The greatest believers are those that remember they were once sinners. – The Real MaCoya
Good afternoon Ladies,
This past weekend I was scrolling across my Instagram in the popular pages section, when I stumbled across a picture of a female celebrity. One that is known for her assets instead of her assets, if you get my drift. I’m sure most of you could filter through many female celebs of today, take a pick, and she would most likely fit that description. It made me think about the power of example and how the number of positive role models are practically non-existent compared to otherwise “not so positive role models.”
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Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said “Who touched my clothes?” But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, “Who touched Me?” And he looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.” – Mark 5:25-34 (NKJV)
It’s amazing how God works. He knows that many of us walk around talking about “I got faith” knowing good and well that many would fall into the smaller than a mustard seed category. Now although Jesus stated that you can move mountains even with faith the size of a mustard seed (Luke 17:6) there comes a point in our lives where we have to grow from having little faith to great faith. As our walk in Christ continues to strengthen so should our faith in Him. Having little faith can only get you so far until you get hit with a big test, and by that time will that little faith get you through that BIG test or nah?
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So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. – Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. – Colossians 1:11-12 (NLT)
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. – Romans 12:12 (NLT)
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. – James 1:2-3 (NLT)
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12 (NLT)
As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good. – 2 Thessalonians 3:13 (NLT)
There’s nothing like casting your cares on God just to be like “ok what do I do next?” Trust me I’ve been there and it can really be a struggle. But according to God’s word, we keep pressing, praying, living according to the Word and believing that in just the right time God is going to move on our behalf! I wrote this short post to encourage you and to give you an extra push during your week. So don’t give up, meditate on the above scriptures because you’re too close to quit!
***P.S. We’re still waiting on God to move on our behalf on something that has been a year long process. I will make a blog post soon enough on how trusting and waiting on God can prove to be one of the best decisions you can ever make. So don’t worry I haven’t forgotten. I’m just waiting on God here!!! ;)***
Peace and love!
Let go of the wheel so you can get behind the will. – The Real MaCoya
Many times, especially for me, I get caught up in my plans, what I want and expect to see and take place in my life. The truth is, I can’t expect everything to go my way when I’m supposedly submitting my life to God. Just like any father, He has plans for His children, so what happens when those plans clash with our own?
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Get off of social media and into your word. You claim you’re a Christian but your life reflects what you’re full of. Are you filled with the life and light of God or are you filled with drama from scrolling through social media all day. The proof is on your plate.
What have you been eating lately?
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. – Joshua 1:8 (ESV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
Have faith. Live in faith. Walk by faith.
I hear these phrases often, either through exuberant gusto or quiet whispers from myself and others. There are also times where I say it more out of frustration than encouragement, but either way I know that I am supposed to have faith. I NEED to have faith!
But I am at that point where I am tired of hearing about it, talking about it and praying for it. I want it to come, show up, take over and transform my entire life. But the truth is, there are circumstances that come, show up, take over and transform my entire life. And they’re not always good circumstances either. (Insert sad face here.)
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