When I walked through the door of my mom’s house, her first question was: Suzie, where’s your coat? When she discovered that I hadn’t brought a coat, she rummaged in her closet until she found one.
My first instinct was to remind her that if I wanted a coat, I would have worn one. Or to tease her and tell her that I didn’t want to wear a coat to make her feel warmer.
When I took over the KLRC Prayer Ministry, I really didn’t know what to expect. I scrolled through the prayer requests at KLRC.com, mentioned them in prayer, clicked the “I Prayed For This” button and went about my day. I quickly realized that many of the request were huge, desperate situations, with much greater need than I anticipated. I began to feel helpless and lacking in power. Then I was quickly reminded of a scripture, Romans 8:26, “The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans."
I speak for a living.
That’s why, over the course of studying the book of James with my small group this year, there’s one particular verse I haven’t been able to shake from my mind.
Even a few minutes reading the Bible can have so much impact! As we start a new work-week, let’s take a few minutes to remind ourselves of some life-changing truth! Take a moment to connect with God through His Word.
Today is a "Grace Day" in the 21 Day Challenge. Today is a day to rest, reflect, or replay (get caught up on what you missed this week, or take a another look).
If God has done something in your heart this week, we would love to hear about it! Join the 21-Day Challenge FB group, send us an email or call 1-800-909-KLRC and share your story.
"Mentor" as a title can carry some serious weight. When I used to hear the word, in my mind it ranked somewhere between "sage advice-giver" and "Jedi Master." I pictured a well put together guru who had all the answers to life’s problems. To me, a mentor was somebody who built their own furniture, restored a car, and regularly read the newspaper for some reason. They're the ones that figured it all out. They never texted their parents asking how to fill out tax forms and they certainly never burned themselves pulling a Hot Pocket out of the microwave for breakfast.
This Monday we’re going to start playing a brand new song from Citizen Way called "I Will." Today, you get to hear the heart behind the song.
As we welcome a new year, all kinds of questions are thrown around. Questions like, "What am I starting? What am I stopping? What do I need to add more of and what do I need to cut back on?"
In all of those questions we can experience both excitement and sometimes pressure; pressure that can lead to shame and guilt when our first few weeks of a new year don't quite go as planned. We begin to say things like, "I just need to try harder," or "it's never going to work, I should just give up."
Today’s challenge is to connect with God by praying for those affected by the tragedy of human trafficking, and praying for an end to this modern day slavery!
You can join our friends at Tiny Hands and be part of the One Girl Prayer Project!
Do you ever feel like it's your responsibility to have everything in life figured out? After all, if you don't keep all the plates spinning, who will? The problem is we soon realize it's hard enough to solve our own problems and issues, much less everyone else's.
Watch the video below as Kara explains how having everything figured out may not be our job after all.