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A short, audible fist bump to remind you God is with you in everything and embolden you to take a daily posture of perfect peace.


105. This is Worth Remembering
Aug 12 • 4 min
When my peace seems gone, I’m tempted to believe that God has forgotten me. However, that’s when I have actually forgotten God. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook:…
104. What Are You Hoping For?
Aug 10 • 3 min
If I’m not aware, I set my hope merely on outcomes. In crisis, I hope for change. In good times, I hope things never change. But scripture speaks to the freedom and wholeness that comes when we set our hope on God Himself. — Stay connected to Posture:…
103. You Have What It Takes to Live Unafraid
Aug 7 • 4 min
Accusation, intimidation, and manipulation are trying to masquerade themselves right now as discernment, wisdom, and righteous activity. It’s a lie. It’s a lie. It’s a lie. It’s never wise to live in fear. You have what it takes to live completely…
102. God of All Comfort
Aug 5 • 5 min
2020 has been an uncomfortable year. But it has not been a year without comfort. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram:…
101. Doing Things Differently
Aug 3 • 6 min
Hello Season 3! We’re doing things a little differently. Posture is never going to be a monument to my hustle. Posture will always be produced in peace. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook:…
100. The Joy of Relational Learning
Jul 17 • 6 min
Your transformation into the image of God is His passion and His absolute delight. So the question is: Is your process of development as delightful for you as it is for God? Join our next challenge: https://challenge.grahamcooke.com/theway-register
99. It’s Actually OK to Be Naive
Jul 16 • 5 min
OK, so today I’m sharing a clip from a real life mentoring moment. Every month, my friend and mentor, Graham Cooke, and I lead online challenges on Facebook (it’s like a 3 day live study on topics we love exploring and sharing). Back in May, during one of…
98. Put Joy in Its Proper Place
Jul 15 • 5 min
Many times I have said, “I will be glad when this is over!” But, I’ve read John 15 with fresh eyes and I realized that I don’t have to wait until the end of a task, day, circumstance or season to have joy. Joy isn’t a finish line, it’s your starting…
97. How to ‘Rejoice Always’ (When You Don’t Always Want to Rejoice)
Jul 14 • 4 min
My excuses for not “rejoicing always” haven’t just been circumstantial. I used to let my natural personality dictate my worship by saying things like, “Oh, I’m an introvert,” or “I’m not really an emotional person.” But, worship is designed to take you…
96. There’s No Toxic Positivity in the Kingdom
Jul 13 • 7 min
There’s no such thing as “toxic positivity” in the Kingdom of God, there is only the joy of the Lord. And it’s a joy that strengthens us, not poisons us. [The correct scripture reference mentioned at 5:03 is 2 Corinthians 1:20] — Stay connected to…
95. This is Real Breakthrough
Jul 10 • 5 min
I used to think rescue was breakthrough. I used to think rescue and relief would be the things to transform me, instead of relying on the transformative relationship I have with God. And through the lens of these wrong beliefs, I viewed the Secret Place…
94. Keep First Love First
Jul 9 • 6 min
We live in a world that believes the self-achievement of performance is the real source of power. That’s why “self-empowerment” is such a popular topic. But we are people of the Kingdom who know the truth and it has set us free! The truth is intimacy with…
93. The Power of Being Delighted
Jul 8 • 4 min
We stay in the Secret Place through a lifestyle of total delight, wonder and astonishment in God. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram:…
92. How to Dwell in the Secret Place
Jul 7 • 7 min
Dwelling, remaining, abiding…it’s not a mystery, it’s a relationship. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram:…
91. Living Where God Lives
Jul 6 • 9 min
The Secret Place is not a place of escape from your problems. It is not a place to go cower while the world goes off the deep end. The Secret Place is a place where you engage with the empowering presence of God in you and discover earth-shaking,…
90. Don’t Fret
Jul 3 • 5 min
