Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dreaming Big

When you were a child, did you ever dream?
Did you dream of doing big, impossible things?
Or of things that were within your grasp, within reality?
Did any of those dreams become reality?

So often, we get stuck in routine, in the day to day life.
If I were to ask you, "What is your dream for you life?"
"What is your biggest dream?"
"What is the deepest desire of your heart?"

This has been a discussion point lately for me, and my best friend Samantha lately.
We in some capacity have lost the desire to dream.
But God has been stirring something deep with in our hearts the last few weeks.

He is awaking our hearts. 
We are coming before the Lord as open vessels,
willing to be faithful and obedient to what He asks.
We have a dream to go on a mission trip together.
To India.
Or where ever God would have us.

We want to dream big for God's glory.
We want to quit limiting God by putting Him in a box.
By putting our dreams in a box.

The Lord seeks a willing heart, you may not be "the best" "the greatest" "the most able" but you are the most willing, God can and does work miracles in that.

~Set Apart for Him~

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stand Strong

The deeper I delve into the mysterious of God,
The faster I run into spiritual warfare,
The harder I pray,
The deeper I love,
The harder the enemy hits.

This has been my lesson for the past few weeks. 
I would be lying to you if I said I passed very test,
resisted every temptation,
ignored every lie.
I have fallen in battle, I have been wounded. But God's grace is sufficient.
In my weakness He is strong.

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses
Galatians 5:1
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery
You see friends, God knew that we would fall. He knew we would need His help, and His truth. Take courage dear friends, walk in grace and truth. I encourage you all to pray on the armor of God daily, not just once but through out the day. Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes and soften your heart to the schemes of the enemy that you may stand strong against them.

Lord, help me to be a woman of prayer, a warrior in battle, a woman of purity and righteousness, a woman after Your heart. A set apart woman for Your glory.

~Set Apart in Him~

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The season I have prayed for

The Lord is so faithful.

I am so blessed. School is going well, despite the heavy homework load. I have a job that I love, as a teacher aide to a 1 yr old classroom! I am living with my best friend, who loves the Lord with all her heart. We pursue the Lord together, challenge one another, pray together everyday. I have found a church that I LOVE, I am getting involved in youth ministry there, as well as college ministry and hopefully get plugged into a small group too. I work out 3-5 times a week, and enjoy it! My relationship with the Lord is growing, and can be so painful, but it is so good.

The Lord is answering the deep desires of my heart, as He told me He would in this season, a few months ago. I love where I am in life, this is what I have always desired, to live this life so in love with the Lord. I used to doubt that this time would come, that I would really be the woman of God that I wanted to be. And here I am, in God's perfect will.

~Set Apart for Him~

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I have recently discovered how content and absolutely blessed I am by this current season of life. 

One thing that I have a deep desire in my heart for, is to someday get married. I will soon be 22, which is by no means old. For some reason over the last year or so, I have felt this need to find the man of my dreams and settle down. Thankfully the Lord has changed my heart, I am so incredibly happy being single. There is no potential of a relationship in my life anytime soon, and I love that. I am blessed to live with 3 other godly women, my best friend and I (who is also my roommate) pray together in the morning and at night, it is such a blessing to be held accountable, to pray for one another, and worship God together.

I started college after my 2 year break,  I am now in my second week and really enjoy it! We are also hosting a bible study starting next week that I am super excited about.

The Lord continues to show me His faithfulness, I am still looking for a job, and He still provides everything I need financially, emotionally, and spiritually. This is the season that I have prayed for, for years. And now I am living this set apart life.

It is truly a blessing. I will continue to serve the Lord, no matter what my relationship status is, no matter my employment status, no matter the balance of my checking account. 

~Set Apart~