1 Timothy 1:12. Many of us find ourselves tired, weary, and weak from the many responsibilities that we have in life. With so much on our plates, it is easy to become overwhelmed and desperate for strength when we believe God has given us more than we can handle. Often, we feel that we are too weak and are not strong enough spiritually, physically, and/or mentally to attempt and achieve the work that God has planned for us. We use our weariness and weakness as an excuse to avoid taking risks for God and trying to do things for Him that are tough and out of our comfort zone. It is perfectly normal for us to feel that we are too weak and cannot accomplish the work God has for us on our own strength alone. If we can accomplish God's work for us by our own strength, without any help from Him, we are missing God's full will for us. God will give us more than we can bear because we need to realize our desperate need for Him. We must realize that we are nothing without Him and will never fulfill His will for us without His strength. If we were strong enough to do God's will for us, we would mistakenly think we are okay on our own without Him, but we need His strength to fully carry out His work for us. God will never give us work for Him without also providing us with the strength and energy we need to be successful. God is always with us, always providing us with strength, and equipping us with everything we need to fulfill His will. Thank God today for the strength and renewed energy that He gives you to do His extraordinary work!
Can I get some loving likes for this mama & cub Brown Bear?
It's so beautiful to see such a large, powerful bear gently protecting & nurturing such a small, vulnerable cub. I can feel through simply observing this photo the profound love that these two share. ❤❤
#love #devotion #BrownBears #ParentalLove
The heart that Satan is currently trying to steal with every illusion he makes up, it belongs to Christ. A heart whose creator made it full of love, determination, and mercy that is too precious to waste time on Satan. If you're like me tonight where you're struggling a little, and Satan is screaming at you, "give up, don't even try." Turn to Psalm 20:1 "May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you."
#devotion #keepraying #truth #strategyofsatan
Get creative supporting your throat chakra, crystals such as Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise & Sodalite work with the throat chakra, they can be worn as jewelry or placed on the throat when lying down. Spearmint is ‘The Oil of Confident Speech’ it aids confidence, articulate speech, clarity and courage. Lavender is ‘The Oil of Communication’ it aids in open communication, expression and being heard. These oils can be applied neat to the throat (or diluted for sensitive skin types), inhaled or diffused. For more info on how to use crystals, oils or if you’d like a Medical Intuitive Oracle Card session please call or PM me. Sam x
My Morning Routine
The first thing I do every morning when I awaken is write down my dream(s) from the night before.
I am a dreamer and usually have 2-3 dreams that I can remember every night.
I ask for revelation and insight into the meaning of my dreams.
Next, I begin my quiet time.
I relish waking up at “0 dark: 30” in the quiet of the night and breaking of day.
My typical quiet time involves reading or listening to a passage from the Bible. I get a lot of insight and download in the morning and I write down what I hear. Current read- “Rules of Engagement,” by @@cindytrimm
and “Fasting,” by @FranklinJentzen.
Enjoy a cup of espresso.
Make a vegetable and fruit smoothie with Plnt Protein, Flax, and Chia seed to rev up my engine and start my day.
How do you start your day?
Don’t despise the tears you’ve cried
or the prayers you have prayed,
Heaven heard your every word
and the answer,
the answer is on the way.
// Every Prayer — @ihoughton
As I was on the train yesterday,
this song came up on my iTunes playlist. Didn’t planned for it to happen, but ofcourse,
God works unexpectedly, hey?
I shed a few quiet tears as I was listening to the lyrics of the song.
Its like an assurance that I’ve been searching all these while.. He hears every single prayer.
Every. Single. One.
Those little chatter in our hearts,
our wishes and dreams,
our unspeakable desires,
our silent cries,
Heaven hears it all.
Aren’t you thankful for that?
I know I am.
He is such a big, magnificent and omnipotent God who created all the earth,
yet He chooses to care over my littlest prayer?
Wow. Nothing beats that, I guess.
I am so so thankful that God made me stumble upon that song.
I am glad that even on my darkest days,
I know He’s near.
I am thankful that even when I am faithless,
He remains forever faithful.
Japs mantra is on again this Saturday 💜💜 Join us in deep meditation, chanting and devotion of the holy sounds.
#temple #japa #mantra
Grateful for all of the sisters who have walked before me, sharing their voice and authentic truth, making it easier for me to speak my own, by seeing our strength and courage reflected within the universal mirror.
Read // John 14:1-6
Because mankind is earthbound until death, misconceptions about heaven are common. Some people imagine it as an ethereal world of formless spirits who float about, whereas others flatly deny its existence. A few have returned from near-death experiences to describe what they saw. Amid all the confusing and contradictory views, we would do well to remember that our only sure source of accurate information about heaven is God’s Word.
Jesus had firsthand knowledge of heaven because He came from there to earth. Shortly before dying, He told His disciples that He would go to His Father’s house to prepare a place for them and then would come back to take them to their new home. Several weeks later the disciples watched the resurrected Jesus ascend, as foretold, into heaven (Acts 1:9-11).
Ever since that day, believers throughout history have been waiting for the Lord’s promised return. Each one will be given an immortal resurrection body similar to Christ’s. It will be physical, visible, and recognizable to others. We will even be able to eat. (See Luke 24:41-43.) Heaven is a literal place for actual, tangible bodies—a place to live, serve God, and worship and enjoy Him forever.
Knowing all the specifics of our eternal destination is impossible, but we can be sure that Jesus will fulfill His promise to come back for us. Stepping into our custom-designed dwelling places, we will each realize that we’re finally home—and throughout eternity can never be separated from our heavenly Father.
