DEXTER M. ACOSTA 20 y.o.|April 29, 1991|Davao,Philippines| Friends/Beloved, when we fall into sin, God wants us to be Grace[Christ]-conscious. This means that when we have missed it, God wants us to be conscious that in Christ, we have the forgiveness of sins through His blood. God wants us to be conscious that Christ was wounded and bruised for our sins, and that the chastisement for our peace was upon Him. (Isaiah 53:5) So when you fall, don’t be conscious of your failure and feel bad or condemned. Instead, be conscious of who you are in Christ, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and continue your walk with God!-JP-mrdididexter<3]
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Thanks for sharing your iPad mah friend @karenjan16 :)) I just forgot to bring my iPhone 6+ :D #sweetdreams #dreaming #lols #wishkolang. But Banana cream pie and triple Choco mousse and the shakes are &lt;3333.. A sweet relief from a super stressful day :3 #sweets #foodporn #dessert #reward

Thanks for sharing your iPad mah friend @karenjan16 :)) I just forgot to bring my iPhone 6+ :D #sweetdreams #dreaming #lols #wishkolang. But Banana cream pie and triple Choco mousse and the shakes are <3333.. A sweet relief from a super stressful day :3 #sweets #foodporn #dessert #reward

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Amazing Grace ☝️

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The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree… Psalm 92:12, NIV.

Have you ever seen a palm tree in the midst of a great storm? That tree may be bent so far over that it’s almost touching the ground, but when the wind finally stops, that palm tree bounces right back up. What’s interesting is that while that palm tree is hunched over under the pressure of the storm, it is actually becoming stronger.

See, the reason God said we’d flourish like a palm tree is because He knew there would be difficult times. He knew things would come against us to try to steal our joy and victory. But God said, “You’re going to be like a palm tree because when the storms of life blow, you are going to come right back up stronger than before.”

As you reflect on the events over the last year, remember, the storms you have encountered have only made you stronger. You are wiser, you are more alive, and you are headed for victory. Your brightest days are right out in front of you! Always remember that with God on your side, nothing can hold you back!

A great reminder. Good morning :) #promisetokeep ☝️🙏🙌

spiritualinspiration:

The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree… Psalm 92:12, NIV.

Have you ever seen a palm tree in the midst of a great storm? That tree may be bent so far over that it’s almost touching the ground, but when the wind finally stops, that palm tree bounces right back up. What’s interesting is that while that palm tree is hunched over under the pressure of the storm, it is actually becoming stronger.

See, the reason God said we’d flourish like a palm tree is because He knew there would be difficult times. He knew things would come against us to try to steal our joy and victory. But God said, “You’re going to be like a palm tree because when the storms of life blow, you are going to come right back up stronger than before.”

As you reflect on the events over the last year, remember, the storms you have encountered have only made you stronger. You are wiser, you are more alive, and you are headed for victory. Your brightest days are right out in front of you! Always remember that with God on your side, nothing can hold you back!

A great reminder. Good morning :) #promisetokeep ☝️🙏🙌

21565 notes / reblog / 4 months ago

spiritualinspiration:

Today, know that God cares about the things that concern you. He cares about the things that hurt you. He is close to the brokenhearted, and He wants to bring you peace and comfort. Turn to Him and receive His love. Let Him bring healing to your heart and restoration to your soul.

7807 notes / reblog / 4 months ago
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God has already planned out every detail of your life right down to the very second. Think about our solar system, the way it rotates. Scientists tell us that every year it’s exactly on time down to the millisecond, day after day, year after year. Hundreds of years from now if the Lord tarries, it will still be precise. That’s because our God is not an approximate God. He is an exact God, a detailed God, a precise God. He has planned out your life not just to the years or the months or the days, but down to the very second. In your future, He has marked moments where time and eternity are going to come together, and you will be at the right place and get the break you need.

Scripture says that before you were born, God knew you. He knew every one of your days before they ever took shape. Trust Him and stay in peace because your days are ordained by the Lord.

