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Day 16 of #30daysofbiblelettering
hilliard. we called her hilliard. not mrs. h or mrs. hilliard, just hilliard. she liked it that way and it suited her eccentric personality.
hilliard was my high school art teacher and i spent more hours under her tutelage than any other educator. on good days we got along swimmingly as she leaned over my shoulder encouraging my art and offering techniques to improve my work. on the other days, weeeell, she infuriated me! like the 3 long weeks she forced me to practice the same letter in calligraphy because “it just doesn’t look right.” no other teacher brought out the best and the worst in me.

unfortunately, i spent more time grumbling under my breath than praying for her or praying about my attitude towards her.

can you relate?

matthew 5:44 says, “bless those who curse you, do good to those who hurt you, and pray for those who turn you away.” looking back on my immature, teenage self it’s obvious i didn’t hold the proper god shaped tools needed to receive her critical remarks without viewing her as my enemy. but, here i sit 30 years later in a similar situation and i’m convicted of how quickly i fall back into my childish way of relating when i’m treated in an unfair or unkind way. {and i certainly know better now!}
*sigh*

lord, i need your help once again. it appears this current prickly person has come down my path to stick it to me or ruin my day. rarely is someone a true “enemy”, and yet, i’m good at treating them as such...cutting them off and reasoning my behavior away. this is a far cry from viewing them as the perfect reason to bless, do good, and draw close to you in prayer for them. you’ve passed out another test...i have a choice to make:

a. love them anyway.
b. pray for them everyday.
c. both

when i follow you, the answer’s always c.

always.

grow me up in my loving and healthy relating, lord, because i feel like i’m earning a failing grade once more.
for your glory, amen and amen.
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93 2,352 2 days ago
This reminder from our fcj founder came right on time for me! ♥️ -mm

“persevere friend! ✨🌱”
-@msmelaniereyes
40 3,277 Yesterday
“in those days when you pray, i will listen. if you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. i will be found by you,” says the lord. “i will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. i will gather you out of the nations where i sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.””
‭‭jeremiah‬ ‭29:12-14‬ ‭nlt‬‬✨🌱

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91 4,015 2 days ago
Very comforting verse. find your refuge in our heavenly father today!
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What does self care look like in your life?! ✨🌱
70 3,726 2 days ago
““truly i tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. therefore i tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
‭‭mark‬ ‭11:23-24‬ ‭niv‬‬✨🌱

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69 6,340 4 days ago
“do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the lord jesus, and wait upon him in the sure confidence that he is with you, and works in you. strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the lord, and in the power of his might.”✨🌱
- andrew murray

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