Everything in our lives are used by God for His purpose. They are servants in our Father’s hands. They obey Him and will be still as soon as He speaks the words. Until then, trust His love!
Fruit is always the miraculous, the created; it is never the result of willing, but always a growth. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce it. They who bear it know as little about it as the tree knows of its fruit. They know only the power of Him on whom their life depends. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Let’s play a game. Let me know.
Mine is I run things like a sleep-deprived superhero.
God is the perfector and creator of all things. He does all things with purpose and knows the details of our every circumstance. It can be a struggle to place trust in His plan. But when we choose to let go of our situation it allows room for the Lord’s will to be done.
Are you ready to finally become debt free?
Tired of making payments, but not seeing progress? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ready to free up some cash in your budget so that you can live?
I feel ya, sis. That’s why I created the #DumpYourDebt
Challenge! Get the tools and information necessary to start getting rid of your debt for good! Link in the bio 👉🏾 @girltalkwithfo
💁🏾♀️To those who don’t know:
This year my job is to read to kiddos and help them find a wonderful book. Basically just like the book WILD CARD by @_wadeking
my students didn’t not dream to have a library clerk like me. But they Love. .
Today we got to read OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO by dr Seuss( y’all I have never read dr Seuss till this year). We got to this part where it was talking about getting in a place where things are not in order, and then there is a place of waiting. The book continues to show how the character gets to the waiting place but doesn’t wait but journeys on through the difficult season...(I haven’t finished, I will finish tomorrow) .
All to say journey on in your season of waiting, whether that be in a dessert or the wilderness. If Jesus didn’t stop learning through his trails and temptations in the wild then you can’t either. All in all OH THE PLACES YOU WILL GO and the things you will do when you trust Jesus and journey on to the UNKNOWN... bc it’s not really the unknown bc Christ already knows and he will not lead you astray. 💥 think about friend! 🤷🏾♀️
There is something so beautiful about drops of water
Especially when they’re on a succulent growing in Hawaii
May they never lose their wonder
Who knew something as simple as listening to rain could be so sweet? Getting to love & be loved by these kids (plus two more) is such a privilege. Everyday is a good day when I get to hang out with my favorite kiddos.
You never know when your breakthrough is coming • Hey, guys. Remember when this was going on just shy of seven months ago? It took two people to help me stand up. Would I walk again? No one knew. • What we did know was that God would be with me no matter what I had to walk through - or wheelchair through. And you know what? I was never disappointed His goodness to me. • I don’t know what you are facing but I know who is by your side through all of it. He won’t let you down, friends. • And all of a sudden you will realize you are back on your feet. Knowing full well He has carried you through.
"I keep my eyes always on the LORD.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."
- Psalm 16:8 NIV
THE WAY OF LOVE | To love someone at their worse is to love the way Christ loves you. It’s not in our nature, but it’s very possible when you access compassion in your inner being and when you self examine how much love and grace you need yourself. His body was ripped open, while on the cross, the soldiers and the people mocked Him, stabbed Him, spit on Him and His best friends abandoned Him. After all this, do you know what His response was? “Father, forgive them, they don’t know what they’re doing.” Oh what a sinner that I am, Lord, teach me to love the racist, the p*rn addict, the drug addict, the thief’s, the adulterers, the Christian hypocrites, the LGBT’s, the deceivers, and the ones that mock you. Teach me to love people the way you love them. In your eyes, a small sin is equal to the biggest sin because you are a Holy God. As I examine, I’m a sinner in need of grace just like everyone else. Teach me to love people sacrificially the way you love me. May your grace fill me with such joy that I may be a true forgiven ambassador of Christ. ⠀
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We Are One
Been a little MIA😏 Came to get my magazine from a good friend more like sister 💕 Check it out you can get yours so many cool stuff 🙌🏼🔥
Counting it ALL Joy
Head start on morning devotion when I woke up at 3:30 and couldn’t get back to sleep.
Julie Wingerter’s friendship and support chauffeuring me to Timberlake for speaking engagement, group that is doing it right and growing, 70+ladies (one was 102), knowing exactly who I was there for, privilege of prayer.
Salted peanut Ice cream at Pinchos Locos, and a tour of Downtown Durham and Duke Chapel.
Brand new fall clothes, a gift from Julie.
Winding down after a full day.
Reminder: we don’t HAVE to count it all Joy; we GET to count it all Joy!
When God speaks, He imparts life. Allow Him to speak life into your circumstances today. #strengthanddignity
Head over to my stories to hear a bit about where I donate my old clothes to Locker #505
. They are a Nonprofit organization that provides appropriate clothing to K-12 students in need! @locker505 #nmtrue
This is an invitation and a promise from the Father—to surrender and yield your will, trusting Him to be God. There is much knowing in the stillness of obedient surrender.
