If You Believe In A God

Think of a “big” thing God has done in your life. Now think of a “little” thing you’re struggling to trust Him with. Time for a reality check! “Our God is so big, so strong, and so mighty, there’s nothing our God cannot do!”

We Are Too Prone

God, remind us today of your blessings. May we be intentional about placing “stones of remembrance” in our lives and visiting them often, sharing with others your grace and goodness, praising You and thanking You for each gift. Our trials are for a purpose… May we have eyes open to seeing Your will and work …

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Fretting Magnifies The Problem

Stop. Right now. What’s on your mind? What are you thinking about constantly? What are you trying to figure out? Just take a minute and pray about it. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which …

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Anybody Can Praise The Lord

“Give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). This is so challenging, isn’t it?! Recently, I was listening to an audio version of The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom), and I was inspired by Corrie and her sister Betsy thanking God for fleas. I thought, “Surely, if Corrie and Betsy could thank God for a …

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Sympathy

I am so challenged by this quote. It’s so easy to tell someone you’re thinking of them, or that you care… showing it is another story. It requires inconvenience, effort, sacrifice. We sometimes have to become vulnerable to “bear the burdens” of those around us. I confess I fall far short of living out this …

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I’m Staying

It’s easy to say you love someone until they hurt you, or do something “ugly”. A commitment to love is just that – a commitment. It’s not based on feelings, and it’s not based on circumstances. It’s a decision, an act. Genuine, lasting love is not a mindless reaction. Is there someone in your life …

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God Gave Us The Bible

The heart behind Wield The Word is to shed light on how God’s Word can impact the lives of women; to inspire a deeper love of God’s Word; and to share how the Bible has transformed my own life. Don’t settle for just reading it… experiencing it’s life-altering power!

If My Life Is Surrendered

This is a constant for me. I’ll surrender, then take it back. Over and over again, I find myself relinquishing perceived control back into the hands of the Sovereign One. His ways are higher than my ways. He is faithful, worthy of the deepest trust. He will not fail. He is able. Great is the …

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To Love The Lord My God

Sometimes this is so, so hard. Nearly impossible, actually. BUT GOD: doesn’t expect me to accomplish this on my own (Zechariah 4:6). equips me with everything I need to live out His call on my life (2 Peter 1:3). I’ve always told my kids if it were easy to love everybody, everybody would be doing …

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