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Life Lessons From Psalm 56:3

As a college freshmen, there are a lot of things to feel nervous or scared about. Moving away, meeting new people, being away from my family, living in a new…

As a college freshmen, there are a lot of things to feel nervous or scared about. Moving away, meeting new people, being psalmaway from my family, living in a new town, and all of the stresses of college are making me pretty anxious. When all of these things hit me and start to make me feel overwhelmed, the one thing that makes me feel calm is reading my Bible and diving into God’s word.

Psalms 56:3 says “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.” When you are afraid or scared for what the future may hold, we can trust in God and His plans. God’s plans for your life are bigger and better than you can imagine, and all we have to do is trust in Him and his timing. When you learn to turn to God and trust in Him when you feel uncertain or afraid, you will be amazed at the peace it brings to your life.

So, when you start to feel anxious or afraid, turn to God. Trust in His plans and look forward to the future!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Romans 8:18

Romans 8:18 says “The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” This verse, to me, is one of the most encouraging verses I know. It…

Romans 8:18 says “The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.” This verse, to me, is one of the most encouraging verses I know.romans

It basically says that all of the pain that you have been going through, all of the heartache or sadness, cannot compare to all
of the joy that is ahead in your life! God tells us that there will be hard times as well as good times in this life, but those hard times are nothing compared to all of the joy that is in store for you! When we think about all of the pain and sadness that comes into our lives or that may be happening to us right now, it can make us depressed and doubt God’s goodness. But we should never doubt God’s plan for us and never turn our back on Him, because He has big plans for your life, and they are better than you can imagine!

So, when you are going through a tough time and feel down, just remember that this pain is small compared to all of the joy that is coming!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Philippians 4:11

Recently, one of my #1 prayers is for contentment. I pray that God would make me happy and content with what He has given me, because it is so easy…

Recently, one of my #1 prayers is for contentment. I pray that God would make me happy and content with what He has given me, because it is so easy to get caught up in the world of “want” and “need.”

Philippians 4:11 says “For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” I feel like this should be our prayer every day, to be content in our life and out situation. We should be grateful for what God has given us, and not be jealous or want what others philipians 4-11have. Easier said than done, right? It is so easy to want what others have, whether it is an outfit, a boyfriend, a job, or even family. We get caught up in what we DON’T have and forget what we DO have. When you are shopping and see a super cute dress, think to yourself, do I really need this dress? I already have a closet full, and some people around the world only have a few pieces of clothing whereas my closet is bursting. When we become content with what we have, we become happier. We stop playing the comparison game, and we focus on the positive.

I challenge you to be content in your life. Once you learn contentment, you will be surprised at how much happiness it brings you!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Exodus 14:14

Do you ever feel like nobody gets you? Or that nobody is on your side and everyone is against you? It is easy to feel that way. But you know…

Do you ever feel like nobody gets you? Or that nobody is on your side and everyone is against you? It is easy to feel that way. But you know what is awesome? Exodus 14:14 tells us that “The Lord with fight for you, you need only to be still.”

The Lord with fight for you! He has your back and will give you strength. I have been in situations where I feel hopeless and like exodus 14-14everyone is rooting against me. Instead of giving in or giving up, all I need to do is pray and ask God to be with me. The devil will try and steal your joy and bring you down every chance he gets. But you know what? You don’t have to fear because the Lord will go to battle for you. Every day is a battle with sin. The devil tests you and will try and make you falter, but if you pray for God to help you resist sin, the Lord will fight for you. In hard times I have a peaceful heart because I know that if I pray and ask God to protect me from sin and keep me strong, He will provide.

I pray that you come to know Jesus and his love for you. He is ready to fight for you!

XOXO, Chels

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Bad Company Ruins Good Morals

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are who you hang out with”? This phrase comes from 1 Corinthians 15:33 which says “bad company ruins good morals.” What does this…

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are who you hang out with”? This phrase comes from 1 Corinthians 15:33 which says “bad company ruins good morals.” What does this mean and why should it mean anything to you?

