Note to Self

You’re a little uncomfortable right now. You know the next chapter in your life is about to unfold. You feel like you want to cringe. You have anxiety about a life you’ve never experienced before.

You have come so far in your life. You accomplished so much. You stayed true to yourself and took risk even when everyone thought it was stupid or crazy.

Listen, and do as I say:

Keep jumping in the deep end. Don’t give up. Learn how to swim in unknown depths.

Trust in yourself — know you will be okay.

You have character and the power of God by your side. So don’t sweat something you haven’t even had yet. Remember you waited your whole life for this – so don’t back out.

Love Always

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What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?

Romans 8:31

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God’s Timing : Seasons & Patience

Ever figure out the promises for you life? My steps are usually:

  • Get all excited because it sounds incredible.
  • Primp and prepare for the big day when everything goes as promised.
  • Have a setback and get all discouraged
  • Pick myself off the ground and repeat
  • Once everything is finally here at the perfect moment – thank God things happened the way they did.

Right now I’m in the phase of picking myself off the ground and being excited again. Monday and Tuesday were rough. I was feeling down because I felt tired and drained. “How much more do I have to take for things to work out?” It took me having a conversation with my mentor. “You have to trust that your prayers are being answered, you have to trust everything will be ok.

It’s easier said than done – I know. Setbacks can be disappointing and frustrating. But there are 2 important things to remember:

28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Roman 8:28

When we seek to do the right thing and live a righteous life – everything will be alright. The water may be rough but like I will always tell God “I’m on the boat ready for the ride.”

11 He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in their hearts, but no one can discover the work God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

Another translation uses the phrase “beautiful in it’s own time.” We may want things fast and in a hurry. But God knows the beauty of having gifts in the right way. There is no point in having what we want if we cannot enjoy it. An appropriate time is in the right season when our hearts and spirit is able to fully enjoy what God wants to give us.

This phase in my life is not easy – I doubt it’s going to be any easier in the future. I know I have God as my rock and that is more than enough.

Words of Affirmation ’18

Hello everyone. Once again hope you are having a great start to your new year. If not – the year is just getting started so there is room to grow. My church from college used to have this thing called words of affirmation. Each Sunday, we would all stand and say the same words out loud. Speaking things into existence can bring many blessings. It is true – there is life and power in the tongue. I’m going to share my affirmation with you all. You can say mine or create your own. Here goes!

2018 will be a year of excellence and provision for my life. Everything that I worked hard for last year is finally coming together. I will reap the harvest of all the labor I put in. 

There will be an increase in blessings for myself and those around me. All my needs will be covered and if I want something and it goes with  scripture – it shall also be given to me. 

I realize I cannot help anyone if I’m not in order; I will cater to my well-being and spirit so I can be a blessing to others. I will make sure my spirit, physical, and spiritual health is fully charged. If it is not – I will do what I can to make things right.

I am excited to see what is store for this year and I know God will be my father, provider, counselor, and nurturer. 

 

 

Reminder of Him

He already knew all the highs and lows and the doubts you may have. Yet he is here with open arms.

Nothing will stop his love for you – it is unconditional. God loves you – he wants a relationship. He has prepared a future for you.

Everything is in order. A table of blessings is prepared for you.

Seek the kingdom of heaven and his glory. God will renew your strength and give you a fresh start.

 

 

 

Bible Verses for Overcoming Challenges

Your life is priceless.  Your are special. You matter. You have special gifts and qualities. Wipe away the doubt and tears. Put on your game face and conquer life.

Now when you go out for the day remember this:

10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. 13 For this reason take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.  Ephesians 6:13

Don’t be afraid.  Those who follow Jesus are given peace and strength to conquer the world.

27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful. Isaiah 41:10

You got this – the lord is your strength. The power of God can conquer all.

Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust him and not be afraid, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is my strengthand my song. He has become my salvation.” Psalm 18:2

Remember – if you fight according to God’s will and purpose for your life, you will always have victory.

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with mighty victories from his right hand. Psalm 20:6

 

Here is a prayer I want to leave off with

God thank you for giving grace and the spirit to serve you.

I pray that you would protect me and guard my heart from anything that is not of you

I pray that everyone reading this will have peace and fulfilling joy

Please let them know they are worthy of your love and mercy for their lives

Let everything go well for them .

Any doubt or fears they may have I pray they conquer it by the mighty name of Jesus 

And I pray as they go through the day they are given constant reminders of your faithful heart 

In Jesus Name

Amen

A Leap of Faith

“Whoa I’ve been here before and this looks a little different.”

Or  you’re probably like “what is this Remote Christian thing?”

And this is the part where I jump in  explain all the questions you may / may not have.

  • I’m glad you’re here –  Come as you are.
  • Yes I changed a few things.Hopefully this layout will be reader friendly.

I’ve been going back and forth “should I create a domain? should I really be serious about this? will this all work out?”

To simply put this – who cares?

When I was baptized – I made a commitment to be part of the Body of Christ. Sharing with who ever God wants to connect with is part of the deal. Your willing heart to be here is more than enough.

With a faith of a mustard seed here I am to write my experiences and journey with Jesus.

Thank you for making it worth it all.

20 “Because of your little faith,” he told them. “For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of] a mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthews 17:20

A Month of Solitude

Small groups for my church have ended for the year. Besides Sunday, my week will be pretty quiet.

Before you feel sorry for me, it’s not going to be a pity party. I’m not going to sit around singing the “all by myself” song with a tub of ice cream. Sometimes solicitude is liberating. This is my moment to connect with God.

I’m probably taking this phase in my life for granted. When I’m a wife and mother – my time will no longer revolve around me. I wanted to share a few things I will be doing to take full advantage of this month of solitude.

  • Reading. I picked up the book “Uncommon” By Carey Scott. I have no idea what I’m getting myself into but the outside of the book looked nice. If you have heard of this book please let me know.
  • Writing out my prayers. Usually I just say my prayers out loud. Call it weird but I feel like when I whisper my prayers they are more sacred. Suddenly I realize, I don’t even remember what I’ve prayed for half the time. Writing it down will help me keep track of everything so I won’t be angry at God for something he already did.
  • Hitting the gym. My aunt called about a month ago and said “you are too skinny – you need to eat!” Now that I can fill out my jeans – I’m going to the gym to keep it all together. This is my temple and I want it to be spectacular for myself and my future spouse.
  • Keeping up with the girls. Just because we don’t meet every week – doesn’t mean we can’t be friends. I enjoyed everyone from my college ministry group. Because I value them, I will certainly keep in touch.
  • Keep up my morning routine: As follows
    • 700 club
    • Billy Graham sermon
    • The Bible Project YouTube channel
    • Any other thing I want to throw in the mix.
  • This takes up 2 hours of my time – but I feel like I can conquer anything when I start my day off right. Don’t feel bad if you don’t do this – do what works for you.

I hope this inspired you and I want to leave you with the bible scripture on my new journal I just bought:

11 For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your well-being, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and I will restore your fortunes[c] and gather you from all the nations and places where I banished you”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “I will restore you to the place from which I deported you.”

Jeremiah 29:11-14