The Dear God Series

The Dear God Series

I’m going to be starting a new series on the blog titled “Dear God”s

Basically, a couple of contributors are going to be sharing heartfelt letters written to God here.

Why are we doing this?

There is something about our mindset on prayer. A lot of people feel like if you’re going to pray to God, you have to obey a lot of protocol, and use a lot of very official and formal words. We approach prayer and talking to God like we’re speaking to our President instead of to our best friend. But God really is our Friend. He’s our loving Father and so He wants us to speak to Him in that accord.

When you write letters to God, it personalizes everything. Now you’re writing to your Loving Father, to your Best Friend. The words flow out. Sometimes you find that you cannot stop writing.

This is the point of the Dear God series.

Because we are tired of prayers that are only “Forgive me God, I ask you for *insert your latest want here* God, Thank you God.

We we want to go from that to “Dear God, I’ve had an awesome day today. I even met a new friend today, I hope she turns out to be a great person… (and it goes on)

We want to have a REAL conversation. A MEANINGFUL conversation. An INSIGHTFUL conversation with our Father.

 

It is my prayer that God uses this to teach us how to communicate effectively with Him in Jesus name, Amen!

 

If you would want to be part of the Dear God series, and share your letter to God. Please email me at somtoudeke@gmail.com

You can also send in your letter to God here

Girls, A different look at Make Up.

Girls, A different look at Make Up.

I love Make Up, and really it has become so important in our everyday life as girls.
We study it, we watch videos on YouTube, we look at tutorial videos on Instagram, and all the likes.
In that same way, girls. Let’s study the word of God.
Hebrews 4:12 tells us the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword..
Let’s study and study the word. It is the spiritual food that allows you grow.

After watching these make up tutorials, we apply it. It’s not always perfect, it doesn’t always look as good as it did in the YouTube video, but we keep trying. We try until we achieve something as close to perfection as we can.
In that way, after studying the Word darlings, let’s apply it in our lives.
It might seem a bit hard to do, (just like most of us thought contouring our faces would be difficult) but eventually. Eventually, you’ll see how it easy it is.
And just like James 1:22 advices, in this way we become not just hearers, but doers of the word.

Allow the word transform your life girl! You see how much nicer you look with well drawn brows so it becomes an everyday routine.
In that same way, don’t stop reading the Word. Keep going babygirl, don’t stop.

You know what else? After applying all of the make up and getting good at it, we trade make up tips with our friends. We talk about how Mac makes great lipsticks and NYX works better for foundation.
In this same way, discuss the word with your friends. Learn from each other, God gives us different insights.
Iron sharpens iron; and one man sharpens another, Proverbs 27:17 says.

Oh and when you see some of your friends with horribly drawn brows, oh gosh! You just cringe and want them to know how to do it. And so you teach them.
Which is also how whenever we see people who aren’t walking in the Word, we instruct and show them the right way to go.
Don’t leave the work to just the make up artistes who make the tutorial videos, or in this case the pastors or ministers.
Do your part in spreading the good news.
Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Stay blessed! 💞