adairbird Knowing the love of God changes you. When you know His love, you also begin to know His heart. It’s because of who He is that He can love us the way He does. His heart is so beautiful, and the more you see it, the more you know it, the more you want to be like that, too. Jesus doesn’t change you to love you. He loves you and it changes you. The answer was not my love, but His. To know love, you have to know God, who is love. You don’t know what true love is until you know Christ. You can’t comprehend it until you simply lay yourself down and receive the love He longs to give you. Being loved is not about loving ourselves, but receiving the love of God. The answer is always Jesus, not self. If we look to self, we look to imperfect love. If we look to God, we look to perfect love. 9h
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  •   bethanyvaters This picture is so beautiful!! As well as the caption! 7h
  •   katalouisee Beautiful! 6h
  •   one4christ His love makes my heart wanna sing! Beautiful post Adair! ! 5h
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  •   brizzyrose This is do incredibly true and just what I needed to hear right at this moment..... I just got home from woke and the skies were beautiful; forever reminding me of His love for me. I don't know why I ever allow myself to forget or get so preoccupied. Thank you for sharing. I love you!! 1h
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adairbird @katalouisee inspired me to take this photo. I can't get enough of her kindness, sweetness and gentle spirit. Her photos always seem to bring a smile to my face no matter what mood I'm in. I'm so thankful for everyone I continually meet here in this radical community. You all are filled with the most incredible talent and beauty. Thank you for always showing me support and inspiring me daily! 1d

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adairbird Larry and Miriam. My parents. My role models. My roommates. My biggest supporters. My best friends. They have been married for 30 1/2 years, and still so much in love. There's never a dull moment with them around. I love these two humans with all my heart and soul. I'm the person I am today because of them. I never want to take for granted just how blessed I really am. I honestly couldn't ask for better parents. Jesus knew exactly what He was doing. Remember, we are all very blessed in so many different ways! 1d

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adairbird Feeling just peachy at the Farmer's Market this morning! Like how I did that? ;) Also, just started watching Sons of Anarchy last night on Netflix. I'm officially obsessed! Any fans out there? 2d

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adairbird I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength. 3d
  •   adairbird @bonjourmoon You've been constantly on my mind <3 1d
  •   bonjourmoon I wonder how it would feel to be one of God's chosen angels? With my whole soul, that's what I believe you are. The chosen. 1d
  •   adairbird @bonjourmoon You are making me tear up. Everything you tell me, just gives me chills. You say the most sweetest things. No one has ever been so kind to me like you have. You leave me speechless. I consider you my angel. 1d
  •   ___e_l_l_e_n___ Omg! You are perfect 8h
  •   adairbird @___e_l_l_e_n___ Ahh! You're seriously the sweetest! Thank you so much! Mwah! 8h
  •   one4christ So incredibly beautiful! I love that we are made in the image of God and each and everyday being transformed into the likeness of Christ <3 You are lovely! 5h
  •   adairbird @one4christ Awe. Thank you, lovely sister! Yes! Jesus makes all things new!!!!! <3 5h
  •   one4christ @adairbird you are most welcome!!!! :) 5h

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adairbird I love the sky. Especially when it looks like this! 3d

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adairbird This is my favorite horse my friend owns. Because... He has bangs AND a mohawk! Too cool. 4d

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adairbird An abundance of tulips? Whole Foods just gets me... 4d

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adairbird Playing dress up at work today! 5d

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adairbird Some among us have found that one special relationship. Others among us (I am in this camp) have never yet found that one special person to love and be loved. But I do see in the Bible promises that lead me to believe that I can trust God to fulfill the deeper need I have for companionship—that of knowing and being known fully by the ultimate lover. God knows me from the inside out. My heart is right in there with the psalmist who begged, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” I want someone to get inside and accept the real me. That’s the root of my quest for deep, abiding relationship with people. How much better to find the perfect lover of my soul and to discover He both knows and accepts me. His response to my heart-cry to be known comes through loud and clear, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. I have drawn you with loving-kindness." Whoa. Love that is tender, filled with loving-kindness. Not a love with a time-expires notice, but a permanent love -- a passionate desire. I love the way Jesus put it, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am … that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them." Did you catch the passion of this lover of our souls? He wants us to be with Him for eternity, so we can experience the fullness of the love He has for us both now on earth and in the land beyond time. Later, John (who had walked with Jesus) penned these words, “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us." I love that word: lavished. It speaks of richness, overflowing without restraint. That’s the brand of love God offers to those who choose relationship with Him. God, who has the capacity and inclination to meet all our needs “according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” is the one special relationship that will never disappoint, never sour, never abandon. Turns out, He’s the one special relationship I’ve been seeking all along. If Prince Charming does show up, he’ll hold a special place in my heart, but he’ll never need to try to meet my deepest longings. Those are already covered by one truly amazing relationship with God Himself. 5d
  •   adairbird @jessgrancha I love you. You're exactly right, my sweet pea. Bless you. I'm so thankful for you <3 4d
  •   adairbird @crystalfrost Yay!! Thank you for your recommendations! I'll check those out for sure. I really appreciate it! :) 4d
  •   adairbird @moondanced Awe. Thank you, lovely beauty. You're so good to me! 4d
  •   adairbird @fashionedbyfaith I'm so thankful for Him and His perfect love <3 4d
  •   alxxhnl Beautifully written! ♡ 4d
  •   crystalfrost You can listen to the whole album for free over at the relevant magazine website. Ciecies lullaby makes me cry my heart out 4d
  •   adairbird @alxxhnl Thank you! God bless you! 4d
  •   adairbird @crystalfrost I'll go do that right now! That makes me so excited!! Thank you, darling!!! 4d

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adairbird A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
-Maya Angelou
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adairbird You are the beholder of great beauty, hold the beauty in your eyes; let it fill your senses and permeate your being. Glide with grace into every meeting and enjoy the colors and variety in every moment. Let everything you see, say, do, think and plan be colored by the beauty that fills you. You're divinely handcrafted and you're beautiful as you are. 1w

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adairbird I'm crazy over the unusual beauty of cacti and succulents! 1w

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adairbird Yesterday, I was driving home, and it was a beautiful day. The sun was shining on me, I opened my sunroof, I was playing John Mark McMillan. I felt so full of joy I could not contain it. All I could think about was how incredibly blessed I am. I can’t even begin to describe the amounts of joy God has given me. I know joy is a fruit of His Spirit; it comes from Him. It’s evidence of Him dwelling in us. As I was sitting there smiling as big as possible, I could only wish everyone could experience this kind of joy. We should, if we know Christ. Joy that is uncontainable, joy that you know is not of yourself but truly heavenly, joy that brings overflowing thankfulness and praise to God from your heart. The blessings in our lives should always bring us to worship. The joy we experience is always from Him. We don’t seek God for the blessings He gives us, but we can appreciate and thank Him for what He has given us. As I was driving in my car, thinking of how blessed I am, experience such indescribable joy, that moment was shared with Him. He loves to see His children smile. He loves us and wants His joy to fill us in every way. God delights in seeing us joyful in Him. He doesn’t want us to just receive His blessings; He wants us to enjoy them, too. He is for our joy! When God blesses us, receive it with joy, thanksgiving, and take a moment to simply enjoy His goodness. He feels joy in seeing your joy. God wants us to enjoy the blessings that He has given us and to take those moments to appreciate His goodness in our lives. And lastly, the blessing we experience from God in our lives is given to us so we can be a blessing to others. We are blessed but not just for ourselves; it’s so we can share that with others and give God glory through it. Everything God blesses me with in this life, I want to offer back to Him. I want it to be used as a testimony to share with others of how great and generous and loving a Heavenly Father I have. He really is. There is so much in my life that testifies to that, and I am thankful beyond words. I am so blessed. I have fullness of joy. I have God to praise and thank for all of it. 1w

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adairbird I have a new boyfriend, people. He's sure loyal! 1w

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adairbird Today was the perfect day! I'm all smiles! Animals give the best loving... 1w

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adairbird Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
-Miguel Angel Ruiz
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adairbird Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
-Albert Camus
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adairbird Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. -Jeremiah‬ ‭17‬:‭14
//Today marks day 10 of my detox. My doctor and others have told me you'll feel worse before you feel better. That I can say is very, very true. Last year, It took 7 months of withdrawals to get off of my pain pill. If I lived through that... I can handle anything. Lately, I've been feeling overwhelmed and distant from God. I hate that I've had to fully focus on my health and nothing else for 3 1/2 years. The last couple of weeks have been rough. There have been times that I desperately needed God’s comfort, and I felt like in that moment, I asked Him for it and did not feel it. I expected an instant soothing of all my emotions. Instead, God spoke to me and said, “Accept my grace for you right now.” He wanted me to understand it was okay to struggle and experience what I was feeling. It was valid, it was okay. I needed to learn grace for myself instead of the easy fix of God just taking away the weight of what I was feeling. He could have, but He allowed me to feel it for a reason to humble me I think. The next day, He encouraged me so much, and it was even more refreshing because of that one evening of wrestling through it. He will be patient with our hearts so we can realize what He has for us and stretch our faith He will answer that prayer; and teach us to wait on Him as we look to Him to do that.
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  •   adairbird @fashionedbyfaith You. Are. Amazing. I just want sit down in a coffee shop with you and chat for hours. I feel Jesus deep down in your soul. You radiate God's love and are such an amazing example of how to live boldly for Him! I love you. 1w
  •   joyful1265 Thank you Adair! I'm so glad you felt hope. You are being upheld by angels even now. Filling you with power on the inside to choose Jesus every day in the midst of pain. Two things came to mind as I was thinking of you and praying so I thought I'd share. :) Just some nuggets of truth from the Holy Spirit I've received on my journey. One is that Jesus knows exactly how to win us in love and to make us unshakable in a world where the shaking in increasing exponentially. He's building something incredible and beautiful inside you that will remain unto eternity. It will be a sign and a wonder to those around you and a testimony of the goodness of The Lord. I have often sung over my heart a chorus by a worship leader named Anna Blanc. It goes "Do whatever it takes to have me. Oh the beautiful lengths that love will go. Do whatever it takes to make me Yours." He's so faithful, if he's not rescuing you out of it then he's tenderly walking with you through it. Which leads me to my second thought. Graham Cooke says he's learned not to ask God "why?" but rather "What do You want to be for me here that you couldn't in any other situation?" He will answer!! My darkest moments in my health journey have also been my closest to The Lord. I think of Moses in Exodus 33 where God put him in the cleft of the rock, covered him with His hand, and passed by him. Moses was in the dark, unable to see, and yet the closest to God he ever was. So, all that to say, just keep saying yes and your Good Shepherd will take care of the rest. You're really safe. 1w
  •   adairbird @joyful1265 This was so perfect to wake up to in the morning. You have such a beautiful heart, my dear. Your words touch my soul. Many, many thanks <3 1w
  •   joyful1265 You are most welcome. I am honored to be of any encouragement. :) 1w
  •   onemistyhill strength is our choice, my friend 7d
  •   adairbird @onemistyhill Yes, my dear! <3 7d
  •   emmylouwho_ So golden! 6d
  •   adairbird @emmylouwho_ You're the sweetest, my love! 6d

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adairbird Hungry for love, He looks at you. Thirsty for kindness, He begs of you. Naked for loyalty, He hopes in you. Homeless for shelter in your heart, He asks of you. Will you be that one to Him?
-Mother Teresa
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