Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. John 15:4 This blog is part 2 of the previous post: Is there room? So what if your answer to that question is no? No, there is not enough room for God or God habits in your life at the moment? The follow up to that question then becomes… How do we make room?? I want to provide some tips but first… let’s......
…Let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1 For the last couple years I have been journeying towards living a more simplistic life. It started with me selling my three bedroom house and most recently, taking part in a 31 day minimalist challenge. Essentially, the challenge was to get rid of the number of items that coincide with the date. August 1, one thing. August 2,......
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 6:13 (NIV) One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned from being an athlete is to always be prepared. Not only by practicing, but most importantly, by having everything I needed to compete. For example, as a track athlete, I threw shot put and hammer in college. Can you imagine me showing up to a track meet without a shot put......
But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:16-17 NLT When we hear the word freedom, most people think of “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint.” Essentially being able to do what we want, when we want, no rules, etc. Another definition of freedom to consider, one that is often overlooked, is “the state of not being imprisoned or......
God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 When I first married my husband, becoming a pastor’s wife, there were several nuances I had to get used to. Not only running from the hats and traditions of the role but also how I was addressed (or not.. sometimes). I remember early on not being recognized in certain spaces unless my husband was with me. If I was recognized, even when we were together,......
You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act…A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. – Matthew 7:16-18 It’s no secret that I am into fitness. Being a former college athlete, I still have that discipline and desire to sweat, be competitive and maintain my physique. This year I actually decided to share my fitness habits on social media, with the hopes of encouraging others to be......
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 NLT Let’s first make this distinction: There is a difference between Church (with a big C) and church (with a little c). Church (with a big C) is a noun; it is who we are called to be as believers of Christ. We are the Church, the body of Christ, the Kingdom of God that He is coming back for. (1 Corinth 12:27)......
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9 KJV One thing I am not ashamed to admit is that I sometimes have an issue with patience. I am happy to report that I am indeed making progress in this area, especially as it relates to dealing with other people. However, there are some areas that I still struggle with. For example, cooking! Cooking isn’t therapeutic for me as it is for some. It’s a job, a necessity, something......