My Word for 2014: Allure

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A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to preach a short 10-minute sermon at Sanctuary House of Prayer on my favorite scripture passage. At first, my instinct was to go to the book of Song of Songs, as it has always been dear to my heart. But then I considered the book of Hosea, which is also a favorite of mine and I thought of a particular verse that has spoken to my heart many times over. As {Read More}

Come and See

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I’ve recently started reading and studying the book of John through a Bible Study called “Meet Jesus” that is part of the Hello Mornings Challenge for women to rise early in the morning to spend time in prayer and in the Word. This is my third time joining the Hello Mornings Challenge (each one is 13 weeks long) and I have really enjoyed the accountability and spiritual community with other women who are seeking Jesus together in the early hours {Read More}

The Deep Things of God

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…as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him” —but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians {Read More}

Read, Hear And Take To Heart These Words

Revelation 1:1-3 (NIV) 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place…2 that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Jesus, I ask that You would give to me a desire for Your {Read More}

Thought of the Day

Song of Songs 4:9 You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. Psalm 27:4 One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple. I am so thankful that the Lord {Read More}

Abandoned Giving of Oneself

Oftentimes, the most valuable gift a person can give is the gift of them-self. In this post, I want to talk about how God gives of Himself to us, how He desires us to give ourselves to Him, and how we can bring this act of giving into our marriages. God Gave Himself to Us I’ve just started reading the book “Desiring God” by John Piper, in which his goal is to prove that there doesn’t need to be a {Read More}

The Pain of Desire

If you’ve ever experienced the pain of desire, you know what I’m talking about and don’t need an explanation. But if you don’t know what I mean, allow me to paint you a picture… I believe I first experienced the pain of desire when I was 13 years old (or it was the first time I had the realization that this is what it was). I was a young girl, lonely and aching for love. In my immaturity, I thought {Read More}

Pearl of Great Price

Matthew 13:45-46 (NKJV) Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. 1 Corinthians 6:19-21 (NIV) …You are not your own; you were bought at a price… Hosea 3:1-3 (The Message) Then God ordered me, “Start all over: Love your wife again, your wife who’s in bed with her latest boyfriend, your cheating wife. Love her the {Read More}

Here I Am!!

This is a continuation of my previous post entitled “Where Are You?” As I was pondering the Hide ‘n Seek analogy that I discovered in Genesis, I sought to discover more about God through it. Sometimes it seems that God “hides” from me, and I wanted to know why! Then I found a verse that seemed to shed some light on the issue. Isaiah 65:1 – “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found {Read More}

Where are you?

Recently, the Lord brought it to my attention that I had been avoiding Him. Avoiding a lot of things, actually. I realized that I had been avoiding dealing with some issues of my heart that had come up & had thought that perhaps if I just pretended my problems didn’t exist, then maybe they would just go away on their own. Well, it turns out that instead of disappearing, they only grew worse! So finally, I gave in and began {Read More}