Happy Saturday Hearties! ❣️ Proverbs 10:17⠀ He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray. 📖 #V1⠀ ⠀ There was a time in my life that correction was like death! 😂😂 I could never see correction as love or someone caring enough to make me grow. I wouldn't receive it. I was INSECURE. So much so, that every word of correction (in my mind) was someone trying to hold me back or out of their own jealousy 🙄. In this place in my life, I think to myself "really Rayna?" LOL How did I go on so long living like that?! ⠀ ⠀ Correction is growth. Correction is necessary. Who just has it all⠀ Together needing no correction? Nobody! Living a life without receiving correction will hold true to God's word...astray! It's easy to go astray and just go buck wild living by your own twisted principles and guidelines. I'm a witness! 🙋🏽 Totally messed up some amazing opportunities and privileges because I refused to hear and receive correction. 😩 But, TODAY, I'm thankful for a heart that can receive correction in the spirit it is given and continue to work on having an "unoffendable heart" #V1 ⠀ ⠀ The more I study and read the Word of God, the easier it gets to heal and grow. Join me on this journey! Read at your own pace, get accountability and open your heart for whatever God wants to do in you. ❣️❣️
Hearties!!! ❣️❣️ Know that you can truly trust God with everything you have. After all, HE IS the giver of all things! It's easy to give Him the things you don't want but give Him the things you love and let Him do with it what He desires. ⠀ ⠀ Learning to trust God with all of you is a great way to get into this new year. Trust Him with ALL things. Not just the big things. Not just the things you don't know how to handle. Give Him full reign and watch your life transform. He does a better job at facilitating our lives than we do. I promise you that! ⠀ ⠀ It was such a freedom to let Him take the wheel. 🛫🛫 Instead of trying to figure it out, rest it at His feet and listen for His guidance. He does the hardest of the work but as @juliesignorelli says, "He's a gentleman." So He won't push His way in. If we welcome Him into our life totally, He will fill that space and for me, it created safety, peace and a joy that has been unbreakable. If you don't know how to get started, inbox me and let's chat! ⠀ ⠀ Love you! xo ❤️❤️
Happy Snow Day Hearties! ❣️❣️ This smile represents the joy in my heart! 😊⠀ ⠀ I've come to realize that I sometimes create and focus on projects that distract me from purpose! No more! Flipping that joker around and working just as hard to make sure my purpose distracts me from meaningless projects. My purpose takes precedence over everything! 🙌🏾⠀ ⠀ My point, don't lose sight and focus on your purpose just because it gets difficult. Push through it. Strategize and make it happen. It's easy to quit and start something else. But it's work to be persistent and bust through the blocks! 👊🏾 Believe me, I know it's hard! I've been there and still there sometimes, but now that I'm clear on my purpose, I work harder to work it because I know what's on the line!
Happy New Year Hearties!! ❤️❤️ You can open up to God without fearing judgment or rejection. Why? Because⠀ He understand you!!! I mean cmon! He made you for goodness sake! He knows and loves us right where we are. Great shape, bad shape, broken, healed, etc. He doesn't love us based on what we do or don't do. ⠀ ⠀ I'll never forget the words of @biker preacher "there is nothing you can do to make God love you any more or any less." What a relief it is to hear that! Some days I screw up completely, and other days I think I should have a halo over my head! LOL Sometimes we walk with so much guilt and shame because of something we've done (or didn't do for that matter) and it just holds us back from growing into the amazing people God has purposed us to be! ⠀ ⠀ He will never reject us based on some life thing we messed up. That isn't the God we serve. That may be the mind of people, but it surely isn't the mind of the Great God we serve and honor. 🙌🏾🙌🏾
Hearties!!! ❤️❤️ As I laid down to rest last night, I thought about so many things. I was just reminded that we don't all have the same abilities and talents but our unique gifts are needed and useful to and for the Kingdom and the world. ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes we don't feel fulfilled because we are busy doing things we aren't supposed to be doing. This year I have connected with so many beautiful humans 👭👫 that are just unique and beautiful and it really helped me re-focus on purpose and stop doing things out of my sheer need for something else. ⠀ ⠀ Thinking about "purpose driven" is now personal to me. My thoughts, decisions, actions need to be purpose driven. Life is short, we have no time for wasteful shenanigans fulfilling our emotional needs. ✌🏾✌🏾⠀ ⠀ God always knows what we need to get us back on track. 😘😘
Hearties!! ❤️❤️ God uses our trials and circumstances to develop our character, strengthen our trust in Him, and give us perseverance. 💪🏾💪🏾⠀ ⠀ I know sometimes the circumstances can be difficult and uncomfortable but I want to encourage you to keep pushing through it. Every circumstance is a growth opportunity. If we change our perspective and see 👀 our testing as opportunities for growth, it gets easier. ⠀ ⠀ When I find myself in those places, I make a conscious effort to turn my focus toward God so that I can live in the power that He has provided to me through Holy Spirit. Change is hard sometimes but it is also liberating. Some things in us need to be changed so that we can walk in our destiny. ⠀ ⠀ Don't Fight it! xoxo ❣️❣️
Enough said! That moment when you realize that just being you is enough!! You ARE because of HIM! #thatisall
