Having some of the best times with God as of lately and no study guide necessary. Growth is the coolest. Be heartened if you feel like you'll never get the "quiet time" thing down. My study time used to be 10 minutes and now I try to keep it under 2 hours. Stick with it! Just letting the cross references weave me all over the Bible and teach me how to let go and figure out how BIG God is. Oh, how I put Him in a box without even realizing it. Today, I looked at the interaction Jesus had with his disciples after he rose from the dead. I figure, if I ever were to encounter a dude coming back to life and visiting people then it's probably important to note his final words. Jesus talks to his disciples about peace, believing and forgiveness. Forgiveness. Doesn't it all come back to that? The hardest thing to do in our faith but the most essential. My prayers are weightier these days as I really feel like I'm giving stuff up and letting God heal me in places I didn't even know were all jacked up. What have you learned about forgiveness in your own faith? #womenintheword #restisthenewhustle
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  • hannahbrencherHaving some of the best times with God as of lately and no study guide necessary. Growth is the coolest. Be heartened if you feel like you'll never get the "quiet time" thing down. My study time used to be 10 minutes and now I try to keep it under 2 hours. Stick with it! Just letting the cross references weave me all over the Bible and teach me how to let go and figure out how BIG God is. Oh, how I put Him in a box without even realizing it. Today, I looked at the interaction Jesus had with his disciples after he rose from the dead. I figure, if I ever were to encounter a dude coming back to life and visiting people then it's probably important to note his final words. Jesus talks to his disciples about peace, believing and forgiveness. Forgiveness. Doesn't it all come back to that? The hardest thing to do in our faith but the most essential. My prayers are weightier these days as I really feel like I'm giving stuff up and letting God heal me in places I didn't even know were all jacked up. What have you learned about forgiveness in your own faith? #womenintheword #restisthenewhustle
  • marielouisehenry@funwithcourt peace, believing, forgiveness
  • bnkuenzliSo so good! Whats the book page reference from? looks good!
  • jane_johnsonYessss. Love you so much. 😍❤
  • funwithcourt@marielouisehenry love you ❤
  • christinemichelle__Thank you for this. Also can we make #womenintheword and #restinthehustle the new hashtags? 🙌🏻
  • confessionsofacrazycatladyI struggle so much to forgive my dad. He's a sociopath who manipulates everyone around him and is just plain cruel-- he even just refused to produce his own father's DNR paperwork after a massive stroke, and instead chose to have him on a breathing tube for days and now my poor grandpa has a feeding tube and is paralyzed on one side and in a nursing home (exactly what he fought so hard to avoid). How do I forgive my dad while maintaining enough boundaries to not allow him to walk all over me and emotionally abuse me?
  • emhumpherysgrams@hannahbrencher I've learned that the only part of forgiveness we have control over is the giving part, so we should be generous, throwing forgiveness out like water into the desert, like seeds into a new field. We shouldn't worry if it will be accepted or not--we should be actively seeking forgiveness and participating in relationships where it's a daily communication line. I've learned that saying, "I forgive you" is so much more powerful than "I'm sorry." My husband and I practice all of these things.
  • giverofgoodnews@hannahbrencher Good words. I'm reading the book "Beautiful Outlaw" by John Eldredgewith my daily Bible reading and I think you'd love it. It shows the real need and humanity of Jesus.
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