Sundays sermon about playing hurt really got me. Bitterness will cause you to feel hopeless, lost, confused, and broken, and act in ways you shouldn't. It will open the door to the enemy and hinder your relationship with the Lord. You'll get to a point where you don't even recognize yourself. Given time it will destroy you.
I have spent more time on my knees the last three days than I have in a long time. Repenting. Confessing to God that I can't fix it. I wish I could explain the peace I have found. The joy I'm feeling that I've not felt in a long time. I could preach.
Love has a name! My victory has a name! JESUS!!
Also, here's your reminder that surrounding yourself with people that will stand with you and fight with you is an amazing thing. If this is something you are searching for, I invite you to Watts Bar church. Those are my people. That is my church. It can be your church too.
“E O AMOR É ISTO: NÃO FOMOS NÓS QUE AMAMOS A DES, MAS FOI ELE QUE NOS AMOU E MANDOU O SEU FILHO PARA QUE, POR MEIO D’ELE, OS NOSSOS PECADOS FOSSEM PERDOADOS.” (I João 4, 10). Deus quer amar você como filho(a). Para isso, quer que você se abandone como uma criança nos braços d’Ele. Deus quer chamá-lo(a) de filho(a) e quer ser chamado de Pai. Ele quer ser amado como um Pai carinhoso.
Faça como as crianças que não sabem ler: diga o que quer dizer a Deus sem se preocupar em compor belas frases. Deus entende a linguagem do amor. Por isso, a melhor oração é amar. Essa é a principal maneira de comunicação que você pode estabelecer com Ele.
This is Koy @koychhim , a powerhouse for the Kingdom here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is the pastor of Light Church with several church campuses and schools - some of which are in the darkest places in town. His family is developing into a team of worshippers and Kingdom crusaders who are growing the Cambodian people in the ways of the Lord. In Spring, I gave his son, Daniel, my guitar to lead worship with. This trip, @instrumentsofjoy gave donations (two steel drums, a lap cajón, and a shaker) for this wonderful family! They had no percussion for worshipping. Special thanks to @carldrums2 @thewellofnashville for the beautiful tambourine! I know there will be great joy in a seemingly dark place coming from these instruments! Thank you Koy for bringing the Light! '
"Life is about #Jesus . We are not here to tell our story, but His. We are here to live His story, not ours. 'What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.' (James 4:14)
So how will you spend your vapor of life? Will you try to make your life call attention to itself? Or will you put every ounce of effort into calling attention to the God who alone is worthy of glory? You have a part to play in His story. Your life will be lost in utter insignificance unless you spend it for His glory." - Francis Chan
Eclesiastes 9: 9. Goza a vida com a mulher que amas, todos os dias da tua vida vã, os quais Deus te deu debaixo do sol, todos os dias da tua vida vã; porque este é o teu quinhão nesta vida, e do teu trabalho, que tu fazes debaixo do sol.
Essa precisa ser a meta de cada casal, serem sempre felizes e realizados um com o outro.
Lembra hoje do que te motivou a se entregar completamente ao outro.
Pois se eu casamento não estiver fazendo sentido, ele vai voltar a ter todos os motivos. Mica Alexandre "Vou te amar, não importa o que virá, vou te amar, na vai nos separar.
Vou te amar inteiramente." 🎶
"My motherhood eyes are starting to recognize that just as you can't turn a ship on a dime, or build Rome in a day, you can't expect old heads on young shoulders. These are souls that are formed, trained, and brought to the mirror of the gospel Day after day, one moment at a time.
So don't give up Mama. Your hope this day isn't in easy fruit, quick fixes, or distraction from the difficult journey you face; it's in the hope-filled promise that Christ is not through with us yet." #ruthchousimons#gracelaced @gracelaced .
What a great reminder for us today - especially if you've already had to repeat yourself 10 times and unkind things have already been uttered at the breakfast table - it's a plod - a daily work of faithfulness and grace to see our children (and us) conformed to the image of the Son. ❤️ #persevere#nevergiveup#honestmotherhood#gospelcenteredliving
He’s coming soon but never set dates. ““But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
Even though we live in the messed up world we also live in Gods world where his power can destroy fortresses. We don't fight our battles with weapons, but with his power. I love that! 💚
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Cremos em Deus Pai, santo, justo, criador, e sustentador de todas as coisas. Cremos no Deus Filho Jesus Cristo, Salvador e Senhor de nossas vidas e almas e no Deus Espírito Santo, o Consolador que nos guia em tudo quanto Jesus ensinou.
