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This is not your typical progress photo and to be honest, sharing this is really difficult. • I haven't taken care of myself well this past month. Sure, I get up every morning before 5 and get a workout in, but I haven't been fueling my body in the way I know makes me feel good. And I definitely haven't been using self control. • I never used to think food was such a huge part of the equation. I thought if I just got some regular exercise, I wouldn't have to worry so much about what I was putting in my body! • When I feed cravings instead of focusing on fueling my body with good, healthy food, my whole body is effected. I've been low on energy and have lost some of my positivity. I've hit a low again, and I can't wait to climb out of it. • This June marks one year since I started my journey. I've made so much progress in mindset and treating myself well so I can better take care of those around me. Sometimes there are deviations from the path, but you can always course correct! • Taking good care of yourself is HARD, you guys. But so is living in a constant cycle of defeat. You just get to choose your hard. • I'm starting a brand new program that focuses on developing a healthy relationship with food. I'm looking for a SMALL group of women who want to join me. The best part? Lifetime access and support instead of the usual one month challenge AND exercise is extra credit! • If you're READY, I want to hear from you! Send me a message or fill out the form in the comments below. This group has limited spots so we can really get to know and support one another. I can't wait to dive in together starting June 11. ♥️ . . . #bettertomorrow #beyourbestself #inspirationintheeveryday #inspiredmotherhood #candidmotherhood #holdthemoments #momunity #grkids #grandrapidsmichigan #grmoms #gracealone #momgoals
“Faith is tested through trials, not produced by trials. Trials reveal what faith we do have; not because God doesn’t know how much we have, but so that our faith will be evident to ourselves and to those around us. . . Faith is tested because it is important and precious — because only precious things are tested so thoroughly.” - David Guzik on James 1:2 . . . “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” James 1:2 . . . Artwork - Pascal Campion
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The Joyful Life Community Share by Vanessa at @atthepicketfence ⠀ ⠀ It’s Wednesday. The middle of the week. And if you are anything like me, the pain of Monday is already a distant memory and you are looking forward to the weekend with all of its possibilities.⠀ ⠀ The middle days are like that aren’t they? They seem like they are neither here nor there. Sometimes it seems like they are just something to be gotten through.⠀ ⠀ But, what if we saw this middle day differently? And what if we saw the middle days or our faith differently?⠀ ⠀ There are so many times in our lives when we feel like we are in a holding pattern. We aren’t experiencing the high highs or the low lows.⠀ ⠀ We’re just trudging through.⠀ ⠀ These days can sometimes feel like a waste. But I think that God wants us to see them differently. I think He wants to see them as a gift. A break from the Mondays and the weekends.⠀ ⠀ The middle can be a wonderful time to regroup, refocus and reflect on our lives.⠀ ⠀ Don’t fight the middle days my friends.⠀ ⠀ Embrace them in all of their in-between-ness and you might just be surprised by what they have to offer you.⠀ ⠀ “We all have those times when there are no flashes of light and no apparent thrill to life, where we experience nothing but the daily routine with its common everyday tasks. The routine of life is actually God’s way of saving us between our times of great inspiration which come from Him. Don’t always expect God to give you His thrilling moments, but learn to live in those common times of drudgery of life by the power of God.” (Oswald Chambers)⠀ ⠀ Are you in an ‘in-between’ season? Feeling like you’re stuck in the middle days? How can I be praying for you?⠀ ___⠀ ⠀ If you are not currently following Vanessa's beautiful feed...be sure to go give her a follow! @atthepicketfence ⠀ ___⠀ ⠀ Tag #joyfullifecommunity to be featured in our feed. ❤️⠀
Here we go! 🚜🌲🌳🏡 #home #gracealone
…24 God will make this happen for he who calls you is faithful. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24) • There's a mountain near my house that I love to climb called Mount Monadnock. If you are not familiar with the mountain, you might be deceived by a number of false peaks. You believe you are about to ascend to summit, only to be disappointed to find out that there is much more to climb. •
Recently, in my journey, I have been discouraged to find myself fighting the same fights. The sin that I can't seem to conquer, reappears. I seem to be struggling with the same things over and over again. Maybe its not you, but your husband, child, or friend that seems to be fighting that same battle over and over again.
Here's the promise I've been clinging to: God promises to sanctify you throughout this life, he promises to leave no part untouched by his work, sanctification is his commitment you. Let's leave the progress up to him. We must entrust holiness, i.e.: sanctification to the God of peace that promises us that we will be made complete. He is taking your old house and slowly chipping away and replacing it piece by piece.
