What Promise Are You Believing For?

Happy New Year! This year I want to press into the promises of God. Not just the specific ones he’s given me — those are important, but the ones he promises to all believers. What I’ve realized about these promises in the word is: they’re not just about us. It’s about manifesting Jesus in the

Live in the Palace

What are you willing to sacrifice to see a dream come to pass? Your hang ups and habits? Your comfort zone? Your securities in other things instead of on God? Have you ever considered that it’s the Holy Spirit prompting you to let go of your habits, securities, and personal sandbox to live in the

Why We Are the Offensive

From the moment John stepped onto the scene until now, the Kingdom of Heaven is entered into by force, and passionate people have taken hold of its power. (Matthew 11:12 TPT) When Jesus came into the earth as a human, he made a clear demarcation between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this

Will You Trust Me?

“Not one promise from God is empty of power, for with God there is no such thing as impossibility!” Luke 1:37 TPT Christmas is a reminder that Christ came to earth to usher the Kingdom of God. This was the first time God came to us as a man. In other words, the impossible became

God Is Home

Christmas. It’s a reminder of what lengths our Father God took to restore his lost children. He sacrificed himself to restore us. He didn’t send an angel to perform the work. Nor did he wave his hand to make it happen. He physically sent a part of himself, through his son, to become human. He

He’s Got This

You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way,  (Psalms 139:5a TPT*) I’ve recently moved. Even writing this is a miracle because I don’t like to move. Just the thought of moving deterred me from considering living somewhere else. But before the end of last year, I became so dissatisfied with my current residence that

Living in Freedom from the Future and Past

You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, And in kindness you follow behind me, To spare me from the harm of my past.  (Psalms 139:5a TPT*) What do you have to fear? Your future? No, because God’s already gone there to prepare the way. If we look back at our lives, we often

Do you know the Depth of His Love for You? Part I

You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book And you know all the words I’m about to speak Before I even start a sentence. (Psalms 139: 3 TPT) When I read this passage from The Passion Translation, the words “jumped off” the page. God’s awareness and love

Don’t Stand on the Sidelines

Happy Election Day! I have incredible news. We serve the most powerful and effective Kingdom. No, not the United States government, but the Kingdom of God. A Kingdom whose power supersedes all the earthly kingdoms. For nations, rulers, and Presidents come and go, but God’s kingdom is everlasting. For he rules on high over the

Declare God’s Goodness to the World

The church needs to come out of its shell and declare and demonstrate to the world that God is good. For too long, the church has become like monks in a monastery, segregating from the world. Instead of congregating with the lost, it’s became a subculture. We have our sanitary Christian world where we don’t

Is God Always Good?

Is God always good? Ask Davie Blackburn. In 2012, he and his wife, Amanda, moved from South Carolina to plant a church in Indianapolis. They felt led by God to go on this new journey. Three years later, on November 10, 2015, Davey came home from the gym to discover Amanda, three-months pregnant, lying on the floor

Why experiencing the Goodness of God Transforms Your World

“If He is as good as many claim, how we respond to this truth will require a massive change in how we do life.” (Bill Johnson, God is Good, pg 32). Imagine what our lives would be like if we knew that, in every circumstance, God is good. I’ve said, “God is good” numerous times, but

He’s the Most Patient One

But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry, yet so swift to show your faithful love, you are full of abounding grace and truth. (Psalms 86:15 TPT) Consider how much patience Jesus had when he was walking the earth. He’s living daily with his disciples, who are sinners,

Can I Trust You, God?

Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. (Proverbs 3:5 TPT*) “I trust you, Lord.” I’ve said this many times. Sometimes that statement is said in earnest excitement, like “Hey,

Walking the Same, New Trail

I feel as though I’m getting born again, again. I heard the missionary David Hogan say this while preaching, but it’s in this season of my life that I’m understanding what he meant. I’ve been born again since I was six years old, but this past year, I’m like a child learning how to walk. The

Who Are You?

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24 KJV) We have a physical body made of an outer skeletal system that holds us together and an internal system keeping us alive. We have a soul that’s gives us personality, thoughts, and emotions. But neither

Take His Hand

This past weekend I was at a women’s retreat. Interestingly enough, the theme of the retreat was freedom. And the speaker who shared for two days talked about our identity in Christ. (Hum..how interesting that she was talking about identity as I’m sharing the second part of a three-part series on identity. Yes, God’s that

Clean Your Mirror

NOTE: This is a three-part series about identity — knowing and living out who you really are. It’s what happens within you that is life-changing even more than what happens to you. Being rooted, grounded, and secured in who you are — outside of who people think or say you are — is the secret

The Invaluable Life Lesson I’ve Learned from Children

As I’m wrapping my month-long stay in Michigan, I’ve spent quality time with little kids. Since I don’t spend much time with kids when I’m in Tulsa, this has been a treat. I’ve felt as though they helped me tap into the fountain of youth because when they’re awake, they don’t stop to rest, but are

Paint Your Canvas with Truth

When we are born in this world, our soul is an empty canvas. It’s white and clean, waiting for experiences, understanding, and love. Once you’re an adult, your soul is a painted canvas of expression, experiences, and exploits that provide a picture of our present and can affect our future. What happens if the image