Direction: In what direction are you looking?

Hello Ladies!
This week I want to ask you:
  • In what direction are you looking?
And I want to encourage you to look up!  God’s word says:
  • Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen in eternal. 2Corinthians 4:16-18 
  • And in Psalm 5:1-3 is says, Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation.  Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and My God, For to you I will pray.  My voice you shall hear in the morning, Oh, Lord; In the morning I will direct it to you, and I will look up. 
Ladies, as you go through your week I want to encourage you to take a moment in
  • your quiet time,
  • as you go through your day,
  • when you on break at work, or
  • when you are in the car driving
to look up.  God wants you to direct your prayers to Him and direct you eyes on Him to the things that are “unseen”, which is heaven and all that is holds for you.

To remind you to look up, I have my hand-lettered print-able ready for you to print off.

May you have a week filled with God’s assurance and keep looking up! 

Blessings, Krista

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

Who am I?

Hello Ladies,

I am so glad that you have joined me today!

Let me ask you a question right off:  Who are you? … Ladies, who are you?!?

This month we are going to be diving into God’s word to read what God says about who you are and let me tell you God has much to say on this topic.  How awesome is that.  God knew that we would have this question at various times in our lives and He gives us direct answers in His word to this vary question.

Join me on my podcast and learn who God says you are!

And here are your print-ables for this week to continue to encourage you with God’s word. Print off your print-able and be reminded and encouraged that You are Chosen!

May you have a great week knowing God chose you to be apart of His family.  I look forward to seeing you next week for talk-able Tuesday.

Blessings, Krista

Let’s get Praying – Is Prayer Your Default Response?

Hello Ladies!

Welcome to talk-able Tuesday.  This is where I want to encourage you to be in God’s word because when you are you will grow in your faith and your life will be full.  Let’s get started.  You and your soul are going to love it!

We have been talking about prayer the past three weeks.

  1. Week 1 – I encouraged you and myself to “Get Started Praying.”
    • We created a Prayer Jar to be able to pick one bible verse a day from the jar for 35 days to be able to read what the Lord says about prayer and how to pray.
    • I also created a Prayer Card that was a print-able for you that has bible verse on it so we can pray bible verses and have a prayer strategy when we are praying.
    • Lastly, I encouraged you to set a goal in regard to prayer. What you want to accomplish in your prayer life.  Here is a link this blog post so you can print these print-ables if you have not already done so.  CLICK HERE
  2. Week 2 – We talked about “how to pray”. On the Prayer Card there is a 5 step strategy as to how we can begin to pray.  As Sheila Walsh has said, “Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.”
  3. Week 3 – I encouraged you to keep praying. Keep moving toward your goal.  Keep obeying God’s word.  He calls us to pray always.  Ephesians 6:18 – And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. And Romans 12:12 says, rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

After putting all these things in place, is PRAYER beginning to be your default response to your life circumstances?

You know what I have noticed this month since I have been intentional about making prayer a part of my daily life (my prayer goal is to pray 5 minutes each day) and using all the things I talked about in the past 3 weeks?  Prayer is becoming more and more my default response to the various circumstances in my life.

  • I have noticed that my response to life situations has slowed down.
    • Example: When my son becomes upset over a situation in his life, I am more apt to respond in a voice and manner that is calmer and deescalating.
  • When my husband and I are discussing current events we both go to prayer quicker to make our requests known to the Lord and to lay them there.
  • I find myself making sure that I am set up to be able to finish my morning activities before my son is up and husband is ready for our morning cup of coffee together, so I can pray and then read God’s word.
    • I have my spot in my house where I go to pray and read God’s word. This time is becoming more and more precious times for me.
  • I have been giving prayers of thanks more often and this has filled up my own heart with gratitude for all the Lord has given me and my family.
  • While driving in my car, I am quicker to pray and give praise as I see things happen around me.
  • I have been praying God’s word more and claiming it as truth.

Is this happening to you?  Is prayer becoming a default response for you as you go through your day?  I am excited to continue growing in my prayer life and I pray the same for you!  God wants to have a close relationship with you.  Keep making prayer your default response to your circumstance

I will see you next week in March as we talk about Direction: Where do I go?

