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Life can be filled with critical voices. Often times, the one within our own mind can scream the loudest. .
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But what I want you to know today dear sister, is this; God longs to speak to those deep, most secret places in our hearts. He desires to have sacred, unbending, intimate relationship with you.
Don’t allow the voices that don’t matter, crowd out the voice that does. Let the words that Jesus declares over your life, become apart of you. 
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This is who you are.
Be courageous enough to believe what HIS voice says about you, above any other. ✨


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As a mother, daughter, wife and sister, I am constantly wearing multiple hats. The weight of responsibilities can sometimes be overwhelming. With 3 daughters who are so impressionable at the ages of 11,12 and 15 I also must be mindful of the way I address life’s issues and circumstances that are presented to me. God said in Psalm 34:19 that many are the afflictions of the righteous but He would deliver us from them all.⠀

This lets me know that we are going to encounter challenges in this life that will pierce the core of our being. From the death of a child to infidelity, the affliction will come, but it’s not going to overtake you. ⠀

I can remember going through a journey in which my spouse of 17 years was unfaithful, and I felt as if my life was crashing down in an instance. I was at such a low place and the pain was excruciating to bear, to the point of asking God to take my life. ⠀

In that season God first reminded me of his faithfulness according to Isaiah 54:5: For your Maker is your husband. He then reminded me of His Word, that he would deliver me from this affliction that felt so traumatic. ⠀

God’s word trumps any circumstance or affliction that you may encounter and He will never put more on you than you can bear. I can now say that it was good that I was afflicted according to Psalms 119:71 because while bringing me out He filled me with strength, tenacity and a determination to serve and minister to marriages. ⠀

As it is often said, my pain was not for me, but to be able to attest to someone else’s pain and to stand as a testimony that God is a redeemer and the affliction is only for a season. ⠀
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“And Nehemiah continued, ‘Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!’” - Nehemiah 8:10

Have you ever thought about that? The Joy of the Lord is your strength? What does that mean, and how do we really find our strength in rejoicing in the glory of God?
To be honest, it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around. But then I am reminded that God has a peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). Similarly, he has a joy that passes all understanding. We will never fully be able to comprehend His glory and how it provides us strength; but we can see from our own personal experiences, spending time getting to know Him, praying, being in is presence daily, brings us a peace and joy that we can’t explain. So, whether we understand that verse or not, it remains true in the lives of those who put their hope and trust in Him.


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We just signed up to The She Refined Project over at @soulscripts! We’re so excited to see how we can be transformed and grow as daughters of the King and how it will positively impact our ministry over the next 12 months! 💜#soulscripts #sherefinedproject #sisterhood #christiancommunity #womenofgod #proverbs2717 #morethanthis


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He met her where she was — morgan harper nichols
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He meets us where we are and all we have to do is say “ yes . “
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Pray, pray and pray until you see that which you are praying for manifest in the physical.
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“From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force." Matthew 11:12.
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On prayer note: my friend @susandeborahs hosts a monthly Coffee and Prayer sessions. Join the sisterhood and come lets us take the Kingdom through prayer.


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THE CRY OF GODS HEART...
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"If one among you should become poor, in ANY of the towns within your land that the Lord has given you, YOU SHALL NOT HARDEN YOUR HEART OR SHUT YOUR HAND AGAINST YOUR POOR BROTHER, but you shall OPEN YOUR HAND to him and LEND HIM sufficient for his need WHATEVER it may be. TAKE CARE lest you look grudgingly on your poor brother and you give him nothing and you be GUILTY of sin. .
You shall GIVE to him FREELY and YOUR HEART SHALL NOT BE GRUDGING when you give because THE LORD WILL BLESS YOU in all the work that you undertake. Therefore I COMMAND YOU: "you shall open WIDE your hand to your brother, to the NEEDY and the POOR in your land." .
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If you're wondering who a neighbor is, Luke 10:25-37 will show you in DETAIL that our neighbor is the ONE IN NEED. .
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May we RESIST the temptation to give into fear for our country (see 1 John 4:18), may we RISE UP IN FAITH THAT OUR GENEROSITY WILL REAP BLESSING AND ABUNDANCE BECAUSE GOD HONORS THE GENEROUS AND THE OPEN HEARTED. .
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"Cease to do evil, learn to do good. SEEK JUSTICE, correct OPPRESSION, bring JUSTICE TO THE FATHERLESS, plead the widows cause. Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord." .
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For all my single friends—I just want to remind you that your relationship status does not define your worth. I feel like this is something that we need to be reminded of over and over again, especially when it comes to Christian culture, because it can so often seem like the opposite. Like the goal in life is marriage and that until we’ve obtained it, we’re somehow on the outside and haven’t completely measured up and aren’t in with the “in” crowd. But this is a lie. Whether you are single or not, your worth isn’t tied to another person. It is and always will be tied to God.
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I know the depths of longing to share my life with another person. So many years of my life I’ve spent dreaming of getting married and having a family of my own, and seeing this dream come true for nearly every one around me, and that has been hard. And I feel like the longer that you are single in the church, the more people look at you and think that it has something to do with you not being close enough to God or you just needing to get right with Jesus.
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But friends, that is a lie. We are all works in progress. Always. There is a never a moment where any one of us has it all figured out. God is doing His sanctifying work in us throughout our entire lives. There is never going to be a time when we’ve “made it” with Jesus. Also, God doesn’t withhold His goodness from us like that. Those lies that you just have to get right with Jesus and He will bless you are completely wrong. That’s got prosperity gospel written all over it. And the reality is, none of us are promised that God is going to fulfill every desire, so even when people say things like that, they can’t know what is going to happen.
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Singleness is not some sort of disease and it is not something that makes you less than. You have so much to offer your community and the Kingdom—even more so, in some ways, than married friends. Your worth will never be tied to your relationship status, even when you are in one. You have value and purpose just as you are. You matter just as you are. And these desires may still be unfulfilled right now, but just know that you are never less than to God. Never.


