The Romans Project (Chapter 6)

“Because the truth is a lot of us are a wreck, but God saved us all from the wreckage. You don’t have to go down with the ship when God has sent you a lifeboat.”

I’ve been pushing this back for a long time now, but not anymore. I’ve been under attack and I’m finally beginning to see the pattern. I strongly believe that there is something powerful contained within the notes I took over Romans 6, and by deciding to share that, Satan has been busy trying to persuade me in doing otherwise.

This is not to say that it’s all me—on the contrary what I am saying is that the things God spoke to me while studying this chapter are things that others out there need to hear as well. Anytime you do work for the kingdom or go to put something in motion to build up the kingdom that’s usually when Satan comes rearing his ugly head. Understand the pattern, press forward and continue doing the will of the Father.

I was instructed (by the Lord) to study Romans 6-8 because I was struggling with understanding the importance of His sacrifice, the power of His grace and mercy…studying Romans 6 helped me to see I had to stop beating myself up or discounting God’s power every time I fell. Basically what I was saying when I did that was, “God can save anyone. Just not me.”

My prayer for you is that as you come along with me on this journey through Romans 6 is that you will learn not to put so much pressure on yourself to be…well…PERFECT. God gave us freedom in Him—He already knows we’ll fall, but He also made a way for us to get back up and into the fight.

We’ll start with Romans 6:1,

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? (Rom. 6:1 KJV)

Here are my three points for Rom. 6:1,
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Battle Cry (Poem)

(I’ve been struggling to get something, anything on the page lately. I pray this poem encourages all of those going through the same battle)

Battle Cry                         5/23/14

I’m battling through laziness
Doubts and self deprivation
I’m battling
Every time I lay a pen to the paper
My fingertips to the keys
I’m battling
Struggling to breathe
I’m battling
I’m fighting
And it feels like no one is in this
Except for me
But I know my God is with me
Lord show me what I’m not seeing
What is it that I’m missing?

I’m battling
I’m battling through.

Darkness fades
Light pours out from the lamp stand
But the bulb’s pretty dim
Lit
I’m taking licks like a designated
Whipping post
Beat me up
I beat up me
Ever try to create a work of art
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Let’s Catch Up, Shall We?

It’s been a minute since I’ve been in here…so I thought I’d give you an update.

I’m in grad school–nearly done with my first year (PRAISE THE LORD); it has NOT be easy, by far.

I’m still working on my book (due to come out Dec. 14, 2014). I’m also starting over from scratch…that’s a long story, but I’ll share that with you in due time (those who follow me on twitter or Facebook already know the story behind that).

Pray that God continues to work on me. Lately I’ve been feeling discouraged when I go to write. I’ll be motivated, I’ll go to write a poem up, then suddenly I don’t want to write anymore. So I’m asking you pray with me that God helps me to push past myself to do His will.

Great things are coming–today makes the 1 year anniversary of this blog and I thank each and every one of you for following and liking, reblogging my posts! Thank you for your support.

#StayTuned 😉

 

PS
I know I might regret this, but I would appreciate it if you would comment on my posts. I feel that as a writer, I can’t get better without critique. Trust–I DO know the difference between critique and nasty or belittling comments. Those comments will get deleted, so don’t try it.