Re-rooting : Identity

2 simple words
that changed my entire view of
who God is
and how He looks at me

2 simple adjectives
that flipped my self worth
within just a few seconds
of fully knowing Him

9 simple letters
that broke something in my roots
of what I thought I already knew
and understood of Him

3 simple syllables
that cut deep into my heart
and broke everything I used to build
my foundation about this Father I”ve heard so much about

Why are these 2 words so difficult for me to comprehend?
How can I begin to live my life knowing that I am fully known?
What does that even truly mean?
Where do I begin this search?
When do I start building this new identity?


I’m fully known and loved by You
You won’t let go, no matter what I do
And it’s not one or the other
It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace
To be known, fully known, and loved by You
I’m fully known and loved by You

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I guess it’s time
I start re-planting my roots
and learning what it means to be known
and fully loved
by the Father

I don’t know where or how to start
but I know that
if I trust my Father
He will teach me
and show me the way

So I start with believing
these 2 simple words
that I am fully seen and truly loved
by a Father who will never leave me
who always keeps His promises

Although the true meanings of these words
are foreign to me
I trust in my Father to show me the way
to re-rooting myself
in His truth over me


To be love, is to be loved by You
To be love, is to loved by You
So I won’t worry about tomorrow
‘Cause all I wanna do, all I wanna do
Is know You

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If you haven’t figured it out yet
the 2 words I’m referring to, are :
SEEN & LOVED

These words have defined my year so far
I’ve heard them spoken over me almost every day
And God has been telling me that this is my year of breaking old roots
To grow new, stronger ones in His truth

And so I share this poem in order to encourage and allow you
to start to understand these truths in your life,
and be able to begin to step into them
because it truly is the best way to change your life!

NO SELF-HELP BOOK CAN TEACH YOU WHAT GOD CAN SHOW YOU IN 2 WORDS!

Thanks for reading!

Be blessed & encouraged by this post!

Sharing this Christmas season!

What if social status was measured by happiness, instead how much money you have in the bank?


Some people eat food they cooked from what they bought at the grocery store.
Some people can order their food, and have someone else cook it.
Some people really have to work to feed themselves for just one meal.
Some people can work for an entire month, and barely make enough for an apple.

But, who is truly the happiest in those scenarios?

Sure, having food in your stomach everyday feels great. But, after a while you start taking it for granted, and looking for other things to fill the void.
But, people that work for their food, appreciate their meal because it came from their own hard work, and that makes them feel accomplished.
But, the people that go weeks without eating, truly appreciate their meal because they know what it feels like to be empty, and still need to work hard. This food fills their body and soul, which gives them energy to work even harder for more food, and it makes them truly happy and successful.

*Think of an apple.*

A simple fruit that for some, doesn’t seem expensive at all. And, for others, it’s the easiest fruit to buy. But, for those that go weeks without eating, it can literally be their ticket back to life.

The average price of a pound of apples is $1.18.
And, there are approximately 4-5 apples in a pound.
Which means that one apple costs around $0.30.
So, it literally costs $0.30 to save someone’s life.
Or, even just $2 to give someone true happiness for a full week.

Just let that sink in for a moment!


This post was inspired when I discovered an amazing organisation that is doing great things.
They are a non-profit where people can donate $0.50 / day to feed a child in a developing country for an entire day.
This organisation is called: Share The Meal
I recommend checking it out, especially during this season because this is a time of giving (isn’t it).
If you want to give back this Christmas, & give joy & hope to people that truly need it, check it out!

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Thanks for reading!
I hope this post made you think, & inspired you to notice all your blessings!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Here I Am!

I am alive!
I am anxious!
I am beautiful!
I am blessed!
I am changed!
I am cleansed!
I am changing!
I am daring!
I am excited!
I am exploring!
I am experiencing!
I am filled!
I am following!
I am failing!
I am growing!
I am helping!
I am imperfect!
I am joyful!
I am kind!
I am loved!
I am learning!
I am living!
I am leading!
I am listening!
I am marvelled!
I am motivated!
I am nervous!
I am open!
I am planning!
I am quiet!
I am questioning!
I am renewed!
I am skilled!
I am smiling!
I am thinking!
I am trusting!
I am thanking!
I am trying!
I am unique!
I am valiant!
I am worthy!
I am xenial! (hospitable)
I am youthful!
I am zealous!

I AM READY!!!

From a – z, through the good & the bad, I am here, & I am ready, for anything!


Thanks for reading!
This post was inspired by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIdZ5KRiakM

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Blessed life!

Look around.
What do you see?
Chaos or peace?
Yelling or praying?
What is surrounding you?

. . .

Do you appreciate it all?
Or do you take advantage of it?
Are you humbled by it?
Or are you overlooking it all?

Do you care about others?
Or, do you say:
“Everyone for themselves!”
“You gotta make your own life!”

Are you a helper?
A fighter?
A lover?
Or, a hater?

Do you appreciate the world we live in?
Or, do you constantly think it’s trash;
That we created,
And, you don’t think it can be cleaned up.

Are you an optimist?
Or, a pessimist?
Where do you draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

. . .

Where SHOULD we draw the line?
Between, good and bad?

What defines “good”?
What makes something “bad”?

Is it in the perspective?
Or, is it just a fact?

Why are some things considered “good”?
And, other things considered “bad”?

Between killing and loving?
We know which is better,
by the way it feels.

But, what about?
Between loving or helping?
They both feel “good”..

But, can they really both BE “good”?
Think about it this way:

Some people don’t want help,
So, that’s their “bad” one; while others –
Don’t like love because they’ve never truly felt it.

So, can some things be, both, good and bad?
Is it really just all in the perspective of the person?

. . .

