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ShePaintsTruth - Christie Rose  Wifey. 💍 Mama to Zane and Leyla. Jesus. ❤️ Colorado 👉🏻 Dubai. Young Living Diamond. @theoilysquad Coffee and Art Lover. Trying to change the world.

Y’all know how much I love @houseofbelonging!! We did a giveaway this week in an earlier post and the winner is @rocksolidwoman! ❤️❤️ I love this piece pictured here! Tag a girl who represents this! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Sunday’s are for resting, Church, and staring at beautiful house plants. My girl @convivialproduction hand makes the most beautiful pots. ❤️

Happy Saturday! Today I learned a hard, but good lesson. I was talking to a group of friends today about how stressful it can be being the sole provider for my family. God blessed us big time with our business, but now it’s our sole income. My husband quit his job a few months ago and ever since I’ve felt the weight of providing. One of my dear friends said to me, “you aren’t providing Christie, God is.” Those simple words hit me so hard. My business only is what it is because of God. My husband was able to quit his job because God provided income through a different way. We are able to move to Dubai now and serve God in new ways. It made me realize that we don’t need to carry so much weight on our own. God will provide for our needs. We NEED to trust Him. So if you are worried about money, give it to God. Do your best to be diligent with what God has called you to do, and HE will take care of the rest. He shows up in big and little ways all the time. He brings the right people at the right time to support us in this journey. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it. One day we will stand before Our King, and never worry again. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” He’s got us friends! Photo by one of my favorite girls @samlandreth!

I have a confession. Every time I see a picture of myself, I analyze it like crazy. I get thoughts like, “why is my forehead so big?” or “why do I look so bad from that angle.” I get this embarrassing feeling that I don’t want anyone to see that photo. So tell me, why do we do this to ourselves? Why aren’t we happy with the way God created us? I started thinking today and I realized that I am the only person analyzing those photos of me. People don’t love me because of a picture. They love me because of who I am. People don’t like perfect. People like real. I have felt a huge calling to be real and share my heart with the world and the Lord is reminding me that it doesn’t have to be perfect. I don’t need to be afraid. My favorite people to follow are those who aren’t afraid to share the truth. I love the pictures of them without make up. I love the pictures of their messy houses. I LOVE seeing that I am not alone in my imperfections. So if you are reading this, please know that I want to see you as you! You don’t have to have the perfect picture, outfit, or make-up for us to love you. We want to know who you are and we are so honored to know the details you share about your life. You are beautiful just as you are. So quit analyzing yourself and shine bright like the amazing person you are. ❤️ Photo by @academyflorist

I’m obsessed with Dis! 😂🙌🏻 But seriously, I hope you feel so much joy today. ❤️Lettering by the amazing @thegraytergood!

Do you believe God is bigger than any diagnosis? Nine years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). My doctor went on to tell me that it would be very hard to ever have children, and that I’d probably struggle with my weight, painful periods, and possible hair growth all over my body for the rest of my life. As a 21 year old I was literally petrified. I went home that night and just cried until I couldn’t cry anymore. My dream was to be a mom. I prayed and surrendered this dream over to God. Over the next 3 years, I experienced many painful symptoms of PCOS and I rarely got a normal period. This reinforced everything the doctor said. I met my now husband when I was 24 and I remember the day I told him that he might not be able to have kids if he marries me. He looked at me, smiled, and said: “Babe, I love you. I believe God is bigger than any diagnosis. If it ends up being just the two of us, we will have the best life, but I believe God will bless us with children.” I remember being shocked by his faith. The week after he proposed I got my period for the first time since I had met him. This was a miracle because normally I would go 9 months to a year because my body didn’t work correctly. The next month, I got my period again. I couldn’t believe what my body was doing. Over the next 6 months, my body worked perfectly. We got married and I was so excited to spend my life with this man, but I still had some doubts in my ability to have children. We waited for each until marriage and to my disbelief I was pregnant six weeks after our wedding. I couldn’t believe it. God had healed me and 9 months later I gave birth to the little boy in this picture, Zane. Fifteen months after he was born, I asked my husband if he thought God would give us another one. Sure enough, a few weeks later we got pregnant with our little Leyla. I could cry thinking back to the day I was diagnosed with that incurable syndrome. I so believed that I would never be a mom. It was a painful four years after my diagnosis, but I can’t even begin to tell you how much it makes me appreciate a working body. If you are sick or waiting, give it to God. He will answer in time! ❤️❤️

GIVEAWAY!! Many of you were asking the other day about where you could purchase the hanging throw on the wall with @lisabevere’s words and it’s available at @houseofbelonging. I’m giving away a $20 gift card to their shop! Simply follow @shepaintstruth_ and tag 3 friends in the comments! I absolutely love this piece of wall art from her shop. Knowing that God is already before me gives me the biggest peace of mind. If your child is about to have surgery, God’s already there. If you are moving across the world like I am, God’s already gone before you. If you are facing the death of a loved one, He is already there. We have nothing to be afraid of because He has gone before us and will prepare the way. Nothing is too big or too scary for our God. He’s got you and He loves you! ❤️

