{you are enough brave girl}

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*You may download this YOU ARE ENOUGH BRAVE GIRL art print here.*

You are enough, brave girl. Really enough.

Please don’t listen to those negative voices telling you otherwise. Those are just lies. We all have been through struggles, hard times, feeling defeated, loss, pain, sadness, and other things that try to get us down. But we have to stop comparing ourselves to others and really remember exactly who we are.

We are not what we do. Our job does not and never will define us. Our weight does not define us. Our clothing does not define us. Our loved ones do not define us. Our house or car or any other “thing” does not define us or give us our identity. Who we know does not define us. It doesn’t matter what “they” think. The only thing that matters is what God’s opinion of us. We matter to Him.

We need to stop putting ourselves down when we try to live up to the unattainable image of “perfect” that the media has us trying to live up to. We women are all doing the best that we can and the truth is we need to stop being so hard on ourselves…and well, start LOVING ourselves.

You see…we are our own worst critics. But we can overcome this. You are not alone. You are enough. Just as you are.

You matter.

This video is for you…

{NATALIE GRANT – PERFECT PEOPLE}

You are accepted.

{John 1:12 – I am God’s child.

Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God}

You are dearly loved.

{Colossians 3:12 – I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved.

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience}

You are secure.

{Romans 8:28 – I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.}

You are significant and chosen.

{John 15:16 – I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.}

You are a conquerer.

{Romans 8:37 – I am more than a conqueror though Christ.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.}

You are saved by grace.

{Ephesians 2:8 – I am saved by grace.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God}

You are wonderfully made.

{Psalm 139:13 – For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made}

You have a PURPOSE.

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

{There is more…please read the passages below in your bible to be immersed in the

TRUTH about WHO YOU ARE!! }

The Word of God Says in Jesus Christ…

I am faithful(Ephesians 1:1)

I am God’s child(John 1:12)

I have been justified (Romans 5:1)

I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)

I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:20)

I am a member of Christ’s Body (1 Corinthians 12:27)

I am assured all things work together for good (Romans 8:28)

I have been established, anointed and sealed by God (2 Corinthians 1:21-22)

I am confident that God will perfect the work He has begun in me (Philippians 1:6)

I am a citizen of heaven(Philippians 3:20)

I am hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3)

I have not been given a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7)

I am born of God and the evil one cannot touch me(1 John 5:18)

I am blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3)

I am chosen before the creation of the world(Ephesians 1:4, 11)

I am holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4)

I am adopted as his child(Ephesians 1:5)

I am given God’s glorious grace lavishly and without restriction (Ephesians 1:5,8)

I am in Him(Ephesians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:30)

I have redemption(Ephesians 1:8)

I am forgiven(Ephesians 1:8; Colossians 1:14)

I have purpose(Ephesians 1:9 & 3:11)

I have hope(Ephesians 1:12)

I am included(Ephesians 1:13)

I am sealed with the promised Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)

I am a saint (Ephesians 1:18)

I am salt and light of the earth (Matfthew 5:13-14)

I have been chosen and God desires me to bear fruit (John 15:1,5)

I am a personal witness of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8)

I am God’s coworker(2 Corinthians 6:1)

I am a minister of reconciliation(2 Corinthians 5:17-20)

I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5)

I am raised up with Christ (Ephesians 2:6; Colossians 2:12)

I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms(Ephesians 2:6)

I have been shown the incomparable riches of God’s grace (Ephesians 2:7)

God has expressed His kindness to me(Ephesians 2:7)

I am God’s workmanship(Ephesians 2:10)

I have been brought near to God through Christ’s blood (Ephesians 2:13)

I have peace(Ephesians 2:14)

I have access to the Father(Ephesians 2:18)

I am a member of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19)

I am secure(Ephesians 2:20)

I am a holy temple (Ephesians 2:21; 1 Corinthians 6:19)

I am a dwelling for the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:22)

I share in the promise of Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3:6)

God’s power works through me (Ephesians 3:7)

I can approach God with freedom and confidence(Ephesians 3:12)

I know there is a purpose for my sufferings (Ephesians 3:13)

I can grasp how wide, long, high and deep Christ’s love is (Ephesians 3:18)

I am completed by God (Ephesians 3:19)

I can bring glory to God(Ephesians 3:21)

I have been called (Ephesians 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:9)

I can be humble, gentle, patient and lovingly tolerant of others (Ephesians 4:2)

I can mature spiritually (Ephesians 4:15)

I can be certain of God’s truths and the lifestyle which He has called me to (Ephesians 4:17)

I can have a new attitude and a new lifestyle(Ephesians 4:21-32)

I can be kind and compassionate to others(Ephesians 4:32)

I can forgive others(Ephesians 4:32)

I am a light to others, and can exhibit goodness, righteousness and truth(Ephesians 5:8-9)

I can understand what God’s will is (Ephesians 5:17)

I can give thanks for everything(Ephesians 5:20)

I don’t have to always have my own agenda(Ephesians 5:21)

I can honor God through marriage (Ephesians 5:22-33)

I can parent my children with composure(Ephesians 6:4)

I can be strong(Ephesians 6:10)

I have God’s power (Ephesians 6:10)

I can stand firm in the day of evil (Ephesians 6:13)

I am dead to sin (Romans 1:12)

I am not alone(Hebrews 13:5)

I am growing (Colossians 2:7)

I am His disciple (John 13:15)

I am prayed for by Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23)

I am united with other believers (John 17:20-23)

I am not in want (Philippians 4:19)

