Sunday, April 16, 2017

Resurrection Sunday {Easter 2017}



He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. 
~ Isaiah 25:8 KJV

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? 
~ John 11:25-26 KJV

And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 
~ Luke 24:5-7 KJV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 
~ John 3:16-17 KJV



What is Easter? 

It's not about pretty dresses and new shoes, it's not about cute hairstyles and Easter eggs. It's not about chocolate bunnies and baskets of candy. 

It's a celebration of Jesus Christ defeating death and rising from the grave on that third and glorious day. It's about never-failing, agape love. It's about redemption and grace and joy. It's about salvation and eternal life. 

Rejoice in His goodness, bask in his presence, and spread the news of His salvation... 


Happy Resurrection Sunday, friends!! <3 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Afraid of Being Broken // A Poem

broken 

so His light can shine through our cracks 
broken
so His love can spill out from within 

broken
so we're continually in need of being filled with His Spirit




I want to pray 
for Him to break me
if it would bring Him glory 

I want to pray
for Him to send pain my way
if it would point someone to His eternal kingdom  

I want to pray 
for Him to give me suffering and trials
if it be His will

but I'm afraid 
I fear 
the pain
the hurt
the suffering 
I can't
I can't do it

I want to be broken
broken for Christ
broken so I need Him more
but it hurts 
I'm afraid 
I shouldn't be afraid 
I should trust
trust Him
trust His goodness 

but still 
I don't
I hold back
I watch others
I want the all-or-none relationship they have 
with Him 

my Savior
my King
my Kinsman Redeemer

He's just as much in my soul 
as He is in theirs
in the hearts of 'better' believers 

so why should I fear
what man may do unto me? 
greater is He that is in me
than he that is in the world... 



Easter post coming soon... 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sisters in Christ ~ One Year of Chats

Happy Saturday readers! This month marks one year since the start of the Sisters in Christ chat. I hope y'all have enjoyed these posts as much as I have. :) The only month I skipped was December, because I was too busy with the 12 Days of Christmas linkup. XD

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for things you would like to see a along with the Sisters in Christ chats in this next year? Would you like to be the guest one week? Leave a comment or shoot me an email! I'd love to hear from you! :D 


Previous Sisters in Christ chats...

April 2016 ~ Introduction ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/01/sisters-in-christ-april-2016.html

May 2016 ~ RebekahAshleigh ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/03/sisters-in-christ-may-2016-rebekah.html

June 2016 ~ Jesseca Dawn ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/05/sisters-in-christ-june-2016-jesseca-dawn.html

July 2016 ~ Lauren Stoner ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/07/sisters-in-christ-july-2016-lauren.html

August 2016 ~ Bethany R. ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/08/sisters-in-christ-bethany-r-august-2016.html

September 2016 ~ Kaitlyn Krispense ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/09/sisters-in-christ-kaitlyn-krispense.html

October 2016 ~ Blessing Counter ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/08/sisters-in-christ-blessing-counter.html

November 2016 ~ Rebekah Eddy ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2016/11/sisters-in-christ-rebekah-eddy-november.html

January 2017 ~ Micaiah K. ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2017/01/sisters-in-christ-micaiah-k-january-2017.html

February 2017 ~ Amy Lane ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2017/02/sisters-in-christ-amy-lane-february-2017.html

March 2017 ~ Soleil B. ~ http://chosenbythepotter.blogspot.com/2017/03/sisters-in-christ-soleil-b-march-2017.html