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Thoughts

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A thought is:

An idea, plan, opinion or a picture that’s formed in your mind.

The act or process of thinking.

The act of carefully thinking about the details of something.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 declares:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

God has thoughts about you.

Thoughts about your life, your dreams, your family, your  employment, your education, your surroundings. Thoughts about the things that make you smile, happy, sad as well as the things that may keep you up at night and prevent you from sleeping because you are worried.

 

Thoughts from God

The thoughts that Jeremiah 29:11 tells us about are from God alone and not from a human being, I love how this is articulated through the usage of the letter I.

Since these thoughts are from God alone, it doesn’t matter what people’s thoughts are towards you. It doesn’t  matter weather people think less of you or weather or not  you will succeed. It  doesn’t  matter if people speak negative things upon your life, it doesn’t matter if  people call you a failure or think you are  not good enough or pretty enough because guess what God’s thoughts matter the most and are more important than anyone else’s thoughts.

God thinks you are worth it. that’s why He created you fearfully and wonderfully according to His own image. You are not a failure in his eyes, God created you in such a way that He has made you able to Continue reading “Thoughts”

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10 verses on being thankful

Psalms 100:4
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!.

Psalms 95:2
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

Ephesians 5:20
Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Chronicles 16:8
Oh, give thanks to the Lord ! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!.

Colossians 2:7
Rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Psalms 118:28
You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You.

Psalms 92:1
It is good to give thanks to the Lord , And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.

Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

 

Stay Blessed!

  • Claris
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Keep holding on

When we are going through hard times sometimes it’s easy to forget the plans that the Lord has for us.

We can get caught up in our problems whilst forgetting all the amazing things that the Lord has promised us.

Yes life is not easy but I can tell you this, God knows you more than you know yourself and He sees those tears when you cry out to him. Just beacause you are going through hard times doesn’t mean that the Lord has forgotten about you. He is with you always, keep trusting him and know that He is preparing you for the best. Even when it seems like the pain won’t go away remember that God is with you and that He will never forsake you.

He may not take way the pain straight away but He will definitely provide you with enough grace and empowermwnt to get through the pain.

His plans are greater than the plans your mum, your dad, your sister, your uncle, your brother can ever have for you. Most of all His plans are greater than the plans you will ever have for yourself.

Hold on to hope. Hold on to that little hope that you may still have inside of you. Hold on to it tightly and dont’t lose it, it will steer you in the right direction and help you to keep holding on.

Sometimes I have the worst days when things don’t go the way I want them to go but when I read a scripture that relates to what I’m going through it gives me hope and I think about how bigger the Lord is than my problems.

When we worry about anyththing we will end up automatically exaulting what we are worrying about above God’s plans for us. Whatever you may be going through you are not alone. Sometimes it helps to share what you are going through with someone else, someone close to you and that you can truly trust.

Most of all don’t allow your problems overshadow the Lord’s will for your life, even for a second. This is life, we live in a fallen world, so toubles will come but we need to be ready and be able to battle whatever obstacles we encounter by prayer and meditating on the word each day.

Regardless of whatever you may be going through presently and in the future, God will never change He remains the same, this also means that all the amazing plans that He has for your life won’t change either. Don’t look at how big your circumstances are but focus your gaze on how great God is. He is able.

So stop feeling sorry for yourself and throwing yourself pity parties because the Lord is preparing something amazing for you, yes just for you my dear.

//One more thing//

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Thankyou for reading and Stay Blessed.

-Claris

 

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Why should we wait on God?

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I hate waiting. I hate the fact that I have to wait for something that I really want right now. Weather it’s waiting for an email response, a job I applied for or something I ordered online, chances are I won’t be happy if it involves me having to wait.

God has and is still teaching me some lessons on the importance of being patient and waiting on Him. I’m going to share some of the things that He has taught me.

God knows that most of us are not fond of waiting then why does He makes us wait?.

1. God wants to develop our Patience

God wants to develop our patience and He is able to do this when we have to wait on Him. He wants us to be patience when we ask Him for things. While we wait we should be thankful and appreciate what He has given us. Waiting Continue reading “Why should we wait on God?”

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Seek Him Wholeheartedly

tumblr_mp433c3YND1swhqamo1_500God wants devotion and commitment. He wants YOU and all that you are. He wants you to seek Him wholeheartedly and not one foot in and one foot out. He longs for a heart that’s thirsty for Him.

When we seek God wholeheartedly He will reveal Himself to us. One of my favourite verses is Jeremiah 29:13. It says

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”.

When I seek God with all that I’m, I always find Him and I’m never disappointed. If you seek God with all that you are and continually devote yourself to Him you will find Him also, I promise you that for sure.

The bible tells us that if we ask, seek and knock we Continue reading “Seek Him Wholeheartedly”

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Thank you


This year has been a surprising year for me, never in a million years would I have ever thought I would start a blog.  Apparently I’m brave enough to speak my mind, not care about what people think and live out my faith publicly.

When I first began my blogging journey less than a couple of months ago, if anyone had told me that people would actually be interested and Continue reading “Thank you”