Back to Basics

I’ve been thinking for awhile now that it may be time that we go back to basics with our spiritual walk. As Christians, we learn so much and apply so much as we grow, but I wonder do we forget to use some of the basic tools of our walk? Even if you’re a new Christian, sometimes you get saved and it feels like that’s it. Maybe you want to know how to strengthen or further your walk but you aren’t sure how. With these thoughts in mind, I’m starting a blog series called Back to Basics.

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Who's In Your Surrendered Circle?

In the bible there were temples. In these temples there were the outer courts, where everyone could gather, the inner courts, where fewer people could get to, and finally, the holy of holies, which was most sacred and where even fewer people could get to and where the ark of the covenant was placed.

I want to talk about the holy of holies of friendships.

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5 Christian Books I'd Absolutely Recommend

If you follow me on Instagram (@Christiannmillss), you know that I share the books I am reading quite often. Not only that, I am often asked for book recommendations, so I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorite Christian books here. With that said, I would like to share with you 10 Christian books I’d highly recommend reading.

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Round 2: #30DaysSurrendered Challenge Details

You guys have been side eyeing me and asking over and over again….and now I’m answering.

The next #30dayssurrendered challenge kicks off on Monday, April 1, 2019!

Some of you will be familiar with this because I introduced this challenge in January. I came into the year balancing school, work, building the Surrendered Life brand, and more. In balancing everything, I was neglecting spending time with God consistently. I had gotten out of my daily habit of spending time with Him, whether that be in prayer and worship, watching a sermon, or reading a devotional plan or book.

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All Things New

I have had an overwhelming amount of joy and peace lately and I know for certain that it’s because I’ve placed everything I care about and am concerned about in God’s hands. But it’s also because I have had this exciting feeling that I am on the verge of something new. Not just a new job or new opportunities, don’t get me wrong, those things are nice. What I’m feeling though, is that I am on the verge of a new season.

As beautiful as it was out yesterday, it made me think. A week ago it was cold, dreary, and quite frankly ugly outside. The cold to me is very uncomfortable, I would do anything to get out of it and go back into the house where it’s warm. That’s the same way I felt about the uncomfortable season that God has had me in.

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Resource of The Month: Holy Bible App Reading Plans

One feature of the weekly newsletter that I send out each week is the resource of the month. In this section I focus on one resource to share with the community that will serve as a way to assist or strengthen us in our daily lives. If you follow me on Instagram (@Christiannmillss), you know that I generally share what I read daily and about 50% of the time the daily devotional that I am sharing is from a bible reading plan from the bible app (I’ll share my other favorite bible/devotional apps soon).

I chose to focus on this resource for the month of Marc because almost weekly I get someone asking me “what app is that?”

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Christian's Playlist: February 2019 Top 5

I’m back with the worship playlist of the month. Lately I had been wondering if you all enjoy this particular type of post as much as the others. I know that I love worship music, but I wasn’t sure if y’all want to take your worship to the next level or add a few new songs to your list. I would write this post even if I only read it as a way to keep up with all of my favorite songs.

The wondering didn’t last long because two people told me last week they love my playlist posts, and I took it as a sign to keep posting them so here we are.

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What's Now vs. What's Next

Let me just start this off by getting to the point…

Friday I officially resigned from my job as an assistant teacher at the school I was working at.

Yesterday I moved back home after living by myself for the last two years.

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3 Small Steps To Reading The Bible More

In addition to wanting to lose weight, I feel like one of the biggest New Years resolutions that people make every year is, “I want to read the bible more.” However, reading the bible is such a broad goal that it can become overwhelming quickly, especially if you are a beginner in this area. Maybe you do not know where to start, you don’t understand what’s being said when you try to read the bible, or you don’t even know what kind of bible to get.

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Return to Sender

I struggled with whether or not to share this but…I think when I look back on this I’ll be able to see how far I’ve come. And I think I’ll be glad I shared this in case someone else can relate.

I’ve been dealing with a season of storms for awhile now (spiritually) and to be honest I think I’ve just learned how to live in it up until recently. Then last week came. I got some news that sent me to a questioning place…a place of questioning many things if I’m being honest.

I questioned….

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I'm Not Here For Your Likes

I have something to share and it’s really simple…

I’m not here for your likes.

In the last month or so I’ve gotten really really reallyyyy clear on my purpose and it can all be summed up to this. Last week I was trying to rewrite my bio and I found myself trying to find the perfect bio description to capture the things that matter to me personally as well as the Surrendered Life.

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Grateful, Still

Happy Thanksgiving! As I woke up this morning extremely grateful I thought about how this is so easy to do on a holiday when you’re surrounded by family and reminded of what truly matters, but what about the other 364 days of the year? I know you probably came here thinking I was going to create a list of things I’m grateful for and you are not here

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Ammunition For The Wilderness (BITW Pt. 3)

Now that we’ve defined what being in a spiritual wilderness is and how to serve in the midst of it, I felt that there was only one way to wrap up this series of blogposts and that is with ammunition for the wilderness. Think about it, when soldiers are going into war in the dessert, they don’t go in unprepared.

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Christian's Playlist: October Top 5

I can’t believe how October flew by, can you? But do you know what that means? It’s time for another praise and worship playlist update. These are the songs that have had on repeat all October in my morning worship time, in my car, and wherever else I had to go. Here’s my October playlist:

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Blooming In The Wilderness

The saying goes “Bloom where you’re planted.” It’s a nice saying, especially when you think about the fact that blooming sounds peaceful, progressive, and beautiful. But what happens when instead of blooming in a garden, the only option in this spiritual season of your life is to bloom in the wilderness?

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Issa Word – My Favorite Pastors To Watch

One of the things I’ve become big on in the last year is really spending time with God outside of church. I think church is great for finding your foundation and fellowship, but I believe in order to cultivate my real relationship with God, like with anyone else, we have to spend time with Him.

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