Direction – Where are you looking?


Hello LASF Ladies!
This week we are going to be looking into God’s word to answer the question. 
  • Where are you looking?
Come and join me on my podcast as we answer this question by looking into God’s word. 
I am excited to dive into the word with you.  Click the link below to start listening.  See you there! 
May your week be peaceful and keep you eyes on Jesus.  Be watching your inbox next Tuesday as we continue to seek God’s direction.

Blessings, Krista 

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Direction.

Hello Ladies,
How was Easter?  Easter has become one of my favorite holidays to celebrate.  I treasure this time of reflection, remembrance, and then celebration.  If Jesus had not come in physical form, had not died on the cross, and then had not risen from the dead, I cannot imagine what hope I would have.  Jesus is our savior. Jesus is our redeemer.  Jesus is our intercessor.  Jesus is our HOPE!  Ladies, Jesus is your savior, redeemer, intercessor, and HOPE too.  May you be encouraged and filled with hope this week as you go about your days this week.
This month we are going to be talking about DIRECTION.
Let me ask you a few questions:
  1. Where are you looking?
  2. In what direction are you looking? AND
  3. Where do you go to get directions?
Join me next week as we continue to read God’s word to gain understanding in regards to DIRECTION and will begin to answer these few questions.
I look forward to talking with you next week!  Keep watch in your inbox.  Talk to you soon!
Blessings, Krista

Who am I? You are…

Ladies, Welcome to Talk-able Tuesday!

We have been reading all month in God’s word about who He says you are.  So far, we have read that you are: Chosen, Adopted, Forgiven, Sanctified, Holy, Pure, and Free.

Priscilla Shirer in her bible study, The Armor of God, had a page where she listed who we are in Christ and she had been given this list from someone.

Today, I want to share this list with you just as Priscilla Shirer shared it in her study.  Let me go on and continue one last time and tell you who you are.  You are:

  • Holy and without blame, Ephesians 1:4
  • God’s temple, 1Corinthians 3:16
  • A child of God, John 1:12
  • At Peace with God, Romans 5:1
  • Christ’s friend, John 15:5
  • Redeemed, Ephesians 1:7
  • An ambassador, 2 Cor. 5:20
  • Loved by God, Jeremiah 31:3
  • One of God’s living stones being built up in Christ as a spiritual house, 1 Peter 2:5
  • The salt of the earth, Matthew 5:13
  • Made alive, Ephesians 2:1
  • The light of the world, Matthew 5:14
  • Given the spirit of power, love, and self-discipline, 2 Timothy 1:7
  • You are a Citizen of Heaven, Philippians 3:20
  • Raised up and seated with Christ in the heavenly places, Ephesians 2:6
  • His workmanship created for good works. Ephesians 1:10
  • Made wise, Colossians 1:13
  • A member of God’s household, Ephesians 2:19
  • A member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, and created to sing PRAISES. 1 Peter 2:9-10
  • A joint heir. Romans 8:17, and
  • You are a child of the LIGHT. Thessalonians 5:5

Now that is AWESOME!  Ladies take hold of who you are!  Do not let the enemy tell you otherwise and steel it from you.  Give praise to the Lord for He is good.

You know what?  I find that when I get my identity from Christ, I know how to respond in situations.  I know what kind of life I want lead.  I know where I am going when my life here is complete.  I know how to treat my physical body, my mind, and my soul.  I know the type of man God wants me to marry.  I know what kind of friends I should keep.  I know how to be a mom, wife, daughter, friend.  I know who I am.

Ladies, you too can know who you are.  All you need to do is have Jesus as your savior and dive into His word where you will find your identity.  You will find who you are!

Now you and I can walk boldly in this world with assurance in our heart, mind, and soul.

Praise the Lord.

Here is your print-able that I created for you to print off and be encouraged and reminded of Who you are.

I will see you next week for Talk-able Tuesday.  AND next month we are going to talk about Direction!  Come and join me to read where God wants to direct you.

May you truly have a blessed week.

Krista

Who am I? You are FREE!

