“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” - Romans 6:23
The wages of sin is death, but Jesus paid that price and offers eternal life. Sin has a wage that it pays, and no one can avoid “payday” without faith in Jesus.
Eternal life is a gift. The American Heritage Dictionary defines “gift” as “something bestowed voluntarily and without compensation.” We have nothing to do with earning this gift. Eternal life would cease to be a gift if we earned it. We simply receive it by faith.
Oh, how He walks with me
Oh, how He talks with me
And oh, how He tells me
That I am His own
God created each of us so uniquely. He made me with a strong heart, a dreamy mind, and a sensitive spirit. He created Tim with a strong mind, a sacrificial heart, and a determined spirit. We are all handcrafted, and the quirks and grooves in our personalities don’t bring imperfections, they heighten His perfection. I love this song from Tasha Cobbs Leonard, because the lyrics speak to an inherent desire to be understood, valued, and known. I pray you choose to walk with Him today. I pray you talk to Jesus more than you talk down to yourself. I pray you live in the freedom that you are His own. Happy Thursday, everyone 🧡
I’m on the plane and we’ve been holding on to this! I posted about me being in NY while at #WorkshopAtMacys and so many of you flooded this event and your timelines. Thank you so much! God is so faithful and I’m excited to share fashion and faith in a completely different realm/capacity! @eleven60 is now available at @macys! Please help me by making your purchase! Thanks to all of you who have been a constant support. The curvy gal is the average American woman! I’m proud to work hard, and will do so, to bring you quality, comfort, and fashion forward. You have to try it to know that we are on to something special. More styles and new images will be uploaded soon. #Dream#YouCanDoIt#Macys#Faith#Work
Within you is the remedy- but they don't want you to know this. .
Within you is the potential to change your life and become more than you could have ever imagined.
Not through a pill; not by some pre-packaged protocol.
Within you is the hope for a greater tomorrow and a better world.
Not in more technology, not via more desecration of Nature, nor in further defiance of the Sacred. .
Within you is the remedy, but they don't want you to know this.
They don't want you to know this.
And you should know that about them. .
Then begin to craft your team to support you on your spiritual healing journey; heal your wounds, strengthen your weakness, soften your rigidities, UNIFY THE WHOLE, and connect to the Sacred that resides vibrantly within you and all around you. .
In the world of the toxic, in the world of perpetual distraction, in the world of fake news and news blues- you MUST know that there is an alternative. There has always been an alternative.
And though they may try to extinguish the light of the God, the sanctity of the Sacred, the seeds of health and total well-being… they will never be able to do so, no matter how hard they try. .
Find helpers and healers, saints and teachers- and begin your healing journey now. Now!
The world depends on you. Tomorrow depends on you. You depend on you. .
Dr. Mazen- Forward to Health
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-Highschool Series Pt.1-
There’s something in highschool that is extremely pervasive, culturally condoned in many cases and difficult to fight against. For a Christian teenager trying to survive the rigors of highschool, and also serve God, it can be really difficult sometimes to fight peer pressure.
Drugs and alcohol are two things that some teens seem to idolize, as a way to have “fun”. I’m not going to mess around and I’m not going to say what everyone’s already heard, I’m going to get real. Cause this is a real problem that affects way too many kids that shouldn’t have to deal with it. It’s a way that the enemy has tried to take lives and potential before they’re allowed to begin.
We know what these substances can do to the body, we know what they do to the brain, we know that it’s wrong.
How do we avoid it?
Stay strong, the Bible says that when temptation comes, flee it. Part of staying away from those kinds of things is using common sense. Don’t put yourself into social situations where you know that people might peer pressure into doing something you don’t want to do. Another part is picking who you hang around. Bad company can lead you to compromise your values.
God created you with a purpose, and as a Christian you no longer belong to yourself, your body belongs to God and is the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit that Jesus died to give to you, don’t abuse it by using or doing things you know you shouldn’t that just end up hurting you in the end.
“ I had to wait, at some point it wasn’t that I wasn’t ready, I just had to wait, and God gave me that grey Mercedes, that’s where everything happened, and it was happening every single time, EVERY SINGLE TIME” - Sir NZEUSSEU-
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“My God and My All”
My art version of St. Longinus
I made this a few years ago for Lent and I updated it slightly for this season.
