““He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” - 1Peter 2:24-25 Jesus died in … Continue reading Remembering our Ransom
You may have initially been confused by the title of this post, being that it doesn't really sound biblically accurate or "spiritual", and that's honestly what I thought also, until that's what Jesus called me. Background story: This past May, I had the honor and privilege of being able to travel and minister in Peru … Continue reading God’s little dirtbag🌱
How can we as a body of Christ enter in and help those who are hurting and broken, when we ourselves fear embarrassment of admitting our brokenness also? Growth stems from our vulnerability with God.
Written by Elizabeth Elliott... Dear child of God, If God has called you to be really like Christ in all your spirit, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility and put on you such demands of obedience, that He will not allow you to follow other Christians, and in many ways … Continue reading Others May – You May Not
"You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain." - Song of Songs 4:12 Throughout the Bible and this time period, Kings had private gardens within the Palace where they would spend time alone and where they found security and peace, especially in times of war and conflict. Here, … Continue reading The Garden of God – Your Heart
"The reason many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us." ~ A. W. Tozer. Every Christmas Eve for the past five years, I have picked one of the … Continue reading My Will or Thy Will?
When God wants you to grow, He makes you uncomfortable! Sometimes, God takes us through seasons that make us so uncomfortable and uneasy where there seems to be no peace or rest. Why? As humans, we are creatures of habit and enjoy comfort and desire an easy life. However, if everything were easy, we would … Continue reading Courage for Change
When I was a little girl, one of my safe havens was this big hollow log sitting by a little creek in the woods behind our house. Often times I would go there to sit and even play by myself on nice days when the sun was shining. However, there were other times, when I … Continue reading A Safe Haven: Running to Jesus
It was the summer of 2001 and my six year old self was already dreaming of the beautifully wrapped presents underneath the Christmas tree that was still months and months away. Every Sunday, my grandmother would bring my mom advertisements, coupons, and magazines that she would receive in the mail. Most of the time, my … Continue reading Faith isn’t easy, but it has promise!
Romans 12:2 -"Do not conform to this world’s thinking, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…" Too many Christians have a head or book knowledge about God, but they don’t know Him in a personal and intimate way! When we come to God, He reveals His work around us and we become aware of His … Continue reading Being In with the Out Crowd