This statement stands true in my life. Thank you for Your unfailing love!
God loves and uses imperfect people. We all make mistakes. But because Jesus died and rose from the grave, every mistake we will make or ever make has been paid in full. Don’t let shame and guilt keep you from receiving God’s love any longer. Psalm 103:12 (NIV) says, “As far as the east is from the west, our sins are removed from God’s memory.” Since God has removed them from His memory, it’s time we do the same and move forward with God and receive His love and mercy. You may have made mistakes, but God still believes in you, loves you and has an amazing future in store. Keep your heart toward God, and He will show Himself strong on your behalf!
"In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success." - Proverbs 3:6
When I was in middle school, we were required to put our life motto/verse in the yearbook. And I wrote down, “In everything you do, put God first.” as mine. I grew up in a Christian school where we have our Christian Education classes. And on Wednesdays, we go to our school chapel (we even have a white uniform that we would specifically wear for that day).
I remember how I would give my tithes and offering like it was no big deal. Because then, I was so caught up with the idea that I should put God first. But when I grew older (and became more exposed to the world), I kind of struggled with giving because I felt like my allowance was not enough to buy everything I want and need. Then, I came to a point where I barely got by with my money so I decided to start tithing again, I started putting Him first in every aspect of my life including my finances. And you know what, God was faithful in providing for my needs that I barely struggled financially. He has blessed me beyond I could ever imagine. So, I encourage you to trust Him with what you have and see how amazing He truly is.
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DARE TO BE HAPPY WITH WHO YOU ARE
"When you go around trying to be somebody else, not only does it demean you; it steals your uniqueness."
#89 I love taking pictures of my baby cousins.
…which is mostly candid. I tend to keep taking pictures until I get the perfect shot (or at least something decent) and let’s just say that they have so much energy to stay put.
You are a person of destiny. You are equipped. You are talented. You are creative. You were designed for a purpose. You are loved, chosen and accepted by Almighty God. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you more and nothing you can do to make Him love you less. His grace is sufficient for you. His angels have charge over you. You are blessed coming in and blessed going out. You have uncommon wisdom. You have uncommon joy. You have uncommon peace. He is your vindicator, and He will fight for you! No weapon formed against you shall prosper as you serve Him all the days of your life!
I had such an awesome start this Fall.
- Free donuts at work courtesy of our boss
- Hot chocolate with mallows during a sleepover
- Apple picking with my sisters and some of our friends then baking apple pie and apple crisp afterwards
- Attending our College and Career service at church where we watched Kim Walker’s video of How to Fall In Love with Jesus (which is amazing btw!) I thought it was going to be a boring 40-minute video but she was so funny that the minutes went by so fast, Here’s a link to the video if you are interested.
- We went to Second Cup afterwards and I got my usual medium London Fog.
- I just love spending time with these people!
#88 I have always wanted to try travelling by myself.
To be honest, I am scared of the idea of travelling alone because what if I get lost and people there couldn’t (or choose not to) understand a word I’m saying? What if I didn’t have enough street wisdom/skill to survive? But when I think of all the good things I can benefit from that journey, it makes me giddy inside. I get to meet new people and maybe spend one of the best nights with them. I get to see all the architectural beauty that place has to offer and try out their to-die-for selection of food. And just being able to let go of that fear is like a breath of fresh air.
I feel like when you are alone, you get to focus on God all the more, And I think this is a great way to spend time with Him and appreciate the beauty of His creation.