I’ve been struggling to write a post lately about what God is teaching me because God has been teaching me so much.
So many lessons, so many truths, and He’s been growing me in so many areas.
I’m sure I will eventually post a lot about what I am/have been learning, but for now, I am going to enjoy just knowing that God is so good to be a God that loves me enough to teach me hard lessons, to take me through deep waters, and to place a joy in my heart that is truly unexplainable.
So here’s to continually growing, enjoying knowing more of Jesus, and resting in the fact of knowing and loving Him. For I do love Him, so so much. He is so good.
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Is your life here on earth bringing glory to the Father? Have you made room for His calling and persevered in your labors in the power of the Holy Spirit? No matter how unimportant you think your work might be, your work and calling are very important to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! Jesus only had a few disciples to send to the world to proclaim the Gospel. The harvest was great but there were not enough laborers to complete the work so He told them to ask the Lord to send more workers into His harvest. They prayed and the Father answered! Now it's your time as a disciple, to ask and begin to take your position to labor in His fields until you complete the work given to you by the Father! Jesus is your example... He could have ceased His labors before Calvary but He didn't and instead said, "I brought glory to You (Father) here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. For I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me. Therefore, teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” #ProclaimTheGospelOfChrist
ENJOY THE WORSHIP!
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Debated posting about this all day. & its not because I’m embarrassed by it or want to hide “the real me”, but I just simply don’t want attention for it. & actually typing this stuff out is forcing me to deal with it & actually think about it.
But, I do wanna show you guys the real me bc I have struggles too. & today was one of those days that was just hard.
Hard because everything just kept circling back to bad body image.
I can honestly say that most days I am very confident in the person I am & the body I’ve built... & am very proud of the confidence I’ve gained in the past few years. But that doesn’t mean I dont have my days. Today I woke up with a very bad view of myself. & tbh I’ve been dealing with it a lot more in the past month or so than what I normally deal with, but today was extra bad & I knew right away it was something that was going to potentially ruin my day.
But I prayed on it. Tried to push past it. Tried to talk myself out of all the negative things I was thinking. & nothing was working. It just kept getting worse. I didn’t like what I was seeing. I was so self conscious about what other people were seeing. I felt crappy on the inside & out. & by the time I got home tonight I felt absolutely defeated.
& it just sucks guys because I dont know why today was so bad. Do I look so much different today than any other day?? No. But for some reason my thoughts only wanted to take the negative route & I could not get control, which makes it that much more frustrating. && not to mention when you’re having a bad day bc of one thing, it makes everything else seem 10x worse too. I banked on my workout putting me in a better mood & was shooting for the biggest endorphin high I could possibly get. So I did HIIT with my class then a heavy freaking leg day... & they were both great workouts…. but for like the first time ever they barely lifted my mood.
Tomorrow is a new day. I know I wont always feel like this & that I am capable of pushing past it. & if this is you, you can move on from it too.
In relation to my post yesterday… Do it to glorify God. Which means accepting how God made you & loving yourself like He does.
Happy Tuesday friends ❤️
“[What] an amazing testimony our lives can be to this world when the glory of Jesus Christ matters far more to us than even our own life, and our personal dreams and desires.” -Leslie Ludy
Isn't it #amazing
how fast #ants
🐜 can #rebuild
?!? They work and better yet, #WORKTOGETHER
! WITHOUT #COMPLAINING
. 🙈 Which, us humans have a hard time doing! They rebuild every time they are #knocked #down
! They #nevergiveup
! They never stop trying! THEY NEVER #FAIL
. They #fight
for what they have! This is #encouraging
, ESPECIALLY FOR MOTHER'S! I can speak bc I am one! I feel like every day is a battle! Whether the #battle
be, who broke the chair or should I let my children watch that movie? How to handle a fight between siblings, and how to be fair but build a healthy #temperament
when they don't get thier way! How to mold the #NEXTGENERATION
not SELF... US #CHRISTIAN
mother's are FIGHTING the GOOD fight of FAITH everyday in OUR HOMES! BE encouraged😘 to KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON LIKE THE ANT! 🐜
The world tells us joy is found in elevating ourselves. It tells us to elevate & glorify our experience, our desires, our suffering, our accomplishments.
If we only get our desires satisfied, we will find joy. If we only get our experiences validated, we will find joy. If we only get our suffering recognized & healed, we will find joy. If we only get our accomplishments recognized & exalted, we will find joy. But these things will never satisfy the human heart. Because it is not why we were made.
