Iwantwellness.co, Soon-to-be, ledtoshare.com

So here we are, 2021 and I feel like I haven’t written a blog in years. Lucky for you, it hasn’t been that long. Lucky for me, y’all are still here. (Thanks!)

So first things first, the name change. I’ve realized that as much as I don’t want to get rid of iwantwellness.co and everything that comes with it, that I do want to change it all, at least to a point.

Yes, I still want wellness. Always.

But I want to share what’s on my heart, more. You will still see food posts as I cannot resist. You will see lots of God, my favorite verses and songs, books of faith, and anything else I feel ledtoshare. See where I’m going with this?

You will still hear my stories, and struggles. I’ve bared my soul more than once on this blog and I will only continue to.

When I share the deep and dirty, it allows others to relate. If this isn’t connection in the world, (especially as we know it right now,) I don’t know what is. I chose to be publicly vulnerable and not because it’s easy (and sometimes it’s not fun either) but if I help one person, it’s worth it to me.

If I remind one person that God is always with them and it helps them through that minute, hour or day, it’s worth it. If I share my (new to me) workout struggles and it gets one person to relate and inspires them to get back into activity, it’s worth it.

If I write something and no one reads it, no one comments or posts, it’s still worth it to me.

Because I am ledtoshare. I pray that God blesses ledtoshare.com to whatever He inspired me to do it for. If nothing more than to share His word, His love, and my delicious food, then so be it=)

I’ve missed y’all and I’m glad to be back. (I know, back again HA.) Have a blessed Monday and expect to hear from me soon, and a lot more frequently.

XOXO, Emily

Scripture Sunday: My Five Favorite Verses For Strength

I’ve been working on a flip-book project, an idea I got from someone at prayer group. (Thanks, Mama!)

She gifted us with note card-sized flipping notebooks and section separators so that we could use it to hold all of our favorite verses. I love this!

As soon as I get it put together, I look forward to keeping it in my purse and using it daily.  I plan to have several sections in there and one of my favorites, and one I think is most important for me, is verses for strength.

These are my absolute favorite, in fact, this first one I will share with you is currently on my home screen for my phone!Screenshot_20180606-155847

The Lord will fight for you. Just stay strong. Exodus 14:14

My presence will go with you. And I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14

I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Search for the Lord and for His strength. Continually seek him. 1 Chtonicles 16:11

The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace. Psalm 29:11

I’m really loving this first verse right now.

The Lord will fight for you. Just stay strong. Exodus 14:14

It isn’t to say that you can just lay down, stop trying, quit praying, and everything will work out. No, He is saying, I’m right here next to you, with you, fighting for you. But we have to fight, too.

We have the fight the good fight. We have to keep our minds on Him, and live in peace and love each other. We have to be good to people and take care of each other. And we have to do our best in this life and remember to find our worth in Him and not in earthly things.

I just want to take the time to pray for you if you’re reading this:

Dear God, We want to thank You for being our strength. We are so blessed to be Your children and to be a part of Your beautiful plan. Please remind us to come to You with our weaknesses, so that we can become stronger in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

 

Scripture Sunday: What Our Troubles Can Do For Us

I love the devotional I’m going to be sharing today. It reminds us to work towards more patience with God and in life. Because His plan is already set, and we have to learn to get there. We may not understand why things are happening when they do, but we can have patience in them.

Besides, we shouldn’t rely on our own understanding anyhow. We can give Him our doubts and our worries.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

And what’s why I love this devotional. It’s saying the same thing.

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To “get” where we need to “go,” we have to be strengthened, smarter, and wiser. He knows this and helps us along the way. Our troubles feel hard but they are not impossible. We have to use our troubles as a way to grow.

The second part says that we should take our troubles to God in prayer. We should ask Him what He wanted us to learn from them. I love this.

I just want to take the time to pray for you if you’re reading this:

Dear God, We want to thank you for taking on all our troubles. We are so blessed that we can rely on You and trust Your plan for us. Guide us to have more patience and always seek You in troubled times.  Lord we give You our hearts so that You may give us peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen