Community!

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It is so, so important to have a community of brothers and sisters in Christ who can pray with and for you, who can share your struggles, and who you can help when they are struggling. CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A LONE WOLF FAITH. You have got to have brothers and sisters to help keep you strong and to help you back up when you stumble. And it’s a great way to be there for other people when they need you too! I am so, so thankful for my great friend and pastor Ruby. She is amazing, and I don’t know what I’d do without her! And my wonderful friend Victoria, who actually helped me start my prayer group here in Pampa! She has taught me things about myself and my faith, and I hope and pray that I’ve done the same for her. I am thankful for my great sister, who also helped start the prayer group. She reminds me of things that I need to know, and I remind her of things she needs to know. It’s just so important to have community like that. To surround yourself with people that will help you grow in your faith! So look around in your town or area and try to find some strong Christians to help you grow!

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Song of My Father

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Hey Reader,

I hope that you are having a wonderful day. I hope that today you remember that you are so, so richly loved. I hope that today you remember that you are created in the image of God. I hope that you remember that you are His masterpiece, that you just aren’t finished yet. You are a work of art. You are beautiful. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were knit together in your mother’s womb, every intricate detail of your personality, of your wonderful face, was made by the Creator of the earth, the moon, the stars. And I’m pretty positive that He did not make a mistake when He created you. This is what He says about you. This is the song that He sings over you. Can you hear it? Can you hear the Song of Your Father? You are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are made by the King of all the Earth. Daresay you that He made a single mistake? He’s perfect. He made you. He loves you. He is there for you. He made you! Praise Him, the King of all the Earth for the life that you have! Isn’t He good? Listen to the things He sings over you. Listen to His song.  God loves you. Remember that. Remember that.

 

-God’s Girl

 

Song of my Father, by Urban Rescue

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Prayer :)

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Dear God,

You are wonderful. You are good. Let me say that first because everything else I am about to say is completely dependant on those two truths. I am forgiven. Not because I’ve earned forgiveness. Not because I deserve it. Not because I’m a good person. No, I am forgiven because I am washed clean by the blood of the Lamb.  Because of Your great sacrifice whose name is Jesus. Thank You God for Jesus.

You are a good Father. I am Your child. A child of the one True King. Thank You for being my Father. Thank You for loving me no matter what, and forgiving me when I come running back to You after I fall into sin again, and again, and again. Thank You God for Your forgiveness.

You have saved me. You are my Savior. I am saved. You have taken me out of the sin-filled death pit that I was living in before I met You. So don’t let me fall there anymore, please. You have given me new life. You have given me not only new life, but better life, life worth living, alive life. Thank You so, so much God. So help me to live this life that You have given me, first for you, then for others. Help me to be a selfless person God, following Your example and doing everything that I do for You and Your glory. I love You God. I truly want to serve You today. I want to live a life that is pleasing to You. You are wonderful, You are amazing.

-Amen

Encourage!

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Hey guys!

I truly hope that you are doing well and enjoying this beautiful, God-given day today! If you are not, remember that He is with you to help you through it! I am here to pray for y’all whenever you need me to!

I just thought I would warn you guys that I have recently come to the realization that these devotionals, yes, they are for God, but since I am writing them I actually don’t have to follow one specific format of writing! I get to choose! So let me know if I am bugging you by testing out some different methods, styles and formats!

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God, today I ask that You would open our hearts to hear what You want us to hear. Help me to say what You want me to say. I love You. Amen.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who are listening.

                                                                                                                                              Ephesians 4:29

I love this verse! It is so true that the things that come out of our mouths need to help build others up, and most certainly not tear them down! It is so important that we, as Christians encourage each other! Yeah, sometimes people have bad days, but one thing that really isn’t that helpful is to blame somebody for that persons bad day, and talk about what all the person could do to change that. Yes, if the person having a bad day could do something to change that in the future, it should be addressed, but when it is still the bad day sometimes the best thing for you to do is listen and try to help them move on and have a better day.  We’ve got to lift each other up! If we are discouraging and remind people of everything that is rough all the time it’s only going to end in a spiral of self-pity for that person. So this week, everyday, try sending somebody an encouraging message, like a reminder of God’s love for them, or a reminder of how much you care about them, or maybe just be super cheerful and be like, “Good morning! Isn’t this a beautiful day God has made today? I’m breathing the air He as given, reading by the light of the sun He made and walking on solid ground! Thank You God for today!” Although I’ve found this cheerful of a message could quite possible irritate the person, so just make sure you know their general disposition before you send it! I wouldn’t recommend sending it to a person who is grieving or anything like that, if you know what I mean! God is with you today! He will make your day better- if you let Him! So be that to somebody else, make their day better just by being in it! God will see that effort that you put in, and reward you for it! Plus it’s rewarding in it’s own way, like giving a small gift to somebody. 🙂

God,

You are with me every step I take today. Thank You, thank You, thank You for that. You are with me on my bad days and my good days God. You encourage me when I’m down by using the people around me, music, and just blessing me with Your presence. God, help me to bless somebody else with the things that I say today. Use me to encourage, and build others up. I love You God!

-Amen

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Whenever I write the next devotional I plan to go over the “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths” part of that verse, because that is important too! I hope that you all have a wonderful fantastic day today! God loves you!

