Desiring God

  Desiring God       The word on the street today is desire. I have been studying Genesis 22 lately and the lesson today is from verse 16.  After the test, God tells Abraham that because you have not WITHHELD your son, your only son I will bless you.  Then God spoke to me and asked what have you withheld from Me that I might withhold My blessings?  I went through a list in my head… time, relationships, attitude, money, talent, etc.  Then He showed me when all my desires are filled I wait longer before my next encounter …

What’s Your Focus?

  What’s Your Focus?       Do you ever wake up with drama?  Many times I do, it seems there is always something going on to focus on.  During one such time in my life when my circumstances looked bleak God spoke something profound into my heart. Philippians 4: 18 “At this moment I have all that I need even more than I need.” God reminded me to stay in “this moment” with Him.  At this moment, God has provided jobs for both my husband and me.  We all had breakfast and lunch and there is food in the …

Leah, Unwanted and Unloved?

  Leah, Unwanted and Unloved?       While reading Genesis 29 about Jacob and his wives I learned the coolest thing.  Leah, Jacob’s first wife was unloved and unwanted. He wanted Rachel but got Leah. So she thinks to herself maybe a baby will make him love me, and God opened her womb.  Her first son she named Reuben, which means ‘See a son!’ She is trying to earn the love of her husband with this child.  Didn’t happen.  So she has another son and named him Simeon which means ‘heard’ for God heard she was unloved (still trying …

The Temptation of Jesus

  The Temptation of Jesus       When reading about the temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4: 1-11, we first see that He was obedient to the Father and was baptized not because He needed to be forgiven of sin but to fulfill the scriptures.  Then we see God validated Him by declaring He was God’s Son and God was pleased with Him. Then immediately we see that the Spirit LED Him into the wilderness to be tempted for 40 days. Jesus was in the perfect Will of God and still sent to be tested. He did not eat …

I Don’t Care

  I Don’t Care       As Drew and I were watching tv this morning the evil genius of the show had made an “I don’t care N’ator”.  I sat enthralled as the main purpose of this was for the evil genius to zap someone with it and create apathy so that he could more forth with his plans for takeover.  I instantly thought wow the enemy of our souls has zapped so many people, especially Christians with the “I don’t care N’ator” and we have sat back quietly and let the enemy have his way in our lives, …

The Problem Is Not The Problem

  The Problem is Not the Problem       In John 4: 4-30, we read about the Samaritan woman.  She has gone to the well in the middle of town at midday to draw water because she was not welcome there in the morning when all the other women came to draw their water.  She is ostracized, broken, hurt and yet unaware of her greatest need.  She finds Jesus sitting at the well, He asks her for a drink.  I am sure she is thinking ‘what does this man want from me?  I have been hurt by enough men …

Shopping Hungry

Have you ever gone grocery shopping when you were hungry?  I have and did so again yesterday after a long tiring day.  As I pushed my cart through Walmart with a buggy chocked full of comfort food several college age young men passed by me.  In a glance at my buggy loaded with goodies one of the guys stopped and said “Can we go home with you?”  We both laughed and I then realized I had not really made smart choices filling my buggy with those good tasting comfort foods.  Immediately my mind went to ‘shopping when hungry results in …

Control Issues

My name is Kelly Davis and yes I have control issues.  If there were a help group for this I could definitely be the president of it!  The only thing is this causes great anxiety for me.  When I try to carry the weight of the world I fail and crumble under its immense pressure and yet I do this to myself each and every day. Yet I know I was not made to do this, Jesus says “Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11: 28.  He alone …

Shield of Faith

One day while taking my oldest son to middle school he was sharing what he had learned that week.  They were studying the Vikings and Austin said “Mom did you know that the Viking men were told when they went out to war that they better not lose their shield!!  It was a great disgrace for them and their community for that to happen so they told them you either come back WITH it or come back ON it (dead).” Wow that hit me like a ton of bricks and I said you know Austin that the Bible tells us …

Seeking Comfort not the Comforter

There is a lesson I am learning, it is hard and painful.  I have been guilty of seeking comfort but not The Comforter!  Anytime there is pain I don’t want it!  I don’t want physical pain, emotional pain, or spiritual pain and yet I have experienced all three.  I put my trust in  medicine or a doctor very easily.  I have put my trust in godly friends and counsel but at the time I need it most I seem to make God my last resort.  He should be my go to, my first choice I know this! Pain is an …

In the Face of Mercy

I am a “mercy” girl.  My heart goes out to those who struggle with many different things mostly the things I too have struggled with.  I yearn to speak Truth in love to those the Lord puts in my path.  And I have been blessed with many godly women who have spoken Truth into my life.  But God has a wonderful sense of humor in who He brings me.  He brings me strong women of God with what I like to call “in your face mercy”.  See all my prayer partners and dearest friends will tell me like it is, …

Heart Issue

Matthew 19: 16-25 “And someone came to Him and said, “Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?” And He said to him, “Why are you asking Me about what is good? There is only One who is good; but if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.” Then he *said to Him, “Which ones?” And Jesus said, “You shall not commit murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness;  Honor your father and mother; and You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  The young …