Faith, Fun, Fashion, & Family

Faith, Fun, Fashion, & Family

Thursday, December 25, 2014

There's a Time for Everything...

Season of change will run through your life building your faith. Strength does not grow unless pressure is applied to a when pressure runs through your days, know God is building you for better. You are becoming more like your Father. Faith is based on what is unseen, so when you cannot see what His plan is... You must be humbled in obedience to trust something bigger that you cannot control. 
There are times in life that you are comfortable and rooted... Feel blessed and delight in this place. But know that at any moment, God may uproot & move you to experience a new adventure. This mysterious journey to your new soil may be uncomfortable, but it is faith building. Not having a place to plant leaves you exposed at the root, so make sure you are guarding your faith from anything that may destroy you. Hold onto the Rock, knowing that Earth is not your home...

Hebrews 13:14"For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come."

He says so... 

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11
Our hearts should hunger continually for a home that does not sit here. An eternal home cannot flood, rot, burn or crack at foundation. 

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal."
Matthew 6:20

Use the eyes of your spirit to see your Heavenly Eternal Home that He is preparing for you... 

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 

If you are stripped of the ground beneath you here and are moved to a new place unknowing what lies ahead, find comfort in knowing that God does not allow pain in our lives without promises of something new... 

2 Corinthians 4:18
"In the same way, I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born.” Isaiah 66:9
All artwork by Tabitha Seaton

Think of... Philippians 4:8

Monday, December 22, 2014

Turn Turn Turn...

The Bryds sing it well...
But the Bible says is best...
A Time for Everything
1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9What do workers gain from their toil? 10I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yeta no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.
15Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.b
16And I saw something else under the sun:
In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.
17I said to myself,
“God will bring into judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time to judge every deed.”
18I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breathc ; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”
22So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?