Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 83 Comments

Do We Really Expect God to Answer Our Prayers?

Have you ever prayed about something, but didn’t really expect God to answer…I mean really expect it? That happened to a bunch of Peter’s friends. In the early years of the church, King Herod had many Christians murdered and many more put in prison. James, the brother of John, was put to death with the sword, and Peter was thrown …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Fully 12 Comments

The Day God Showed Up

Do you expect God to speak to  you today? I’ll admit, sometimes I think I miss it because I don’t expect it. Let me share something that reminded me to pay attention and look for the moments of Sudden Glory when God speaks. Bob told me about a visit to Vietnam where he met with a leader of an underground …

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living 7 Comments

When You Want to Be Pursued

Hey! I’m posting over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today! I thought you might enjoy this post too. God is crazy about you! Don’t forget it! The first time I eyed him, he was sitting on the floor at a friend’s Bible study with his back against the wall, dressed in scruffy jeans and a red flannel shirt with the sleeves …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully 19 Comments

When You’re Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of God’s Will

Have you ever been afraid to say “yes” to God? I have. Today I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries. I thought you could use the encouragement too. Let’s jump in together! I was sitting on the balcony, listening to excited squeals and splashes as children played in the swimming pool below. One particular little girl caught my attention. She …

Sharon Jaynes Enough, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 32 Comments

When You Feel Like Giving Up

I’m writing over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Encouragement for Today this morning. I wanted to share this with you too. By the way, if you haven’t been over to P31’s website, check it out! Can I make a confession? Sometimes I quit too soon. I’ve quit when what I really needed was to press on and press through. Sometimes I’ve …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Expectant Living, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For 120 Comments

You’ve Got the Power

I’m loving your comments and emails about how the message of Enough: Silencing the Lies that Steal Your Confidence is encouraging you! Keep em’ coming’. Congratulations to  Angela Pritchard, the winner of the Enough bracelet from last week’s blog. That was so much fun, I’m doing it again. Scroll down to the bottom and enter a comment to win. Can …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Expectant Living, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Uncategorized 83 Comments

You Are Worth More

I’m sharing a devotion over at Proverbs 31 Ministries today. I wanted to share this with you too. Here’s what I want you to know: You are worth more! As a little girl, I never felt I was worth very much. I always felt I wasn’t pretty enough, smart enough or good enough. I sensed my parents tolerated me but certainly …