make god the center of your life

The Lord Who made you wants you to make Him the center of your life. Only then, everything else will fall into place.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

—  Philippians‬ ‭4:6-9‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Just because a woman is warm, kind, and caring towards you, doesn’t mean she wants to be your possession, or have “romance” or sex with you. This goes for all women, but it is especially true for women of advanced spiritual development. Just take the Love you get - it’s wonderful to even ever receive such Love - and don’t try to possess it for yourself alone, or make that woman the center of your life. That’s a role only God can fulfill
—  The Lost Teachings of Atlantis 

anonymous asked:

While it's always good to detox yourself of social media, I've found it's really hard...but you can start by just unfollowing people who do not directly make you happy or those who don't bring joy to your life now. Idk what your situation is right now, but just relieving yourself of those toxic people is good for yourself. But take a break if you feel like you need to center your focus and love more on yourself and your relationship with God.

redminkaze  asked:

yo but for the ask game thingy: do the letters of my name since I'm such a self-centered nutting babe 😎

god FUCKING DAMNIT. at least you didn’t just spell out N U T so i guess that’s something.


ok anyway:

E - How many piercings I have

i’ve only ever gotten my earlobes pierced. i kinda want to get my septum done too, but i’m terrified of stuff piercing my skin.


M - If I forgive betrayal

I mean it depends. People make shitty decisions when they’re in a bad place themselves but like say you tell your ten-year old daughter you wouldn’t have had her if you could redo your life? nah fam.


I - The last time I felt jealous, and why

frick idk man. i get kinda jealous over the cat who’s not technically my cat - b/c if people were ever to say “hey that’s kinda my cat and i’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t let it spend the entire goddamn day in your apartment” they’d be totally correct and there’s nothing i could do, really.


L - If I have siblings

one younger brother. and lmao literally this question just now made me realise i probably have a step-brother(s?? idk) but those people are not a part of my life.


I is for I already did this one goddamnit


A- If I’m in love

perpetually so.


thank u so much for asking u lil brat 💖💖💖💖💖

Blue Moon July 31st

The Moon of July is called the Hay Moon. This moon gives is a chance for you to reevaluate your life and take note of what you need to pay attention to. This is a perfect time to make plans for the future.

This moon falls on a Friday. A day ruled by Venus, the planet of love, this is a perfect day for romance. By performing a love centered moon spell on this day you increase your chances of it succeeding. It’s also a great day to make over yourself or your home.

The Blue Moon is a time of heightened connection with the divine. The veil is a little thinner therefore it is easier to speak with the universe.

Use this ritual set up to work with the Blue Moon on July 31st.

Preparations:

Take up the besom and walk widdershins around the circle sweeping from the center outward to cleanse the circle of negative energy. Recite this chant as you sweep from the center of the circle outwards:

 “Sweep out evil, sweep out ill, Where I do the Lady’s will. Besom, besom, Lady’s Broom, Sweep out darkness, sweep out doom.

Witch’s broom swift in flight, Cast out darkness, bring in light. Earth be hallow, air be pure, fire burn bright, as water cures.

A sacred bridge this site shall be, As I will, so mote it be.”

Altar and Tool Blessing:

Pick up the athame and draw an invoking pentagram in the air above the altar. Replace the athame and say this invocation:

“Blessed Be, Instruments of Light, 

Tools now of magick with power and might.”

Element and Space Blessing:

Hold your hand over the water and salt and pass your hand over the element 3 times to banish, and then hold your hand steady to bless. Visualize a sparkling light surrounding and infusing the element while reciting:

“Element of (Earth, Water),

 I cleanse and consecrate thee in the names of the Lord and Lady.

I bring their blessings upon you now. So mote it be.”

Pour the consecrated salt into the consecrated water. Light the red working candle, cleanse and consecrate the candle (fire) as done above while reciting:

“Element of (Fire),

I cleanse and consecrate thee in the names of the Lord and Lady.

I bring their blessings upon you now. So mote it be.”

Use the consecrated fire it to light the incense. Then cleanse and consecrate the smoke from the incense (air) as done above while reciting:

“Element of (Air), 

I cleanse and consecrate thee in the names of the Lord and Lady. 

