“He said, 'Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.'" Genesis 22:2 "Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But … Continue reading Abraham and Isaac: Foreshadowing the Sacrifice and Redemption of God
Each January 1, I take some time to pray over the upcoming year and to ask the Lord for a representational word for the year ahead. I spend time asking Him what He wants to accomplish in my heart and life. I thoroughly enjoy watching Him bring that representational word to life bit by bit … Continue reading Fearless in 2020
“And Sarai said to Abram, ‘Behold now, the Lord has prevented me from bearing children. Go in to my servant; it may be that I shall obtain children by her.’ And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.” Genesis 16:2 ESV "And Sarai said to Abram, ‘May the wrong done to me be on you! … Continue reading His Will. His Timing.
It's easy to forget the weight of my sin. I want to trust completely in His grace but have a "by no means!" attitude toward continuing in sin. I find that I'm either prideful and confident in my "works" or that I'm desperately aware of my faults and am drowning in discouragement. I also often … Continue reading Grace Alone
The books of Haggai and Zechariah both take place during the reign of Kind Darius, over the course of his second to fourth year of reigning. These books seem to be intertwined in their messages to the people of God. While studying these books, I immediately see two major heart issues with God’s people- priority and heart motive.
I want to know You in the mundane. I want to know You and be known by You in the every day. I want to know You in the magnificent and in the ordinary. I want to know You in the natural and in the supernatural. I want to see You in everything You’ve made. … Continue reading I am.
In our pursuit of self-care, we have forgotten the ultimate act of self-care: time in His presence. This year, there has been plenty of talk about self-care. We are encouraged to take long baths, incorporate retail therapy, meditate, or read a book. We are taught to step back and take care of ourselves first, so … Continue reading In our pursuit of self-care, we have forgotten the ultimate act of self-care.
I remember so clearly the moment when God first put it on my heart to start a Bible study at my college. It was the summer before my sophomore year. I was so scared to begin, because I wanted my Bible study to be open to anyone and everyone that wanted to hear the Word. … Continue reading Everyday Faithfulness
It's easy to believe that God CAN act on our behalf. It's harder to believe and have faith that He WILL act on our behalf. I trust that my God is fully able, and I do know that He is no respecter of persons. However, it is much easier for me to believe that He … Continue reading The Question Isn’t Can He but Will He?
I often struggle with what I like to call a "fear of missing out." Instead of enjoying the moment, I'm constantly wondering if I really made enough of the moment. Did I get the most out of it? Is there something more I should have taken advantage of to make this moment more meaningful? I … Continue reading Fear of Missing Out