Hearties!! ❤️❤️ This month, I’ve been focusing my heart on “JOY.” ⠀ ⠀ Sometimes our Joy is stolen from us. I believe that mainly happens because we lose sight of where real true Joy comes from. If we think on the general explanation of Joy, it can and will be easily stolen from us based on life circumstances. But, if we focus on Real, true Joy, it isn’t an emotion evoked by a thing, person or circumstance. Joy is a good feeling in the soul, produced by the Holy Spirit, as He causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world. ⠀ Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that our Joy rests in Jesus, our Savior. ⠀ ⠀ During this joyous season, I want to remind you that our Joy truly comes from the fact that we have a Savior who was born just for us. It is in and through Him that we can still have joy even when our circumstances may be challenging or we may be in a season of hurt. We can still rest assure that He has our heart ❤️ in hands. Let’s take this time to celebrate His birth and just have joy in our hearts for all that we have. ⠀
Losing prepared us for the win! 🏆 Sometimes we lose the small battles but the end of the story says "We Win!"⠀ ⠀ Some days we will have rough battles and we might even lose a small battle but the Win is sure! Sometimes you have to sacrifice a small battle for the major win. The key is, don't get stuck in the lost battle! You may have been fired, but there's another BETTER job out there. Your relationship may be over, it wasn't meant for the long term and you can definitely do better! Your car may be gone, there is a better one down the road.🚙🚗 Your father may not have been present, you've got the Father of all fathers. ⠀ ⠀ Don't give up because of a lost battle. Sometimes battles we fight aren't meant to win, they are meant to strengthen and build stamina and wisdom. A boxer has to get in the ring and fight to become a better fighter! They don't always win the small fights but they win the fight that really matters. 💪🏾💪🏾 ⠀ Know that Victory is yours! 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hey Hearties! ❣️❣️ This announcement is for the ladies!!! . . I’m inviting all the ladies to Join me for the Launch of “I AM HER HEART” Community for Women! If you enjoy my inspirational words and past blogs, join the I AM HER HEART community over on FB! (Link in bio) A community birthed with the mission of Connecting Women to God’s Heart! . I AM HER HEART is a community of women who come together to empower and connect women of all ages, colors and creeds to God’s heart. Heart issues are the main source of hurt and pain in the lives of so many women. We exist to close up the wounds through Jesus and destroy Heart issues 1 Heart at a time! . . I AM HER HEART will have monthly Inspirational content, bible reading plans, study plans, vlogs, prayer, support and community for women! Join me over there and let’s do life together! Connect on FB www.facebook.com/groups/iamherheart ❣️
Happy Sunday my wonderful Hearties!! ❤️❤️ Just felt this on my heart this morning. . . Sometimes we really get ourselves into a pickle by believing a an individual will complete us. That my friend, is an unrealistic and unfair expectation to put on anyone! . . Most times, we don't even know what we need but depend on someone else to give it to us. Yea, crazy, I know! LOL Jesus can be that overwhelming presence that completes our very being!
Good morning Hearties!! ❤️❤️ God accepts all of us with every weakness and strength. Go! Be strong and be an influence! ------------------------------------------------- Prayer: Father, today I place my weaknesses in Your hands. I confess them to You and declare strength to become an influence even in those areas. Show me every weakness so that I may walk in your will for my life and overcome every weakness the enemy planned for me. I ask You today to show me my strengths and give me wisdom to service You and be an influence as I begin my day. I declare change in my life and those I encounter today. Amen. #weakness #strength #prayer
Hearties!! ❣️ His love overshadows every one of our fears. A perfect love! Things may not always turn out the way we expect, but never allow it to stop you from living or loving. His love is perfect and can give you the freedom to live again, trust again and love again. All things work for our good. Trust God with your heart and your life. Declare that we won't live in fear because what what previously happening causing us to miss out on what COULD BE! Love you lots! xo
❤️❤️ Trust God with EVERYTHING. Big things, little things, in between things! 😜 Sometimes we trust people and consult with people more than we do God but HE is the one who is trustworthy of ALL our secrets, decisions, hurts, pains and celebrations. Not only is He the trustworthy one, but He is the one who has the Final say! He is where it ends and begins! He is where we can vent and then rest knowing it's left to the one who can determine the outcome! . . . Psalms 62:8 Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah
It's Thursday #hearties and You WILL recover all!!! ❤️❤️ Don't give up because of what you've lost! There is better to come! It may not feel good now but when you get to your "recover" season "girl oh girl" - it's gonna be 🔥🔥🔥 Grab your word, gain some strength and sing your heart out with thanks in advance!
Hearties!! ❤️❤️ Yea, it was hard! Yea, it took you way out of your comfort zone, but guess what...YOU SURVIVED!!! You are still here and if you are reading and comprehending this message, you are still in your right mind! Your source will never fail you. You will always survive with the source that never stops giving...GOD!