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The Painful Purification Process

“Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.”—Psalm 19:12 Have you ever prayed this? He’ll do it, oh, He will do it. God will test us, and sometimes in that time of testing things will rise to the surface of our hearts, and we’ll feel the pain. A “test” from God… Read More The Painful Purification Process

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“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. 2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are:… Read More “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

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2:22 AM this morning…

I woke up, wide awake— around 2:22 AM this morning… …and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I immediately thought of this verse when I looked at the time… “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.“—Daniel 2:22 …and I was drawn to go sit at the… Read More 2:22 AM this morning…

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Just around the corner…

I am in an interesting place within the season I’m in. And it FEELS like this season may be nearing the end… There is a sense of… “…it feels like something new and different is just around the corner… but I have no idea what it looks like—I don’t know what it could be, exactly…because… Read More Just around the corner…

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The deadly desire to be “more like them” and “less like me”…

I want to be honest about something… There is a desire—a struggle that sometimes rises up from within my soul… …it’s a desire to be “more like ‘them’, and less like me“… And I don’t like it, I don’t want to see it… but when it rises to the surface I must face it, I… Read More The deadly desire to be “more like them” and “less like me”…

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Better than we can imagine…

“I don’t think the way you think.    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”        God’s Decree.“For as the sky soars high above earth,    so the way I work surpasses the way you work,    and the way I think is beyond the way you think.Just as rain and snow descend from the skies    and don’t go back until they’ve… Read More Better than we can imagine…

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For Great is Your Mercy, You Deliver my Soul from Darkness

“Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move,    so that I can walk onward in your truth    until everything within me brings honor to your name.With all my heart and passion I will thank you, my God!    I will give glory to your name, always and forever!You love me so much, and you have… Read More For Great is Your Mercy, You Deliver my Soul from Darkness

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Breaking loose of the old, stepping into the new…

When God moves… I want to move with Him. I do not want to be left behind in whatever it is that I’m clinging to. And so… I move on, I move forward with Him… …into the “new” into all that He has for me to step into. My God…💝 …I’m coming with You. 🏃🏻‍♀️🌅… Read More Breaking loose of the old, stepping into the new…

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A Grand Opportunity

Do you know how you “know things”… …and then the Lord takes you into a “deeper knowing” of that particular thing? Not in an intellectual way— but in a “heart-knowing” kind of way… A deeper realization… An “understanding” that you didn’t have before. A “seeing” that you couldn’t see before. But now there’s a clearing…… Read More A Grand Opportunity

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The Wrestling Match of the Soul

“So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and… Read More The Wrestling Match of the Soul

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Trust, Obey…and Keep Trusting.

We like to see quick results, don’t we? I mean, I do. It’s one thing to keep at something that leads to quick, obvious results—when we can quickly see the effectiveness… But it’s another thing—another kind of challenge—to obediently keep at something the Lord leads us to when we cannot see the results yet… when… Read More Trust, Obey…and Keep Trusting.

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“…but for now, I will wait for You…”

As I came to sit down at the table this morning, I kept hearing this phrase—like it kept interrupting me in what I was journaling and reflecting on… “…but for now, I will wait for You…” And I wasn’t really sure where this was going, but I sat with it for a bit, and I… Read More “…but for now, I will wait for You…”

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Leading Me Closer

Even in the “quiet”… when I cannot hear You speaking, when I do not understand… I will know… I will remember… That You are always here. That You are always drawing me near. “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”—Psalm 145:18 And You remind me… that… Read More Leading Me Closer

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…and He draws me back into “right here, right now”…

Good Morning, Heavenly Father… I come to You… And I open my heart before You. ❤️☀️ Oh these swirling thoughts and memories… This ruminating… Sometimes it gets so out of hand. Sometimes it gets so out of control. …But You pull me back into “right now.” You draw me away from my worries my concerns… Read More …and He draws me back into “right here, right now”…

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He is doing a GOOD thing in your midst!

Have you ever had a situation or circumstance in your life… …and no one seems to have the answers for you? No one seems to have “the solution”… to the thing that you face. No one knows exactly how to fix this “thing”… And you feel kind of “stuck” with it… …at least for now.… Read More He is doing a GOOD thing in your midst!

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What kind of season are you in?

…I poured into my journal this morning. 📝✨ It felt good to get these things in my heart out, and into the light ☀️ …before my Heavenly Father. 💝 How healing and beautifully revealing it is to simply dwell with Him. 💖 Thank You, Father. 💝 This morning, I found myself asking this question: “Father,… Read More What kind of season are you in?