My heart is so full!! I was so humbled to be asked to speak and I am so thankful for every precious soul that came out to listen. I haven’t publicly spoken in several years and to be honest, I have never enjoyed public speaking. It has always made me extremely nervous.
I never got flowers delivered to the office for me in high school. I worked in the principal's office during 5th period (lunch) so I got the wonderful opportunity to see all of the balloons, gifts, flowers, and cards delivered for different holidays/birthdays. As time passed on, there was still no flowers for me.
I’m a nanny right now. If you would have asked me years ago if I ever saw this as one of my job titles, I would have said an emphatic “no!” This was never on my radar, but apparently it was on the Lord’s. He has used this job to grow me, probably in more ways than I can even fathom.
The world judges beauty by outward appearance, but God looks at one's heart. ( 1 Samuel 16:7). He sees past the makeup, filters, abs of steel, clear skin, pearly white teeth, fit body, luscious locks, and piercing eyes. The Lord sees through all of that and looks directly into our heart.
One of the most important things you can learn right now while being single is that you are COMPLETE in Christ and in Him alone!! It is vital that you learn to let Jesus be the lover of your soul without distractions. I don't care how "great of a person" they are, they will not make you whole.
GRACEFULLY BROKEN: Broken down so you can be built new and lifted up. I had never heard of "gracefully broken" before the Lord gave me a vision of myself being interviewed onstage at a church. This vision was so vivid, almost like a memory even though it had never happened.
Growing up, my family used to go canoeing for a summertime activity. We had a lot of fun doing this together. My sister would joke around and say it was our "family bonding time." My dad likes to think of every possible scenario, so he gathered us together to advise us in on a few (or several) things.
Here's the thing about me.....I don't post for the likes or follows. Yep, you read that right and if you have read some of my captions I am sure you can tell. My end goal is not to be Instagram famous or anything famous. I kinda turned down fame and fortune already. Money and fame hold no power over my soul.
“It won't be worth the wait.” Whatever that "thing" is, it is always worth waiting on God for. Come to think of it, every time I have chosen to wait on God, He has always exceeded my expectations! "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways." (Isaiah 55:8-9)
I grew up playing sports. I tried almost everything-basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, golf, track, and even ballet. I took up an interest in basketball, therefore my dad thought it would be a wonderful idea for me to play summer ball with the high school kids, even though I was still in junior high. At first, I felt extremely intimidated and was very aggravated that he would do this to me.
Have you ever been "hangry?" The feeling when you waited too long to eat so you are past the point of starving and now you just feel famished and irritable?! Have you ever been to the grocery store hungry and you are just like buying everything in sight because it all sounds delicious? You came in for one thing and then leave with a cart full?
I have never been camping or backpacking through the mountains, however, when I was worshiping the Lord the other day, I saw myself doing just that. I was in the middle of nowhere surrounded by gigantic mountains. It was so picturesque. From a helicopter view, the path was a winding one.