My prayer for anyone who reads this…

“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” – Ephesians 3:14-19

Amen.

Meditating on these verses today, and found them, simply put, beautiful and powerful. Was feeling a bit antsy earlier, and decided to come to the Word and be filled with His perfect peace. It worked. 🙂 I pray It works for you, too. 

Thank You, Lord, for being there for us at all times. You make everything beautiful. ❤

In Christ,

Nessa

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“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future..

When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness.”

– Proverbs 31:25-26

I love these verses… All of Proverbs 31 is amazing, really, but these verses are just plain powerful, and are things all women can strive for, whether single or married.

Let’s think about what they mean.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future..”

How many times have we been driven by our fears rather than by our faith? I have faltered so many times, been too scared to take chances, have worried so much about silly things and not so silly things, have prayed with fear, have felt so unworthy, etc. Reading these verses brings me back to God’s love and grace and sets my focus on what truly is important. Our human nature will never be one of no fear and no worries, but God’s grace reminds us that in spite of all of these things, we can have peace through and in Him. Despite all the troubles that may try to haunt us, we can overcome by relying on His strength and totally surrendering to His will.
Despite the past mistakes we’ve committed, we can be clothed with HIS strength and dignity again. We may not be worthy by ourselves, but He who first loved us makes us worthy. We may not know what tomorrow may bring, but we won’t worry anyway because we are certain that “.. All things work for the good of those who love God..” (Rom8:28) so we know that whatever comes our way, we will be able to come out as overcomers. So we can relax and focus on our present time, on living in the now, while finding our joy in Jesus.  Feeling scared sometimes is normal, but a virtuous woman feels fear, and does it anyway, because she knows God is there with her through it all. And if God is Love, and “..there is no fear in Love..” (1John4:18), there shall be no fear while in His shelter.

Let’s continue to look at the verses..

“When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.”

How many times have we been enwrapped in gossip? Maybe we have not been the ones who started it, but we are there to listen to it. Maybe we meant no harm by making that comment about someone, but we broke a promise by talking about it with someone else after having agreed to total confidentiality. Or how many times have we spoken out of fear or pride or anger or resentment?
Maybe we argued with someone and said things we didn’t mean because we spoke out of temporary emotions. Maybe we cussed. Maybe we yelled at someone. Maybe we fought so hard to prove that we were right because we were too prideful to admit our mistake.

I know we’ve all been through things like these. Thank God for His word, because It gives me great hope, and encourages me to never settle and always strive to keep improving myself. I want to become the best version of myself that I can possibly be, and I know that with His help, strength, dignity, Word, Grace, Forgiveness, unconditional Love, support, Beauty, I can and I will be transformed into the most virtuous woman that I can be. The woman that I know He created me to be.

And what makes a woman virtuous? In my opinion, it’s her faith and her COMPLETE reliance on The LORD. It’s finding joy in the trials, peace in the storms, love in the darkness. It’s deciding to be led by Jesus, rather than by fears. It’s speaking and walking in, and living for, Love. Only then will we be able to fulfill His purpose for our lives.

Trust Him. He knows better than we will/could ever know. Let’s work on becoming the women that God created us to be. One step at a time. 🙂

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” – Prov.31:30

Be blessed.

Love,

Nessa

 

“I can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens me..”

– Philippians 4:13

What a beautiful truth.

At times, I am filled with doubt and fear. “Will I be able to finish what I started? How will I go about doing it? I feel so tired, I don’t feel like doing anything. I have no energy today. I don’t feel like working out because I’m so exhausted. I need a break from everything and everyone.” Etc.

I’ve realized there is nothing I can do without His help, without His power, without His strength. From the big projects for work, to spending time preaching to street kids, to cooking dinner when I’m too tired, to making myself go to the gym even on days I’d rather be lounging on the sofa eating my feelings away. He is there through it all. He makes all things possible.

This verse reminds me that although I am weak, He who lives in me is strong. Although I am tired, His spirit is able to give me all the energy I need to go about my day. Whom shall I fear then?

Which brings me to this beautiful reminder:

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

So today, as you go about your day, remind yourself that you can do all things through Him who strengthens you. He will never leave nor forsake you, His Grace is with you wherever you go. He delights in your weaknesses, for His power is made perfect in our weakness. In fact, our weaknesses are a great reminder to lean on Him in everything that we do, to put Him first and to seek His guidance. How amazing 🙂

“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
Let’s pray:

Lord,
We know that we are sinners in need of Your Grace. We understand that we are too weak to carry out all of our daily tasks. We trust in Your hand to guide us through it all, for we know that Your power is made perfect in our weaknesses. Thank You for giving us the strength to do things that may seem impossible. We know that what is impossible with men, is possible with and through You, loving Father. Thank You for being our strength when we want to give up, for being our Hope during times of trial, for loving us no matter what. Today we declare that whatever comes our way, will be nothing compared to Your power and strength within us. Thank You for the beautiful reminder that You, Lord, are in control, and that You, Lord, hold our lives in Your hands. In Jesus’ beautiful name we pray, Amen.

Much love your way.