For the love of God, stop. Stop acting like you can control life. Stop pretending you are actually in control. God is. He is the author of life. He numbers our days. Do you want your numbered days to be … Continue reading
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and hour justice … Continue reading
Ever work yourself into a worried frenzy? Consume your thoughts with worry and then your body simply shuts down? Worst case scenarios play out in your brain and you are completely convinced all heck will break loose? Think about the … Continue reading
Ok God. You can have this area of my life and this one over here, but not that one. My family needs You, but my job is fine. I’m doing fabulous with my job – well, actually my 2 jobs, … Continue reading
God is here. He is here in my room at this very moment. He knows my heart. He knows my deepest wishes. He sees every corner – the love for my husband and children…the fragile yet strong self-esteem…the hurt He … Continue reading
How often do your prickles erupt? Once in awhile? When life really goes to pot? When you’ve finally had enough? Or too, too often….? Prickles are easy to spot. In fact, one can feel them rising to the surface. They’re … Continue reading
God is looking for you. You’re a wanted soul. Wanted for redemption. For a relationship with the One true God. Funny, though, because God knows just where to find you. But He has always given us a choice. To surrender … Continue reading
How many burdens do you keep?
How many burdens do you take back after you give them away to God?
When you lay your burden down, giving it to God,
don’t pick it back up.
We are not made to carry them.
We are sheep.
But our Shepherd is made for the job.
He’s willing and happy to do it.
But we have to make a choice.
To lay the burden down.
And leave it at the foot of the cross.
Jesus might not carry it like you think He should.
Don’t ask for it back.
When your mind thinks of that burden, you begin to think of ways to fix it.
That, my friends, is scooping the burden back up.
Every time your thoughts return to that burden, give it back to God.
Thank Him for fixing it for you.
Tell Him you can’t wait to see How he solves it.
He will let you know.
If you instead, keep musing over that issue,
the burden will climb back onto your shoulders.
Worry and fear will once again join you.
Give them to God and stop those thoughts in their tracks.
Smile, knowing God’s in control.
And He has your best in mind.
“Look unto Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22 Saved, yes, for all of eternity. From the punishment we richly deserve. But I think there’s … Continue reading
When faced with complaining, you have an opportunity to witness God’s power. We cannot behave properly without God, so we must allow Him to work through us. Disgruntled situations provide freedom to let God move. But only if we choose … Continue reading
My dear mother shared this verse with me today: “But none of these things move me….” Acts 20:24 Paul goes on to explain his pristine focus on the mission God had entrusted to him. Earthly things didn’t move him. Including … Continue reading
And Peter answered Him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he … Continue reading
He has you where He wants you. Jesus. He places us in spots where He can use us. Do you ever wonder why He chose this spot? I do. Sometimes things don’t make sense. Logically. But that’s not our job. … Continue reading
As a general rule, are people out to get you? Overall, are your loved ones decent and loving? I’m talking about deep into the heart. Come on- keep looking. Bottom line? People love you. You know I’m right. They’re not … Continue reading
God is sovereign. Over all things. The definition of sovereign includes these words: supreme permanent authority. Well, that about covers it, doesn’t it? God has supreme (total) authority (power) and it’s never going away (permanent, here forever). He holds the … Continue reading
I know someone. So full of bitterness, anger, and self pity, she can hardly function. Slightest incident can set off a torrent of panic. Fear of losing control. Of her world. If life doesn’t go her way, she pouts. Complains. … Continue reading
Look at all I have done for you. Look back at where you have been. Compare that to now. How faithful have I been? Completely. Down to the tiniest detail. Remember. Simply remember and be reminded. I am still … Continue reading
Is it OK to be angry? Yes. Is it OK to be upset? Yep. Is it OK to be full of anger? No. Is it OK for anger to dictate my emotions? Heck no. Is it OK to dwell in … Continue reading
Ever feel like you are trying too hard? Like you are holding everyone and everything up by yourself? It’s precarious. One small bump and everything can come crashing down. Falling into pieces. One word. Don’t. Let God carry everything. He … Continue reading
I stood face to face with selfishness last week. Utter full-blown rebellion, actually. It was ugly. Super ugly. It screamed in my face, demanding attention. Demanding I cater to the selfish whims. And when I refused, it was not pretty. … Continue reading
You’re still holding the reins. Your life. You still want control. I do? Yes. How do you know? Easy. Every time you don’t see your life headed in the direction you want, you worry. When an issue pops … Continue reading