Mark 5:25-34

Mark 5:25-34

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Daily Reading

Scripture Mark 5:25-34

Devotional

The Woman  who had been Unwell

Recovery is a journey it is not one straight line and that is okay.

I love the story in Mark 5:25-34 it is about a woman who had been unwell for a while and needed a miracle. She knew that if she just touched Jesus she would be healed. I admire this woman she had, had enough of being unwell. She put her faith into action and was healed.

It took a decision for her to realise that she had enough of being unwell. She also had to make her way to where Jesus was and to push past the crowd. I wonder what she was thinking as she did this, I wonder if she was nervous or excited. It must have taken all of her energy to reach out and touch Jesus clothes. She had faith.

The part that encourages me and helped me was when He said to her “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

Wow!

This scripture encouraged me, in my recovery I wanted to be a woman of faith.

Now, I was not healed instantly, mine was a journey of discovering who I really was. I am okay with my recovery journey, it is my unique story. It took time.

Recovery looks different for everyone, so let’s not compare our journey with others.

You are you. You are created for a purpose on purpose.

Your journey of recovery is yours to explore, to realise that you are a gift and to trust and have faith.

So be kind to yourself, every day is a new day.

Do something nice for yourself.

Buy a nice journal and a lovely pen and write draw.

Maybe buy yourself a nice perfume and wear it every day.

Remember these words-

“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

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Proverbs 3:6-6

Proverbs 3:6-6

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Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Devotional

I love how when you read scripture, that sometimes verses just leap from the page as to get your attention.

They seem to be saying this is what you need today for your daily walk.

Proverbs 3:5-6 was one of those verses to me.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will direct your paths.

What stands out to me is Trust Him, Trust Him with what you are going through today. I love that he will direct your paths. He will be your guide.

Yes, He will direct your paths.

When I was going through my journey and those many days in hospital I was comforted by the word.

I would write up scripture and place it around the room and declare it over my life.

There were many times when I cried out to God and said Lord you did it for them pointing to a person in the bible. I pray that you will do it for me.

When you are wanting to change from a very negative thinking pattern that is so ingrained in your thinking, you need to gain a new perspective on things.

It is like rewiring your brain.

Worry consumed me.

What ifs… was my everyday go-to. It was always what-ifs to the negative side.

Changing how you think is a huge journey in itself.

When you are struggling cling to the words that can transform, lives that can change lives, that can give you a beautiful future.

Today write out scripture that speaks to you and place it somewhere and speak it out over your life.

Will share more soon.

 

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Prayer Requests

Prayer Requests

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I have had on my heart, to pray for others.

Do you need prayer?

Do you need someone to stand in the gap?

Do you need someone to just be there for you?

Do you someone to pray for you?

Let me know if you need anything?

Let me know if you need someone to pray for you?

I have been so blessed in my journey that someone has stood in the gap for me.

I have been so blessed to know that someone is there for me.

I have been so blessed to know that someone is praying for me.

I have had on my heart that I want to give back.

I have had on my heart that what Jesus did for me, he will do for you.

Yes, he will!

Through my journey, I have known that I need to press In and believe what Jesus says about me.

He hears you, He hears your prayer.

He is here for you.

Oh, lovely he sees you, he notices you and he hears your prayers.

Yes, he does.

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June 2020

June 2020

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I love the beginning of a new month, I really do there is something about a new month.

There is something about a new month with new opportunities, a new beginning and new opportunities.

What are you planning for this month?

Yesterday I wrote in my creative journal what I wanted to achieve in June. I am being very vulnerable here.

I have been praying and working on what I would love to achieve in June.

For June, I have planned to-

  • Pray daily
  • Work on my book
  • Blog once a week, for The Heart Project
  • Facebook, Instagram once a week
  • Finish studying one of my counselling modules
  • Be creative-sing, draw and create
  • Boxing twice a week
  • Walk twice a week
  • Finish the workshop with Jamie Ivey
  • Watch Compel training about writing
  • Stream Church, Sundays
  • Write articles for The Mighty
  • Mentor

What is something that you are working toward in June?

Let’s encourage one another.

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Today Be an Encourager

Today Be an Encourager

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There are times when we need to be encouraged.

There are times when we just need someone to encourage us.

I don’t know what you are going through at this moment and maybe you just need someone to be there for you.

Maybe you need someone to just sit with you and to listen to what is happening in your life.

Maybe you are hoping that someone would reach out to you and say I am here for you.

Maybe you are hoping for someone to show their undivided attention to you.

Maybe you just need to be noticed and valued.

Maybe you just need to be heard.

If someone has encouraged you, could you pay It forward?

Is there someone that you could encourage today?

Here are some ways that you could encourage others-

  • post an encouraging letter
  • buy someone a coffee
  • invite someone to lunch
  • send them flowers
  • send them an encouraging quote
  • go for a walk with them
  • be there for them
  • listen to them
  • thank them
  • do a random act of kindness.

Today my thought is, be an encourager.

I would love to hear how you have encouraged someone.

Today be an encourager.

Be an encourager and see what happens.

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What Are You Passionate About?

What Are You Passionate About?

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There is so much happening in this time and dealing with Covid 19.

For me I have been so blessed to still have a job and being able to go to my job every day.

I would love to hear from you what you have learnt in this time.

What have you learnt in this time?

Have you learnt-

  • to be in the moment
  • to just slow down
  • to connect with your family and friends
  • to maybe not to commit to so many things
  • to value family and friends
  • to find new ways to connect with loved ones
  • to be creative
  • to discover new talents
  • to encourage others
  • to worship
  • to invest in others
  • to just be there for others.

I would love to hear from you what you have learnt in this time.

Do not feel that you are alone in this time, we are here for you to encourage and support you.

 

Let’s be an encouraging community.

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Encouragement

Encouragement

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I don’t know about you but this season that we are in is different.

This season that we are in is a different pace and I am embracing this pace.

I am still blessed to have a job, which I am so grateful for.

I work as a primary school Chaplain at 2 amazing schools and I love what I get to do I really do.

I have been going to work throughout this time.

I have found at this time that I have been able to connect with other at work, as we have had the time. We have had the space to connect and just to check in to see how we are going.

I love getting to chat and share with others.

I have also loved encouraging others.

I have been spending the past few weeks, working on sending out encouraging messages.

I love the space to create.

Do you need some encouragement?

Would you love to receive an encouraging message?

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I would love to send you one.

Please message me.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Invest

Invest

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I haven’t blogged for awhile and there are a few reasons-

  1. My computers storage was full and my computer was playing up
  2. I couldn’t add anything to my computer
  3. I finally worked out how to make some space on my computer. Yeah!
  4. Covid 19 was happening
  5. There was so much going on.

I also wanted to share that through all this I have been so blessed and grateful.

I have been so blessed in this season-

  1. I still have a job
  2. I still am able to go to my work
  3. I am also grateful for technology
  4. I am grateful to get to know the people that I work with
  5. I love the space to create

I have also started some creative projects during this season.

I have been sending encouraging messages to the amazing people that I get to work with. I love encouraging people and being creative.

I have also started drawing and being brave in sharing my work.

I have also been loving catching up with family and friends over Zoom.

What have you been up to?

What has been a highlight for you?

Let’s encourage and invest in one another.

 

Love you

 

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