#dailydevo #devotion #Repost @intouchmin
Stream 'Still' by David Gift in Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon... Link in Profile 🙏🏾
Grand Masonic Museum of Philadelphia
This historical, bronze statue represents a bond between two countries and three men. The story begins when Benjamin Franklin went to France as a diplomat and was influential in negotiating the involvement with the French in the American War of Independence. During this time, George Washington was Commander in Chief of the Continental Army of the American Revolution. When the French Alliance sent their troops, they were led by Gilbert du Montier Lafayette. Lafayette gifted George Washington an apron; a fabric that bonds the two countries together. The monumental statue depicts George Washington presenting that apron to Benjamin Franklin. The apron is displayed in the Grand Masonic Museum of Philadelphia, tours available.
#ridethegoat #charity #masoniclodge #masonicring #brotherhood #family #freemasonry #freemasons #michiganfreemasons
#honesty #courtesy #brotherly #devotion #compassion #masons #hope #faith #G #corinthian241 #corinthians
I found paradise - no hyperbole.
This past weekend at the Gita Nagri farm I experienced the full power of Bhakti yoga and a community of deep connection based on spirituality and self realization.
There are no words big enough to hold the joy of dancing around a fire, open throated, hearts drumming.
Or the weight of an ox’s soft muzzle in my palms, the gentle fearlessness of an animal that has never known fear or violence.
It is indescribable peace - the stuff of mythology. -
Had I not been there myself, a fuller, sweeter, lighter version of myself, thanks to the gift of chanting, I wouldn’t believe it - or what I mean to say is didn’t believe it existed.
In an awakened heart workshop I took last October I was guided on a vision quest through the tiny space of the heart.
When I finally made it through the final portal I climbed out of a hole in the ground and stood up.
At first there was only blue sky and tree branches but then - a crescent of purple mountains cradling a valley of forests and a farm and a fire - music and laughter - the rhythm of feet pounding, and hearts, and a drum.
I didn’t realize how lonely I was - how insufficient it is to connect only physically or mentally when we are so much bigger on the inside - until I wasn’t alone anymore.
There’s so much more to say of what this experience meant to me and all that I learned but for the sake of brevity - come feel it for yourself.
Join us for a kirtan music meditation @mantra_lounge
Tuesday’s 6-8pm a 10$ donation gets you an ecstatic experience with the divine and a delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meal.
Thanks to Gita for taking these pictures since I ditched all tech for the weekend, cameras included.
#kirtan #musicmeditation #selfrealization #bhakti #bhaktiyoga #devotion #harekrishna #meditation #japa #chanting #soundhealing #raiseyourvibration #vishnu #radha #ommanipadmehum #krishnaconsciousness #christconsciousness #lovewins #acceptance #holycow #ecstasy #joy #love
"Remember, remember, remember. Remember always that you are love." ~ Swami Adi Narayan Ji Maharajh
My loves, if you feel called to deepen on the Priestess path, you may be interested in taking our free Divine Feminine Archetypal quiz!
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We’d love to hear about your results!
“Karena di mana hartamu berada, di situ juga hatimu berada.”
Ketika berjalan-jalan di desa, seorang murid berhenti hendak melepas sepatu karena melihat jalan yang becek. “Mengapa dilepas?” tanya gurunya. “Supaya sepatunya tidak kotor,” jawabnya. “Apa kegunaan sepatu?” tanya guru. “Melindungi kaki,” balas murid. “Dan yang kamu lakukan sekarang, melindungi kaki atau melindungi sepatu?” Begitulah, tidak jarang orang lebih mementingkan suatu benda daripada fungsi atau maknanya
Setiap orang mempunyai “harta”. Tempat hati berada, tempat mengumpulkan segala pencapaian, untuk dijadikan andalan. Secara sederhana, ada dua jenis harta: harta duniawi yang bersifat sementara dan harta surgawi yang bernilai kekal. Tentu kita memerlukan harta yang sementara, tetapi itu bukan segalanya. Memautkan hati kepada harta duniawi merintangi kita mendapatkan harta yang kekal. Apalagi jika harta dunia telah membutakan mata sampai kita mengukur segala sesuatu dengan uang, mengganti waktu untuk keluarga dengan kemewahan, mengganti waktu untuk Tuhan dengan uang persembahan. Hati tidak lagi menjadi takhta bagi Tuhan, tetapi bagi uang, jabatan, ketenaran, kehormatan, dan kekuasaan. .
Sesuatu yang kita lihat dan kita pikirkan akan menggerakkan kita dalam bertindak dan mengambil keputusan. Yesus mengingatkan agar kita menggunakan mata hati dan pikiran untuk melihat dan berpikir dengan tepat. Sadar akan kasih Allah dan menempatkan kesenangan Allah sebagai kebutuhan yang harus dipenuhi akan membebaskan kita dari tekanan untuk mengejar harta duniawi.
#devotion #youth #youthblast #gpdi #gpditiberias #bogor
Another India memory from Jodhpur —vividly stunning but very sad as the handprints at the Mehrangarh Fort are of the 15 wives of the maharaja who in an act of Hindi devotion left this world —and their mark — by lying on his funeral pyre in 1843 #rajasthan #devotion #handprints #women
Your Church is rising up
With fire that can't be stopped 🔥🔥🔥
Happy 13th birthday to @gmsjakarta...
Kalo ditanya kenapa suka ke gereja ini padahal jauh & harus tembus macet, jawabannya:
1. Disini aku bertemu muka dgn Tuhan & tenggelam dlm kasihNya. Bahkan waktu praise aja juga bisa menangis sekaligus tertawa sukacita.
2. Bertumbuh! Gak suka banget spend time ke tempat yg gak dapet apa2.
3. Atmosfer yg saling mengasihi tanpa menghakimi dan tidak kepo satu sama lain - GMS banget kata orang😄....
#gmsjakarta #ilovemychurch #church
#thekingishere #praiseandworship #devotion #theheartofworship