A Prayer for Today

Father, I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank You for ordering my steps and ordaining my future. I trust You as You lead and guide me into victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

spiritualinspiration:

God has already planned out every detail of your life right down to the very second. Think about our solar system, the way it rotates. Scientists tell us that every year it’s exactly on time down to the millisecond, day after day, year after year. Hundreds of years from now if the Lord tarries, it will still be precise. That’s because our God is not an approximate God. He is an exact God, a detailed God, a precise God. He has planned out your life not just to the years or the months or the days, but down to the very second. In your future, He has marked moments where time and eternity are going to come together, and you will be at the right place and get the break you need.

Scripture says that before you were born, God knew you. He knew every one of your days before they ever took shape. Trust Him and stay in peace because your days are ordained by the Lord.

A Prayer for Today

Father, I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank You for ordering my steps and ordaining my future. I trust You as You lead and guide me into victory in Jesus’ name. Amen.

17311 notes / reblog / 4 months ago
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When God created you, He deposited in you everything that you need in order to fulfill your calling. He gave you the desire and the ability. He equipped you with gifts and talents. No dream is too big. No challenge is too great.
What happens a lot of times is that people don’t recognize what’s been placed within them because at first it seems subtle. The gift may not be evident in the beginning. It starts out in seed form. But just like planting a seed and tending to it will help it grow and develop fruit, when you tend to the seeds inside of you, they will begin to produce. How do you tend to the seeds? By reading, studying and meditating on the Word of God. By following His commands and keeping Him first place in your life.
Always remember, even if you aren’t clear about God’s direction for your life, when You put Him first place, He promises to lead and guide you. As you draw close to Him, as you gain knowledge of Him, His power gives you everything that you need!

spiritualinspiration:

When God created you, He deposited in you everything that you need in order to fulfill your calling. He gave you the desire and the ability. He equipped you with gifts and talents. No dream is too big. No challenge is too great.

What happens a lot of times is that people don’t recognize what’s been placed within them because at first it seems subtle. The gift may not be evident in the beginning. It starts out in seed form. But just like planting a seed and tending to it will help it grow and develop fruit, when you tend to the seeds inside of you, they will begin to produce. How do you tend to the seeds? By reading, studying and meditating on the Word of God. By following His commands and keeping Him first place in your life.

Always remember, even if you aren’t clear about God’s direction for your life, when You put Him first place, He promises to lead and guide you. As you draw close to Him, as you gain knowledge of Him, His power gives you everything that you need!

3532 notes / reblog / 4 months ago
spiritualinspiration:

Do you need direction in any area of your life today? You might be making decisions about your job, home or relationships, but you don’t have to make those decisions on your own. God is interested in every detail of your life, and He’s provided direction and guidance in His Word. When life seems dark, or when you aren’t sure about which choice to make, turn on the light of God’s Word so you can see clearly what to do. As you meditate on His Word and confess His promises over your life, it chisels away the walls of doubt, fear and uncertainty that would try to block you or hold you back.

Remember, you can always trust God because He is good and He has plans to prosper and bless you when you follow His Word. The Bible tells us that the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn which shines brighter and brighter. That means His truth will guide and direct your heart in the direction of peace, blessing and increase in every area of your life!

spiritualinspiration:

Do you need direction in any area of your life today? You might be making decisions about your job, home or relationships, but you don’t have to make those decisions on your own. God is interested in every detail of your life, and He’s provided direction and guidance in His Word. When life seems dark, or when you aren’t sure about which choice to make, turn on the light of God’s Word so you can see clearly what to do. As you meditate on His Word and confess His promises over your life, it chisels away the walls of doubt, fear and uncertainty that would try to block you or hold you back.

Remember, you can always trust God because He is good and He has plans to prosper and bless you when you follow His Word. The Bible tells us that the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn which shines brighter and brighter. That means His truth will guide and direct your heart in the direction of peace, blessing and increase in every area of your life!

