#butGod moments

Journey to Rest (Week 5)

Hebrews 4:11 shows that rest is more than a mere suggestion from God, it’s an act of obedience. Truth be told, in my struggle to “find the time” to rest, all I’m doing is running.  I may not be intentionally running away from God; my intentions may be to do all the running for God.…

Journey to Rest (Week 4)

For many years, I maintained a prayer journal on a daily basis; praying for wisdom, guidance, and for those I loved. I wrote through the good times, and I wrote through the painful times; times where tears soaked the pages of my journal, threatening to erase the words I had written. Truth be told, there’s…

The Gift of Rest is a Sound Mind

Parenting has the tendency to threaten our peace with fear, doesn’t it? There are several ways the enemy can plant seeds of fear into our head, threatening to sink deep into our heart & destroy the peace that Jesus provides. . . . Please join me for the rest of this post, over at Five…

Journey to Rest (Week 3)

On my Journey to Rest, my absolute biggest struggle has been simply letting go. Letting go long enough to REST. The day I read this quote by Corrie ten Boom, the Holy Spirit reminded me of something. The more tightly I hold on to the things that consume my time & energy, the less I…

Journey to Rest ::A Pause::

When I started Bonnie Gray’s book Finding Spiritual Whitespace, I had no clue where my journey would lead me, or what God would speak to my heart.  I did know however, that I wanted to make a blog series out of this book, and share my Journey to Rest with you. My first post told…

Journey to Rest (Week 2)

We often say, “Hindsight is 20/20”, yet do we ever take the time to denounce the false messages we’ve embraced for years? Or do we merely forge ahead without going any deeper, afraid of what might come to the surface? On my journey to rest, Jesus is uncovering some falsehoods I’ve had about myself and…

Journey to Rest (Week 1)

I was eight years old, it was summertime, and oh how I loved to read!  Working in the yard was never my first choice for my summer days, but it had to be done nonetheless.  This particular day, my mom headed out to the yard to work and told me she would let me know…

When Dreams Change

I remember the moment as if it were yesterday.  Standing at the altar of our church, along with others, seeking God, with my hands lifted and heart open to His voice.  As clear as day, it was prophesied over me, that God would use my hands for His glory. I am honored to have been…

The Promised Land

Lately, it feels as if I’m wandering in the desert like the Israelites did: discontent & questioning God’s plans for their (my) dreams. As I pour my heart out to Him, seeking His direction & peace in the midst of my discontentment & misery, I hear Him whisper to my heart: “This is your desert.…