It’s not always easy to give God all the glory, because as people we want to be praised, but that’s the devil slipping into our lives – that’s the devil trying to tell us that being prideful is somehow benefitting us.
This morning as I sat in church I got extremely choked up and fought the tears back. A girl only a year older than me was sitting with her family joking and adoring her newly-formed baby bump. While I have always wanted kids and have taken care of so many through daycares and babysitting jobs, I have never felt the pain I felt this morning.
Recently I fell into a 3 week funk. I am a woman who knows God’s Word, I know His truths, promises and what He says about me. I understand spiritual warfare so usually, I can recognize the beginning signs of feeling sad or depressed early on and nip them in the bud. But this time, it hit me like a ton of bricks and I felt like I couldn’t crawl out.
I firmly believe that we can be forgiven for something—for everything actually—and that we can still struggle with past regrets, because there is a deeper level of healing that is going to take place. A deeper part of our heart still needs to be unlocked and released from fear.
What junk are you being burdened with today? What sins are you hanging onto? Get rid of the garbage and give God space for something new.
There are three little sayings you can declare when you are going through different situations that will help you set your mind on things that are above. I find these to be more helpful than I could ever explain.
I’m a worrier. I can be out having a good time with friends and suddenly a thought will pop into my head and I’m instantly a shaking, nervous, nauseous mess. My to-do list is constantly running through my mind from sun up to sun down and sometimes even at three-o-clock in the morning.
The casting directors and producers will all know that there is something different and sweet about you and that “fragrance” will linger in the room long after you leave. Everyone who enters the room after you will unknowingly soak in that fragrance, and you will change the atmosphere in that room, affecting more lives than you know.
As a stand up comic for many years in Los Angeles and all across the country, I never thought about what I said before I said it, hence why I was successful.
A couple of months ago I was idolizing this world in ways I never thought I would. I was
idolizing Godly relationships I saw because I wasn’t in one, I was idolizing un-Godly men because I
was unhappy with God’s timing for my “fairytale,” I was running away from Christ.
Sometimes we get so caught up in the ‘doing’ that we miss the precious moments in which we can just ‘be’. There are so many boxes to check in order to validate our worth and purpose and existence.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” If there is one thing I have learned in the last year through conversations with other women it is that every single one of us struggle in some way with self-esteem. I sat in a room with 14 different young women …
Starting the first week of the new year, I had agreed to do so many things that I thought I could take on. I kept my usual job with my regular hours, worked two nights after my regular job teaching piano and voice lessons, helped at the high school during the mornings and afternoons of my days off, and went to practices two nights a week for the school’s musical to play the piano.
Promises. They are easy to make and even easier to break. I have been learning about God’s promises to us, but the most comforting thing I have got out of this – beyond His promises – is that He won’t break His promises. The God of the universe, the Creator of the world – will not make you a promise …
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 I believe that in order to be made new, we must first acknowledge the false beliefs we hold. We do …