Ladies, Welcome to Talk-able Tuesday!

I am so glad that you are here.  Last week we talked about who God says you are and we discovered that God says you are sanctified, made pure, and made clean.  Isn’t it reassuring to continue to know who you are?

Today we will continue talking and reading about who God says you are.

Did you know that you are FREE!

I want to encourage you today with a bunch of scripture to let you know that God says you are FREE.

  • FREE from what?  FREE from sin and death.
  • Are you ready to set your heart, mind, and soul FREE?
  • By the way, when is your Independence Day?  Do you not have one?  Read the verses below and I will tell you how to be FREE and have your very own Independence Day. OK?

Let’s go and get reading!

  • John 8:32 says: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you FREE.
  • James 1:25 says: Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set FREE from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
  • 2 Corinthians 3:17 says: So, if the Son sets you FREE, you will be FREE indeed.
  • Romans 8:1-2 says:  But now that you have been set FREE from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life
  • Galatians 5:1 says: Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us FREE, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
  • John 8:36 says: You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be FREE. But do not use your FREEDOM to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
  • Galatians 5:13 says: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you FREE from the law of sin and death.

Ladies, isn’t it exciting to know that you are FREE & that you will be able to be with God in Heaven when you have Jesus as your savior. 

  • The day Jesus became your savior is your Independence Day!  How wonderful is that? 
  • Do you not have an Independence Day? Have you not made Jesus your savior? There is no better time than now.
    • John 3:16 says, for God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. And then as we just read above in
    • James 1:25 , Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set FREE from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.
      • Right now you can pray and ask Jesus to forgive your sins and that you want him to be your savior.  If you just prayed for Jesus to forgive you, today is your Independence Day.  You are FREE!  How absolutely awesome!!  I encourage you, write this date down and go tell someone who also has Jesus as their savior. Start reading the Bible and a great book in the Bible to start reading is Luke.  Then look in your town for a church that preaches and teaches from the Bible.  Praying, reading your Bible , and being around fellow believers is key in growing in your relationship with the Lord.  You have a new identity. You are FREE!

Here is a little challenge:  Ladies, let’s start living like FREE women.  We do not need to let our past, our fear, or life’s pressures derail us and get our eyes off Jesus and therefore off of God.  Let’s live as women who have been made FREE! 

I hand lettered a print-able for you this week to remind and encourage you that you are FREE.  Have fun printing it off in large or small format.

Have a great week and join me next week as we look one last time into God’s word to see who God says you are.

See you next week for talk-able Tuesday!

Blessings, Krista

Who am I? – You are Sanctified.

Hello Ladies and Welcome to “Talk-able Tuesday.”

Last week we read in God’s word from Ephesians 1: 4-8 that you are

  • Chosen
  • Adopted
  • Forgiven

Isn’t it awesome to know who God says you are?

This week I am going to continue to talk with you about Who God says you are.  We read in I John 1, Hebrews 2:11

  • For both He who SANCTIFIES and those who are being SANCTIFIED are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren,
  • 1 John 1:7-9 says, but if we are living in the light of God’s presence, just as Christ does, then we have wonderful fellowship and joy with each other, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from every sin. If we say that we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and refusing to accept the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he can be depended on to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong. And it is perfectly proper for God to do this for us because Christ died to wash away our sins.
  • Ladies, from what we just read you are SANCTIFIED.

Do you know what this means?

  • You are set apart for a purpose
  • You are made pure
  • You are made clean
  • You are given a moral sanction; sanction means to be made valid by a formal procedure
    • Ladies this is GOOD NEWS! Why? Because:
      • we cannot SANCTIFIY ourselves.
      • we cannot purify ourselves
      • we cannot clean ourselves
    • We need a moral sanction, a “formal procedure” to SANCTIFY us.
      • Jesus is the one who gave us the moral sanction in order for us to be sanctified, made us clean and pure. He had to go through the “formal procedure” of living here on earth, dying and rising again to give us a moral sanction so we can be SANCTIFIED, made clean and pure.
      • This is GOOD NEWS because it is a gift and our enemy cannot take it away or tell us we are not good enough. Because we already know we are not good enough and know that Jesus sanctioned us and we are therefore SANCTIFIED – made pure.
      • WOW!
    • Ladies, let this soak in for a moment….
      • You – are – SANCTIFIED, made pure and Jesus is the one who can make you pure and therefore no one or thing can take it from you.
      • Do not let the enemy trick you and tell you otherwise.

Isn’t it assuring to know who you are?  When you allow Jesus to be your savior, you gain such a rich identity.

  • An identity that does not change over time.
  • An identity that does not change as society changes.
  • An identity that does not change because another person decides to change their mind.

So, ladies, who are you?   Last week we read you are Chosen, adopted, and forgiven.  This week we read you are SANCTIFIED, made pure, clean, holy.

  • I have a print-able for you today that I made and it says “you are sanctified”. I want to encourage you to print it off and be reminded from God’s word of Who you are.
    • For your You are sanctified print-able – large: Click Here
    • For your You are sanctified print-able small: Click Here

Ladies, have a super week and remember as you go about your daily happenings, job, meetings, errands, remember who you are and stand firm in knowing this is who God says you are.

  • You are Chosen, Adopted, Forgiven, SANCTIFIED, Pure, and Clean!

See you next week for Talk-able Tuesday.

Blessings,

Krista

Let’s Get Praying! – How to start praying

Hello Ladies,

How are you this week?  Have you been praying? No? …Kind of? … Not really?  Well, there is not better time to start than now.   But first, have you made your prayer jar from last week’s print-able?  If not, I want to encourage you to do this because there are 35 Bible verses to cut out and put in a jar and for the next 35 days you will be encouraged by scripture to pray and the bible verses will tell you what God says about prayer, and how God says to how to pray.  CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRAYER JAR BIBLE VERSES. Let’s set ourselves up for success.  Let’s get strategic.

In the book FERVENT by Priscilla Schirer, she is calling women to be serious, specific, and strategic in regard to their prayer life.  This is biblical.  God says in Ephesians 6 to pray continuously because our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces in the air and in Jeremiah 29 God says that when we call on Him and pray, He will listen. Ladies, we need to be in prayer for God to hear us and for us to hear Him.

So, with that being said, let’s get strategic! 

  1. This week let’s set a goal regarding your prayer life. (I have done this as well, just to let you know)  I want to encourage you to set a certain time to pray, establish a certain place to pray, and set a certain length of time to pray.   Maybe you want to write your goal down or tell someone what you are doing so they can keep you accountable.
  2. You now have your prayer goal.  Now what?  Start to pray.  “How?” you ask.  I thought you would never ask.  You can start by using the Prayer Strategy I wrote on the Prayer Card I created.  Here is a link to my Prayer Card, which was one of last week’s print-ables. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR PRAYER CARD PRINT-ABLE.
  3. Also, to give you suggestions on how to pray, I heard a wonderful podcast from Jennifer Rothschild on her podcast entitled 4:13 Podcast with Jennifer Rothschild.  She was interviewing Sheila Walsh.  I want to invite you to listen to this podcast.  I have the link below.  Sheila has also written a book about prayer and she talks about a wonderfully effective and simple “one-word” and “two-word” prayer you can pray when you just do not know how to pray.  This is where I got the one and two-word prayers I put on your prayer card.  Thank you, Sheila Walsh!

Ladies, I want to encourage you to print off your color-able print-able for today and while you are listening to this podcast you can color your color-able that tells you that the Lord will hear you when you call on him and pray.  May you enjoy listening to Jennifer and Sheila as they talk about prayer and may you continue to be inspired and encouraged to make a prayer goal for yourself and then start praying!

Here is a quote from Sheila to encourage you to keep praying even when it is hard.  She says, “Pray hardest when it’s hardest to pray.”

Let’s make prayer a default response to our life circumstances.

