Are we even speaking the same language?

I only speak English so if someone were to speak Spanish to me I would possibly catch a few words of what they’re saying but ultimately wouldn’t truly understand what they were trying to tell me.

This is what happens when believers try speaking to those who don’t have ears to hear or a heart to understand. Therefore they hurl insults at you because you believe something that is foreign to them.

“Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Matthew 5:11 NASB

Stand firm in your beliefs and resist responding to their insults knowing that they simply didn’t understand what you were saying.

When we get into an argument over our beliefs we both lose, when it’s done online, which we all know that’s when the powerful keyboarders come out with fingers flaring. Those who look on lose also.

Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,
2 Timothy 2:14‭-‬16 NASB

Friends there will be a time for us to speak and there will be a time for us to remain silent. Pray diligently for discernment on which is which. Not everyone sees as we see nor do they wish to. 

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6 NASB

Be blessed 

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Words Matter 

​My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

Proverbs 4:20‭-‬24 NASB

If His Words give life, what do you think happens when we have a deceitful mouth and devious speech? 

We must guard what we say, sing, and think. What we hear and allow to take root in our hearts and minds MATTER. 

Sharing is caring 

Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat;  but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”

Luke 22:31‭-‬32 NASB

I was given this text days ago and wasn’t sure the message He wanted me to share behind it until just now. 

Last night I felt led to share some of the trials that my husband and I are currently (see here) in. As I was writing I knew this would bless others as well as honor God with what He’s doing in our lives. 

God is good. Always. He is working ALL things for GOOD, for those who love Him and are called for His purpose (paraphrase Romans 8:28). 

My marriage has absolutely been through a season of sifting and after reading about how they sifted wheat in the old days I couldn’t be more positive that this passage is genuinely what we’ve been going through. And if I am to be His Light and Shine His love to others lost in the darkness then I’ve got to get real when I’m knee deep in the muck and mire. 

Not in anger or pain but in gratitude that no matter what this flesh tries to bind me to my eyes and heart are always going to refocus and get back on my God. And because of that I TRUST in HIM and HIS promises. So I share. I share so others lost in the muck see that they too can find their hope in Christ, even though it seems they may have failed Him. 

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 NASB

If you are currently in the muck know that I have prayed for you to focus your eyes back on your Father. Focus your heart back on Him who Loves you. 

God is Good. Always. Trust Him. You have not been forsaken. 

What shall we Do? 

What will we do in times like this? 

Are you seated in Christ? 

Have you been born again? 

Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

Colossians 3:1‭-‬2 NASB

Our instructions are clear. 

My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:1‭-‬8 NASB

Lastly, hold firm to the Truth. 

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33 NASB

Her sins are many…

It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.

1 Timothy 1:15 NASB

Have you ever looked at an old picture of yourself and thought “WOW, if only people knew just how lost I was behind that smile?” 

This is my current Facebook profile picture. It came up on my ‘memories’ and I thought how appropriate for the frame they have saying “Saved by His Amazing Grace” so I posted it. 

I can’t stop looking at it with such gratitude. Knowing that in that moment I was an alcoholic stripper, having an emotional online affair with a married man, and had no idea who Jesus was. 

For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little.”

Luke 7:47 NASB

Today, 12 years later I sing His praises and rejoice at the life He redeemed me from. 

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the Lord .

Psalms 40:2‭-‬3 NASB

I don’t hide my past from others. I hope to never forget how far I’ve fallen. I desire to stay empathetic to those who are broken and lost in darkness. To show them that He is a Good God and desires that we ALL be saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. 

I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 43:25 NASB

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. You will live in the land that I gave to your forefathers; so you will be My people, and I will be your God. Moreover, I will save you from all your uncleanness; and I will call for the grain and multiply it, and I will not bring a famine on you.

Ezekiel 36:26‭-‬29 NASB

Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”  And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

Luke 7:48‭, ‬50 NASB

Sweet Words 

​I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people Who have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord ; save me, O my God! For You have smitten all my enemies on the cheek; You have shattered the teeth of the wicked.

Psalms 3:6‭-‬7 NASB

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 NASB


I believe. 

Noble minded 

Wishful Thinking by MercyMe. https://shz.am/t109838504

Have you ever been taught something that went against what you once believed?

The brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.

Acts 17:10‭-‬12 NASB



Oh how I long for us to be considered noble-minded. I remember several years ago I had learned something new. Something that challenged everything that I thought was true. Something that honestly kept me somewhat sane during what seemed like an endless amount of pain and suffering.
When I was told this truth I immediately wanted to reject it. But everything I had known to be true was shown to me through the scriptures as was this new teaching. So I didn’t reject it, as my flesh desired me to. I went home and eagerly searched the texts and began to see what was spoken was indeed truth. 

