As I look back at my day, I think I needed God in all of these ways today.
Which moment did you have today?
Did you go to God with it?
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📝 - @howsheworships
Anxiety, fear, judgement, strategy, overthinking, pride, self doubt. These are some of the parts of myself that get activated when I even so much think about making a move into God’s presence.⠀
Anybody else feel me?
OK, anybody else ever walked away from time in His presence (prayer, worship, secret place, church) & leave being like, why did I say that, why didn't I say that, I was so disconnected, that wasn't honest, why couldn't I really go there, I wanted to jump around, why didnt I jump around?! You are not the only one. ⠀
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.⠀
It comes as no shock to God that even in his presence we would still attempt to hide from him.
So shame leave, let’s talk openly. Let’s grow together in learning how to deal with these feelings, in order to move forward boldly and authentically into his profoundly safe presence.
Because the truth is, don’t we all crave to be fully known and fully loved? Don’t all of our hearts cry out for acceptance and freedom? Free from pretense, striving, and appearances?
I know mine does.
An example of how I actively address the parts that get activated & would keep me from being fully free and truly affected by his presence. Pride, I release u. I’m thankful for how u go to bat for me. But right now I’m declaring you off duty, bc Pride, the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. James 1:20 Pride go. Leave now in the name of Jesus. Strategy, u can rest. U are smart & hard working, I’m thankful for u. But here & now, u don’t have to work, bc Strategy, the Spirit himself intercedes for me with groanings too deep for words. Rom 8:26 Strategy go. Leave now in the name of jesus.⠀
Worry, I validate u, u care to protect me & I’m thankful for u. Will u trust me when I tell u I am safe, bc Worry, there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18 Worry go. In the name of Jesus, leave now.
God doesn't need our entrance to be perfect, doesn't need our strategy, fancy language, powerful inflection. Those are superfluous to Him. What is invaluable to Him, a willing & vulnerable spirit. ⠀
Enter the process of becoming bare, free.
He has more for u.
Sometimes I get really caught up in the things that I’m not doing. I find myself focusing on the tasks that didn’t get done for the day rather than what I was able to accomplish. As someone that likes to go 100mph, I’ve really had to learn to lean on God to slow down and be grateful for things I was able to achieve. Being a single momma who works full time and also balances a platform and public speaking can be super tough, but I’m reminded to be a Mary in a Martha world. The more time I spend at the feet of Jesus, the more my life will fall into place ♥️
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Wir könn'n die Brücken nicht mehr seh'n
Zu viele Mauern aus Zement
Wir spür'n nicht mehr, was uns verbindet
Nur diese Kälte, die uns trennt
Wir sind 'n kleiner Teil des Ganzen
Doch könn'n das Ganze, das ganze nicht mehr teil'n
Sind so unendlich viele Menschen
Aber viel zu oft allein
Wir sind wie blinde Passagiere
Treiben einfach so umher
Auf 'ner kleinen blauen Kugel
Durch das große, schwarze Meer
Wir sind wie blinde Passagiere
Wissen nicht, wohin es geht
Und wenn man irgendwann aussteigt, will doch jeder sagen:
Wir ha'm geliebt, wir ha'm gelebt
Es lag noch nie in uns'ren Händen
Wir werden irgendwo gebor'n
Manchmal mit Löchern in den Taschen
Manchmal in Silber ohne Sorgen
Mal haben wir weniger als nichts
Doch machen mehr als alles, mehr als alles d'raus
Mal kriegen wir 'nen Platz am Fenster, ohh
Aber gucken gar nicht raus
Wir sind wie blinde Passagiere
Treiben einfach so umher
Auf 'ner kleinen blauen Kugel
Durch das große schwarze Meer“
A Book To Be Understood💜
Pr 22:20,21 “Have I not written you heretofore with counselings and knowledge, to show you the truthfulness of true sayings, so as to return sayings that are the truth?
How can we be sure the Bible is True?
