Put your faith, hope, and trust in Christ❤️

Put your faith, hope, and trust in Christ❤️

Verse: ‘“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalms 46:10

Right now, you may be feeling very stressed, sad, overwhelmed, and worried. You may feel like the world is falling apart due to Covid-19. But I want to encourage you that even though Covid-19 is here: the world may seem out of control, God is in control, and He is asking us to be still.

Even though right now is a really scary time, we as Christian need to trust in God, now more than ever. Why should you trust in God? Because God will love you forever. (Psalm 136:1)

God will never leave you. (Hebrews 13:5) God will comfort you. (Isaiah 49:13) God will help you and always be there for you. (Psalm 121:1-2) God is always faithful. (Psalm 33:4) God keeps His promises. (Deuteronomy 7:9) God is good. (Psalm 31:19)

Remember that God is stronger, mightier, bigger, and greater than anything we will ever face on this earth, even Covid-19. Just know that God is always beside you (Hebrews 13:5). If you are feeling scared, overwhelmed, sad, etc. That’s normal! Just when you feel anything, go to God! God will be there to help you (Psalm 121:1-2) and He will comfort you (Isaiah 49:13).

God also wants us to spend time with us. We can spend time with God by reading His word, listening to Him, turning on our favorite Christian music and worship Him, watch church online, spend time praying to Him, and spend time being still in His presence. Right now while you are probably stuck in the house all day, it’s a great time to grow in your relationship with God.

Just remember that with God on our side, we can do anything! (Matthew 19:26) So put our faith, hope, and trust in God today!

Prayer:

Dear God,

Right now, I am feeling very (fill in the blank) and I need your help. I pray that as I spend time seeking you that I grow closer to you. I pray that you help heal all those who are sick. I pray you are with all the workers still working during this illness and I ask you to bless them. I know that even though the world feels like it’s falling apart that you are still in control. I thank you for your goodness, mercy, love, and grace. I put my faith, hope, and trust in you Lord. I pray you bless me, my friends, and family with everything we need. Right now is a scary time but I know I can get through it with you by my side.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen!

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Hey beautiful! I hope you enjoyed this! Sorry I didn’t post this yesterday, I had a horrible fibromyalgia flare. I hope you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading! I love you all❤️💖💜

-xoxo Caty❤️💖💜

Covid-19 Special

Covid-19 Special

Verse: “’When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.’”

Isaiah 43:2

My tips and tricks and making it through quarantine due to Covid-19. These tips will help you enjoy your time in your house instead of feeling anxious and worried.

1. Use your time to spend time with seeking God

If you are feeling bored to Covid-19, use this time to spend time with God. Spend time seeking God by praying to Him, reading The Bible, worshiping Him, watching church online, and listening for Him. Just use this time to build your relationship with God. Because I know that no one saw Covid-19 coming but we can make the best of a bad circumstance by growing closer to God.

2. Spend time with your family

Use this time being stuck at home to spend time talking with your family, playing board games with your family, watch tv with your family, and just spend time connecting with your family. I know it’s hard to be stuck at home all the time but we can use this time to grow closer to our family.

3. Spend time doing things you love and by taking care of yourself

Some things I love to do is read, write, crochet, watch tv, drink coffee, and pet my cats. So spend time doing your favorite hobbies. Also use self care because it’s easy to feel anxious and/or depressed so take care of yourself by: doing things you love, take a walk, take a bath, take a nap, and just take care of yourself.

4. Remember God’s promises for you:

God will love you forever. (Psalm 136:1)

God will never leave you. (Hebrews 13:5)

God will comfort you. (Isaiah 49:13)

God will help you and always be there for you. (Psalm 121:1-2)

God is always faithful. (Psalm 33:4)

God keeps His promises. (Deuteronomy 7:9)

God is good. (Psalm 31:19)

God will draw near to you. (Psalm 125:1-2)

You can do all things through Christ. (Phillpians 4:13)

With God on your side, you can do anything! (Matthew 19:26)

God has an amazing plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)

God is for you and on your side. (Psalm 118:6)

God is all around you. (Psalm 125:1,2)

God never changes. (Hebrews 13:8)

Wash your hands and stay inside!

Prayer:

Dear God,

I am really struggling with anxiety and depression due to covid-19. I pray that as I spend time seeking you that I grow closer to you. I pray that even during this stressful time that I enjoy my time with my family. Please bless me with everything I need to face each day. Help me to grow closer to you and learn more about you. I love you Lord. I believe in you and I need you. I praise you for all your love, goodness, mercy, and grace.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen!