Ill tell ya why. This is one of the most important verses for our age group to hear. Who you hang out with has a huge impact on your life. I cannot stress this enough. HUGE impact. I have had the privilege of being surrounded with many friends that share the same beliefs and morals as me, and I cannot tell you what a positive impact that has had on my life. It has motivated me to strive to serve others and God, and honor Him with my actions and words and life. As I get ready to move on to college and make new friends I am FullSizeRender (89)realizing the importance of the friends I will make. High school and college are such pivotal times in our lives. They set us up for our future and who we will become. When you are surrounded by good company and people that share the same beliefs with you, it is easy to continue to live the life you know you should be living. When you hang out with people who do not share the same morals as you, and maybe don’t understand why you believe the way you do, it can have a serious impact on your life. I’m not saying not to have friends who don’t believe the way you do, I am saying to limit your time with them. Be smart with the situations you are in with them. You can be a witness to them, but they can also be a negative influence on you. It is easy to go with the flow and do what everyone else is doing, even when you know it is wrong, because so many other people are saying it is okay. This is why the verse says that bad company corrupts good morals. Your faith needs to be protected and nurtured, and that is what happens when you hang out with people that share your beliefs.

Be smart with who you hang out with, because it can impact the person you become.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 37:5

These days everybody has an opinion on how you should live your life. The only opinion that matters in MY life is that of the Lord. Psalm 37:5 says “Commit…

These days everybody has an opinion on how you should live your life. The only opinion that matters in MY life is that of the Lord. Psalm 37:5 says “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act.” What does this verse mean?m

It means that once you commit your life and your “ways” to the Lord, you can trust in Him to guide your life. Once you give your heart to Him and commit to serving Him and living for Him, he will take your future in His hands and mold it into something you cannot even imagine. I can honestly say that giving my heart and my life to God has been the best thing to ever happen to me. Trusting that he has my future in His hands and has plans to help me prosper and thrive is so encouraging. He has already blessed my life with so many wonderful opportunities, and in everything He gives me I try to shine for Him. I have committed my life to Him and trust in His plans, so I know He will continue to guide my life. It may not always be easy to commit to the Lord, but I promise you it is worth it. Nothing good in this life comes easy.

If you do not know Jesus I pray that you would seek Him. He has big plans for you, girl!

XOXO, Chels

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Let Go and Let God

What does it mean to “Let go and let God”? When I hear this phrase, one Bible verse immediately comes to mind. It is Matthew 6:34, which says “Therefore do…

What does it mean to “Let go and let God”?

When I hear this phrase, one Bible verse immediately comes to mind. It is Matthew 6:34, which says “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Another is 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.” These two verses encompass what it means to “let go and let God.” They show us that we can let go of our worries and stresses because God let-go-let-god-smallknows the plans He has for your future, and they are plans to give you success and prosperity! How great is it to know that we have no need to worry about our future, because God has it all under control? Leave the stress to Him. Give your worries to Him. Cast your cares and anxiety on Him, because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7)! Sometimes I get caught up in my worries and stresses and start to feel overwhelmed and bogged down. Then I remember that I need to let go of all of that and give it to God, because His plans are greater than mine. He’s got this!

I hope you can find comfort in this just like I can.

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Proverbs 3:3

It is so easy to get caught up in the troubles of this world. It is easy to become angry, irritable, sarcastic, and all kinds of other negative emotions. Yet,…

It is so easy to get caught up in the troubles of this world. It is easy to become angry, irritable, sarcastic, and all kinds of other negative emotions. Yet, Proverbs 3:3 says “ Do not let kindness and truth leave you.”

When I read this verse I immediately think “How am I treating people around me? Am I treating them with kindness? Am I speaking the truth?” As a Christian, it is really important for me to embody everything this verse says. Why? A couple of reasons. The first is proverbsife because God’s word tells me to. It tells me to be kind and to tell the truth, because those are two things that God wants His followers to represent. The second reason it is important for me to do what this verse says is because I am a Christian, therefore people look to me and watch how I act. They look to me to see how I live and what I stand for. I set an example for others, and my actions can either bring honor and glory to God, or they can dishonor and shame Him. My goal is to bring glory to God in everything I do, which means being kind to others, even when it is not easy, and to speak truth.

