verbs



this is for you
whether you're the
adventurer
dreamer
romantic

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pray
pray for yourself, all the mess you're wrestling with
pray for them, all the broken hearts and bravest souls in your life
pray for our nation, because God can do a work in any situation
& when you're done,
learn to pray for God's will above all else.

be
be thankful for what you have
be full of hope in the silence around you
be full of passion when the noise is crushing you
& ultimately, be faithful, available, and teachable.

grow
grow in your strengths and foster creativity
grow in the Lord - learn His Word and His very nature
grow in your relationships with other humans
& grow enough to get outside of your comfort zone.

give
give of your time and talents - they're not to be hoarded
give from what you have
give without expecting anything back
& give beyond what you could give in your own strength.

love
love the other
love the broken
love the family around you until they see Him in you
love the friends and acquaintances surrounding you
& love until your heart grows three sizes.

go
go to school, work, or your own home
go to the places God has called you
go to the vulnerable places in relationships that stretch you
go into the wild unknown
& go be a light in a dark world.

trust
& trust God to grow what you have planted in faith; it won't go to waste.

~Madeline

9 comments:

  1. I love this Madeline!
    Such beautiful, insightful yet simple reminders.
    xoxox
    elissa

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    1. The simple is often beautiful! Where the two meet is truth & grace

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  2. I like this so much. It really spoke to me, and where I'm at right now. Thank you! xx

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    1. I’m so glad it spoke to you! It’s all truth, and we need truth poured over our souls daily!

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  3. "pray for yourself, all the mess you're wrestling with
    pray for them, all the broken hearts and bravest souls in your life"

    ^^^You have no idea how badly I needed to hear that, fren. Thank you❤️

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    1. Both we and those around us are always going through something. Keep up the good fight, friend!

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  4. This is such an encouraging reminder, Madeline!

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