- A beautiful feeling when someone tells you “I wish I knew you earlier”
- You’ll always have place in my heart (TRB LBA)
- Just give me the simple things sweet tea, a funny joke and my man
- I’m a simple woman I like my handsome tatted italian veteran and breakfast food
- hope you think of me and it fucks you up
- I’ve been accused of being cold, snobbish, distant. Those who know me well know that I’m nothing of the sort if anything the opposite is true but it is too much to ask to want to protect your private life, your inner feelings? Lots of things touch me and I don’t want to be indiscreet
- My hobbies include eating and complaining that I’m getting fat.
- I feel so disgusted when someone turns out to be a huge waste of time like why did I ever let you in my life to begin with
- You know you’re a mother when “I’ll do it myself” is the outcome of almost everything you ask your family
- A life without lipstick is a life I never wish to live
- So if you’re happy with what you’re doing and it’s working for you please don’t allow anyone else to tell you your path is wrong.
Some people say to me ‘you’ve changed what happened’ and all I can say is how far back do you want me to go?
I’m nice as fuck so if you see me being mean to someone they earned that shit.
When nothing bothers you anymore you know shit changing.
Bitch STFU I have underwear cuter than you
If other people don’t understand you that is their problem not yours remember this and life becomes simple and more enjoyable.
A mans money will never excite and independent woman.
I’ll be exactly who you want me to be until I’m done with you then I’ll show you the monster I really am.
I love the fact that the very sight of me can fuck a bitches mood up ya’ll gotta stop letting me have that power.
Forget the past. Remember the lesson.
Daniel had unshakeable faith. His trust in the Lord sustained him when he was uprooted from his home taken into captivity and sent to a foreign country. It strengthened him as he served under several kings and faced many challenges.
Knowing God and trust Him are the 2 key elements of deep faith. Daniel who was part of the Israelite nobility apparently learned about the Lord from a young age. While he was in captivity his words and actions demonstrated that he knew the Scriptures and wanted to obey God. When offered a meal that was incompatible with the dietary laws he took a great risk by requesting other food. In verse 9 of today’s passage we see that God caused the official to show favor to him. Like Daniel we are to spend our lives learning and carrying out what please our heavenly Father.
Not only did this young man know what the Scriptures said but he also trusted the Lord to do as He had promised. Every time Daniel took a stand for godliness he was demonstrating his confidence in the heavenly Father. And his friends had unwavering faith as well. They did not know for sure that the Lord would rescue them from the fiery furnace but they believed He could and trusted that He’d do what was right.
Barriers to unshakeable faith include pride (I won’t admit I need God’s help), arrogance (I know a better way- I don’t have to ask God) and self sufficiency (I can do it myself without His help). Which of these is keeping you from becoming a person of strong faith? Confess it and turn it toward the Lord.
In public, most people appear happy and confident. But beneath the surface, many feel empty. In fact, it is possible to be in a large crowd and yet still feel alone.
A lot of men and women see no meaning or purpose in life. Attempting to overcome the emptiness, some become busy, others turn to drugs or alcohol, and still others strive for more money, power or love. Though pleasure exists for them, it is usually short lived.
There’s a reason why life can feel empty: Man was created with a yearning that God alone is able to satisfy. Individuals can’t be fulfilled until they experience His transforming and unconditional love. Jesus said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” In other words, the Lord wants us to feel complete, which can happen only through a relationship with Him.
However, even a person who is saved can feel empty. This could result from disobedience: a slight detour in one’s walk with the Lord can become a way of life, depriving a believer of deep satisfaction. It’s also possible for Christian’s to live according to God’s Word without fully surrendering their desires to Him. For example, many believers still try to fill up their own void with achievements, wealth or relationships. When aspirations like these are given higher priority than the Lord, they are a form of idolatry.
We can live a full live only when we seek God above all else. Pray for His guidance as you search your heart. Confess any sin, and ask God to fill your life as only He can do.
The book of Acts is an amazing record of how God worked in and through the early church & one of their most important activities was prayer. While Jesus was with His disciples little was recorded of them praying because they could talk directly to Christ. But after His ascension they immediately gathered in the upper room & “devoted themselves to prayer” (Acts 1:14).
Talking to God was their means of preparing for the work He had for them. Jesus had told them the Father would give the Holy Spirit to those who ask (Luke 11:13). Then after the resurrection He instructed them to stay in Jerusalem until they were “clothed with power from on high” (24:29). Without the Spirit they were not adequate for the Great Commission even though they’d spent time with Jesus. & if they needed the Spirit’s power so do we.
To the degree we’re willing to admit our absolute helplessness to do God’s work the Holy Spirit will empower us as we pray. When we are devoted to prayer the Lord begins to work in our heart preparing us for service. He gives us the Spirit’s boldness to speak God’s Word (Acts 4:31) & the courage to face any persecutions that might result (v.29).
God is looking for believers who understand the importance of prayer and realize the only way to fulfill His calling for the church is through His supernatural power. Christ’s church is not grown through programs, seminars and conferences but through the humble prayers of saints who gather together in utter dependence upon Him. That’s when God’s power is released and His will is accomplished.
2 Corinthians 11:22-31
In today’s passage, Paul’s description of his suffering is remarkable in 2 ways. First of all he had obviously faced considerable torment for his faith. Second he refused to whine or seek pity.. if this was the price for passionately serving Christ Paul was willing to pay. In our own faith walk we can learn from the apostle’s commitment.
We serve according to God’s will not our own. On the road to Damascus Jesus said to Paul “It will be told you what you must do” (Acts 9:6). We are to see the Lord’s direction and timing instead of choosing the ministry that seems best to us. Committing to do whatever He asks requires courage but anything less amounts to putting limitations on our obedience.
We serve according to our gifts not our talents. A spiritual gift is the special endowment God gives us to serve where he calls. Talents may be useful in His work but His gifts equip us for success. Natural skill wasn’t what made Paul a powerful preacher. In fact he spoke of the uselessness of his abilities and pedigree in comparison with knowing and erving Christ (Phil. 3:4-9).
We are to serve with a focus on God not on the work. Paul excelled at remaining Christ centered but this is where many people fall short. We get caught up in schedul;ing responsibility and accolades which can make us lose sight of the true purpose: reaching the needy and those who need Christ.
Doing “church work” can stroke the ego but drain the body. If we keep focused and serve out of our gifts service will be satisfying even when it is hard or painful.
Mountain size obstacles are part of living in a fallen world. They come in all forms – financial struggles, relational frustrations, health issues and any number of other situations. Jesus said we would have trouble in this life, it’s unavoidable. However, there is hope because He has overcome the world.
When our problems seem overwhelming, Jesus tells us to have faith in God and pray. Today’s passage is well loved because it seems like a blanket promise for whatever we want, Verse 24 sounds as if all we have to do is believe we’ll receive what we request, and it will be granted. However, this scripture can’t stand alone, apart from the rest of the Bible. So let’s consider 2 qualifications for this promise.
God is committed to removing only those obstacles that are hindrances to His will. Jesus is a primary example of this truth. When He faced the prospect of dying on a cross as the sin-bearer for mankind, it could have seemed like a mountain that needed to be removed, but His prayers were governed by these words: “Yet not My will, but Yours be done”.
We must also make sure that we are not the obstacle standing in God’s way. Jesus points out in Mark 11:25-26 that an unforgiving spirit breaks our fellowship with God thereby hindering our prayers. In fact, any sin we tolerate becomes a barrier between us and the L0rd.
Our first reaction to obstacles should be self-examination. Ask God ” Is there sin in my life? Do my requests align with Your will?” Only then can we confidently ask Him to move our mountains.