DEVOTIONALS

On Loving Your Enemies: A John 13 Devotional

We're diving into a John 13 Bible study on loving our enemies. This may be one of the hardest thing God asks us to do, so it begs to question—how are we exhibiting this in our own lives? How are we showing up and loving those on the fringes, those who disagree with us in every way? Let's get to it.

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When Friendships Fade: How to Stay Positive

For today's blog, I'm touching on the beauty of friendship, but also, how to stay positive when those friendships fade, whether through long distance or time. God brings people into your life, sometimes for a short season or so. Here's how to focus on God, keep your head held high, and love your sisters in Christ no matter what.

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How to Stand Up for What's Right (Even When It's Hard!)

For today's blog post, I'm sharing some helpful Bible verses to bolster your confidence and remind you of Jesus' way of life. Living in alignment with the Gospel is never easy, never the cultural norm, but it is possible (and very much worth it!)

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10 Things I've Learned About God Through Motherhood

Motherhood, with all of its unique trials and moments of intricate beauty, ultimately points us to God. There's so much to learn about Jesus through caring for our little ones, and I hope this message encourages you to share your story, too, as well as consider how He's been with you every step of the way.

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The Key to Resisting Bitterness & Being a Cheerful Giver

Why is it so hard to be cheerful? To be generous? Makes it tough for this month in particular—the ultimate season of giving, of serving, of happiness, of togetherness. In today's post, we’re unpacking the importance of reconnecting with the one true source of life—God's Word. This is the key to resisting bitterness.

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Work & Rest: The Key to Finding Balance

It's fall, y'all! Let's discuss work/life balance and see what God has to say on the subject. It's tough to keep Him at the center of everything, and yet, it's what we're called to do. Here are some Bible verses to help structure your day and feel at ease in a quickly changing, fast-paced world.

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Let God Inspire Your Daily Work—Whatever That May Be

You have a unique opportunity to invite Jesus into your daily work and let Him inspire your creativity. After all, He is the Creator of everything—the true source of our productivity, accomplishments, healthy relationships, and the list goes on and on. Here's our deep dive into work: what God has to say about it and how we can invite Him into every part of our day.

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Calming Prayers for the Anxious Heart

You're not alone in your anxiety, LiF sister. Whatever it is that's creating anxiety, whether it's some sort of incident or even if there's really no real reason for it at all, know that Jesus is here and He is for you. Here are some calming prayers to soothe your chaotic thoughts and remind you of God's love and care for you.

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How to Pray When You Can't Find the Words

Prayer life isn't always an easy part of the Christian faith. Sure, we may experience times where we just feel on fire for Christ and our prayer time just comes easily, but there are also quieter seasons where we just feel listless and confused. Here are a few ideas to get the ideas flowing and your conversation with Jesus going, as well as some passages of Scripture to meditate on.

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Never Say Never & Other Things We've Learned From Refusing God

Have you ever said no to God? Today's devotional is a deep dive into the world of Jonah. It's a perfect example of what happens when we try to run from God. Spoiler alert—we can't! Regardless of our rebellion, God will have His way and in this we can rejoice. After all, He know's what's best, anyways.

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Work Hard Pray Hard

Happy October! We're pleased to share with you this month's theme: Work Hard, Pray Hard. We wanted to create some space to focus on living a prayerful life—one that meets your busy schedule. For every day you strive to do good things in our world, you should be inviting Jesus into your heart through prayer. 

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Disappointment & Shame: God Using Imperfect Vessels to Do His Work

Far beyond our own insecurities and earthly doubts lay a greater purpose—one that somehow makes this cold world bearable: Jesus is at work among us. Today, I'm focusing on how God chooses to use us to accomplish His will and further His kingdom work, and how this is exactly the type of news we need to keep trudging onward. 

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How to Build Your Testimony & Share God's Story in Your Life

For today's blog post, I'm focusing on the power of sharing your testimony, as well as breaking it down into tangible steps. I get it—sharing your story can be daunting. Remember, this isn't just about you, it's about what God has been doing through your life, amidst the highs and lows. 