Jesus got things done. But He never hustled. Jesus’s pace was always this, “I only do what I see my Father doing.” Jesus’s pace sometimes disappointed people. Often, it confused people. But He never changed His pace. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe…
89. Let Patience Do Its Job
Jul 2 • 6 min
“Oh, the Lord must be teaching me patience.” I’ve said that many times before in an attempt to absorb frustration. Let me tell you from experience what happens with you absorb frustration — eventually you explode with frustration. That’s not how patience…
88. God is Patient with You
Jul 1 • 4 min
God is not limited in His patience, He is relentless in it. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/posture.podcast
87. Feed on Faithfulness
Jun 30 • 5 min
As humans, we’re very good at remembering our pasts. Past pains, hurts, disappointments, regrets, and sins…not just ours, but past sins of others as well. We often choose to feed on our faithlessness instead on God’s faithfulness. This only keeps past…
86. Faithfulness Means Faithfulness
Jun 29 • 6 min
Everything God is, He is relentlessly. God is ALWAYS going to be love. ALWAYS gentle. ALWAYS patient. ALWAYS kind. He is consistent, constant, unceasing, firm in His promise, and can be trusted at all times. He has not dropped His kindness all the sudden…
85. How to Be Led by Peace Not Pressure
Jun 26 • 6 min
I used to think of self-control as an “unexciting” fruit of the a Spirit. But I have discovered it isn’t merely a discipline, it is an absolute delight! With self-control we can always be led by peace not pressure. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe…
84. The Greatness of Gentleness
Jun 25 • 4 min
We don’t often think of gentleness and greatness together, but God does. It’s His reality. — Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/posturepodcast Follow on Instagram:…
83. You Can Expect Gentleness from God
Jun 24 • 6 min
Did you know God is relentlessly gentle with you? We don’t change God, He changes us. Our behavior, good or bad, never makes Him act outside of Himself. Let’s stop trying to talk God into our reality and allow Him to talk us into His reality. — Stay…
82. Raise Your Expectations
Jun 23 • 7 min
What are you expecting from God today? Who do you anticipate Him being to you, for you and through you? Who do you anticipate Him being for other people in your life or on your screen? We all should be carrying a greater expectation of who God is for us…
81. Keep In Step With the Spirit
Jun 22 • 8 min
We often preach, teach, and think about the devastating effects the works of the flesh has on us and our world. But have you ever considered the effects the fruit of the Spirit has on our real enemy, satan? Did you know you can exhaust him with your love…
80. Kindness (not judgment) is the Catalyst for Repentance
Jun 19 • 6 min
The call to repentance is a delightful one. It’s not about demanding an apology, it’s an invitation to be transformed! Romans 2:4 tells us that it is God’s kindness that leads us to repentance. Paul warns in Romans 2:4 to not despise the riches of God’s…
79. You Should Be Overwhelmed
Jun 18 • 7 min
Did you realize that every day you should be overwhelmed? In this episode, I’m sharing about an encounter that Moses had with God’s goodness that has me completely overwhelmed. God is no longer just visiting us, He is living in us! We get to encounter His…
78. Love Overcomes All Opposition
Jun 17 • 8 min
Love Himself empowers us to love with a love like no other. This is a love the world does not know and it cannot create. Opposition often causes human love to retreat. But Love Himself rises in opposition. Nothing is wasted in the Kingdom. Not even…
77. A Love Like No Other
Jun 16 • 8 min
The love we experience here on earth is based on approval and agreement. When there is disapproval or disagreement, love is often withdrawn. You’re unfollowed, muted, ghosted, abandoned, replaced. But not with God. He is a Love like no other. — Stay…
76. Your Identity in Christ is Exactly What This World Needs
Jun 15 • 11 min
Kicking off Season 2 with GOOD NEWS!! If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, the empowering presence of Love Himself lives IN you. This means… When you walk into any situation, Love also enters. When someone rises against you, Love rises in you. When all…
75. Jesus Deserves You to Be Blessed
May 29 • 8 min
