The power within comes from HIM and HIM alone. Who is the HE I refer to? It’s Jesus! He changed everything for me. This journey isn’t always the easiest, yet it is the most fulfilling.
When you step into your destiny, the very reason you were born, nothing can ever take it’s place. You feel it, you taste it, and no matter what comes your way you remember it. Always.
To the woman who is in the hard, the murky, hang on tight. Your Creator is fighting with you and for you.
I used to put my significance into my job status, money, how many people know me. The only status that matters is I am HIS. HE loves you. (period). End of story. No conditions, pure unconditional love. This was the message at church on Sunday and I could have never imagined it was something I would need in the week ahead. Even in your ugliest of times beauty will come out of it because HE loves us. #beautyintheashes#iamhis
This verse speaks to me because it makes me relax in all my imperfections. ⠀
It reminds me that it is not only okay to be imperfect, but God uses my failures, weaknesses, and imperfections 🤦♀️ for His good. 🙌⠀
It is through my weaknesses that Christ shines through. ☺️⠀
Thank you, Jesus 🙏 for loving me and completing me. ⠀
Tᴀᴋᴇ ᴀ ʟᴏᴏᴋ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ʏᴏᴜ. 𝐈𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗍𝗁𝖺𝗍 𝗂𝗌 𝐺𝑜𝑑’𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑜𝑑𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠. 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝖺𝗅𝗅 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝑛𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦, 𝑑𝑜𝑢𝑏𝑡, 𝖺𝗇𝖽 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑒𝑓𝑠.
(𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚊𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚜 𝚗𝚎𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚢)
Know that while you are making mistakes, 𝐘𝐎𝐔 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑛𝑜𝑡 a mistake.
If you’re confused or lost as to what your purpose is, just know that 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜 have a 𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞.
You, my friend, are a 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝'𝐬. With Him, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭.
Today was beach day 2. We hung out at Venice Beach and watched the skaters. This beautiful brave young lady jumped in with all guys flying all around her. I watched her come up to her parents in tears after an embarrassing spill. They spoke another language...but the encouragement and support were undeniable. We locked eyes for a split second and I gave her a smile and a nod. I watched as she headed back out to try again to keep up with the big boys! 😊 This is what the body of Christ should look like. Encouragement. Support. Love. Grace. You can do it! Run the race! Don’t give up! Be who God made you to be and give it all you’ve got! “And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus...”. #headvacala#iamhis
I've prayed to God my whole life. But I never wanted to know or even ask for what God needed from me to align my prayers with His will; only what I needed from Him. My personal testimony of transformation is not a pretty one. It is ugly. It is painful. The most painful thing I’ve been through in my life, in fact. But I was at the end of mySELF. I couldn’t stay in doing what I had always known and done and expect to produce something different. I was willing and ready to do whatever God needed to do in me, and lay down whatever He asked me to, to experience not just happiness...but the permanent, unspeakable JOY that His Word talks about.⠀
15 years ago I was born again and made new. But the new life God had designed for me required change. But what I know now....THE PAIN IN THE CHANGE is WORTH IT. God is still teaching and molding me today and the scars that remain from my past life are always a reminder of not only the One who healed me, but to forever trust Him over mySELF.⠀
Father, please never allow me to be so hard-hearted and stuck in mySELF that I am not moldable in Your hands. Thank You for taking my old and making me new. May I never forget how far You’ve brought me, and to always trust You with the pains knowing the change You bring provides true joy.⠀🙏🏻
~ • I AM PRINCIPLE • ~
° I am a worshipper of Christ
° I am a wife
° I am a mother
° I am a deep thinker
° I am a dreamer
° I am a visionary
° I am a watchman on the wall
° I am a writer
° I am a reformer
° I am a builder
° I am a giver of hope
° I am a comforter
° I am a wise woman
................... ~ ......................
MOST OF ALL - I AM HIS ▪︎
° I belong to Jesus
° My judgement and reward lies with Him
° My mission is to love Him and so love His creation - man - ° My goal is to be conformed to the image of Christ and to have Jesus shape and mold me
° The outflow of my life is the expantion of His Kingdom
Let everything we do, be done whole heartedly as unto the Lord and not as unto man... for our reward lies with Him, pur inheritance lies with Him... Col.3v23-24 ▪︎
*Spoiler alert* PEOPLE WILL JUDGE YOU ANYWAY! 🤷🏽♀️ If you are someone that is saying you can't do what I do- because...
👉🏻 People will judge you
👉🏻 You don't have a large network
👉🏻 You don't have any extra time
👉🏻 You will never be THAT person
Guess what?!!! ME too. I said those things too, y’all. But WHO. CARES!
Literally people will judge you if you feed the homeless or take care of your elderly grandparent- you know what I’m saying?
