Proverb a Day! [4/5]

Hello! I’m just gonna add these two together! And unfortunately I’m not gonna talk about them very much because it’s bed time. And we have had a long day! I will come back to these for sure though because they were awesome!

Proverbs 4 was a really awesome passage. More along the lines of the past 3 chapters of staying away from evil. And I love the passage I chose, but to be honest, I’m not that happy with the page I did. It didn’t turn out the way it did in my heart. So I will probably go back and either cover it completely, or try to add some doodles to spice it up a little.

Proverbs 5 was a good reminder. I always enjoy reading where the ten commandments are explained a little more. It was about adultery and why you should stay away. It’s always nice to reread that. I as a married woman, not that I’m ever tempted, enjoy things that pertain to my life directly. I can’t imagine ever even wanting to cheat on my husband. But, it’s a rule I enjoy hearing. If that makes any sense at all. I chopped off the first part of this verse because it’s slightly inappropriate for this specific setting. [Talks about breasts] and that’s just a little more personal than I prefer to be! But the latter part of the verse is gold.

Sorry today is short and just pure journaling. I’m so tired. And am burning the candle at both ends lately. Finally my husband has his day off tomorrow, so I will be able to get caught up on the necessary household stuff and hopefully get some real quiet time. 
Dear Lord, be with the people that are reading this blog, and bless them and their heart. Listen to their needs and make your will done through them. Remind them of the important things and let go of what’s not important. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

Proverb a Day [3]

Salutations my friends! It’s been a busy couple days! So this was actually written yesterday. Sorry for the late post! But I will double post tomorrow!

One of my good friends came to church this morning. And man was it a good sermon. You know how sometimes when you invite a friend to church you want them to like it so much, the only thing you can focus on is how they are liking the sermon and how they are taking it? Not today. I didn’t have time to focus on how my friend was feeling because it was really hitting home in my own heart. I enjoyed the speaker’s testimony of his life and how you just need to follow what God is telling you. And to not be prideful and think you can do it on your own. Because too many times have I tried to take my own wheel and do it on my own. That’s just not how it works. You have to have God lead and guide you. Or else you won’t get anywhere.

Proverbs 3 had a lot that spoke to me. Of course there is the common favorite verse 5. Which leads right back to the sermon today. But because that verse is so strong on it’s own, people tend to forget to keep reading. Like verses 6-8 really hit home with me today too. Acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths. Similar to my blog yesterday. Then, don’t be wise in your own eyes and turn from evil. Don’t think you’ve got it all on your own. And turn away from evil. I tend to forget that last part. I think I can be around evil and not partake in it. Which, was mentioned again today in the sermon. [Guys, the sermon was really stinking good.] And then in verse 8, it will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Maybe it’s just me, but that makes me feel calm and relaxed. It’s comforting to hear.

Proverbs 3:14-15 was what I chose to do my journaling over. I thought it would be a lot of fun. I think some people get this confused with a woman. I don’t believe it’s talking about women at all. I think it’s referring to the wisdom and understanding. And that makes a lot of sense.

Verses 25-27 I think are really important in this day and age. With all that’s going on in the world, and I won’t get in to politics because this isn’t the place for it, but I think these verses are crucial to remember. Do not be afraid of sudden terror…the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Do not withhold good to those who it’s owed when you can provide the good. Any normal church official would immediately turn verse 27 into tithing. And I encourage you to tithe. We tithe what we can, and when we can. We are working on discipline to do it even when we can’t and to work up to the 10% God asks of us. But truly, even if it’s not tithing, giving to the needy or poor would work as well! There’s just something so gratifying about giving to others without expecting anything at all in return.

Well that’s all I have for this chapter. I just really felt like God was truly speaking to me. And those are the best days of all. I hope you all had a blessed day.

