Matthew 5:16 “ in the same way, let your light shine before others…”⠀
Romans 12: 2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”⠀
(DIFFERENT: adj / unlike in nature, form, or quality ; conflicting) We know that we are called to a life DIFFERENT than everyone else, but why does it always seem to come as a shock when we start to encounter the conflict that comes with it. A lot of times we ponder on how we can live for the Lord AND fit in with everybody around us. But the reality is there’s no in between.⠀
John 15:18 tells us that “if [we] belonged to the world, it would love [us] as its own”⠀
This can be hard to accept. The enemy works day and night to make you feel alone. But that is a LIE! Even the disciples faced pressures - far greater than our own - to conform. But because of their faith in Jesus they made a choice to love Him more than the world. When we give up trying to fit in with the world, we gain something much greater – salvation & a renewed relationship with God.⠀
Though God calls us to be different – He doesn’t want us to be alone. We have a Father who cares for and loves us so much to call us into community with each other. This is why it’s so important to have friendships with other believers. Be encouraged and know that you are meant to be different than everyone around you – it’s a mark of your calling. Embrace it. You have brothers and sisters (us!!) enduring the same walk who are meant to lean on.⠀
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“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 #heknowsmyname #setapart #godspromises
Sorry in advance for a lengthy post...
I have always struggled to see God as a God who loves ME. I can encourage others on the kindness and goodness of God-I totally believe it for them-but it never reaches MY heart. I have always felt unwanted, unloved, forgotten, just sort of...put here and on my own. But I’m learning each day to claim new truths and dispose of lies from the enemy, and frankly a lifetime of self deprecation.
I know in my MIND that God created and loves me, and these are completely my issues, not all my doubt in God or the truth of His word.
As I relearn in my HEART these truths, I choose to believe today that God not only chose me, but planned on me from the beginning. He has always wanted me, never wanted an Earth without my existence. All because He wanted to have a relationship with ME. It’s hard to say, but so worth repeating. He loves you. He created you. He PLANNED ON YOU. He wants your heart, not just your mind.
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I be in my feelings sometimes or most of the time LOL due to the love of Christ that's within me and the way my flesh is set up it gets emotional sometimes. Because I am a hard lover and there's no in between, Nine times out of 10 I got my scissors in my back pocket. However I do have to often remind myself that some people aren't on the same level spiritually and loyalty sometimes isn't their strong point so with that being said.. Prayer is my lifeline and If you're reading this, its definitely yours too😂 build your spirit man💯 #weneedyougod #period #facts #setapart #deliverance #love #patience
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✨The LORD is the source of my strength, in Him shall I lean!✨
Gratitude. Consecrate. Time changes vocabulary. A word I grew up hearing but in recent decades and have not heard is consecrate. This word is the active interaction between us and our Creator. Adam [MAN] was concecrated [set apart for a purpose] and so are each of us [since the cross]. Jesus' sacrifice ended the separation between God and Man. It was this One divine act that made it possible for God to never be [walled up] away from His creation again. Today, for the believer/follower of Christ, God is as personal as the heart that beats within. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "We have been bought by Christ's sacrifice and He has [consecrated us] made us to be His TEMPLE [He chooses us to be where He will live]." The Apostle Paul [who was a religious leader before the cross and a Christ follower afterward] calls this the PROFOUND mystery [revealed]. Before the cross Israel had a hope but did not know how it would happen [nor the scope] and Paul explains in every conversation, "I could not grasp this TRUTH until Jesus [post humus] revealed it to me...now I know this mystery well because it has transformed (Romans 12:2) me from within...I have been consecrated." #thejourneyofalife #Godisgood #gratitude #consecrated #temples #setapart #specialized #mysteriously
““Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.””
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It's nothing new, HE already knew!💫 -
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
🌻 GoooooodMorning Lovelies 🌻 The truth is that God knew you long before you were even born. Not only did He know you; He set you apart with a specific purpose in mind. Just like God had a divine role for Jeremiah, Isaiah, Esther, Moses and more to play in the drama of life … God has a divine role for you as well. You matter. You matter greatly. Don’t say, “But I’m just an ordinary person.” And, don’t be offended, but I might agree with you. You are. Ordinary. And so am I. But also was David, Paul, Sarah and Peter. You and I could sit for hours naming ordinary people God used in extraordinary ways. That’s because we are all ordinary. It is God’s role to be God – He is the extraordinary One. When you humbly connect your ordinary with God’s extraordinary, you enter into a journey of exceptional depth, impact and significance. This is because God Himself has set up this journey for you to walk in (Ephesians 2:10). And whatever God has planned will certainly be exceptional. God has waited since eternity to bless you, my friend. He has a purpose for you to fulfill. He has already set you apart. Now it’s your turn to ask Him to equip you, lead you and enable you to live it out. Father, thank You for forming me in my mother’s womb. Thank You for setting me apart even before I was born. You have given me unique skills, personality traits, insights, experiences and more in order to fully live out Your plan for my life. Give me the wisdom to recognize Your leading and the confidence to walk in Your will. You are the extraordinary God who truly does make dreams come true. Let the dream You have planted in me express itself fully. In Christ’s name, Amen. 🤗Put on your extraordinary smile and have a fabulous Tuesday! #truth #god #extraordinary #life #hope #appointed #formed #setapart #unshaken #hope #love #heknowsmyname #breastcancerawareness #survivor #happytuesday #passiton
Matthew Poole's Commentary:
That they do good;
that is, to others, as they have opportunity.
