"God gives us both chance AND choice."
Mama Lozano hit me with this profound wisdom the other day and I haven't stopped think about it since.
The truth of that statement shot straight for my soul and lit it up like the Fourth of July. ✨
He loves us SO big. He's patiently waiting, hoping we'll choose Him. He knows every heart, and yet He still brings forth new mercies each morning.
He knows, and He still wants you.
His hand is always outstretched towards you. He sees your sins, your past, your scars and He counters every repentance with forgiveness. He takes your mess and helps turn it into a message. He takes the broken pieces of your heart and makes you new.
There is hope in His name, in life after death, in a renewing salvation and in unconditional, unending, fearless love. Nothing can separate.
This weary sinner is incredibly grateful for such a merciful Savior.
Forever giving Him allllll the glory ☀️ 89 ♡ 2 ✍
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While a messenger was delivering bad news to Job, three more came and revealed that his whole world had changed. In what I assume is less than a span of five minutes, his life had just flipped upside down. And yet, after grief, his first reaction to disaster was to worship.
He was brought to his knees, and he used it as an opportunity to pray- to surrender it all, to lay it at His feet and relinquish the entire situation to Him.
YOU GUYS. THAT'S HARD.
As I'm sitting here going over not even a full page of Job, I find myself stumped. I don't have words that would fully describe my emotions for this chapter.
My heart is both aching and filled. I'm grieving with Job. I'm bewildered. I'm humbled. I'm encouraged.
It brings forth reflection on myself and a giant challenge- Do I love God for WHO He is or WHAT He gives?
YESSSS, Lord! So, so, so good.
I'm just getting started and I can't wait to delve further into my study of this chapter. Lets go! 💪🏼🙌🏼 91 ♡ 3 ✍
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)
What a great reminder that we have been chosen by God!
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Maybe you're STILL single and you're painfully watching what feels like all your friends enter into new relationships when you haven't even been on a date in f o r e v e r. Maybe your business isn't doing so hot and it's bittersweet seeing a friend's new business soar. Maybe you just lost a loved one and can't see beyond the tears right now. Maybe you're in a season where you feel like you're walking blindly through this life and you can't help wondering where the heck God is.
We're all struggling in our own ways. We all want something and sometimes patience is difficult. When I'm put in situations where I'm crying (maybe even yelling) out to God asking where He is- waiting for an answer is the furthest thing I want to do.
I'm constantly learning that even in my most broken moments, the worst days I've ever experienced, and even through my doubts: He is still good, and that faith in God also includes faith in His timing. 🔥 BOOM. 🔥
Let me repeat that so y'all don't miss it: faith in God also includes faith in His timing.
I encourage you, sweet friends, to PRAY. Equip yourself in the Truth, and be intentional. Patience might be the furthest thing from your mind in the midst of the storms, but He always gives the BEST lessons when we're STILL. Trust in His process. Trust in His timing. Keep your eyes and your heart open and He WILL answer. He KNOWS the plans He has for you. ‼️ PS finally restocked some of these cropped tees for you. Check 'em out! 🙌🏼‼️ 133 ♡ 8 ✍
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