Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Inspirational Tee & Thoughts

What a fun outfit this was! Was it a little corny that it also happened to be the same day I go to my Bible study? Indeed it was, but I will own it. What started out as a simple inspirational shirt became a walking advertisement. The words "faith," "hope," "love," and "it is well," adorned my neck and wrists. Though I proudly wear them all (they are great reminders), I meant no overkill. The colors just work.

Of course the message I live out is far more important than wearing cutesy, inspirational designs. In full disclosure, there are days when I think, "Girl go put that shirt in the back of your closet!" But according to the Bible, once we know Christ, He is what makes us worthy. On our own, none of us are worthy, even on our best days. So, may I focus on being adorned with wisdom and grace and may I daily try and live out this verse...

"I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." Isaiah 61:10

Outfit Breakdown:
Shirt: Local Boutique
Shorts: Banana Republic
Vest: LOFT, clearance find
Shoes: Clothes Mentor find
Necklaces: Premier Designs
Shades: Maui Jim - Costco Bargain!!
Leather Bracelets: Local & Simply Adored Jewelry

*** A few extra thoughts ***

Do good days start with coffee and Jesus? If you're a coffee lover you'll enjoy the daily comfort found in sipping on that morning mug of goodness. Cut that coffee out of your life and you're going to experience headaches, sluggishness and what feels like total misery for about a week (at least I did the last time I cut out caffeine).

If you're a Jesus lover, you'll know peace, joy, forgiveness, freedom from bondage, hope that is everlasting, and times when you feel so full and loved you can hardly stand it. Some days will also be filled with mystery and surprises. When you seek Him and pray, you feel an unseen hand guiding, leading and even upholding you.

Cut Jesus out, or cease to spend time with Him, and life quickly feels chaotic, unsure, hopeless to the point of despair and even worthless. You become desensitized to selfishness, unknowingly welcoming it more and more each day. I've been a believer or lover of Jesus for 19 years, so I can testify to the super high charges as well as valleys so low I thought I'd never return.  And I cannot take the credit for the returns. He has always been there, lovingly waiting for me and gently calling my heart back to Him.

Days are always better when I start them with Jesus, but I love that I can catch Him any time of the day or night if the morning has slipped away.   Are there days when I skip entirely? Yes. How much I miss when I do! Are there days when I treat time spent in prayer and reading as another task to complete? Yes. I'm a work in progress; thankful for His rich mercy and sweet grace.  As for the coffee? They are not even close to being equals or comparable. It's just a sweet blessing to savor as I sit and wait to hear from the maker of my soul.

Have a wonderful day, my reader friends...



  1. Love everything u wrote! Such true, solid reminders. LauriePOP2

  2. This is a cute tee Chrissy but I truly love the vest and sandals, perfect to transition into Fall like you did with this chic outfit.

    1. Thank you! Today it's 80's in Georgia today! I'm wearing jeans but it's toasty. :)

  3. I love this post! Thanks for your authenticity!

    1. Awww! Thank you for your sweet words and for taking the time to comment!


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