The Bible says that it is “the word of God” and that God “cannot lie”
(1 Thessalonians 2:13; Titus 1:2) Is it full of myths or is it accurate?
🤓Facts About The Bible
▪️A collection of 66 sacred books.
▪️It’s content include history, laws, PROPHECY, poetry, Proverbs(practical wisdom), songs(practical wisdom) and letters(more practical wisdom).
▪️writing began in 1513 B.C.E and completed in 98 C.E.; 1,600 years
▪️Some 40 men wrote the Bible under inspiration from God
The accurate science of the Bible is incredible. Ancient books often feature unsound and dangerous ideas that have been thoroughly debunked by modern science. Even today, authors must update textbooks to harmonize with new discoveries. But the Bible claims that it was authored by the Creator and that his Word “ensures forever”. (Pe 1:25)
Today in Bible study, we went over how important cleanliness is to God. Yes, we are not under the Mosaic Law anymore, however, Mal 3:6 tells us that God has not changed. The Israelites were commanded to wash with water after touching unclean things, to the holy men before prayer. Lepers back then were quarantined until a physical exam confirmed that they weren’t contagious. (De 23:12,13 Le 11:27,28 Nu 19:14-16 Le 13:1-8)
What Modern Medicine Reveals: Proper sewage disposal, Hand Washing, and quarantine remain effective ways to fight disease. No sanitation system? CDC recommends burying your feces 30 meters away from water. Less than 200 years ago, physicians discovered that they infected many patients by not washing their hands after handling corpses🤷🏽♀️ The CDC still calls hand washing “the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease”😒 Praying Kangen Water soon is added to that list🙏🏽
What Do You Think? Would you expect any other ancient holy book to harmonize with modern science? Or is the Bible unique?
There's a saying _"The company you associate with determines what accompanies you!"_
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SURRENDER.. after a recent dance in surrender I experienced some insights I thought I'd share. To my attention it dropped in that my resistance is indeed futile.
Honouring the mysterious by overcoming the fear of the unkown is a best subscription to what's on its way anyway 🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾 #surrender#loveanyway#faith#yogapath#retreats
Of course I struggle, I just don't quit. | Kepayahan, tapi tidak menyerah.
Trust the process, embrace the pain, believe in yourself, enjoy the journey however hard and long it takes. Persevere, it's the only life and 1 body&soul we have. Make it count!
Percayalah pd proses, peluk (terima dg tulus) ketidaknyamanan, percaya kpd dirimu sendiri, nikmati perjalananmu tidak peduli seberapa keras dan lama. Teguhkan dirimu, cuma 1x ini hidup dlm dunia fana dan 1 tubuh&jiwa yg kita miliki. Manfaatkan sebaik2nya!
I hope and pray that you never forfeit your relationship with God. I pray that you will see the best days of your life. I pray that those insecurities you battle will be won over. I pray that you will see yourself the way your heavenly father does. I pray that your dependency will forever be on Jesus. That when trials try to overtake you, you will stand with a boldness already knowing that the victory is yours that battle is won, and NO weapon formed against you shall prosper. I pray that you are successful. Successful in marriage, sisterhood, friendships and Career paths. I pray that your eyes would be fixated on the one that loves you most. I pray that inner healing would open your eyes to see God so clearly. I pray that you would have an influence because you have something so BIG to offer this world. I pray you overcome your fears. Fears are just false distraction. May love soak your every bone. May joy Bleed out of you and your testimony be “God did it” I pray that you would get to the gates and when you met Jesus he will say “Daughter, Well Done” -Sincerely Present Me .
Sometimes I focus more on the obstruction, rather than the grand view behind it... Lord, don't let me loose my purpose, help me stay grounded in your word knowing that you have everything under control even if I can't see it at the moment...
