Being REFRESHED

Refresh-the-weary-smallHello LASF Ladies!

Have you ever taken a moment and noticed your surroundings?  Noticed all the things that grow and happen in creation?  Noticed a sunrise on a crisp, clear, Winter morning and all the colors it produces?  And when we take that moment and take a deep breathe a sense of refreshing begins to happen.  Why is this?

In Isaiah 6:3 we read:  And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”

Nature, all living things, the awesome array of colors we see are made by God and show us His glory.  The whole earth is full of His glory.  In Genesis it says that we are made in God’s image and He breathed life into us.  So, it totally makes sense why we feel refreshed when we spend time in God’s creation.  We are being washed in His glory, being refreshed by God and His glory.

Ladies, are you weary and need to be refreshed?

Jeremiah 31:25 says, I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

A Little Challenge:  One way to allow the Lord to refresh you and your soul is to let His creation refresh you.

  • I want to encourage you this week to take a moment, breathe deep and observe God’s creation: His glory.
    • I know that when you do you will begin to feel the Lord refresh your weary soul.
    • For me, whenever I watch a sunrise or sunset I am filled up with awe and wonder and my soul feels refreshed.  The colors in the sky are amazing and it just fills me up!
  • I would love to hear what you observed in creation and how the Lord refreshed you.
    • Leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you and be encouraged.

As always, your print-able is ready for you to print off to continue to be reminded that God wants to refresh the weary and will satisfy the faint, that means He wants to refresh and satisfy you and your soul.  How awesome is that!  God is so good.

Have a super week and keep watch in your inbox next Tuesday for your gift of encouragement!

Blessings Always, Krista

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PRINT-ABLES

  • Print-able: I will refresh the weary – Click Here
  • Print-able: I will refresh the weary small – Click Here

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He REFRESHES Your Soul!

refreshes-printable-smHello LASF Ladies!

I am ready for a new year. 

Are you?

I am ready for the Lord to wash over my soul and be REFRESHED!

Are you?

Let’s take this month to allow the Lord to do just this:  Allow the Lord to make your soul fresh again.  Once you are refreshed, you will be ready to follow what the Lord has planned for you this year.  Let’s get started!

I was reading Psalm 23 and what a great place to start and begin allowing the Lord to REFRESH our soul.  He wants to REFRESH your soul.

Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV) says:

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.

I believe that when we follow our Shepherd (we follow Him by obeying His word) we will lack nothing in our soul. It is like lying in green pastures.  God’s word is like being by quiet waters.  It REFRESHES your soul.  Also, when we obey and follow His word we will be walking on the right path, the path that leads to Him and ultimately heaven.

Our circumstances do not really matter.  They can be calm or crazy, awesome or horrific, grounding or unsettling.  What really matters is our soul.  When our soul is refreshed, we can then live.  Truly live no matter the circumstances.

I want to encourage you to take a moment and read PSALM 23.  Then as you print off your print-able may you be encouraged and reminded this week to allow the Lord to REFRESH your soul.  Oh, I also have a print-able that you can use as wallpaper on your electronic device to be reminded that the Lord wants to refresh your soul.  Mine is on my phone as my lock screen saver!  I love it!!!

I look forward to seeing you next week for Talk-able Tuesday!

Blessings Always, Krista

P.S.  LASF is going to implement some new changes this year.   You can read about them below your print-ables!

A Note from me to you:   We are changing a few things this year! (YAY!) I believe that when we have God’s word in our minds, we are better equipped to live each day and impact our world for Him.  I also believe that as believers encouraging each other is vital and biblical.  So with this in mind:

  • This year I want to send you weekly encouragement from God’s word. 
    • Each Tuesday in your inbox there will be encouragement waiting for you to open! 
    • It’s like receiving a gift every week 🙂
    • You do not know exactly what you will get, but you know it will be encouraging to you and your soul!
    • If you know other ladies who would love weekly encouragement, you can send them this link, https://livingasustainablefaith.com/join-our-email-list/.  All they have to do is join my email list and they will get a gift of encouragement each Tuesday!
  • I will be producing one podcast Talk-able a month.  This is where I like to share more personally with you about the topic we are focusing on in that month.
  • “LASF 4 Ladies” Facebook page (I am excited about this) will be a more interactive place where we can all share and encourage each other with what God is doing in our lives through posts, pics, quotes, and bible verses.
      • God’s word says in Hebrews 10:24-25  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
      • And says in Romans 14:19 says, So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual up-building.
    • I would love for you to join “LASF 4 Ladies” FB page CLICK HERE and click the Follow button at the top of the page and start posting encouragement for all to be built up!
    • I will keep you posted as this rolls out more during this month!

Again, blessings and see you next week for Talk-alble Tuesday. ~ Krista

Happy New Year to You!

HNY-color-fix-2-smHello LASF Ladies!

We made it to 2021.  Wow!

The word REFRESH keeps coming to my mind.  Are you in need of some REFRESHMENT?  I know I am.

