twinge

Dearest one, you graciously and lovingly persevered my weakened heart. Your mercy triggers my hollow wounds and fill them with joy. [James 1:2-3 | Paraphrased]

I must say: there are days I am so thankful to listen to Christian music on repeat, there are days I am so thankful for technology and the beauty of being able to communicate with a loved one from miles away, there are days I am so thankful for prayers, thankful for hugs, thankful for choosing life.

There are also days where I am angry, I am jealous, I doubt myself, and the list goes on. However, through my trying days and my joyous days. I do have a certainty of knowing God is beside me and He empties my aches and turns them into a warmth of goodness.

This song has been one of my favorites…

-Nichole Nordeman; We Fall Down-

Blessings.

gladness

“Our creator is in our midst. He will gladly rejoice, and mightily sing while he exults over you with his quiet spirit with love.” [Zephaniah 3:17 | Paraphrased]
 
Happy Thursday! Today I am thankful that God is so near, He loves us with such intensity and calls us worthy. I am also thankful for talents God has given us. Those talents which gives us the ability to share our faith, and within the gifts we share they do bring pain, the joys, the laughter, the warmth, and happiness.
 
I couldn’t ask for anything better than to rejoice and slow dance to a comforting melody which never leaves my ears and tugs my heart with a reveling affect.
 
Blessings!

self

Confidently allow yourself to be poised,
and your words be graceful in every response you give.
[Colossians 4:6 | Paraphrased]
I have been looking through old pictures this evening, and this picture is a glimpse of my earlier years when I was in high school and way before I knew what “ooooh boyfriend” or “ooooh shopping with friends!” type of attitude.
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firm strength and everlasting peace

My heart aches so much when I hear those I love losing someone they deeply love. When you have someone constantly present and they quickly become someone who is immediately absent. You learn to cling onto the memories you want to remember. The goodness of it all, the words left unsaid, or the words they regretfully said. Everything seems like a blur and I just cannot fathom how someone who continually reads an empty book filled with blank pages, and allowing ignorance in their hearts to not believe in conversations to God who will always listen. That is the beauty of prayer which is a powerful substance: to feel full again. Admitting there is a Heavenly Father who brings grace and mercy through all this hardship, and an emptiness no man can fill.

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satisfying praise

As I awake, my heart is filled with gladness
as I sing joyously of your immense love
which satisfies my longing all the days of my life.
|Psalm 90:14 | Paraphrased|

How blessed to be given His word daily. I woke up really early this morning and began my day being fed deeply into God’s word. Fear will always be present, but striving through that fear is a satisfying pleasure knowing God will always be even more present than he already is!

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a devoted heart

How thankful my heart is to alert my mind by devoting my prayers only to you.
|Colossians 4:2 | Paraphrased|

Devotion is a beautiful testimony. I am thankful I have a joyous heart where I can praise the Lord and devote my time and energy to use my talents. I am also thankful for having a helpless heart where I can depend on the Lord during my trying days.

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Photo by James Chan-
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Praying for a beautiful Wednesday!
Blessings!

acknowledge

Don’t wrestle with my absence,
“Wherever you will be, I will confidently go,
and if you decide to stay: I will confidently abide.”
|Ruth 1:16 | Paraphrased|
Happy Sunday, y’all!
What a refreshing opportunity to know we are able to serve the Lord. I am quite guilty of making excuses (hence the last post), but thankful with all confidence that I will follow Christ in whichever path he chooses me to go. The story about Naomi and Ruth is one of my favorite Bible passages about commitment, faithfulness and, most importantly: loyalty.

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to be absent

Renew goodness within us in the purest way. |Psalm 51:10 | Paraphrased|

Everyone gets so busy with their own schedules, and when their schedule doesn’t work. It obviously is a setback…
When I think of this (Psalm 51:10) Bible verse, I think of His goodness, He created us and He is molding us to be the best we can be, but we cling to our ways to what ‘checks us out’

of our spiritual comfort zone…

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a triumphant praise

You see my hands?
The imprint of my palms is a seal of my delight for you, dear one.
|Isaiah 49:16 | Paraphrased|

If you ever feel like you are out of place and lonesome…
Pray to God and trust that He is with you always.
If you ever feel like you are not worthy…
Pray and ask God to open your eyes to the real beauty He has bestowed upon you.
If you ever feel like you aren’t where you want your life to be….
Pray and thank God that you will always have enough, and He is here to guard you and protect you!

God delights in us so fully. Don’t let your weary heart believe the lies the devil has temporarily placed. God loves us. We consume ourselves with unnecessary comforts. The only way our joy is full: when we know we are in His arms.

Blessing!