🌸"Sometimes you just need to trust, let go and see what happens"🌸
WALKNG THE WALK: It can be hard to succumb to your circumstances. But sometimes it is when you do JUST that, that you reach the calm in the storm.☉
It isn't a matter of giving up but just letting go of what's out of your control. There's no use battling something & letting it consume your mind only to end up making you bitter & angry.
Just let it run it's course & continue to do what's right. Even if things aren't going your way or if you are required to make sacrifices you didn't think you'd have to make. 😧
All that matters is that what is done, is done the right way. There is no better satisfaction in the end then knowing you let Christ shine through you even in the the most undesirable of situations.😬
Because as much as it is important to create a life you can you love, there will be some moments where we sacrifice our happiness bc making God happy is more important. And in time making God happy, will bring a joy incomparable to worldly happiness.
Hope your week is going well lovelies! 😘
Any other glasses wearers out there?
I've worn glasses or contact lenses since I was 8, but the biggest problem I have right now (other than that Pipsqueak loves trying to snatch them off my face) is that I often fail to notice how dirty they're getting. I'm running around the house most days and it isn't until I step outside and the sun hits a huge streak across my glasses that I remember I need to clean them. I don't even realize how disgustingly filthy they've gotten until I go out in public and am having a conversation with an adult and realize they're staring at that huge dried glob of who-knows-what on the rim of my glasses instead of looking at me.
Isn't that a bit like our life in Christ? I get busy, distracted, stuck inside with my own concerns and pursuits. It isn't long before my vision is clouded and fuzzy. Everything looks a bit dimmer and bleaker than it is. Some things I just don't see at all. It isn't until I open the door and step into Christ's presence that I see the grime that's built up. I need that light to shine in my life, to show me how to see clearly.
Oh, and if any of you see me in person, please remind me to wash the toddler slobber off my glasses... 👓 😝😉
DAY 2: READING PLANS
Okay guys, let's be honest..the bible is a HEFTY book. If you're one of those people that can power through and finish the whole thing within 3 months...I salute you! For the rest of us, it can be quite overwhelming, especially if you're a new Christian.
That's why I love reading plans! They help you break down the bible into chunks with a set schedule to for you to read. I highly suggest the 3 week skeletal overview reading plan by blessyourheartandhome.com to start! The assigned readings are very manageable with only small bits at a time and allows you to get the basics. The readings are spread out over 3 weeks but you can take it at whatever pace you need, I completed it in 2. I prefer the smaller chunks as I feel you are able to absorb the most out of what you're reading when you're not being hit with too much information.
Take the time to reflect on your verses by using a study method..there are tons that you can find online but I prefer the SOAP method. (Scripture, observation, application, prayer). The application is what I find the most enjoyable because it makes it real for you. Where can you apply God's message into your life today? Where could you have applied it in the past?
How do you plan to do it?
Remember to get creative and add some journal notes or a pop of colour for a super rich bible study experience!
PDF LINK: http://www.blessyourheartandhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Skeletal-Overview.pdf
Sunday #ootd ! Maxi skirts are so comfortable and cute. It can be a struggle finding ones that don't have high slits and aren't see through, but when you do, they're super modest! And super cute!
Where do you shop for maxi skirts? How do you style them? What are your favorite accessories for them?
Are you a SCOFFER?
Scoffers make light of sin. They live a continual lifestyle of sin with no regards for God. Scoffers are bold and their quantity is increasing. They deny the gospel and they are in self-denial about the gospel. They say "Jesus is white! I won't serve a white God." "Jesus was forced on to slaves, He does not exist." This is the type of conversations scoffers have. They walk after their own lusts, devices and desires. They puff themselves up with knowledge without realizing that all knowledge isn't good knowledge. They are after their own carnal affections, constantly feeding their impulsive and selfish appetites. Their minds are evil and opposite of God. SCOFFERS are people who fear what is on earth more than they do the God who sits in heaven.
So here's the story of a college student/artist...
I go to the art store and buy a bunch of supplies! I'm excited! VERY excited! I love crafts and creating things and I'm excited to start on all the projects I have in my head! BUT, then I remember I'm a full time student and weeks turn into months without me as much as touching all the new supplies I have purchased.
It seems as though all hope is lost! Until one day I wake up and remember there's only a week and a half left in school and soon I will be one with my arts supplies!
I could not be more elated! Summer is going to be full of tapping into my creative side! So tribute summer fun with these paints that I cannot wait to break into in two weeks!
Is there anything more beautiful than singing to Jesus? 🎶Before I became a Christian, my mouth could not sing to Him! I sang about the 80s, but my heart couldn't sing for Him. Now, my lips open and it is able to offer praises to Him! My heart is happy 😊 and delighted 😁 because He opened up my lips to sing to Him forever! Friends, I couldn't do it before, but now all I know is I have a new song to sing and it's for Jesus! ❤️
It's going to be a great day! You can start your day with confidence, comfort, rest, joy, hope and expectation -- knowing, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases...His mercies are new every morning...and great is His faithfulness!
Have a blessed day my friend!
