When I get alone with God and praise Him out loud, the Spirit will often help by giving me words. During a recent time of early morning worship, the Spirit prompted me to thank the Lord for "directing the steps of my heart." I recorded the phrase in my journal because it seems significant. Now I'm becoming aware of how God leads my heart on a regular basis.
Christians are cautioned to not take action based on emotion, and that sounds like good advice. But the Spirit unden
My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together - Psalm 34:2-3.
When I get up early to spend time with the Lord in my prayer room, first I light one or more candles. (This is not a "religious" thing. I do it because meeting with God is special.) Then I open the mini-blinds so I can watch the dawn. I'm in a rural location, so I feel sure that no one is looking in at me.
As children, my sisters and I would sometimes play church. We had visited an Episcopal service and were captivated by the formal ceremony, especially the lighting of candles.
Now as an adult, when I go into my prayer room to talk with God, I always light a candle, even if daylight is streaming in. I do this to mark the time as special—as being worthy of candlelight—and to invite the Holy Spirit. I've done this for several years, so now in my interaction with the Lord, ca
We all want to be comfortable and content. It's simply human nature. Obtaining these things is a strong motivation for some and the only motivation for others.
Advertisers target our desire for physical and emotional fulfillment. If we will only buy what they offer, then we'll be happy, relaxed, satisfied and safe. We'll also smell good and look like supermodels. In time, we find these products delivering much less than promised. Some work temporarily, and others don'
Foxy, my feral cat, was born and raised in the wild. He is extremely cautious of people and is only social with me. For two years, I was merely "the food lady," but now I'm Foxy's very best friend. This handsome male cat comes inside at least once a day for back scratches and pampering. During our snuggle time, I like to press my face into Foxy's beautiful fur because he smells so good. Like all cats, Foxy keeps himself very clean. And to top this off, he wears the scen