Being ourselves seems so simple, but it is very hard when we do not know what makes us….us. In the past it was hard for me to be myself until I learned who I truly am in Christ. I know that it sounds strange, but we have to learn who God says we are so we can be the best versions of ourselves.
While you’re in the waiting season, remember that God is working. When He tells you “no,” stand firm in knowing that His promises will be fulfilled, in His way and in His timing. Hebrews 10:36 tells us to “persevere so that when we have done the will of God, we will receive what He has promised.”
Seeking God's vision for our lives is not only important, it's what he desires for his sons and daughters. Sometimes as we seek to carry out His vision, we find ourselves getting lost in the process. As we learn to plant our roots and build a firm foundation in Christ, He will give us the tools necessary to carry out His vision for our lives.
We've all experienced hurt at some point in our lives. Before we can ever begin to heal from those hurts, we must recognize the pain we've felt. Although dealing with our hurts may be difficult, God is waiting for us with his arms wide open and ready to walk with us through the process.
She walked through the doors of Mercy, pregnant and certain that everything in her life was fine, and nothing was broken. God began stirring in Michelle Thorne's heart showing her that there was more to life than she knew and only true freedom was found in Him. Michelle found a friend in Christ, a friend that continues to carry her each and every day.
In a world that moves a million miles a second, it's easy to follow suit. For those of us that have a heart for helping people, it's easy to get wrapped up in the fast paced lifestyle that seems so prominent among many and forget about our own personal needs. We must remember that our own personal health is important and without being healthy ourselves, we can't offer our best to anyone else.
Gratitude defined is a feeling of appreciation or thanks. It's interesting that gratitude is defined as a feeling. Our feelings provide a compass for our actions (good or bad!) and are triggered by our thoughts. So we can choose to think grateful thoughts, which will create grateful feelings and perhaps even lead to actions of gratitude towards ourselves, God and others!
We all have problems. We all have pain. There are things in all of our lives that can block us from the life we were created to have. But we weren’t made to live in chains. We were made to live FREE. There are millions [...]
When you look at our culture today, there are many individuals who struggle with a victim mentality – whether they are aware of it or not. When someone struggles with victim mentality, they tend to regard themselves as a victim of the negative actions of [...]