As I began to believe that even my weakest, most uninspired prayers counted, my ability and desire to persist in prayer increased.
The one who knows the end from the beginning was not ignorant of the events of our day. And still He speaks over the turmoil swirling about and the anxiety circling within.
Just as it takes work to evict a squatter from a property they do not own, removing anxiety from your life, when there are very real problems occurring, also requires our fervent attention and participation.
Surrender flows as we begin to trust our heavenly Father, who is all knowing, the very definition of love, and always has our best interest at heart.
The rejection of the Christian narrative has allowed for a secular narrative to take the dominant place in our culture and society.
As we see Him with a spirit of revelation we gain faith for His people, the Church.
As I began praying the prayers of the Bible, phrase by phrase, not being in a hurry, the Word of God started to fill my soul, touch my spirit, create a more joyful approach to my life, and anchor me in difficult situations.
As our slain lamb, good teacher, and gracious friend, Jesus readily displayed the true nature of the Father.
True forgiveness is not a work of human emotion; it is a work of God in man that wars against, and overcomes, our own emotions.
We all face disappointments from different things, but how can we overcome them and keep our hearts set on the Lord? These four steps can help.
As women secure in covenant relationship with God and filled by His Spirit, we can have unwavering confidence in the power of God to bring about His promises for our lives.
There will be many moments in life that test us and tempt us to waver from our commitments, but when we rely on the strong love of God we are strengthened to remain unwavering.
The Lord sees every moment, even the ones in which His children endure sins perpetrated against them. He pays close attention and was prepared for these moments even before they took place.
We must be quick to replace every vain fleeting, racing thought. We mustn’t be paralyzed, doing nothing to silence them.
The Holy Spirit’s role is to lead us to Jesus, comfort us, and conform us to His image—which includes being filled with His power.
We were never fashioned to live without a heart alive in passion for Jesus, and He desires to give us every grace to walk in that passion again.
Although rejection is a common occurrence in this life, we have a cure for its painful sting in the One who has drawn us into covenant. He sees all, knows all.
Before Jesus returns the Spirit is cultivating maturity in the church through ongoing adoration of our King through night-and-day prayer and worship.
The Bible is not a textbook or list of rules, but a passionate love story of a God who is pursuing His children.
It is only by loving and honoring God that we can truly love our neighbor, and no matter how difficult the pill might be to swallow, we must not dilute or twist a single word that He has spoken.
As I made the daily decision to come out of the chaos and confusion of what was surrounding us, lock eyes with Father, and cling to His affection and dream for our lives, we were strengthened to survive another day.
That vision we have for the decades to come—who we're meant to be—will aid us when we stand before the Lord and give an account for how we used all that He blessed us with for His glory.
As we believe that our Father is our provider, the fears of lack subside. As we believe that the Father is our judge, our fear of condemnation flees.
For the first time in my life, I was unable to fix the situation; that, in and of itself, was my biggest struggle.