Daily Dose of Scripture: Seek God in The Desert

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If you’re wandering through a barren season, seek God and he will refresh you with living water. Be renewed by the assurance that God is leading you through the desert and providing the sustenance that your spirit, body and mind crave. Don’t reach out to mirages, but turn to the one who provides you with a well of water that never runs dry.

Daily Dose of Scripture: Galatians 5:1 Do Not Return to a Yoke of Slavery

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Do you ever fall back? I do. I’m no stranger to rolling back the curtain and remembering how the Lord delivered me from a time of slavery. Jesus released those shackles of sin, fear, and doubt. Flinging open the door to freedom, hope, and assurance that Jesus tells us to walk through. Keep walking through the door of freedom. If you’re still holding on to the key that opens the door to slavery, throw it away, bury it because it can only lock you into a life that no longer fits who you are in Christ.

Seek Him…God Hears You

Do you ever wonder if God hears you? Do you ever feel like you’re walking on a path alone? If you do you are not alone. This week, I’ve struggled. Struggled with life, with uncertainties, and difficulties. I’ve been feeling like the weight of the world is crushing me, like I just can’t do it all and I’m failing. I tried to distract myself with a number of to do’s and then I could no longer ignore what I had to do… I needed to surrender, to seek God and so I did. I cried, I read scripture and then I wrote a prayer. My prayer was of thanksgiving, but I also prayed for three specific things that have been heavy on my heart. I let it all out and made it clear that I felt alone and afraid. Afterward, I started working and have been in a kind of silent contemplative mood.

As the hours ticked past, each of my prayers were answered in different ways. I am in awe.  I’ve had to get on my knees and thank God for reminding me that I am not alone on this path. Today, God whispered to me as only he does, “When you are broken and weak I will give you hope, I will  sustain you, I will lift you up when you have fallen. Seek me and trust me with all your heart, because I am God.”  This sweet flow of grace overwhelmed my heart and I needed to share it with you.

If you are facing a difficult season, please believe that God hears you. He has not turned a deaf ear. His power is so great, so awesome and it is always at work. When you are broken don’t try to put the pieces back together, give them to God and he will arrange them perfectly.God is with you in your darkest and brightest moments, he will carry you beyond the heights you can ever lift yourself. Seek him, be vulnerable, and allow him to work in your life. I was blown away today and reminded that He hears me, He loves me and He is Sovereign.

This photo of my daughter reminds me of our walk. We may be walking down our own path, but as we are walking we’re surrounded by God’s beautiful grace that keeps falling on us like the petals around her.

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Daily Dose of Scripture: Proverbs 15:1 Answering One Another in these Volatile Times

let-your-eyes-lookstraight-aheadThis election season has unfortunately brought out some unprecedented nastiness. Our nation is undeniably  under attack not by another nation, but by our very own citizens. We have turned against one another in the most unloving of ways. It is as though a dark cloud filled with anger, frustration and fear is about to burst with  an intensity that I haven’t experienced before in my lifetime. Proverbs 15:1 reminds us that when we respond to each other with a gentle answer we can turn away wrath.Words carry power and that power can be used to build or to tear down, to draw near or to separate, to show respect or to disrespect. In this season of our nation, I pray that regardless of your political party affiliation, that we remember that our primary affiliation is being followers of Jesus Christ. As followers, let’s reflect his love towards all people, let’s answer with kindness and gentleness. If we have an opportunity to diffuse anger than let’s do it because we are all here together. So, before we get all fired up, let’s step back and ask, “What would Jesus do?”