Jennifer Case Cortez is a literary-agent-turned-stay-at-home-mom. She loves connecting young women with God's Word, and her writing has been featured in the Mom's Bible, the Devotional Bible for Dads, and the Life Promises Bible. Jennifer loves playing her guitar, eating Nashville hot chicken, and hanging out with her husband Daniel and their four children: Sam, Joshua, Jacob, and Evelyn Grace.
It’s like we are paper bags and the love of Christ is this white-hot, nuclear-strength substance that we can’t even contain unless the Spirit strengthens us to do it. So how do we hold on to God’s radical love?
Do you do this to yourself, too? Do you think you should look like someone who walks the red carpet or graces the cover of InStyle? Do you cringe when you pass a mirror or think that if you could just fix this or that, that everything in your life would be better?
A lot of us think of prayer like wishing on a star or sending good thoughts God’s way. We don’t take it very seriously. But prayer is an amazing, powerful spiritual weapon—one that you can use to affect change.
I remember the summer I was fourteen. My days consisted of sleeping late, rolling out of bed and into my swimsuit, setting up my tanning station on the deck, and basking in the sun for hours. Life was hard.
Sometimes I feel like my life is an ocean, and I’m barely keeping my nose above water. Below the surface, my arms and legs are paddling frantically, but my strength is almost gone. I know it’s just a matter of time before I sink.