No Better Place

Hello, Ladies. I trust this season finds you more grateful for the Gift of God this year than you were last! Even though the story has never changed, I find myself more and more grateful and amazed at what our Savior did for us, and is still doing in and through our lives.

This article comes at a time when there are police officers who did not gather around the Christmas tree this year because their lives were taken, little children in Israel are being beheaded, acts of violence and hatred seem to be magnified. What are we to do with this?

You know, it’s interesting. Have you ever had the experience where the kids or the husband somehow end up with soiled clothing or shoes, something puked on or peed on, and they’re all overwhelmed as to what to do with the situation, and everybody is looking for the same thing- MOM? I find myself like that in this season of our world. Everything within me is looking for my Father. I want to ask Him what to do with this. “What should I say? How should I feel? God, how do I pray?” I’m overwhelmed by people’s hatred for each other. I just want to run to my Daddy and ask Him, and there’s no better place to be.

You know, Jesus said, “I do what my Father does, I say what my Father says,” and I want to follow suit. In the midst of so much pain and confusion, hatred, and just plain chaos, I want to be an ambassador of the Father in the world, for such a time as this, to be a conduit of the Spirit. One that speaks whatever He would have me speak. One that would go wherever He says to go, and one that does whatever He says to do so that hearts may be healed, minds may be restored, and lives may be given over to His very able hands.

Ladies, I am so sure that many, if not all of you are in the same heart, so may our prayer be this: God, I give You to my life, my strengths and weaknesses to use for Your glory. God, though I do not trust or depend on myself, I know that through You I can do all things, and I ask You to speak through my life the message of the Spirit. Have Your way with my life and give me the want-to-want-to, the desire to do what You have asked of me. May my life speak of Your goodness, mercy and unfailing love. In Jesus’ name, I declare this. Amen.

Karissa Nelson

Karissa has one of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear, but on top of that talent and gift God has given her, she is a mother to three beautiful children and a helpmate to her husband, Shane.  Together they raise their family and minister in Milton-Freewater, Oregon where Karissa grew up.  Her passion for worship and family surround her daily.  Isaiah 30:15, "This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: 'Is repentance and rest in your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength'" (NIV).
Karissa has one of the most beautiful voices you will ever hear, but on top of that talent and gift God has given her, she is a mother to three beautiful children and a helpmate to her husband, Shane. Together they raise their family and minister in Milton-Freewater, Oregon where Karissa grew up. Her passion for worship and family surround her daily. Isaiah 30:15, “This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘Is repentance and rest in your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength'” (NIV).

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