God is acting faithfully on your behalf, your spouses behalf, your child's behalf. He only asks us to yield our spirit in obedience to the Holy Spirit, the change enactor, and he can be counted faithful to do the rest. Focus on God's faithfulness and you will be able to look down and see how far you've climbed. "The Lord will perfect that which concerns me" (Psalm 138:8) • • • • • @kirsty.joy photography #lampandlight , #soulscripts #shereadstruth #encouragementgallery #itiswell #graceupongrace #godisfaithful #faithinhim #faithblogger #womenofgod #godlywoman #godschild #womenoffaith #wordofgod #savedbygrace #gracealone #pursueyourpassion #encourager #bedeeplyrouted #christianlife #intentionalliving #gritandvirtue #kingdomwomen #preachingtomyself #christianblogger #propelwomen #womenintheword #givemejesus #wellwateredwomen #goodnewsfeed
Check my instagram stories for the real testimony behind this story story that made this one look like pure water beside bottle water. #gracealone #patiencepays #bekind #Godcanuseanysituation A QUICK STORY: During the course of my corporate event running from last week, heading to the client office my van was right behind me, but on getting to the venue, he didn't show up tried reaching him for 20 mins his line dint go through, so I decided to trail his path, found him doing mechanical work on the van he said the fuel was licking, fast forward - while my one of my staff was offloading the food to the other car, a woman jogged past us, then she walked back and asked me if I was into catering cos of the BRANDING on the VAN, I answered YES, we got talking offered her the packed food we had, she did a gentlewoman tasting, checked my page, and immediately booked us for a one month corporate event from next week turns out she's the AGM of a Company with over 500 staffs. LESSON LEARNT - God can use any situation to bless you, Imagine I was shouting and screaming on my staffs along the road, and she walked past, would she have stopped NO, and I would have missed it. In short my driver too got 3 months worth of salary as his 10% bonus share (staff motivation ) unplanned unexpected. God is still doing wonders.
How willing to be hidden are we? Someone recently took one of my personal quotes and posted it as their own. Does it matter? If truth is proclaimed, does it matter if someone else gets the credit? Nope. Not at all. May God be glorified and may I fade into the background! “He must increase, but I must decrease." John‬ ‭3:30‬
If The Lord chooses to forgive and forget our sin shouldn't we also? @ricandee 📷:@ricandee Thank you so much! Don't forget to follow me ➡️ bibledailyes 💗 💕 #bibledailyes #jesusgovernor #jesusshiloh #christ #jesuschrist #prayers #thankyoulord #jesusiswithus #gracealone #amen 🙌 #gracedforit #thebibleseries #godslovestory #verseart #christianitygirls
True peace can only come from the true and living God. How fickle we are in our humanness. To depend on ourselves will keep us on an emotional roller coaster. The Christian walk isn’t perfect, but the God we serve is. #gracealone #faithalone #christalone #godsgloryalone #scripturealone #reformedtheology #peaceofgod #encouragingmyself #graceathome
Have you ever wondered if God truly cares if we are happy? Do struggle with what happiness really means? What does it look like for you? If you've asked yourself these questions, then this is for you. Link in bio
“If grace depends on our cooperation, then it is no longer grace.” — Martin Luther Artwork: Cynthia Tedy
When was the last time you let God’s Grace be enough?! • • • • • #gracealone #gracealonehat #hatsofinstagram #hefirstlovedus #inhimimcomplete
I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness(sanctification, set apart for God). Romans 6:19 #truth #morningdevotion #biblestudy #bibleverse #sanctified #gracealone #faithalone #inChristalone #thegospel #thecross #jesus #risensavior #God #IAM
“EJIRO! I’m counting on you” These were the words of our client to me. We were required to deliver a 40kva to National Museum. Against all odds, we delivered in 1 hour and the client was blown away as there was no prior arrangement about delivery. I am super grateful for the opportunity to keep doing what I love to do. #gracealone #oursufficiencyisofGod #premiumrentalsltd #thegeneratorgirl #eventhire #generatorhireinlagos #equipmenthire #partyhireinlagos #eventplanning #eventplannerinlagos #officebuilding
Galatians 2:20- "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." • • Allow Christ to live in your heart so that you can live like Christ lived. So you can love like He loves. Conform your heart to Jesus' through daily prayer and you will start to see the world in a new way. Do others see Christ in you? Do you see Christ in others, even when it's hard? • • • • via:@hiswillfirst Thanks to you! Remember to follow me 👉 @jesussorrows 💓 🎊 #jesussorrows #jesusshiloh #jesuslawgiver #jehova #jesusislove #biblequote #dailybibleverse #jesusiswithus #gracealone #amen 🙌 #gracedforit #jesusistheman #jesuschrististhelord #godissogoodtous #worshippinggod
