who give wise counsel. Guarding our heart also means that we are reading the Word, praying, and leaning into the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
He knows you, inside and out. He made you! He knows every bone in your body. He knew what you would look like when He formed you, and God doesn't make mistakes. He made you perfect!
Have you ever felt invisible, as if no one can see you? A few weeks ago, I sat with a woman who was lamenting about being overlooked. Her heart wanted desperately to be seen as valuable, worthy, capable, and a blessing. As we dug deeper through our conversation, she shared that she had been overlooked … Continue reading To Be Seen, To Be Known
Gossip is a like a spider web. Have you ever walked down a sidewalk and into a web? You couldn't see it coming and you may not have immediately realized you walked into it. But, as your senses catch up you realize what you have done... if you are like me, panic follows.
Conflict is something a lot of people struggle with, including me. I use to be a person who did not deal with conflict well at all. I was either way too emotional and blowing up or I shut completely down and cut the situation off (even though I may have been rightfully upset).
I remember once, as a child, I was goofing around in the house, and I broke a figurine that belonged to my mother. I knew that I was going to be in ALOT of trouble. She was at work, and I used the time to my advantage. I carefully matched up the pieces, applied some … Continue reading Healer, Redeemer. Lord, I need you.
How do I pray and know God hears me? I honestly have to remind myself of the answer sometimes when it seems like God isn't there. The great thing about the God we serve is that He is always there, and He has not left us without direction. God has provided us an entire operations … Continue reading I want God to Hear my prayer!
"Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, but they couldn't reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right … Continue reading Friends, how many of us have them?
"And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, … Continue reading Are We really living for Christ?