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Dear friend,…….. I have yet to meet a human who doesn’t struggle with pride to one extent or another. Pride is part of our human nature, isn’t it? It goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden when the first humans Adam and Eve fell into sin. It goes back to the devil whose pride caused his fall. And it’s something if we’re honest with which we all have some degree of struggle. I don’t believe the issue is how much pride we have, but what we do with that pride when the Spirit of God shows us we have it. The Lord warns us against pride throughout the Bible, and He commands us to get rid of it over and again. When the Lord shows us pride in our hearts and lives, there is only one right way to handle it. Get rid of it! Immediately! We…

TODAY’S LITTLE LETTER FROM LARA………… Dear friend, ……….. I have a loved one who hurt me greatly long ago, then hurt me deeply over many years afterward, and to this very day continues to hurt me so very much. The Lord has transformed me beyond measure. Today I have in my heart pure love for this person, pure mercy, pure care, pure compassion, and pure prayer. I even send letters and gifts sometimes to the person with no expectation of anything in return. Recently, the day after I gave the person a gift, the person spoke gruffly to me a few words on the telephone and quickly hung up. No thank you for the gift. No love. Just a strong reminder of the decades of hurt. I thought about my cheek afterward. About how I keep turning my cheek like Jesus tells us to do. And how my cheek keeps…

Dear friend, God sees our hearts. Right inside them, yup. I’ve learned to look inside mine regularly. Why? Because what doesn’t belong there needs to go. Immediately. Why? Because the heart and life of a Christ follower belong to Jesus. And our hearts are to be filled with what honors the Lord not what dishonors Him. I used to walk around with a really clogged heart. I was clogged with pride, fear, worry, doubt, anger, hatred, judgment, condemnation, bitterness, and so much more! But the Lord taught me I need to purify my heart and keep it clean for Him. That means whenever He shows me something in my heart displeasing to Him, I need to get rid of it. Sometimes my heart starts getting clogged up again because I’m not being careful of what I allow into it and am not taking the time to look at my heart and to get…

Dear friend, When the spiritual battle Christ’s followers face is at its most fiery, which it has been for me over the past week since the Lord led me from three weeks of ministry and preparation in the Appalachian region of West Virginia to New Jersey just outside New York City where He is leading me back for more ministry work there, sometimes we find ourselves believing we’re simply not going to make it through the challenges at worst or believing we’re going to make it through but will be too broken and worthless and messed up to be of any use to the Lord and to anyone else at best. Rest assured in the past few weeks I’ve had my periods of feeling like I simply wasn’t going to make it through and faced suicidal thoughts as Satan came at me full force which thank God from years of…