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5 Truths About Sin

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As I was studying John 8 I came across 5 points about sin that I wanted to discuss with you. We were all born into sin because of Adam. That is why Jesus came to earth. We needed a pure sacrifice that would cleanse us from our sinful nature. But sin is not just for the unbeliever. We still sin even as Christians. In this chapter we are introduced to the adulterous woman. Her story not only reminds us of the consequences of sin but it ultimately points us to the love, grace, and mercy of our Savior.

The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

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“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery”.

The adulterous woman was publicly shamed for her act. That was her consequence. She probably thought that she wouldn’t get caught. She probably assumed she was flying under the radar and no one noticed her. But she was noticed and her lifestyle was exposed. Eventually, our sins have a way of catching up to us. Our hidden skeletons have a way of leaving the closet. Things done in the dark have a way of coming to the light. Even if it is a sin from our past, there are still consequences left behind. It can be physical, emotional, or spiritual. All of us have a past that we are not proud of. Even when we grow from our past it leaves consequences that follow us. The beauty of God is that even though we may face those consequences He still never gives us the full consequence we deserve. That’s His grace and mercy in action.

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“They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such woman. Now what do you say?”

People are always so quick to judge your sin. I don’t know, maybe it makes us feel less guilty about our own. The adulterous woman had an outward sin. However, the Pharisees (the group that brought her to Jesus) had inward sin. They took pride in making sure that they appeared clean on the outside but inwardly they were filthy. In fact, Jesus condemns them in Matthew 23. Their sin was not as obvious as adultery but it was sin nonetheless. To us humans, someone who commits murder is more of a sinner than a jealous person. But to God, there are no sin levels. It’s all sin in his eyes. He doesn’t see the murderer as more in need of a savior than the person who has a jealous heart. In the same way that he didn’t see the adulterous woman more sinful than the Pharisees.

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“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her….At this those who heard began to go away one at a time.”

Wow. I love what Jesus did here. He played them at their own game. Sure Pharisees you can throw a stone at her, but only if you have no sin. He knew that at the end of it all he is really the only one clean enough to throw stones. Before you judge someone else, remember that you yourself are not clean. You have fallen short. We have all fallen short. My sin is not greater than yours and your sin is not greater than mine. In God’s eyes we are all sinners in desperate need of a savior. No one can throw a stone at you but Jesus. He is the only person who walked this earth clothed in perfection. We all make mistakes every day. Stop throwing stones.

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“Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” “No one sir”, she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,”

Jesus was the only person that could throw that stone. But he didn’t want to. Instead, he offered her forgiveness. I wish we could be more forgiving of others as Jesus is. Who are we to harbor unforgiveness and condemnation when we ourselves are sinful? Who are we to judge when we ourselves need to be judged? Jesus will never condemn you for your sin. He will never throw that stone.

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“Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Jesus does not forgive us so that we can keep sinning. He forgives us so that we can recognize we have been given a freedom we do not deserve. The adulterous woman should have died that day. But Jesus saved her from the hands of those that were judging her. In the same way, our flesh and sinful nature has placed a death sentence on us, but Jesus has saved us from the hands of the enemy. He took our death sentence to give us life. The only thing he desires is that we “go and leave our life of sin”.

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3 Reasons to Shout Louder {And Live the Life You Want}

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How many of you sit and dream about what your life can be? You think about the business you want to build or the family you want to start. You dream about the school you want to attend or the job position you want to hold. However, most of our dreams never make it to reality because they are silenced by our fears or the comments of those around us.

People have a way of killing your desires. By the time they have asked you 21 questions about your vision you no longer have the desire to pursue it. What you were once excited about now looks unachievable. That’s because most people walk by sight, not by faith. So when you speak to them about your faith move it’s hard for them to comprehend. If you feed into their doubt you will allow people’s opinions to deter you from what it is you want. But today I want us to learn from the blind man in Luke 18. He had a goal and he did not allow what people said to affect what he wanted for his life. Let’s take a look at the verses below:

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.36 When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,“What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied. Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

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When the blind man heard that Jesus was passing by he started shouting, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”. He had probably heard that Jesus could heal him and he didn’t want to miss his opportunity. But what did the crowd do? They told him to be quiet! There are many opportunities that we are missing because we allow the crowd to keep us quiet. We let people dictate what we can and can’t accomplish. The blind man was not moved by the crowd. He just kept shouting louder until he got the attention of Jesus. Don’t let anyone stop you from shouting.

