Rocks, with their dense, heavy, and unforgiving composition can be arranged with love and compassion, bringing forth their instinctive natural flow. The elements of our life are like rocks. Some are challenges of pain, while others are beautiful moments of joy. Some are a chaotic array of pebbles that we attempt to harness their energy through the flow of our daily lives. Some are boulders we relentlessly push up the mountain, sometimes falling back down, crushing us in their weight. But we always get back up, with more strength and wisdom than before, resuming our position and forward movement up the mountain. Others are river rocks. Caressed by the grace of water. Revealing to us the inherent flow in our own soul.
A lot of times, we pray for things, and then when those things happen, we start praying for something else. God keeps answering our prayers and giving us so much and yet we can’t stop asking for stuff long enough to appreciate what He keeps giving us. There have been times where I prayed and prayed for a job, and then soon after I got that job, I started praying for another. I’ve prayed for certain stages of my life to be over, and then I start praying for the next to be over. We keep asking for God to move us along quickly in our lives until we get to “the good part”. But there is no one good part. Our whole life can be good if we learn to be content with what God gives us. What He gives us is more than sufficient. What He gives us is miraculous.
So what I’m trying to do at this point in my life is be content with where I am. There are many ways I could complain and many things I could ask God to “fix” or change for me, but I won’t. I prayed so long for the job I have now, and I am going to do my best to enjoy it (which I do), and give it my all. Everything I do, everywhere I go, any money I make - it’s going to God. I don’t want to complain anymore, I don’t want to rush God, I don’t want to waste my life skipping past the “bad parts”. I’m where I am, doing what I’m doing, with the people I’m with, for the amount of time I’m there, for a reason. And I get to decide whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing. I get to decide whether I enjoy it or complain about it. I’m gonna start enjoying it all, and make my whole life good by letting God take care of the rest. ❤️ #daily#devotional#Bible#HolyBible#GodsWord#Newspring#Newspringchurch#Newspringspa#newspringspartanburg#Ilovemychurch#Romans#prayer#Christian#God#Jesus#grace#mercy#blessings#encouragement#motivation#love#salvation#peace#Christ#unity
I remember a season in my walk with the Lord where it was all about me trying to get more of Jesus, getting filled and refilled with the Spirit.
It was all about continual introspection.
Am I sinning? Am I not sinning? These were the questions of the day.
Honestly, I’m getting worn out just remembering it.
Thank God I don’t live there anymore!
If that’s where you are currently living and you are completely exhausted and overwhelmed, then head on over to my blogpost, "This Ghost Is Way Friendlier Than Casper," to read more:
In this post, I share how Christians can know the ghost who lives perpetually inside of them as their comforting COUNSELOR, forever FRIEND, sustaining STRENGTH, relaxing REST, heavenly HOPE, and perfect PEACE.
I also close out my series on the messages in the songs on MercyMe's Lifer album by sharing the message in its last song, "Ghost." @themercyme #Lifer#Ghost#blogpost#amwritingtruth#Christianwriter#Christianauthor#Christianblogger#AHappyChristiansSecretLife#newcovenant#gospel#grace#writerslife#faith#inChrist#inJesus#IamHisandHeismine#enjoyJesus
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“He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.’” –Mark 6:31 God has been calling people to retreats since His arrival on earth. Retreats restore your spirit. We need to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend time getting reacquainted with God. We are able to clearly listen to God in quiet, peaceful moments of prayer and reflection. Contact Kaylee or Jacquline to learn more or to schedule your parish for a Grace The Reigns retreat! https://buff.ly/2KR8WrT #GracethatReings#Grace#Catholic#Bishop#Prayer#Retreat#Healing#Pope Francis #families#rest
Happy birthday Aju Queen 😍 body sculptor extraordinaire, the one and only towtow mechanic, the flat tummy expert, the Ojoro weight loss expert. I've done very well for myself and I am proud of who I've become and what I've achieved so far. Thank you all for supporting this dream and trusting me enough to aid your journey from my little village in Uyo. I cannot handle a sales right now until I fulfil all pending orders to show appreciation but as soon as I can, I will. I am not on any of my phones today not even phone calls from now till 9pm 😂 I deserve a day off to just lie down and sleep. Thank you all so much I can't trade all of you for anything. God bless you all for me. .
Good friends are one of God’s greatest gifts. Not one of us is meant to go through life alone and without help. God longs to use you as his hands and feet to those he has placed in your midst. He longs to make you a friend as he is a friend to us in order to bless others and extend the reach of his kingdom. (link in bio!) /// How can you love your friends well today?