When I was bit younger, my oldest sister bought me a sweet little pink Hello Kitty blanket. It was about the size of a picnic blanket and it had small images of her face all over the front and back. Because I was (and still am) completely obsessed with Hello Kitty, I was so happy about that little baby! It wasn’t too thick, but surprisingly it could cover my whole body and it kept me very warm.
I always took it with me on long road trips, flights, and even to the movie theaters -- you know it can get real cold in there! I can remember grabbing it out of the dryer while it was still warm, and wrapping myself up in it. It was the best feeling because it gave me a strong sense of comfort and security.
Today, I still have my sweet little pink Hello Kitty blanket. It’s been with me through thick and thin and although I’ve had many chances to replace it or give it away, I refuse to let go! I even have a hard time sharing it and get a bit annoyed when someone wants to borrow it. How do I know Hello Kitty will be safe out there without me?!
With life experience came a hard but necessary realization: the tangible comfort and security that my sweet little Hello Kitty blanket gave me, wasn’t always going to suffice. I realized that not even the comfort that I yearned for from friends, family, relationships or money was going to cut it. I needed something that was solid - something that I could count on without a shadow of a doubt.
What I needed was the comfort of an intimate relationship with my Creator. I needed security of knowing and believing that every one of His promises were true - and that they were for me, and for you too!
I needed to know that when when He told me He would never leave me nor forsake me, He meant it.
I needed to believe that when He told me He has plans to prosper me and not to harm me, He meant it.
I needed to understand that when He told me He has loved me with an everlasting love, that I could count on that forever because He meant it.
And that He MEANS it, eternally.
My sweet little Hello Kitty blanket may get lost one day. It may get ruined in the wash, or I may have to pass it down to a younger family member. What’s lovely is that even though I would no longer have the comfort of wrapping myself up in that warm blanket, I will always be able to be comforted by the eternal promises of my Creator - and no one can take that away from me, or you!
Happy Tuesday! 💕
I attended a women's conference this past weekend called Purpose Driven organized by @chosenwomenofworth !
It was AHmazing and I can honestly say that this conference confirmed my purpose and I'm so excited to see where it goes! However, I took notes at the women's brunch and @firstladyjoelle shared the 3 fears that hinder the woman of God when fulfilling their purpose....these three fears rocked me because that was me...especially number 2. I want to encourage you ladies that you serve a BIG God that will not fail you and His word is firm and He did not give you the spirit of fear. There's nothing that God cannot do and if He placed a desire in your heart to start a business, program, teach, preach, write etc. do it! It may take sometime to recognize your purpose but once you know it, you will feel fulfilled and eager to go higher. Don't let these fears hinder you ladies, push past your fears and keep your eyes on God! Love you💕 -
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Happy Saturday ladies! I pray your weekend is off to a great start! I wanted to share with you this awesome bible study method called S.O.A.P (scripture-observation-application-prayer). It's a great way to dissect the scripture and meditate on it. I love this method so much and it has help me to understand scriptures that most of us already know but never looked deep into. I would love to hear your thoughts on this method if you've tried it before. If this is your first time learning about this method, give it a try and let us know what you think! Love you and God bless 💕
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I wanted to share a small piece of my journal entry with you all. Maybe it's just me but, I tend to do this every now and then and I had to remind myself that it's an everyday process to becoming the woman I want to be. Reading one scripture and a quote will not cut it. There needs to be an act behind those inspiring words and quotes we read. We can't feed off of last weeks meal and expect it to last us into next week. We have to continue to feed ourselves of course but also put in the work to see results. This Instagram page was not made for you to like and scroll but to evaluate, find, accept and love yourself. Keep peeling those layers and maintain the changes you see so far. I'm right here with you. Love you and have a blessed day 💕
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My name is Raquel Meraki and I'm a young woman who is on the journey of self discovery and independence.