Spiritual Growth

Staying in the Word When You Feel Stuck

Staying in the Word can be especially difficult when you feel stuck. Even if we have a tried and true daily Bible reading plan, we can feel like we’re in a rut at times. Maybe we’re facing greater stress in our lives, the loss of a loved one or a heftier daily schedule. This feeling may last for a week or a day, but it can become quite frustrating. Check out these ideas for staying in the Word even when you feel stuck.

Three Simple Ways to Grow in Passion for Jesus

We want to grow in love and passion for God as we pursue a relationship with Him. Do you know how to grow in passion for Jesus? If you want to know more about this topic, read on. I pray that each of us will increase in passion for Jesus, who Himself loves us so passionately.

How to Have a Consecrated Heart, Part 2: Weak Flesh, Willing Spirit

Part 2 of The Consecrated Heart. At times we may struggle with living lives of consecration before the Lord. Our emotions or flesh may want to take us in other directions, or our own desires may not be aligned with God’s Word. Nonetheless, as our hearts grow in love for God, we will continue to fight the good fight of faith, wanting God’s will and not our own.

How to Have a Consecrated Heart, Part 1: What Does That Mean?

Today I want to explain what it means to have a consecrated heart for the Lord.

“Consecration is the total abandonment of our will to God’s.” – Unknown

The above quote perfectly defines consecration. Living a life that is consecrated before the Lord means we have no agenda but God’s will. It means that we want His will above our own.

One who desires to live a life of consecration will find that the above heart posture will greatly affect their relationship with God. It is a posture of humility and love that wants God’s desires above one’s own which says, “Father, it’s about Your heart desires above everything else.”

Faith Is Not Feeling

Read an updated version of this post here. Like me, do you ever find yourself searching for feelings and experiences of God, at times forgetting the truth of God’s Word in the moment? I know I have been there, wanting to feel something when God wants me to simply trust, believe and obey. Of course … Continue reading Faith Is Not Feeling

Worship and God’s Worth

The greatest commandment is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27.) How does this relate to worshiping through singing? Do you love the Lord when you sing to or about Him? Do you give God … Continue reading Worship and God’s Worth

Taking God at His Word

God has been teaching me how to ‘take Him at His Word’ no matter how I’m feeling. I am learning to remind myself that even when I’m feeling one way or another, it doesn’t mean that these emotions line up with reality. I recently finished a book that a friend gave to me as a … Continue reading Taking God at His Word