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Prayer Devotion: To Seek God First

Prayer Devotion: To Seek God First

When the decision is out of your hands and you deeply desire it or desperately need it to be in your favor, the feeling of powerlessness can be overwhelming. You are not powerless when you are God’s. You can seek first His kingdom. Do you know what that really means?...

Prayer Devotion: Lord Show Me The Way

Prayer Devotion: Lord Show Me The Way

God is faithful even when we are not. He is an ever-present help, and asks us to come before Him without fear. It is why we can offer honest prayers. I invite you to make this one your own. Lord, make a way, but not just any way. Make the way You have for me. Forge...

Presence Session Devotion: Enough Time

Presence Session Devotion: Enough Time

I have ideas—more than anyone can pursue in a lifetime. I bet your minds are swirling with them and notebooks are filled with them, too. The question is which ones do we follow? Inspiration is everywhere, and I get a little too inspired sometimes.     I want...

Presence Session Devotion: Dream and Invite God

Presence Session Devotion: Dream and Invite God

At new beginnings like the New Year we tend to think about our future. We dream a little more, make plans, write down goals. Some of us have become good at reaching our goals. Others are still trying to find our way.     Do you ever feel a hinderance to...

Presence Session Devotion: Together Lord

Presence Session Devotion: Together Lord

I am not sure what feelings the New Year brings for you, but it always brings mixed emotions for me—celebration mingled with regrets. I came and keep on coming to God with all the feelings and honest prayers. I invite you to also.     Lord, there are so many...

Presence Session Devotion: Lovers of God’s Presence

Presence Session Devotion: Lovers of God’s Presence

May we long for God's presence, as He longs for ours. May we delight in God's presence, as He delights in ours. May we be lovers of God's presence, as He is a lover of ours.     God wants to be with us. Sometimes the truth of His affection for us gets lost...

Presence Session: Come Fall Afresh On Me Lord

Presence Session: Come Fall Afresh On Me Lord

Today, each of us are facing the Monday after Christmas. And whether Christmas week was wonderful or not so much, I imagine that exhaustion has set in for you. Or, maybe just for me. I really did not want to wake up this morning. It’s not just physical exhaustion...

Presence Session Devotion: A Child is Given

Presence Session Devotion: A Child is Given

"The virgin will conceive a child. She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us'" (Isaiah 7:14).     During worship at our Christmas Eve service, I found myself praying these words for you and my family as well. I...

Presence Session Devotion: Remember Who Lives in You

Presence Session Devotion: Remember Who Lives in You

We struggle. As women, we struggle over so many things, especially when our emotions and hormones are not the way they should be. It is easy for us to go about our days, dealing with the struggle of life, and forget that there is also an enemy who is against us. The...

Presence Session Devotion: A Holy Exchange

Presence Session Devotion: A Holy Exchange

Sister friends, I pray that as you pray this, you will have an encounter with your Heavenly Father. I pray the walls will come down and you will approach His throne of grace—free of shame.     Father, call me. Call me by name. Call me so that I may hear the...

Presence Session Devotion: God’s Already Provided

Presence Session Devotion: God’s Already Provided

Lying in bed with my four-year old girl recently, I was reading through our Presence Study. When I came to Exodus 29:46 and read these words, “And they will know that I am Yahweh their God...” she stopped me and said, “What does that word mean, Mommy? It sounds like...

Presence Session Devotion: God is There Still

Presence Session Devotion: God is There Still

I find myself reaching out to God more and more often in the most random of places. Even still, every time I reach up, He reaches down. What I'm learning—what I know—is that everywhere I am, God is.     And what I'm searching and seeking and running hard...

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