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What Does it Mean to Have a Pure Heart?

Growing up in church, I would frequently hear the pastor say to have a “clean heart” or to be “pure at heart.” I always wondered what it meant and why…

Growing up in church, I would frequently hear the pastor say to have a “clean heart” or to be “pure at heart.” I always wondered what it meant and why it was so important. I decided to do a little research to find out. Here is what I found.

Being pure in heart means that your heart is clean of sin, it has been purified by Jesus dying on the cross. Your sins have been forgiven and your slate is washed clean. It also means your thoughts are pure, they are not prideful, discontent, impatient, angry, or envious. You strive to do things that please God and your behaviors reflect how God would want you to act. Your intentions are pure, and you are not hateful or greedy. The only way to be pure of heart is to give your life to Jesus and ask him to cleanse you of your sins! God makes our hearts pure. Psalm 51:10 says “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

It is so hard to be pure of heart. As humans, it is easy to give into greed, anger, selfishness, pride, discontent, and impatience. It is hard to keep our thoughts and actions pure. But you know what? God forgives us for that! He cleanses us and makes us white as snow. He loves you no matter your mistakes and impurities. To be close to God, we need to strive to have a pure heart for Him.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Psalm 93:4

Psalm 93:4 says “Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you.” What an incredible visual. When you gaze at waves on the ocean, you can see…

Psalm 93:4 says “Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you.”

What an incredible visual. When you gaze at waves on the ocean, you can see just how powerful waves are as they rumble to the shore. That’s why this verse is so meaningful to me. It says that God’s love for us is mightier than the waves on the sea. No one on this earth will love you like that. If you are feeling lonely, sad, misunderstood, or unloved, I think this is a great verse to study. Next time you are at the ocean, take a minute to admire the strength of the waves and remember that God’s love for you is even mightier.

 

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Isaiah 60:22

Isaiah 60:22 says “When the time is right, I, The Lord, will make it happen.” God doesn’t make things happen on our time. They happen on HIS. You may be…

Isaiah 60:22 says “When the time is right, I, The Lord, will make it happen.”

God doesn’t make things happen on our time. They happen on HIS. You may be in a stage of life where you are waiting on something big to happen or are waiting on answers. God’s timing is always perfect timing. It might not seem like it now, but good things come to those who wait. Waiting is hard! It can seem like God has forgotten about us or thinks we are unimportant. That is the opposite of the truth. God loves us so much. He knows all of the hairs on our head! He knows absolutely everything about us. That means he knows what is best for us. His ways are better than ours! Find comfort in that. When you feel like nothing is happening for you in your life, just know that God has a plan, and His plans are better than anything we could ever dream up for ourselves. In the future, you will be able to look back at what happened and what God did and see that it was true, He took care of you and everything turned out all right.

 

Let go and let God.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 16:9

Recently in my quiet time with God I ran across a verse that really touched my heart. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they…

Recently in my quiet time with God I ran across a verse that really touched my heart. The verse is Proverbs 16:9 and it says “People can plan what they want to do, but it is the Lord who guides their steps.” Let me tell you why this verse struck a cord with me.

I like to plan things out. I know i’m not the only one out there who likes to have a plan before going into anything, and likes to know what she has to do next. I like planning life out! It makes me feel in control. You know what the problem with that is? It is that I am not the one that is in control, GOD is. No matter how many life plans I make, or how hard I try to plan for the future and plan my future out, God is the one who has the ultimate say in how my life goes. I can plan all I want! I can take a piece of paper and write down what I want my life to look like in 5 years and make all the plans my heart desires. But it is God who determines your steps, and where life takes you. Pray to Him about your desires for your life. If they are His desires for you, too, He will see them through! He will guide your steps and will take your life down the path that He desires. That is such a comfort to me, because it lets me know that I do not need to worry about how my life will go, I just need to trust in God and seek Him and he will lead me where He wants me.

I pray that you trust God with your future as well. He can do such amazing things in your life if you invite Him in!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from 1 John 3:18

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” I love this verse from 1 John 3:18. It speaks about how we should love others….

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” I love this verse from 1 John 3:18. It speaks about how we should love others.

How do you express love to others? Do you tell them or do you show them? As the old saying goes, actions speak louder than words, and that is exactly what this verse explains. Your actions and how you show people you love and care about them express a lot more than the words you say. Showing someone you love them may mean sacrificing your time to be with them. It may mean helping them out with something or going somewhere to support them. Showing others we love them is so important because it helps us build a relationship with them. I know I feel loved when my family and friends come to events that I am performing or speaking at, or when I am having a bad day and they come hang out with me.