Dear Lord, lead those that read this entry to seek and gain your knowledge and to use it for good and keep them thirsting and hungry for you and for your word. Remind us that we can’t do this alone, we need you. Every part of us needs you and all that you do for us. Help us to recognize that, and to crave that. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

Proverb a day! [2]

Hello! Day 2! Shockingly, I didn’t get to do this early this morning. I’ve kind of been working on it throughout the day while Lucas naps and such.

So this was Proverbs 2. I really enjoyed this chapter. Especially verse 20. I feel like it kind of fits my theme to my year. I want to stay on the path of the righteous and walk in the way of the good! I think everyone really does. But that verse I felt just fit my life at this moment. And really enjoyed painting this one.

But, I painted and then wrote. Well my beloved sharpie no bleed pens did not like writing on paint. At all. Dried the tip out. And so now I’m gonna have to find another pen. I will update you as soon as I find what I want. To finish this post, I just used a regular fine tip sharpie. And yes, it did bleed through. So if I eventually decide to do the page behind this, I’m going to just do embelishments to hide that.

I will try to do that tomorrow on top of chapter 3. Let me know if anyone is joining me in this! I would love to see your work and hear what verses stand out to you!

-Even if you’re not journaling with me, I hope you’re reading the chapters with me! And even then, I would still love to hear what verses you enjoy!-

Dear Lord, thank you for this day and giving me the energy and conviction to see this through another day. Thank you to all the people reading this and staying with me. Help me continue to reach to others. And help all who are reading to continue to stay hungry for your bread. Keep all of us in the path of the righteous. And to walk in the way of the good. In your sons name I pray, Amen.

Proverb a Day!

Happy New Year!!! I hope all of your evenings were fun and wonderful and filled with love, laughter, friends and family!

Now normally, I don’t do new years resolutions. Honestly, I don’t like breaking promises especially when they are to myself. Not a fan. But, this year, I have made a few! And to keep myself accountable, I will share the less personal ones (which I have shared with family).

Top resolution: Glorify God in all I do every day.
I know. That sounds kinda silly. Like, “Shouldn’t you be doing that already?” Yeah. I should. But I haven’t. I try. Mostly, if I’m honest, when it’s convenient. But, every thing I do should be to the glory of God. And I’m going to make more of a point to that.
Resolution 2: Proverb a day for the month of January.
Well I want to start with a bang! I want this year to really benefit my faith and strengthen the specific parts of my life. So, Proverb a Day! Get my mind set and focused!
Resolution 3: Spend every month in a specific study.
Oh yeah. After January, I’m hitting it hard! I want to learn all I can this year. I want to be sitting at December 31st, 2016 and say, “Whoa. I know so much more than I did.” Yes!

And of course, you’ll be with me through this journey! I hope to hear your resolutions too!

My first goal is to do a Proverb a Day. And journal. Yaaaasss. Journal! I want to dive in, head first to the world of journaling and hopefully it will exceed my past studies and help me remember!

And today I had a bit of a rocky start if I’m gonna be honest. Once again, I was exhausted, and slept in. We had a pretty packed day. We took down Christmas, my mom sent me to the store, we watched War Room (which was unbelievably fantastic and inspiring!!!) and then had New Years dinner per annual tradition. On top of being at my son’s beck and call as every day goes, all of that is a lot. So to get quiet time to myself? Leave it to the life of being a mom to only have it early in the morning, (which was not the case today, nor is it usually the case any day. I like my sleep.) or late at night. As I am doing now. But I really wanted to get it posted today. So, here I am, for y’all!

Proverbs 1! The beginning of knowledge!

I really enjoyed this. And personally, verse 7, stuck out to me the most. So therefore that’s what I journaled. No rhyme or reason to my method. I wanted something original. I wanted something fun. But also, I needed something not as detailed, because it’s already 11:30. This took me all in all about an hour. That includes my prayer time, my read time and my journal time. I made sure to promise myself to not stress about perfection. And this also isn’t to show off any ‘art skills’ I may have. This is purely for me and me alone.