As this month continues and we are in the word, I am looking forward to allowing the Lord to REFRESH our souls.

May you have a wonderful relaxing New Year’s Day!

I will see you this coming Tuesday, Jan. 5th for “Talk-able Tuesday”.  Keep watch in your inbox and get ready to open your gift of encouragement from LASF.

Talk soon!
Blessings,
Krista

A Merry Christmas Color-able for You!

Merry Christmas Ladies,

I thought for Christmas I would give you a fun color-able to be able to take a moment from all the busy and

Isn’t is amazing that after more than two thousand years, the birth of Jesus is still celebrated and still awesome that His saving grace extends to us all.

May you have a very Merry Christmas and I am looking forward to seeing you in the new year.

Blessings to you,

Krista

For your large Christmas Color-able CLICK HERE

For you small Christmas Color-able CLICK HERE

Talk-able Tuesday – Exciting News!

Ladies, Have you ever had exciting pivotal news to share?

Did you make Preparations to announce your exciting pivotal news? How did you share your news? Who did you share your news with? And where did you announce your news?

Thousands of years ago, God was doing just these things. He did all the things to prepare the way for His exciting pivotal news to announced and spread to all mankind!

Come and join me on my podcast to hear about God’s exciting news! Click Here

Blessings as you listen and are encouraged with God’s word.

AND

as always here is a print-able for you to print off to continue to be encouraged with God’s word.

Exciting News Print-able large: Click Here

Exciting News Print-able small: Click Here

See you there and blessings to you!

Krista

Listen Now 🙂

Talk-able Tuesday – You Are AWESOME!

Blessings-Eph.1_3Hello Ladies!

It is so good to talk with you and be back with you for a talk-able!

Did you know that you are AWESOME?  You are.  Really!  You are unique!  You are special with all you talents, quirks, and abilities!

Do you ever find it difficult to take a compliment?  I mean really accept it into your heart and not just brush it off as not really important or take it to encourage you in that moment?  I think many of us so this.

If you have a difficult time listening to me or others, I want to encourage you to join me for today’s talk-able and get ready to hear what God has to say about you.  (Spoiler alert:  He thinks you are AWESOME!)  He also has given you so many blessings.

Come and join me for my talk-able titled: You Are AWESOME!

May you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and may you remember that you are Awesome and you have so many blessings you have from God.

We have so much to be Thankful for.

Krista

Click Here & Join me for my Podcast Talk-able 🙂

For today’s Print-able Large – Click Here

For today’s Print-able Small – Click Here

Hello Ladies, Our Christmas Cards are Ready!

Glory to God note cards low resHello Ladies,
I pray that all is going well for each one of you. November is here and the Holidays are around the corner.  We have snow on the ground already.  I am so thankful that I have my little piece of dirt all ready for Winter.  How was your October?   I have missed talking and sharing with you all.

As I was getting things ready for Winter here in my property, I was also able to create some Christmas Cards and I am so excited to be able to share them with you! 

What a great message to send this season.  Because Jesus came, died and rose again there is now PEACE that can be found here on Earth.  A PEACE we have when Jesus is our Savior.  We know that no matter what happens here we have an eternal inheritance with God in Heaven. What an awesome gift and what a wonderful message to share this season.

Take a look at our Christmas Cards 🙂

And To let you know:

Watch your inbox on Tuesday, November 24th!

  • My next Talk-able will be coming your way. 
  • Come and hear from God’s word.  He thinks you are AWESOME!

Thank You & Let’s Celebrate!

Hello Ladies!

Thank you, Thank You!, THANK YOU!!!

I could not have done this without you!

I have thank you gifts to give away!

Why am I excited and full of thanks?

  • Today Living a Sustainable Faith is 1 year old
  • AND it is
  • International Coffee Day. 

What two great things to Celebrate! 

Come and join me in my video where I thank you and give some thank you gifts away. 

You ladies are the best.

See you in the video, Krista

P.S.  I wanted to go live in FB but to be totally honest I have never gone live before and I did not have time to figure it out.  So sorry about that.  Please forgive me for my technical difficulties.

Prayer: Putting Your Faith in Action

Hello Ladies!
You may have noticed that I am a week late.  I am sorry for the delay.  Have you ever had those weeks that are just plain difficult and difficult in more than on area?  Well these past couple weeks have been just that.
So much so that I have been on my knees in prayer to my Father, our Father, to give me peace, guidance and wisdom. 

Isn’t it just like the Lord to to give you what you need just when you need it? 

God knew that these past couple weeks would require prayer and some times prayer on my knees in obedience to His word to bring everything to Him in prayer, and to pray without ceasing. So, as I was video taping, editing the videos, and creating the print-ables for today’s talk-able entitled Putting Your Faith into action through prayer, I was putting my own Faith into action through prayer.  It is amazing to come to the other side of a difficult time and see how God carried you and had you study and learn something in His word that you would need to use. He is a mighty God who cares for each of us.

With that being said, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Are you ready to put your FAITH into ACTION through PRAYER!?!

