“…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” -Philippians 4:11-13
I refuse to use this journal to complain or whine, but I will be honest and say that I am writing from a place of weariness this morning.
Today I am hanging onto the Truth of the Word for my life.
I’m going to fill this journal up with Truth today. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:6-7
I know that in my helplessness, in the things of life that I cannot do anything about, He will be my strength and help, and He will strengthen me through these struggles. “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” -2 Chronicles 16:9 “The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” -Habakkuk 3:19
I know I’ve got to take my eyes off of all of my problems and onto the One who will Deliver me, the One who is my Constant, my Help in need.
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It's not always easy. Hardly ever, in all honesty.
It's not made for everyone.
It's not a sideline sport, for sure.
Sometimes, they create their own storms that leave you wondering why and how. 🤯😅 They sure are full of love, laughter, and just an all around blessing.
They teach you to look at life at new angles.
They're like an encyclopedia of all things wonder and beauty.
My children teach me how to love in many different ways.
These kids are like Living Grace. Among me, I have hand-picked Pearls.
Parenting is not easy, but there's the moments that come frequently that make it all worth more than I could dream.
In all honesty how can we sit in awe and wonder of who God is and not recognize and be thankful for the friendships God has placed in our lives! For me, it took many years to understand and grasp that friendships are work! They do not just happen over night and they are not just focused on one person! The best friendships are those that without saying a word the other person knows when you need prayer or are joyful or just need to cry or sit in silence! God has designed friendships, and they are made to be purposeful for His kingdom and the edification of each other. Some of the absolute best friendships I have had to date, are those formed in ministry, being like minded, have the same heart in unity of what God is doing. That is beautiful, to know that God knew we would need our sisters and brothers to come alongside each other to sharpen each other and to hold the tissue while we cry over some of our deepest growth moments! God knew our hearts before we were even born and knew exactly who to place in our lives and when we would need them! I’d have to say outside of marriage and children, friendships have taught me most about life and God and character and being there for someone else with nothing being asked in return (Agape). To be able to bear one another’s burdens. I will forever be thankful for, especially now, the women who surround me and have surrounded me through friendship! I have learned something unique through each one of them and I thank God that He has allowed me to walk through life with each one of them! .
🗣Just because alcoholism, drugs, abuse, dysfunctional behavior, depression, poverty, addictions, "religion", etc. run in the family doesn't mean it has to be your story! Say NO MORE! IT STOPS HERE! It ran out!
#setfree 🙌🏽 #over 🙅🏽♀️ #butgod ☝🏾 #goddidit 🏃🏾♀️🏃🏾♀️ #generationalcurse
MONDAY MOTIVATION! TRUST that YOUR prayer was heard and that your blessing, healing and answer is on its way! Keep Praying..... Keep Pressing..... Keep Pushing......For God is already there! Your request is not hiding from you or failing to reach you due to a bad signal, or a horrible navigation system. Before your request was spoken God already leaned in to hear the burning desires of your heart. The energy you consist of works in direct unity with that of the living tangible God. Your request wasn’t a mistake on your behalf. Your plea for what your heart desires isn’t a misread notion sentencing you to be burdened for the rest of your days. You are one with the source in which your request comes from. What you hope for is hoping for you as well. What you speak isn’t just an utter that takes up space in the universe. It has the power to mold a reality into existence. It has the power to arrest negativity and lock up fear from being free to roam in your thoughts. Stay in tune to what is happening around you. Your situation is better than you think it is. This upcoming weekend has huge significance attached to it. I urge you to allow faith to be the lens you see life through. The unseen world is working more in your favor than anything you can see right now in the physical. Your request will arrive shortly. Create a habit of already being thankful for receiving it because it was yours the moment you thought it. It’s exciting to share this news with you. Thank you to all who have shared their testimony with me. It’s building up such a boldness in how I speak life over others and myself. Stay expectant beautiful soul. #trust#believe#faith#favor#grace#mercy#godismyrock#godisable#godisgood#godisincontrol#faithoverfear#peacebestill#butgod#trusttheprocess#mondaymotivation
So....I did something today that I don’t ever do. I used my birthday as an excuse to sit at home...disconnect from the world...reflect on all of the ups, downs, and everything in between...and then truly thanking God for allowing me to still be here. If you only knew half of my story and the statistics behind it. #ButGod
This is what #Chapter31 looks like. Thank you to everyone for the calls, texts, and posts. I love each and every one of you! 😘
STOP 🛑 If you could take a moment to say a prayer for Reese, my sweet little niece! She is the sweetest little baby who stole my heart 💜 a little over a year ago! She has RSV & is currently on life support fighting for her life. Keep fighting hard baby girl! Jessie and Joey we are praying hard for you all and all of the children and family. Please let us know how we can help during this difficult time. We love y’all and will keep praying for our baby girl! #REESESTRONG#PrayerWarrior#ButGod#ItsNotOver
Motivation Monday: Your story deserves “Your Best Effort”, but is nothing without preparation. What are you doing TODAY, to create your TOMORROW? You need a team in place that can provide you with the support you need to tell your story well! Click the link my bio to book a discovery call with me!