So, let’s all try our best to show love to others with our actions, because there is no better way to show them you care.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 139:5

In preparation for going back to college, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the big life change. There are…

In preparation for going back to college, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the big life change. There are a lot of things I am nervous about, from making friends to succeeding in my classes. One verse that has calmed my anxious heart is Psalm 139:5, which says “You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”

To me, this verse says that there is no need to worry about the future. God has gone before you and prepared the way for you. He already knows your future and what it holds, so there is no reason for YOU to worry about it. He has looked into the future and has seen the trials you will have, and he is preparing you for them right now. He places his hand of blessing on your head, which is a comfort to know. He has blessed you greatly and will continue to do so! Not only does God go before you, but He also follows you wherever you go. You are not alone, He is with you! When you feel nervous or anxious, just remember that whatever you are going through is in God’s plan.

God has blessed you in so many ways! Have comfort in knowing that he has gone before you and prepared a way for you!

XOXO, Chels

 

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How to Forgive Like Jesus Would

Forgiving someone can be one of the hardest things in the world.  It’s something that we most of the time don’t want to do and would rather just forget about…

Forgiving someone can be one of the hardest things in the world.  It’s something that we most of the time don’t want to do and would rather just forget about the situation.  But once you master how to truly and purely forgive someone from the heart, your whole outlook will change!  Here are some tips to learn how you can forgive like Jesus would.

Chelsea Crockett - Forgiveness QuoteThere are two passages that pretty much sum up how and why we should forgive others.  The first passage, Ephesians 4:31-32, says this: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Because God freely and generously forgives you, you should extend the same grace and forgiveness to others.  It can be extremely difficult, but getting rid of the bitterness and anger in your heart will do both you and them much more good than you realize!

The second verse, Isaiah 1:18, says: ““Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.””  If God can settle any matter, we should strive to do the same.  He forgives even our darkest mistakes.  If He can do this, we should extend the same forgiveness to anyone, despite how “in the wrong” they might be.

Clean your heart from any grudges or negativity and forgive others as Jesus forgives you!

XOXO – Chels

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Life Lessons from Daniel 3:17-18

Have you ever wanted something so bad and worked so hard for it…and then didn’t get it? And you wondered why God would do this to you, you deserved it,…

Have you ever wanted something so bad and worked so hard for it…and then didn’t get it? And you wondered why God would do this to you, you deserved it, right? It could be a scholarship, boyfriend, job, winning a sports event, anything that you strive for and want more than anything. Daniel 3:17-18 gives us a little reality check when we don’t get the things we really want.

Daniel 3:17-18 says “And if not, He is still GOOD.” This means that if God doesn’t give you what you want or badly desire or have strived for, He is still good. He knows what is best for you, and maybe getting the job or boyfriend would have led to something negative in the future. He knows how much you can handle in your life, and He knows what your life has in store for you. Think about all of the other things He has given you in your life! You are incredibly blessed. He is SO good!

So, when you don’t God doesn’t give you exactly what you want or have strived for, just remember all of the other blessings in your life and that He is good!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Colossians 3:23

Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as doing it for the Lord, not for man.” What does this verse tell you? How can…

Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as doing it for the Lord, not for man.” What does this verse tell you? How can you apply it to your everyday life? I have a few ideas. Let’s break the verse down.

“Whatever you do, do it with all of your heart…” This line tells me to not just do something for the sake of doing it, or not just doing something to get it done and check it off of a list. It tells me that whatever I do, I need to do my best at it and give it my best effort. I need to put my heart into it. “…as doing it for the Lord, not for man.” To me, this says that your aim should be to please God, not man (or woman). You should do things because God wants you to, not because people want you to. You need to treat every situation with great care and do it to your best ability as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for another person. When you start to do this, people will notice there is something different about you and the way you treat others and act. What a great way to witness to others! Your actions speak so loudly about what is in your heart.

What does this verse say to you? Do you feel it says something else? Comment below and share your thoughts!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Isaiah 66:9

Isaiah 66:9 says “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.” This verse really spoke to me. It told me that in this…

Isaiah 66:9 says “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”

This verse really spoke to me. It told me that in this life, God will allow pain in our lives, but it won’t last forever, and after the pain is over you will have something brand new. You will have something better than what you had before. This means that in the end, when the pain is over, He will give you something new to look forward to or replace the thing that caused you pain with something even more fulfilling. Your pain won’t last forever. Even though there are moments of pain, there will be better days.

There will be something new to replace the pain. Stay strong through the hard times and look forward to the “something new”!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Psalm 139:5

During this season of life, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the trials and hard times. One verse that…

During this season of life, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the trials and hard times. One verse that has calmed my anxious heart is Psalm 139:5, which says “ You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.”

