As Christian women we know so many things about God’s love. We hear it from the pulpit, we read it in the Bible, we see it lived out right before our very eyes. But at the same time, we can go for years or even decades and not realize that we don’t fully understand that love. It can be so hard to get knowledge from our heads where we know the facts to our hearts where it becomes real in our lives. Keep reading to find three scriptural steps to help solve this problem.
Identity is a very important thing to understand, but it can be elusive and difficult to figure out. If we’ve been with Jesus very long, or if we’ve listened to our pastors and other wise mentors, we know we need to be getting our identity from Christ, but what does that really mean? And if we figure that part out, then how do we get that knowledge from our head to our heart?
When I was little I loved the game of hide and seek. As I got older I gave into a different kind of hiding that was not near as much carefree and fun. As women we often look to a lot of things in this life for our identity, but our true identity is hidden in a very special place. Do you know where to find it?
Prayer is the answer. We’ve heard this many times and we believe it, too. We know God is faithful. We know He answers. We work hard on our prayer lives and then, out of the blue, it hits us – something really hard. It’s true, sometimes prayer takes us places we’d really rather not be.
We particularly see this in our personal life when we are asking to be set free form the things that hold us back. Sometimes, to work through the setting free, God has to take us into some very unexpected places.
What in the World Does God Want? Something I just love about God’s word is the way He condenses everything. He has this way of taking all our questions and swirling thoughts and providing us distinct and specific answers. Often He does this all within the space one Bible verse. His Word is absolutely full […]
For when I tried to keep the law it condemned me. So I died to the law – I stopped trying to meet all its requirements – so that I might live for God. Galatians 2:19 NLT It stopped me in my tracks, that one little part in a paraphrase of Galatians 2:19 that said, […]
Are you looking for strength in the new year? Me too! I really struggle with New Year’s Resolutions. As a matter of fact, I quit making them a long time ago. However, I finally realized that my perfectionism was the culprit keeping me from being successful in goal setting. I did two things. I set […]
For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~Isaiah 9:6 These names of Jesus, they tell a beautiful and captivating story, a story of love and redemption […]
Prayer and perfectionism, they are quite a pair. Prayer is a major key to finding the focus needed to overcome perfectionism, but perfectionism can really hinder prayer. Here’s how you might feel if you are struggling with perfectionism in your prayer life: You might be afraid you don’t know the “right” way to pray. You […]
Imperfect is not such a bad place to be, but it sure is hard to get there. I think as women we just want to have it all together. We want to do things just right. We feel regret and disappointment when things don’t go like we think they should. We feel that it is […]