This devotion originally appeared on The Love Offering Blog, read full devotion Here. The blank sheet of paper taunted me as I walked into the classroom and took my seat. Begrudgingly, I listened as the teacher instructed, “Open your Bibles to Romans 12:1 and take a few minutes to meditate on this verse. Then, rewrite… Continue reading How Do We Offer Ourselves as Living Sacrifices?
Jesus saves—not me—the only way we can relieve heavy hearts is to turn burdens over to the only One capable of bearing them all (Matthew 11:28-30). Believing that our Heavenly Father is sovereign in all things, good or bad, and that He truly is "close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit" (Psalm 34:18), enables us to "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep" (Romans 12:15).
My hand hovered over the social media apps on my phone. The Holy Spirit had undeniably convicted me—those little square icons were distracting me from the work God had called me to do in a big way.
Merry Christmas! I am thankful you are joining me today from Proverbs 31, Encouragement for Today Devotion: The Unexpected Gift of Christmas. Please click HERE to download this set of six verses to remind us of the precious gift of Jesus in every season. Read the full devotion HERE. I would love for you to… Continue reading Remembering the Gift of Jesus Printable
Hello Friends! What a blessing to be apart of Proverbs 31 ministries, and I am honored to share today’s devotion with you. You can read, “God Sees You and Hears You,” here, and download a copy of the key verse, Psalm 40:1, here. We all need the reminder that God loves us, and He cares… Continue reading God Sees You and Hears You, Psalm 40:1 Printable
"Laura and I discuss her new book Beyond The Noise. We talk about those moments where we question and doubt ourselves, our purpose, and if we and who we are really matter." I enjoyed talking with Amy Debrucque, Life on Purpose Podcast, what a treat! Listen in Here. https://videopress.com/v/GFeAUa8C?preloadContent=metadata https://anchor.fm/amy-debrucque/episodes/Laura-Bailey---Episode-42---Beyond-The-Noise-elbeks
One early evening while preparing supper, I overheard an exchange of whispers coming from the family room. My two oldest girls were discussing which one of them should come to me to “plead their case.” "No, you go ask Momma; she always says yes to you." "Is that so?" I asked as I sprang into… Continue reading Does God Play Favorites?
This devotion originally appeared on http://www.christianwomenliving.com My husband rolled his eyes and said in jest, “he was going upstairs to pack my bagsbecause I was surely going to need them for my trip down memory lane.” A very close friend from childhood was in town visiting, and I was excited about seeingher again. Although outwardly,… Continue reading The Power of A Faithful Friend
To quote A. W. Tozer, “The best way to keep the enemy out is to keep Christ in. The sheep need not be terrified by the wolf; they have but to stay close to the Shepherd. It is not the praying sheep Satan fears but the presence of the Shepherd.” By the power of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, ceaseless prayer and constant abiding in Christ we can fend off the evil one’s attacks.
This morning at church was different—we didn't hug or shake hands; instead, we maintained the proper “social distance” with waves and fist bumps. Nonetheless, merely coming together under one roof with many of my church family was enough to restore my faith and subdue the doubt and fear I had silently harbored over the past few months. Perhaps you have had a similar experience? Join me on the blog as we discuss the importance of getting back in church.