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Isaiah 55:8-9 - "My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the Lord. "And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. || What an important truth for us to understand! Truly, I believe this is one of those concepts that is life-changing. (If we can really, truly understand it and believe it way down deep in the depths of our souls.) I'm sure we've all had moments in which we just didn't understand God. Y'all, frankly, this is A LOT of the time for me. I really don't understand why He... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
Psalm 135: Lord God, whilst others may see me as insignificant, you have chosen me to be your treasured possession. I am special to you. What an incredible thing it is to be chosen and loved by you. Help me to live my life as your treasured possession. May knowing how you feel about me shape my attitudes and my actions. Amen. #prayingthepsalms #hopefortoday #christianblogger #biblereading
...what if there‘s too much pain ...what if there‘s too much to cope with ...what if there‘s too much darkness ...what if you lost everything worth living for . Would you still keep on going?! . #pain #suffering #toomuchtocopewith #darkness #nothingisleft #hopefortoday #itsoknottobeok
All we need is You Lord...is You Lord, all we need is You... #hopefortoday #hope365network
EASTER WEEKEND MESSAGE RECAP // Resurrection: The Challenge // There are three main responses to the resurrection: to be skeptical, to seek, or to believe. I came to Celebrate Recovery considering myself a “believer”, yet my life remained untransformed in many regards. There were habits and ways of coping relationally that I had for years - before and after deciding to turn my life over to Jesus. The truth is that I was skeptical whether or not the claims of Jesus were actually true. I was skeptical that CR would work because so far I hadn’t seen true resurrection power in my own life. I gave CR the “6-8 weeks” that is recommended, before making a decision on whether or not to return. During that time, I decided to become a seeker. I decided to learn as much as I could about the program and its claims. Because it is a Christ-centered program, we automatically learn how the power of the resurrection can be realized in our own lives. CR helps us understand the beatitudes, the 8 principles, and disciples us into living transformed lives. As a result of giving it a chance and as a result of working the 8 principles in my life, I now see resurrection power in my life. The habits and ways of coping relationally that were not only mine, but generationally passed down to me are disappearing. My journey has been from skeptic, to seeker, to full BELIEVER.
1 Peter 2: 9-12 - You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. "Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God's people. Once you received no mercy; now you have received God's mercy." Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when He judges the world. || When God chose Abraham and his family to be His very own people, the family from which He would one day bring the Savior into the world, He did it for a purpose. He wanted the nation of Israel to be a shining light in this dark world. A light that pointed back to Him. But the nation of Israel failed time and time again until finally, they rejected Him altogether when they... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
Bright Monday: If our faces would just reflect His…well, the world would be a much brighter place. #reflection #imagine #peaceonearth #changetheworld #bethechange #watchthesun #sunrise #sonrise #chasethesun #brightmonday #eastermonday #hopefortoday #healing #comelordjesus
Time to reflect... #hopefortoday #hope365network
⁣ I call out to High God,⁣ the God who holds me together.⁣ He sends orders from heaven and saves me,⁣ he humiliates those who kick me around.⁣ God delivers generous love,⁣ he makes good on his word.⁣ I find myself in a pride of lions⁣ who are wild for a taste of human flesh;⁣ Their teeth are lances and arrows,⁣ their tongues are sharp daggers.⁣ Soar high in the skies, O God!⁣ Cover the whole earth with your glory!⁣ .⁣ PSALM 57⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #hopefortoday #soulspice #thebible #bibleverse
He is RISEN! So happy to know that Jesus is alive and well. His resurrection brings life, hope and power to all situations. ✝️🕊 . . . . . . . . . . . . . @c3sandiego #easter2019 #happyresurrectionday #jesuslives #hesstillalive #hopefortoday #heistheanswer #sonofGod #princeofpeace #savior #Jesusismysavior #graceupongrace
“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!” - 1 Corinthians 10:12
The gift of life from one who was dead but now lives. The greatest story ever told, most documented, and incredibly tested and verified. What a story, what a hope, what a second chance! God bless you. #easter #yyc #calgary #christianbusiness #christianbiz #hopefortoday #overcoming #truelove
Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you. John 20:21 • These are the words Jesus spoke to His disciples when He first appeared to them after the resurrection. Because He lives, we can have peace in this world. Because we have peace in this world, we are sent out as the hands and feet of Jesus to spread this peace far and wide. • Today we celebrate Jesus risen from the grave. Death has lost it’s power. Let us share this joyful news with all we encounter. Let us share this peace that we have. • Praise God from whom all blessings flow! • #resurrectionsunday #easter #christthelordisrisentoday #peaceonearth #peace #savior #redeemed #praisethelord #trustinthelord #goandtell #coldcoffeeandjesus #christian #christianliving #becausehelives #hopefortoday
