I was reading the book of Luke about the women who was a sinner. As she came to the Lord Jesus and wept , anointed His head with expensive oil and kissed His feet. Jesus told her, your sins are forgiven and your faith has saved you. He told those around Him how those that have been forgiven little, love little. Well I’m here to say I’ve been forgiven much 🔥 He took me out of the depth of filth , sin , Shame, idolatry etc. He washed my sins away, made me as white as snow. He called me His own and made me a daughter of the Living God. Filled me with His Holy Spirit. I will follow Him all the days of my Life. My redeemer lives, Saves and Heals. He is my Light and Hope!! Can I relate to this woman? Absolutely bc even though my sins might have not been as public they were there. #forgiven#redeemed#righteousness#daughterofgod#jesus#savior#lord#god#christian
sometimes it’s hard to choose.
sometimes it’s hard to act.
sometimes it’s hard to forgive.
it can even be hard to do what’s best for you.
we want to hold back, or hold it in. but we have to do it. you have to. we have to choose to do the hard things. we have to choose to let it hurt. we have to choose to try. we have to choose to walk away or journey through.
even if we fail. even if it’s wrong. even if we’re scared.
i think we have to try. and there’s always a chance to try again.
I rarely look for God’s goodness in the hard things. It’s so much easier to recognize his goodness on the surface and not notice the real depths of his love. I was once desperately pursuing something that was out of line with God’s plans for me. He rescued me by blocking it at all costs. To me, it looked so right but God saw beyond what I could see. If it wasn’t for his loving hands, rescuing me from willingly walking into something completely wrong for me, I don’t know where I’d be right now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now I see God’s goodness in my life most when I think back on the things he’s saved me from. It’s so crazy what traps of the enemy we’re willing to walk into and if not for God’s grace, we would have fallen right into them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know many of us don’t like God’s corrective hand in our lives. It’s painful. But, it’s necessary when we’re off track and it shows us just how much he loves us. Hebrew 12:11 explains it best: No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m so grateful for God’s loving correction towards me. I’m confident knowing that God will keep me secure even from the things I think are best for me.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. ”
Luke 6:38 #givefreely#gifts 🎁 #joyfulheart
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Published 1 day ago 'Incredible Hulk' star Lou Ferrigno hospitalized after pneumonia vaccine gone wrong
By Jessica Sager | Fox News
Lou Ferrigno on Training Michael Jackson 'He looked great and was animated'
Even the Hulk isn't invincible.
"The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno was hospitalized this week after he claimed a pneumonia vaccine was administered to him improperly.
"Went in for a pneumonia shot and landed up here with fluid in my bicep," the 67-year-old former bodybuilder captioned a photo of himself with an IV in Providence St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., on Wednesday. "I'll be ok but it's important that you keep an eye on who's giving the shot and make sure they not only swab the spot correctly but that you watch the needle come out of the package," he wrote.
He added a series of hashtags reading, "#neveradullmoment#tips#shots#hospitalvisit#louferrigno#illbeok ."
It's unclear which type of pneumonia vaccine Ferrigno received — or where he received it — but he seems to be in good spirits.
On Thursday, the proud papa tweeted to congratulate his son, Lou Ferrigno Jr., on nabbing a role as Hourman in the DC "Stargirl" series.
A rep for Ferrigno did not immediately return a request for comment on his recovery.
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch his treasure.
One of my favorite hymns and so appropriate for this season.
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There is intrinsic value, there is an inherent characteristic that you have that says you deserved to be dealt with in a certain manner. 💯
I deserved to be spoken to in a certain way, not because of me being a big black man but because I have dignity. See, some people look at me and say I won’t talk to you in just anyway Pastor Jamaal because of how big you are. I say, “no don’t talk to me respectfully because of how big I am, talk to me respectfully because of my dignity.”
Some of us have a hard time dealing with that.
Dehumanization precedes oppression. If you strip a man down to the core of who he is, he will freely allow you to violate him.
All abuse is progressive... [Watch how you let people talk to you.]
Dignity precedes respect. You can’t demand respect if you don’t have dignity and you’re born with dignity, you have to give dignity and act in a dignified manner in order to receive dignity. But you also command it if you receive otherwise...
ENCOURAGE SOMEONE WITH THIS MESSAGE. TAG THEM, REPOST THIS AND SHARE IT IN YOUR STORIES. AMEN! ❤️
✨Meditation: “Do you love Me?”... “For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
I pray your gracious words will be a healing balm for my longing, weak soul. May I grow in your love and become more loving.
In our deepest, darkest moments Christ’s love is deeper still. He gives His children hope in desperate situations. His Spirit speaks to our souls and reminds us of His promises. His favor lifts our heads so we may walk confidently in His love.
