It’s time to clean house spiritually and emotionally in 2013. It’s time to let go of all excuses, negativity and habits that are keeping you from living the way you know you ought to be living for the Lord, and from reaching your full potential in this life. We only get one life so it’s important that we live the best life we can in spite of financial status or other struggles in your life. And it does not cost anything (at least not monetarily) to grow spiritually. All you need is your Bible. Yes, you should go to church. But I’m talking about having one on one time with God daily. It’s time to grow in faith and relationship with the Lord. If you are doing things you know are wrong and separate you from Him, let it go. If you are not spending time with God because you are putting people and things before Him you need to stop. It’s time to get your house in order.
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Are you thankful for your blessings? I admit that I don’t always stop to take stock of all the blessings that God has given to me. Not because I am ungrateful, but because sometimes I am too comfortable. Sometimes I take my blessings for granted. This is something that we all do at times. It’s usually only when our comfort is threatened or removed that we realize how blessed we have been.
People can’t always be trusted. At least not 100% of the time. As imperfect people it is impossible for us to behave perfectly at all times. Most people mean well but because of our imperfections we will always fall short. People break promises, lie, cheat, steal, break hearts, and will sometimes even betray you. That doesn’t mean that you should live your life in fear of being hurt or suspicious of all people. That’s neither a healthy or Godly way to live. But it’s important to never put people in God’s place.
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Look to the Lord when times are hard. Often times we want to run from Him and wallow in our pain and despair. We feel as if we are too broken and pathetic to come to Him. But the truth is that He’s waiting for you to stretch out your hand to Him so that He can give you the help you need and lift you up. Now is not the time to run from Him, but to Him.
The Lord is our hope and our strength. He will give us the strength to overcome if we’d only ask Him. So often we have Continue reading →
Impossible. I can’t stand that word. Why? Because it gives people an excuse to give up, to settle for less and to be less. I could never do that. It’s impossible. I could never write that book. It’s impossible. I could never start my own business. I’m too young/old. It’s impossible. And on and on it goes. One excuse after another of why you can’t do, be or become the person you are meant to be, or accomplish what you are meant to accomplish.
Hope Springs is another gem written by author Kim Cash Tate. Hope Springs tells the story of Janelle Evans, Becca Anderson and Stephanie London and how their lives are forever changed when after they are brought together through tragedy.
Hope Springs is book three in a series which includes the books Faithful and Cherished. You should definitely check them out as well.
When Janelle Evans visits her Grandma Geri during the Christmas holiday and learns that she is extremely ill she decides to stay and take care of her, even though she was reluctant to return to her home town that she had been absent from since her husband died. Janelle soon finds love again. But is it meant to be?
Becca Anderson, a respected Bible teacher in her community, is finally getting to where she wants to be in her ministry. When an opportunity comes along to speak at one of the biggest Christian women’s conferences, Becca is less than thrilled when it seems as if God is calling her husband to become a Pastor. Will her Continue reading →
Most people that come to Christ know that God loves them. They even believe what His Word says about Him loving the whole world. But sometimes it’s hard to get that head knowledge to find it’s way into our hearts, and believe in the deepest part of themselves, deep down in their hearts, that God loves them with all of His.
Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver tackles this very subject. In Lazarus Awakening Joanna shows women how to have a truly intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and how to stop trying to work for His love.
Reclaiming Lily tells the story of Dr. Kai Chang, and her need to alert her young sister Lily, who was left at orphanage years earlier, of a terrible hereditary genetic disorder that took the life of their Mother.
Dr. Kai, a Harvard graduate, has devoted her career to finding a cure to the insidious disease and has seen first hand the pain, suffering and devastation it brings to the lives of it’s victims. This knowledge brings about an intense search for her sister Lily to warn her before the disease has a chance to strike.
It’s so easy to get far from God. We allow life to take our attention away from our First Love. We put our careers, marriages, children, entertainment, ambition, relationships and a whole host of other things, into first place.
God speaks to our hearts through the Holy Spirit, but we can know longer hear Him. We’ve allowed life, and sometimes sin, to separate us from God. We stop reading our Bibles. We stop praying. We stop nurturing our relationship with the Lord. Until one day we thirst for Him. Our parched souls need refreshing. But we’re Continue reading →
When we have a little we want more. When we have enough it’s still never enough. It’s a vicious cycle that keeps our minds constantly on what we want and how to get it instead of being content with what we have. It’s as if our desire for more is like a thirst that can never be quenched.