Matthew 28: 5-7 & 18-20 - Then the angel spoke to the women. "Don't be afraid!" He said. "I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here! He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen. Come, see where His body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead, and He is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see Him there. Remember that I have told you." Jesus came and told His disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 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." || The resurrection of Jesus – it's the foundation of our entire faith. His birth made it possible. His death paid our ransom. But His resurrection won the victory. His resurrection gave us hope. Without it, death would still hold it's power over us. But praise God, He IS risen – just as He said He would! The tomb is empty. He was the perfect... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
The tomb is empty! He is alive! There is no greater joy than knowing Jesus. ❤❤❤
Today, people all over the world are celebrating a new life. A redeemed life. A restored life and revived hope. I am celebrating with them. And, regardless of your faith or denomination, I hope that today you are celebrating life, too. Today we each have a unique opportunity to choose to live, to choose to love with abandon, and to choose to do something that will impact others positively. Celebrate the hope you have for making this day the very best it can be and *really* living the life that you’ve been called to live! There is a purpose and destiny on your life! Bravely live it! #leadingladies #careercoach #livecourageously #hopefortoday #eastersunday #livelovematter #becausehelives #johnmaxwell #leadlady #rise #hehasrisen #faithhopelove #boldlife
There is no need to sit in darkness or lean into hopelessness...for He has Risen!!!!!! #easter #hopefortoday
‘For through your suffering, I am free’ • This #EasterSunday we celebrate resurrection hope, and the power of the cross for this broken world. Praying you would know the wonder of Jesus in your life today. He is risen! 💛
Psalm 136: Lord God, I praise you for the grace, mercy and compassion you have shown me and continue to show me. Your faithful love endures forever. You have redeemed me by the precious blood of your son, Jesus Christ. You lead me safely on my earthly journey. I praise you for your faithful love endures forever. Amen. #prayingthepsalms #EasterSunday #hopefortoday #christianblogger #biblereading
⁣⁣ “There is nothing to fear here. I know you’re looking for Jesus, the One they nailed to the cross. 𝐇𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞. 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝, just as he said. Come and look at the place where he was placed.⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ MATHEW 28⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ What does Easter mean to you?⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #hopefortoday #soulspice #thebible #saviour #hopeforhumanity #jesuschrist #easter2019 #easterdiy
Matthew 27: 45-54 - At noon, darkness fell across the whole land until three o'clock. At about three o'clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" Which means, "My God, My God, why have you abandoned Me?"… Then Jesus shouted out again, ["It is finished" Luke 19:30] and He released His spirit. At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead... The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, "This man truly was the Son of God!" || Some of the last words of Jesus before he died, "My God, My God, why have you abandoned Me?" How it breaks my heart to think of my Lord, the One that I love, in such a state of utter loneliness and despair! How many times throughout His life had He told His followers, "I and My Father are One." Yet in those moments, those dark and terrible moments, He found Himself condemned by the sins He carried. For me. For you. He found Himself separated from His beloved Father because of those sins. The earth went dark with the sorrow of those hours as Jesus hung on that cross, deserted and alone. How my heart aches for Him! And yet... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
S A T U R D A Y 🌿 #lettherebelight #love #greenearth and #hopefortoday #happyeastereveryone #liveyourbestlife #bepresent #livemindfully #creategoodvibes #seekinspirecreate Because of Him #wearehere I am here! 🌸 🌱 🌺 📷 #createwhatyoulove @lalydiag2g #plantshop #vintageglass #terrarium #repurposing #plants #water #vintagebottles #flowers #vintagehomedecor We are more than a #plantshop We are about The People and The Planet! We are people of faith #faithingod 🌱 We believe #plantsmakepeoplehappy 🍃 #climatechangeisreal 🌿and #natureinside is good for the mindbodysoul therefore our MISSION IS SIMPLE; #aplantineveryhome and #realplantsforrealpeople ALWAY! SHOP: discovery green #discoverygreenflea nightmarket 6 - 10 PM #plantgifts #ecoplants and more
