I’m in a season of my life where I think Patience and Joy are the two gifts of the Holy Spirit that I’ll be praying for the most! Why? Well, I think if I can be patient with myself, I can be patient with others. I think as a result of being more patient, I will also be able to reduce my anxieties and find more joy and gratitude in life!! This will hopefully free up more space in my heart to be mindful and intentional about extending joy to other people around me!
There’s so much guidance and power that God has blessed us with in the person of the Holy Spirit, specifically to help us make the most of our time here on Earth. One of my biggest goals for 2019 is to ASK for it more! To pray to God for His Holy Spirit to be alive in me!
What gift(s) of the Holy Spirit are most relevant to the season of life that you’re in right now? You’re ALWAYS welcome to DM me if you ever have any prayer requests! If you engage in prayer and would be willing to reciprocate and pray for me, too, let me know! 💖
“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”
Proverbs 31:30 KJV .
“Charm can be misleading, and beauty is vain and so quickly fades, but this virtuous woman lives in the wonder, awe, and fear of the Lord. She will be praised throughout eternity.”
Proverbs 31:30 TPT
HI THERE ♡
➳ I don’t think I’ve ever done an introduction of myself before so I guess what better time than now!
➳ My name is Sarah 👋🏼 and I am a native Californian! I love all things Disney so if you love Disney, you hit ya girl up!
➳ I have a not so strange addiction to coffee. I start everyday with about 1.5 cups (2 if I’m lucky.) My favorite place to get coffee would have to be @philzcoffee ☕️ (I get Julie Ultimate with cinnamon in the filter; Philz way)
➳ I love clothes and pleasing aesthetics. I’ve got @gucci taste on a @goodwillsocal budget (no hate to Goodwill, I LOVE thrifting!) I am currently working on creating and rebuilding my wardrobe and closet to fit a style and color palette that works for me. (Mostly neutrals and basics for that effortless mix and match.)
➳ I love Jesus. I grew up in church, but made the life changing decision in 2008. God has shown Himself faithful and true in my life time and time again. In different parts and stages of life, He has always been there for me.
➳ That’s just a small part of who I am! If you made it this far, THANK YOU & leave me a 🖤 and something about you too!
I've been thinking a lot about the girl I used to be. Partly because I'm entering the college graduate chapter of life. Partly because it's where I'm at in my mental health recovery journey. But the girl I used to be... she had no voice. She had no confidence. No purpose. She had no hope. No will. She wasn't looking to the future because it was too dark to imagine. She was the little girl crouched in the corner, scared.
But this woman that I am now. I'm proud of her. Because this future is bright and full of adventure and hope. This woman has purpose, goals, drive and ambition. This woman has a voice and it is LOUD y'all. This woman is going places whether you want to tag along or not.
If you're that girl I used to be, I promise you there's a way out. You just have to be brave enough to ask for help. Know that asking isn't always what you want to do. But we all need help sometimes.
The scared little girl in the corner got up and started walking through whatever door she chooses.
Look, I like to dance to the beat of my own drum. I dance around the house, I laugh very loudly, make up silly songs- it’s like my inner 12 year old refuses to grow up.
What does your inner weirdness look like?
📖 : Nehemiah 5
I thought it over and then challenged the nobles and the rulers. I said to them, “You are exacting usury (excessive interest) from your own brother (relative).” So I held a great assembly to confront them.
NEHEMIAH 5:7 AMP .
From vs 1-5 the Jews started complaining of their fellow Jews supposedly the rich one who had enslave their children, taken their land and even their children
In vs 6 when Nehemiah heard of it he was very angry unlike christian leader who would support the the other party simple because of the financial assistance their get, but oh no Nehemiah did not do that.
Indeed he is a good leader who will call a spade a spade. .
If Christian leaders indeed would say the truth I tell you the people are ready to repent of evil if only we would tell the Jesus truth not just the modified truth. .
I'm learning a lot from Nehemiah who refused to color it.
No matter how highly placed they where. .
If we truly keep our hand clean then like Nehemiah we can say remember me for good for everything I have done for this people.
May the lord remember us for good.
