Fashion(ed) For Word

For we are Godโ€™s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.

Ephesians 2:10
YODH. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. Psalm 119:73

Greetings in Grace and Happy Holy Days,

May the Lord bless, keep, and cause His face to shine upon you & your family, during this time where we acknowledge the birth of our beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ Lord/Savior and celebrate the New Year ๐Ÿฅณ! Itโ€™s a special time and season, worthy of celebration ๐ŸŽ‰! I know some may say well itโ€™s not for me, due to loss of a โค๏ธ one, broken family, painful memories, etc. but I encourage you to remember God Loves you through it and has a purposeful plan for your life! Now thatโ€™s the Good News ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ! Rise & Shine โœจ

The other day the story of the lame man sitting at the pool of Bethesda came to me(John 5). The Bible said he had been in that sickly condition for 38 years until Jesus stepped on the scene. I want to encourage someone who feels like itโ€™s been this way for so long that thereโ€™s no hope/way And I canโ€™t continue on. Let Jesus step in! Heโ€™s got this, with man (you, me, them, us) it is impossible but with God(HIM, I AM, ABBA, JESUS) ALL things are possible (thatโ€™s the word).

The problem is we sometimes give ourselves and everything else way too much credit. When in actuality, it ALL belongs to Him. We just have to learn how/when to get out of Godโ€™s way and Let Him be God! The Bible says all things were created by Him, for Him, and He is reconciling all things to Himself. The ultimate soul purpose of man is God. Jesus died/is risen that we could be reconnected to the Father. Even now He sits at the right hand interceding(pleading) for us to be filled with/by His goodness.

The story God has written for us did not start or end with us. The word says He is the author and finisher of our faith. So why do we so often try to narrate the story instead of asking God to lead us and guide us? My friend He wants us to walk with Him so closely and trust Him so deeply that No Thing by any means shall harm us! Heโ€™s given us everything we need to successfully complete this journey.

Not to get off topic but if you know me, I really like clothes/ fashion. Itโ€™s something about a well put together outfit that really catches my ๐Ÿ‘. So one day I didnโ€™t really have plans, but God was like get up & dress up. I didnโ€™t know where I was headed but I looked through my closet and put on a nice skirt, shirt, and boots. Next thing I know I ended up going somewhere really upscale, and along the way finding a gorgeous piece of furniture for my office. At that moment God gave me a glimpse of where I was going. I laughed because I was glad to be dressed for the occasion.

The Bible mentions talks about being clothed in Christ, His righteousness, salvation, humility, the armor of God. It gives a beautiful illustration of a bride being well put together for her husband. The question we must ask ourselves is will we(his church) be dressed for our husband(Jesus)? I know the world considers being fashion forward the ability to keep up with the next big trend. But my friend we arenโ€™t called to be of this world. Letโ€™s Rise to the occasionโ€ฆ. and show up in style!

XOXOXO โค๏ธ Grace Love and Mercy


The Wait/Weight for Glory

2 Corinthians 4:17 KJV For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

Greetings in Grace King’s Kids,

Praying that this post finds you wrapped in God’s abundant grace, love, and mercy. So let me first say forbear with me, my posting has not been as consistent as I know it’s been on my heart to be. In my personal prayer time I had a real transparent (Father-Daughter) talk about my inconsistency in certain areas of my life and as loving Father would He’s been helping me get/stay on track. I really love that we can come to Him about anything and receive the help we need(Him)! He KNOWS what we need before we even ask, even when we don’t know what to ask for. God see’s & knows the good, the bad, and the ugly, yet He says give it ALL to Me and receive Me!!!

This morning in prayer God was dealing with me about light overpowering darkness. When I looked up the Hebrew word for darkness it defines it as the dark, misery, ignorance, sorrow, night. There are seasons in life and areas of our life where darkness may be all around and God’s answer is turn on/up the light. I found myself overwhelmed one day when looking at all the trouble in the world, my growing never-ending to do list, and the many obstacles along the journey to fulfilling destiny. In that very moment I could feel God impressing on me to take a moment breath, quiet my mind, and seek Him for direction.

