October 16, 2017

Living Water … A Prayer for You

Happy Monday friends!

First, thank you, thank you for sharing your most comforting scriptures in my last post. Your generosity to take the time to share your scriptures, stories and encouraging words blessed me more than you know. Many were beloved and familiar scriptures, and a few served as wonderful reminders of God’s truths and promises I’d forgotten. I absolutely love seeing the comment page FILLED with God’s living and active Word.

This past week, I spent time with a friend. I sensed a heaviness in my spirit each time we talked. When we had a moment alone, she shared that she was going through a dry time in her faith. It wasn’t a crisis of faith. It came down to desire. Each time she tried to sit down for quiet time, she confessed she felt nothing. No desire to open her Bible. No desire to pray. She wasn’t sure why; it just wasn’t happening.

After our last conversation, the Lord led me to write her a prayer. The prayer I’m sharing with you today. I pray if you’re walking through a dry time, it will bless and encourage you.

I think we all experience this at one time or another. Thankfully, our God is so patient. He’ll wait for us. We need to just do it! I told her I prayed this prayer would be a good place for her to start. I pray the same for you.

 

Living Water

Abba Father, Your Word promises that whoever believes in You will have rivers of living water flowing from her heart.

I’ve given my heart to You, Lord. I’m Your blood-bought daughter. My name is engraved in the palm of Your hand.

I’m thirsty. I long for Your living water to flow in all its fullness through me today and every day You give me on this earth.

Holy Spirit, fill me afresh right now. Fill me to overflowing with the fullness of Your Peace, Presence, Love, Joy and Hope.

Just as you ensure a spring is constantly renewed with fresh water to keep it pure and flowing freely, renew me today.

Awaken me each day with a deep and abiding desire to meet with You.

Give me an unquenchable thirst as I sit at Your feet.

Ignite a passon in me for more of You and more of Your Word.

Convict me.

Minister to my heart.

Encourage and equip me.

I love you, Lord, and ask this in Jesus’ most precious and holy name. Amen

October 9, 2017

These Things Are Not Supposed to Be

They weren’t supposed to attend a country music festival and end up running for their lives.

He wasn’t supposed to take an anniversary trip with his beloved and end up shielding her from a bullet.

She wasn’t supposed to hug her children goodbye and end up never holding them again.

He wasn’t supposed to celebrate his 44th birthday and end up never celebrating another birthday.

She wasn’t supposed to say yes to her beloved’s proposal and never end up walking down the aisle.

She wasn’t supposed to be dancing and laughing with her best friends one minute and lying lifeless the next.

These things are not supposed to be.

I don’t have answers. I don’t have explanations.

But I know the One who does.

The One who tells me when the darkness invades my happy space … when disaster turns my life upside down … when evil oppresses me on every side … He is there.

His name is The Ancient of Days (Daniel 7:9-10). The One who was, is, and forever will be (Hebrews 13:8).

The One who gives us the powerful words of a young shepherd boy named David, who in the midst his impossible, spoke words we need today.

“Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out and face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you” (2 Chronicles 20:15).

Our world is a scary place. It feels as if danger and uncertainty lurk around every corner. We don’t know what each day will hold. But, we do know the One who hold our days.

We can be afraid and discouraged or we can be confident and encouraged. The choice is ours.

It matters where we fix our eyes and on whom we fix our hope.

God is our hope … our only true hope (Psalm 62:5).

Run to the One who is your strength and your shield (Psalm 28:7). The One who fights for you (Exodus 14:14). His presence will never leave you. He will never forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).

The name of the Lord is a strong tower to which we can run and are safe, even in the most desperate of circumstances (Proverbs 18:10).

Whether He stills the storm or invites you in, He will be with you.

God is our Rock (Psalm 18:2). His love is steadfast (Lamentations 3:22-23).

Pray this prayer with me,

Thank You, Lord, that You are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to you, Lord,
    and you answer me from Your holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because You, O Lord, sustain me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
    assail me on every side.

Lord, I will keep my eyes fixed on You (Psalm 3:2-6). In Jesus’ name. Amen

What verse gives you comfort in times when fear and darkness press in? Share it with us today. I’d love to see this page FILLED with God’s Word we can all cling to our in our times of despair and distress.

Blessings,

August 23, 2017

Win a Call from Me to Your Bible Study Group!

Exciting News!

Christianbook.com (CBD), a leading retailer of Christian products, is holding a drawing, and your small group could win a phone call from me. I encourage you to enter. I LOVE to connect with women who devote their time to reading and studying God’s Word. And since you’re here, I know that’s you! On the call, I’d love to answer your Bible study questions, share about my Bible studies, and pray for your group!

Enter here through September 6, 2017. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per person. U.S. Residents only. One winner will be chosen at random by CBD on September 7, 2017 and contacted through email.

If you’re looking for a Bible study for your fall session, I hope you’ll consider I Know His Name: Discovering Power in the Names of God. I wrote this study for any woman who wants to move beyond simply knowing about God to really knowing God in a very personal way. You’ll learn how the very names of God reveal His character and heart. You can download a free sample of I Know His Name here.

Plus my newest study, I Am Loved: Walking in the Fullness of God’s Love, is available for preorder and releases in December. I wrote this Bible study on 1 John for every woman who craves to truly understand, walk confidently in, and live out God’s unconditional, extravagant, lavish love.

I am Loved, a Bible study on 1 John by Wendy Blight.

Each of my Bible studies include biblical and historical background insights, personal stories, practical application questions, and a prayer and memory verse for each chapter. A five-session DVD is also available providing additional teaching for viewing after completing each chapter to enhance your Bible study. The Bible study book can be studied with or without the DVD.

If you’re entering the contest, please leave a comment and let me know where you’re from and about your group!

Blessings,