Sunday Encouragement-Happy Easter!

Happy Easter friends! If you’re looking for the Easter bunny, you won’t find him here. There are no colored eggs, no Easter baskets or Easter candy.

Although all of that is cute and fun, Easter is not about the bunny. Easter is all about Jesus.

Sunday Encouragement-Happy Easter!
My prayer for us today is that we will celebrate the true meaning of Easter. He is worthy of our praise!

 

If you have stopped by and you don’t know Jesus, I would be honored to share him with you. You can email me at cyndispivey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Have a blessed Easter Sunday!!

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Sunday Inspiration

Most of you know, I lost my Mom in 2009 to gastric cancer. I miss her terribly but I was telling my Dad that spring is especially hard.

Mom loved spring and she would have a million projects planned around the house for her and Dad to accomplish. She loved planting flowers and watching everything bloom around their yard.

I think I miss her this time of the year because of Easter and Mother’s day. Mother’s day is still hard for me.

I was looking at some of my books recently and I noticed I had a book on George Muller. I think I’ve quoted him several times on my blog, but I didn’t know I had a book about him.

Sunday Inspiration

Of course, it was Mom’s book. I know this because when I opened it up, there was a sticker on the inside cover. I had to smile, Mom is still reminding me to cultivate my relationship with Jesus.

Sunday Inspiration

I also smiled because of Mom having those stickers, she always had cute things like that, but I hadn’t seen these before.

I’m so thankful Mom is still reminding me to cultivate my relationship with Jesus. It’s the perfect message to begin Holy Week.

I heard this song this week, and I can’t get it out of my head so I thought I’d share it with you. In this crazy world we live in this is what matters, Just Give Me Jesus!

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. I’ve made several changes over the last five years but one thing has remained consistent, I’ve always wanted to share my faith.

I’ve often wondered if it looks like I think more about fashion & makeup than I do about my relationship with Christ. Is sharing a verse or a quote at the end of my post enough? I’ve actually been praying about this very thing.

This week, I received an email from someone who was looking for makeup tips for women over 40. She emailed me and said she got more than makeup tips and was thankful I was sharing my faith. She also said, one of the verses I shared had helped her.

I wondered if this might be my answer to my prayer? Is sharing a verse, a quote, a Sunday encouragement enough?

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”

I don’t believe I have to shout about my faith, or beat someone over the head with a Bible. God can use something as crazy as a fashion blog to change lives. It’s not about me, it’s all about Him.

I hope and pray that anyone reading my blog knows, Jesus isn’t a small part of my life, He is my life!

Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

I want to always proclaim His name!

 

Have a blessed day!

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Sunday Inspiration-Faith vs. Fear

Sunday Inspiration-Faith vs. Fear

I’m so thankful to be back home! I had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to share it with you, but there’s no place like home.

I wanted to share a quick story. I don’t know if you all struggle with fear, but I do.

Several years ago, my husband and I flew to New York for a week. It was the first time I had flown and I wasn’t excited about it.

Between flying and riding the subway all week, I got panicky and refused to fly back home. Yep, it’s true. My sweet husband rented a car and drove me home. I think it was around a 15 hour drive. Crazy!!

Since that flight my husband said he would never fly with me again. But I wanted to fly. I wanted to conquer my fear.

I knew my faith was bigger than my fear and I was determined to prove it to my husband.

When I was asked to go to San Francisco with Stitch Fix, I knew I needed to do it, and I did!

I’m not going to lie, I still don’t love to fly, but I didn’t let fear rule me. I kept reminding myself that God had this. He’s bigger than my fear!

So I’m just wondering if anyone else struggles with fear? Do you know God is with you?

Let’s choose to listen to The Voice of Truth!

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Sunday Inspiration-Don’t Grow Weary

Over the last several weeks, I’ve been doing a Bible study called, Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. This week has probably been my favorite week.

Sunday Inspiration-Don't Grow Weary

We’ve been talking about how our actions reveal what we believe about God. Basically, talk is cheap. We can claim to believe in Christ but if we aren’t putting our belief into action, what are we really saying?

I couldn’t help but think about my Mom. She came to a crisis of belief in 2009. She was told she had terminal cancer. She knew her time on earth was almost over.

She had spent her whole life following Jesus and now in the midst of this news, what was she going to choose to believe?

Her words still ring loudly today. “I’ve spent my whole life teaching you (her children) how to live for Christ, and now I’m going to teach you how to die for Christ.” And she did!

Mom was a faithful servant. Even when she was told she had terminal cancer, she remained faithful. She died knowing that her reward was “heaven”.

I want to be found faithful too. I don’t want to grow weary. Trials are going to come. Heartache is a part of this life. But a reward awaits!!

I was reading some things I had written about Mom over the last five years and I found this poem. It reminds me so much of her. She often said “my cup runneth over”.

I never made a fortune, It’s probably too late now
Oh but I don’t worry about that much, Cause I’m happy anyhow
As I go along life’s journey, I’m reaping better than I sow
I’m drinking from my saucer,Cause my cup has overflowed
 
Haven’t got a lot of riches, Some times the goings rough
But I’ve got a friend in Jesus, And that makes me rich enough
I thank God for all his Blessings on me, And the mercy that he’s bestowed
I’m drinking from my saucer, Cause my cup has overflowed
 
Oh sure, I’ve been through some storm 
And yes, I’m sure there were times when my faith must have got a little thin
But you know what it seems like, One day all at once those dark clouds broke
And that old sun she started shining again. So Lord help me not to grumble
and complain about the tough roads I have towed 
I’m drinking from my saucer, Cause my cup has overflowed
 
And if I should go on living, If the way gets deep and rough
I won’t ask for other blessings, Because I’m already blessed enough
May I never be too busy, To help another bare his load
And I’ll keep drinking from my saucer Lord, Cause my cup has overflowed
Yes I’ll keep drinking from my saucer Lord, Cause my cup has overflowed

 

Let’s not grow weary! I’ve been listening to this song this week so I thought I’d share it with you.

 

Have a blessed Sunday!

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Sunday Inspiration-All I Ever Have To Be

I spent the weekend with some pretty amazing young ladies in our church youth group. Our topic for the weekend was Purity.

If I look tired, I am!! :-)

Sunday Inspiration-All I Ever Have To Be

We talked about purity in our dating relationships, in the music we listen to, the movies we watch and even the way we dress.
Can I just say being in high school is not easy these days. The pressures they face are unbelievable.

They socialize through Instagram, snapchat, texting and twitter. As much as I love social media I can’t imagine having it when I was in high school.

I’m praying for these young ladies and I kept thinking about this song from Amy Grant. I use to listen to it all the time when I was young. It’s a great reminder that all we have to be is what He’s made us to be. His plan is best!

When the weight of all my dreams
Is resting heavy on my head
And the thoughtful words of help and hope
Have all been nicely said
But I’m still hurting, wondering if I’ll ever be the one
I think I am – I think I am

Then you gently re-remind me
That You’ve made me from the first
And the more I try to be the best
The more I get the worst
And I realize the good in me is only there because of who You are
Who You are…

And all I ever have to be is what You’ve made me
Any more or less would be a step out of Your plan
As you daily recreate me help me always keep in mind
That I only have to do what I can find
And all I ever have to be
All I have to be
All I ever have to be is what You’ve made me

Do you worry about the pressures are young people face today? 

Have a blessed day!

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