An Open Letter to Those Who Doubt Their Worth

people-2567915_1280

Dear Sister,

You are so loved. Dearly loved.

You were created and continue to be molded by the King of heaven.

You are extended a lasting invitation to come to His table.

You are loved.

You are worthy.

For those out there who don’t feel worthy of friendship: Do you wonder why people call you their friend? Do you see yourself as lower than them? Do you ever ask yourself why they’re friends with you?

For those who don’t feel worthy of a significant other’s love: Do you pick apart your physical appearance multiple times per day? Do you use words such as ‘stupid’, ‘useless’, or ‘fat’ to describe yourself? Do you believe your issues impede your ability to be loved?

YOU ARE WORTHY TO BE LOVED.

Why? Because the King of the universe chose You. You. With every flaw, every misconception. He chose you because he desires for you to be with Him forever.

You are God’s child. God’s friendship is everlasting. God’s love is never ending. Friend, I pray that you go to God today with a prayer of searching. Ask him to surround your soul with the soft light of his peace. For when you ask, He will show.

I pray that you find abounding hope in Him. For my sister, my dear friend – my prayer for you is that we can hang out in heaven together. Singing and dancing. Laughing and praising. Come to His table.

Heaven’s going to be a blast.

 

xx,

Rebecca

 

There’s Freedom Here

ocean girl

Hi All!

After taking a *very* long sabbatical from writing on LovelyDusk, I’m bringing back weekly inspirational posts. I hope y’all are as excited as I am!

I have trouble taking God’s nudges and turning them into actions. When I feel like He is calling me in a new direction, I often ignore the quiet whisper and turn instead towards the loud calling of the world. It’s easy. To turn away from Him to appease my own self-interest. It’s too easy to deny Him.

Throughout the past 6 months, God has placed upon my heart an insatiable desire to love Him thoroughly. He has blessed me with an audacious grace and I’ve come to learn that in the past weeks.

“Our hope lies in Him.” This can be a trite and rather cliché comment that is found throughout Christian culture, but I’ve never heard something so true. As fearing Christians, we have no choice but to have hope. Christ has claimed us. Christ has adopted us.

Without Jesus, this world can seem bleak and full of political, social and economic turmoil.

With Jesus, this world seems like a speck of sinful dust ready to see the radiant light of the Lord.

Without Jesus, self-desire rules.

With Jesus, His desire overrules.

With this undeniable Hope comes freedom. For we know where we are going after our life on this planet ends. We know that our Father waits for us with joy. We know that salvation is no longer an idea, but a truth.

I urge you brothers and sisters to press forward on your journey with God. He is Hope. He is Freedom.

 

xx,

Rebecca

2018: God Searching

banner

Welcome to 2018!

I’ve been journaling a bit more lately. Some would call it soul searching. I’d prefer to call it God searching. While I’ve been a Christian for sometime, my words and my actions didn’t always portray that fact. During college, I usually skipped church more than I went. Drank a bit more than I should. Lost touch of friends when I should’ve stood by their side. My priorities were off.

I’m starting to see that without God as the focal point of my life, my actions turn selfish, my words turn angry and my heart turns colder.

Now, I don’t want this to be just a realization. With thought needs to come action, thus I’ve been spending more time in the Bible, more time in prayer and less time trying to “get ahead” in life for my own purposes.

You might have noticed that my Instagram bio has changed, that I’ve been posting longer captions and more quotes. With a soul change comes a presence change. Partnering with my presence in real life, I’m changing my presence online as well. My goal is to inspire others to place God in the center of everything.

I’ve created a hashtag #DaughterInGrace. Feel free to use it when posting Bible verses, inspiring quotes or when reposting from this page. Christianity is a community. Let’s feed each other.

Below are a few quote graphics that I have made. Please repost if you feel that God is calling you to do so.

faithmoments

x,

Rebecca

Find Your Personal Passion Project

winter

The phrase “Passion Project” is trending among inspirational speakers. With a new generation, it gains new relevance to everyday life. Passion projects are those that you work on outside of work, school or chosen path. They give joy, take focus and feed your soul. At one point or another, everyone needs a creative outlet that excites, encourages and envelops. Here are a few ways to find your personal passion project:

  1. What are your strengths? Make a list of hobbies or activities you enjoy doing on a regular basis. Find out what excites you and go from there.
  2. What are your goals? Write our five solid goals you have for the future. Take on one of those goals today. Make completing it your project.
  3. What is on your bucket list? A bucket list is a little different from goals. This consists of anything slightly out-of-the-box that you have ever dreamed of doing. Skydiving? Make learning the proper form your project.

A passion project doesn’t have to be big. It doesn’t have to consume all of your free time. Let is inspire you. Feed your soul with something that makes your smile brighter.

What is your passion project?

The Power of Friendship: Life Update

pinky swear

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since new content was posted here on Lovely Dusk. My life has been swept up into a spiral of change and my priorities had to shift for a bit.

If you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram stories, you know that my apartment flooded three times in the past month. Twice from flooding due to rain and once from a broken water heater. My roommate and I have had a whale of a time dealing with the damages while starting our new jobs.

A few days ago, we received a call from our leasing company saying that we could move to a new apartment the next day. In 24 hours, we signed for a new apartment, packed up our bags and moved to a brand new space in town.

We couldn’t have done any of this without our friends and family.

The outpouring of love and support from family and friends, both old and new, was absolutely astounding. People traveled across the state to come and help us move. We were blessed.

The takeaway from this experience? It’s easy to see the negative news going on globally and not believe in hope. It’s easy to judge your neighbor based on a social media post. It’s easy to see the world as a bland place, but then something like this happens. When people bond together to simply help one another. Where unity and friendship collide to make a beautiful masterpiece.

So hold on to those friends who would help you move. Hold on to family members who drop everything to come to your rescue. Hold on to hope, because God is always watching over you.

That is the power of family and friendship.

 

xx,

Rebecca