Melinda Hart
Melinda Hart – Christian Wife, Cosmetologist & Makeup Artist, Crocheter, Passionate, Driven, Dedicated

4 0 30-04-2017
  1. Daily Wisdom - Proverbs 22:6 I am newly married and haven't had children quite yet. My husband and I wanted to wait a few years before we decide to grow our family. However, raising our children and how we will raise them is something we talked about prior to getting married. We examined both of our lives and our upbringings and saw the good and bad parts and we want to make sure we give our children a good foundation on which to grow. For us, our relationship with God isn't just something that we added to our life to make it seem good or better and it is not something we use as an add on but rather an instead of. Instead of doing things our way we desire to walk in God's path and plan for us. We want to set our future children up for a life of faith and trusting in God, seeing him in truth, as our Father, healer, teacher, friend and giver. God is not a religion, he is a relationship. Every human being has an instinct to look for God and he tells us "seek and you will find". His ways are higher than ours and I believe it is important to share this knowledge with our future children. I pray our children can have a deep loving relationship of trusting and relying on God. #dailywisdom #godswisdom #sundayscripture #trainupachildinthewayheshouldgo #whentheyareoldertheywillnotforget #buildasolidfoundationingod #proverbs22v6 #haveablessedandwonderfulday

9 1 30-04-2017
  1. Daily Inspiration - Persistence and Perseverance Sometimes it can be tough to keep pushing on, especially when we feel like we are stuck in place or trying to push on as if we are pushing against a brick wall or a mountain. However, if we give up where does that lead us? If we continue to set goals and dream dreams but never follow through we will never know the fruition of those things. Everything we do is attainable if we are willing to keep going, to push past all the difficulties and to persist and persevere. It's the ones who keep going that make all the difference. So when things get tough, are you going to give up because it is a little harder than you thought, or are you going to look for a path around the obstacle blocking your path? It is your decision which road you take, but if you never try, you'll never know. #dailyinspiration #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #sunday #sundaystyle #goodmorning #goodmorningpost #perseverance #persistance #keepgoing #dontgiveup #mountainsormolehills #obstaclesareopportunities #haveagreatdayeveryone

3 0 28-04-2017
  1. Daily Wisdom - John 1:5 Such a powerful verse that had me thinking a lot this morning. It has me reflecting on before I came to Christ and thinking about some of my darkest times in my life. This verse is so powerful because it tells us that there is darkness (sin and death) in the world, which we are all aware of. If you can't see it, you either live under a rock or perhaps you are part of it and don't even realize it. This verse also tells us that there is light (truth and love) within the darkness and that darkness cannot overcome it. I started thinking back to before I received salvation, before I was saved by God and Jesus Christ and when I was going through the darkest times in my life. I look back and I can clearly see that God was working in my heart and in my life even when I rebelled against him and denied him. He never left me or forsook me. I believe that there is a light that shines within each and every human being on this planet. In some it is great and shines brighter than the sun. In others, it may only be a small flicker burning less than the flame of a candle. However big or small that light burns in our lives, it is still there within us. If we would only give it a little bit of oxygen then it would be able to breathe powerful life and light more brightly inside of us. I believe that is what God did almost 3 years ago when I stepped into church. He knew what was on my heart and he used that the reach deep down and take my tiny spark and ignite it so that it consumed every part of me. God can do the same for everyone if we are willing to open our hearts to him. For he says: seek me and you will find me. Many times if you don't ask for him, you won't find him. Ask and it will be given to you. But first ask with an open heart. #dailywisdom #godswisdom #fridayscripture #light #darkness #lightshinesinthedarkness #darknesscannotovercomethelight #heiswalkingwithusinourdarkesttimes #weallhavealightwithinus #ignitethespark #john1v5 #haveablessedandwonderfulday