In today’s talk-able I want to share with you:

  • What God has to say about prayer.
  • How God says we should pray.
  • Why I have a passion to encourage you to be in God’s word.
  • 5 mind sets you can change to move yourself in the direction of praying.
  • and remind you that the enemy does not want you to pray.

AND

  • Give you 4 actions you can do to encourage yourself to make prayer part of your daily time with the Lord.

Come and join me for my talk-able and let’s be encouraged to put our faith into action and PRAY!

Blessings,
Krista

Are you ready to encourage yourself to pray?  Here are the 4 actions I talked about in my video.  Do 1 or do them all to motivate yourself to start praying consistently and often!!

  1.   Are you a movie lover?  Watch the movie by the Kendrick Brothers: War Room.  You will be ready to do battle through PRAYER!
    1. Here is the link to purchase it through Amazon CLICK HERE
  2.   Love reading?  You will LOVE the book FERVENT by Priscilla Shirer.  You will be creating a prayer strategy as you go through her book
    1. Here is a link to be able to purchase her book, FERVENT. CLICK HERE
  3.  Do you just LOVE to Journal?  I have created a six day Journal plus a template to continue journaling.
    1. Here is the link to your Journal Print-able.  CLICK HERE
  4.   No time?  Here is a 1 1/2 minute video I created to encourage yourself to pray right now the Lord’s Prayer.  What better way to start praying than with God’s word and the words Jesus told his disciples to pray when they asked him how they should pray.

Let’s get going and Pray!

Put your Faith into action today and Pray!

Love you all and I will be emailing you soon to give more information about our 1 year Anniversary for Living a Sustainable Faith, LASF.

Blessings to you, Krista

 

Pray Always

Hello Ladies and welcome to Talk-able Tuesday!

September is here and I can hardly believe it. Summer is starting to turn into Fall. Can you feel it in the air? Here in Idaho, our nights are cooler and our mornings are taking longer to warm up. Not sure I am ready for FALL just yet.

We went through three “Cups” this Summer and I can hardly believe it. We read what God has to say about JOY, PEACE, and FAITH. We are now ready to look into what God has to say about PRAYER.

Before diving into PRAYER, let me step back for a moment and ask, how did you like making all the “Cups” this Summer?

What was one take away you had from reading God’s word regarding FAITH, since we just finished our “Cup of FAITH”?  (I would love to hear form you in the in the comment section below.)

For me it was fun to be able to read a verse each day for a month on a specific word and really start to wrap my mind around that one word and what God thinks and says about it.

I think the biggest take away for me was starting to think of FAITH as an Action.

This month, September, I would like to put our FAITH into action!
How?
By following God’s instruction from His word to PRAY.  Prayer is our biggest weapon against the enemy and yet we tend to use this the least or as a last resort much of the time.

I do not know about you,  but I want to change this in my life!  I  would like to become a prayer warrior.  Do you?!?

Prayer is essential and necessary to be able to talk to God, make our requests known to Him, have our praises heard, and to hear from God ourselves.

In Ephesians 6:14-17, Paul talks about putting on the whole armor of God.  Why?  Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age.  We need to be prepared and ready and once we have on God’s armor we are told in verse 18 to PRAY always, with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

Ladies, We need to have Prayer be our “first line of offense and defense” not just used as our “last resort”!

When your world is out of control, events go wrong, friends hurt you, or your spirit is in the dumps, what do you do?

  • Talk about the other side being wrong?
  • Blame someone?
  • Gossip to others?
  • Binge eat or go into a deep depression?

I want to encourage you that your best line of offense and defense is to PRAY!

For the next two weeks I would like to encourage you to start to think about praying first and praying always.
Before

  • you do anything about a problem,
  • say anything,
  • or react on your feelings.

Take a minute (or maybe 2 or maybe even 10) to PRAY.  Allow God to be the first to stop the spinning, right the wrong, heal your heart, and lift you up!

*** Then in two weeks, Sept. 15th, I am going to email you again with a video talk-able to encourage you to continue to PRAY first and PRAY Always, so that PRAYER starts to be in the forefront of your mind.  We need to form a new habit. And when you form for yourself the habit to go to God in Prayer first and Always, you will have taken a huge step in putting your FAITH into Action and allowing God to direct your path. Something to remember:

  •  Our “fight” is not against other people, but against principalities, powers, and rulers of darkness of this age and the only way to “fight” back is to go to battle through prayer.

God notices when we obey and change more and more into the people He wants us to be.  His blessings flow!

*** To encourage and remind you to PRAY first and PRAY Always, I have hand-lettered a print-able just for you!  Please, copy it, pin it, and post it to remind yourself to PRAY Always and I will see you in two weeks!  I am excited to put our Faith into Action and obey God’s word to PRAY Always!  Let’s get started!

Blessings and Smiles, Krista

See you in 2 Weeks 🙂

Click Here to Access Your Pray Always Print-able (large)

Click Here to Access Your Pray Always Print-able (small)