God’s Plan > Ashley’s Plan

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6) As I was writing my prayers this morning, I came to this verse and it really spoke to me and the waysContinue reading “God’s Plan > Ashley’s Plan”

Struggling with Envy

God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. (1 Corinthians 12:6) Praise be to God for this day. Today, I pray the Spirit helps free us from a sin that I’ve struggled with time and time again – envy. I’ve seen others and thought,Continue reading “Struggling with Envy”

Fruits of the Holy Spirit – Self-Control

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22 Looking at this verse and seeing what the fruits of the Holy Spirit are, one seems a little out of place for me.Continue reading “Fruits of the Holy Spirit – Self-Control”

A Confident Hope for You

I pray that you feel the presence of God in your life today. I’m so grateful for you and whatever it is that led you here. Even in your toughest and darkest times, I want you to know that you are worthy. You will get through it. I can’t say that things will be easy.Continue reading “A Confident Hope for You”

Be Encouraged

It is through lifting others up that we ourselves will be lifted. When we encourage others, we are encouraged.  We grow by building others up. We accept others so that we can be shown acceptance. And do we do this for our own good? Of course not. Everything is for the glory of God.  SoContinue reading “Be Encouraged”

Where is God in the suffering?

Why Does God allow bad things to happen to us? Most of us turn to God when we go through hardships, whether we are believers or not? Why would God allow this pain, this suffering, this heartache to me or anyone I know? If He loves me, why would God let this horrible thing happen?Continue reading “Where is God in the suffering?”

Desperate Prayers

If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from power, Your Majesty. But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you haveContinue reading “Desperate Prayers”

Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman

Virtuous – Hebrew word is Chayil which means “strength”, “might”, “army”, valiant”, and “riches” How did a godly woman turn from mighty and strong to dainty, demure,  and pure? A godly woman is called to be strong and valiant. In western culture, there is a sense of lordship with men being dominant. I can seeContinue reading “Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman”