Do you ever feel like you’re not enough? Just like today there are many times when my schedule gets a little out of hand, and I have to remind myself to rule over the day before the day rules over me. There are also a lot of things that I believe the Lord has spoken […]

Lord, help me find you today. I lay down my questions. I lay down my concerns for others. I lay down my schedule. I lay down my plans. I lay down my will. God, you are king over my family. You are Lord over my family. You are ruler over our circumstances. You will reign, […]

This morning as I was praying, an old hymn rose up on the inside of me. Oddly enough, it’s a song I remember Elvis singing (although not in its entirety) more than I remember singing in church. The lyrics to the song entitled, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” are below: “Mine eyes have seen the […]

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life- in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I […]

This morning I was thinking back to the time when my mom gave me the bible I use today. The bible was originally hers. I was 18 when she passed it on to me, and she had already made countless notes inside that I would later go on to reference a million times. But that’s […]

“Grass roots” are the words I heard this morning while in prayer. I quickly jotted it down and returned to prayer, but afterwards, the Lord called my attention back to the words. Grass roots is the most basic or fundamental level of an activity; the common or ordinary people, especially as contrasted with the leadership […]

This morning I was praying for someone who is very dear to me. My heart has been burdened for this person for a very long time, and while I have seen small glimpses of the work that God is doing in their life, I have yet to see the answers to prayer fully manifest. The […]

noun. a person, device, or substance that removes impurities, sediment, or other unwanted matter from something. Hold nothing back. Hold the hands of your life open, as it were, and surrender yourself completely to the One who created you for His glory. Surrender is hard sometimes. You think you’ve taken your hands off of a thing […]

As I was praying this morning, the Lord spoke this to me for someone specific. The Lord is removing you from calamity. The Lord is picking you up and reseting you in a new place. A green valley. A place of peace. He is making the Valley of Achor a door of Hope. You can […]

Dothan is a place mentioned in the bible where Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers. It was also the place where the prophet Elisha was born and where his servant saw horses and chariots of fire when the army of Aram was coming to attack Israel. Hagar met God at a well outside […]

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" I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."
-Isaiah 6:8

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