Prayer: Put on Holy Spirit Glasses

Praying for guidance does not come naturally. Personally, I want to decide on my own and "fix it" myself. Praying and relying on God's guidance often comes as an afterthought. I seek the guidance from everyone else around me instead of from the One who ultimately knows best. In the Old Testament, kings who followed … Continue reading Prayer: Put on Holy Spirit Glasses

Prayer: Set Your Heart on God

I have struggled to have a meaningful prayer life for so long. If someone asks me to pray on their behalf or over a particular situation, I willingly take on the challenge and complete it in order to check it off a list. I know there is more to prayer than just going before God … Continue reading Prayer: Set Your Heart on God

Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

Prayer is intimidating. Talking to someone you can't see or audibly hear is weird. In the Christian faith, prayer gives us direct access to our Creator and Savior and yet, many believers pray out of duty or desperation without ever feeling the presence of God. I know. I am describing myself. My focus word for … Continue reading Prayer: Create a Clean Heart

Growing Faith: Daily Trust

As we end this series on growing faith, I think it is important to not forget a basic foundation, trusting God with your entire life on a daily basis. Our faith is a reflection of our belief that we are sinners, that Jesus died as a punishment for our sins, and we know that He … Continue reading Growing Faith: Daily Trust

A Time to Renew

Renew. There is something about that word that makes me feel refreshed. It is my word for the year that I wrote about in the beginning of January. I have been on a journey of mental, spiritual, and physical renewal. Just checking in with my readers who have a "word" for their year. How is … Continue reading A Time to Renew

Inconceivable

"Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:20 The movie "The Princess Bride" is one of those timeless classics with phrases that make me think of the movie every time I hear it.  Each time Wallace … Continue reading Inconceivable

Guest Post: Wait for the Manna

I am honored to be featured on my friend Heather's blog this week.  Please click on over to check it out! https://glimpsesofjesus.com/2018/06/02/wait-for-the-manna-a-guest-post-by-leah-lively/

Grow Up and Pray

I have been procrastinating.  God put this topic on my heart weeks ago and I have been chewing it like cud ever since.  He just won't leave me alone about it. The racial tension, political tension, whatever tension that continues to rise in this country, sickens me.  I have never been one to like any … Continue reading Grow Up and Pray

A Long Way Off

The parable of the lost son is one that I have known my whole life.  Growing up in church, it was a part of the children's curriculum each year.  I have read it repeatedly throughout the years and have seen multiple versions played out.  Even Veggie Tales has their own take on the prodigal.  Too … Continue reading A Long Way Off

In Pursuit of God’s Heart: Part 2 – What’s your heart condition?

In Part 1, we pursued the heart of God by trusting our shepherd and finding contentment in the pasture he has placed us.  Psalm 37:4 takes us to the next segment of wisdom.  It is one of the most over-used, yet misunderstood verses in the Bible.  The first part is often overlooked because we love to … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart: Part 2 – What’s your heart condition?