I absolutely love the ministry of @sarahjakesroberts. So to hear her LIVE last night was such an amazing and refreshing experience. God showed up 🙌🏽. And I was reminded that I AM POWERFUL. My strength comes from being in God’s presence. “[My] God thing is still a God thing even when it becomes heavy. [My] thought life is just as important as [my] prayer life.” So I must rise above the torment, guilt, shame, and condemnation that the enemy tries to bring my way to convince me that I am not good enough. I AM A CHILD OF GOD. I am loved with an everlasting love and deserving of it even when I don’t feel at my best or when I feel that I have failed God; He still loves me!!! #vulnerabilityisstrength#unfailinglove#childofgod#godismyrefuge#iampowerful#newlevelnewdevil#itsanewseason#laborpains
"Oh, Lord, I'm so tired and lonely and blue I'm a little afraid. I'm so sick of housework, sick of the children. They get on my nerves so I could scream (and do). I'm even sick of my husband right now- I wish he'd go away on a trip.
Or I wish I could get away for a change. My husband says okay, go; go visit my sister. But that's not it. Even if I managed to leave the children I'd be around hers....No, I want something else that has nothing to do with women and children. I want to be somebody else for a while. Maybe the girl I used to be, or maybe a woman I haven't even met yet. A beautiful, poised woman with a mind and life of her own. •
Only I can't. There's never any going back to what you used to be. And right now there's no going ahead. There is only the present which sometimes seems such a trap...
...Lord, help me to realize how lucky I am here, right now, within this tender trap. Turn my fantasies of escape to some purpose. If there's a woman I haven't met yet, locked somewhere inside me, let her out. •
Bless that person you surely meant me to be, instead of this self-pitying drudge."
-selected excerpts, 1968
The coolest thing this spring was witnessing the story of this Mama bird. Watching her collecting twigs to build her home outside my bedroom window, then seeing her spend the endless days and nights protecting and keeping her eggs warm. Now they have hatched and she's always busy looking for food to feed her babies and collecting more twigs to make her home bigger so her babies don't fall.
No one taught her how to do this, it's her natural instinct and that is the most amazing thing! 🐦
Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.- Galatians 5:24-25
Cruification of flesh yielding eternal rebirth.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is #patient , love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
If you are in actual darkness, at war, in a cave, in exile, brokenhearted, in pain or in a season of continual victory. Be expectant on God to show up in your life.
For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.
You light a lamp for me. The Lord , my God, lights up my darkness.
Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off? "Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
This scripture spoke to me in so many ways this morning, I just want to be great. And in order to be great I need to be guided in the right direction, by the right person! Thank you God for helping me, and being my real number one fan! I love you ❤️ #blessup#unfailinglove
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book, Kim, and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King". #Pete 🦅🍁🍂💕
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