God reminded me that I am loved and highly favored just as I am. There is nothing I can do to make him love me more or less. My performance was never the determination of His love for me. God loves me simply because I am his beloved child.
You are loved and highly favored by God just as you are.
God loved us even while we were sinners. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God loves you because he sees you as His child. He says to us, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters..”(2 Corinthians 6:18)
When Jesus got baptized, God said: "This is my Son, whom I love;with him I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). God spoke this unto Jesus before Jesus started his ministry and did the miracles that we see later.
Just as God was pleased with Jesus before He accomplished anything, God is also pleased with you as you are now. New blog “Are You Moved By Love Or Performance?" bit.ly/2t93isx (Link in bio!)
"as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18 *All time favorite verse*
It is interesting how Paul described Satan (The devil) as the God of this world here. In Colossians 3, it tells us (believers) to leave behind our old self and raised with Christ! When Paul describes the sins which we should leave behind, he says that includes earthly pleasures that are against God's will and keep you from spending more time in prayer with God. When I look at the these two bits of scripture together it makes even more sense. Why would we let earthly pleasures control us when Satan is the God of this world? Earthly view = Confusion, pride, and everything things else opposite of the fruits of the spirit. It makes me look in the mirror and reflect on what is keeping me from spending more time with the Lord. I hope it does for you as well. Love you all! #2Corinthians#Colossians3
Exactly one year ago today, I was given this very special card🙏. Out of all the surprising people, (now friends) my pharmacist gave me this! I had been very sick since the Spring of 2015😔. I have had hundreds of prescriptions through this pharmacy, so I became a regular and first name basis with the AMAZING techs as well, one of whom I am doing yoga with♥️! Praise the Lord for placing the exact people I need at the exact time I need them🤗! If you've had an intervention such as this, you understand🙋! From my new best friends over the years, family and passing acquaintances, ALL are placed perfectly! 🙏 Sorry it's a little blurry, lol 😁!
I remember going through some Hard Rock songs on Spotify last night. Some that brought up memories of my later childhood. Those were hard memories, ones were I felt alone a lot and took constant walks to deal with the stress, crying out. 💜
But then something amazing happened. After all the hard rock songs played in their que's, "Be though my Vision" began to play. A sense of relief came over me, as I was reminded even during those hard times and even now that I am constantly Sought after. That I am constantly loved. That I can’t always control the kind of people that come into my life; but I CAN control how I am. 💜
My mind shifted from what could go wrong, doubts, fears... back to what I knew I needed to do. What I’ve been doing.
STANDING MY GROUND
I will remain Steadfast when the devil comes to attack. I will be constantly sought after by my Lord. I will be Victorious and will not be moved. .
Steadfast is the word I wish to be associated with. As a person, a daughter, a sister, a believer, a business owner, a leader. When storms come, when winds blow, I’m human like everyone else.
But I will remain steadfast.
How do you remain Steadfast!? Sought after? Standing in Truth? It’s not me, in my own strength. I lean on Jesus. I read truth, I listen to truth, I remind myself of who I am in Christ. I CHOOSE to see things through Christ! Because my God is a God of hope. 💜
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV
I love to take sunset pictures. The sky is constantly changing, and if there is a body of water around that can reflect some of the color, the possibilities are almost endless. I took this picture of the sunset on Hilton Head Island this past October- the night before my life changed drastically. The following day, I would be in a bicycle accident and shatter my humerus bone. I had never suffered an injury before and although had been diagnosed with osteoporosis the week before, was not aware that I would be this prone to fractures. The injury, time of healing, and time of recovery changed the way I looked at things and the way I lived my life, and I believe it changed me for the better. “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord--who is the Spirit--makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18. Those of us who have given our lives to Jesus are blessed immeasurably. The veil, the barrier between God and me, has been removed by Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. His Spirit makes us more and more like Him, as we yield ourselves to His will and His way. And we are changed into His glorious image. Who doesn’t want or need change? Just like this water reflects the glory of the sunset sky, I want to be a mirror image of Jesus. I don’t want people to see me; I want them to see Him. #GodsBeautifulCreation#GodsCreation#GodsWord#hiltonhead#hiltonheadisland#sunset#southcarolina#travelsouthcarolina#2corinthians#bible#scripture#dailybibleverse#dailydevotional#dailydevotion#dailydevotions#travelusa#wordtraveling#reflection#beautifuldestinations#GodsGlory#CreationCaptured#beachsunset
If you got yourself out of bed this morning, you’re a warrior. If you finished just one task on your to-do list, you’re a warrior. If you didn’t do anything besides take care of yourself, you’re a warrior. And your accomplishments are all worth celebrating.☀️
I’ve been having a rough week to say the least. Whether it’s #collegesenioritis or my mental health waning, I’m really struggling to get up every morning to face another day. They all seem to blend together and feel pointless. But then I feel guilty because I didn’t use that day to do my schoolwork or read or whatever else that’s “productive.” But I’m doing myself no favors in overlooking all the little things I DID do and the false sense of “lagging behind” everyone else. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but all I am and all I’m doing is enough. Even if right now is a lower point on the map, it’s still mine, and I’m still here, making it through and doing my best. That’s all we can each ask of ourselves. Today, recognize when your critical thoughts start to form and stop them in their tracks with reminders that YES, you’re not doing exactly what everyone else is, but you’re doing what’s best for YOU. That’s what matters. “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 #selfreflection#recovery#mentalhealthmatters#mentalillnessfeelslike#discoverunder1k#keepthefaith#strengthinweakness#youareenough#giveyourselfgrace#2corinthians
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