Faith It

Mary needed to hear Jesus to believe. The disciples needed to see his hands and his side to believe. Thomas needed to feel the scars to believe. God is a personal God, and He reveals Himself to us in a way that is unique to each of us.

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Be Kind to Yourself

When you experience failure, you are armed with more strength, knowledge, and power than you had the last time you tried! Get up with the grace that God has gifted you, and try again.

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Orlando

Jesus left everyone he met in awe of his far-reaching, incomprehensible, outrageous love. As followers of Christ, THAT is our call.

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Simply Perfect

Perfect:

  • having no mistakes or flaws
  • completely correct or accurate
  • being entirely without fault or defect
  • satisfying all requirements
  • lacking in no essential detail
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Can't Stop Listening

MUSIC MONDAY! Here are the songs I've been listening to for the last seven day. Some of them aren't new, but they've been playing over and over in my head! Check them out!

Christy Nockels - "My Anchor"

Bethel - "King of My Heart"

Tegan and Sara - "Faint of Heart"

Nick Jonas - Last Year was Complicated (the entire album)

xo

Amaris

Chipotle is My Life.

I love Chipotle. I am like every other millennial who seemingly can't live without it, and I eat there way more than I would like to admit.

If you have ever been to Chipotle you know that the lunch line is ridiculous. Sometimes the line extends so far back that you have to enter the exit door just to get to end of the line. On Monday I needed my Chipotle fix, so I got online to place an order. Done and done. As I walked inside to pick up my meal, I marveled at how many people were willing to wait in line for a burrito. There were no less than forty people in line, and it was steadily growing. What was more amazing to me was the fact that no one was in the pick-up line. I was in and out of that building in less than five minutes, and quite a few people stared at me with a look of amazement. I stared back at them with a look of, "you can do this too."

Chipotle Order Ahead is like God's favor. (Yes - this is what I thought about while waiting for my order, and yes I went there.) It's freely given and accessible to everyone; you've just got to take hold of it. All of God's children are his favorites, and He longs to pour his favor on you. His favor is not like favor from man. We don't have to earn it. We became heirs of the promise when we accepted Jesus into our hearts. Each of us can walk straight to the front of line and ask Jesus for what we need.

Sometimes I'm afraid to ask God for things. I'm not sure where the fear comes from, but way too often I'm willing to figuratively wait in the long Chipotle line instead of walking right to the front of the line to receive what God wants to give me.

Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.
— Hebrews 4:16

 

We are God's children, and we have access to both His presence and His promises. All we have to do is seek Him; he won't disappoint you! Approach Him with confidence! FAVOR is on your life!

xo

Amaris

Can't Stop Listening

Normally I am able to provide a long list of suggestions of music/podcasts. However, for the last week I have been preoccupied with two things: Steven Furtick and Fifth Harmony.

Let's start with my friend, Steven. His ENTIRE Functional Faith series has been ON. POINT. Each message is filled with so much truth, revelation, and inspiration to grow. I recommend that you listen to it all, but specifically - "The Seed is on Schedule." I have listened to this message four times in the last six days, and my mind is still blown. Just do yourself a favor and watch it.

Secondly - I have never been a fan of Fifth Harmony, but last week I decided to give their new album a chance. Nearly every song is perfection! I've added my favorites to the Music Monday playlist on my Spotify

I hope that you have the happiest Monday ever!

xo

Amaris

 

The Voice

God has not forgotten about you. He's not leading you into the wilderness to leave you there. Whose voice is the biggest in your life? To whom will you choose to listen? Can you do it alone? Can you do it afraid? Your answers - Your dreams - Your desires ... they're in your obedience. Just say yes!

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Just a Reminder :)

But blessed is the man who trusts me, God,
the woman who sticks with God.
They’re like trees replanted in Eden,
putting down roots near the rivers—
Never a worry through the hottest of summers,
never dropping a leaf,
Serene and calm through droughts,
bearing fresh fruit every season.
— Jeremiah 17:7-8 (MSG)

God's faithfulness transcends trust issues. Give your worries and anxiety over to God and trust that He will take care of you. He's got this!

xo

Amaris