I possess the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16)

I am promised eternal life (John 6:47)

I am promised a full life(John 10:10)

I am victorious(I John 5:4)

My heart and mind is protected with God’s peace(Philippians 4:7)

I am chosen and dearly loved (Colossians 3:12)

I am blameless(I Corinthians 1:8)

I am set free(Romans 8:2; John 8:32)

I am crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)

I am a light in the world (Matthew 5:14)

I am more than a conqueror(Romans 8:37)

I am the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21)

I am safe(I John 5:18)

I am part of God’s kingdom (Revelation 1:6)

I am healed from sin (I Peter 2:24)

I am no longer condemned (Romans 8:1, 2)

I am not helpless (Philippians 4:13)

I am overcoming(I John 4:4)

I am persevering (Philippians 3:14)

I am protected(John 10:28)

I am born again (I Peter 1:23)

I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I am delivered (Colossians 1:13)

I am redeemed from the curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)

I am qualified to share in His inheritance (Colossians 1:12)

I am victorious(1 Corinthians 15:57)

Be blessed! 🙂

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{children’s christian coloring pages}

Let It Shine

 

Author, speaker and artist Karla Dornacher has adorable Christian Coloring Pages available for download on her website. She is truly using  her gifts to the Glory of God!

These beautifully drawn coloring pages are perfect for homeschool, preschool, Sunday School or just for a fun activity for parents or grandparents to do with their kids and grandkids!

“Coloring Pages are a great way to teach children GOD’S WORD and WISDOM in a fun and creative way.
Download and print as many copies as you need… for your children, grandchildren, neighbors or Sunday School Class!
Encourage your kids to share the Word with others by coloring and sending their masterpieces to family, friends, nursing homes or even to the brave men and women in our military!”

SonFlower

Meditate on This

God's Glory

Season Coloring Page

 

{be still}

When you find yourself in a situation that’s over your head, don’t give in to fear, but trust that God is able to sustain you in the midst of trouble.

{may his face shine upon you}

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you;
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you;
and give you peace.

Numbers 6:25

{rest for the weary}

{photo credit, flickr: born to be mild}

There is no burden too heavy to bear, Except the one that we are trying to carry alone.

We were never meant to bear it alone.

Cry Out to Jesus.

To everyone who’s lost someone they love
Long before it was their time
You feel like the days you had were not enough
When you said goodbye

And to all of the people with burdens and pains
Keeping you back from your life
You believe that there’s nothing and there is no one
Who can make it right

There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He’ll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus

For the marriage that’s struggling just to hang on
They lost all of their faith in love
They’ve done all they can to make it right again
Still it’s not enough

For the ones who can’t break the addictions and chains
You try to give up but you come back again
Just remember that you’re not alone in your shame
And your suffering

When your lonely
And it feels like the whole world is falling on you
You just reach out, you just cry out to Jesus
Cry to Jesus

To the widow who struggles with being alone
Wiping the tears from her eyes
For the children around the world without a home
Say a prayer tonight

Words by Mac Powell / Music by Third Day / ©2005 Consuming Fire Music / ASCAP. All rights administered by EMI CMG Publishing. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

www.metacafe.com/watch/yt-TAk8KBjB6Mo/cry_out_to_jesus/

Have you ever noticed that things always look larger when looking through the problem…(see the large waterdrop on the ladybug’s back? it magnifies the problem to look through it!)

Look to The Cross. Cry Out to Jesus. He Saves.

Psalms 55:22

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

{Trust in the Lord}

Trust in the Lord Prov 3 56 Vinyl Wall Decal by back40life.

This is one of my favorite scriptures. You can get this wall decal from back40life on etsy.

{God’s Truth on printable bookmarks}

Paul encouraged us to renew our minds with the truth when he said, “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8.

{reposted from Christian Families Today}

We offer these free printable bookmarks as a daily reminder to you of God’s truth! You can download them as pdf files and print them off yourself.

Identity BookmarkIdentity Bookmark

Understanding who we are is crucial to victorious Christian living. Here is a bookmark that lists who God says we are as Christians. We can never be reminded enough of the new identity God has give us through Christ.

Forgiveness BookmarkForgiveness Bookmark

Forgiveness is crucial to healthy relationships. Even though we don’t want to, we sin against one another every day. Understanding how to truly forgive is a big step in healing from past hurts. This bookmark offers one path to forgiveness.

Letter From Father CardLetter From Father

Sometimes it is easy to get mired in our circumstances and feelings, and we forget how our Heavenly Father really thinks about us. Here is truth from the scriptures formulated into a letter from God. Print it out and post it on your refrigerator.

Set Your Mind CardSet Your Mind

Philippians 4:8 says “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Here is a simple analogy designed as a card to help you think about what you are tuning into on your mental radio. Print it out and use it as a reminder to set your mind on Life.

Set Your Mind CardEmotions

God created us in His image. Part of that image includes feeling and expressing emotions. It’s good to know what we feel. They point out what we believe to be true about God, others and ourselves at a particular moment in time. Here is a card designed to encourage you to use your emotions as tool to look into your beliefs. Print it out and use it as encouragement to set your mind on truth.

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{if you have faith the size of a mustard seed…}

“You didn’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them.

“I assure you, even if you had faith as small as a mustard seed you could say to this mountain, `Move from here to there,’ and it would move.

Nothing would be impossible.

Matthew 17:20

by yourbella

{overwhelming love}

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.”  Psalm 103:11

LOST? Jesus is the answer….

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.14:6

No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6