Be a REFRESHMENT to Others

Hello LASF Ladies and thank you for joining me at the Blog.

Moose-smHow has your week been?  I pray that you have taken time this month to allow the Lord to REFRESH your soul.

Last December I told my husband that I would love to see a moose this Winter on our property.  I love nature and all God has created and living on our piece of property in a rural setting allows me to see and live right in the middle of God’s creation.  Well…one morning last week I opened my font door to go feed our chickens and when I looked to my right there was a female moose getting ready to approach the salt lick, which we set out for the wild deer, elk and moose who cross through our property.  I hurried back inside to grab my phone and take a picture.  After I took the picture, I was able to stand there and watch her.  So awesome to watch and just take a moment to breathe and allow the Lord to “refresh” my soul.  Do you ever have moments like that?  A moment where you were able to be refreshed in your soul?  Our God is so good.

Whoever refreshes_20210118_0002I would like to invite you to listen to my podcast this week to look into God’s word  and be encouraged to not only allow the Lord to REFRESH your soul, but to allow the Lord to use you as a REFRESHMENT to others.  His word says that when we refresh others we too will be refreshed.

Come, listen and be REFRESHED by God’s word! See you there!!

Also, as always here is your pint-able to be able to keep God’s word in front of you each day.

I will see you next week for Talk-able Tuesday.  We are gearing up to talk about PRAYER during the month of February.

Blessings to you,

Krista

REFRESH Your Soul

Refresh-colorable-staged-smHello Ladies,

We are mid-way through January.  How are you doing?  How is your soul?  Are you taking moments to allow the Lord to refresh your soul? This last week, did you take a moment and allow the Lord’s creation, His glory, to refresh you?  If not, it is not too late and whenever you are needing a refreshing from the Lord remember to take a moment in His creation.  He will refresh you!

I have been reading through the book of James.  It has been a while since I have read this book.  James does such a great job outlining how we are to live and behave as those who have been saved through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.  It has been a refreshing time to take a moment and look at how I am to live as one saved through Jesus.  Am I following and obeying God’s word?  Because when I am my soul is at peace and I feel fresh and ready to face each day.

When you are in need of refreshing your soul, go to God’s word.  It is full of truth and wisdom.

Psalm 19:7 says:

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple.

This is such a simple thing to do and yet sometimes we go to everything else but God’s word. 

  • Ladies, right now and each day this week take some time to be in God’s word. 
  • It is prefect for REFRESHING your soul. 
  • It is trustworthy and will give you wisdom.
  • Do not wait another day!  Go to His word and dwell there.  Your soul will thank you 🙂

As always, your print-able is ready.  This week it is a color-able print-able! May you continue to be encouraged by God’s word as you read it and color your color-able.  It is there to refresh your soul and give you wisdom.

I will see you next week for Talk-able Tuesday and it is a Talk-able Podcast! (Spoiler alert!)  I am excited to talk with you.  Keep watch in your inbox for your gift of encouragement!

Blessings Always,

Krista

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Print-ables

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  • A Note from me to you:
    • If you have not started to follow LASF 4 Women on Facebook, now is the time.  Come and be encouraged by other ladies and encourage other ladies.  More content will be added as this months continues and as the Lord gives me time:)
    • Also if you would like to share LASF with a friend and have them receive a weekly gift of encouragement each Tuesday in their inbox, share this link www.livingasustainablefaith.com and encourage them to “Join our Email List”  by clicking the button in the right corner.

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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  • A Note from me to you:
    • If you have not started to follow LASF 4 Women on Facebook, now is the time.  Come and be encouraged by other ladies and encourage other ladies.  I did my first FB Live chat.  It is still there for you to see.  More content will be added as this months continues and as the Lord gives me time:)
    • Also if you would like to share LASF with a friend and have them receive a weekly gift of encouragement each Tuesday in their inbox, share this link www.livingasustainablefaith.com and encourage them to “Join our Email List”  by clicking the button in the right corner.

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://atomic-temporary-97180545.wpcomstaging.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

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.