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God’s Got Your Back

“God’s Got Your Back”

The problem for those who battle anxiety is there isn’t a physical weapon big enough to defend us from every fear we face in life. But, thankfully, we have a Shepherd who has pledged to defend us.

Every shepherd in the time of David had a rod, a formidable staff carved out of the center of the lower part of a tree trunk. With that rod the shepherd could fight off the lion, the cougar, the wolf, or the bear. With the staff it would guide the sheep, but with the rod it would pulverize anything that tried to snatch one away.

To put an “X” through your anxiety you are going to have to see Jesus as your defender. So often when we feel under attack, vulnerable or stressed we look for someone who will take up our cause no matter what. Someone, as we say, who has our back!

Some time ago when I was coming through a challenging season I traveled to speak at a conference in another country. Before the session started a large group of leaders and conference organizers gathered for prayer in an upstairs room behind the stage.

Afterward, a woman approached me with a word of encouragement. I had never met her before and she knew nothing about my personal life. But her words shot through me that night. She said, “I just wanted to encourage you…I sense someone’s trying to trip you up, but God’s got your back.”

What she didn’t know was that I was spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to watch my back.

I don’t need to know your situation to pass that encouragement on to you. I don’t know for sure what you’re afraid of right now, but I want to remind you, God’s got your back.

As a child of God in Christ, God Almighty has your back. No evil plan, no attack, no fear can stand up to your Shepherd, Jesus. And even while you are sleeping, He watches over you. He doesn’t just send you into the dark valley, he leads you through it with a rod in one hand and a staff in the other.

  • Call out to Jesus right now and thank him for promising to protect your life. Tell Him you are depending on Him to guard your life and those you care about. Because He is with you, you can close your eyes at night and know that He is watching every side, every angle.

    • In fact, He sees your circumstances coming before you do. He protects you in ways you don’t even realize. Jesus is for you. He loves you. And He’s got your back.

The above devotional is called: Putting an X Through Anxiety: a seven day journey w/ Louie Giglio.

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; set me securely on an inaccessibly high place away from those who rise up against me” Psalm 59:1.

Even though I walk through the [sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort and console me” Psalm 23:4.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

How to Resize Your Gaint

Resizing Your Giant

One of the many things the Devil lies about is the size of your giant. For David, Goliath wasn’t a shrimp of a guy. He was over nine feet tall and towered over the best of Israel’s fighting men. It’s likely your anxiety looks a lot bigger and more powerful than you, too.

The Enemy might be telling you right now that reading through this journey “thing” is not going to work either. He’s saying, Don’t get your hopes up, friend. Things are never going to change for you.

But, you must remember that when the Devil speaks he never leads us to the truth.

Your giant may be big, but your giant is not bigger than Jesus.

Today, Jesus wants to break the power of the lie that says otherwise, and tell you again that He is bigger than whatever you are up against.

The question today is which voice will you choose—the liar or the One who speaks truth.

  • You have the power, no matter how helpless or broken-down you feel, to choose what you set before you today.

  • You can fix your eyes on the giant, or you can lift your eyes higher to the God of heaven and earth. With the Almighty in view, your giant will be resized by God’s greatness.
  • You can fix your eyes on the giant, or you can lift your eyes higher to the God of heaven and earth. With the Almighty in view, your giant will be resized by God’s greatness.

When Moses led the people of God out of bondage in Egypt, God brought them toward the land of promise. Once they were close, Moses sent twelve men to spy out the land and assess the situation. They returned to report that the land was, in fact, amazing, filled with bounty and provision just as God had said.

But, warriors filled the fortressed cities. These giants made them say, “We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.” (Numbers 13:33 NIV)

The issue wasn’t the size of the giants that inhabited the land. The problem was that they failed to remember the size of their God.

  • We forget about the powerful work of Jesus on the cross to defeat every giant, destroying once and for all the power of sin, death, and the grave.

    • We forget that He created the universe with just a word and sustains all things by His mighty power.

  • We forget that He created the universe with just a word and sustains all things by His mighty power.
  • We forget that He created the universe with just a word and sustains all things by His mighty power.
  • We forget that He has promised to lead us through the valley and to fulfill His purpose for our life.
  • We forget that He created the universe with just a word and sustains all things by His mighty power.
  • We forget that He has promised to lead us through the valley and to fulfill His purpose for our life.

