Repost image from @god__ministry. Follow them for daily inspiration. . Because I know Jesus, rather than wasting my energy trying to be impressive, I want to spend my life seeing and savoring him. I want to abandon the need to rank highly among men, and choose instead to fear him and hope in his steadfast love. I don’t have to fight to be heard, strive to be noticed, or work for position. I don’t have to ask a new contact to coffee to see how she can help my career; I can ask her for coffee because she’s a human being made in the image of God, and freely delight in our exchange regardless of how helpful she is to me vocationally. When someone is interested (or disinterested) in me because of things the world esteems, I can remember Jesus doesn’t look at me or value me that way. . Loving Jesus frees me to take such pleasure in knowing him and the thousands of ways he reveals himself to me. The rankings of the world no longer matter. What, after all, are human positions compared to him? Who is impressive in the presence of the one who made all things? Knowing the sovereign God means knowing what it means to be unimpressed by what society says is worth pursuing. There is nothing and no one more valuable than him. . [Words by Shanna Mallon / www.desiringgog.org]
Had the best time watching Toy story 4 for Paul’s birthday! He did SO good. But I’m pretty sure he needs to just eat healthy for the next week, with all the water! That icee made him crazy! Can’t believe he’s 2 tomorrow! 😭 I’m not crying, you are.
#vbs2019 is off to an incredible start. The @sunlightchurch Bible Circus brought the house down and it’s only day one! A huge thank you to everyone involved in making it a success. I’ll tag as many as i can but I’m certain I’ll forget at least one so please for give me. I kept hearing great job but it was all of you who made it magical, and the glory goes to God alone. @thehughjackman I hope I did you proud! . . . @billwhitt @jakemotisiisreal @ambersculnick @scottvanderploeg @marissavdp @keeganashley @therealcorysullivan @digitalmemoriesphoto @poweraaron619 @amazinggraceschoolofdance @palmjw @andrea__vander_ploeg @bhputnam @tor_rein @kayalena02 @sunlight_valor @sunlight_youth @sunlightchurch @ashlancelot @sarahjd772 @keto_makeup_mama @katielizjohansen @emmalicious1312
“And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth." Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!" And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, "To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!" And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" and the elders fell down and worshiped.” Revelation 5:9-14 ESV
6 weeks and I worked 25lbs off of me. 🔥 Loosing weight doesn’t just fall off of you, you work for it. You’ve seen me checking in every day 5x a week. You’ve seen me meal prep. 🔥 NOTE to myself while I started 6 weeks ago. I remembered the specific word I was sharing with my class back when I was teaching: SUCCESS 👩🏻🎓. And I said the following: “ Success is not making it to the top of the mountain ⛰ and remain there for all to see 🥇🏆; Success is getting there, and willingly go down to the Valley to help those who are verily starting. 😭Those words were resoundingly preaching to my soul saying “Monica, you know how to get to the mountain ⛰... help yourself once again. God is with you, work hard 💪🏼, you can do it!” 🔑 If you struggle with your weight, don’t beat yourself up, you are not alone. Make a choice, today is your day! ❤️
Stay thirsty for Jesus! - John 7:37 – On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” - #discoverlifega#norcross#jesus
“There’s trouble ahead when you live only for the approval of others, saying what flatters them, doing what indulges them. Popularity contests are not truth contests...Your task is to be true, not popular.” Luke 6:26 MSG From this morning’s devotions. Still thinking about it this afternoon. #wordbeforeworld#wellwateredwomen#bible#scripture#devotions