As I believed I could literally feel layer upon layer of lies being washed away. I was being washed by the Word. Ever since that day I have lost my double mindedness and my helmet of salvation has been secure. My mind is guarded and kept in perfect peace just as Jesus promises it will be in Philippians 4:7.
One day I hope to be led to share this truth but it must be God who leads me and not myself.
The point of this sharing is I could’ve rejected what was being shown to me. What went against ‘common teachings’. But I like the Beareans eagerly searched the scriptures to test what was said to see if it was TRUE.
When I listen to the song listed my heart rejoices because of this exact verse.

Never again will ever be bound to my flesh. All because I chose to believe what was written verses what many have taught. 

Remember who you are….

Seek Him First 


But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33 NASB 

If you’ve ever been pulled towards the world and then back to our Father you know how vital this passage is. It’s no coincidence that it’s placed after instructions about not worrying or serving two masters. 

Seeking God’s kingdom, which is within, is so vital to being able to ‘Do greater things’ as Jesus said we would. 

Seeking God’s Kingdom and righteousness FIRST doesn’t just mean first in the morning, although starting your day in His Presence is a sure way to face each day empowered and guarded within your mind. Seeking God’s Kingdom FIRST means before anything.

Important decisions for instance, even when we know where He’s guiding us, like we see Nehemiah do before he answers the King as to why his face is so lowly. (Nehemiah 2:3,4) 

We ought to Seek God First, why? Because like every other instruction that’s given to us there is a reward waiting for us in our obedience. 

“…and all these things will be added to you.” 

This morning when I read this immediately my heart jumped to 

And blessed us she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1:45NASB

Then my eyes moved over to the highlight in my Bible “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37NASB 

How beautiful is this? 

I don’t know what the ‘all these things’ will be but I know that it’ll be GOOD, because all good gifts come from above. And when I seek His Kingdom and Righteousness FIRST my heart is filled with contentment in whatever He chooses for me. 

Whatever path He guides me to. I know that I don’t have to worry about it. Because God is Good and He loves me. And you. 

Friends, Seek God’s Kingdom and His Righteousness FIRST. Trust that He has nothing but goodness for you. He loves you and desires for you to be One with Him. 

Remember who you are…. 

Are you denying Jesus?

​Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1 NASB

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how we use God’s written word. On others and ourselves. 

First let’s talk about how we use it towards others. 

You can always sense the context in which someone speaks it or posts it on Social Media. 

You can feel the indignantion within what is written. Most likely from a previous hurt or offence. Although the scripture justifies what they’re feeling, you have to wonder if God wasn’t trying to show them the thorn in their flesh that they’re holding onto, hoping to free them from this. But instead they use it as a weapon to hurt the other person. 

And although the word is a weapon (Ephesian 6:17), it’s not to be used against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). 

God says to remove the LOG  (plank) from our own eye before we attempt to remove the SPECK from another. The difference in description of these two items is enormous and purposeful, it’s how He speaks to gently say “HEY YOU’VE GOT BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN THEM”. 

Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7:3‭-‬5 NASB

Consider this the next time someone hurts or wrongs you and you make a vague post with scripture in hopes they see it. 

As far as how you use it on yourself….. 

It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.  But there are some of you who do not believe.” 

John 6:63,64a 
Our FLESH profits nothing from the Spirit and the Spirit gives life. Jesus says here that the words He has spoken are SPIRIT and LIFE. 

Your flesh hates His written words….hence the guilt. The fear almost of coming to the scriptures when you have walked in your flesh. Fearful of what you will read. 

Friends, God’s Words give LIFE to our SPIRITS. They’re never meant to CONDEMN who you are, Spirit. 

When you condemn yourself because of what your flesh has done you’re agreeing that you are your flesh. You are taking that sin on as your own. You are agreeing with Satan that you ARE a sinner. You deserve condemnation, punishment, and pain. 

You are denying what Jesus HAS done FOR you at the CROSS. 

When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.

Colossians 2:13‭-‬15 NASB

Denying your FREEDOM, FORGIVENESS, NEWNESS in Christ. 

You get caught in a cycle of lies that you’re unworthy, unholy, filthy. Your mind is set on the flesh. And the mind set on the flesh is hostile towards God, therefore you cannot believe HIM. 

For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so,  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.
Romans 8:6‭-‬9 NASB 

You MUST get the LOG (or PLANK) out of your eye because it’s blinding you from the TRUTH that your flesh HAS already been CRUCIFIED with Christ and there is NO condemnation for YOU. 

This is why is so vital that we handle the Word of Truth so diligently because we can miss the Truth that we are indeed walking by the FLESH and not the SPIRIT. 

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15 NASB
The next time your mind slips to your flesh let us thank our Father that He has FREED you from your FLESH. Let’s thank Him that you are NO longer identified as your FLESH and thank Him for nailing it to the cross, taking it out of the way so you can freely WALK in the newness of Christ’s Spirit. Thank Him for going before you and lighting your path with His Word. 

Be cautious not to get caught up in apologizing for this sin. By doing this you are agreeing that you are indeed guilty, and Jesus didn’t take ALL of the sins of the WORLD at the cross.  

Remember who you are…

For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Romans 8:14 NASB