This post was written last January and this morning the Lord reminded me once more of the words He spoke to me when I wrote this. Your mission is now, friends. Not tomorrow. He calls us to be faithful in this day. May we grab hold of the mission to know Christ and make Him known as we go throughout our days.
Comfort is a peculiar concept. Even just this afternoon, I couldn’t wait until I could change into my comfy clothes after a day of travel and work. Comfort in many ways represents rest for us safety and security. Comfort is most often the road that leads to spiritual satisfaction that turns into spiritual complacency and ends up in the dead end of spiritual ineffectiveness. It is a downward spiral crafted by this world to make us crave the temporary and miss the eternal in today. Satan wants us to jump on the comfort bandwagon. There is no thrill, no risk, no extreme life lessons in comfort, just soft t-shirts, cozy bedspreads, hot showers, and bowl full of mac n’ cheese (all the things I run to when I just want to be comfortable).
I dreamed up the name Life Lived Beautifully during my quiet time with the Lord last spring. Since then, the Lord has continually re-defined what that actually means. At first glance your thoughts might be: success, fame, influence, outer appearance, things, etc. Honestly, I might’ve had those thoughts too when I came up with the […]
“ And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 (emphasis mine) “Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may […]
Change is the theme for 2015. My husband and I will welcome our first little one into this world in May and will be moving to a new place very soon to accommodate our growing family and a growing business. Walking into 2015 with little to no plan put my stomach all in knots. Being […]
On Tuesday morning, a beloved friend and man of God breathed his last and went to be with the Lord. David Landrith, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church, husband to Jennifer, and father to Rachel, Sam, and Josh, battled a fight with a terminal cancer for the past two years. My husband and I had […]
Have you ever questioned why you live where you live? Or, right now, are you wondering why you are sitting here at this moment reading this devotional? Have you thought about why your family has moved or why you didn’t get that job you wanted? Life usually doesn’t follow our plans. In our eyes, life is […]
Every morning we have a choice. Fear God or fear the world. And every day at some point I seem to choose to fear the world. I allow worry to overtake my confidence and selfishness to take the place of God on the throne of my heart. Yet we serve a faithful, loving, ever-present and forgiving Father […]
Only one life, twill soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ will last :: CT Stud (Day 16 in our study of 1 Peter – 1 Peter 4:3-6) Each day we are given 24 hours, 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. That seems like so many, but in reality, at the end of each day […]
Today my friend Taylor Flatt is sharing what God has been teaching her on holiness. The Scripture we are focusing on today is 1 Peter 1:13-21. Read more of Taylor’s writing here! Her heart for the Lord and love for Jesus is contagious! I’ve had a lot of conversations recently with people about what […]