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Now displaying: March, 2016
Mar 28, 2016

Hello Beloved!

I have a secret. I'm a poet. Ok, not really. I wrote poems in college. After rededicating my life to Christ, completely falling in love with Jesus and my life turning upside down as I fell out of love with the world, I was all in my feelings. So I started writing them down. Most of the time it was a journal entry (I still journal my prayers to this day) and then sometimes my feelings came out in prose. One of my most favorite poems I wrote was called "Hallelujah Anyways". You can check it out here.

It's about praising God through the challenges and difficulties of life. It's about deciding that my circumstances do not determine the worthiness of my God. And guess what? That "Hallelujah Anyways" type of attitude is KEY to your victory in wilderness seasons.

In this week's video Bible Study, "Finding True Victory", we discuss that the enemy is not attacking you because He wants your family, or money or career. No. He wants your praise. He's doing everything he can to divert your worship anywhere but to where it truly belongs. So guess what that means? It means the best way to stop him in his tracks it to praise anyway, it's to face your problems with thanks and worship to God. Because your enemy is betting that you won't. He's expecting that you will wallow in self-pity and that you'll be paralyzed by how big your mountains are. But he's not ready for this surprise attack you are about to unleash. He's going to be confused into retreating from you and all that's yours in Christ because he's expecting you to at minimum ignore God and at best curse Him. He won't know what to do when he attacks and you shout "Hallelujah Anyway". But that's exactly what he's about to get.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, You are worthy no matter my situation. I pray for the strength, courage and faith to praise You no matter what. I love You. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.

Let's keep this conversation going Beloved. Click on over to the blog and let me know about a time when you praised God through a difficult situation and how He responded to your need.

If you enjoyed this week's encouragement be sure to share it with a friend, you never know who might need some Beloved encouragement today.

Thanks love!

Christina

P.S. Next week will be our last video for our “Believing Better” series. Click here to find past videos in case you missed any.

 

--- BELOVED WOMEN ---

 

BIBLE STUDY 📖SISTERHOOD 💁🏾🙆🙋🏽 LOVE ✝

 

Since we've made it this far, we should probably be friends. It just feels right. Let me introduce myself. I'm Christina, a stay-at-home mom with a deep passion for women's ministry and studying God's Word. When I'm not folding clothes or playing blocks you will find me with my head deep in my Bible or a commentary. Beloved is the fruit of the sweet time I spend with God in prayer and studying His Word. Every Monday I send out a short devotion to our e-mail subscribers called "Hello Beloved!" and I'd love for you to join us. You can sign up for free here: https://www.belovedwomen.org/join.

And keep this between us, but I also send out exclusive content, store discounts, and giveaways. This will be our little secret. 😉

You know what? I like you. Let's chat more. Be sure to holla at me on social media for daily inspiration. 💜

 

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YOUTUBE: 📽 https://YouTube.com/BelovedWomenTV

Mar 21, 2016

Hello Beloved!

I almost made it through 30 years of life without getting a traffic ticket. But Brandy said it best: “almost doesn't count”. Just a few weeks ago I was pulled over for an expired tag and registration. I didn't remember receiving a reminder in the mail but sure enough when I got home and looked through the mail, there it was . .  . still unopened. Ugh.

So there I was. A perfect driving record of almost 15 years . . . tainted. Plus the $25 ticket included almost $200 in court costs. Ugh. Ugh.

I don't know about you, but I'm not exactly balling out of control. I can do a lot with over $200. I dreaded the day my court case arrived. To be reminded of my mistake and then to have to pay such a high price as Christmas was right around the corner. Ugh. Ugh. Ughhhhhh!

But as I walked into the courthouse I realized I was not alone. It wasn't even 9:00am yet and the halls filled with traffic violators like me. We were told to line up depending on our infraction. When I got to the front of the line a sweet woman asked why I was there.

"Expired registration" I said as I handed her my ticket. "But here is my updated registration and driver’s license". I continued.

She took my items and looked them over thoroughly.

