Posts in Encouraging You
How the Choice to Love Benefits You

For being a month devoted to love, there's a lot of relationships it leaves out. Primarily, it leaves out all of the relationships that AREN'T romantic. What about love between friends? What about love between siblings? What about love between other family members (such as with a favorite aunt or uncle)? What about love towards God? So many relationships get overlooked, yet there's a TON that we can learn from those relationships!

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A Reminder to Love God With Everything

This week has felt more like being lost at sea. Imagine those huge, crashing waves over a tiny little raft, and I think we’ve summed up this week’s motherhood. No matter what I did, I didn’t seem to have an ounce of “control.” Though, with parenting, does anyone have any real control? Most of motherhood is simply influencing our children to making right decisions that only enhance their own growth. This week, I feel like I’ve lost that battle.

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How The Right Influence Can Impact Your Whole Year (And Life)!

If your friends determine the sort of future you can expect, then who are you allowing to influence your life? Who do you turn to when things aren’t going your way? Who do you turn to when you find yourself up against resistance to the calling God has placed on your life? Who do you listen to, even when you don’t want to hear their words?

All of this will influence the year you will have. All of it will determine whether or not your godly change will be lasting.

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Three Things to Consider When You Want Lasting Change

What do you think of when you reflect on the last year?

Some of us look upon the last year with regret, others of us look at the last year with joy. The danger for all of us is that we spend so much time looking at the past, that we don’t realize the real opportunity of the future. We don’t realize the blessing that God isn’t leaving us in last year, but calling us to follow Him in this one!

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Trusting God to be True to His Word

Can you imagine holding onto a prayer request for years? This prayer stays on your heart for day after day, month after month, year after year. No matter what, you just can’t let go of this request. Maybe it’s a prayer for healing. Maybe it’s a prayer for a child. Maybe it’s a prayer for a loved one to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Time after time, you approach the throne of God with this desperate prayer.

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