Psalm 22 For Fighters Only!

Okay so, I shouldn’t keep being surprised by how God works but I am! I had made up my mind that I was going to skip my blog today. Wasn’t feeling it and I really didn’t have a concrete word or story to tell until… I decided I was going to spend this raining night getting into my Word and just going with the flow. I didn’t have a lesson to follow along with or a CD, I just randomly turned to a chapter in the book of Psalm and lo and behold I run across a chapter that spoke directly to what I was feeling.

If you can relate to this chapter, you’ve been through some things. You’ve felt hopeless. You’ve felt like God has forgotten about you. You’ve felt beat up and abused. You’ve felt taken advantage of and mistreated. You’ve felt abandoned and left to figure the mysteries of the world out all alone. In short, you’ve felt like giving up. Let this be encouragement to you that you are not alone, but even better, that God has it all under control. After reading this one chapter, the visions that God placed on my heart became much clearer. Everything, and I mean everything I go through, whether I bought it on myself or not, is a teachable moment to build me up so that I’m equipped to take over! I don’t see how people do it without a relationship with Christ and I don’t ever want to know. The fact that I’m able to have a GENUINE smile on my face regardless of what I’ve been through or face ahead is a testament to His unmatched love and for that I can’t help but smile.

Psalm 22 is for fighters only. It’s not for the weak or those that quit in the midst of adversity. It’s for those that no matter the situation, no matter how many attacks come against them, how impatient or helpless they feel… after the tears, they brush themselves off and stand on what they believe. They know where their help comes from and they’re not afraid to call on Him. Continue reading

I Got Some Scars

For anyone going through a storm… no matter who’s hurt you, no matter what the doctors say, no matter what you’ve lost… know that you’re built to withstand it all and come out of it on top! We win despite of what it looks like or how we feel. As I go through my storm, I’ve adopted a soundtrack to push me beyond my circumstances and live out the call of God on my life. My heart’s desire is that God is magnified when the storm finally ends and lives are transformed because of it. Check out the top 3 songs on steady repeat right now… Continue reading

Breaking.All.Strongholds.

After a beautiful weekend celebrating my mom and all that she’s been to me over the years, I thought it fitting to share an excerpt I read from Joyce Meyer’s book, “Battlefield of the Mind.” It’s a passage that should forever change the way you view your life if you have children or desire to have children one day.

“Your decision to obey God affects other people, and when you decide to disobey God, that also affects others. You may disobey God and choose to stay in the wilderness, but please keep in mind that if you now have or ever have children, your decision will keep them in the wilderness with you. They may manage to get themselves out when they are grown, but I can assure you they will pay a price for you disobedience.

Your life might be in better shape now if someone in your past had obeyed God.” Continue reading

No Frill, No Fuss… Just Me and Him

Okay so I was pressed to get this out before the clock striked midnight! I am positive that the storm I’m going through right now is not for my benefit but for the benefit of others. So when the option was to hibernate under the covers or write out my thoughts for my B&F family to read… you know the choice was easy! Since I’m racing against the clock, there’s no pictures, no bible quotes… just a quick story of the conversation I had with God today. Continue reading

No Comparison

You know why it’s so difficult for some people to believe in God? It’s because it’s human nature to make sense out the unknown by comparing it to something that they’ve experienced. We’ve all been told by someone that we trusted that they would come through on something and have been let down. We’ve all been made promises and had them broken. We’ve all had our heart broken and had to recover from major upsets and disappointments at the hands of one’s that we loved. So it’s natural for people to read the promises of God and be skeptical. It’s common for people to hear all of what God can and will do for them and still wonder if it will actually happen. Our minds have been trained to think “realistically.” We’ve been conditioned to prepare ourselves for things not to go our way more than we’re trained to believe that they will because we never want to be let down or disappointed. Continue reading

No Comparison

You know why it’s so difficult for some people to believe in God? It’s because it’s human nature to make sense out the unknown by comparing it to something that they’ve experienced. We’ve all been told by someone that we trusted that they would come through on something and have been let down. We’ve all been made promises and had them broken. We’ve all had our heart broken and had to recover from major upsets and disappointments at the hands of one’s that we loved. So it’s natural for people to read the promises of God and be skeptical. It’s common for people to hear all of what God can and will do for them and still wonder if it will actually happen. Our minds have been trained to think “realistically.” We’ve been conditioned to prepare ourselves for things not to go our way more than we’re trained to believe that they will because we never want to be let down or disappointed. Continue reading