The Spirit Longs Jealously

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“Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the Spirit he caused to dwell in us longs jealously?” James 4:5 The verse above seems to be a difficult one for translators of the Bible to interpret, as there are several different ways in which they propose that it can be translated. However, of the several options, the wording above is the one that resonates the most deeply in my heart. It seems that as I have felt my heart {Read More}

I Can’t Live Without Hunger

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This is the second post in a series on spiritual hunger, you can read the other posts here. I clearly remember being in a service where the preacher was speaking about feeding our spirit and feeding our flesh. Our spirit and our flesh are constantly at war with each other and depending on which one we are feeding, that will determine which one is stronger and which one will win the battle. “For the flesh desires what is contrary to {Read More}

Are You Hungry?

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I’ve been thinking a lot about spiritual hunger lately. Hunger for more of the Lord has always been a staple for me in my walk with God, though there have been seasons where it has felt stronger or weaker. I’ve come to believe that spiritual hunger is a gift from God, but I also believe that it is something that needs to be nurtured and cultivated and kept alive by continually saying “yes” to it. However, you could probably argue {Read More}

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}