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Lately I've been hearing God whisper to me, "I have so much good in store for you." So I just want to encourage you as well that God has so much good in store for you.

Keep pursuing Him.
Keep being obedient.
Keep walking out in joy.

A glorious inheritance is waiting for us.

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I was BLESSED to have met and attended a High Tea event with Sir Philip Somerville of London England. He said he had tea with the Queen 👑 every Wednesday and made & designed her hats for many years👒. Found out he had passed away a few years ago. He was delightful and I am BLESSED to own 2 of his hats he made from his collection. One I have not worn yet is the one he called the JACKIE O (Kennedy) pillbox, he told me it was made with the finest of red satin from England🌹! I am honored to of met him and have in my collection of hats 2 very special pieces of his 👒👑👒! On (Right) 2nd pic is Sir Somerville and I . On bottom 2nd pic Me on my way to Meet and attend High Tea Affair in Honor of this Great hat designer Sir Philip to the Royals 👒👑👒 I LOVE & OWN many hats 👒, and TREASURE each piece👒!


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Stop and think about that for just a minute. 👆🏽Isn't that awesome?! Simple, yet so powerful. The more I read it and think about telling my "mountains" all about the God who only had to SPEAK and the universe was formed,... who loved me enough that He sent His only Son to die for my sins.....yah, my problems don't seem that crazy impossible after all. .
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The most capable hands to place your life into are the hands with the nail scars.


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I think I need to print this out & tape it to my arm for the next 3 months. I am getting married in September & still have very little direction as to where we'll be living or working full time & as each day passes I feel more and more stress heaping onto me!!! Trying to fight that fear of the future with the promises I know to be true, that God will take care of me and never leave me. But God can you maybe hurry up please? 😂 last minute stuff isn't really that fun for me 😂 All I know is that this is gonna make a good story! God is going to show up in new ways, & every day is a test of my faith. Please tell me I am not alone in this experience of testing & waiting!! Does anybody have a story to encourage me with? Help a girl out! 😂🙌🏼


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Listen, love, speak, pray, laugh, answer, share, enjoy, trust, forgive, and promise. ALL ways to love. 💜
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Love can conquer many things... I want to teach my kids to love others, not those who are like us, look like us or even act like us...thats not love...BUT Loving others because we all deserve to be loved, one heart at a time...spread more love, do more kind acts, be a person who makes others feel valued. #lovedoes #loveinaction


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It's a daily battle to have a moment of calm amongst the chaos.
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💡Want to know our secret? (we're going to tell you anyway) giving all out troubles, fears, situations to someone that actually cares far more than anyone else. God.
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It's going to take some getting used to but releasing it all and having a frank chat with him really does help.
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He wants to take away that burden and bless you with peace, inner peace. ✌🏽✌🏻✌🏾
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That heavy load soon becomes so lightweight, a what was all that drama about kinda situation. Letting go and trusting someone with your stuff is difficult and uncomfortable but maybe give it a try and see.
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Tag a friend that maybe needs to hear this as a reminder.

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“Healing happens when women gather in circles.” Have you ever been afraid to make new friends? I was terrified 😳 to start a new small group with NINE strangers! But God spoke to me, “When have you ever regretted making new friends?” Now, I’m amazed that I was missing out on relationships with all these amazing ladies & didn’t even know what I was missing. 😍 Now we’re walking through life & root canals & parents with cancer & teenagers together. So precious. Love these ladies! (Not all pictured 😀) TAG someone who’s in your support circle! If you don’t have one, it’s time to go past our fears, get plugged in, & discover the joys on the other side!! .
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I can never beat God's best, no matter how my plans seem the 'very best' to me. The art of letting go is that you never truly lose something, but instead, you gain something much better. Let go, and let God.


