Have you ever felt as if everything was going opposite the Lord's promises? Have you felt like throwing in the towel, wondering if you’ve missed it because nothing worthwhile seems to be happening anymore? These are the times when our true motives and resolve are tested. What is truly in our hearts is brought to … Continue reading In Times of Testing, Jesus Is So Worth It
I was recently encouraged by several gems from Luke 1:5-17 as I meditated on God's Word. There are great truths to be gleaned from this passage. In this narrative, we find Zacharias and Elizabeth faithfully following the Lord and His ways. An area of lack remained in their lives despite this. Almost surprisingly, we discover … Continue reading Facing Lack or Delay? Stay Faithful to the Lord
As believers in Christ, we should define success differently than those in the world. Yet often in Christianity, success is seen in very much the same way as the world. We feel we must do big things for God, and that other things are seen as less. Yet this is not always true. We are … Continue reading True Success in God
In the season of testing, of shaking all that needs shaking, it's a time of pushing through the trial and walking the waves of the storm. It's a journey where you discover not all see His heart in you in the way you'd think they should, but you learn to just let go and rest … Continue reading Jesus Holds You Close
God wants to turn every mess into something of worth. He gives beauty for ashes. Things that seem worthless, He transforms like gold. What seems like the end of us, He turns into a testimony, bringing joy to us and others. Like a potter with clay, the Lord is molding and shaping us. He seals … Continue reading Do You Feel Alive?