I read a quote in a book recently that said: “If you don’t accept the suffering, hurt can turn to hatred. This is what the life of Christ means to me. The high priests wanted to break Him. They did everything they could to hurt Him and humiliate Him. And they failed. His ability to absorb pain was beyond their ability to inflict it, so He could answer their hatred with love.” • Before Jesus even stepped foot onto this earth, He knew the extent of the suffering that was to come. He begged God to save the world any other way. Even when God told Him no, He still responded to the suffering with love throughout His entire life and was obedient to death on the cross, all the while with you and I on His mind. Truly magnificent. • Everything we have from God is because of what took place on this day two thousand years ago. We have access to His throne because of the sacrifice Jesus gave for all. And the greatest part: His deep, wild, radical love still flows out from eternity without limits or conditions + nothing and no one can reverse it. 🌟 #GoodFriday #butSundayiscoming
#MondayMotivation 💪🏼 ••• This morning I read in Acts about this man Ananias who lied to God and when they asked him why he lied, he fell down DEAD. Because of this, everyone around him realized that God is not to be trifled with. Then God told me, “You cannot try to fool me or squander your way to greater blessings. Be patient. Wait your turn for what’s to come. Don’t try to rush these blessings. Goodness is in store and it will come for you—at just the right time.” Pray for what you want, but don’t try to rush it. If God has promised you something, you will see it and you will be ready for it when it comes. While you’re in the waiting, remember God is FIGHTING for you. While you’re waiting on Him, He’s piecing together blessings too big for you to even imagine in this moment now. He’s getting them ready to reveal to you at the perfect time. Maybe He’s silent in this season because He’s busy fighting for you. Be patient and get ready. When He comes, He’ll name you victorious.
✰ new post!!! Link in bio! ✰ • Those words aren’t just ones we sing in church or have written as decoration on a picture in our house. They are the truth of what happens to us once we open ourselves up to the goodness of God. • Dependence on God is assurance of peace even during chaos, clarity even during confusion, and clear vision even during the foggiest seasons of life. ✨
One night several months ago, I asked God why He hadn’t given me something that I had hoped for. He responded almost immediately and straight up just said, “HUH?! Because you never even asked me for it.” 🤷🏼♀️ • Hoping for something is not the same as believing for it. Wishing for something is not the same as proclaiming it. Wanting something is not the same as desperately longing for it. And merely dreaming about something sure as heck ain’t the same as actively pursuing it with your whole heart. • Right here in Luke 1:45, Elizabeth calls Mary BLESSED for simply believing that what God had spoken to her would be fulfilled. • I wonder how many things God is waiting to bless us with if only we’d have the faith to ask Him for it. There’s a sense of boldness we’re called to have in an instant like this. And DANG, what an incredible feeling it is knowing we have access to go to the throne with confidence to ask for the greatest desires of our hearts—only to be met by a Savior and a Father ready to give us the whole world and even more than we could ever dream of for simply just trusting that He’ll be there each time we call on Him. • Ask. Believe. Receive. ✨
Yes, you. YOU got this. Keep going. Don’t give up. ⚡️// #midweekmotivation #wednesdayinspo
Woke up this morning to my first full week back to the grind in over two weeks... but I’m so ready to get back at it in this crazy city of mine. 💪🏼 • I feel like 2018 ended in such a fury. I didn’t even have a place to live for the coming year until 15 days before the year ended. I was having to trust God with what felt like sooo much. Then before I knew it, I was back home for the holidays living completely relaxed, without a single worry, surrounded by family and best friends. It was a roller coaster of emotions. • But even still, as I’m reflecting on 2018 a whole week late (whoops!), I can say with confidence as real as the sky is blue on a cloudless day, that the things I saw God do, the lessons He taught me, and the faith He built within me are all things I’ll carry with me forever. 2018 was the hardest, but absolute best year of my life yet. • And I’m reminded once again of the man in the red sweatshirt: “I realized I had to give up my own self-will and hand it over to God, and He changed me.” [link in bio!] • He changed me this year, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what He has up His sleeve for us in 2019—what battles will be won, what hope He will restore, what grace He will extend, what His love will conquer, and what life-change will occur. I have a sneaking suspicion that it might just be all up hill from here. 🤩 • Pictured: me at my new home in my new red sweatshirt :-) God is so good. All the time.
✶ New post! link in bio ✶ I heard a man speakin’ truth on the street and I gave him a thumbs up... Then, I realized why. • Read about what I learned from the man in the red sweatshirt about making the life change we experience through Jesus just as radical, dramatic, and noticeable as a true physical transformation. ✨
Halfway through the week, the to-do list seems longer than it was on Monday. I’m such a go-getter and list-maker, and it’s so easy for me to get wrapped up in the worry of what might happen if I don’t check everything off before the end of the week. Anyone feel me? 🤪 • I read a quote somewhere once that said, “be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil says, ‘oh crap, she’s up!’” • I think about this on the mornings of the days when the end of the to-do list is nowhere in sight because checking off things that I hope to get done, won’t actually make or break my success or failure. When the enemy doesn’t have anything else to use against us, he’ll remind us of things to add to our to-do list. When in reality, the success of your week isn’t defined by the conquering of the list, but rather your impact on the people around you and your growth as an individual. • When he can’t make you stumble, he’ll just make you busy. Make your lists, do you best to tackle them, but lose the pressure to check all the boxes... I promise, you’ll still be successful and you’ll still keep scaring the devil. 👊🏼 #yougotthis #midweekmotivation #wakeupandworkit