Why forgiveness isn’t fair

You remember that day so well. That event. Those words. Those hard years…when the cutting and tearing of your heart began. You remember how you felt; how those raw emotions can be drudged up, creating despair in your soul. You’ve tried to let go, you’ve tried to forget, but the monster of memories come without warning. Maybe you are still there – will it ever stop? Is this what life has become? You’ve been wounded. Someone has hurt you. Someone may be hurting you at this very moment. You’ve been told that forgiveness is a choice, but maybe it’s a choice you’d rather not make. Forgiving looks too much like letting go and that would mean “they” would be off the hook. Letting go would seem like nothing...

5 Ways to Pray for your unsaved husband

Being unequally yoked can be a very difficult situation to navigate in marriage. Especially if your husband has any hostility toward your faith in God. Being mindful that God alone moves the heart of man will help your perspective. Having the privilege of intercession is something so very profound…you have the opportunity to go before the throne of a Holy God on behalf of your beloved husband. Most likely, no person on this earth will pray for him as you do!Don’t give up, its easy to get discouraged, especially as you watch other couples interact that share a faith and place God in the center of their marriage. Set your heart and mind to pray. The following are some guidelines to help you keep your prayers centered and focused: 1. Salvation. (Romans...

Dear women of faith, sometimes husbands still walk away

It is good to align your life and actions with Biblical principles. It is good when a woman desires to love and nurture those in her household with the love of Christ. It is glorious when a woman, in a difficult marriage continues to have the attributes that we see in the Proverbs 31 woman. But truth be known, sometimes, husbands will still walk away, remain unsaved or harsh. Don’t let anyone shame you, blame you, condemn you, or judge you…you can’t control them or what they say either. Their words and actions hurt, but you can rise above them by understanding that THEY must not really get grace and God’s intimate, perfected love. If you lose your salvation because your marriage falls apart…or you are less spiritual because...

It’s time to dialogue – Day 15 of 30 Days of Fervent Prayer

Do you still believe that God hears you? Are your struggling with deep and earnest prayers because…what if He’s not listening, angry, frustrated with you or maybe it won’t turn out like you hope… Have you stopped praying for that one thing, person, dream, something that means so much that the praying actually makes it more painful cause you fear that He has stopped listening… Is God still in this? Is He ignoring you? Have you been complacent, too busy, too distracted to really get down to business to have a long talk with God? Have you been too worried and stressed out to actually take those concerns to Him? It’s time. It’s time to put on that armor and utilize the most powerful weapon you have. It’s time to get...

Knowing His Voice – Day 8 of Fervent Prayer

Knowing His Voice – Day 8 of Fervent Prayer

God is listening to your cries, petitions and your silence. How can you learn His voice if you aren’t taking the time to listen? How will you ever discern that it is indeed, Him, speaking if you do not take the time to meditate on His Word? We all want to know it is God’s heart that we hear – rather than our emotions, our circumstances talking or the enemy screaming lies. It takes time to know His voice and hopefully, you are taking seriously these 30 days of pressing in… I’ve kept sheep for a time, but it’s goats that have taken up residence in the barn and pasture for years now. I am the main caregiver of the goats, a shepherd so to speak. They are dependent upon me. Other people can come up to the barn and next to the...

Because He’s Worthy, That’s Why. 40 Days of Prayer – Day #8

Why in the world would a bunch of women from all over the world want to spend a lot of time in prayer and fasting? Why in the world would they want to get up earlier, put some things on hold, give up some spare time, and spare eating and a whole lotta “me” time? Because He is worthy of our time. He is beginning and end, Alpha and Omega…that means, He’s always existed. Everything you see, everything you’ve experienced, the Kingdoms and people you’ve read about about ….will all pass away and have…but He will not. He stands. Forever. He is the only thing lasting, good, holy and just. He is worthy so worthy – He took your penalty, your sin, your vile attempts at self rescue. And because He listens to us. Even...

Spoken For – 40 Days of Prayer Day #6

You want to fit in, belong, be a part of something, be associated with something. And if you are joining in our 40 day time of prayer and fasting…you are linking with a bunch of us who are spending a concentrated time pressing into God – in unison – though we are individuals with individual needs…we are all His children. There are a lot of voices telling you who you are, what you need and who you need to be. These same voices tell you – you don’t measure up, you fail, you aren’t part of something…you aren’t anything but another lost face in the crowd –  or just another fish in the vast ocean. From the time you were little, you were pegged for something – you were smart, skinny, short, fast,...

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