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!!!

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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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    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

    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)

    July 2020 – Pass on PEACE

    Hello Ladies!

    Do you know someone who needs a little PEACE sent their way?
    Let’s make a note card and encourage someone today by letting them know that they can have PEACE, God’s PEACE today!

    Let’s first dig into God’s word!

    This week let’s look further into what God says about peace. Let’s look specifically at Romans 15:1-13. with an emphasis on verse 13. I have a print-able worksheet ready for you!

    Second, let’s make a couple note cards and tangibly Pass on PEACE.  There is no better time than now to let someone you know that God wants them to have PEACE, His PEACE in their lives

    I have two more print-ables that will help you make two note cards and envelopes. (Make sure you print my worksheet print-able because there are further ideas about sending your note cards!)

    Are you ready to Pass on PEACE? Let’s get going and send a note to someone today! (So Fun!)

    I would love to hear from you about how it went sending a note to someone whom you feel led to encourage in the area of encouragement. You can leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing form you!

    I will talk to you in August when we talk about FAITH!

    Blessings, PEACE, and Prayers to you, Krista

    • For this week’s worksheet Print-able – Click HERE
    • For this week’s note card print-able – Click HERE
    • For this week’s envelope print-able – Click HERE (When printing this print-able choose “Actual Size” not “Fit” in the Printing and Sizing menu section)

    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

    Spread Joy – Week 5

    Hello Ladies!

    This is the final week in June and this is our final worksheet print-able and hand-lettered print-able.

    I invite you to download both print-ables and recap this past month with me. (links are at the end of this post)

    I totally loved having my “Cup of Joy” this past month. It was a fun thing to look forward to each day. What did you like about having your “Cup of JOY”?

    As I close this post, I want to let you know about next month. The topic for next month is PEACE. I am so excited to dig into God’s word with you as we learn what He says about PEACE. I think that at this time in our history it is so important to remember to have JOY and also to make sure we have the inner PEACE that only God can give as we traverse through these days.

    I invite you to join me Tuesday, July 14th for my first of 2 talk-ables.

    Enjoy your print-ables and have fun with the last practical thing you can to do SPREAD JOY!

    See you in July!

    Blessings, Krista

    This weeks worksheet print-able: Click Here

    This Weeks print-able: Click Here

    This week’s small print-able: Click Here

    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