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    "A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her."
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    "IF YOU’RE GONNA GO OUT ON A LIMB, YOU MIGHT AS WELL GROW YOUR OWN TREE"
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    What Is Your Name?

    Monday, July 21, 2014

    "The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!’" (Judges 6:12, NLT)

    The other day I was reading Judges 6 and verse 12 stopped me in my tracks. The angel of the Lord approached a man named Gideon and called him by the name “Mighty hero,” which he would soon become. The angel approached Gideon because God planned to use him to rescue the Israelites from their enemies, the Midianites. When the angel told Gideon of this assignment, his doubt and low self worth surfaced.  He felt that the family he came from and his own personal weaknesses wouldn’t qualify him for the call to rescue the Israelites. Gideon didn’t see himself as God saw him.

    Gideon’s story resonates with me so much because I too struggle with seeing myself as God does. Beliefs of not being good enough and feelings of unworthiness try to stop me from moving forward in confidence and boldness. But I’m thankful for stories in the Bible like Gideon that remind me of the truth. Although Gideon couldn’t see who he was, God saw and called him “Mighty hero.” If you continue reading Judges chapters 7 and 8 you’ll see that Gideon became exactly what God said.

    Can I ask you a question? What is your name? I’m not talking about who you believe you are now, but who is God calling you to be? One of my dear friends preached her first sermon yesterday and she proclaimed that God called her “Warrior Princess.” I love that because she’s released who she believed she was and embraced who God called her to be. How about you? As you can see from Gideon’s story, it doesn’t matter where you come from, what you’ve done, or what you believe about yourself.  God can still use you mightily to serve others. So I encourage you today to seek Him to find out what your real name is. Not the name that others call you or who you think you are, but the powerful name that reveals who God has predestined you to be. ~SMC

    Let’s pray: Father God, I thank you for calling my name. I thank you that you’ve predestined me for greater. I thank you for the truth of your Word that transforms my thinking. Continue to have your way in me, Father. I’m available to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

    If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your savior and desire to experience the peace that only He can give, we encourage you to make the decision to surrender and follow Jesus right now, so you can experience a love like no other!
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    #encouragement 
    "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. - Martin Luther King"
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    everlastingjesus:

1. Only viewing God as your ticket out of hell. 
This one will hit home with a lot of people. And while this may come off extremely judgmental, my point is to help encourage you into a deeper relationship with your Creator. God is more than than a get out of hell free card, and our relationship with him should reflect something much deeper than that. Heaven isn’t a place for people who fear hell, but instead a place for people who passionately love God. Don’t make your relationship with God transactional. He’s worth more than anything your mind can fathom. He’s not here just to be personal fire proof.
2. Only pray when you need something. 
Have you noticed that everyone seems to pray when things get tough? The real question is whether or not you are going to extend your prayer life beyond the hard-times. God is looking for a relationship with you, and only by communicating with him will you be able to deepen and nourish it.
3. Only read your bible during a church service. 
If you want a relationship with God, then I suggest you read the Word in which he breathed into life. Read a devotional, join a bible study, or even read the bible from beginning to end. Regardless of how you read your Bible, God is looking for you to open up His Word and digest the wisdom he has prepared for you. There is no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t follow God’s Word.
4. Only worship during a church service. 
Worshipping during church service is great, but worshipping outside of that element is even greater. Find ways to worship God throughout your everyday life, and make a priority out of giving praise to the one who created you. Worshipping God can be done through many different forms, so find a way to praise God that reflects who God created you to be.
5. Only give back when you get something in return. 
True giving is found when you expect nothing in return. Whether you are giving to a charity, a church, or even a missions trip, if you are only doing it because it’s tax-refundable, you might want to question whether or not your heart is in the right place.
6. Only claim to be a Christian when it benefits you. 
Anyone can claim to be a Christian when things are easy. The real question is whether or not you will represent your faith in times of trial and tribulation. People all around the world are being martyred for their faith, and the question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your love for God is worth giving everything up for.
-Jarrid Wilson

    everlastingjesus:

    1. Only viewing God as your ticket out of hell. 

    This one will hit home with a lot of people. And while this may come off extremely judgmental, my point is to help encourage you into a deeper relationship with your Creator. God is more than than a get out of hell free card, and our relationship with him should reflect something much deeper than that. Heaven isn’t a place for people who fear hell, but instead a place for people who passionately love God. Don’t make your relationship with God transactional. He’s worth more than anything your mind can fathom. He’s not here just to be personal fire proof.

    2. Only pray when you need something. 

    Have you noticed that everyone seems to pray when things get tough? The real question is whether or not you are going to extend your prayer life beyond the hard-times. God is looking for a relationship with you, and only by communicating with him will you be able to deepen and nourish it.

    3. Only read your bible during a church service. 

    If you want a relationship with God, then I suggest you read the Word in which he breathed into life. Read a devotional, join a bible study, or even read the bible from beginning to end. Regardless of how you read your Bible, God is looking for you to open up His Word and digest the wisdom he has prepared for you. There is no such thing as a Christian who doesn’t follow God’s Word.

    4. Only worship during a church service. 

    Worshipping during church service is great, but worshipping outside of that element is even greater. Find ways to worship God throughout your everyday life, and make a priority out of giving praise to the one who created you. Worshipping God can be done through many different forms, so find a way to praise God that reflects who God created you to be.

    5. Only give back when you get something in return. 

    True giving is found when you expect nothing in return. Whether you are giving to a charity, a church, or even a missions trip, if you are only doing it because it’s tax-refundable, you might want to question whether or not your heart is in the right place.

    6. Only claim to be a Christian when it benefits you. 

    Anyone can claim to be a Christian when things are easy. The real question is whether or not you will represent your faith in times of trial and tribulation. People all around the world are being martyred for their faith, and the question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your love for God is worth giving everything up for.

    -Jarrid Wilson

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    "call
    your
    grandmother.
    mother.
    a
    bitch.
    hoe.
    slut.
    dumb cunt. in that order.
    to
    her face.
    watch her spirit leave her body.
    watch her fall into herself.
    take pride in your aim. your precision.
    stay.
    grab a plate.
    eat what remains of her.
    that is what you do
    to
    women
    who are not yours everyday."
    i am speaking to men and women, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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    defyingstandard:

whododatlikedat:

"But yeah, me and Danielle, I feel like she’s gonna be my friend for life." (x)

The beauty in this picture is overwhelming

    defyingstandard:

    whododatlikedat:

    "But yeah, me and Danielle, I feel like she’s gonna be my friend for life." (x)

    The beauty in this picture is overwhelming

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