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Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you”. The blind man wanted his sight; and his sight is what he received. Jesus is here waiting to ask us the same question. He said that if we ask anything in His name, He will do it. Often times we don’t get to the point of asking him because we give up on gaining his attention. We choose not to disturb God with certain requests because we ourselves doubt that what we desire can happen. We let our fears overshadow our faith. We let the “No’s” of man cover the “Yes” from God. It’s time to believe that when you knock the door will be opened, when you seek you will find, and when you ask you will receive.

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The scripture says that when he received his sight all the people started praising God. Please understand that the people that tried to quiet you are going to be the same ones that rejoice with you when your victory comes. They will have no choice when they see how good God has been in your life. Allowing the crowd to quiet you also quiets your testimony. God wants to showcase His glory through you so let that testimony shine!

The key to the blind man’s healing was his faith. It was his belief that despite the noise that was surrounding him, God could still heal him. Even though it seemed impossible with man, it was possible with God. What is it that you desire? Have faith that God can do it.

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Why You Need A Social Media Content Calendar

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Social Media is such a powerful tool for business owners and bloggers worldwide. But it looses it’s power if you don’t use it correctly. If you’re anything like me, some weeks you are on point with posting to your social media platforms and other weeks you have no idea what to say. The issue with that is that your brand loses consistency and momentum. This is where a social media content calendar comes in!

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A social media content calendar is pretty self explanatory. It is a way to plan and organize upcoming content that will keep your audience engaged and open the door to attract new followers. Imagine knowing exactly what to post and when?! That’s the freedom that a content calendar gives. Never miss a day of posting again because you spend half the day trying to figure out what to post.

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Below are some reasons why you need a content calendar:

It Saves You Time: Before I started working from a content calendar, I would decide what I wanted to post AND create the content on the same day. There were many days when I didn’t post anything because I couldn’t figure out what to post. A content calendar eliminates that. Before the day comes you already know what content you need to create. It saves you planning time. You know ahead of time what you need to create before it’s time to create it. There are even schedulers that you can use. Sometimes I create all my content in one day and just schedule it. What a time saver!

It Helps You Stay Consistent: Mental blocks happen all the time. You wake up and you have no idea what you want to post. A day goes by. Two days go by. Three days go by. By the time you know it you’ve gone a whole 2 weeks without posting anything of substance. Now you’ve lost credibility. Your audience won’t take you as seriously has they should and your forced to rebuild their trust again. Having a calendar eliminates that.

It Helps You Keep Track of Your Performance: Not every post is created equal. Overtime you will realize that some of your content does better than others. Organizing your content will help you easily see what content does the best and it will help you plan for the following month.

So hopefully by now I’ve convinced you that a content calendar will drastically improve your content output. I have created a 2018 Social Media Content Calendar just for you. There are 2 versions of this calendar. One is specifically made for the Faith Blogger/Entrepreneur in mind! And guess what? I’m giving you the first 3 months for free. Yup, your content for January to March is already planned out! You’re welcome 😃

Click the image below to get your free 3 month sample of either the 2018 Social Media Content Calendar OR the 2018 Social Media Content Calendar: Faith Edition:

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Or, maybe you’re ready to download the full 2018 calendar! This is the year for you to take control of your content. Click the link below:

2018 Social Media Content Calendar ($10)

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January 2018 Planner and 31 Day Love Challenge

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We have a few days left to 2018! How exciting. A new year always brings about new goals and new focus. I really want to focus on growing in the Fruit of the Spirit in 2018 and I’d love for you all to join me! So, January 2018 is going to be all about LOVE! This journey is really grounded in what Christ told us in Mark 12:30-31:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”

During these 31 days we are going to focus on these three areas: Loving God, Loving People, and Loving Ourself. Christ himself said that there is no other commandment greater than these. So before we dive into any other Fruit of the Spirit I really want us to focus on what love really is. I’m going to challenge you (and me!) to be attentive to who we show love to and how we show that love. Are you ready to join me? I sure hope so!

