Today’s post is from my daughter, Taylor Draughn who counsels many people who struggle with hope in her counseling practice at the Christian Counseling Center at White’s Ferry Church in West Monroe, LA . Let her words of encouragement minister to you and build you up in faith and hope.
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Welcome to Week 2 of our Quest for Wholeness blog. If you haven’t already listened to our podcast, make sure you take the 25 minutes to do so! Today’s blog will help you see past the “hopeless” situations in your life and put your hope in Christ. If you hear no other word today, hear this: God is good; God is in control, and God loves you!
We established the fact that this quest for wholeness is a daily journey with Jesus. Now let’s identify necessary components of this quest and journey. The foundational component in our quest for wholeness is faith. Faith is the essence of who we are, who we will become, and a required ingredient for true healing. 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 is my prayer for you as you begin this quest: Lord, I pray that You would count this sister worthy of Your calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of Your goodness and …
Welcome to my new blog series Quest For Wholeness. This series is based on my original published Quest For Wholeness Bible Study. The study and this series have so much of my own journey from a pit of sin to freedom in Christ. I will not write or teach as a person arrived, but one still on a journey to wholeness. In our flesh, blood, and bones body we won’t reach the ultimate place of wholeness. We press towards that perfected state.
Much love and blessings to you dear Sisters in Christ! I hope this 5-week series of devotional blog posts ignited a passion in your heart for Christ and inspired you to apply God’s word to your everyday life. Everything I do in ministry has this ultimate mission and purpose at the core. Whether you are seeking to improve relationships, experience personal healing, know God’s direction, regain something you lost in knowing Christ, etc… Know that everything is permeated with this mission. Why? Because people with changed lives want others to …
Dear Sister, I wonder if you have ever asked the question, do I really matter? Sometimes it’s hard to find the answer to this question in the world in which we live. Maybe it is because the true answer is not found in this world but in the truth of God’s word. I love how God’s word speaks to our deepest needs and longings if only we will listen.
A couple of years ago I was the key note speaker at a weekend women’s conference at a church in Arkansas. When I returned home, I received an email from a lady who attended the conference. She shared how thankful she was for being reminded of some things she had been freed from and forgotten in her life.
Sometimes the circumstances of this world seem to do anything but esteem and treasure children as God’s blessing. I personally struggle with the terrible things that happen to children, but God’s word tells us that whether or not men and women in this world esteem and treasure children, God does. The eyes of the Lord are on His little ones because they are esteemed and treasured in His eyes. I hope this devotional blog post encourages you to trust in the tender compassion of God loving children.
Many women have said to me, “I don’t understand the Bible” and have given up trying to understand what God’s word says. I have been there as well, but I have found the truth of Isaiah 55:11 to be very real in my own life. If we will read and not give up, understanding will come because the work and power of His word is not dependant upon our understanding. The work and power of God’s word is dependant upon the work and power of His word. So shall My …
I hope you are finding encouragement through this short series of devotional blog posts. There will be five more devotional blog posts and then we will begin a new series based on my Bible study, Quest For Wholeness. Enjoy this time of refreshing in God’s Word and rejoice in God’s promises! Much love and blessings! Pat