The dictionary says that abide means to stay, but what does abide in THE LORD mean? Lately The LORD has been speaking to my heart to stay. It's funny because I truly feel like everything that I am working towards is to move me forward, but Holy Spirit's voice is telling me to stay, and that's exactly what abide means. When I stay in spite of my itch to leave then I am abiding in Christ. There are certain areas of my life where staying would definitely mean obedience and submission to people ... View the Post
Devotionals on Faith
It's difficult to walk through this life when we are always doubting God. Doubting His grace, sovereignty, and even His goodness. But then again, our doubt can also make us feel guilty. In these devotionals I share my personal faith journey with you. I will be completely honest with you, I still have to wrestle my doubts on a daily basis. However, I have decided that if I can trust God with my salvation then I can trust Him with my day to day living, and I am going to do everything unto the Lord and have confidence in all that I do that brings glory to Him.
Is it wrong to fear? Is it wrong to doubt? Is it a sign of "Christian failure" if we are sad, angry, doubtful, or afraid?Jesus said "do not fear, and why so little faith?" It seems that if we have to overcome fear then we are lacking faith. But His grace is sufficient in our weakness and our fears! My weakness strengthens my faith because of Jesus. When Peter was walking on water I am sure he was afraid the entire time, but it didn't matter as long as he kept his eyes fixed on Jesus. The ... View the Post
One of the main lessons God taught me in 2016 is that we are all vulnerable, even when we are in the places where we think are safe. I learned how to truly surrender every area of my life to THE LORD including the most precious areas of my life, the ones where it was most difficult to let go. The vulnerability has taught me to overcome my fear with faith. It has guarded my heart against criticism and judgement of others. Once you realize that you are just one person, on a planet, ... View the Post
We all know the story of the woman who gave all she had for an offering to Jesus (Mark 12:44.) She gave out of her poverty. In the story Jesus says even though she only gave a little bit she gave the most. There were many Pharisees there giving a significant amount of money because they had much to spare. But this woman gave all she had. I believe that if she didn't have money she would've found a way to give something. We can all give out of our poverty. It doesn't have to be money. We ... View the Post
I can often tell when my husband is not having a wonderful day, or he is especially struggling. Often I will take his annoyance as a personal offense. In my hurt feelings I will often use his weakness against him. In those moments I will react out of my own insecurities, and my own self preservation, as if he isn't allowed to be frustrated or overwhelmed with life. I am also very gifted in reading people's faces or their body language. Again I will take their annoyances, frustrations, ... View the Post
I often think about how my children are the image of God's grace to me. Oh how many times I have felt completely unworthy to be the mother of these amazing human beings! I look at them and am in awe at who they are and what I know they can become. Their gifts, and weaknesses, are very clear to me as their mother. Their potential is also very clear to me as well. So when I think about who they might become, that humbles my heart even more. How could God entrust me with such an important ... View the Post