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Sometimes it feels like if we mess up, even just a little, the whole world is going to collapse around us.
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The good news is that that is a lie.
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You’re allowed to fail. In fact, the Bible tells us it’s an inevitable outcome.
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Basically no matter how hard you try you will never NOT fail. You might ask how the heck that is supposed to be encouraging. The answer is all throughout scripture.
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God is here to catch you when you fail. He sees you, and He wants you to succeed. Which is why He sent Jesus. Jesus came to turn all of our failures into pictures of God’s grace.
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Stop what you are doing and accept your failures, it’s okay. Instead of moving forward in your own efforts, only to continue in failure, talk to God about it.
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He will use your failures to strengthen you. (And His strengths will shine through your weaknesses!) When you move forward with Him, instead of moving alone, you will succeed. 🌿💜


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A verse lettering I had the pleasure to create for @100versesoneheart Project. There will 100 verses cards hand-lettered and drawn by 100 artists around the globe. .

I picked this verse because it’s something I need to keep in mind, to make sure to set my heart on my real treasure Above and not fleeting things below. Even our vision / business / ministry / (fill in the blank)... can unintentionally be placed above our God. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give our best to our work and whatever God has entrusted us with. I’ve read someone summed it up best — “Invest deeply, hold loosely”. A constant “heart check” is needed to make sure He is still the center of it all. How do you know? You will have peace when He is in His rightful place in your heart. .
Have blessed Tuesday, y’all! 💙


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One major thing I've noticed this last year about myself is that I don't even really know the real me. Ever since I grew up I felt the need to please everyone around me, especially my parents. I also wanted to be liked by everyone, not for popularity or anything but I just couldn't bear the thought of someone not liking me. I would change myself to fit in with certain people. I constantly felt the burden to meet the expectations my family had, and let me tell you it was never easy... but I still did it. You see my whole life I wanted acceptance, approval, and acknowledgment from everyone around me but those are things you should only receive from God. I still struggle with not knowing the true me, what I actually love, or what would be my purpose if I didn't care about others judgment. I might not know who I am yet but I do know one thing — I am a beloved daughter of the King. I know as I walk with God He will begin to unravel me to my true self and I'm pretty excited 🦋
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Last few bibles shipping out. I am already looking forward to reopening the shop in July. I’m hoping to add a few new items and design options for you. Please share suggestions you have below. I love you sweet followers💕

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A wedding on a Monday makes the whole week better! I love weekday weddings because we got married on a Wednesday once upon a time 😊 Little baby and I sang another bride down the aisle, danced the night away with my sweet husband, and celebrated the goodness of God and His love with wonderful people. I have so much joy in my bones these days I think I could just burst! ❤️


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I’ve been looking at this tomato for weeks, anticipating the moment when it turns bright red & I’m able to pick it—the first official cherry tomato of our garden. Then this morning as we were watering the plants, my toddler picked it— out of nowhere, before it was ready. I’m embarrassed to admit I was really flustered, I felt like he “stole” my “perfect moment”, the thing I’d been looking forward to for so long. But the truth is this garden isn’t really about what it produces (if it was we would have planted a lot more in the first place), it’s about learning to garden & teaching my son how with care, little seeds grow from the ground into big plants. Because I was focused on some preconceived outcome & a one time moment, I almost missed out on the continual perfect MOMENTS that have been occurring every day including this morning —watching the joy on Judah’s face as he waters the plants each day and examines all the baby green tomatoes growing in his little garden
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I wonder how many things we miss because we’re so wrapped up in what we believe to be the perfect outcome. How many times do we set our eyes on a number on the scale, a number of followers/likes or maybe even on receiving a compliment or catching someone’s eye? What are we missing along the way that’s meant to teach us and give us joy? And what happens when we don’t reach that outcome (or do!)? if it’s health you’re seeking, are you able to enjoy the new energy, better focus & overall freedom from food worry & body preoccupation along the way or are you blind to all the good stuff in search of a number? I use health and weight as an example bc that’s likely what you follow me for, but there are so many things we get wrapped up in, so many ideas of what success + happiness will look like. But sometimes the best way to be successful & happy is to let go of an outcome and instead take in each new and surprising blessing one at a time. Some are small like watching a toddler water his plants and some are BIG & beyond what we ever dreamed or hoped for
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Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request {Eph 3:20}


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This picture is so random BUT my sisters think this dress is Joseph’s technicolor dream coat from the Bible!! LOL
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Side note, I love that musical and musicals in general! Old movie musicals with vintage items..yassss👌🏻 I think that’s part for the reason I’m called Grandma(:


