We absolutely ❤️ @terrisavellefoy here at the SLAY Ministry! She dared to DREAM after realizing that her life was average and that she had been in the exact same place for 11years! She starting incorporating daily simple habits into her routine and now she is fulfilling her PURPOSE, impacting the lives of many and SLAYING the enemy. Don't settle for where you are today, trust God at his word and BELIEVE that he will do the same for you! Go forth Sis! You got this!! Plus Terri loves cupcakes she's def our kind of girl! 😍 Go follow her and get inspired to live your DREAMS NOW! 👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽@terrisavellefoy #theslayministry#kingdombusiness#pumpspurposepassion
Tomorrow at this time, we will be LIVE. We will be creating a community. We will officially be THE QUEEN'S CIRCLE. Thank you, Lord, for this awesome opportunity.
I hope you've been following along this week as we studied the meanings of numbers in the Bible. I have so enjoyed sharing these posts with you. When studying Biblical numbers, be sure not to place meaning on the numbers that aren't there. "Be careful to only draw conclusions that are obvious and supported by other parts of Scripture." (Mark Ballenger). The last thing you want to do when it comes to Biblical Numbers, or anything else regarding the Word for that matter, is place your own spin or meaning on a number, passage, or verse. That would be detrimental to your spiritual heath.
So today, the day before our launch, we turn to the Number One. The number one means union or oneness. Deuteronomy 6:4 says, “The Lord our God is One God. There is one God. One Lord. One Faith. One way to Salvation. One God. One Father. One Son. There is only ONE . . . Jesus.
When I lead worship, my dad often says, "You sing to an audience of ONE". I pray that as we launch tomorrow, we never forget THE ONE. The one who caused all of this to be. In our union with HIm, I pray we grow in union with each other. I pray that everything we do, speak, sing, and say here is for our Audience of One and Him alone.
Lord, on the eve of our launch, I pray for the hearts of my sisters. Father, I pray that you would stir the hearts of those women you want in this community. Lord, I pray that all we do points to you, and everything we say shows your glory. Lord, draw us together into unity, and help us to see each other the way you see us. I pray that we only speak words that unify and not divide. And I pray that you will forever be our Audience of One.
Be on the look out tomorrow morning for the launch of The Queen's Circle. We will go live on Wednesday, June 28 at 12:01 a.m! You can sign up at the link in the profile. Just click "Join Queen's Circle". #thrivesparklesoar
Hey guys! It's Megs here, and today I'm starting my new theme layout. (I'm going back to the theme that I started with.)
So, I stayed up all night long, and I couldn't find a wink of sleep! So I spent my waking time making a "self love board" which I'll explain later on today or in the week, and I glanced at my phone and realized it was almost time for sun rise, so I dressed myself and came outside. I recently have been going through a lot and I have not had very much ch self confidence, nor have I loved myself like I should, and as I read in the book of Job, and watched him struggle with self esteem, and with losing so much in his life, I realized that, though we may be struggling with something, we have to continue to look toward God, like Job did. He never once strayed from Him, and he never cursed the cause of Christ. We should lift ourselves up in love, and lift others up in love as well. Never think you're not enough, because you are, even if you're sitting in ashes right now, you're still loved, and most importantly, you're loved by Christ, which is by far the best love you'll ever experience! 🙌🏼 So I just want to lift up His name, and thank him for his goodness that never fails me. ❤️
So you're not so good with words. You get all tongue-tied when you're trying to say what's on your heart. Or maybe you have a natural way with words, capable of writing beautiful poetic sonnets without much thought at all. Either way, it doesn't matter when it comes to prayer, because God isn't looking for grand or flowery words. He doesn't desire the rote or ritualistic phrases that are often heard in church. Matthew 6:7 says, "When you pray, don't be like those people who don't know God. They continue saying things that mean nothing, thinking that God will hear them because of their many words." The Lord wants to have simple, honest conversation with you. Don't let your words--for good or bad-- get in the way. Say what's on your heart.
"St. Justin Martyr, laid out one of the earliest descriptions of the Mass in his First Apology, written between 153 and 155 A.D. "'And this food is called among us Eucharistia [the Eucharist], of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined.For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh." - (First Apology, 66)
So Justin is clear “that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word […] is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh. ” The “prayer of His word” refers to the words of institution, which come from Jesus’ lips at the Last Supper. So after the words of institution, the bread and wine become the flesh and blood of “that Jesus.'" The phrase “from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished” is sometimes rendered, “in order to nourish and transform our flesh and blood,” and the Greek here (kata metabolen) means something very similar to “metabolize.” So just as with physical food, it becomes part of our bodies, through the spiritual food of the Eucharist, we become part of Christ’s. We eat Him, but rather than us metabolizing Him, He “metabolizes” us.
