Oh my, this year is flying by so fast! Is it really almost September? Is it really almost fall and everything holiday extravaganza? Yesterday I celebrated my birthday and it seems the years are going by faster and faster every year. Birthdays are fun, right? Sometimes they really make us stop in our tracks and ask ourselves what truly matter in this life. In Psalm 90:12 it says for God to teach us the brevity of life so that we may grow in wisdom. Isn't that what happens on our birthday? It ... 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.
If you've ever had a prayer answered then you now what I mean by the time for prayer is now. Even if a prayer doesn't seem to be getting answered and sometimes we notice a delay, it always gets answered whether we like the answer or not. But sometimes God answers our prayers right away. So the question that plagues me is why we don't ask and pray more often? If God answers our prayers, then why don't we pray right now? The promise that God gives us in regards to prayer is a huge ... View the Post
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
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