What do you think? Why is it so hard to understand we are not supposed to take the reins of our own lives? That we are meant to trust God to provide all we need? We might even have figured that yesterday but then again come morning we struggle with it again. Well, this is the sin underneath all our sins. And that’s why need to start again every morning. Just like Adam and Eve did not trust God to…
Do you struggle with stress? Or worry? Aren’t we crazy? God has promised to take care of us. Yet, we worry or stress out things. We have faith. Yet, somehow we don’t know how to release our faith. We don’t know how to be stress-free children of God. This is something I am currently learning and it seems to be an ongoing process. But I share with you what I’ve learned so far. Jesus replied, “Have faith in God [constantly] (Mark. 11:22, AMP)….
This fall I’ve been learning about stress-free living. I have more and more speaking engagements and teaching opportunities that need a lot of preparation and prayer. Of course, I try to find time for blogging and my ministry on line. Also, I am an active member at my church for various committees and programs and so forth. On the top of all this I have a husband and two active kids who also need my attention and time. All this…Pin It
There is one verse in the Bible that erases worries powerfully. It is not probably what you think. But it is powerful nonetheless. It reminds us who is in control and whose we are. And if we do remember that, there’s no reason to worry, right? Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:16, NIV, emphasis added) The whole psalm139 is a…Pin It
Life can be really hectic and even chaotic. I am not just talking about having too many hobbies or busy holiday schedule. I am talking about worries and burdens like severe illnesses, family feuds, depression, burn out, excess work load or lack of work, aging parents, and financial struggles. Sometimes we just don’t know how to make it through the day. What to do then? How do we manage when there is too much on our plate? For me there…Pin It
Is it possible to get from worries to wonders in mere seconds? Yes, it is. Not by our own might but by the Holy Spirit.If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your human bodies also, through his Spirit that lives in you. (Romans 8:11, CEB) If the same Holy Spirit that raised Jesus from the tomb lives in you, also…Pin It
One of the most quoted Bible verses is Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God!” Too often we just think of it as an invitation to silence. But it is an invitation for a whole new way of thinking. It is an invitation for a peace-filled way of life! Let’s explore! The Message Bible paraphrases Psalm 46:10 this way: “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above…Pin It
We all want to live well. Just too often we mess up things and forget how to live blessed in God’s way. Instead of praying we worry. And by worrying we forget the most important thing of life: our relationship with God. Too often we want something our way so badly that we forget to see what’s happening around us. Our fists are so tightly closed that we receive nothing God tries to give us. “Cursed is the strong one…Pin It