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Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I can’t think of a more fitting verse for my 100th post! As you might recall from previous posts, I’ve mentioned that I started this blog when I was a bit down, going through some tough times. I wanted an outlet, a space to write and a place to put my many thoughts. Since the beginning, this blog has surpassed all expectations. Not only has it had the opportunity to reach many, it has reached further within myself than I ever thought possible. It has given me such a sense of hope which has led to a feeling of pure, unfiltered joy. I had to learn to be patient in my weaknesses when it felt like everything was crumbling and faithful through it all. All glory to God, He put me in situations that helped me to find myself praying prayers of thanksgiving when things were going well and prayers of guidance when they were not. Call me crazy, but without this blog, I’m not so sure I would have found myself leaning on God through it all. Life is such a roller coaster! I am so thankful for the work He has done in my life since my 1st post on Midwest Charm with Anna and I look forward what the future holds! Though I selected a specific verse from Romans 12, the entire chapter has such relevance. I urge you to read as it is a lovely reminder of words to live by. I am so grateful for the opportunity to blog and share my life (and my outfits) with you all but just remember, we all have different gifts according to the grace given to us! All glory to God!
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
I hope everyone has an amazing week. Thank you, from the top of my heart, for following along as I blog my way through this crazy life! Sending my best, always!