Happy Sunday! Just a reminder that Shame is a tactic of the enemy
The enemy wants you to think that you’re disqualified because of what you’ve done.... he wants you to think that God is so disappointed in you that He can’t use you anymore.
But the devil is a liar, and my God is a loving and forgiving God. He is the safest place to be. He saw your mistakes and chose you anyway. So don’t ever be too ashamed or embarrassed to come to Him with all your flaws, mistakes, fears and doubts. He’s got you 🙏🏾
4 hours ago
I will call upon the Lord… “In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me.” - Psalms 86:7 NKJV
Time and time again we see David modelling a life of prayer. When things didn’t go well for him, he ran to God. Yes, there there were times when he moaned and groaned, but when we look at our own prayers, we realise that David was just like we are. However, one of the things that we learn from him is that when he went through difficult times, he always came to a place of declaring in faith who God was. He had seen God provide over and over and he had seen God protect him over and over. When he was in trouble, he knew exactly who to run to.
This verse shows us David acknowledging his dependance on God in advance — before the times of trouble came. He was a man of faith, but his relationship with Father went much deeper than just praying when he needed something. He was known as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22). That wasn’t simply because he prayed in faith, it was because he modelled many of the characteristics of God in his own life. He was humble, devoted, trusting, loving, faithful, obedient and repentant to name just a few. Yes he made mistakes, but he was quick to repent and run to God unlike Saul who was quick to blame the people, for his own mistakes. He knew that when he was in trouble and needed help, his best connection was with God.
Today, let your response be like David’s. Run to the One who is both willing and able to deliver you, no matter what you face.
“I declare that I will always run to God and not from Him. No matter what faces me today, I know that He is more than able to help me. In my all my times of trouble I will depend on Him…” #digitaldeclarations#truth#inspirationalquotes#motivationalquotes#dailyprophetic#prayer#victory#dailyquotes#biblestudy#prayerjournal#dailydevotion#prophetic#devotions
When do we know it’s worth it?
When the JOY outweighs the HARD.
I am so damn proud of myself and there is no shame in that! There was a dream inside me that I kept quiet for too long. When I decided to be quiet and finally listen, I fed that dream HOPE. I gave it faith, I faced its fears, I set a dead line, outlined my goals of the given time frame, and I challenged myself. It was one of the hardest things I’ve done in some time.
Facing those fears encompassed, missing out, putting aside self care, letting go of normal and comfort. We, as a family, struggled in this journey when accepting the time restraints, me skipping family dinner and bedtimes. There was sooo much guilt and self sabotage. Days where I didn’t study at all because part of me gave up. And then some days I said F’ this shame and gave it all I had. And I didn’t do it alone. I had (and still have) a team behind me who helped me get to this day.
The day I accept the role to build to better things for myself so I can help others build to their best damn selves!!!! I passed my exam!!! Let’s say YES to accepting the HARD! Because I promise you, right now and everyday after, it is allllll worth the journey!!!! Thank you to my family, friends and partners in this journey!
6 hours ago
The parable of the talents is a story about investing, financial literacy, and the use of your God given gifts.
A rich man embarking on a journey called his three servants. He entrusted them with money while he was gone.
He gave five talents to one, two to another, and one talent to the third, based on their ability.
The master then left on his journey.
The servant who had received five talents invested it and made five more. The servant who received two put the talent to work and made two more. But the servant who received only one, dug a hole in the ground and stored the talent.
The master returned to settle accounts. The servant who had received five talents came forth. My lord, he said, you entrusted me with five talents; see, I have made five more.
Well done, good and faithful servant! The master responded. You have been faithful with a little, I will put you in charge of more. Enter into the joy of your lord.
Then the servant who had been given two talents approached the master. My lord, he said, you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have made two talents more! The master praised the servant and responded. You have been faithful with a little, I will put you in charge of more. Enter into the joy of your lord.
Then the one who had been given one talent approached his master.
My lord, he said, I knew you worked hard for your money; so I was afraid to lose it. I went and hid it in the ground. See, I didn’t lose it. Here’s the talent back.
The master’s response was swift: You wicked and ungrateful servant! You know I’m a hard worker. You ought to have invested my money with the bankers; then, on my return, I should have received the principle with interest.
The master ordered that the talent be taken away from the servant and given to the one with ten talents. For the one who has will be given more, and they will have abundance.
Friends, the story emphasizes the importance of investing wisely and putting your God given abilities to use. Do not let fear stop you from being who God has called you to be.
Unsure of what to do with your kids during service?
We have Sunday class for all age groups up to 15🙌🏼
No está seguro de qué hacer con sus hijos durante el servicio?
Tenemos clase para todos los grupos de edad de hasta 15 años🙌🏼