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So super proud of my handsome husband and all his hard work.
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Y’all, I honestly can’t brag enough on how talented he is or how much effort he puts into everything he does. He is so humble too. He never thinks what he is doing is as amazing as it is.
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I hope Warner has his creativity, imagination, and his ability make or fix anything 💕
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➵ I grew up in a small town in Ohio called Franklin. My neighborhood was filled with kids my age and we would regularly play flashlight tag on many summer nights. I could easily walk to one of my best friends house that was the next cul de sac over. We were on the same swim team together and after practice one day we decided to buy a pizza with basically all change, mostly pennies. I think the delivery guy felt bad for us. haha! My dad came up with the brilliant idea to get my sister and I a moped so we could drive it all around the neighborhood. One time when I was driving the moped a cop was following close behind me. I was just cruising along, belting out my favorite Christian songs, with not a care in the world. One of my neighbors tells me later that day that he was going to pull me over, but he just couldn't. He told her, "how could I pull her over when she is singing at the top of her lungs praising Jesus?" haha! I also had an amazing encounter at my elementary school with the Holy Spirit that I will never forget. After my sixth grade dance, I went out the back door and just looked up. I remember bawling as I cried out to the Lord God because I was nervous about the next chapter of my life (junior high-ha!). I also thought about my future and wondered what His plans were for me. I told Him that I was forever His, use me as He pleases. His Spirit came over me in such a way I can't even explain it. I felt Him, experienced Him, and I was forever changed.

I think it is so important that we remember where we came from. I think it is vital that we always remember what the good Lord did in our lives and what He brought us through. God wants us to always remain humble. You never know where He might take you in the future, but He has to trust you first. Will you be one that gives Him all of the glory, or will you be one that forgets His hand of blessing on your life as you allow yourself to be inflated with pride?! I don’t know about you, but I want to be one that brings HIS NAME glory, honor, and praise!! I want this to be me. “In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise Your Name forever.” (Psalm 44:8) ➵ ❤️ #soulchaser


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Hello beautiful. Never underestimate the power you have to influence this world. .
What we choose to do with that influence is truly important. You can either use your influence to show people more of Jesus or you can choose to use it to show people more of the world. .
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Mark 5:41. “Talitha cumi” - “little girl, I say to you, arise”. He can resurrect anything. Arise because He still has the power to heal and revive. 🌿 #findwondrousthings #lifelivedbeautifully #shereadstruth #wellwateredwomen #lampandlight #illustratedfaith #tuesdayprayer #fwttuesdayprayer #wordbeforeworld
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This week is “fun week” with our kids at the AIDS Hope centre. They just finished exams, so it’s a week of games, baking, and a pretty intense photo scavenger hunt. It’s so nice to just hear them laugh and run around like kids their age should do. No concern in the world ☀️


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Yesterday I was thinking about the Lords prayer and how it says, "give us this day, our daily bread". I was reminded how He gives us what we need for today, that His grace is enough for today. In the bible it also says, dont worry about tomorrow, He gives us everything we need for right now, for today. When we try to store it up for next week or tomorrow thats when we get overwhlemed or heavy burdened because He says, dont worry about tomorrow but in prayer, supplication, with thanksgiving make your requests known. If we are involving Him in every circumstance and throughout our day we will not become overwhelmed because He gives us a peace that surpasses all understanding that guards our hearts and minds. So today I am asking Him for what I need today, what He has for me today, and thanking Him for today ❤️ What are you thanking Him for today? Share in the comments...


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if faith is the evidence of the unseen, why do I keep pressing for evidence?
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if hope come doesn’t come without perseverance and the building of character, why do I rush the process?
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these are questions I’ve been asking myself for the past couple of weeks, when I’ve sat and tried to manipulate the process that God works.
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but the reality is— there is manipulation of the process in Him. there is no flat tire, runway track to fix your ability to doubt. there is no remedy to an insecurity, no antidote for your failure, no bleach so strong to stain out mistakes.
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I think part of the faith, part of hoping in Him and letting loose of your expectations..
is having the doubt there, but choosing to trust Him there.
is having the insecurity, but choosing the truth instead.
is having the failure, but choosing the new beginning.
is seeing the mistake, but choosing forgiveness.
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I think it ultimately comes down to a choice. do we walk in faith or fear? worry or trust? insecurity or confidence? failure or forgiveness?
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It’s only by the power of what Jesus did are we able to see things in a different light. where there is no manipulation of what He’s doing.. but only application of what he’s already done.
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If I can instill anything in them, please let it be this. 💕 Matthew 22:37


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No better way to kick off summer than a good old fashioned car show !! •
What’s your favorite kind of car? I love all the classics but 1955 Thunderbird (preferably red or light blue) has my heart 😍


