Living By Faith
Welcome! We're so glad you're here. Living by faith can be challenging and it is essential for us to encourage and build each other up as we seek to live out of the fullness of God's love and glorify Him. God longs for each of us to grow in His love. This was the apostle Paul's prayer for the Ephesian believers:
Hi. My name is Rachel Joyce and this prayer in Ephesians three is my prayer, too. It's one of the reasons I started Living Loved.
Sometimes there seems to be a gap between what we know to be true in God's Word, and what we're actually living out. In this struggle to be all that God made us to be, we need each other. We need to be there for each other, standing shoulder to shoulder as we seek to overcome all the obstacles to victorious Christian living as daughters of the King.
If we are going to live out the incredible destinies that God has planned for us, our hearts need to be places where Jesus feels at home. We need to be stabilized and rooted in the tender, faithful love of our God. I pray that Living Loved will be an encouragement and a help to you today.
Words of Faith
When We Suffer
This tree stood in the middle of intense gunfire and fighting during the Sri Lankan civil war. The flying bullets caused permanent holes and scars, but they could not keep the tree from growing strong and free--branches raised to the heavens. As it drew its nourishment from the rich earth and drank the water God provided, it kept growing straight and true.
When I look at that tree, it stirs up my courage...
This Sri Lankan woman carefully harvests tea leaves. Only the top two or three leaves and the tip at the end of the shoot can be taken, so it is painstaking work. Using the ability and strength God has given her, she does her best and through her work, many are blessed.