Author: Nan Jones

The Lord Has His Way in the Storm. Really?

I sat on the front porch, Bible in hand, enjoying my quiet time with the Lord as I poured out my heart to Him. I noticed a storm cloud coming over the ridge. Dark. Ominous. The wind kicked up bringing refreshing cool air with its breeze.

I went back to reading. Praying. Crying out to the Lord.

From the corner of my eye a bright light flashed. Immediately the earth trembled with roaring thunder.

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With Spirit Parched, God’s Grace Rains Down

We awoke to cool mountain air this morning. Rain peppered down on earth parched by two weeks of an unbearable July heatwave. The air felt fresh. Birds sang. Hummingbirds darted around their sugar water in a feeding frenzy.

It was delightful.

My goodness, what a difference a day makes.

What a difference God’s grace makes!

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A Prayer to be Set Apart for God When Life Feels Like a Mess

O Lord, You are my God. You are my Redeemer, my Counselor, my Prince of Peace. You are my Savior and my Lord. I yearn to be set apart for Your glory — to be a light in the darkness, the sweet aroma of Christ for those I encounter along the way.

These are the desires of my heart.

But my life feels like a mess.

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I Didn’t Want To But God, in His Goodness, Knew It

Have you ever had one of those days? But God …

Shadows laced together like interlocking fingers carpeting the trail beneath my feet. Blue chicory mingled with fuchsia-painted sweet pea among the boulders heralding my hike.

A cool breeze rubbed against my neck stiff with tension and whispered for me to look up to the sky wrought with glory.

But I didn’t want to.

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