Happy 1st day of spring!! 🌷 Another season is past and we are starting another one. I thinks it’s pretty awesome that God knew what he was doing by bringing in different seasons. Our lives relate so much to how nature works. •
Step outside (even if it means to grab an umbrella) and take a deep breath because, hey! it’s a new season!
405 days ago
I am honored (and super excited) to have been chosen by @girldefined to launch their 3rd book; Sex, Purity, & the Longings of a Girls Heart. They have been a huge blessing in my life since I came across them several years back. I’ve been looking forward to this launch since they announced their new book! With that being said stay tuned to hear all about it!! 🌸🌸 #krisrenae#girldefined#newbook#purity#girldefinedministries
If your human (and I think we all are 😉) you know that we tend to let the emotions of our lives grab ahold of our steering wheel. Then aniexty, selfishness, depression, bitterness, and all their friends decide to take a free ride. •
The last few days I’ve been dealing with just that /\ Honestly, I’m still not 100% over it, however, I am taking it One Step at a Time. Gods been gracious and allowed me to stumble across a Bible plan that fit right into this part of my life at just the right time. •
It’s ok to be frustrated and angry...but don’t stay there. Nobody’s perfect and God certainly doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He wants you to give it your absolute best shot. He cares about you taking it One Step at a Time. •
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace at all times and in every way [that peace and spiritual well-being that comes to those who walk with Him, regardless of life’s circumstances]. The Lord be with you all.”
2 THESSALONIANS 3:16 AMP
401 week ago
“For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above--spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].”
EPHESIANS 2:10 AMP #krisrenae
301 week ago
Find time in your day to laugh. I know I always feel good when I can get a good belly laugh in once in a while instead of always making everything so serious. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time for that. #imhappytobeme#joyandlaughter#krisrenae
501 week ago
In honor of International Women’s Day...never forget who you were created to be!
In today’s world there are so many different ways to get sucked into what people believe women should be or do. Women have a choice to use or abuse their power that they were given...Find your strength and press on to your goal 🌸
602 weeks ago
‘On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through rough days so far is 100%. And that’s pretty good.’ Today I was reading about breaking points and a few things kinda fell into place for me. When you’re at your breaking point you can either chose to let it destroy you or utilize it to move you closer to your goal, dream etc. so often I’m tempted to sit back and pity myself that I have to be at such a hard place in life. I fall into that temptation more times than not. I’ll find myself starting to look at others via social media or while getting groceries etc. and think “if only I could live their life I’d be happier”. So selfish, right?! If only I could set myself down at that moment and say “you have no idea what that person is struggling with”. This is a big area where I’m still growing in and am ever so grateful for a Merciful Father! #spiritualgrowth#faith#breakingpoint#workofart#imhappytobeme#krisrenae
633 weeks ago
“When you truly begin to understand that you are loved and accepted by God, being rejected by the world no longer hurts.” 🌸
My motto/verse that got me through my teenage years was, “I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”
PSALM 139:14 AMP
I kept that verse tucked in the back of my memories to pull out whenever I struggled with body image, feeling friendless, etc. Still one of my favorite verses to this day! If your a young lady reading this, find a verse or quote that you can tuck back in your memories that will remind you that there is someone there to walk with you through the hard parts of life. 💕 #youraworkofart#imhappytobeme#loved#krisrenae
1513 weeks ago
Anyone close to me knows I can be a bit of a spitfire. 🔥 I believe I was gifted with it and have been learning how to use that fire to glorify God. This specific verse is a challenge for me, especially when it comes to family and friends close to my heart. ❤️There’s a time to be silent and there’s also a time to make your voice heard. #unfinished#workofart#growth#imhappytobeme#krisrenae
703 weeks ago
noun | in·teg·ri·ty |
1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values
Through the years, especially from 18-21, I started realizing how my integrity will affect my future relationships. I was determined to stay strong in my values. I’ve gotten kinda lax in remembering that lately, however, I was given a reminder today.
I was going through my pictures and I saw this quote I had saved from several years ago...suddenly I had the urge to check what God has to say about Integrity. I was convicted of a few things that I know can use some growth. #workofart#unfinished#imhappytobeme • “Examine me, O LORD, and try me; Test my heart and my mind.”
PSALM 26:2 AMP
• “But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me and be merciful and gracious to me.”
PSALM 26:11 AMP #krisrenae
601 month ago
These words speak to my heart this morning... “but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough--always available--regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].”
2 CORINTHIANS 12:9-10 AMP
611 month ago
Valentines is literally just around the corner. To say that I’ve never struggled with being single on Valentines let alone any other day, would be a complete lie. When I was younger I didn’t know how long I would be single but decided I would choose to be grateful in the single years. Many days I’m glad I chose to make that decision because I’m sure my single years would be much harder. To this day I know God has me on a path that I don’t know where it’s going to take me to yet. Not gonna lie, to see friends, family, and acquaintances starting families of their own is a struggle but I will never forget the moment I made the commitment to be grateful in the stage of life I’m in at the moment. Being happy with them that God has blessed them in that special way brings joy to my heart! I will never be perfect but I hope to always be workable. #imperfect#happytobeme#krisrenae
541 month ago
LIFE. The thing God breathed into me and entrusted me with to bring Glory to himself. Many, many times I am so engulfed in myself that I forget He can take it from me at any given moment. This life he gave me is tough. The trials are so hard, sometimes I don’t think I’ll survive another day. Somehow, He still remembers me and shows me he’s still with me. The older I get, the more I realize what He meant when He said, “Have faith like a child.” It was so easy to see the good in Life and be able to trust Him fully with no worries. Oh, how I wish to have the same unwavering Faith like that today. I keep striving to better myself and be a blessing to others. I want to be happy with me, who I am, and strive to be like Christ. I will never be perfect, (although my flesh wishes it could be) but what for purpose would I have if I was perfect? This is me. Imperfect. Undone. Sinful. < Saved by the Truth. Pliable. A work of art that isn’t finished. #imhappytobeme#krisrenae
1611 month ago
— I once asked a very successful woman to share her secret with me.
She smiled and said to me.. "I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters.
I stopped fighting those who gossiped about me...
I stopped fighting with my in laws...
I stopped fighting for attention...
I stopped fighting to meet peoples expectation of me...
I stopped fighting for my rights with inconsiderate people..
I stopped fighting to please everyone...
I stopped fighting to prove they were wrong about me.... I left such fights for those who have nothing else to fight... And I started fighting for
my ideas and
The day I gave up on small fights is the day I started becoming successful & so much more content." Some fights are not worth your time..... Choose what you fight for wisely. (Photo and post credit, Unknown)