All Souls Matter 

My heart has ached everytime I have seen the news later. Black lives matter, white lives matter, police lives matter… All of these sayings have become a fixture in the media. Now, I’m not saying that I feel any race or persons life matters more than another’s that isn’t the point I’m tying to get across here. But, have you ever just thought: 

All souls matter?

The lost, the saved, the prodigal children, the unbelievers.. What do all of these people have in common? Jesus died for them all, so that they all cold experience the amazing love from our Father. God desperately wants them all to surrender their lives to Him. No matter their skin color or profession. Abba wants ALL of their souls to enter the Kingdom of God. 

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:27-28 

“We are all one in Christ Jesus”, huh? We sure aren’t acting like it. Nowhere in that does God tell us to only love and care for those who are like us. As a matter of fact, in Mark 16:15 Jesus says: “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” We as God’s children must go and share the good news with everyone. We must be ligts in this dark and scary world. So hat maybe, just maybe some of the lost can put down their hatred and pick up the love of Jesus Christ. 

Friend so, this world is in so much trouble. We must reverently pray and try to share the Good News with as many of them as we can before its to late. I read this somewhere the other day and it’s worth remembering, this earthly world may be the closest thing to hell as we ever get but to the nonbelievers it’s also the closest place they’ll ever get to heaven. 

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment. John 7:28

Brothers, my hearts desire and prayer to God for them is that they be saved. Romans 10:1

So, Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly, I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him.” Acts 10:34-35 

Waiting like Ruth

Does it ever feel like you’re constantly waiting? Waiting on God to do something in your life? Do you feel like the waiting isn’t worth it? It’s worth it, I promise. 

In the book of Ruth, she shows some serious patience and faith in the Lord. Ruth’s husband dies and instead of going back to her family which was customary at the time; she vows to follow Naomi wherever she may go. Talk about loyal. 

Ruth shows us that sometimes in life you must wait and then wait some more. Living out life truly waiting on God means you must put all your faith in Him. Putting all your faith in Him means you must be patient and not worry about things. Naomi said to Ruth, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out.” Ruth 3:18 God is saying this same thing to us constantly, He wants us to put all of our faith in Him and trust that everything will be okay. 

In Psalms 37:9 it says, “delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” You cannot just expect God to give you all the things you are so desperately wanting without you putting in a little bit of work. In this scripture, “delighting yourself in the Lord” simply means putting all your faith and trust in Him. Even in the waiting, when it seems like God is doing nothing, He is. He is in complete control, always. God has SO much in store for us, but we must first learn that it is in His timing; not our own. If God sent us all the things He has planned for us on our time, they would never work. He is teaching you, through every season of waiting and hardship. Lean on Him for strength and you will come out stronger than you could ever imagine. I promise; wherever you are in your life right now, God put you there for a reason. Whether this is preparing you for the next season, or it could even be a blessing in disguise. Trust in Him, he won’t lead you to failure. 

I Want a Husband but. 

I want Jesus more.

This is something that has taken me so long to honestly get to. I used to be the girl that CONSTANTLY went on dates or was talking to boys. If I wasn’t, I wasn’t happy. I based all my happiness over what guy I was talking to at that moment. All my friends were in relationships, and I wanted that. I wanted to feel wanted. There was a place in my heart that was aching to be loved. I didn’t realize that I was trying to fill a space for God love with worldly love. It wasn’t until I finally stopped and gave it all to God until I was truly happy. Putting all my trust in God wasn’t the easiest, there was this voice in the back of my head saying “well, God doesn’t know what kind of guy I want. It’s up to ME to find me someone.” But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. When you give God all your trust, He will give you the desires of your heart. The love that God has created for you is SO much better than any worldly romance. God created marriage to honor Him. He didn’t create this twisted version we have of love that revolves around sex, looks, and money. The love He created is SO much better. I’m not saying you shouldn’t want a spouse, because that’s a desire that our Father laid upon your heart. You’ve just got to stop searching and put it in Abba’s hands, only then will you be truly satisfied. 

