I have this fabulous pair of Levi’s that I got when my oldest daughter was in high school. That was 10 years ago and I can’t let them go. Recently I looked down to see my knees peeking through the … Continue reading
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. – … Continue reading
Recently my husband purchased a ping pong table to provide some extra family fun. With 5 kids there is obviously a great range in skill and interest….but one thing I have noticed that all players have in common is the … Continue reading
I was so afraid to let go. I was afraid I would lose my edge, lose my drive, and my purpose. I feared I would be “missing out” on the exciting part of life. I didn’t want to hear that … Continue reading
It’s noon. I get a distress call from a sweet friend asking for prayer and counsel about some things her daughter is going through. And now, just a few hours later I find myself sharing her distress as the floors … Continue reading
For all you moms who sometimes wonder if you’re getting it right…and pretty sure you aren’t lots of times—this is for you…if you’ve ever felt like you were losing the battle of the wills, or what in the world you … Continue reading
“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6 Psalm 16 hands down stands out as one of my … Continue reading
Have you ever felt like you were in the belly of the whale? Me too. Except my whale was the floor boards of my closet with the lights off. I was going through a very difficult time and found myself, a mother of 5, in my only hidden place – the master closet. I was crying out the the Lord and asked if He would show Himself to me. I then remembered Abraham asking to see God and that He spared his life by allowing Abraham to see His shadow. God then brought to my remembrance the verse that “he who dwells in the secret place shall abide in the shadow of the almighty.” Thank you Jesus for that promise. I continued to seek God and cry out for wisdom and understanding. He then reminded me of the storm that He calmed. I remembered from teaching a study including this passage a number of times that there was an element of the storm that was attributed to the work of the enemy. I was excited for the reminder and anxious to look at the words Jesus used to rebuke the storm. Maybe I could use those same words to defeat my enemy. (don’t you wish there were just spell like formula’s at times?) But I heard God whisper to me to focus on the words in red.
I scanned my Bible shelf for one I was confident had red letter edition. I opened my Bible to Mark 4:35 and began to read paying special attention to just what Jesus said to calm the storm. I was a bit surprised when the exact words of Jesus used to rebuke the storm were not in red, they were a paraphrase of sorts, but as I continued reading the words in red glared off the page straight to my heart. “Where is your faith?” Continue reading
Wake up, O lyre and harp!
I will wake the dawn with my song.
Psalm 57:8, NLT
Everyday, sunrise announces the promise of all that is new, fresh, and forward. It’s amazing how early in the morning the reception between here and heaven is wide open and remarkably clear. When you study the scriptures you sense God’s fondness for this time of day.
Just think about it. He deliberately ordered sunrise before sunset, filled its existence with light, wrapped it full of promises, and even chose to reveal His resurrected Son in it.
So before you rush into the busyness of another day, make certain your morning meeting with Him is the one meeting you don’t miss.
1. Loved. Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14
2. Heard. In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
3. Encouraged. It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night. Psalm 92:1-2
4. Helped. But I cry to you for help, O Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you. Psalm 88:13 Continue reading
Do you ever struggle remaining attached to the vine? Is consistency in your prayer life difficult? I received this devotional last week from AnGel ministries. It was a WORD for me! Hope it will be an encouragement for you too!
Til He Shouts,