Waiting on my Birthday🍾Like 11/29 The fact I'm still Alive is prove
god is not done with me yet
You ain't seen your best days yet🙏🏾
Sometimes you gotta fight your battles alone so when you win you know it was nothing #butgod
Chapter 3. It has been a long process to get where I am today. I remember talking to my attorney and giving her different names that all had some variation of “Posh” in it. She called me one afternoon and as real and raw as she could be, she said you need to let “Posh” go. Some tears were shed and I finally came to the realization that it was time to let my baby go. •
After months and months of behind the scenes of work, seeking wise counsel from brand strategists, graphics designers and friends, it’s official! @thelcollective is official! I’m excited to share what’s inside the collective over the coming days! It’s been a journey y’all #ButGod
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February 12, 2016
The first bad doctors report regarding our 2nd child. I was 12 weeks pregnant, in the office for a routine prenatal exam. This was our first sonographic exam to measure nuchal translucency(NT). Our baby’s NT measured at 3.0mm which is the top of the “normal” range which is 1.1-3mm. The doctor expressed her concerns and the possibility of our child having a chromosomal abnormality- likely trisomy 13 or 18(both of which are labeled “non-compatible with life)or trisomy 21 better known as down syndrome. They also noticed possible markers of physical abnormalities that would support their diagnosis- duck like lips could mean cleft lip and an extra digit on the hand and foot.
I felt my guard rise and a lump in my throat. I had never received bad news like this before. I stayed strong. Jose was in disbelief... then worry set in. We didn’t ask many questions. The doctor explained that we could continue the screening process with bloodwork💉and we would come back for another sonogram to check for physical abnormalities. And as kindly as possible, they informed us of our option to terminate this pregnancy🙅🏻♀️🚫🙅🏻♀️. Leaving the office, I was beside myself and slightly numb. Jose was frantically researching 🤳🏼what the possible outcomes could be and what the margin of error was for a false positive test result.
An hour ago we were so ecstatic. Our family was growing and Ellie was going to be an amazing big sister. Now our whole world was changing. Jose’s thoughts were of pure worry and concern for our new baby. I stuffed those thoughts aside and found hope✝️. Hope that the tests were incorrect. Hope that whatever was wrong today would be changed. God is the healer, right? All babies are from Him, right??⁉️ I began to question ❓all that I had ever “known”. I began to seek for those answers. Answers that I knew - I had been taught these things somewhere along the way - but I had to see it with my own eyes- I had to know without doubt what God said about it all. After all, all things are subject to change EXCEPT the Word of God - THAT I knew. 💯
That smile when God has given you peace and comfort in your heart. I am so full!! He has answered so many of my prayers this year. I am grateful for the blessings and lessons I've experienced while learning to be patient and just get out of His way! God doesn't need my help. The only "help" He requires of me is my Faith. Believing through Him ALL things are possible. When you hearken to his word and truly listen to Him when He speaks, the instructions are simple!! I know my
Independence as a single woman/mother has delayed some of my progress, been so set on doing it on my own, simply cause I'm used to it. I had to let the chains of dead end relationships, distress, negative energy, anything that bound me GO! He went on and took care of a sista nonetheless!! I have to let God be God all by Himself. He's taken me to a whole new level. I'm excited and my heart overflows with joy knowing He isn't done with me yet!!! #newcareer#financialincrease#doubleportion#newhouse#favor#ButGod#changingfaces#alignmentformyassignment
Genesis 19 tells us the story of the vile town of Sodom and Gomorrah. The town was so wicked and corrupt that God had to destroy it.
Despite the wickedness of the city, God saw fit to save Lot and his family. As the angels that were sent to destroy the city hurried Lot and his family away, they gave implicit instructions to not look back or stop anywhere in the valley or else they would be destroyed too.
Lot’s wife did not heed that warning. Not only did she look back at the destruction, she looked back LONGINGLY at what God was bringing her out of and she was turned into a pillar of salt.
Beloved , don’t be like Lot’s wife.
Don’t look back on what God is RESCUING you from. Don’t despise or question the plans God has for you because you don’t yet understand. Your past is your past-you can’t hang on to it anymore. Let.it.go. You have to be ALL IN for God or you will be destroyed. You can’t have one foot in the world and one foot in the kingdom. It’s ALL or NOTHING with God.
Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”
That verse should speak volumes to us. Stop dwelling on the relationship you used to have, the the job you used to have, the riches you used to have, the parties you used to go to, the friend you lost.
Let God use your past to show you what He brought you out of-what He rescued you from. STOP DWELLING AND START PRAISING. Thank God for saving you and restoring you. Thank Him for rescuing you from your old self and making you a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17-18
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THANK YOU!!!!! To all of you who made the toy drive a success, I thank you so much. I had a personal goal of 24 boxes to be packed and I received over 30.🤗My heart is full and so happy. Truly grateful to you all.🙏🏾Looking forward to receiving footage on the reactions of the kiddos who receive these gifts globally. 🎁🌍🌏🌎
“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”- I John 3:18
Guat Day 1 was incredible! We built a home for a family without, took baskets of food to those in need. Conducted 3 VBS to more than 250 children. Shared the gospel with so many! What a great day. Grateful for students who love the Lord and have a passion to share the gospel! #r12#butGod#guatemala
My WTAL was unstoppable, the bonds formed were unbreakable, and the message delivered was unforgettable.
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Morning thoughts... I need time to be alone (all one) with God. I need to connect a few dots in my life as part of the ongoing process of healing past, embracing present, and trusting future. I settled into the sand, mesmerized by sounds of ocean’s surf, enveloped in the warmth from the sun, then cooled by the brisk sea breeze... witnessing butterflies and dragonflies dancing up and down the shore, some flitting right next to me. .
Guilt sneak attacks my mind as I’m starting to relax. Thoughts of a previous evening’s conversation also interrupting the peace. .
I give it to God, and receive the message... you must care for yourself... right here, right now. I change my thoughts and focus on everything around me. .
I am blessed, so blessed. The beauty here, everywhere. The time to pray and meditate. God always provides enough, more than enough, abundantly beyond what I can ask or imagine. His timing is perfect. It always has been, it always will be. It is now. It’s time to embrace that truth. And live it. It’s ok to love yourself. God does.