LEANING ON BORROWED FAITH_A TESTAMENT OF FRIENDSHIP

LEANING ON BORROWED FAITH_A TESTAMENT OF FRIENDSHIP









There are times in our lives when we feel like everything is falling apart.

Our back is against the wall and there is no way out. 


We do our best, we know when we are weak that he is strong, and we trust that the Lord is faithful.


But that doesn't make the trials go away. 

That doesn't make the fear disappear. 

And it definitely doesn't make it any easier. 


We choose to believe, we choose joy, we choose comfort in knowing that God is still in control....but some days it's hard to do any of those things. Some days it's hard to have faith in the things unseen. 


On those days it is SO nice to have friends in your life…kind of like Moses needed Aaron and Hur. 


Moses' strength grew weary, but he was blessed with Aaron and Hur who held up his arms, so that his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. -Exodus 17:12. 


Do you understand what that means? 

Moses had a job to do. 

God called him to lead their people out of bondage…but he couldn’t do it alone. 

We aren't meant to walk this road alone.


As a wife and mom, it’s super important to understand that we have got to surround ourselves with people who will uplift us when we are struggling….with people who are rooted in Christ so that when we are weak, they can remind us that we can lean on God, for he is strong. 


Think of it as borrowed faith.


Borrowed faith is necessary when we are exhausted, weary, tired of fighting and believing. Because sometimes it's way easier to say forget it, and throw in the towel. 


On those days, we really need others to put a stone under us so that we can sit.

We need people to hold onto our arms when we can't hold them up any longer. 

And maybe you are in a season where you don’t have any friend’s like that. (I’ve been there)


One thing that I know is true, that we attract the kind of people that we are ourselves. (let that sink in)


If we don’t have those kinds of friends in our circle, why don’t we? ‘

It might be time do some self inventory and ask some very real questions about who we are in Christ and what kind of fruit we are bearing as a testament of what he has done in us.



I know this is something you’ve heard before…but this time, this time you might just need to lean in and take action. 


And in the meantime, know that I am praying for you. If you don't have anyone that you can borrow faith from in your life, always trust that you can borrow mine. 


Because believe me when I say, I know how it is to feel completely alone in the midst of a storm.


Just know that you don't have to go through it alone so feel free to stop by the group and look me up https://www.facebook.com/groups/christianwivesandmoms/

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"Let the thunder be my comfort

Let the lightning be my guide

Let the waves that rise around me

Hold me gently through the night

For the winds that seem against me

Push me right into Your arms

Teach me how to sleep in the storm"

-Unspoken



xoxo
Marissa


HOW TO CREATE A HABIT OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

HOW TO CREATE A HABIT OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION - Two of my most favorite yet almost always overlooked forms of holistic health.

For those of you who know me well, you know that two of my biggest passions are my faith in Jesus Christ and science. 

This may be why I get goosebumps whenever I hear the world of science confirming scripture in its research.

While the Bible speaks often about the power of the mind and our thoughts, there has been an unhealthy relationship between science and faith that hasn’t served the Christians community very well.

Science has connected the mind with transformation years ago. But the bitter (and unnecessary) rivalry between faith and science wouldn’t give credibility to its findings.

More and more, science is confirming Scripture, not contradicting it...our minds are powerful, and our thoughts shape who we are and will become.

So today, let’s address the one things that we have to work at daily to keep under control….our thinking.

There’s a verse in the bible, Proverbs 23:7 that says, For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.

We can make it ever more personal and say, what we think about ultimately becomes our reality.
Many times we worry about the mere ideas and what ifs and possibilities of how things can go wrong… and somewhere in our jumbled mess, our brains literally cannot tell fact from fiction.

But here’s the truth.
We are not victims of biology or circumstances. If you’ve chosen to believe otherwise, the previous verse may sounds like hogwash. But the amazing thing about our God is he is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Dr. Leaf said in her book, Switch on Your Brain
“When you think, you build thoughts, and these become physical substances in your brain.”

So friend I ask you, what are you thinking about today?

You were created in the image of God, full of love and mercy and grace.
What might happen if you started believing this?

There are many others verses in the Bible highlighting the power of our thoughts.
I encourage you to look them up and see for yourself.
But I hope you see the truth behind God’s timeless words.

The thoughts that you allow to play out in your mind will skew your perception of your reality and ultimately your legacy.

So, let’s start intentionally capturing those thoughts today.

I invite you to take 5 minutes and indulge in this mindful meditation practice.

Even if you’ve never mediated before, I encourage you to give it a try. 

Go into with an open mind, without judgement for yourself or previous ideas of what it is or anyone else's opinion of it, and just take inventory of how you feel before and after.

There’s no right or wrong answer here. This is just a new holistic habit for you to try.
5 minute meditation https://youtu.be/inpok4MKVLM

We've been chatting about this and more holistic habits inside our community here - if you'd like to stop in, come on in and say hello! I'd love to hear about your journey and how you are doing. 
Enjoy the rest of your day and see you in the group! 

xoxo
Marissa


 
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