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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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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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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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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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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?

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Desires of the Heart

There are so many things in my life right now that I never would have dreamed I would love and enjoy SO much… Sometimes we realize the desires we have within our hearts… …and sometimes it takes an act of God to help us to realize and to see… …what has been planted within our… Read More Desires of the Heart

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He knows what we need to be able to thrive…

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…

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His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…

I remember a season of my life, where I dealt with horrible, intrusive thoughts… Thoughts that would freak me out. Thoughts that would try to “chew me up.” Thoughts that would make me question what kind of a human being I was—”Why am I DEALING with THIS?” Thoughts that would make me want to run… Read More His Word does not return void—no matter how it seems in the moment…

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“This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope…”

Have you ever read a passage of scripture… and all of a sudden, you just feel it? 💓 Something sinks in, something hits your heart, something stirs in you… The Word of God is SO ALIVE… 📖✨ This morning when I opened to the book of Lamentations, I honestly thought… “….oh no…” (Just being honest!… Read More “This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope…”

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His Invitation

“Teach me Your way, O Lord;I will walk in Your truth;Unite my heart to fear Your name.I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,And I will glorify Your name forevermore.For great is Your mercy toward me,And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”—Psalm 86:11-13 NKJV Do we really… Read More His Invitation

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The Healing Journey

It’s been 8 years since I first dared to ask the Lord if He would heal me… I’ve dealt with an autoimmune condition since I was 11 years old. Eight years since I started believing, not only that He could, and that He DOES still heal supernaturally, but also that He desires for me to… Read More The Healing Journey

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…And then… we understand.💡

Sometimes we have to go through times of “not understanding”—a realization that we just do not understand… And often times, we have to learn to trust God in our “lack” of understanding… …before we are given the understanding that we seek. 💡 There are things in my life that I do not understand right now.… Read More …And then… we understand.💡

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Living a Parable

If we didn’t have to live an imperfect life here on the earth… would we truly be able to grasp… to understand…to experience that God’s ways are higher than our ways? “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the… Read More Living a Parable