Author: Rachael Gilbert

How to Demolish Fear {GIVEAWAY}

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Phil. 4:6-9 Fear can be a brick wall that keeps us...

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Man’s Rejection, God’s Redirection

{REAL TALK}: The short article you are about to read was one that I submitted in a devotional entry contest and it was rejected. Read on to see why I viewed this rejection as God’s redirection to post this on my personal blog instead. I pray it blesses you. #realtalkwithRachael Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32 It was my eighth-grade year and we had just...

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His Grace is Enough {Plus a GIVEAWAY}

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. (2 Cor. 12:9) Last month, I did something I have never done before and joined a local boot camp. For the last ten years, I have taught group fitness which came with free gym memberships to everywhere I taught so I could workout whenever and wherever I wanted. But, at the beginning of 2017, God asked me to lay down teaching group fitness as I stepped into a new season of doing more speaking, writing and returning to school to get my Masters degree.  I resisted at...

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Do Small Things With Great Love {Giveaway}

The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade. Mark 4:31-32 Sometime last year, my friend Niki, gave me a sign that says “Do Small Things With Great Love“. It spoke directly to my heart because it was an answer to prayer. Not the sign itself, but the saying. I live a very busy life (don’t we all?) and if I’m not careful, life can...

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Stop Fixing, Start Loving

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. Psalm 145:8 About a week ago, I did a LIVE Facebook video on the fact that I had gained weight. This video was not a rant to freak out nor did I ask for advice on how to lose the weight. But instead, it was me sharing what God spoke to me about my worth as I walk through a season of feeling less than beautiful on the outside. (Yes, I know my Christian friends, it’s what is on the inside that counts. Blah, blah, blah)...

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A Redemption Story {Loved Baby Giveaway}

As I sat in my obyn’s office yesterday, a flood of emotions and memories came back to me. 7 years ago I sat in that very office as I found out I was pregnant with our 4th child. To most, that would seem like exciting news, but for me, it brought fear. Just a few months before I found out I was pregnant with our 4th child I had miscarried our 3rd child. I was in Oklahoma because my older sister was in labor with her first child. She had asked me to come to her labor to act as...

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Why I am Ready to Quit #realtalk

Hi, friends! If you follow me on social media, you know that I just came off an amazing time of hiking the Grand Canyon & co-hosting the Declare Conference. I have so many things I want to share with you about those of those trips but I feel God asking me to take a pause and do some #realtalk with you about what’s really going on with me. I started blogging 3 years ago simply to work on my writing. It turned out I had more to share than I thought and God has written and spoken some pretty cool things through me. But as I’ve found myself more immersed in ministry and surrounded by others who do the same, I am seeing a matter of the heart that I can’t ignore. Anytime I am noticing a sin in others I feel the Lord remind me about the plank in my own eye. Sometimes God will open our eyes to others sin in order to reveal that very sin in our own lives. I am seeing myself, and others, start out with very pure intentions of wanting to encourage others and lead them to Jesus. But somewhere along the way, it becomes less about Jesus and more about me. This is not something I am proud to admit, but often when I post things on social media I care...

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