Christians— we who bear his name are created for his glory. (Isaiah 43:7) We were created to glorify God. We were created to elevate our Creator above all things, including ourselves.
To find joy we must elevate the desires of God, the suffering of God, and the accomplishment of God. While the world says look inward for joy & satisfaction, the Bible reminds us to look outward. If you want proof, look to all the songs of joyful praise in the book of Revelation.
“To him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by his blood, and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father—to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Rev. 1:5-6 — Joy is found in God’s desire to save a people for himself.
“Our Lord and God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power, because you have created all things and by your will they exist and were created.” Rev. 4:11 — Joy is found in God’s accomplishment of creation.
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” Rev. 5:12 — Joy is found in God’s suffering.
“Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne and to the Lamb!” Rev. 7:10 — Joy in what belongs to God & in his rule over the earth.
So long as we look for joy by glorifying—or giving weight to—our desires, suffering, experience, & accomplishments, it will be like chasing the wind. But if we will choose instead to elevate Jesus & give him the most amount of weight in our thoughts, our actions, & our hearts, joy becomes as sturdy and accessible as the ground beneath our feet.
We were made to glorify him. Do that & you’ll find all the unending joy you long for.
Good Morning! This morning post is for my BEAUTIFUL sisters... Be blessed today, thank God for all He is doing in your lives, (your husbands - I thank God for mine), your children, your family, your friends, your purpose, your vision, your support system, your blessings on a daily.
You are beautiful, powerful, your worth is PRICELESS, you DO NOT SETTLE for less than what you're deserving of. You're a "Good Thang" made for GREAT THINGS! Your value is not found in your clothing brand, your job, your bank accounts, your, friendships, or other. Your worth HAS BEEN DETERMINED by your God. When He created you, he created you and looked back upon you and said "It is good." I celebrate you today.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You matter. You are IMPORTANT. You're a woman of worth, of value, of purpose... YOU ARE A WOMAN OF GOD. NEVER DUMB DOWN... HOLD YOU HEAD UP HIGH, keep your spirit humble and let the inward beauty, enhance the outward beauty! Shine today for the Kingdom of God you represent!
#StayBlessed #KnowYourWorth #valueYou #GlorifyGod #WalkBodly #liveConfidentlyInGod #NeverSettle #standTall #HoldYourHeadHigh #BeYou #TrueToYou #LiveIntegriously #empoweringwomen #empoweredwomen #womensupportwomen #inspire #worth #god #jesus #lord
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.”
Psalm 63:3-8 NIV #thankGod #psalm63v345678 #glorifyGod #thankful #Godisawesome #GodisLove
Worship God in everything you do. Whether that’s throwing colored cornstarch everywhere with some of your closest friends, sharing a good conversation over coffee, or mourning an ended relationship. “Whether you eat or drink, live your life in a way that glorifies and honors God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31 TPT #lovejesus #glorifygod #glorifygodinallyoudo #dailylife #reliance #needhim
I’ve been thinking a lot about waiting.
Waiting on God’s timing and not our own.
It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own plans, desires and wants, but what would it look like if we placed all of those plans, desires and wants at the feet of Jesus, and did what He wanted us to do?
When we do that, we are letting Him work His will through us, rather than pushing our own agenda, which will then glorify Him, not ourselves.
May we learn to daily say yes to Him, even if that means waiting on our own plans so that His plans though us may be accomplished.
This is a daily task for me to learn, but, by God’s grace, He is teaching me to continually learn and surrender.
Happy Monday, friends 🌿
They are my reason. My reason for not washing my hair on a daily basis ( which really isn’t good anyway) the reason why I wear an messy bun every day, the reason I wear the same clothes almost every day, the reason I don’t wear make up on a daily basis. 🤷🏼♀️Do I hate it? Absolutely not! They could care less if I wear make up, or dress in the same clothes daily. What they do care about is a having a mom who is happy and present.
