Show up for the Miracle
Common sense tells us that if we are absent from a scene, we miss it, right? Whether that be your friend getting married, a family member having a baby, or a big celebration you can’t attend…if you’re not there, you miss it. Logic. Elementary, yeah? But have you ever thought about the fact that there might be celebrations and parties and miracles you’re not seeing in your own life because you’re not showing up? I mean, like really...Read more
Security Set in Him.
Your security, where do you find it? Your trust, where do you put it? Your confidence, does it perpetually fluctuate? If Jesus is not your answer for the top two, then your answer to the third question will be a “without a doubt YES.” He has to be our anchor, our go-to, the Keeper of our trust, and the One we know has our backs. Want to have a successful day? Do you desire to live a life...Read more
Let’s Stop Assuming
Have you ever noticed how good we are at making assumptions? Whether it be regarding someone we don’t know, the future of our own circumstances, or someone close to us, we tend to let our tiny minds compose their own conclusions. We hear of consequences and attach our own story of how they got there. We see someone who is lost and we connect the dots that our minds can follow. We hear of relationships ending or beginning,...Read more
Take those bricks out.
Mondays tend to sound a lot like– “ugh”, “I’m tired”, “Feeling anxious”, “I’m not ready for this week!”, or “I’m already ready for Friday”…any of those sound familiar? A few maybe even slipped out of your mouth this morning? A lot of Mondays feel heavier than other days, like we have stopped to put some bricks in our book bag before starting off on our adventure. When thinking about this, I started to wonder….Do you think it’s because...Read more
From the east to the west.
Do you wanna know what the Lord does with all your junk? Your sins and struggles and hang ups that you can’t seem to get off your mind or quit dwelling on?! He takes them in His mighty and sovereign hands and He casts them from the east allllllllllll the way to the west (Ps. 103:12). Literally, gone! See ya. Not meant to be mentioned or focused on again. Why is it that we struggle with forgiving ourselves...Read more
But Lord, I have so little.
Don’t we find ourselves here so often? Hearing Him call but fearing we are not equipped? Watching Him take our hand into unchartered waters as we plead, “But Lord, did you not see me fall before?” We are not the first to doubt Him. Do you remember when God used a BURNING BUSH to get Moses’ attention? He legit showed up, clear as a bell, and asked him to lead His people out of Egypt. (I feel like...Read more
Worry or Trust– You pick for today.
This question– at every moment– is one that rings true for our lives. Regardless of whether anything “big” seems to be occurring or whether the rain has subsided, we answer this question in the way that we live day in and day out. When you decide where you’re going to put your hard-earned money, you are given the chance to either trust Him with it and give as He asks or to worry you will not have enough...Read more
Every single experience– the one you went through ten years ago, the one you went through a few months ago, the one you are currently traveling through and the ones you will go through in the future– all provide a foundation for growth. Now here is what you need to know about growth, no matter who you are: It doesn’t always feel pleasant. Or comfortable. Or even look hopeful. BUT, this is where you must take a step...Read more
He is who He says that He is.
This changes everything, doesn’t it? I’ve been a little quiet the past two weeks, as I’ve been trying to really just listen and ask Him: Lord, what should I do next? Are you pleased with how I’m spending my time? Can you help me in my frustration in this area? Is life always in transition? Why does my heart so easily grasp onto doubt some days? And as I’m sorting through these questions and trying to be wise...Read more
You never walk alone
THIS. This. Do you know this to be true? Think about whatever it is that may be on your mind today or something you’ve been struggling with– Do you think your emotions about that would be different if you handled it thinking- “Jesus, how will we walk through this together?” You see, I am convinced that loneliness is satan’s favorite word and that isolation is his primary tactic. He knows that if he can convince us that we...Read more
Let yesterday be yesterday
You can do SO much with today but you can do absolutely nothing with yesterday. Reflect on it? Okay, yes. Enough to absorb and glean the lessons necessary from it. Forgive yourself for it, however you messed up or wish you would’ve spent it differently? Completely. But all else? Nada. Zilch. Done, finito, in the PAST. And the crazy awesome, almost confusingly amazing part about our Jesus? He has already forgiven you for whatever you’re still holding onto...Read more
A Place of Rest
Hey friend- guess what? You made it through Monday. You were second-guessing yourself when the Sunday Scaries came yesterday, weren’t you? As I’ve gone throughout the tasks of my day, the Lord has been continuously reminding me of this truth: “Cleere- I know you’re working through your to-do list right now and you have some things you want to cross off your plate, but I need you to understand that rest is still possible in the “doing”. I...Read more