Just some simple lettering and water colors. Nothing too fancy. So tomorrow will be day 2! And wish me luck. I am hoping to wake up before my son for quiet time. But I really like my sleep.

Dear Lord, I pray that you allow Proverbs 1 to jump out. Make it easily relatable and speak to someone who needs it. Thank you for everything you do. For that, I am not personally worthy. I hope you take our lives this year and change them for the better. I pray you continue to use me to reach to all those who need a hand and to guide me to guide others to you. Let us take the wisdom and instruction others give us, and to not be so quick to dismiss. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

Bible Journaling: What I Use

I meant to do this yesterday. But there was so much to do yesterday. Plus my son, Lucas, decided to wake up 7 times the night before and I wasn’t having that so I slept in while my momma watched him for a bit. (Because she’s super awesome.)

So, I’m starting bible journaling. Bible journaling is really a great way for hands on, creative types to really connect with the bible. I am hands on and my creative mind won’t shut up half the time. Growing up, my bulletin from Sunday service inevitably had doodles all over. Sometimes, I had to steal my mom’s to draw on too. So to hear about bible journaling, I was instantly intrigued. It is perfect for me.

Normally, I don’t remember what I read; whether I read it aloud or silently to myself. I have terrible reading comprehension. So from what I’ve read, this could help! So here is my list of supplies. I know this list will grow. If I had about $200 to blow on myself and my hobbies, I would have a much longer list. I got all my supplies from Hobby Lobby. Minus the bible which was purchased from Mardel’s. And you can get it much cheaper online. Clicking all the pictures should send you to a link of where to find such items.

ESV Single Column Journaling Bible – To be honest, I’ve never used ESV, I am an NIV kind of girl. So reading a new translation should be fun. Worse case scenario, I just use one of my hundred other bibles or the app on my phone. But I think this is gorgeous! And who doesn’t love a brand new bible?
Washi Tape – I saw washi tape from Taz and Belly who is another bible journaler/blogger who is a lot of my inspiration. I found this at hobby lobby for $4. But apparently they are also at target in the dollar section. I haven’t seen them, nor have I gone looking for them either. But I will get back to you on that.
Prismacolor Magic Rub – This is for erasing my pencil marks. It doesn’t rub into a nasty color some other erasers. And it also doesn’t smear my ink. 
Elmer’s Craft Bond Glue – I’ve been using this for about a year now I think. And I use it for all my crafts. I’m a pretty big fan because it has a precision tip and a larger side for bigger projects.
Bazzill Basics Paper – Card stock! And my favorite color as of late, gold. This was $7.
More card stock. I’ve had these since July 2014 for my bridal shower. People wrote encouraging notes and advice on the back. This was left over so I’m not positive where this came from. But knowing me, most likely hobby lobby. They have a lot of choices. I will use these card stocks for tabbing and embellishments!
Crayola Watercolors – Simple crayola watercolors. Nothing fancy. Got this big pack for $5 maybe? I just loved all the colors! I almost got these instead. But went with traditional because I’m afraid of change.
These are my writers. Yeah, that’s what I’m gonna go with. First is just a simple mechanical pencil. Nothing special except the color, which happens to be my favorite, purple. The next is my pen. This is the Sharpie pen. It’s bleed free. Then we have what I will use for white, which is a Tree House Studio Paint Markers. This size is my favorite because its a fine point.  And of course, we have a paint brush. This is the same one that came with the watercolors. Nothing special. 
So like I said, it’s a short list. And as it grows, I will let you know what I find! And how I like it! But now, my son is asleep, my husband is asleep. So I get my quiet time. And I’m gonna journal for the first day! Hopefully, I will have the outcome later tonight!
Once again, happy new years y’all! 

Restatement of my basis.

Well, I thought I would share why I’m doing this. I have been accused as of late that I’m trying to become famous by talking about something I don’t have a true grasp on.