So, do whatever you must today to move Jesus into view; to remember His work on the cross. Put Him in front of your anxiety, depression, panic or worry. Let Him stand in front of them all. And when He is there, worship Him for who He is.

⬆️ The above devotional is called: Putting an X Through Anxiety: a seven day journey

w/ Louie Giglio. ⬆️

“I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at

my right hand, I will not be shaken (Psalm 16:8).

I will not die, but live, and tell of the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17).

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

You’re Not Crazy

You will never win.

You are in this alone.

You are going crazy.

The Enemy wants you to believe these lies. He wants you to feel like you are the only person who is in this bubble of darkness. He wants you to believe there’s no way out…no end to this misery. He’s trying to convince you right now that you will never be normal again. That you are in fact crazy.

A big breakthrough in my journey to freedom from anxiety was when I learned I was not alone. A friend told me about a pastor I very much respected who had shared a message about his battle with depression. At the time, I had never heard of anyone who was dealing with a situation like mine. When I realized this other pastor had similar initial symptoms to mine (“crazy” physical symptoms), a layer of hope was deposited into my heart. Though things didn’t change instantly, I was comforted by knowing someone had survived to tell about it.

I didn’t have an instant turn-around. But I did come out of the night and into the light of day. My bout was incapacitating for months and afterwards my anxiety didn’t permanently go away. In fact, to be transparent, some days that lingering sense of anxiety still lurks over my left shoulder about sixty miles behind me. The difference now is I know what it is and I know it’s not going to take me out.

And I believe, by the power of Jesus’ name, it’s not going to take you out either. The Devil may be prowling around, seeking someone to devour. But Jesus is a roaring lion King, and He is with you in the valley called the shadow of death.

  • Call out to Jesus even now.
  • Call on His mighty name.
  • Thank Him that He is with you.
  • Tell Him you believe He can lead you to the light again.

If you would allow me, I’d like to speak that over your life today through this prayer:

“Father, I lift up my friend who is reading this right now, especially the one who feels like there is nowhere else to turn. I speak the powerful name of Jesus of Nazareth over their situation. Please shine truth into the cobwebs of despair and allow them to see You right there with them in the midst of the darkness. I thank You that You promise to lead them to the other side if they will put their trust in You. Jesus, You are greater than whatever is trying to take them out. Preserve. Protect. Awaken. Restore. For Your Great Glory, Amen.”

⬆️ The above devotional is called: Putting an X Through Anxiety: a seven day journey w/ Louie Giglio. ⬆️

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

My Giant Slayer

Say Hello to My Giant Slayer

Each person’s anxiety is complex and unique. But all of us have the same hope today—God is fighting for us.

Walking free from panic attacks, depression, fear, and worry is a process, one with many steps and turns. But the key to living untangled from anxiety is not a plan, but a person.

Your hope is in Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep. He is the way, the truth, and the life. And he is inviting you to allow Him to lead you through whatever you are facing in this world.

God understands that we get stressed in life. Dozens of places in Scripture speak directly to anxiety, and hundreds more to fear and worry. Why? Because people have always been anxious.

Arguably the best-known text in the Bible is Psalm 23. At the core of this Psalm is an extraordinary offer from God—that He will lead and guide us through every season. Specifically, God promises to lead us through the valley of the shadow of death, that dark place where we doubt everything good and fear every possible negative outcome.

As David writes Psalm 23, he is facing life-threatening danger, but he is confident in his Shepherd. He describes it like this, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (v.4 ESV)

  • Do you know a valley like that?
  • Do you feel isolated and alone, as if no one understands the crushing load you are under, nor the enemy you fear?
  • Or is your valley less defined—a hard to describe cloud of doom that descends on your best thoughts, turning life into a shadowy mist of confusion?

If so, God is offering to walk with you through this valley. He does not lead you to the valley, but He promises to lead you THROUGH it. This current place of struggle will not be the end of you. Your hope is in Jesus.

This may sound simplistic or elementary. But, in a world that has quick-fixes at every turn, we have the God of Heaven standing in front of us, offering to be our shepherd in whatever valley we find ourselves in.

Jesus is offering to lead, provide, protect, and preserve you through the darkest valleys and most imposing nights. I invite you to call on Him right now, out loud.

You may feel like God is a billion miles away. You may believe your voice won’t even get past the walls of the room you are in if you were to call on Him. But, the name of Jesus is power. Call on Him now. Tell Him you can’t see Him, but you have heard He is near. Ask Him to stop and consider the pit of depression you are in. Tell Him you want Him to lead you through the valley of anxiety. Be honest with Him and ask Him to shine light into your darkness.

