My heart is full this morning as I reflect on this past week. 🥰 What a blessing to spend five days with these women, each of them in love with Jesus and on fire for His Word. None of us knew what to expect, but we came with open hands and open hearts, and we left overflowing. It was a week filled with worship in song, in prayer, and in ministry of the Word, and lots of good food. 😉 . These women have inspired me to: ⭐️Cling to Jesus and His Word ⭐️Serve my husband and children with gladness ⭐️Start a prayer team for my ministry ⭐️Pour into younger women as I’ve been invested in as well . Thank you @nancydemoss and the entire @reviveourhearts team, as well as @dannah_gresh and @mary.kassian for modeling a life of humble service, for loving us, and for bringing us together to form this new sisterhood in ministry. May the Lord bring much glory to Himself through the heart work and the relationships formed this week! #sisterhoodinministry #reviveourhearts #womenoftheword
“Pride may die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you. Under the banner of the truth, give yourself up to the meek and humble spirit of the holy Jesus. Humility must sow seed, or there can be no reaping in Heaven. Look not at pride only as an unbecoming temper, nor at humility only has a decent virtue: for the one is death, and the other is life; the one is all hell, the other is all heaven. So much as you have of pride within you, you have of the fallen angels alive in you; so much as you have of true humility, so much you have the Lamb of God within you.” 📚Andrew Murray, “Spirit of Prayer,” as quoted in “Humility”
📬Giveaway closed!📬 . I'm giving away a few of my favorite things to one special winner! 🥳🥳🥳 . ➡️Personalized copy of Bible and Breakfast: 31 Mornings with Jesus from @moodypublishers (winner chooses personal inscription) ➡️Leather-bound NIV Life Application Bible (absolutely beautiful--full review coming soon!) #BibleGatewayPartner ➡️1 lb @artisancoffeeshop coffee beans (this is my favorite local coffeeshop, and the reason I started drinking coffee) ➡️African Breakfast Tea from @justeakenya (with a gorgeous hand-carved wooden spoon) ➡️3-month subscription from @dwelldifferently (temporary tattoos with Scripture verses. LOVE this creative idea!!) ➡️Rose & Vanilla hand poured soy candle from @bright_endeavors (providing jobs for young moms) ➡️Bible & Breakfast kitchen magnet featuring Matt 11:28 (one of the key verses of our entire challenge, and a great reminder to hang on your fridge) . It's been an INCREDIBLE experience opening our Bibles together over breakfast and meeting Jesus at our tables all around the world. What a joy to hear your testimonies of how you've grown to love God and His Word over the last 31 days! . 📢 So to celebrate, ONE WINNER will receive everything in the Bible and Breakfast Favorite Things box featured above. 💕 . TO ENTER: . ⭐️Follow @asheritah ⭐️ Like this post ⭐️ Tag a friend in the comments! Each comment is one entry. . You must complete ALL 3 requirements to win. This giveaway is only for US residents 18+. . Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 5th at 11:59pm. Winner will receive a DM and be announced in the comments. . . . . . #BookComp #FreeBooks #Competition #booksbooksbooks #bookaddict #instabooks #bookaholic #bookish #reading #bookstagram #igreads #booklove #booklover #booknerd #books #bibliophile #bookworm #igbooks #Win #Winners #Celebration #Giveaway #bookgiveaway #bookish #allthebooks #bookstack #readmore #readingaddict
BIBLE & BREAKFAST CHALLENGE: DAY 31 This is it, friends! The final day of our 31 Day #bibleandbreakfast Challenge! And what a way to end: They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts (Acts 2:46b NIV) I'm reminded of this truth every time I look up to read the large farmhouse sign about our table. No pretense of perfection. No fake smiles. Just glad and sincere hearts. If you come to my home, you'll likely see crumbs under the table and watercolor smears on the wood. With 3 kids six and under, my home is never sparkling clean, but I hope it radiates warmth. I want my children to witness friendships forged over casseroles and belly laughs over brownies, life-changing discipleship one meal at a time. This is the heart of hospitality, and this is where Bible and Breakfast melds into a beautiful expression of love. First we experience Jesus' hospitality as He invites us to spend our mornings with Him, and then we extend that invitation to someone else to join us in our new habit. ☕️: Who is one person you'd love to invite over to your house? Tag them below, or DM them to finally set up that coffee date. 📚 Adapted from Bible and Breakfast: 31 Mornings with Jesus, page 208 📸: The lovely and talented @ashley_mccomb. But don't worry--our meals don't always look this serene. For a more realistic peek into our daily Bible & Breakfast time, check out my stories this morning. There’s real life for you. 😉
“If anyone understands our pain, it’s Jesus. Physical, emotional and relational? Yes — Jesus experienced it all, and He did it out of love for us. When we’re hurting, Jesus doesn’t send us away to get our act together. He invites us to find mercy and grace as we draw close to Him. Lord, forgive me for the ways I’ve tried to numb my hurt with distractions. I want to turn to You instead. You’ve promised to never send away those who seek You wholeheartedly, so please help me seek You first each day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” 💛 Such a timely reminder for my own heart today. Grateful to share these words and more in today’s @proverbs31ministries daily devotional. Click the link in their bio to read (or listen to) the whole devotional.