Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully 106 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 Forgiveness, Living Free 432 Comments

The Danger of Keeping Score

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but after two weeks of holiday out-of-sync-schedule, I’m ready for routine. I love Christmas, but I love when everything gets back to normal. I’ve missed you! So I’m going to give away 5 free books. I’ll tell you how at the end of the blog. Now, let’s reconnect with something that I’m …

Sharon Jaynes Balanced Living, Living Free 13 Comments

Sometimes You Just Need to Breathe

It was one of my favorite trees. And it was dying. We live on a lake, and my dying tree was truly a “tree planted by streams of water.” So how could it be dying? How could branches right in the smack dab middle of the bushy green be turning into kindling? It didn’t make sense. I called an arborist …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Listening to God, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 17 Comments

When You Feel Like God is Far Away

Have you ever felt like Jesus was on vacation or lost your address? Have you ever cried out, “God, where are you?” I know I have. A crisis of belief occurs for most of us during difficult situations. We know that God is all-powerful and could rescue, heal, or save us at any time. So we tend to feel abandoned …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth 40 Comments

Failure is Not Final

Have you ever messed up big time? I know I have. Maybe that’s why I love Jesus’ disciple, Peter, so much. He made so many mistakes, and he seemed to make them when they mattered most. Remember? He denied that he even knew who Jesus was…three times. What did Jesus have to say about that? Three days after Jesus breathed …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Enough, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Renewing your mind with the Truth 60 Comments

When You Feel You’re Not Enough

I shared a devotion over at Proverbs 31 Ministries yesterday. I wanted to share this with you too. Here’s what I want you to know: You are enough! As soon as my first-grade teacher held up that initial spelling flashcard, I knew I was in trouble. Just 6 years old, I’d skipped off to school with a new box of crayons, a Swiss …

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Uncategorized 79 Comments

When the Devil Tries to Sneak Up On You

Did you know the devil wants to sneak up on you? He prowls around like a lion just looking for the right opportunity. If Satan came to you in a little red suit with a pitchfork and announced himself as the devil, you wouldn’t believe a word he said. I wish he would, but he is cunning and disguises himself …