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Truly Loved

I want true love. I want to find that one-of-a-kind connection with someone. I want to find a gentle man, a man who will be gentle with my heat, will love me through my messes, imperfections, and whose love will last.

I think the above paragraph is true for about all of us. we want a love that will last. e watch Cinderella and want that to be our love story, but this is the real world. we don’t have fairy Go-mothers and talking mice….that’s a little weird. but as little girls, we want Prince Charming to come riding a white horse to save a damsel in distress.

True love is hard to find. I should know I have been hunting.

at Passion, it was revealed to me I don’t have to look any farther than right here for true love. I am surrounded by true love. I am washed in a love so pure it wipes out my imperfections. a love so strong to clean up my mess called a life. Naturally I am a messy person (just ask my sister :/) but the great thing about the true love offered to us by Jesus is He does ask questions, just starts organizing and cleaning up.

Jesus became my sin. My guilt. My shame.

“God made him who knew no sin to become sin for us, so in him we might become the righteousness of God.”~2 Corinthians 5:21 (NLT)

So right there Jesus became our sin, way before we even sinned. **POHF**(mind-blowing) that is so kind of powerful true love! Louie Giglio says, “The innocent became guilty so the guilty could become innocent.”

that true love brings me to tears.

yesterday was the #enditmovement and I like a lot of people drew a red X on my hand. that X represents more to me that just to end modern-day slavery. it represents the blood that as perfect, but loved me soo much to take on my guilt and shame. it represents the canceled guilt and shame bought with that blood.

the cross changes everything. it is where I am found. where I am truly loved!

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President’s Day

Today is President’s Day; a day we should spending in thanksgiving and gratitude for our current and past leaders of this great nation. However  this morning I was flipping through the television channels and stopped on a news station covering a march in Chicago. The signs were heartbreaking to me

“Not my President’s Day.” was on one sign that struck me as wrong. okay just typing that sent my heart rate up.

If you want to get me riled up, start bad-mouthing our President. I have resisted the urge to get in a fight with my brothers because they were bad-mouthing the President. I know you might not agree with what the President says, but the office of the President needs honor and respect. you might not like who was elected as Commander in Chief, but he is still your  Commander in Chief. I’m not making this up the Word of God tells us in Romans 13:1,

“Everyone must submit to governing authorizes. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (NLT)

Paul is saying here that we need to submit, ”

accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person.” to our President, Vice President, Senate, Congress, Mayors, anyone in the seat of authority over us.

 

We should spend today thanking Donald Trump for accepting the call to be our 45th President and not slashing him for being the President of the United States.

 

 

 

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Your promises

“All your promises are yes and amen”

that doesn’t mean right now. Sometimes we have to wait to step into God’s best for us. We have to grow into the person we were meant to be. He is teaching me to follow the path He is paving for me.

“Show me the right path, O Lord; point out the road for me to follow.”~Psalm 25:4

“I will rest in your promises.”

Not one of your promises have failed yet.

 “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.” ~Joshua 23:13

I have to hold on to the hope that you will prevail for me.