Giver of gifts

In the midst of true confession and repentance, you are laid completely bare and vulnerable. You admit the darkest parts of yourself and your sin, and you start the healing process of walking in the freedom the Resurrection brings. As I’ve been walking in that freedom for the first time in my life, I’ve been [...]

Heartbreak.

Recently, when I asked God what He wanted me to be working on right now to look more like Him, I sensed Him say: Humility & Gentleness. Panicking and defeated, I prayed, “I can’t do that on my own, I have no idea where or how to start.” And in true God fashion, when we [...]

Discovery.

Discovery is a beautiful thing. I’ve learned a lot about myself over the past 48 hours, but the neat thing is that the Lord has been working longer than my recognition of His movement. He is constantly at work, constantly moving, whether we “see” what He is doing or not. Here are a few discoveries [...]

4 || So that His glory comes – Training Ground

I have recently been paying more attention to “so that” sentences in the Bible. The one that I always go back to is: [John 14:29] I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. I love this. It takes the glory and pride off myself, and gives [...]

3 || Allow the Pruning – Training Ground

The Training Ground Series – Small battles now prepare us for bigger battles later.  Are You Willing to Fight? – Fighting now produces perseverance later. Warriors Train with Weapons of Praise – Sing His praises and declare thanks for what He is doing now and how He is preparing what’s to come. [John 15:1-8] “I am the true vine, and [...]

2 || Warriors Train with Weapons of Praise – Training Ground

The Training Ground Series - Small battles now prepare us for bigger battles later.  Are You Willing to Fight? - Fighting now produces perseverance later. What tactic does the devil use with you to thwart your promised land? Is there one he continually uses against you? Are there multiple? When does he attack? How do you [...]

Turning back hearts

Yesterday I met with my previous Young Adult Pastor. After an hour or so of talking about purpose, paths, and direction, he felt prompted to tell me I should read about Elijah, Daniel, and Joseph – in that order. He wasn’t sure why those men or in that order, but felt the Spirit prompting him [...]

1 || Are You Willing to Fight? – Training Ground

The Training Ground Series - Small battles now prepare us for bigger battles later.  If God has declared a promise for you over your life, or given you a dream and vision of where you want to be one day… how are you preparing for that gift to be given? When God declares a promise [...]

The Training Ground – Series

The idea for this series started back a few months ago when I had a vision for someone else. They were struggling with the season God had them in, questioning their purpose and where they were headed in life. As they shared their life with me, I realized they were seeking big battles to fight, [...]

The devil hates Sunday.

This past Christmas I wrote a blog called Oh no, she’s awake. At the time I felt asleep in my relationship for the Lord. That I was not preparing – or, as I’ve so fondly started calling it – sharpening my ax, for the things He has planned for me. I questioned what I was missing out [...]