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At the time my husband and I got engaged, I remember the temporary invincible feeling that came with it. Not that I believed I was actually invincible LOL - but that I felt like I couldn't possibly have a bad day. Atleast not anytime soon. Now that we're married, I'd say it's my idea of a realistic kind of “perfect,” but nothing is perfect. And because we know we will let each other down from time to time, we both understand that neither one of us can replace the relationship we have with God, but we are both equipped and capable of enhancing it.
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When I think back to that bad-day-impossibility-feeling, I think about how the current generation has this false presumption that the guy or girl they are dating or married to can replace the relationship they have with God. They might not admit it, but their actions model it. The way girls and guys cling to the one they're with with the misconception that they can fix anything and everything, is their source of peace, and can completely understand them to the core, which places unfair pressure on each other.
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Relationships and marriage are meant to catapult you into the direction of Jesus, not distract you from Him or even take His place. The husband makes his wife feel more secure in her God-given identity by showing her grace and leading her well. And the wife can encourage her husband by declaring the Word of God over him and being graceful in speech.
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Being in a relationship with someone else isn't meant to replace your relationship with Jesus. It should coexist. And if it's right, it will catapult you deeper into your relationship with Him.


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Love seeing the new throw pillows starting to show up in your homes. The lovely @josiecarignan sent me a picture of her “Crown the Year” pillow in her home!
Please tag me in your pics… I’d love to see how you cozy up your home with some of the new #andreahoweyandco goods!
This #crowntheyear throw pillow is available at andreahowey.com—link in bio!

XO, Andrea


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Who is greater? The disciples were trying to figure out which of them was the greatest disciple. Have you ever done that? Have you ever thought of yourself as more worthy of praise in a certain area
Maybe in your work, your marriage, the way you parent, or your Christian walk? .
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If we truly want to see our nation, churches, world, marriages, families changed, then it starts with us. Humility produces Grace, we saw Jesus do that very thing in John 13:1-5. He knew he was going to be betrayed by one of his own, yet he still chose to show grace! He set the ultimate example, and It’s only in Christ can we truly love all, even our enemies .
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#christianity #sheswondrous #shewhobelives #shereadstruth #womenofgod #womensministry #womenintheword #lightandsalt #grace #truth #biblequotes #bible #bibleandcoffee #christianblogger #propelwomen #verseoftheday #godsword #soulscripts #faithblogger #faith


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You know those mornings you wake up with a ”to-do list” you’re ready to knock out and then life goes a bit differently? That’s our Tuesday. Both girls woke up not feeling good - sneezing, coughing, and a 101F fever again for Journey.
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So today will be a slow day. Today will be a day of rest. Which if I’m honest, rest days are hard for me. I feel guilty for taking days slowly and feel like my dreams will fall apart if I’m not working around the clock.
For instance - I was up editing photos until after midnight. Then Avonlea woke up at 4:30am coughing, crying, and wanted to be with mama...which meant this mama didn’t get great sleep with a coughing toddler snuggled closely to her.
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I’m reminded of a snippet from a devotion I read not too long ago:
“I was created to rely on Him, to trust Him, to run out of steam, to find myself incapable of doing it all. Our infinite God made us finite for a purpose. He is reminding us that resting isn’t just a good idea; it’s His example and standard for us. Our all-powerful God does not grow weary, and yet He chose to rest on the seventh day of creation.
Take a deep breath and allow yourself to rest. There is no significance, hope, or value you can strive for and gain for yourself that hasn’t already been made fully available to those who rest in Him.”
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Good reminder, huh? My heart needed it today and maybe yours did too.
If you think about us, prayers for my girls that they would fight this bug quickly and that I would stay healthy. We’ve got a full weekend ahead of us with my dad!


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We often forget by who we were created by. He created us by His image. All things He created are beautiful & have a purpose on this Earth. Today, we want to remind you how beautiful, worthy & amazing you are. Social media doesn’t define your worth, God does. Find your worth only in Him. •


##shereadstruth#womenoffaith #weareunveiled#societygal #soulscripts #soworthloving#momentsofmine#stayingido#beating50percent whitemagazine#inbeautyandchaos #theeverydayproject #lovelysquares #flashesofdelight #livebeautifully #livethelittlethings #thehappynow #pursuepretty #glitterguide #thrivewhereistand #abmlifeissweet #abmlifeiscolorful #lifelivedbeautifully #calledtobecreative #communityovercompetition


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/ / Y O U R B E D O N E / / Just when you think God is not listening to your prayers, He sends a reminder that’s always there for you. He hears your prayers, worries and fears. However, it’s not always in our best interest for God to answer our prayers right away. God answers on His time, not ours. Just keep praying and talking with God because He does hear your prayers. Often times the things he we ask for in our prayers, are not the things we need in our life at this specific point in time to fulfill the will of God. He gives us the things we need to keep going and to do the work He called us to do. He gives us all we need but sometimes we don’t see it. We’re blind to all the gifts He gives us because of our greediness. Pray for God’s will to be fulfill not your own.


