Make Room for Him

What if you kept your spouse from the bedroom? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? (I’m not talking about when you’re having a contentious fight, but in general.) Yet, have you kept God from the most intimate places of your heart? Why? I don’t know all the reasons, but one is because of misaligned perception of ourselves.

Anticipate Beyond Your Wildest Expectations for 2018

Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you. (Ephesians 3:20 TPT) Happy New Year! My word God gave me for

I’m Not Abandoned!

I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious expression of grace in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you through your union with him and will complete it at the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ! (Philippians 1:6 TPT) I’ve struggled with abandonment.

Why the journey as important as your destination

  Why is the journey as important as your destination? Because everything we do is about discovering God’s heart. And God’s heart is infinite, so you’re always learning. Can’t exhaust or reach the end. So, you might as well put on your backpack and enjoy the journey. I’m preaching to me. I’ve found myself experiencing peeks

Don’t Quit!

Do you have any unanswered prayers? You’ve prayed passionately for one request, yet wonder if God has heard you? I have. Without launching into a theological discourse, this month, I prefer to encourage you as a coach. I’ll stand on the sidelines as you play in the game, mostly yelling to not quit! You’re doing

We Can’t Exhaust His Love For Us

“Then, as your spiritual strength increases, you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences- the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding — this extravagant

Taste of Freedom

What sweet taste of freedom as we breath in the atmosphere of heaven–Sarah Soon Do you feel loved? Please don’t give the expected answer, “Of course I do,” without meditating on the answer. Instead, ask the Holy Spirit, “Do I feel loved?” Do you allow God’s love to cultivate? For me, it’s a journey. For I’ve

Let’s Make 2017 a Year of Transformation

My prayer for you: 2017 will be a year of transformation.  A year where you advance past belief systems that held you back. With God’s grace, let’s do this! Why? How? Are you sure? Yes! God’s grace is with us: So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss

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

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,

Fit By Grace

NOTE: Thank you, Margie Garrison for writing today’s guest post. I met Margie years ago at Oral Roberts University when we were college students, but we didn’t stay connected after we graduated. Nearly twenty years later, I reconnected with her at the local gym I had joined. This past year, she launched a Zumba class

Heaven is My Reality Now

The Kingdom’s reality is my reality. Last week as I was spending time with the Lord, this came into my heart. I kept repeating the statement out loud. Yet, as I got introspective (which is a wasteful exercise), I felt overwhelmed because I “knew” areas that don’t manifest the Kingdom. Areas where I’ve limited myself to

Get Out of Your Box

Can you see that lady’s discomfort? I can because I’ve lived in a box for years. I recently listened to a teaching called “Expectations and Expectancy” by Danny Silk. Boy, that teaching hit home. I’ve had too many expectations that haven’t gone my way. So, I’ve lived in this perpetual disappointment toward them. The problem

You are the News

During worship this Sunday, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that God is on the offensive. I needed to hear that especially with the recent bombing in Brussels and attack in Pakistan, and issues facing the United States. Sometimes when I read or hear the news, I think defensively, God, what are you doing

Why You Should be Excited About the Storm Coming

Recently, I was at a church’s weekly prayer meeting in South Florida. I had only visited this church a few times, but this was the first time I attended the prayer meeting. Toward the end of the meeting, I felt as though God was saying, “A storm is coming.” I felt this was for the church

Don’t Lose Peace While Waiting for Answered Prayer – Part II

If you haven’t read part I of this post, you can read it here: Summarizing from last week, Jesus arrives at Bethany after Lazarus is dead for four days. Martha meets him while her sister, Mary, remains in the house. I’ve always wondered why Mary, who loved Jesus, didn’t go with Martha. Mary who sat at

Reunited to the Father

  Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:19 NKJV) The ultimate love story: A loving Father walks with his children, teaching and talking to them. Their world is a paradise where love, grace, and truth abound. They share an

Sudden Conversion

NOTE: Today’s guest post is from Helen Turner. She guest posted back on October 21st about not putting God in a box. I asked her to share her salvation story because it clearly illustrates how God pursues us. It’s not only touching, but demonstrates that God is not limited to our knowledge and experiences, but

What’s Your Magnet? 

NOTE: Today’s post is provided by Adele Leach who has guest posted here before. I asked Adele to share her love story, and I was happily surprised that she asked if she could take the post in a different direction. “Of course,” I told her. I am glad she did, for this is a post

Finished the Detox

I finished my twenty-one day detox last week and the results were interesting. I began this detox anticipating I would experience change. For the first two weeks of the detox, I enjoyed it and applied the active reaches daily. (Active reaches are actions revealed by the Holy Spirit that reinforces truth such as quoting a