“Then she discovered the llama—the aggressive, funny-looking, afraid-of-nothing llama...’Llamas don’t appear to be afraid of anything,’ she said. ‘When they see something, they put their head up and walk straight toward it. That is aggressive behavior as far as the coyote is concerned, and they won’t have anything to do with that... Coyotes are opportunists, and llamas take that opportunity away.’“
Apparently llamas know the truth of what James writes: “Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you” (4:7). The moment we sense his attack through temptation is the moment we should face it and deal with it for what it is.
When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days with no food, the devil tempted him. Some of us, after only a few hours of no food are ill as hornets. I can’t even imagine 40 days without anything. Only the Holy Spirit can provide such perseverance through an experience that intense. Despite all that, even when He was tempted He was filled up with the Word. He held his high and didn’t give in to the devils crazy wiles. Because He remained in the Word, he took that opportunity of temptation away.
We too have that ability if we stay filled up. There’s never any reason that we should ever be spiritually famished. He’s given us everything we need 🙌🏻
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”- Matthew 16:18
Are you a part of His church? 📷 @focusonGodtoday
Sorry I’ve been MIA the last 37-48 hours!! I came down with the obligatory “back to school head cold” 🤦🏻♀️. I kinda feel bad for making my son go to school though when he told me a few days ago he didn’t feel good 😬. Y’all have been so awesome the last couple days and I’m slowing getting through responding to the comments and direct messages!! Today is the last day of the sale on my lettering guides so click the link in my bio and go get yours!!! Ends at midnight! 💗💗💗
How many times have we found ourselves ravaged in the aftermath of our impatience? When we force the hand of time ahead of time we find ourselves outside of God’s will every time. Rushing will always ruin it, waiting will always be worth it. Stay encouraged 💕
2 Corinthians 3:15-16, “...a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.” The veil between humanity and God is over our own hearts. The Spirit tears it from top to bottom and we see the glory of God in Christ.
I love it when we realize God is working behind the scenes. For me I see it when some pretty cool friendships are forged over this app that connects you with incredible women who are encouraging and uplifting that you never would’ve met otherwise. I feel blessed to say I feel that way about so many of you. ⠀
I received the most stunning pair of hand beaded earrings from @chivaljewelry. They are so intricate and it’s obvious each pair is a labor of love and dedication. Swipe to see an up close shot.⠀
The owner Sarah has a heart of absolute gold and is using her love of jewelry to spread the love she’s found in God. I’m so grateful for our internet friendship! I am in awe of her skills and creativity. You need to go look at her page and check out her shop!!!⠀
Let’s continue reaching out to each other and cheering one another on. Community and connection makes this social media world flourish and come to life. ⠀
Keep shining and sharing your gifts ✨✨✨