If we could see ourselves through God’s eyes we would see just how far short we fall in comparison to God’s righteousness. 

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“….In the shadow of your wings I take refuge.” — Psalm 57:1 

This psalm was written during one of the times that David was fleeing from King Saul as he was attempting to kill David. This psalm opens with something of a contradiction. David had done nothing to deserve King Saul’s hatred. Saul was after David because he knew that David had been chosen by God to be the next king of Israel.
David cries out to God for His mercy. When we ask God for mercy we are asking Him not to give us what we deserve. By all appearances David deserved God’s protection. 

What David is expressing here is important for us all to understand and it will help us to face the difficult circumstances of our lives. We deserve all the bad things that will happen to us in our lives. We tend to think of ourselves as ‘good people’ and therefore not deserving of punishment. We recognize that we are not perfect and do fall short of the perfection of God but we are not so bad as to deserve punishment.


Our problem is that we are not using a proper scale to evaluate ourselves. If we could see ourselves through God’s eyes we would see just how far short we fall in comparison to God’s righteousness. 

David knew he was not perfect and that bad things were coming into his life for reasons that might relate to his own weaknesses. Rather than blaming his circumstances on the situations that he was facing, he went to God and asked for mercy. This is the perfect way to respond to the difficult things of life. Rather than trying to understand why these things are going on, simply humble yourself before God and ask for His mercy in your life.
David goes on to claim God as his place of refuge and strength. David, the slayer of Goliath, was going to hide under God’s wings rather than fight this circumstance. David, the future warrior-king of Israel, was going to wait out this storm in God’s presence. We spend too much time in the violent storm rather than in the calming presence of God. God will let us fight and struggle if we choose to, or we can run to him and seek refuge and peace in him. If David was willing to do this, so should we. 》Tag someone who encourages you!!

The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed.

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 As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey of being transformed into His image. As redeemed women we grow in the grace of Christ, and He calls us to extend grace to others.

Redemption is a biblical word that means “a purchase” or a “ransom.” Historically, redemption was used in reference to the purchase of a slave’s freedom. A slave was “redeemed” when the price was paid for his freedom. God spoke of Israel’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt in this way: “I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment” (Exodus 6:6). The use of redemption in the New Testament includes this same idea. Every person is a slave to sin; only through the price Jesus paid on the cross can a sinful person be redeemed from sin and death. 


 When we are redeemed, we become different people. When God redeemed Israel from slavery in Egypt, He made them a new nation and gave them a new land. 

Likewise, the Christian has a new identity in Christ. No longer is the Christian a captive to sin and death. Instead, they have become a citizen of God’s kingdom and He has a new name. Christians now live in anticipation of our eternal home with our Heavenly Father. I’m so thankful for that incredible Redeeming Love and that Jesus paid the price for our sins. 

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” — Colossians ‭3:2‬ ‭

What can we do practically to help set our minds on heavenly things?
The first step is to recognize our need for setting our minds on things above. We must recognize that there are many competing claims upon our minds and our attention, and we must resolve to find a time and a place where we will not be bombarded by TV, radio, the telephone, or the internet.
Instead, we should give ourselves to our Bibles and to the living God in a little safe and quiet space. We must give ourselves to setting our minds on things above by meditating upon and memorizing Scripture.
Likewise, as we read the Scriptures we ought to pray, “O Lord, open my eyes to see yourself and the wonders that you are and the wonders that you promise.” These are the things of heaven. And in this way we will become more heavenly minded because we are saturating our minds with the things of God, the words of Scripture.
It is very simple in the end. Find a time and a place where you have a season of solitude and quiet. Open your Bible and read slowly, and as you read turn every sentence into prayer. And saturate your mind. Ask questions. Ponder. Ask how it relates to your family, your children, your singleness, your job, your leisure, so that all of your life takes on a Godward focus, a Bible saturation, and an exaltation of Jesus Christ.

Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.—‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9

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As a follower of Jesus, we can often spend a lot of time trying to discern God’s will for our lives. This plays itself out in us stopping at every intersection in life to cast our lots or waiting for a voice from God.

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Remember, Joshua was one of two men who said God could help them take the promised land while the other 10 were afraid (Numbers 13:30). God can call you to do great things as He did with Joshua. Be strong and courageous today in your walk with the Lord and trust that He will lead you.

