Rejoice In Our Sufferings

Romans 5:3 “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance”  I don’t know about you, but this verse cuts like a knife. I am no stranger of suffering, but rejoicing when I suffer seems so foreign at times. It seems so easy to be short, bitter, grumpy and unloving when I […]

He Gives Power To The Faint

 Isaiah 40:29 “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.” Have you ever experienced crippling exhaustion? You are so tired you don’t even know how you will carry on to the next task. Maybe you have been up all night with a baby, or maybe you are struggling […]

Wait For The Lord

Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Waiting…it’s like a bad word, right? We live in a culture in which we rarely have to wait these days.  Phones, internet, fast food…it’s all about more and faster.  Yet for all of time, the Lord has been asking us to […]

Give Birth For Who’s Glory?

John 3:30 “He must increase, but I must decrease.” The natural birth culture tends to elevate women and what we can do. I think this comes from the opposition to women from part of the medical field over the last few decades; some practicioners believed that birth was so dangerous that woman needed them and […]

We Were Dead

 Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved” The redemptive story of the gopsel is found so beautifully written by God here in Ephesians 2. The chapter begins by first showing us who […]

For His Glory

Psalm 115:1 “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!” This verse is very special to us here at Surrender Birth. It is the heartbeat of Surrender Birth to encourage, educate and equip couples to birth for God’s glory. We live in […]

God Will Supply For Our Needs

 Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” We like to think we know what our needs are. Sometimes we may know what we think we need, but we don’t actually know with certainty what our needs are. God asks us to go to Him […]

God Made Me, God Sustains Me

Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” The truth found in this week’s verse is pride-crushing. When we begin to allow this verse to sink in, to take root, we are confronted with the truth that this life we are living isn’t all about us. God […]

Momentary Suffering

 Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” In our world, we would all agree that there is so much suffering around us. Maybe you have terrible morning sickness and it’s hard to see an end to […]

Approval of Man

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″ global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” global_colors_info=”{}” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” global_colors_info=”{}”] Verse of the Week: Galatians 1:10 “For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not […]