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Come to the Table: God's Vision for Abundance in Your Life

At some point or another, we all have thoughts revolving around this idea of scarcity. We think we'll never have what we need to be truly satisfied. Instead of feeling fulfilled, we'll spend our lives in comparison, always wishing we had more. For today's devotional, I'm diving into a popular passage from Isaiah 55 on coming to the table and being completely satisfied in Christ.

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Falling Up: God Uses Our Brokenness for His Glory

God has always been in the business of taking what's broken and making it beautiful, restorative, and wholly unique. Anything touched by God instantly becomes better—something far greater than we could ever imagine. This is true for your story, too. This is the first post of our fall theme, Falling Up.

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Don't Give Up—Fight the Good Fight of Faith

It doesn't take long to realize what reigns in our world—money, envy, all the things! Standing in stark contrast to these is the Gospel. When the world promotes living for ourselves, Jesus calls us to die to ourselves. Here's your uplifting devotional from 1 Timothy 6, encouraging believers to fight the good fight of faith and endure, despite all odds. Only in Jesus can we find true contentment.

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The Striking Beauty of Acts & the Influence of the Early Church

Here's your daily devotional on the book of Acts, an incredible witness of the apostles carrying out Christ's mission. Consider this your go-to resource to be emboldened for Jesus! There's much kingdom work to be done on this earth, LiF sister, but with God's help, it is more than possible.

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Grow Where You're Planted: A Guide to the Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower is a well-known narrative told in the Gospels. It's a story depicting how seeds grow in different soils, or rather, how faith grows in the hearts of believers and their differing environments. Today, I’m giving you some  inspiration on remaining close to God, despite the pressures of our world. 

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How to Say No to Comparison and Trust God’s Plan For You

Feeling like you just don't measure up? Recognize how deeply loved you are with today's blog post! We're sharing powerful verses from Scripture on how to kick comparison to the curb—for good.

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Living in Love: A Step By Step Guide to Hospitality This Summer

The kingdom of God is at hand! We as Christians have a unique opportunity to spread the love of Jesus through our acts of service. Serve your community in real, tangible ways with our step-by-step hospitality guide—perfect for those summer plans.

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How to Connect With Jesus on Your Next Weekend Getaway

One relaxing, vacation-worthy devotional headed your way! Soak up the sun and get the inspiration you need with this quiet time crafted for your next weekend getaway with the family.

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Sharing the Gospel: What to Say & How to Overcome Fear

Looking to share the love of Jesus with someone you know? We understand just how daunting it can be, but we're here to help! We're sharing five key reminders to focus on to overcome fear and tell the truth boldly (and lovingly!) the next time you're sharing the Gospel with someone.

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Feeling Lost? Revive Your Faith With These 3 Steps

Feel like your faith is getting stale? When was the last time you felt like you were growing and maturing in your apprenticeship to Jesus? If it's been a while, you're not alone. Today, we're sharing three quick and easy ways to reconnect with Jesus and gain inspiration for your faith journey.

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Top 5 Bible Verses for Healing & Comfort

We live in a broken world. Every day we see evidence of this, from the events being recounted on the news or the personal tragedy we experience in our daily lives. This world is not as it should be. Today, we’re focusing on our favorite Bible verses for healing and comfort. We hope it provides some light in this difficult season.

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Cultivating Peace in an Uncertain World

The certainty of God's presence, the assurance of your deepest desires, the place in heaven for you—these are all things you must fight to acknowledge and keep at the forefront of your mind. Learn how to cultivate and protect your peace (the assurance of the Gospel) in today's blog post.

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3 Ways God Is Making All Things New—in YOU!

In sin, we were lost and listless. We didn’t belong to anything but darkness. But God, being rich and merciful, has invited you take part of His new kingdom. He’s set on transforming you to become more lovely than you could ever imagine. Get excited, get hopeful. Here are 3 ways God is making things new in you. 

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Finding True Rest For Your Soul in Jesus Christ

Feeling anxious lately? We're unpacking all the ways Jesus provides divine rest for our souls—the kind of rest we cannot find anywhere else in Creation, though we try! Here are a few ways we can count on Jesus to provide the ultimate rest we've been longing for and so desperately need. 

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