God Cares About You When You’re Just Surviving

God Cares About You When You're Just Surviving by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com Blog

Have you ever felt like you’re just surviving? Just barely making it through?

I’ve felt that way many times. And, I have wondered: When I’m just surviving, is God still paying attention to me? If I don’t feel much excitement, and I’m tired, discouraged, or depressed, does God get angry at me for feeling that way?

After all, I have had my share of those times. I’m much more stable now than I used to be, but I still have moments where I just want to throw in the towel. On everything.

Do you ever feel like that?

And if so, do you feel like God must shake His head, roll His eyes, and look elsewhere until you pull yourself together again?

That’s the treatment I used to feel like I deserved from God. And every time I have struggled with discouragement or depression, I have known that those feelings weren’t God’s plan for me. But there have been times when I haven’t had the courage to fight anymore. [Read more...]

Book Reviews: The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller & Experience the Impossible by Bill Johnson

This month, I am reviewing The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller and Experience the Impossible by Bill Johnson.

The Brickmaker’s Bride by Judith Miller:

I LOVED this book. It was a beautiful, touching, and intriguing story, and I’m ready for the sequel!

The Brickmaker’s Bride is a novel about a girl whose daddy died. She and her mother were selling the family business (a brickyard). Enter a love interest. I enjoy any kind of historical, inspirational fiction, so this was right up my alley.

Judith Miller did a great job developing the characters; you loved the hero and heroine, and practically hated the villains. Ms. Miller also did a good job unfolding very unexpected twists and turns into the plot, so it wasn’t just “they meet and fall in love.” It looks to be a setup for a whole series, and I would love to read each of them.

This book did start out a little slow in the first few chapters. However, I skimmed the parts that felt a little too slow and by the time I was several chapters in, the slowness was over and it was all interesting from there on out. It was a great weekend read.

Experience the Impossible by Bill Johnson:Experience the Impossible by Bill Johnson book review by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com blog

I love, love, love this book. LOVE. Why? Because it’s a whole bunch of tiny Bill Johnson sermons about everything. I mean everything!

Experience the Impossible: Simple Ways to Unleash Heaven’s Power on Earth contains 79 two- or three-page chapters, and each one is really like a devotional about the Kingdom, the supernatural lifestyle, revival, healing, etc. It’s Bill Johnson’s life message presented 79 different ways.

I get so much out of Bill Johnson’s teaching. I’ve heard him say that the goal of his life is to host the presence of the Holy Spirit, and that is the goal of my life too. I learn from his teaching like crazy. It inspires me, challenges me, makes me cry and whisper all at the same time.

This book is no different. Just one of these little devotionals will fire you up and make you hungry to seek more.

Experience the Impossible will bring you into radical collision with the Kingdom of God and its POWER. Read it and let the impartation you receive take root in your heart–then share it with others!

I received a free copy of each of these books from the publisher in exchange for honest reviews. However, the free copies didn’t influence my opinion. Also, the links above are my affiliate links. If you purchase these books on Amazon using my affiliate links, I will receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you of course. Thanks in advance!

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up for free updates!

You’ll get an email when new content is posted. You’ll also receive my free, printable blessing cards and my ebook–The Presence Seeker’s Creed–for free when you confirm!

How To Dig Yourself Out Of A Funk

How To Dig Yourself Out of a Funk by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.com BlogAre you in a funk? You’re not alone. I’ve been there, over and over and OVER again. But there’s hope! Every time I have been in a funk, God has helped me get out of it. It has taken cooperation on my part, but He has always set me free.

If you’re in a funk right now, you don’t have to stay there. Without further ado, here’s how to dig yourself out of a funk:

1. Rest in God.

Most of the time, the things we’re upset about are not upsetting to God. He’s a great big Papa who knows all things. He is bigger than all things, and He loves you very much.

Whether you’re upset at yourself or at someone else, you don’t need to carry the burden of your emotions any longer. In fact, Jesus actually commanded us NOT to carry those burdens in Matthew 11:28:

Start-quoteCome to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

God wants us to rest, and He takes His command to rest very seriously. The Israelites actually got to wander in the wilderness for 40 years because they WOULD NOT rest. It’s THAT big of a deal.

So, present all your burdens, cares, worries, and upsets to God in prayer. Imagine yourself leaving them at His feet, and He will give you rest.

Related: I wrote a (very personal and transparent) 5-part series here called “Rest In God, Reach Your Destiny” about how I failed to rest for a long time. God had to administer some tough love to me to get me to start obeying Him in rest. Check it out! [Read more...]

My Top 10 Favorite Songs For Intercession

My Top 10 Favorite Songs for Intercession by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comI love to pray to music. It’s easy and fun, and anybody can do it. It’s especially fun when the song is MADE for intercession. And if you need some suggestions for fun, musical intercession, I’ve got ‘em.

Here are my top 10 favorite songs for intercession, in no particular order:

(The links and widget below are my affiliate links, which means if you purchase any of these songs from Amazon, I’ll get a small commission at no additional cost to you. And by the way, the Amazon widget won’t show up on mobile, but the links will work.) [Read more...]