Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Quick Meditation

   Tolerating just a little bit of wrong (Anything of which Jesus disproves) is like allowing a rusty object to to puncture your skin. Tetanus only needs one opening to your system. Sin only needs one tolerant moment... from you. Being strict is not being intolerant of other people's beliefs. It is embracing what Jesus wants. In the song, by Stellar Kart, called Innocent a phrase goes like this: 

I know why the good old days are gone 'cuz everyone just tolerates whats wrong.

And again:

I know why the good old days are gone every time I turn my TV on.

Sin can seep in without us noticing if we only tolerate it once! Stay strong. Be intolerant of wrong or anything Jesus would dislike.

But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness."

-Matt. 3:15

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Beautiful Patience

"In the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience."
~Luke 8:15

We have been planted in the good soil. Some people believe they cannot live in the good soil because they will constantly fall short of what God wants or for various other reasons. The bad news is we all fall short. The good news is that living in the good soil is a choice. We decide to wake up every morning and spend a little time preparing yourself for the day with God. It is just like nurturing a relationship with anyone. Just give Him a little bit of your time. This is how we enter into the good soil, by making certain choices. And then with the Holy Spirit in our lives, who improves our conscience we begin to want to do thing that please God. Even going to church becomes a joy!

We will always fall short sometimes. But God forgives and He wants us to bounce back and trust in His help to be stronger next time temptation comes around. When we are "watered" with the Bible and "fertilized" with the Holy Spirit we mainifest Godly fruit with patience. Patience is a sign of a God filled life! 

 Our human lives revolve around making decisions. Let us pray for the Spirit to help us make Godly choices!

Love from me!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Beautiful Gentleness

You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then you must put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~Colossians 3:12
 
The dictionary says that gentleness is being considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender. It also says that gentleness means of good family; wellborn. No matter what kind of human family you have come from you can claim the gift of the ultimate and greatest family. When you enter into God's family, through His Son Jesus, wellborn and good breeding is instilled in you. After all, God becomes your Father!
 
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Philippians 4:5
 
Have you heard of a song by the Robbie Seay Band called Song of Hope? In the course they sing to God saying "Just to know You are near is enough"
 
Rejoice for God is near!
 
In Christ,
Kim

Monday, January 17, 2011

At Home Facial~Recipe

Here is a really great facial recipe. I thought I would share it with you, Princesses!

What you will need:

1 egg yolk
Lemon essential oil or Lemon juice
1 teaspoon of olive oil

Mix egg yolk with several drops of lemon. The lemon will help to brighten and whiten your skin. Next add the olive oil and whip for about half a minute. Both the egg yolk and olive oil will help to moisturize your skin. Spread on face and leave on for about 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

In Christ,
Kim 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Beautiful Humility

You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then you must put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~Colossians 3:12
 
Peace be with you, Princesses! Today we will discuss humility. Proverbs 11:2 says When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The dictionary says that humility is a lack of false pride. This is something I struggle with so much! I sometimes don't even notice when the evil pride sneaks into my soul. Before long I cry out to God asking why I feel like I am off track. It is amazing how He gently points out my fault. My response is usually, Hey I didn't even realize that flaw in me! But there is a sweet blessing in God bringing a flaw to my attention. I repent, ask for His Grace and Strength to change and give it over to Him. This processes never ceases to humble me! Humility takes the place of my flaw and His presence is so noticeable to me! His Grace is enough! When we have His grace it shows in our physical appearance too! Sometime I just want to shout, Isn't He great?!
 
 
Proverbs 18:12:
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
 
In Christ,
Kim

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beautiful Kindness

You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then you must put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~Colossians 3:12
 
Today we will focus on Kindness. Mark Twain said kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Kindness is becoming on all people. People are naturally drawn to others who show kindness. Imagine how the crowds flocked to Jesus, some because they knew He was Someone special, others perhaps were drawn to Him because of His kindness. Remember how He told His disciples to allow the children to come to Him? Besides having a soft spot for the young innocent ones, He was showing kindness. 1 Samuel 20:14 says "But show me unfailing kindness like the LORD’s kindness as long as I live" Pray for God to cultivate His kindness in you so that you may show to the world, gracefully, that you are His Princess!
 
 
In Jesus beautiful Name,
Kim

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Beautiful Compassion

You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own. So then you must put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. ~Colossians 3:12

I will start my blog with a series based of this verse, focusing on compassion first. I'll call it the Chosen Series because you and me were specially chosen by God!

Compassion is essential for beauty, both inwardly and outwardly. 2 Kings 13:23 says "the LORD was gracious to them and had compassion and showed concern for them" Psalms 86:15 says "But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." God is love, therefore compassion is a major part of love! The dictionary says that compassion is deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. Sometimes God may use pain to make us more compassionate. Amy Grants says  "my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion."

When one is cut off in traffic or the waiter or waitress was rude to them it is best for them to ask themself what would Jesus do, since He is the very essence of compassion. And after all, who knows what the rude person has gone through themselves? By all means, if you are not being served properly (such as at a restaurant or when returning an item to a store) it is your right to ask for better service. Compassion can be exercised by smiling and asking to speak with a supervisor if an employee is behaving badly.

A friend shared a story with me about how she bought a 12 pack box of coke. Her young daughter opened the box while it was resting on it's side on the table. The coke cans proceeded to spill out, hitting the floor and bursting open. She told me she could have yelled at her daughter but instead she just started to laugh! Though her and her daughter had to work to clean up the mess, compassion made a stressful situation into a cherished memory!

 

I am convinced that people who are compassionate are happier too! In the song Mighty to Save the first verse says "Everyone needs compassion" It is also important to have compassion for oneself as well! In fact, I think this is the most difficult part of putting compassion into work. When I do something embarrassing (such as tripping in front of people) I have to remind myself over and over again to have compassion for myself and to allow myself some grace. All people make boo boos. All of us have fallen short. But God loves us anyways! And if He will forgive us for our mistakes, we must forgive ourselves too! People are drawn to others who have compassion. I once read about how many times you meet someone who may not appear very attractive on the outside at first and then when you learn of their compassion and love they suddenly become so beautiful! This is very true. Compassion reveals itself inwardly and outwardly! The Compassion of Jesus is what makes us Princesses!

Revelation 7:17: "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes"

Praise God for compassion!

Love,
Kim

Monday, January 10, 2011

Graceful Daughters

For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ! ~Romans 5:17


You are a Graceful Daughter of Jesus.

In the writings of this blog I, myself, hope to learn how to be more graceful inside and out. I hope to share my knowledge and what I learn and have learned about becoming graceful. I believe, as Ladies, God wants us to cultivate gracefulness, not only in our relationship with Him, but also in our physical self. In our relationship with Christ I believe the best way to to have Grace is to pray for, to practice (such as the grace of patience), and to learn it. It is essentially a gift from Him and if you ask you shall receive. As for our physical self, grace can also be prayed for, practiced and learned! I hope to share inspirations about both kinds of gracefulness with you! The most important thing to remember, that helps you with both inward and outward grace, is that you are a Princess, with a capital P, of the most High King! If you are God's daughter than you deserve the best. I want to help you to realize this, Princesses!

In Jesus Name, sweet blessings!
Kim