Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Jessica Adams Love Blog {Valentines Week -16th February}

Love Blogs {Valentines Week} – 16th February
Well…This is it! The final love blog, written by myself Jessica Louise, founder and editor of The Bible for Women. This was originally a piece I wrote for a website based in California, Fruitful Spirit. This piece is about Love and how love conquers all. Also how love is the most important fruit of them all (in my opinion).
Let’s begin. I would like to talk about the fruits of the spirit. Specifically Love. Love conquers all. So let’s take some time to really think about the meaning of love. Especially with Valentine’s season here, I think it’s fitting to delve into this topic.
Here’s a little reminder of the scripture for the fruits of the spirit.

“But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – Galations 5:22-23

I personally think the most important and bold fruit is Love. Love is one of Gods characteristics. Love is God. I feel very strongly about this (I even have a cross equals love heart tattooed on my ankle).

 “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
– 1 Corinthians 13: 4-13

Go through 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 and replace love with God, this is a description of the Lord. We are told God is love. If you replace love with god and read it to yourself it paints an amazing picture of him.
When people think of love especially around Valentine’s Day, they think of red roses, heart shaped balloons, chocolates, and teddy bears. But the Bible doesn’t speak of these items, it speaks of actions, for example not bragging, not being rude, and being kind. It tells us of actions we do to show our love. Love is the golden rule. Love all. You never know who you will impact and influence if you show them Gods love.

Sometimes it’s difficult to show love, especially to people you may not ‘like’ but the way I see it, is that you don’t have to like everyone, but you do have to love everyone. I know personally that its hard showing everyone love, but depend on the Holy Spirit! Depend on the Holy Spirit and he will give you the power and strength to show the actions of love. Let it guide you!

After all you can’t show the fruit of the spirit without depending on the Holy Spirit! It is his fruit at the end of the day. Not ours. It’s the fruit….of the spirit!!!
So when everyone is rushing to shops this Valentine’s Day to purchase teddy bears and chocolates, why not try to show Gods love through your actions. Not by your purchased actions.
To end with I just want to pray for you, that you depend on the Holy Spirit for guidance when showing Gods love. Have an amazing week, and God bless you all. If you have any questions or comments you can reach me on jessica@bibleforwomen.co.uk or follow us on Instagram @bibleblogwomen or @jessicalouiseadams.
Thank you for following the Love Blogs Series this year. And I really hope these truth blogs will influence you in making your life a love based life. Share love. Spread love. Be Love.
Love Jessica Louise
God Bless my lovelies! Xoxo

Jess Drown Love Blogs {Valentines week - 15th February}

Hello I hope you're all well and thank you for following the love blogs here's another segment from the series.
This girl is called Jess Drown and she has an amazing website ministering in song and word around the globe. 

Heres a link to Jessica's bio

Here’s a link to Jessica's ministry:

After the written blog I will include some social media links for Jess Drown.

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:43-48)
Moving from loving relationships to showing love to your enemies seems like a natural transition. Not retaliating is simply showing restraint by choosing not to stoop to other people's level. However, loving our enemies is much more than that. Loving our enemies ELEVATES from not retaliating to proactively being like Jesus to them.
Here we see Jesus turns what everyone has been taught on its head. Don't just love your enemies but pray for them. That means you are praying God's blessings on them. Wow!! That is a hard thing to do. I may be praying for something for them, but it sure isn't God's blessings. That is the difference that an ELEVATED LIFE creates. We no longer do what we want. Instead we do our best to do what Jesus says: "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." We can't be perfect but it doesn't mean that we shouldn't strive for it. Everyone is nice to those that are nice to them, but loving those that are against you shows that you are a servant of Christ. Jesus prays for those that persecuted Him and gave us a great example of loving our enemies. To truly have an ELEVATED LIFE we have to be different than everyone else. That means we are proactively loving those that are against us. That's what it means to be a Christ follower.

• Why would you consider someone an "enemy"?
• Who do you need to forgive?
• What do you need to do to show love to an "enemy"?
• Who will you pray for?

