Reminder: Exodus 14:14

You will not have to do anything but stay calm. The Lord will do the fighting for you.

I’m currently reading Exodus because I decided I wanna read the book before seeing the movie (cliché, but good motivation to finally read the bible like I’ve been meaning to) and I ran into a little verse I love. It was sort of a reminder, something we need to remember in our daily lives when we run into things that seem out of our control. I’m currently very still and enjoying my journey in getting to know God and his word. So glad to be here! My favorite place so far. The peace & joy I’ve been experiencing is unexplainable. God is too good!

Have a great night guys! Don’t forget God in the midst of all the partying and planning for NYE.

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Non believers in the family

How do you deal with family members who know of God but don’t KNOW Him or His word,or just don’t believe in Him?

They don’t understand your ways of living,

your decisions,

your peace through it all

or your Faith.

Yesterday I was talking to a family member very close to me (I won’t say who because a family member might read this lol) and they were saying how I need to hurry up and get back to the US and I told them it’s not time yet. They didn’t understand and said that I need to make the time then and I simply said again “I’m here for a reason, it is not time for me to go. God knows what to do.”  They didn’t say anything after but I can guarantee you they didn’t respond because they didn’t understand/ thought they were right/ were not in the mood for an argument. If you know me, you know that a year or two ago, I’d NEVER say this! I’d just be like YES I do, let’s go!! Wooo! Hate this place. Amazing what God can do to an anxious little girl like me.

So how do you guys deal? How often does an argument/ misunderstanding happen?

Gentle, affective preaching.

I appreciate a good,thorough,strong sentence. Sadly, I can barely write sentences like that. It’s definitely a skill, something that comes from within. For me, it’s going to be practice.

Aside from not being able to use simple, strong words to explain myself, I’m still not sure how to “preach” without sounding harsh. I’m naturally more harsh than gentle. (And there goes a confession.)

I see influencial people and the words and ways they choose to get through to people, and I’m trying to take notes. I don’t know if I come off harsh because I’m anxious for people to truly understand what I mean, or if that’s just how I am. And there’s no excuse for that.

On Instagram, the space is just too short & my thoughts are too long & having to sum them up just makes me choose the wrong wording at times. I have a lot of acquantainces on there that are so close to getting to God but just need guidance! I want to be that person. I want to answer questions. I want to help them! But I have NO idea how to take what I know & make it speak to them like it has to me.

Any tips?😚😚

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On a different note, here are some flowers my dad got me today. 💛

Selfishness of the world.

Do you know where your fights and arguments come from? They come from the selfish desires that make war inside you. You want things, but you don’t get them. So you kill and are jealous of others. But you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God. Or when you ask, you don’t receive anything, because the reason you ask is wrong. You only want to use it for your own pleasure. You people are not faithful to God! You should know that loving what the world has is the same as hating God. So anyone who wants to be friends with this evil world becomes God’s enemy. Do you think the Scriptures mean nothing? The Scriptures say, “The Spirit God made to live in us wants us only for himself.” But the kindness God shows is greater. As the Scripture says, “God is against the proud, but he is kind to the humble.” So give yourselves to God. Stand against the devil, and he will run away from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. You are sinners, so clean sin out of your lives. You are trying to follow God and the world at the same time. Make your thinking pure. Be sad, be sorry, and cry! Change your laughter into crying. Change your joy into sadness.
-James 4:1-9 ERV❤️

Through my daily experiences I see that people pick what they think is “right” and live by that. Right in quotations because everyone lives by their own morals and don’t lean on the bible for guidance and what is equally right.

I was in the world. I know what it’s like. I was so blinded for so long on what is right, and now what some might call “radical”, to a believer, is called a Holy life by God’s ways. And I love it. I feel clean, happy, (more) protected in every sense and just overall GOOD. That’s the power of God’s joy that I never knew about, and that many might never know because they simply don’t get themselves there. That makes me SO sad! My own family might never get there. As many other worldly people.

The bible is the truth.
It is guidance.
It is life and I won’t ever be dragged back to my ways.

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Bella💋