But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. #Hisgraceissufficient#thankyouJesus#inmyweakness
Almost 30yrs later...Same sparkle in my eyes, same glow, same smile.. Well not quite the same smile😂.. But anywhoo.. I like looking at stuff like this bc it reminds me that despite it allllll , God has kept me! When you count your blessings instead of your misfortunes/trials, you'll always have a reason to smile.
This is what #grace looks like. #nofilter I remember a time when I couldn't care for a house. Or a little one. Or 2 little ones. Without needing to self medicate to survive. I remember the feelings of despair and failure and the seemingly endless pit of despair I couldn't even begin to figure out how to attempt to crawl out of. And I remember #god . I remember when He showed me He'd always been there waiting for me to turn back to Him...that He loved me So Much. That #hisgraceissufficient He scooped me up and loved me back to life #thankyoujesus I am forever changed.
My brother Angelos' and my "whip" you can't see in this photo but our license plates are (PETO) & (DARE IN)
How cool were we?!?😎😜💨🏎🚗🚘🚨 Every day we should review our lifestyle
Am I Walking with God
Re-evaluate our priorities
Partial obedience is disobedience
The word of God must be a part of our life daily
We are accountable to God
If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive
He pulls me from the pit, exchanges my grit and grime for His good and glory. He calls me His Own - do I live it? Often I don't feel good enough. Often I remind myself I am unworthy - and I am. Yet He calls me gently, persistently, "Come, Follow Me." He doesn't say, "get your act together first" He issues the invitation and it's mine to accept or reject. "Wounds can be openings to the beauty in us. And our weaknesses can be a container for God's glory." Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way or as Jesus says....“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV #hisgraceissufficient#heisstrong#womenintheword#devotional#christianblogger#amwriting#allforhim#bloggers#messyimperfectlife#jesuslovesyou#jesuslovesme#amazinggrace#lovewins
🙏🏼 These last few days have been hard, full of suffering and chaos but our lives rest in His presence and grace. Don't ever stop believing he's not with us.
Hold on. He is with you Mexico.
I hate mornings when I feel like a failure as a mom. I hate when I let me being right be carried out wrong. I hate when I lose my temper and cause tears, when there didn't need to be. He was wrong but I was "wronger" and I hate that. I'm the adult. .
While I can't do over, I will do again (the right way). I'm ready for this school day to be over so I can make it right and explain it differently and pray, when he messes up again (because he will), that I don't. .
Even when I know other moms deal with the same thing, it's such a lonely feeling. And I realize that's exactly how Satan works...to isolate us (even emotionally) and make us feel like we're the only one and embarrassed to say life is anything but perfect. .
I know God is doing big things in both of us but the growing pains suck! 🙈 I'm leaning on His grace (and maybe a few cups of coffee 😛) this morning. 😘
Help me to place you first above all! Thank you for the beautiful gift you have given to me. Help me never to take for granted the Grace and Love you have offered. #thankyoujesus#wonderfulsavior#hisgraceissufficient
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 53:3 ESV
My mistakes are many but God's grace has been sufficient. His love is and has been unfailing. And that's why I can't help but love Him and serve Him...and try to serve Him well. I have been around the mountain too many times, I have had enough...Lord I surrender ALL!
I listened to this incredible talk by Brad Wilcox this morning shared by one of my very dearest friends right when I needed it most.
That ever happen to you?
Christ doesn't ask us to be perfect. He just asks us to do our best, keep trying and not give up. He is just waiting for us to come to him. With all of our baggage, sorrow, doubts, weaknesses- all of it! He wants to take it from us...if we let him. Change us into something better. Tomorrow I will try to be better then I was today. As a mom, wife, friend, follower of Christ!! #tuesdayfeelings#christcentered#dobetter#tryharder#hisgraceissufficient