Amen. Something to think about ❤️
God has given me some incredible visions and one of my favorites to date was while A & I were dating. God showed me an image of me standing on a stage or platform and slowly falling backwards, off of the stage, from fear. I then saw Aaron, standing strongly behind me, confidently push me back up into place. I am incredibly grateful for these visions & words from God over the years, and for the person who captured this photo. It’s one of my new favorites. I can’t help but look at it and know that this is just the beginning. This is part of what God showed me coming to fruition - but it’s just the beginning.
And I’m grateful.
Grateful for how God speaks to us.
Grateful for a husband who knows there’s power in a testimony and a changed life, so he encourages me to share my story. The Sims believe in transparency & vulnerability, so neither of us ever shy away from a chance to share our stories to give God full glory.
Grateful for a Father who specializes in redemption.
Grateful to be doing ministry, pursuing Jesus and people, alongside my best friend.
Grateful for God’s faithfulness and also for Him bringing a man into my life who constantly encourages me, loves me well and champions me on just like this. This is not for show. This is literally what 24/7 feels like with Aaron. // Thank you for believing in me, often more than I believe in myself. Thank you for showing me what it means to boldly step out into the unknown and rebuke fear. Thank you for representing love, grace, peace and redemption in my life. I’ll be yours forever and I love being a team, being one, on mission with you. I love you, Mr. Sims.
“— Mas eu digo a vocês que estão me ouvindo: amem os seus inimigos e façam o bem para os que odeiam vocês.”
Lucas 6:27 NTLH
Uma das maiores provas que existem de que você está cheio do amor de Deus é quando você consegue amar e orar por aqueles que são seus inimigos. Humanamente falando, isso é sem lógica, sem razão ou nexo. Como amar alguém que te deseja mau? Impossível! O mais comum é querer o mau para esta pessoa também. Mas existe sim a possibilidade de você amar esta pessoa e desejar o bem dela. E te digo que fica até fácil! Mas somente quando você tem o amor de Deus e o Espírito Santo em sua vida preenchendo todos os espaços!
Quando o amor de Deus transborda em sua vida, você consegue ter uma visão d’além do horizonte. Você consegue observar que cada um tem suas individualidades e que podem estar em momentos difíceis, canalizando isto para seus atos - não que isto seja certo.
Independente do que seja, Jesus nos ensina a amar e fazer o bem por esta pessoa. Se você acha isso difícil, peça a Deus esse amor. Ele me deu e creio que vai lhe dar também. Eu vivenciei isto é posso falar que é possível! O perdão é essencial para uma vida sadia e feliz nesta terra. Não deixe isto te sufocar!
Que Deus te abençoe!
#love #amor #loveofgod #amordedeus #planos #planosdedeus #plans #fe #faith #godplans #perseverança #redencao #redemption #myredemption #reconciliacao #reconciliation #oracao #pray #perdao #ansiedade #lute #fight #ore #perseverance #vaivalerapena
“I don’t think God just wants above average for you.... I think He wants a brand new story for you.” -@jkbarkley
Hear all about the “Jesus Genesis “ in this weeks podcast episode! Go to our website, app, or the apple podcast app to listen! 🧡
It is crazy to look back at where I was a year ago. I was a completely different person. My struggles gave me strength, my challenges gave my humility and life taught me how to love. Today would have been the day I was released from jail. God gave me a way to get out early. It may have not been the ideal way, at least in my eyes. But in His eyes it was what I needed. Looking back it provided a way for me to be with my family, be working, and continue to grow as a person. We may not see God's plan till we go through it. But he always has one and it is perfect for us. Appreciate the everyday miracles and be better then you were yesterday. Love you all!
January 19th in Akron ohio, save the date. Chaperells bingo is the place. Its time for The Truth. Contract has been signed and so it begins. Time to get back to those winning ways. Tickets are availible at the link below, or on my bio on instagram.
