Hidden Identity, Magnified Beauty

As I sat in Ingles doing my homework yesterday, I sat in awe of what I get to go to school for and what God has been teaching me through it. In getting to go to Liberty for Evangelism, I’m getting to learn so much more about the Word of God and about God Himself….

Faith in the Fight. Revival on the Rise.

“What if ‘taking a risk for God’ were less about jumping off cliffs and going and more about examining our motives and opening our eyes to how God might be wanting to use us right where we are, embracing the uncomfortable in our midst?” -Kris Beckert I recently had an extremely big decision to make….

Performance vs. Posture

I had a solo at church yesterday. I was supposed to be there at 8:45 to practice. The last time we had practiced, I sang with the vocals in. I hadn’t sang the song by myself yet. So, I really needed to be there on time. Well, I wake up to a call from a member of…

Freedom From the Temporary, An Everlasting Escape

“That evening the disciples came to him and said, ‘this is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.’ But Jesus said, ‘that isn’t necessary- you feed them.” -Matthew 14:15-16 In these verses, we can learn a lot from…

Come. Let Love Carry You.

“And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.” -Romans 8:30 God chose us. He called us. He gave us right standing with him. He gave us his glory. All we…

Love Beyond Measure, Grace That Never Ends

“If God is for us, who can ever be against us?” -Romans 8:31 Reading this verse really convicted me. Jesus, the author of the universe, the Creator, the Almighty, is for me! He is on my side. If He is on my side, who can be against me? I am really hard on myself and…

The Victory Won for Me

“God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, ‘Abba, Father.’ Now you are no longer a…

A Father’s Love, A Child’s Hope

“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, ‘Abba, Father.’” – Romans 8:15 NLT We don’t have to live a life captive to fear. We receive God’s Spirit filled with love and in perfect…

The Undeserved Love That Chose Me

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will- to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One…

Grounded in the Grains of His Promises

As I was praying the other day, God spoke to me in a very different way. I saw myself in the middle of the ocean with the waves coming towards me but instead of swimming away in fear, I stood firmly planted in the sand. The waves crashed over me, yet I remained unmoved. Waves…

You Change Everything

“Glory signifies authority. When heaven and earth connect, releasing God’s glory, His weighty presence is felt and great authority is released. The New testament word for glory, doxa, has in its root meaning the recognition of something-or someone- for what it really is. When the glory of the Lord is released, He is recognized. Saints…

The Broom for the Broken

“The attacks on your life have much more to do with who you might be in the future than who you have been in the past. The enemy fears you becoming who God has made you to be.” -Lisa Bevere I love the Christian metal band, For Today. I was so upset when I heard…