I saved my favorite clip from my recent conversation with Graham Cooke for this final episode of Season 1 because it captures the heartbeat of Posture. 15 weeks ago, I dove heart first into creating a daily podcast called “Posture” because I had a vision…
74. The Antidote to Intimidation
May 28 • 6 min
“Intimidation is a cheap budget item in hell.” - Graham Cooke Intimacy, not intimidation, is your inheritance in Jesus. In this episode, Graham shares why you should be delighted, never intimidated, when opposition shows up. - Stay connected to Posture:…
73. How to Stop Living with Regret
May 27 • 8 min
Regret often keeps us stuck in failure mode and thinking like a “dead person.” In this episode, Graham Cooke shares what new mercy means for our past mistakes. - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on Facebook:…
72. Your Demise is Not on God’s Agenda
May 26 • 10 min
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness…” [Colossians 2:9-10] We start from fullness, we are not moving towards it. I’ll never not be ASTONISHED by this truth. In this episode,…
71. There’s Nothing Wrong with You
May 25 • 8 min
“When God looks at you He doesn’t see anything wrong with you, He only sees what’s missing and He’s totally committed to giving you that missing piece.” - Graham Cooke - Stay connected to Posture: Subscribe on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3brIa1L Follow on…
70. Receiving Love
May 22 • 7 min
God is love. And He never leaves us. This love is here to stay because He is here to stay. Receiving this radical love is the starting point of living an empowered life. - Mentioned in this episode: Episode 43 - “You Are Empowered By Presence” - Stay…
69. The Life That Love Launches You Into
May 21 • 6 min
There is only one you — the you who is alive to God and dead to sin. Jesus did this. He didn’t just die for you, He died AS you. There is nothing we can do to finish His finished work. We’re not working to earn God’s love or approval because we already…
68. God Has No Doubts About You
May 20 • 5 min
There is nothing that God asks us to believe about ourselves that He doesn’t already believe. He has no doubts about you. He has no doubt about the finished work of Jesus. We may be struggling to believe we are one with God, but God is not struggling to…
67. God is Permanently Passionate About You
May 19 • 6 min
“For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” [Psalm 100:5] Did you catch that? Endures. Forever. Continues. Through all generations. God is permanently passionate about you. - THIS WEDNESDAY…
66. Completely Believe that You Are Completely Loved
May 18 • 6 min
At the root of every anxiety is an accusation — “You are not completely loved by God.” For years, I struggled to completely believe that I was completely loved. I strived for more love from God by trying to be more and do more. When you believe you are…
65. How to Be Your Authentic Self
May 15 • 8 min
Jesus had a brilliant conversation with the Pharisees in John 8 that gives us all the permission we need to be our authentic selves. The problem is that many of us don’t know who we are. Often the brokenness we face seems more authentic to us than the…
64. Bringing the Wholeness of Heaven to This Broken World
May 14 • 5 min
This episode is a bit raw, but after attempting to re-record it several times, I realized my tears represented the very truth of the message. Even in loss and grief, we have the victory banner Jesus gave us to wave in the enemy’s face. I’m waving that…
63. How to Not Fall Apart When People Oppose You
May 13 • 9 min
Opposition from other people used to be devastating for me. I wanted to get along with everyone! I wanted to be liked by everyone. I used to confuse people’s approval with God’s approval. That is a horrible way to live. You will never do anything…
62. This is Who You Are
May 12 • 5 min
You need to hear this…. I need to hear this… We all need to hear this… Don’t allow the insanity of brokenness to steal your awareness of God’s empowering presence within you. There is a strength inside of you Who is unmatched in this world. Stay aware of…
61. You Have the Heart of a Restorer
May 11 • 6 min
“Your people will rebuild long-deserted ruins, building anew on foundations laid long before you. You will be known as Repairers of the Cities and Restorers of Communities.” [Isaiah 58:12] There is a reason loss and injustice affect us so deeply. We are…
