Monday, August 15, 2016

Instagram Update 8/15/16

What's been up on Instagram!

Today was one of the worst days I've had in a while. I yelled at my kids, I was mean to my husband, and the baby cried all. day. long. Tonight I went for a walk down our road, into the country (it's too humid here to run! Ha. At least that's what I tell myself!). I came home and apologized to my family and I couldn't help but thank God for my physical body and for exercise, for the chance to release the extra mental and emotional pressure we have in our lives. I'm forever indebted to my Father in Heaven for the chance to repent, to say goodbye to the person I don't want to be, to shed that skin--that person--and say hello to the person I do want be the next day. It's all because of God's grace and love for us that we can change--by giving Him our own selfish wants and desires, and He in turn fills us with His love. Tomorrow you and I get to wake up and decide to be better-- how blessed we are! #exercise #mentalhealth #repentance #tomorrow #change #humility
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This has been on my mind today. As followers of Christ, we are all at different parts of our journey. At different points I have been prideful or confused, sad or fearful. My fellow travelers could also be experiencing these same emotions. If I have faith, I need use it. We are asked to "be an example of the believers," (1 Tim. 4:12) and that should be more than kind words and good deeds. It includes bearing testimony, witnessing to others how God has illuminated your walk. Many fellow travelers, unbeknownst to you, could be sitting on the fence of belief, unsure of how to keep holding on, not knowing what having more faith would look like in their life. True testimonies are not a selfish or prideful act. True testimonies "seek not your own will, but the will of the Father who sent me" (John 5:30) and can uplift and inspire others to hold on, to give faith another chance when hope is lost. For "without faith there cannot be hope" (Mor. 7:42), and hope is the message Christ brings to all of us, no matter what our life circumstances. Don't give up, Christ is real, he is there, and I know it! #faith #hope #believer
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