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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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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 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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What it Means to be a Proverbs 31 Woman

Growing up a Christian, I always heard that women should strive to be “Proverbs 31 women.” What is Proverbs 31? It outlines what a woman of God should strive to…

Growing up a Christian, I always heard that women should strive to be “Proverbs 31 women.” What is Proverbs 31? It outlines what a woman of God should strive to be. It is a pretty long verse packed with a lot of great advice, and it can be pretty intimidating! I am going to break the verse down to help explain it to both you and myself! We can work on being Proverbs 31 women together.

Proverbs 31:15: She rises also while it is still night and gives food to her household and portions to her maidens.

  • What it means to us: Get up early enough to spend time with God. This helps prepare yourself for the day ahead.

Proverbs 31:16: She considers a field and buys it; From her earnings she plants a vineyard.

  • What this means to us: Spend your money wisely! Don’t waste it all on clothes and material things. Use it wisely and to further the Kingdom of God.keep-calm-and-be-a-proverbs-31-woman

Proverbs 31:17: She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong.

  • What this means to us: Keep yourself physically strong and healthy, but also spiritually healthy.

Proverbs 31:20: She extends her hand to the poor, and she stretches out her hands to the needy

  • What this means to us: Have a servant’s heart and give your time and money to others.

Proverbs 31:25: Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future.

  • What this means to us: Have a positive attitude and be optimistic about the future!

Proverbs 31:27: She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.

  • What this means to us: Keep your stuff clean! AKA your room, car etc. Don’t be lazy!

Proverbs 31:26:  She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

  • What this means to us: Don’t gossip, encourage others with your words!

Proverbs 31:13: She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight.

  • What this means to us: Work hard without complaining.

Proverbs 31:22:  She makes coverings for herself; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

  • What this means to us: Take care of your appearance.

Proverbs 31:30: Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.

  • What this means to us: Live in a way that honors God and take care of your heart and spiritual life!

Being a Proverbs 31 woman is a challenge, but is one I am willing to accept!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From 1 John 4:4

There are times in life where our troubles and problems feel too large to face. They feel like giants that are too big to conquer. Lucky for us, 1 John…

There are times in life where our troubles and problems feel too large to face. They feel like giants that are too big to conquer. Lucky for us, 1 John 4:4 says that “the Lord is greater than the giants you face.”1-johnNo problem is too big for God! It is easy to feel overwhelmed with everything happening in life and the “giants” we are facing. Your “giants” don’t have to be abnormally large people that tower over you like your typical biblical or fairy tale giant. They can be any large life event, problem, issue, or fear that is facing you in your life. A giant that I faced recently was moving away from home and going to college. The Lord was with me, and he was greater that that giant. He saw me through the situation and guided me back to where He wanted me to be. God is greater than your problems! He is bigger than your giants!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 147:3

Where are my girls who are hurting? Broken-hearted? Feeling sad or alone? I hear you. And I know what it is like. I have a verse that I think will…

Where are my girls who are hurting? Broken-hearted? Feeling sad or alone? I hear you. And I know what it is like. I have a verse that I think will really speak to you, and that is Psalm 147:3, which says “He heals every shattered heart.”

It may not make you feel encouraged now, but just having the knowledge that your heart will not be in d393b5d339057f4bb13592aa6221d887pain forever, even though it may feel like it will, is comforting. God tells us in His word that He will heal our shattered hearts. In time, your heart will feel whole again. No pain is too great for God’s incredible healing. When you are heartbroken, it can feel like you are in a pit. Like you cannot get out and cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t give up hope. Don’t lose faith. Your Heavenly Father will sew your heart back together and lift you out of your pit.

XOXO, Chels

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How to Find Joy in the Hard Times

Sometimes life is just hard. Sometimes it can feel like life isn’t fair. Why are bad things happening to me? Will I ever get through this? The answer is yes….

Sometimes life is just hard. Sometimes it can feel like life isn’t fair. Why are bad things happening to me? Will I ever get through this? The answer is yes. And you do not have to go through it alone. We all go through trials and sorrow, Jesus himself tells us this in John 16:33! But, the good news? The pain you are going though right now cannot even compare to the joy that is coming! That is from Romans 8:18. Here are a few ways that you can find joy in the hard times.

