All Things Bright & Beautiful

Nice seeing you again, Mary! We miss you already. 💕☺ Your laugh, your very willing attitude to teach me German during random moments, coffee time, your ease at everything and just everything about you. 😁 Shalom, Mary!

Nice seeing you again, Mary! We miss you already. 💕☺ Your laugh, your very willing attitude to teach me German during random moments, coffee time, your ease at everything and just everything about you. 😁 Shalom, Mary!

We are NOT defined by our sins. We are defined by a GREAT God who gave His BLAMELESS and PERFECT son as a living sacrifice for our sins.. Our past, present & future sins. We are forgiven BY GRACE which is given FREELY💕 to us. My love for him is just a response to the HUMBLING fact that He FIRST loved us. He first loved us DESPITE our sins, weaknesses, wrong decisions, struggles, hurts, doubts & fears. It’s the SCANDAL OF GRACE, my beautiful friends. 😀 Now isn’t that a wonderful, amazing & lovely thing? 💕

We are NOT defined by our sins. We are defined by a GREAT God who gave His BLAMELESS and PERFECT son as a living sacrifice for our sins.. Our past, present & future sins. We are forgiven BY GRACE which is given FREELY💕 to us. My love for him is just a response to the HUMBLING fact that He FIRST loved us. He first loved us DESPITE our sins, weaknesses, wrong decisions, struggles, hurts, doubts & fears. It’s the SCANDAL OF GRACE, my beautiful friends. 😀 Now isn’t that a wonderful, amazing & lovely thing? 💕

I declare!

I declare!

Salamat sa never ending encouragement, Lord. Gooooo!

Salamat sa never ending encouragement, Lord. Gooooo!

Look who I bumped into! What a small world. 😊 Chenzen & Ryan

Look who I bumped into! What a small world. 😊 Chenzen & Ryan

spiritualinspiration:

“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.” (James 5:7, NLT)
God has put dreams and desires in every person’s heart. But most times, there’s a season of waiting involved. Maybe you’re waiting for a relationship to improve; waiting to get married; waiting for a promotion, or waiting to overcome an illness. Much of life is spent waiting. But there’s a right way to wait and a wrong way to wait. Too often, when things don’t happen on our timetable, we get down and discouraged or anxious and fretful. That’s because we’re not waiting the right way.
Notice that today’s verse doesn’t say if you wait; it says as you wait. The fact is that we’re all going to wait. It goes on to say that we should consider how the farmer waits — patiently and eagerly. We’re not supposed to sit around and be discouraged; we’re supposed to be hopeful, positive and full of expectancy!
Today, no matter what you are praying for, expect things to change in your favor. Today could be the day that God turns it all around. As you wait with patience and expectancy, you’ll open the door for God to move. He’ll fight your battles, and you’ll see that abundant harvest He’s promised in every area of your life.
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I choose to wait expectantly for You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I put my trust and hope in You knowing that You have good things in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.

spiritualinspiration:

“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.” (James 5:7, NLT)

God has put dreams and desires in every person’s heart. But most times, there’s a season of waiting involved. Maybe you’re waiting for a relationship to improve; waiting to get married; waiting for a promotion, or waiting to overcome an illness. Much of life is spent waiting. But there’s a right way to wait and a wrong way to wait. Too often, when things don’t happen on our timetable, we get down and discouraged or anxious and fretful. That’s because we’re not waiting the right way.

Notice that today’s verse doesn’t say if you wait; it says as you wait. The fact is that we’re all going to wait. It goes on to say that we should consider how the farmer waits — patiently and eagerly. We’re not supposed to sit around and be discouraged; we’re supposed to be hopeful, positive and full of expectancy!

Today, no matter what you are praying for, expect things to change in your favor. Today could be the day that God turns it all around. As you wait with patience and expectancy, you’ll open the door for God to move. He’ll fight your battles, and you’ll see that abundant harvest He’s promised in every area of your life.

A Prayer for Today

Father, today I choose to wait expectantly for You. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I put my trust and hope in You knowing that You have good things in store for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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I declare! 😊

I declare! 😊

I think the devil’s biggest lie is to make you think that how you feel right now is how you will always feel forever.

Please do not allow your mood to determine your entire value as a person. We get tired. We get cranky. We have doubts, frustrations, questions. And Jesus welcomes you graciously, the exhausted cranky doubtful you, and he will give you rest for your weary bones.

You might think there’s some kind of “awesome version” of you hidden inside your skin, and maybe you feel like you’re always two steps behind trying to catch up to some experienced mature mold of you — but Jesus loves you, right now, unconditionally. It’s only this kind of pure love that will ever penetrate deep enough to actually bring about change in your heart, and even then, we must not be so hard on ourselves in this journey.

Believe me: the seasons change. Feelings fade. Life goes on. Endure the late-night twitch and don’t beat yourself up. Let go of harsh self-evaluation. No matter how you feel, be kind and pray anyway. The same grace that you show others: have some grace for yourself too. And before you know it, you will be further along down this path without even hardly trying. The moment you quit trying to improve and simply rest in Christ, you’ll move forward.

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