God’s Promises and Our Christ-Centered Goals

The seed is the word of God.  I have always believed that this passage from Luke 8 was only about salvation.  But, as I read this, pondered it, and prayed over it, I could see how these very words of Jesus could be applied to the Christian goal setting process as well!  

This passage is about salvation! Yet, it’s about so much more than “beginning” belief! God’s words are the bread of life and the very breath we live by!  The words of God are His very promises that fill our hearts and our lives.   His words are the appointment He has given to us! His words are the LIFE-GIVING FORCE that drives the Universe.  The seed is the word of God.  

Wait, what?!  Let me repeat this as Jesus often did with things that were important!  The seed is the word of God.  The word of God is the breath and the promise He has planted as a seed in your heart.  The word of God is the LIFE-GIVING FORCE that brought forth light in the beginning. The word of God is the sword that fights the Enemy, pierces hearts, and changes nations.  The word of God is the very thing that spoke you into motion and promises to do amazing things through you, His handiwork. The seed, dear sister, is the word of God!
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So, how does the parable of the sower apply to goal setting?

4 Ways to Create a Rest Cycle while Setting Christ-centered Goals

Rest is a concept that I struggle with.  The Enemy knows my Martha heart and makes every effort to pressure me to run faster and do more.  As a goal setter and a go-getter, the temptation to run at the world’s pace instead of the Lord’s pace is always before me.

A Hebrews 12 race is not about running to the goal as hard and as fast as possible.  A Hebrews 12 race is about knowing our purpose, to know our appointment, and to run at the pace the Lord has appointed us to move.  It is about seeing others the way that Jesus sees them. We cannot serve others if we can’t see them. Slow down, sister, and SEE THE PEOPLE you serve with the eyes of Christ.

By fixing my eyes on Jesus, I quit comparing my pace to the pace of other sisters in Christ.  By fixing my eyes on Jesus, I learn to pause and to be still when He commands. By fixing my eyes on Jesus, I relieve my Martha heart to be just a little more like Mary.  By fixing my eyes on Jesus, when he says, “Go in peace,” I know that my race is not yet finished and it’s time to return to the race he marked out for me with my eyes on Jesus.  

Creating a Laundry Routine that Saved my Sanity

Laundry-The Bane of My Existence For years, laundry was the bane of my existence. If there were any house chore that could have been an Achilles’ heel, this one was it. For years my three gloriously messy children sent me one garment after another to clean just for them to mess again! Oh, and my …

Seven At-Home Fitness Challenges for Every Woman

Fitness.  Temple Training.  Self-Discipline.
If those three words bring about fear, loathing, or just an overwhelming “UGH” then this post is for YOU.  Maybe you’re already working on running a Hebrews 12 Race and have created daily goals, but fitness and training your temple is the tough spot.  Sister, I get it.  I KNOW it.  I’ve been there.  For years I struggled with fear, loathing, and overwhelm in so many areas of my life, (read it here) so I DO GET IT.  I hear from a LOT of women who share their hearts with the following reasons fitness is difficult for them so I’m praying the words and tools I give you today help you in this area!