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As an entrepreneur, it's in my DNA to dream big. Among those dreams, a trip to Croatia. What are you dreaming of? #soulcare


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One time I got a card from one of my 3rd graders and she wrote “Great job blocking out your haters!”


I think this is what she meant. 👒👓☀️ #donotdisturb


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“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬•

Trust in the Lord and find NEW strength for whatever you are facing today💕 Decide not to give up, to stay in the fight, and to run harder than you ever have before. You are almost through this, don’t you dare give up now✨ #dancinginyourlove


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I was called today to introduce you to two Kingdom teachers, one of them is Trey Smith. He teaches on YouTube, makes educational documentaries wherein he weaves all the extensive research that is unlike anything else, knowledge revealed by our Father, alongside the wisdom required, harnessed in Scriptural foundation; together as a whole. He is like the uncle that those who are free, or seeking for liberty and truth would want, goes to for amazing revelatory stories. Some say he is crazy, some say he is a mad scientist but he simply carries a specific mantle for teachings that are not so conventional. Brilliant and unique, he is gifted, with a heart after our Father. He also has struggled with the same temper issues as I have; as once he parked his car into a multi million dollar fence of a charlatan television preacher, broke into his castle that gullible and vulnerable people paid for, and committed a robbery for good reason, more like a Robin Hood stunt, to teach him what this preacher was doing to many people for many years. •

He went to jail for that and it's not the most right thing to do, but I laughed my socks off when I heard it, because I só get it. But now he makes videos about many topics we are dealing with here on Earth, also ties it into all the historical accounts, solid evidence; in ways that is truly amazing. I would suggest to begin with Noah. Also, use your own discretion, when it's too much, stop watching, some topics are not cute, truth makes you free but also is very distasteful for those who have been indoctrinated all their life concerning certain topics. Redirect your attention when you sense it's enough or you need a break, always keep yourself in check yet don't check-out because your previous conditioning or current beliefs are triggered. This also counts for all who relate to themselves as a flat-Earther. Which is another religion; If you can't set aside these differences you'll miss out on a lot of solid nuggets. If you are fighting to get your religion of any kind validated, or hate on others with your religion which is quite common; you are not able to live on the actual Earth with your family.⤵️


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Have you ever been in the middle of reading something and realized you were holding your breath?⠀

As I’m reading this brave mother’s story, I realize I’m not breathing at all.⠀

I see all the fun pictures of her life, family, and adventures, and am forced to remind myself that stories like this teach me to never underestimate what someone may have or may be going through.⠀

Though time has passed and things are getting better, the power of a story of a lifetime ago can still resonate to others who may be living that moment right now.⠀

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Hey! It’s okay 🙋🏾‍♀️🤩!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Comment “🌸” if you agree it’s okay to be you!


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We often think fulfilling God’s plan is signing up for a boring life. Somehow “serving” means “suffering” and happiness can’t possibly align with calling. But what if Jesus wants our best day more than we want it for ourselves? What if He’s already laid it out and is just waiting for us to show up
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Take advantage of today because tomorrow isn't promised. Live out a purpose filled life!


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We got some new friends!! _____________________________________________
Hi! My name is René and I have the honor to own + operate #restylepearland 😍 This September will be FIVE years since I first started and holy wow it’s been a ride (we have some FUN things planned to celebrate with you - stay tuned!) I have two incredible team members alongside me, helping to create an environment based on kindness + love for our extraordinary customers and consignors. Amanda + Sam are amazing and have put their thumbprint in our beautiful community.
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We believe in community and do everything we can to make others feel welcomed, cared for and known.
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We believe everyone has beauty already running through their veins, therefore we don’t need to attain something to become “beautiful”. You. Are. Beautiful.
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Clothes + fashion are fun! We strive to empower + encourage women in their God-given beauty, to explore and find their personal style voice that reflects who they are on the inside.
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I love Jesus, coffee and people and am absolutely twitterpated with my Husband. • I’m trying to think of a random fact about myself but can’t think of one right now🤨
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——> tell us your name + one thing about yourself! We are so grateful for YOU! And love you tremendously!
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#theeverygirl #soulscripts #soulscriptssisterhood #thatsdarling #theimperfectboss #risingtidesociety #createandcultivate #bossbabetribe #buildyourempire #businessowner #entrepreneurmindset #successmindset #growthmindset #businessgrowth #entrepreneursofinstagram #entrepreneurspirit #calledtobecreative #communityovercompetition #creativepreneur #creativebusinessowner #inspiredwomen #findingyourfearless #abundancemindset #creativecommunity #calledtocreate #createcultivate #creativethinking #socialmediacontent #outfitoftheday @preview.app


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Lord, have mercy. #keepfamiliestogether #notwithoutmychild


