The battle is not yours but God!!!! The enemy will try to sneak up on the blind side. Spiritual warfare is real my friends! I’m living in the middle of it right now. You see when you are trying to do GOD’S work you are inevitably going to be attacked by the enemy. When I chose to live my life for Jesus and be in ministry I knew all the risks I would face. I knew that the enemy would be after me. ⠀ I knew people would hate me.⠀ I knew this life would be hard.⠀ I knew I needed to be on guard. You see following Jesus is hard but totally worth it. You just need to press into Him and stay grounded in the WORD so that you are ready to stand up to this battle.
Wow! I can't believe that the last time I posted was on Memorial Day. This summer is flying by. I really hadn't intended to take this long of a break. I just wanted you to know that I hadn't forgotten about you. Truth is life has been crazy and rough. I know, you are probably thinking "here we go again". Yes, I admit that it has been my go-to phrase lately, but I'm not looking for attention or wanting you to feel sorry for me. If I am honest, sharing this part of my journey and story with you makes me feel very vulnerable. It’s scary sharing personal parts of yourself with others. Truth is God has been working and speaking into my life and I just had to share it with you. Many of you know that I struggle with chronic health issues. It’s a part of my life that I share about from time to time. Living with these health issues has taught me a lot. There are so many stages that I’ve gone through. There are so many questions that I have asked God over and over again. I’ve been sad, depressed, hurt, and angry. Questions I’ve demanded an answer that never came left me even more confused.
2018 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER! This past Thursday was the day to observed with others a time to pray. Even though it's a recognized day that doesn't mean we shouldn't be praying every day. • I believe that prayer is an important part of life. • I believe that we should pray no matter what. • I believe that no prayers are too much for God. • I believe God wants to hear from you. As I reflected and thought about National Day of Prayer this year, it means more to me than before. From the beginning of the year, I’ve said that I want to have a more intentional prayer life. It's important to me to have meaningful and deep conversations with God.
I'm super excited about what's coming starting next week right here on the blog. After some thought and a lot of prayers I thought it would be fun to start a book club. One thing that I love is reading books that point to God or that have a foundation of Biblical truths. Right here on the blog, I will be posting an article on what I learned and how we can apply what we read in that week's chapter. There will also be a few discussion questions along with scriptures to dig farther into God's Word. Some weeks there will be combined chapters but that's because they are shorter so I thought it would be okay to read two some weeks. That way we will wrap up this book club in 10 weeks instead of 13 weeks.
I’ve never been one who liked to read books but recently that has started to change. At the beginning of the year, I decided that this year I would like to read at least 10 books this year. Well, I just finished the first one and get this. I read the whole thing in less than a weeks time. Several of my friends recommended this. It’s a brand new book that just came out and it really was eye-opening for me. I thought that I would take some time to do a review on the blog this week. WHY HER? When I first saw the title of the book my thoughts immediately were yes finally a book that will answer my questions. In a way they do but it also opened a whole new series of questions that got me thinking about comparison and the age-old question why her not me. Nicki Koziarz’s way with words is truly remarkable. The whole book is built around 6 different truths that you need to hear.