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As a child it is fairly easy to make friends, right? We just share a toy or snack, or even just jump right in playing with someone new. Maybe those friendships don’t last, maybe they do. But kids don’t worry about saying something awkward, or appearing too eager to make friends, do they?
So I’ve talked about loving yourself, inside and out but we all know just loving yourself is not going to bring you happiness in your everyday life. In this post, I will cover keeping positive when life gets you down, what God wants for you, and how to keep the naysayers from getting your down.
Can you remember when you first gave your heart to Christ? It was a shout of triumph within your soul and you had within you a newness never before experienced? There was a victory over your past, of the things in your life that were not good for your flesh, your soul or your spirit. Defeating the flesh was imminent!
This life can be overwhelming. We can be overwhelmed by situations in our personal lives, anxieties about the world we live in, or even worries about our futures. Sometimes things in this life work out exactly the way we plan, but sometimes our plans completely fall apart. Sometimes we feel at peace and sometimes we look around and wonder how we will ever make it to tomorrow. Life is full of ups, downs, twists, and turns, but how do we approach God through it all?
Our culture does not put a very high value on how we treat our family. In movies and books, parents are often made fun of and made to look foolish, and none more so than fathers. Today, I want to encourage you to stand up against the culture. Here are 10 things girls should do for their fathers.
A generous woman is hard to find. When the world is consumed with climbing the ladder of success, instead of finding generous women, we find greedy and selfish ones. Very rarely do we find a woman who is willing to give and go the extra mile without expecting anything. They are so few, but so coveted by man and woman alike, and so adored by God.
The Lord declares “Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 6:31-34; 7:9-11
We hear it time and time again, “stop caring about what other people think.” Well, most people agree that’s a lot easier said than done.
It’s been almost seventeen years since Jesus interrupted my selfish little existence and woke me up from sleeping death. Seventeen years since my eyes were opened to the meaning of life, to the beauty of Jesus, to the pleasure of knowing and being known by God.