Firstly, that hurts my feelings. I have a true grasp on my faith. I have a true grasp on who I know the Lord to be. I have a true grasp on the fact that Jesus is God’s only son, and that Jesus died for my sins after leading the perfect, sinless life so that I could be loved by God and accepted.

Secondly, I didn’t not start this because of fame. I don’t want to be famous. I have zero interest in being famous. I am a wife, and a mother. I have no time for fame. I barely have time for this blog as it is. Point in case, my nearly month long absence during the holidays.

Thirdly, I started this plainly because my dream, my ultimate dream job would be a youth pastor. But because I am a woman, I cannot lead a youth group. Which, bothers me, but its not my place. So, to reach out to young teens as I am trying to do, I have created a small corner of the internet for girls to come and read, and learn and to ask questions. That’s it; that’s all.

Fourthly, never ever have I said I know everything. I am learning with you. I learn every time I do a blog post. I pray over each blog post, including this one. I want the Lord to speak through me. Because He has called me to do this. He has put an unshakable conviction in my heart to speak about the word and to speak truth. I believe that because He has called me, that I will eventually reach the people it needs to reach.

Lastly, I have had several people tell me that I have hit home. And honestly, I am proud of that. That means that what I have been called to do is doing what it is meant to do. And that is pure evangelism.

So. To those of you who have emailed me and said mean things, I laugh. I laugh because that is purely the devil trying to get me to stop. Because I believe that I am doing the RIGHT thing. And when you’re doing the RIGHT thing, the devil will always try to bring you down. Well… Not today and not tomorrow Satan. Keep trying. I have the Lord on my side. I need no other validation than His.

Proverbs 31:25 – John 15:18

And with that, I’m excited to announce that for the month of January, I am doing ‘A Proverb a Day’ going through the book of Proverbs! I hope that you join me. And learn just as much as I’m going to learn! So excited. This also may be paired with a Bible Journaling that I’m going to start! So keep a look out for January 1st!

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This house

Hello ladies!

Can I get a HELLO HOLIDAYS. Whoa. Sorry for my absence. It’s been a long holiday season for us. Thanksgiving, then Christmas and soon New Years. Just a lot going on for my little family.

Around the holidays it just seems like relationships get a little messier and hours become seconds and sleep becomes nonexistent. So to recharge, refuel and refocus for the new year, I thought I would go over something that truly inspired me.

Normally in the car, I don’t have a set station to listen to. I really hate all the holiday commercials and all the extra stuff. I really just like the music. I have a few stations that I stick to. But, my favorite, especially when I’m feeling a little discouraged, need some encouragement, I’m angry and need a boost and hit the reset button, I listen to KLove. I’ve done the KLove 30 day challenge where its the only thing you listen to. And it truly was amazing. But, when you listen to KLove for a year straight, nothing else, you start to hear the same songs over and over again. So probably about 6 months ago, I changed the station for the first time, and took a break from the same songs. But the other night, I was running to walmart for a quick trip and on the way home all the stations were commercials and so I flipped it back to KLove. My favorite thing about KLove is there are no commercials. Just positive messages in-between songs. And one positive message I heard was truly inspiring.

Luke 16:10 Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

Simply saying, if you can be trusted with the small things, like promising your mom you’ll clean your room for one week straight and then not following through with it, (personal shoutout to my mom who dealt with my empty promises all the time) then how can she trust you when you say you’re spending the night with your friend and you ‘won’t do anything stupid.’ (personal shoutout to my mom who dealt with my lies about not doing anything stupid all the time)

That was always my mom and dad’s favorite thing to say. “Well Erica, you lost our trust. You have to build it back up.” Because trust me, I lost my parents trust a lot and did a lot of building it back up. And my mom would always say, “Well, if you can keep your room clean for a week, you can go to the movies.” In my 16 year old head, that was her way of trying to make me clean and do something I didn’t want to do just to be mean. Which, as I’m writing that I’m laughing because I was just so irrational. But it’s true. That’s how I felt and that’s how I saw the world. My mom wasn’t doing anything to help me or better my life later on, she was just being mean and manipulative. Sitting here at 24, I feel like an idiot because I should have listened to her more. But I didn’t and now my life isn’t picture perfect. By the way, literally no one’s is. Not even Kim Kardashian. Building up trust meant nothing to me. It didn’t make any sense. So, let me explain it to you in a way that might help you grasp the concept.

