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It’s 2/20/17, and it is such a beautiful day to start Women of Beautiful Shades Blog (WBSB). It’s 72 degrees in the low country of SC and I am super excited to start this blog. I have procrastinated for a few years and now is the time after being motivated by a few close friends.
On this page you will find parts of my life, along with others, bringing to you various topics. No filters, “Real Talk”, but clean daily life highs and lows we all go through and how we have gotten through them. Everyone who is involved is excited to get this path ready to see where it takes us. WBSB is ready to share with the world: our thoughts, experiences, relationship views, and so much more. All are welcome to come walk with us as we let our hair down, get real, laugh, motivate, and inspire. We thank all of you in advanced. Now lets walk and talk!!!
As I listened to this short sermon (click on link below) I could identify and had to ask myself have I let any Saul’s go or am I still holding on to any Saul’s in my life. Having a Saul in your life can mean many things. When God says let that Saul (situation, job, relationship, or thing) go in your life, then He means just that. If you try to hold on to it then trouble will come and God’s word says, “obedience is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
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As I heard Dr. Tartt share on “How to Consistently Pay Attention to Your Lover” I thought it was inspiring for a future relationship and to share with those who are already in relationships. Having healthy relationships is work but rewarding. Click on the link below. Real Talk
There may be many like how I was, praying asking God for forgiveness but not accepting the fact that God has done so. I lived in a certain sinful situation for a few years and struggled knowing it was wrong trying to please someone else and my own selfish desires. The longer I stayed in it the harder it was for me to get out of it. When I finally got the strength to get out the situation I thought I would feel free. Free from the bondage I got myself in but I didn’t feel free. Condemnation came upon me reminding me the length of time I stayed in the sinful relationship. I COULD NOT FORGIVE MYSELF!!! I felt like there was no way God could keep forgiving me when I kept praying for strength to get out the situation and kept asking for forgiveness since I was still in it. I started feeling like God had to wait too long for me to get out and be obedient. I finally prayed “God if you have forgiven me please give me a sign or a word”. Then right after praying I went online to search a scripture and came across this website which shared God’s forgiveness. I felt like that was my prayer being answered because I could relate to the testimony and felt a sense of peace. I read the scriptures and vowed I will continue to read until they was totally in my spirit. I praise God and thank Him for never leaving me and giving up on me. He asked me, “Why did I die on the cross? He said, for you.”
The next day I heard on a prayer line let not your heart be troubled neither be afraid. My peace I give to you not from the world. Scrpiture John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
I thank God for loving me this much. He sent me His peace and let me know He’s forgiven me. So, I pray whoever is reading this and you have not forgiven yourself or think God has not, don’t accept the lie that comes from the enemy. The enemy comes to condemn so he can steal, destroy and kill us. You didn’t read this by accident.
REJOICE, WE ARE FREE!!! GOD BLESS!!!
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I’m a living testimony
If I only listened to those who said I would was not going back to college after I had my first son…….
If I had to listen to those people after I went through this or that…….
If I decided to give up when people turned their back when needing them most……
When man says no, or judge you for mistakes or bad choices God still says YES!!!
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION…….. NEVER GIVE UP!!!
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To live in joy is a decision. It’s a choice to either stay stuck where we are, or in the past, or move forward. Things happen to all of us, the question is whether or not we are going to learn from it and move on or allow it to control our life, stay stuck and be miserable. Being upset angry, resentful or ungrateful can a eventually affect your health. So choose Forgiveness, Joy, Love, and Peace! I promise you will feel better, Real Talk!!!
Verse of the Day
Love each other with brotherly affection and take delight in honoring each other. Romans 12:10 TLB
Happy Monday, lets remember to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. 😊
Verse of the Day & devotion:
For, dear brothers, you have been given freedom: not freedom to do wrong, but freedom to love and serve each other. Galatians 5:13 TLB