You can do ALL the good to the world. And the BAD people will always only see that perspective. 🤷🏽♀️ Think about this though... •
👉🏻 Those who love me, don't judge me. Those who judge me, don't matter. •
👉🏻 I didn't need a large network and still don't! I’ve got my people. YOU. Reading this right now. You’re my people. I like you, we talk, you know that sort of thanggg lol •
👉🏻 Oh, I found time. Turns out, we waste a lot of time on negative self talk, social media scrolling, TV shows that don’t make a hill of beans, you get the just. •
👉🏻 I realized there is nothing wrong with THAT girl! That girl is making a life for herself and her family, working towards her dreams that she never thought possible, and helping others in unimaginable ways. 🙌🏻 That girl is alive! That girl has found her VOICE. Not just singing- I’ve been doing that for a long time. I mean actually being set free and speaking my TRUTH. •
Sound like you? Then you’re in GOOD COMPANY- let’s goooo! You'll be surprised at how easy it is to mix this into your busy life! You'll also be surprised at how many resources you will have available to you and how many people you will have cheering you on! 👏🏼 It is WAY less scary on this side of things. The other side was MUCH scarier, in my opinion! ❤️ #iamhis#caseygrahamrussell#dogoodbegood#dowhatsbestforyou#charlie1horse#rustyrose#judybluejeans#itsagirlthing#momboss#thisishowifightmybattles#tellyourstory#bepositive✌ #lovepeopledogood#successfulwomen#momsinbusiness#westtexasblogger#westernblogger#texasmoms#cowboystyle#domesticvoilencesurvivor#yourbrokenessiswelcomehere#aggiealumni#aggiemommy
I was shocked, confused, bewildered As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp-- The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake. 'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.' 'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.' JUDGE NOT!! Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a
Chris tian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Every saint has a PAST... Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Love Live and Inspire
I’ve spent a lot of time lately working through some past wounds. What I’m learning is that some of the things holding me back, I didn’t even realize they had a hold on me. They were buried deep down inside. But, through love and forgiveness, those deep wounds are being revealed and released. For good. So I can run with freedom. Do you feel like you’re running into a brick wall? Hitting a ceiling that you can’t get past? We often think it’s from the things around us - people, circumstances, timing - but it’s actually from deep within. I’m investing in me. Taking the time, energy and resources needed because I’m worth it. And it’s birthing something beautiful. •
“As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.”
Hebrews 12:1 TPT
“'Cause right now I need a little hope. I need to know that I'm not alone. Maybe God is calling you tonight to tell me something that might save my life…” - Sidewalk Prophets, “Save My Life” #encouragingword#iamhis
Jehovah Jireh, my provider! My God supplies all my needs. I may think I want something else, but I probably don’t need it. After being let go as part of an acquisition, I learned this in a new way. We didn’t have to go down to the bare bones, but I had awareness of our provision. It was an effort to turn every worry that would crop up in my brain into prayer instead, since worry provided nothing but more worry. Prayer partners with God in His plans, which include supplying our needs. Prayer helps us find His mindset in our situation. Prayer brings peace and trust in His provision. God is good to provide. All I have is because of Him...even if I put effort into getting some of it, I am capable to do so because He gave me my ability. Thank you Lord Jesus!!
What if the storm/situation you are facing is not to destroy you? What if it’s not designed to consume you but everything toxic that’s around you? What if it’s an answered prayer? Or better yet, what if it was sent to destroy the things around you before it destroys you??? Whew!!!! Once we change our perspective concerning our situation we can praise our way through the storm and walk on the waters that try to flood our lives. Realizing that ALL things will work for your good will give us the peace we need to watch for the rainbow across the sky which is the promise of our Father! #iamhis#mindtransformation
This little small fry is such a trooper!! Today he had his spinal ultrasound to check for a possibility of a tethered spinal cord. But, as of now we are in the clear!! I purposely wore my “I am His” shirt today to remind myself that God is never surprised by anything that happens in our lives. He knew that Ro would need to have this ultrasound done, and even though I didn’t know the results, He did. He has us surrounded in His love, and already taken care of. I am SO thankful we had a good report today, and so thankful for the peace the Lord provides over a time that can be incredibly nerve wracking. 🙌🏼 #iamhis#hislovesurroundsus#thankful#smallfry
In the book of Joshua we read about the glorious entry into the Promise Land for the Israelites after spending 40 years wandering the wilderness. ~
The Jordan River physically separated the wilderness from the Promise Land but God told Joshua He would make a way to cross on dry land for His people.
God told Joshua when the priest’s who are carrying the Ark of the Covenant feet touch the water, the flow will be cut off upstream, leaving dry land for God’s people to crossover just as God promised Joshua.
Once the Israelites were safe, God told Joshua to choose 12 men that represent the 12 tribes of the Israelites and have them choose 12 stones from the middle of the Jordan River where the Priests were standing. Once they each have a stone God told Joshua have them build a memorial using the stones.
Joshua 4:21 Then he spoke to the children of Israel, saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ 22 then you shall let your children know, saying, ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land’; 23 for the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over, 24 that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty, that you may fear the Lord your God [c]forever.”