Blessings and I will see you next week for talk-able Tuesday,

Krista

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Here is your Color-able to print off Large – CLICK HERE

Here is your Color-able to print off small – CLICK HERE

And

Here is Jennifer Rothschild podcast on Prayer – CLICK HERE

July 2020: Peace: Possess Peace – Pass on Peace

Hello Ladies,

Welcome to Talk-able Tuesday and today I want to talk about PEACE and more specifically, Possessing Peace.

I really think it is essential that we learn to possess God’s PEACE and during this time we have such an awesome opportunity to show God’s PEACE to those around us.

Let’s get going!

Are you ready to make a Cup of PEACE!?! I have mine already to go and I am excited!

Have fun and here are your print-ables! And you can purchase our original “Cup of PEACE” at our store! How fun!!!

Click Here for your 30 Peace Bible verses: Click Here

Click Here for your Peace Print-able: Click Here

Click Here for your small Peace Print-able: Click Here

I look forward to seeing you July 28th and have fun reading what God has to say about PEACE and ladies, let’s possess His PEACE.

Blessings,

Krista

See Joy – (Week 4)

Hello Ladies,

Thank you for joining me this week for our fourth week talking about JOY! Have you enjoyed digging into God’s word and reading all that he has to say about joy? Having my cup of joy has totally been a fun way to do this.

This week I am talking about SEEING JOY and when we do our bodies respond and we begin to feel joy in our souls.

I want to encourage you to print off my downloadable and take a moment to spend time digging into God’s word, continue to learn how to have joy in any circumstance and learn what practical thing you can do this week to experience JOY.

Also, print off my print-ables to hang up and be reminded of what God’s word says about JOY. Being in God’s word helps you to grow and sustain your faith.

Remember you can listen to any of my video talk-ables on my podcast! Click Here

And to get you started digging into His word download my 15 Days Encouraging you the He Makes All Things New. Click Here

Thank you again ladies for joining me and may you have a blessed week!

~ Krista

Clean Life, Clean Living (Part 1)

Hello ladies and thank you for joining me today!

I have to tell you, I have had the flu/cold sickness for the past week and a half and I am ready to be feeling better.  I sill have a lingering cough and so with that being said my talk-able this week is short, but sweet.  Thank you for your understanding.

As Winter is ending and Spring is approaching, I decided to postpone my talks “He Makes All Things New” until April when Spring is in full motion.  This month with the Winter days getting longer, the snow melting up here in Northern Idaho and with starting to physically feel better, I feel the need to start to clean things up in my life.   I am getting the urge to deep clean my house and feel the need to have the Lord deep clean my life as well.  Do you ever feel this way?

I want to encourage you today that the Lord wants to clean us up! He wants to clean you up. Why?  So we can have a clean life and be righteous, full of right living, so we can be in a great relationship with our God and with others around us.

Enjoy todays talk-able and join me March 24th for the second part of Clean Life, Clean Living.

For this week’s print-able Click Here

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For this week’s print-able as a screen saver Click Here

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Be Still

Hell Ladies,

I am so glad that you have joined me today to be encouraged to “Be Still and Know that He is God.”  This is what Psalm 46:10 encourages us to do.

What does it mean to be still?  It means to:

  • Stop your body from moving.
  • Stop you mind and get our thoughts together.
  • Stop your soul from spinning our of control.
  • Stop listening to everyone and everything around you.

And Know:

  • Know that God is your refuge. (Ps. 46:1)
  • Know that God is your strength. (Ps. 46:1)
  • Know that God is present.  He is there for you right now. (Ps. 46:1)
  • Know that God is there for you in your time of trouble. (Ps. 46:1)
  • Know that you do not need to fear. (Ps. 46:2)

Come, join me and be encouraged!

Here is your printable for this week!  Click to print

Enjoy printing it and posting it up to remind you to Be Still and Know that He is God!

Here is a link to listen to Steve Green sing A Mighty Fortress is Our God from 1987.  Get ready to be moved 🙂 Click Here and Listen

AND remember: Be in God’s Word.  You won’t regret it!

Blessings, Krista