JULIET (KGM WARRI)
Just in case someone else needed this reminder today as much as I did.❤️ Just because God told you to do it doesn’t mean it would be easy.
But as the saying goes, if He leads you to it, He’ll lead you THROUGH it.🙌🏾 So don’t give up today! Press in and press through! Tag a friend that needs some encouragement today! Especially your “strong friends,” prayer warriors and creative friends.
Sending love + light to those who need it.❤️✨
Just like how Joseph went from the Pit to the Palace, May You go from Empty to Overflow.
Overflow in your finances
Overflow in your Marriage
Overflow in your ministry
Overflow in your Anointing
Before you judge the state of your relationship with God, know this: While you were at your worst, lost in sin, without God, HE LOVED YOU. (Romans 5:8) No matter how far you may feel from God, find comfort in the fact that its His love that draws us close. Its a love we can rely on, rest in, find strength from and a love that we get to know for the rest of our lives and for. #shecourse#shecourseforgirls#encouragement#godlywomen#womenoffaith
This fall I experienced a loss I never imagined I’d encounter. I miscarried our second child at nine weeks and it was the most traumatic experience of my life. It began after my second ultrasound when there was no heartbeat to be found. As my midwife shared the tragic news with me over the phone, I let out a groan I’ve never expressed before and spent the rest of the day—in fact several days—curled up on the couch sobbing.
Two weeks later I gave birth to my little one in our bathroom, while my husband was out of state and my son was sleeping. And I scooped up the little body and placed he or she in a box that we buried in my grandpas wildflower field on the farm a few days later.
As you can imagine, I’d never felt such anger, loss, and despair. For days I struggled with, “how could a loving God do this?” I questioned His goodness.
But then God started speaking tenderly to my depleted heart. Showing me His goodness and kindness in such small but beautiful ways. A girls night with my best friends brought much needed laughter back into my life. Laughter is indeed good for the soul. My husband and I drew closer to each other in the loss. People surrounded me in love and prayer like never before. And God whispered into my aching heart through His Word. He pointed me to His promises.
I think more than anything, He gave me a peace that surpassed all understanding. I couldn’t rationalize why I had peace in the aftermath of losing a child. I couldn’t explain it. All I knew is that it was there; I could sense His loving arms were wrapped around me and holding my brokenness together. God was good, is good, and would indeed bring good out of the hardship.
Thanking God for another day! Gosh I’m so thankful for the people God has provided to be there for me as a strong voice of encouragement and also be willing to tell me things I want to hear 😬 what I’m learning is that with everything, especially with what God has declared over you, there’s is a process to getting there. And we have to be patient during that process, trusting in God’s faithfulness. Even in the times that I’m truly ready to give up on some things God has told me time and time again that He has purposed me to do, He won’t let me lol. I’m comes the word of confirmation again🙄. But I’m thankful for it. I’m thankful that He pushes me to go beyond my assumed limits and reminds me that in Him I have more than enough to overcome every single battle and everything Satan will throw at me to try a steer me off track. IN HIM, you can, and YOU WILL fulfil EVERYTHING He has called you to. You can’t give up, there’s people counting on your obedience. 💕
What if you truly knew who you are and what you were called to do? When you know whose you are, then you know who you are. When you know who you are, you know what you were called to do. Join me, as we learn how to become our authentic selves in Christ. Click the "Bible Studies" tab in link in bio 👉🏻 @trulybeckypeter to join!. Starting Monday, January 21. Can't wait to see you there! 🙏🏻💕
YOU. ARE. FAVORED. 💜⠀
And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" - Luke 1:28⠀
Favored (adj.) - preferred or recommended; beloved, cherished, special⠀
Sis, you are God's favorite! He loves you more than you'll ever know. Every day He chooses you and wants to be in relationship with you.⠀
Tag three friends who need to hear this!
What a joy it is to introduce the woman behind it all, Gretchen!
