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“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” – Ephesians 6:13 KJV
You have all that you need
We have all that we need to stand strong when life gets crazy. God has given us spiritual armor to wear to protect is in spiritual battle. We are to put it on daily so that we are always ready and protected from the wicked plans of the enemy. Are you wearing yours?
“… And having done all, to stand.”
When the battles start we are usually caught off guard. And our first instinct isn’t always to fight but to run. You either go into denial or fear comes and paralyzes you. You want to cry. Or lie down in bed and pull the covers over your head and hope it will all go away. But God said to stand. Don’t run. Don’t hide. Don’t lie down. But Continue reading →
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15 KJV
Circumspect means to be watchful; take heed. To be cautious and prudent. Be watchful on all sides
Life is full of pitfalls. If we are not careful we can end up far from God. Everyday we must choose whether you will live right or not or do right or not. No one else can make the choice for you. You will either honor God this day and everyday or you will not.
To walk circumspectly is to walk in holiness. Foolish men and women don’t know they are headed for destruction. They live according to their flesh with no thought to where their choices will lead them. But as Continue reading →
The Road Trip is a cute adventure story about a woman named Liz who gets the chance of a lifetime: the opportunity to travel with God on a road trip (in a sidecar no less) that would completely change her life. During her travels with God Liz learns that she didn’t know all that she thought she did about what it really means to be a Christian, God Himself, or the world in which she lives. But through their journey together God opens Liz’ eyes and brings her to a deeper understanding of her faith and how to live it out properly.
Every Body Matters by Gary Thomas is a book that deals with how our physical health affects our spiritual health. Our bodies are God’s temple, but most don’t treat them as such. We fill ourselves up with junk food, fried foods, sugary drinks, sometimes to the point of becoming overweight or creating health problems. This book is about snapping up to attention and reminding us that these bodies we have don’t belong to us, they belong to God. They are temples for His Holy Spirit and we have an obligation to God to take care of them.
“Christians who don’t take their health seriously don’t take their mission seriously” – Gary Thomas
Have you ever really wanted to help someone financially but you honestly couldn’t? I know in these economic times being able to give when you may be in need yourself is tough. You turn on the TV and see poor hungry children starving to death and you want to help, but you can’t. Or you learn about natural disasters taking place in all over the world. People are dying or becoming homeless and you would love to help out, but there is no way. You may be having a hard time paying all of your bills, keeping food on the table, providing for yourself or your family. And there is just no way you can afford to open your pocket book for another. It’s rough.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV
Why is it that when things go wrong one of the first things that people do is blame God? God is not responsible for the ugly things in our lives. God’s thoughts for us are of peace and love, never evil. We are quick to forget that when bad things come our way or we don’t get our way. It is because He loves that we don’t always get our way. God’s plans for us are far greater than our plans for ourselves.
I Am Second by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett is a book about learning what it means to really put God first. This is a really good book that everyone should read. It is filled with real life stories from known celebrities and the everyday people who have come to the end of themselves through the facing of incredible struggles. From drug addiction, porn addiction, prostitution, racism and Continue reading →
Nothing lasts forever. Not even our troubles. The tide always turns. When we are deep in sorrow we forget that. Because in those moments we are unable to see clearly. We only know what we feel. And that’s that the pain is unbearable. We are unable to look ahead and see a brighter day.
I shared this with my friends on Facebook on New Years day. But I’m just getting around to sharing this with you, my lovely readers, as well. This is my prayer for all of my readers, cyber friends, and pretty much everyone, in the New Year. I hope that you will be blessed. Every New Year is a time to begin again. Leave the old stuff behind and look ahead to all of the beautiful and amazing blessings that God has in store for you this year.
“Praying For Your Future Husband: Preparing Your Heart for His by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer” is a great book. The book seems to be geared towards young women. Such as those in their late teens to early twenties. But it really does not matter how old you are. If you are a single, Christian woman, this book is for you.
Each chapter gives different areas of your future husbands life to pray for. From giving his life to God, trust,protection, being loyal and faithful, patient,committed and so much more. There are even prayers for you to pray for yourself as well. This way you not only pray for your husband to be all that God has called him to be, but so that you can pray to be all that God has called you to be. To prepare Continue reading →