19 January 2017

He Makes All Things New

There is something so refreshing about waking up to a new morning. Though yesterday may have been a day full of wrong choices and a hundred things on your list that didn’t get crossed off, this morning is different. I believe God intended for mornings to feel that way. In Psalm 30:5 He tells us, joy comes in the morning, to give us a hope that there is a new day ahead of us. Not only does he give us joy for the morning but he gives us the promise that the things of yesterday are gone, today all things are made new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things are become new.

When my body is too weak to carry on, He makes all things new.

When I wake up in the morning, He makes all things new.

When I choose sin, He makes all things new.

Whether you’re recommitting your life to God and setting some things aside or deciding to live for God for the first time, remember He is making all things new. Are you still thinking about the long list of yesterday or are you walking with new joy, a new promise, a new freedom? How did you choose to wake up today?

12 January 2017

The Prodigal

Hello friends, it’s been awhile, an entire year to be exact. It was never my intention to just stop blogging, to completely neglect this piece of me. If I’m honest, it all became a duty instead of a delight. I physically, emotionally and spiritually became overwhelmed. I had lost my appetite for the Word. And still, I found myself filled with too many earthly things that left me craving for more.
I had settled.

I settled for the pain. I settled for the heartache, for the stress. I became a victim of my own doing. I believed this was how my life was going to be. I believed that neither I, nor God, would be able to change the way I felt.

But Jesus is even more patient then we are sinful (d. mathis) and I realized it was time to get back to my roots, to rebuild my foundation on my Savior. It was time to make room for the good things. It was time to draw nearer, to dive once again into the Word, to talk with Him. I firmly decided it was time to spend my time with the ”God” things.

As James 4:8 ESV so simply states,
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you

So I’m here. I’m back to where it all began, where my heart is poured into this thing I like to call a blog. Where I share with you my good days and my bad days; the beauty in failures; and the unrelenting mercy of God calling his prodigal daughter back to Him. Never settle and never forget who your foundation is built on. 
Let's continue on this journey.. together.