Waiting…

Today, I would like to talk a little bit about waiting. God has a purpose and a plan for every person He has created. God will place a longing in us – a call – that fills us with hope and drives us forward. Sometimes He gives us a glimpse (a prophecy; a dream; a…

Faith and the Holy Spirit

Last time, I talked about settling God’s TRUTH in our heart so that we can maintain our true identity, even in difficult times. Today, I would like to talk about faith and relying on the Holy Spirit. Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of…

Settle It

When it comes to our identity, and trusting in who we are in Christ, there are a lot of opportunities to get distracted. Opposing messages come from the enemy; the world; even our own mind. This is why it is ESSENTIAL to be in the Word – everyday. We need to know what God’s Word…

Pure Joy

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Say what, now? Pure joy? Trials of many kinds?! I used to hope this was a typo. I have to admit, I used to struggle with reading that I was supposed to consider it a joy to face…

What’s My Motivation?

Hi Everyone! I’m back. I didn’t post for a couple of days because I was overwhelmed and tired. I was preparing for family coming into town on top of our regular October boost in activity. As much as I had hoped to post everyday in October, I realized the pressure and stress to get a…

Yes and Amen

I hope you don’t mind if I keep it real, today. I am coming off of four nights of restless sleep. And last night was the worst! I kept waking up angry. I’m not sure if it was a righteous anger, an attack of the enemy, or just not releasing to God something that has…

I Identify With…

I attended the Rise Up event in Washington D.C., yesterday. I’m still pretty tired and my body is sore (intercessory prayer is no joke!), but feeling tremendously blessed that I was able to take part in such a powerful time of intercessory prayer for our nation. The event’s tagline was “Prepare Like Esther, Arise Like…

Rise Up

I’ll be heading to Rise Up in Washington D.C. today, so there isn’t much time for writing. I will leave here a teaching that goes along with the warrior theme that we have found ourselves in. I encourage you to take some time to listen to “Six Signs of a Rising Warrior” by John Paul…

YOU are a Mighty Warrior

YOU are a Mighty Warrior “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” Judges 6:12b One of my favorite stories in the Bible is about Gideon. His story can be found in Judges 6-7. Gideon is an example of how many of us see ourselves…which is so contrary to how God sees us. When the angel…

Stand Firm

Yesterday, I talked about the temptation of Jesus and how the enemy attacks. Using the same Scripture, I would like to talk a bit about authority. Knowing who we are in Christ helps us to understand the authority we have, so that we can withstand any attack from Satan. Then Jesus was led by the…

Know Your Enemy

Day before yesterday, I talked about the baptism of Jesus and how God, Himself, declared who Jesus was and how He felt about Him. Today, I would like to talk a little bit about how Jesus’s identity was tested immediately after that declaration. Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be…

YOU are Highly Valued

October is a pretty busy month for our family, so writing and posting everyday will be a bit of a challenge. On the super busy days, my plan is to post a quick “YOU” statement. Just a little something to meditate on, as a reminder of who you are. Today’s YOU statement is: YOU are…