<20 May 2018 (PDT)> Dinner gathering with Mary & Conrade and Nora & Victor . Can you believe that God prepared a free homestay for this short visit of mine to Vancouver through Mary’s random post on FB about “pineapple tart”?! I know none of them prior to this trip! . . ‘Tis, another bunch of great people with great stories. I’m thank-full 🙌🏻 . . . #latergram #greatpeople #greatstories #dunbar #dunbarvancouver #canada #homestay #hospitalitiyreceived #hospitality #thankful #thankFULL #developmentalleave #developmentalleave2018 #thankYouDaddyGod #gracealone
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ‭ Up in my home, ‭‭I see this every day. I have been saved by grace. Not works. This concept was so much easier for me to grasp two and a half years ago. Because two and a half years ago I had reached the bottom of my addiction. My life a demolition site. A place so low I never thought I would go; and I saw no way out. There was no way out. I was in chains; and someone bound by chains cannot free themselves. But Jesus came for me and He rescued me. And God's grace was so clearly evident in my life. There was absolutely no way my rescue was of myself or man. Purely God's grace and power on display. I couldn't understand why other Christians were struggling with this concept. It was so clear to me that it was grace and grace alone. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭ Now that I am walking in these good works how easily I forget the grace! Forget where I was. Forget from where God brought me. Forget His power, might, and love for me. When I am empty and at the end of myself is when I see the power of God in my life. When I humble myself before Jesus and say, "I can't; but You can." Then Holy Spirit floods my being, circumstance, and situation. I have to decrease BEFORE God increases in my life. Not the other way around. I have to make room in my heart and life for Jesus to come in and work. It's too crowded in there with self-sufficiency, works, and pride. Those must go. And when I do kick them out, leave myself exposed, vulnerable, and needy before the Lord, He comes and fills me. Fills me to overflowing with all that I need. Because all I really need is Jesus Christ; all of life flows from Him. #onlyjesus #lifeisbeautyfull #bygracethroughfaith #gracealone #godisrichinmercy #humbleme #iwantmorejesus
Hear from God and you will live well on earth... Direction is the key to distinction!! #proudfarmer #naturephotographer #ilovenature #gracealone #graceman
Today on the blog, Ashley Bartley ( @tendingwild ) shares her very personal journey through postpartum depression and anxiety. Although Ashley’s story is told from the perspective of a mother in the midst of postpartum - it is practical and applicable to any woman who finds herself struggling to pull herself out of the despair that depression and anxiety create.⠀ ⠀ You will be blessed by Ashley’s words as she shares her struggles, as well as her victories, and offers a tremendous amount of hope for anyone in the throes of depression or anxiety.⠀ ⠀ You can read Ashley's post by clicking through to the link in our bio.⠀
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while. I heard it discussed on the Mortification of Spin podcast last year, and it’s been on my TBR list since then. I was so excited to discover my pastor already owns it...and he let me borrow it! (Side note: it’s such a blessing to have a pastor who will let me borrow books from his theological library. It saves me book money AND it gives me someone to talk to about the theology books I read!) . . This is one book in a five book series; each book covers one of the main theological points of the Protestant Reformation. They were published last year since it was the 500 anniversary of the Reformation. . . I enjoy adding theology books into my regular reading rotation. They give me so much to think about!
God is perfectly faithful. Everything that comes from him is wonderful and according to plan. Take a moment to acknowledge and praise the Lord!
Are you trying to find just the right key to open the door to what’s next in your life? Maybe you don’t need a key, maybe you need an ax! Find out why on the blog. Link in Bio!
This is my favorite poem among the ones I wrote for #NationalPoetryMonth , inspired by Romans 8:18-25. When man fell the rest of God’s creation that he was placed in charge of fell too. The Bible speaks volumes and I love it so much. ••• “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” ••• #Poetry #SpokenWord #TheBible #Theology #TheFall #PoetsOfIG #Redemption #Hope #Salvation #Jesus #Romans #Scriptures #Creation #GodsWord #ChristianPoetry #AmazingGrace #Grace #GraceAlone #ThatSavedAWretchLikeMe #Ocean #TheOcean
Good job girls ! God is really at work! #Gracealone
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.” - 📖💗 - Ephesians 3:16-18 #gracealone
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Him. Him. Him. Two, years ago I said “yes” to hanging out. It hasn’t been a smooth road but each time he asks the answer hasn’t changed. We aren’t picture perfect, far from it. We aren’t a rom com to compare after, but I will say, Jesus has shown up big in our mess, despite us, and deserves a standing O. He has grown us apart, as well as together, and I think this is just the beginning.
Self esteem is not the issue, self esteem is the problem, Todd Friel | #apologetics #JesusSaves #Jesus #theology #doctrine #newlifeapologetics #gracealone
Restful 🌤🌴🌊🔱 #WorkTravelAdventure #LivingbyGrace #GraceAlone ❤️
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