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scorpeon31 LORD KNOWS THE STORM COULD CAUSE THOSE WAVES 2 TOSS,BUT GODLIKE MY DADII ALWAYS SAID THE MEDICINE IS NASTY,BUT IT'S GOOD 4 U.LIFE IS THAT MEDICINE,THAT BRINGS US THE HEALING SALVATION OF CHRIST
#SJ4CHRIST
#BENCOURAGED
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monasmoments 29 Days of Love - Day 4 Love is KIND! This one right here spoke to me. Why? Because the first thing I read while studying was, "Kindness is an attribute of God and a quality desirable but not consistently found in humans." My translation: God is naturally kind. We desire to be kind. However we fail at it continuously. We fail because our kindness is conditional. I'll be kind to you, if you are kind to me. Love that is kind is, however, consistent. This means even if you are being ugly to me I will still be kind to you. Love that is kind is a direct reflection of the divine kindness that is given to us. God's kindness is seen in His grace and His mercy. God's kindness is seen in His deliverance from pain, problems and persecution. God's kindness is also seen in His sustaining us while in the storm even when He doesn't deliver us. So how do we show more loving kindness? We must allow God to show up in us. His light must shine brightly through us. One thing believers must remember, like Paul said, "It is that our kindness that shows our ministry as authentic." No it doesn't come naturally. That doesn't mean that it isn't possible. For with God all things are possible. Micah 6:8 says that God's people are "to love kindness". In order to love kindness we have to reach back at yesterday's lesson which said that "Love is patient." Being kind is not just overlooking how someone treats you. It also has to do with your response to someone else's pain. Take a minute and think about your initial reaction to people when they treat you wrong. Also think about your response when you see others dealing with the difficulties of life. Are you kind to them? Do you go out of your way to be kind to them? When we say that love is kind it means that my feelings have nothing to do with my response. What I do comes from a heart of good will. You don't get to choose who you are kind to. You are to be kind to everyone. It takes work. You must work at it. But let me encourage you today by saying you can do it!!!! #loveiskind #love #reallove #truelove #sacrificallove #loveneverfails #MonasMoments #BEncouraged. 1d

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tiffanieturrentine Take these truths throughout your day and be blessed! Prayer was so peaceful and encouraging for me this morning. Listen back and #bENCOURAGEd #PGLG #prayinggirlsloveGod #prayer #morningmotivation #morningprayer #prayerrecap 2d

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tiffanieturrentine The Lord wants to humble you. Allow Him this time to do so. You have to be ready to serve from a secure place, not a place to just keep him, but a place to build him. This vision wasn't for my personal life, but for my sisters that the Lord wants to deal with. Take heed. He's dealing with you. #successfullysingle #marriage #vision #thepromisesofGod #bENCOURAGEd #Hesdealingwithyou #humility #serve 2d

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monasmoments 29 Days of Love - Day 3 What is Love? So let me ask you a question. Have you ever been the recipient of counterfeit love? I have. In fact, being totally transparent, I was even the giver of counterfeit love. I hear you asking what is 'counterfeit love'? Counterfeit love is any love that does not line up with what the Bible says love is. So what does the Bible say? I Corinthians 13:4-8 says, "Love is patient. Love is kind. Love does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love NEVER fails!" My, my, my that's a lot. Over the next few days we are going to take a deeper look at each one of these statements. Today I want to address the first statement - Love is PATIENT. Patience defined is "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble or suffering without getting angry or upset." Patience comes from God. The first thing I think about when I think about patience is time. I think of waiting. Love is patient because love waits not impatiently, but love waits with mercy. Patience is directly related to how God deals with us. Time and time again we mess up. I mess up. And yet God does not deal with me as I deserve. Instead He forgives me when I ask and gives me yet another chance. Love that is patient doesn't spend time complaining. Love that is patient doesn't spend all its time correcting. Love that is patient doesn't spend all its time chastising. Love that is patient spends its time accepting. Love that is patient spends its time appreciating. Love that is patient spends its time acknowledging. Love that is patient doesn't ebb and flow. Love that is patient is steady through sickness and sorrow, tests and trials, weakness and wilderness experiences. Maybe someone reading this is thinking about giving up on love. You haven't found that person who has been willing to be patient with you or maybe you haven't been patient with someone. Whatever the case may be I ask you to take another look at your situation. Don't give up on love. Love (God) hasn't given up on you. #love #reallove #truelove #patientlove #LoveisPatient #29DaysofLove #MonasMoments #BEncouraged 2d

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Video Ramona Y. Simmons
monasmoments Hear you when you call. Catch you when fall. Just have faith He'll be right there. There is no failure!!! No no!!!! #Godneverfails #Godcan #faith #letgodfixitforyou #MonasMoments #BEncouraged 2d

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monasmoments Old school gospel. My current mood. There is no failure in God!!!! Rev. Milton Brunson #singing #Godneverfails #faith #Godcan #Godisable #letgodfixitforyou #MonasMoments #BEncouraged 2d

