Author: Nan Jones

Awaken the Dawn, Lord. It’s So dark, but You Are Light

Lord, steady my heart. Lead me in paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake, for the world has gone mad and the darkness grows. Awaken the dawn, Lord …

Because of Your mercy and goodness, please awaken the dawn.

You are the Light of the world ! I am Your Light-bearer. Forgive me when I allow my light to grow dim.

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Why Does Depression Make Me Feel Separated from God?

Oyster gray was the color of the afternoon — the sky, my thoughts, and my heart. It was as though dullness permeated everything about me and all that lay within me. Why does depression make me feel separated from God?

Oh, for sure I knew He hadn’t gone anywhere — in fact I knew according to His promise He had drawn nearer to me in my depression. But I found myself walking according to my feelings and not according to His Truth.

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I’ll Count the Cost Lord … Until it Costs Too Much ~ Prayer

Lord, You take me by the right hand and lead me in paths of righteousness. I find joy in following You, trying to place my feet in the footprints of my Father. I know there is a cost to discipleship. I’ll count the cost Lord, but when the cost is too great, I struggle.

That’s where spirit meets flesh and the battle begins. My spirit doesn’t fear counting the cost of discipleship, but my flesh most certainly does.

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How Do I Find Direction From God?

I felt lost in the darkness though the sun shone bright upon me along the country road. I sought peace. Reassurance for the life decisions I had made. How do I find direction from God?

Shadows from the giant pine forest enveloped me as I passed briefly beneath their graceful canopy and then back into the light of day.

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