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“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, my God.”Psalm 42:1 ‘My soul thirsts for God.’ Just as the physical body has a need for water, so too does our soul but it is a thirst that will only be quenched in God. True joy and fulfillment are only possible after surrendering one’s life to the source of living water, Jesus Christ. #bibleverse #pnwlife
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou
Life is full of pain and disappointments. We can either wallow in them and be a victim, or we can grow through them to spread our wings and show our beauty.
When you choose to grow and embrace the beauty from your scars, you become free from the wounds and wounders.
I know for myself that my pain has produced my biggest growth spurts in life. I figure out areas that need refined very quickly in the midst of my trials. Because of that I can honestly say that I would not be who I am today if I had not gone through the rough times. It’s not that I welcome them, but I appreciate what they do in my life and the growth they produce.
So try to take a step back the next time you find yourself in a hard spot and breathe to know that this battle will end well if you allow it to change your life for the better on the other side.
After the pain, you might end up like a beautiful butterfly!
#endurethetransformation #hardtimes as #beautymarks
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.” Psalm 63:3
God’s love is perfect, faithful, unconditional, forgiving,pure, lasting, sacrificial, strong, enduring, refreshing, redeeming, everlasting, lavish, full, inspiring, hope-filled, gracious, and so much more. It’s never based on us, our abilities, or striving to ever be good enough. It’s found in Him, His character, and huge capacity to give. It knows no boundaries and has no limits. There’s no place too deep that His love can’t reach us still. #loveneverfails #recklesslove #love #loveoneanother
We are meant to be people with SOFT hearts and strong feet.
Hearts that feel compassion with feet that are strong enough to walk into a challenge. But we are people with STONE hearts and soft feet. Feeling nothing, going nowhere... We shut people out because we don’t wanna be let down again.. and that’s not LIVING thats EXISTING.
Most of us have a SICK heart ... we no longer feel...
God is the only one who can remove a ‘heart of stone’ and He can give us a ‘heart of flesh’. #prayerchangeseverything
Don’t be afraid to dream big because we have a big God who can do all things.
It is only through God’s power that we can accomplish all the dreams he has put in our hearts. God purposely puts dreams that are bigger than us so that we can see His power at work through us.
#dreamingofnextadventure #weekendcomefaster ♀️
Modern life can seem like being lost in a big forest. With lots of distractions and problems emerging from every direction, it’s very easy to loose focus to not stay on the right trail. Gradually we loose touch with the true source of meaning and lasting happiness,God.
So keep us in touch with You...every day in all we do because if we go our away will lose the joy of knowing You. #thoughtoftheday #wordstoliveby
Waiting on God means not getting ahead of him, but allowing him to go before us. And when God stops, we stop too and wait for his direction.
The enemy wants us to see the waiting period as unimportant, but it’s in the waiting that we receive God’s wisdom to make the best decisions for our lives.
Abraham and Sarah from the Bible are a perfect example of why we shouldn’t rush doing things our own way. God had promised Abraham that he would give him a son and he would have descendants as much as the stars (Genesis 15:4-5).
Abraham and Sarah tried rushing God’s promise by doing things their own way. They took their desires into their own hands and it left them suffering.
Perfect peace enters our hearts when we are still and wait on God. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” You will find perfect peace in the midst of your fears and uncertainties when you put your trust in God’s goodness. Keep your mind steadfast in him and don’t think ahead of God. We only invite fear into our hearts when we try to get ahead of God.#thoughtoftheday #wordstoliveby
“Like a tree planted by streams of water...”
We need the “water” of God’s word in order for our lives to be fruitful.
Having the word in our hearts is very important for our growth in God it is the only way to have direction for our walk each day. If you dont have the word you can’t walk in the light.
The way to become stable in the walk with God is to be full of the word, and to be a doer of the word. There are some people that are tosed back and forth like the waves of the sea, one day they try to believe and the next they are down on the bottom. If you have a good foundation under you, you can stand when storms come. #thoughtoftheday
It’s important for you to embrace you so you can understand that you are not in a competition with anyone else... when it comes with what they are wearing,what they look like,how they are living,the car they are driving... that’s not the indicator for SUCCESS. The success metric for a BELIEVER is: Am I being obedient to the voice of the Holy Ghost? Am I doing what the Lord wants me to do?
There might be things I am good at but they might not be the things I’m called to do..
i remember back in the days when a few people told me to go choose another career for my life but I told them this is where I am called to be. I tried other jobs before but they didn’t give me that inner satisfaction...I wasn’t happy...so I quit!
So many things that are looking like God’s opportunities are not!
So be discerning because when purpose is about to come forth it will always be a counterfeit waiting to take you off track.
God has a purpose for you. Always remember: WHATEVER IS IN YOU,ITS ENOUGH FOR WHATS COMING
#sundaythoughts #wordstoliveby #purpose
If you take away Jesus, Christmas is empty.
Please do not let this holiday season go by without considering the real reason for the season. Please remember the little star that lead the shepherds to where precious Baby Jesus was laying in the manger. Celebrate the birth of Christ, Our Lord! Jesus is the reason for the season, and the gift He came to bring to us all was the gift of being forgiven for all of our sins, the very sins that nailed Him to the cross. He came to bring us the gift of salvation, for if we only ask Him into our hearts and believe in Him, He will give us the gift of eternal life in Heaven! #heisthereason #jesus #christmas #pnw