HYMN OF THE DAY⠀
June 16, 2019⠀
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest (LSB 498)⠀
1 Come, Holy Ghost, Creator blest,⠀
And make our hearts Your place of rest; ⠀
Come with Your grace and heav'nly aid,⠀
And fill the hearts which You have made.⠀
2 To You, the Counselor, we cry,⠀
To You, the gift of God Most High;⠀
The fount of life, the fire of love,⠀
The soul's anointing from above.⠀
3 In You, with graces seven-fold,⠀
We God's almighty hand behold⠀
While You with tongues of fire proclaim⠀
To all the world His holy name.⠀
4 Your light to ev'ry thought impart,⠀
And shed Your love in ev'ry heart;⠀
The weakness of our mortal state⠀
With deathless might invigorate.⠀
5 Drive far away our wily foe,⠀
And Your abiding peace bestow;⠀
With You as our protecting guide,⠀
No evil can with us abide. A-men.⠀
6 Teach us to know the Father, Son,⠀
And You, from both, as Three in One⠀
That we Your name may ever bless⠀
And in our lives the truth confess.⠀
7 Praise we the Father and Son⠀
And Holy Spirit, with them One, ⠀
And may the Son on us bestow⠀
The gifts that from the Spirit flow!⠀
We all wished we had the perfect father. When we see verses like this it's difficult to truly appreciate because we can't make the connection if our earthly father showed no compassion, or if all you remember is the abuse rather than the compassion since there was so little of it.
God, however, is the perfect father. There's a level of comfort and push that He gives in order for us to grow. He's stern when He needs to be, and gentle when He needs to be.
We must agree that we all have bad habits that need to change. As a loving Father, He gives us ways to change those habits and shows compassion when we try to honor Him by how we live.
We fear Him because we love Him. We show reverence to the living God. He is the restorer of all things broken. Nothing is impossible for Him.
Let's honor Him today by making choices that we know for sure will please Him. We're in this together.
God bless you
Each of us can think of people who have spoken words of encouragement into our lives that strengthened us to continue our walk with the Lord. Who is that child, teen, or young adult who needs a word of encouragement, mercy and grace spoken so they will be strengthened to keep in step with the Spirit? We need to speak to them the next time we see them, send an email or text them, or even send a card telling them how special they are to us and to the Lord. In doing so, we will be breathing the sustaining power of the Holy Spirit into the life of that young person.
Spiritually invest in a youth today!
Make worship a family affair, join us Sundays at 11 AM at our Worship Center located at 3170 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL 34104. Sunday School begins at 10 AM. 🙏
Haga de la adoración un asunto familiar, únase a nosotros los domingos a las 11 AM en nuestro Centro de Adoración ubicado en 3170 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL 34104. La Escuela Dominical comienza a las 10 AM.
I’m LOVING our current series: “Asking For A Friend!” Don’t miss this Sunday! I have 4 more questions to answer and they are really good...See you Sunday! 9:30 + 11:15AM - Bring your dad and the whole family!! @vizionchurch 405 S Davidson St. Charlotte, NC
"Ter o coração vazio novamente foi como sentir que eu tinha controle sobre tudo outra vez. Faz tempo que deixei de acreditar em coisas que não existem. Me permitir aceitar isso foi o primeiro passo para esvaziar o coração de mágoas e arrependimentos. Sempre há muitas possibilidades lá fora. A culpa se limita a promessas mal feitas, sempre. Que continuemos vivendo, apesar das incertezas. Isso já nem dói mais."
It's been almost 2yrs since i was last active on this pg. I'm writing this as a brief testimony on what God is able to do in a persons life, no matter how far gone they were. I've deleted most pics on here, for many reasons...i left a few which are somewhat modest, but even those i see such a broken individual who was seeking attention/validation in all the wrong places. I gave my life fully to Christ in Sep 2017 & honestly never looked back. It's too long to get into or explain on here, but i felt the need to witness to anyone who reads this. God is able to completely transform u if u surrender ur will to him, allowing him to change u into who HE created u to be. I'm not the person u see in these pics anymore, my worth doesn't come from compliments & selfies exposing body parts. I'm healed from that false identity, that vanity, that emptiness, that void only Jesus could fill. I wish i could put it into word's the joy & peace, the 100% contentment that i found in living my life dedicated to Jesus, it was the best decision i ever made. I'm so incredibly grateful for God's mercy, unconditional love, forgiveness, but most of all grace over my life. #jesus#god#grace#christ#cross#christian#amen#blessed#testimony#godsplan#godisable#change#faith#love
The face when trying to keep yourself together. .
This week has went from okay, to that sucks, to I feel like my life is coming to a halt. .
I'm not going to o share details yet as I have to share still with the family. .
I'm not asking for a pitty party. .
I'm just saying things may be rough and completely hard.
That does not mean I'm going to GIVE UP!!..
I'm a strong woman! I know that to well.
I'm going to have good days and bad days.
I'm going to keep my faith strong and move forward. .
When I was in Dublin recently, a friend gave me E2 by Pam Grout to read. That turned out to be a mistake, because I couldn't put it down and then struggled to give it back! Everything about it resonated with me as it was about faith beyond what I could see or utilise with my 5 senses. Its theme was around trusting the magic and wonder of the Universe in all its magnificence.
