Do you like surprises? I don’t. I like to know what’s coming so I can prepare for it. I like to be in control. Sometimes giving God control means letting God surprise us.

In Matthew 13:31-33, Jesus teaches that the smallest seed can grow into the biggest tree, and a tiny amount of yeast can transform a whole batch of dough. Surprising, isn’t it? Often God works in ways we least expect, and letting God surprise us is one way we can trust God. How can you begin to expect the unexpected in your life?

Read Matthew 13:31-33 – http://bit.ly/2vHRM4q



In John 8, some super nasty religious dudes want the people to hate on Jesus. They try to trick him into saying that a woman who’s cheated on her husband should be stoned to death. He says, ‘All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.’ Of course they all slink away embarrassed.

Jesus assures the woman that she’s forgiven – He doesn’t condemn her – then He says, ‘Go and sin no more.’ No matter who you are and what you’ve done, Jesus forgives you. More than that, He gives you the grace and faith to leave your sin behind you, and move on free.

Read Joh 8:1-11 here:



In Esther 4:14, Esther’s uncle Mordecai messages her to say, ‘Who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?’ Esther has been crowned queen and it’s up to her to convince her husband not to allow all the Jews in the kingdom to be slaughtered. The fate of her people is in her hands. It’s another mind-blowing account of God’s hand in human history. With faith and fearlessness, Esther saves the day.

Beautiful you – the time and place God has set for your life is no mistake. Like Esther, you were born for such a time as this, and God has written amazing stories for you to live.




We meet Hannah in 1 Samuel 1 – you should totally read her story. She’s heartbroken because she wants a baby and she just can’t fall pregnant. Having babies may not be on your radar just yet, but you can still learn from Hannah. The striking, beautiful thing about her is that she lays down her greatest desire before God. She says, ‘God, I want this SO badly. I want it more than anything. But even more than that, I want You, and I want Your best for my life.’

God gives her a baby. But that’s not the point, and that’s not what brings Hannah peace. Peace comes from giving her dream to God – trusting Him with it. Could you do the same?

Read 1 Samuel 1 here: