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…

Invaluable Valentine

So, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and most of you who know me know that I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. It’s typically just another day. But this one is going to be different. I’ve found it. The love that I’ve always longed for. A love that is unconditional. Someone that encourages me and never…

The God Who Stirs the Sea and Liberates the Captive

“Will you remain in constant dread of human oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies? Where is their fury and anger now? It is gone! Soon all you captives will be released! Imprisonment, starvation, and death will not be your fate! For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea, causing its waves to roar. My name is…

Your Heavenly Father Pursuing You

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous… They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” -Psalm 112:4; 7-8 “It’s not about the magnitude of the darkness around you. It’s about…

He is the Key to Break Every Chain

There are people held captive by chains of addiction, the chains of hopelessness. In our hands, we hold the key to loosen their chains and set them free. We were once slaves but we have been set free by the blood of Jesus. There is power in His Name to break every chain. Nothing is…

A Strong Right Hand Holding Yours

“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?” -Psalm 27:1 A stronghold is “a place that has been fortified (made strong) so as to protect it against attack. “The Lord is my light”- He casts out the darkness and…

Never Forget Your Name, He Hasn’t

“See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.” -Isaiah 49:16 Our names are written the palms of his hands- the nail-scarred hands that were wounded for us. Our name is what others call us, how we are identified. If our names are written on the hands of Christ, when the nails…

The Hope of Heartbreak

“Why shouldn’t we experience heartbreak? Through those doorways God is opening up ways of fellowship with His Son… He comes with the grip of the pierced hand of His Son, as if to say, ‘enter into fellowship with Me; arise and shine.’ If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart,…

A Protective Father, Fighting for Us

It is only through Christ that hopeless situations can completely shift. I love the notifications from the Sprinkle of Jesus app and the way that God uses those words of encouragement to speak to me. For example, “Opposition is an opportunity for God to perform a miracle.” I have to meet with my boss today…