Church service was refreshing......reminded how bullying doesn't stop in high school SMH some people out there will automatically not like you because of the blessing that God has on you.Negative people would try to wish harm upon you because of the protection God surrounded you.
Jealous, envious, unkind, bullies,overall negative people fell to realize that they would be blessed too if they change their focus on God follow His Commandments by loving others and Trust the process by becoming a beacon of light for Christ.
We were not called to be Christians to have an easy life we were called to be Christians to set the examples for others doesn't mean that we do not feel pain, hurts, brokenness, and at times we feel like giving up.
Keeping faith, worshipping, and being rooted in His words makes the difference.
#sundayblessings #blessed #spreadlove #bekind #lovedbygod #livingnotexisting
What is my purpose?
According to Ephesians 1:4 we are created by God to be LOVED.
The God, OUR God, is a God of love and before we were formed He loved us. So much so he gave us a Savior, Jesus, who showed us love by dying on the cross for all of us.
Make sure your friends, your loved ones know how much God loves them!! #ephesians14 #ourpurpose #lovedbyGod #sharethis
How much of what you do is done because you want to be loved? The words you say, the actions you take, your social media posts- how much of it, honestly.... is done because deep down you want to be accepted? And how much of your life would change if you knew- deep down that you ALREADY ARE? If you really believed that the God of the universe already loves and accepts YOU, would that change how you feel about yourself? Would you worry just a little less about what other people think? Would your inner self critic be just a little quieter? I think it would. I think KNOWING that I don't have to earn love or approval would drastically change the lens I see myself through. It would change the trajectory of my days.
True story: I do this thing where I like to argue with God sometimes: "But God, I’ve put on weight" or "But God I've messed up so many times", wondering if all of my flaws have removed His love for me. And, it’s like I hear Romans 8:38 in my head, which says "Have confidence that nothing — not death, life, heavenly messengers, dark spirits, the present, the future, spiritual powers, height, depth, or any created thing — can come between us and the love of God in Jesus." 🙏🏻 It's like Gods reminding me "Alli, NOTHING changes my love." And no matter how many times I argue back "yeah but God," He keeps on saying, “But NOTHING. I got you. I love you — NOTHING separates us!”
I swear it's the most beautiful truth in the world. That right now, in this very moment, right where you sit or stand, with or without your makeup on, up 10 lbs or not, you are deeply and passionately loved and accepted. That I am.... and that YOU are... Gods approved, His chosen daughter.
#wordsofwisdom #thoughtoftheday #lifelessons #inspiredwomen #highvibration #soulwisdom #daughteroftheking #lovedbygod #faith #soulsunday #themessage #wordofgod #amen #womanoffaith #blessed #highlyfavored #setapart #coffeeandjesus #loveyourself #godlovesyou #positivemind #empoweringwomen
Meekness is an attribute of human nature and behavior. It has been defined as righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering, long suffering willing to follow gospel teachings; an attribute of a true disciple. #blessed
🙏 #lovedbyGod #sundayworship
There’s something about touching the word of God. Hands on faith. Right?! •
Tomorrow I’ll be delivering a sermon on being held hostage by lies. This was a trap I fell into for way too long. Truth be told I still can. The difference now is I’m learning to be in touch with Gods truth over the lies. You can too. 10 minutes a day, reading, taking in, the word of God. It’s our best weapon on the battle for our minds, our hearts, and our lives. •
Tonight if you’re needing some truth, go and get you some. One practical way is to use the internet. Google bible verses for whatever lies are getting to you tonight. Whether it’s fear, doubt, sadness, feeling overwhelmed, or more. Tonight there’s an app for that. Or if you have your Bible, open it and find your truth tonight. 💕
How many times do you think, I'll do better once January 1 rolls around?!? You don't have to wait until the first of the year to take care of yourself! There is no better time than NOW to take care of yourself! Why wouldn't you want to feel your best during the holidays when you're with those who you LOVE the most?!? My Healthy Holidays Thankfulness Challenge group is in full swing AND I'd love to have you join us! Message me if you're ready to live your BEST LIFE NOW!
On the note of holidays, what is your favorite holiday tradition?!? #healthyholidays #livethelifeyoudeserve #healthythanksgiving #healthychristmas
I’ve been battling something the last couple of days and it’s kicking my butt. Don’t know if it’s fascia toxins related (I did have quite the session Monday releasing this body some more) or if it’s a cold from my lovely little ones at work. Either way I’ll be out of commission for the day hoping to be feeling better by tomorrow. I have a big day tomorrow! 😊
I hope today you get whatever you need. Whether it’s rest, getting stuff done, or a little of both. May today restore your soul and bring you into your best life. 💕
Do you ever stop and think of how far you have come? How far God has brought you? It’s so amazing to me how often I can forget where I once was and where I am now. •
David in Psalm 103:2 said, “Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things He does for me.” I promise myself over and over that I will remember always the goodness God has shown me. And then I have a bad day. And I can quickly complain as if I’m not a blessed child of God. Maybe you can relate to this too. I don’t want to be wandering in the wilderness aimlessly, like you know who, simply because I have a short term memory. •
I quickly try to remind myself just how wonderful my God has been to me. The blessings I’ve held, I’m currently holding, and believe I will hold in the future. If we make counting our blessings a habit, they become much harder to forget. Where I am today, who I am today, still blows my mind. I’ve seen and lived out the miracle of Gods overwhelming love. That’s something I never want to forget. How about you? How do you remind yourself of your own blessings? 💕 (Photo Credit @destaneefayephotography
ENJOY YOUR LIFE! 💛😁😎 life is too short to go around grumpy, sad and negative! There are hard times in life, yes I agree! But on this day, there is so much to be grateful for!
