This week’s Bible study will be in the book of Ruth. Another glorious chapter to feed the soul.
“And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. ‘Look’, Naomi said to her, ‘your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.’ But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!’ When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more. So the two of them continued on their journey. When they came to Bethlehem, the entire town was excited by their arrival. ‘Is this really Naomi?’ the women asked. ‘Don’t call me Naomi’, she responded. ‘Instead, call me Mara*, for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me home empty. Why call me Naomi when the Lord has caused me to suffer* and the Almighty has sent such tragedy upon me?’
Would you agree with me that this is a dark one for today? Grief is a powerful emotion. Many things are often tied to unresolved grief issues.
Grief and loss is definitely the biggest change there is. We never understand. We often get angry at God about why it happened and we may never know the answer. But, just remember, there’s a lot we never know what God is working on. He will always be ahead of everyone. Trust him still with all your heart even during the darkest times. He knows and understands your pain and suffering. Afterall, the most famous words in the Bible are “Jesus wept”. He knows the pain and suffering. Trust him that something will come out of it.
Life is full of changes. Learn to cope with life’s changes by accepting God and trusting Him fully. Changes are abound to happen. It’s human nature. You may not like it, and I’ve been there more times than you would know. It’s really tough! It’s definitely tough to accept change. What makes it easier is by putting God at the center of your life.
Life has its ups and downs. Never give up. Focus.
It seems like the weekend just started!! Oh well, got to be grateful for any day we get. Another day of breathing while many people took their last breath before. So, embrace what you have! Enjoy the simple things that life gives you. Don’t let all the negativity talk affect you. Be strong. Remember your strength and what you’ve been through. We’re not getting any younger.
Every day is a new day. Every week is a new week. Be the person who you’ve dreamt of becoming.
Be kind, be courteous, be respectful.
Another day filled with God’s glory 😊 embrace it with gratitude!
Today’s message comes from: Matthew 5:14-16
“You are the light of the world – like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Anything good that we receive comes from the Lord. It’s important to praise Him for everything you do. Be the light in your neighborhood. The more good deeds you do, the more people will appreciate, including God.
Big or small, anything can change the world.
The more good deeds you accomplish, the more you change your mindset over every little thing around you. You become more appreciative, more caring, more calm, more sincere, and more grateful. You will end up seeing things differently.
God wants us to help people; to help others grow closer to Him.
With God, all things are possible. His power is in us. Let us shine the light for all to see!
“Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.”
Don’t let anyone get you down. Rise above! All the anger and hatred of the world does more harm than good. In fact, there’s never any good in those anyway. Anger is a powerful emotion. Don’t let it break you. Don’t let the constant negativity and attitude win. That is not right. Neither is letting them take all of their frustrations out on you. They are weak. They are unhappy. Rise above and seek guidance from the Lord!
You have more strength inside than you realize. Don’t be afraid to show it.
Darkness never wins.
Happy Monday y’all! 🙂
There’s a lot of negativity around just by looking at the news alone so I understand the struggle im remaining motivated and positive. I’ve been there. But, just never give up. Always have that hope inside you. Always have the mindset that better things are yet to come. You are stronger than ever before! You have gone through many battles and conquered them all. Don’t let anyone take that away from you. Keep doing what you’re doing and shine on with positive vibes. Darkness never wins.
Remember who you truly are.
Keep your chin up and shine on!
There is so much negativity in the world: the news, social media, coworkers, and even your mindset. Don’t let it consume you. I know what you’re thinking. That it’s easier said than done. I’ve been there. Negativity is very powerful, but so is positivity. It is also everywhere you go! You just have to open your eyes.
In every bad situation you face, think about at least one positive thing about it. If you don’t like a coworker, try to come up with one good quality. If you dislike your job, try to come up with good things about it. For example, it gives you a paycheck for shelter and food for you and your family.
Take a break. Turn off the news. Turn off social media. Do yoga. Go on a nature walk. Breathe. Relax.
Everyone and everything has at least one good quality. We each just have to dig down and find it. Embrace the good!
Be the change that you want to see in the world.
You are enough to conquer any battle that comes your way. Rise above and walk straight through. Remember your strength.
Breathe. Just breathe.
Never let fear win.
Never let people sabotage that feeling and your self-worth. You matter! Don’t ever let their evil and darkness win you over. Darkness never wins no matter what.
There’s still hope in this world. Help be that hope!
You are enough to handle anything that comes along your path. You are enough to shine light through to the darkness.
Open your eyes. Look up. The magic is already there!
YOU ARE ENOUGH!