60. What satan Wants You to Believe About Joy
May 8 • 6 min
In times of stress, uncertainty, pain…I have said so many times, “I will be glad when this is over.” But why delay the very thing that strengthens you? - You can also watch episodes of Posture… Subscribe on YouTube:…
59. Let Joy Take Up Space in Your Life
May 7 • 5 min
The fullness of joy takes up space in our hearts and minds. It expands our capacity as it expands within us. Your enemy knows this. Which is why our joy, much like our peace, is often under attack. satan can’t actually touch our joy because he can’t empty…
58. Full Joy in Fragmented Circumstances
May 6 • 7 min
I’m so captivated by the promise and possibility of FULL joy because often my joy has felt fragmented, like it’s pieced together by good things happening but so often disrupted by negativity. Something that used to disrupt my joy and my peace the most was…
57. I Had the Opposite of a Panic Attack
May 5 • 7 min
We have all the permission in the world right now to give in to panic and anxiety. But we also have the backing of heaven to live in the fullness of Christ — His joy, His peace, His hope. In today’s episode I share a testimony of experiencing the process…
56. The Partnership of Peace and Joy
May 4 • 7 min
Joy and peace partner together in raising our expectation of God’s goodness in our lives and developing a deeper trust in Him. I used to feel guilty for experiencing and expressing joy in the midst of difficulty because somberness like the “responsible…
55. Live Like An Influencer
May 1 • 10 min
Influencer isn’t a dirty word :-) It’s more than a title, it’s the mandate of every believer. However, the vision God has for His Kingdom advancing through His people on earth is going to take more than a high follower count or robust platform, it’s going…
54. The Fruit that is Grown in the Soil of Difficulty
Apr 30 • 7 min
God is always focused on bringing you into a fuller experience of Him. The fruit of the Spirit — joy, gentleness, peace, kindness (just to name a few) — reveal to us the nature of God. God is not telling you to be gentle. God is telling you, “I am…
53. How to Never Worry Again
Apr 29 • 9 min
Years ago when I was in the middle of my battle with anxiety and panic, one of my spiritual mentors, Graham, said something to me that, at the time, totally irritated me. But now I know his declaration was actually irritating my unbelief. In this episode…
52. The Real Challenge in a Crisis (Ft. Graham Cooke)
Apr 28 • 6 min
While “challenge” typically carries a negative definition in the world, people of God’s Kingdom can consider challenges much differently. In this episode I share a clip from a recent conversation I had with Graham Cooke in the Three+Me Challenge. Join the…
51. Here’s Why You’re Not Alone (even in quarantine)
Apr 27 • 7 min
Christ is in us. This truth is our starting point in every situation we will ever face. We are not striving to get through the struggle so then we can have Christ. We have Christ to get us through the struggle. The lie of isolation isolates us from the…
50. A Prayer for You
Apr 24 • 7 min
Today, as a marker of Posture’s 50th episode, I wanted to give you the gift of a crafted prayer. I spent some time this week with our divine prayer team tuning in to their hearts for you and hearing what they are praying over this Posture community. This…
49. When God is Silent
Apr 23 • 7 min
I used to think that when God was silent it meant He wasn’t present or that I wasn’t spiritual enough to hear what He was saying. But now I know the silence is an invitation to step from all the noise, chaos, and confusion coming from whatever situation…
48. Praying Prayers that Get Answered
Apr 22 • 8 min
True confession: I’ve found myself in this season starting to feel weighed down by all the prayer requests coming at me. I realized it was because all my prayers were a reaction to the problems being presented to me instead of a response to the Answer who…
47. You Can Always Expect God’s Goodness
Apr 21 • 5 min
Even though we have never experienced anything like this global pandemic before, we serve a God who goes before us. In an unprecedented time there’s an opportunity to experience God in an unprecedented way. - You can also watch episodes of Posture……
46. What to Expect from Jesus During Lockdown
Apr 20 • 8 min