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✨Living in the moment✨
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When we grow—aware, we live a deeper life.
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🌼This is not to signify a hierarchy of being,
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the becoming of awareness.
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🌼Being present in our daily surroundings, interactions and happenings.
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🌼Life and our place within it, takes on new meaning and responsibility.
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🌼There are now ties and synchronicity within conversations, insights and experiences.
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🌼The bird’s song is noted.
Compassion is churning at a different degree.
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🌼A nudge of direction.
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🌼A desire to listen and fine-tune heart, mind, eyes and ears.
. . . 👉Listen to the full 2 minute audio by clicking on the link in bio or go to: https://beyouandthrive.com/moment/ (swipe right for a preview listen!) xo💋 ~ D
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👉👉Can you recall a time when you were keenly aware of all the things you experienced throughout your day? How did you feel?👇
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#BeYouAndThrive#CreatingMovementForward#WordsThatMoveYou@beyouandthrivepodcast


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✨Many view God's commands as a boring restrictive list of dos and don'ts. But the thing many don't understand is that obedience sets us FREE. His commandments make life easier...His burden is easy and His yoke light!✨


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"Lean on your Beloved, because the soul who abandons themselves in the hands of Jesus in all they do, is carried in His arms."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Jesus may or may not have a similarly hulked-out arm from carrying my soul all these years. From letting me press into Him to dry my tears or laugh together or grieve with me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I remember that He desires my heart to draw into Him. He never tires or grows weary (Isaiah 40:28). His love spills out onto our hearts, made worthy simply by the Sacrifice of His. What a precious reality this is. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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All my favorite things 🌿


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For two consecutive years the Lord moved greatly in my life in the month of June.
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June 18th 2016 i walked down the aisle, becoming a wife to @truearmorofgod. After years of what seemed to be a silent season (we all go through it, don’t we?), After a long season of wait June 6th happened to be one of the biggest testimony of my life.
June 18th 2017 i got to be reunited with my husband as i relocated to the US. After 10 days of honeymoon we were separated and oh when i say it was the hardest wait lol. We prayed, we worshipped and we praised but it seemed like nothing was happening. One morning i was sitting in my room in Ghana when @moreinchrist texted me saying “Marj, what would you if God wants you to join Manny in One year”. My response “it can’t be, i can’t wait for one WHOLE YEAR”. Well He made me wait for one WHOLE year😂😂 One month and two weeks before my anniversary i finish with the immigration process and i was told that i could travel in maximum two weeks. Running out of patience i would call dhl to find out if they had received my docs and they would say NO. After 30 days i go to dhl only to be told that your docs have been here 30 days so we took it back to the embassy🤦🏻‍♀️I’m like wait WHAT? I have called your office almost everyday and i was told that you don’t have my stuff so what do you mean? So i went to the embassy and was told to come back the next day. I get there the next day, it took hours to get in and hours to get my docs(this was about 3 days before my wedding anniversary). I got my stuff ready to travel on the 17th.. i get to the airport and they have a system problem with my ticket (Man!! i was really being slayed on every side😂). The problem was resolved and i got here on 18th June(Exactly one year after my wedding).
I say this to say that God is working even if you cant see it. He works with times and seasons and if the month of June has your name on it i decree and declare a divine manifestation of that which God has said concerning you in Jesus Name.



“One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God,” Psalm‬ ‭62:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬
#HappyNewMonth #womenintheword
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Ever since i started my study on the book of Acts the one concept that sticks out is Grace. In every chapter and every verse Grace sticks out to me on new and deeper levels which made me realize that as humans we can never fully understand or grasp the concept of Grace because Grace is not about understanding rather it’s about embracing the concept.Think about this for a second: when Stephen (an apostle) was stoned to death it was witnessed by Paul(He was Saul then) who at that time championed the cause of persecuting Christians. Later Saul was called on the road to Damascus to become Paul an Apostle. As i was studying i was thinking like Ananias who did not understand why God will call Paul because of his past (““Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem.” Acts‬ ‭9:13‬ ‭NIV‬‬). But neither Ananais or i can fully understand or comprehend what Amazing Grace is which is why sometimes in our human thinking we find it hard to believe that God is always willing to start with us on a clean slate. When you think Grace you should not ask yourself “Is God really willing”, you should ask yourself “am i ready and willing to embrace it” because God is always ready to give more than we are ready to receive. Our belief system especially in a society that preaches cause and effect makes it hard to embrace Grace but Amazing Grace is the very nature of God. You cannot fully comprehend Grace because it is impossible to. Trying to do so is trying to understand God’s ways which are higher than your ways, (Isaiah 55:9). However, you can choose to embrace it without questioning it. In doing so, you are embracing God without questioning His nature, existence and authority.
#dailygrace #spiritleadme #relentlesspursuit #womenintheword #evolve #relentlesspursuit #faith🙏 #thechristianlife


