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Jessica Hermez  Follower of Jesus | AUS πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί βœ‰οΈ Speaking Enquiries - theworthywoman@hotmail.com πŸ‘» jessica-hermez

I LAUGHED SO HARD πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I was talking to a friend of mine who is not a believer, but she is curious about the faith and I was shocked when she told me her reason WHY she didn't want to accept Christ as her Savior. She said to me, "when I'm online and go onto a Christian Instagram page, I like to read the comments and I see that Christians leave the most judgmental and nastiest comments. Doesn't your Jesus promote love or something?" This was so devastating. Because of her experience watching "Christians" behavior, she started seeking OTHER religions and told me she's now looking into Islam. Friends, Jesus is not here physically and the only body He has now is ours. We are the BODY of Christ and we should be modeling Him to the best we can, not speaking out our "opinions", passing judgement, entering into arguments - the Bible refers to this type of person as a FOOL (Proverbs 18:2 - "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.") Where's your understanding? If you ever find yourself in a disagreement, if being "right" has become more important to you than finding understanding, then you may need a heart check. Where is your moral compass pointing because it's not to πŸ‘†πŸ½. My pastor said to me once - "You shouldn't try to win the argument, you should try to win the person." The same hands we lift to worship God, are the same hands we point to accuse others. The same mouth we use to praise His name, is the same mouth we use to abuse our brothers. James 3:10 - "Out of the same mouth comes praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be." We are blessed because The Worthy Woman page doesn't get much nasty comments, judgmental or "opinionated" people. We have a beautiful family here and I believe that's because of proper discipleship! You all take these messages and actually APPLY them to your life which is so powerful! This ministry bears healthy fruit! It's so evident. I just want to say thank you. Thank you for allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to you and outwork Himself in your life. I am so blessed πŸ’œ

I remember going on a date with a guy who took me to an expensive restaurant (of course I was grateful, it was so beautiful) but I remember thinking to myself, "I'd rather be eating a yummy greasy burger from a food van, sitting on a park bench, wearing a comfy hoodie and just enjoying some good conversation. I really do love the simple things. 🌹

I must say that living a Godly lifestyle has been pretty easy for me because I have a very drama free life! I have a great group of close friends and family so it's unusual that I'm ever having any issues or run-ins with people or ever put in difficult situations. It's facing tough situations that REALLY shows you who you are and what your character is like, because the truth is it's EASY to be nice, Godly and loving when your life is smooth sailing. The question is, who are we and/or WHAT do we turn into when a hardship comes? Recently I've had an altercation with someone and this is a first for me in a very long time. It was intriguing for me because I was curious to see what was going to come "out" of me. Hardships bring out someone's REAL character. When I first heard what happened, I was raging! I was so hurt by this person (she is NOT Christian by the way) and I got offended very quickly. I sat in the bathroom and cried. Then I started having a spirit VS flesh fight. My flesh wanted to rip her face off and was plotting things I was going to say to her, but the Holy Spirit was ministering to me at the same time and He reminded me of a sermon I listened to 4 years ago which talked about OFFENSE, the preacher said, "Offense will come, but the RIGHTEOUS learn to shake off offense and shake it off quickly!!" In that moment I was convicted. I apologized to God for even plotting such stupidity in my head. My conviction was, "How was my reaction going to prove to her that The Gospel is the truth?" I AM THE UNUSUAL DIFFERENCE. YOU ARE THE UNUSUAL DIFFERENCE. When I saw her again, I showed her kindness and forgiveness and you could see that she was puzzled by my behavior. It's ok to be angry! The Holy Spirit comforted me with this reassurance and gave me Ephesians 4:26 to meditate on, "Be angry, but do not sin." BE ANGRY- it's ok to feel what you feel, emotions are not a sin! but DO NOT SIN which means do not hurt people in spite of your emotions. Aim to puzzle those around you. Be the "unusual" difference. Matthew 5:16 - "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

ME πŸ˜‚

We never stop serving, no matter what position we elevate to. It's not like we reach a level so high and then we are done with serving, if that's the mentality we have then we have missed the point of what being a Christ follower is about. Ps Mark Ramsey said this, "Some people serve to SERVE their way out of serving" He pastors a church of 10,000 people and has 500 PAID staff and he said if he ever sees papers on the ground or chairs that need realigning he wont ask his staff to do it, HE gets down and does it. I used to work for a multi-million dollar company and one night I was working late and when I walked into the kitchen the CEO of the company was helping the janitor clean the kitchen - THIS IS SERVANTHOOD. Every great leader in the Bible were GREAT servants. Matthew 25:21 is a beautiful example of this - The Lord DOESN'T say, "Well done good and faithful prophet, or pastor, or evangelist, or leader or business owner.. He says, "Well done good and faithful SERVANT" -Which shows us that regardless of WHAT position we are in, we are always a servant, first. Don't be a "Judas" - Judas watched a woman serve Jesus by kneeling down and pouring a expensive jar of perfume on His feet and Judas attacked her! He was offended by her gesture and how expensive the perfume was. You see, Judas didn't see the value in the kneeling, he only saw the value in the jar. The kneeling represents servanthood (humility) and the jar represents pride. Judas's value was ONLY in the jar (pride/selfishness), so he was offended by her kneeling (serving) - If you are prideful person, you will be OFFENDED when someone asks you to serve. You will think it's under you. If you think serving is beneath you, then leadership is beyond you. John 12:26 - "Whoever serves me must follow me. Where I am, My servant will also be. My Father will honor the one who serves Me."

Hey God.. Thank you for trusting me with the mission. πŸ“· @belle.photography

TOPIC TUESDAYS (Sorry I didn't post this yesterday, I have been ill with migraines) 😞

John 8:7 - Then Jesus said, "He that is without sin among you, let him cast the first stone at her.. ”

COME THRU @realtalkkim!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ In season word! I've been feeling this in my spirit! Those who have been sleeping on you are about to see. Stay woke! Stay ready!

I never realized how powerful encouragement was to a man until I started my job! I'm a Laser & Skin Clinician, so whether I'm doing an advanced laser skin treatment, tattoo removal or hair removal, I can get quite a few men coming in and sometimes the treatment sessions are long so we get into some friendly chat - most the time they tell me about their careers and aspirations and just naturally I say, "Wow! That is so incredible. You are doing so well, you are such a hard worker." I never realized how powerful those few words were until I noticed a pattern that these men would ask me out on a date after the treatment! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ One of my patients is a Pilot and when I treated him recently he began to tell me that because of my encouragement from our previous session it motivated him to start writing a book on the life of a Pilot! Moral of the story - ENCOURAGEMENT IS POWERFUL TO A MAN. It awakens something in them. It's stimulating. It breathes life. Of course encouragement is powerful to women as well, but I think it's different for a man because it's a form of respect. Men NEED respect, and that's why the Bible says to "HONOR" your husband. Encouragement for a man is a form of honor because we are VALUING who he is. We are putting value on his efforts and achievements and this is what breathes life and stimulates him. It also makes him feel connected to you, its very drawing and impressionable. Elevate your man - leave him cute little hand written notes in his lunch/work bag as a surprise πŸ’Ό Call him randomly during the day and tell him how proud you are of him, when he is doing a task tell him how great he is doing, tell him specific things you like about him, make it personal! - his strength, his emotional stability in hard situations, his protectiveness over you and those he loves etc. Make it known that you recognize the finer details he may think go unnoticed πŸ’œ Be blessed. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 - "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."

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