…the doors were locked where the disciples were because of their fear… [John 20:19] In this episode I’m sharing a moment in our history that I come back to often — especially on days when my expectations have been blown and I’m tempted to stop expecting…
45. Jesus Prayed This For You
Apr 17 • 6 min
The enemy wants us to live fully condemned but God wants us to live fully convinced of this one thing… - You can also watch episodes of Posture… Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook:…
44. All that Jesus Is, so Are We in This World
Apr 16 • 5 min
Jesus does not change and Jesus isn’t changing His mind about you. 1 John 4:17 says all that Jesus is, so are we in this world. We have been given His righteousness, His peace, His power, His victory, His Spirit and all of His characteristics. We also can…
43. You Are Empowered by Presence
Apr 15 • 6 min
1 John 2 tells us it’s not the full truth to just talk about the truth — we can and should actually live it. Every requirement of the old covenant was met through Jesus’s death, and through Jesus’s resurrection we received His empowering Presence to live…
42. Stop Thinking Like a Dead Person
Apr 14 • 5 min
Do you believe what God believes about you? God isn’t dealing with your sin anymore because Jesus already completely dealt with it through the cross. Instead, God is focused on leading the new you into the fullness of all you inherited in Christ. So, why…
41. Good News! You Also Died.
Apr 13 • 4 min
The Bible says Christ died and was resurrected — and you also died. Christ’s resurrection is your resurrection too. Think about the implications of this truth! - You can also watch episodes of Posture… Subscribe on YouTube:…
40. Catch Eyes with God
Apr 10 • 3 min
Have you ever known someone so well that when they catch your eye you know exactly what they are thinking or trying to communicate to you with no words? What if we could have that same level of closeness with God? - You can also watch episodes of Posture……
39. Grieving with God
Apr 9 • 7 min
We don’t have to face pain like the world does, but we still need to face it. I used to ignore pain and refuse to grieve because I believed it lacked faith. I also believed that if I acknowledged pain, I would get stuck in it forever. But the Holy Spirit…
38. When Rituals Replace Relationship
Apr 8 • 9 min
We know from Isaiah 26:3 that the promise of perfect peace (which we all need right now) rests on trust in God. But you can’t trust someone you don’t know. With my routine violated by this pandemic, I made a shocking discovery — I had been trusting in my…
37. A Creative Way God Speaks to Us
Apr 7 • 8 min
I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all formula for building a friendship with God because we’re all unique individuals (He made us that way). I believe He connects in unique ways with each of us, and often it’s never through just one way but many…
36. Deep Friendship with God
Apr 6 • 7 min
We don’t expect our human relationships to flourish through only head knowledge — only knowing about each other — so why would we expect our relationship with God to flourish like that? I used to only seek to know more about God as if He were a divine…
35. COVID-19 was Nailed to the Cross
Apr 3 • 9 min
Every plan the enemy set up to take you out was nailed to the cross with Jesus. Jesus rose again, the power of sin did not. Whenever tragedy strikes, accusations tend to arise saying it’s God’s judgement on us. But that belief actually implies something…
34. COVID-19 is Running Hell Dry
Apr 2 • 8 min
It’s very expensive for satan when he messes with us. According to Romans 5, the more he tries to take us out the stronger we get. This is why Romans 5 invites us to actually rejoice in the midst of our suffering, because we know it produces strength…
33. This is a Season of Transformation
Apr 1 • 9 min
Whether it’s good change or bad change — all change is hard because it takes away what is familiar to us. This time last year my husband and I were in a season of rapid change — some good changes and some of it was just absolutely terrible. In the midst…
32. The Good News About Suffering
Mar 31 • 8 min
Have difficult seasons made it difficult for you to fully embrace the promises of God? I used to think that God’s word was hard to understand and believe. But now I realize that those thoughts were not my thoughts because 1 Corinthians 2:16 says I have…
