The Lord has brought my attention to “light” again this morning… And I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m going with it…we’ll see… Do you remember this little Sunday School children’s song? “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shineThis little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shineThis little light of mine,… Read More 10.25.2020 – “This little light of mine…”
“…the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”—Matthew 4:16 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light… Read More 10.24.2020 – Give Way for His Light
I’m learning to be “on guard”… Not by guarding myself, not “guarded”…. but being on guard, in Him—dependent and confident in His power and strength and wisdom and ability…not my own. Standing firm, in faith. 💪☀️ “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for… Read More 10.23.2020 – Stay alert! Stand Firm.
6 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. 7 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand… Read More 10.22.2020 – “…so after you have suffered a little while…”
Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking back to one of the harshest, darkest seasons of my adult life… And when I think back on this season… it’s like I can see more and more layers of lessons learned…. more and more lessons that I can pull from this season that I endured…… Read More 10.21.2020 – …He goes before us to work it all out for good… 🙌☀️
“At that time many will fall away and will betray and hate one another, and many false prophets will arise and mislead many. Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.…”—Matthew 24:10-12 The Lord has highlighted the word, “counterfeit” to me over the last few days… And it’s like I’m realizing, in a broader way, and in just… Read More 10.20.2020 – Jesus is the WAY…to seeing through the deception.
The enemy usually works in very subtle ways… Usually, he doesn’t show up wearing his “red devil suit with pitchfork and pointy tail.” …he usually tries to fashion his work—his webs and schemes— in such a way, that they would seem almost exactly like something that would be of God…. But it’s counterfeit. Fake. False.… Read More 10.18.2020 – Jesus leads us into what is True
In everything we go through, in everything we endure, in everything that we learn… In every situation that presses us or challenges us… He’s using it to shape us, to prepare us, to draw us into His design for our lives, and into our role within His story. …preparing us for eternity through the living… Read More 10.17.2020 – He Redeems My Soul
What does it mean to be “strong-willed”? Someone who is strong-willed doesn’t give up easily. A strong-willed person is determined. Perseverance is a good thing when it comes to living life. I think of the verse that tells us to “stand firm”… “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you… Read More 10.16.2020 – Consecration
Have you ever had days when it feels like this is the prayer of your heart? “Jesus…. help!” It’s okay. 🌪☔️🌈 “I waited patiently for the Lord;And He inclined to me,And heard my cry.2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,Out of the miry clay,And set my feet upon a rock,And established my steps.3 He has put a new… Read More 10.14.2020 – “Jesus, help!”
When God gave me the URL that started this whole thing back in 2018… “www.lifeinthesecretplace.com” I don’t think I had even a clue—any sense of depth, of what “Life in the Secret Place” really means…and I’m on this journey, that I’ll be on for the rest of my life, to understand and discover what it… Read More 10.13.2020 – A relationship that grows and flourishes from the secret place…
One of my favorite singer-songwriters, Sandra McCracken has just released new album…. and I dug into it this morning. 🎵✨ I was drawn to the song, “You Are With Me”…. In an interview, Sandra writes: “”You Are With Me” is sort of a 2020 anthem. When I wrote this one, a friend and I were each… Read More 10/10/2020 – “You have encircled me…”
Last night, I came across some old home videos from around 1990… I was between 4-5 years old, my little sister was around 2.5-3 years old. And in the video we were playing in the backyard—simply running around, making stories, using our imaginations, making songs… …and we were singing our little hearts out. I mean… Read More 10.6.2020 – God Put a Song in Your Heart
Be a Pure Container of Christ 20 In a palace you find many kinds of containers and tableware for many different uses. Some are beautifully inlaid with gold or silver, but some are made of wood or earthenware; some of them are used for banquets and special occasions, and some for everyday use. 21 But you, Timothy, must… Read More 10.5.2020 – His Perfect Preparation Plans
This morning, as I was in prayer, the Lord led me to “Psalm 88“… I was actually in Psalm 69, when I felt like I heard Him say to go to “Psalm 88″… And to be honest, I didn’t know right off the top of my head, what the topic of this psalm was. I… Read More 10.4.2020 – Be not deceived by the darkness in the “dark season”…He is with you.
There are many in this world, within this time, who are living in the place of feeling “trapped and tormented” by fear. Many feel as if they are living within their “greatest nightmare.” 🥀 But an excitement ✨ rose up in me yesterday as I realized something… As God reminded me of this…☀️ The enemy… Read More 9.30.2020 – We live in EXCITING times!