When God Says You’re Not Ready: Sanctification While We Wait ?>

When God Says You’re Not Ready: Sanctification While We Wait

It seems easier to be patient when we think of it as a form of protection. I can wait for something if my waiting keeps me safe. I can wait for my dinner to cook if it means no salmonella poisoning. I can wait for the light to turn green so I don’t get hit by another car. I can wait for the right guy to come along if my heart stays protected. However, it’s a little more difficult to…

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God’s Directions: Begging for the Roadmap to Your Life ?>

God’s Directions: Begging for the Roadmap to Your Life

I’ve really been struggling with this idea knowing God’s direction. I’m not talking about the type of general direction we are called to as believers like going to church, loving others, winning souls, etc. I’m talking about following God in the literal sense.  I hear words from other Christians implying that they have a direct line to God, like they just called Him up and he told them exactly what to do. “God told me to…God led me here…I felt called to…” What…

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Learning to Love Me: Confessions of a Proverbs 31 victim ?>

Learning to Love Me: Confessions of a Proverbs 31 victim

Today my friend gave me permission to love myself.  Like, all of myself. Especially the parts I struggle to accept. I know it seems silly, but it is exactly what I needed to hear. He went on to explain how God loves us, so why shouldn’t we love ourselves? I think us Christians fear the idea of loving ourselves because we equate this with selfishness. But what if this idea of not being able to love myself has actually caused…

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Waiting on God: The Reason for Patience Part 2 ?>

Waiting on God: The Reason for Patience Part 2

Last weekend my parents were in town visiting, and my husband and I wanted to take them out to dinner to a local restaurant in town that we had never tried. I had attempted to make reservations earlier in the day and was irritated when the voice on the other end of the phone explained that reservations were only taken for the formal dining room, not the casual dining room. I hung up the phone and decided we could wait a few minutes to be seated that…

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Waiting on God: The Reason for Patience Part 1 ?>

Waiting on God: The Reason for Patience Part 1

Lately I’ve come to realize a very important fact about myself. Okay, let’s just call it what it is, a weakness. I lack patience. Now this seems like something everyone struggles with, but I think patience might just be the bane of my existence.  The way my parents tell it, I’ve been going full throttle after impulsive decisions since the day I entered this wonderful world 23 short years ago. I made a quick decision that it would be the…

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