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Karina Allen is devoted to helping women live out their unique calling and building authentic community through the practical application of Scripture in an approachable, winsome manner.

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  1. Karina,
    I believe wholeheartedly in the scriptural command to “Be prepared to share the hope that is within you.” People can argue theology until the cows come home, but they can’t argue my story…my personal testimony as to how God has been so very faithful in my life. They can’t argue how I felt lost and now know I’m saved. They can’t argue when I give Him glory for anything big or small that He has chosen to do through me. Our personal testimony is powerful and it opens the door to sharing the Good News of the Gospel. Why do I have the hope that is within me?….well here’s why….The gospel says….
    Like you pointed out, Karina, salvation is at stake. If Jesus was unashamed of me…do I not owe it to Him to be unashamed of telling the Good News of the sacrifice He made for me? Great message for our Sunday!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  2. I struggled with being in places of difficulty. . .having to deal with others who just don’t see there’s a picture bigger than the one that they fit in. Then I began to ask myself what does God want to do in me. . .what does He want me to do for others? Where do we meet His glory in this? How does my faith fuel me in this? Where is my light? Is it shining? Sometimes my answers require me to do some changing. . .to humble myself. To love better. . .shine brighter. Sacrifice. . . Turn the other cheek. . .cry even. But in all things I know God will find a way to work for my good and His glory not mine.

    • That’s beautiful Eunice! Those are some real deal questions sister!

      May God continue to work in you and through you in those difficult places. He is much glorified in you!!!!

  3. Yes! Yes! He is worthy of our whole life, worthy of living for, worthy of dying for. He is worthy to be proclaimed from the rooftops. Worthy of all our love because He loved us first. He loved us and gave himself up for us on the cross to pay for our sin and bring us into the family of God. When we repent of our sin and believe in Jesus work on the cross for us, we enter into the Kingdom of God and eternal life. Jesus delivered me from spiritual darkness and a life of sin twenty one years ago and I love Him more today than ever. Jesus is my life, my everything and I am unashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ! Let’s tell the world! Thank you Karina!

  4. Karina,

    I’m not one for the popular either and I never have been. I’ve done life my way not being swayed. My belief is that it’s in the Bible God said it and that settles it! Don’t add or subtract from the true word of God. One day we will all bow down to the one true king!!

    It has taken time to come to the place I find myself in now. Used to a “denominational” Christian. Living by the values and creeds of the church. Now I am a ‘Christian” not bound by any denomination, but by the Bible. My pastor reads the Bible, preaches the word, and lets God do His work. It hit me one day and I got re baptized (dunked instead of sprinkling).

    As for sharing the gospel, I used to think it was hard. What story did I have to tell? God has given me a great testimony. I can also just life my life in such a way that people want what I have!

    Blessings:)

    • Amen Beth!

      I live that way too. The Bible is life and breath and guidance. It’s perfect and holy!

      May God continue to use your story with Him mightily. May He further the Gospel and build His kingdom.

      Blessings!!!

  5. Karina, you are such a positive person, especially when it comes to sharing Christ with others. It is not surprising at all that God brings those searching into your path. Thank you for this encouragement today. Love you, Friend!

  6. A very timely word, I have trouble sharing healing at times. People are so focused on themselves and their problems, they don’t see Christ right in front of them. He saves, heals and delivers, but don’t confuse Him with the enemy who comes to kill, steal and destroy. Choose life. As always, a good message Karina.

  7. Amen! Amen! and Amen! We need to LIVE what we believe without any compromise. In a world of generally weak believers may we take the courage to count the cost, stand strong, take up our cross and Follow HIM!! I am also one who does not go with the flow and it is so encouraging to read this. Thank you!

  8. Karina,
    I’m a day late, but wanted to thank you for sharing your words. I believe, yes we should share Him, unashamed.

    Penny

  9. The Lord is My SHEPHERD, and I shall follow Him. I an going through a nasty divorce. I chose Christ, and so will be on my own. My son is not a believer, nor my 2 brothers. I just found out my 1 brothers family is following and intrigued by a satanic band. They wear demonic masks and give out souvenirs with marks and signs on them. My necessary are very young, 12, 9, and 6, and go to these on certs with their parents. I will be with them on Thanksgiving and am so unsure of how to treat this whole evil in their Iives. My other brother doesn’t believe either, so he will not be of any help. Please pray for me and this situation
    I know God knows and has control over all things. Thank you for being here.
    Christina

  10. Praying for you Christina!

    May God come through in ways you can’t even imagine. May He be made glorious and shown mighty in this situation. God has healing and restoration and redemption awaiting you. He is with you. Let Him carry you and lead you. He alone is your peace, strength and joy.

    • And “greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world”! Praying that the love of Christ will be more powerful in your family’s gathering and lives as it shines through you, his child. Thank God that he is greater than the Enemy.