Can’t wait.  Talk to you soon,

Blessings, Krista

Your Print-able for this week!  This week’s print-able is meant to continue encouraging you to PRAY.  I have 3 print-able options for you to choose from or print off all three options!!!

  1. Take my wreath print-able and write your favorite prayer bible verse inside the wreath and you can color the wreath too! CLICK HERE
  2. You can take my wreath print-able and trace my hand-lettered verse in gray with your favorite color and then color the wreath too!!  CLICK HERE
  3. You can print off my wreath print-able that is all ready hand-lettered and in color. I have a large and small version for you. CLICK HERE FOR SMALL    CLICK HERE FOR LARGE

I want to encourage you to pin up your wreath to be reminded to pray constantly and to continue to encourage yourself make prayer a default response to your life circumstances.  Have fun!!!

Let’s Get Praying – Keep it up!

Hello LASF Ladies!

It is talk-able Tuesday and I am so glad you are here.

I have a serious question.  How are things going for you? Really?  How are things regarding your relationships?  Your family? Your city? Your state? Your country? If the answer is that things are not going well, then it is time to PRAY and time to keep PRAYING!

Ladies, I believe it is not a coincidence that this month we are focusing on PRAYER.  I believe it is not a coincidence that I keep hearing Christian leaders calling for God’s people to PRAY.  I just read a letter from Dr. James Dobson and a letter from Rabbi Johnathan Cahn calling God’s people to PRAY.  I believe it is not a coincidence that I was reading 1 Peter 4 & 5 last week just before I met with the Fervent Book Club Ladies, and it says

1 Peter 4:7-8: But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.  And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 5: 8-10: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.  Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.  But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

I believe all these things are happening because it is time for me to PRAY and it is time for you to PRAY.  To PRAY Ladies!  Pray for your marriage.  Pray for your family.  Pray for your church.  Pray for your city, your state, and your country.  We need to be on our knees before God Praising Him, confessing our sin to Him, pleading with Him to restore these things back to himself and that His TRUTH will reign, and thanking God for Jesus and His sacrifice.  Then be still and rest in the Lord knowing He hears your Prayers

Ladies keep PRAYING!  Be fervent in your PRAYER.  I feel an urgency.  Pray for God to have forgiveness and mercy on you and on your spouse, family, city, state, and country.

Keep Praying, in the good times and in the bad times.  We are living in a post-christian time.  God’s TRUTH is not accepted or respected by the majority.  We need to be in PRAYER in these days, so we can be strong and in direct communication with our Lord, the Lord of the Bible.  Keep PRAYING!

As always, I have a print-able for you. Your print-able this week is to encourage you to PRAY ALWAYS.  Please take a moment to print your Craft-able print-able and make your two bookmarks.  Use them as you read a book and use them in your Bible to be reminded to PRAY ALWAYS.  You can also keep one and give one away to encourage a friend to PRAY ALWAYS.

Love you ladies and blessings to you as you keep praying and making prayer a default response to your life circumstances.

See you next Tuesday for Talk-able Tuesday!

Krista

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Here is your Craft-able! – CLICK HERE

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

Let’s Get Praying!

Hello Ladies!

It’s talk-able Tuesday, a couple days late.  Thank you for your patience.

This month I am so looking forward to talking about prayer and setting up some things to do to motivate you and I to begin to make PRAYER a default response to our life circumstances.

Are you ready?  Let’s get going or should I say LET’S GET PRAYING!

Join me at my podcast, link below, where I talk in more detail about setting up prayer as our default response.

  • You will here about my struggle with making prayer a consistent part of my day and what I am doing this month to create a new habit of prayer.
  • You will be given two practical activities you can do to motivate yourself to pray.
  • You will also be given two print-ables that will also motivate you to keep praying
    • The 1st is to make a Prayer Card
    • The 2nd is to make a Prayer Jar

So, see you soon.

And I look forward to  talking with you next Tuesday to continue our talks make PRAYER our default in life.

Blessings, Krista

Here are your Podcast link & Print-ables: