🎶: Better by Jessica Reedy
Old facebook status from April 28, 2016 –
I remember being in a relationship that I knew God wanted me out of but no matter how many times I attempted to let go, I found my way back & it made it that much harder for me until I was left to pick up all the pieces of my broken heart.
I’ve been following this awesome & beautiful young lady for a few months now & what a blessing she has been. She’s super encouraging & has a powerful testimony. I just love her spirit. She encouraged me to purchase my own copy of this amazing devotional titled, “Awaken” by Priscilla Shirer & I had to share it.
I believe it’s important to share the different ways we can grow in our walk with God & that is why I share the different resources that have helped me along the way.
I pray it blesses you.
It’s been a couple days since we’ve been back from our retreat & we are STILL in awe of God. A few years ago, I would have never imagined spending an entire weekend praising & worshipping God. I remember always looking forward to the weekend & making plans to go out & drink/dance the night away. This is not meant to pass any judgement on anyone. I promise. I’m just simply stating facts on how jacked up MY life was & the destructive life I was living.
I wish I would have recorded all the other amazing talented women & men that performed but I’m grateful my sis got to capture this moment.
The last several days have been indescribable. There are truly no words for how God showed out at this retreat. It will be an experience I will never forget & will forever carry in my heart.
I’m grateful that God has allowed me to attend this retreat (first retreat ever) & I’m looking forward to an awesome experience. Not only have I been praying for an open heart & mind in order to RECEIVE all that God has in store for us but that I also APPLY it to my life.
Currently listening to one of my go-to playlists.
A few weeks ago, I began to read the book of Proverbs. I had been desiring for more of God and of His Word. God truly knows our heart’s desires and will fulfill them as He sees fit. Several months ago, I joined a book study at one of my friend’s church and we created a group chat on Whatsapp so that we can stay in communication. One of the girls in our chat encouraged us to join her in reading the book of Proverbs. This was only just a couple of weeks ago and it’s been awesome. When we truly are intentional about spending time with God and reading His Word, the Holy Spirit will give us the understanding we need and will reveal things that can only be revealed to us with His help.
No matter how great someone’s relationship or marriage may look like on social media or in person, no relationship is perfect. We should never glorify someone’s relationship & lose sight on how blessed we are in our own relationship/marriage regardless of our shortcomings. For those that are in unhappy/unhealthy relationships or who may be single, I know how discouraging it can be sometimes to see other couples succeeding but I encourage you not to lose hope. Feeling discouraged doesn’t mean you’re jealous, envious or bitter – it just means what it means, “having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened”.
💭💓 Oftentimes, we fail to love ourselves in the way we desire for others to love us. We fail at being kind, patient & forgiving towards ourselves. As I sit back & reflect on all I’ve been through in my life I couldn’t help but feel compassion. I feel this often but it’s been a while since I have verbally expressed it to myself so I couldn’t help but to share this with you all …