Deep Calls out to Deep
by Kristi Lemley on July 1st, 2021
Deep calls out to DeepFrom Kristi’s Heart:One of my favorite places to visit is the beach. My special place is called Shell Island where you have to wade through water to walk from the beach out to the island.One particular visit, the water to walk through was deeper than normal and the current was strong. We stepped in and it was work to steady ourselves. We reached the island and were rewarded w...
What do I do when I don't know what to do?
by Kristi Lemley on June 24th, 2021
Kristi's Answer:This is a great question and one that I get often. How do we respond when we do not have clarity in a direction or decision?First, continue to pray for clarity and wisdom. Read the word, worship the Lord, and love others. Do not allow frustration or confusion to enter into your heart. This will only complicate matters further, as the Lord is not the originator of confusion.Then, I ...
Need a Light?
by Kristi Lemley on June 14th, 2021
by Nicki Hausman: Transformed Women's Leadership Team & Prayer PartnerSometimes there is a power outage- never a good thing, right? Darkness can be caused by a storm, overloaded circuits, or an accident that damages a transformer. We too experience power outages and life becomes more difficult. We do not know what to do in the storm and seem unable to make our way through in the dark. The blacknes...
I Don’t Understand
by Kristi Lemley on June 10th, 2021
Kristi’s Response:What we do when we don’t understand says a lot about our faith and trust in the Lord.Recently, my mom had a pretty serious surgery and she requested to have a private room. Unfortunately, she was placed in a two-person room because the hospital was so full. This was upsetting to her but she made the best of it. The next morning we talked and she was doing well. She called back wi...
by Cheryl Kopmann on June 7th, 2021
Distractions: something that distracts, an object that directs one's attention away from something else.Synonyms: bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, confusion, discombobulation, fog, head-scratching - Merriam-Webster.com.Lots of distractions: phone, email, timelines, responsibilities, other’s expectations, and relationships. Easy to b...
How can I remember how much God loves me?
by Cheryl Kopmann on June 3rd, 2021
Kristi’s Answer-This is a great question. Paul talks about remaining rooted and grounded in the love of God and then he prays for the Ephesians to know the depth, breadth, length, and width of it (Ephesians 3:17-18). The importance of knowing this immeasurable love cannot be overstated. It is what anchors our lives.Here are two quick aspects to help. First, I often pray, “Lord, let me know Your lo...
Is it okay to not be okay?
by Kristi Lemley on May 24th, 2021
Nicki's Response, Leadership Team Member for Transformed Women-Hope? Your Hope tank running low? fumes? There is barely a smell of hope as far as you can see? It is ok to not be ok.But after that realization, meditate on this in Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."When you see no answer, no...
Can God still use me if I keep making the same mistakes over and over?
by Kristi Lemley on May 20th, 2021
Can God use me if I keep making the same mistakes over and over?Kristi’s Answer-The short answer- “Yes.” God never gives up on us even when we think He should. Our view of offering second, third, and fourth chances is limited by what we would do. The saying goes, “Shame on you for the first time something happens, then shame on me if it happens again.” What does this mean? That anyone can do somet...
Do I have to?
by Kristi Lemley on May 17th, 2021
Kristi's Response:It was a cold morning and staying in bed sounded much better than getting up out of my nice warm comforter. Yet, I made the decision to pull myself out and begin the day. After my time of devotion, I normally walk my dog Kooper. This morning, when it was time to take him, I didn’t really feel like it. I reminded myself it was cold out and drizzling. Surely, my husband could walk...
Can I ask you a question?
by Kristi Lemley on May 13th, 2021
Can I ask you a question?Kristi's Response-This week during my devotion, I came across some questions that I thought were worth repeating. I am studying Gideon by Priscilla Shirer and she challenged me to answer a few questions, so I am passing them onto you. (These questions can be found on page 150 in her book Gideon.)Do you have to compromise your convictions to indulge any person or action?Doe...
Do you hear the birds?
by Kristi Lemley on May 10th, 2021
Kristi's ResponseI walk my dog every morning. It is a great time for Kooper and myself. The atmosphere is calm out in the country and I can watch the clouds roll in and see animals scurry around. Yesterday while walking Kooper, I was lost in my own thoughts. My necessary to-do list, upcoming speaking engagements, and a multitude of other tasks were vying for my attention. It is not always a good p...
Jesus Knows How You Feel
by Kristi Lemley on May 6th, 2021
Jesus understands how you feelKristi’s Response~Sometimes, we think it is so hard to deal with rejection, being misunderstood, and life in general just being difficult. But we have a high priest who understands how we feel. I remember when I was broken, in the deepest pain, the Lord clearly reminded me that He knew my hurt. The revelation in that moment brought strength to me knowing that He saw m...