Fierce Hearted : Coffe Table Read

It was a Saturday when I had nothing to do. “Welp I guess I’m going to the Christian bookstore.” It was a lot of traffic and a long line when I got there. “Welp, I guess I’m going to be in here for a while.” I spent an hour looking through the entire store. Finally, I went to the women’s section. “Welp I guess I’m a woman.”

The cover of the book is so beautiful and girly. When I flipped through the pages, I realized we had a lot of things in common. The persona of having it all together, the awkward phase growing up, etc. The way she writes is so personal. Holley Gerth really does make you feel like you’re out having coffee with the girls.

Tonight I will dive into the book some more. I will give you an update once I am done. If you have read this book before please let me know. ❤

Amazon Book Link

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Choose Love. Choose Life.

Another thing I’ve been going through is family matters. I’m known as the nice smart person in my family. For a while, I was the listening ear to many problems that had nothing to do with me. It was until recently I have had enough and I had to put an end to it all.

For one thing, I’m at the age where I’m thinking about the future. Over time, a fear began to grow inside of me. “What’s the point of having a family if no one around me has a success story?” Logically it didn’t make sense to want to be in a relationship.

As I researched the topic more, I realized that God loves us and wants me to be in community with other people – including a healthy intimate union. Love is important to God and he wants us to experience how beautiful it can be. To get rid of this spirit of fear and blocking love – I had to stop listening to other people’s problems. Other’s fault has nothing to do with where God wants to take me.

It may not be love – it may something else. If it is not the will of God, you don’t have to believe in a lie. You can live a happy fruitful life.

Don’t fight the blessing God has for your life. Choose to live a fearless life.

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper corresponding to him.” Genesis 2:18

 

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

 

Self Control

We have finally come to the end of the road with the fruit of the spirit series. When I tell you this has been a lot of self-control to go all the way with this…

Anyway, this is the last message in this series I promise. If you need any more help with these fruits – please reach out and I will try to make a blog about your request.

Of course, I can go on and on about how my tongue used to have no filter. I could say something “new” about how hitting the gym takes a lot of restraint from giving up in the first part of your body producing sweat. But I want to say something that is so important – yet no one admits. This my friends is free will

We all have choices to make. Big or small ones – it is important that we make the right ones. I feel like in my heart I always know the right one to do. The hard part is sticking to what I know will be good for my life.

My mentor told me this little lesson. “The first time is always the benefit of the doubt. When it happens the second time – you should be paying attention.But when it happens the third time – it’s time to start making some changes.”

My stubborn personality has its benefits. Once I made up my mind – it’s no changing. No matter what people or things may throw at you, please stay focused on what is true. If you know it’s wrong – have the discipline to stay away from temptation.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

2 Timothy 1:7

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

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Surprise! I’m kicking off a new series where I will talk about fruits of the spirit. I’m going to go over each one in my own special way.

The first one I will be talking about is love.

Every person in my life wants to experience this, including myself. As we grow older – our needs change, but the main foundation is love. I remember being a child trying my best to be as cute as I can for the attention of my family.

As I got older my ideas of what I had to do to receive love evolved. Honestly, it became exhausting. I never felt fully satisfied. I went through a phase where I just gave up until I realized these 2 important cliches.

  1. God is the only one that can give you real unconditional love. When someone says “I love you” it’s usually a “but…” at the end. There will always be a price to receive love from humans. Some people standards are low while others are high, but there has to be something given. God’s love is unconditional. There is nothing in this world you can give that God needs. Yet there is an everlasting abundance of acceptance and compassion that is given just for being you.
  2. You have to love yourself first. On the journey of finding out Jesus, I found my identity. The value I had for myself began to grow. All the potential God gave me began to show in the mirror and I was impressed. My standards grew and I no longer lowered myself to please other people. “This is how I deserve to be treated and I’m not here to impress you” became my new attitude. Being born again in Christ gave me a new outlook on myself which made me love myself in Christ. Surprisingly when you love who you are, it’s much easier to love others. It’s true what they say, how you treat other people is how you see yourself.

 

So there you have it. Love is what we all should live by to make this life worthwhile.

16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.

God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.

1 John 4:16

Blog Update : Schedule for Priorities

When I got back from the gym last night, I looked at my schedule.

“Oh my gosh –  I set myself up to burn out.”

Truth is, I want to meet someone worth having a marriage with. With small groups, working and other activities – I wouldn’t have time to give a potential partner.

So for a partner I don’t even have [yet], I sat down and organized my entire schedule.

And that is where you all come in.

Instead of going for a Monday / Wednesday / Friday schedule, I’m switching gears.

To free up my schedule it will be Tuesday / Thursday / and Saturday.

I’m still very passionate about my blog – so the content will still be great quality.

Thank you so much for understanding.

❤ Remote Christian

22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, 23 because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her Ephesians 5:22-25