For the past 3 months I’ve been a weekly writer for Daughter of Delight. As my term comes to an end with this devotional about God’s awesome love, I realize what a dream and blessing this has been for me to share such truth in this capacity, exhorting and prayerfully encouraging others along the way. Please visit this ministry if you haven’t already, and thank you for taking the time to read what God has laid on my heart.🙏🏾💙🙌🏾
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Where is your head at today? Did you wake up feeling refreshed and thankful, or was your heart bogged down by critical thoughts before your feet even hit the floor? We all wake up on the wrong side of the bed sometimes, but it’s up to us to determine whether or not we stay in that gloomy place. We are what we think (Proverbs 23:7) and our mindset establishes the tone for the way we operate.
My weekly contribution for Daughter of Delight is up!
Lately I’ve been meditating on the importance of sharing our testimonies. In my own life I’ve been confronted by the fear of judgment and rejection if people were to know my whole story, the nitty gritty details, and not just the carefully selected excerpts I choose to display. Would they still like and respect me? Would they still want to be my friend? Would the woman I once was change their perception of the woman I am now? I can’t predict the answer to any of these questions, but I can say, with confidence, that I’m no longer that person and it’s all because of my relationship with Jesus.
Empty promises lead to broken hearts. I’m sure we all know how it feels to be on the receiving end of this, but how often are we the ones not following through with what we’ve said? I am terribly guilty of performing lip service, but my actions haven’t always lined up with my words. I don’t set out to hurt people or be a flake, but too often busyness, distractions, pride and self-centered thinking lead me to neglecting the commitments I have made.
Everywhere we look there’s a battle. In John 10:10 we’re told that our enemy, the thief, comes only to steal, kill and destroy, so it shouldn’t surprise us when we’re being bombarded from every side. If it’s not our health it’s our finances. If it’s not our finances it’s our relationships or jobs. The list drags on, along with the stress. It wears us down, and frankly, it gets old sometimes! Sometimes I am simply tired of fighting. I want to be done with the struggles and done with the constant need to keep my armor on.