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Download the January Calendar: This calendar is a free download and tells you what we are going to focus on daily. Click the calendar below to download.

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Follow Me on Instagram: We are all in this together! I need you to hold me accountable on this journey and if you’re joining me I’d love to know! I’ll be posting on different days about how my challenge is going. I’d also love to hear about yours too! (see #3)

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Follow the Challenge Hashtag: Did you know you can follow hashtags on IG now?!! It’s so awesome. The hashtag is #loveisthechallenge. Follow this hashtag and tag all your pictures and videos with this so that I can find you! Who knows, I may even shout you out on my page :).

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January Planner and Workbook (optional): I have also created a Planner/Workbook for you. You can totally do the challenge without it but I wanted to create something for you to really get a much fuller experience. It comes with a weekly and daily planner for January. However, it also doubles as a workbook which includes a more detailed explanation about the challenge for the day and a notes section for you to journal daily. Oh! It also has a section for you to plan your daily meals :). It’s just $5. Your support will be appreciated! See some snippets of it below:

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I can’t wait for January 1st to kick this off! If you’re going to join in on this journey I’d love to here from you in the comments section below!

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My Engagement Gift to You :)

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So I recently got engaged! Like any future bride, I’m so excited to start planning the wedding. But, the more I write down what we need, the more I realize, “Wow, weddings are expensive!!”. Luckily for me, God has blessed me with many creative abilities so I intend to DIY as much as I can!

But not everyone has that ability and these costs can quickly add up. So, I’ve decided to put together a monthly $5 Invitation Suite Deal-for the bride that wants something beautiful without breaking the bank. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a few months now but I guess my engagement gave me more drive to launch it!

So….here’s the plan! Every month I will put together 5 Wedding Collections, each for only $5. The collection will include: Save the Date, Invitation, Details Card, RSVP Card, and Thank You Card.

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Most five piece digital invitation suites start from $20–and that’s with you editing it yourself. We all know that sometimes the DIY edits don’t come out as perfect as the picture that made you purchase the product to begin with! The original designer’s touch is always the best. Sooo, I’ll do the editing for you. Yes, really! You just have to send me your information! The design, colors, and font can not be changed but the text can. Sounds good? I sure hope so!

Below are the Collections for December. I hope you find one of them useful for you! Click on the design you want to head to check and begin the process. Be sure to leave your email address in the notes box! If not, stay posted for the January Collections.

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September 2017 Planner (FREEBIE!)

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Hello Beautiful People!

We all know how important it is to stay organized and I wanted to give you a little something to help you do just that. I created a September 2017 Planner just for you! This planner also includes a weekly scripture as well as a prayer journal. Prayer and scripture needs to be a part of our daily lives and I wanted to make sure we don’t forget that while we are busy planning. Commit everything you do in this new month to God. I hope you all enjoy using this planner as much as I enjoyed creating it. I also left you a little monthly encouragement to help you get through the month.

For me, September is the month of “Getting Things Started”. I have a few goals that fell by the wayside over the past few months. It’s time for me to revive them and just get started!!! There is greatness in all of us and I want you to focus on tapping into your greatness this month. The scriptures of the week for this month are intentional to this theme. They are sweet reminders that even when we are unsure of what we are doing or when we feel like a task is too much for us God already knows the ending. Get started and let him direct your path!

Enjoy your freebie from me to you. Click on the image below to download.

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6 Things that Happen When God Calls You

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Every time I read the word I get a new revelation from it. As I was reading the first few verse of Genesis 12 when Abram was called, the Holy Spirit began to open my eyes to what we can expect when God calls us. Below are 6 things that God does when he calls you. If you are going through the process now of stepping into your calling or wondering if God has called you in this season I pray that what I have meditated on will bless you.

