Getting up early to see the girls off to their first day of school certainly made my boys sleepy. Gosh am I blessed! Between the girls and these boys, I get to see the magnifence in God's love every day in all of them. Heart.Is.So.Full. #blessedmode#dontletmeforgetLord#blessedreminder
#migraineday33 It's been a frustrating month. I pray I'm coming out the other side soon. I'm becoming a grumpypuss, tired of battling day after day. It's exhausting. Grateful for a husband who doesn't take it personally when I get snippy in those weak moments. Thankful for the moments I crave, when it dulls enough to enjoy a few minutes here and there with him. Someday, I'll know the purpose in my pain. ❤️#thankyoujesus
"When you're down to nothing, God is up to something."
As a young child, I wanted to be a missionary. I wanted to tell people about God. But when I gave my heart to God at ten years old, I had no idea what was going to happen to me. Fast forward six years later, I was done. I basically had an attitude of, "God, what do You want? What's Your will for my life? I just want peace." At the beginning of my junior year, the desire to be a missionary began stirring up in me once again at church one day. The day after, I was doing devotions and opened up to Isaiah 49. As time went on, I started getting serious about songwriting. At the start of senior year, I was doing public school activities for the first time. But even being the new girl, the desire to be an impact crossed my mind. Looking back, I'm amazed at what God did regarding that. He really taught me that year that even a simple complement could make an impact on someone's life. The caption above was posted with this picture over two years ago when I was finishing up my senior year, around the time when I was diagnosed with Aspergers, otherwise known as High Functioning Autism. What He has done for me since my junior year has been absolutely mind blowing. I thank Him for changing my mindset. I thank Him for never leaving me even in my darkest moments. I thank Him for what He's about to do. My loves, when you have such a track record of God's faithfulness in your life, you can't wait for what comes next! I'm about to join YWAM! I'm about to go places I've never gone before! Everything in my life has been overwhelming for me, but Scripture says to be still. Wait for God. He is faithful and He'll never leave. Young people, remind yourselves of God's promises! Whatever He says, He's gonna do. Don't be scared. He's going to put His words in your mouths. Rise up! Be chain breakers! Be the people God's called you to be and don't let ANYONE nor ANYTHING hold you back ❤️ #throwback#selfie#happy#blessed#content#confident#grateful#thankful#thankYouGod#thankYouJesus#God#Jesus#Godgirl#Jesusfreak#Biblegal#Jeremiah29verse11#Joshua1verse9#Isaiah49#bestrong#staystrong#youllbeokay#YWAM#YouthWithAMission
The birthday weekend! 😍Felt super special. 🙌🏾Thank you for the calls, texts, messages. Really blessed with an amazing Family and Friendships. 🙌🏾Thank God for allowing me to see another birthday. 👆🏾#grateful#blesssed#lovinglife#thankyoujesus ***I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS MUSIC!***
Thank you all for welcoming my wife, CJ, and I to your guys' church. We appreciate all the kindness, hospitality and love you guys have shown us. See you all soon in the future 😊🙏🏻 #ThankYouJesus#Godisgood#Pasadena#StrengthenYourBrethren btw so @cstin3 @kimbubs who else did I miss to tag? 👀
"Give me love, when I ain't got nobody.
A little hope, when I ain't got none at all.
Give me light, up ahead on the journey.
Give me strength when I'm standing and faith when I fall."
Despite how you're feeling today, or lately, there is someone who loves you. Who watches over you. Even when you see yourself lonely and unloveable. Even when you fail and can't forgive yourself. Even when you don't understand why life has to be such a rollercoaster of ups and downs. There is something and someone constant and patient and faithful. He not only loves us, but He is love. And there's nothing we can do to keep Him from loving and caring about us. What we CAN do is fight against opening our hearts and minds to Him and allowing Him into our lives. He will never impose Himself on you. God respects your boundaries. So will you accept His love today? Or will you continue to carry the burden of life on your own?
Amen! This verse spoke to me, and here peter speaks with authority! Or it's just how I perceive it. But like I said before, now that we know what's righteous, we must do everything possible to correct ourselves! If we make a mistake we gotta get up and continue because we all make mistakes, God is merciful, God is forgiving, God is love, and he will receive us with open arms again. I wouldn't read the word before because I knew this, and didn't want to let go of many things. In the contrary, the more I read the more I get strengthened. I encourage you guys to read, and do your devotionals! Thank you to those who continue to write it in text message, because you guys encourage me when I'm spiritually poor.
Today marks 6 years being on Staff at @elevationchurch . When I came on staff I prayed I would be able to play a small part in this move of God. -Little did I know that I would get a front seat in watching families COMPLETELY change because of Jesus.
-I would be the shoulder to cry on when mothers lose their children, or be the first on speed dial after he popped the question to the love of his life. -I didn't know that I would GET to be a part of 3 Campuses- Matthews, Uptown, and Blakeney, each so different, yet united underneath the same vision. -I never thought that I would baptize more people after 1 worship experience than most pastors get to in a lifetime. -I've had the privilege of preaching on the same stage that has changed me. I could go on and on about what I've seen God do, and if it sounds like boasting, then you're right I am.
I can't believe that God would choose to use a broken man like me to serve in his kingdom. @kellymdelph thank you for being my ride or die- thank you for being my pastor, my best friend, and my biggest cheerleader.
@stevenfurtick - I am grateful to serve under your leadership. The best sermons I've heard you preach come from the life you live 6 years, just the start. #ThankYouJesus
Today's devotional reading speaks about God and knowing how to rescue us when we follow him and how to punish those that don't. Many times we tend to forget we are serving a mighty God that knows it all and sees it all. We can't block out our sin just like we can't block out even the smallest of good deeds. Sometimes we think God doesn't see all my efforts but God sees everything. It's impossible to hide anything from him therefore it's impossible to get away with anything whether good or bad. Therefore when there are trials in your life don't forget to rely on God for strength because he's the only one that can get you through it. We have to let God's hand be the one to deliver us instead of trying to get out of situations on our own.
So yesterday I had a battle with my mind. I've always had to push myself into doing things out of my comfort zone and constantly tell myself I can accomplish the things ahead of me - self-esteem has always been a battle for me. All of those thoughts are completely wrong and just keeping me from the life I am called to. But just I was digging into boxes looking for old school notes, I found an old Bible of my husband's. Just setting it aside, I noticed all these pictures that he had kept of me sticking out with a note saying he was going to marry me one day. I am so thankful that God sent me this man when I was just 13 years old, and is still sending me signs that we are exactly where He wants us to be! #thankyouJesus