The women who was healed 

Have you ever wondered why , where are you Lord? Or fill like your in a constant battle never fully healed or clean? 

Well this amazing story of faith comes to mind , we learn a little snippet of this women and her story and faith and bravery 

In Matthew 9:20-22 here her story unravels , 12 years have passed suffering with chronic illness hermorrhanging , visiting physicans only leavin with more pain and tears not only deleting funds  while leading her worst then she began , Then she heard about Jesus ! Her approach to Jesus was different then others most , She came from behind and touched the edge of His putter garment , hoping no one including Jesus would notice . We are not told wheather she felt unworthy to talk to him , or fearful Because of her uncleaness , or concerned that their would be no chance an audience with Him in such a crowd . 

We are told that she had enough faith in Jesus Christ to believe that just by touching His clothes would prove life changing , and yes she was right . 

Thought this passage makes clear that her body was healed at the time she reached out and touched him , that was not enough for Jesus , He wanted to give her more , Jesus came to a abrupt halt and demanded “who touched me ” ? The disciples we’re like what is he talking about?! They saw many but He saw the one, power had gone out of him , but His power had not been depleted. The healing has not been completed she was more that just a ill women a bleeding body , she was a needy women. 

When this women contacted God , He knew and she knew , though no other was aware . Jesus would not move until she approached him.

She came forward treblming with fear, fell down at His feet and told the truth , He gave her a response , He called her daughter (an intimate and enduring term) , assured her body was healed (by her faith not his clothes) He sent her free from all anxiety (go in peace ) and healed her soul.

Needy? Yes she was needy for an encounter with Jesus. She is the only person Jesus addressed as daughter. Wow!!! 

Jesus stopes for everyone , not only the hugh matters even the least ones they all count and matter to Him a hugh deal , just think he created us , He knows us we’re all uniquely fashioned , created , made and instilled with gifts for his glory and purpose .

Can you imagin what a faith she had?! Wow just touching His clothes not even a hugh piece just the edge of His garment .

In the messy hard situations of life we are called to let our request be know , come boldly and approach our King our father God Jesus Christ and by our faith situations change we have an encounter with Jesus and are changed forever .

We are his daughters through it all , let’s not run from the storms , but embrace them fall at Jesus’ feet,  have great faith reach out and be changed .

Ephesians 5 Guy

Live according to that promise . Your man gets to be that guy for you . The standerd of a good husband , a godly husband , has nothing to do with the marriage we picture in our romantic daydreams.

It’s not measured by the success of another relationship or tested against the Ooey goodness of another th hallmark channel we all watch and get ideas about how it’s suppose to be , 

Your husband my husband is the Ephesians 5 guy , don’t be discouraged if he’s not their yet , if he’s unaware of what you , I need right now,

Even if your better than having spats with each other then taking down the enemy’s tactics together .

God always equips us to complete our calling , and your husband my husband is set apart to love us.

In the season where a lot of matters questions and circumstances be rising in marriage more spats then talking and all he A to Z in between 

Led to to dig, study, books on marriage and happiness , all God based  and let go and what I can’t change and let God in his timing, I can only praise him in the waiting rooms I’m believing him for . 

A little encouragement to hang on the results are on the way God promises us though his word.

Compassion, pain and redemption 

So I’ve read this verse a few times grabbed a couple bibles out I was stumped… the verse today John 19:25-26I said lord what are you trying to tell he here 

As I got a commentary out 

I got it in my spirit 

Even in Jesus’ suffering he still felt Mary’s his mothers pain

He has compassion on her for loosing her son 

As Jesus and John had a special bond he was their by Mary and when he spoke 

It was to assure Mary she would be taken care of John would be a son figure to her 
We got me most was Jesus is always their with us feeling our joy our pains he cares and has compassion through it all 

Look what kind of pain and suffering he was enduring yet he was still their for Mary while hanging on the cross 
Our redemption story being fulfilled as Jesus was obedient in taking all the sin of the world 

Oh my gosh can u imagine that !

Still loving full of compassion mercy and grace ❤️

Remember no matter what we face and when we face it , Jesus is their through our experience with love to help us through it all 

Lies, Sin and deflated balloons

IMG_0012So it happens In the grocery store and restaurants and parties ,

Ballons yes ballons, are children are rewarded and even when throwing a tantrum ballons are offered to help,

And it happens one floats away or pops and 1 child Is left sad crying upset and all that jazz that comes along with that scenario

That’s when they turn on each other greed over takes that child

And the only think about the one thing they cannot have , by the time that happens the love and joy for one another is forgotten disregarded for self love

This is what sin does it lies, it promises to be shiny and colorful and inflated with excitement forever,

It promises to be to worth it . Sin tells us that God wants to keep the good stuff from us, that what we want matters more than what He has for us (Gen 3:4-5)

In Eden God told Adam ” you are free to eat from any tree of the garden , but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil,for on that day you eat it , you will certainly die” Gen2:16-17

Man had supercermy over all the earth, but this one law caused Adam to doubt God’s motives

Adam and Eve sinned the first sin Gen 3:6-7 and for the first time in hirstory of the world we felt it.

The lie of sin — that this will make us like God, and we can live apart from Him– failed to deliver . And so the original glory of man and eden was lost Gen 3:8-21 God’s tender warning that you will certainly die was true for them , and it is true for us.

We are all guilty because of adams sin , and easchone of us is guilty of our on sin , daily,hourly even moment to moment .

Just as we scramble to act , think or fail to act in this matter the shimmer tarnishes , the balloon deflates, and hat we thought we needed — the thing that caused us to act outside of Gods’s law– is discarded by sunrise the next morning. Sin wasn’t worth it. It never is.

Some scriptures to read gen 3:1-24. Romans 3:23. Romans 6:23. Romans 5:17.

Stay blessed live loved xoxo Shantel.Continue reading “Lies, Sin and deflated balloons”

Wife style Braided or Frayed

img_2750Her spousal connection carries Gods grace – marking it easier to work through the hardest circumstances . What’s your wife style frayed or braided ? We are all a mix of both wife style habits . Our goal is to provide tangible markers to help us identify and improve current habits and perspectives .as a braided wife we invite Jesus into our marriage as a 3 strand cord won’t easily break as a frayed wife we are worn out difficult to invite Jesus in through circumstances the frayed wife is strong but finds minimal results as the braided wife chooses interwoven presents of Jesus through circumstances . Either way with a mix up both wife habits Jesus has plans for our husbands and an anointing to place on our lives as a wife We must strive to involve Jesus in our lives invite him in he’s always their standing in the hallway at the door waiting saying are you going to let me in it’s a working progress do I fall yes daily but it won’t keep me won’t keep me down because Jesus the third strand is always their supporting through the storms battles and the frayed times

Wife style , braided and frayed

Her spousal connection carries Gods grace – marking it easier to work through the hardest circumstances . What’s your wife style frayed or braided ? We are all a mix of both wife style habits . Our goal is to provide tangible markers to help us identify and improve current habits and perspectives .as a braided wife we invite Jesus into our marriage as a 3 strand cord won’t easily break as a frayed wife we are worn out difficult to invite Jesus in through circumstances the frayed wife is strong but finds minimal results as the braided wife chooses interwoven presents of Jesus through circumstances . Either way with a mix up both wife habits Jesus has plans for our husbands and an anointing to place on our lives as a wife We must strive to involve Jesus in our lives invite him in he’s always their standing in the hallway at the door waiting saying are you going to let me in it’s a working progress do I fall yes daily but it won’t keep me won’t keep me down because Jesus the third strand is always their supporting through the storms battles and the frayed times.

God bless xoxo