(Full sermon in bio, Exodus WK3)
(Full sermon in bio, Exodus WK3)
In chapter 11, the Israelites complain to God about their food. Even though God gave them life-sustaining food, they want it to be better, tastier meat. They are ungrateful.
So many times I catch myself being so ungrateful for the things and opportunities that I have — and it disgusts me. There are so many people who are much worse off than me, yet I’m the one complaining. That’s exactly what the Israelites were doing — and they were doing it in the presence of God. God was upset, but He still have them the better meat, just as he continues to bless me everyday. I honestly don’t understand why — my only explanation is that I know He. Is. Good... Always.
I challenge you to be more grateful today. Pray and thank God for even the small blessings — like having a good job (even if you hate it), or having a nice family (even if you don’t get alone with them), or just give thanks that you are living and breathing for another day. Be grateful. Notice the small blessings.
Give thanks always.
Remember when you were a child and how excited you were when got pocket money? Think about how you felt spending that money on your favourite lolly at the canteen, or a cool toy or even saving it and putting it in the bank. Were you joyful, happy, surprised or even proud? Well, God feels exactly the same way when we give generously from our heart. God wants us to serve him with our whole heart, and this means our wallet as well (1 Cor 10:31). He wants us to use it to serve Jesus and others. When we give a gift to others with good intentions, we are giving to God. This can be as simple as giving an extra few dollars a week or getting a sponsor child. Malachi reminds us that everything we have belongs to God and he wants us to use our wallets to serve Him and Him only.
So, where is your heart as you serve Jesus? Is your level of giving and generosity where it should be? I pray that you would be a generous, giving and faithful believer.
She won’t always think I’m cool enough to wear my hats but for today, she does. Also, check out that original Stella face! ❤️
All The Praise and The Glory goes to GOD!
“So what will you do if you’re 40 and not married?” Idk Susan probably settle like WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY TO THAT lolol
🗣️ it with me, y'all...Now thanks be to God who always causes us to triumph! I've had this on mental repeat 🔁 since yesterday morning. We had our car stolen yesterday & after my hospitalization, blood clots, missed work, cancelling travel plans to waking up to go to the Doctor and walking to a space where the car used to be with a 😕🤔😮 look(and searching for the cameras to say we were #punkd
), calling it a #seriesofunfortunateevents
seems like an epic understatement. We called the 👮🏾♀️👮🏽♂️🚔 and a detective has been assigned to us and we've got all the proper things in motion, but I just couldn't help feeling and thinking, "can a Warrior get a break? How much more are you going to put on me, Lord? Haven't I gone through enough?" 🤷🏾♀️ So Scripture says that faith comes by hearing the Word, so even if you read and know the Scripture... let's say it out loud together so we believe it deep in our souls. Let it soak in like seasoning! Speak life! It's so much easier said than done but trust me, once I started talking I couldn't ✋🏾🛑🚦 ✨The joy of the Lord is my 💪🏾. Now thanks be to God, who ALWAYS causes me to triumph. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I am the head and not the tail.✨ I can keep going if you need🤣🤣 I ask you to please pray with us for peace of mind, safety and rest...and pray for the person(s) that felt they had to steal our vehicle. Little do they know how much it hurts to take the vehicle of a #chronicallyill #warrior
, they just don't know that our God is so good and I'm just sitting here waiting on my blessing sevenfold 🙌🏾✨👑 Our God is a good one, and I trust the next chapter of this story because I truly LOVE the Author 📚🙌🏾✝️✨ I love y'all to the 🌒 and back! ~Lydia, #sicklecellwarriorprincess
ⓓⓞⓝ'ⓣ ⓦⓐⓢⓣⓔ ⓐ ⓓⓐⓨ Find your joy in the blessings God has freely given. As a a great actor once said, ”fall asleep counting your blessings”. Bonus point if you can name that movie. Find patience and contentment that God has a plan bigger for you than you could ever dream of. Never in a million year did I think I would be a freelance HMUA (y’all should’ve seen my makeup in high school lol). Never did I think I would get married at 19 but, I did. Honestly, I didn’t think I would go to college because I never was any good at school. The teachers gave up on me and I gave up trying.
