Give Thanks in ALL Circumstances

Hey y’all! Today’s post is going to be a little encouragement for everyone. While I was reading my bible and devotion last night this verse really resonated with me.

“Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”.

                                                                               -Psalm 146:1-2

When you thank God for all of the blessings and pleasures he provides, you are declaring that he is God.

When you thank God during suffering, you are letting him know that you trust him.

 

 

-EM MARIE

 

Living Life in the Fullness of God

Hey y’all! today I am going to another post in my Ephesians bible study. I read this a few weeks ago and it has really stuck with me ever since.

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

Ephesians 3:14-21

Basically these verses are telling us that when we are planted firmly in God and let him take control, we will be living a life far greater than we could ever imagine. God takes our dreams and does things with them that we would never in a million years think would happen to us. He does this by his spirit working within us telling us witch way to go.

I found this little blurb really encouraging because I am currently at a point in my life where I need to start thinking about what I want to do with my life. The truth is I don’t know. I can see myself going down multiple career paths, I just need to figure out which one God made as the right fit for me. I need to start asking myself, “what does God want me to with my life?” I guess thats the reason I don’t know what my future will look like; God does the unimaginable.

I hope this helped some of you as much as it helped me! Leave a comment down below what these verses made you think about or i you are going through the same thing I am

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-EM MARIE

Ephesians Bible Study

FullSizeRender 6.jpgHey y’all! So I know faith based post might not be to everyone’s liking, Jesus is a big part of my life so of course I want to share it. I am a christian. I believe in Jesus Christ and that he died for my sins and rose from the grave. Over the summer I have been going through the book of Ephesians and studying it. Some verses have really stuck out to me so I thought maybe hopping on here and writing about a particular verse that stops and makes me think might do the same for you as well. So lets go…

But don’t take any of this for granted. It was only yesterday that you outsiders to God’s ways had no idea of any of this, didn’t know the first thing about the way God works, hadn’t the faintest idea of Christ. You knew nothing of that rich history of God’s covenants and promises in Israel, hadn’t a clue about what God was doing in the world at large. Now because of Christ—dying that death, shedding that blood—you who were once out of it altogether are in on everything.The Messiah has made things up between us so that we’re now together on this, both non-Jewish outsiders and Jewish insiders. He tore down the wall we used to keep each other at a distance. He repealed the law code that had become so clogged with fine print and footnotes that it hindered more than it helped. Then he started over. Instead of continuing with two groups of people separated by centuries of animosity and suspicion, he created a new kind of human being, a fresh start for everybody.”

-Ephesians 2:11-15 ( MSG )

When I was reading this I had to stop and think WOW. I am totally guilty of taking my relationship with God for granted. I guess I just think it’s always going to be there. I grew up in church and for as long as I can remember God was always someone I believed in. It wasn’t until 7th grade that I began to take my relationship with him more seriously. I am in 12th grade this year. This past year and a half my relationship with God has been really struggling. When I say my relationship with Him has been struggling, I don’t mean I have completely stopped praying and talking to him. No, I still do that, but I have been having a hard time just sitting down and talking and listening to what he has to say. Often I will just pray to God and never really open up my bible to see what he is talking to me about. I just haven’t been making the effort to build up my relationship with Him. It’s so easy to just get wrapped up in everything else that is happening in your life. I have been taking my relationship with Jesus for granted and it literally tells me in the bible not to. But, it’s okay. I have a fresh start. Everyday when I wake up I have a fresh start. I just need to be reminded that relationships take work and a relationship with God is the same. It doesn’t satisfy my need to just say a quick prayer a few times a day to let him know I am thinking about him. I need to let him take control and focus on spending time with Him.

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega just posted a video about some of the same things so if you are struggling like I am, check it out HERE.

I hope these verses made you take a step back and think just like they did me. Leave me a comment down below your perspective on the verses or if you are struggling the same as me, we can encourage on another!

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-EM MARIE