to the girl reading this who is feeling alone right now,
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Has anyone ever made you a promise? I am going to assume, yes. .
My next question: Did they keep that promise to you? Ah...see, this is where we will start to experience some mixed answers. .
But I want to focus on the reason for making a promise. .
1. a declaration that something will or will not be done.
2. an express assurance on which expectation is to be based. .
You see, a promise is usually given to a person in regards to a future circumstance/event. Yet, I want you to notice something. A promise is usually given about something that is not obvious to the natural eye.
Follow me here for a second... . What if I promised you that tomorrow when you wake up, your first name would still remain the same? Silly, I know. But why? Because it's obvious. . We never usually promise things to people that are obvious. Instead, we make a promise in regards to something that will more than likely be contradicted at some point. .
There is a promise...a declaration that God has given us that I believe we tend to struggle with the most.
Hebrews 13:5...“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” .
Take a deep breath and know this: God does not promise obvious things. Instead, God promises us things that at some point, will be challenged with contradictions.
He promises us that He will never leave us nor forsake us, because He knew at some point in our lives, it may look like He isn't there! It may look like He has forgotten and left us on our own! .
So, for someone, I believe this was the reminder you needed: that what God has promised, He has kept. He is not fickle. He does not lie. He is God, all knowing, all sufficient and omnipotent. His Word goes out and it never returns back to Him as void. .
Are you in need of a sure foundation? Stand upon His Word. Stand upon Christ; The One, True, Promise of the Father.
He is for you, He is with you, He loves you, and desires relationship with you. Whatever it is that is causing an ache in your heart, go to Him. 💛
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Put your trust in Him💜
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Amen if you believe it...
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It is extremely hard to forgive people that have wronged you, but to be a true believer in God you must forgive and forget. Life is so much more than the people who have hurt you. Seek counsel from your peers and do not become worrisome in things that do not matter. God bless you
One of the greatest problem a believer have is "Sin consciousness"....
We unconsciously disbelieve that we've been liberated totally from Sin...
We are always searching for the life that we already have, the life that God Himself gave to us.....
The day you come to the understanding of Gods righteousness and work in that consciousness then that day you have been liberated... #grace#teacher#life#truth#world#nigeria#lagos#africa#southafrica#usa#ghana#christ#glory
“Eternal life is not a particular feeling inside! It is not your ultimate destination, to which you will go when you are dead. If you are born again, eternal life is the quality of life that you possess right now.” –Major Ian Thomas
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“Even a million scars doesn’t change WHO’S you are...”💛
Can we shout a hallelujah & amen this Sunday morning for what #JesusChrist did for us on that cross ✝️🙌?!
How He first paved the example of a faithful life remaining steadfast in who’s we are no matter what persecution + trials + or suffering crashes into our way.
He never promised an easy life, but He DID promise that He’ll go WITH us + He’ll go before us + that we shall not be burned as we walk through the fire 🔥 bc he will never leave us nor forsake us... and He commands us to fear not.
That is what this evening was.
Standing boldly in front of 700 people live + thousands all over the world as another beautifully broken human being.
Broken, but then restored.
Alone, but then come to find that I was never forgotten.
Angry, but then come to find that I was fully loved & fully forgiven.
Instead made new & redeemed by the grace & mercy of God.
I realized that over time I’ve normalized my abortion testimony; even dimmed the power that it holds.
Last night, I felt Jesus revive the life that lives within it through sharing how one can get struck down but not destroyed & then rise back up by His Holy Spirit.
He showed His glory to me in a new way as I stood here hearing 👂🏻 & seeing His image bearers support + shout + cheer me on to keep the faith.🗣
It yanked my heart straight into the arms of The Lord to keep the main thing, the main thing.
To hold fast to who is good + great + awesome!
Thank you family!!
To the men & women who ran up to me afterwards sharing their own personal stories of abortion or pregnancy loss... may we continue pursuing healing together. @clarishealth is not a bad place to start 😉
All Glory be to #Christ .
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. Amen 🌿💚⛪🙏 2 Corinthians 4:6 #praying#pray#church#Christ#cross#knee#now#bow#sundaymorning#shining
For the first 35 years of my life, I relied on my family and religion to direct nearly every decision I made, never questioning nor doubting. Once the floodgates opened and the memories of my sexual abuse surfaced, I was shattered and the foundation I relied on was gone. Everything I thought I knew now seemed skewed and tainted. I had to rebuild my life and decide for myself who I wanted to be and what I truly believed. I needed to learn how to find my inner strength and rely less on external sources or social structures to guide me. I realized I had rarely made a decision without agonizing over fear-based consequences or even worse, disappointing those around me. At my lowest points, I felt alone and abandoned until I realized that in giving away my agency, I had lost myself.
I kept trudging along, holding on to slivers of hope that I would overcome this dark stretch. It was finding my Savior that finally allowed me to find myself. In Christ, there is no shame or fear. I could let go of my expectations of my family and religion because they no longer my connection to my Savior. I now had my own relationship with Him that could not be taken away. He healed my broken heart and restored the light within me.
“My peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” When doubt creeps in or you feel hopeless, where do you turn for peace? Instead of looking around you for comfort, look up — He is always there. ✨💛
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