Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Honesty


"Honesty is the best policy."

You have probably heard this quote a million times... have you ever really thought about it?
Up to now I don't think I have really.
Telling the truth and being honest is SO hard at times. Trust me... I know.

Ephesians 4:15 says, " But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head—Christ."

When you tell the truth tell it in love... example:
You finish your dance, you mess up several times, you ask your friends how you did:
Friend 1 : " You were awful! You messed up so many times. You are not good at dancing."
Friend 2 : " You did mess up, but you were brave enough to do the dance. And you keep going, keep practicing... then you can get better."

Both remarks were true. The first was true, but it pulled you down. The second was true, and it encouraged you. Speak in love.

Speak the truth in love. 


Thursday, July 21, 2016

Describing a Moment : A Spring Morning


 

The sun's rays stretch across the grass as the birds peck at the ground in their search for food. The sun hits the dogwood tree in such a way that it looks as if it glows. All the birds gather together  and set soar into the sky for their flight. The wet dew on the grass looks as if it were diamonds, sparkling in the sunlight.
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Romans 1:20 says,
" For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made."

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sin's Blocking


Sometimes we struggle with things that we don't even know we struggle with.
Sometimes there is sin in our life that holds us back like a chain when we try to get up and follow Jesus.

Do you have anything you are struggling with?
 Do you have any sin blocking you from growing in your walk with Christ?

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Pray and ask God if there is anything blocking you from growing in your walk with Him.

"Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my concerns.

See if there is any offensive way in me;

lead me in the everlasting way" 
                                           Psalm 139:23-24


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Beauty - full



Everyone wants to feel beautiful. I have had that feeling as well. There are things we want to change about ourselves. We want our hair to look better, we don't want to weigh as much, we want to be stronger, we want to be beautiful. But sometimes all we see is our culture's standards of beauty and that gets in the way.
It's like we have this longing inside to feel beautiful, loved, special. 

Proverbs 31:30 says,
"Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."

What that means is that outward beauty is temporary.  True beauty begins with loving God.

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Beautiful. When you break it down it says beauty - full.
You are full of beauty. Not only outward beauty, but inner beauty too.

1 Corinthians 13:13 says,
"Now these three remain:
faith, hope, and love.
But the greatest of these is love."

Faith, hope, love, kindness........ the list goes on. These things are where true inner beauty begins.  One reason we are beautiful (inside and out) is because we are made in the image of God 
(Genesis 1:27 ).
You are a princess of the One True King. Jesus. And you are special to Him, you are beautiful to Him. And when you really think about it, isn't that enough?

There are two songs I recommend listening to that has to do with this blog. The first is Priceless by For King and Country, and the other is You are More by Tenth Avenue North.

So always remember, you are beautiful-inside and out.