Friday, October 12, 2012

[Dear Sweet Sister]

Dear sweet sister in Christ,
Can I encourage you today? 
Can I show you how much our Father cares?
Would you let me remind you of who you are in Christ? 

Did you read that?
 He, the maker of the universe and everything in it, 
[delights] in [you].

Dear sweet sister, 
Do you need to hear more? 

The King of Kings loves and cares so much for you
that He is already in your tomorrow.
And He will NEVER leave you.

Dear sweet sister,
Are you worried and anxious?
Do you long for peace?

Give those worries to Him.
True peace from our God is like none other.
It really does go beyond what we understand.

Dear sweet sister,
Are you holding onto something
that you need to let Jesus handle?
Bitterness? Jealousy? Fear? Insecurities?

 Give it all up to Christ.

All to Jesus I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live

Dear sweet sister,
Does your future worry you? 
Are you okay with letting God
be in control?  

A perfect, merciful Savior loves you
 SO much that He has a plan for you.
And His word promises that it is a good plan.
Imagine this, He cares about the sparrows in the field.[matt.10:29-31]
If God cares for every little bird, how much must He care about you,
who He knit together, so carefully, in your mother's womb? [psalm 129:13]

Dear sweet sister,
Are you at the base of a mountain
wondering how you are going to
climb over it? 

 Our God is with us. [always]. and He is our
ever present help. He won't let us go--ever!
{ephesians 6:10}

Dear sweet sister,
Is your heart aching?
Are you facing a trial so big
that the only thing you can do is 
cling to Jesus and His promises?

Sometimes during times of suffering, 
we have a hard time even knowing how 
to share what's on our hearts with our Father.
I have good news.
 1. He already knows what is on our heart.
2. When we are weak & weary and don't know 
what to pray, the Holy Spirit [intercedes] for us.

Suffering ---> perseverance ---> character ---> hope
   [romans 5:3-5]

Therefore we do not lose heart
Though outwardly we are wasting away, 
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  
 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving
 for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
[2 Corinthians 4:16-17]

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now
 for |a little while| you may have had to
 suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
[1 Peter 1:6]

Dear sweet sister,
Is life really great for you right now?
Are you rejoicing because of His goodness?

Choose wisely & choose JOY! 
No matter the circumstance.
Not matter what you are feeling.
Let this be your daily motto.

Be joyful always
pray continuously
give thanks in all circumstances
For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus
[1 Thessalonians 5:16-18] 

Dear sweet sister,
Do you need prayer?
Would you allow me 
to have the honor of 
praying for you?

 an encouraging evening with one of my favorite people, Cassidy

[Galatians 6:2]


Scripture/quote photos from Pinterest.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Olivia! I needed reminded of all of this right now. Love how God works through other people and in the direction of what tabs opened up on my computer this evening. :)


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