Psalm 134: Lord God, sometimes sleep does not come easy to me. I wake during the night and have difficulty falling back to sleep. I toss and turn, unable to switch off my mind, worries consume me and my problems keep me awake as I search for a solution. Help me to remember when I have trouble sleeping to focus on you. You are with me and you never sleep. Instead of worrying, I can turn my mind to praising you and fixing my thoughts on you. Amen. #prayingthepsalms #hopefortoday #christianblogger #biblereading
Day 4 of my Disaster Response trip to Tarboro, North Carolina! X There’s nothing more humbling than helping to rebuild homes and lives for those who been through any type of disaster. Inside and out. In this case, this week I’ve been helping to rebuild homes that have been destroyed by Hurricane Matthew last year. X I love to lend a helping hand and this photo really shows!🙏🏾 X How do you choose to give back to communities?! x x x #lifestyleblogger #volunteering #volunteeringisfun #disasterresponse #hurricanematthew #worktrip #reconstruction #newhome #painter #helpinghands #easterweekend #stewardship #communityinvolvement #peoplewhocare #povertysucks #changelives #hopefortoday #hopefortomorrow #allsmiles #hardwork #explore
Myrrh, one of the gifts given to Jesus at his birth. A gift for a king. A gift that foreshadowed his death. We see Myrrh weaved throughout the life of Jesus from his birth, to the pouring of perfume on his feet, to the giving of wine mixed with Myrrh while Jesus hung on the cross, and for the spices for burial. When Myrrh is harvested they make cuts in the bark which allows the resin to ooze out. Similar to how Jesus' body was whipped and he bore the pain for our healing. Myrrh has a sedative effect, which is why it was offered in wine while on the cross but Jesus refused instead choosing to take the full brunt of pain that was forced upon him. To know that the words he spoke "it is finished", were not from a drug induced state, but rather from One who came to fulfill what had been foretold years before. That Jesus was indeed the Savior. And thankfully, the story doesn't end here on the Friday when He was hung and buried but come Sunday we know that He is Risen! . . . . . . #hopefortoday #easter #heisrisen #oilsofthebible #familyessentials #fortstjohn #healerineveryhome #mommoments #momliferules #naturalhealth #simplelive #simplelifepleasures #naturalhealthcare #familytraditionsinthemaking #northernmom #littlecornersofmyhome #changeyourlifetoday #doterra
@fbccolumbus ・・・ The Experience Continues... "Hope for Today" Sunday | April 28 --- 11:00am DRAMA // MUSIC // HOPE Join us for a service filled with a live drama, uplifting music, and testimonies of HOPE in the lives of people just like YOU! We will celebrate the ONE who can really help us--Jesus. Bring your family and friends as the Experience Continues! Childcare and classes are provided for infants through sixth grade ------------------------------------------------ The Experience Continues... Hope for Today Sunday | April 28 --- 11:00am ------------------------------------------------ For more information, please visit www.fbc.family or call the church at 614.837.5807. Fellowship Baptist Church 4701 Winchester Pike Columbus, OH 43232 • • • • • #FBCFamily #FBC #FBCColumbus #Fellowship #FellowshipBaptist #FellowshipBaptistChurch #church #Columbus #Ohio #ColumbusOhio #CBus #FBCMedia #FBCCreative #TheExperienceContinues #ExperienceContinues #TheExperience #HopeforToday #Hope #FBCHope
... The Experience Continues... "Hope for Today" Sunday | April 28 --- 11:00am DRAMA // MUSIC // HOPE Join us for a service filled with a live drama, uplifting music, and testimonies of HOPE in the lives of people just like YOU! We will celebrate the ONE who can really help us--Jesus. Bring your family and friends as the Experience Continues! Childcare and classes are provided for infants through sixth grade ------------------------------------------------ The Experience Continues... Hope for Today Sunday | April 28 --- 11:00am ------------------------------------------------ For more information, please visit www.fbc.family or call the church at 614.837.5807. Fellowship Baptist Church 4701 Winchester Pike Columbus, OH 43232 • • • • • #FBCFamily #FBC #FBCColumbus #Fellowship #FellowshipBaptist #FellowshipBaptistChurch #church #Columbus #Ohio #ColumbusOhio #CBus #FBCMedia #FBCCreative #TheExperienceContinues #ExperienceContinues #TheExperience #HopeforToday #Hope #FBCHope
If you missed this the first time, you can read it now by going to the link in my bio. In the Garden of Gethsemane. #hopefortoday #devotional #christianblogger #biblereading
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Matthew 7:3 NIV Yeah kind of like that... If you need help with that or anything else, come check out Celebrate Recovery at the Church at Rocky Peak. We meet tonight at 6:30 pm in the Ridge. You've got nothing to lose but your baggage. #rockypeakcr #CR #celebraterecovery #rockypeak #churchatrockypeak #CRis4me #recovery #christcenteredrecovery #12steprecovery #12steps #onedayatatime #courage #transformation #spiritualtransformation #growth #spiritualgrowth #freedom #surrender #healing #faith #hope #hopefortoday #letgoletgod #change #maturity #thegospel #chatsworth #losangeles #simivalley #sanfernandovalley
