Through your eyes Lord

Through your eyes Lord

“I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” - Psalms 139:14 AMP

God created us in his image. Each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made.

God put it on my heart to speak to those who are feeling as if they are worthless today. Maybe you have made a mistake or feel like you ruined a relationship with a friend or family member or messed up a situation at work. I’ve been there. Remember today that you are human, this means you are imperfect.

God did not create you to be perfect.

We all make mistakes and we all mess up. But God knows the heart, he knows us like no other can, and sees the struggle within, and he loves us still. His love for us is endless.

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]; and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].”- Ephesians 3:17-19 AMP

There is no condemnation in Christ. This means there is no need to hold onto guilt or shame. You are washed clean by the blood of Jesus, all you need to do is ask for his forgiveness.

No matter what your situation is, there is no suffering or difficulty, that can ever separate you from God’s love. Jesus already paid your price.

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 8:38-39

So if you had a rough day, if you let yourself or someone you care for down and feel at your worst, know that you are still his Beloved. He adores and treasures you and is waiting for you to forgive yourself and see yourself the way he sees you.

You may carry with you feelings of shame or unworthiness due to things others have said about you or due to rejection you experienced from a parent, or loved one. You may have been told you have no worth and will never be loved. But God says otherwise, he loves you and wants to free you of this thinking.

“(...) having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. - John 13:1
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” - Psalms 139:16 NIV

God is calling you to do mighty things. There will be times you feel less than or defeated. But, you must be sure you do not stay there dwelling in that emotion for long. When you feel as if you’re at your worst, get up and declare that you are strong and are capable.

For it is when we are weak that God shows us his strength.

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” - 2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Declare this with me today: Father, You make no mistakes. I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I declare that all lies spoken against me have no hold. For it is how you see me that matters. You have created me with a purpose and a calling and I will not allow the lies of the enemy to blind me from seeing just how deeply you love me. Today, I choose to see myself through your eyes Lord. I see the goodness and value that you placed within me. I forgive myself and love myself today because you created me in your image. I know that the best is yet to come and I will choose to see myself through your eyes. I rejoice in your love today. In Jesus name, Amen.

Growing with you,

Sandy

You Are Chosen

You Are Chosen

The world seems like it is in chaos now. Tragedy surrounds us every where you look.

When everywhere around is loud and chaotic we sometimes question our purposes.

How can one small voice help?

There are moments I feel helpless and wonder how can someone like me with no “talents” make a difference? But then I am reminded that is a lie from the enemy.

We all have a purpose and one isn’t greater than the other. We are not called to compare ourselves to others. We must obey what GOD places in our hearts and trust that the planting of seeds matters.

Share who he is to YOU!!

You are CHOSEN to make him known!!!

You are CHOSEN to inspire the world to hunger for God!

You are CHOSEN to share of his unconditional love.

You are CHOSEN to be a light in the darkness.

You are CHOSEN to remind others that there is hope!

Don’t doubt your purpose. Share who Christ is to YOU & make him Known! The world needs him!!

“𝔹𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕤𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕒𝕔𝕥 𝕠𝕗 𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕪, 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕪 𝕨𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝕘𝕝𝕠𝕣𝕚𝕗𝕪 𝔾𝕠𝕕 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕠𝕓𝕖𝕕𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝕥𝕠 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕘𝕠𝕤𝕡𝕖𝕝 𝕠𝕗 ℂ𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥 𝕨𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕙 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕔𝕠𝕟𝕗𝕖𝕤𝕤, 𝕒𝕤 𝕨𝕖𝕝𝕝 𝕒𝕤 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕘𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕤 𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕚𝕔𝕚𝕡𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 [𝕚𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕘𝕚𝕗𝕥] 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕞 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕒𝕝𝕝 [𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕚𝕟 𝕟𝕖𝕖𝕕],” – 2 Corinthians 9:13 AMP

Father,

We thank you for being such a loving God. We thank you for your son, our savior, who gave his life to save us. The world is in chaos right now father and we need you. Remind us that we are all chosen and all have a purpose. Remind us that no purpose is small and that we are all needed to share who your are and what you have done for us. Call us Lord into obedience and speak through us so that we reach all who are lost and crying out to be saved. Use us to reach the world and spread the Gospel across nations!

In Jesus name, we pray Amen.

Growing with you,

Sandy

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Wishing everyone a day full of love and joy! On this day of love, let us take a moment to recognize and be thankful for the Love of our father God and our Lord Christ Jesus! We are called and able to love because he first loved us!!

Focus on the positive in your life and the many ways God has blessed you with love all around you! Today does not have to be just a day of romance. Let us celebrate love of all kinds!!

Show love to your children, parents, friends & family, neighbors, and even our adorable pets! Remind yourself and them that God loves us All unconditionally and we are never alone.

May the love of God fill you with joy & warmth today!

Growing with you,

Sandy

Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

As the year comes to an end, we may find ourselves reflecting on all the events that occurred, both good and bad. Sometimes it is hard to remember the good when so much bad is happening both in our lives and the world around us. I am so thankful to have Jesus walking by my side because without him I would not be capable of climbing over the mountains I have faced this year. I hold strong to faith in that God will restore all that is lost and use my hardships for his glory.

My prayer today is that all friends and family find peace and joy. If you’re alone may you draw closer to the one who is the reason for the season, JESUS, for he is one who loves us like no other can.

So many have passed on this year, so if you are here this Christmas, know that GOD still has purpose for you to fulfill. Hold strong to faith and never loose hope. He was born into this world to be our counselor, friend, father, peace, hope and Lord of all. May Jesus be your light today and always.

For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

Merry Christmas from my family to yours. ❤️

Growing with you!

Sandy

A Prayer Request

A Prayer Request

We ALL have moments of weakness but why is it so hard to admit? Why do we put on that fake face pretending to be strong? Why do we avoid answering when friends & family call to checkin? Why are we afraid for them to know the truth?

For some of us:

Truth is, we aren’t as strong as we seem.
Truth is, our heavy hearts keep us up late into the night as thoughts fill our minds trying to solve all the issues in our lives.
Truth is, that we cry ourselves to sleep at night crying out to God asking for comfort.
Truth is, that even though we feel anger, we don’t want to wish this pain on those who hurt us.
Truth is, when you all see us as strong, inside we are fighting not to fall apart.
Tears give us release & help to find rest.
Tears renew strength to make it through the next day.

Owning our weaknesses takes strength and it is something we should not be ashamed of.

2 Corinthians 12:9, says: “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”

He is our strength when we feel we have none.

Through God’s word we know that there is power in prayer and there is power in numbers.

Philippians 2:4. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11. Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

James 5:16. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another,that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

When we feel alone or as if we need support, it is ok to ask our fellow brothers & sisters to lift us in prayer.

So tonight I am being transparent and admitting my weakness. I am hurting and I’m in a struggle right now. I know anxiety is not from God. And I know that he knows that which I am unable to see right now and he is working all things out.

I am in need prayer. Please keep me lifted.

Growing with you,

Sandy