Instagram won’t allow enough characters to write a fitting intro for this woman so I will do my best to summarize. Her eyes are fixed on Jesus, she fiercely and desperately loves Him. She firmly plants herself and walks victoriously in her God-given identity and femininity. Her pursuit of the Bible and truth for women is unwavering and fearless. She is a spiritual mama for many and is a leader trustworthy to follow. She sees and creates beautiful spaces. Her obedient, steadfast faith will inspire yours. She is a fervent prayer warrior and lifelong student of the Word. Everything she learns is freely accessible to those who simply ask. ⠀⠀
I recruited the help of some of our friends (and her husband) to help me attempt to adequately describe Gretchen in one word and this is what they said:
You are truly being taught by a treasure. Gretchen, thank you for creating a space for women to learn about Jesus together. We love you!
US. REAL LIFE FRIENDS after 7.5 years of God orchestrating, aligning, and hand crafting all the moments to lead to this one right here (which i had NO CLUE about) 🥳🥰 she showed up to the gal pal meet up last week saying, “I don’t know anyone. I just follow Alex on instagram.” and went on to explain this - “I was in freshman geography and you walked (super pregnant) in to deliver some paper from whatever office you were working in and my teacher (a man) was like “do you know who the dad is?” “Are your parents mad?” Just all these invasive questions!!! I was so shocked. But you were kinda chill about it and just answered the questions and I think that’s why I remembered it so much because you were so calm ?? And as a freshman I was so intrigued bc my mom was 17 when she had me so I guess I was like wow she’s going through what my mom went through. I think I found your instagram through someone else and by that point you were getting into this Jesus thing and it was so cool to me how you (from an outsiders prospective) took life’s curve balls head on and just went for it!! The way you were so passionate about Jesus was clearly so pure and it was (and is) really inspiring” .... she went on to explain that she kept following my journey and kept up w/ my life & when she saw the gal pal meet ups taking place, she decided to show up anxious and excited. after we talked... I realized that means 7 years ago God knew that me walking into that class, stirring up that conversation, giving me the words to respond with would stir something in this ones heart. and for the next 7 years, He would be at work making sure to align all the moments just right to get us to boomerang right here over a gal pal meet up 🥳🥰 i’m mind blown over it. that is proof that maybe the seeds planted don’t reap a harvest right away or we don’t see the immediate works of God... sometimes it’s a 7 year long journey of God at work 😭😭😭😭 seeing Him unravel His plans to get us to real life sisterhood makes my eyes water every single time. + He’s given me a sis who loves coffee & boomerangs even more than me!! THAT is my kinda gift 😋🙃
Light to see what I'm reading? Enough.⠀
Got what I need. 🙂⠀
"But [Jesus] answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”⠀Matthew 4:4
Consume His Word today, friends!
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In Christianity, the peacock is a symbol of eternal life. The Peacock symbolism represents the "all-seeing" church, along with the holiness and sanctity associated with it. Additionally, the Peacock represents resurrection, renewal and immortality within the spiritual teachings of Christianity. Many compare the resurrecting phoenix to the modern-day Peacock. .
From my childhood I have had run-ins with peacocks. When I was 12 yrs old, in middle school my father died of cancer. When I returned to school kids began bullying me. Physically jumped in the shower room at gym by a girls gang, they took turns slapping my face for fun, spat on me, and told me "now turn the other cheek since you're like Jesus!" (Word for word there) I was deeply grieving my dad and then became mocked and scorned because of the new girls jealousy. I started carving tattoos in my skin. I told everyone I was being cool but really I was severely depressed. I began contemplating suicide. .
A few days later, as I tried to choose how I would die...a strange Peacock came to our school grounds. It would wail and cry all day...it was so annoying to everyone... except me. I was intrigued... tried to find out where it came from..go touch it. It was like he took all my pain and SHOUTED IT OUT for me. And... subsequently stopped thinking about suicide. The Peacock became our school mascot for awhile and life was normal for me. .
Years later after my first child turned 12 a Peahen landed on our roof. I had no idea they could fly. We took pictures of her...my daughter climbed the roof to touch her. She hung around a few days and left. At this time my home is decorated with peacocks. I started collecting them when I had my #wlssurgery They say peacocks guard and protect royalty. It makes since to me. God says we are His royal children and High Priests. Do you have a peacock story?