“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” Hebrews 12:2 Jesus, the perfector of our faith! #faithwalk
“The Lord is in the details of our lives.” -President Thomas S. Monson
Time and time again I find myself struggling to trust God because I guess I’m wanting my life to go one way and he’s like yea nah lol but this time it’s different. He’s asked me to take a big risk and I really did not see this coming, I don’t know what he’s preparing me for, or what exactly I’m supposed to accomplish, all I know is this time I trust him. I trust that he wants me to grow, but he also wants to bless me. I trust that he knows what he’s doing. If he can create worlds 🌍 without number, and put details all throughout the universe of his existence, I’m sure I can trust him with the details of my life because at the end of the day, all he’s trying to do leads us in the best path to get us home ✨
Today I am reminiscing over this past year. The past 365 days of being “born again”. I had deleted most of my social media off my devices after my Mom died & decided to come back last fall & wipe this account clean. I had to reevaluate what I wanted to do on this app. How I wanted to find a community of people who I could call my friends & who would be supportive of my Walk first and foremost. So finding the “bible journaling” community again was very important for me. I want to be apart of a community, not a competition. Because the reality is, we are only competing against ourselves. We are all individuals who have our own relationship with God. Only HE truly knows our heart. Here on this app is where I have come to find people to support and be supportive of. -To be transparent this has not been easy for me. There are days I get aggravated and that needs to stop. I need to get back to the place where I was happy to open this app everyday & reach out to the incredible women in this community. I need to get back to the encouragement side; Because people are human. The truth is not every human who has been baptized or says they are a Christian is a good person. There are people who are going to take advantage of the good people no matter what the circumstance. .
So TODAY- 1 year from the day I was baptized, I am recommitting to being the HAPPY person I was when I came back here over 4 months ago. The one who showed up & supported her friends; new & old. I am not going to be perfect at it. No one is perfect except God. So I am going to give myself some grace here. We all deserve & NEED to give ourselves grace. I need to get back to what God wants me to do with my creative side. This photo is all the devotionals I have done from @creativefaithco . I haven’t shared them all in depth- YET. 😉🤞🏼May God Bless you all today & everyday. ❤️🙏🏻
Absolutely!!! I never want to forget the goodness of Jesus. He’s there when I’m not, he’s faithful when I’m not, he’s always present, never late, loves me always, he never forgets me, never leaves me, he’s always present, he’s always working on my behalf, he only thinks good things about me, I love him but not nearly as much as he loves me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #jesus#godisnotdead#helives#savior#christ#mcm#john316#daughteroftheking
Prayer and praise are a tool we often take for granted. There’s so much we can accomplish when we tap into true worship.
Paul and Silas were locked in a prison cell and instead of becoming discouraged, they began to praise. Before they knew it, not only were their cell doors opened but the other prisoners around them were as well.
That is the power of prayer and praise!The impossible becomes the possible✨✨
Yes! You are UNIQUE, you are EXTRAORDINARY - that is your advantage!!! Embrace EVERYTHING about yourself because God designed you. YOU’RE SUPER DOPE!
MISERABLE or MARVELOUS Monday? The choice is YOURS.
Every person on this earth has been given gifts from God to bless the lives of those around them.
It is easy to recognize the gifts of accomplished musicians, actors, artists, and athletes. It is more difficult to recognize the more subtle gifts that God has given to each and every one of us.
I took a moment today to reflect on the subtle gifts of the people around me- people that I love and share my life with. Their God-given gifts have blessed me and touched my heart. As you read through these examples, maybe you will recognize those same gifts in a friend or loved one. Or maybe you will realize that you yourself have those same, God-given gifts.
I have a loved one that is extremely compassionate to any person who is less fortunate- to any person that is in need of immediate help with their basic needs.
I have a loved one who is extremely forgiving. They are always following Christ’s example- they have forgiven some of the most heartbreaking situations that life can bring.
Another loved one dedicates their time in selfless service to anyone who is struggling, or in need of a friend.
Another friend of mine is always there when you need them- they often sacrifice their own plans to help whenever help is needed.
Another creates peace in their family as much as they possibly can.
Another is the best listener you’ll ever meet.
Another constantly volunteered their time with youth groups to better the lives of disadvantaged children.
Another friend volunteers their time to uplift, support, and empathize with those who are suffering from cancer.
Another loved one always goes out of their way to make every single person they know feel loved and special.
Whatever your God-given gifts may be- know that when you use them,
your light will shine. You will bless others. They will see your good works- and God will see them as well.
Let your light shine!
Wishing you a beautiful day!
