The Power of PRAYER

The Power of PRAYER

Do you ever stop and think how powerful a Prayer, YOUR Prayer, can be?  In the midst of Hurricane Harvey and all the devastation, it has been laid on my heart to share that we can ALL make a difference.  None of us are helpless and PRAYER is the answer!

Let’s band together to make a difference!

XO,

Christy

Are you running the “Rat Race” or YOUR Race?

Are you running the “Rat Race” or YOUR Race?

Let’s get real!!  How many of you find yourself running the “rat race” and losing focus on running your OWN race?

I have been guilty of this COUNTLESS times!  But God has been working OVERTIME on me, over the past 3 months and I wanted to share a little about what I have learned with you.  I pray it will bless you and hopefully help you recognize your race separate from the “rat race”!

Progress Matters, Sweet Friend!

XO,

Christy

PS…if this message speaks to you, please share your revelation below in the comments! I would love to celebrate with you! 🙂

The gifts of Unplugging!

The gifts of Unplugging!

I want to always be transparent and real with you, my sweet friend, so here goes! 🙂

My family just returned from a 10 day vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. My husband’s family has a farm that we try to visit every summer that we can. It is TRULY our escape from the rat race and the busyness of life!

And the best part is our phones have NO SERVICE on the mountain. Yes, you read that right…having NO service was the best part!

Unplugging….while not easy with this instant gratifying, technology driven world, is NOT always something we make time to do, right? I have been known to get very uneasy, when I can’t access my email, texts, Facebook, Instagram, etc! Can you relate?

It is a sad truth but a VERY real one! God has been working on me for a while in this department! And when I say working…he has brought me to my knees and shown my how I have allowed precious moments and blessings to slip by because I was DISTRACTED! He has been showing me that instead of living in FEAR that I will miss something if I am no connected, EVERY second, I am called to live my FAITH and TRUST HIM!

The past 10 days, I spent time with Jesus, my husband, my boys, extended family, in nature, resting and breathing in the blessings ALL around me! The blessings that come when we unplug are UNEXPLAINABLE! PRICELESS doesn’t even accurately describe it, FOR REAL!

I’m learning to keep technology at arms reach instead of ALWAYS at my fingertips. I am trusting God more and living in fear MUCH less. I am seeing the relationships around me strengthening, deepening and being placed on the priority list in the order they BELONG!!!

And it feels AMAZING!!!

If you struggle with unplugging and balancing your screen time with living your life…take your struggle to God. Lay it at His feet and he willREFORM your heart, mind, fear and help you live by faith, trusting Him and not the instant gratification we have become accustomed to! 🙂

Take time to, Sweet Friend and see how God blesses your life!

XOXO,

Christy

The Struggle of being PRESENT, is REAL?

The Struggle of being PRESENT, is REAL?

Are you struggling with being PRESENT in your life?

The struggle is SO real!  I have made COUNTLESS mistakes in this area over the past 4 years. But through the grace of God and my willingness to finally open my eyes, I am doing better because I KNOW better!  I pray my story will encourage you and give you hope if you are struggling with this too!

Remember for additional support and encouragement to “Push Play” on your life, connect with me on Facebook & Instagram.
Progress Matters, Sweet Friend!
XO,
Christy
Does the Holy Spirit “HAVE” you?

Does the Holy Spirit “HAVE” you?

cbDoes the Holy Spirit HAVE you?
 
I just returned home from She Speaks, a Proverbs31 Ministries conference for women who are following God’s call to be speakers, writers, leaders and/or teachers.
 
As I sat in one of the sessions, the speaker posed this question…and I was PARALYZED!
 
I have had the Holy Spirit living inside of me since was 7 years old…when I ask Jesus to become my Lord and Savior. But I can honestly tell you that I have NEVER, ONE, TIME asked myself if the Holy Spirit has me?
 
And, of course, the wheels began to spin in my head! As I have contemplated this question over the past few days, my honest answer was, unfortunately, NO! As least, He doesn’t have ALL of me!
 
I am a planner! I love to have a list and check things off! I love to be in “control”, which is funny because “NEWS FLASH” I never really am “in control”! So when I got real with myself about this question, I had to answer No because I haven’t totally and completely given away “MY PLANS”! I haven’t allowed the Holy Spirit to absolutely lead me without me getting in the way or trying to change the plans!
 
This morning, I spent some amazing time in prayer confessing this to Jesus. I don’t want my life to be driven by “my plans” ONLY by HIS PLANS and HIS CALLING on my life! I want my feet go to where He directs them. I want to be in His Shadow, following His lead; NOT in the front trying to drag Him to where “I” want to go!!
 
Y’all, talk about a life altering revelation! God rocked my world on many levels and in many ways over the past few days! Realizing that I have some work to do to make sure the Holy Spirit has ALL of me, was definitely on the top of the list!
 
Sweet Friend, I just had to share this with you! If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, you HAVE the Holy Spirit living inside of you. I challenge you today to ask yourself the same question I was asked….”Does the Holy Spirit have YOU?”
XO,
Christy