let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies. psalm 119:79


turning takes intentionality. You won’t just happen to see something as if it were right in front of you. you have to physically make the choice to turn your head to notice and observe.

it is consciously turning to be encouraged by the other believers in your life. although we know and believe the truth of the gospel, sometimes circumstances discourage us from these truths. we need to choose to see and to encourage those who produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit.


we need to be encouraged by the fruit in the lives of those around us.

we need to see the joy of the Lord when he quit his steady full-time job in obedience and trusting the Lord to provide.

we need to see peace even though she got the call that her mom has stage four cancer.

we need to see gentleness when wronged by a stranger.

we need to turn and see our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ rejoicing in the Lord at all times.


~ natalie schmidt