Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Psalm 62:5-
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”
Ya’ll.. I don’t know why, but it seems like every year around Christmas time I go into two moods- either really sad because I miss my family, or so busy that I don’t knot the day, or the time, or honestly the week. This year, I am for sure in the later. I feel like my days are getting shorter and shorter while my “to-do” list is getting longer and longer. Honestly, I feel like my agenda is not even an agenda anymore but more a list of things that I’m just praying to get done before the end of the year (LOL). All jokes aside, the end of the year is a busy time for anyone & also a good time to remember that we all need rest sometimes!
Psalm 62:5 is a simple reminder of this, telling us that our soul finds rest in Him, as well as hope. For me, I’m resting and hoping that the last few weeks of the year are productive for me (haha!). Even though I know that they will be in the end, it’s easy to get round up in the hectic-ness of the holidays & become a bit overwhelmed. This holiday season, no matter how stressed you are over all that you still need to do, remember to rest. Always know that our hope comes from him , as well as our strength, and we don’t need to always rely on ourselves. Actually, we can’t always rely on our own strength- it’s just simply not possible. Remember that worry, anxiousness, and stress are just down payments on things that might never happen. Hope is a down payment on the promise of things ahead.
P.S.- Deets on the outfit above can be found here !
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Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Matthew 23:12-
“For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
I have always loved a play on words! The definition of exalt is to make noble in character, dignity. In this verse, it means the same things both times, but in two very contrasting ways. In the beginning of the verse, it says those who “exalt themselves will be humbled.” Basically, it is saying (in terms of Beyonce) to always be gracious for what you have been blessed with. Don’t go around bragging boastfully “exalting yourselves”, but be sure to always be thankful for what God has given you, or you will be humbled.
The end of this verse is nothing more than a reminder of God’s love for us. “Those who humbles themselves will be exalted”. Give to others, be kind, love one another, and your reward will be plenty in the end. Don’t look to others as what they can do for you, look to others as what you can do for them. Think of each day as a new opportunity to do good in the world! By doing this, you are being a living example of Gods love for others.
P.S.- Deets on the outfit in the photo above can be found here
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Happy Wednesday- This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Psalm 34:10-
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
Whew- this week has flown by so quickly. It seems like it was just yesterday it was January & I was getting ready for all the things I expected 2017 to bring. I was so excited about the year starting- I had all of my plans written down in the order I wanted them. My monthly goals were aligned with my weekly goals- all 52 in total! Well, I can say that it is November & I am exhausted! Although I have completed most of my goals (for sure not all of them), I am determined to finish out the year strong. Tired or not, I know that everything will work out for good. We will never lack “any good things”. What’s meant for us is for us & what’s meant to be will always come to pass!
Psalms 34:10 reminds us that no matter how weary we get, God has always got us! It’s easy to look back on the year, being happy about all of the things we have accomplished so far but also about all the things we still have to do. Looking at our list of things yet to be done with only a few weeks left can be so stressful, I get tired just thinking about it. This verse is my simple reminder that as long as we have God with us, we can accomplish anything! This week my challenge for you is to celebrate not how tired you are, but all of the amazing things you have accomplished so far. God has already done so many good things for you in 2017, and God is not even done with the year it!
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Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Hebrews 10:36-
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
I just love this verse! Whenever I read it I always think of a coach yelling “Keep going, you’re almost there” on the field as one of the players scores. Super weird comparison, kind of, but not really if you think about it. Perseverance is something that is always instilled in athletes. The finish line is always the main goal, not matter how tough or difficult is it to get there. God also always wants us to persevere, heading towards our future that he has planned for us. No matter how hard it might seem now, God has so many great things for us to come!
The action of persevering is also an act of faith! Sometimes (most times), to others it does not make sense to be positive when everything is going wrong, to continue to smile when others would expect otherwise. It is in hard times that our faith is strengthened, fear is kicked out and wiped away! This week, my challenge for you is to persevere boldly whatever it is you are currently going through. God has a plan that will make your jaw drop (in a good way, ha!) if you just allow his will to be done, putting fear and anything negative aside.
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Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Psalm 33:20-
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.”
If there was a reward for the most impatient person of the year award- I would win every time! I don’t like waiting for anything, as I have said so many times before. I avoid long lines, can’t stand waiting in traffic & even don’t like going to the grocery store (line after line- I literally can’t)! I have learned though, that the wait for some things is necessary. Waiting allows us to have time to prepare for our blessings.
I have come to learn to consider any season of waiting for anything as “Prep Time”. Whether you are waiting for a new promotion at work, that house your anxious to buy but just can’t quite yet, be sure to never rush the process! When I actually did used to eat meat (years ago), I used to always let me chicken marinate for a while. This way- it was full of favor & so so yummy! God loves us sooo much that he wants to prepare us perfectly as well- never giving us anything pre-maturely that we are not ready for. This week- my challenge for you is to appreciate your season- whatever season it is that you are in!
P.S- Deets on the outfit above can be found here!
Until Next Time!