  1. Have peace: The great thing about this life is that we aren’t walking through it alone, and we can have peace because we know that God has a plan for our lives, and we can have peace in Him. Nothing surprises Him, he has it all planned out! Why worry about life when God has it all under control? Your story is already written! Have peace and know that Jesus has conquered death, and overcame the world. There is nothing He cannot do.62b50cf1f0f2626a5612d78af83f8ce1
  2. Rejoice: You may be thinking “Rejoice? How can I rejoice when I feel like my world is falling apart? How can I rejoice when I feel so sad and alone?” When Paul and Silas were in a dungeon, beaten and shackled in a dark cell, they began praying and singing praises to God. While shackled! And beaten! Other prisoners saw them praising God even in their misery, and they were astounded. Their praising God in their darkest time showed the other prisoners just how much they loved their God. That is what we are called to do, rejoice in our misery because this will show others we trust God. Rejoice, because He is always there, He will never leave us!

You will be so surprised at how God can work in your life when you surrender your pain and sorrow to Him. He will open your eyes to the good in your life, He will put people in your life that will uplift and encourage you, and He will give you strength to get through every hardship you endure! Trust in Him and cast your burdens on Him, because he cares SO much for you.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Philippians 4:6

There are times in our lives where we are more worried than others. There are times when we have so many things going on and so many worries about that…

There are times in our lives where we are more worried than others. There are times when we have so many things going on and so many worries about that is happening now or what is going to happen in the future that we can feel overburdened and at our emotional limit. Philippians 4:6 says to “Turn your worries into prayers.” I love that message.philipians

Why worry when you can pray about it and give it to God? There are so many Bible verses like this one that tell us to give our worries to God and to not focus so much on them, because He has it all under control. Worrying does more harm than good. It can make us feel stressed, moody, and emotionally frazzled. I know firsthand how much of a negative impact worry can have on life. But, I have decided to turn my worries into prayers. I have decided to give my worries to God and trust in what He has in store.

Truting God with your worries takes such a burden off of you. It can make you feel free! If you are feeling heavy with all of life’s worries, give them to God.

XOXO, Chels

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My Past Was Made Clean By My King

Does the thought ever cross your mind that you have made so many mistakes and have sinned so much that you don’t feel like you deserve God’s love? We should…

Does the thought ever cross your mind that you have made so many mistakes and have sinned so much that you don’t feel like you deserve God’s love? We should never feel like that. It doesn’t matter what we say, what we do, what mistakes we make, God still loves us unconditionally.kid

My past was made clean by my King. Any mistake or sin that I made in the past has been washed away. If you ask God to forgive you, He does and doesn’t look back. It doesn’t matter how long or how often you have sinned, because we ALL sin and fall short of what God expects of us. But no matter how many times we fall down, He picks us back up and says that our past has been forgiven. We can move forward knowing that our sin and shame is behind us and we have a clean slate.

In our lives, we will all have times when we feel like we need a fresh start. God makes your past clean and gives you a renewed sence of purpose and a bright future. If you ever feel like you don’t deserve His love or forgiveness, just remember that He created you and loves you unconditionally. Your past can be made clean by your King.

XOXO, Chels

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“Perhaps You Were Born for Such a Time as This.”

Esther 4:14 says that “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” What does that verse mean to you? To me it means that God has put you…

Esther 4:14 says that “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” What does that verse mean to you? To me it means that God has put you on this earth at this time and has placed you where you are and with the people you are with for a reason.esthter

Maybe God has you where you are in life so that you can be an influence on the people that you work with and go to school with. Maybe He brought on a major life-change that you weren’t expecting or wanting because He wanted you to be somewhere else to influence someone else. Maybe He has you where you are so that you can be more involved in ministries or Bible studies to strengthen your Faith. He may be opening and closing doors in your life because He is leading you to bigger and better things. If we are patient and are open to His calling, we can realize the plans He has for us and for the people we will influence. This verse in Esther is talking about when a woman in the Bible named Esther was told that “you were born for such a time as this” and in your life, you can make a difference where God has placed you.

You may not see the opportunity now, but if you stay willing and open to His calling, you will find so much fulfillment in His plans!

Maybe you were born for such a time as this. This moment in time. This stage of life.

XOXO, Chels

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What Does It Mean to Walk By Faith?

2 Corinthians 5:7 says “Walk by faith, not by sight.” It is hard to believe in things we cannot see. We like to be able to be able to see…

2 Corinthians 5:7 says “Walk by faith, not by sight.” It is hard to believe in things we cannot see. We like to be able to be able to see and touch things in order to believe they are real, but as Christians we are told to have faith like a child and believe without having all of the answers. 2-cor

What does it mean to walk by faith and not by sight? It means to believe in God even though you cant see Him. It means to means to live your faith out, and be Jesus with skin on. Show people that you are different and show them the joy that you have because you are living for a purpose greater than yourself. I strive every day to walk by faith. That is why you may have noticed that a lot of my social media posts lately have been faith-focused. I want to shine for Him!

