Jesus never said the road would be easy. He spoke of all the ways the world would affect us, and the trouble we would face as Christ’s followers. He knew. Knew that we would struggle to hold on to him in a world that can be cold. When we face feelings of emptiness, it is usually because our hearts have grown heavy. When we feel lost, it is usually because we have allowed that heaviness to hold us back from seeking Jesus to lift it. The bible verses below are reminders that Jesus knows we all face times such as these. He was human too, and therefore, understands the weight of the world we live in. But he has overcome the world, and if we allow him to do so, he can help us to do the same.
Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
God didn’t send Jesus to praise the perfect. He didn’t place him on the cross for those who had it all together. He gave his son so that those of us who were lost could return home. We would have had no other way. This broke God’s heart so much that he came for us. He is the same God today who fought for you then. When we find ourselves lost once again, we can turn to the cross and remember that Jesus points the way home.
he best protection we have against feelings of emptiness and loss is the constant presence of the holy spirit. We will all face days in which we have nothing left. Days in which we cannot see our way home, no matter how hard we look. Regardless of what we are facing, if we continue to seek God, we can never get so far away that we cannot be pulled back. He loves us enough to always come after us. He leads the way home, and rejoices when we follow. And if we allow him to do so, He will use his love to fill us back up again. You think your not good enough? Sad? Lonely? Disappointed? Down? All he's asking is 5 mins of your time. God love you and is waiting for you!!!##god#godbless#godisgood#godisgreat#holy#holyghost#holyspirit#jesuschrist#jesus#waiting#salvation#trust#happy#love#cross#notperfect#courageous#bible#bibleverse#blogger
Fun Fact Friday!!!
So this week has not been the greatest. Lots of failures, little progress, stress abounding. This was my motto every night this week. While more often than not though, the next day was not me trying harder, it was me just giving in and giving up. I'm so GLAD it's Friday!!! The week was a wash but one bad week doesn't define me!!! If you have had a bad week that's ok, decide today that it's going to be an amazing day and start over!!!! #amazingyou#silencethedoubt#youareenough#youdoyou#courageous
Today's Power message comes from @christinecaine
It's true, YOU were born with it. You've just had D.I.M. experiences that have limited your belief in YOURself. Some of us discover our Power early and some of us later but it's there waiting for you to be Amazing 💙
I want to change the face of beauty. I want to show women that you don't have to fit the media's definition of "beauty" to be beautiful.
I spent so many years of my life hating my body and the way I looked because I didn't look like the girls in the magazine. Guess what?? The girls in the magazine don't even look like the girls in the magazine!
It took losing my hair to realize that I GET to define what beauty means to me. Do you know how freeing that is?? Nobody can tell me that I'm not beautiful because I don't have hair. Or because I'm not a size two. Or because I don't have a thigh gap. I'm beautiful because I BELIEVE I am, not because someone else told me I was.
To me, beauty is being yourself, not what someone else says you have to be. Its having the confidence to know you have flaws but you rock them anyway. It's having the strength to fight through hard times but come out of them stronger instead of bitter. Beauty is loving YOURSELF unconditionally!
The definition of beauty isn't found in a magazine or on the tv, it's found in every single one of us ❤
My Thoughts Last Night. Every Choice I Make Good Or Bad Brings About An Outcome. What I Like About Me Is That I Always Take Account For My Outcomes. Sometimes A Win Doesn't Look Or Feel Like One. And A Loss Can Bring About A New Idea. When That Happens, I Suppose It's A Loss That Leads To The Future Win. Life Is Practice Not Perfection. I Fuck Up ALL THE TIME. That Doesnt Make Me Bad Or A Failure, It Makes Me Couragous. I Will Always Do Something New And I Will Be Better At Celebrating Myself. That Is Real Power. #onechoiceaway#freedom#accountability#courageous#courage#lifegoeson#nottheendoftheworld#win#lose#create
One of my favorite scriptures..in prison they tell you only 1 % of everyone who is realease make it past a year while the others end up right back in within months..some say because of being a felon or ex con there is little opportunity..I say with god all is possible and possible in every situation anyone can have or come open be courageous and know god makes things possible have a awesome day stay joyful and be you cause we are all wonderful #jesuschrist#courageous#bemotivated#makechange#takeonchallengesinlife#faithingod
I realize now that SO many of my past choices have been made out of fear and not out of hope.
When things are uncomfortable or new, it's scary. And it's SO tempting to shrink back into what feels comfortable, familiar, and safe.
I don't want to be the scared girl I used to be. I want ALL of my choices to reflect hope and belief in something bigger, someone bigger than what I can see presently. I will not be ruled by fear, instead I will be drawn towards a hope of things yet to come.
RISE UP! RISE UP! As we continue to journey through life, rising up is one of the greatest actions avaliable! There's actually a beautiful song called RISE UP by Andra Day. She enters the medley with, "when you're broken down and tired, living life on a merry-go-round", even still you RISE UP like the day and you do it a thousand times if that's what it takes! As courageous woman, events are encountered from left field and we have to Still RISE UP! AND STILL I RISE, Maya Angelou said it best! "Laughing like I have gold mines digging in my own backyard" and "Dancing like I have diamonds at the meeting of my thighs!" It's what we do as women! We do it in style and even with a little sass! We build! More importantly we BIRTH! Speak words of beauty to her today, ALL DAY! Tell her, "All I do is RISE! RISE! RISE! NO MATTER WHAT!! RISE to the occasion! RISE to excellence! RISE to courage! RISE to deliver! RISE to love! RISE to smile! RISE to give! RISE to RISE! And STILL I RISE UP!" Ladies stay BEAUTIFUL, SPEAK TO HER ESSENCE, and keep PUSHING!
Passionately yours truly,
Shai-Shai, M. S., PhD(c)
It was so great speaking @dznycalum networking event last night on how to start a company. I encounter so many people with a dream on their heart being held back by doubt. Guess what? You will always feel inadequate, inexperienced, not ready, and unsure. So get used to the feeling, find a pocket to store that feeling and move forward anyways. You'll never know the legs this dream has, until you let it try to walk. Start today.
#TagsOut in #Seattle at the #SpaceNeedle
Be wise enough to really consider these Notes from Hebrews 9. Test them. ⏺The regulations of the old covenant revealed our separation from God
⏺The gifts and sacrifices were limited to external things. They couldn't clear our consciences. ⏺Jesus took his own blood into the Most Holy Place as an eternal, perfect sacrifice to secure our #salvation forever
⏺Christ's blood purifies our hearts. He died to set us free from the penalty of sin. ⏺Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. ⏺Jesus took away the need for endless sacrifices by using his own blood as a perfect sacrifice to remove the power of sin forever. ⏺We are all destined to die once and then face judgment. When we trust Christ, his sacrifice takes away our sins. ⏺Jesus is coming again to bring salvation to those who believe in him
Do you want to be #strong and #courageous in every circumstance? Do you want your fears driven away? Ask God to be with you. He will.