#thetruth #mma #akron #redemption #futurechamp #tiredofbeingaverage
I’m tucking away a very special Christmas gift for my daughter this year. I’ve signed the inside of the very first copy of my book to her, and I am putting it away with other special items I am storing up for her someday. This is the very reason I wrote this book on this subject: so I can pass down my redemptive story to her, in my words and in writing so that no matter what happens - she has her mama’s story.⠀
It’s not to memorialize me, I’ll be dancing in delight with Jesus so what happens with my legacy here is really just God’s business, not mine. ⠀
What I want to memorialize for her, and for every other soul I reach, is the faithfulness of God to us - the ones He came to rescue and redeem.⠀
What greater gift do I really have to offer my girl (and the girls I connect with), than my witness of the God of hope? What greater message can I pass down than this one: No matter the mess you make, our God your soul can take. ⠀
What could it look like for you to share your redemption story with someone for Christmas? Not actually confident in how to share it? This book may be your answer! #linkinbio
Today, as the House of Commons was casting a vote on whether or not to give confidence to the Prime minister for her Brexit deal - a decision that will impact everyone in the UK and in Europe - I actually saw a white dove out of nowhere.
It flew really close over my head twice. It passed me by and then it flew back again. I could not help really noticing it as it came super close - I have had pigeon poo 💩 but never a dove over my head before! 😅 Apart from being grateful that it did not poo on me...
.................................. I was immediately struck by the symbolism attached to my unusual sighting and it did not take me long to connect to exactly why this took place on a personal level. It’s been a massively soulful day in my personal life...and I’ll leave that as that, and while I’m immensely grateful for everything that happened to me, I hope this dove was also an omen of hope for peace, honesty, dedication and prosperity in Europe.
Doves call you to regain your serenity
A dove reminds you to take a deep breath and release all your tension and stress
A dove may encourage you to wipe the slate clean and start again
A dove is associated with the mystical fifth element of spirit
Let your sighting of a dove remind you to reconnect with the spiritual aspect of your life. Accept it as a blessing. May the peaceful soul of many cultures prevail 💖😉 Night peeps! 🕊💕🕊
#pure #holy #love #peace #innocence #happyhome #faithfulness #hope #redemption #dedication #honesty #longlife #soul #holyspirit #manycultures #peaceintheworld #peace #nextlife #europe #december2018 #mylifediary #thankfulheart #dealornodeal
A sketchy 315x5. My bench was moving great last training cycle hitting a pause PR of 410 at a bw of 222. After a minor pec injury and elbow issues I backed off. But everything’s feelings good and ready to get back to rebuilding.
-mood by mooji-
i’ve been suffering some serious clouds of darkness for the past week or so. i have needed this loving reminder...this call to surrender, to return to the original self/source through the practice of connection and alignment. ...back to mediation and primal flow,
music meant for the movement and not the measuring...words divined to invoke not to blow smoke.
and so i am.
#iam #yaweh #mooji #om #return #yearn #sacred #meditation #source #surrender #redemption #align #flow
According to research at Yale and elsewhere, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the single most predictive factor in both financial and business success.
Tuesday was a lot better than Monday. I feel like I atoned for my plastic relapse!
Went to the green grocer for my veg 🥒 🍅 and used brown paper bags...
Went to the butchers for my sausages and used a Tupperware pot...
Got a load of bread 🍞 from @birds_bakery
in a plastic bag I already had (from my skiing gear I think 🤔)
May have had a cheeky sausage roll too.... (in a paper bag of course)
Totally plastic free and yummy sausage cassoulet with broccoli #yum
So it turns out when you buy food plastic free it doesn’t come with sell by dates! So I’m learning to look after my food shopping better and to be more creative with leftovers.
The rest of Ken’s homemade loaf has been chopped up to make crouton snacks...we’ll see how they go 🤷🏼♀️
I asked the butcher about the black pudding I got for ken the week before...he said black pudding starts to go sticky before it goes off. So if it doesn’t smell bad just rinse it under water it’s good to eat still. If it smells wrong-throw it out.
Trust me...you know if it smells wrong! 🤢
#reducewaste #conciousliving #foodwaste #plasticwaste #reducereuserecycle #recycle #passonplastic #thereisnoplanetb #savetheplanet #reusablecup #butcher #greengrocer #veg #bakery #redemption #plasticfree #sustainability #sustainableliving #sustainable
"Those who go to him for help are happy, and they are never disgraced."
Psalms 34:5 NCV
"Those who go to him for help are happy, and they are never disgraced."
Psalms 34:5 NCV
The Leadership Training Interest Meeting has been rescheduled for this upcoming Sunday, December 16th, at 9 AM in the Conference Room at CCS. We will do this before service starts on Sunday morning. Men come early that morning if you’d like to learn what’s involved and expected for this group!⠀
#leadership #leadershiptraining #servethelocalchurch #churchplant #redemption
Very good post by @johnbevere
Go read it and the blog post. God is always with you, please do not forget that.