Psalms 31:1 👑
In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
Trust in God can never lead to shame – that is a definite. If anything, trusting in God and choosing to be in line with his guidance will help us avoid a great deal of self-inflicted shame. As God’s children, righteous in Christ Jesus, we can walk with assurance because our Father has ordered our steps. This gives us the strength to endure anything that comes our way.
Dear God, I have put all my trust in you and I am at rest because I know that you always have my best concerns at heart. I am saved because of your love; there is nothing on this earth that can shake my salvation. In times where my trust is tested, Lord I ask that you help me remain fixed on you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
It was the topic tonight at our gathering. Hope is such a big thing for all of us. It's the idea of what we want or think we want. It's the thing we desire.
But yet it is so much more as believers in Christ. It is the waiting. It is the anticipation. It is the build up of what we've been promised through Christ. We have been given hope through the Spirit. What a glorious hope we get to offer to others through the Gospel. Let us all hope well.
Father, you are our only hope. Teach us to hope only in you, for you and by you. Allow us to share our hope freely with others because you have so generously shared your hope with all of creation. Enable me to find myself steady because of the hope you have provided.
For your listening pleasure check out I Have This Hope - Tenth Avenue North
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I am a product of mistakes, and I have come to realize that there are many people who will form their conclusion of my worth based on those mistakes; on my brokenness. But I have had an extremely difficult life, not only because of those mistakes, but because of events that were forced upon me.
I have worked very hard and made a ton of sacrifices over the course of my life to not only become a better person, but to incest in ideology such as love and awareness not to put myself up on some stupid pedestal but to do my best to prevent harm to come to anyone else the way it did to me. And I have invested in this since my late teens, and I have fucked up still, but I have learned from each episode of stupidity and I have connected myself even more to the universe and to the lovingness of life.
If I spend the rest of my life lonely, misunderstood, "frightening" or otherwise seen as fucking voodoo... I will do so happily. And if this is where it all caps out, if this is the great social eclipse of my life... That's fine. Because there are people go took the time to get to know me. and we love each other. And honestly, even if I don't have them anymore at some point. If I can still make a jaded stranger find love in the world then fuck it I have everything.
What you get in life doesn't mean anything. It is what you give. And I'm doing my best, even when it seems like I am doing nothing, I'm figuring something fantastic out for someone, somewhere.
I love myself. And through that love I can share it with others. I will always find a way to do that.
Hoje é um dia marcante na nossa trajetória.
Mudamos para Campina Grande para dar início a um novo capítulo da nossa história.
Agradecemos a todos que torceram e que estão juntos nessa nova jornada.
Com as bênçãos de Deus e com e o apoio de vocês, seguiremos firmes e fortes nesta caminhada.
Michele e Nathan. #minaturezacg#chegamos#vempraminatureza#fashion#moda#hope#florinda#sixone
But what happens when it doesn't go the way you thought? When everything you dreamed, planned for and pursued falls apart and is crushed?
Have you ever heard that God works in mysterious ways? Proverbs 19:21 says, "Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails." That being said, there may have been a good reason those things didn't follow through. From experience, it's protection from something worse happening.
Like I was talking about in our last series about Rejection, it's easy to put up walls and masks to hide the pain. I've done it. But later I found that the crushing had purpose!
Years ago, I was holding onto a dream, trying to build a life without a TRUE foundation or purpose. And God had better plans. And I was crushed! But I am so thankful!! Why? Because I never would have seen and experienced the signs, wonders and miracles I have - if I hadn't been crushed!
The crushing broke down what was holding me captive from my purpose. And now, I can testify that it was good that I was afflicted! (Ps 119:71)
What you went through was meant to kill you love, it was meant to transform you!
Did you guys check out my IG Live? Check it out while you still can, for a quick message of encouragement!