“Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort” 2 Corinthians 1:7 #biblejournaling #insomnia
"But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength"
- 2 Timothy 4:17
‘God Knows' - by Minnie Louis Haskins .
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year:
“Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the Hand of God.
That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way.” .
I always knew this poem, but I didn’t know that there’s a verse in the Bible that says just that! Sometimes I’m just so confused about life that it feels like I’m groping in the dark, but what comfort it is that it’s safer to put my hand in the hands of God.
Also for each promise, there’s a warning (swipe to see the next verse). While there’s a promise for those who are willing to trust and obey in the dark, but there is also a warning for us if we want to disobey and go on our own way, make our own light and our own judgement.
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It took me a little while to understand what Jesus was saying in Matthew 7:6. We are to share the gospel, but, when it becomes obvious that the gospel is not welcome, we are to move on. We are responsible to share the good news; we are not responsible for people’s response to the good news. Pigs don’t appreciate pearls, and some people don’t appreciate what Christ has done for them. Our job is not to force conversions or cram the gospel down people’s throats; there’s no sense in preaching the value of pearls to swine. Jesus’ instruction to His apostles on how to handle rejection was to simply go elsewhere. There are other people who need to hear the gospel, and they are ready to hear it. You can not make someone want something, they have to want to listen and want it for themselves. Share the gospel and move on but continue to pray for those who are not welcoming. #sharetheword #pearls #pigs #spreadlove #biblejournaling #biblejournal #bible #matthew #matthew7 #matthew7
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We sang “The Longing” in worship yesterday morning, & it was exactly what I needed to hear.
“This place, this time won’t satisfy / My soul was made for you. / My eyes behold what’s beautiful / And I belong to you.”
“Instead they were living for a better country— a heavenly one.” (Hebrews 11:16)
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Today's reading: Matthew 8:14-34 & Mark 4-5.
The power of the storm was what the disciples were focused on.
A great storm had come across in their journey to the other side of the lake. Many of them were fishermen... and this storm was making them afraid for their lives. The waves swept over the boat and they must have been pushing through and trying to man the boat to the best of their ability. Like any good movie scene, soaked through, yelling and trying to do what they could. But the storm kept on.
And Jesus was asleep.
They went and woke Him up. "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" Mark 4:38
Wow... don't you care? As if His sleeping meant He was complacent to their issues. He was after all IN the boat Himself. Hadn't He proven His care? But in their defense they are terrified. Remember focusing on the power of the storm.
Jesus didn't respond to them but got up and rebuked the wind and waves, "Quiet! Be still!" 4:39
And everything was C A L M.
Then He turns to the disciples, "why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?" 4:40
They were amazed at what He had done. "They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him." 4:41
When the storms of life come how do you respond?
Are you running around the boat fearful? Do you do all you can and then go get Jesus?
Or do you realize that because JESUS IS IN THE BOAT WITH YOU that everything is under control
D E S P I T E the waves?
Our focus matters. Focus on Jesus not the waves! If it seems like your life is in the midst of a deadly storm and you think Jesus isn't responding, take heart that He is in the boat.
If He is "asleep", then maybe your focus is off. He won't let you drown. This storm wasn't about destruction. It was about their faith. The storms will come but guess what? JESUS IS IN THE BOAT! He does care and He won't let you drown. Have faith.
There’s a saying that goes “rules are meant to be broken.”
This is one of those sayings that I don’t agree with.
I was having a conversation with someone earlier today, and we were talking about the concept of structure.
We both agreed that while some people may say they prefer freedom over structure, the the truth is that we can find the freedom we crave in the structure we often try to run from.
The rules found in structure give us direction, provide security, set healthy boundaries, and offer clarity.
These are all things that God’s law does for us too. Following it is not about boxing you in and taking away all of your fun.
But it is about putting yourself in the best position to love and honor God, love others, and be your best self.
While we are no longer under the law, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t wisdom found in it.
Colossians 1:14 “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Always remember that no matter what you do in life, God will always forgive you if you ask for forgiveness💛 I think that is amazing, cause us as humans don’t always forgive one another, but God will always forgive no matter the circumstance! Jesus loves you and so do I❤️ #biblejournaling #bible #godtime #bibleverse
There are always so many reasons to pray, or give thanks, or repent, or praise...and I'm trying to get back in the habit of actually logging them in my @letteringprayerjournal
. Sometimes I put off using my journal because I fret about not having a clever way to draw out the promise verse for that week. So silly...but that's my honest Christian creative struggle.
So I kept it simple and filled up many lines with prayers for those who are grieving, need healing, need help, and those who need wisdom or a heart change. Plenty reasons to give thanks for so many people to pray for. I hope I remember this truth when I feel like I'm just walking this life alone. 🙌
If you're looking for a creative prayer journal check out the newest collection by @krystalwhitten
. She just released the prettiest new covers! They make beautiful, thoughtful gifts too. 😉 I'm not an affiliate or anything...I just think this sweet artist has come up with a unique way to pray and use creativity to soak up His truths.
What are your favorite ways to record prayers or God's faithfulness?
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I'd love to pretend this is my office every day, but let's be real. If you and I were sitting down for a meeting here, you'd know there are paint spills all over my desk, the puppy sleeping on my feet, the cat up on the table trying to spill my cup of coffee, and painted bibles stacked up on the end of the table ready to ship out. You can't see that my hair is 85% dry shampoo and willpower and that I'm wearing pajama pants and fuzzy slippers under the desk. It's far from perfect, but there's nowhere I'd rather be than at my desk creating for you.⠀
Can't say I wouldn't hate it if the desk looked more like this though. 😜⠀
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"Pois pela graça de Deus vocês são salvos por meio da fé. Isso não vem de vocês, mas é um presente dado por Deus."
- Efésios 2:8
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