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Blessings! ❤✨💫

So fear not, for I am with you. Isaiah 41:10 ❤✨💫

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“But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength. ” -2 Timothy 4:17

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When God stands with you great things happen. Time and Time again in the Bible, God stood with some not-so-strong people and amazing things happened.

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Had the Lord not stood with them….
1. Moses could not have stood before Pharaoh and declared God’s message.

2. Neither could he have led the Israelites through the Red Sea.

3. Gideon could not have defeated the vast army of the Midianites with just 300 men.

4. David could have never faced and slew Goliath.

5. The prophet Nathan could not have been able to rebuke King David for his great sin.

6. Elijah could not have defied Jezebel and slay the prophets of Baal.

7. Stephen, while he was being stoned to death, could not have been able to lift his eyes toward heaven and pray: “Lord, do not charge them with this sin.”

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What mountain are you facing in life that seems insurmountable? What struggles do you have? What battles are you fighting? What insurmountable mountains are you climbing? What burden weighs so heavy on your heart that it consumes your mind?

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Give it all to the Lord sweet friend. He hears your silent prayers. He see the tears stream down your face. He is holding your aching heart and restoring it for you. Let Him fight your battles. Isaiah 41:10 reminds us to fear not for He is us! Let God stand with you and give you strength and watch great things happen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you love about God? Tell me in the comments, share and TAG a friend!❤✨💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 It is so easy to fall into complacency and to let the enemy tell you lies. #FreeFromComplacency

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Let’s be real for a minute. It is so easy to become complacent. I’m convinced that the enemy waits for you to lower your guard just a centimeter and then he tries to get in your head and feed you lies. Lies like…”you aren’t good enough, you aren’t pretty enough, you aren’t thin enough…or “you are failing as a mom, it’s just a matter of time before you will fail as a wife, at your job or profession or if you REALLY were a follower of Jesus you would be a lot better person than you are..” he will blind you from everything that is going right to remind you of your weaknesses. He will create negative thoughts and feelings base on past experiences or current situations to draw your attention to his little plot and twists to simply to get you right where he wants you. All over sudden, your attitude change towards those around you. You begin to complain about things you should be grateful for. You begin to complain about things you have no control over. Instead of living in gratitude you become the most ungrateful person. You become overly sensitive, bitter, angry, jealous, envious about everything and everyone. Your language and thoughts about yourself and those around you suddenly changed. You started comparing yourself and hate who you are base on world view. UGH I hate the enemy so much. He’s a freaking liar sweet friends. Don’t believe a word he says! God is good! I love that “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me” – Psalm 138:8. Like every working single mother, there are multiple tasks I have to accomplish in a day besides school, personal devotion and ministry. It gets overwhelmed at time. While I have to prioritize but also vow to take it easy on myself and tell myself that whatever didn’t get done today will get done tomorrow. Whatever went wrong today will be better tomorrow. I give myself a little more grace every day and give thanks with a grateful heart for the perfect gifts of 2 beautiful, healthy and loving little girls I get the privilege to raise and be their role model. But, above all I have Jesus who is the best thing in my life and the best thing that’s ever happened to me. What do I have to complain about?! Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Don’t forget to remind yourself how blessed you are too. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


It is so easy to fall into complacency and to let the enemy tell you lies. Don’t do it sweet sister. Throw his awful lies back in his face and SHUT HIM DOWN. He was defeated by Jesus and you have the power to defeat him now. Don’t let him convince you that you are anything less than amazing. You are so beautiful in Jesus’ sight and you are a jewel to Him. Don’t forget it. — Flore ❤✨💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Let the JOY of Our Lord be your strength today! ❤✨💫


Let’s all try our hardest to Choose Joy despite our circumstances and to give ourselves a little more Grace and not expect perfection all the time. The enemy knows our weaknesses. He will always try his tricks and plots to distract us and use our weaknesses to his advantage to steal our joy but the choice is ours to know when to walk away, not feed into its tricks and not allowing no one and nothing take our joy away. Choose Joy! No matter what you face to day, give it to God, learn to trust in The Lord with all your hearts and lean not to your own understanding. The scripture reminds us to “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again – rejoice!”— Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬”May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” — Romans 15:13 

Let’s make it a great year filled with JOY, starting today! ❤✨💫