Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Exodus 15:2-
“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my Father’s God , and I will exalt him.”
I went to the gym for the first time in a long time a couple weeks ago! I made plans to go to the gym earlier in the day, and planned on coming back home and cooking dinner (a healthy one of course), etc. Well- that for sure did not happen! Right when I got home from the gym- I took a shower and literally passed out. I was so exhausted and physically weak. I was tired and all I wanted to do was sleep, I had no energy to do anything else. Many times- this scenario is played out in our daily lives. We get physically from life. Many times- when this happens, it human nature to just give up and say whatever the situation is is “too hard” or “too much to bear”. This, my dear, is when our strength from God comes into perfect play!
Exodus 15:2 says “The Lord is my strength”. It doesn’t say “The Lord is my strength sometimes”, it says “The Lord of my strength and my song!” When I read the words “my song”, I go to a favorite song that I have in my head. When we think of a favorite song, it’s a song that we love- that we know inside and out- knowing all the lyrics as well as the tune. Exodus 15:2 reminds us that “the Lord is our song.” He’s our go-to, never leaving our side and is always there when we need him! This week- my challenge for is to remember this whenever you are feeling a little weak! No matter the situation- you can find strength in God!
P.S- Deets on the outfit above can be found here!
Until Next Time!
Happy Wednesday! This week’s weekly inspiration comes from Ephesians 1:18-
“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called- his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
I love this verse! It’s such a reminder of all of the good things in life. So many times it’s so easy to get caught up in the stressful work week, that tough situation with a family member, or even just get tired from “life”. With (only) 24 hours in a day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and forget that there are so many good things to come. No matter how stressful your day, week, or month might seem- remember that you have a “rich & glorious inheritance” coming! Even if it feels like your days are getting more & more filled with things to do or it’s harder & harder to wake up in the morning. If you’re awake (& reading this), then God still has something fab planned for you. Keep on movin’ on! Have a great rest of the week!
P.S.- Outfit deets can be found here!
Until Next Time!-B
Happy Wednesday! This week’s weekly inspiration comes from Matthew 6:33-
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
I remember when I first graduated college & thought I had it all figured out. I had been offered my dream job before I graduated & was moving to finallyyyy be near my grandpa after waiting over 10 years. Finally- life was making sense. I was going “home”. Flash forward 4 years, and here I am sitting in Houston- with a completely different job, my closest family 4 hours away, and a dog. Like- WHAT?! Yeah, totally different than I planned. And I am the happiest I’ve ever been!
LOL at my “Dream Job” . My dream job and plan for my life were nothing compared to what God has blessed me with today. If I wouldn’t of been okay with the uncertainty and confusion of Gods plan vs my own- who knows where I would be.
When I graduated college I loved God and knew that he has a plan- but I totally wanted to try my plan first! I mean, my plan made sense too- so why not? I told God that I would try my plan out and see how it goes. So that’s what I did. I had my “Dream” (or so I thought) job, and loved it for about a few months. Then I hated it. I moved into the cutest little condo with a cute porch, a minutes walk from a starbucks, and a cobblestone road (it was adorbs, ya’ll!). I filled my closet with all my favorite brands, decorated to the T & was still lonely. I was bored. All the perfectness I had created was my plan- and it was not working. Fast forward to now- I have a job that I am obsessed with, am back in Houston, have a great church Family & little fur baby. On top of that- I am beyond happy. Although it might not make sense- this is clearly God’s plan. I chased my own dreams first and they weren’t enough. Chasing God’s plan for your life is so much better.
This week- my challenge for you is so simple, yet so hard. This week- pray that God will show you his plan for you. Not your 5 year plan, not your 10 year goals. His plan. His entire, confusing, no sense making plan. I promise, it’s so much better than your own!
Until Next Time!
Happy Wednesday! This weeks weekly inspiration comes from Hebrews 13:8-
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
Sometimes, I wake up in a really good mood. Most mornings, I’m eager to be awake- so thankful for another day. Other times, I dread getting out of bed. I want a few extra hours of sleep, a day with nothing to do, and no errands to run. Although I love my job, I wake up a lot happier Fridays than Mondays and loveeee my sleep on the weekends. Needless to say- I wake up differently throughout the week. What’s calming to know about Jesus is that he’s the same Sunday-Sunday. No matter the day, year or hour- he loves and cares for us the same throughout.
It’s funny how when I was doing this weeks weekly inspiration piece I decided on this verse- not realizing that I had spoken the same thing previously, literally almost to the date a year ago. I had to laugh, because this verse is just as much true as it was then. Jesus is always there for us- even if sometimes we think that he’s not. He’s always cheering us on, always supporting us on this walk we call life & is always by our side. This week, my challenge for you is to remind someone going through a hard time that they are not alone. Maybe that looks like calling an old friend who had a long week & you had no idea! Or maybe it’s reaching out to help the new employee at work. This week, spread love by being a blessing to someone else expectantly.
P.S.- Deets on this outfit can be found here
Until Next Time!
Happy Wednesday! This week’s weekly inspiration comes from Ruth 2:11-
“Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband- how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before.”
The book of Ruth is a book in the bible that is very dear to me for so many reasons. I love Ruth not only for who she was as a woman but also for the many lessons that she can teach men and women alike. Although this verse might not be substantial to some, it has such an important message: you never know who is watching you from afar. You literally have no idea who is waiting around, waiting for the perfect moment to bless you.
Ruth could’ve decided not to go with her mother-in-law and stay where she could’ve possibly felt more comfortable. She could’ve been bitter about no longer having a husband and she could’ve been resentful. Instead of being any of this, Ruth decided to stick near her mother-in-law and work. She handled her time of waiting gracefully. This is something that has been in my mind for a little while now- waiting patiently. Whether you’re waiting for that new job you’ve been praying for, that new car you’ve been eying for a while now- or even simply waiting for a phone call that hopefully ends with good news. Remember that in your waiting period- your next blessing could be coming sooner than you think.
P.S.- Deets on the outfit above can be found here!
Until Next Time!