Don’t let kindness and truth escape you, because not only do these two attributes make you a more likeable, nice person, they also bring glory to God.

XOXO, Chels

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What Does The Bible Say About Cursing?

I grew up in a household where cussing pretty much never happened. I always assumed it had something to do with our religion, but I never knew exactly why we…

I grew up in a household where cussing pretty much never happened. I always assumed it had something to do with our religion, but I never knew exactly why we didn’t cuss. As I grew up, my friends started using curse words more and more, and in high school, almost everyone uses curse words pretty frequently. As I got to be around it more and more, it became harder and harder to not cuss, just because when you are surrounded by it, it is easy to pick up on it. I have had people notice that I don’t cuss, and they ask me about it. I have also had people ask me what Christians really think about cussing because they know about my Faith. I wanted to be able to answer them wisely, so I did some research. If you have ever wondered what the Bible says about cussing, because I sure did, here is what I found:

  1. Colossians 3:8- But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.
  2. Ephesians 4:29- Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.wpid-Photo-20151130090532476
  3. Psalm 34:13-14- Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
  4. Psalm 141:3- Set a guard, OLord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!
  5. Proverbs 21:23-Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.

The Bible pretty much says that if the words out of your mouth are angry, full of wrath, obscene, evil, deceitful, and can create trouble (all things cuss words are, pretty much), then they should not be spoken. Guard your words, a lot of people will look to you to see how you act and what you say! You are representing Christ! Make Him look good.

XOXO, Chels

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The “SOAP” Bible Study Method

As a Christian, I know how important it is for me to spend time every day in God’s word, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. I…

As a Christian, I know how important it is for me to spend time every day in God’s word, but sometimes it is hard to know where to start. I have done lots of Bible studies and read devotionals, but sometimes I just want to start reading the Bible on my own and see where it takes me. If you want to get more out of your Bible study time, try the SOAP method.

S- Scripture: Once you are done with your daily reading, write down one scripture from it that was meaningful to you.download

O- Observation: Think about what was interesting in the passage to you. What did you learn from it? Did God say anything to you through it?

A- Application: Think about how you can apply the scripture to your life and how it can change you.

P- Prayer: Go to God in prayer and ask for the scripture to guide you. Ask God to apply it in your life.

Having a guide on how to apply scripture to your life and how to make it more meaningful for you can drastically change the way you look at scripture. You look at it more as something that is wise and useful rather than something you just read over and sometimes memorize.

SOAP can change your life!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Job 18:11

Job 18:11 says “Having hope will give you courage.” In this next season in my life, and a lot of your lives if you are high school seniors going into…

Job 18:11 says “Having hope will give you courage.” In this next season in my life, and a lot of your lives if you are high school seniors going into college soon, we will need a lot of courage.

Courage to defend our Faith, courage to do life how we know we should, not how society says we should, and courage to step out in 10024119142837e7645ed6895cded520the adventure that is college. When Job says that having hope will give you courage, I think this means a few things. I think that first, this means that having hope in Jesus and his promise to guide your life and bless you in ways you cannot imagine. And two, I think this means that you need to have hope in the tough times and in the times when it is hard to find hope. Hope will give you courage to move forward.

So, have hope, even in the hard times, because that will give you courage. The world needs more courageous women like you!

XOXO,Chels

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Life Lessons from John 15:12

In John 15:12 the Bible tells us to “Love each other as I have loved you.” It is easy to love your family and friends (most of the time at…

In John 15:12 the Bible tells us to “Love each other as I have loved you.” It is easy to love your family and friends (most of the time at least 😉 ) but it is not always easy to love those who have done you wrong. So, how do we love everyone, even those we dislike, like God loved us, and why should we?

