What I Do for My Devotions 

Being able to talk with God and read his words whenever we want is pretty amazing, isn’t it? Even though I’m not perfect, and sometimes my devotions are more out of habit than devotion, I do really enjoy spending time alone with God.  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear…

Verse of the Week | Acts 12:16

​But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. – Acts 12:16 I heard a message about this passage recently, so credit for the post’s inspiration goes to the Holy Spirit and the speaker at our church. 🙂 I’m sure most of you know this story –…

Physical Prayers

One thing I believe God has taught me about lately is the connection between the soul and the body, especially in prayer and worship. I read about it in The Screwtape Letters and my dancer devotional, and I have heard at least one or two speakers talk about it recently. Maybe God was trying to get…

The Scent of Prayers

God gave humans a wonderful sense called smell. There are so many smells that I enjoy. I love the scents of berries and citrus. I love the clean smell after a rain. I love the smell of pretty much any food cooking (especially if it has garlic in it), although the smell of cloves makes…

Could You Lead Someone to Christ?

On Sunday, I had the privilege of explaining the plan of salvation to a little girl in our junior church class. (This girl is kind of an attention-seeker and can be a troublemaker, so I really couldn’t tell if she got saved or not. She was very eager, seemed to understand, and was well behaved…

Praying Purposefully

Lately, I had slacked off praying for other people. I still prayed for others’ requests, but I didn’t pray for them. My prayer list was getting very long, and I felt bogged down. When I prayed in the morning, it was more of a rushed recitation than an earnest plea for God to help in…

Open to Opportunity

Lately, I’ve been feeling convicted about being the best witness I can possibly be. But I didn’t know how! Living out in the country has so many benefits, but it also means that we have to drive to get anywhere. So, I prayed that God would give me opportunities in our “neighborhood” (a long row…

Verse of the Week | John 17:14-26

Last week, I shared how Jesus’ prayer touched me. I included the first half of the passage, and now I’ll share the second half! Let me know in the comments which verses speak to you. 14. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world,…

A Christian’s Most Powerful Weapon

A speaker I heard recently on YouTube brought up a point that I was ashamed not to have considered before. The speaker asked the audience to raise their hands if they wanted God to heal America. Obviously, many hands went up. Then, he asked who had prayed for God to forgive America in the last…

Specific Prayers

There’s something I have been taught about praying: don’t be hazy, crazy, or lazy. Basically, pray specific! God can’t give us a specific answer if we don’t ask for a specific thing to happen. The other day, I was reminded of this fact. For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking and praying very hard…