31. You Have a Shield
Mar 30 • 5 min
King David wrote during a very unstable time in his life, “But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” [Psalm 3:3] We don’t have to wait for circumstances to change in order to be at peace, to have joy, or to be…
30. Minister to Peace
Mar 27 • 8 min
Doesn’t it minister to you when you become the resting place for someone you love? I believe it’s the same with our Prince of Peace. - You can also watch episodes of Posture… Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw…
29. You Have a Glorious Future
Mar 26 • 6 min
The sons of Korah wrote, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way…” [Psalm 46:1-2] For the sons of Korah this wasn’t a poetic description, it was a literal declaration based on…
28. A Place satan Can’t Survive
Mar 25 • 8 min
Well, you’ll never look at tent peg the same way again after you hear about this victorious battle in Judges 4. The enemy of God’s people showed up to Jael’s home thinking he would find agreement, but instead he met his destruction. Today, let’s set an…
27. Make Thanksgiving Your Battle Cry
Mar 24 • 7 min
What if our battle cry was a victory song? Today we’re refining our focus by reminiscing on another past battle of breakthrough when God led His people in victory. He’ll do it again. - You can also watch episodes of Posture… Subscribe on YouTube:…
26. How to Stay Strong in Crisis
Mar 23 • 9 min
“And David was greatly distressed…But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” [1 Samuel 30:6] Maybe “staying strong” in the midst of a crisis isn’t always humanly possible, but it is always supernaturally possible. How did David strengthen…
25. Partnering with Promise
Mar 20 • 8 min
This episode is for my fellow warriors. If you’ve got some fight in you (even a smidge) and you’re feeling stirred by what is happening in our world right now, this is for you. Caleb never denied the details of the bad report the 10 other spies brought to…
24. Peace is Possible in Crisis
Mar 19 • 9 min
If you are afraid, I want you to know that there is abundant love and grace for you to rest in today. In your most vulnerable state, the Lord promises to be near to you [Psalm 34]. The Lord does not come close to reprimand you for your fears, He comes…
23. Activating Kingdom Possibilities
Mar 18 • 5 min
“Fear is faith pointed in the wrong direction.” This week we have been practicing possibility. In an unpredictable world, practicing possibility can be perverted into fixating on worst case scenarios. Years ago when I was in the chokehold of anxiety, I…
22. Practicing Possibility Pt. 2
Mar 17 • 6 min
It’s time to shift some atmospheres. - Here are ways you can stay connected to Posture: Subscribe to Posture on your favorite podcast platform. Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3fh7515WGbIggFJ2yKPVuw Follow on Facebook:…
21. Practicing Possibility Pt. 1
Mar 16 • 7 min
And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you. [Romans 8:11] God is eager to partner with you in taking ground,…
20. Choosing Trust Over Triggers
Mar 13 • 6 min
I felt prompted to scrap my original plan for this episode and instead share with you something I am currently walking with the Lord in overcoming. Travel has become a trigger for me because of some painful memories. Anxiety stole my enjoyment of travel…
19. God Calls You “Mine”
Mar 12 • 5 min
Has it ever occurred to you that God takes it personally when satan attacks you? After all, don’t you take it personally when someone you loved is attacked? We are often even moved by compassion to help alleviate the suffering of people we don’t know…
18. We Were Promised Peace Not Ease
Mar 11 • 6 min
Jesus didn’t promise us a life of ease, but He did promise us a life of peace and victory. I have most definitely prayed this prayer (recently), “God, if You’re good, why is my life so hard?” I had gotten stuck expecting ease in my life to prove to me…
17. Seeking Safety
Mar 10 • 5 min
Disappointment should never be ignored, it should always be confronted with the truth of God’s word. Often the disappointments of life make us feel unsafe. In this episode I share a story about when I realized I was seeking safety from my home instead of…
16. Grieving “Normal”
Mar 9 • 7 min
A lot of my prayers to God used to center around just wanting my life to be “normal.” I mistakenly thought that a fulfilling life was one where everything was normal by worldly standards. But as Kingdom people you and I have been given a divine privilege…
