Are you living Christlike?

When we do sin, God has given us the opportunity to repent. And a lot of people misunderstand the term “repent”
Repentance is not just simply apologizing for the sin you have done, but it also means to change, to turn away from.
Yes, we are saved no matter what if we have already received him as our savior… But, we still should try our hardest to live a pure lifestyle. Pure from sin.

We should strive every single day to be walking demonstrations of who Jesus is.
We’re humans, it’s natural for us to mess up… And anyone can mess up, but heres the test… Do we keep committing sins and brush it off? Or do we run to Jesus and lay it at the cross?

But I think as long as our heart is in the right place, and we keep trying to perfect ourselves, that eventually were going to become more and more God like. And as you keep making those changes, you become stronger every day. I think it’s kind of like working out, you have to exercise it every second of the day. You have to become a bodybuilder in His kingdom.

It takes a strong heart to come to the realization… That if I mess up, it’s okay because I know I am already forgiven. It’s okay because Gods grace is so sufficient! Grace. I freaking love that.
I love the comfort of knowing that He loves me so much, that when I mess up and fall down, he’s there to pick me back up and tell me to try again.
That feels so good!

Faith = Miracles

Today was an incredible day.
We had a meeting about our missions trip today, and recieved all the information that we needed to know, as well as our new backpacks and travel chargers. I have 4 good friends who I’m close with that are also going on this mission with me. Amanda, Rachel, Shelby, and Ashley.
When we recieved our packets with out rooming buddies, I saw that Amanda was roomed with Rachel, and Ashley was roomed with Shelby. I was a little upset because I felt totally left out for a second. (I know, super petty.) but then I realized I was roomed with Leanna Brewer. My pastors wife. The FOUNDER of SPARK (of who I don’t know very well). And I quickly had a revelation that this was a god thing!!! Like, I’m roomed with Leanna for a reason. I’m not entirely sure what that reason is… But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that during my time of fasting, and praying about a job opportunity with spark, that I’m roomed with the freaking FOUNDER OF SPARK! WHAT IN THE WORLD. This could be opening a door for me! I’m also excited to get to know her! She’s such a woman of God and I’m incredibly blessed to be able to spend one on one time with her!!
So aside from that, I have recently been stressing about not having the money to get my immunizations for Uganda. Well, after the meeting, Darrell pulled me aside and handed me a check for $100.00 that a man by the name of Glenn Tidwell (someone who is also going to Uganda with us) I was in complete shock! What a move of God!
Today was another step in my faith and walk with God. I feel as though when things like this happen, complete miracles, it’s in our human nature to just submit ourselves to the lord more and more. We ask, and he gives. We cry out, and he answers. We believe, and he provides!

Love, Walmart, & The Many Blessings of God.

I was sitting in my room talking to my best friend about how much it sucks when you have a best friend of the opposite sex, and as soon as they get into a relationship with someone, they just drop you.
But then God gave me this incredible revelation, and I’m going to do my best to be able to express this through words.
When God created Adam, he created him as Male and Female. (I know that’s super weird to think about but just hang with me.) Adam, before Eve, had both male and female qualities. He was masculine and feminine. He had all the traits that women and men were designed to have, but in one body and soul. Then God decides that it would be better to give Adam a partner. Therefor he FASHIONED Eve from Adam. He took out all the feminine qualities such as compassion, emotion, ect. from Adam and gave that to Eve. Now we have male and female. Adam and Eve were created for each other. They perfectly balanced each other out. What one was lacking, the other had.
God has created us the same way. There is someone in this world that is perfectly balanced for you and I. Our Adam or Eve. But while Adam was pursing Eve, he didn’t have a best friend of the opposite sex that he went to. No, he went to Eve. Eve was his best friend and his love. Because if he were to go to another person of the opposite sex to express his everyday concerns and feelings, he would be taking away from Eve. He would be pouring out to another woman and Eve wouldn’t be getting that side of Adam.
I honestly don’t think God has called us to have a significant other, and a best friend of the opposite sex. It will always fail. We were not created to be able to give two people that kind of attention.
I can’t give my whole self to my husband if I was also giving myself to another man who I called my best friend. It’s just not physically or mentally possible.

Life is weird like that. But I love that. And that’s not me being selfish, that’s me loving the idea that God thinks I’m special enough to receive someone’s WHOLE attention. I may not have found that yet, but I feel like I’m getting pretty darn close.

Last night was a really good night in case you were wondering. Some church friends and I decided to go into Walmart and just walk around and ask people if it was okay to pray for them. Even though it may have PHYSICALLY seemed like a fail, it wasnt SPIRITUALLY. We may have been rejected many times, but at least those people saw that there were young adults in this world that cared enough to go out and pray for random strangers in Walmart. And I know that that planted a seed somewhere.
Afterwards, some friends and I came back to my house and sat in my room until 7am taking about God and reading the bible.

I think that God is really cool to give us the privilege to be able to just sit around and do that. We are blessed to live somewhere where we can do this freely.

I’m going to challenge you. Go out into the world this week, and do something out of your comfort zone. Walk up to a stranger and pray for them. You never know what kind of impact that could make on their lives.
Be a light in this dark world. Be a world changer.
God bless.
Megs.

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Twenty-fifteen

I hope I meet adventurous, loving souls.
I hope my creativity flourishes and I revel in the moments I live in.
I hope I pursue my dreams fiercely and fearlessly.
I hope if given the chance, I fall in love. Hard.
I hope the light inside of me grows.

