Keep pushing. Christ will never put more on you than you can bear! As the holiday approaches, let’s remember to keep our loved ones safe and to give God thanks for ALL He has done and continues to do. We’ve endured so much this year and I know this year will be a challenge as we will not be able to gather with loved ones … Continue reading Thankful.
Trust God. Lean on His Word. He’s an unfailing, unconditional loving, on-time God. He is the open door and the good shepherd. He’s all we need. Continue reading Peace.
To be a believer and follower of Christ is so liberating. We are no longer bound by our transgressions. To experience a love that is so pure, sacrificial and forgiving brings a promising, unending joy and a calming peace. His love is all encompassing, with no gimmicks or fine printed details. It’s available to all who believe in Him (John 3:16-17), that He is the … Continue reading Liberated.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV). Many people are reflecting on the past year and ready to welcome in the new year. As I observe many posts on social … Continue reading Count Your Wins
Love lifted me, Love lifted me. When nothing else could help, Love, lifted, me. Christ loves in spite of, And in the midst of, His love is ongoing His love runs over There is no limit No set number. His love doesn’t have an expiration date. He loves on our behalf, When we don’t have the energy or know how He teaches us He covers … Continue reading
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV). This year has been a hectic, yet beautiful, yet perplexing year for me thus far. I have been on a journey of self-discovery … Continue reading Major Comeback for a Minor Set Back
The truth is we will always have to wait for God to move in our lives. Waiting refines our faith. What I’m taking about is the Wait we put on ourselves when God shows us a vision. I have the tendency to say, “I am going to be patient with the Lord. I’m going to wait for Him to give me the resources.” It’s easier … Continue reading The Wait is Over
Complacency as Merriam-Webster describes is,” self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies,” with an accompanying example as, “When it comes to safety, complacency can be dangerous.” Christians sometimes become complacent and comfortable. We walk through life “knowing” that we are in control. We do what we want to do and when we want to do it. Everything must happen according … Continue reading Stay Connected
Lately, I have been feeling jaded. I’ve been feeling lost and confused with the constant yearning for more. Out of this emptiness I have been seeking and asking for too much of my loved ones to fill a void that only Jesus can fill. When my actions seem overbearing, I realize that only the Father can bear all. Sometimes we look to humans or earthly … Continue reading Let it Go
“Searched all over couldn’t find nobody. I looked high and low, still couldn’t find nobody. Nobody greater than You.” Life is indeed a journey. We go through life trying to find our purpose, pleasing others, making mistakes, and we find ourselves looking in all of the wrong places for love and acceptance. However, we find that we’re still empty, feeling a hollow void that is … Continue reading Something’s Missing
“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results” (James 5:16). It’s easy to give God praise when all is great in our lives, but can we praise Him when all hell breaks loose? I’m learning that I need God’s strength the most … Continue reading Phone Home
The sun will not always be shining in our lives. It storms and rains from time to time. It is through those times when life’s most meaningful and tender lessons are taught to us. It is in our storms where we strengthen and enlarge our faith. We are shown the bigger picture. We can then understand that it is not about us. Selfishness becomes selflessness. … Continue reading Sunshine and Rain
Life is a journey. It is a ride. It is a roller coaster of what’s expected and the actual happening. A spiritual conquest. Talking with God. Listening to Him. He leads however, sometimes our feet fail to follow. He is He who holds tomorrow. Our quench for now falters our patience and we begin to walk a path of self satisfaction, which often leads to … Continue reading As We Travel
By: Shelby Lockhart “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you” (Deuteronomy 31:6, The Message Translation). Life can be difficult at times. We may find ourselves in situations that may weigh us down, making it hard to … Continue reading Give up or NAH?
By: Shelby Lockhart “A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, ” If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured” (Mark 1: 40-41). Leprosy was a disease that was very much … Continue reading A Father’s Love
When I first went off to college, I was excited, yet terrified. I couldn’t believe the moment I had been waiting for had finally arrived and I would officially be experiencing life on my own. I was homesick at first, but I slowly began to adjust to college life. I remembered my morals and vowed to continue to follow them while I was away. I … Continue reading The Journey of Life