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monasmoments 29 Days of Love - Day 2 Everyone at some point in time asks the question "Does she/he really love me?" We then begin our own litmus test to determine the answer. I have learned over time to consult the Word of God for my everyday questions. So today I want to share a verse with you. I John 3:18 days, "Dear children, let us not love in word or talk but with actions and in truth." (ESV) My paraphrase: It's not what you say, it's what you do. You see, love is an action word. It produces an emotion. However, that emotion does not come before action. We were all born into this world sinners. At some point in time we learned of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Because of that sacrifice we realized and accepted that He loved us. Through His continuous actions every day we know that He still loves us. How do we know? He wakes us up every morning. He protects us from dangers seen and unseen. He sustains us through our most difficult moments. He provides our every need. He left us the Holy Spirit who convinces us of our wrong, convicts us in order to bring about change and then comforts us through it all. The list could go on and on. I'm sure you have your own list of how you know God loves you. Today if you are questioning the love of another ask yourself what does that person do? I want to also challenge you to take this a step further. Ask yourself how do the people in your life know that you love them. What are your actions? Do you need to do more? We often evaluate others before we evaluate ourselves. Let's strive together as children of God to become better ourselves. #love #reallove #truelove #sacrificiallove #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #BEncouraged 3d

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brandyfhunter ☆☆☆GET WISDOM! This passage blessed me this morning. Enjoy!
Proverbs: 3:13-18
13. Happy is the man that finds wisdom, And the man that gets understanding.
14. For it is better than the gain of silver, And the profit of fine gold.
15. She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things you could ever desire can be compared unto her.
16. Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.
18. She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retains her.

Have a Wisdom-led Week!

#BExcellent #BExtraordinary #BEncouraged #BEmpowered #TheCONFIDENCECoach #CultivatingConfidence
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Clarendon C•H•R I•S•T•V•E•R•S•A•L
christversal Sometimes you become so dependent on "people" to the point where you forget it's your life. #live #takecharge #byfaith #trustgod #friends #focus #livelife #quote #bencouraged 4d

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monasmoments 29 Days of Love - What Real Love Is Day 1: Many of us are confused by those who say they love us but often do things contrary to what love should be. We often ask ourselves "How do I know if he/she really loves me? Should I trust him/her?" I believe that the best way to know if someone really loves you is by their actions. Take a journey with me over the next 29 days to be reminded of what true love looks like. Our best example is Jesus Christ. "Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:6-8‬ ‭MSG‬. #reallove #truelove #sacrificiallove #GodsLove #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #BEncouraged
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monasmoments The best music is made up of a combination of both the black and white keys. Yes Lord! So your life Ramona is made up both the good and the bad. Ups and downs. Highs and lows. Both of which I have purposed for your life so that you can fulfill my purpose and plan for your life. Your misery has birthed your ministry. Yes Lord! #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #BEncouraged 5d

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monasmoments If I told some of you my story and what God has done for me just over the past few months you wouldn't believe it. All I can say is that God has shown Himself mighty in my life. He has been faithful and true to His Word. I almost let go BUT God kept me so I wouldn't let go! If you're feeling like letting go or giving up just hold on a little while longer. God has not forgotten you. Keep the faith! #mytestimony #Godisawesome #butGod #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #BEncouraged 5d

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tiffanieturrentine Today is #ENCOURAGESunday Have you joined the movement?! It's just a mindset that says, I will be ENCOURAGEd no matter what and will in turn ENCOURAGE someone else. #theEncourager #joinus #bENCOURAGEd #theyearofencouragement 5d

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monasmoments Don't be afraid of the dark (Psalm 30:5b) Being in the dark is ORDINARY. (You're not by yourself even though you may think that you are. Darkness comes to everyone.) Being in the dark is TEMPORARY. (Weeping may endure for a night, BUT!) Being in the dark is NECESSARY. (There are some things that you can only discover in the dark.) Thank you @pastorgaddis for that WORD on today at the Homegoing Celebration of Sonja Franklin-Greenlee. Gotta learn how to be like the nightingale and sing my song in the dark. #theWordofGod #BEncouraged 6d

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Normal Ramona Y. Simmons
monasmoments It is when I say "I can't." God says, "I can." It is only when I realize that I am nothing without God and I surrender myself completely to Him that He can show Himself strong in my life. #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #GodCan #BEncouraged 6d

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monasmoments It is your brokenness that makes you beautiful. Your brokenness is the pathway to your blessing. Your brokenness reveals that which is on the inside that has a much greater value than that which was on the outside. Don't be discouraged by your periods of brokenness. It is in your brokenness that you discover who God really is! #brokenbutblessed #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #BEncouraged 7d

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monasmoments God wants us to be able to walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death. He wants us to go through it and remain stable. Did you know that the only way out of something is to go through it? You can't overcome it running from it. You must say "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." You must reaffirm to yourself daily the Word of God that says God is ALWAYS with you. Go through it! #MonasMoments #livetoserve #leavingempty #Psalm23 #theLordisMyShepherd #BEncouraged 1w

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tiffanieturrentine Your happiness or the lack thereof is determined by no one but you! This feeling is so real because my focus is on the PROMISE and not the PROBLEM. Get your hopes UP! #bENCOURAGEd #theEncourager #TiffanieTurrentine #motivation #happy #UP #blessed #thepromisesofGod #theyearofencouragement 1w

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