The thing with trust is you either have it or you don't. It can't be assumed or expected. Trust is usually earned over a period of time and is mostly justified in the people you give it to. It takes history and experience before you believe it's deserved and that's why you won't trust just anyone. You're right to be cautious, as once trust is under suspicion it's never the same again. I liken it to emptying the bath, when the water starts going, it's not coming back! https://gloriamasters.com/
The decision made.
A chance to explore.
An endless expanse of new opportunity.
With warmth and sun, my heart sings.
Barefoot I walk— grounding into this ‘new-ness’— a wondering woman calling forth her inner strength.
A belief within, unearthed and gradually rising.
Although unpleasant, flutters chiming through my solar plexus.
An empowered force, a constant reminder.
A life filled with choice, no one way of navigating my way—except the calling, the whisper or the ping within my heart.
We cannot know what lies ahead, we cannot control the call from our heart.
As my feet continue to ground in this new place, on my new path, I allow space for all the feels to be felt—for my inner-child to play on this new grass, under the warmth of the winter sun.
For this journey is forever evolving, as I must too.
With my feet solid on the ground and my heart held as my number 1– a force that only heats with live, tenderness and an unwavering guidance, today and for all my days to come. 💫💫 image @indg0
If you know me, you know I'm always banging on about non-negotiables. As someone with food issues, one of my absolutes has to be the way I manage my diet. This means planning, prep and being completely committed to a process that works mentally, physically and practically for me, no matter where I am or what I have on that day. Which is why, on this day, I'm the only dude in the Virgin Lounge eating oats, almonds, psyllium husk and protein powder from a plastic container (one I re-use). Living an aligned life means doing what's required to live our standards and values, despite the inconvenience and effort and despite those fucking blueberry muffins at the breakfast bar. 😳
There is something healing about plunging your who body into water -especially natural sources of water. I always feel the sense of stuck energy being washed away. Buzzing with energy as the water evaporates off my skin from the sun💧🙏🏼
🎼: This song stats it perfectly “Be the light”. - @beautifulchorus
Okay let’s try this again IG. I just typed out my whole post, and once it was posted, the caption was gone😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩😩
SO. I got my fix of ☀️ today, and I have to say I’m quite proud of myself for not burning. I went back and forth to the shade, and even used lotion FTW.
My dad is flipping another house this summer that has a pool(I know, the perks🤗). You can see in the photos the different just from last week to today is pretty significant. I’m just here waiting for it to be filled so I can dive right in!
FUNFACT: I was a swimmer for 13 years when I was younger, so whenever I am around a body of water, it’s pretty much impossible to keep me away. Every family vacation, I was the furthest out in the ocean, for the longest period of time.
I spent 4 hours out there. I read half of my book, dozed off for a few and I listened to the water drip from the hose.
For those who didn’t see my story yesterday, I got a good workout in.
I ran a mile, and came back and did upper body with weights, along with some legwork. I didn’t feel great going into the workout, but I felt great afterwards. Great, mentally. Physically, I felt like a cement truck, but I knew that was because I just kicked all my muscles into high gear.
I started the week in a flare up, but I’m hoping to end the week FLARELESS🤷🏼♀️
Sunshine/summertime always agrees with me, and they are usually my better months. So here’s to ☀️#brighterdays for errrrbody.
How present am I right now?
An insight that I had in the midst of confusion, clutter and frustration. Releasing the need to control is a lesson that continues to humble me daily. Surrendering to the process feels foreign. It means choosing to have faith in the unseen and more importantly, accepting whatever happens. And that can be F-ing terrifying. Which is why intentional solitude is a necessity- not just for our relationship with ourselves, but with everyone else. Spouses, family, friends, clients. Everyone.
Unplugging from the external is so vital. Intentional solitude helps us reset, remember and return with more to give. I’ll admit it’s way easier to numb ourselves to feeling and even thinking altogether by running from the very thing we are searching for. The only ‘work’ we must do is sit and listen. No distractions. Only then do we remember our truths. Only then can we be fully present with those around us. And that is a beautiful thing.
In a letter addressed to Disney CEO, Robert Iger, non-profit organisations For the Love of Wildlife, Blood Lions and Nature Needs More are calling on Disney to re-evaluate and increase its contribution from the Lion King blockbuster to lion conservation. Money makes the world go around and money is what it’s going to take to save wildlife from extinction. I’ve mentioned before on some posts how Disney should step up a little more in conservation efforts. After all , the amount of movies that contain animals or animal likeness is a huge part of their catalog. The amount of kids that look up to them. They are at the top and they truly have the opportunity to make a difference with the platform they sit on. But, I think trying to get Disney to become a leader or voice isn’t the right move because that’s not where their heart is. While it would be nice if they dropped 10 million a year on wildlife conservation in Africa , it’s wishful thinking. If we want to save wildlife, it’s going to take global effort. It’s going to take people that truly want to invest and make a difference for the creatures god has created. Hopefully one day a global brand will emerge and become a voice for the voiceless and become that leader. But, I don’t think it’s Disney. #wildlifeconservation#foracause#savewildlife#disney#disneymovieclub#movies#globalimpact#faith#makeadiffrence#bethechange🌎 #makeanimpact#globalization#wildlife#worldproblems#conservationist#animals#voiceforthevoiceless#unityisstrength#racingextinction#togetherwearestronger#togetherwecan#blueplanet#oneearth