Mark 14: 32-36 - They went to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and Jesus said, "Sit here while I go and pray." He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them, "My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me." He went on a little further and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting Him might pass him by. "Abba, Father," He cried out, "everything is possible for You. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine." || Do you ever feel like the path God has asked you to walk is more than you can handle? Do you ever know exactly what He's asking you to do but feel utterly powerless to see it through? Would you feel comforted to know that Jesus, the PERFECT One felt the same way? He understands your pain my friend! As the reality of the cross loomed before Him; as He anticipated those wretched moments when the sin He would bear would separate Him from His beloved Father, His soul was crushed with grief. To the point of death! Luke 22:44 says that, "He was in such agony of spirit that His sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood." I know there is no trial I face, no task God sets before me that compares to what... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
NEW WOMEN’S STEP STUDY // A new women’s Step Study is starting Friday, April 26th! Step Studies take you through the steps, and as you do the work - will free you from the hurts, habits, and hang-ups that keep you from fully living out the gospel. Radical transformation happens when you surrender to Jesus through this process. Please join us this Thursday in The Ridge at 6:30pm to learn more and sign up. 📧 celebraterecovery@rockypeak.org
⁣ “I saw a human form, a son of man,⁣ arriving in a whirl of clouds.⁣ He came to The Old One⁣ and was presented to him.⁣ He was given power to rule—⁣ all the glory of royalty.⁣ Everyone—race, color, and creed—⁣ had to serve him.⁣ 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫, 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠.⁣ 𝐇𝐢𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐮𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝.⁣ .⁣ DANIEL 7⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #dailybibleverse #hopefortoday #soulspice #thebible #saviour #jesuschrist #hopeforhumanity #easter2019 #goodfriday
John 13:1-15 - Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to His Father. He had loved his disciples during His ministry on earth, and now He loved them to the very end. It was time for supper... Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God. So He got up from the table, took off His robe, wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with the towel He had around Him... After washing their feet, He put on His robe again and sat down and asked, "Do you understand what I was doing? You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord' and you are right, because that's what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other's feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. || There are four Gospels. Four accounts of Jesus's life and ministry here on earth. As we spend this day contemplating the last supper, it would serve us well to take the time at some point during the day today to read each of those four accounts. Matthew 26:17-35, Mark 14: 12-31, Luke 22:7-38, and John 13-17. (If you don't have time for all of them, chose any one of the first three as they are more or less the same and then read the 5 chapters from John which give much more detail.) It is in these 5 chapters of John that we get the most intimate look into those last precious hours that Jesus shared with His disciples. We have been given a detailed account of the words of Christ as He taught these 11 men, who would be the pillars on which He would build His church, one last time. Do you find it significant, as I do, that He chose to start this special evening off by... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
Psalm 132: Lord God, that you should choose to indwell me is mind blowing. You have made my heart your home and have promised to remain there forever. What peace this brings me. Yet, I am challenged by it too. May my life, everything I say and do, reflect the truth that you dwell in me. Amen. #prayingthepsalms #hopefortoday #christianblogger #devotional #biblereading
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⁣ The very moment I call to you for a father’s help⁣ the tide of battle turns and my enemies flee.⁣ This one thing I know: 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞!⁣ I trust in the Lord. And I praise him!⁣ I trust in the Word of God. And I praise him!⁣ What harm could man do to me?⁣ With God on my side I will not be afraid⁣ of what comes.⁣ My heart overflows with praise to God⁣ and for his promises.⁣ I will always trust in him.⁣ .⁣ PSALM 56⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #hopefortoday #soulspice #thebible #peaceofgod #trustgod #confidence
I am in a season of life where God is really wanting me to focus on the steps that I am taking as progress, and let go of the idea of arrival. I know this because when I do take even just a second to feel joy and gratitude for what may seem like a simple thing, He meets me right there and pours encouragement into my heart! Life may seem like a long unknown journey down a windy dirt road...but friends, please know you do not have to walk that road alone. Also please know that EVERY STEP YOU TAKE MATTERS. Today, I bottled my first batch of homemade #kombucha 🙌🏽 although it definitely isn’t solving life’s most pressing issues (maybe I should reserve that judgement till I taste it though) it did bring me a sense of fulfillment and pride and joy. One Step Forward ♥️ #hopefortoday #onestepforward #itmatters #hope #healing #perfectionisamyth #kombuchalove #neveralone
