Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with the mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. - Psalms 1:1-3 You see, we can’t sit around letting people who don’t know us, our struggles, or even our faith to control what we do with our ... 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.
There are moments in our lives that will make us seriously question whether or not we missed the mark with something. Isn't it funny how we find security in certain things that are more about culture than they are about our character? We find safety in always having the same routine, the same rituals, the same way of putting on our socks in the morning and that's if we sleep with our socks off - which some people feel don't feel safe to even sleep with their socks off at night. So ... View the Post
I don't want to turn into a pillar of salt like Lots' wife. I guess sometimes I feel like I am, though. When life just doesn't seem to be going according to plan, or when I flee from sin but maybe I look back thinking even that may have been a mistake, that's when I know I am being a pillar of salt. One commentary I read said that Lots' wife turns into a pillar of salt because she turned back and secretly in her heart she longed for what she left behind. It had become her ... View the Post
Having faith in someone is difficult when they have betrayed your trust before. But sometimes faith is difficult even when someone hasn't betrayed your trust. Take Adam and Eve, all they had to do in the garden was to believe and have faith in God that what He said was true. If they had done that then they would have just trusted God when He said not to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. You see they didn't have enough faith to fight off the deception that came ... View the Post
So often we see the big picture and we hardly ever see the small moments leading up to that big picture. I’ve written before about counting the costs and knowing that every big moment has been preceded by a lot of small moments. But taking that a little bit further we need to understand that not only are our daily disciplines small & significant, but so are our words. So often we look at the disappointments and offenses in our life, I am beginning to think these big moments of pain ... View the Post
Whenever I am working on, or trying something new I often have doubts that go through my head and I often wonder if it’s “going to work” or if it is “good enough.” When I first began writing there was this process of wondering if I was a good enough writer, is this what I am even supposed to be doing, or is anyone going to even read what I write. Another one of my worries: is this time I am investing into this project even worth it. My husband is really good ... View the Post