I really enjoy this part of the First Apology not just because it’s fascinating how constant the Mass has remained over the last two millennia, but because I really like Justin’s insight into the Eucharist, and the idea of Christ “metabolizing” us." - Joe Heschmeyer from wordonfire.org #christian#catholic#christiancatholic#christianblogger#christianity#christianlife#christiangirl#christianliving#christianwoman#faith#grace#truth#choosejoy#Godslove#GodlovesYou#Jesus#womenintheword#bedeeplyrooted#givemeJesus
What you constantly fill yourself with will end up being the only thing that comes out. What you read or watch has a very big impact on your faith. If you continue to seek other things but God and fill your heart with other things but God all of it will come crashing back and it will be the only thing that comes out. We all have that emptiness in ourselves that we try to fill. We automatically tend to be lead by our flesh and fill ourselves with things that will only harm us. Once you encounter God, you know that God is the only one who can truly fulfill you. All this goodness comes from our Father yet we continue to go our own ways and not seek Him! Why!? When you come to the full understanding of how much He truly loves you and all that's at stake in our lives that will surely be when you will cry out to Him. But sometimes we can't wait for that. It will be too late if you keep pushing it back. Seek Him now (with persistence and consistency) and your life will never be the same.
Dimples and double chins for the win🙌🏻😂
• If you didn't know this already, in the past I have struggled with anxiety and fear. To the point where it was crippling at times. I've since been freed from the crippling anxiety and fear, but every now and then, when I have to make big decisions, Satan tries to pile on the fear and anxiety again. Because Satan doesn't like it when we are free of the things he could once use against us. When Satan does this, I have to constantly remind myself, I am not "in control" of the anxiety or fear, God is. When I tried to get the fear and anxiety "under control" by myself, it just got worse and eventually led to depression. It wasn't until I turned things over to God that I was really free from these things and now, though Satan still tries to use these weapons that once worked on me, they are no longer effective. The second I feel Satan trying to use them, I run to God and he takes care of it immediately. •
• You were not created to live in fear, with anxiety or depression. These things are not a life long, no cure, sentence. They don't have to control you. I encourage you, run to the feet of Jesus and leave these things there. Freedom is found at his feet. You were made to be bold, a warrior for the kingdom of God. He is a good, good father, he loves you so much and he is just waiting for you to let him free you of these things.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. [Mother Theresa]
Being respectful to your manager, kind to your coworkers, prompt in clocking in and out, patient with your clients or students, it's the small things that matter. #befaithful
#sundayootd : modesty has some rules:
1. Spaghetti straps are a big no to a Sunday service at a baptist church, make sure your sleeves are at least three fingers in width.
2. Cleavage is not appropriate for church, if your dress or top dips down, make sure it doesn't dip low enough to reveal anything. If so, add a cute matching tank.
3. Be careful as to how much thigh you show, usually the rule of thumb is to the knee. •
👌🏼Ana is ROCKING this Sunday look, and it satisfies all of the criteria. Ana adds modern to her modesty by pairing her dress with suede nude pumps and chunky earrings. #modernmodesty#beablushingsoul 💗🌸🌺
Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!! Girls, jewelry makes all the difference and turns a dull look GLAM! ✨often modest dress on the market are simple. Step up your style with statement pieces, or enhance your elegance with simple pieces. Either way, #beablushingsoul 💗🌸🌺 (click the tags for details!)
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Choker: @charlotterusse --(comes in all kinds of cute pastel velvet colors that look innocent in comparison to the trendy black chokers! Perfect for a Sunday service!)
Do more of what makes GOD sparkle!! ✨let's clarify our priorities:
3. Ourselves ...and that's how to #beablushingsoul : humble yourself 🌸🌺💗
PS: Cute journals like this can be found at @tjmaxx & @marshalls for under $10!!