You may not know how He’s going to do it, but in faith tell Him you know He can.

⬆️ Above devotional called: Putting an X Through Anxiety: a seven day journey with Louie Giglio.⬆️

Remembering our key to living untangled in this life is not our plan, a plan, or someone else’s plan, but in the loving power of Jesus Christ. He only gives us the victory.

In Christ I am SHE (Saved. Hopeful. Empowered)

About Face

It has been hard to get in the Word.

Yep. I said it…out load! These past several weeks I have struggle to sit, to think, to blog, to write, to listen, to even journal. It is just not there.

I have counseled enough people, read enough books, and have been challenged myself over the years to know what the root problem is, my flesh.

But I gotta tell you, the noise within me has been louder than the peace of God lately.

This world is screaming with all kinds of noises. Scenes across our globe are disturbing even enraging that lead to more thoughts that create more noise. 

We are at war – we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against spiritual forces: darkness, wickedness (Ephesians 6:12).

Even though “noise” is seen, heard or felt, it does not excuse my responsibility before an Almighty God; to walk humbly before Him. To allow “noise” to separate me from the God is sin.

I have tried if you wondered. I have wanted to sit, to read, to sup long, but the struggle has been real and few are far in between as of late.

  • How does one remove external or internal noise?
  • How does one sit at the feet of Jesus while the storm around them rages in both action and word?
  • How does one hear the voice of God while their flesh is disoriented, confused, and distracted?


I know. I can hear you say, “…but Colleen, you just said the struggle been real; to step into that quietness of soul before the Lord has been a struggle of the flesh…and here you answer, God.” Yes! The very thing my flesh has been warring against is the very thing my soul needs the most — God; that is why there is a war going on within.

I need an “about face” — an active choice of turning from to turning to; turning to the only One who can.

You heard right, but hear me out…

I am preaching to myself here…

I know it sounds too simple, but God is unable to violate Himself. He cannot lie, therefore, what He says He will do He does. What He promises He gives or takes away. When God speaks — it is.

Warning alert: it is harder for us to act upon (to live) than say, but there is hope.

  • Only God can remove my distractions.
  • Only God can replace the noise with peace.
  • Only God can still my soul and fill it with focus and clarity. Only God can renew, energize, or strengthen me.
  • Only God can take a storm and calm the sea, but I have, you have, a responsibility (your part) to step out of the way, walk by faith, trusting in His perfect work in you. I need to trust Him through releasing my grip on those “things” which I hold dearer than Him.

You see, my flesh has been trying hard; I have been losing. God has been waiting for me to see that my effects will never win…but with Him they do.

It makes no difference who you are, what your place in life is, what you do or how old you are…human flesh is just that, flesh. God is not a respecter of persons. God sees souls (Acts 10:34).

We had a family stay with us last weekend. God has called them to Columbia to be missionaries. If you know anything about Columbia, your heart just skipped a beat or two.

A couple of words display who this young family is: God-focused. Christ-centered. Godly marriage. Living our Deuteronomy 6 with their children. Integrity. Surrender. Faith and trust. Plus, they have a great sense of humor. They are gems!

It was a sweet couple of days with them. What strikes me most is their knowledge of the danger before them (and yes, they have had conversation with the Lord about this) but they choose to walk in simplified trust in God’s calling. This calling compels them and grows in longing; they see God and souls.

This is actually what God sees…souls. God sees no color, there are just souls. Souls that He created in the image of Himself that He longs to be reunited with.

When you stop to think about what you think about and how far off it is from the vision of God…you begin to see your flesh at its best…most miserable.

  • I began to ask myself, what am I looking at?
  • What have I been focusing on?
  • What have I allowed in my life to cause distraction?
    • What do your eyes see?

God is not distracted by our noise.

God is not distracted by the world’s noise.

God is not distracted or surprised by our lack or inability, but it doesn’t stop Him from accomplishing His great commission… souls!

God is in the business of redemption – restoring what once was – an intimate relationship with His creation, mankind.

God sees souls. God sees your soul. God sees my soul.

Here I am – struggling to just sit, listen and be still – while God only sees me, longing for me to come. Does God care about our externals, sure, but He cares more about what lies within our hearts than what lies without. His focal point is eternal. Is mine?

