Are You Being Tested?

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1 The call of God does not come without a price nor does it come without a test. If you’ve been called by God, you are more than likely either in the midst of a trial, you’ve been through one, … Continue reading “Are You Being Tested?”

The Testing of the Call

 I remember it being a dark summer night. The year was 1988, and I had just graduated from college. My faith had been very strong entering those college years; I had been one of those radical high school fanatics who took her Bible to class. I loved Jesus. My freshmen year I knew God had called me … Continue reading “The Testing of the Call”

Waiting is not Fun, but it is Vital

You’ve heard the call. You hold the dream. And…..nothing. Doors seem to be locked shut. What do you do? You wait. You do the things you know He has placed in front of you to do for today even if those things seem trivial or totally unrelated to the call. And you wait. Waiting on God is … Continue reading “Waiting is not Fun, but it is Vital”

You Want Me to do WHAT?!

Another excerpt from A Mary Like Me today. I love Mary’s humility and her humanity. Mary’s humility is vividly painted with her reply to the angel. I imagine her face down before Gabriel, knees in the cold dirt. The King James translation of her acceptance of the assignment God had given her reads like this:  … Continue reading “You Want Me to do WHAT?!”

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