I bring their blessings upon you now. So mote it be.”

Take the water/salt and go once deosil (clockwise) around the circle. While walking the circle disperse the elements using a sprig of herbs. Recite:

“Powers of Water and Earth this circle grace. Purify, cleanse, and bless this space.”

Take up the incense and go once deosil (clockwise) around the circle. While walking the circle disperse the elements using a fan or feathers. Recite:

“Powers of Fire and Air this circle grace. Purify, cleanse, and bless this space.”

Casting the Circle:

Face east. Hold your athame out at waist level. Walk deosil (clockwise) thrice around the circle perimeter charging it with this chant as you visualize the energy coming from your athame to create the circle. Recite one verse for each of the three circles:

“Maiden, cast your circle white, Weave a web of healing light.

Round and Round the Circle’s Cast, Joining Present, Future and Past”

“Mother, cast your circle red, Weave the strands of family threads.

This Sacred Space shall now be Bound, As I cast this Circle Round.”

“Old Crone, cast your circle black, Weave the wisdom that we lack.

Thrice is the Circle cast this Night/Day and now begins my Magick Rite/Way.”

Once the circle has been cast, salute in the following way:

Take up athame and point it to the sky, while saying, 

“As above…”

Then lower athame to point it at the ground, while saying, 

“So below.“

Calling the Quarters:

Starting in the East and moving deosil around to the North, light the corresponding elemental candle, and then invoke the quarter:

"Hail Mighty Ones of the Eastern Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Air weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till I send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

“Hail Mighty Ones of the Southern Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Fire weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till I send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

“Hail Mighty Ones of the Western Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Water weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till I send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

“Hail Mighty Ones of the Northern Tower. Guard this circle with your power.

Powers of Earth weave the round, Between the worlds the power bound.

Till I send it at the last, Guardians keep it strong and fast.”

Invoking the God and the Goddess:

Light the gold God candle:

“I call to the God. Spark of the Spirit Eternal,

Lord of the Wild Hunt, Judge of Gods and Men.

Shining God of the Sun’s rays, Who walks with me through all my days,

Into my circle, I invoke you, To bless and guide all that I do.

Hail and welcome.”

Light the silver Goddess candle:

“I call to the Goddess. Beauty of the Green Earth,

White Moon among the Stars, Mysteries of the Waters.

Shimmering Goddess of the Moon’s light, Who guides me through the dark of night,

Into my circle, I invoke you. To bless and guide all that I do.

Hail and welcome.”

Libation and Opening Toast:

Pour some wine into the libation dish and say, 

“To the Lord and Lady!”

Fill the altar goblet with wine. Hold up the altar goblet and say, 

“I drink to the God and Goddess.“

Take a sip from the goblet, and say, 

"Blessed Be.”

Ritual and Spell Work

Insert optional ritual for sabbat or intended spell work here.

Cakes and Ales

Take up the plate with the cakes and say 

“May I never hunger." 

Take a bite, and then say, 

"Blessed Be.”

Take up the wine and say 

“May I never thirst.” 

Take a sip of the wine and and then say, 

“Blessed Be.”

Give thanks for one thing that you are thankful for, and request assistance for one thing that you are in need of.

Releasing the Quarters:

Starting in the North, and moving widdershins around the circle to the East, go to each quarter and say the following release then extinguish the elemental candle:

“To all those in the Northern sphere, I release you now, depart from here.

I give thanks to all of thee. Depart in peace, and blessed be.

"To all those in the Western sphere, I release you now, depart from here.

I give thanks to all of thee. Depart in peace, and blessed be.”

“To all those in the Southern sphere, I release you now, depart from here.

I give thanks to all of thee. Depart in peace, and blessed be.”

“To all those in the Eastern sphere, I release you now, depart from here.

I give thanks to all of thee. Depart in peace, and blessed be.”

Thanking the God and Goddess

I give thanks to the God for guarding my circle and joining my rite. Hail and farewell.”

Extinguish the gold candle.

“I give thanks to the Goddess for guarding my circle and joining my rite. Hail and farewell.“

Extinguish the silver candle.

Closing and Circle Salute

Take the Athame or Wand and retract the energy of the circle back into yourself moving widdershins beginning in the north around to the east using the following chant:

"Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.

