Longevity in Ministry -#1

Kicked off our first “Longevity in Ministry” time with some godly women!! Our first point: Know how to encourage yourself. Here’s how:
1. Be in the Word all the time. God’s word is still active & meant to be your favorite food.
2. Pray honestly. Tell Him what He already knows. You need Him to need Him!
3. Be around people you want to be like. Who do you hang with? Do you leave encouraged to go deep with Jesus or like you’ve been to a “Fuss Fest”? Sadly, some godly folks seem to thrive on complaining. Find thankful women to be around-it’ll rub off on you!
4. Speak truth to yourself! Replace lies with Scripture (Try Colossians 1-2!) Actively train yourself: the enemy tries to speak first person to you (“I’m not godly enough!”) when your faith makes him nervous! Speak the Name of Jesus.
5. Read old journals -remember when you fell for Jesus? He was your everything. Go back to this place: you don’t need to whip up some legalism to solve your intimacy problem with Christ! Realize you need Him to need Him. Ask for a fresh heart to remember your First Love. #moretocome#longevityinministry @leslielewis3 @lindsayjacobus @jolynneaster @ryanntvrner @vickibrent @kristinbrooke___ @moettelim @tristief @breedlove21 @susansmith415 @emmyaballard @knigliazzo

 

Sandblasted?

My friend @ann_huffines gave me this great reminder . Notice the pearl is sitting on a piece of sandpaper. There’s practically no way to miss this message: A pearl is only shiny after it’s been refined, sandblasted, & polished to its designed purpose. Beauty only comes with exfoliation. Are you going thru some sandblasting? Take heart-your trial is not designed to harm you but to help you. Ask God to help you. He wants the world to see you the way He does-complete & beautiful! #pearl #refinery #pain#hope #god #flashthosepearlywhites ❤️ — with Ann Gray Huffines.

 

Mombie Encouragement!

It doesn’t matter how old you are sweet mama, you have seasons of limited rest. When kids are young, it’s barely any. When they are teens, you are awake waiting until they’re home! Both stages are hard but fun (like most important things in life.) A random verse I love is in Isaiah 40: 11 “…He will gently lead the nursing ewes..” God does not despise your fatigue. He isn’t mad you are struggling with simple survival. He is compassionate, kind & helpful. I’m praying for you mom pals today that He will give you a few minutes of stillness to lean into His love for you. It’s not performance that He wants from you-let Him just love you . #momlife #newborn#mommylife #mother #fatigue #mombies#isaiah40v11 #teenmom #mothersofteens