To me, this verse says that there is no need to worry about the future. God has gone before you and prepared the way for you. He already knows your future and what it holds, so there is no reason for YOU to fret about it. He has looked into the future and has seen the trials you will have, and he is preparing you for them right now. He places his hand of blessing on your head, which is a comfort to know. He has blessed you greatly and will continue to do so! Not only does God go before you, but He also follows you wherever you go. You are not alone, He is with you! When you feel nervous or anxious, just remember that whatever you are going through is in God’s plan.

God has blessed you in so many ways! Have comfort in knowing that he has gone before you and prepared a way for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Steps to Conquer Fear

What makes you feel fear? Is it fear of other people? Is it fear of the future? Is it worry? Is it situations in life? Life can toss circumstances at…

What makes you feel fear? Is it fear of other people? Is it fear of the future? Is it worry? Is it situations in life? Life can toss circumstances at us that can make us feel downright fearful. Lucky for us, God has given us the steps to conquer fear in His Word.

  1. Declare who God is: The Lord is my light and my salvation, so why should I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
  2. Project a positive future: When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Psalm 27:2
  3. Make up your mind: Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. Psalm 27:3-4
  4. Abide:The one thing I ask of the Lord – the thing I seek most is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. Psalm 27:4
  5. Meditate on the Word: …delight in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. Psalm 27:4
  6. Spend time in Prayer: My heart has heard you say “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psa;, 27:8

When you look in the Bible for your answers to life’s toughest questions, you will be sure to find what you are looking for, and sometimes even more than that.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 23:4

Psalm 23:4 says “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” It is easy to get…

Psalm 23:4 says “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” It is easy to get caught up in fear.

It is much easier to give into the feelings of fear instead of standing our ground. Even though we walk through dark times, times of sadness and anxiety, we don’t have to fear because God is with us. When I am feeling particularly fearful, I stop and pray and ask God to calm my heart. I ask Him to remind me that He has everything under control, and that I don’t need to fear because He is right beside me. I cannot tell you how relieving it is to remember that God has got it all figured out, and I just need to let Him do His thing.

In times of fear or uncertianty, just remember who is behind fear and who is the author of peace!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Psalm 23:6

Psalm 23:6 says “Why would I fear the future? For I am being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love.” That’s a good question. Why DO we fear the…

Psalm 23:6 says “Why would I fear the future? For I am being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love.”

That’s a good question. Why DO we fear the future? Is it because of the uncertainty of it? Is because we cannot control it? I think yes and yes.
But this verse asks us why we fear the future, because we are only pursued by God’s goodness and unfailing love. Sometimes in our lives, we may feel like God’s goodness has passed over us, like He may have forgotten to send a little goodness our way. Are you still alive? Are you wearing clothes? Are you living under a roof? Then God is good. And even if none of those things are true, God is still good. You are pursued by God’s unfailing love, which means that no matter what you do in this life, no matter how many mistakes you make or how big your sins, He still loves you.

Now THAT is unfailing love.

XOXO, Chels

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8 Verses That Remind Us God is in Control

It is no secret that life can be rough. When our life seems out of control, that is a good time to remind ourselves that God is in control. Whatever…

It is no secret that life can be rough. When our life seems out of control, that is a good time to remind ourselves that God is in control. Whatever you face, amidst the struggles and anxious thoughts and worries of life, God is there strengthening us and helping us. Here are 8 verses that remind us that God is in control.

  1. “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
  2. “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.” Proverbs 12:25
  3. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34
  4. “Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…” Isaiah 35:4
  5. “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
  6. “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22
  7. “Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
  8. “Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” Mark 5:36

God is greater than your worries. He gives us the power to live boldly, fearlessly, and courageously in this life. When everything in life is telling us to be afraid, God’s truth reminds us that we are strong. Replace your fearful thoughts with His words of truth. He knows what concerns you, and He’s got you covered.

XOXO, Chels

 

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Life Lessons From Philippians 4:6

When crisis hits, what is your first reaction? Is it panic? Anger? Mine is worry. I worry about what is going to happen next and what the future holds. When…

When crisis hits, what is your first reaction? Is it panic? Anger? Mine is worry. I worry about what is going to happen next and what the future holds. When my worries start to get the best of me, I remember Philippians 4:6.

Philippians 4:6 says “Don’t worry about anything: Instead pray about everything.” What good can worrying do? It can only make you worry
more. Instead of wasting time, energy and emotion worrying, pray about it! God promises to hear your prayers, plus letting it go and letting God handle it takes a huge weight off of your chest. It is amazing what amazing things God can do in your life when you just let go and pray.

I have started keeping a prayer journal and writing my daily prayers in it. It is a great way to look back and see how God worked in your life through your prayers! Remember, don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything.

XOXO, Chels

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