“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering… Read More 7.21.2021 – Growing in Character
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.“—Ephesians 2:10 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You have anointed my head with oil;My cup overflows.“—Psalm 23:5 “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will… Read More 7.19.2021 – “God wants to prepare us for the GOOD thing He has prepared…”
“I pray that the Father of glory, the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, would impart to you the riches of the Spirit of wisdom and the Spirit of revelation to know him through your deepening intimacy with him. 18 I pray that the light of God will illuminate the eyes of your imagination, flooding you with light,… Read More 7.17.2021 – May We Be Flooded with the Light of God
I was sitting here this morning, and as I wrote today’s date at the top of my journal, I immediately thought of, “Matthew 7:10” (which, I had no idea what verse it was off the top of my head) It says, “…or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?” This… Read More 7.10.2021 – “…if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?”
As I was sitting here with the Lord this morning, sharing my heart with Him, and seeking what is on His… I began to feel a deeper sense of “need“ …for “deep, daily revival“… “restoration, rejuvenation, or renewal of interest after spiritual neglect, oblivion, or obscurity” …And then I began to hear these lyrics: “I… Read More 7.8.2021 – “I need Thee, O I need Thee…”
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.“—Matthew 5:8 NIV “Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.“—Matthew 5:8 AMP Every so often, the Lord will take me into another season of doing a “deep, deep… Read More 7.2.2021 – He PURIFIES our Hearts to PREPARE us… that we may be ABLE to SEE and RECOGNIZE Him!
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…” —Ecclesiastes 3:1 “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding…”—Daniel 2:21 The thing about “seasons” is… they’re different they change… …and they change us. God uses them… Read More The thing about “seasons”…
“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
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…
“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…
“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
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…”
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!
…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?
So I’m sitting here, trying to figure out how I can communicate what is on my heart this morning. Here goes… Have you ever felt as though something in your life is lying somewhat “dormant”? Like the “pause” button has been hit on that area of your life? Something that was once “growing out of… Read More He knows what we need to be able to thrive…
Well, we arrived back home from our camping trip yesterday afternoon. 🏕 It was a much needed time for me and Jason to get away, and spend some time AWAY from our work, together. These things are important, you know. It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of cultivating relationship. I’m so thankful that… Read More He Plants His Desires Within Our Hearts 💖🌱