Jesus spoke a message so counter-cultural that you have to step back from the culture to see that you've been had by it. Kingdom success looks different than cultural success, so don't miss it when God speaks it to your heart and be open to it looking different than you thought.⠀
Watch the full sermon here: http://buff.ly/2ncpuvl⠀
Confession....believe it or not, there was a time all too recently that I thought social media was bad. I also thought network marketing was a scam. The Lord really softened my heart from those harsh and false assumptions because I was REALLY misunderstanding the good that could come from them both. Because of these things, I have seen relationships grow, connections made, families find peace and financial freedom, health transform, and God move in incredible ways. Lives have been absolutely and completely changed. These ladies right here, and so many more not pictured, have become a family. And this wouldn't have happened without the community social media provided and the power of network marketing. And I'm talking intentional, doing life, speaking truth, the good and hard relationships. If you have the same misconceptions I did, I encourage you to see that there is so much God is doing through both of these outlets. #biggerpicture#ministry Plexus has changed my life, and if I wouldn't have given the community and connections social media provided a second chance, I wouldn't have these health and financial changes, not to mention friendships and personal growth. So much is possible if you change your perspective and give it a chance. #seethegood#changinglives#friendships#community#plexuschangeslives#toolformore#goodtocome#networkmarketing#grace#prayer#family#personalgrowth#financialfreedom#thankful
🔹W A I T I N G 🔹
📍Over the past two weeks I've had one of my toughest battles. God answered one of my biggest prayers for this particular season of my life, and it was like this gigantic door of opportunity was kicked down just for me. Suddenly, things got chaotic and the door was shut just as swiftly as it opened before me. I was crushed, broken, frustrated with God, confused, etc. It honestly made me have this rebellious attitude towards God just because I felt like the very promise he gave me had been taken right out of my hand.
I was most infuriated with the idea of not being in control. Well.. #Testimony just the other day God gave me a sign, basically showing me that He was bringing things into order, and aligning everything to his perfect will. TODAY, he surprised me and validated his sign, with a signature! The door that was shut prematurely has now been reopened, AMEN!
✝️Throughout this mini process God showed me that patience and trust go hand in hand. He also showed me that waiting, the very thing we dread, isn't as bad as it seems. In fact it's better to wait on him, than to receive something before it's time.
Be patient as you endure your trials, test, afflictions, etc. As you await for the very promises of God to unfold in your life, trust Him. Every single promise He's made to you has your name on it regardless of how the situation may look. 💪🏽
NOW & FOREVER, you will need "patient endurance" as you face the various obstacles of living with Christ and as the verse also says "...then you will receive ALL that he has promised" 🙌🏾
CONCLUSION: Patient endurance comes BEFORE the promise 😌💓 #learntowait#waitingongod#trials#tests#affliction#battles#Jesus#Christ#peace#victory#breakthrough#Testimony#Favor#release#blessing#christlives#goodness#grace#joy#living#hebrews#uplift#arise#upliftnarise#faith#endurance#patience#bibleverse#promises
"He will show me the path of life." Psalm 16:11 // A great reminder of God's direction and provision, written especially to sailors by Edward Hopper, 19th century pastor of a church in New York harbour. #heguidesandprovides#hymnstory#nautical
His love satisfies, His love fills me up, He is faithful when I'm not, He keeps no records of my wrongs, He builds me up with His beautiful words of life, He's patient when I'm not, He is everything that I'm not, He completes me, He desires nothing but the best for me, He picks me up when I fall, He covers me from all harm, He fights for me daily, He pursues me even as I am His, He smiles on me, He's jealous for me, His love is unfailing, His love is unchanging, He says that nothing can separate me from His love. He is my perfect love story, none can compare.
Ever since @hipsobriety posted these words, they've stayed with me. There was a time when I used to say "why me?" What did I do to deserve this? Why do I have to be the one who suffers from addiction? But, now I look at it and think THANK GOD. What a beautiful life I get to lead. I am awake. I am present. I see beauty even when it's not pretty. I've found a purpose. I live an authentic life. An examined one. I get to tell my truth. I am vulnerable. My work doesn't define me. A man doesn't make me. My addiction was the best/worst thing that ever happened to me & I bless it every day. Often times, I sit in my bed after prayer, & think about how I lived in my addiction - what could have happened to me - how death was imminent & close - but I was saved. My rock bottoms made me strong & fierce & unstoppable. I broke open. My old life died & now I live this rich, fulfilling, always evolving new sober life. And I couldn't be more grateful. God knows what He is doing. He truly, madly, really does.