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

12/31/13 I was sitting at home by myself because my plans for New Years Eve fell through. Midnight hit, and I decided to get on my social media, and to my surprise, a girl had posted a photo of her kissing the guy I was recently really serious with. Awesome. Tears were strolling.
So 2015 stated off with a ridiculous amount of tears. Looking back at that day exactly a year later, I realize that I was stupid for even crying over something like that. I was stupid for even considering that to be a heart break. It’s hard at the time, but sometimes we need to have the mentality of “will this even matter a year from now?” Because 9 times out of 10, the answer will be no.

An hour later after I decided to pull myself together, I vowed to make 2014 the best year yet, and that I did, my friend.

I made 4 drastic changes to my hair in 2014. I started off platinum blonde, then died it dark brown, then went back blonde, then black. And a few months ago, I cut it all off. I still haven’t quite figured out why I feel the need to change my hair so much, but I’m hoping that that answer will come to me in 2015.

In 2014, I had the opportunity to become a better dancer and performer by performing with Brenham Independent. I met some of the most amazing people I will ever know, and some of the most amazing instructors in this country. Not only did I meet these great people, but I also competed in world championships with them and received a 2nd place medal.

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2014 I also learned what it meant to love yourself. To be comfortable in your own skin. I had the opportunity to go to a 3 day women’s conference to learn the skills to have that mindset.

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I also decided to give my life to Christ in 2014. And live a pure lifestyle! (I haven’t even kissed a boy all year)

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I got to go scuba diving in Destin Florida!

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And I also got a job teaching at Godley High school!

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I gave selflessly by attending multiple homeless outreaches.

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And I was called to go to Africa of which I will be starting my 2015 year out with.

I have big plans for 2015.

1. Finish my Africa trip with a new spiritual gift.
2. Write and publish my first book.
3. Pick up my camera more.
4. Become more adventurous.
5. Be healthy (Everyone has to have this on their list, right?)
6. Go to India.
7. Go to the Amazon.
8. Go to Mexico.
9. Land a job in ministry.
10. Bring more people to Christ.

I’m excited to see where I am this time next year!

Happy New Year everyone!

Megs.

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A Little Pick Me Up

I’ve had a terrible day all day today. Just ridiculous nonsense getting into my mind, and taking my sense of optimism away. I tried to sleep it off and when I woke up, it was WAY worse.
Well today’s Wednesday, and it’s my favorite day of the week because of Wednesday night services at church. I got in my car and headed to the service, telling myself… “Alright Megs, time to turn this day around.” Walked into the building and just like I said, I had a whole new spirit.
One of my good friends sat next to me during the service today, and He had a water bottle in his hand and on the bottle it said “You are going to be great.” Not only did that reassure me that God is listening to me, but it spoke to him as well. It’s cool how God will send someone to sit by you, with the intentions of giving you both a “pick me up” for your bad days.
God is so good all the time & He is ALWAYS there, even when you think he’s not.

Inspirational messages on water bottles keep our spirits high. ☺️

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Y’all.

Big things are finally starting to happen, and months of praying and praying and praying are finally starting to pay off! God is so so so good and his promises are true!
Life is beautiful & so are you!
Look up, and thank God. Even if you have nothing to be thankful for, say thank you for the cross!
I can’t wait for church!
High hopes. Keep me in your prayers tomorrow!

😘😘 Megs.

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So much life spoken into my little heart today

I’m at a women’s conference at my home church with some of the most amazing women I could possibly be around.
This morning, an incredible speaker spoke to us about what it means to be beautiful, and how to have an intimate relationship with Jesus.
Here’s what I’ve processed this far.

Beauty.
God makes us beautiful. I am me and you are you. We should not look at other women and think…”gosh, I want to be her.” We are gods own creation. He has created us with our own type of beauty and our own callings.
It doesn’t matter what other people say about us… What matters is what Jesus says about us, and Jesus says were beautiful! When we call ourselves fat and ugly, we are speaking over Gods word and drowning him out. You are beautiful. I am beautiful. Because we have the spirit of The Lord within us.

Relationships.
Relationships are extremely important to us women. We want a man who will share his true feeling with us. When we make covenant relationship with a man, blood is shed. When we make covenant relationship with God, blood is shed. But in a covenant, we have to talk to each other. Marriage is a developmental process that happens in our lives. That’s how we need to look at our salvation with Christ. He will transform us from glory to glory to glory.
When were in a relationship with a man, we want to know every little detail about him because somehow, if we know the little things like his first crush, or his favorite teacher… It makes him more of ours. But the question is, how many of us are like that towards Jesus? How many of us are craving to know every single detail about him?
That being said, reading about someone doesn’t make a relationship. Relationships are a two way street. Relationships require communication.
God wants our hearts. When were connected to his heart, he’s connected to ours.
So when communicating with God, how do we hear him speak?
1. Quiet yourself. Be still to know that HE IS God.
2. Fix your eyes on Jesus.
3. Spontaneous thoughts ARE from him!
4. Write it down so that it becomes more clear to you.

Don’t just believe IN God. Believe him. He Perseus us to our potential. He calls us out of our identity, and into the identity He has for us.

Happy Saturday yall. ☺️

Happiness

As the weekend is approaching, I want you to know that you are in control of your happiness. No one can control how you feel. They may AFFECT your mood, but you are always in control of how you handle it.

Do something this weekend that is positive for you. Go out of your way to make someone smile. Get off your butt and go out into this beautiful world and take advantage of every breath you have!

And lastly, remember that you are beautiful in every single way, in your own kind of way. Don’t let anyone make you believe otherwise!

Have a fantastic weekend people!

Megs.

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