#sundayootd : many young Christian girls avoid the mainstream stores because they think they won't find anything modest. This simply isn't true, while it's certainly more of a hunt, modesty isn't extinct in these stores-- this entire outfit is from Charlotte Russe!! Sometimes you just have to mix and match. But let's face it, dresses below the knees sometimes makes your legs look stubby if your tall like Jade is. The perfect way to fix this problem is to add a cute pair of heels! #modernmodesty#beablushingsoul 💗🌸🌺
He aprendido a vivir con tan poco que me he dado cuenta que la felicidad es una decisión diaria basada en el agradecimiento, en el disfrutar las cosas que Dios nos da y servir a los demás.
Even when everything is looking down, remember God is still with us. Our answer might not look like His answer, but His is ALWAYS better! Don't give up, don't stop praying, and don't stop praising!!! He's still good today, like He was yesterday, and He'll be good FOREVER!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 So even in your doubt, pain, confusion, or grief, still praise God.
James 1:12 "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord promises to those who love him."
James 1:2 " Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sister, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that testing of your faith produces perseverance."
Song: Made a Way- Travis Greene
My husband & I were not on a budget when we were young marrieds. After a couple of big-huge-discussions (arguments) 😆about finances, we got on a budget & it has been the best thing ever. Here are a few things I like to pray over our finances:
God, everything we have is because of You.
Guide us & give us wisdom regarding our finances.
Help us both to save wisely & spend wisely.
Help us to be on the "same page" when it comes to finances.
Help us not to have too many extra expenses with our home, our health, our cars, etc.
Help us not to live our lives in "wanting mode".
And help us to look for ways to be a blessing to others with our resources. 🙏🏻~Steph #prayer#prayers#budget#marriage#keepers#christianliving
As we delve into the heart of summer, the grass is growing wild. Navigating through the overgrowth, I found myself asking what I'm letting grow in my own life that needs pruning.
While growth is good, too bad of some things can make it difficult for us to follow the straight and narrow path that God has laid out for us. Especially when we're tired and stressed, the deceiver's voice compels us all the more strongly, asking us if Bible study can't wait for us to finish watching another episode of such and such or if we really need to pray to God before we lay down our weary heads.
If we let these temptations run rampant in our lives, it becomes increasingly difficult to clear the mess that builds in our hearts. It becomes easier to give in to our vices. In trimming away the overgrowth, we open our hearts to hearing God's voice. The clear paths point us to His truth, to His way.
"Teach me your way, O Lord; I will walk in your truth" (Psalm 86:11).
A few months back we stumbled upon something amazing, @hosannarevival ❤️ The exterior of their bibles show the beauty within. We couldn't resist ordering one for ourselves. If you haven't check out Hosanna Revival then do yourself a favor and do it now!
I'm the girl that has lists for her lists. I have made a very detailed budget for the summer so I can buy a camera. Also, I know what I'm doing everyday for like the next week.
Maybe you can relate, and maybe you can't. Either way this verse is so important! No matter what we plan out, God's plan overrides ours. I know I've seen this in my life, and you've probably seen it in yours. You've had something all planned out, but God had another way. You were confused and disappointed in the moment, but it turned out to be better than your own plan. Right?
So even if your plans seem ruined right now, remember God's in control and has a plan. A very good plan 💜
Speaking of plans, do you have any fun plans for the summer? I'd love to chat! 👇🏻
But at some point you have to stop being so angry, you have to stop being so sad, you have to stop hurting yourself and start being gentle with yourself. At some point you have to just let it all go and be happy, you have to spread love instead of being afraid of it. You have to love yourself and everyone around you before it's too late. Don't waste away your time being unhappy over others opinions. Don't do it. Don't do it to yourself and don't let other people do it to you. #dearbrokengirl
New stationery sets on my shop! These character girls are perfect for teens and women alike. I designed a size specifically for #shutterfly notepads. So, if you want to print notepads, I will include the files for you to simply upload to Shutterfly. 🤗Super easy! 😊
Friend, it is absolutely vital for us to be in God's Word on a daily basis. It is how we get to know God and how we fall in love with Him as He reveals His heart to us in His Word. Reading the Bible never gets boring because there is so much for us to learn about God -- and about ourselves in Christ. Through reading God's Word we grow, we change, and we become better as God transforms our hearts to be more like Jesus.
What does your devotional time look like? If you read only the Bible, do you go one book at a time? Or a mixture of many books in the Bible? Do you read something on top of your Bible reading? Any books or devotionals you would recommend? I'd love to know!
I wrote about my morning reading routine on my blog today. Link in profile.