There’s never just one way to look at something. There’s always a different perspective. There will always be someone with a different opinion, and, that’s what makes life so great & interesting.
Meeting people with different perspectives, and, learning about their views on life.

That’s why I love to travel. It makes me feel so blessed. And, happy. And, accomplished.
I want to learn, and experience as many perspectives as I can, good and bad. So, I can see the world through a different type of blessed, and see how truly blessed I am.


Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to never take life for granted, and to:

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

One day – OR – Day one

You decide…

. . .

Are you gonna keep saying: “one day I’ll accomplish that thing I’ve always wanted“?

– OR –

Are you going to: “start today and make today, day one of accomplishing your dreams and goals”?

. . .

That’s all for this post. I just wanted to give you some quick food for thought to get you motivated to start accomplishing your goals today and stop saying: “one day”. And, start saying: “today is, day one of my journey to accomplishing my goals”.

Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Free Love! (your Sunday reminder) 

* * * Please read ’til the end! Thanks! * * *

Jesus, the son of God, literally stood in front of death to save you!

Think about it this way: Jesus was just walking by and he saw you in trouble, so, he came over and stood in front of you to protect you from what was coming. And, that was death. He acted as a one time human shield for you, so that you could live forever and get to know HIS father.

Jesus took the bullet for you to live to get to know HIS father!

What are you going to do about that? Are you just going to sit there and wait for your mediocre life to be over? Or are you going to do something about it?

. . .

Imagine if that person that took the bullet for you wasn’t Jesus; maybe it was your best friend or a complete stranger; the fact remains that, they did it out of pure love for you to keep living because they knew it was worth it! Their perents should hate you for letting them do that for you, but no; instead their parents love you SO much!

That’s God’s love for you! He let his son take the bullet for you, and now all he wants in return is to love you and get to know you like his own son/daughter!

So, will you accept this free, grace-given love? 

In my opinion, you totally should (after all, it is free), all you have to do is love him back (which shouldn’t be that hard, given his son died for you).

However, no one (especially not God; He is the most patient person ever) is forcing you to accept this (free & grace-given) love. But, trust me, if or when you do your life will be completely changed for the better!

So, now it’s up to you.

Will you accept it? Or will you continue to live in guilt & fear?

Before you decide: Just remember; He wanted his son to die for YOU; & all he wants in return is to love you and get loved back! 

Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

#Blessed…

Lemme guess… You read that title: “Hashtag Blessed”.
That means you have more than you need & you are truly blessed… 

. . .

Think about it, the only reason you know that this symbol # means hashtag is because you probably learned it on the internet (did know know that less than half of the worlds’ population has access to a good internet connection daily).
That means that, you, being able to know that this symbol # means hashtag demonstrates that you ARE already more fortunate than half of the world.
Crazy right! I thought so, hopefully you do too.

 

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. . .

So, next time you use a # or say the word hashtag, remember that you are more fortunate than more than half of the world.

. . .

That’s also why I think everyone should travel to a new/different country; to see first hand that more than half the world does not live like them.
And, also just because traveling is awesome! & you can learn A LOT!

 

 Thanks for reading!

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

A Story Untold…

Do you feel alone? Do you have a lot to say? Is it all starting to build up? Is it all too much to handle? Do you wish you could just let it all out? Do you want to scream and yell and let it all out?

. . .

If you answered yes to any of those questions, I can tell you; I completely understand exactly how you feel.
Sometimes life just becomes too much, and you just want it all to stop!

Well… Let me just tell you that, if you ever feel this way just try and remember the blessings you have at this very moment.
[I mean, if you’re reading this, you obviously have Internet, possibly a laptop or a smartphone (or both). And, you have the freedom to think for yourself and read whatever you want.] #blessed 

. . .

I know… It can be hard sometimes to keep everything you’re struggling with inside, but just Trust that one day, you will be living your dream and Everything that you’re worried about right now won’t even matter. 

. . .

Life can be difficult and you will feel alone sometimes, but just remember that you are on the road to something greater!
Just have faith in the future!

. . .

Remember your blessings (#blessed) and stay positive; the more you struggle now, the better your future is going to be! 🙂

Don’t let the world cover your greatness: Don’t let the world stop you from
TELLING YOUR STORY!
(you can even tell it in the comments below; if you want)

 

 

-LiveForAdventure!  🙂

Gratefulness…

Why is it that when we have so much, we always want more? Why is it that when we are at our lowest, we are more thankful for what we have? Why do we only give thanks once a year; shouldn’t we be thankful every time something good happens or we get something expensive?

The only answer that I think of, for all those questions is: We take too much for GRANTED! And, we only do this because we don’t know what it’s like to have nothing and we don’t want to know because we’re SCARED.

Well, let me just say that if you don’t know what it’s like to NOT have clean clothes or your own bed to sleep in; you should not want more than what you currently have because you have everything you need to live a HAPPY & COMFORTABLE life.

AND, if you’re still not happy with all that you have, then I suggest searching for answers elsewhere, rather than buying more expensive things (look at what you have, not want you want).
I mean, (ya, sure) sometimes it can feel good to purchase an expensive item that you’ve wanted for a while; it gives you a sense of purpose and makes you feel like you accomplished something.
However, if every time you’re feeling low, you go out and buy something, that ritual will loose value and you will become stuck in the everyday motions of life & that’s no fun (that’s when life starts to feel repetitive and lifeless).

That’s why, you have to continue to be thankful for what you HAVE because one day all the things that surround you, will become meaningless and you will have nothing else to look forward to in life.

Make life count; Live a meaningful life through gratefulness!

“warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received; thankful, gratitude: I am grateful to you for your help.”

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given.

 

Thanks for reading!

-Live For Adventure! 🙂