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1 When God calls us He likes to move us away from what is familiar to us. He puts us in a space where we have to totally rely on him. Sometimes He moves us from our family. Sometimes he moves us out of the country. Sometimes he moves us to a different career. He does not forcefully move us into this area; however he makes our current location a little less comfortable so that we ourselves know “It’s time to move”. When we are too comfortable we often forget to rely on God, but our calling can only be fulfilled with total dependance on Him. He moved Abram to a new land. He moved Esther into a palace of people that were not from her culture. If God has led you into an unknown environment brace yourself- He’s preparing you for your calling! It’s going to be scary. You’re going to have some days where you don’t think you are in the right place. But don’t worry. You are exactly where God wants you.

2God is always focused on upward movement. He’s not going to call you to keep you on the same level or to demote you. When He calls you to a position or task it is a promotion. It doesn’t always feel like it; trust me I know. Many times the promotion looks more like a prison. Think of Joseph. God pushed him into the unknown to one day become the 2nd in command of Egypt. However, before he got there he found himself in a pit and in prison. When he finally got to the palace he realized why God took him through that journey. You’re going to go through some tests while you’re being promoted. This is a gem I wish I knew before- I would have been more vigilant! But when God finds you faithful, He will exalt you.

3The first verse of Psalm 23 says “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. While you are moving into your calling you really need to take hold of this promise. It can be hard in the beginning. People may not believe in you. You may not have enough money. You may lack resources. Whatever struggles you may face know that God is going to take care of you. When the Israelites were heading into the promise land God provided them manna in the wilderness. He takes care of the birds. You never see them struggling to find food. We are more valuable to God than the birds. He will take care of us. Sometimes we are scared to step into our calling because we don’t know where the money, resources or people are going to come from. Just take the step and watch God provide.

4When God calls you He puts you in a place to be seen. Whether you are seen by 5 people or 5,000 people you have a platform. What are you going to do with that platform? Are you going to use it for selfish gain or are you going to use it to point people to God’s glory? Do you feel like your current platform isn’t big enough? Remember that when you are faithful with little God will bless you with more. Before David led a country he led the sheep in the field. God saw that he was faithful with the platform he had. When God calls you he gives you a voice and a message; make sure to use your platform to further His agenda.

5Because we have a platform, our calling can come with fame and fortune on varying levels. But always remember that God does not call you for yourself. He calls you for others. He promotes and blesses us so that we can bless others. No matter the size of your platform you should always find ways to touch the lives of those around you. Remember that blessing someone doesn’t always have to be monetary. It can be visiting them, praying with them, or just pouring into them through edifying conversations. When God fills your cup to overflowing that blessing should flow out on to others around you.

6There’s a saying that goes “the higher the level the bigger the devil”. You need to be prepared for this. I’m telling you from experience because I wasn’t. When I was thrown into my calling I was naive to the battles I would face. Even through my failures and mistakes God still kept me and restored me. The more He blesses you the more people are going to start acting funny. It’s human nature. They’ll start talking about you. They’ll try to stain your name. They’ll try to make others believe that you are not fit for your calling. God will protect you from all of this- if you let him. There are going to be people that come in to your life- wolves in sheep clothing- just to disrupt your calling. Please beware. Trust me, I’ve experienced this but thank God for His grace and mercy. You need to be totally immersed in Christ so that he can protect you from the attacks of the enemy.

Being called by God is an honor. To think that God wants to use you to impact people around you i humbling. It comes with it’s ups and downs but always lean on God. The same God that called you will make you successful in your calling.

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Does God Really Care: 3 Tricks the Enemy Uses to Make Us Lose Trust in God

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We all have needs that we need met. A new car, a job, a husband, a house, a child, healing- the list is endless. Some of us just started waiting for God to move in a certain situation while others have been waiting for years. The enemy likes to come in and take advantage of our lack. He begins to magnify our need as if life can’t go on until it is handled and sometimes it makes us question God. In Matthew 4, Jesus had a need. Satan used that need to try to get Jesus to turn his back on God. Today, the enemy still tries to do the same with us. Let’s take a look at some of his tricks and let’s learn from Jesus how to overcome them.