16 1 28-04-2017
  1. Daily Inspiration - Be Yourself, Be BeYOUtiful Good Morning! I love this! Such a powerful statement. I feel all too often we are comparing ourselves to others and always envying what they have, what they look like, etc. We forget to look inward at all the incredible things we have, the true beauty we possess within and the blessings that are prevalent in our own lives. For all the things we envy or lust over about another, there is someone viewing our lives through the same lens. Instead of looking at what you don't have or don't like, what if we had a mindset change and loved all the parts of our lives and we tried to become the best versions of ourselves instead of a second rate version of someone else? We are all so unique and have so much to offer. If we were all the same the world would be extremely boring. Love who you are, every part of yourself. Your flaws to you are beautiful to another. #dailyinspiration #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #fridayfeels #fridaymorning #goodmorning #goodmorningpost #beyourself #beyoutiful #beautiful #unique #bethebestyouthatyoucanbe #lovewhatyouareblessedwith #haveagreatdayeveryone

5 0 27-04-2017
  1. Daily Wisdom - Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God and keep his commandments... What does it actually mean to fear God? Typically when we think of fear, I believe we think of being afraid, frightened, scared, etc... The truth is, I don't believe at all that God wants us to be scared of him. I believe we are called to live out of high respect for God. Keeping his commandments aren't easy, simply because we are human in nature and we have the tendency to be rebellious and sin is part of our human nature. Our natural instinct is to sin. However God tells us in John 14:15 that if we love him, we keep his commands. It is easy to keep his commandments if we follow the first and greatest commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength. If we love God, then everything else will fall into place. I don't know about you but I find great joy in seeing others happy and if I know how I can make them happy I try my best. The same goes for God. I get excited to love him and love on his people. I think all it takes is the right perspective and this verse makes perfect sense to us. #dailywisdom #godswisdom #thursdayscripture #conclusionofthematter #feargod #haverespectforgod #keephiscommandmentsđź“– #liveinrelationshipwithchrist #lovethelordwithallyourheart #loveiseverything #ecclesiastes12v13 #haveablessedandwonderfulday

8 0 27-04-2017
  1. Daily Inspiration - Preparation and Chance Anyone who knows me best knows that I am a tad bit particular and that I hate not having things planned out and when something goes a little awry. I've tried to let go a little bit more and just allow things to happen as they will. It's tough but I've learned a few valuable lessons. First, you miss out on so much and so many opportunities when everything has to be perfectly planned out. Second, there is no such thing as perfect. Something will go wrong or not turn out exactly as expected. Third, having little to no expectations or simply being flexible in your expectations can relieve a lot of stress. If we go in with an open mind the outcome is far better. Fourth, have a good attitude no matter what the outcome. If you can go into it with an open mind and look for the positive even in negative you'll set yourself up for success. Don't try to plan everything as it rarely goes exactly as planned. Enjoy the path and be positive, even in the face of a little chaos. #dailyinspiration #inspirationalquotes #inspiration #thursdaythoughts #preparation #planning #openmindedness #takechances #enjoytheride #limitedexpectations #findthepositive #haveagreatdayeveryone

4 0 26-04-2017
  1. Daily Wisdom - Psalm 119:11 Haven't read this verse in a little while, an oldie but goodie! What does it mean to have God's word hidden in your heart that you might not sin against him? First, I believe it means to be IN the word, reading the word and believing its truth. Second, I believe it is also about loving God in such a way that you want to follow His commands because you know that he comes from a place of love not control. Having God's word in your heart and truly taking his word to heart allows you to move more naturally towards living out how he has called you to live. The more you love him, and the more you cling closely to his truths and promise, the easier it becomes to live life according to his word and less in sinful human nature. Will we ever be perfect, never sinning again just because we keep God's word and truth in our heart? No. This passage clearly tells us that we do so, so that we might not sin against him. We are human and it is human nature that we are inherently sinful, but it is easier to not sin when we keep God's word close to our hearts. #dailywisdom #godswisdom #wednesdaymorning #wednesdayscripture #ihavehiddenyourwordinmyheart #thatimightnotsinagainstyou #keepgodswordclose #hewillmakeyourpathsstraight #heisalovingfather #hiswordistruth #psalm119v11 #haveablessedandwonderfulday