When I woke this morning the power was out. I thought oh well I guess I can't get my workout in today. So I got in some extra 💤 and then the power came on right at that time that I'm usually finishing up my workout. Now I usually get up early enough to give myself some extra time in the morning. Today I made a decision to make it happen anyway. I popped on Beachbody On Demand and got in a 20 min TurboFire workout! Women tell me all the time that they don't have time to workout! That's an excuse because you simply don't want it bad enough. Excuses are the easy way out. Stop walking around with a victim mentality. Just like with anything else in life if it's important to you, you will find a way!! You simply don't want it bad enough. Decide today to throw all your excuses out the door and make it happen!
Happy Tuesday!! 💪🏾💜👊🏾
Something God has been reminding me lately is that you choose how your struggles effect you. You choose whether you will be beaten down and lose hope or if you will hold on to the promises God has given you. Even in the hard times you can choose joy. •
• For those of you that have been praying for my sister, she's still in the hospital but we know what's going on now and they're helping her! She's doing a lot better now! Thank you SO much for your prayers!! •
•Also, can't wait to be able to start uploading videos again. I have a lot of ideas for y'all! ❤️
"Getting a Grip on the Basics" -- this is the first book I wrote back in 1989.
I sat in the library every Monday for 18 months and wrote the manuscript in long hand on yellow legal pads.
Then we bought a Smith Corona Word Processor and I typed it up. Had a professional gal edit it and off to Kinkos we went to "publish" it!
Started to take people through it to help disciple them in the basics of knowing the Lord and having faith in God's Word. Such a joy!
In 1994, a real publisher picked it up and now 20 + years later there are 250,000 copies in English and over 15 different foreign language translations.
I still love taking people through this book and I am more passionate than ever about helping people "get a grip on the basics!"
What about you? Are you rooted in the basics? Do you love making disciples? If you need some help to "get a grip on the basics" we have resources for you on our website. Would love to help you!
Working on my gratitude has started to silence some of the negative self talk my glitchy brain likes to bring up.
It's not fake positivity- like I used to think. No it's stopping to be present and take stock of what we DO have.
YES, it takes practice.
YES, it's hard at times.
BUT- it has helped me so so much & helped me to recognise more clearly negative thought patterns and nip them in the bud before they manifest and my moods start swinging -
NOW remember I say this as a poor student, with bipolar 2, chronic migraines, IBS, endo, whiplash damage and a hubby with mental illness as well- if we can do it so can you! ♥️
Start small- just expressing gratitude to your family and partner is a great way to start- I started to do this more & it helped so much xxx
Picture by @kerciajane
🌸 This is the best thing you can do for a sister, friend, co-worker or stranger you know that is in trouble. Often times we see trouble and want to act. 🏃♀️🙅🏽🙆🏻We want to say/do something to make things right! But sometimes, the Lord just wants us to pray for them instead. 😭Cry out private petitions to the Lord in your secret place where no one can hear and ask God to touch them and their situation. 🙌🏾Don't underestimate the power of prayer. 🙏🏽💕Goodnight y'all
Throwback to Saturday: Meet my little friend Isabel ♥️ .
I haven't been working with kids now I've started my Cert 3 & 4 in Personal Training & it was such a fun day hanging out, having cuddles & pretending she was my kiddo 👶🏼 .
Thankful for my friends Dave & Melissa letting me hog their kid for the day haha 😂
"You do not climb a mountain like Everest by trying to race ahead on your own, or by competing with your comrades. You do it slowly and carefully, by unselfish teamwork." [Tenzing Norgay]
Are you an entrepreneur starting a business? Do you have projects and deadlines at work that seem impossible to meet? Do you manage a rough business alone? Whatever obstacles you have at work, remember the people you can rely on, whether it's co-workers, partners, or friends and family at home. You don't have to carry your burdens alone. In fact, you shouldn't. Surrender your troubles to your Almighty God, and invite others in to help you along the way. #teamworkmakesthedreamwork#sharetheburden
Hey wonderful humans :) Another late post cuz ya girl is always busy✌🏻🙏🏻💙😂
QOTD: Favorite Sports?
AOTD: Soccer, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball and Dance
Fun fact: i do 4/5 of those sports ;)
Hey everyone! Not alott of people responded to my last post and that kinda makes me sad :( But those who did thank you so much i really appreciate it :) If you haven't seen my last post than it's not too late! I'm sorry i wasn't active today :( Just came back from April vacation and i had a game and dance right after :( I'll be more active after school tomorrow :) If you want me to try and start posting great post on my story that i'll totally will! I hope you all had a blessed day and may God bless you and your family! If you guys every need anything, feel free to DM me and i'll get back to you asap, ok love y'all God bless :)🙏🏻💙
23 let us hold fast the confession of our hope that it waver not; for he is faithful that promised: (Hebrews 10:23 ASV)
With the stress of final exams this week it is easy to lose focus and completely get absorbed into our textbooks and study guides. Grades are important, school is so vital when learning about our future careers, but honestly, a bad grade won't ruin your life. If you failed that test or forgot about that homework assignment, it's going to be okay because these things are so tiny in the grand scheme of your life. It's important to know that worrying and stressing about exams isn't going to change much. Instead, pray for peace and pray for a clear head. God will help you focus and I promise that He will love you good grades or not. *
"People can make all kinds of plans, but only the Lord's plans will happen" Proverbs 19:21
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2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.-Hebrews 12:2
27 But you are always the same; you will live forever.-Psalm 102:27
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