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"The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7, NIV)

Your Creator can see things in you that other people cannot see. Sometimes people will try to push you down or make you feel insignificant. Sometimes our own thoughts will try to convince us that we don’t measure up. But God looks beyond the surface, beyond the mistakes you’ve made, beyond what somebody said about you and sees your incredible value. You may think, “ I’ve messed up. I have blown it. I have failed. I’m all washed up.” No, God still sees more in you. God doesn’t just see what you are; He sees what you can become. You may have made some mistakes, but God still sees victory on the inside of you. People may have tried to push you down, but God sees you rising higher.

Now, you’ve got to do your part and get rid of those condemning thoughts. Get rid of what somebody has spoken over you and start renewing your mind. Down deep, start believing that you are redeemed, restored, talented and valuable. Even if you have made mistakes, believe that there is more in store. God’s not finished with you. He looks beyond the surface and sees your potential. Stay in step with Him and watch His plan for your life unfold.

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for looking beyond the surface and seeing the real me. Thank You for placing Your potential on the inside of me. Help me to know You more and see You more clearly so I can follow Your ways all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Kingdom of God: Already but Not Yet

The kingdom of God is a central theme of the Gospels as well as other nt books. It is the good news that Jesus preached (Mark 1:14–15), the message that John the Baptist declared in preparation for Jesus (Matt 3:2), what Jesus taught the disciples in the 40 days between His resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3), and what Paul is recorded as proclaiming at the conclusion of the book of Acts (Acts 28:31).

If a kingdom is a place where someone has rule or governance, then someone’s kingdom is the realm where that person’s will happens. The same is true of the kingdom of God. As Jesus said in His prayer—“your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt 6:10)—the kingdom of God is the realm where God’s will is carried out.

Although the exact words “kingdom of God” do not appear in the ot as they do in the nt, the theological theme beneath the concept does. The psalmist speaks of Yahweh’s kingdom as an everlasting realm that endures throughout all generations (Psa 145:13). Isaiah declares that Yahweh will save (Isa 33:22) and speaks of a time when God will reign (Isa 52:7). The ot theme of God’s rule and reign is another way of describing the kingdom of God.

The Hebrew Bible portrays great anticipation for the time when God will reign. During the first century ad, many Jews believed that this reign would be initiated by the Messiah. They also believed that the kingdom would be established through political or military means, but Jesus ushered in the kingdom in a radically unexpected way. He announced that the kingdom had come upon those whom He freed from demons (Matt 12:28); He taught that the kingdom should be received like a child (Mark 10:15) and explained that it belongs to the poor (Luke 6:20). Jesus declared the kingdom of God as a present reality that could be experienced by those He ministered to and taught.

Jesus also taught in a way that assumed the kingdom was a future reality. While His disciples expected the kingdom to appear immediately, Jesus told them a parable about a ruler who had to leave before he could return to his kingdom in order to change their expectations (Luke 19:11–27). Jesus described what “good and faithful servants” could do in the meantime.

Paul spoke of the kingdom as something that could be inherited (1 Cor 6:9–10) and that does not decay (1 Cor 15:50). Both examples testify to the kingdom of God as a future reality.
To borrow the phrase made popular by George Eldon Ladd, the kingdom of God is “already/not yet.” God’s kingdom has a dual dimension. Jesus initiated the kingdom on earth, and wherever God’s will is carried out, the kingdom is a reality. The kingdom, however, had not been fully manifested in Jesus’ day—nor has it in ours. We do not yet live in a world where God’s will is a complete reality. We experience a tension whereby we experience God’s kingdom in our lives and communities, yet not in its full realization. We still see many instances of unbelief, brokenness, and manifestations of sin that tell us God’s will is not yet fully expressed.

Many believers neglect to focus on the present reality of the kingdom. Their concern centers on the future reality of getting to heaven. This focus can easily sever the relationship between the Christian life and the here and now. When Jesus prayed, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” He asked that God would bring the experience of heaven to earth. Through Jesus, God’s reign, rule, and power is available to us today, not just in some distant future.