But low and behold, God’s plans were so much bigger than mine. I am a successful freelance artist and work with so many diverse people and be apart of days they will remember for the rest of their lives. I meet my best friend when I was 16. He truly is my iron sharpens iron friend. Sometimes I don’t like him lol but, he makes me the best version of myself. Also I graduate in December with honors. With all that said, trusting God is not always easy but, when you completely trust him he can open door that you yourself couldn’t do. God is so good and I’m excited to see where he takes us next. #imaunicorn
🦄 #beautyblogger #christianblogger #makeup #makeupartist #fashionblogger #bhamal #makeupbyme #liveorginal #beconfident
I just thought that hashtag was funny 🦄
People often remark how patient I am with Jack-Jack. But I wonder why I was not as patient with my other children. Because when Jack-Jack is happy, he is very happy. And when he is sad, it is heart wrenching and time-consuming. And there are times I think I might become impatient, but then I look at this face.
Today Jeff and Marcus went to get FastPasses for a ride. We were meeting them in another area of Epcot. The moment they walked away, Jack-Jack started asking questions. “Why did Dad and Marcus leave us? Are they ever coming back?” I explained the situation, but the words kept coming. “Quick, we need to find them before it’s too late.” As I really watch him, my heart hurts. I want him to understand, but there is just so much that he doesn’t grasp.
And Holy Spirit shows me this is how I am with God. When I need to wait on God’s perfect timing, I reply, “Quick God, before it’s too late.” And God desires me to trust Him, but yet when I don’t understand I get upset and whine. And often I whine longer than Jack-Jack does. And God is patient with me because he understands I lack the capacity to comprehend fully.
If only we could all extend the same level of patience with each other! If only we could understand that everyone is at a different level, and offer compassion. I think God gave me Jack-Jack to teach me this. #autism #autismtravel #asd #choosecompassion #bloggerlife #bloggermom #autismblogger #christianblogger #meltdown #homeschooling #homeschoolblogger #godgavemeyou
I snapped this photo on a steamy July Saturday. I was feeling especially happy and motivated to move. I hadn’t worked out in weeks and found myself really missing it. Then I attempted a short workout on our patio and promptly realized just how out of shape I was. And I won’t even mention how sore I felt the next day.😆
There’s some pain that comes with exercise, especially the kind that yields results. Suffering isn’t fun but it brings opportunities to develop strength and endurance. I want to be in shape—physically, yes, but spiritually even more so.
On my blog today, I’m sharing some revelations related to faith and fitness. I’m also opening up a bit more about our fertility journey. Check out the link in my bio.💙
#theheartbeatblog #faithandfitness #letstalkfertility #christianblogger #crossfit #crossfitlove #ttccommunity
Check out my first post in a fun new series I am working on! Link in bio.
First day of fall quarter 🙌🏻
And my last quarter 😊
Success isn’t just for those with certain backgrounds, degrees or connections ; it’s for all who choose to work for it.
Keep pushing, your time is coming 🙌
Tag a friend who needs a little motivation 💛
Hustle wrapped in grace = unstoppable❤️
(shop link in bio)
There will be people who understand it and there will be others who don’t. Either way, keep pushing. Your ambition is for YOU, not them 💛
Tag a friend who needs to hear this 🙌
And 10 years from now you’ll look back and you’ll be singing the “should’ve, could’ve, would’ve” blues 👎
Get focused, stay focused and make things happen... Now is the time 💛
Tag a friend who needs to hear this 🙌
Who else is excited about this school year?! This school year we are expecting God to move in a GREAT WAY through the lives of our students!
Upcoming: • “See you you at the pole “ (at every campus)
- Sept. 26th @7am
• “ Youth Cook out”
- Sept. 28 @6:30pm
We can all agree we had an amazing summer and as we say our farewells to summer join us at our Back to school cookout 🌭🍔
🚫Worry about it
🚫Stress over it
🚫 Figure it out
✅ TRUST GOD + CHILL!
P.S. did you know all of our Tees are unisex? That’s right! Fellas we gotcha covered too 😉 (shop link in bio)
Ain’t no use in knowing your purpose if you’re not going to walk in it 👀
Find it, nurture it and walk in it; every.single.day.
Tag a friend who needs to hear this 🙌
Making the most of this sunny weather while it lasts ☉🍔🍹
Enjoying this warm weather waay too much. I don't think I'm ready for the cold just yet 😩 | #akure #nigeria
"The sovereignty of God! What do we mean by this expression? We mean the supremacy of God, the kingship of God, the Godhood of God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him, What doest Thou? (Dan 4:35)" - The Sovereignty of God, by AW Pink
Throwbaaack | To my uncle's wedding last year 💐 | #tbt
📸 slip taken by: @ayxnfe
West London and #Starbucks
. Can I marry this drink pls K thanks.