Thursday, November 19, 2015

Inspiration for Your Day!

HEY friend! It's a beautiful morning... and the first morning in a while that I've had coffee which probably has something to do with how chipper I am. I'm fueling up for a big work day here at our home. Project Nursery is in full swing starting today and OH MAN we have so much to do.
So, last week I launched "Cozy Spot Conversations" on our Facebook page. It's just a little spot where I hope to encourage you and inspire you throughout the week. I wanted to catch all of you up on the conversations so far! I hope it brings a little inspiration into your day!
Day 1
Today's Conversation Question: Is what you're doing today getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow?
Whether in it's your relationships (marriage, friendships, with God) or in your career or just in who you want to be as a person, are you moving forward and being intentional about thriving in what you care most about? In what ways can you make a practical step in starting to cultivate intention in your goals?
I'm so thankful that I don't have to do it all on my own. God is my strength and He can be your strength too to be the person He has designed you to be! That is so freeing!
Day 2
"For we live by faith, not by sight." 2 Cor. 5:7
Thursday's Conversation Question: Where is God calling you in your life to step out in faith? It may be to another job or to stay at your current one even though it may be He asking you to move to a new city or take a new deeper step in your relationship with Him... it may be reaching out to your neighbor or that friend in class... it could be anything. In what area do you need to step out in faith? What is holding you back from doing that today? For me, it's fear. Fear of the unknown or how someone might think of me. Rejection. But isn't it worth it.. to step out in faith for God despite the outcome?
God is calling us to be willing and obedient. He isn't calling us to be perfect. He just wants us to trust in and walk in faith in the One who is able!
Will you step out in faith today?
Day 3
"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14
Fri-YAY's Conversation Question: Who is someone who has influenced your life for the better? How can you be an influential person to someone else in your life? God wants to use us to be a light in this darkened world... For His glory!
In high school before I followed Jesus, I went to youth group at church mainly because my precious mom worked at the church so I really didn't have an option. ...I had "better" things on my mind than following Jesus. But there was a leader there, Jenni, who befriended me and ended up disciplining me and showing me what a true follower of Christ looked like. She was gentle, encouraging, never harsh or condemning. At first, I thought she was just being nice because she had to but after many heart to hearts over coffee, I saw Jesus' bright Spirit in her. Eventually, I wanted to be just like her! You could see Christ at work in her heart and God used her to impact my life. Even though my goal is to look like Jesus and share His love and grace, I also want to be encouraging and meek to other girls who are seeking truth like Jenni was to me.
Who is the Jenni in your life and how can you make the step to being someone's encourager today?
Day 4
"But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity..."
 Hebrews 5:14-6:1
Monday's Conversation Question: In what area of your spiritual life do you need growth in? Christ is our strength and by His Holy Spirit, we grow more and more into His image. But sin can hinder that good work. Where do you see hindrance in your life? Where do you desire to grow?
Day 5
Today's discussion question looks a little different today..
Because sometimes we get caught up in believing that somehow we have to earn His love. (At least, I do!) But that isn't truth.
His love for us isn't based on what we can do for Him but because of what He did for us!
Thursday's Conversation Question: I've been studying through Matthew this week and I came across these words spoken by Jesus...
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Matthew 6:19-21
His words are simple, plain, ...and obvious. Why is it so hard for us then to obey? Either our treasure is on earth or our treasure is in Heaven and we are the ones who decide! I've really had to ask God to direct my path and show me how to change where my heart and treasure lie because honestly, I am sad to say that I focus more on earthly treasures than gaining heavenly treasures. This world is not our home! 

  I encourage you to do the same!
which question inspired you today?

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