My absolute passion is to see others set free. Free from the shadows of the past, free from addictions, emotional bondage and from the labels others have cast over their lives. My desire is that everyone I play to will know a deeper sense of that freedom. That's why I love the work of @mercyukorg so much. Their commitment to binding up broken hearts and setting captives free is so evident in the many lives touched by their incredible ministry. Their new merch line supports that ministry and shares the vision too. Highly recommend... to read their story and buy goodies like this sweater and tote bag go to: https://www.mercyuk.org/our-story #notsponsored #restoringhope #transforminglives #lovemercy #mercyuk #keystofreedom #hopefortoday #discipleship #localchurch #madeforfreedom #livefree #everydaywithjesus #jesusbethecenter #isaiahsixtyone #breakingchains #livingfree #walkinwholeness #fightmybattles #overcomer #lifeisajourney #liveyourstory #fashionblogger #fashionwithpurose
Yesterday, I was sewing away my troubles. Well, I was trying anyway. It’s been a rough three weeks here. A lot of the things that have been heavy on my heart are still there. Things that may not be ironed out for months. I don’t know the changes that are coming...but that is true for each of us. None know what will happen tomorrow that could turn our world upside down and make things spiral out of control. I have several really great friends who checked in on me yesterday. I shared what was heavy on my heart, weighing me down...and they spoke truth to me. The same thing my sweet Hubba did the night before as I was breaking down and falling apart. The issues are still there this morning, but I’ve had two good nights of rest and woke up this morning with a new perspective. Satan was having a field day with my emotions and yesterday I told him to get behind me. I still don’t know the future and I may still have bad days or moments in dealing with it, but today I know that there is hope for the future and God has great plans for them. As I was talking with my Heavenly Father this morning, laying my troubles at the foot of the cross, my Dad sent me a message that ‘it is going to be better today’. His timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I will face the day with hope, conquering the challenge of the day, and not let troubles get the best of me...all the while living today in the confidence that God loves me and cares for even the tiniest of things that may burden my heart. And today I will count the Blessings in the midst of my trials. #todaystruth #hopefortoday #choosehope #faithisnteasy
Romans 6:5-11 - Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised to life as He was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with Him. We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and He will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him. When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. || What victorious verses! Are you certain of your salvation today? You can be! Through the power of what Jesus did on the cross each and every one of us has the opportunity to nail our sins up there with Him. To crucify our old sinful selves. The moment we do we are no longer... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
The bad days don’t last forever. . Words from one of my recents posts over at my favorite home, @herviewfromhome . Head on over there! You’ll never feel more at home. . #motherhood #kids #parenting #momtruth #momlife #motherhoodishard #hope #hopefortomorrow #hopefortoday #raisingkids #abeautifullyburdenedlife #herviewfromhome #motherhoodquotes #realmotherhood #momblogger
We will not reach perfection until we have our new bodies, but we can overcome sin day by day. #1johnteachings . #hopefortoday #amazinggrace #treydrummer #Heavensdrummer
“Spira, spera. (breathe, hope)” - Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame 💔
WEEKEND MESSAGE RECAP // I believed lies for so long. Lies about who I was, what defines me and gives me worth. When I first walked through the doors of Celebrate Recovery, I could hardly speak or introduce myself without crying. I was so fragile from hitting my rock bottom… a rock bottom I knew all too well. There seemed to be a lot of rocks at the bottom. I questioned if it would get better, easier. “Keep coming back, it works if you work it,” I would hear at the end of every small group meeting. And I could hear God speaking the same words to me. I knew that God wanted to work on my behalf — enter into my struggles, fight my battles with His strength, and speak life into my brokenness. But was I working for Him? The first two verses of Psalm 119 declare a blessing over us when we walk in obedience and seek God with all our hearts. I realized that day I needed God and His Word as a necessity in my life, not an add-on. I needed to hear His voice of truth over the lies in my mind and over the insanity of my hurts, habits and hangups. As I began to work my recovery by working for God and walking in the 12 Christ-centered steps, the blessings didn’t come as any material rewards. They came as experiencing God on a more intimate level as we untangled the lies together and planted the seeds of truth of His Word. I am because God is. And no matter my ever-changing circumstances — hills, valleys or rock bottoms, I have an anchor because His character never changes: His unchanging strength, His secure Presence, and His voice of truth, life, and love.
