I may have lied, it isn’t really a party lol But Real Brown Girls has been collecting features, short stories, etc… from brown women ALL over the globe. They’re representing and showcasing the journeys of so many women and getting the word out their about the different things they dabble in. I’ve been so excited for them to launch their site, just so I could tell the world to add RBG to their blog roll! You all should give it a look when you’ve got the time! It really is a beautiful and creative site. And while you’re at it be sure to check out my feature ?
I was reading Jesus Calling this morning and today’s devotional got me thinking about so many times I felt as if my calling was insignificant in comparison to others’ calling. I felt like I wasn’t doing enough for the Kingdom . A lot of times we as Christians compare our callings to others’ callings, which is one thing we should never do. No calling is greater than another. Yes, they are different, but no one calling is greater than another or is more important than another. Every calling is equal but different.
Romans 12: 4-5, “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
No where in this scripture does it say that one function is greater or lesser than the other. It says that each of us has a special function not a better function or a insignificant function.
God created each of us with a special function in mind. Each of our callings has one common goal: add to the Kingdom of heaven. So the next time you feel like you aren’t doing enough for the kingdom or your calling is insignificant, remember that what you do is just as important as what someone else is doing for the kingdom. Also, don’t waste your time comparing your calling to someone else’s. That’s how you stir up discontentment and jealousy. Be content with the portion God has given you.
Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?”
Do not be discouraged because God has yet to fulfill His promise to you. Trust His perfect timing and rest in Him. He will fulfill every promise He has made to you. Don’t lose hope ❤️
When I think about a lot of Christians that I know their relationship with Christ is similar to their relationship with a friend on Facebook. Many Christians accepted Christ sometime as a kid at a church, Christian concert, or a vacation bible school. The basic pattern was to admit that you were a sinner (check!), ask Jesus into your heart (check!), say the sinner’s prayer (check!), and now you are a Christian. Often, that may have been the closest their relationship to Christ ever was. They may have been “good” for a few weeks, but they may have never developed a relationship with Christ more than accepting a label.
What kind of Facebook friend is Jesus in your life? Is he the friend that you really didn’t keep up with from school that you accepted his friend request, but really are not looking at interacting with? Is he the friend…
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A newlywed posed this question to me,
“How can I avoid becoming a controlling/disrespectful wife?”
Goodness, this topic could be a book in and of itself. I have many posts about respect that will be helpful.
Spiritual Authority – God’s design structure for spiritual authority in our lives in marriage, business, government and the church
A Husband’s and a Wife’s Authority in Marriage
Submitting Under Protest
This post is primarily for women who tend to be Type A personalities, go-getters, leaders who like to be in charge and who feel very strongly that they know what is best and they are “right” all or almost all the time. If you are a more passive wife who has trouble speaking your mind and knowing your own heart, some of these ideas may be counterproductive for you. You will have to approach things from…
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One of the most powerful ways to pray is to pray Scripture over ourselves, our husbands and others – in faith – believing that God is a Promise Maker and a Promise Keeper.
I love what David Platt says about praying when we are abiding in Christ and full of His Spirit:
“Change your desires to want what God wants. Then… ask for anything you want!”
Jesus places no limits on the possibilities and potential and power of prayer. We are the ones who do that by our unbelief and small faith. For Him, the sky is the limit. When we are abiding in Him, seeking His will, and living in submission to Him, He invites us to “ask for whatever you will, and it will be given to you.” In fact, Jesus often says, “According to your faith, it will be done to you.” So, as we have greater…
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