tearing down the hidden giants in your life

Hidden Giants: Why You Must Identify Their Presence and Destroy Them

I am so happy to welcome the lovely Hannah Bowers as a guest poster today! She is a blogger over at www.young-wives.com and she has some great biblical insight to share with you on how to get rid of those giants that consume your life. Check it out and leave her a sweet and encouraging comment below!

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what losing loved ones has taught me

What Losing Loved Ones Has Taught Me

How Losing Loved Ones Changes You

 

I’ve been at a loss for words as to what to write about this week. I’m kind of hoping that the words will come to me as I sit here staring at my computer screen.

 

Considering what all has happened in my life this past week, you would think I would be exploding with words. But I’m having a hard time turning the feelings I have into actual, meaningful words.

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emotional barriers

Breaking Down Your Spouse’s Emotional Barriers

Wives, you know that feeling you get when you just glance over at your husband, see how handsome he is, and realize that you just love him so much? You still wonder, after all these years, how you found such a wonderful person to share your life with, and realize how much God has blessed you by giving you him.

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insecurity in marriage

How to Deal With Insecurity in Marriage

Dealing with Insecurity in Marriage

I know I can’t be the only woman who struggles with insecurity in marriage.

You wake up in the morning and look in the mirror. You take a good look at yourself, and all you see is an ugly face, with an ugly body to go along with it. You see yourself as overweight and unappealing, with acne and scars and hair that never tames. You see a girl who fails often at everything and never seems to get things right no matter how hard she tries.

Then you look at your husband.

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how to forgive

How to Have the Strength to Forgive

Are you struggling with forgiveness? I know how firsthand how hard that can be. Learn how to forgive from my experiences.

My husband and I are completely addicted to a TV show on Netflix called Once Upon A Time.

Anyone who knows us knows that we are complete Disney freaks. We absolutely love the classics like Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.

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waiting

When God Makes You Wait

Are you in a season of waiting? Have you been praying for something for as long as you can remember, but God still hasn’t given you a “yes” or even a “no” answer?

I’m no stranger to the waiting game. There have been some times in my life when I thought God was never going to show up. There were times where I felt like God wasn’t listening to my prayers, or that He didn’t want me to be happy. There have been times where I have prayed and prayed for something until I felt like there were no more words left to say. I’ve been there, and honestly I am there now.

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thankfulness

Ways to Show Thankfulness this Thanksgiving

“Realize that the LORD alone is God. He made us, and we are His. We are His people and the sheep in His care. Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving. Come into His courtyards with a song of praise. Give thanks to Him; praise His name. The LORD is good. His mercy endures forever. His faithfulness endures throughout every generation.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:3-5‬

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year. You get to sit around a table full of delicious food with people you truly love and give thanks to God for the many, many blessings he has given to us. We have so much to be thankful for! Even when we feel like our whole world is falling apart, God still blesses us immeasurably in every way!

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Thank You, Jesus

These words that I’m writing wont ever adequately describe the gratitude and love I have for you. I love the way David Crowder puts it in his song, Forgiven:

“I could have been six feet under
I could have been lost forever
I should be in that fire, but now there’s fire inside of me
Here I am a dead man walking
No grave’s gonna hold Gods people
All the weight of all our evil lifted away forever free
Who could believe? Who could believe?
Forgiven, forgiven, You love me even when I don’t deserve it
Forgiven, I am forgiven, Jesus Your blood makes me innocent,
So I will say goodbye to every sin, I am forgiven”

I just want to say thank you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for everything you have ever done for me, given to me, and taken away from me. Thank you for taking every single sin that I have ever committed and ever will commit, and hanging it on the cross by shedding your blood. Thank you so much, for taking the punishment for every bad thing I have ever done. You did nothing to ever deserve
what was done to you on that cross, but I deserved it all and so much more. You didn’t have to do that for me, but because You did it saved my life. I deserve to wear that crown of thorns and to be brutally beaten to death. I deserve to go to hell. But you loved me so much, that you took my place on that cross. Your blood has made me free, and there is no way I could EVER repay you. You did that so I could be saved and be in heaven with you for eternity. All I can do is say thank you, and live my life for You and only You.

Jesus, help me to always remember all that you have done for me. Help me to show the same compassion and love that You show me, to others. Help me to remember when I am hurting or upset with someone, or angry at them for something they did, that we are both human. We are both sinful creatures, and we both deserve much less than what we have. They are just like me, made from dust and inevitably we will all turn back to dust. So when I get caught in the lie that tells me they don’t deserve forgiveness, help me to remember what You did for me. This is something I struggle with on a daily basis, and You know that. You know everything, and You know more than anyone how hard it is to forgive because you forgave us all for nailing You to that cross. If You can forgive us for killing you and putting you through such a horrible and agonizing death, I can forgive someone who has done me wrong. It won’t be easy, but it is what You call me to do. That is the best way I can even come a step close to thanking you adequately.

Jesus, I love you so much. Help me everyday to give what you have given to me. Help me unconditionally love others like you have loved me. Thank you, Jesus for everything you have blessed me with.