Such a great sermon yesterday! Pastor Kevin did a fantastic job. More to come…
This is so true in all relationships and sometimes the hardest for me. I’m learning to love myself (& all of my imperfections) which can be so hard, but I know that if I’m not happy with me then I can’t be happy with others either. It’s a hard process, because the devil is always trying to play mind games with us…always!
Lord, give me strength today and help me be a blessing to others. And…please help me think before I speak!
I can’t sit here and say that my light has not always lit up the room. Heck, there have been days, weeks and years that I feel it has been broken! But thank goodness we have a never ending supply of lightbulbs if we just ask our supplier – Jesus! Thank goodness for His forgiveness, mercy and grace!
A bright light sure does make for a happier life and this momma is a constant work in progress!
I stumbled upon this picture of KG today. I remember her trying so hard to walk in my heels. Look at how little her feet are in my size 9 heels! After
a little bit a lot of falling and getting back up, she finally got the hang of it. Kinda like life, right?!? If only we always had the determination of little ones.
Thank goodness God is always there to help us back up when we get a little off course! He’s always there to help guide us back and love us no matter how “bad” we’ve been.
I know that He has a great plan for me (and you!). And I also know that I’m still trying to learn to walk in my shoes, too! I can’t wait for the day when I finally learn what His plan is for me.
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead. Philippians 3:13
So…how do we get out of “the pit”??? Pit of discouragement, pit of fear, pit of anger, pit of depression…Well, it’s SIMPLE! Climb out. Skip the guilt trip. Move on! Don’t be discouraged by your past failures…doesn’t mean you can’t start over! Remember: There is ONE person that the devil CANNOT defeat. A person who refuses to give up!
Bible Journaling Process:
I guess you could say that I’m a little “matchy matchy”…because I have to make sure that my devotion notes and my Bible journal compliment each other. And when I say compliment – I mean the art. Or maybe it’s just another reason to have a little momma time! (wink wink). It’s so therapeutic and quiet…although my mini me is asleep and I can hear her music playing in the background. She loves SpiritFM.❤️
Tonight, I had a little extra “me” time so I made another process video. Enjoy!
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.”
It’s really strange how we can hear a story over and over and over again, but never really “get” the message. Has that ever happened to you?? I attended church as a young child, was really active in my church’s youth group throughout high school, baptized when I was a sophomore in high school, graduated from a Christian College…however this year was the first time that I really, truly understood the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom and the thought of sending my children to a horrible death for people who are so unworthy is hard for me to grasp.
Take a look at Isaiah 53. Jesus was a normal guy; “nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance.” He was perfect in every way. He had done no wrong EVER and had NEVER deceived anyone. He was the epitome of love and perfection. Yet He suffered a horrible death for you and me. Would you do that for complete strangers?? I think if we were completely honest the answer would be a big, fat N.O.!
“But many were amazed when they saw him. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance one would scarcely know he was a man.” Isaiah 52:14
After all of the wonderful work he had done for so many during His life, He was despised and rejected. He was treated harshly…beaten, whipped, stabbed…before a bunch of strangers who thought He was being punished. Little did they know that it was the Lord’s plan and Jesus HAD a choice, and He CHOSE to roll up his sleeves and follow the Lord’s will. He suffered rejection and so much pain for us. Now that, my friend, is love!! Thank you, Jesus, for trading places with me!❤️