Posts by Jessica Shonebarger

Posts by Jessica Shonebarger

Jesus Over Everything

This certainly is and has been a crazy season.  If you know me at all you know I follow Jesus and see the Bible as the word of God and true. This has been a very emotional season.   The division I see in the country is so sad.  However the division I see coming from Christ followers is totally heartbreaking to me.   I am seeing more and more of if you don’t agree with this or that then…

Does the Lord really have all of you?

(Mat 6:19-21) The choice between two treasures. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Jesus, MANY TIMES points to the Kingdom of Heaven. He does so again here. “Do not lay up…

Servant to all

Scripture (Phl 2:2-4) The specifics of Paul’s exhortation to the Philippians regarding love and humility among believers. Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Blue Letter Bible Study Guide a.…

Are you being a sign of the Faith?

 Phil 1:28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. This verse hit me hard today! Without being frightened in ANY WAY to those who OPPOSE you. First, Let’s talk about opposition. Opposition could in fact be people, but more often I find it is the enemy that is my opposition. The Bible says we wrestle NOT…

Let’s Stop deceiving ourselves!

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Blue Letter Bible Study a. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only: We must receive God’s word as doers, not merely hearers. To take comfort in the fact you have heard God’s word when you haven’t done it is to deceive yourself. i. In the ancient world, it was common for people to hear a teacher. But if you followed the teacher and…

Others-Centered

James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. Blue letter Bible study insights a. Slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God: In light of the nature of temptation and the goodness of God, we must take special care to be slow to wrath, because our wrath does not…

Doubt

The 1st chapter in the book of James talks about how we as Christ followers are to believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. THat man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord he is a DOUBLE_MINDED man, unstable in all he does. WOW DOUBT is a big issue.. REAL TALK…. at times I fight WORRY! I try so hard not to worry…

Don’t Run From the Light

I got my girls “faithGirlz” devotionals we are doing together. This was the verse we read tonight and the sentiment behind it in my own words… The verse today was Genesis 3:8-9 New Living Translation (NLT) 8 When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man[a] and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”…