tarynleonard Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;"
When I was starting to have a personal relationship with Christ, I didn’t understand Jesus’ mission statement. I was dealing with untended brokenness and trying everything to fix myself. When I grasped the power of Luke 4:18, this truth changed me: The power of the cross is not found in what I do, but in what has already been done for me. Jesus didn’t mean for us to do this alone. It’s not our strength or power that will transform us. Yes, we make changes. Yes, we open our broken heart to His tender touch. Yes, we allow Him to move us in uncomfortable directions to discover new paths and leave old ones behind. But we are in a partnership with God.. and He’s bigger! I also discovered I didn’t have to earn God’s love! Maybe, like me, you thought God would love you one day, when you had it all together. Jesus’ mission statement proclaims that He loves us today. With our baggage and hurting hearts. When we grasp that kind of love, it changes us. It compels us to return that love, and to trust Jesus from our hearts. This trust helps us listen for His voice. We sense when He is teaching or redirecting us. We weigh temptation in light of our love for our heavenly Father. This relationship helps us discover our true selves. Last, Luke 4:18 reminded me that I didn’t have to run away just because I felt broken. A hurting heart can send us running down paths we may regret, searching for something or someone to ease our pain. Jesus’ mission statement invites us to stop running and rest in Him, expectant that our true selves will emerge with His healing touch. The truth of Luke 4:18 is ours today to hold close, for Jesus came to heal our hurting hearts.
I challenge @lilmizfish to share 10 verses in 10 days & challenge a friend each day to do the same :) #10dayBibleChallenge
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tarynleonard "But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
This is one of my favorite verses by far! A lot of times it seems to be hard to completely surrender yourself to God's plan. This fantastic verse reminds us of one of God's most precious promises: When we wait on the Lord, He will renew our strength! We get into trouble when we attempt to develop our own strength instead of waiting for Him. Read in God's Word, anytime people run ahead of God and rely on their own strength, they get into trouble. But on the other hand, when people inquire of the Lord and wait for Him to lead, they are rewarded with His power! We need to spend our time in fellowship with the Lord. Reading His Word, speaking with Him in prayer and listening patiently for His still small voice to guide us. Not running ahead of Him or lagging behind Him, but walking close right at His side. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely :) I challenge @_rachelsan_ to share 10 verses in 10 days and challenge a friend each day to do the same #10dayBibleChallenge
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tarynleonard I know this is long but it's worth the read, I promise :)
God is a great artist; there is no question about it. But God's greatest masterpiece isn't some of the stunning sunsets you may have had the privilege of seeing. God's greatest masterpiece of creation that He has ever made is you! In fact, Ephesians 2:10 says that "We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago" (NLT). When we see ourselves, we tend to see our flaws. We see so many things that need to change. But God says, "You are my work of art. You are my poem. You are my masterpiece." God is not a father who is oblivious to his child's faults. He is your all-knowing, and all-powerful Father in heaven who can see what you will be when it is all said and done. God can look at you and can see what you will become before you have actually become it. We look at ourselves and say, "I don't get it. This doesn't look like a perfect person. This doesn't look like a work of beauty." But you are a work in progress. It is a process that doesn't just happen overnight. It is going to take all of your life on Earth. It won't be completely finished until you get to heaven.Then you will see that you indeed are a perfect work of art - God's masterpiece.
I challenge @micaylalinn to share 10 verses in 10 days, and challenge a friend each day to do the same! #10dayBibleChallenge
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tarynleonard Feed birds in mid air, I promise it is such a fun experience! 1w
  •   k3nnyleonard That was an Awesome Day & the birds enjoyed our In-n-Out Burger fries Almost as much as we did B-) 1w
  •   whotheeffistaylor I've done it before it's so fun 5d

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  •   n.attie marry me 2w
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  •   rebeccamoger 🌞YOU POSSESS INFINITE BEAUTY🌞 1w
  •   tarynleonard ️I love you guys 1w
  •   kaylab98_ tbh: taryn! you are so freaking pretty and everytime I see you I'm jealous on how tall you are. you are really fun to be around and to talk to and your hair is so beautiful and you are beautiful. you're super funny and really social and I wish I could adapt to different people like you do. you are so confident and I love your laugh, you deserve every reason to be happy 1w
  •   tarynleonard Kayla, I love you so much! @kaylab98_ 5d

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tarynleonard "Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." James 1:2-3
Although none of us like to suffer, suffering is an important ingredient if our lives are ever going to have the chance to mirror the life of Christ. If we want to be more like Him, then we, too, must suffer and persevere. I don’t like the valleys that life brings my way. I haven’t yet learned to confront them with a joyful spirit. But I do know this, my walk with Christ can never be strengthened until I learn to walk through those valleys with Him, hand in hand. #choosejoytoday
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tarynleonard Look at these beauties I'm surrounded by 🏽 2w

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tarynleonard Fiesta con mis hermanas 🏽 2w

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tarynleonard Sister from another mister 4w

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tarynleonard Even though the bunny isn't the main reason of today, they're still pretty adorable #Heisrisen 1mon

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tarynleonard Not sure if hobo or hipster but.. Sadies :) 1mon

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tarynleonard getting weird in tha 2mon

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tarynleonard Friday the 13th. 2mon

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tarynleonard Always dress to kill #abkecollection 2mon

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tarynleonard Don't have a picture with all of us yet, but today was a blast with of y'all 2mon

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tarynleonard Happy birthday Daddy Bear ️ you've been nothing but a blessing in my life. I love you to the moon and back. 2mon

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tarynleonard Your faith in God can move the mountains 2mon

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tarynleonard (last one I promise) #urthcaffe #hvd 3mon

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