You are invited to join me and others in reading, Seeking Rest! I collaborated with my friend Joanne Sharp, Founder of EncourageHer, to write a 28 day devotional. We hope you join us in cultivating more rest in our days.
You were not created to live in full bloom in every season. You my friend are meant to go through seasonal changes and experience times of transformation. As we look at God’s creation, we see that God loves the beauty of life and the only constant in life is – Change. Are you able to embrace your seasons of change?
” Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. ”
-Philippians 4: 4-5
Do you think of yourself as a patient person? I have always admired patient people, I have desired to become more soft spoken and gentle. I consider myself somewhat of a patient person, but I have moments when it feels like I have run out of patience. As if, I have reached my capacity and all I have left is a fleshly annoyed response. Can you relate?! Continue reading “Becoming Patient”→
I understand the our world as a whole is in a chaotic, distressed, and overwhelmed state. I understand that there are so many numbers, stats, facts, feelings, and opinions lingering in the atmosphere. I understand that no one really knows, yet we are doing our best to understand and predict the unknown.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Over the last couple of days, I encountered a stomach bug, which was not ideal, but I had time to rest and hear from the Holy Spirit. As I was resting the other night I watched the movie, “MIRACLE”, and there was a scene that really grabbed my attention. Continue reading “Unlimited Joy: Philippians 4:4”→
“You turned my lament into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,”
Today I believe marks a time and season when God is allowing us to experience an Increase in JOY! Based off the Jewish Calendar, today we have entered the month of Adar – which means Unlimited Joy! I find it so exciting, to think, that God has prepared this time on the calendar to POUR out UNLIMITED Joy on His children. Continue reading “Unlimited Joy: Psalm 30:11”→
I feel very inspired to encourage you to Increase and Develop your JOY!! With the help of the Holy Spirit I will be sharing verses and insight over the next month to help you ACCESS God’s limitless JOY. I believe God desires to see His children abounding with joy, through the power of His Spirit. You may think, that’s a novel idea, but what about when Life hits me hard? What about when my husband loses His job? Or When my Mom is diagnosed with cancer? Or when I have a loved one battling addiction? How do I abound with joy, when dealing with the darkness of this world??
I Hear you friend… I know this, in our own human strength, it IS impossible to “count it all Joy”. However, with Christ, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE. I hope that over the next couple weeks you will gain understating and revelation about Biblical Joy. It is possible to ACCESS and LIVE in God’s pure, heavenly Joy. Dare to BELIEVE!
I want you to get the most out of this Season of Unlimited Joy, so here are some suggestions:
Spend time meditating on the verse. I encourage you to write the verse down and ask the Holy Spirit for help in understanding! The Holy Spirit is our teacher and is able to reveal the word of God to us; making it applicable to our everyday life! (John 14:26)
Pray the Word. Use the verse of the day to guide you prayers. Pray bold prayers – Speak about the joy to come, not about the struggle you are facing. These bold prayers, based on truth, will activate your faith.
Start and end your day with Gratitude. Find the small and big moments that truly make you see God’s hand in your life and thank him for his goodness. Keep a record this month of all blessings you are receiving. (James 1:17)
Spend time in worship. Worship is a powerful way to connect to God’s presence. Find a song to be your VICTORY PRAISE, and make it your anthem over the next couple weeks! (One of my favorites – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awkO61T6i0k)
I pray you are inspired and encouraged to ask God for MORE JOY! I believe that these verses, devotions, and songs will help you to experience the power of God and access His, UNLIMITED JOY.