A brick house. It’s not built in a day. It takes months to build a house. And you don’t lay all the brick at once, you have to take the cement and place each brick carefully. You slowly build a wall.  So think of each piece of a house as trust. I failed a class in high school. And when I failed said class, my parents took everything out of my room. All I had left was a boxspring, a mattress and a desk and chair. No pictures, no tv, literally NOTHING. No, not even clothes. My mom picked out my clothes for 2 straight weeks. And purposefully picked out clothes and outfits I hated. Slowly, I started earning things back in my room. I had to build the trust back up. They trusted me when I said I didn’t have homework, they trusted me when I said I studied for that test I had the next day. They trusted me at my word. So when they realized I lied about it all, I had no house. Just an empty lot. So slowly, I built my house of trust. Started with the foundation, worked my way to the frame, put up a roof, worked my way to the dry wall and then brick by brick, I built this house of trust. Each little thing I did, each assignment, each time I came straight home from school, each time I came home straight from practice or work, was another piece of the house. When I finally had a stable enough frame around the house, they allowed me to go out with my friends again. And each time I came home on time for curfew, or call and check in, or was where I said I was, was another brick. And eventually, there stood this house in front of us of trust. And once the trust was there I got my life back.

God does the same thing. He trusts us to make the right decisions. He gave us the power of free will to make decisions on our own. He doesn’t want to force us into Him. He wants us to choose Him. Every second. Every minute. Every hour. Every day. And we build a trust up with him. And soon, we have a house of trust with Him. And when we do, he will give us HUGE responsibilities. He will put a person in our life that truly needs Him. And he will trust us to lead said person to Him. Every time we pray, every time we do the right thing, every time we choose to not sin and try to live Jesus’ perfect life, we earn a little bit of cement and brick to lay. We earn a nail to nail down that roof. And we eventually build this sturdy home to hold our love and trust and forgiveness Jesus gives us.

You have to do the small things to earn the big things. People don’t just start out as CEO’s of large companies. They work their way up the ladder to earn that position. It’s not an overnight process. It’s something you build your entire life.

So for the new year, lets start from scratch. Lets build a beautiful home together. And lets earn those tools. Lets start working with the little stuff to earn the big stuff.

Dear Lord, thank you for bringing the people to my page to read this message you’ve filled me with and thank you for giving me the strength and encouragement to write it. I pray that these beautiful people read my message, and get exactly what they need out of it. Let them be inspired for the new year. Let this reach to all those whom you need it to reach. Let your message be perfected and individualized to each person who reads this. Let them realize that loving you is a long term journey, and it’s best to start as soon as possible. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

What is faith?

Hello ladies.

This is the third time I’ve written this post. Every time I start, I don’t feel like its what I’m really trying to say. So let’s try this one last time.

I strongly believe faith differs between each individual. My reasons for my faith may be something different than the person next to me. But lets try to tackle this. I want to encourage y’all once again to contact me with any questions. And I will answer them as soon as I can with the best way I can.

So faith is defined as ‘complete trust or confidence in someone or something’ and ‘based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.’

Ephesians 3:16-19 I really love this. I think it speaks to so much more than just faith itself. “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” You have to accept Jesus in your hearts to receive the power of faith. The power of faith is hard to grasp. And even harder to maintain. But the reward of maintaining the faith is truly amazing. You are forgiven and get to spend eternity in this wonderful place called Heaven.