She then flipped through a stack of pages, found my name and crossed it off the list.

"You're free to go." She said handing me back my paperwork.

"So I don't have to pay anything?" I questioned.

"No, you're free to go."

I reluctantly turned to walk away and then I remembered:

"So is this going on my record? Will I get points on my driver’s license?" I asked.

"No, all your charges have been waved." She answered.

It was like it never even happened. Relief swept over me. No price to pay AND no record of wrong.

I knew that I needed to remember this moment.  I needed to remember this same feeling when I forget the Gospel. When I forget that my sins have been wiped clean. I'm free to go. Not only are my sins forgiven but it's as if they never happened. That Beloved, is Good News. It's the best news ever!

In this week's video Bible Study, "Know Your Worth", we discuss not forgetting the value we have in our relationship with God. So many times we take our ability to place our faith in God for granted. We forget how valuable God is and how precious our faith is. I want to remind you this week: there is nothing in this world more valuable than what is yours in Christ. ;)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the priceless Gospel and how freely You offer it to us. Help me never to trade your truth for the lies of this world. You are worth it. I love You. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.

Let's keep this conversation going. Click on over to the blog and let me know, what feelings did you experience when you truly grasped the gospel, when you realized that you are freely forgiven and completely loved? And if you haven't yet I have an invitation for you here.

If you enjoyed this week's encouragement be sure to share it with a friend, you never know who might need some Beloved encouragement today.

One love,

Christina

 

--- BELOVED WOMEN ---

 

BIBLE STUDY 📖SISTERHOOD 💁🏾🙆🙋🏽 LOVE ✝

 

Since we've made it this far, we should probably be friends. It just feels right. Let me introduce myself. I'm Christina, a stay-at-home mom with a deep passion for women's ministry and studying God's Word. When I'm not folding clothes or playing blocks you will find me with my head deep in my Bible or a commentary. Beloved is the fruit of the sweet time I spend with God in prayer and studying His Word. Every Monday I send out a short devotion to our e-mail subscribers called "Hello Beloved!" and I'd love for you to join us. You can sign up for free here: https://www.belovedwomen.org/join.

And keep this between us, but I also send out exclusive content, store discounts, and giveaways. This will be our little secret. 😉

You know what? I like you. Let's chat more. Be sure to holla at me on social media for daily inspiration. 💜

 

FACEBOOK: 💙https://facebook.com/BelovedWomen

INSTAGRAM: 📸https://instagram.com/MsBelovedTina

TWITTER: 🐤https://twitter.com/MsBelovedTina

YOUTUBE: 📽 https://YouTube.com/BelovedWomenTV

Mar 14, 2016

Hello Beloved!

Two words. Temper tantrum. Now you're thinking of a toddler right? I usually do too, until I find myself in an unexpected, undesired, and out of my control situation. Then you might find me having one too. Well, not quite like a toddler. I save the screaming and crying and falling out for when I'm alone. Hopefully you will never see that. But I think in our own ways, even as bill paying, children raising, stay up as late as I want to adults; we still be trippin’ sometimes. Because no one likes when life does not go their way. Can a sister get an amen? Somebody, anybody. Thank you. I see you in the back.

This week's video Bible Study, "When life does not go your way", talks about the temptation to test God. It's when we fall into this thinking that if life is not going my way, God is not with me, God is not all powerful or that He is not worthy. No ma'am. See, God is God with or without our issues, struggles and temptations. And we don't follow Him because of what He can give us but for who His is. Or as I say in this week's video: "When we make God's love something that it is not, when we make it conditional or dependent on what we want, the enemy has us right where He wants. He has us in the perfect position to stop believing the truth about God, and our actions will soon follow."

Woop there it is! Let's believe better this week.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray for your guidance and help to navigate through life's unexpected circumstances. I trust You as You order my steps. You know what you're doing. I love You. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.

Let's keep this conversation going Beloved! Click on over to the blog and let me know, are you experiencing any unexpected challenges as of recent? How is God helping you navigate through this season?

Love ya!

