For those of us who wrestle with guilt, it's easy to become hopeless at times. Looking back across the spectrum of mistakes in the past can be crippling. We see others around us who appear to have it all together, and we may even be tempted to give up. I have a message of hope to share. I'd … Continue reading A Message of Hope
Month: May 2009
That old familiar feeling
I was recently stricken once again by that old familiar feeling. I'm ashamed to admit it, but pride has been a recurring sin in my life. When I least expect it, it sneaks in and grabs hold of me once again. I'm disgusted to learn I'm even capable of developing pride in the thought that I might be obtaining some degree of … Continue reading That old familiar feeling
Give Them a Heart for You
Studying the story of Joash in 2 Chronicles today, the Lord impressed upon me the importance of never ceasing to pray that my children will wholeheartedly seek Him. It would be easy after they make a profession of faith, and seem to be bearing fruit, to assume they are "safe" and let our prayers for their wholehearted … Continue reading Give Them a Heart for You
A New Battle Plan
This morning the Lord impressed upon me a new battle plan based on the example of Jehoshaphat. As he promised deliverence to Judah (2 Chronicles 20:17), He has promised provision for us. Through faith in Jesus Christ, the God of the universe is on our side, and "we are more than conquerors, through Him who loved us!"
Follow your heart?
We live in a culture that frequently encourages you to "follow your heart." As I was studying the story of Rehoboam in 2 Chronicles, I was reminded how important it is that we not blindly "follow our hearts." It is written of Rehoboam: He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the … Continue reading Follow your heart?
If You Turn Away…
This morning as I was reading through 2 Chronicles, a frequently quoted verse immediately jumped out at me: " if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will … Continue reading If You Turn Away…
I've recently determined I am suffering from adult onset PTADD. My disorder has had a very gradual onset, but I can deny it no longer. I am suffering from Prayer Time Attention Deficit Disorder. I am able to stay completely focused during almost every other activity of daily living, but the moment I bow my … Continue reading PTADD
Blessings and Charges
I am impressed that we should either pray blessings and charges over our children or simply share with them the cries of our hearts as we intercede on their behalf.
Forgiven and Forgiving
The God of the universe visited me in my kitchen this morning. I kneel broken before Him and praising Him for those most precious kitchen encounters!