Evolving Beauty [Life Update]

I’ve been through many phases of my beauty regimen. We all have those moments where we think something looks good until we look back at an old photo and cringe.

Hair, makeup, and nails are a part of what makes me… me. It’s a girly art I enjoy doing.

I guess the point of this blog is to say make sure you have a healthy balance of beauty in your life. Yes, these things can make you feel good about yourself, but don’t let it take away from your spirit.

There was a time I thought that putting on a pound of makeup would take away from the pain and feelings of unworthiness. The outside was perfect, but the way I treated other’s was the case of a classic mean girl.

As I got older, I realized a clogged up spirit [and pores] is not healthy – or cute. It’s ok to take care of our appearance, but if everything else is broken, people will catch on and seize the moment to its full advantage.

When we find our value in God and not of a superficial reality – that is when we become beautiful.

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Weekly Prayer 3.26.18

Ah! The last week of the month. I hope you really enjoyed yourself this March. Here is this week’s prayer.

God,

Thank you for chasing after me. Even when I don’t want to believe in you, I feel that you are near. Thank you for never giving up on me.

I pray that I will grow in my self-discipline. Allow me to work hard for the things I want in life so that I may live in abundance. Please continue to provide solutions to all the problems that I may face God. God, I also pray that if it is in your will, that all my blessings be multiplied. If there is anything that is stopping the flow of blessings, I pray that it be removed from my life. Allow me to not become afraid of change and growth. Prove that you are with me as I evolve into the person you want me to be.

In Jesus Name

-Amen.

When Saul turned around to leave Samuel, God changed his heart, and all the signs came about that day. 1 Samuel 10:9

Weekly Prayer 3.19.18

Once again, welcome to this week’s prayer. Here is this week’s prayer.

God,

Thank you for providing the opportunity to seek your presence. Your love and grace are what keep me going and humbly serve you.

I want to pray for those who may not know you or feel distant. I pray that you reveal yourself to anyone that wants to know who you are. Please show that your heart is pure and you want the best for all of us. Show that you are a father who will protect and provide for all – no matter the situation.

Allow our life to have value and abundance of blessings. If there is anything we need to change, let it be put our spirits to change.

Thank you, God, for everything you have and will do.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

 

25 Year Old Lessons

How many times must we choose to be good? Like me, Amaziah is 25 trying to do the right thing.

Amaziah attempts to follow the law without much effectiveness. When he tries to fund his vision with a strong army,  a wise man advises Amaziah that God is not with his investment.

Amaziah becomes scared of all that he will lose. He is unsure of what he should do. The man of God says not to worry because there is a bigger supply from the main source than there is in money.

As the story continues, the leader did not die in peace. Amaziah was put to death by his enemies.

Here are key points to remember.

  1. Develop a pure heart for God. No, you don’t have to perfect; but please examine your heart & intentions in all that you do.
  2. When we sin – it weakens our effectiveness. Thank God for Jesus who gives us all mercy and grace.
  3. Materialistic supply (ie money, cars, homes, etc.) does not make up for sin and evil.
  4. Be sure of how you treat people. Resentment & bitterness can turn into a serious issue such as preying on your weaknesses.
  5. Sometimes Gods wants us to be patient so that we receive blessings that will benefit us in the long run.

Sources :

Bible Chapter Scripture

Bible Commentary

2 Chronicals 25

 

Patience : Fruit of the Spirit

So like I stated in my goals post, men have expressed their interest in me. They were great guys and I found they had potential.

No, I’m not looking for perfection. But the question I have is: how am I supposed to submit to a man who doesn’t even believe in himself.

I’m 25 and my parents are worried I can’t a find a partner. I’m like “relax, I’ve only been single for 6 months, I’m not trying to get into something I will regret for the rest of my life.” And this is where patience comes in.

If this is the season to rest and develop, that is what I’m going to do. Being jealous of other relationships is not going to help my situation. When the right partner comes – I want to fully enjoy him. Bringing baggage and complaints to the table is not a goal of mine.

“He may not come when you want him – but he’ll there right on time” is an old school song we used to sing. God always gives us the things we need, rather than what we want.

Trusting in the highest father is what I’m doing, and I know it will be worth the wait.

In the meantime, I’m making sure my apartment is clean, and I cook meals – even if it’s just for myself. Preparing and evolving is what I’m using my singleness for.

A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. 

Proverbs 18:22

Tuesday Prayer 2/13/2017

God thank you for providing a life that I never thought I would have. Thank you for allowing things to come together in your time. Even if I don’t fully understand the plans you have over my life, I accept whatever path you want me to take

Sometimes I feel like giving up and throwing in the towel on my dreams. I know that you will always provide all of my needs, even if my wants are pushed the side. I pray that you continue to show me your grace and mercy during difficult times. If I ever feel my hope slipping, I pray that you pick me back up. Let me pursue excellence while also seeking the righteousness of heaven.

I want to serve you with a whole heart. Please see my soul and know that I am at least trying not to conform to this world. I want to see how much you value me through your eyes. I want to value others how you value them. Do not let my heart harden by the uncertainty of life.

Your kingdom comes, your will be done on earth how it is done in heaven.

In Jesus Name,

[Amen]

God is our refuge and strength,
a helper who is always found
in times of trouble.
Therefore we will not be afraid,
though the earth trembles
and the mountains topple
into the depths of the seas,
though its water roars and foams
and the mountains quake with its turmoil.Selah

Psalm 46:1-3 

 

 

Peace [Fruit of the Spirit]

Trials and tribulations are inevitable. There will be bad days.

Yes, it is possible to have this fruit of the spirit. No matter your situation or thoughts, you can have peace.

Praying to God is what got me through some of my darkest hours. “This is what’s going on, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I pray that you take this pain away from me.”

This previous Sunday it was pouring down rain. I had enough faith to drive to church. Once I got in the parking lot, volunteers were waiting for people with umbrellas. They didn’t ask questions or judge the rain.  We all kept the umbrella until we safely got in the building.

No matter how bad it may seem, he wants to give you peace in your storm. Peace helps to develop your strength while you are waiting for the light to shine.

Please give God the authority over your mind and emotions. Our father can reassure us during imperfect times.

A peaceful mind will help you make the best decisions for your life to become whole. So please pray for this fruit.

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:18