9/27/2016 0 Comments
Called for Chaos
So a couple of weeks ago, I ran into a girl named Esther. She’s pretty cool, flat out gorgeous, and scared out of her mind. Why? Well, she’s a queen (fancy huh?), and her king just allowed somebody to come in & convince him to allow an attack on her people. How could he, right?! Well, he doesn’t quite know that her people are….her people. He has no idea that she’s a Jew because she never told him. On top of all of this, her uncle has essentially checked her & told her to speak up on behalf of her people, but that could very easily get her killed. See why she’s scared? This is literally a very deadly situation. Yet, I’m encouraged by Esther, and you should be too! Why? Well, because she, like all of us, has been called for chaos, and eventually comes out of this situation victorious, wiser, and very much alive.
9/21/2016 0 Comments
By Him, Through Him, For Him
What would you say if I told you that God created your enemies? Not just that coworker that gets on your nerves, or that family member that alway brings up who you used to be, I mean the spirit, the driving force behind whatever opposition you may face today. Is it truly possible that a God as great as ours…would create a storm, a spiritual attack, a stronghold….that could take us out? Yep. If He didn’t create it Himself, He allowed it to be created. Everything you have, everything that's tried to defeat you, and everything that'll ever exist was made by Him, through Him, and for Him. Therefore, it was made...for your victory.
A couple of weeks ago, I was stressed (no, not stressed….SCRESSED). I’m a giver & a helper, and I had officially helped myself into what felt like chaos. Everybody else was seemingly fine…living their freshly assisted lives, and I was just…..there (think about the meme with the distressed looking fox….that was me lol). Additionally, I was looking for a few things that God had spoken to me about, and they seemed to be lost. What He said immediately clashed with what I saw & heard, so I was confused. So here I am, sitting in my car, trying to remember to breathe and not breakdown from all of this pressure I’d taken on. On the verge of tears, I asked God what exactly He expected me to do with all of this. What was I really supposed to do? Then, He spoke, and He said…..
Romans 8 has a very….triumphant tone. It’s easily one of the most popular chapters of the Bible. Quite a few faves are found here. Some of my faves aren’t really “traditional” faves though (I’m a little different lol). For example….
All Encouragement Faith Forgiveness Increase Lazarus Series New Twists On Old Things Prayer Release It! Trusting God Walk The Walk Worship
Words from the Author
At the end of the day, these posts are the thoughts that run through my mind. These are the lessons I've learned. The doors that I've walked through. The path I've chosen. This is part of what it means to be me. Hopefully, it'll help you be...you. Let's grow together, kay?
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