Do you find yourself as concerned with the inside as you are with the outside? Do you ever wonder what would happen if the Lord stripped back all the outer adornments of our heart, what would he find? Are the fibers of our heart fresh and vibrant or dry and brittle? The Lord wants us to step into his beauty parlor with our dry and brittle layers and walk out with a fresh and flowing heart.
Do you ever have those days or weeks where everything is going along smooth and then --BAM! out of nowhere chaos hits like a freight train coming at you head on -- well that's kind of how my last few weeks have been lately. A mighty gust of wind came busting through and began unsettling everything … Continue reading Uprooted (When the winds of life come blowing through)
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”John 14:27 NKJV Heavenly Father, thank you for your peace that surpasses all understanding -- a peace that cannot be explained, only felt. Thank … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled
I wanted to continue this month's theme which has been focused on pride. In my last post, When Peace Prevails I shared a personal story of how pride inhibited and entangled me in a moment of anger and frustration; I responded and reacted in a hurtful and unloving way and was unwilling to concede in … Continue reading Handle With Care (What to do when prideful thorns have pricked your heart)
In a moment of unfiltered, uncensored and frankly, unnecessary fury, I allowed hurtful words to shoot from my mouth like daggers headed straight for my target. Once they shot out, I knew it wasn't going to be good – but still, I said them anyways. Like a poison tipped arrow, I watched as they made … Continue reading When Peace Prevails (2 Tips on avoiding the perils of pride)