Words have power. Written words provide proof. You can read them, and reread them whenever you want. They can speak life to someone who needs encouragement. They can speak death to someone who is being deceived. The choice lies within you. How is it that you want people to remember you? Encourager...that is the gift that God has laid on my heart. To use my written, spoken, and/or sung words to lift people up. To be one link in their road to healing, restoration, joy. I have been without those things, and I claim them to be mine again. If you want me to seek God on a prayer for a specific situation...that is why I am here. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to pray God's Word of Life over you.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Change it up

What is holding you back from enjoying spending intimate time with God? Here is my 'usual' with God...
 These are the essentials for  me. A Bible (of course), a good devotional (Max Lucado is my favorite!), a cute notebook or journal (I spent $2.50 on that one at Walmart the other day), my favorite pen (it is a Pilot Precise, extra fine rolling ball pen), and yes...that is a steaming Vanilla Chai Latte, complete with cool whip, and in my favorite mug. =) These are some of the things that I can do to make myself more enticed to sit down and do a daily devotional. I don't mean to imply that God isn't enough. Just that satan will try to make it seem uninteresting and boring. And these help me remember how fun God is.
And this is where I sit. My comfy couch. Legs up. Blanket on. Lap desk in place (not pictured here...but I bought it at Bed Bath & Beyond...and I LOVE IT!).

Make your spot inviting. Make your supplies fun. Make some fresh coffee. Sit and enjoy God like maybe you never knew you could. So that is it. That is my usual time with God. But we all know that some days...things happen. Kids throw up. Dogs poop all over the house. Husbands have errands for you to do. Whatever it may be. satan will tell you that if it isn't all 'perfect' then you just can't do it that day. Then the next it will be easier to 'not' do it again. He is sly. He is sneaky. He is deceiving. So what do you do on the days that there is no time for your normal?

Whatever God tells you to. I know that I have sat down to do devotions before...and God told me to write a letter. I hesitated. But you know how it is. When the God over all of the earth, tells you to write to someone and bless them...you should listen. I have also been upset that I couldn't sit down and write before....and while I was driving to wherever it was that I had to go...I would pray. I would sing. And God still used it to bless me. He knows my heart. He knows my intentions. He would hear my cry during my prayers...and He would move my mountain. He would hear my voice singing to Him, and He would give me a new song that He wrote for me to sing. Amazing! He is beyond words. I don't have any that can adequately describe how I feel about Him. But I will still try.

So, keep changing it up. God can work with whatever you have. If you want to read a book by a Christian author...again I highly suggest Max Lucado and Beth Moore...then do that one morning for your alone time. Dive into a passage of the Bible and write what it means to you. Put in a cd and sing your favorite songs to Him. (Dancing is recommended...but optional. Lol!) Do an in-depth Bible study book like the one I have pictured. One that makes you think about passages of scripture and how you can apply it to daily life. One that asks you questions so that you are truely applying your new knowledge. Visit and encourage someone that God is leading you to. These are just suggestions to get your possible narrow-mind thinkin! =)

You don't have to feel so tied down to one particular devotional style that you just skip anything all together if your routine gets messed up. Because then guess who is going to constantly try to 'mess' with your routine? Makes sense right? Have fun with God. He created us in His image...and He is stinkin' awesome!! =)


  1. I love it! Way to make it all cozy and appealing. And I love that you put whipped cream in your chai, I haven't done that yet. :)

  2. Thanks! You haven't tried whipped cream in your chai yet? You are missing out. Haha! It is fat free...not as good...but better than nothing.