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Hey beautiful! I hope you enjoyed this! Have a blessed day. Thank you so much for reading! I love you all❤️💖💜

-xoxo Caty❤️💜💖

Trusting God during Covid-19

Trusting God during Covid-19

Verses: “God’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.” Psalm 9:9-10

Maybe right now, you are feeling pretty anxious and scared. I am sure if you have turned on the news then you have heard about covid-19. Right now where I live, all schools are closed, and everyone is told to stay at home. So right now more than ever, we need to trust in God.

Even though this crisis, God is still good (Psalm 31:19). So right now, we need to go to God by seeking Him through prayer, worship, listening to Him, and reading His word. We need to pour out our heart to God in prayer and tell Him how we feel. We need to share with Him our fears, doubts, and everything we are anxious about. God will be there to comfort you (Isaiah 49:13), listen to you, and be there for you (Psalm 121:1-2). As we seek God, He will draw near to us (Psalm 125:1-2). So we can use this time to stay home to spend time with God. We can build a close and real relationship with God.

We need to put our faith, hope, and trust in God. Why should we put our faith, hope, and trust in God? Because God is good (Psalm 31:19), He is faithful (Psalm 33:4), He has an amazing plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11), He is always there for us (Psalm 121:1-2), He loves you (John 3:16), and we can do anything with Him on our side (Matthew 19:26).

Covid-19 is pretty scary but we have an amazing God, who is mightier, stronger, bigger, and greater than anything we will face on this earth. With God by our side, we don’t have to live in fear! With God by our side, we can feel peace during this storm. Just go grab God’s grab and He will do the rest!

Prayer:

Dear God,

Right now in the world, things are pretty scary with covid-19. But I put my faith, hope, and trust in you Lord. I pray that you grab my hand and walk through life by my side. I pray you are with everyone who is sick and I pray that you heal them. I pray you bless me with everything I need to get through each day. I praise you Lord because you are so good even through this storm. I thank you for your love, goodness, and mercy.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.

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Hey beautiful! I hope you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading. I love you so much❤️💖💜

-xoxo Caty❤️💖💜

Trust in God

Trust in God

Verses: “’Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].’”

Proverbs 3:5-6

In this world, there are many things that happen that we as humans just can’t understand. Like death, illness, and very horrible things just happen to us in this world. The reason why I believe bad things happen to good people is because we live in a broken and fallen world. This world is not Heaven so bad things are going to happen. In John 16:30-33 Jesus talks about how we do live in fallen but take heart because He has overcome the world. So instead of doubting, questioning, or running away from God when bad things happen we need to put our faith, hope, and trust in Him.

There reason why as humans we can’t understand why bad things happen to us is because we are not God. We only see a part of the plan that God has for our lives. God sees the whole plan (Jeremiah 29:11) and God knows what is best for us (Psalm 31:19). God’s ways are higher than our way and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaish 55:9).

So we need to stop trying to figure out why bad things happen and just trust in God. Why should you trust in God? Because God is good (Psalm 31:19), He is faithful (Psalm 33:4), He has an amazing plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11), He is always there for us (Psalm 121:1-2), He loves you (John 3:16), and we can do anything with Him on our side (Matthew 19:26).

Instead of worrying, doubting, and questioning God, we need to seek Him through prayer, worship, listening for Him, and reading His word. In prayer we need to pour out our heart to God and tell Him everything. He will be there to listen to you and to help you (Psalm 121:1-2). Then you continue to seek God (not just pray once and be done, keep seeking God daily), He will draw near to you (Psalm 125:1-2).

So we don’t have to understand why bad things happen, all we have to do is go to God, and let God take care of us! So go to God today!

Prayer:

Dear God,

God, I don’t understand why bad things happen. But instead of doubting you or questioning you, I am running into your arms. I pray that you grab my hand and help me walk through life with you by my side. Because God, I can’t do life without you. I need you and I want to be close to you. So I pray that as I seek you that I begin to build a close relationship with you. I praise you because you are so good to me. Even when I don’t understand why things are happening, you have an amazing and good plan for my life. I know that with you by my side, I can do anything! I praise you for your love, goodness, and mercy.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen!

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Hey beautiful! I hope you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading! I love you so much❤️💖💜

-xoxo Caty❤️💖💜

Come to Jesus

Come to Jesus

Verses: ‘ “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (renewal, blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”’

Matthew 11:28-30

In this life, we deal with heavy burdens. We deal with finances, our health, sickness, mental illness, chronic illness, stress, work, school, etc. But it is so amazing that in Jesus, we don’t have to carry those burdens alone. We can go to the feet of Jesus and give Him all our burdens. How you do that is to seek God through prayer and tell Him everything. You pour out your heart to Jesus in prayer and He will help you (Psalm 121:1-2).

God will be there for you (Psalm 121:1-2) and He will love you (John 3:16). Then as you continue to seek God through prayer, worship, reading His word, and listening for Him, He will bless you with His rest (Matthew 11:28-30).