My love is to be as deep as Yours, Lord. I have been changed to Your reflect Your love in my mind, will, choices, and words.
S👐Say a Praise...
Christ Jesus, You are my first love. Thank you for delighting in me as you did Peter. I cherish Your grace. I fearlessly bear witness of Your love and the Spirit’s ability to change a life.
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Day 17: I Am A Testimony.
It is the will of God that you live a life of glory as a child of God, He has made us kings and priests to Him. It is His will that men glorify Him on your behalf as they see His work evidently in your life.(See Revelation 1:6, Isaiah 62:2-4, John 17:22-23, Isaiah 61:7, Matthew 5:16, Isaiah 8:18). Declare 👉 "Today I declare I am a testimony. I am for signs and for wonders. My life is an encouragement to others. Because of me praises and glory will rise up to my Heavenly Father. Where I have been despised before I shall be called "the Lord's delight." Instead of shame I have double honour. My life reflects the glory and beauty of the Lord. Men shall call me blessed. Good things are spoken of me to the glory of the Father for this is His will for me and it shall be, according to His word."
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Olá, queridos leitores! Como vocês estão? O que estão lendo? Quero compartilhar com vocês a alegria que é finalizar essa série, a mais longa que já vi, porém com todo cuidado e prazos, eu consegui vender a meta, e quem me acompanha desde o início do ano viu como deu tudo certo! Os outros livros já estão resenhados aqui, só procurar, pessoas! ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ
Nesse último livro da série nós temos o acontecimento do livro anterior que Zoey se entrega a polícia após o assassinato de dois mendigos, com a pedra da vidência, enquanto que Neferet quer assumir sua posição de deusa e ser adorada e venerada como tal, só que para isso ela ocupa o Mayo hotel, onde faz de refém vários hóspedes e funcionários, com a ajuda das suas gavinhas das trevas. Tulsa é agora um lugar inseguro com o assassinato dos mendigos e o ataque de Neferet, porém Zoey e seus amigos querem resgatar todos e trazer a tranquilidade novamente ao lugar. ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ
"Antes que a cortina para o Mundo do Além se fechasse, os olhos de Nyx pousaram em mim. A Deusa sorriu. Ela parecia mais jovem e mais feliz do que eu jamais vira. Então, de maneira muito distinta, Nyx, a Deusa da Noite, piscou para mim."ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ
Gente, eu me apaguei tanto a série que não queria finalizá-lo, mas a autora já começou a publicar mais livros da série e eu quero ler em breve. Esse foi um dos melhores de toda a série, sem enrolação, sem arrastamento, mas com muita ação e suspense. ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ
"Zoey Redbird, que você e Deus amigos sejam abençoados por toda a eternidade."ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ
Espero que vocês tenham gostado de tudo que falei sobre a série desde janeiro, e que vocês também tenham a oportunidade de ler, pois vale a pena! Abraços literários e até logo! ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ
"As we celebrate the third week of Advent, we light the Joy candle. There is no greater joy than knowing our Heavenly Father. Christmas is such a sweet reminder of the lengths He went to bring us joy. God sent His Son to earth as a baby so that we could possess a deep-rooted joy that exists beyond our circumstances. This Christmas, I believe joy is ours for the taking. Come close to the manger, and take great delight in the baby lying in the hay. Sure, your circumstances may be hard this holiday season. Finances might be tight. Relationships might be strained. Desires might be unmet. But nothing can change the joy available to us through Jesus"
We are called to rejoice in God and God rejoices in us. We can shout for joy and sing, and God’s joy too has a voice, and breaks out into singing. For every throb of joy in your heart, there is a wave of gladness in God’s. The notes of our praise are at once the echoes and the occasions of His. There is an assurance that the Lord is with us; and intimate fellowship and communion between God and us lies in God’s joy in us and our joy in God.
We may think of the joy that belongs to His divine nature as coming from the completeness of His being. It's not in Himself alone that He is glad; but it's because He loves, the exercise of love is ever blessedness. His joy is in imparting love to us in the most affectionate manner; His delights and gladness are in His children when they let Him love them.
God takes contentment and satisfaction in loving us, and showing it to us; he takes the utmost delight in expressing his love to us.
There is neverending joy in Christ's heart towards his people, and so he rejoices with joy, and joys with singing; which shows how delighted he is with his people, as they are his chosen, redeemed, and called ones; as they have his own righteousness upon them, and his own grace and glory he bestows upon them.
The soul, until it has found God, is always seeking some love to fill it, the love of God alone can content it. God tells our soul, that every feeling and expression of love may be found in Him. God's love is the deepest, tenderest, most yearning love, that broods over the object of its love, yet is held still in silence by the very depth of its love; and then, again, breaks forth in singing, and leaps for joy.