God, let me be bold, but let me be meek.
I know that’s kind of contradictory, but it’s the cry of my heart. And as weird as it sounds – it’s what God needs.
He needs us to have the ability to be malleable – because different situations call for different reactions. We need to be pliable, and we need to be willing.
We have to be able to go with the flow, but we have to know when to stand our ground. We need to know when to be silent, but we have to know when to speak our hearts.
The only way to know – to be – what God needs us to be is by allowing Him to take over our heart, our mind, and our soul.
God, please help me to immerse myself in you.
“so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;” – Colossians 1:10
“Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.” – 1 Kings 8:61
Whatever you’re doing today – go for God. Go in a mission mindset that God is going to use you to further His Kingdom.
Totally surrendering to God’s will is scary, but He is a good, good God. We can trust Him with our life. We can trust Him with our heart.
Go for God, guys.
“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” – Galatians 2:20
Ephesians 5:8 tells us to walk as children of light, which means we are not walking in darkness any longer.
Walk away from sin.
Walk away from bondage.
Walk away from past hurts.
Walk away from shame.
Walk toward truth.
Walk toward freedom.
Walk toward hope
Walk toward peace.
“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” – Ephesians 5:8
I just wanted to post a sweet reminder that God chose you.
For every role that you are playing; He specifically cast you.
He has faith in you. He is proud of you. He is your Father, and He knows what you are capable of (through Him).
Step out confidently this week. You are so, so loved.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
If you’re like me then you’ve probably overextended yourself at some point in the last week. Probably multiple days in a row.
You’re probably currently running on fumes, and you’re probably thinking how in the world am I going to get all of this “stuff” done – and done well?
Catch your breath.
Now repeat after me: I may not be Superwoman, but I serve a Super God — and He is holding me in the palm of His hands.
“But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19
With a new year and new habits comes a new battle. When satan sees you making all these positive changes in your life – it makes him cranky. Because let’s be honest, he does not want us happy, healthy, and thriving.
He begins to magnify all the little things that he knows will upset us. He begins to nit pick. He wants to wear you down. He wants you to believe that you can’t be successful.
Get ready for battle, guys. Just remember – God provides us with a sword and a shield. Don’t be afraid to use them.
“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 6:10-13
January’s cold, dismal weather can oftentimes lead to a cold, dismal attitude. It just makes you feel blah, which then makes you feel even more blah. It’s so easy to sink into a slump of the “I don’t want to’s”.
If you find yourself sinking deeper and deeper into a pit of solitude that no one else is allowed inside of, let me challenge you. Step out and start serving. Seriously. Grab your dry shampoo, throw on a hoodie, and get going.
If you are serving God somewhere, no matter how big or small, then your mind doesn’t have time to be down in the dumps. All of your focus, all of your thoughts, will be on doing what God needs you to do – and that’s a good, good place to be.
Don’t let satan get your goat. Step up, step out, and start serving.
“27 Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece.[a]” – Proverbs 16:27
“26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” – John 12:26