Celebrating a Blogiversary...how about $200?
Hey Hey and Happy New Year! Yep, I know that January is almost out but this is my first post of the year and I just wanted to share that I'm excited for all that God has planned this year! Well, I've been a bit quiet ON PURPOSE -- which I like to call my Divine Retreats (you'll be hearing more about these soon) and back in mid December I just felt a strong conviction to push pause and unplug to simply get in the presence of God. I felt this stirring that I was getting a bit off course and wasn't as focused as I needed to be. Plus, I felt that God was calling me to do something different -- to have a different approach to planning for the upcoming year. So, I took that bold step of faith and let it all go. Through my commitment to unplug, God impressed on my heart the word DEEPER and I want to share with you today a few things I've learned during my time of rest in the presence of God. Will you go deeper with me?
This month inside the sheilluminates Facebook Community, we have been talking about overcoming fear this month and I realize that fear ultimately holds us back from being everything that God has created us to be and to fully experience His blessings and abundance in our lives.
Does the lack of discipline or procrastination keep you from spending time with God? Do you long to have more time in the presence of God but your schedule or simply not knowing where to start keep you stuck? I want to encourage you today to check out these three simple ways to surround yourself in God's word.
Checkout 3 Powerful Truths from Psalm 1:3 - Benefits of Staying in God's Presence
Just like you have to wear special glasses to view the eclipse so that it doesn't hurt your eyes and to get the full viewing, you too must put on your glasses (God's truth) and see through the darkness and let others see God in you! God's word will protect you, it will change your character, it will change how you see others, and it will empower you to walk out God's love. Change begins with us -- change begins when we let God SHINE!
Have you ever felt your spirit growing weary? Could God just move right now?
Have there been moments in your spiritual walk where you felt tired or like you've just hit a wall -- a plateau?
You've been praying, studying, worshipping, and nothing seems to be changing. Friend, we are all bound to come across spiritual fatigue
Checkout the latest 5 Minutes with Jesus video on how you can blind others with your shine - your faith walk and positive attitude. When you shine, reminders of God's love and faithfulness will shine in others!⠀
Our human instincts make us feel the need to cling to what we perceive is ours or to constantly be in motion towards every single task on our checklists, goal sheets, etc. Don't get me wrong, I strongly believe in living intentionally, but God has also been revealing to me that it also takes balance where He wants us to create boundaries and margins to simply "just be".
God is calling for us to let go so that he can flow in our lives.
By grace, our shortcomings of yesterday don't dictate this new day to walk closer with God. Yes, sneaky perfection my try to find it's way to still our joy, but not today because we are women who operate from a place of grace.
Hey Hey Friends! Super excited to share that I've re-opened my shop - THE FAITH SOURCE SHOP. When I first started this journey in 2012, I was solely sewing and making products (branded under Chamel's Creations) showcasing scripture and inspiration to help women wear and share their faith. And over time, God has grown me and my brand to include mentoring women and creating Biblical infused resources to help them grow in their faith journey. Truly blessed to be walking out my purpose!