Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Expectant Living, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 3 Comments

Living in God’s Yes and Best

“I can do everything through him (Jesus) who gives me strength,” (Philippians 4:13 NIV).

Several years ago, my husband and I decided to go zip lining on the island of Kauai. After being jostled and tossed like ragdolls in the back of a retired army jeep, we finally made it to the top of the mountain from which we were going to zip down—risking life and limb I might add.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Prayer, Trusting God 75 Comments

Daddy’s Got You

It was a bit too early. Little Tripp was snug in his mommy’s womb and not quite ready to meet the world. But the doctors decided it was time for his grand debut.

My niece, Emily, developed preeclampsia in her last weeks of pregnancy. The doctors waited as long as they could, but decided it was best if Tripp were welcomed into the world sooner than later.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Prayer, Prayer/Spiritual Warfare, Trusting God, Uncategorized 356 Comments

When You Feel Like Prayer Isn’t Working

I looked at his mug shot and felt my heart tear in two. I had prayed for this man my entire adult life. And now Richard (not his real name) was in jail.

From the outside, Richard’s life looked hopeless. Alcohol. Women. Anger. Hate. Unemployment. Failed relationships.

Richard’s rollercoaster life had fewer highs and lowers lows as time progressed.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Identity in Christ, Living Free, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 29 Comments

You Are Who God Says You Are

Today I’m writing over at www.proverbs31.org for their Encouragement for Today devotion. In case you missed it, I wanted to share  it with you too! Lived blessed! You are.

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1 (NIV)

I became a Christian when I was a teenager.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, God's love, Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God, Uncategorized 29 Comments

Taking Hold When You Cannot See

He sat behind me in the Boeing headed west.

Perhaps “sat” is not the right word.

He didn’t speak, but I felt him rummaging about.

Occasional kicks and pushes against the back of my seat let me know he was there.

Little boy noises. Restless, “get me out of here” stirrings.

And then I saw fingers.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Living Fully, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God, Uncategorized 82 Comments

When You Want to Live Bold But Are Afraid

I was sitting on the balcony of a condominium at the beach with my computer in my lap. In the background I listened to the excited squeals and splashes as children played in the swimming pool below.

One particular little girl caught my attention. She appeared to be about six years old and wore bright yellow water wings wrapped around her arms like blood pressure cuffs.  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Confidence in Christ, Dealing with Your Past, Dreams of a Woman, Expectant Living, Listening to God, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Take Hold of the Faith You Long For, Trusting God 52 Comments

Rest in the Here-ness and Near-ness of God

Have you ever been in a situation when you felt God calling your name to a particular task, and at the same time you felt that He had the wrong person for the job?

That’ exactly how Moses felt when God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. He cried out,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes A Sudden Glory, Dealing with Your Past, Forgiveness, General Inspiration, God's love, Living Free, Living Fully, Renewing your mind with the Truth, Trusting God 175 Comments

Let It Go! God Has.

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already mid-January. I hope you’ve been refreshed and revived with the start of a New Year.

I love the word, “new”. Don’t you?

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come~ 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

Today,  Read more…

Sharon Jaynes Expectant Living, Prayer, Trusting God 20 Comments

When Your Heart Needs More

It was a bit too early. Little Tripp was snug in his mommy’s womb, and not quite ready to meet the world. But the doctors decided it was time for his grand debut.

My niece, Emily, developed preeclampsia in her last weeks of pregnancy. The doctors waited as long as they could, but surmised that it was best if little Tripp be welcomed into the world sooner rather than later.  Read more…