I always identified so much with him because he was cured of blindness when after piercing Christ with his lance, blood and water gushed forth. He had failing eyesight and when Christ’s blood entered his eyes, he could see perfectly.
My miracle through Padre Pio’s intercession was similar in that I had fallen away and through a terrible physical hardship I was brought back. Back to wholeness of body but most importantly of spirit!
Looking high and confident!! Faith - together with work, strength and determination - moves mountains!!! 💪🏻✨⚡️ Olhando alto e confiante!! A fé - junto com trabalho, força e determinação - move montanhas!!! #helenaangelini#fé#determinação#faith#strength
All my life I worried what other people thought about me. But what I was really worried about was what “ I thought “ other people thought about me. We all want acceptance. We act a certain way around certain people but when that act doesn’t align with who we really are it’s impossible to accept yourself. But as I’ve taken action in recovery and continued to do the right things I have begun to accept myself more and more. In my journey of faith, I have begun to realize that God created me just like he wanted me. That we are all imperfect and that he loves me despite of those imperfections. His love and acceptance is the only one that will fulfill me. And when I align myself with his will I only feel his love and acceptance even more. #sickrecovery#SRR#killtheaddiction#paintopurpose#love#change#drug#alcohol#addiction#recovery#new#life#hope#faith
My parent’s sweet older neighbor has the CREEPIEST house (like hundreds of dolls and figures everywhere). Today @cmturlik asked me to feed the cats for her bc I was going to my parents already. I walked into the house while snap chatting my reaction saying “this house brings up ptsd, oh HECK no, these dolls are awful, the smell etc”. .
SUDDENLY I hear a noise and turn around and THE NEIGHBOR is standing there with no idea why I’m there in her house listening to what I was saying. Turns out she was leaving a day later. After explaining and apologizing 100 times I left. .
Boy was I taught a lesson. Don’t talk crap about people’s houses because they might be in said house and hear you 😭😭🙈Also maybe just don’t say things about people that you would never say to their faces. 🤷♀️🙈.
A moça cacto! 🌵 Passa pro lado que tem mais fotos! • The cactus girl! - She has a scarred heart and a soul full of thorns that life has planted. There is a day when faith is tired. There is day that hope is without strength. But she resists. It resists pain, resists suffering, resists time. And almost no one notices! But she is always there and still with a single flower that insists on being among her thorns. Perhaps it is to show that although there is a desert of love and reciprocity, there is still a lot of love and desire to be happy.
✨KEEP CALM AND RESPOND✨
You simply are not in the best frame of mind when you’re stressed, having a “bad day,” or busy reacting to your life.
I know it can be hard when you’re in the thick of a stormy season.
I know it can seem like the storm is never ending.
I know how hard it can be to get up and keep going.
I’ve been there.
The best thing you can do is to be gentle with where you are.
Thoughtfully respond to what’s going on rather than reacting.
Surround yourself with people who can lift you up and be a shoulder to lean on.
Find time to be still. Meditate, even if just 5-10 minutes to give yourself time to think.
Journal out your feelings.
Know that you didn’t come this far to only get this far, and the sun will shine again.
It always does.
You can do this. You’re strong and resilient.
Your Spring is on its way.
Tag a friend that needs to hear this today.
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“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil‘s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one, take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” —Ephesians 6: 10-20
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If you or anyone you know feels unloved or cared for at times remember that God LOVES you! Ephesians 1:7 says "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins in ordinance with the riches of God's grace." Jesus died for us, because of his death we are saved, he is our Savior. He died for YOU because he LOVES you! Don't ever forget that you're never alone because God is with you, and he loves you so much that he sent his only son to die for all of us. Everyone is loved, no matter what you've done. EVERYONE has a chance for redemption! I love you all, God bless every one of you.
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This is my “friend” Faith she makes me GAG a lot + it’s FUN 2 bully her 🙂 ( we’re really religious together though) .. that’s a plus @faithsfinstaaaa#rednose#faith