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 [...]

Find Your Focus

Do you know what you’re supposed to be doing in this season of your life? My next question is, “Are you doing it?” Or are you wandering around in your mind, lost, dreaming, and unfocused? When we are unfocused, that’s usually when we begin to lose sight of what’s most important or even the task at hand. It also allows room for the enemy, Satan to play mind games on us. Time is running out. Jesus is coming back soon! That’s why it’s time for [...]

Trusting God

I know sometimes this is not an easy thing to do, but it’s so necessary for the season you’re in. You have to know that God is for you and with you. He will never fail you. He can be trusted as He puts all the pieces together in your life. Your only job right now is to keep trusting Him. I have a piece of word art on my desk that reads, “The key to success is following God’s guidance.” What this means is [...]

Finding the Right Friends

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good fellowship! And I love good friends! When I was out in the world, me and my friends  just “hung out”. And there’s nothing wrong with hanging out, as long as you’re hanging out with the right people and in the right places. Amen! When I stepped over into the Christian arena, it turned more into fellowship vs. hanging out. And it’s one of the things that I thoroughly enjoy! But let me ask you a [...]

God Knows Where You Are

Sometimes it gets hard when you can’t see what God is doing. Would you agree? It’s that feeling that maybe He has forgotten about you. Or the sunk feeling in your spirit or the doubting question, “Will it ever happen?” Or the heartfelt cry, “Lord, help me to endure, until you move.”  Have you ever felt this way before? And have you ever asked yourself, “Does God know where I am?” Well, I can assure you, that He knows exactly where you are. And me [...]