Thank you for reading Jess Drowns Love Blog stay tuned for tomorrows blog. From myself, finishing off the series. 


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Kerrington Sweeney Love Blog {Valentines Week - 14th February}

Welcome to another Love Blog... This piece was written by a pen pal of mine in Canada and I really hope you enjoy her writing and check her own blog out Uniquely Yours which is an amazing and impacting blog. 
About Kerrington: Kerrington, is truly a Passionate servant of Jesus Christ! She is 17 years of age...And even at her young age, she is still super-busy volunteering in any way she can at her home church and in her community!
She's definitely a work-in-progress but, feels so incredibly blessed to be able to continue serving God with her whole heart. She has a sincere burning passion within her, to see Single Women of all ages rise up and be everything God has called each of them to be. She too is in a ‘Season of waiting’ for her Prince Charming to show up but, in the meantime... Kerrington fills up her time with writing for her Online Women's Blogging Ministry and constantly being a source of encouragement to her many peers.
With Kerrington’s Women’s Ministry, she bestows her personal views on modesty, sexual purity, and having a strong faith, through each blog-post. She writes quite frequently on the ‘Season of Waiting’ and about how True Love will find its way to you, all in God’s timing.
She truly believes that Women were created to be beautiful on purpose, and that purpose is to shine with unfading beauty and release God’s Kingdom every place their foot touches the ground. Kerrington absolutely adores journaling, clothes shopping, wearing high-heels, the smell of clean laundry and Star-bucks with a friend! She feel's God's 'call' to become a Women's Counsellor and Women's Pastor one day, and by God's amazing grace she hopes to fulfill both of those callings! Kerrington continues to cultivate her passionate love for writing day by day, and hopes to one day be a published Author. Kerrington can always be found with a kiddo in arms, hot tea in hand, and notebook in lap.
"Kerrington looks forward to the days ahead and laughs at the future." ~Proverbs 31:25

Right now that we have been acquainted here's Kerrington's guest blog for the Love Blogs [Valentines Week]
The day all the single people of the world dread and all the happy couples look forward to.
Today, I am neither.

Happy Couples, Heart shaped everything, Chocolates,
teddy bears, Flowers, Music, the works.

The day Facebook and Instagram overflow with couples selfies, pictures of bouquets, and
Happy Valentines day statues...
Oh, yes we all know that day :)

I can picture all the stores and
flower shops bustling today
with dozens of men shoppers,
who are picking up all those
last minute items to make it
the best Valentines day ever!

I personally often dream of the day,
I will wake up on a Chilly, February 14th to a dozen Red-Roses and a hand-written letter on my night table and a new Valentines Pandora charm, under my pillow.
Aww that will be the day ❤️

I dream of all the sweet things couples do for each other on Valentines day! I dream of those unforgettable moments... ;)

Like I have said to people before,
I feel that Valentines day is just another "Holiday" created by Stores to make more money between Christmas and Easter. But none the less, It's a "must" in any relationship...you're seeing someone, you're dating, you're married, Valentines is a must in the eyes of us women!
You forget, you're dead.
(Plain and simple)

Today, I pray a special Love- blessing on all the happy couples. Lord, I pray someway that you would be the centre of their relationships and I pray a prayer of protection over every guy that forgets it's valentines day today. Lord, keep him safe when he returns home without that dozen bouquet of red roses.
Jesus last, but certainly not least I pray for us Single Ladies that are still in that "season of waiting" for our future Prince Charming(s). May we never ever forget that you have someone so very incredibly special for each of us and all we have to do is just wait. Thank you Jesus for the blessings you have given us single ladies and Lord I ask you just to multiply them in our hearts even on this day we celebrate Love.
Multiply Love in our hearts, that we may then turn and Love on the hurting, desperate people.
Let us be so very filled with an abundance of your Holy presence.
In your Precious name,

...May you all have a sweet day whether it be spending time with that "special someone" or spending it with Our Saviour (just as special someone, if not more ;)),
Under a cozy blanket, eating heart-shaped chocolates, while praying for your future hubby!

