Tag: devotional

Do You Know Who You Belong To?

“But to all who did receive [Jesus], He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God” (John 1: 12-13, HCSB). Those who try to find their identity in what they […]

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“He Pulled It From the Mud”

“I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure” (Psalm 40: 1-2, HCSB). God will use pretty much anything to get your attention, so […]

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Finding Rest in the Yoke of Christ

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30, HCSB). For […]

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From Suffering to Glory

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18, HCSB).  Even though I have so many wonderful memories during the holiday season, this time of year also holds some painful memories of experiencing the bitterness of death and loss. […]

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Crown of Beauty’s SECRETS OF ROYALTY- A Review

As I have posted previously, I have been seriously wrestling with the truth that God doesn’t need me to do anything for Him to love me, He is simply just content with me being His daughter. This concept is SO counter-cultural! Success to the world is solely based upon our performance and what we can accomplish, […]

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Adapting My Focus

It’s been a tough couple months for me, not gonna lie. Stress levels have been high. Nap times are fleeting and becoming very few and far between. Our family is currently diligently seeking debt freedom via Dave Ramsey‘s plan so my husband is working his tale off with 60 hour work weeks. Needless to say, the days […]

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Empowering Grace

“Hi, my name is Emily, and I am a recovering perfectionist.” It took me many years to finally admit that. If there was a goal or task to accomplish, I would throw all of myself into successfully completing it. I still have great work ethic, but the problem was the fact that I was too concerned […]

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The Blood Speaks

As we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I wanted to focus on something God revealed to me about the Blood of Jesus out of the book of Hebrews, one of my favorite books of the Bible. “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, […]

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Bearing Good Fruit that Remains (Part 1)

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is John 15. Two very important verses found in that passage speak of a commandment from Jesus: You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the […]

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Serve or Be Served?

“Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve.” At my church, our pastors believe that every member of God’s Church is a minister, so obviously that would mean that every believer is called to serve- serve Jesus and serve His Body. Jesus was the servant of all. In fact, He was the Servant King. For even […]

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