As moms know, even when there isn't noise around us, there is usually noise within us. The constant to-do lists that spin in our minds, the worry and wonder if we are doing a good job, and the need to stay two steps ahead of our families when we feel two steps behind keeps our minds routinely restless. So when quiet time with God isn't so quiet, and alone time is nearly nonexistent, how does a modern-day momma tune in the voice of the Lord?
With Truth Unchanging, you don't have to wait until you're alone to talk with Jesus. Designed to be read in five minutes or less, each powerful, hope-filled devotion will:
* refocus your heart on the Word of God
* refresh your mind with God's Truth for your life
* revive your spirit as you realize God is speaking to you personally
Truth Unchanging is not just a devotional. It's an opportunity to begin daily conversations with Jesus, the One who has everything we need to take on the days ahead, the One who wants to speak to you right now. Tune in to His voice today.
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I Love Talking to You.
The thing is, whether or not we’ve ever seen that particular picture of Jesus hanging on the wall, many of us picture Jesus with the same quiet demeanor in our hearts. Many of us have been taught to remember that He is always in the room with us, but we don’t usually imagine Him walking around talking to us in that room.
What if He is? What if we’ve forgotten that Jesus was a storyteller who loved to sit around the fire and talk with His friends. What if instead of imagining Him looking upward toward the heavens with perfectly combed hair, we imagined a friend standing in our kitchen while we washed dishes or sitting in the passenger seat while we ran errands? What if instead of calling our best friends or our moms or our mentors, we started a conversation with Jesus in the middle of the day? While it might sound strange, that’s the type of relationship that God intended for us to have when He originally created us.
Let’s go back to the Garden of Eden. God spoke the world into existence. He created everything with His voice, by the power of His word. And then, Scripture says, God had a conversation with Himself. I imagine the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit standing in heaven saying these recorded words, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness.” So He did.
God made man and woman and then placed them in a perfect garden and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Look at what we just read. God designed humanity with the ability to hear His voice and respond to His commands. God created us to be in communication with Him.
So my question is this: Why would we ever dare to believe that the same God who spoke the world into existence, who says in His Word that He “is the same yesterday and today and forever,” suddenly decided to stop talking? We often imagine a conversation with the Lord being very one sided. We speak. He listens. Occasionally, He answers. But the Truth is, God started His conversation with His creation in the garden, and our hearts still crave this type of relationship with Him.
The good news for us is that God still speaks to us today, and as we listen, I believe He is always reminding our hearts, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them.” I know you. I made you and I love you. I want to lead you, love you, and let you in on the secrets of My heart. This conversation was My idea. You were designed to be in communication with Me. My Word is alive and active. It is living. Read My Word anytime You want to hear My voice, but as you do, listen closely. Because I reveal throughout My Word that I speak to the hearts of My people in many different ways. Let’s talk. I’m free anytime you are.
What kind of relationship would we have with the Lord if we started to have conversations with the living God? What would our mothering look like if we remembered that we had unlimited access to a parent’s greatest resource? God is ready to reveal His Truth; we just need to tune our hearts to His voice.
Lord, thank You for being the God who desires to talk to us. We value Your written Word. Through Your Word, we know what You say and what You sound like when You speak to us. Help us hear Your voice speaking to us throughout the day. Change the images we have of You in our hearts if they are not accurate representations of who You really are. Help us get to know You so personally, God. Give us ears to hear Your Truth. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.
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Table of Contents
To You, Momma, Before We Begin xi
1 I Love Talking to You 1
2 You Heard Me 4
3 Who Told You That You Needed to Hide? 7
4 Don't Misunderstand My Love 10
5 Wait. It's a Redemption Story 13
6 There Are People Waiting on Your Obedience 16
7 Trust the Path 19
8 My Way Is Best 22
9 I See You Right Where You Are 25
10 Do This Until I Tell You What's Next 28
11 I'll Tell You What's Really Going On 31
12 Remember, I Am with You 34
13 I'm Your God 37
14 Let Me Show You 40
15 This Is Holy Ground 43
16 I am 46
17 Look at Your Hands 49
18 Help Is on the Way 52
19 I Keep My Promises 55
20 I'll Prepare You for Transition 58
21 There's a Reason I Brought You This Way 61
22 I Can Do the Impossible 64
23 Store Up My Faithfulness 67
24 Boundaries Reveal My Love 70
25 Don't Hold Your Breath 73
26 Your Prayers Are Powerful 76
27 Can I Say Something? 79
28 Give What You Have Left 82
29 Sometimes I Whisper 85
30 Don't Curse What I Said to Bless 88
31 Celebrate with Them 91
32 You, the Incredible Mom! 94
33 I Will Accomplish My Plan Through You 97
34 Trust My Perspective 100
35 There Is Purpose to This Work 103
36 I Am So Proud of You 106
37 The Enemy Has No Authority over You 108
38 I Know What You'll Do Next 111
39 I Knew You Before I Called You 114
40 I'm Inviting You to Be Part of the Miracle 117
41 I Will Come Help You 120
42 Yesterday Doesn't Define You, Daughter 123
43 Nothing Is Too Difficult for Me 126
44 The Holy Spirit Will Teach You What to Say 129
45 The Rhythm of My Heart Is Steady 132
46 I Know When It Will Happen 135
47 Don't Follow Fear 138
48 Bring the Kids Too 140
49 Give Me Five Minutes 143
50 I Know Who You Are 146
51 Only One Thing Is Needed 149
52 I'm Awake in the Middle of the Night Too 152
53 You Need a Good Drink 155
54 Trust Me at My Word 158
55 What Do You Really Want? 161
56 Let's Go Talk Alone 164
57 I Don't Condemn You 167
58 You Don't Know What You're Asking Me 170
59 It Was Because I Love You 173
60 Take Away the Stone 176
61 You Play a Part in This Too 179
62 I Understand What You've Sacrificed 182
63 Let Me Wash Away the Dust of the Day 185
64 Strengthen Your Sisters 188
65 I'm Not Going Anywhere 191
66 Nothing Can Keep My Love Away 194
67 My Peace I Give to You 197
68 There's a Reason I Didn't Tell You 200
69 I Will Remember My Love for You 203
70 Your Grief Blinded You 206
71 I Have Proof That You're a Good Mom 209
72 I Know Who You Are Now 212
73 You Can Try Again 215
74 I'm Not Keeping It from You to Tease You 218
75 I Have Already Seen This Moment 221