 

If you ever have questions about what it means to be a Christian and what it means to have faith, please comment on my videos or posts and ask! I love answering questions and sharing what my faith means to me.

XOXO, Chels

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“I am the Lord that heals you.” Exodus 15:26

We all have tough times. We all have pain that we think won’t end, and sadness that seems to take over every other emotion. When life sends you into a…

We all have tough times. We all have pain that we think won’t end, and sadness that seems to take over every other emotion. When life sends you into a deep dark pit, know that God will be there with a ladder to help you climb up and out. How do I know this? His word tells us in Exodus 15:26 that “I am the Lord that heals you.”ephesians

If you have watched my “life update” video on YouTube then you know there is a lot going on in my life right now, and the main thing that has kept me going is the knowledge that God has a reason for this season, and He will heal my heart in His time. Life is hard. We all know that, but even though we know it, we aren’t always prepared for when it bares its teeth. It always seems to do so at the worst time and when you least expect it.

Whether you are suffering from an illness, depression, anxiety, or even a broken heart, we can find comfort in knowing that nothing lasts forever and that the pain is temporary. This dark time cannot compare to the joy that is in store for you in this life! Keep hanging on. You are an overcomer.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Isaiah 60:22

“When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.”- Isaiah 60:22. Humans are impatient. It is one of my biggest weaknesses! We start to feel hopeless if…

“When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.”- Isaiah 60:22. Humans are impatient. It is one of my biggest weaknesses! We start to feel hopeless if something isn’t happening for us right away, or we get impatient with God and start questioning Him.

When things aren’t happening the way you thought they would, or when things aren’t happening in the timing that you

biblehoped, it can be frustrating. We are impatient, and we want things now. But, God knows when the time is right. He knows every detail of your life, and His timing is better than anything we could ever hope for on our own. As Isaiah 60:22 says, when the time is right, God will make it happen. And you know what? That is an awesome thing to look forward to!

Instead of becoming impatient when life doesn’t go the way we plan, we can look forward to the future and trust in His perfect plam for our lives.

Keep the faith!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Daniel 3:18

Daniel 3:18 says “And if not, He is still good.” This verse may sound like an incomplete sentence or may make no sense to you, but recently this verse has…

Daniel 3:18 says “And if not, He is still good.” This verse may sound like adanieln incomplete sentence or may make no sense to you, but recently this verse has meant a lot to me. Here is what it means.

The “And if not” part of the verse is talking about the things in life that we want to happen. It is the things we dream about or strive for. It is saying that if those things don’t happen for us, if certain dreams don’t come true or if certain doors close, God has it all under control. He is still good. I read something recently that really hit me. It said that God literally cannot sin, so

anything bad happening in our lives is caused by Satan, not God. God can do no wrong. If God closes a door or changes your path so you do not have an opportunity that you thought you would get, or if life isn’t going the way you planned, He is still good. He will still carry you. He is taking your path in a new and better direction. It may not seem like it right now, in fact it may seem like He has turned His back on you, but that is never the case. He is still good. In fact, he may have closed those doors because He knows that by closing them, He is opening the door to an even bigger and better opportunity for you.

Be patient, hold strong in knowing that the God who created the whole entire universe cares about you and knows all of your hopes and fears, and look forward to the bright future He has in store for you.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 112:7

“She confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.” This is what Psalm 112:7 proclaims. I love these kinds of verses, ones that give us advice on how to…

“She confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.” This is what Psalm 112:7 proclaims. I love these kinds of verses, ones that give us advice on how to trust God and where putting your faith in God can take you.122

Lets break that verse down. It starts out by saying that she CONFIDENTLY trusts the Lord. She doesn’t just trust Him. She has confidence and is sure of herself. She is sure of the Lord’s care for her life and that He has her future in the palm of His hand. Nothing surprises God. He knows just what you need when you need it. So, lets finish breaking this verse down. She confidently trusts the Lord to what? To take care of her. Isn’t that what most girls seek? To feel safe and to have the feeling that she is taken care of? God has that covered.

Trust confidently in the Lord! He will never let you down.

XOXO, Chels

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