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4 1896 days ago
TEMPORARY TATTOOS // I wanted to share this thought from Psalm 73:21-26. The last few months have been kind of intense. Not necessarily bad, but at times I have felt a lot of the pressures from life try to present themselves as the god of the hour, demanding that I worship and fear them by giving them my attention... On several occasions I have. 😢
One specific day, I had taken some time to do some cool holiday stuff with the family and had enjoyed it, but as soon as it was done, I could feel the pressures calling, telling me that I had WASTED valuable time that I couldn’t get back. I felt the frustration boil within, and soon the simplest of tasks became too much. At one point, in my minds eye, I could see my face almost distorted, and I could hear the harsh tones that I was using as I snapped out in my pain.
I didn’t feel myself at all... A few weeks ago we were watching the Bible Script Video on Psalm 73 (a part of the #reflectloveback video series) and I heard words that pierced my heart.
When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant; I was a BRUTE BEAST before you.
That is exactly how I have felt a few times! But the Word keeps going! (Verses 23-26)
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
WOW!!! God sees me at my worst and stays with me! He is my strength when I have nothing less, and even when I forget that He is greater than what I am walking through!
I have talked with my wife and daughter about how this passage feels like my life verse for this season - a temporary tattoo.
3 1927:14 PM Jan 29, 2019
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12 3329:14 PM Dec 29, 2018
Week 4 was on what it means to have an Eternal Perspective and honestly this post from @uncertainhaze wins for making me cry. It reminded me why we created #reflectloveback and blessed me so much. Ashley, you are a brilliant writer and I’m excited to read more to come from your beautiful revelations that unfold as you continue this journey with God. I’m so thankful we are in a season of walking together in this way ✨💜 I’m happy to be sending you my copy of one of my favorite books by CS Lewis called Till We Have Faces. 🎉👑🎉
7 855:32 AM Dec 19, 2018
I loved reading @_acacia_rose comments and insight about Job, Joseph, and Paul and Silas responding to the worst circumstances with worship and praise, making the most of what little was right in front of them and then seeing miraculous results. If we are faithful with the little we have, God will bless what we have and the seeds will grow into something glorious. So yay! You’re the winner for week 3 and I will be sending you my copy of Lloyd C. Douglas’s The Robe. 🎉
9 1185:20 AM Dec 19, 2018
I love reading your posts! I know a daily journal can be hard to keep up with sometimes, but don’t let that stop you from at least just pushing play and listening for God to speak to you in the morning and evening! If you haven’t been able to keep up with daily videos, don’t be discouraged! We designed this to go at whatever pace you are able. Please just pick up anywhere anytime.. you can’t always do everything, but you can do something! That’s what this week is about.. doing the best you can with where your at right now! This isn’t about having a fancy journal, or even just being part of a community... (although I love that we are building one!) It’s about connecting with God personally, daily. So many of you are watching consistently🙌 and right now is when the habit should be forming! We’ve had 21 days of reflecting on how the Bible answers our questions together! 🎉This is truly the best habit you could ever make... training your heart to connect with God when you first open your eyes and when you are just about to close them. I do this for love and not for success, although I do believe the promise of Psalm1 was the key to much of the success I had in music. Anytime I worked in music I took this promise seriously and saw the miraculous results: “Blessed is the one... whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law DAY and NIGHT... That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season, and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”✨So keep pushing play and listening for His voice to cut through the noise, and I’ll be checking #reflectloveback to be inspired by you, as you speak to me through your posts so often with “sacred echoes” that I need to be reminded of. Thank you for letting Him speak to me through you this way. It’s beautiful! 💜Lacey
6 1505:46 PM Dec 7, 2018
”I run to you, cling to you in pain... bring my darkness and suffering..” I love reading your inspiring moments from your RLB journals. @juliesaysrelax is the winner for week 2! She’ll receive my obnoxiously underlined copy of CS Lewis’s ‘The Screwtape Letters’ from the week 2 book club video💜 Thanks for posting! Watch for the week three winner🎉
2 1267:03 AM Dec 6, 2018
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11 24312:12 AM Dec 3, 2018
Thanks to everyone who has been sharing your journal entries! They are so inspiring! @naanpasserby was selected to receive my copy of TheQuestStudyBible from the week 1 book club! Look out for the week 2 announcement to see who will receive my copy of #TheScrewTapeLetters for their inspiring shared journal entries for week 2...💜-Lacey
My favorite part of doing this study together is seeing what you are doing with your journals! If you’d be willing to share something inspiring from your RLB journal, we’d love to see it! Each week we will pick some journal entries to repost. Out of those, we will select one winner and send them my copy of that week’s RLB Book Club book. This week’s book is my Quest Study Bible! #ReflectLoveBack
7 22412:57 AM Nov 25, 2018
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25 18712:09 AM Nov 25, 2018
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