Hebrews 11:1 More definition. But this is amazing. Confidence in what we hope for, and assurance in what we do not see. How much would you love knowing that what you hope for is beyond possible and assurance toward that future? Whether your future is towards being a doctor or traveling around the world, faith allows you to have confidence in that dream, and the promise that it may come true.

Romans 15:13 Trusting in Jesus, gives you the hope. And you can’t trust Jesus without the faith of him.

James 1:6 Maintaining that faith is difficult. Especially when you pray and the answer is no. You may not understand at the time why the answer is no, but later, you will soon see that his plan is exactly what you needed. But if you can stay steadfast in your faith, and realize that even when the answer is no, He will always take care of you. His plan is greater than ours. And always works out in our favor.

1 Peter 1:8-9 Again, more definition of what faith is in Him. ‘Inexpressible and glorious joy.’ Sign me up. You cannot see Him like you can see the person in front of you. But you can see Him through others. I pray for that daily. I pray that someone can see Him through me. Because seeing Him through someone else, is as close as we are gonna get to see Him until our glorious day in Heaven arrives.

Hebrews 11;6 I have previously talked about pleasing Jesus. And without faith, you can’t please him. And you can’t please him without earnestly seeking him.  I love to please Jesus. Because he has shared that pleasure with me in return.

2 Corinthians 5:7 By faith and not sight. Very difficult in such a sight driven world. We are attached to our screens that let us see everything. I think that is why faith is so difficult in our current world. We find it hard to believe something without physically seeing it. We watch the news, we watch our music, we watch our friends through videos. But trusting in something you can’t see, may seem crazy to others, but the reward… I can’t talk enough about the reward.

Romans 10:10James 2:17 Having faith through your heart is the way you can believe in Him. Believing in your heart and telling everyone that you do, is the best way to act out your faith for beginners.

And of course, I can’t talk about faith without this story. For those of you new to faith, you may not have read this story. But it is a ‘basic’ story. Next week I will go over the other basic stories. But this one pertains to faith. Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus comes out to them, walking on water. Obviously, that is impossible. Except for the Lord of course. And Peter says if it’s you, then tell me to come out to you. And when the Lord did, Peter, just an ordinary man, walked on water too. When he doubted, he sunk. Don’t doubt the Lord. Allow yourself to open your heart, accept Him and walk on water with Him.

Basically, anyone can and will be skeptical of this. They will attempt to poke holes in the stories, and tell you that it is impossible to walk on water, it is impossible to arise from the dead, it is impossible to heal people with touch. Yes, it is impossible. Except for the Lord. He is not man. He came to us in man form, to teach us and show us the faith. But, He is the son of God and therefore can do anything. The amazing part of all of this, is the the spirit of Him lives within us. And he just waits for us to accept Him and believe in Him. It’s easy to believe in something you can see. But take the harder road, and believe in what you cannot see, what you cannot truly explain. When the Lord shows up in your life, it is amazing to be able to explain the miracle as Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Dear Lord, I bring these ladies to you so that you can make yourself known in their life. I pray that they see the true and amazing power of your love and living their life through you and by you. There is no greater gift. Let them have undeniable faith in you, like you have given me. Let this reach to all those who are sinking without the faith. Lift them up on the water, and let them walk with you. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.

How does salvation work?

Hello ladies! Just so you know, I’m currently avoiding packing for our weekend right now. So thanks for getting me out of that nightmare.

