Friday, June 1, 2018


Proverbs 3:5 (NIV) "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;"
I am so very guilty of living my life through my own strength (or should I say trying to live my life in that weak and fragile strength)…Can I get an amen?  Lol
Our struggle in this world is real.   We blame, guilt, beat ourselves up when we fail and think “ I’m never going to do that again – or next time I will be stronger and resist right?”
Here is the truth….. Next time we will fail again and again – If we are trying to fix it alone.  God said in Matthew 11:28-30
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
So Ladies – where is our strength – when can we conquer – when can we become a MIGHTY WARRIOR OF GOD?  IN CHRIST ALONE…………………..oh how sweet are the words of this song – meditate on these words:
You know the song – so my questions is this?  We know where to run to – I’m reminded today from my morning word:
Exodus 14:14 – The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.   OH – I shall hold my peace.
Because why?
Because of him…………….How sweet it is.
That simple.   
Dear Lord,
I am weak and have areas that still need you to remove from my heart and desire a true heart transplant.  Please move on my spirit and help me to walk in your ways – to meditate on your word so that it dwells deep within my heart.  Create in me a CLEAN HEART – a HEART OF CHRIST…………….Your word promises that you will complete in me a good work………I BELIEVE YOUR WORD – I’m praying this day that you will equip me to be what you designed me to me.  Your will be done – not mine.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Who Do we Listen to


Psalm 51:6, “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part you will make me know wisdom.”
I read these three questions earlier today and thought wow…………..I have been needing to ask myself these for a while now!
When we don’t know who to listen to, we can measure it by this biblical stand.


Psalm 51:6, “Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part you will make me know wisdom.”
I read these three questions earlier today and thought wow…………..I have been needing to ask myself these for a while now!
When we don’t know who to listen to, we can measure it by this biblical standard, asking these questions:
• Does this person stand to gain something if I follow his or her advice? (impartial)
• Does this counsel lead to God’s best for me, or God’s best in this situation? (good fruit)
• Does this person’s life reflect the qualities I hope to have in my own life? (pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive or obedient, full of mercy, sincere)
If the answer is “no,” they don’t get to speak into my life.  
All of us are tempted at times to want to listen to what feels good at the moment (which is usually not wise counsel)…..My prayer is to have ears that hear his voice in the counsel of others.   To seek out his perfect will – not mine.
I feel today is that day to start again.  It’s a new day and I can hopefully say I’m done.  I can’t do this walk alone and be still for a change.  Stop trying to make myself better – because it will be an exhausting effort that will not end pretty.  BUT – I do know someone that is longing to grab hold of my hand and lead me and guide me to a better place.  A place of peace and understanding.
James 1:5 says - If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
God – today I need your wisdom and to hear your voice alone…………..

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

When we grow weary of doing or being good

Where do I begin!  It's been over two years since I have tried to sit down and write out my thoughts or speak about the things of God.  Seems I took a huge detour in life and took a path with many ditches and pebbles that stone bruised not only the feet but heart.  I believe that God loves us so deeply that he wants to protect us from pain and sorrow.  His Holy Spirit was sent here to warn us of the sharp curve coming our way that we just can't see yet on the highway of life.  Yet we still choose to act as if we know the right path.  Even if we've never been in this territory before.   Then we want to cry out in anger and rage when things go crazy or not what we had dreamed it would be?   How crazy is that?  It's like a child being angry that they didn't listen to their parents and chose to disobey them suffering a huge consequence of their own choice!  The parents loved them enough to say no.  Loved them enough to try and show them a different path and yet they chose their own way.  Isn't that just like you and I at times?
Today I cried out to God in anger.   Why God. Why should I do good or be good.  What has it served me.  People still hurt you and don't care that you give of yourself. 
Yet this is what he says:
Never tire of doing what is right. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
I close this day ashamed and repentful .  Was Jesus angry at his Father when he hung on the cross for my sin😓
NO.  he cried out Father. Forgive them.   For they know not what they do.  
So I go to bed this evening crying out Father. Forgive me for my sin and selfish heart. Forgive me for when I hold others accountable and yet release myself from judgement. You are a good and Holy God. Help me to obey and honor your word and remember the words written about your Son. My savior that took my place of judgement that I so deserve.
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:3
Help me love even when I'm not loved in return. Help me give more even when others don't give. Help me serve. Even when I feel slighted.  Help me see Christ and his will. NOT MY OWN. 
In Jesus name I pray.  Amen and amen.  
In Christ,

Friday, February 27, 2015

Matthew 7:14
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

It has been way to long since I've sat and written about God in my life.  It is sad that all to often the business of life distracts us to the point of trying to live without our most important road map (the living word of God).

