Lois Flewelling’s Blog

The Lord Fights Strategically for us

The Lord Fights Strategically for us

  Open my eyes Lord that I may see what you are doing in my midst.  Open my heart to understand your ways of fighting so that I may engage with you.  Open my ears to hear the sounds of victory for I trust you completely, Lord. This was my prayer.  I wanted to...

Don’t Get Stuck in the Crushing

Don’t Get Stuck in the Crushing

Are you feeling defeated, broken, and crushed by life?  Does it seem like the Lord is far away and evil is near?  Are you asking the same questions David did in Psalm 10 – “Why do you stand so far off as though you don’t care?  Why have you hidden yourself when I need...

Go as the Lord Leads!

Go as the Lord Leads!

I recall trying to get home in a blizzard and the Lord told me to go to an individual’s house and confront an issue that had taken place.  I did not want to do this for two reasons – one it was a blizzard outside and second, I had no interest in restoring this...

Avoidance is not an Option

Avoidance is not an Option

Most of us hate conflict.  We avoid it and don’t want to discuss it or speak up.  This story in 2 Samuel 13 is an example of of the reason why we need to confront.  In this story, David did not confront Amnon after he raped his half-sister.  Absalom, another brother,...

Risk is involved in Confrontation

Risk is involved in Confrontation

Every situation is unique and has a level of risk.  These levels of risk vary and must be taken into consideration before we step out in addressing a situation.  For some the risk may be extremely high due to being in an abusive relationship that may result in...

Become a Truth Teller

Become a Truth Teller

What have you compromised in this season?  This is a question the Lord asked me.  I quickly was convicted of many things I have compromised the last couple of years.  I realized that my voice had been compromised and I had backed down many times when bullied about my...

Confrontation is a Gift!

Confrontation is a Gift!

What stops your voice?  Do you fear speaking up even when truth is pounding within you?  In this season, God is calling us to add confrontation covered with love and truth.  Without it, many will perish as Hosea 4:6 tells us "My people are destroyed for lack of...

The Great Divide – Wisdom or Folly

The Great Divide – Wisdom or Folly

Recently I have noticed the widening of the divide between those who operate in the wisdom of God and those who trust in the world’s wisdom.  As I compared these two extremes, it reminded me of my trip to Israel.  We were traveling near the border of Jordan returning...

Who Do You Rely Upon?

Who Do You Rely Upon?

What do you rely upon?  Who gives you strength to continue through life's chaotic struggles?  Most likely a person's name immediately came to your mind, ones who are very supportive and encouraging.  But have you had times when no one was available?  It is a very...