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Lets Talk about what walking in purpose with Christ feels like....Throwback to Live Life Naked Presents: Love Unrequited! When the Holy Spirit confirmed to me what my calling would be I must admit, I was fearful...I went back and forth with God about his decision to make me a mouthpiece for him. You have to understand that when you do anything for Christ or in his name, when you are truly called, you automatically know the weight it bears and what it requires of you. However, I stepped out on faith and moved forward with the first event he placed on my heart. For our first event we had 122 people register! This blew my mind as I was so excited about that many people wanting to learn about the love of Christ! So I prepared, I prayed, and I fasted to deliver a message to 122 people. On the day of the event everything seemed to slow me down! I had to fight just to make it to the venue on time! When it was time to begin there were only 15 people in the seats! I was confused...So I waited for 30 minutes expecting the seats to fill! But that's not what happened...by the time we hit the half way mark for break, only 40 people had shown up to the event. I went back stage upset to talk with God...I asked him: Why would you make me prepare for all these people? This is a failure! I'm so embarrassed!....Then God spoke to me through his spirit..."This is not about you...This is about me...Did you forget that you are doing this for my Glory not yours?" Then he gave me this scripture: "I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent." God does not care about the quantity, but the quality (quoting my friend Julia). God did not make me prepare for 122 people to embarrass me, but to humble me...It took that event to remind me that God is reason I do what I do and whether it is 1 or 1,000 I will rejoice over the one just as greatly as I would over the 1,000! #philly#instamood#instahub#instagood#instadaily#inspirationalquotes#love#christian#Jesus#humble#peace#loveunrequited
Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life? I do. Even as a #Jesus follower. It's usually in those moments that I take a step back and #refocus on things above. Starting a #bridgesforpeace#devotional today to continue that upward calling. #comewithme
TWO-THREE BLOG: "Taste Explosion" by Fr. Herb.
___ (I write this with trepidation. Usually when I indicate that I like something, I end up receiving an overwhelming amount of that item from generous people. Please remember that I already have all that I can eat.) ___ This is the time of year for visiting apple orchards. This is when people stop and eat apples they have just picked off the tree. These are the months for chomping into an apple that virtually explodes in your mouth with a tart and overwhelming burst of flavor.
___ Although I have a tremendous sweet tooth in other areas, when it comes to apples, I look for one that wakes up my palate. With that first bite, the entire mouth comes alive. In chewing each mouthful, I can taste autumn. There is nothing passive or humdrum when it comes to eating something so fresh.
It is easy to become mesmerized by life. Routine begets indifference. Day to day activities can become flat. We easily forget to really live. Once in a while, even in a simple act of biting into an apple, we can be awakened.
Life is to be experienced. For that purpose God has given us the sense of taste…and great apples to enliven our taste buds.
“Taste and see that the LORD is good….”
"For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!" Galatians 2:19-21 "I am not worthy. I disappoint my own parents, friends, boyfriend.. how could the God of the universe who sees ALL of my actions not be disappointed in me? I don't deserve grace. Who could actually love me for everything I'm not.." This was my mantra, for years. When I was still, I didn't hear God's love or words for me. This is what I heard. It screamed at me in deafening tones. So here I am, wishing I could put my hands on your shoulders and look you straight in the eye. YOU ARE LOVED. Fully, truly, eternally. You see everything the world says you aren't. God sees the beauty in everything you ARE. The world tells us that because we don't live a picture perfect life that we are less than. God says it doesn't matter, His son already paid the price. Through God's creation and Jesus' death, you ARE picture perfect. You will make mistakes. You will do things that you know you shouldn't. But you will never be loved any less than the moment you asked Jesus into your heart. Dearly beloved, you are so very worthy ❤️ #morning#bible#bibleverse#coffee#jesus#worthy#mantra#beloved#bestill#loved#jesuschrist#jesusfollower#christian#truth#hobbylobby#coffeecup#flowers#goodmorning#galatians
If today your mind is filled with questions you can't answer, with doubts and even fear, just remember that our God is the same and His promises will stand forever! Just pray, pray for healing over our world. Our earth is awaiting for the manifestation of the children of God! Pray that our land will be healed! 📖
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
"Somos sons e as palavras são sementes". Pronunciar "Sinto muito" devolve a unidade perdida ao viajar pela tua pele, que é o órgão mais extenso, que te conecta e te faz sensível frente às vivências dos demais, te desapega dos resultados e te converte em unidade.
O som "Perdoa-me", faz eco em teu pâncreas e em teu cólon desatando laços, liberando histórias.
E se pudesses ver o que mobiliza um "Sou Grato", sorririas junto a todas as células do teu corpo sacudindo tuas veias, convertendo teu sangue em luz em esse ato desprendido. “Te Amo" é o som mais curador do Universo. Esta frase cobre teu corpo e viaja através de teus pulmões desobstruindo tua respiração. Percorre teus rins transmutando os medos e faz que milhões de células sorridentes lhe deem energia às células tristes de teu sistema imunológico, ou que algumas outras que nasceram com a arte da jardinagem, semeiam relva suave, fresca e verde ao redor das zonas mais áridas do teu corpo.
Se pudesses ver o que provocam as palavras em ti e nos demais, começarias a observar teus pensamentos, teus silêncios, teus sons e teus ruídos, porque neste oceano de energia que somos, cada onda que emites cria ondas de diversas cores influenciando aos demais.
Sinto muito, Perdoa-me, Sou Grato, Te Amo, devem ser palavras cotidianas em nosso vocabulário. (HO`OPONOPONO)
Adorar a Deus não se baseia apenas em levantar as mãos e cantar louvores. Adorar a Deus é, acima de tudo, dedicar a nossa vida para agradar ao Senhor. Ou seja: renunciar tudo aquilo que não está de acordo com a Sua vontade. E duas coisas são fundamentais na vida de um verdadeiro adorador: confiar plenamente que a Palavra de Deus não falha, e colocar em prática a nossa fé, pois é nos momentos difíceis que sabemos se ela realmente está firmada em Deus. #Jesus#Adoração#BomDia#Cristo#LindoEs#Cristao