I love Sundays. Every time I drive to church on Sunday morning, I'm anxious. I feel this fear grow inside me because my church is so big and I know nobody there. I'm alone in a sea of bodies who are all there for the same thing. But the moment I walk in, I feel peace. Its like my worries leave the moment I cross the doorstep, and every word spoken gives me life. I'm the furthest thing from perfect, and sometimes I'm just really sad... But every Sunday, I have hope and peace and joy that carries me through the week and that's how I know my God lives. #jesus#helives#southsidechurch#thepictureisfromswedenthough#myheartonsunday
Suppose a criminal should come before a judge and that judge would simply excuse a crime of murder, rape, or theft simply because the judge loved the criminal. What would society think of such a judge?
Jesus died so that humans could have their sins forgiven and receive endless life. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:7) Jesus death also proved that a human can remain loyal to God even when faced with the severest of tests.—Hebrews 4:15.
God could not die so He became man in order to die. On the cross, he accepted the sin of man against Himself. As a perfectly innocent man he accepted the injustice of man against man.
The death of Christ accomplishes reconciliation, or reconnecting us back to God. Romans 3:25 says, "...whom God set forth as a propitiation" for our sins. "Propitiation" literally means "something that appeases a deity." However, in the Biblical sense it means much more than this. It can mean to "accept hurt", to "forgive", to "show mercy." As sinners we transgress God's perfect law and have no legal right to exist. But God himself who sits as Judge accepts the hurt, pays the price, forgives, and offers mercy.
- some text was extracted from bibleinfo.com
During sacrament I was taught a lesson I hope I never forget. In the New Testament and Book of Mormon, the Lord teaches us how to pray, but it did occur to me until now that even Christ was inspired to know what to pray for. When we pray with the Spirit, our hearts turn to Him, and our will is swallowed up in His will. We want what He wants, and we only ask for things that are according to His will. I’d be lying if I said every pray I offered was guided by the Spirit, but I testify and know that when we do pray with the Spirit, we will be given the words to say. //
If you haven’t had an experience like this, I invite you to find a quiet moment to seek Heaven’s help and pray with all the sincerity in your heart. If you do so, His help will come, and you will feel Him guiding your thoughts. So, don’t get discouraged if the first or second or even third pray aren’t perfect, it’s the striving and consistency that count. You just have to keep going, one prayer at a time.
Everytime I drive between Arizona and Utah I am overcome with emotions. I am BAWLING my eyes out.
I don't know exactly how to explain it, other than to say I am overcome with gratitude just to see and appreciate such a beautiful place.
It's as if God is speaking directly to me, saying, "You've made it."
There was a time where I fought for my life every single day. I've thought about how to express this experience in words but I just can't.
I don't know how to tell you about that kind of darkness. Pain isn't the right word. Despair and anguish are as close as I can get.
I didn't know if I would ever be able to enjoy life again. I was just fighting to survive. Everything I did, the world around me, my family, friends, strangers even, was all just part of a story. I didn't know what was real anymore.
But the one thing I did know...the one thing I had, was God.
I was in complete darkness, and I put out my hand and said, "God, I can't see you, I don't even know if you're there, but here's my hand. If you keep me alive, I will follow you."
Like the poem says:
"One night a girl had a dream. She dreamed she was walking along the beach with the Lord.
"Across the sky flashed scenes from her life.
For each scene she noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to her, and the other to the Lord.
"When the last scene of her life flashed before her, she looked back at the footprints in the sand.
"She noticed that many times along the path of her life there was only one set of footprints.
"She also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in her life.
"This really bothered her and she questioned the Lord about it:
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me.
"The Lord replied:
"My daughter, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
Some day I’ll see his real face and I’ll hold his hands and wash his feet with my tears and try in vain to explain how grateful I am for all that He was willing to do for me. I cannot wait for that day to come. .
The past three weeks have been a little rough and as I’ve dealt with some unfamiliar emotions, I’ve felt a little lost at times. Like I’m floating along with no anchor holding me down. I looked for validation and purpose from the world and not from the true source of both: our Savior. The other night while I was praying I heard the words “Be Brandi. Be authentic. Be yourself. You are good enough exactly as you are. Good enough for Him.” .
I just can’t express how grateful I am that He loves me, and that He loves you, and that He loves us exactly the same no matter what we’ve done. I don’t know where I’d be without Him. .
(Tap for Sound) Whether you made it to church this morning or not, celebrate The Lord today and everyday! "Celebrate Jesus" from the "Shakin' The House: Live" album by Carman, Commissioned, and the Christ Church Choir.
🎵How sweet to hold a newborn baby
And feel the pride and joy he gives
But greater still the calm assurance
This child can face uncertain days because He lives...🎵