Sabrina Gauer

Faith, Life & The Journey

The Empty Stage

“I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;                                                                                        I will glorify Your name forever.” – Psalm 86:12


If you could do anything in this life, beyond what you think is “possible”, what would it be?

I used to answer that question with, “Become a famous music artist, travel, and play shows.” That was literally all I wanted to do.

The thrill of the stage, the lights, and the pounding of the music. Having people in the crowd below you shouting your lyrics and being moved by what you created. It’s adrenaline-inducing and addicting. To be known as your music and identified with your ability and praised for it.

And then, life shifts that perspective.

In the grand scheme of things, music will always be a part of who I am. But it’s not my identity. I needed to learn that when I faced my surgery and recovering in the months after. That need to be known as my ability was washed away, replaced with a new identity — my worth in Christ.

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This Land is Good

“Yes, there WILL be giants.
But it’s still the Promised Land.
It’s still GOOD.
Because God is there.” – Unknown

One of my biggest pet peeves? When I find a quote I absolutely LOVE and resonate with…and I can’t attribute the author because I can’t find it, even with my extensive Google skills.

So, I’m going to have to press on with the unattributed quote above, because it’s the topic I’ve had on my heart. (I truly believe it’s a Holley Gerth quote. And if not, Holley, if you happen to be reading this, I’m just honored you would read something from little ol’ me!!)

The Israelites had finally reached their place of promise after years of slavery in Egypt, seeing the miraculous happen before their eyes, rejoicing and praising God, falling into false idol worship and pagan ritual in the desert, wandering and wailing and bickering and doubting…

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When Jesus Calls You Deeper

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.” – Matthew 25:34-36


I begin every new year with my journal.

And at the top of the page, I write: “Chapter 1 – Day 1 – January 1”.

Chapter 1, the beginning. The opportunity for a blank 365-day slate.

But this year, social media was blowing up with “encouragement” and “motivation”. DO MORE. BE MORE. STRIVE MORE. LIVE MORE. SUCCEED MORE. MORE MORE MORE.

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