In All Things

“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

“I am able to do all things through Christ who is my strength.”

“I can do all things because I am with Christ, who strengthens me.”

These are the things I repeat to myself this week simply because they are real. I tell myself these simply because they are what I have to remember when it’s tempting to get overwhelmed by a huge load of schoolwork; when it’s tempting to focus on my weaknesses; when it’s tempting to get discouraged by the ‘lack of time,’ ‘lack of understanding,’ or ‘lack of time management.’

These are the things I tell myself right now because always, I have to remind myself that even when I get tired, I will not be conquered. Even when I get impatient and disheartened, I will get through this. Even when I become scared, I cannot not keep going. And I can declare these. I can expect these because— as clichéd and too familiar this might sound—Jesus makes sure to see me through. He is a faithful Shepherd. I can rest in Him for He takes care of me.

Today, He is working through me, for me, and in me. I can face and do all things because of Him. I hope that as we face one challenge to another, this truth will never get old. The works of our hands and the words from our heart will reflect His glory and sheer goodness, because He Himself made them possible in us.

jspark3000:

 
Hello beloved wonderful friends! 
My e-book has finally been released!
It’s called, What The Church Won’t Talk About: Real Questions From Real People About Raw, Gritty, Everyday Faith
The Foreword is by the amazing T.B. LaBerge of tblaberge and the cover art is by my most excellent friend Rob Connelly.
It’s only $4.29!  With every purchase, you’ll also be supporting my new calling into urban inner-city ministry, plus a soon-to-be-married couple!  And if you’re blessed by the book, please consider writing a review on Amazon! The reviews will really, really help out.
The book is made for the Amazon Kindle Reader program, which is totally free and works on everything. You can download the program here or directly here!
Love y’all and be blessed, dear friends!
— J.S.

jspark3000:

 

Hello beloved wonderful friends! 

My e-book has finally been released!

It’s called, What The Church Won’t Talk About: Real Questions From Real People About Raw, Gritty, Everyday Faith

The Foreword is by the amazing T.B. LaBerge of tblaberge and the cover art is by my most excellent friend Rob Connelly.

It’s only $4.29!  With every purchase, you’ll also be supporting my new calling into urban inner-city ministry, plus a soon-to-be-married couple!  And if you’re blessed by the book, please consider writing a review on Amazon! The reviews will really, really help out.

The book is made for the Amazon Kindle Reader program, which is totally free and works on everything. You can download the program here or directly here!

Love y’all and be blessed, dear friends!

— J.S.

jspark3000:

My e-book is releasing on Monday, September 29th on Amazon! Please throw a prayer! — J.S.
jspark3000:

My awesome friend Rob made three beautiful book covers for my upcoming e-book, and this is one of them.  It won’t be the final cover, but it was very, very hard not to pick this one.  I still wanted to share it with our beloved blog community.
Look for the book coming soon to Amazon!
Be blessed and love y’all. :)
— J.S.

jspark3000:

My e-book is releasing on Monday, September 29th on Amazon!
Please throw a prayer! — J.S.

jspark3000:

My awesome friend Rob made three beautiful book covers for my upcoming e-book, and this is one of them.  It won’t be the final cover, but it was very, very hard not to pick this one.  I still wanted to share it with our beloved blog community.

Look for the book coming soon to Amazon!

Be blessed and love y’all. :)

— J.S.

Many and different things will happen, but we always have peace and blessed assurance in our hearts because nothing— even the unexpected, the unimaginable, or the unwelcome— can ever snatch us away from our Father’s blazing and passionate love.

(Source: godsradicaldaughter)

morning mix

  • Wake – Hillsong Y&F
  • 10,000 Reasons – Matt Redman
  • Always Enough – Kari Jobe
  • Come to Me – Jenn Johnson
  • Turn It Up – Planetshakers
  • God Is Able – Hillsong Chapel
  • Start With Me - Meredith Andrews
  • Forever Love - Francesca Battistelli

(Source: godsradicaldaughter)

These are some of the people I had the privilege of speaking in front of last Tuesday about blogging and how much God transformed my life through it. It was one of the most encouraging events the happened to me this whole busy (busy, busy, and busy) semester. More than half of the things I said back there were revelations to me; it’s like God was speaking to me as much as He was to them through me. I learned, remembered, and realized so many things.
God, I am so amazed at how much goodness You really bring in my life. I am so blessed. /So/ blessed. And more is coming, I believe. :”>
(Shoutout to Kuya Joseph— thank you po for inviting me! :>)

These are some of the people I had the privilege of speaking in front of last Tuesday about blogging and how much God transformed my life through it. It was one of the most encouraging events the happened to me this whole busy (busy, busy, and busy) semester. More than half of the things I said back there were revelations to me; it’s like God was speaking to me as much as He was to them through me. I learned, remembered, and realized so many things.

God, I am so amazed at how much goodness You really bring in my life. I am so blessed. /So/ blessed. And more is coming, I believe. :”>

(Shoutout to Kuya Joseph— thank you po for inviting me! :>)

I see you struggling to catch up to and to impress with others. The need to is overwhelming, I know. I feel it too, but there is nothing else to prove anymore, beloved. You and I— we are expected to rest in Christ’s finished work: that life He lived, the obedience He had, the sacrifice He made, and so much more. He did it all and now we are complete. Rest, breathe, focus on Him. He will live that completeness and wholeness out of each of us.

Pam Carbungco, To You

(Source: godsradicaldaughter)

Never give up. Eagerly follow the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord. Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying.

Romans 12: 11-12, CEV

(Source: godsradicaldaughter)