THERE IS A PURPOSE FOR YOUR PAIN

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There is a purpose for your pain…
Yes… no truer words ever spoken!

For much of my life I have experienced enormous suffering and pain. And I know I’m not alone in that. Many of us wear our scars like a badge of shame. And no matter how much we try we simply cannot not find that healing we all long for.

But.. for me there has been one constant truth during all my suffering. And that is that God loves me. That was as true yesterday as it still is today. He doesn’t see me with eyes of shame. When He looks at me He sees me. The beautiful person He fearfully and wonderfully created. He looks at me with love, compassion, mercy and grace.

What I have come to realize during my life journey is that during all the immense pain and heartache… He has been preparing me.
All this time .. He has been..
Leading me.
Guiding me.
Strengthening me.
Filling me with His wisdom.
Giving me a spirit of discernment.
Instructing me and teaching me how to live in obedience to His Word.
Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth.
Instilling in me a new found confidence that can only be found in Him, so that I am able to rise above the challenges and the struggles that I face.
Freeing me from all guilt and shame.
And showing me how to claim victory over my life.

And most importantly…
Just simply loving me as His beloved daughter.

For I know my struggles aren’t without a purpose.
God has a perfect plan for my life and for yours.

We need to learn how to recognize that through all the pain and suffering, there are lessons to be learned. And that often times, God is trying to teach us something within ourselves.

Remember to always stay true to your faith. Keep God and His Word close to your heart. Lean on Him for His strength and guidance. He will never fail you.

Learn from the storms in your life and decide to allow it to make you stronger, better and all the more wiser, not bitter for having to go through it. And in time you will realize…

There truly was a purpose for your pain…

God Bless You!

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💦💜💦

Copyright © 2019/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

I LOVE JESUS!

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“I B E L I E V E that there is no other way of life that makes a difference apart from C H R I S T.”

— Tina Unsell Seamon

Words can’t really express my love for Jesus, but if I were to list my affections for Him I would tell you that He is my heart, my everything and His spirit lives within me. He is all I want. I cannot imagine living my life without Him. I am uniquely made by God and I want to mirror His reflection to the world. I believe that there is no other way of life that makes a difference apart from Him. He is my every breath of Life, my reason which I live. His love is so overwhelming and all consuming. He empowers my every weakness with the strength He has to give. He is the love I never knew of, He’s the friend I never had. He calms me with his peace when I lose control and He brings joy when I am sad. He restores my soul. He’s the twinkle dancing in my eyes. He’s the smile upon my face. He’s my motive and my sole inspiration and the spark that ignites my fire. He’s my only hearts desire. He’s my rock and my fortress whom I trust. He’s my hope and my salvation. He’s my savior- JESUS CHRIST!! ♡

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“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” – Matthew 6:21

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💗

Copyright © 2017/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

LOVE

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What is love? Do you know it?
That word is tossed around these days so leisurely. There are all kinds of definitions for “LOVE”, but what does it mean to you?

Is it the kind of love that means you never have to say you’re sorry.

Is it love that makes you feel joy. The kind that when you awake in the morning you feel alive inside.

Is it romantic love, that leaves you breathless.

Is is putting another’s wants and needs before your own.

Is the kind of love that says that you are enough.

Is it love that is,
Patient
Kind
Does not Envy
Does not Boast
Is not Proud
Does not Dishonor Others
Is not Self-Seeking
Is not Easily Angered
Keeps No Records of Wrongs
Does Not Delight in Evil
But Rejoices in the Truth
Always Protects
Always Trust
Always Hopes
And Always Preserves (1 Cor 13:4-8)

All of these are beautiful examples or expressions of love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is one of my favorite verses and so beautifully sums up what I believe a marriage should be, between a man and a woman.

However what does the word “LOVE”, really look like…The Ultimate Example of Love..

Is it the sacrificial kind of love that over 2000 years ago hung, bled, and died on a cross so that you and I might have eternal salvation with our Father in Heaven.

I believe that is what “LOVE”, really and truly looks like!

There is no greater love, than the love demonstrated by our Lord and Savior-Jesus Christ, that fateful day on Calvary Hill. (John 15:13)

What is love to you?

If you are feeling unloved today. Like you have no one in this entire world who cares for you. Family and Friends all but have abandoned you…

Remember this… YOU ARE LOVED! And you are not alone. Jesus loves you. He loved you enough to die for you and He loves you enough even still today, tomorrow and for all eternity. His love is everlasting.

Don’t place your value and worth into the heart of man, but know that your worth comes from the heart of God Almighty Himself. He says that you are worthy. He says that you are of value. He says that your life has a purpose. He will never leave or forsake you. He promises with Him you will never walk alone. He’s right beside you, every step of the way. He cares for you. You can trust Him!

GOD IS = “LOVE”

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“We love him, because he first loved us.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:9-10‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:39‬ ‭KJV‬‬

— 𝐿𝑜𝓋𝑒 𝐵𝓎, 𝒯𝒾𝓃𝒶 …💜

Copyright © 2017/ Tina Unsell Seamon All Rights Reserved

LOVE REMAINS

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I don’t want to look back on my life with regrets.
Things left undone.
Words left unspoken.
Did I give enough?
Did I love enough?
Did I live enough?
Life is a beautiful gift of God
And time waits for no one.
It is fleeting.
It passes you by.
It rolls on forever
Like the clouds in the sky.
So don’t let us throw one sweet moment away.
Let’s love
While we may.
Give what you can,
Whenever you can,
However you can,
By whatever means you can;
Without expecting anything in return.
Love with all your heart.
You can never love too much.
And don’t forget to live.
I mean, ‘really live’!
Make life a beautiful adventure
Because it truly is.
Leave no room for regrets.
Cherish the moments spent
With those you love.
Life changes,
But a life breathed with love
Will forever remain. ♥️🌹♥️

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Memories of a life well lived are but a treasure only to be imprinted in the hearts of those we love. Make sure they are good ones.

Love, By Tina… ♥️

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