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โœถReceiving the gift of God’s grace to keep giving when you want to give in…โœถ

image Copyright ยฉ Carmi Grau

Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man have received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Praying that you & yours overflow with God’s Grace, Love, and Mercy this Holyday season and forevermore! X0X0 ๐Ÿ’‹ K.Joi โฃ๏ธ

With it being this time of year where we celebrate and give thanks for the many blessings that He has given us, God laid it on my heart to do a post about giving. The bible says that God loves a cheerful giver, but let’s just be honest there are times when giving can be very difficult. There are times when things require more time, resources, and/or energy than we expected, with seemingly no return but in those times we have to remember His Grace is sufficient.

One of my favorite books of the bible is Ecclesiastes, it’s filled with simple life altering wisdom. In the 7th chapter verse 14 it says in the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider. There are days/times/seasons where things flow smoothly, on the contrary there are days quite the opposite. The word consider comes from the hebrew ra’ah meaning to see, look, inspect, to have vision. In unpleasant times perspective is everything. I often ask God to give me eyes to see what He desires me to see beyond my current struggle and the faith to grow through it, and He always does.

One definition of grace is God’s power that influences our hearts to be able to do things we can’t and wouldn’t do in our own strength. The word says that God gives grace to the humble. The more we acknowledge our need for Him and in that need seek after Him, He gives us more grace. When we do this it says God you know more, I let go and give this to you, teach me what’s right. The giving of ourselves to God is the best gift exchange EVER!

“This walk is a day to day thing so we never get to a place where God isn’t growing us. “ We should ever be learning.

Grace also means rewards, gifts, and favor. God blesses us that we would in turn be a blessing to others. When we give it shows that we trust and know God is our source. This is important to keep in our foresight during times of struggle where we feel forgotten or that our labor in love is in vain. And in times where we feel drained we can always go to God for Him to pour out what we need.

We are living during a time where being self focused is often celebrated but God teaches just the opposite. What i’ve come to find is when I make God and service my priority He takes care of me, and it benefits everyone. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive. God increases those that make giving a lifestyle. Don’t believe fear and lack that tells us we won’t have enough or that our giving is vain. We can trust obeying God in our giving.

Luke 6:38 Give and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye give it shall be given to you. If it’s something you feel that you lack, give it. I realized that many times the struggles that I faced give me a greater understanding for those dealing with similar things. Hence the saying your misery is often your ministry. God will give you a grace in that area which will increase you and others.

I want to end with encouragement. Know that God makes ALL things work together for Good for them that love Him and called according to His purpose. You may not see it now but one day you will look back and understand why God took you the way that He did. His ways are Higher! PEACE LOVE JOY โ™ก

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โ™ฅโ™ฅ Dissolving jealousy, envy, competition, and comparison in the body of Christ โ™ฅโ™ฅ

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col 3:15

Ya’ll I am so ecstatic about this …my first official blog post ohhhh Kayyyy! God is so faithful and A M A Z I N G!

We are constantly bombarded with images of the hottest, latest, and greatest trends of popular culture. It’s easy to begin to compare your life to the images you see if you aren’t mindful. However friend don’t beLIEve the ILLusion most of what we see on social media and TV is designed to cause us to feel/fill a void. (YOU HAVE & ARE ENOUGH!)

I asked God what’s the solution and He answered with a very simple illustration. He showed me the word competition and said remove the word “it” (it being whatever “it” is that you desire and/or are passionate about) and add the letter L between p & e. When I did that I got the word COMPLETION. He then said L stands for love (God’s Love). See when we realize that His Love COMPLETES us we know that GOD IS ALL we truly need.

This is why the bible says seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added. The world tells us the opposite go after money, relationships, careers, cars, homes, etc. (things). But there is a place in you no person or thing can satisfy that will always be empty until you let God fill/feel you. Love God more than everything and others as yourself.

โ™ฅโ™ฅ Compet(it)ion – (it) + L (love) = CompLetion โ™ฅโ™ฅ

The enemy knows that when our focus is on being, doing, and having more than it is on Him, the one who causes us to be, do, and have…. we will spend our days living for those things. Whatever has most control of your time, energy, affection, and resources has your heart. However things, people, circumstances change and will never be enough to save us. When we put our trust in things that aren’t secure our lives will reflect that, we’ll find ourselves in cycles, stuck in existing versus living.

When we give God our time, energy, affection, and resources He begins to fill our hearts with His peace, love, and joy. Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart Psalm 37:4. Meaning He will put desires in your heart and give them to you. God knows you want that business, career, position, relationship, car, etc, and guess what many times he wants you to have it too (at the right time) as long as it isn’t your god.

Be secure in God! Trusting that He has your life already planned out. Be anxious (in a rush) for nothing, pray and be thankful about everything. This allows you to experience God’s peace. When you find yourself dealing with something ask God what He wants you to learn/see. Everything you experience is preparing you for the next.

The last beautiful illustration God showed me was a puzzle. Each piece is cut, printed, and sealed by the maker. All the pieces are unique in shape, color, and size. Yet each piece is designed to fit into the puzzle to create the finished work. We all have a piece to the puzzle. Let God cut, mark, seal, and place you exactly where you fit. You are custom and handmade by the creator of ALL things โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

Introduction {โ™ฅ}

Hi Glam Girl,

Thank you for taking the time out of your journey to visit my blog. I hope that you come across something on here that inspires you to be a light in a dark world. My name is Kristen Joi Hardy, creator of Glam Ch!c blog & boutique and co-founder of HPCD3 a Christ centered creative community/foundation. I am simply a vessel called out of darkness into God’s glorious light! I love Jesus, my husband, and serving in the kingdom. All that I am and will ever be is because of God’s grace, love, and mercy, hence the name GLAM!

What’s Glam Ch!c About?

When you hear glam you more than likely think Hollywood, luxury, extravagance. In fact the definition of the word glam is charming, attractive, and beautiful. Although this is a beauty blog the distinction is that in the kingdom we believe that beauty is inside (heart) first and then outward (appearance). Whereas the world focuses on the latest trends in fashion, makeup, and culture; the kingdom focuses on character, fruitfulness, and Christ. The bible says that we should not be conformed to this world but be transformed through the renewing of our minds(hearts). This blog is designed to be a place of renewal, refreshing, and reviving; what I like to call “beautification”.

Topic Overview….. (just to name a few that have already been pressing on my โ™ฅ topic suggestions are welcome in our contact section)

All things “beautification” LOL i’m beginning to like that word!

  • Grace & Mercy, Fruit of the Spirit (peace, love, joy, faith, meekness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control), Marriage, Leadership, Relationships
  • Prayer, The Word of God, Praise & Worship
  • Modesty, Appearance, Style/Fashion
  • Healthy (spirit, soul, body)

XOXOXO Grace Love Mercy

Kris Joi โ™ฅ

My First Blog Post

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken.

โ€” Oscar Wilde.

God created each one of us in His image and likeness. We were all handmade by God for a specific purpose. As we allow God to take us through our “beautification” process we are transformed into His beautiful masterpiece. Just like a work of art our uniqueness, flaws, and blemishes make us authentic, telling the story of our process. This blog is designed to celebrate the beauty of walking in the attributes of our creator. My prayer is that you are encouraged to let God’s grace, love, and mercy shine through you also! By the way I am also a fashion & beauty lover so there will be posts/sections dedicated on here to natural GLAM as well!

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โ†ฌXOXOXO โฅ K.Joi โ™ฅ