15. Don’t Hesitate to Celebrate
Mar 6 • 8 min
A couple of years ago God whispered to me, “You think celebration is extra, but I’ve deemed it essential” Since that moment I’ve been on this amazingly sweet journey with the Lord discovering the immense power and the divine privilege of celebration.…
14. Empowered by Patience
Mar 5 • 5 min
Has it ever occurred to you that satan has no patience? Patience is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, not the evil spirit. Your enemy has no ability to “wait it out” and he has very limited resources. Meanwhile, you have access to heaven’s unlimited resources.…
13. Think Differently
Mar 4 • 4 min
2 Corinthians 10:5 instructs us to “…take every thought captive to obey Christ.” This implies that not every thought we think is true. Who are your thoughts serving? Are the thoughts you’re thinking today empowering God’s promises or your problems? The…
12. What to Do with Hate Mail
Mar 3 • 4 min
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite moments in all of scripture. What hate mail has been sent your way that is threatening your peace by messing with your trust in God? A diagnosis? An overdue bill? A test score? A news report? Your God would like to…
11. God Never Comes Up Short
Mar 2 • 6 min
There are going to be days (maybe it’s today?) when there will be a gap between the truth of God’s Word and the facts of your circumstances. It’s tempting to try to fill the gap with things like doubt, bad theology, anger towards God or people, panic,…
10. You’ve Got to Laugh More
Feb 28 • 6 min
Last year God told me, “Linds, you’ve got to laugh more.” I thought He was joking. You see, my life at the time was anything but laughable and I had developed this serious, stoic nature in order to cope. After all, being joyful in the midst of negativity…
9. Enduring Love
Feb 27 • 6 min
Are you familiar with the promise that says, “God’s love endures forever?” I used to translate that promise to mean “God’s love tolerates me forever.” This warped translation came from viewing God’s love for me through the lens of my experience with human…
8. Upholder of Your Life
Feb 26 • 6 min
I used to have a tendency to trust God with the monumental (like my eternal salvation), but struggle to surrender to Him the mundane (like the details of my day). I felt solely responsible for my daily life, so I leaned hard on my plans, my expectations,…
7. Fresh Mercy
Feb 25 • 7 min
Sometimes I become so familiar with a promise from God’s word that I no longer familiarize myself with it — meaning I no longer seek to gain a deeper understanding. Lamentations 3:21 -23 says, “But this I call to mind — therefore I have hope. The…
6. Don’t Throw Away Your Confidence
Feb 24 • 7 min
Hebrews 10:35 says, “Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.” This isn’t talking about self-inspired confidence, but a confidence resting in Jesus’s finished work on the cross and our identities in Christ. I used to pray a very dumb…
5. You Belong to Love
Feb 21 • 5 min
1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…” I believe that at the root of every fear, worry, and anxiety is an accusation. It may be an accusation against yourself, against another, or even God. Often we deal with…
4. Take Your Fill of Hope
Feb 20 • 6 min
Unfortunately, the world has pushed hope into the same category as wishful thinking. It’s made to seem more like fairy dust and less like a powerful supernatural force. But scripture reassures us that hope is not a flimsy thing. Both hope and hopelessness…
3. You Don’t Serve a God of Confusion
Feb 19 • 4 min
Has confusion or a lack of clarity kept you from moving forward? Recently, I found myself in a state of overwhelm and I was struggling to find clarity on what next steps I should take. My mentor Pedro pointed out that I don’t serve a God of confusion (1…
2. The Possibilities of Peace
Feb 18 • 5 min
What would be possible today if you had perfect peace? Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) I used to never even consider the possibilities of peace because I used to believe that often peace…
1. Jesus Isn’t Broken
Feb 16 • 5 min
Jesus said, “I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!” (John 14:27) So I prayed, “Jesus, if you gave me…