-Aubrey

P.S.If you like TobyMac, here is his song “Speak Life

Glory to Him always

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Today:

Ended close relationship with a guy I’ve known for over 10 years and had gotten really close to.

Woke up thinking my best friend hated me for telling her mom a secret because I was scared for the safety of the friend.

Stressed out because of school

Response:

God’s got a better plan and will help me through this.

You did the right thing. You may be suffering for it, but you did what was right for her.

God’s gonna bring you through this and your gonna be better than gold.

 

God has a reason for everything y’all! He can free you from whatever pain or stress you are enduring today! He loves you. Because of my wonderful God I can have peace no matter what the situation I am going through is! God is so good!

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God is good when it hurts.

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Hi guys!

I hope that you are all doing so very well, and if not know that the God of the Universe holds You in His hands.

 

Before you read this please listen to this song: Here I am

So, to be totally and completely honest, I have really not been doing that great these past few days. Gone through some really rough stuff with a friend of mine. Had to let go of a different relationship that I wasn’t ready for and give it all to God. But you know what? God is good. I firmly believe that. Actually, I want to take a moment to praise Him right now.

God, Father,

Thank You for this day that You have blessed us with. Thank You for the wonderful people in our lives. Thank You for everything that You do in each and every one of our lives. Thank You for always holding on to each of us, and being right next to us when we call upon Your name. God I praise You for You loving kindness. I praise You for Your wonderful faithfulness, and every little detail that You use to let us know You know what we need, and to let us know You love us with a mighty, passionate, Holy love. You are amazing. Jesus, thank You for dying for me.

Amen

Okay, so just know I’m only telling you I’ve been having a rough time so that I can praise God through it, not for sympathy or attention.

Here’s the deal. It stinks to be pouring yourself out for God and for others all of the time and still feel like you are not enough. Still feel like no matter how hard you try, you could’ve done better. It stinks, and to hold onto to those thoughts is exactly the opposite of what God wants for you.  God wants you to try your best, then rest in Him. Not spend all your time wondering why you aren’t doing more or better than you are. It stinks when you are pursuing what God wants and end up feeling like you’ve lost your best friend. So here’s the deal. Life stinks sometimes. Things hurt sometimes. Things don’t always go well. Let it go, and let God take it. Let God take it all away and fill you with His strength and His power to get you through the day.  It really isn’t by your own power you are doing the things you do to serve Him anyway, is it? Surrender it all to Him again and try to remember that it is Him working through you, Him holding you when you cannot walk on your own two feet anymore. Let it go and smile again. Because Jesus is good. Because our God is a great, great God. Let the peace of God smooth out the hurting and smooth out the regret in your heart.

God,

I want to do it all for You. I want every single thing in my life to be for You. I love You so much and want to pursue You to wherever You may lead me. I want to write these devotionals with the right attitude in my heart, and give You all of the praise and all of the glory. Please humble my heart God, so that I never think I write from my own skill, but remind me that I write because I passionately love You. You are so Holy, and so worthy of the praise of every human on the planet. I love You forever God. Forever. Thank You for the music, the songs, that You use to help me through my rough times! You are amazing!

Amen

I love you guys. Hope you all have a wonderful day. If you need prayers let me know!

-Jesus’s girl 🙂

P.S. Listen to these too! Control <My favorite song ever! Warrior, Work of Art (This is for the girls!), Broken Prayers (Love this one!),

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A soul on fire

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Holy God,

When asked what the most important commandment was, Jesus replied, “Love the LORD your God with all of your heart, all of your soul and all of your strength.” God that is what I truly want to do. I want to be a soul completely passionately on fire, living for You, Loving You. I give myself completely to You God, because I love You and want my entire life to say that. I know that I am not always perfect, but in my imperfection, Your amazing grace is magnified. I love YouGod.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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The importance of Scripture.

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Since I am on a roll in actually posting stuff today, please allow me to briefly touch a very important topic that I feel cannot be covered often enough, and that is the importance of Scripture. The importance of knowing God’s work, meaning also knowing His will, and truly knowing your Bible cover to cover. It is so hard getting into a good Bible reading habit, especially with your actual physical Bible and not just Youversion (but if you are just starting to try reading your Bible a lot, definitly look into that amazing app and starting some plans, that’s just the first step though!). It is just so important. Reading God’s Word not only helps you to know all of the wonderful things that God has done so that you can better praise Him, but it helps you to know more about Jesus, who we are trying to become more like. How do you become more like someone? You spend time with them. So spending time in the word of God is spending time with God and Jesus. The benifits of reading your Bible are just so amazing! I could truly go on and on about how valuable Scripture is!  If you have a hard time focusing while reading your Bible, try praying through them, especially the psalms. Paraphrase them so that they apply to you, because then, not only are you reading and learning Scripture, you’re praying too! God’s word is just so amazing and truly, truly a blessing. God, thank You for your word, because you are awesome. Love You LORD!

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Singin’ to my Savior

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Hey guys,

Sing to God today! Just a reminder to sing to the LORD of LORDs! There are so many great Christian artists and bands out there that you can enjoy no matter what type of music you are normally into. Seriously, my youtube feed is full of Christian acoustic, hard rock and pop! God is spreading into the worlds music too! Isn’t it fantastic! God is so amazing! Sing to Him! He loves you!

-Aubrey