God will be there to comfort you, love you, guide you, encourage you, bless you, and give you everything you need. Because in Jesus, we can find everything we need! We don’t have to look to this world to find peace, love, and freedom. Because we can find peace, love, freedom, and so much more in Jesus (Isaiah 49:13).

I have been listening to the song: “Way Maker” and I love it. Here is some of the song: “You are way marker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness. My God, that is who you are!”

That is God! He is our way maker so let’s go to Him and we will find rest for our souls.

Prayer:

God,

Lord, I have many heavy burdens but I am coming to you to find rest for my soul. I give you all my burdens and I surrender everything to you Lord. You are my way maker Lord so I ask that you bless me with everything I need to face each day you bless me with. Help me to find rest and strength in you Lord. I praise you Lord because you are so good and your love is never ending.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen!

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How to be a light for Christ

How to be a light for Christ

Verses: “For once you were in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of the light.” Ephesians 5:8

As Christians, we are called to walk as children of the light. But I am sure some of you are wondering: Caty, how do I do that?

Here are my tips and tricks for walking as children of the light:

1. Love EVERYONE!

This one is tough because some people are really hard to love. But as Jesus says: `love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 19:19) So we are called to love and be kind to everyone. Which can be really hard because some people are difficult and want to start wars with you on Twitter. Instead of fighting or arguing with someone, you show love and be kind instead.

2. show kindness

This means smiling at people in grocery store, being friendly to people out in town, and helping others when they need it. Kindness is what Jesus taught us and in our society today, we need kindness now more than ever! So smile at people, be friendly, and help others!

3. Volunteer at church, a charity, etc.

Just give your time and attention to volunteer. But if you are like me and you are physically unable to volunteer in physical work, I donate my crocheted blankets to a charity to give to those who are in need. Volunteering is one way we can show the love and light of Jesus to others who are in need.

4. Serve, seek, and follow God

You can serve God by using your God given talents to help others and you can serve God by doing what He tells you to do. You serve God by loving and helping others. To seek God you need to read your Bible, worship Him, pray to Him, and listen to Him. To follow God, you listen and obey Him. You go where God tells you to go and you do whatever God calls you to do.

Prayer:

Dear God,

I pray that as I seek you, follow you, and serve you that I grow closer to you. Help me build a strong and close relationship with you. I pray that as I love others, show kindness, and volunteer that I share your love and light with the world. Help me to build your kingdom and show others your goodness, love, and light. I praise you for goodness, love, hope, joy, and mercy. I believe in you and I know you hear me. I know you will bless me.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen!

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Surrender all to Jesus

Surrender all to Jesus❤️💜💖

Verse: “Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).”

Psalms 55:22

Surrender all to Jesus.

Hey everyone. So I am sure you saw where I have been taking a break from writing. I decided to take a break because I felt like I wasn’t writing about God but only writing about myself. So I want to say sorry to all of you because I haven’t been writing with the focus on God but instead I focused on myself and my pain. But now I am back and I am feeling much better! God has really been helping me and now I feel I can write to please Him.

Today I wanted to talk about surrendering all to Jesus. Sometimes when we trust God something but not everything. It’s like trusting God with your finances but not trusting God with your marriage. When that’s not what God wants us to do. God wants us to surrender and trust Him with EVERYTHING: our doubts, fears, anxieties, pain, health, finances, marriage, work, school, kids, family, friends, and so much more.

So how do you surrender all to God?

I am so glad you asked! You surrender all to God by seeking God through prayer and saying something like: “God, I want to surrender everything to you: my life, my dreams, my health, my family, and everything. I give you EVERYTHING! I cast all my cares to you Lord. I trust you with everything. I surrender all to you Jesus my amazing Savior.”

Then you get to relax and now that God is in control. You get to watch as God starts to work in your life and you get to see some amazing things happen. Because when you surrender and trust God, good things will come and happen because good things come to those who love and trust in God (Lamentations 3:25).

But remember that you still have to continue to seek God by reading His word, worshiping Him, listening to Him, and talking to Him. As you seek God, He will draw near to you (Psalm 125:1-2).

Even though surrendering all and trusting God is scary and can be tough, remember that with God on your side, you can do anything! (Matthew 19:26)

Prayer:

Dear God,

God, I want to surrender everything to you: my life, my dreams, my health, my family, and everything. I give you EVERYTHING! I cast all my cares to you Lord. I trust you with everything. I surrender all to you Jesus my amazing Savior. I know that you are so good even when life isn’t. I know that you hear me and you will help me. I believe that good things for coming for me because you have promised good things to those who trust in you. I praise you for your goodness, mercy, and love.

I thank you for all my many blessings and for Your Son.

In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen!

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Hey everyone! It’s so good to be back! I hope you really enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading and supporting me. Your support means the world to me❤️ I love you all!❤️💜💖

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