That they be rich in good works;
be plentiful in alms-deeds,
or more generally in all good works of piety or charity.
Ready to distribute;
that they be not backward to distribute that of which God hath made them stewards, to those that want.
Willing to communicate;
but give freely and without grudging, according to their Master’s order,
as becometh those who are but stewards as to the riches which they have.
“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches,
but in the living God,
who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
That they do good,
that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute,
willing to communicate;
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,
that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
1 Timothy 6:17-19 KJV
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
Matthew 6:19-21 KJV
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A few chirps.💙They’ve been hanging out near our house the last couple of days enjoying the sunshine. I’ve seen beautiful murmurations many times, but had the pleasure of getting a personal show the other day from right underneath them. Truly it was simple display of the beauty of our Father’s creation. Have you ever been “caught” in one?? Wow! The sound of them chirping together and the rushing sound of their wings through the wind was amazing. 💨💨💨
•••“And when the Day of the Festival of Shaḇu‛ot had come, they were all with one mind in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind💨💨💨, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire🔥🔥🔥, and settled on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak.”
Ma`asei (Acts) 2:1-4 TS2009 #starlings #murmuration #rushingwind #holyspirit #pentecost #shavuot #setapart #graftedin #redeemed
““Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations— that’s what I had in mind for you.””
Jeremiah 1:5 MSG
Just think about this verse for a second. Just like this verse tells of how God set this prophet apart before he was even born, God does the same for us.
Have you ever thought about the fact that God knew you before you were even born and he knew the plans that he has for you? That he already set you apart for great things before you were even formed?
God has given each of us a calling, unique and specific to us. Sometimes it is very specific and personal, other times it may require the help of others.
No matter what we all posses unique gifts and abilities given to us by God for the purpose of glorifying who he is and advancing the kingdom of God. Our gifts are to help others and to make a lasting, eternal impact on those around us.
What has God set you apart for?
☀️ MORNING INSPIRATION W’ Lady Tiffany Stockton @tiffanystockton2054
- “There are times in your life where you feel like giving up and quitting but God sends a divine reminder why you have been chosen in the first place. Others are depending on you to complete the assignment don’t back down reach for the higher calling, it’s in your DNA ....Your Destiny and Anointing it’s all wrapped up in the hands of God let him take the Lead, Get You out of the way, Pursue greatness with not only passion but with Purpose in mind that you may please your Heavenly Father, Stay on Fire 🔥 !!!!” .
For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
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One of my favorite verses, not only because of what it promises us, but here God reminds us that we were made with a purpose... Not simply a mistake. Those days when I feel inadequate, this verse remind me of who and whose I am!!!
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Good Morning 😊☕️😊, “The word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD.” #Jeremiah 1:4-8 #NIV #Jesus #Lordcametome #IFormedyou #Inthewomb #Setapart #Godsword #AppointedProphet #Bible #Scripture #Iwillrescueyou #Givemethewords #Christianmovement #Lord
“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations— that’s what I had in mind for you.” Jeremiah 1:5 MSG
https://bible.com/bible/97/jer.1.5.MSG “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NIV
https://bible.com/bible/111/jer.1.5.NIV “I chose you before I gave you life, and before you were born I selected you to be a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 GNB
https://bible.com/bible/296/jer.1.5.GNB “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 NLT
https://bible.com/bible/116/jer.1.5.NLT “Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I chose you for a special work. I chose you to be a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 ERV
https://bible.com/bible/406/jer.1.5.ERV “Jeremiah, I am your Creator, and before you were born, I chose you to speak for me to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 CEV
#womb #consecrated #setapart #chosen #specialduties #prophettothenations #specialwork #Godsplans #Heknowsmyname #Heknowsyourname #sendmeIllgo
Woke up to this verse on my Birthday... "Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." You are in every detail Lord...
Actually can't fathom how intricately You know me.
#godknowsme #appointed #setapart #consecrated
God knew exactly what He designed you to be before you were ever even created in your mother’s womb. He appointed you, chose you, destined you to achieve your dream before you ever took your first breath on this earth.
How much more then should you give yourself permission to be exactly what He created you to be. And I know what you’re thinking. “How am I supposed to know my purpose? How am I supposed to know what God created me for?” But let’s be honest with ourselves in the quiet of our thoughts. You do know your purpose. You know exactly what God created you for. It’s within you, your gut instinct, that knowledge of what you love to do. That tingle of excitement when you’re finally experiencing your passion.
It’s probably something others find unworthy. It’s likely a career that someone has told you isn’t practical, isn’t reliable, isn’t possible because of the realities of your life. But remember. Before you took your first step on this earth – God appointed you to do exactly that thing!
So it isn’t impossible. It isn’t unreliable. It isn’t unpractical. All that’s waiting is for you to make the decision to become exactly what God appointed you to be.
It’s time to give yourself permission to achieve your destiny. And today, right now, is the time to start.
Dear Jesus, thank You for creating me with a divine purpose. It’s time for me to stop making excuses and step into the passion You created me to live. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen ✨
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