I now Dissolve this Sacred Space and send all Powers back to place.

Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.

Stay if you can, Go if you must, with Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.

Circle Round, now be Unbound as I make my way around.

My Work is finished for the Night/Day and now I End my Magick Rite/Way.”

Once the circle is closed, say the following salute:

“The circle is open, but unbroken.”

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Weekly Theme: How to keep Christ at the center of your thoughts

Daily Theme: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. -Pr. 3:5-6

My dear sister,

1. Trust God with the details
If you desire to be in a godly marriage someday, know that you don’t have to navigate your way there alone. God is all knowing and He takes care of His children. Don’t worry about if you’re going to meet your future husband when you get to college, when you start going to a new church, or when you move to a new city. Of course, one of these things could be a part of your story, but that’s not for you to dwell on. Dwell on the bigger picture, and that is your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, knowing that He is taking care of every little thing from beginning to end.

2. Remember the most important detail
If that one guy finally texts you what you want to hear tonight or he makes a flirty comment to you tomorrow, don’t let that be the detail that makes you feel better about yourself. Let your relationship with Jesus be that. There’s nothing wrong with desiring to fall in love, but continue to trust in the Lord by going to Him about these things..yes, even when it comes to the way that guy makes you feel. This is what it means to not lean on your own understanding. Trust that He knows what is best for you. Don’t be afraid to go to Him about it!

3. Don’t compare details
There is nothing wrong with being inspired by other people’s love stories, but never allow yourself to take their little details and compare them to your story. Just because your sister met her husband at college, doesn’t mean you failed if you didn’t. Just because everyone in your family was married by a certain age and you’re not, that doesn’t mean you got it all wrong. The way you get it right is by trusting that whatever little pieces of the story are supposed to be a part of your story will be there according to God’s plan, in God’s timing. So let Him prepare YOU, don’t compare, and trust Him.

Biblical context + further reading: Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 11:28
- itsmorganlife

you know what if you’re gonna ever be a parent

be ready for when your child needs to leave

i know it’s probably hard

but you are not allowed to form an eternal co-dependency with your child

love them

care for them

cherish them

but for the love of god please don’t center your entire life around them and make them guilty for needing to move out or go to college or move on with their life for their own personal well being or anything like that it’s about their life and not yours and im sorry if it hurts but if you can’t handle that then dont have a fucking kid and make them suffer for your emotional inadequacies because it’s harmful if they can’t get out into the world when they need to

Whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.
—  Don’t Waste Your Life

I know you feel invisible, but you’re not. I promise, you’re not. God sees you. He sees you right where you’re at in life. He sees your struggles. He sees your fears. He sees what brings you joy. He sees what makes you feel confident. He sees what makes you feel low. More than that, He sees it all and He loves you. He loves you and He wants you to thrive, and not be stuck in just “survival-mode.” We live in a world that can often seem careless, and self-centered, but it’s comforting knowing there’s a God who knows you better than you know yourself, and wants to be involved in your life. Let Him in.

Through Jesus, She Is: Prepared

Day 2

Daily Verse:
“…May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.”
—Hebrews 13:20-21 (NLT)

Daily Devo:
If you’ve ever had a moment where you’ve felt that you weren’t prepared for the future, know that when you make a choice to live a life according to God’s will, He will equip you with everything you need. Take a close look at your life and look at the things you are planning for. Are these things pleasing to Him? Are your desires and passions centered on Christ?

Don’t get so caught up in the resources you don’t have yet or the funds you don’t have access to. Don’t dwell on the one bad grade you received from last semester or that one thing that you really want to do but aren’t qualified for. None of those worries and concerns should have the power to control you when you know that through Jesus Christ, God is the One who is going to equip and prepare you according to His Will!

Even if you have to stay at that job a little longer than you were anticipating or you’re entering yet another year without a clue of where your relationship or your career is headed, hold tight to Jesus, knowing that through Him, God is strengthening and preparing for the future He has planned!

Daily Reading:
Hebrews 13:20-24 Romans 5:1-5

Daily Challenge:
How has your relationship with Jesus prepared you for where you are today? Journal your thoughts.

Whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.
—  An All-Consuming Passion For Jesus