Lori - Author/Speaker

I can honestly say that no one has ever called me "normal"! That is just fine with me! God placed a lot of personalities within my tiny mind and it is a journey to say the least. It is "Grand Central Station" up there! I have even 'named them'! (Don't send in the troops just yet)

The great thing about having such diversity is that there is never a dull moment with me! I always make sure that heading up this little party in my mind is the Lord God Himself!

God has shown me how to embrace the 'fun' inside me and use it to better His Kingdom! I have found that I don't have to be a 'stick in the mud' to be a Christian.
I am a child of God!
I am a Christian!
I am a follower of Christ!
Every day I am working toward becoming a better Disciple! I will NEVER be perfect - but I am SAVED; so that is all that matters!!

If you are interested in having me speak at an event, women's study, etc.; just send me a message!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Grass is Greener on God's Side

You attend church, even become active in the church. You are willing to volunteer and sign up where help is needed. You encourage others, when things are working out for ya. You go to others for advice when things are not working out for ya. You walk in this pattern diligently and you make sure that it becomes a routine; to serve, be there, and become acquainted with those who are Christians.

So why aren't things changing, getting better? Why are you not feeling closer to God?

Ya ready for the answer?
Here it is...
You are not growing!!!
That's it! You are content with the routine and not looking beyond that to find out how God wants you to grow. We become so comfortable with the routine and at times we don't even realize we are in the routine. It is our lives. It is just what we do. The problem with that is you are not open to growth. You go through the motions but don't let the outcome of those motions change you, grow you closer to God. You cannot move forward if you are chained to a pole.

Ephesians 4:15 (ESV)
"Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up
in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,"

We are to walk the walk folks! Not just talk the talk!
God cannot work in us if we are not growing in Him! It is that simple! You walk along this routine you have built up and wonder "why?" Why are things not getting better? Why hasn't anything changed in your life? STOP WALKING THE SAME PATH!
You ever see what the area around a chained up dog looks like? The path is worn around where the dog has paced back and forth. Beyond where the chain will let him go is beautiful, unchartered grass. It is the same with us folks! Beyond that path of routine you keep walking is unchartered ground! God is waiting for you beyond the chain! He cannot release you if you do not run to Him!

Stop walking the same paths
Stop following the same routine
Start running after the unknown
Start running after what God has in store for you
 "You will be surprised to see that the grass IS greener on God's side"