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“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ,” (Ephesians 4:15, NIV). A few weeks ago, amid the controversy, there was an uprising on both sides about a decision a national retailer made. There were some who were[…]
“With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord; in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him,” (Psalm 109:30, NIV). Our worship is never more like Christ than when we worship God with our lives. We worship Him with our jobs and responsibilities as we meet every need. We worship Him when we’re[…]
“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom,” (James 3:13, NIV). It’s not uncommon to want to share our wisdom with those we connect with. We want to be accepted and fear rejection. We rationalize if we share[…]
“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me,” (Matthew 10:40, NIV). How welcoming are you when you find yourself with others? It can be easy to be a wallflower and isolate ourselves from others. Not knowing how to respond or start a conversation could be a[…]
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus,” (Romans 3:23-24, NIV). If we have been justified by God’s grace, then we can extend justification towards others. Our sin forced our Savior to endure pain, so[…]
“Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door,” (James 5:9, NIV). In a world that is slipping away and our bodies deteriorate day-by-day, it can be challenging to see Christ in the midst of our challenges. When we hurt, our families hurt and[…]
“They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day,” (Acts 4:3, NIV). Anytime we do something for God, through our obedience to His commands, the enemy will always try to intimidate us. He tries to seize us the way the Pharisees tried to seize Peter[…]
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God,” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV). Every so often, it’s not uncommon to have a day where we feel defeated. The enemy[…]
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed,” (Isaiah 53:5, NIV). When we think about the things that hurt us, it’s easy to think about what others have done to inflict that kind of[…]
“In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11-12, NIV). How do we live a life of death? By living against our fleshly nature. Living a life for Christ means putting to death our own desires. It sacrifices our wants, dreams, and pleasures. It puts other[…]
“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem,” (Isaiah 53:3, NIV). Who are the despised and rejected in our society? Maybe it’s the goths and drug dealers on city streets.[…]
“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” (2 Corinthians 13:5, NIV). Anytime I was in school and had to take a test, I had to make sure I was prepared. It wasn’t about how[…]
“The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength,” (Proverbs 24:5, NIV). When we think of power and prestige, we think about success and influence. Power comes through our many endeavors that are done well, which brings more opportunities to embrace. The more opportunities we are given, the more people[…]
“This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins,” (Matthew 26:28, NIV). When I think about “wine,” I think more about “whining.” The kids complaining when they don’t get their way, the mess that never seems to go away or the obstacles that can be in[…]
“See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God,” (Hebrews 3:12, NIV). Learning to have faith in Christ is a challenge when our natural tendency is to put faith in ourselves. As we read God’s Word we might struggle with unbelief which[…]
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments,” (Deuteronomy 7:9, NIV). God was getting ready to bring the Israelites into the promised land after He freed them from a life of[…]
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame,” (Psalm 34:5, NIV). Anytime we make a mistake and step into temptation it can make our head spin. Our world can turn upside down in a moments notice when we begin to suffer the consequences of our actions. As a believer[…]
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Welcome to my website, here at Providential Living! Here is where you can find spiritual encouragement through my God In Your Inbox devotions, upliftment by joining one of my Online Bible Studies, and physical nourishment and healing through my Gluten Free Living recipes and resources. I live in the North Georgia area with my husband, Sterling, who serves as the Men's Ministry Pastor at Blackshear Place Baptist Church, along with our 3 children and doberman pincher. My daily devotions, recipes, and online bible studies are a source of encouragement to many and reveal a deep commitment to my faith in action. Join me as we learn how to life the Providential Life together.
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These daily devotions are a source of encouragement and reveal a deep commitment to my faith.
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Here is where women of God can connect online and study the Word of God in a secure setting at their own convenience.
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Part of learning to live the Providential Life is by learning to eat the way God has originally intended.
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