There was nothing we could do to earn his love...yet even still. he loved us.
4 days ago
He is always good. even when we do not understand...his ways are good.
campfire mug coming soon. check our story to see more sneak peeks.
3 days ago
Wherever you are,god is with you
5 days ago
Jesus is all that i need. preach that truth to yourself today. because if jesus is all that i need, i don't need my dream home to be happy. and if jesus is all that i need, i don't need the approval of others to feel worthy. and if jesus is all that i need, i don't need to lose 10 lbs to be content. and if jesus is all that i need, i don't need for the day to go smoothly. because true peace and joy just isn't dependent on me.
if jesus is really all that i need, my joy is not dependent on my circumstances, but on him.
so i can rest in him and the joy that he gives right in the middle of my crazy, hectic, stressful, mundane day. i can realize that he really is all that i need.
2 days ago
The scripture challenge week 5 is here! every monday we post one new scripture to memorize for the week. challenge your friend to the scripture challenge. learn it. live it.
Doing devotionals today and i was reminded of the bible verse philippians 4:6, do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to god. #doyouremember#devotional#hesfaithful#philippians4
“nevertheless we made our prayer unto our god, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.” (nehemiah 4:9)
prayer is a powerful weapon, but the wall-builders in jerusalem also were careful to set a watch against their enemies “with their swords, their spears, and their bows” (nehemiah 4:13). they were ready to fight if necessary, but at the same time they were confident that “our god shall fight for us” (nehemiah 4:20).
this is a sound biblical principle. god expects us to make appropriate use of whatever physical means are available for a needed ministry rather than to rely simply on prayer and divine miracle. the lord rebuked those who came asking him to perform a miracle merely to test him or to see something curious. “except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe” (john 4:48). neither does he condone prayer in lieu of work, for “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (james 2:17). the same holds for prayer in lieu of obedience. as joshua was praying for deliverance from the enemy, “the lord said unto joshua, get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which i commanded them” (joshua 7:10-11).
but as prayer without working is dead, so watching and working without prayer are futile. “ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not” (james 4:2). “except the lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain” (psalm 127:1).
the biblical principle is not only to watch or only to pray. both are essential. “watch and pray,” said jesus, “that ye enter not into temptation” (matthew 26:41).
It may be hard to accept at first, but as much as you try to control every aspect of your life, not everything will go as planned. that is, our plan, at least. god is in control and will use everything for our good and his glory. he has it all figured out. you just have to have faith that he does.
“do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to god. and the peace of god, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in christ jesus.” philippians 4:6-7
“lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future. the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, i have a beautiful inheritance. i will bless the lord who counsels me — even at night when my thoughts trouble me. i always let the lord guide me. because he is at my right hand, i will not be shaken. therefore my heart is glad and my whole being rejoices; my body also rests securely. for you will not abandon me to sheol; you will not allow your faithful one to see decay. you reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures.”
psalms 16:5-11 🌿
"the messenger who went to call micaiah instructed him, 'look, the words of the prophets are unanimously favorable for the king. so let your words be like theirs, and speak favorably.' but micaiah said, "as the lord lives, i will say whatever my god says."
micaiah is a prophet of the old testament during the time of jehoshaphat (king of judah) and ahab (king of israel). king ahab didn't care much for the prophet because of the truth he told. so he relied heavily on the seers who would quickly tell him what he wanted to hear. in this chapter, micaiah says he will say exactly what god told him...and he did. but first, he told king ahab what he wanted to hear, just like the other seers. •
i identity with this, and i'm sure you can too. often, it's hard to be the messenger or even the truth teller in friendships. it's not easy to be the one sharing the truth, especially when the truth isn't the popular opinion. here's to sharing the things god puts on our hearts to say...especially when they're hard!