#Perfect…I can’t find a better way to describe our relationship…Most days I have no idea what I’m doing and the days that I do usually never go according to plan…Everyday I wake up and attempt to filter my life through the lens of Your perfection, while I battle the millions of distractions that are designed to focus my attention on everything but You…But in the chaos of life You are never far from me…Your eyes never wander…Your desire is always for me…the one who You died for…Your love is like nothing I’ve ever experienced…You fill the depths of my soul in a way that only You can…and though our relationship is messy…it is intimate….and it is beautiful. ..I am my Beloveds and my Beloved is mine.♡
"I once heard the story of a mother who brought a crippled boy with a hunched back into her home as a companion for her own son. She warned her son to be very careful not to refer to the other boy’s deformity, since this was a sensitive matter to him. And she encouraged him to play with his new friend as if he were a normal child. But after listening to her son play with him for a few minutes, she heard him ask his companion, “Do you know what that is on your back?” The crippled boy was embarrassed, hesitated a moment, but before he could respond, his friend answered the question for him by saying, “It is the box that holds your wings, and someday God is going to break it open, and you will fly away to be an angel.”
Someday God is going to reveal this fact to every Christian: The very things they now rebel against are the instruments he has used to perfect their character and to mold them into perfection, so they may later be used as polished stones in his heaven yet to come.”
I looooove everything about this devotional. I think it may be my favorite.♡ Taken from “Steams in the desert” on the YouVersion Bible App
"What have you done in the past when you felt weak physically? You could not do anything. You ceased from doing. In your weakness, you leaned on the shoulder of a strong loved one …
It is the same when you are tempted to despair under spiritual afflictions. Once you have come close to the point of despair, God’s message is not, “Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:6), for he knows that your strength and courage have run away. Instead, he says sweetly, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
Hudson Taylor was so weak and feeble in the last few months of his life that he told a friend, “I am so weak I cannot write. I cannot read my Bible. I cannot even pray. All I can do is lie still in the arms of God as a little child, trusting him.” This wonderful man of God, who had great spiritual power, came to the point of physical suffering and weakness where all he could do was lie still and trust.
That is all God asks of you as his dear child. When you become weak through the fierce fires of affliction, do not try to “be strong.” Just “be still, and know that [he is] God.” And know that he will sustain you and bring you through the fire.
God reserves his best medicine for our times of deepest despair.”
From: Streams in the desert reading plan on Bible App.
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Lol filmed sideways but you get the point…love watching our kids praise God before the show…… Look what our God can do!…So super excited for the show…Its all for you Jesus!♡ Wild west Musical. …Be there or be square! 9:15…10:45…and 6:00pm
"This is the gospel, the welcoming heart of God. God cheers when we come to Him with our wobbling, unsteady prayers. Jesus does not say, ‘Come to Me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest." No, Jesus opens His arms to His…
Ed Mckays is quickly becoming my favorite store.. I got 3 new books for 14.50!…God is so good…thank you for the little things you do for this girl…♡
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Love these kids… So super blessed to be able to work with them this summer…. Come see the best show in town… Wild Wild West Musical. … At Pinedale Christian Church Winston-Salem Nc…. Shows at 9:15 am, 10:45 am, and 6:00 pm this Sunday August 17th, 2014…..Free Free Free… Everyone welcome ♡♡♡
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The Lord is my shield and my fortress…as life tries to throw me…I stand firm on the foundation of my Savior Jesus…and I’ve learned when I have Jesus…I’m hurt but not broken…sad but not crushed…weak and yet I’ve never been stronger…for He is the source of all my joy and delight…Daddy thank you for never leaving me…for carrying me farther than I ever imagined I could go…for giving me strength when I’m tempted feel helpless…and hope in the midst of tears…I could never do it if it wasn’t for you…I’ll always love you. ♡♡♡ #daddysgirl
2 Corinthians 6:8-10 NLT
"We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors. We are ignored, even though we are well known. We live close to death, but we are still alive. We have been beaten, but we have not been killed. Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything."