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Revive Our Hearts  Calling women to freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ. Podcast, blogs, books, and conferences. #ReviveOurHearts

Encourage each other. Be a life-giver. ⠀
Encourage each other with Scripture, with truth about God. ⠀
Encourage each other with kind words—spoken and written. ⠀
Encourage your spouse, your parents, your kids, your pastor and his wife, your neighbors, your coworkers, your in-laws, and your friends. ⠀
Don't stop encouraging. ⠀

Listen to the 4-part "Encouraging One Another" podcast series with @nancydemoss on the #ReviveOurHeartsApp or at // Link in bio.

"A grieving widow’s life is not a tragedy but a gift. When she is ready, encourage her to serve. In many cases, the death of her spouse did not hamper her gifting. Quite the contrary, it is part of how God heals her. Scripture says that God 'comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too' (2 Cor. 1:4–5, emphasis added). Don’t look at her through the lens of her loss but rather choose to see God’s faithfulness as her trust in her Savior deepens." ⠀

Gaye Clark lost her husband at the age of 63, and through her sorrow, God has impressed precious lessons upon her heart. She's explaining 9 things to know about a widow's grief // Link in bio. #TrueWomanBlog

When you give to Revive Our Hearts, you make it possible for more women to access more Biblical resources in their own languages. You help women discover the truth that sets them free! ⠀
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"There are multiple ways I’ve heard grace misused and misunderstood. Sometimes people emphasize grace in one area of faith but not in others. Sometimes they use it interchangeably with words like patience or forbearance. But the definition that concerns me the most is overlooking something (most often sin). As in, 'This is who I am, and God accepts me that way. He gives me grace to be myself.'⠀

God’s grace is bigger, greater, deeper, and more amazing than many people realize. It is important that we understand the grace of the Bible so that when we hear people talk about it or read it in a blog, article, or book, we know what the writer is talking about. Because believing in a grace that is different from the Bible is not only misleading, it is also dangerous to our faith.⠀

Grace is God’s unmerited favor toward us as sinners. It is love and kindness that we don't deserve. It began in eternity past when He chose us in Christ to be adopted into the family of God (Eph. 1:4–5). By His grace, He awakens us from spiritual death and gives us new life." | Christina Fox ⠀

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"Believing this lie—'I can't help the way I am'—can reduce us to assuming we are helpless victims of people and circumstances that we can't change and over which we have no control. The suggestion is that someone or something else is responsible for who we are—that we are like marionettes, destined to be controlled by whoever or whatever is pulling our strings. ⠀
This lie leaves us without hope that we can ever be any different. And if we believe we can't help the way we are, we will never change. We'll go on living in spiritual bondage. And if we believe we are doomed to fail, to keep on sinning or to be miserable, we will fail. We will keep on sinning, and we will be unhappy, frustrated women. ⠀
The Truth is that we do have a choice. God's grace can empower us to make good, wise choices. We can be changed by the power of His Spirit. Once we know and embrace the Truth, we can break free from the chains of our past, our circumstances, and even our deeply ingrained habits." @nancydemoss #LiesWomenBelieve

"Encouragement to our souls is like oxygen is to our brains. Encouragers are energy-giving people. On the other hand, discouragers suck the energy out of a group, or out of a home, or out of the church. They’re energy-draining people." @nancydemoss

This past week on the #ROHpodcast, Nancy explored the power of encouragement—and it's far more powerful than we often believe! ⠀

Encouragers infuse grace and hope and life and comfort into the atmosphere around them. How can you be an encourager to the people in your life today? How can you speak words of life and truth and grace to someone who's in need? ⠀

Visit the link in our bio to listen to this strengthening 4-part podcast series!

"Beliefs produce behavior. Believing things that aren't true produces sinful behavior. ⠀
What we believe will be seen in the way we live. Conversely, the way we behave will invariably be based on what we believe to be true—not what we say we believe, but what we actually believe. 'As [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he' (Prov. 23:7 NKJV). ⠀
The important thing to remember is that every act of sin in our lives begins with a lie. We listen to the lie; we dwell on it until we believe it; then finally we act on it." @nancydemoss #LiesWomenBelieve

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From our True Woman blogger, Christy Britton: For the last three years, my family has been caring for a little Ugandan girl named Gracious. We have been pursuing her adoption for the last eighteen months. Recently, we received the news that she had passed away from complications due to pneumonia. She was seven years old. Our local church in Raleigh, North Carolina, held a memorial service for our daughter where I read this letter. I’d like to share my words to Gracious with you now.⠀

"I would give my everything for you again. I wouldn’t hold back to protect myself from this pain. I would never trade my pain for the privilege of loving you. I’d love you bigger, bolder, better. I’d give more. I’d take more pain. You are worth it.⠀

Your daddy told me he couldn’t wait to answer the judge’s question of why we wanted to adopt you. He said he planned to tell the judge that God’s eye is on the sparrow. And you are our sparrow. Our eye was on you. God made you our sparrow.⠀

I’m so thankful that God purposed for us to see you. I’m thankful for every visit we had, for every hug, for every update, and every picture we received. I’m grateful for every person who walked alongside of us in this adoption process. I’m grateful that God displayed and continues to display His power in our weakness. I’m thankful that God made you our sparrow.⠀

As we try to figure out who we are without you here with us, we will remember that you represent millions of little sparrows. We will open our eyes to see them, too. We will show them our Father. We will love them bigger and bolder and better. We will not hold back so that we can live easier and less painfully. We will run to them. We will fight for them. We will give them our hearts just like we did with you.⠀

My precious Gracious. I wouldn’t trade anything for knowing and loving you. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." ⠀

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Do you serve as a leader in women's ministry? Whether you're the women's ministry director of your church, a pastor's wife, a Bible study teacher, or simply a mentor with a desire to disciple women, our new Women's Ministry Leader Group is here to equip, encourage, and connect you with other like-minded leaders! ⠀
We would be honored to have you join this new community. Follow the link in our bio to request to join the Facebook group!

Have you been impacted by a Revive Our Hearts conference, blog, podcast, Bible study, book, or video? ⠀
We would be honored to hear how God has used this ministry to impact your hearts and lives. ⠀
Our mission is to share His truth—the truth that sets us free! All for His glory. ⠀
Comment with a testimony or story; thank you! May His name be lifted high!
(To find out how you can help us continue calling women to freedom, fullness, and fruitfulness in Christ, visit the link in our bio!)

"To love God is to love grace. We find grace from cover to cover in His Word. Grace is always present because God is 'the God of all grace' (1 Peter 5:10). He is 'merciful and gracious . . . abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness' (Ex. 34:6). Grace is the essence of His being, and we find in Him an inexhaustible supply of good and gracious gifts.⠀

I am not like God. My motives are tainted with selfishness. But God does not give to get anything in return. He is absolutely self-sufficient. He forgives offenders who deserve nothing but judgment. In His rich grace, sinners are not condemned because of the work of Jesus for and in us." | Dawn Wilson ⠀

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We are celebrating moms today—both biological and spiritual. Happy Mother’s Day to the faithful, sacrificing, gentle, kind, warm-hearted, godly, humble, gospel-infused moms who love their children, pray for them, and point them to Jesus Christ. We love you, precious moms, and we thank God for you.

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