Yes we should wash our hands, follow our leaders guidelines for social distancing, and generally think of others and the impact our decisions have on them now more than ever. But even more than that we need to pay attention to our thought life, because it is there that the enemy is seeking to steal, kill, and destroy all the good and glorifying fruit the Lord wants to bring through this trying season.
We used to own a car that clattered. We could never locate the source. The Hubs thought it was the driver window. I was certain it was something in the dashboard. We’d go down the road getting tenser with each mile of clackity-clack-click-clack. Finally, I announced...
The Godly kind of grief sends us to our knees in humble thanksgiving for the gospel, rather than hiding our nakedness behind a bush in fear of being “caught” by God. It acknowledges His all knowing presence, and the completeness of what Jesus accomplished on the cross. We are no longer slaves to sin, but free. We are free not only from the ultimate consequence of sin (death), but from the shame of it
In our last post we talked about the way the enemy takes truth and twists it into hard to recognize lies in attempts to undermine our faith and trust in the Lord. This week, I am sharing my go-to strategies for fighting against the enemy’s schemes, and rooting...
A soul saved, while a loss for the enemy, is nowhere near as threatening as a heart transformed and sent out boldly and passionately to spread the word. So, the day you become a believer, rejoice yes, but first put on your armor because the Christian life well lived is a battle day in and day out to continually surrender your heart, mind, and life to the Lord. From the day of salvation on the goal of the enemy is to snuff out the flame of our faith. Be on guard Christian. The battle is real.
It was a Sunday afternoon, and there I sat on my kitchen floor, singing worship songs to the Lord while I waited for water to boil. I felt a weight on me because the Lord had given me a task and something was holding me back from walking confidently into what I knew He was calling me to.
When we intentionally spend time seeking out God’s hand in our lives and write down those moments so that we don’t forget them, we’ll begin to see how present He is, how faithfully He provides for us, how much we can trust Him, and how worthy of our love He truly is. We’ll be like the Psalm 77 writer and be confident and trusting in the Lord even in the midst of our trials.
With three littles under four running around, my life is loud, chaotic, and messy. I frequently feel more like a jungle gym than an actual human being. Dirty dishes perpetually crowd my sink, dirty diapers don’t always make it to the trash, and more toys than I care to count litter my living area just waiting to pierce my bare feet (ouch!). In the midst of all the madness, it can seem next to impossible to find rest.
God’s word is filled with the promise of freedom to those who abide, and yet so many of us find ourselves back in the chains Jesus set us free from again and again. Why is that? How do we find lasting freedom?
It’s hard to step out in faith; to make the decision and go. You have to choose to go right, go left, or stay the current path. So, how do you decide? What does it look like to submit to the Lord in any given situation? How do you know if you’re making the best decision for the long-term? How do you trust?