Salvation tends to change depending on domination. I was raised in the church of christ who believe being baptized and being saved are one in the same. The church I go to now is southern baptist who believe you are saved and then are baptized if you want. You don’t have to be baptized to get into heaven. So lets see what the bible says!
While studying this, a lot of verses came up. One of them was Hebrews 7:25. When Paul says ‘he’ he is talking about Jesus. Jesus is able to save us completely. And in some translations it says forever. So if we come to God through Jesus, God will save us. 
So what exactly is being saved? Well its being saved from your sins. Everyone sins. It’s a part of life. But God hates sin. So, to join him, we must ask for forgiveness. Some of us sin without meaning to sin, some of us knowingly sin, and some of us don’t realize we are sinning at all. I know that I will find myself wanting something that someone else has, and that’s sin. 
Jesus was sent to save us. That was his entire purpose on this earth. John 3:17 
And being saved is only found in God through Jesus. Acts 4:12
But why do you need to be saved? Well, God calls us to holiness. 2 Timothy 1:9
So how do you become saved?
Well you need to realize that this is putting your old life behind. Matthew 16:25 You can’t keep living your life and take in Jesus. You have to try and be a better person. Start living your life for him and through him. Meaning, start taking him into every decision you make regarding your life from this moment on. Stop all your sin, and start trying to please him. Not pleasing yourself. 
Then, you need to call his name. Acts 2:21 No just in your head. But out loud. Romans 10:10 Whether you are in your room, the bathroom, at church, or with friends. Say it out loud. I know it feels funny at first to talk to someone who doesn’t audibly talk back. But when you say it out loud, something happens. Anyone who has been saved knows this feeling. You feel the spirit in you. You feel him move in you. You feel overwhelmed. Its pretty awesome to feel it. Just talking about it, I feel him in me. And every time I talk about him out loud, I feel the same thing. Its an amazing feeling. 
Next step, is to deny yourself. Mark 8:34 You can’t be proud. You have to accept that you are a sinner, and that you need Jesus to save you. You can’t save yourself. And you must tell him that. 
Then comes baptism. Mark 16:16 It says clearly that you must be baptized. And it’s an amazing feeling as well. Coming up you just feel refreshed and immediately better. I’ve been baptized twice. Once when I was 12. I thought I understood the full meaning. And I truly didn’t. Then again when I was 22 with my husband. We were baptized together to be forgiven together and to start our lives together. 
The Lord knows your heart. He knows if you truly want to be saved. And only then will you be saved.
Dear Lord, I pray that you move in the ladies that read this. I pray that it reaches all who it needs to reach. I pray that they feel convicted and transfer over your side and your wonderful glory. I pray that all the ladies who make your decision feel your immediate embrace. And start to live their life for you. I pray that you let this reach to any one who needs to hear it. In your sons name I pray, amen.

Who is Jesus?

Hello ladies! I prayed on this one long and hard. And whether you are a christian or not, I believe that this is a great helper! Especially when the world is in such turmoil. My preacher said something great this Sunday. Christian’s are great in times of need. People start looking for answers. And sometimes, people will come to Christ to see why we believe all that we do.

So who is Jesus? Well, He’s pretty great.

Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ–yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death

He may be a few different things to others. But to me, this is who Jesus is.

He is possibility. Mark 10:27 Similar to Philippians 4:13.
He is the perfecter. Hebrews 12:2
He is omnipresent. Matthew 18:20
He is love. John 15:12
He is salvation. Acts 4:12
He is grace. Revelation 22:21
He is a mediator. 1 Timothy 2:5
He is a giver. John 14:13
He is consistent. Hebrews 13:8
He is patient. 2 Peter 3:9
He is refuge. Psalm 46:1
He is the judge. Isaiah 33:22

He is possibility when things look impossible. He is the perfecter when I am not so perfect. He is omnipresent when I feel alone. He is love when I feel unloved. He is salvation when I truly need saving. He is grace when I inevitably screw up again. He is a mediator when I feel like nothing can be resolved. He is a giver even when I don’t deserve anything. He is consistent when I need consistency the most. He is patient when I have none left. He is refuge when I need to be pulled out of my own head. And he alone is my judge.

I know today’s post wasn’t very long. But maybe this is all that needed to be said.

Dear Lord, I hope that more people come to you. I hope that this helps someone who may be confused. And I hope that these sweet girls take refuge in your ever-loving life. I hope that they embrace you and all that you offer. In your son’s name I pray, Amen.