Diving Deeper in God

www.courtnayerichard.com I want to start off by asking you a few quick questions. How is your walk with God? Are you close to Him right now or do you feel like you are drifting a bit? Do you want to dive deeper into your relationship and knowledge of God? Would you like to learn more about Scripture and how to grow in your calling? If so, let’s talk about how to dive deeper in God in this season and beyond (and I'm giving you a [...]

The Best is Yet to Come

www.courtnayerichard.com Can you feel it? Do you know in your heart that God has taken notice to the desires of your heart and now can you sense that He is about to do something that blows your mind? Has He already begun to blow your mind? Sis, the best is yet to come! I don’t know about you, but this popular phrase keeps me on the edge of my seat. It keeps me encouraged. It keeps me expecting God’s best. What does it do for [...]

Quarantined: How Are You Doing in There?

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Hey Sister! At the time of this writing, majority of us are being quarantined in our homes during the Coronavirus. So my question this week is “How are doing in there?” Are you sick or are you well? If you’re sick, I’m praying for you, sister. And if you’re well, take advantage of this down time, because when we’re all back out into the world and into our normal routines, we’ll be praying for some much needed quiet time or [...]

Being Strong and Courageous

www.courtnayerichard.com I want to start this post by quoting one of my favorite Scriptures found in Joshua 1:9, “This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Sis, this was a command for Joshua and it is also a command for us today.   The Bible tells us in Romans 15:4, “For as many as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that [...]

Waiting in Faith

By Inside Out with Courtnaye What are you waiting in faith for, sis? I’d love to know and hear from you about it. Are you waiting for a godly husband? Are you waiting on a new job or promotion? How about a new ministry or business to take off? Or maybe it’s salvation for your child, family member, boss, co-worker or friend. Maybe you’re waiting in faith for God to move on your behalf in some way. Spiritually, for me, I’m waiting in [...]

Don’t Doubt Yourself

I’m going to jump right into this one, because I want to encourage you right from the start! What’s got you doubting yourself? Were there negative words spoken to you (or over you)? Have you been meditating on negative thoughts that the enemy has planted in your mind and now you’re entertaining them? If so, shake them off, sis. Don’t let that stuff weigh you down. Don’t doubt yourself any longer, because God wouldn’t want you to! Actually, the opposite of [...]

Getting Through a Fiery Trial

This week, I’m talking about the fiery tests and trials that we go through in our Christian walk. Some of you reading this may be experiencing something very tough in your life right now, and I want you to know that you are not alone. God is with you. Ok? Hold on and BELIEVE that truth! But then I’m also aware that there may be others who are feeling mighty fine today, and I totally understand that too. I’ve been in both places. Yet, wherever you are [...]

How to Live the Christian Life Well

How’s life today, sis? Is it going well for you? If it is going well, yay!!! Keep enjoying this beautiful, peaceful day in the Lord. Yet, if things are not going so well today, keep your head up and look up for better days to come. But no matter how your day is going today, I believe God wants you to see the bigger picture. And that big canvas is all about “How to Live the Christian Life Well." That’s right. It’s time, sis. It’s [...]

Are You Believing God for Something?

If you are, then I want to kick start this post by telling you, “Don’t stop believing God for it.” When He tells you something, promises you something, or places that thing deep within your heart, no matter how long it takes, believe it, and wait for it to happen. Though it may tarry, continue to wait for it, because if He has promised it, then it will surely come to pass just like He said in Habakkuk 2:3. Your job is to keep believing Him. [...]

Walking By Faith, Not By Sight

Is God calling you to step out in faith? Or has He called you in recent past to do so? If so, how does it or did it make you feel? Excited, scared, or a mix of both emotions? In either case, when God calls us to walk by faith and not by sight as 2 Corinthians 5:7 encourages, the major instruction here is that we trust Him beyond what we can see. Faith is trusting God. It’s moving forward, knowing that He’s right there [...]