Easy. Because God says so. I know that is the most “Bible” answer ever, but it is the truth. We should love johnothers like God loves us, because it shows that we are different. When people see how differently you treat others and how you love others, they will be curious as to what it is that makes you different. It is Jesus that makes you different! It is the fact that you know you should love people like God loves you. God loves you even though you have disappointed Him, even though you sin, even though you sometimes do or say things that are harmful or hurtful to others. This is how you should love others, in spite of their flaws and sins. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to be their BFF, it just means you need to treat them with respect and love, just as God treats you.

You will change people’s lives when you love them as God loves you. It is so different from how the world is used to being treated. Be different, and make a difference.

XOXO, Chels

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Be Truly Glad, There is Wonderful Joy Ahead

“Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead.” 1 Peter 1:6. I will be honest with you all. I am scared to grow up. Scared to leave for college, scared…

“Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead.” 1 Peter 1:6. I will be honest with you all. I am scared to grow up. Scared to leave for college, scared to move away from my parents, scared because the future is so uncertian. And I am sure you are all scared of many of the same things. But you know what? We should strive to be truly glad.

What do I mean? I mean we should be glad for our struggles, and glad for what life is giving us, because we are alive! We have been given the gift of life by our God, and He has allowed us to live this crazy life! The rest of the verse sasy that there is “wonderful joy ahead.” How cool is that? Even in the midst of our busy, hectic, bad newssometimes scary lives, God reminds us that there is joy ahead! Be glad for your struggles, because they are leading you to a life filled with joy! When I get worried about college and the future, I just think of the blessings that are ahead of me and how God has a plan. He has a plan to bring you and me wonderful joy! Be glad! Psalm 112:7 says “She does not fear bad news; she confidently trusts the Lord to take care of her.”

So, don’t fear bad news or the bad times, be confident that God has it under control and that he will take care of you, no matter where you are in life.

There is wonderful joy ahead!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons From Psalm 37:4

What are the desires of your heart? Do you desire to travel? To fall in love? To serve on a mission trip? To have career success in life? We all…

What are the desires of your heart? Do you desire to travel? To fall in love? To serve on a mission trip? To have career success in life? We all have different desires! Want to know the one way that you can attain them? Through Jesus.psalm

Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” What does delighting yourself in the Lord mean? It means spending time with Him and treating Him like one of your best friends. Going to Him with your problems like you would a friend and taking Him along with you everywhere you go, even if it is to the grocery store or to school. God wants to be your “person.” He wants you to delight in Him! When you make Him the person who gives you the most joy in life, he will give you the desires of your heart.

I have seen this come true in my own life! I have found that in the times that I am closest to God, I see that my desires are fulfilled and he makes me content. Delight yourself in the Lord, it will do amazing things in your life!

XOXO, Chels

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Life Lessons from Psalm 139

In preparation for college, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the transition. There are a lot of things I…

In preparation for college, I have been looking up encouraging Bible verses to prepare both my heart and my mind for the transition. There are a lot of things I am nervous about, from getting along with roommates to 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.”pslam

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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Life Lessons from John 13

Does life have you feeling like you just can’t win? Do you feel defeated or confused at why God is putting you through difficult times? Or, are you having trouble…

Does life have you feeling like you just can’t win? Do you feel defeated or confused at why God is putting you through difficult times? Or, are you having trouble understanding why bad things happen to you when you are such a good person? Are you mad at God for the situations He has put you in? John 13:7 has some words of wisdom for you.john 13

John 13:7 says “Jesus replied ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’” This verse pretty much says that you might not know what God is working in your life or why he has put you in the situation or difficult times, but someday you will understand. When you feel frustrated or afraid or mad at what is going on in your life, just know that it is all for a reason. God does not give you anything you cannot handle. He knows your limits, he knows your strengths, and He knows what is best for you. In the future you will be able to look back at these hard times and know that God had his hand in all of it.

Keep the faith, keep praying, and keep trusting that God has got this all under control.

XOXO, Chels

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