Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. -Albert Einstein
What is value? It means that something or someone is of great worth or importance. Einstein related that the greater the value, the more successful you are.
But value doesn't mean self-importance. Someone of value has integrity. They're honest and have a strong moral character. They let God lead them in all of their decisions. 🌹
Someone of value is reliable. You can count on them. You trust them. You want to follow them. 🌹
Someone of value has the love of Christ. To me, this is the most important aspect. Christ gave his life for the world. Christ didn't judge or cause hurt. The Bible tells us to love our neighbor as ourself. If we treated everyone with the love of Christ, there would be no hatred, or crime or bigotry. 🌹
So if we are to be a person of value in those terms, we would surely have success in our life. Possibly not worldly success, but definitely spiritual success. I don't mean we would be perfect, only Christ was perfect. But we would walk closer to God and to me, that's success.
After years and years apart... we stood next to each other and we worshipped God. Together we came to the throne of grace with tears streaming down our faces. Sure there’s been so much trauma, suffering, and family secrets. The pain caused the whole family to fall apart— but God in his mercy and kindness never stops bringing beauty from ashes. He is ALWAYS working things out behind the scenes for OUR good— in his perfect timing!
With makeup smeared all over...this moment will forever be etched in my memory. Together we sat at the fountain outside @prkhllchrch with hands joined and hearts humbled.... crying out for God to bring unity and healing to the shattered family. It starts with our own decision to say YES to forgiveness. Yes to courageously facing HARD things and not numbing the painful events.
Together we laughed hysterically, we reminisced, and entrenched in each other’s company we encountered pure joy from the power of reuniting and reconciling.... it’s such a long story but one thing I can say is that NO MATTER how much it seems like you have SUFFERED or LOST it all— God is ready and willing to RESTORE and HEAL ANYTHING!
This may be a word for someone today. If are wondering if your suffering has purpose... if things will ever get better.... if God is real and if he could restore the pain... let me just say... yes. Yes. YES!!! FORGIVE. Believe THE BEST about other people. Choose to BELIEVE that everyone is doing the very best they can with what they know and have been given. Just choose today that God wants to use pain and suffering to bring beauty and abundance.
Our willingness and ability to walk in FORGIVENESS and LOVE is the most powerful tool we have against all the evil in this world. I’m in utter AWE of God’s ability to take shattered, broken, suffering, and impossible situations and bring forth the most amazing beauty and masterpiece. More to come on this.... 😭🤗🥰😭😭😭🥰🥰🥳🥳🤗#familyovereverything#letgoandletgod#forgivenessistheremedy#forgive#mindbodyhealing#healthemind#godsplan#godstiming#couragetochange#traumarecovery#traumasurvivor#ptsd#mentalillnessawareness#suicideawarness#fearlesswomen#courageovercomfort
This is a strange journey I’m on 😆 About a month ago another reporter emailed me to do a piece about my story, and I just found out I made it onto the cover of the UK’s version of US Weekly, or maybe The National Enquirer I cant decide which..
But if this is how God wants to use my story, than like my tattoo says, Here Am I Send Me. Hopefully it’s helping someone out there.
On a side note, at least they called me “charming”. Hey if anyone lives in the UK send me a copy! #chatmagazine
Identity in Christ
“Yet all who did receive him, to those who believed his name, he gave right to become children of God. .
Who does God say we are? .
We are a His children . We belong to Him, it is He who lives in us and it is He who works through us in our daily lives. We discover our true identity the more we draw closer to God.
Identity is a gift from God. When we commit to following Jesus, we should naturally change for the better. Our priorities are no longer selfish, but selfless. We do not lose our true selves in the process, instead we become our true selves, in Jesus. Don’t lose sight of who you were made to be. .
What does God think about you? .
He thinks your valuable. That you were made in His image. That your existence is no mistake, that you are his masterpiece. That you are alive in him, and made new through him. That you have his spirit, through Christ. That you will be transformed into the image of Jesus as you seek to know him more. That you represent him, walking in light, chosen, a servant of the most high, a citizen of heaven, an ambassador for Jesus. .
Tag a friend! God bless. .
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