I'm sorry I treated you so bad, I'm sorry I was feeding you the wrong foods & not taking care of you.
I promise to drink my Shakeology to give you all the nutrients you need, & I promise to exercise every day. I promise to get you in shape & be at the best fitness level we can be. 💪🏻 Thanks for getting me through every day.
Jesus died in my place. That's pretty amazing. So many of us walk around either not realizing the grace and mercy that has been gifted to us, or we abuse it. I was guilty of this in the past and at times I still am. I want to be perfect for God and yet, I still fall short on my best day. I'm then reminded that: Jesus is sufficient. This doesn't permit me to please my flesh, but to press on. I can press on, even after I fail because of what Jesus did. Then I smile, and continue on to finish the race-"the task of testifying the good news of God's grace". Acts 20:24
Does anyone else sit in their car and read their bible when they arrive early somewhere? 🙋💖🌼I've been meditating on psalm 119 and praying that God changes me with each word I receive. He is able and even if he doesn't, it is His will.
YAY for these being on the blog later this week! Seriously! Can't wait to share the story and the deal! And you will be able to cash in on it as well! Stay tune for these cuties and another pair of stylish shoes on the blog come Friday!
Still She Stands by @beth_kelly_myinnerrapunzel
The dark season enters her land,
the creator of light feels distant,
STILL SHE STANDS.
Her leaves begin to change and fall,
stripped to nothing,
naked to all.
STILL SHE STANDS.
The air is frigid now,
the horizon bleak.
Lonely and cold,
she fights defeat.
STILL SHE STANDS.
For she’s endured lifes’ seasons before,
she has faith,
he will restore.
She stands firmly planted,
as harsh elements assault her branches.
But in him her roots are deep,
she will not be moved,
her faith she keeps.
Each day is closer to when the sun stays longer,
and the dark is shorter,
to when her branches will blossom vibrant colors of life,
and she’s enjoying his warmth,
embracing this time.
For seasons come and seasons go,
but his constant love remains,
in this she knows.
His spirit is within her,
she trusts his plan.
She’s following him,
so STILL SHE STANDS.
Beautiful poem by @beth_kelly_myinnerrapunzel I just had to share ♡
We are called to glorify God not only with our actions and speech but with our minds as well! Today be intentional about directing your thoughts back towards Christ! Remember our minds birth our actions and speech, so check things at the source. Until the source (our minds) is renewed we'll continue to exhibit faulty speech and actions! Happy Tuesday 🌻
“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.”
Philippians 4:8-9 MSG
“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1. All of us are fearful of something whether we like to admit or not. Fear of rejection, loneliness, failure, losing your loved ones, pain, the unknown.. the list goes on. But as the psalmist rightly puts it, if God is with us, whom or what shall we fear? Photo credit: @pompomking_osaka
Day 86/365 #daysofdelight "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me"
I've spent my afternoon watching documentaries, watching Bondi Rescue, and baking biscuits with my Aussie Mama. I've been feeling distant from God, there's a lot weighing on my heart at the moment that I'm allowing it to get in the way of my relationship with God and it's a lonely place in my faith. Living by faith is a daily task that I haven't found easy the past few days. I've been a bit unwell and my head is kind of everywhere since I'm flying home in a couple of days. Jesus sacrificed himself and we have the incredible blessing of being able to have him live within us and our hearts. This is something I take for granted and that I would like to change. I'm learning that faith is a daily sacrifice but also a daily privilege to have a relationship with God, even if it's one that I'm struggling with a little.
I just love this quote by Jim Elliot "Wherever you are, be all there." It reminds us to be intentional wherever our path leads us each day and be be fully present in each moment.
Each moment is beautiful and lovely unto itself. Some moments are blissful and amazing while others challenge every ounce of our patience.
Let's choose to be fully present when our loved ones require our attention, when a friend is hurting and really needs us to lend an ear or pray with them, when a person needs help to find their way back to the right road, etc...
We are not promised tomorrow, let's choose to make the best of this moment, right now because we can never get those moments back. Live each day to its fullest by being fully present in all that you say and do.
YOU ARE VALUED
YOU ARE WORTHY
YOU ARE PRICELESS IN HIS EYES
YOU ARE HIS GREATEST JOY
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For anyone having a tough day or just looking for guidance. God is always in control of whatever happens, no matter what may come. It's not easy during hard times to believe that any good can come of it, but it's in the hard times that we must cling to God so he can help us out of the dark. James 4:8 / Come near to God and he will come near to you. ❤ ash
Find it hard to get off the couch? Here are a few tips for exercise-phobes. Start Small: you don't need to run a marathon the first day. Depending on your weight, just 15 minutes of brisk walking can burn off a serving of ice cream. Add time or intensity incrementally. Set A Goal: you may be training for a 5K, or you may simply want to look good in skinny jeans. Whatever your objective let it motivate you! (Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-26 for inspiration!) Cross-train: boredom sets in with repetitive exercise, but that's no excuse for quitting. Try mixing it up with kickboxing, a spin class, or even tap dancing. Finally, track your progress: Keep your stats (weight loss, miles run, minutes of exercise) in a calendar, app or blog. Celebrate each baby step but not with food!