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.
Today's devotion originally appeared on Encouragement for Today Proverbs 31 Ministries. “On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you… Continue reading When We Grow Weary in the Waiting
Devotion first appeared on Choosing Him Ministries. I wearily walked back into the restaurant, my thoughts dark and my heart heavy. Suddenly, our server appeared with a note—a note with the exact words I needed at that very moment. It wasn't a coincidence. It wasn't just a random act of kindness. It was God speaking… Continue reading Hello God? Are you Listening?
Although the battle for our souls was won the moment we trusted Jesus Christ as Savior, spiritual warfare will be waged until Jesus returns and God throws the Devil into the lake of fire. (I get pretty excited thinking about that!) The Prince of this World is the undeniable enemy of God who will do everything in his power to separate us from the love of Christ. #beyondthenoise
Happy Saturday! I wanted to share this study on Genesis created by my friend, Ashley Moore. She walks through Genesis one chapter at a time, providing interpretation insight, application, a prayer, and additional Scripture for mediation. I've included one of her devotions below- but you can download the entire devotion for free here. Check out… Continue reading Recollect: A Study and Journal through Genesis
“Momma, does God have a plan for COVID-19?” “Yes” I squeaked out, hoping that for once, she did not have a follow-up question. Before the "s" left my lips, the words, “Well, what is it, then?” already hung in the air. What my daughter really wanted to know was this: Does God know about COVID-19,… Continue reading Does God Have a Plan for COVID-19?
Have you ever wondered if God's ways are really better than our ways? Adam and Eve wonder that too. They thought God was holding something back from them, and we often believe this same lie today. New Blog post, click below!
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” FDR My husband and I are complete history nerds—Ancient History, Middle Ages, Modern Age—there isn’t an era unable to pique our interest. For most, learning about days long gone rank right up there with a visit to the dentist. Amidst the current global crisis, we… Continue reading Feeling Afraid? Take Hold and Take Heart
When voted “most outspoken” my senior year of high school, I wore my brash and brazen verbal reputation as a badge of honor, saying practically anything I wanted — at any time I wanted. Oh the follies of youth..... Read More on the Blog
Despite the praise my parents poured into me, I never felt assured. Outwardly I appeared confident, but inwardly I was a complete mess. After years of telling myself I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, skinny enough or “fill-in-the-blank” enough, I began believing I’d never be enough for myself or anyone else. Our key verse, Isaiah 64:8, declares we are intentionally and purposefully sculpted: “But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” God views us as His work of art — His masterpiece.