When God moves you to take a step of faith… TAKE THE STEP. You never know what might be in store.
What I’m learning… When God gives you a dream, it often means cultivating new habits…..and fresh faith!
Sharing the new venture God laid on my heart. Has He put a dream in your heart? Do you struggle with doubts, frustration, the waiting, whether you’re hearing….? Join me on YouTube as I chronicle steps of faith. Let’s walk it out together!
It’s been three weeks since Though I Stumble released, and I’ve been so encouraged by the feedback. The overarching theme seems to be resonating, as people tell me that they are determined to keep running for Christ, even if they stumble. I praise God for that. In the months and months of writing, you wonder if you’re hearing from God, if the story is making sense, and whether anyone will be impacted by it. That’s always my prayer. Yes, I want my books to be entertaining—but I especially hope that they minister.
For those of you who are doing the companion In Hot Pursuit study, I pray that that has been a blessing as well. Video #4 is the last in the series. In this life, we will stumble. But are you determined to keep running?
Wishing you and yours a blessed Merry Christmas! May the love, joy, and peace of the season be yours in full measure.
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free . . .” (Galatians 5:1). As believers, though we’ve been set free in Christ, we can find ourselves in bondage once again in numerous ways. Video #3 in the series speaks to the need to free ourselves so that we can run unhindered.
May the Lord give us grace to run free!
If we want to effectively run for Christ, one of the first things we need to do is to “gird up.” Video #2 in the series talks about what that means, as well as other vital aspects to staying focused.
Praying the Lord gives us all grace to gird up and run well!
In my last post about the release of Though I Stumble, I said I was excited to share something more. Some of you may remember the study we did here on the blog called, In Hot Pursuit. Believe it or not, that was nearly five years ago! It’s been on my heart to re-write that study in a more accessible way. I’m excited that by God’s grace, I was finally able to do it. A “mini-devotional study” with four lessons, it will be available for download as a companion to Though I Stumble on Friday, December 2. Continue Reading…
I’m hyper aware of my need for grace. I don’t think a day goes by without thinking about grace and praying for grace. Maybe it’s because, as a writer, I hit enough walls trying to figure out where to go next, what word fits just right, how to sync several plot threads . . . Or maybe because I’m quick to get an attitude or react with wrong words. And then there are the thoughts I don’t want to think and feelings I don’t want to feel (don’t you hate when you “feel” offended or slighted or anxious . . . and you really don’t want to?).
I’ve never been big on making New Year’s resolutions. But as I think back to the beginning of 2015, I did have a few plans in mind. The first thing I thought to do was to shut down my YouTube channel. It had been a while since I’d done a video, and I was in a “less is more” mode with respect to social media.
But sometime in January, someone asked if I’d done a video on how I study the Bible. I thought that was kind of odd. “No,” I said. “Haven’t done one.”
“Would you consider doing one?”
“Actually, I doubt it,” I said, “since I’m thinking about shutting down my channel.” Also, I wasn’t sure what tips I’d give in such a video. So, um, no.
It’s a subject we don’t often talk about, let alone confess. But “jealousy” is the theme this week in our Periscope group—#PeriSistersinChrist—which means it’s also been the subject of my morning #devoscope . . . and I’ve been blessed and blown away by what the women have shared on the subject. We’ve explored the multitude of ways jealousy rears its ugly head, and what needs to happen when it does.
We need to kill it.
It’s hard to escape at least the temptation toward jealousy. As we deal with that ongoing battle of flesh versus Spirit (Galatians 5:17), I pray you find this video helpful.
P.S. To join the live broadcast in the morning, you can tune in at 9 am CST; 10 am EST here: https://www.periscope.tv/kimcashtate. To interact on the broadcast, you can download the Periscope app, follow me @kimcashtate, and watch/comment from your phone. The replay of all #devoscopes can be found here.