These stones are often referred to as the Stones of Remembrance, representing God’s promises and faithfulness.
We all have examples in our life where God made the impossible, possible and these would be our stones of remembrance.
I challenge you today to journal some of yours and even write them on stones. When you struggle to see God’s goodness and faithfulness in your life you will have these as a reminder just like the Israelites did. ~
🎵Moses had stage fright-
And David brought a rock to a sword fight-
You picked twelve outsiders nobody would've chosen
And You changed the world!
Well, the moral of the story is
Everybody's got a purpose
So when I hear that devil start talking to me, saying
"Who do you think you are?" I'm just a nobody trying to tell everybody
All about Somebody who saved my soul
Ever since You rescued me, You gave my heart a song to sing
I'm living for the world to see nobody but Jesus🎵
Basking in today ✨ remembering that I am HIS + that I’ve got a purpose, no matter how inadequate I feel at times.
Just two months ago I was fighting for my life, fighting to breathe on my own, fighting to remain the momma of my 3 amazing boys, to remain a sister, a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, an aunt, a cousin and a friend to many who prayed, loved and supported me! I wanted to just give up and go to sleep so the pain would stop! I was so tired of fighting bc I couldn’t breath and the pain was so unbearable!! I made choices in my life I was not proud of, I have put myself in dangerous situations without thinking of the consequences and did what others wanted me to do! I woke up different knowing I needed to make changes in life, I had a lot of guilt and shame for those choices too! I have been given this second chance in life and it has completely changed me and how I make choices in life now! Most importantly it has brought me closer to God and the perspective I have on praise! Perceive means to look through something! When your in a situation you don’t like, change your perspective and look through it! What has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel! Through perspective and pain he is bringing good to all things! The more I started to praise the more my perspective changed!
Look at the good/positive and everything that’s right not all the bad/negative and what’s wrong! Change your perspective or the way you perceive things and present your request to God! You don’t have to be perfect, and the more I started to praise the more my perspective started to change! Rejoice in the lord always, I will lift my hands and praise him for what he has, might and will do. I can move on to Hope is alive bc again what’s happened to me has only advanced the gospel! Let your gentleness be evident to all that is near! #iamafighter💪 #inevergaveup#iwonthebattle#iamlovedbymany❤️ #sleepandletgodwork#changeyourperspective#perspectiveonpraise#iamhis#godisgreat#godhasaplanforus#iwillleadmyboys#proudmommaof3boys#blessed🙏 #foreverchanged#lovemyfamilyandfriends#recoverywarrior
I lost a diamond in my wedding set so I took it to the jewelry store to have it fixed. I found this ring in my jewelry box. There’s truth in the simplicity of these 3 words and the intent behind them. For me anyway. ♥️ #iamhis
Think positive, be positive. Think negative, be negative.
Our perspective on our current situation has a very strong impact on the outcome and results. If you think the task before you sucks and how much you hate it, I can assure you that it is going to suck the entire time.
If we can find the positive though and set our focus on these things, our results improve, we enjoy the task more and it makes the task so much easier. Just the simple mindset and focus is a complete game changer.
For example this morning on my run, I got caught in a negative loop. Its too early, I could go back to sleep, I am sweaty, my knee hurts, my foot hurts, etc. I began to think about how my negative defaults in my head are affecting this mornings run and the vast difference between negative and positive talk. Basically I got all the negative talk out of my head and guess what? My performance improved. Take a look at my mile times and you will see. Right around mile 1 is whete I got the negative out and my performance shows.
We are going to experience negative, that is part of life. What we do with the negative influence is our choice. We can focus on the negative or spin it and turn it into a positive. That power is up to us and is something we must focus on and embrace.
You are what you think, so think about WHO'S you are!
Sleepy vibes in the airport after Dan got a full pat down and my bag was searched for food that apparently looked explosive.😉 Our TSA Guys were super kind and gracious at 4:30am...
Now, LA here we come! Bands, beaches and just a little bit of business. So thankful to steal this guy away for a few days!!!♥️ #vaca#california#worshiplife#iamhis#headvacala
Not gonna lie...it’s been a pretty tough week. I’m watching loss happen in lives of people I love and facing some major loss of my own. The last straw... I lost my Star of David necklace that I bought in Israel. It was the only piece I bought for myself and it was a significant memory gem. Long story short, after tearing my house apart I was convinced that it was gone. But God... Several people were praying with me asking God to reveal it. And today it showed up.... stuck to a tube of lotion... in a different room from where I lost it! If God cares this much about the “little things,” how much more does He care about our big losses! #lifeofworship#iamhis
“For we are God’s masterpiece” (Ephesians 2:10).
You are GOD’S MASTERPIECE. He has formed you uniquely and individually, with a specific purpose. I heard someone once say, “A masterpiece cannot be made in an assembly line.” And that is so true! You are not meant to look like anybody else. You are not meant to act like anybody else. You are not meant to be anybody else. You, as an individual, are God’s masterpiece. Never forget that.✨