Hey Friends! And Happy Holidays!! Can you believe that it is the last month of the year! Like WOW, this year has come and gone so quickly, we will be bringing in the new year in less than 30 days! How exciting is that??
So with all the excitement, I want to give a special announcement! For December, here on the blog, we will be starting a brand new series called #Prayermas/#12DaysofPrayer!!!
Ever since I started my blog in December of 2017, I was looking forward to doing blogmas, and I am so excited that it is finally here! For my blog, I wanted to do something different, something that has I have not seen before. Instead of sharing the latest tricks, tips, and hacks for the holiday, I wanted to share the one thing that all of us need get not just through the holiday but any day and that is prayer! During Christmas, we celebrate Jesus and what better way to celebrate than to draw closer to him through prayer!!
I hope you will join us on this journey that begins in just two days! #Prayermas/#12DaysOfPrayer runs December 2nd-24th with new prayers going out at 5:30 am every other day. These prayers will be short and sweet encouraging you throughout not only your day but your life! These prayers are in no means just for a holiday, but they are prayers that can help you get through everyday life! I am so looking forward to this, and I hope you are too!
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I look forward to chatting with you soon!
Well friends, welcome to our final installment of the #thankfulthursday series! It has been such a fantastic time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I hope this series has encouraged you to reflect on what you are thankful for and why. In life, there are many things that I am grateful for, and today I want to close with the fact that I am thankful for Jesus.
It's been quite some time since I accepted Jesus as the Savior of my life, but what I can say is there is never a day where I regret the decision that I made. Jesus has changed my life in ways that I could not imagine or think, and I can say that I am genuinely thankful for that. If I had not developed a relationship with Christ, I have no clue where I would be.
I love the reminder in Romans 8:38-39:
" For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor death, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (KJV)
When I grasped the understanding that Jesus loves me and nothing could separate me from him, I began to understand that my past does not define me, and I can walk in freedom through Christ Once I started to understand that truth my entire life.
The thing we must understand about that promise is it applies to everyone. Jesus came to save you, and nothing can separate you from his love. He is standing with open arms, ready and waiting for you to accept his love and build a relationship with him. I can promise you, that having a relationship with Jesus will forever change your life and your future. So today, I encourage you to take a chance on Jesus. If you do not know him get to know him, I promise you no time with the Savior is time wasted!
Well there you have it friends, the final installment of the #thankfulthursday series. The conversation does not end here though! Lets chat below, what has this season reminded you to be thankful for?
Welcome back for #thankfulthursday, one day early, haha! I want to take this time first to wish every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. I know it sounds cliche, but Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we are thankful for. As I reflect on what I have in life, I am grateful for every one of you that read my blog. I write these blogs to reach people and knowing that I have the chance to impact someone, is something I will forever be grateful for. So I want to say, thank you! Now, let's dig in!
I remember my last day of high school, I looked at some friends, they looked back at me, and we vowed to be friends forever. The older I get, the more that I realize that was a silly promise to make. What I began to understand was the road to forever, is a long time, and on the way to forever, things change, and people change. One constant that I learned is that people come and go. And much as we want people to stay in our lives forever, the truth is that some relationships are only seasonal. We have to learn to be okay with that.
It does not matter if a relationship turns sour, or if your friendship naturally drifts apart, each connection you make on this earth can teach you SOMETHING. Over the years, I have learned to be thankful for every relationship I have had developed in my life. Past, present and future.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven." (KJV)
This scripture does not say that SOME THINGS change, it does not say that MOST THINGS change, it reminds us that EVERYTHING is subject to change. This passage reminds us that even some friendships we have are seasonal. But let me tell you this, the beautiful thing about seasonal relationships, is that they still serve an eternal purpose.
It is so easy for us to get caught on the loss that we miss the lesson. Our connections are meant to help us grow and develop as people. Instead of focusing on what is gone, ask God for an understanding of what the purpose of that relationship was. I know it is hard to let people go, but understand that each connection you have on this earth is a stepping stone in becoming who God has called you to be.
Connections are never purposeless; they are always necessary to grow from who we are into who God is calling us to be.
Let's chat below. What are you thankful for?
*Be sure to tune in next Thursday for our final installment of #thankfulthursday!
The holiday season tends to bring up a time of reflection. We begin to reflect on things that we are thankful for such as life, health, friends, and family. Over the last few weeks, our nation has been in a state of mourning and sadness as we continue to see senseless acts of violence. In the midst of this violence, one thing that I have been reminded to be thankful for is life.
We go through life and live day in and day out as usual, but we often forget to stop and thank God for the fact that we have breath in our bodies. People all over the world are dying, and the fact that we have another opportunity to be above the ground is something to be thankful for! Life is short and could end any moment, but we must truly learn to appreciate what we have and not to spend life focused on the unnecessary.
The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (KJV). This scripture reminds us that we must learn to be thankful for everything, and that starts with life itself. Today, I want to encourage you, that no matter what you may be going through our facing, with God you can overcome. The fact that you are alive is a testament within itself. As long as you have a pulse, God has a plan. Keep walking in his plan for you today!
Let's talk below, what are you thankful for?