10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:11-13
I like how Paul (the author of the book of Ephesians) says “therefore” when saying to put on the armor of God. He’s saying that because there is a battle going on, we NEED to put on the whole armor of God. He’s not saying to do it simply because it’s how God desires for us to live, but he is saying it is necessary based on the situation.
Many times, Continue reading “The Purpose of Righteous Living”
This is my honest letter to you.
I know you’re all knowing and ever present, but there is a part of me that thinks I know better than you. A part of me thinks I can plan and execute my life better than you can. I know, it’s crazy. But this is my honest letter. Sometimes you take too long and I prefer to take matters into my own hands and make things happen myself. I know what you’ve called me to do so I made plans Continue reading “God, If I’m Being Honest… (An Open Letter)”
It’s that time of year again. The time when we look forward to the coming year and resolve to make it better than the last.
It is goal setting time!
All too often, January comes around and we get excited Continue reading “Goal Setting In 2018!”
Life can be tough sometimes. There is always something to complain about. But you know what? There is always something to be grateful for. Which one will you choose to focus on?
While my mom was visiting recently, there was a day we were out running errands. We stopped at the grocery store to pick up a few things. I remember being a little annoyed at how long she was taking to pick out a couple items. I was hungry and wanted to go home and eat. Continue reading “Living A Life Of Gratitude”
Contentment. What does it mean to be content?
The dictionary definition says, “ the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.”
I like the last part; ease of mind.
Earlier in the year, I was praying for a new job. It took a while, but I finally got the job I had been praying for. But lately, I’ve been dissatisfied. Continue reading “How Are You Viewing Your Life Journey?”
Who are you surrounding yourself with?
Who are your friends?
Who are you letting speak into your life?
Are they people pushing you forward or holding you back? Continue reading “Who’s in your crew?”
Why does God love us so much?
When I sit down to think about how God is working all the intricate details of my life together, I can’t help but think why me? Why do you care so much about me? Like Psalm 8:4 says,
What is man that You are mindful of him,
And the son of man that You visit him?
One thing I know for sure is that I don’t deserve it; his perfect unending love for me.
When my relationship with God started getting deeper, Continue reading “His Sweet Sweet Love”
She walks into a room with so much confidence.
She’s such a presence.
Her confidence is encompassing, her beauty is captivating. Continue reading “The Posture of Surrender”
This prayer is for him. This prayer is for her.
The one that sits alone at night, wondering if this is all to their life.
The one longing for an answer. The one looking to find meaning in their life.
The one who wants to discover the reason they were created.
This prayer is for Continue reading “This Prayer Is For…”
Women. We’ve been counted out. We’ve been thought of as less than. We’ve been told we are not smart enough, good enough, funny enough. But what is enough? The Holy Spirit works in and through all of us, men and women, making us better and more like Christ. So, if Christ is in us, we are enough.
When we talk about the roles of women in Christianity, we usually talk about women in marriage. Being a submissive wife is great, but I do not believe it means an end to our roles as leaders in society. Just look at Mrs. Proverbs 31. Boss lady! Then let’s quickly hop on over to Ephesians 5. Continue reading “Women In Leadership Roles – Lets Get It”