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Psalm 131: Lord God, being spiritually weaned by you is initially a painful experience and not a process I’ve enjoyed. But I see now that you have weaned me off certain things for my good and to bring me to spiritual maturity. It has freed me to find rest and contentment in you. Amen. #prayingthepsalms #hopefortoday #christianblogger #devotional #biblereading
Philippians 2:5-11 - You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form, He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal's death on a cross. Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. || Have you taken the time yet this Easter season to ponder the humility of Christ? I think this is often the most overlooked aspect of the sacrifice that He so willingly made for us. Jesus Christ, the Great I Am, God Himself was so passionately in love with us, and so completely devoted to His Father that He gave up that position and much of the privilege that came with it. He did it without hesitation. Can you imaging what it would be like for God to be confined by the limitations of a human body? (Let alone an infant human body!) To be bound by time and space? But He didn't stop there. He didn't just confine Himself to live the life of a human with all the trials and temptations, and aches and pains, and physical, mental, and emotional limitations. No, He went so much further than that in his... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
You won’t make it out here without faith. You got to believe even when you can’t see !! All praise to the most high Jesus Christ 🙏🏾🙏🏾. Good morning everyone keep pushing never give up and never stop believing !!!! #faith #love #jesuschrist #neverstop #foreverthankful 🙏 #mindset #change #hopefortoday
⁣ Peace to you! Abundant peace!⁣ I decree that Daniel’s God shall be worshiped and feared in all parts of my kingdom.⁣ He is the living God, world without end. His kingdom never falls.⁣ His rule continues eternally.⁣ He is a savior and rescuer.⁣ He performs astonishing miracles in heaven and on earth.⁣ He saved Daniel from the power of the lions.⁣ .⁣ DANIEL 6⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #hopefortoday #soulspice #seekgoddaily #life #god #dailybibleverse #thebible #peaceofgod
The most amazing way to close out Palm Sunday...with a big ol heart full of gratitude!!!
John 12:12-19 - The next day, the news that Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet Him. They shouted, "Praise God! Blessings on the One who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail the King of Israel!" Jesus found a young donkey and rode on it, fulfilling the prophecy that said:"Don't be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey's colt." His disciples didn't understand at the time that this was a fulfillment of prophecy. But after Jesus entered into His glory, they remembered what had happened and realized that these things had been written about Him. Many in the crowd had seen Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb, raising him from the dead, and they were telling others about it. That was the reason so many went out to meet him – because they had heard about this miraculous sign. Then the Pharisees said to each other, "There's nothing we can do. Look, everyone has gone after Him!" || It's hard to imagine how this Palm Sunday scene turned so quickly into the Good Friday scene isn't it? Less than one week before the people of Israel stood shouting, "Crucify Him!" they had flocked to Him, sought Him and shouted instead, "Praise God! (Or, Hosanna!) Blessings on the One who comes in the name of the Lord! Hail the King of Israel!" How did a nation shift so completely in such a short amount of time? I believe the answer is found in that last sentence in this passage as well as in Mark's account of Jesus's trial before Pilate. In Mark 15:11 the Bible says, "But at this point the leading priests stirred up the crowd to demand the release of Barabbas instead of Jesus..." Isn't it amazing what a few people can do when they are intent on ruining someone? All throughout the Gospels we see... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
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James 1:12-18 - God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and He never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us His true Word. And we, out of all creation, became His prized possession. || His prized possession! Let that sink in, YOU are the prized possession of the Lord God of Heaven's Armies! The creator of everything in heaven and on earth puts more value in you than in anything else in all creation! Can we even comprehend that truth? Let's ask God to help us understand, for wrapped up in it is the power to face all of life's difficulties with patient endurance. Our Lord is steadfast. He does not change. Who He was on the day He created the sun, moon, and stars is who He is today. He is not the one who... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