They are the reason I wake up early every morning to work on myself and have quiet time. It’s very important for my mental health. ❤️As much as I love spending almost every second of everyday with them mommy also needs to keep her sanity in check. 🤪 I continue to work on myself daily to be be the best version of me possible. That’s all they want and if I can give them that, I will! And ultimately I’m honoring God in the process! Whatever I do, it should ultimately glorify Him! And being a continuous work in progress and letting Him mold me and shape into who He wants me to be is important for me and my family! ❤️
Christians at Work - Ephesians 6:5-8 - Oftentimes Christians have the mistaken idea that their life is separated into religious and secular, but God sees no such distinctions. In all we do, we are living representatives of Christ, even in the workplace we’re told how to behave and what kinds of attitudes we are to have toward our superiors. Although these passages were written to a society that allowed slavery, these Christian principles that applied to Roman slaves still remain true for us today. First of all, we are called to obey our employers with sincerity and honor. Although there may be times when we must choose to obey God rather than men, there is never a time when we should be disrespectful (Acts 5:29). If we’re tempted to speak badly of the boss or complain to a coworker, we need to remember this principle. We should do our work as unto God rather than men. This is sometimes the only way we’ll be able to handle frustrations and unfair treatment. When we remember we are doing this for the Lord and He promises to reward us, it softens our heart and changes our attitude. We must submit to managers even if they are harsh or unreasonable (1 Peter 2:18-23). Never are we more Christlike than when we suffer unjustly under oppression by entrusting ourselves to God. That’s when His favor rests on us. In addition, our response on the job broadcasts a message about the kingdom of God. The Lord has placed us in this position even if it is a difficult one and wants us to be an accurate reflection of Christ. #christians #biblestudy #jesus #god #bible #jesuschrist #work #glorifygod #integrity #love #bethankful #getgood #gospel #grateful
I love everything about it!
And it reminds us that every season has its beauty! ...
We are daughters of God (nothing can separate us from His love 💖)
POWERFUL, VICTORIOUS, JOYFUL ....we are Embraced by Grace! ...
#mondaymotivation #daughters #kingdomminded
I couldn’t sleep 😴
I kept telling my brain, “it’s 5am, you have 2+ hours before the toddler is up! Your only job brain, is to rest.” It wouldn’t quiet 🤫 .
It asked me this question, “what you’re doing with your life, are you doing it to glorify God or just to glorify yourself?”
So, I’m asking you the same question that made me dig into myself this morning.
May we do all things with intention. Not for likes, comments & share purposes only. Let us focus on using our gifts for good, to glorify our creator with them, to show how great He is through them & serve His people with them. .
At the end of this life, FB & IG won’t be rewarding us neither will our followers & fans. If we look at what we do through that scope, we may just change how we show up to the world!
For GOD so loved the world. That he gave his ONLY SON that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For GOD did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but to save the world through HIM. Whoever believes in him is not condemned but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of GODS one and only son. (JOHN3:16-18) He never breaks his promises so I strive to keep my vow. ALLELUIA 🗣 #godspromises #DailyBread
May my heart never stop singing of His unfailing love! What joy He brings to my heart, and what mercy He shows to those who are His.
Praising Jesus for His mercy today. We serve such a good, good God, my friends! What is one of your favorite attributes of God?
Happy Sunday, friends ✨
“God created it. Jesus died for it. The spirit lives in it. I’d better take care of it.” Pastor Rick Warren
💪🏻 Take care of the beautiful bodies you’ve been given! Happy Sunday. Open gym at 1pm, BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series at 2pm. See you today 😎
#sundayvibes #praise #inhisimage #glorifygod
Kebaktian MDC tgl 14 okt oleh ps. Andreas raharjo mengenai bagaimana cara mengenali diri kita. Seringkali kita mudah menegur kesalahan org lain drpd mengkoreksi diri kita sndiri pdhal ada "blind spot" dlm diri kita saat melihat ksalahan diri sndiri. Kita harus memiliki kerendahan hati krn menyadari hanya melalui kasih karunia Tuhan diri kita ada.
#behumble #sermonoftheday #glorifyGod #mdc
There is God. We believe the existence of God and our God is controlling what happening now in around the world. Everything is in His control. Include the natural disasters in Palu and Donggala in Indonesia. He has a plan that nobody knows about it. Keep believing and praying! Those natural disasters also remind us that our God is almighty God!
Tuhan itu ada. Kami percaya dengan keberadaan Tuhan dan Dia mengatur apa yang sedang terjadi di seluruh dunia. Segala sesuatu ada di dalam kendali-Nya. Termasuk bencana alam di Palu dan Donggala, Indonesia. Dia memiliki rencana yang tak seorangpun tahu. Terus percaya dan berdoa! Kejadian tersebut juga mengingatkan kita bahwa Tuhan adalah Tuhan yang Mahakuasa!
#closertojesus #reminder #christianity #glorifygod