Happy Valentines to you all Ladies! ❤️

Until next time,


Friday, 13 February 2015

Lori Darks Love Blog {Valentines Week - 13th February}

Today's Love blog is from Texas!! Yes that's right! 
This girl is fellow blogger but she does it a different way... She is a YouTuber and blogger. 'I'm married to my better half. I am a lover of vintage, lace and Jesus'.This is just a little snippet about Lori. Their is a video blog under this text, check it out. Especially if you are single! 

13th February Love Blog
As many of you know Valentine's Day is here! Some people love this holiday, others hate it. I'm impartial. I've never really hated it or loved it. Even though I'm married now, I had a fair share of Valentine's Day as a single lady. I hope my tips and pointers help! Ladies, always remember your worth and how beautiful you are on this Valentine's Day and every single day.

Social Media

YouTube: www.youtube.com/gracefulandlovely
Blog: www.iamgracefulandlovely.com
Instagram + Twitter: @loridarks

Make sure to tune in tomorrow for the amazing Kerrington Sweeneys Valentines Day Blog!! It's not to be missed! 
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Eleanor Calvert Love Blog {Valentines Week - 12th February}

Welcome to the First Love Blog and I hope you enjoy these wonderful writers I have in store for you this week! We are promoting love this week, from Gods love, to relationships, to singleness, you name it we talk about it! 
It gives me great happiness to introduce this guest piece from a lovely friend of mine from my church [Paradox Church] Eleanor Calvert. Let's start with her journey and how she has got where she is now. 

So growing up I was never brought in to a Christian based family. I sometimes went to the odd church service, but I was never really interested in becoming a Christian, or even continuing to go to church. But as I went into secondary school I became friends with two Christian girls and one of them invited me to their baptism; I didn't really know what to expect since I'd never been to a service like that before, but it turned out to be so welcoming and the people were absolutely lovely. A lot has happened since then but long story short if I hadn't gone to that baptism I wouldn't be where I am and who I am today, and I definitely wouldn't be writing this.  

Love is a strong word with a strong emotion behind it. But when you take the words "God" and "love" and you put them together in the same sentence it's even stronger. And that's why I think God's Love is indescribable; there isn't a word strong enough that can even come close to describing how great God's love is.  

We all have those days were we feel like we're failing God and the enemy is prowling around us ready to attack, but beneath all of this we know that we have this core of love from an extraordinary God who sent his one and only son down to earth to die for us and to forgive our sins, which goes to show just how incredible His love is. 

Loving yourself can be quite a difficult thing to do nowadays because you can either be perceived as being self centered or arrogant, but in reality, loving yourself is one of the healthiest things you can do to yourself! When you love yourself , you begin to see what your purpose is and why you're in the position you're in today. God made you fearfully and wonderfully so you are perfect because he has never failed. You don't need to wear makeup in front of God to be classed as beautiful, he looks straight to your core.  

When we start to love ourselves more, other people will start to notice little things in our day-to-day lives. Just a small compliment to someone, telling them they look gorgeous can make their day! The bible says "Wear love everywhere you go" and I think it's so so important to have a positive, loving outlook on life, and again, people will start to notice your positive attitude, even when you're coming under attack, keep your head held high and just keep going. By wearing love everywhere you go, it can rub off on people and influence them to act a little bit more loving towards themselves and other people, and then that will make you feel even better about yourself to know that you've made a difference to other people's frames of mind.  

Now since its Valentines season, we all want to receive that special gift from that special someone, us girls don't ask for much...just a 24ct gold necklace and a new car from our other halves maybe...? But I think valentines season is irrelevant when we have the post perfect gift of love from God when he sent his son Jesus Christ to die on the cross and the Bible was produced, let's face it, the Bible is the greatest love letter that has ever been written and will stay that way. Every word, letter, syllable has been perfectly written and completely overflows with love. So this Valentine's Day, focus on the one true love in our life, and not just the gifts from your boyfriend/ husband.  