What a fun evening with these AMAZING women of God! Lots of smiles and laughs! ❤❤❤❤
If you’re a single mom, widow or military mom, Pastor Danette Crawford and Joy Ministries would like to honor you on your special day! On Sunday, May 12th @ 4:15pm located at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott we want to bless you with a meal and a gift for being AMAZING! -Register TODAY by callling 757-420-2625 or clicking the link in the bio @ joyministries.tv • • #mothersday #celebration #joinus #virginiabeach #norfolk #chesapeake #portsmouth #virginia #hamptonroads #jesus #mom #singlemom #widow #militarymom #children #free #childcare #danettecrawford #joyministries #registertoday #register #norfolkwaterside #marriott #beach #oceanfront #va #hopefortoday #freemeal #freeevent #local
Genesis 13:8-15 - Finally Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not allow this conflict to come between us or our herdsmen. After all, we are close relatives! The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want the land to the left, then I’ll take the land on the right. If you prefer the land on the right, then I’ll go to the left.” Lot took a long look at the fertile plains of the Jordan Valley in the direction of Zoar. The whole area was well watered everywhere, like the garden of the Lord or the beautiful land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) Lot chose for himself the whole Jordan Valley to the east of them. He went there with his flocks and servants and parted company with his uncle Abram. So Abram settled in the land of Canaan, and Lot moved his tents to a place near Sodom and settled among the cities of the plain. But the people of this area were extremely wicked and constantly sinned against the Lord. After Lot had gone, the Lord said to Abram, “Look as far as you can see in every direction – north and south, east and west. I am giving all this land, as far as you can see, to you and your descendants as a permanent possession... || How often do family issues seem too great for us to handle? Conflict inevitably ensues, and everyone chooses sides. Differences of opinion become defining and all-encompassing matters of right and wrong. Things as basic as disagreements over property (think inheritance) can permanently divide families for generations! For that reason, I find the often-overlooked lesson from this passage to be far more important than we tend to think. That lesson? There is great protection in living selflessly and proactively pursuing peace... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
There’s been a GRADUATION!!! Amy what a joy it has been to share the last few months with you, thankyou for choosing to spend your time with us🔸 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” 🔸Much love your Mercy Uk Family 🕊 x - - - - - - #lovemercy #restoringhope #transforminglives #jesusbethecenter #mercyuk #keystofreedom #hopefortoday #discipleship #localchurch #madeforfreedom #livefree #everydaywithjesus #isaiahsixtyone #breakingchains #livingfree #walkinwholeness #fightmybattles #overcomer
If you’re a single mom, widow or military mom, Pastor Danette Crawford and Joy Ministries would like to honor you on your special day! On Sunday, May 12th @ 4:15pm located at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott we want to bless you with a meal and a gift for being AMAZING! -Register TODAY by callling 757-420-2625 or clicking the link in the bio @ joyministries.tv • • #mothersday #celebration #joinus #virginiabeach #norfolk #chesapeake #portsmouth #virginia #hamptonroads #jesus #mom #singlemom #widow #militarymom #children #free #childcare #danettecrawford #joyministries #registertoday #register #norfolkwaterside #marriott #beach #oceanfront #va #hopefortoday #freemeal #freeevent #local
2 Timothy 2:15-19 - Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the Word of Truth. Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. This kind of talk spreads like cancer... But God's truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are His," and "All who belong to the Lord must turn away from evil." || If someone asked you today, "What is your life's work?" How would you answer? Precious friends, I want to offer a gentle admonition to all of us: If our answer to that question does not include, in some way, spreading the Word of God, then we're not doing what we have been called to do. We're not living our purpose. And that would be a tragedy! I feel confident that we all desire to present ourselves to God and receive His approval, so let's pay attention because this verse tells us exactly how to do that. It says we need to... || Click through the link in the bio for the full encouragement from Hope for Today. #HisDearlyLovedDaughter #HopeForToday #verseoftheday #BibleStudy #WordOfGod #bible #truth #Scripture #Godinthehardplaces #Hisgracegirls #christianblogger #faithblogger #shewritestruth #onetofollow #christianlife #bibleverse
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