Spiritual Purging: Preparation for the Next Level

This one is a tough one. Anyone who has ever been through a spiritual purging before knows exactly what I’m talking about. However, if you’ve never experienced it, just hold on, because it’s a part of the spiritual growth process in your Christian walk. It’s the part where the things that are not like Christ have to be removed from our lives to produce spiritual maturity. It doesn’t feel too hot, but the good news is that the Holy Spirit is there to guide us [...]

Women in Ministry: The Balancing Act

As I searched online for information on women in ministry, I found it pretty challenging to find something that was all encompassing. What I mean by this is that I couldn’t find much on how to balance it all out with the many hats that we wear. So as I prayed about this week’s blog post, the Lord gave it to me to write on this subject. I pray that it will be a blessing to many women who read it. With that being said, [...]

Got Work? Face Your Opposition with Determination

Many times when I’m getting ready for a big task or assignment from the Lord, it’s like I have this “Face Off” with the enemy. I mean, he seriously tries to create road blocks to hinder God’s plan. Have you ever experienced this before? It comes in all forms like negative people, tough circumstances, doubt, fear, and sometimes even when it looks like things are beginning to fall apart at the seams, here he comes. However, during times like these, that’s when we have to [...]

Who Are You Serving Today?

As I was journaling earlier this week, this random question popped up. And without a shadow of a doubt, I knew the Lord was giving me the next post.  He’s so faithful. So, with that being said, I’ll ask the title question again, “Who Are You Serving Today?” Meaning, who are you actively helping in the world around you? If you are serving in your church, community, or on a global level already, then I encourage you to keep pressing as you continue to do [...]

Hey Peacemaker!

Hey there! Are you a woman of strife or a woman of peace? Really think about this question for a minute, because I believe it’s highly important to Jesus. When He preached the Sermon on the Mount, He told His disciples and all those listening around Him, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Now, chew on this verse for a moment. We are called the children of God when we are peacemakers. This is the blessed [...]

Mentorship: Who’s Leading Who?

www.insideoutwithcourtnaye.org As I watch the news, Google, YouTube, and social media, I am discovering more and more young women who love the Lord yet, are still ensnared by the enemy of this world and the affairs of this life. For instance, the club life, dating, fornication, drugs, alcohol, wearing sexy clothes, vulgar mouths, listening to and dancing to worldly music, watching television shows or reading books that glorify extramarital affairs and illicit sex (like “Scandal” and “50 Shades of Grey”)…yet still profess Christianity ever-so-boldly (see 1 Thessalonians [...]

Watch What You’re Watching

If you’re reading this post, it’s time to go to another level in your walk with the Lord. Yep, it’s time. You’ve probably already been sensing it in your spirit. God wants to do more with you. He’s got a good plan for your life. But with that being said, you’re going to have to let go of some things to become more effective for the kingdom of God. The Lord wants to take you higher. However, for this next level, you’re going to need [...]

Stay Faithful

I just want to take the time to encourage you today to keep pressing and carrying your cross. Each one of us has our own unique one to bear. And one thing that's certain is that God will never put more on us than we can bear. Trust me, wherever you are at this point in your spiritual journey, God is in this with you. You are not alone. Yep, He knows exactly where you are. So whether life is good, crazy, awesome, or tough [...]

What Were You Thinking?

As we do the will of God, we really have to be on the up and up, as it relates to our thought life. Our great enemy Satan loves to plant negative or impure thoughts into our minds. However, the important thing to know here is that we do have a choice to kick it out. We don’t have to accept or entertain that junk. It’s totally up to us to take those thoughts captive and surrender it to the obedience of Christ. However, how [...]

The Truth About Love…A MUST READ!

I’m going to come from an angle on this one that I pray will minister to you from the inside out…literally. I don’t know about you, but over the years, I’ve learned that true love is so much deeper than the surface love that we’re used to hearing about. It goes beyond those famous three words, “I love you.” The Bible tells us in 1 John 3:18, “Dear children, let us stop just saying that we love each other; let us really show it by [...]

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