Meet “Melissa”

Melissa Kirk is a speaker, author, and life coach who loves to talk about God’s amazing grace. She has taught Sunday school classes and served in women’s ministry for over twenty years.

Her GRACE WARRIOR DEVOTIONAL SERIES encourages women to read God’s word and enter into conversation with him on a daily basis.

She and her husband, Larry, live in Arkansas with their dog, Mert. They have three children and a host of grands and great-grands.

Find Melissa on her website www.MelissaKirk.org

 


     

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Melissa’s Faith Story

I trusted Jesus to be my Savior while attending Vacation Bible School as a child. I’ve experienced the love of God many times in my life. However, my faith didn’t blossom into a much fuller expression of His grace until many years later after I was diagnosed with MS.

I remember thinking, “What am I supposed to do with that?” After second and third opinions, I found myself sorting through conflicting diagnoses and some very uncertain prognoses. Focusing on the uncertainties turned me into an emotional mess.

After a long and bitter pity party, I finally confronted the Great Physician.

“Dear God. Why? This is too big for me.”

“My child. Every breath you take, every step you make comes from Me. Everything concerning you is from Me and for Me.”

“Well, then God, you deal with it. I’m moving on.”

He didn’t have a problem with that. He reminded me that He is God, Creator, Counselor, and King. Me? I am His child.

Paul’s conversation with God stays on the forefront of my mind. Here’s what God’s response was when he asked the Almighty to remove a thorn in his life.

“Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” II Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)

As a grace warrior, my encouraging words to you are the same – God’s grace is all you need.


Grace Warrior Bathed in Mercy, Clothed in Grace

There was a time when life dumped on, stepped on, and overlooked the woman. She searched for love, only to find rejection. Lies stripped away her dignity while antidotes for stress left her numb. She did all she could, but it was never enough. Desperate, she fell to her knees and cried out, “Help me!” God answered. She’s the King’s daughter now. She is Grace Warrior, and she’s been bathed in mercy – clothed in grace. GRACE WARRIOR – Bathed in Mercy, Clothed in Grace is part of the GRACE WARRIOR DEVOTIONAL SERIES. A grace warrior is defined as a child of God, who handles Kingdom business with dignity and determination. This book is filled with reflections and scriptural principles to help you understand God’s plan for you. It is designed to easily serve the needs of the lone reader or those of a group. A discussion guide is included.
 

Grace Warrior At The King’s Command

Grace looked at the challenging list. Today she had to be wife, mother, daughter, and boss. Be caring, creative, and – she scribbled across the top of the page – be nice. She turned to the throne. “How can I successfully serve you with so much to do?” “Daughter,” he said. “I have told you the way. Remember the most important edict, and all will be well.” Grace Warrior bowed in obedience. She was at the King’s command. GRACE WARRIOR – At the King’s Command is part of the GRACE WARRIOR DEVOTIONAL SERIES. A grace warrior is defined as a child of God, who handles Kingdom business with dignity and determination. This book is filled with reflections and scriptural principles to help you love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. It is designed to easily serve the needs of the lone reader or those of a group. A discussion guide is included.

 

ADVENT Celebrate the Coming

Seeing the Babe-in-a-manger piece haphazardly stuffed between the Ninja Turtle Cowabunga Christmas plaque and snow globe with Frosty in beachwear made me want to run and hide. How could anyone celebrate Christmas in the midst of the commercialized chaos? God reminded me that in the middle of the confusion are people; grieving, worried, and desperate ones seeking relief. What better time than Advent to share with them what the season represents – hope, peace, joy, and love? ADVENT – Celebrate the Coming is part of the GRACE WARRIOR DEVOTIONAL SERIES. A grace warrior is defined as a child of God, who handles Kingdom business with dignity and determination. This book is filled with reflections and scriptural principles to help you celebrate the coming. It is designed to easily serve the needs of the lone reader or those of a group. A discussion guide is included.