I am at fault for allowing such distractions to plagued me for weeks, not God. I have allow “it” to scream louder than the loving voice of God calling me to come, to sit, to sup, and be still with Him while He loves me and directs me.

Does today’s events concern me, yes. Do I wonder about the future of our children or grandchildren, if the Lord tarries, yes. BUT…there is a fine line between temporal and eternal. We cannot allow distractions or the noise of this life to stop us, to prevent us from doing the will of the Father. We must not give way to the storm(s) within that cause destruction. We are more than conquerors. The devil would love us to think we lost; isn’t that just what the he wants.

The best Christian is a defeated Christian in the eyes of the devil.

  • I am convicted.
  • I have repented.
  • That is why I write.
  • I am thankful.
  • I am restored.
  • That is why I write.
  • I know I am not the only one to find this battle.
  • That is why I write…to share, to encourage you…YOU CAN IN CHRIST!
  • We would be consumed if it wasn’t for the grace of God who loves us and gave himself for us (Lamentations 3:22-23).
  • How can we not give Him our personhood?  

How are you doing, friend?

  • Is your soul struggling and flesh winning out?
  • Have you stopped spending time with God?
  • Have your eyes, soul, and heart become distracted?
    • Remember…only God can remove your distractions.
    • Only God can replace your noise with peace.
    • Only God can still your soul and fill it with focus and clarity.
    • Only God can renew, energize, or strengthen you.
    • Only God can take your storm and calm your sea.

Yesterday, was my “about face.” How about you? Make today your “about face” and leave whatever it is that has you anchored down and turn from it and run to God. Come home.

We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:10). Humbly His servant and your friend,

Colleen Woodruff: In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}     

Set Your Gaze

Anxiety. This looming giant in a deep valley threatens, taunts, intimidates, incapacitates, and paralyzes. This giant is real. And it can be deadly.

Anxiety and its cousins—panic, worry, fear and dread—is complex. There are spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, genetic, and circumstantial factors that can cause us to fall into the grip of depression, pulling us away from those we love and shuttering our ability to deal with everyday life. To underestimate the problem, or blow it off with a, hey, shrug it off and bounce back mentality, is a mistake.

I know this because I have suffered defeat in this valley in years past. Yet, I also know there is a way to overcome anxiety. I know first hand that you can emerge on the other side of depression and dread, and live to tell about someone who is more powerful than whatever has a grip on you. I am not offering a quick fix, nor a promise that you will escape the fight. But I’d like to tell you about a champion, a giant-slayer, who is on your side in the battle.

I have heard stories of others struggling with anxiety that sound similar to mine, yet every person’s battle is different and every experience is unique. A “one-size-fits-all” approach isn’t going to be helpful here.

But coming to terms with the formidable size of this giant in no way diminishes the promise of God—you can live free from the demoralizing grip of anxiety.

It’s imperative for you to know that you are not standing helplessly alone in your valley. God Almighty is with you and he is fighting for you. In fact, he’s already taken on every “Goliath” and won!

⬆️ Above devotional called: Putting an X Through Anxiety: a seven day journey with Louie Giglio.⬆️


the world around us seems to grow crazier by the hour. I don’t know what your future holds, what struggles weigh your soul or if the storm of depression, anxiety or even thoughts of contemplating suicide rage within. But this I do know, I know who holds your future.

Let’s choose today, right now, together to set our gaze on HIM: not ourselves, not the circumstance, not this world…but Him.

We will not ignore the behemoth beast called fear, worry, panic, or anxiety that has gripped our soul, but we will choose to lift our eyes and see someone bigger and more powerful—someone who loves us unconditionally and has plans to lead us in this life…God.

Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you. Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

I am praying for you,

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

America & My Soul

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:31-32).

“O Lord, You are truly the One who has made America great and the One who has sustained her. Your Word provides the answers to our need for civility, yet a godless society has neither knowledge of nor care for Your Word. We who know the Truth have been too complacent and too overly concerned with our own pursuits of the American dream. While not all will turn to You, we have drifted from the commitment to do all we can to reach as many as we can.

Lord, we pray for revival in America thinking that the revival is for the other person when in reality it not revival that is needed: it is repentance that is needed. Repentance for our own lack of commitment, for our own carelessness in living out Your Word, for our own hardness of heart that has so easily dismissed the spiritual needs of our fellow countrymen.

