Hello everyone, how was your weekend? I don’t normally post on Sundays, or even late evenings for that matter but I wanted to leave 3 biblical scripture verses on encouragement that I have really needed to read and have sink in lately and I thought I would share them in case you were feeling discouraged. Then I listed some reasoning for each scripture.
John 16:33 -“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
1). This US nation and the world is filled with wickedness and as a believer and follower in Christ and believing fully in Christ’s returning I can’t help but feel that His returning is soon and that so much bad will come to this world and those who aren’t forgiven or don’t know Christ, and perhaps his Children and those who believe. Even to this day there are believers that are persecuted around the world and the birthing pains of sin is getting more pronounced and evident. It is comforting to know that because of Christ’s death on the cross (and the reason we celebrate Easter) that he paid the ultimate sacrifice and died for your sins and mine.
1 John 5:14-“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us”
2). Since publishing my most popular post yet I have seen zero results of income for the blog since December. Just being real here. This is partly due to my blogging fast in January and the rebranding in February and overall busy-ness of trying to keep up with social media and other bloggers as well as the content of this blog. While things are looking up for the blog I really would like for it to produce some monthly income like it was, but truthfully it isn’t and that has me comparing my past months of income success and has me down. I have actually begun praying to God for a specific figure for the blog monthly and then been down again when I have made nothing, so then I lose patience and my worth. While I have been in the dumps I have had friends and my hubby encourage me to keep praying and not give up. I just need to keep asking God for that particular figure, heck even for some monthly income again as I would like to help supplement our income since my new hobbies job and pay cut from old one. But then I am encouraged to know that perhaps God has a different route for this blog so I need to ask for that too.
Colossians 2:6-8 “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. “
3). I have been unsettled in my walk with Christ. Everyday I realize my pattern of being less in God’s word and in prayer and communication with Him, but that I could spend hours with this blog or watching TV shows when a lot of that time or even half an hour could be spent with God. My priorities have made me sad and yet I feel I haven’t done anything to change that. I realize my need for Christ daily, and more and more but I also realize my need for accountability partners and friends that can pray for and with me and hold me accountable to my times spent with Christ and not so much with worldly pleasures.
There you have a list of 3 scriptures that I have needed to read and sink in lately.
What are some verses you favor right now?
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