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WHO TOUCHED ME? This is the question Jesus asked when He felt power leave him. Peter said “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you” but Jesus said “someone touched me; i know that Power has gone out from me”. (Luke 8). The two men were talking about two different kinds of touch. Peter was talking about pressing because it was crowded but Jesus was talking about a DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL TOUCH.
The interesting thing about the person who touched Jesus is the fact that Jesus was actually on His way to perform a miracle for a man named Jairus whose daughter was dying. He was on His way when the woman with the issue of blood decided to deliberately and intentionally touch the hem of His garment. Jesus had not stopped for her because He was going on a mission but her deliberate touch caused Him to Stop for her. She decided to be intentional to experience Christ, had she waited she would have missed him and her healing. This woman makes me wonder how many times people have missed God, His touch and His power because they refuse to intentionally make steps towards Him. Intimacy with Jesus requires some level of intentionality on your part. Jesus was walking and available to the crowd around Him but only one woman chose to be intentional so that she could experience Power. So Jesus stopped and said “your faith has healed you, go in peace”. He did not only give her physical healing, He gave her peace.
One of the challenges of faith-walking is deciding to be intentional and deliberate each day about making steps towards God. What is stopping you? What are some of your distractions? I’ve had to put in place boundaries when it comes to the things that distract, i’ve had to be cautious about what i welcome into my environment so that i can be intentional and pursue an intimate relationship with Christ. I know i need Him daily so i make steps towards Him daily. Intimacy with Jesus is relational, Your experience of God’s nearness is dependent on your willingness to make steps towards him.
“Come near to God and He will come near to you” -James 4:8. #relentlesspursuit #womenintheword #spiritleadme #purposefulliving


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Technological advancement in this generation has become the driving force of Life. Today social media and the internet is where people explore their “needs” and “wants”. Trust me i am grateful for the internet and social media. i got my baked potato recipe from youtube which my husband enjoys (well i don’t know if he is just being polite or if it actually tastes good), 👀👀👀 @truearmorofgod. Technology is a powerful tool but without a filter and discipline your perception of reality will be skewed. You have access to so much information with one click it can cause information overload. So for this post i did a little research on the most searched relationship advice on google. According to google these are the most searched questions in 2017;
1. What does a healthy relationship look like
2. How do you know your relationship is over
3. How do you get out of a toxic relationship
4. How to get over a relationship
5. What is an open relationship
6. How to save your relationship
7. What is a Poly Relationship
8. How to build trust in a relationship
9. How to change your relationship status on facebook
10. How to make a long distance relationship work?
My first reaction was Wow!! The union between a man and woman must reflect the church (Eph. 5) but now we are looking to the internet and our “goals” for answers. The answers are in the word but we have gotten comfortable with putting the word aside for the world’s standards. For those who will say THE WORD does not answer the facebook question(no.9), your answer lies in the fact that it is not mentioned😀. Simply means it’s not that important neither is it the path to life. Every child of God has been blessed with the word and the Holy Spirit. You cannot be Christ-Cultured and be living with the standards of Pop-culture; that is lukewarm(“So, because you are lukewarm neither hot nor cold I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”Revelation‬ ‭3:16‬). You need a word-filtered and Spirit-filtered life to survive this information age without giving up your God-given purpose, morals, values, standards and eternal life. #spiritleadme #womenintheword


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This message is for all who are ready to make changes in the coming year especially with regards to their relationship with God. In my Matthew study i came across this scripture
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The Holy Spirit keeps bringing this scripture to me, i knew it was a message i had to share and also a message meant for me. It is very interesting that in Matthew 16:18 Jesus called Peter “the rock” on which He will build His church and in verse 23 He is calling Him “satan”.
This is because in verse 18 Jesus asked His disciples Who He was and Peter answered “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God”. Now in verse 22 Jesus was predicting His death and the same Peter who called Him the Messiah rebuked Jesus for saying he was going die so Jesus said to Peter” Get thee behind me satan, you are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God but merely human concerns”.
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See it did not matter to Jesus that Peter was a “rock” what mattered to Jesus was staying alert so that He could complete His assignment. Jesus knew that satan is cunning and can use ANYBODY be it your spouse(ask Job, His wife told him to curse God), friends(ask David, Saul tried to kill him several times), Family(ask Abel, His brother Cain killed Him). Some of you find it hard to get to your next level with God because you refuse to be strict with stumbling blocks because they are familiar in the sense that they are your friends, family, relationships etc. Jesus did not waste time in discerning that the devil was trying to use Peter, of course he will try to use the “rock” to get to the Messiah like He will use familiar and comfort zones to get to you. I don’t know what is holding you back but i know that it is TIME to let go of stumbling blocks. Jesus said “Get thee behind Me”. It is time to put stumbling blocks behind you NO MATTER what and who they are. The walk of faith is a sacrificial walk And sometimes what you are willing to sacrifice for God determines what He gives you(Ask Abraham).


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