We pray that you would bring those who have committed the criminal acts of these last days to justice. We pray you would restore peace and civility. We pray you would forgive our complacency. We pray that you would put a burning passion in our soul for the lost and an effectiveness for reaching them as we passionately pursue You.

In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen!”

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

It’s Right There…

  • Sometimes we see a pile of shoes, when we should see souls.
  • Sometimes we see the “bother” when we should see the opportunity.
  • Sometimes we see the person in the mirror, when we should see Christ.
  • Sometimes we see the “I don’ts, when the blessings are staring right at us.
  • Sometimes we see the “can’ts, when the cans are plenteous.
  • Sometimes we see bondage, when we are free in Christ.
  • Sometimes God’s knocking at our hearts door brings us irritation, when it should comfort and bring peace.


Sometimes, if we are not careful, what we “see” becomes skewed, off-focused, self-absorbed, blurred, tainted by our own sinfulness; we are unaware our vision is tainted or changed.

I like to call it our “gridwork” –what we see through our circumstances. When our personal gridwork of life or vision is skewed, our choices follow suit because Christ is not at the helm.

  • Life happens, but Christ is bigger; Christ is purposeful.

When we float through life and refuse to biblically respond, we live through are own “gridwork” and not Christ’s.

Until we fully surrender ourself to Christ, it will not matter if you “see” it or not, if you believe me, your Pastor, your godly friend or not; you, my friend, live in its denial.

We are freed only in Christ (John 8:31-32). It is possible!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Is Your Soul Burning?


Just that word alone rips through the hearts of people across our globe. People like you and me. Families across our world have seen its effects, our communities shut down, some churches experiencing challenges never thought possible here in America, while others thrive in the midst of turmoil; the list goes on.

I cannot help but think as we “re-open” our lives where or how God fits in.

  • Fear has invaded believers as well as nonbelievers.
  • Questions leave us with where or how life has changed from here on out.

Time will only tell the answers to these questions because actions always speak louder than our words, regardless of who you are or what you believe.

Child of God. Church. Where is your alarm? Is the Spirit of God burning within you so fiercely that is it impossible to not walk in simple obedience to God? Are you burning from within by the fire of God within you?

God hasn’t left us…even in the midst of COVID-19 God has been present. God cannot change; He hasn’t changed. He is God. His love for us is unmoveable, but have you?

Is COVID-19, or anything for that matter, greater than the Greatest One? Time will reveal our heart answer.

I encourage you to click onto the link below –> “Our Need of Revival” it is less than 4 minutes. Beware! Complacency is knocking at your door. Will you let it in?

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Less than 4 minutes of your time, that is all I ask.

Click on the link and listen to Leonard Ravenhill on Our Need of Revival.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

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Our Need of Revival

Less than 4 minutes of your time, that is all I ask.

Click on the link and listen to Leonard Ravenhill on Our Need of Revival.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

It’s Your Thinker

Yesterday, while reading my Bible, I came across this devotional in a app I have on my cell phone. It strikes my soul that while we are not able to take captive every single thought in every situation of every day, we can learn to take one thought captive, and when choosing so, that one choice affects every other thought to come.

We tend to think we have to conquer the whole mountain, all at once — it’s all or nothing. Yet so often we find ourselves crumbling under its weight and before “it” labels us “failure” we declare ourselves “failure” because it’s safer that way, isn’t it?

  • God never asked us to conquer the whole mountain by ourself; all at once.
  • God never asked us to go it alone; that some how the ‘lone–Christian’ is acceptable.
  • God asks we take one thought captive. One! It sure is better than conquering the whole mountain at once.
    • He leaves the choice up to us.
      • We can glorify God with that one choice, then repeat, or…
      • we could not and suffer the consequences.
    • One thought captive at a time.
    • One step of His will at a time.
    • One step of faith at a time.

After I finished reading this devotional light bulbs were bursting off in my head, my heart was inflamed with God’s Truth’s — YES! and encouragement filled my soul. I make it harder than it needs to be, but indeed, I must choose, and in each single choice creates all the difference in the world — either way you decide.

I am posting this because I hope it is that some challenge and encouragement to your soul as it was to mine. I pray in ignites your soul to choose well. We are already victors, it is time we live like it.

The below devotional was written by Jeannie Allen from “Get Out of Your Head”.

We Have a Choice

How we think directly affects how we live. This may sound terrifying, but, in fact, it’s exciting. Because while we may not be able to take every thought captive in every situation we face every day, we can learn to take one thought captive and, in doing so, affect every other thought to come. So what is the one thought that can successfully interrupt every negative thought pattern?

