Friday Devotional: Hope for us Today

Happy Friday! I just want to lift you up today and give some encouragement as you wrap up this week and head into a new one. The world is hurting right now, maybe worse than I’ve ever seen it in my lifetime. The pandemic, politics, social injustices, wildfires, hurricanes have seemed to consume every newsContinue reading “Friday Devotional: Hope for us Today”

No Excuses

They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken! – Jeremiah 1: 19 When God called Jeremiah to be his prophet, he came up with excuses on why he could not. That sound familiar? How many times have weContinue reading “No Excuses”

Clothed as a Child of God

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. – Colossians 3:12 Getting dressed for work is a mundane task for me every day. I don’t have to put any effort into deciding what to wear to work everyday cause it’sContinue reading “Clothed as a Child of God”

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”