Our comfort comes in knowing where our future lies. Every time I read this quote I think of the old hymn,⠀
“Because He lives,⠀
I can face tomorrow,⠀
Because He lives,⠀
All fear is gone,⠀
Because I know He holds the future,⠀
And life is worth the living,⠀
Just because He lives!”⠀
(You’re welcome for getting that stuck in your head now 😂)⠀
Read the words to that hymn and remember what a comfort it is that we have God in our sides and we don’t have to fear tomorrow!
Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. - Ephesians 6:10
If you’re feeling like you need strength tonight, remember to not depend on yourself but in the one who can give you the power of strength. It’s hard to rely on God in everything,but remember he is the ultimate strength in this world.
This journal is from @womenlivingwell (aka my Mom)❤️
This journal is a three month habit tracker. A habit tracker is a journal where you make daily and monthly goals for yourself! So your goal could be to exercise, do a daily devotional, eat healthy, etc...
I would highly recommend this journal for any teen! It’s super helpful in organizing your life and keeping goals for yourself. The journal comes in six different covers. This one in my photo is my favorite. 🍁🍂(You can get it on Amazon)
Jesus is the only perfect one. Jesus is the savior. Sometimes, we can come to a discipleship relationship thinking we are the perfect ones, and thinking that we need to save. But the Bible tells us completely opposite of that.
@writercaroline | Ep 15
This convicts me in all the best ways!
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.”
Are you blessed?
I want you to stop for a second and examine your life, examine what you have, friends in your life and even the small things such as having food in your stomach (or even money to buy food). If we’re honest, we can admit that we’re very fortunate compared to others in this world. Even if all you see is devastation, disappointment and depression in your life, then I believe this is definitely for you.
For those who are in Christ, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of what God has blessed you with? Is it a job, a relationship, friends or family? If that’s the case then I admit that this is what I usually think of too and that’s great! All those are blessings from God and we need to thank him for all that he has blessed us with.
The thing is, at the end of the day, they don’t satisfy. We’re too easily entertained with the temporary that we forget to look at the eternal blessings that God has given us.
What about when that which you fixed your hope in lets you down?
Does this mean that you aren’t blessed or that God isn’t good?
Just because your situation isn’t good, doesn’t mean that our God isn’t good. The issue here is not a lack of blessing but a lack of perspective. God didn’t create us for the temporary tangible blessings, he created us for much more.
Why do we constantly determine if we’re blessed by how we feel today and if everything is going well in our lives? Instead of focusing on temporary blessings, focus on that God chose to save someone like you who was at one point an enemy of God (Eph 2:3, Col 1:21).
But God, abounding in steadfast love, showed us abundant grace and mercy. He didn’t just save us from our sins but wiped away our tears and shame and now calls us children of God.
Isn’t that better than any other blessing we could receive for following Christ? That he gave himself to us and we’re considered righteous in God’s eyes.
Isn’t that more than enough?
[Devo:] @kylehutch1996 [📸:] @josh_bosscher
Fall is my favorite season!🍁I love all the colors and being able to break out the sweaters and scarves. The beauty of God’s creation is all around us in the Fall! Thats one of the reasons I love it so much.🍂
🍁What is your favorite season?
Sometimes things happen—conversations get started, questions are asked, tears are shed—and it opens a door to minister to people. Even in the smallest of ways. And most often, we don’t realize what a blessing it is to be the person ministering in that moment, but walking away from it, you realize how amazing it is that God chose YOU to be the person someone else heard about Him from.
Today something similar happened to me, and it’s an honor and a blessing that God chose ME to be a minister for Him today. It’s the little things—the kind comments, smiles to a stranger, and loving encouragement—that end up playing a much bigger role in His plan. And He assigns US to be a part of that plan. 😊
As I left for Narrow with my momma a couple of weeks ago to meet new fellow female Christian entrepreneurs, I couldn’t help but be so thankful for those I already have the privilege of working with✨
I’m honored to have the privilege of work with these incredible women through this affiliate partnership (these are just a few of my incredible clients) 😍
They are strong, Godly, determined moms, wives, & entrepreneurs who are building and leading their own affiliate partnership with integrity and grit👏🏼
One of my favorite parts about each of these women is that they have their priorities in order: God, family, and then business and I love knowing that they are honoring the Lord with the knowledge, money, and opportunity that comes with this affiliate partnership; It truly makes the investment in them that much sweeter (Yay for Team Deeply Rooted)🙌🏻
Ladies, I could not be more thankful to link arms with you and am honored to continue to serve alongside of you through this partnership🤗
8 852:00 AM Nov 8, 2018
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” - Colossians 3:23
Do you often find yourself doing a task, working at a job or even serving the Lord in a capacity which you do not like, are stressed out about, or even hate with a passion? I think most people have had this problem at some point in life. I can tell you with certainty that I can relate. I think that we often neglect to think about what the Bible says about the attitude we should have towards our work.
There is one adverb that really says it all in this verse, and that adverb is the word “heartily.” I figured a dictionary definition might help us understand the deeper meaning behind a word we can so often speed-read right past:
Heartily - 1: From the heart; with all the heart; with sincerity.
2: With zeal; actively; vigorously; willingly.
So often we look at our jobs as a “necessary evil” and our attitudes often reflect that. Though it is true we need to work to be able to support ourselves (2 Th. 3:10), the Lord does not want us to view work that way. In fact, the attitude we have when we work should reflect the attitude of Christ within us. Paul reminds us that we should abstain from complaining and grumbling (Phil. 2:14) in all things, and that includes our work. A bad attitude at work reflects poorly on a follower of Christ, but a joyful, hard-working attitude makes a noticeable distinction between us and the world around us.
I think another thing that is helpful to remember is that Jesus Himself worked a regular job as well. In case you didn’t know, He was a carpenter (Mark 6:3). He had to toil just like each and every one of us. He knows what it is like to labour for a living. Our Perfect Example (2 Pt. 2:21-22) never had a bad attitude or complaint about work, and worked hard to glorify His Father in Heaven. We should seek to imitate Christ in His attitude towards work.
By God’s Grace, let us work heartily for the glory of the Lord!
[Devo:] @mikebleedsblue [📸:] @josh_enzlin
About to start the last chapter of 2nd Corinthians. Then I'm moving on to either Hebrews or Acts. I only have 5 more books of the New Testament to study in this Journaling Bible. Then I'll move on to the Old Testament. Will probably be working in this Bible for the next few years! 😅💕
10 35211:21 PM Aug 31, 2018
Zooming in on my color code for daily bible reading.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." --1st Thessalonians 4:16-18
7 2271:20 PM Apr 10, 2018
Jesus had been out ministering to the crowds of Galilee. Teaching, sharing the gospel and performing miracles. Everywhere He went, He was followed by crowds seeking His healing. The Sermon on the Mount begins with Jesus making His way up onto a mountain when He saw crowds. This time He sat down and began to speak to His disciples. They too required His teaching as He was preparing them for a time when He would no longer be with them in physical body.