Having a positive outlook can make such a difference!
What are you grateful for today? What are you choosing to see in a positive light today?
Oh, 20 year old me!
I love your commitment to your swoop bang, big dreams, and doing something new.
Crazy to think this single mom was a senior in college just trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. Little did I know the grand plans God had in store.
What looked like rejection was protection.
What looked like loss worked toward my gain.
What felt broken was being molded into a masterpiece.
Thank you God for your plan of redemption, restoration and wholeness. .
Hey girl! It’s Robin here. I’m so grateful to be in the company of such remarkable women. I love serving on the intercessory prayer team and helping our Remarkable Women social media team. Looking back on my life, I have always been surrounded by confident, empowered women – my mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. But for most of my life, I felt pretty UNremarkable. My dad moved out on my first day of kindergarten, and that pretty much started a cycle of fear, insecurity, and eating disorders. I knew about God, but I didn’t KNOW Him. I felt the hole in my heart but filled it with one bad choice after another. I was a wicked mess. It wasn’t until leaving everything behind and starting fresh here in Virginia, that I found salvation and new life in Christ. I am so grateful for my church family at Crossroads! They embraced me, even at my most broken state, and gave me the freedom to grow in Christ at my own pace. In my career, I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by and mentor other homeschooling mamas. The company I work for is led mainly by bold women who have answered the calling to educate their children at home, with a mission to know God and make Him known. And in this new empty-nester season, I’ve turned my love of teaching and mentoring women into a health and fitness coaching business. I get so much energy from partnering with women who are passionate about living authentically. I can give you tools and support to change your health and mindset, but what we need most is the soul-transformation that only comes from Jesus. In this journey, we need each other, sister! Let us remind each other whose we are… holy, redeemed, and LOVED by the King.
#remarkablewomen #lovedbygod #givemejesus #daughteroftheking #jesusgirl #faithhopelove #godsgrace #faithoverfear #prayerworks #fridayintro
I can’t believe we are a little more than 4 weeks away from Christmas! That’s crazy to me. This was taken last year. Full disclosure here, he is 3 seconds away from a total melt down. But in the pic it kind of looks like he’s smiling. I’ll take what I can get from a 2 year old as he was at the time. •
This makes me think of how many people are out there right now, looking like they smiling, but are seconds away from losing it. How many fake smiles are we seeing everyday and don’t know it. Now, don’t get me wrong here, I’m all for finding reasons to smile even it the bad times. But that’s genuine smiles where we are focused on our blessings. Not pretending we are okay, when really inside we are screaming for help. The world tells us to put on our big people britches and move on, push through. And we can move on, we can push through, we just need some help to do it. And that is okay. •
I was bad for pretending I had it all together. I didn’t need anyone’s help and I found pride in that. Then my life broke. My body broke. My mind broke. And I had to finally surrender the reigns of my life. I gave them back to God. Now I’m not broken. My life isn’t broken. My body is healing. My mind is finding true peace. I finally know it’s okay to need others. (Well I’m much better at it now. I still have to wrestle pride sometimes. I’m still a work in progress.) Today if you’re facing something that’s too much for you, please don’t grin and bare it. Call out to God then reach out to another person for help. It’s not a burden, you are worth their effort, you are not alone. If you need I’m only a message away. 💕
L I F E . . . The mistakes you made yesterday should never be repeated today. E V O L V E ! ! !
That you went with the flow yesterday does not mean you cant be a D I C T A T O R today!
Because you stood with does not mean you cant S T A N D A G A I N S T what is wrong!
If you said yes a second ago does not stop you from saying a resounding N O the second after!
That you were wordly does not mean you cant repent to G O D L Y !
If you lived below standard, snap out and live A B O V E !
Learn to identify what was and what I S at every point in your life !
You owe no one E X P L A N A T I O N S !
Remember, not everyone that laughs with you C E L E B R A T E S you !
Always disengage yourself from shallow minds who only have opinions of you from A F A R !
Lastly, remain S T E A D F A S T until you see what you feel in your spirit M A N I F E S T ! 😘 😘 😘
I ❤️ Jesus / Jesus ❤️'s me:: Woke up this morning, feeling so much of the Father’s love. Way too many folks are holding out on expressing their Thanks to God, because of what they perceive they deserve but God hasn’t dispensed to them. My gratitude towards Yeshua is not based on conditions, because His love towards me is not based on conditions! [Side note - God has done way too much for me already in my life to blow my mind] This covenant love doesn’t encourage me to misuse this privilege or disrespect grace, but rather it compels me to live my life for Him, and to use every fibre of my soul to bring a smile to His face!