It’s this: I have a choice.

  • When we’re spiraling in noise or distractedness, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through stillness.
  • When we’re spiraling in isolation, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through community.
  • When we’re spiraling in anxiety, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through trust in His good and sovereign purposes.
  • When we’re spiraling in cynicism, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through worship.
  • When we’re spiraling in self-importance, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through humility.
  • When we’re spiraling into victimhood, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through gratitude.
  • When we’re spiraling in complacency, we have a choice to shift our minds back to God through serving Him and others.

If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior, you have a God-given, God-empowered, God-redeemed ability to choose what you think about.

  • You have a choice regarding where you focus your energy.
  • You have a choice regarding what you live for.
  • You are not subject to your behaviors, genes, or circumstances.
  • You are not subject to your passions, lusts, or emotions.
  • You are not subject to your thoughts.

No fixation exists outside God’s long-armed reach. Because we are a “new creation,” we have a choice.

  • When we think new thoughts, we physically alter our brains.
  • When we think new thoughts, we make healthier neural connections.
  • When we think new thoughts, we blaze new trails.
  • When we think new thoughts, everything changes.

“God, I choose today to take every thought captive because I know You are more powerful than my thoughts, my circumstances, and my fears. Thank You for making me a new creation so that I can choose You! Amen.”

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

What Say You?

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Clinging to What I do Know, Not What I Don’t

What a reminder:

  • God is with me
  • God is in me
  • God is for me.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Joshua 1:9 {Be}

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Dear Believer,

As a Christian, we are called to live in godliness and in Truth — God’s Truth. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on, that doesn’t change the Truth in God’s Word. We are to be walking in the ways of our Lord and be actively obeying His Word in all things.

Ezekiel wrote, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one” (22:30).

  • Believer, we are to be that “one” — those who stand in the gap, those who lift up their leaders (those within our church and those without) before the Throne of Grace; pleading before our Father, interceding for them, that God would continue to work in the midst for His glory.

It isn’t about what party you prefer. When you boil it down, it isn’t even about you or me. It is all about walking in obedience to the One we call, Abba Father, and actively do what He commands.

Our President has asked, once again, for prayer, for wisdom this week. Did you scoff at him? Did you laugh or complain because you know better? Or did you get on your knees? Did you take his name and his requests before the only One who can give such answers.

Did you pray for the man?

Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips.”

Don’t take my word for it:

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14
  • Job 12:23-25
  • Psalm 2:10-11
  • Proverbs 2:1-8
  • Proverbs 11:14
  • Proverbs 21:1
  • Jeremiah 29:7
  • Romans 13:1
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2
  • 1 Peter 2:17

Remove the fence. We are commanded to pray for those in authority over us…whether they ask for it or not, whether we like them or not.

If you find yourself stiffly upright, unwillful to put calluses on your knees, we should be asking ourselves, “Why am I living in the land of rebellious disobedience to God?”

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Don’t Try Harder!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Want Victory?

“but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory [as conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 15:57.

1 John 5:4 “For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God].

What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us? He who did not spare [even] His own Son, but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32.

Want victory? Follow Christ’s example.

Truly, this man is the Son of God (Matthew 27:54).

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

To Think

I don’t know about you, but lately there is much to think about. The news is filled with virus talk, death, infections and political agenda’s.

People are grieving the loss of their loved ones, others struggle to live, and many fear they will be next.

To think is inevitable. Thoughts will come, but what we do with them is imperative.

We have been given in Scripture key elements on what or how to think — having a godly thought process.

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]” Philippians 4:8.

We cannot stop a thought from entering our mind, but we can capture that thought and act upon Philippians 4:8. The choice is ours.

Circumstances don’t change Philippians 4:8; Philippians 4:8 should embolden us to thrive.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

How’s Your Walk?

…for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—2 Corinthians 5:7.

We’ve all been there.

At time we know actually what the Lord desires or wants of us. We see and understand His will and it is easier to accept.

But when there is no light at the end of the tunnel, when there is no human understanding, when there is no answer does that change 2 Corinthians 5:7?

The answer is no.

What is faith?

To walk by faith we need to know what faith is. What is looks like. How is works. We find the answers in His Word.

Does faith require our understanding? No, but it does require our choice of action to obey Him.

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}