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

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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    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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      • 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:)
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    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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      • 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:)
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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