For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
- Ephesians 2:8-10
Listen up babe I’ve got something for you today. 📢
Did you give 2019 your all? Maybe you didn’t. Maybe you’ve spent the year feeling stressed and over whelmed. Sis, God created you to be bold and fearless.
If you told me I’d be a badass mom of 3, running a CT scan department full time, and crushing a side hustle as a fitness influencer I’d have lol’d 😆
But here I am fully alive for what feels like the first time. If 2019 wasn’t your year slide into my dms to chat about 2020! 🤘🏻
Over my years of loving this blessed, multi-gifted & ever-green damsel, I've learnt:
°1° the importance of JOY through God's presence (Ps.16vs11)
°2° truly the reward for two is greater than that of one (Eccl.4vs9)
°3° Life is One; 'Chop It' - since you cannot microwave it (later) 😀
GOD at the centre of it all. We owe Him all the gratitude. #solayo#mocuteworld#togetherforever#laughter#grace#joy#love#SolaMotivates
Nei loro occhi ti vedo, Grace. Negli occhi di tutti.
Posso osservare il loro dispiacere, il loro malcontento, i loro dubbi sulle mie decisioni e sul mio stato fisico. Se solo mi vedessi ora, saresti spettatrice di un uomo distrutto. E adesso non so davvero cosa fare. Tuttavia ho deciso di non mentire più, né a te né a me stesso.
La verità è che l’odio non è altro che un pretesto. Un silenzioso rifugio per non ammettere a me stesso la verità. È semplicemente una maschera. Una proiezione di quello che penso nei miei riguardi. Della mia arroganza e spavalderia.
Ti ho sempre amata Grace, questa è la più grande delle verità.
I am so thankful that God's presence in my life is not a conditional thing. Like thank goodness His presence doesn't require me keeping my car clean or being nice to my niece or her mother or looking both ways before I cross the street or anything like that. God is always present in my life. That does not mean that I don't have responsibilities to work on as far as noticing His presence. I mean, it is easy to hear His voice on the good days.....but what about the bad days? What about when I can't hear Him, does my heart honestly believe, I mean truly believe, that He is here? And, not only that, do I choose to still praise even when life isn't fun? Yes, I do believe He is ALWAYS with me & yes I will praise when my flesh tells me not to. I know He has something in store for me that I just can't see because He is preparing the way for me & preparing my heart as will. His plans for me are waaaaay better than my plans for me anyways. So, #mygoalfortoday is to keep walking in His direction, trusting His pull on my heart to lead me where to go. #Grace#trust#hope#peace#seek#faith#guide#helper#blessed
Posted @withrepost • @life.church Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
John 14:6-7 NIV
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Posted @withrepost • @pastorrickwarren Long before you chose God, he chose you. It was his idea. Before God even created the universe, he decided he wanted to create you. Find out why in today’s #DailyHope devotional. http://bit.ly/pastorrick
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JESUS CHRIST SAVES🙏FOR HE ALONE IS THE ALHA AND THE OMEGA🙏
Did you know there’s a spiritual realm inside of every person? You are a spirit being who has a soul and lives in a body. Andrew’s teaching, “Spirit, Soul & Body” will help you see yourself the way that God sees you: your real person is the person of your spirit.
Become certain of who you are and how God sees you. This teaching is foundational for Andrew and is where much of his revelation is rooted, and he would love for you to get a better understanding of your identity through it! Too few know who they are in the spirit realm. Knowledge of this truth changes everything. Embrace the person of your spirit today!
Most Christians believe that God can do anything, and many believe that He has made promises to heal, deliver, bless, and prosper His children. But some of these same believers find themselves unable to reconcile the Word with what they experience. They live in frustration or disillusionment, wondering why God’s promises don’t seem to be working for them. But God is no respecter of persons (Rom. 2:11). What He has done for one, He’s done for all.
The truth is, you’re not waiting on God to bless you. He has already done it! Discover how your faith is a bridge between the physical world and spiritual realm where God’s blessings reside, and gain confidence from understanding that you don’t need more faith; you already have all the faith that you need. It’s time to stop trying and start enjoying!
God, I love You and I’m all in. And it scares the heck out of me to say that.
Because I have counted the cost. I know being all in includes a cross.
But I’ve come to a point where I know it is worth it. Nothing else can satisfy my soul.
I want to obey You; to serve You; to be Your hands and feet.
Please CLOSE DOORS that need to be closed and OPEN DOORS that need to be open.
I don’t trust myself to choose the doors.
I don’t want to settle for second best.
I don’t want to waste a second outside of Your chosen path for me.
It doesn’t have to be big, it just has to be You.
Bring my family on board to be in agreement with where you are calling me; calling us.
Whatever the road, let me feel your presence. Let me know you are in it.
I can rejoice in the mundane if I know you are in it and survive the trials if I feel you near.
Let my will be in sync with Yours. Let my goals align with Yours. Let my plans be part of Your blueprint.
Let me love what You love and hate what You hate.
Grant me wisdom and discernment for Your Truth; the only Truth.
God, I need You. I am a terrible planner, decision-maker, choice-selector, vision-seeker without You.
Fill every gap where I am weak, afraid, prideful, insecure.
Stir in me the Holy Spirit to overflow in Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, goodness, faithfulness, and BOLDNESS.
What about you? What are you praying these days?
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“What’s your name?” asked Arman, an Iranian student. After I told him my name is Estera, his face lit up as he exclaimed, “We have a similar name in Farsi, it’s Setare!” That small connection opened up an amazing conversation. I told him I was named after a Bible character, “Esther,” a Jewish queen in Persia (present-day Iran). Starting with her story, I shared the good news of Jesus. As a result of our conversation, Arman started attending a weekly Bible study to learn more about Christ.
One of Jesus’s followers, Philip, guided by the Holy Spirit, asked a question that ignited a conversation with an Ethiopian official traveling in his chariot: “Do you understand what you are reading?” (Acts 8:30). The Ethiopian man was reading a passage from the book of Isaiah and seeking spiritual insight. So Philip’s question came at the right time. He invited Philip to sit next to him and in humility listened. Philip, realizing what an amazing opportunity this was, “began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus” (v. 35). Like Philip, we too have good news to tell. Let’s seize the daily occasions we encounter in our workplace, at the grocery store, or in our neighborhood. May we allow the Holy Spirit to guide our steps and give us the words to share our hope and joy in Jesus. From odb.org
The gospel isn’t about what we accomplish, but what Christ accomplished on our behalf. ⠀
It’s not about our works, but Christ’s redeeming grace motivated by love. ⠀
Therefore, when we enter heaven after a life of being His ambassadors, we won’t hear shame or condemnation for not doing “more”. We will hear the beautiful words, “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (see Matthew 25:14-30).⠀
No amount of what we do will make God love us more or less. In a world where everything is give-and-take, God's unconditional grace can be hard to process. But He knew that we could never live up to a completely perfect life, and so He chose to meet us with His perfect love instead. And am I glad that He did!⠀
Show of hands 🙌 if you're choosing to abide in God's perfected love!