The present reality of the kingdom of God should prompt us to examine our lives and ask what areas we have not yet surrendered to God’s rule. What facets of your life are incongruous with God’s will? As you reflect on your day, do you see times when you responded in anger or acted in a way that was unkind and unhealthy? Did you act pridefully when you could have acted in humility? Could you have served someone instead of being served? Did you treat someone in a way that did not represent Jesus?

On a larger level, the notion of God’s kingdom should lead us to examine our neighborhoods and the global community and ask what’s happening in both that lies outside of God’s desire. Where are children being neglected and abandoned? Where are people not being treated with the dignity and honor they deserve as God’s image-bearers? Who has been pushed to the outskirts of society and treated as “other”?

As we anticipate the time when all things will be made fully new (Rev 21:4–5), we can engage in the active participation of the kingdom of God now. As we surrender more of ourselves to the reign of God, our experience of the present kingdom will be richer. As we actively live out the hope of Jesus in hopeless places, we will extend God’s kingdom further. As we bring healing to places in the name of Jesus, we will bring the kingdom of God to life now. May we daily live Jesus’ prayer that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Mike Goldsworthy
Faithlife Study Bible

3008 notes / reblog / 4 months ago
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You must learn to trust God’s timing. You can be sure that right now, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life. He has been working in your favor long before you encountered the problem. Don’t grow impatient and try to force doors open. Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength. The answer will come, and it will be right on time.

spiritualinspiration:

You must learn to trust God’s timing. You can be sure that right now, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life. He has been working in your favor long before you encountered the problem. Don’t grow impatient and try to force doors open. Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength. The answer will come, and it will be right on time.

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If you are facing difficulty today, if there seems to be massive walls standing in the way of your breakthrough, remember, praise precedes the victory. Why don’t you do like the Israelites and give a shout of praise anyway. Stand and believe that God is at work even if you don’t see it. Before long, those walls will come down, and you’ll move forward into the victory He has prepared for you!

spiritualinspiration:

If you are facing difficulty today, if there seems to be massive walls standing in the way of your breakthrough, remember, praise precedes the victory. Why don’t you do like the Israelites and give a shout of praise anyway. Stand and believe that God is at work even if you don’t see it. Before long, those walls will come down, and you’ll move forward into the victory He has prepared for you!

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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
Aren’t you glad that God is a healer! It doesn’t matter what is “broken” in your life today, God’s nature is to bring you complete healing. Do you need healing in your body? Your mind? Heart? Finances? Relationships? God is your healer.
Notice what the Psalmist says in this verse: He binds up their wounds. In the natural, if you have a broken arm, it doesn’t just heal over night. The doctor makes a cast to hold it in place and protect it. He binds up your wound. In the spiritual realm, God does the same thing. He wraps Himself around your brokenness and protects the wounded area until it is strong enough to function properly again. The Bible also says that He is a restorer. That means that when He does a work of healing in our lives, He makes us better than we were before.
If you’re going through the healing process today, know this: it may take longer than you planned, but God is binding up your wound. He is protecting you and healing you. He will bring you out better and stronger than you were before. He will take you to a place of complete healing so that you can live the life of victory He has in store for you.

spiritualinspiration:

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).

Aren’t you glad that God is a healer! It doesn’t matter what is “broken” in your life today, God’s nature is to bring you complete healing. Do you need healing in your body? Your mind? Heart? Finances? Relationships? God is your healer.

Notice what the Psalmist says in this verse: He binds up their wounds. In the natural, if you have a broken arm, it doesn’t just heal over night. The doctor makes a cast to hold it in place and protect it. He binds up your wound. In the spiritual realm, God does the same thing. He wraps Himself around your brokenness and protects the wounded area until it is strong enough to function properly again. The Bible also says that He is a restorer. That means that when He does a work of healing in our lives, He makes us better than we were before.

If you’re going through the healing process today, know this: it may take longer than you planned, but God is binding up your wound. He is protecting you and healing you. He will bring you out better and stronger than you were before. He will take you to a place of complete healing so that you can live the life of victory He has in store for you.

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