Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Month: November 2015 (page 2 of 2)

But their spiritual gift sounds better than mine

“In His grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.  So if God has given you the ability of prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.  If your gift is serving others, serve them well.  If you are a teacher, teach well.  If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging.  If it is giving, give generously.  If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously.  And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.”  Romans 12:6-8...   Continue Reading

Days #71-79

It is so important to make sure your mental health is well, healthy.  It is OKAY to seek help.  Recently, I have been dealing with someone who has never asked for help in this area.  They think everyone is at fault except for them.  I know their past has haunted them and this is why they are the way, they are.  While it hurts my feelings with the words they spew, I have to make sure my boundaries are keeping me safe.  The most important thing is asking God, what to do.  It sounds so cliche, but if you remove yourself from all the noise this world puts out and just listen, you will hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit instruct you in what do do.  I am always trying to fix things and make things happen.  But it hasn’t always worked out. Simply ask, “Lord what is it you want me to do”…trust me, something will be said.  It may not be what you want, but it is what is right....   Continue Reading

To be healed or not to be healed…don’t ask that question.

“Is anyone among you sick?  Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” James 5:14

 

I started volunteering at my church during the week by cleaning their Children Ministry rooms.  As I spent my time over the next few months, I got to know some of the staff that would be there on my day to come in.  We would talk about anything and laugh about everything.  I looked forward to seeing these wonderful people.  There was a young woman, who had just became a new mother to a precious girl, that was their bookkeeper.  As we got to know each other, I found out about her on going health struggles....   Continue Reading

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