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Currently in: Whitefish, Montana

“They have made offerings to other gods and worshiped the works of their own hands. But you, dress yourself for work, arise, and say to them everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them. And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the people of the land. They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I m with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you” Jeremiah 1:16-19

Victory > Defeat

Who am I anymore? I once had faith that mountains could move. I had passion, I had confidence. I would pray for healing and I wouldn't just hope for it, I would expect it. I would pray for favor and walk as though I did. I trusted the Lord. I had a compassion and...

Gifts

I don't deserve this life. Who am I to be blessed with all I have been blessed with? I am sitting in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. Of all the people in the world God chose me to be one of the 4 girls who gets to live here and I take it for granted! I think more about how...

Just Breathe

Hi, I'm Sonesta and I'm a control freak. This is something I've just recently learned about myself. I hate not having control over my life. I had so much anxiety over this last week with feeling like I had no control over anything that I broke out into hives. HIVES....

For the Mountains May Depart

I miss the mountains. “You need to get over that”, I’ve been told, “You’re not in Montana anymore”. I understand, but nothing is ever as superficial as it seems. The mountains are my security blanket. They’re my own connection to the Lord. For the majority of my life...

The Overseer of my Soul

“I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture” John 10:9 Nothing can get to us without going through Jesus first. He is the door and the shepherd. Through Jesus we are saved. We are safe and secure in his care.  In...

Abide

I've never loved a word as much as I love the word abide. Abide in the Lord. Meaning: (thanks to Dictionary.com) to endure, sustain, or withstand to wait for; await: to accept without opposition or question: to pay the price or penalty of; suffer for. to remain;...

The Matter About the Wine

Cambodia. Week 4 Miracles happen and all we have to do is tell the Lord our need and have faith to believe in the outcome. All Mary did was tell Jesus that they ran out of wine. She didn’t beg him to do anything but instead she just told him the need. “Woman, what...

Search and Test

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?" Jeremiah 17:9 Our emotions deceive us. Our desires deceive us. In the heat of a moment which one is stronger? The heart. It demands a response and is never content. When our hearts...

Its Leaves Remain Green

Cambodia. Week 3 "Blessed is the woman who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in the Lord. She is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream..." Lord, help me to dig into your word like never before. Make me a tree planted in you. Give me the...

When You Love Somebody

Cambodia. Week 2 Fear of the future has been on my mind the last few days. Where is the Lord going to place me in my life? Will I be happy? Will He grant the desires of my heart? Will I suffer for the kingdom, as so many do, for the entirety of my life? These...