“When we only focus on the life we project to the world, we start living halfheartedly. It becomes nearly impossible to be content with the life we have. Instead, we run the rat race of always chasing after the “next thing” to temporary fill us. Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He’s into slower rhythms of life like, abiding, delighting, and dwelling- all words that require us to trust Him with our place and His pace.”
If there is one thing that I want to know today is how deeply LOVED you all are!!!! I feel like sometimes I get so caught up in what’s going on around me and forget that The Lord died for us because He loved each and every one of us with an unimaginable love. He has given us a new life and made us new with a life beginning with Him! I saw this quote and thought it was perfect with Valentine’s day this week,
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
I thought this was so encouraging to go and love on someone and make them feel special this week. We never know what someone is going through and a smile, hug, or simply making them feel loved could make their day go from bad to good.
“Be humble. The world is bigger than your view of the world. And certainly, God is much bigger than your view of God.”
When I first read this quote it really stood out me and really resonated with me personally.I feel like countless times I put God in a box and say, “okay God today I trust you with this and this but I can handle this” and this and the truth is The Lord wants us to come to Him with all of our burdens and thanks because He is there for us and loves us He never intended for us to be burdened with something. I tend to only allow God to handle the thing that are going bad in life but I don’t want him to touch what is going good in life because I am content and the truth is, what is bad The Lord has a plan for and can make better and, what is good The Lord has a plan for and can make greater. I love Ephesians 3:19-20 says,
“and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.
This is a great reminder to know how much God loves us and wants the best for us when we allow Him and trust Him, He is able to do more than we ever could imagined!!!
“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will work out for the best”
I found this quote online and when I read it I absolutely loved it. My mind is constantly racing and always thinking, “well what if this happens” or “what if they think this” and I am always remind myself to take a deep breath because everything will work out for the best just be patient and wait on the Lord. Allow yourself to view unanswered prayers or unanswered questions as a place in your heart for The Lord to reveal Himself even more and grow us in that way.
Psalm 27:13-14 says,
“I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord’
I just thought that with the new year starting it was a great reminder to always know that The Lord works everything out and to remain confident in that
“It’s not about being more. It’s about knowing I am already enough and being who He has called me to be.”
I thought that this quote was perfect for the next couple of hectic weeks ahead. This quote is a great reminder that no matter what our GPA is, or what that one person says about us the only thing that matters is whose we are. We belong to a God of love and through Him we are made worthy. I also found these 3 great reminders on Grace Valentines blog, “1. Jesus is working in the midst of your storm. 2. Jesus gives your purpose. Your purpose isn’t to wish away the storm. Your purpose is embrace Him and boldness even in the midst of your storm. And 3. Jesus will calm the storm in His perfect timing. Your purpose isn’t your busyness. Your life is gift and let’s thank the Giver. The Giver who also gives us His peace and love every day. The Giver who wants you to look at Him. The Giver who you get to look at in the midst of a crazy, busy life.”
This brings me great comfort knowing that the God of the Universe holds me in His hand and calls me His own. I love how Psalms 139: 14 puts it, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Just a small reminder that in this crazy time of life we are loved and fearfully and wonderfully made and be comforted in the fact that God knows us today, knew us yesterday, and will still know us tomorrow.
My name is Abbey Baird, and I am so excited to be this year's Panhellenic Director of Spiritual Life! It is such an honor to be able to serve my fellow Panhellenic women and to have the opportunity to serve God in this way. I know life and school can be crazy and overwhelming at times, but I hope that through this blog and these devotions, you're able to find peace and hope. I want to be here for you and get to know you, so feel free to submit a prayer request (or a devotion request) on the sidebar of this page! I read a devotion and pray for everyone every other week at Council, so I hope to see you there!!
You are so loved!!
This year's Director of Spiritual Life is Abbey Baird.
All of her devotionals can be found on this page.