#LovedByGod #Jesus #gratitude #tgif #friday #happyfriday
I AM HEAVILY GUARDED 🙌#Repost @pastormildred
This morning as I was meditating on this it occurred to me how little we really think about how much God loves us and how much of a great father he is. I’m totally blown away. 😲😮😳. As my children got ready to go to school this morning. I thought about how I never send them off without a chaperone whom I have given Instructions. I’m also constantly checking up on them along the way. Good mum right? Well God is a good good father He does nothing less. I am heavily chaperoned and they have been given instructions concerning me 😁😁😁 Hey! This just blows my mind totally. I’m so blessed. So heavily guarded and they are not guessing. They know exactly what their assignment is ... no disaster (calamity is constantly averted), NO HARM. no plague, no evil planned for me can work. Chai! If you try I pity you o! 😏😏 Ah! I pity you if you try to work against me 😁😁. Are you conscious of what is available to you as a child of God? Kai! My angels are at work. Arrests being made 😂😂😂😂 If you offend me you WILL pay even if you plan the evil secretly or you think I don’t know 😂😂😂 I have spiritual police 😁😁😁 #blessed #lovedbyGod #Godsbaby #angelsonguard #privilegedchild #pampered #angels #Godoftheangelarmies
“The good news is that God makes the broken whole. He takes the overlooked, the undervalued, the left out, the written off, the damaged and destroyed, and then he does what only he can do.
God loves to make the broken beautiful.”
-the end of me
2 -This morning as I was meditating on this it occurred to me how little we really think about how much God loves us and how much of a great father he is. I’m totally blown away. 😲😮😳. As my children got ready to go to school this morning. I thought about how I never send them off without a chaperone whom I have given Instructions. I’m also constantly checking up on them along the way. Good mum right? Well God is a good good father He does nothing less. I am heavily chaperoned and they have been given instructions concerning me 😁😁😁 Hey! This just blows my mind totally. I’m so blessed. So heavily guarded and they are not guessing. They know exactly what their assignment is ... no disaster (calamity is constantly averted), NO HARM. no plague, no evil planned for me can work. Chai! If you try I pity you o! 😏😏 Ah! I pity you if you try to work against me 😁😁. Are you conscious of what is available to you as a child of God? Kai! My angels are at work. Arrests being made 😂😂😂😂 If you offend me you WILL pay even if you plan the evil secretly or you think I don’t know 😂😂😂 I have spiritual police 😁😁😁 #blessed #lovedbyGod #Godsbaby #angelsonguard #privilegedchild #pampered #angels #Godoftheangelarmies
I don’t normally get whip cream on my peppermint mocha. But today I decided to be a little extra. •
I have also been a little extra in my attitude lately. Thinking of conversations with others in my head that never happen. Putting them in their place in my head. Trying to outsmart others in my head, worrying about things that are none of my business. I don’t want to be this person. I don’t want to always be thinking and scheming in my head. So I have to take a step back and figure out why. What am I feeling or carrying around that is causing me to act this way? What am I trying to prove or disprove about myself? •
Maybe you can relate to this. Your attitude takes a turn when past hurts or past doubts about yourself come back to haunt you. Fighting back with past habits come naturally. Tonight it’s my hope and prayer that we first notice these cycles of behavior. That we can decipher what is causing us to act that way. I for instance know I only try to prove how smart I am when I feel threatened by others. Like I don’t or can’t compare to others. I have to get that in check quickly and then take my thoughts to God. Tonight if you aren’t liking your behavior lately, be honest with yourself and then be honest with God. Allow Him to remind you who you are to Him and through Him. If we have to be extra, let’s be extra for God. 💕
1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame.
3 When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of theLord is great.
6 Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right handyou save me.
8 The Lord will vindicateme; your love, Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands. .
#loveneverfails #lovelife #lovethosethathurtyou #loveall #loveislove #lovelanguage #lovecoverssin #loveaboveall #lovegodwithallyourheart #loveaboveallelse #loveallthings #lovedbygod #loveyourneighbor #loveforgives #lovelikegod #loveunconditionally #lovecoversoveramultitudeofsins #loveanyway #lovejustis #lovelife #lovealwayswins
Working through a season of God revealing what true worthiness looks like and finding so much truth in @brenebrown
book, “Daring Greatly”! We know that true worth and value can not come from the world system around us with its ever changing standards and conditional love. I would add we need to draw that worth and value from the One who never changes and whose love is constant God our Father. In order to seek out love and belonging or set boundaries, own our true stories and live a life of authenticity we need to learn how to overcome shame and lean into vulnerability. I’d recommend this book to anyone who feels like you are currently in the same season of growth! We are worthy and valuable it’s just that most of us do not know it. God wants to change that if we’ll let Him. ❤️
Does this look yummy to you?!? It is so good! Cauliflower rice salad made by my hubby! We had it with fish tacos and I had it for lunch today too!