Browsing: Today’s Daily Inspiration

“That man is crazy,” I thought. “Totally crazy.” That man, I confess, just so happens to be a wonderful pastor friend of mine from a local church. And not only did I think the man was crazy, but I told him just minutes ago over the telephone. “I thought you were crazy,” I told the pastor. Crazy? Who are you calling crazy? How could I…

Obedience is not the be-all, end-all that I thought it was, or is it? It certainly is not. Just last week, I thought I had hit the home run of all runs – not that I know the first, or second, or even third thing about baseball. But suffice it to say, I did believe since I had achieved the ultimate victory when I found…

Wow. I never would have guessed when I began a 40-day different-kind-of-a-fast exactly 40 days ago that it would end right on Passover and Easter, nor could I ever have imagined what the Lord would do in this longer-than-I-have-ever-taken fast. I thank God for the pastor who advised me months ago to fast something in my life of great value and replace it with God.…

“Do you know something?” I told four of my Walk by Faith Ministry dogs today. Not that Red, Jake, Traveler, and Joshua wanted to hear the answer. I, of course, proceeded anyway.”I am so happy today. And I don’t have the things that I wanted. But I have Jesus.” The dogs, of course, did not respond. But my heart danced inside, and my smile would…

I am so at peace. It is morning, and I could curl up with this sweet peace of surrender and go back to sleep – a deep, restful peace. For months, for years, I fought surrender. I held onto my life as though it were my own. Jesus died on the cross to give me this life, but even when I invited Him into my…

“God, this is what I want,” I told God this afternoon for the umpteenth time. As if He does not already know. “I want to write fiction.” It’s not as though I haven’t told God this a zillion times. It’s also not as though I didn’t start writing fiction as a little girl and have written it on and off (with a lot of off…

What would Jesus think? The thought crossed my mind just a few days ago. No pun intended. I really did think it. What would He think? Would He think the way I do? Not in a million years. God’s thoughts and ways are higher than mine (Isaiah 55:9 KJV), and yet He has given me the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16) through faith in…

I have met two people at a church that are always fine. Everything is always good. Everything is always fine. I used to be annoyed by this. I suppose I was either envious, or perhaps more self conscious of the challenges in my life. Maybe I was both. Now I am not envious, nor am I more self conscious of my own life. One of…

I learned a wonderful lesson recently on receiving godly counsel. Though the Bible certainly recommends godly counsel, the Bible is altogether clear that we are never to exalt anything or anyone above the Lord Himself. Sometimes we learn lessons from the Bible, sometimes we learn them from others, and sometimes we learn them from our own mistakes. I learned this lesson from the mistake I…

Have you ever wanted to be farther along than where God has you? I have. I have wanted this more than I have ever wanted to be right where God has me. Leave it to me to think I know where I belong rather than to trust God that He always knows best. How often I have run ahead of God like a little girl…

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