So girls, my challenge to you is to simply love yourself more! Spend an extra 5 minutes on your hair and makeup. Take a selfie and post it with the caption "I feel good today" and just know that you're beautiful because God made you that way  


Lots of love, Eleanor xoxo

E: jessica@bibleforwomen.co.uk
Follow the love blogs 12-16th February 2015 on The Bible For Women. 
Thank you my lovelies. 
Jessica Louise Xoxo 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Lost At The Lakes

Hey Guys! I hope you have had a great week! I'm going to share a little story with you today and my thoughts on the story.

It all happened last Saturday 11:00 AM straight after me and Kieran [boyfriend] had been to help and serve at the food bank for the needy. We set off to The Lake District // Elterwater & Ambleside. We had such a fun journey on the way, listening to The Newsboys.

We got their and had such a fab walk around the lake and followed the trails to this beautiful waterfall [photos included]. After a lovely walk and a cup of tea sat in the middle of a field. We carried on the walk following the instructions for the walk. Suddenly it got very dark, very quickly and we took a few wrong turns and the next thing we knew, we were stood in the middle of a boggy, swampy field in the pitch black.

I'm not going to lie, I was terrified. It was a horrible experience, we turned into a private farm accidentally and I shone my torch in the field, then that’s when the first panic attack started, the cows! These huge cows staring at me and I didn't know they were behind a bar, I just seen their eyes, their huge eyes. My thoughts where pretty negative.

 I try so hard to be a positive person but when you’re faced with problems you never thought you’d have to face it’s scary, you have no power, or control and you stress but then I prayed! I had no control but God had! He is always in control. He is our help and guidance. I prayed! And prayed! And prayed! A lot of silent prayers to God. I didn’t feel his presence and this was scarier than the dark cold fields in the middle of nowhere.

Kieran was managing to find adventure and enjoyment out of our mess but I wasn’t having any of it. ‘Drama Queen’ I know but it was something out of a scary movie, the noises, the darkness, the not knowing what could happen was … well I didn’t enjoy that, let’s just say that.

Fortunately after hours of walking round private farm fields Kieran knocked on a farmer’s door and asked for directions… Which were in fact useless, so after walking round another field, and jumping over a fence we made it to a main road, unsure of where it would take us. But we followed a sign to Elterwater. We had walked 16 miles estimate. We walked, and walked and walked until we seen a light, we had no idea where it would take us but we just kept walking because we were freezing, wet and aching and I had twisted my ankle and leg. And after all the stress and several panic attacks we knew this could be ‘the light at the end of tunnel’.
The light was a country pub in Elterwater. Thank goodness we made it back … ALIVE!
I was so happy but exhausted. I wanted to go home. After a few hours of being inside a warm pub and then a warm car. I got to thinking, trying to make sense of what had happened that night.

1.  We had a beautiful walk
2.  We went of the trails
3.  We were in a dark place
4.  A lot of silent prayers
5.  We see a light
6.  We followed the light
7.  We found rest and safety

So I listed what had happened and tried to meditate on it and that’s when it hit me, I needed to be lost to be found. I was lost hopelessly lost and I needed to realise that the one being who I trusted more than anything would come and pull me out from the darkness. I needed to have hope and faith in God. God puts us on the right path when we abide by his commands. We need to think very clearly if we are on the right path, if you’re in a dark place, you need to expect that he will come and help you. His presence will bring you into the light. He is the light.
1John 1:5 - This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

God never puts us in a position he knows we can’t handle, so next time you’re in a dark, scary place in your life, just think he’s there, and he is going to save you. And the main point is that he’s put that journey there for your experience to help yourself or others in the future.

Psalm 54:4 -Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
He keeps us alive, he is your helper and he is always keeping an eye on you and a hand on your shoulder.
I hope you take a little knowledge with you from this blog. I have taken so much from it myself.
  • Don’t go to the lakes in the winter (Sunset at 3:30PM is not wise)
  • Trust in the Lord fully
  • Pray to the Lord
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Thank God!

Thank you for reading this blog. Speak soon
Love Jessica Louise Xoxo
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