A wonderful friend sent me this in a text as encouragement during preseason the other day. She is a dear prayer warrior and sister in Christ. I hope you find comfort in these words, as I did.
“My love for you is deeper than the deepest sea and higher than the highest heights. It is divine, lavish and beyond your wildest imagination. It penetrates to the deepest caverns in your soul. I love you like My Father loves Me. As I am the apple of His eye, so you too are the apple of My eye. Nothing in your past, present or future will ever cause you to lose My love. I rejoice over you. I take pleasure in all that you do. Walk in My love. Remain in My love. Take confidence in knowing that you will never be outside the fervent awareness of my extravagant love for YOU!”
This post is apologetically late, but I am tired, content, and sunburnt from the most lovely, refreshing day at the beach today. I truly am blessed, and as I venture forth into the unknown of this coming school year I will go with peace. God is fighting for me.
Forever grateful for God’s gracious love and sacrifice. Looking beyond the past to what He has promised us–
As a person who is prone to observing fellow humans, and one who currently interacts with an array of passive, nonchalant, and obscene strangers on an almost daily basis, I connect with the verity of these words:
Kindness is a fruit of the spirit, and I pray to show Jesus in my life through my conduct and attitude.
Cheers to giving your best efforts towards being an amicable human being, even if your daily endeavors aren’t too successful–
I am so, so blessed. In the darkest times and the most joyous He is with me without fail.
Sometimes we need to go beyond our boundaries to discover things that God has in store for us.
Life has again sucked me up into a whirlwind, and it’s about time that I sat down and reevaluated my time management and my priorities. Always remember, He is ever with us. I too often forget it. It is a comfort, honor, and, in its own way, a confession to hear this:
I want to live for Jesus not out of self-obligation but out of love for the amazing and awe-inspiring Creator. He is my rock, and He has promised me salvation. It is through this that I am saved, and I am beyond blessed to live this life on Earth with no need for fear for the future.
Have a blessed week! I hope your summers are faring well. I hope to post some full-fledged content posts soon.
— D. Fayth
Oh how marvelous and how wonderful is He. I forget it too often. The best comes from relying on His fathomless love rather than on our own limited willpower.
This week, the quote originates from my lovely Dad. He has tidbits of wisdom that he shares with me when I am in crisis, tears, or just in random moments. As much as I say I despise him in instances of anger, I really do love him.
There will always be someone who is better than you and worse than you at everything.
It’s okay to not be the best. Remember that. I too often forget it. Yes, life is a competition, but don’t you want to live and love for Jesus throughout it all? Also, live for yourself. This is such an acute reminder for me, as well. I am not perfect, I have my strengths and my weaknesses.
It’s okay to not make varsity, to receive a mediocre test grade, to not be involved in extracurriculars, to not make the cut for the school musical, to not be the at the tip top of your class.
It’s okay to not be the best.
God does not love you any less, and He has other plans in mind for you. Whether those may be making you the best in some other area of your life, or not, He surely watches over us and will ensure that your life plays out exactly the way He desires it to.
He’s got the whole world in His hands.
His presence comforts me, always. I have no need to fear, for He is with me.