The Power of Forgiveness

I’ve written on forgiveness in the past, but I keep thinking about one person I needed to forgive that changed how I looked at my adoption differently and how I looked at my future wedding.Read More »

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Devotionals in Action

DevotionalsInActionTo GrowWithChristHave you ever read motivtions and encouragements based off the same topic and one that needed ot be addressed at that time of your life? I subscribe to many emails that are devotional and such like Proverbs31, Faith.Full, FaithGateway, and too many more (haha).Sometimes I get behind in reading what I receive so I’ll do a day of catch up. That day was Wednesday this past week.Read More »

Chills Went Up My Spine

You know that moment where something you fear happens and you get chills? Or how about when a good feeling overwhelms you and you get those same chills? I love getting those good chills up my back, and they happen when the hope God gives us fills my mind and heart.

One Sunday morning, I was sitting in church with my boyfriend, my friend Andrea, and her boyfriend. We were singing and swaying to worship and already overwhelmed by the power of God.Read More »

Hindered Hearing

Have you ever had something stuck in your ear that hindered your hearing? Or maybe you’ve had your headphones in with your music on pause. It’s strange to not be able to hear what’s around you. Yesterday, I experienced both of what I just mentioned… The silicone part of my ear bud got stuck in my ear!! When I attempted to remove it, it was shoved farther in. I started to panic and not because I wasn’t sure it would come out because I knew I could go to urgent care, but this happened while I was at work! Oh, the embarrassment. I told my boss and she let me leave for a while to get it taken care of.

While I was sitting in the waiting room, I noticed my loss of hearing due to the foreign object in my left ear. My left ear is stronger than my right, and I use it for all of my detailed listening and to hear things behind me. I struggled to hear the TV was on my left side and conversations going on behind me. When I was taken to the exam room, I could barely hear the medical assistant behind me giving me directions on where to turn. I was not comfortable at all.earbuds

Things can also hinder our hearing when it comes to listening for God’s voice. We let sin control our lives. We live in fear and don’t trust God in our circumstances. We listen to the lies that the enemy feeds us. We also are very quick to speak rather than to listen. In prayer we jump to start asking God for our desires and complain about what’s going wrong in life at the moment. We don’t take time to listen to what He has to say. Sin, fear, listening to the enemy, and speaking before listening are like the ear bud that was stuck in my ear. It may be small but makes a big difference.