More things #influence our mood than we think. The littlest things like not making our bed, being around certain people, seeing things that normalize bad coping mechanisms on social media, listening to a song that triggers negative emotions, checking someone who shouldn’t be in your life anymore, obsessing over thoughts that make you feel unworthy or anxious… it’s time to stay closer to things that make us feel warm and happy and removing (or distancing ourselves) from things that make us feel sad at night. Sometimes while we’re waiting on God to move in our lives we tend to focus our attention on our feelings, the situations in our lives, how long we’ve been waiting, and how much longer we may have to wait. And although those things may be a concern to us, the concerns we have are nothing compared to what God is doing right now in our lives. Right now, at this very moment, things are falling into place. All you see is the wait, but what you don’t see is the hand of God preparing the table before you. God wants you to stop being fustrated, and full of worry because of what you see. He wants you to realize that His promises are falling into place right before your eyes. He knows you don’t like the waiting and that it seems long, but when He’s done, He would have fulfilled His promise and prepared you for it. So be encouraged. ( #Lamentations 3:25) after all, its #GoodFriday, so let’s make it great. No I’m not catholic. Respect though. #GodIsGood#Perspective#Perception#NorthernCalifornia#WestCoast#NorCal#CaliforniaAdventure#Sacramento#SacTown#River#I5#Freeway#SkyPorn#BurningSky#CloudPorn#Sky_Brilliance#6Cloudz#Salmeron
Amen. Sunday is coming. 🙌🏼
Today, Good Friday, marks 6 years when I came forward to begin my walk and accept Jesus Christ into my heart. ❤️ Take today to reflect on what God has done for you; the love He freely gives, the forgiveness He gives though none of us are deserving and the mercy of His salvation. ✝️ If you do not know Jesus Christ, I invite you to come to my church, @houseofgracekentucky with Pastor Gerardo Mejia @rico5uave on Easter Sunday at 11:00am. What a beautiful, joyous day for you to begin your walk with Him. 👣
THE GLORY IN ME 🌺
Excuse the ugly crying😬 this was our first time hearing the song and we couldn’t help but cry because of the power in the lyrics, so beautifully composed by @lagasaveamusic . All that we have and are is because of God and the important people he has put in our lives now and all our ancestors before us. I couldn’t help but think of my grandparents who do nothing but love us and work so hard for us to achieve our dreams. I couldn’t help but think of all our loved ones who have passed, but left a great mark in our lives. #godisgood
we survived our sixteen hour power outage, but the food in the fridge + freezer sure didn't.
we have had so many storms this season... more than normal. all while ray is overseas. fitting 😂
all I can think about during this time of stormy life is that God is sharpening me.
being a military spouse requires alone time, persistence, perseverance, faith, hope, & resting daily at the father's feet.
God's grace & mercy are full on in this season and I am so thankful for his loving, gentle hand continually guiding & protecting us.
the Lord sure is using this time where the elements are coming down on me, my husband is deployed, being two thousand miles from family - to prepare me, to exalt me, to sharpen me, to build me, to mold me.
I admit i have become a more dependent person since getting married - i just love my husband so much and want to do everything with him! i'm pretty sure this is normal newlywed behavior. but as time has gone on, we have spent more time apart than together & I can attest to it being the Lord's larger plan of preparation for the season we are in. and this season is preparation for the next one on the horizon.
all this to say... the Lord is faithful. he is here sharpening away my harsh edges, pruning parts of me that do not fit his purpose, molding me to be the wife he requires of me, softening my heart and mind for what's yet to be.
god is good.
it is finished.
Being called Auntie gives me some of the most joy in my life, but being able to live a healthy lifestyle to actually be able to go play at the park with these kiddos is what I live for.
They watch me workout, and ask to do it with me, they ask me to swing with them or chase them around the play ground. This is what it’s all for.
The Lord works in mysterious ways...especially when it’s something he wants for you to have. So I moved to Louisville October 2018, leaving behind the products I had back home in Montgomery,Alabama. For months I drove around looking for frames and didn’t have any luck finding any frames so I gave up on it. I started praying that the Lord would give me patience and if he wanted me to continue my business then he would show me. So time pass and one day I get a phone call saying that a bunch of window frames were just sitting on the sideway. So I went to having no frames to having plenty. Moral of this long caption....Prayers work and the Lord provides on his time. 🙏🏽 #godisgood#art#creativity#pictureframes
Let's just be honest for a minute. It took me a very long time, large amounts of pain, buckets of tears, mistake after mistake, new relationships, losing old relationships, hurt feelings, broken hearts, disappointed family members, a battle with death, and the devil, before I hit the bottom hard enough to where I had no one else but GOD. When I finally had that conversation and let him in, I started to rise again. It's because of him that I am a better person, a better friend, a better mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, aunt, cousin, and nurse. I havent made it. And I wont make it, until GODs plan for me is complete. Until then, I will keep pushing. Working hard on myself, and those I care for. As a nurse, I've prayed countless times with the families of my dieing patients, and more often than not, those families I've prayed with as their loved ones make their final journey home, have included a prayer for myself, and the team I'm working with. You can fail a million times in life, but as long as your heart is open and you let him in, in the end, you will always win.
How magnificent to remember on this #GoodFriday; one of the world’s great structures but more so the ultimate sacrifice of #jesuschrist. This week many people mourned the loss of #NotreDame, but how many people mourn society’s move away from the spirit behind the place? The #cathedral was built more than 800 years ago by people who knew they would never see it completed, yet wanted to be a part of building a lasting shrine to the God that sent his son to die for us and give us everlasting life. What happened this week was very sad, but the west’s move away from Christianity in recent years is what will have the true lasting impact.
For all who visited, Notre Dame was a place of hope and peace and reflection, and it remains that no matter its condition today. This #Easter weekend I pray a restoration of faith coincides with the resurrection of our Savior and of this great sanctuary.
And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: Eloi, Eloi, lamma sabacthani? Which is, being interpreted: My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me?35 And some of the standers by hearing, said: Behold he calleth Elias. 36 And one running and filling a sponge with vinegar and putting it upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: Stay, let us see if Elias come to take him down. 37 And Jesus, having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost. 38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. 39 And the centurion who stood over against him, seeing that crying out in this manner he had given up the ghost. said: Indeed this man was the son of God.
“It is done” because Jesus said so, because the only one with the authority to forgive you HAS, by way of the cross. We couldn’t be more grateful today as we remember the saving sacrifice our Redeemer made. || NK ||
April 21! Services be held 6:00 AM, 9:15 AM & 11:15AM. Celebrate the Resurrection of “Christ Our First Fruit”. Prepare to formally Break the fast after the 6:00 AM service. ————————-
Sunday School Easter
Program is at 9:30 AM.
Join us as we support our youth in their #Easter program. #mbcnewarknj
God's plans for us are good. He has blessings in store for us. He created the entire universe, and holds the stars in place. He knows the exact number of hairs on our head.
Is He not wonderful?
Let's celebrate him.
Easier said than done? Remember, God’s word is Alive! Speak life over yourself and bask in His loving embrace.
“Be Still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” .
Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” .
Speak these scriptures over yourself and be blessed 💛
People will quit on you! You have to get up everyday and make sure you don’t quit on yourself. #movemorefitness#driven