"Allow Me to exchange My beauty for your ashes. Give to Me all your disappointments and hurts, all that pain and suffering I bore upon My body so you could be free from it."
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"I speak so clearly in the stillness. I unburden and release."
I wanted to choose life, but I realized it couldn't just be lip service. God had spoken to me through His Word.
If you are married to someone who is not a Christian, don't despair.
Once again. the Lord reminded me of how important it is not to become "familiar" with Scripture. The Scripture is always giving birth to revelation of the Word that takes us deeper in Him.
As King Solomon said, "But will God indeed dwell on the earth? See, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less can this house that I have built?" (1 Kings 8:27).
How do we build resilience into our lives so that we don't crumble and quit when life feels hard?
When someone says, "I don't believe in God" ask them what kind of God they don't believe in.
I tell you the truth: Your redemption cost Me everything. But I would willingly do it again, because that's how valuable you are to Me.
Jesus' hands are around our pain, His voice whispering into our cries and His promise echoing through our emptiness.
Even though He was innocent, the people falsely accused Him; they mocked and spit on Him, bruised and broke His body. And yet He chose to do what's right.
In "Fighting for Your Marriage While Separated," Linda W. Rooks explores practical answers for men and women in the midst of a marriage crisis.
Regardless of our backstory, it's safe to say we've all experienced rejection. We can all name the person who should have loved us, but didn't.
I couldn't offer my mess to Jesus. Or could I?
God can use even the most disappointing circumstances to shape and mold us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
We try to keep people at a distance because we don't want them to see how messy we can be. Here's a better plan.
These lies continue to mislead the church and keep people from properly viewing mental illness as what it is.
To reverse what we've already set in motion, we have to reprogram ourselves for life and not death, for blessings and not curses (Deut. 30:19).
Don't take a shortcut on the journey.
"Did lies erase your faith? Did you overlook My grace?"