Try to see things more and more from My perspective. Let the Light of My Presence so fully fill your mind that you view the world through Me. When little things don’t go as you had hoped, look to Me lightheartedly and say, “Oh, well.” This simple discipline can protect you from being burdened with an accumulation of petty cares and frustrations. If you practice this diligently, you will make a life-changing discovery: You realize that most of the things that worry you are not important. If you shrug them off immediately and return your focus to Me, you will walk through your days with lighter steps and a joyful heart. When serious problems come your way, you will have more reserves for dealing with them. You will not have squandered your energy on petty problems. You may even reach the point where you can agree with the apostle Paul that all your troubles are light and momentary, compared with the eternal glory being achieved by them.
A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand his own way?
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
—2 Corinthians 4:17–18 #faith#hope#love#believe#seekhim#enjoyjesus#bible#theword#life#lightoftheworld#peace#trust#jesuscalling
Happy birthday to my beloved sister Josephine! You are blessed and highly favoured by the Lord. Favour is yours! Enjoy your day my dear ❤️❤️ 💞 💞❤️ #daughterofzion#God'sjewel #lightoftheworld
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My book Church For Monday is coming out on the 30th of September. 😁 You can pre-order your copy anywhere books are sold. Here’s what people say about the book: “There are some books that, in God’s providence, are written by exactly the right person and come along at just the right time to forward God’s redemptive mission in this world. Church for Monday: Equipping Believers for Mission at Work by Dr. Svetlana Papazov fits that description perfectly. With the first-hand insight of a practitioner and the visionary lens of a spiritual entrepreneur, Dr. Papazov shows us that reaching the 8-to-5 workday window (where most unchurched people spend the majority of their waking hours) is both essential and doable. The result: an embedded Church that integrates faith into the real-world environments of ordinary people with whole-life transformation as the outcome. Now, that gets my blood pumping! Church for Monday is a breakthrough book for ministry leaders willing to take innovative risks to reach their communities, and a must-read for anyone who longs to see the Good News reach beyond Sunday Church into a waiting, 7-day-a-week world.” – Dr. Jodi Detrick, Author of The Jesus-Hearted Woman: 10 Leadership Qualities for Enduring & Endearing Influence #church#book
Martyr Eustathius (Eustace) Placidas, and his family (118).
Before baptism he was a renowned military commander under Trajan. While hunting in the woods, he met a great stag with a shining Cross between his antlers. Through the stag, the Lord spoke to Placidas (his pagan name) and told him to find a priest and be baptized into Christ. Returning home, he found that his wife Tatiana had also had a vision in which she was told to become a Christian. They were baptized, Placidas receiving the name Eustathius, and Tatiana the name Theopiste; their two sons were baptized with them. Eustathius and his family were almost immediately subjected to a series of grievous trials, in which all were separated from one another.
After years of hardship they were re-united, and returned to Rome with honor when the Emperor sought out Eustathius to command his army once again. But when the Emperor Hadrian (who had succeeded Trajan) commanded them to worship the idols, all of them refused. They were put together into a large bronze ox which was heated white-hot in a fire. When their bodies were removed, they were found to be dead but intact.
The Prologue concludes, 'Thus this glorious general gave to Caesar that which is Caesar's, and to God that which is God's, and entered into the eternal Kingdom of Christ our God.'
12 hours ago
Jehová Dios de los ejércitos, oye mi oración; escucha, oh Dios de Jacob.
Mira, oh Dios, escudo nuestro, y pon los ojos en el rostro de tu ungido.
New video from Justified at Midnight! Make sure you check out “I’m Back”
13 hours ago
It's this Sunday, St. A's kids! We'll be learning how to become Fireflies and take on the ministry of lighting the candles at St. Andrew's! Be sure to come to Order of the Phoenix this Sunday at 9:15 and bring a parent or grandparent! #lightoftheworld