The Pressing

By: Kandy Persall From outward appearances, the terra cotta lump is merely a bulk of clay. Indeed the pliable mud is no better than any other, consisting only of sand, silt, water, and finely crushed minerals. This ordinary adobe bears the destiny of becoming another piece of unremarkable pottery.  The only difference lies in the hand of the potter. If the artisan is skilled …

Prayer of Desperation

Holy Father,  Desperation is often the best incentive to get me into Your Presence. Some of our best times together are when I’ve come to You in a dire circumstance. C.S.Lewis was right when he said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” I hear You best when I am desperate to …

When God Seems Slow

Truth perforated his heart with his own sharp reflection. The face looking at him from the placid pond penetrated with piercing perception. He was unique, one-of-a-kind, and yet incomplete. The prodding awareness had been dogging him for days. Time so newly formed, passed slowly, one day as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day. Up to this …

Prayer for Returning Missionaries

  Holy Father,      Thank You for being the God of all comfort and encouragement (1 Corinthians 1:3). I know someone special that is in desperate need of a Comforter. After years on the mission field, _________ is now coming “home”. Years ago, You called them to serve You. They obeyed, not really knowing where they were going or what …

When Things Seem Bleak

  My dear child,   Things before you are not as they seem. From outward appearance, the situation appears as overwhelming and ghastly. You see it as a great, immovable fortresses which are against My Kingdom purpose.   Come here, my love. Let me remove the blinders that are blocking your sight (2 Corinthians 3:16).   I’ve allowed these situations to awaken you from …

Your Way Was in the Sea

I’m super excited about today’s post. Carrie Vipperman has guest posted for us before, but something about today’s post spoke specifically to you. Pretty sure it will grant you fresh insight as well.   Thanks, Carrie, for sharing from your heart. These aren’t just words, this are what E.M. Bounds calls “spiritual unction!” ——————-     “I don’t remember the exact …

Awakening From a Spiritual Winter

  Spring. A time of daffodils, crocus and tulips. Vibrant with color and bursting with life.   But, I’ve discovered that bulbs aren’t the only things that bloom in spring.   Weeds are also popping their unwelcome sprouts out of the ground.   At first, it’s hard to tell the difference between the two. Both are a tiny, green blade. …