TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS DEVOTIONAL! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป#stressbutton

As people, we all experience burdens that can weaken our hearts and trouble our minds. Even now I feel stressed and overwhelmed with school, friends, family, and the incoming holiday. There is so much to do and so little time to do so. These burdens can gnaw away our focus and love for God and lead us astray.

GOD IS MY REFUGE

(and no stress or worries in GOD’s refuge) ๐Ÿ˜‰

Matthew 11:28-30 says,
โ€œCome to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.โ€
God calls us to find refuge in Him. In our troubles on Earth, we can find peace through prayer! While studying for midterms or dealing with friend drama, just take a break and focus on the gifts God has given you. Nothing bad can come from Christ, remember that always.

THE SUN WILL RISE

Psalms 30:5 proclaims,
“Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
Through thick and thin, God is always with us. And where there is God, there is always hope (and yes, even with math grades – trust me hahaha). The pressure from your struggles is temporary. Even after a dark and gloomy night, the sun must eventually rise to bring light. Everything takes time, but with our prayers and trust to God, our burdens will no longer feel like hefty stones upon our back, but only wings carrying us to God’s grace.
I hope this devotional helps inspire and bring Christ closer to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy December!!! Thanks for reading my weekly post!ย โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ -KATIE

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THANKSGIVING DEVOTIONAL!!! #blessed

THANKFUL

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang, “He is good; His love endures forever.” ย 2 Chronicles 5:13

There is so much to be thankful for, a simple blog could never cover the amount of love God has given us and our many blessings. On Thanksgiving, we give it up to the Lord. We thank Him and praise Him. HE is our CREATOR and SAVIOR.

Deeper Meaning

I sometimes go days without thanking the Lord for all He has done. Even though I say this prayer every day:

Bless us, Oh Lord,
and these thy gifts which
we are about to receive from thy bounty,
through Christ, Our Lord.
Amen.

I don’t always truly remember the deeper meaning. God has given us SO MANY gifts (not only that yummy turkey you’ll be eating hahaha) but our soul, family, friends, virtues, and life as well. One of my favorite verses when thinking about being thankful to God is the first part of Acts 17:28: โ€œFor in Him we live and move and exist.โ€ย We are alive because of all because of Christ. You were able to eat breakfast with your family, shower, watch a movie with your friend, play fetch with your dog- because He wills that you continue to live. It is the ultimateย reason to show our gratitude.

Everday, proclaim His love and thank the Lord. Here, take 10 seconds to think about all the beautiful blessing you have to thank him for and simply pray.

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1 “Thank you, God.”

GRATITUDE ATTITUDE

This Thanksgiving, in the midst of turkey, pie, football, and parties, donโ€™t forget to take some time treasuring Godโ€™s goodness to you. Thank him, praise him, and โ€œlet those delivered by the Lord speak out.โ€ Even in the darkest of times, thank Him. He will be there to open the curtain for the light to shine through and to keep you company in the hardest of times. His love for us surpasses ALL. Use your every breath and every action to spread kindness.

“I will thank you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High” (Psalm 9:1-2, New Living Translation).

What are you thankful for? Comment down below ๐Ÿ’–

Thanks for reading and tuning in! – KATIEย โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS by GOD ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’‹

“True beauty begins inside.” 1 Peter 3:4


 

Often, we can find ourselves fixated on our appearance and never about our inner beauty. Trips to Sephora quickly begin to replace our weekly visits to church and our hearts and eyes soon lose focus of what is most important.

Our personalities, soul, heart, and dreams are the things that truly define us, not the amount of tattoos a person has or how much eyeshadow is on a person’s eyelids.

Youtube videos show us how to make the perfect beautiful makeup tutorial, but where is the guide of how to be beautiful on the inside?

THE BIBLE!!! who would’ve thought?? hahaha

Here are God’s tips on being beautiful, straight from the beauty bible itself :)))

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1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18

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โ€œRejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is Godโ€™s will for you in Christ Jesus.โ€


I looked up this Bible verse because I personally neededย a BIG WAKE-UP CALL. It all started with how a conversation with one of my friends turned into a “complaining fest”- I felt miserable at the time and just spewed all of my unimportant annoyances and petty anger. After, I took a step back and was like “No, nope. I have nothing worth complaining about because there are other people suffering much worse without blessings I’m fortunate to have”. Instead of wasting my breath being ungrateful for what Christ has given me, I decided that I’m going to use my voice to “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks..”ย 

So I hopped on my laptop, scouring the internet for the perfect bible verse that described my new goal to achieve!!

I believe what God commanded through Paul’s writing in the first book of Thessalonians, is difficult to achieve but an important goal to strive for in our lives. He says:

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