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,“‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” (Matthew 4:1-4)

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1Jesus had just finished fasting for 40 days. The man was hungry. And what does Satan do? He tempts him with food. Here’s three stones Jesus, why don’t you just turn it into loaves of bread. He was mocking Jesus and taking advantage of his current situation to get him to do something the Father wouldn’t be pleased with.

He does the same to us. You could be sitting in a room full of people enjoying great conversation then all of a sudden the enemy whispers to you: “You know you’re the only one that’s single here”.

Or you’re in church listening to a powerful testimony of how God just blessed someone with a job and here the enemy comes again: “Where is your job? You’ve been waiting for months.”

Or maybe you’ve been married for years and you see all these newlyweds getting pregnant and he says: “But why isn’t your child here yet.”

He magnifies your condition enough for you to begin thinking, “Can God really supply what I need?”

2He said to Jesus, “If you are the Son of God”. He questions whether Jesus is truly the Son of God because if you really are the Son of God then he shouldn’t let you go hungry. That “if” causes you to question your own position with God. Am I really His son? Am I really His daughter? Does He really remember me? Then the enemy starts to spread more lies:

You know if you are really his daughter he wouldn’t have you waiting this long to find your husband.

If you are really his daughter he should have giving you many job offers by now.

If you are really his daughter then why are you struggling to have a child?

The big If. He uses your condition to make you doubt God’s love for you. What kind of Father knows exactly what you need and is not providing it for you?

3Jesus was hungry and the enemy gave him a solution for his hunger: turn these stones into bread. But Jesus knew that wasn’t the will of God. No matter how hungry he was he knew he needed to wait on God.

The enemy loves to provide an alternate route. The alternate route may not always be something illegal or “sinful”. In fact, the alternate route he provides usually makes a lot of sense. That’s why it’s a temptation. If it didn’t make sense it’ll be easy for us to say no. But the end result is always a disaster. He’ll push you into a toxic relationship just so you can say you’re no longer single. He’ll have you settle for a job way below your qualifications just so you can have money. He’ll have you start looking into alternative ways to get pregnant when God hasn’t even directed you there.

There are 2 things we can do to overcome the temptation of the enemy.

4Jesus didn’t play footsie with the enemy. He didn’t ask questions. He didn’t get clarity on what kind of stone he should use. He didn’t think up ways to justify it in his mind. He just said No.

We need to do the same. Resist the devil. Don’t give him an inch because then he’ll go a mile. Know the difference between God’s voice and the enemy’s voice. As soon as you hear him, shut him out of your thoughts. Immediately.

5The Devil is persistent and sometimes we actually need to fight. But when you fight, fight him with the Word of God. As soon as the enemy came Jesus quoted the scriptures for him: Deuteronomy 8:3. Jesus was ready for him. This is why it’s so important to know your Bible. The enemy standing at your doorstep is not the time to go and find your ammunition. You should have your ammunition on you at all times. For each lie the enemy throws at you throw him a promise of God. There is literally a scripture in the Bible for any attack that comes your way. Meditate on the Word day and night and you’ll be ready. Stick close to the Holy Spirit and he will help you.

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Five Characteristics of the Blessed Woman {Plus Free Digital Print!}

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One of the most used Christian greetings is: “How are you today?” and the individual replies “I am blessed”. Sometimes we say it because we really mean it and sometimes because it’s just the Christian thing to do. But what does it really mean to be blessed? How do you know if you are really blessed. The first few verses of Psalm 1 offer us five traits of someone who is blessed.

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers. (Psalm 1: 1-3)

1 The blessed woman is trying to live a life that is pleasing to God. She knows what her Father hates and does her best to stay away from those activities. She chooses her friendships wisely because she believes that birds of a feather flock together. She does not want to be associated with gossipers, slanderers, and those that are notorious for giving bad advice. She only wants positive vibes and positive energy in her inner circle.