Scriptures to help you thrive through this season of singleness:

  • To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
  • For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11
  • But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. – Matthew 6:33

Lean on God through this season; focus on becoming so focused on our Father that He will have to point out the one He has for you. Stop searching for a worldly love and focus on the most amazing love there is, God’s. 

Rearview Mirrors

Picture this. You’re driving down the road, jamming out to the radio and you see a cop in your rear view mirror. Now I don’t know about you, but even if I’m driving perfectly fine I start slightly freaking out about my speed and how I’m driving, afraid I’ll get pulled over and get a ticket. Sometimes I feel like we get like this with our walk with God. We get so used to just going along then we get a glimpse of something behind us and the paranoia sets in. Stuff that wouldn’t even make us flinch before is suddenly a struggle to get passed. This is when we need to lean on God, through the seasons and tests in your life the enemy will try to trip you up by bringing up things from your past or just starting that small voice of paranoia when you look back. Don’t let this mess you up. Lean on God, let him be your stronghold. 
Psalm 18:2

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 

Let God guide you and deliver you away from this. Let Him teach you to be stronger through the test. It’s okay to look back, but look how far you’ve came. Not how much you still lack. 

God Chose You

What if I said that there was someone who loves you immensely, more than you could ever even imagine? There is someone, and it’s Christ.

        You’re sad. Lonely. Heartbroken and hurt. Whatever the exact emotions may be, they all suck right? You’re realizing that you can’t live like this. Day to day wondering how you’re going to make yourself get out of bed the next morning. Everywhere you look in this world there’s more hurt, there’s more people telling you for whatever reason, you aren’t good enough. Constantly seeing these seemingly perfect people in the media with their gorgeous hair, perfect skin, and lots of money. Everyone loves them while you can barely even seem to love yourself. What if I told you there’s more? What if I said that there was someone who loves you immensely, more than you could ever even imagine? There is someone, and it’s Christ. Listen to this:

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

Reading that gives me chills, the creator of the universe, God, chose you. Before He even made you, He knew what He would be calling you to do. He loved you, still does. Sounds almost too perfect right? It’s not. You are a child of God. I know, sometimes we get so caught up in day to day life that we may forget, but do you know how much your life would change if you started living out your life knowing that you are a child of God? Sweet, sweet friend, everything would change.

Don’t lower yourself to the world’s standards and opinions of you. You are not of this world, just in it. You are of Christ, remember that. He chose you. Don’t waste your life thinking og the world’s opinion; instead, think of our Father and remember that you are chosen.

When you feel yourself sinking back down, here are some words to remember.

  • John 15:16

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit –fruit that will last– and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

  • 2 Thessalonians 2:13

But we ought always to than God chose you as first fruits to be saved through the

Sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

  • Some manuscripts show this as: ‘because from the beginning God chose you.’
  • Ephesians 4:1

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you

have recieved.

God and the Single

So friends remember; singless nor marriage is the ultimate goal. Christ is.

“The only one who can truly satisfy the human soul is the one who created it.”

      In this world today it seems like absolutely everyone thinks that the answer to every one of life’s problems could be solved by the perfect spouse. It seems like from a young age it’s drilled into our heads by society that if you are single then you’re automatically unhealthy and your life must suck. But friends, this could not be farther from the truth. There is more to life than being in a relationship and that “more” you’re craving? It’s our sweet, sweet Jesus. See, there’s this hole in our hearts that God specifically created and designed for Him to be able to fill. It’s a God sized, nothing on this earth will EVER be able to even begin to fill it. This season of singleness you are in is not meant to be endured it is meant to be embraced. Use this season to serve our Father with everything in you. Give God your full attention. After all, the apostle Paul spoke SO highly of being single. He pointed out that in your time of singleness, you are blessed with the ability to serve God fully without being distracted by the needs of a spouse.

      So friends remember; singless nor marriage is the ultimate goal. Christ is.