Encourage Yourself

Weary?

Feel overtaken or overwhelmed? Discouraged?

Don’t know where to go from here?

There is nothing that gives me more encouragement than reading the comforting words of Scripture. This is usually the very first place I turn to when I feel any kind of way, but especially when I feel my situation, my world or my emotions are starting to spin out of control or when I don’t know my next step.

One of the many beauties of the Word is that you can go back to it time and time again …and again and again … and It never changes. What held true back then still holds true today.

People and situations change, but the promises of God remain true and always will. People and changing situations may disappoint, but standing on the promises of Christ my King is what keeps me grounded.

So, my friend, when you are feeling a certain type of way, whatever it may be, encourage yourself in the Lord.

“And David was greatly distressed… but David encouraged himself in the Lord” (1 Samuel 30:6).

It Is Well

We must always remember….There is no new thing under the sun.

God is, and will always be, in control.

Everything He allows is for our growth and for His glory.

Looking upward, we can remember this.  Looking any other direction, we lose sight of this fact.

In those not so sunny moments that God allows, whatever they look like, I just pray that I carry myself with grace and in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ, standing fast in one Spirit…with one purpose of bringing glory to Christ.

Through it all, my eyes are on You, and it is well…

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Love Wins


The Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 regarding marriage has changed history as we know it…not only for marriage, but possibly for other things that once were not tolerated throughout history. This one ruling, in my opinion, will be the catalyst sparking a plethura of other debates and changes in our government and in our country, and they are quite possibly more near in the future than we think.

My heart mourns.

However…

There is no new thing under the sun. What’s happening today in our world has happened before; just read Genesis 19 and Judges 19. 

Romans 12 says “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” 

We must continue daily in The Word, living out the Christian life all the while spreading the Gospel as we meet people where they are in their daily walk. 

Mark 12:30-31 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

There is no room for hate in spreading truth. 
Jesus said “forgive them for they know not what they do.” 
The same applies today. 

Love DOES win – God’s love.
Spread the Gospel.