What have you been waiting on the Lord for? A breakthrough? Healing? Deliverance from an oppressive situation? Our need and our pain reveal a greater glory that we were created for. Hunger suggests that we were created for food. Exhaustion says that we were created for rest and strength. Loneliness calls that we have a …
Some people in the body of Christ have a special gift to encourage. The first encourager listed in scripture was Barnabas. “Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means ‘son of encouragement’), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.”Acts 4:36-37 Barnabas …
40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 26 – Here I Am, Lord
Living in times where the fabric of our nation is unraveling, I frequently go to places of self-reflection in prayer. Clearly, the Lord has lifted his hand of protection from our land. “Lord, I know the big things that displease you- things like abortion, greed and perversions. (And this is in the church.) But, what …
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40 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Day 22- Birth Pangs
Friends, when the kingdom of God is ready to be birthed, those who walk through it will experience things that they never thought in a million years they would ever experience. But the birth pangs bring about the birth. The birth is the kingdom of God- something we haven't seen with our eyes or held with our hands or heard with our ears. But, what is coming is so glorious we cannot even imagine it.
Failure as a Parent Can Be Powerful
You may feel like a failure today, but failing is learning. Learning is powerful! So, failure is powerful. Your inadequacy as a mother is all you need to allow God to bring you into new territory and to grow you as a person!
The Goodness of God During the Coronavirus Outbreak
I asked the Lord, “What’s going to happen to the church?” I heard, “She will lift up her head. She will be refined, tested and tried, but will see God’s power in a brand new way. She will see the Lord’s provision and work in the middle of the trials.” I felt led to pray that the Lord will give us specialization to minister to people in the middle of the coming judgement and trial.
Finding Faith in Uncertain Times
I don't know about you, but the world around me seems more and more unsettling with every passing day. There are pressures from without and pressures from within. Honestly, we are seeing days that are shocking- days that we never thought we would see. It's not the coronavirus that is shocking to me. It's not …
A Call to Fast to End Abortion part 2
When Jonah was sent into Ninevah, he was sent with the message: "God will destroy his city in 40 days." Ninevah was a pagan city, yet the Lord sent a reluctant prophet to warn the people. God didn't want to destroy Ninevah. He didn't delight in its demise, so he sent a man of God …
Cleaning Out Your Closet for Greater Joy
So, why in the world would I show you all my dirty laundry? Well, not laundry. I would never show you that! But, why would I show you my mess? Because the Lord impressed something so precious on my heart, as I walked through the mess, stepping over wires from my husband's studio, and trying to find a square foot to set my bags down on after work. You see, I just finished speaking at a lovely weekend retreat called Revealed Retreat: Discover Who I Am in Christ. I challenged the ladies to give the Lord the deepest parts of their hearts - even the rooms of their hearts that they have shut the doors on for years. In the fight to stay positive and to keep from drowning in pain, sorrow and despair, people tend to avoid difficult conflict that arises when dealing with broken relationships and pain from the past. It's easier to ignore things and to just keep stuffing. These are things that may give us PTSD, if we decide to unpack them.
21 Days of Fasting and Prayer – Day 10
Are we there, yet?! This is what my kids say when we are in the car taking an all day trip across the country to visit family. We know our destination will be delightful, but the wait in the car can be brutal. This world is not our home. We have a delightful destination beyond …