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Prayer for New Brides: the Book Cover

August of 2014 has been a beautiful whirlwind for me. So many changes and some really cool firsts for me. How about you?

I’m excited to share with you two big beautiful wows. And I would love to hear about yours (in the comment section). [Read more...]

Her Next Brave Adventure: Pray for Meghan

They were brave and able warriors
(1 Chronicles 12:21 – Living Bible)

I want you to be a part of this brave and able warrior’s story. Meghan Scholtens has impressed me for years with her passion for Africa and her fearlessness in serving there. I asked her to share her latest adventure with us so we can join her mission by praying for her. 

meghan uganda university

My name is Meghan Scholtens and I will be a junior in college this year. I attend John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, but for the Fall semester of 2014 I will be going to college in Mukono, Uganda at a school called Uganda Christian University. [Read more...]

Praying for Others; a Healing Help for Your Soul

I have discovered that one of the VERY best ways to lift my despairing soul is to pray for others. When I first started serving in our church’s prayer room, the enormous stack of prayer cards scared me. My brain whispered to my heart, “This is going to be so depressing.” But as I finished the hour praying for other’s needs, I felt lighter. After a month of weekly visits to our prayer room, my heart and mind agreed: Praying for others brings healing to my soul.

praying for others makes me feel better

The Bible gives us evidence that this practice of praying (serving others) brings great reward. Click on over to Church4Chicks where I share the rest of the story.

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Calling on the Name of the Lord: Danny’s Testimony

Where does our confidence in God come from? It comes from hearing God’s Word.

 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17

That simple truth is further explained this way: “The beginning, progress, and strength of faith is by hearing. But it is only hearing the word, as the word of God that will strengthen faith.” 

Prepare to have your faith strengthened. In this testimony you will hear how God reached Danny in his darkest days. [Read more...]

Know Who Your Husband is to God

This post is an excerpt from my upcoming Book: Prayers for New Brides: Putting on the Armor After the Wedding Dress. It was featured at StartMarriageRight.com.

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How do you see your husband? What do you see in him? What do you hope for him?

See what God sees in your husband

Do you look at him and see your personal need meeter? bill payer? listener?

When he speaks to you, do you hear his interests? his hopes and dreams?

When you hope for something for your husband, is it that he will change, be more ______, or less ______? Do you hope for a better job for him? Do wish he could be a better ________? [Read more...]

Wrestling with Confidence and the Need to be Relevant

As a blogger and author, one of the mental battles I fight is the fear that what I do is irrelevant. Will anyone read what I write?

Other devoted followers of Jesus successfully reach many more people with their blogs and books. So why me? Why does the world need to hear from both of us, all of us? Should I keep writing?

Then of course there is the pressure to be relevant from a publisher. They look at how many people read your blog, your e-newsletter, and follow you on social media – aka – how many people are ready to buy your book.

There it is – my lack of confidence and desire to be “somebody” – exposed like the dirty floor of the restaurant kitchen floor. [Read more...]

Surrendering Our Thoughts of Defeat and Rejection, a Prayer

Abba Father,

I am leaning in to You – the lifter of our heads. I bring to You the sense of defeat and rejection we feel today (or often).

You know all about it. You know the root. You know the influence it has on us.

We reject it today in the name of Jesus.

We are Your sons and daughters, walking in victory, vessels of Your glory.

vessels of God's glory

We are here to reveal Your glory. We are simple, small, but Yours. [Read more...]

Confident Prayers: Moving Beyond the “If You Can” Plea

How confident are you that God hears your prayers and moves heaven and earth because you’ve invited Him to do so?

God hears your prayers

There are days I have plenty of confidence when praying and then there are those other days. The days with moments when I wonder if the doubts in my head are winning. I’m guessing this happens to you too since we have a mutual enemy who is a faithful discourager. We are not alone friends.

Notice the confidence in these two biblical accounts of prayer:

The father of the demon-possessed son had a face-to-face encounter with Jesus. [Read more...]

Confidence in God’s Name

I’ve been studying the names of God. Knowing His names (His character) helps me to know Him and trust Him.

This week, I’m focusing on Yahweh Tsidkenu which means  - the Lord our Righteousness. It’s found in Jeremiah 23:6 – “and this will be his name: The LORD is our righteousness. In that day Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.”

How does knowing God as your righteousness affect your confidence in God?

confidence in yahweh tsidkenu

Isaiah expressed confidence this way:

I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10 NLT

One way to express confidence in God as, Yahweh Tsidkenu, the Lord our Righteousness is to see yourself wearing the robe of righteousness. To live out this reality is an act of worshipping God, honoring the Giver and displaying the gift He bestowed on you.

This undeserved gift of righteousness has been lavished on you and me.

As you abide with the Lord our Righteousness, invite Him to saturate your soul with this truth of His righteousness covering you.

Then take a step of faith in wearing this robe of righteousness to your weekend activities. See yourself with it on. Admire it in the mirror of your heart. Let it bolster your confidence as you interact with others.

A Prayer to Yahweh Tsidkenu, the Lord our Righteousness,

Praise Your Name, Yahweh Tsidkenu! You are my righteousness.

In faith, I wear the garments of salvation, this robe of righteousness You gave to me. Thank You for giving me what I could never have earned or deserved.

Convict me of the lies I believe and act upon that do not reflect the truth – that I possess Your righteousness. Change me so I that I live out my true identity in You.

Bless me with people who will model this life You’ve given me. Teach me from Your Word. Let Your Holy Spirit remind me of who I am because of You, and Your gift of Jesus Christ.

In Jesus, I pray. Amen

For further study on God’s names, join me and Lyn Smith in the Come Away Events Facebook Community

Act Like God is Telling the Truth #ConfidenceRevival

What would change if 50 of us became considerably more confident in God? Confident that God is actively involved in your right now and strategically working out the details of your future.

Does your life reflect these assumptions?

God is …

  • Fighting for you
  • Leading you
  • Speaking through you
  • Intervening in desperate situations
  • Delighting in you
  • Providing for you [Read more...]