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.
This devotion originally appeared on Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today. Crash! My stomach lurched as I sprinted into the bedroom where my 14-month-old daughter greeted me with a toothy grin. There on the littered floor, she played among a fallen lamp with a couple of scattered, small picture frames — and all the contents from… Continue reading Choosing Grace in Everything
Struggle with control issues, especially with your children? Learn to loosen control, and surrender to the One who is in total control. Read more on the blog.
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
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
Do you ever feel discouraged in your parenting? Are you sowing seeds of godliness in your children, but can't see any fruit? Take heart, Momma, faithful parents of today, bring fruitful children of tomorrow. Read More on the blog. Link 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
Post Originally appeared on Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today. Click to Read More. “Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.’” Mark 9:35 (NIV) Startled by an unexpected noise, my party-decorating in the church gym abruptly came to a… Continue reading Beauty in the Unseen
Anyone else's children ask hard questions? Feeling hopeless because you don't have all the answers right now? Check out the post below for some encouragement.