There's the promise "follow my lead and I will be with you." God doesn't call us to take journeys or steps without the provision of His presence. He doesn't call us and then leave us alone to walk in His calling in our own strength. When God calls us, He provides His presence and His strength.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Expectation isn't far away from the Christmas story. In fact, it's right there, plain as day, in the middle of it. The long-awaited Messiah is born and there are wise men who come seeking, searching, and expecting to find the King. And when they find the King, oh the rejoicing!Read More
What are you facing today? Pray that God expands your own faith to ask Him to do the impossible. Remember, no matter how impossible your situation may look, God still has the final say.Read More
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.Read More