Weathering Storms

Storms usually come when we don’t expect them. In 2017, the United States experienced three major storms that brought massive rain, flooding, and devastation to Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Flooded streets left people stranded in their homes and many had to be rescued by boat. Basic amenities like power and water were off. About 200 thousand homes were damaged in Texas alone.

Storm Rescue

Have you experienced a personal storm that left you in despair and hopelessness?

Like the storms from the hurricane, the personal storms of life can have the same devastating effects on us. I have weathered many storms in my life. At the Women’s Mega Conference in April, I shared about “Personal Storms and How to Uncover Hidden Treasures in the Ruins”. Click below to watch the message.

 

 

What storms are you facing?

Perhaps your storm is an abusive marriage, childhood trauma, a child on drugs, a loved one in jail, homelessness, health issues or divorce. Life’s storms attack us at the core of who we are and can leave us wounded, hopeless and vulnerable.
No matter what storm it is, there is hope. You can discover hidden treasures in your personal storm if you will trust Jesus to help you. Jesus will go out of his way to meet you in your storm. He wants to heal and restore you. I know this from experience. He will help you uncover hidden treasures of God’s peace, forgiveness, healing, and love as well as restored relationships, freedom from shame, fear and anxiety.

Call to Action

If you desire to uncover the hidden treasures in your storm, here are three things you can do to weather your storm well.

Be with Jesus – Sit at his feet
1) Do you know Jesus? Do you know him as a friend? He desires to have a relationship with you. He is a rescuer. He desires to rescue you from your storm. If you don’t know him, ask him to come into your heart, accept him as Lord.

Be with Others – Don’t isolate yourself
2) Get into a community of believers where you can receive support, encouragement, and prayers.

Be in the Word – This is where you find true treasures and God’s peace.
3) Get into God’s word daily. Reading God’s word will help you uncover those hidden treasures and overcome. Many of you have smartphones. You can download the Bible App which has many free plans that will help you grow in your relationship with God daily.

Hidden treasures

Can you imagine what your life could be like if you took these actions? We all have storms and if you are not experiencing one right now, just wait. It will come but you do not have to allow the storm to knock you down and you do not have to weather it alone. Jesus will go out of his way to meet you in your storm.

How to Cultivate Joy in your Marriage

Inspire

 

Let’s face it, our lives are busy. We are under constant pressure to do more and more daily. The demands of raising young children, coupled with family, work, and other responsibilities are enough to stifle joy out of our lives.

We feel overwhelmed… there’s too much to do.

As a young mom, joy was the last thing on my mind. Often, I was busy juggling many responsibilities including taking kids to school, soccer practices, games, piano lessons, and birthday parties.

Speaking of birthday parties, back then, we had so many it was hard to keep up. I once took the wrong kid to a birthday party. Let me explain… my daughter was invited to a classmate’s party, but I thought it was my son who was invited. On the day of the party, I showed up with my son to an all girls’ party. Can you relate? more “How to Cultivate Joy in your Marriage”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Thank you for rolling with me in 2017. Today marks the beginning of another New Year and an opportunity for a fresh start.

My prayer for us in 2018 is that we will draw closer to Jesus and experience deeper intimacy with Him.

I pray that we will receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over our lives, making us reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding.

 I pray that we will walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing we do.

I pray that we will become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to God’s life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness!

I pray that we will be energized with all of God’s explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, and be filled with great hope.

I pray that our hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when we think of how God made us worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light. (Colossians 1:9-12, TPT)

more “Happy New Year!”