2 The blessed woman is one who loves to sit at the foot of the Father. She knows that the Word of God is full of so much wisdom and she is hungry to grow. Her bible brings her happiness. She doesn’t just read it if she has a spare moment. She intentionally sets aside time out of her day to read the Word. Her day feels incomplete and unproductive without her personal time of prayer and devotion. She does not chase the pleasures of this world because she is content with the pleasure she finds in the Word of God.

3The blessed woman doesn’t just enjoy reading God’s word but she makes an effort to meditate on it. It’s her first thought when she wakes up and her last thought before she goes to sleep. Throughout the day she is pondering on a scripture and applying it through her day. She is so full of the Word of God that it becomes a part of her daily speech. She speaks the heart of the Father and those that come in contact with her can feel it.

4The blessed woman is always bearing fruit. Each season is her season because there is never a day that goes by when she is not blessed. Yes, she is blessed with earthly riches. She has a great family. Or a successful career. Or a blooming business. But even when she faces a season with no physical fruit she knows that in those times God is still growing in her the Fruit of the Spirit. In seasons when she is looking for work, God is producing patience in her. In seasons of struggle in her marriage, God is giving her a gentle spirit. When those around her may be attacking her, she develops more love and self-control. The blessed woman is always growing. She is always bearing fruit.

5The blessed woman knows that everything she does will be successful. She does not start a project thinking that she will fail. Whatever she touches turns to gold. It’s not because of anything she does. In her own strength all of her plans fail. She possess an “I can do all things through Christ” mentality. She knows that her daily successes come from God and God alone. She makes it a habit to credit all of her success to Him.

My prayer for you is that no matter what may be happening in your life you can always say with confidence, “I am blessed”.

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GUEST POST: The Problem With “The One”

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Today I am so excited to introduce you to Christina, a beautiful young lady that blogs over at Intentional You. I read one of her posts and knew I just had to share her gift with you all. I pray it blesses you!


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We ought to pray that whoever is in our path would be able to see the work God is doing in our hearts, by way of our attitudes, actions, and words.

The idea of a soul mate or “other half” comes from Greek mythology. Part of the myth includes this idea that humans were split in half and lived their life in pursuit of their other half of their soul. If this ideology was true, we would be absolutely miserable if we did not find our other half. There would be no chance for purposeful living if purpose were contingent on finding another person to complete us. Also, what if that one person marries someone else? What if “the one” picks another one? There are too many “what ifs” for this way of thinking.

If we believe that there is only one possible person out there for us to marry, it also points to distrust in God’s sovereignty. In Christ, we are complete. Colossians 2:10 says we are “complete through [our] union with Christ.” If we have a relationship with Christ, we have enough. Christ + nothing=everything. This equation gives us no need for something extra to be fulfilled while on this Earth. God does not give us relationships because we need them; He gives them to us because they can point others or us to the love of Jesus. 1 John 4:12 says that while no one has seen God, “if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us.” This can apply to any type of human relationship: family, friend, dating, marriage. Whether in a season of having a romantic relationship or not, we should be able to say “Jesus, you are more than enough for me.”

When our focus is on finding “the one”, we stop working on ourselves. “The one” becomes this idol in our hearts. Instead of focusing on finding “the one”, Steven Furtick says we should focus on “being the one”. We put so much energy and thought on this idea of this figurative person that we forget that a real active God is in the process of pursuing us. He is making us into the woman of God that He wants us to be. 2 Corinthians 5:17 speaks of the new creation we are when we are in Christ. As a new creation, we are continually learning how to walk, talk, and behave in light of this new life.

God is putting new passions, goals, and aptitudes in our hearts, as we yield our hearts to Him. We ought to pray that whoever is in our path would be able to see the work God is doing in our hearts. We should be praying that others can see that God is truly more than enough for us.

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Christina Price

Christina is a blogger, amateur cook, and teacher of young minds living in Coastal North Carolina with her sassy tabby cat. She never thought she’d be going public with her writing, but God doesn’t give you words to  keep to yourself. Subscribe to her blog for encouragement of how to live an intentional life in a chronically compulsive world. You can connect with Christina on her blog or Facebook