Who You Are in Christ

Rahab had two reputations: the prostitute and the woman of faith. (Part 2 of 2)

Rahab had two reputations: the prostitute and the woman of faith.

 

She had to choose to step out in faith. Many of our decisions have become a habit.

The story of Rahab shows the tremendous contrast between one’s past and future potential. The key is faith. It takes courage to change the course of your life. She had to put her past behind her in order to move forward in God’s plan for her life.

 

All my best to you,

 Tracy Lynn Dougherty

Rahab had two reputations: the prostitute and the woman of faith. (Part 1 of 2)

She had to choose to step out in faith. Many of our decisions have become a habit.

The story of Rahab shows the tremendous contrast between one’s past and future potential. The key is faith. It takes courage to change the course of your life. She had to put her past behind her in order to move forward in God’s plan for her life.

The Woman at the Well – Jesus’ Encounter with a Sinful Woman (Full Version)

The woman was in her dark place… even though it was high noon, her shame had driven her to the “dark” time to go to the well. And what did Jesus do…He didn’t say come back during a better time, he didn’t say come back when you are accepted, come back when you have it together… He met her where she was… he met her in the dark.

What’s your hard??  What’s your dark??

It’s time to EXPOSE it to the Light. Give it to Jesus.

The Woman at the Well – Jesus’ Encounter with a Sinful Woman (Part 4 of 4)

The woman was in her dark place… even though it was high noon, her shame had driven her to the “dark” time to go to the well. And what did Jesus do…He didn’t say come back during a better time, he didn’t say come back when you are accepted, come back when you have it together… He met her where she was… he met her in the dark.

What’s your hard??  What’s your dark??

It’s time to EXPOSE it to the Light. Give it to Jesus.

The Woman at the Well – Jesus’ Encounter with a Sinful Woman (Part 3 of 4)

The woman was in her dark place… even though it was high noon, her shame had driven her to the “dark” time to go to the well. And what did Jesus do…He didn’t say come back during a better time, he didn’t say come back when you are accepted, come back when you have it together… He met her where she was… he met her in the dark.

What’s your hard??  What’s your dark??

It’s time to EXPOSE it to the Light. Give it to Jesus.

The Woman at the Well – Jesus’ Encounter with a Sinful Woman (Part 2 of 4)

The woman was in her dark place… even though it was high noon, her shame had driven her to the “dark” time to go to the well. And what did Jesus do…He didn’t say come back during a better time, he didn’t say come back when you are accepted, come back when you have it together… He met her where she was… he met her in the dark.

What’s your hard??  What’s your dark??

It’s time to EXPOSE it to the Light. Give it to Jesus.

The Woman at the Well – Jesus’ Encounter with a Sinful Woman (Part 1 of 4)

The woman was in her dark place… even though it was high noon, her shame had driven her to the “dark” time to go to the well. And what did Jesus do…He didn’t say come back during a better time, he didn’t say come back when you are accepted, come back when you have it together… He met her where she was… he met her in the dark.

What’s your hard??  What’s your dark??

It’s time to EXPOSE it to the Light. Give it to Jesus.

Let Your Light Shine - Obedience (Full Session)

By popular demand - welcome to the full session on “Let Your Light Shine - Obedience!” God expects His women to be obedient but obedience can be hard! In this podcast, you’ll hear why we struggle with obedience and strategies for success.

Let Your Light Shine - Obedience 4 of 4

Welcome to the final video of my 4-part series “Let Your Light Shine -  Obedience!” We’ve been talking about the tools and steps we need to take to be obedient.

We need to lean into the Holy Spirit! We cannot achieve obedience without Him. Also, we women need to encourage one another.

Let Your Light Shine - Obedience 3 of 4

Welcome to the 3rd of my 4-part series “Let Your Light Shine - Obedience!” We’ve been talking about what keeps us from obedience. Now we’re going to focus on the tools and steps we need to take to be obedient.

The first one is the easiest, and so critical - open our Bible. The Bible is the best place to find what God expects and how He has provided for you to achieve obedience. We must also exchange the lies of the enemy with the Truth. 

Let Your Light Shine - Obedience 2 of 4

Welcome to the 2nd of my 4-part series on “Let Your Light Shine - Obedience!” God expects His women to be obedient but obedience can be hard!

 I continue with why we struggle with obedience due to things such as “not nice” women. Anyone know a not nice woman? Anyone been a not nice woman? Another thing that keeps us from obedience is comparison.

Let Your Light Shine - Obedience 1 of 4

Welcome to the 1st of my 4-part series on “Let Your Light Shine - Obedience!” God expects His women to be obedient but obedience can be hard! In this series you’ll hear why we struggle with obedience and strategies for success with obedience.

We’ll start with what causes us to struggle with obedience. I think other people’s expectations and busyness are two of the biggest things that keep us from obedience.

Forgive Yourself!

Today, we’re going to talk about forgiving ourselves. Romans 3:23 reminds us that we all mess up “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” If you’re like most of the women I meet, we tend to be very hard on ourselves and slow to forgive ourselves. But here’s the truth:  Col 2:13-14 “Then God made you alive with Christ. He forgave all our sins. He cancelled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to the cross.” Do you BELIEVE that? Do you TRUST that? Do you LIVE that?

When you have that feeling of guilt, think of it as an INVITATION to seek forgiveness. To choose to remain guilty, to refuse to forgive yourself, is to choose to reject God’s gift and Christ’s sacrifice. It’s like saying, you know what you did on the cross, dying for me on the cross…it wasn’t enough.

PS 32: 1-2 NLT  “Oh, what JOY for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what JOY for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!”  Tired of feeling guilty? Seek forgiveness and experience His overwhelming JOY!! I would love to hear from you. In the comments below, share with me what’s your next step to forgiving yourself?

3 Steps to Forgiveness

Back in the 70’s there was a movie that had the quote, “Love means never having to say I’m sorry”, it became very popular. You would see it on posters and bumper stickers. The truth is just the opposite, love means always willing to say “I’m sorry, please forgive me.”

When someone has wronged us, we want them to stay in the prison we’ve created until they apologize or until we understand. We want them to feel the weight of what they have done. We want to make them feel responsible, let them sweat it out….DOES CHRIST DO THAT TO US?

Today I’m going to share with you 3 steps to forgiveness.

In the comments below share what do you think is the key to forgiveness.

Who You Are in Christ: Part 1

Oftentimes we allow other people or circumstances to tell us who we are. What would happen if we let God tell us who we are? Join us for the first video in a three-part series to learn powerful Biblical truths about who you are in Christ.

The first truth is that we are loved! 1 John 4:19 tells us that God loved us first! That's where it all begins; everything else stems from this truth. Once we accept this to be true, we will see our lives changing and our ability to love others growing stronger.