How many times has God graced us with something or impressed upon us a career, ministry, relationship, gift/talent, etc. and we find ourselves weighed down by that very thing. We run into obstacles, hinderances, disappointments, and difficult sacrifices that require faith and patience to in order to obtain the promise. The word affliction(g2347) above translates anguish, burden, persecution, tribulation, and/or trouble. I’m reminded of the scripture in John 16 where it mentions the tedious painful process leading up to a child’s birth. Nevertheless once the child is born there’s great joy.

To whom much is given much is required. That works the same whether natural, spiritual, good, or bad. All things have a cost, it’s up to us to count them. One day God showed me an image of a scale and on both sides were weights. One side had the weights of sin & cares and the other was the weights of His glory & goodness. In that moment he said daughter choose me daily. My friend the scales are unbalanced. If you happen to read this and have not given your life to Jesus, I admonish you, choose Him daily, you won’t regret it!

How often are our days spent chasing the wind as the bible says? Beauty passes away, riches are deceitful, and life on earth is temporal, but glory is eternal…

XOXO Grace.Love.And.Mercy

encouragment, glam, Purpose

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To him that overcometh, I will grant to sit with Me on my Throne, just as I overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne -Rev 3:21.

If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us – 2 Timothy 2:12

Greeting in Grace Kings Kids ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜,

Glory to God in the highest! He is Good and His mercy endures forever! There is truly nothing that can compare to the completeness given to us in & through Jesus Christ!!! My heart so rejoices in Him, the word says that I would have fainted unless I believed that I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living. With so much going on around us we are in treacherous and trying times, but He is yet faithful and able to save & keep us.

He is working and willing in us to do that which pleases Him and has called us for such a time as this to represent him in the earth. Thankful! With that being said God has been reminding me(us) to take up our cross and follow Jesus. The cross represents the place of exchange, sin & death for grace/truth and eternal life. Jesus paid the ultimate price yet it will cost us something (the old us).

Because we are in difficult time with much pain & suffering going on around us I felt led to deal with suffering again but from another standpoint. There are different forms of suffering, the bible talks about persecution, distress, peril, famine to name a few in Romans 8:35 and goes along further to say we have victory over all this through Christโ€™s Love. When we look ๐Ÿ‘€ at the bible heroes and โ€œvilliansโ€œ of old suffered much, some due to bad decisions, some due to opposition and so on and so forth.

Nevertheless, we always see Gods Love, Grace, and Mercy displayed throughout. God is always aware of whats going on and always provides a way out/over that He reveals if we LET HIM. See the awesome thing about suffering with God is that He brings us over and itโ€™s Never purposeless even when we dont understand. My Apostle always says there is no Glory without Death. How can we share the redemptive love of Christ w/o being redeemed ourselves?

Say I Will Grow through this! God promises us that as we suffer and overcome we become partakers of His Reign. Ever heard the song paid the cost by James Brown ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฉ. There are places of authority/rule we are called to spiritually and naturally, that also impacts the lives of others connected to us, as we press through. What, Who, Where has God called us to affect in our lifetime? And are willing to surrender all for it?

Thatโ€™s what Jesus did my friend while He walked among us (and even still today). It was His passionate Love for the Father and His Fathers kingdom (Us) that made Him willing to suffer and โ€œDieโ€œ just to be risen again, and release unto us the Power to do the same! He is now seated in heavenly places interceding (mediating) for you and me.

The bible says we go from Glory to Glory as we die to our old ways daily. I end with this In Courage Meant…..Lets Fight the good Fight of the Faith…Hold tightly to eternal life to which we were called and declared before many witnesses. (1 Tim 6:16) And Rule

Grace Love and Mercy โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘‘ XOXO