For followers of Jesus, knowing the bible is such an important component of learning what it means to follow Jesus.
But knowing what's in the bible isn't an end unto itself. It's a means to the end of us looking for like Jesus. It's the means to the end of our lives being transformed and renewed by God's Spirit.
Jesus didn't save us so that we could just sit around and talk about how saved we are. He saved us so that we could be transformed and set on his mission to make his good news known.
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“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:6-7 MSG #TheSacredWord#FearNot#Prayer#TrustGod#Wisdom#Love#Truth#BibleVerse#VerseOfTheDay
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This book came today! I ordered it months ago on Amazon (before it was released) we saw a post of Shawn reading an excerpt awhile back and knew we had to read more!! I have gotten a chance to read many entries so far (I couldn't stop 😆) this book is for everyone!! And YES It's biblical!!!!♥️ The Bible tells us that "life and death are in the tongue." It's so important to declare over your life what God says about you, what God wants for you, and what God says is yours!
We truly believe that this book is such an amazing tool to bring you even closer to God and what he has for you in this life! 🙌"Take me deeper!"🙌Each category has a prophecy, prayer, and declaration! I'm excited! 📖 Ephesians 3:20 says:
Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.
for hearing and doing what God calls you to!
I sat with a couple of women who have kids of different ages and we talked about social media quite a bit, and the pretty pictures that don’t represent real life.
I wanted to jump on here and remind you that this is social media. An avenue to share beauty or consumerism or hate or really anything you want.
Here is what I want to share: there is beauty in all our lives, in the reverberate reflection of The Creator of it all.
There is hope and promise in your pain.
There is laughter and fun to be had in the mundane.
Christ is our hope, and he loves the messiest among us (like me). I will post pretty pictures on here to makes you smile. But I will also show up in stories and show you every day, no makeup, adult acne, struggle bus that is also my life. There are beautiful moments and hard moments and messy moments for us all.
Let’s just have the courage to show up and be ourselves, mess and beauty and all. ❤️
“And I will give you a new heart,
and a new spirit I will put within you.
And I will remove the heart of stone
from your flesh and give you
a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26
Sometimes having a soft & loving heart can be a curse, you care too much for others and you always end up getting hurt. You’re always willing to help, but when you’re the one in need nobody seems to care. .
But having a soft heart is better than having a heart of stone that doesn’t feel anything anymore. A calloused heart tired of feeling hurt that it chose not to care anymore. .
*Quick Testimony* I just want to tell you God truly cares about the desires of your heart. When I got my job, I didn’t have any appropriate shoes to wear to work. I went to Walmart and found a pair of $7 flats.
After a month, those same shoes were starting to wear and tear. I began to look for new ones. I found some, they were $70 and I didn’t want to splurge.
Last night, I kept repeating Philippians 4:19 (even inserting my name in the scripture) but not really praying for the shoes. Today, I decided to run errands with my sister in law and I found a pair of shoes. The best part though.... THEY WERE ONLY $5. God is good y’all and yes he even cares about a pair of shoes (swipe to see) 🤗 #imnottooboogieforwalmart
Okay guys and girls. This is a tough one. How can you be alive and dead?
Have you ever been with your family, but you aren't really there? Maybe because you are upset, mad, or just wanting to be somewhere else?
Some times at work I'm asked if I'm here or not. "My answer is, "Physically yes, mentally no." You could say I'm dead inside, because I want to be somewhere else. While I'm here, I'm doing what needs to be done, but my heart isn't here.
Now, when I'm all in and my heart is in it, everyone at work can see it. Getting lots done while I've got energy to burn. Which of these times do you think people want to be around me?
So if the church is dead, physically there but not focused on God. Or, the church is alive and God is at the center of all they do, (energy to burn because their hearts are in it)... Which one of those would you want to be at?
So, my question for you is, what do people see in you? Are you in it just to do what you're told, wishing you were somewhere else? Or, are you alive in Christ, and your heart is alive with His Word?
Week 8 of #wordstoextend I am so glad that I have been able to share all of this so far. This week the word is Forgiveness. Forgiveness is defined as “to cease to feel resentment against; to give up resentment of or claim to requital of”. My Bible plan today actually went over the topic of forgiveness. It explained that sometimes we tend to hold on to it instead of simply letting go, this gives you freedom over it. It allows you to give a lot more kindness to those around you. This is what Mark 11:25 says about forgiveness “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses."
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This is what we should all be saying and doing - both with ourselves and our brothers and sisters in Christ - in order to both sift through the wheat and the chaft of our "organizations" and to keep each other in check.
Cain asked...believe it or not...God (I don't wanna think about talking to God like this) he says: Am I my brother's keeper?
The answer is a loud, curt, resounding "Yes! Yes you are your brother's keeper; yes! You are your sister's keeper." If that was not true, why must the body of Christ "minister to itself." [Ephesians 4:12, 4:25] [2 Thessalonians 4:18] as well as many others.
Always remember your brothers and sisters, but DON'T forget about yoursleves, in your individual walk with God: Philippians 2:12
So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, buy now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling your own salvation work out,
That includes people you dislike or people you "hate". The fact that you're still able to love these people no matter what they have done to you means you have a big heart.
It's hard for people to still love after being hurt or taken advantage of. As hard as it is though, try! Love conquers all and love is what can change others.
Be the change! Watch those whom you once disliked change before your eyes... in time! In time, they will change. Until then, keep loving and keep praying for them as much as you feel they're not worth praying for.
Don't forget, when you think someone isn't worth it... God is saying he/she is, just like He says you're worth it for the sacrifice of your sins.
If God says they're worth it, it's not up to you to say they're not. None of us are worth God's love if you really think about it but to Him, we are because that's how much God loves us! "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." - 1 Peter 4:8 NIV
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I AM A MIRACLE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN - PKD •
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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your name, and drive out demons in Your name, and perform many miracles in Your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’”
Matthew 7:21-23 TLV