Christina

P.S. Have you shared the Beloved yet? You just never know who might need some Beloved encouragement today.

 

--- BELOVED WOMEN ---

 

BIBLE STUDY 📖SISTERHOOD 💁🏾🙆🙋🏽 LOVE ✝

 

Since we've made it this far, we should probably be friends. It just feels right. Let me introduce myself. I'm Christina, a stay-at-home mom with a deep passion for women's ministry and studying God's Word. When I'm not folding clothes or playing blocks you will find me with my head deep in my Bible or a commentary. Beloved is the fruit of the sweet time I spend with God in prayer and studying His Word. Every Monday I send out a short devotion to our e-mail subscribers called "Hello Beloved!" and I'd love for you to join us. You can sign up for free here: https://www.belovedwomen.org/join.

And keep this between us, but I also send out exclusive content, store discounts, and giveaways. This will be our little secret. 😉

You know what? I like you. Let's chat more. Be sure to holla at me on social media for daily inspiration. 💜

 

FACEBOOK: 💙https://facebook.com/BelovedWomen

INSTAGRAM: 📸https://instagram.com/MsBelovedTina

TWITTER: 🐤https://twitter.com/MsBelovedTina

YOUTUBE: 📽 https://YouTube.com/BelovedWomenTV

 

Mar 7, 2016

Hello Beloved!

The Apostle Paul wrote that he considered everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:8). Over the years as I've grown in my relationship with Christ I've come to know and believe this scripture personally. Knowing God and His love has changed me and my life in the best ways. Ways I could have never imagined. And now it's my life's passion to help women experience and know God's love.

I cannot explain the joy it brings me when I'm speaking to a woman and I see the sparkle in her eyes as she starts to truly grasp that she is fiercely loved by her God. But the most challenging stumbling block I face when getting the message of God's love from my mouth to their hearts are lies. Lies that blind us from God's truth. The truth that no matter how far we find ourselves from God He still loves us. The truth that no matter what bad things that have happened to us, God still desires us. The truth that no matter how lonely we feel, we are never alone because God is always with us.

It's these lies that hurt our relationship with God the most. In today's video Bible Study, "Exposing The Lies Of The Enemy", we discuss the lies Satan commonly uses to blind us from truly knowing God's love for us, from living the lives He's called us to live, and from trusting God no matter what situation we find ourselves. Ultimately our greatest weapon against the enemies lies is the truth of God. So if we truly desire to live for Jesus we start with believing better.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for your Truth. I ask that You reveal any lies I am believing that are preventing me from truly believing You. I love You. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen.

Let's keep this conversation going Beloved! Click on over to the blog and let me know, what are some of the biggest lies hurting women and their relationship with God today? Are there any truths about God you personally struggle believing?

If you enjoyed this week's encouragement be sure to share it with a friend, you never know who might need some Beloved encouragement today.

Love,

Christina

 

--- BELOVED WOMEN ---

 

BIBLE STUDY 📖SISTERHOOD 💁🏾🙆🙋🏽 LOVE ✝

 

Since we've made it this far, we should probably be friends. It just feels right. Let me introduce myself. I'm Christina, a stay-at-home mom with a deep passion for women's ministry and studying God's Word. When I'm not folding clothes or playing blocks you will find me with my head deep in my Bible or a commentary. Beloved is the fruit of the sweet time I spend with God in prayer and studying His Word. Every Monday I send out a short devotion to our e-mail subscribers called "Hello Beloved!" and I'd love for you to join us. You can sign up for free here: https://www.belovedwomen.org/join.

And keep this between us, but I also send out exclusive content, store discounts, and giveaways. This will be our little secret. 😉

You know what? I like you. Let's chat more. Be sure to holla at me on social media for daily inspiration. 💜

 

FACEBOOK: 💙https://facebook.com/BelovedWomen

INSTAGRAM: 📸https://instagram.com/MsBelovedTina

TWITTER: 🐤https://twitter.com/MsBelovedTina

YOUTUBE: 📽 https://YouTube.com/BelovedWomenTV

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