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Nikki Gentry  Social media is the conversation of our generation. We have a choice of how we will use our voice.

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"Henna to remind yourself of something the Lord is teaching you"
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I chose this design because it reminded me of a wedding ring. In this season, it is so easy for me to make marriage an idol and my current space in time discontentment.
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This little beauty on my hand reminds me of the vow that I belong to the Lord first and only He will satisfy me. No marriage, no calling, no child, no adventure - Christ and Christ alone.
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And it's kind of beautiful, isn't it?
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[ shoutout to @morgan_w98 for making my henna dreams come true ]

Because when you round the corner of one year and nine months of dating, it's important to show the cute and the actual to your Instagram friends.
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Love every second I get to spend with this guy. Isn't he a hunk? 😍

Apparently in Bolivar, Missouri sushi = fried chicken at the center and barbecue sauce on top

Sad to see this man who's been such a BIG influence in our lives transition from @impact360. #byebyeBasie

I love to be liked.
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Lately I've been learning that if you live for adoration, you'll die by it.
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Whether it's getting lots of likes on an Instagram post, a line of new friends thanking me for speaking after a message or even the daily approval of friends, family and co-workers, I find myself searching for it. Do you?
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What God has been reminding me is that it's important to stand on the approval earned by Christ, and Christ alone.
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On my best days when I hit a homerun and the worst days where I genuinely get it wrong.
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Applause has a way of falling flat, expiring fast. It's Jesus, only Jesus, that is lasting satisfaction for our souls.

Thanks for having me @lifewaygirls! Loved spending a couple days with you!

Jesus, refresh and replenish my soul today. Quiet my mind enough to appreciate the rain you've sent.

life is better with confetti πŸŽ‰

This picture is blurry. This man has my heart.
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Thanks for the best date nights @scottdutton 😍😍

The Lord is a better shepherd of our dreams than we are.
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It's so easy for me to lose sight, passion and fire for the things that were once effortless to believe the Lord for - especially with my calling to speak.
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But the Holy Spirit, and only the Holy Spirit, has kept the opportunities coming, the words creating and has provided the most unreal opportunities for me to learn from giants how to fiercely love Jesus first and share Truth with others in a compelling way. Even when I've started to flicker and fade. Doubt and disbelieve.
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Seriously, way too much to tell here on Insta. I could fill an entire BOOK with it all.
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Just please know today that if your dreams feel far away and stuffed on a shelf, shattered and broken to a million pieces in front of you, mysterious, foggy and unknown or living, active and out of control - in it all the Lord is the best shepherd of our dreams.
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He doesn't forget, He doesn't despair and He doesn't lose passion or power. Plus, He was the creator and giver of the dream in the first place - and a darn good shepherd.

This song [ the Garden ]
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This album [ the Garden ]
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This woman [ @karijobe ]
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This God we love, healing broken souls. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ πŸ™ŒπŸΌ πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Some days you wake up, go to work and the first activity of the day is arranging beautiful flowers.
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Other mornings, you wake up and your thoughts rage and wage war on your soul.
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This morning I woke up consumed by worry, fear and doubt. Anyyyybody with me?
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I describe it to my friends like this: something less-than-lovely happens, a not awesome situation, and my mind takes a bullet train from "this isn't fun" to "you're not enough" and "the thing you fear most is inevitably going to occur".
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Fear, fear, fear. Worry, worry, worry. It's crippling.
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Beth Moore says we are not our own worst enemy; we are often the enemy's best accomplice.
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This morning I moved through the motions of my day completely consumed by destructive thoughts.
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And it's there, in that chaos, that Jesus provides a different option. Trading strife for peace. Worry for enough. Sin for righteousness. Conflict for reconciliation.
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This morning I realized I have a choice: to stand on the lies my mind is tempted to believe or to stand on the Truth found in the Prince of Peace.
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This is my repeat song right now. I've found Jesus in the midst of these powerful lyrics lately -
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"My heart a storm, clouds raging deep within. The Prince of Peace came bursting through the wind. The violent sky, held its breath. And in Your light I found rest."
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"Your love surrounds me when my thoughts wage war. When night screams terror there Your voice will roar. Come death or shadow God, I know Your light will meet me there."
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"When fear comes knocking there You'll be my guard. When day breeds trouble there You'll hold my heart. Come storm or battle God I know Your peace will meet me there."

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