Do you wonder if it’s possible for a young man to be faithful and pure as he waits for his wife? I have a story for you! This is my brother @jordankemper and his beautiful wife @kristen.kemper. My brother did not meet her until he was 29 years old and married at 31. While Jordan was in middle school, he made a promise at his youth group to stay pure for his future wife. Everyone who committed got a red key to take home and remember. As his high school and college years came, he stayed true to his promises no matter what girl looked his way. During his 20’s he stayed faithful and he continued to pray that the Lord would bring the right one. He had tons of girls knocking at his door, but he knew they weren’t right for him. He met Kristen 4 years ago and on their wedding day he handed her that red key. He did it! He waited for his wife and he was able to give himself fully to her alone. I am so proud of my brother and it’s been such a testimony for me to watch how he lives his life. He married someone who is now one of my greatest friends and his heart for purity changed so many lives. If you are reading this, don’t settle. Wait for a man who will wait for you. Don’t allow someone to pressure you just because you think that is as good as it’s going to get. There are men out there who are pure, whether in their lifetime or since they found Jesus. These are the men that won’t pressure you, abuse you, take advantage of you, but rather protect you. You deserve he best and it’s so worth waiting for! You are worth it and so is your future spouse. Check out my stories for pictures of the red key! ❤️

Let’s talk about body image. Most of us struggle with it am i right? You are probably wondering why I am posting a picture of this drink. Well years ago, I wouldn’t have touched it because it had too many calories. I used to be obsessed with what I ate and drank. It all started in 6th grade for me. I started dieting and I remember the feeling of getting skinnier. I looked forward to every pound lost and I never missed a day of stepping on that scale. What I didn’t realize is how unhappy I was. Being skinnier didn’t make me happier. I had less friends because I was obsessed with food and my weight. I would make lists of my “yes” foods in class and see how many hours I could go without eating. I look back and feel sorry for that girl. I’d love to tell you that I’ve completely overcome it, but it is still a battle. It’s a daily choice to remember that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am not defined by my body, and neither are you. You aren’t lovable because of your weight, you are lovable because you are YOU. Pounds on a scale do not define you. When you find someone who truly loves you for who you are, nothing else seems to matter. They love you in the good and the bad. One person I can guarantee loves you in that way right now is Jesus. In the right time, God will bring you others who will love you the same. Don’t listen to the lies sisters. Be strong and believe the truth of who God says you are. One of my favorite people to follow is @allieseats_ ❤️ She knows all about this struggle and is changing so many lives.

To those who struggle with anxiety...You are not alone. I went to bed last night with my heart pounding and my head racing. I worry so much about every little thing. I don’t know how to make it stop. I finally fell asleep last night and when I woke up I felt the Lord say, “spend time with me, daughter.” So, that’s what I decided to do. I grabbed my Bible and headed to my war room, which happens to be my closet. This is the place where I lay on the floor, let out all my words, and shed a lot of tears. I feel safe in my war room. I know that it’s just me and my Father. Today He reminded me that He is with me in all things. Our big move across the world is 86 days away, but He has already gone before us. He is the one who will protect me, my kids, my marriage, and more. He knows all that is to come and I don’t need to be afraid. I want you to take some time to talk to God today about all your fears. He already knows them, but I promise you will feel comforted when you talk out loud with Him. He loves you so much more than you could ever imagine. He has the BEST plans for you. We need to bear each other’s burdens and fight together in this world. We will face trials of many kinds, but never alone. We have God and we have each other. Drop an emoji if you need some prayer today and want a community who loves you and is praying with you. Read the words in this picture. It will change your life forever. Photo: @theshelaughsproject and @lisabevere ❤️

Mother’s Day. What a crazy high emotional day. I have always found this day to be full of ups and downs. I have so many friends in the world who are hurting and struggling on this day. Some mamas lost their babies, others face infertility, and some have lost their own mothers. I just wanted to say a quick prayer for these women. Dear Father, I want to pray a special blessing and peace over anyone who is hurting today. I pray that they receive a peace that surpasses all understanding. Please send someone to love and encourage them today. May they be reminded of your love for them and that this pain is not forever. You see every tear, every thought, and every broken heart. Lead them straight into your arms today. Please give wisdom to the people who talk to them today. May they be wise, kind, and loving in what they say. And Lord, for the ones struggling with infertility... please grant their prayers and desires for motherhood. Please give them patience as they wait. Give them hope even when they feel like none is left. Lord you are good and we thank you for loving us and being with us always. Bless those who read this. In Your son’s precious name, Amen. Photo: @laurapshort ❤️

It’s funny how something as simple as having succulents in your house can make you so happy. I am going to the garden today and I’d love your advice on what I should get! Nothing makes someone smile like giving them flowers just to show you love them. Ps. Mother’s Day tomorrow! 🌿Photo by @plantannaplant!

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