Monday, April 16, 2018

stand firm

We can't do this life alone. We need God's strength + His power. We need to be strong in Him (Ephesians 6:10)

It's so important that we put every piece of armor mentioned in Ephesians 6 or the enemy will easily be able to get us. We need to be ready.
We need to actively prepare for battle every single day.
One of the best ways is through prayer, asking God for each piece of armor. Verse 18 says to pray always with prayer + supplication.

Prayer is one of the biggest pieces of the armor we can put on. I think that without prayer (a relationship with God) the other armor we have on won't really work.
We fight an invisible enemy & I think we can often forget that. We forget that we fight not against flesh + blood, but against spiritual wickedness.

Satan loves that we forget. We're an easy target that way.

We need to stand fearlessly and proclaim TRUTH so that Satan's lies become scarce.
So let's put on the full armor of God each morning so that when the enemy creeps in we are ready to do battle.

"And having done all to stand, stand, therefore, having girded your waist with truth." Ephesians 6:13-14

BE STRONG IN THE LORD. STAND FIRM. ✨

Thursday, April 12, 2018

priceless

"Mirror, mirror, mirror on the wall, tellin' those lies, pointing out your flaws..."
The devil tells us so many lies--lies that we aren't good enough, that we aren't beautiful, that no one loves us. 
Sometimes we look in the mirror & see all of our flaws & think we are worthless because of them. But I believe God loves our flaws. It shows we aren't perfect & that we need Him. And He thinks we're priceless. 
Don't ever believe the lie that you are not worth anything. Because Jesus died on the cross for you, knowing all the flaws you would have. He says you are fearfully + wonderfully made & loves you.
YOU ARE OH SO PRICELESS. 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

thursday thankful things

I AM THANKFUL FOR >>
 an afternoon with friends
 sister selfies
 my nieces
 new little nephew, Curtis
 evening walks with Nelson 
 sister adventures
 my wedding date 
 homemade tea bags from mom
 our first big snow (!!!)
new little niece, Clara
 when these two littles fell asleep on my lap
 taking grandma + grandpa to the coffee shop for Grandpa's birthday
 attending this dear friend's wedding
Easter with my man 

HE CAME TO SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST. | LUKE 19:10

What are you thankful for?