Have you ever looked in the mirror and not liked what you saw looking back at you? Have any of you ever let those lies that feed your soul in those moments define who you are? It is important to understand how we define ourselves, but in doing so, focus on who Jesus says we are instead of who we say we are. Let’s adopt our true identity in Him, and believe in the power of Jesus who can redefine who we believe and think that we are.
You Make Me Brave
I got a tattoo! As I share part of my testimony from the last few years and the meaning behind my tattoo, be reminded of God’s ability to make YOU brave no matter your current situation. Be encouraged that He has a plan and a purpose amidst the process, and is always working even when you can’t see it or it may not feel like it. God is working for your good and His glory, and will bring you out on the other side better, stronger, changed, and more in love with Him. Whatever you are facing and walking through, God’s plan behind it will be worth it. Trust Him and allow Him to give you the strength to Be Brave, taking one step forward at a time, but continuing to move forward.
Have you ever found yourself on the mountaintop of your relationship with God? You have reached your all time high with God at being the at the center of your life. You make promises. You make commitments. And then, for some reason, your '“high on Jesus” fades away. You find yourself backtracking on all of those commitments you made, all of those “God things” you wanted to achieve. We hardly ever see our decisions turn into actions. Why? Why do we experience these “highs” for Jesus and why do we always find ourselves coming off of them? What can we do to prevent this from continuing to happen in our lives? Read about how we can apply real God commitments to our real lives.
We often neglect to see the spiritual warfare that is going on around us everyday. Furthermore, we neglect to seek healing and rescue from the personal battles that we are struggling with that sometimes stem from this spiritual warfare. I have been carrying fear around with me, really for as long as I can remember, but in a much heavier way over the last few months. Here is where I share my story with you. With confidence. With honesty. With vulnerability, praying that you experience the same kind of redemption and freedom from Jesus that I did.
As I have traveled through the Old Testament, God has revealed many truths to me that are so applicable to our lives today. We often find books in the Old Testament to feel so distant, but don't realize how closely we resemble the people of those stories. God was the same then as He is now, and we have much to take away from books like Leviticus. Dive in with me as we discover and discuss the truths of sin and forgiveness, and how God desires to set us free from that sin.
We live in a culture that is never satisfied with the current, but always wants what's next. Because of that desire to always have the next best thing, we seek fulfillment in that "next" to become our "now." Yet it always comes up short. Why? Because God is the only thing that was ever meant to satisfy our hearts, and when we allow Him to do so, we appreciate the blessing of our "now." We stop chasing after what's next, and instead chase after Jesus, our heart's greatest desire.