This has led me on a dead end trip.  The road I've been driving down took an extreme exit down a bumpy gravel road.  It is a road most traveled!  I have to ask myself - Why is that?

Why would we exit from a solid path.  A known path with good direction - good road signs - good lighting?
Once we strike out on the wide gravel road, we have no direction, no road signs - no light.

Praise God he sends messengers our way.
Dear Saints of God that love us enough to walk right out in front of us with huge STOP signs that help us regain our direction.

Today I want to thank God for those amazing Sisters I have in Christ that loved me enough to share the truth written above.

My prayer today is that I always follow the narrow path - EVEN WHEN IT GETS HARD..........
I desire to be one of the few!

In Christ,

Friday, July 25, 2014

Doing the Right Thing!

Doing the right thing!


Proverbs 2:7-9 (NASB) "He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course."

Doing the right thing should be easy.  We have a guide.  A map quest.  A Counselor.

But all too often we venture away from our guide/map (THE WORD) and our Counselor (Jesus) don’t we?  So often we go to people and other sources before we consider the one true source for direction and wisdom.

I know that I have heard God speak loudly only to walk in the ways of man and listen to them when I knew what God had spoken to me was different.  Just because God leads me in a different direction that what the body of Christ sees as a good direction, doesn’t mean that I haven’t heard God. 

When Paul heard and listened most people thought he was crazy to stay and preach the gospel knowing full well that it would lead to the shedding of his own blood.  But he chose to listen to the Lord.

Today I pray that God continues to speak to my heart – even if it’s a still small voice and that I will learn to listen and lean consistently….. Not only in times of trouble, hurt, confusion or pain.

Thank you Lord for drawing back to your spirit and loving me even when I make mistakes and take your love for granted.

Friday, January 11, 2013

LEAD ME LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:5-6

Calling all ladies....   :)
How many of you ladies out there have struggled in the same area as I have.
Here is my struggle:
I have a huge heart issue.  I am in a spiritual battle not knowing if my heart is guided by the Holy Spirit or by Holly.  I need answers!  I need guidance!  I need WISDOM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!
Soooo... Here is what I do.  CALLING ALL GIRLFRIENDS..... Help me.  Tell me what to do.
What do you think?  If it were you, what would you do?  All of these questions and TALK!
After I have exhausted all options that I can think of - then and only then - I have a faithful friend that says:
Holly - have you fasted and prayed?
Oh my.  What a blow to my spirit.  NO.... No.... not at all.  Why haven't I?  Why would I leave the God of the universe.  The God who is the beginning and the end out of my heart issue.
The God that sent his only Son to save me while I was STILL A SINNER!
He loves me so very much that he will supply all my needs.  He cares about every detail of my life.

Today I choose his way.  Father God, help me to cry out to you first!  Help me to seek your face, your word, your will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Confusion is not of you!  Doubt is not of you!  Fear is not of you!

Loving you with all of my heart and asking for forgiveness of my pride to think I can handle things without YOU!

In Jesus name I pray,

Thursday, January 3, 2013


MATTHEW 6:33 NKJ 33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

I have been struggling in my life with DECISIONS.... What to do with my life! I can get consumed with THINKING!
HOW am I going to pay this?
HOW am I going to handle that?
HOW will I reflect Christ with my life?

This morning the most important thing I CAN THINK ON is seeking GOD.
When I don't have the answers.... SEEK GOD
When I'm in doubt? SEEK GOD
When I don't have peace? Hmmmmmm SEEK GOD

God has a plan that is perfect. Isn't it wonderful to know that when we seek him and his kingdom purpose first. WE WILL HAVE PERFECT PEACE. We still may not have the answer to our current questions or concerns...

BUT WE CAN HAVE PEACE AND KNOW THAT IN TRUSTING HIM AND HIS WORD... He will send the answers we need. Today... join me as I seek his righteousness and allow GOD TO ADD ALL THINGS TO ME. After all.... I would rather have his plan that what I think I want any day.....

God Bless,

Holly :)