Je crie à toi Jésus, viens-moi en aide
Lorsque je me sens déboussolé.e et que je me pose tant de questions
Lorsque je ne vois rien à l'horizon et je ne sais pas ce que tu attends de moi
Dans ce silence qui m'est imposé, je me rapproche de toi, car il est dit dans ta parole que TU seras toujours là
S'il y a bien quelque chose qui m'encourage c'est ta fidélité !
Pengkotbah 5 : 2
Janganlah terburu-buru dengan mulutmu, dan janganlah hatimu lekas-lekas mengeluarkan perkataan di hadapan Allah, karena Allah ada di sorga dan engkau di bumi; oleh sebab itu, biarlah perkataanmu sedikit.
Saint of the Day
Luke was a Greek doctor, historian and amateur artist; he wrote 27.5% of the New Testament although he never actually met Jesus.
Luke converted to Christianity after the stoning of St Stephen, the Protomartyr. He was a big fan of St Paul and accompanied him on his evangelical tour around the Mediterranean; they even got shipwrecked together on the Maltese coast.
Luke painted the first portraits of the Virgin including a four foot high icon painted on a cedar table top from Joseph and Mary’s kitchen.
Luke recorded in his gospel the Annunciation and the stories of the Good Samaritan, Prodigal Son and Raising of Lazarus.
He was murdered, hung from an olive tree, by people who disagreed with him about religion.
His relics are distributed as follows: body in Padua, head in Prague, one rib in his tomb at Thebes.
Here is a great picture of Luke painting the Virgin: @lamplifeboatladder #october18#saintoftheday#luke#greek#doctor#artist#historian#newtestament#goodsamaritan#prodigalson#raisingoflazarus#olivetree#kitchentable#painter @chriskenny.art
But how will be when your circumstances change? Will you still remain the person that you are? Kind, Patient and understanding. Or will things change? That is where the real test begins! That is the true test of character. ✨
Τη μνήμη του Αγίου Λουκά του Ευαγγελιστού τιμά σήμερα, 18 Οκτωβρίου, η Εκκλησία μας. Ο Άγιος Λουκάς ο Ευαγγελιστής καταγόταν από την Αντιόχεια της Συρίας και η εθνικότητα του ήταν Ελληνική. Ήταν γιατρός στο επάγγελμα, όμως γνώριζε πολύ καλά τη ζωγραφική τέχνη.Μάλιστα σε αυτόν αποδίδονται οι πρώτες εικόνες της Θεοτόκου με τον Ιησού Χριστό βρέφος στην αγκαλιά της (μία υπάρχει μέχρι σήμερα στη Μονή του Μεγάλου Σπηλαίου), καθώς και αυτές των Αποστόλων Πέτρου και Παύλου.
Στη χριστιανική πίστη κατηχήθηκε από τον Απόστολο Παύλο, τον οποίο συνάντησε στη Θήβα και έκτοτε αφοσιώθηκε στο κήρυγμα του Ευαγγελίου. Περιόδευσε στη Δαλματία, Ιταλία, Γαλλία, Αχαΐα, Βοιωτία κ.α. Συνέγραψε το τρίτο κατά σειρά Ευαγγέλιο της Καινής Διαθήκης, καθώς και τις πράξεις των Αποστόλων.
Λέγεται ότι πέθανε με μαρτυρικό θάνατο κατ’ άλλους ειρηνικά σε ηλικία 80 ετών), και το 357 μ.Χ., το λείψανο του μετακομίσθηκε στην Κωνσταντινούπολη, στο ναό των Αγίων Αποστόλων. #orthodoxy#russia#prayers#cross#theotokos#agiopneuma#orthodox#paint#saints#orthodox_fathers_teachings#church#christian#agionoros#amin#churches#faith#byzantineart#monk#god#εικόνες#εκκλησία#jesus#panagia
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Friday! The day I can choose to stay home day. The day I walked down the aisle 5 years ago and married my husband. The day I chose to drink Vanilla Earl Grey tea from my campfire mug for a boost of energy this rainy morning.