My New Favorite Outfit: Praying

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Praying

Recently I was reading the passage in Luke 22: 40-46, this is the part where Jesus asks his disciples to "pray that they might not enter into temptation." Then he goes off to pray alone. In showing true humanity, Jesus asks, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done." Jesus, who is both fully God and fully man knows he was born to die for each and everyone of us, but as a man he is fearful. Ultimately, he wants God's will, not his own though.

This passage has so much power, but the part that sticks out to me is the part where after praying Jesus goes back to find his disciples asleep. Let's rewind for a minute. These men have left their lives behind to follow Jesus. They've seen miracles, and they just partook in the last supper where Jesus made it clear that his time on earth was coming to an end. And after all of this his disciples are sleeping!?!?!?

Then I found myself asking the question: How many of us are asleep right now? Many of us have left our former sinful lives behind, we're seen miracles, we've partaken in the last supper, yet we are asleep. We're missing out on what God has in store for us and a relationship with Him.

Jesus had asked his disciples to pray, so they wouldn't fall into temptation. He'd asked that they stay in communion with God, and in doing so, it would keep them from sin. See, if you're not communicated with God, how are you ever to recognize His voice? How are you able to keep from falling into temptation? You might as well be asleep like the disciples.

Today I feel challenged to "stay awake." I don't want to miss out on anything God has to offer, and I don't want to miss out on what He's calling me to do and to say each day. We are sinful and imperfect, which is exactly why we need a savior. We need to pray, stay awake, and listen to what God has in store for us.


I know you all have heard a lot about thredUP from me, but seriously, I just love it!  I found this dress, new with tags on there for $15 and this Kate Spade bag in like new condition for 75% off the retail price on there too. I had a bunch of credits saved up, so they cost me nothing, which is pretty amazing too. If you haven't tried thredUP yet, you totally should. If you're unsure of have to navigate the site, check out this post then use this thredUP link to get $10 off your first order. You can thank me later. : ) Also, you'll notice there isn't a close up of my necklace today, that's because when I looked at the picture I realized how worn out this cardigan was, yikes! Luckily I found this one at Old Navy for a steal. Today's version has now been retired.


Cardigan: Target similar
Dress: Gap similar via thredUP (use this thredUP link to get $10 off your first order)
Bracelets: Stella and Dot same / same
Bag Kate Spade similar via thredUP (use this thredUP link to get $10 off your first order)
Necklace c/o Rocksbox (try it for free with the code "newfavoriteoutfitxoxo.") 
Shoes: Merona same

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8 comments:

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  2. Beautiful dress! I love the blue bag you added. Looks incredible with the yellow!

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  3. Love the pop of blue with your bag. Thred Up is the best!

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  4. ThredUp is awesome! I love the dress you scored! It looks amazing with your new bag!

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  5. Thank you for the wake up call. I feel like we have made ourselves so busy this winter that I have fallen asleep in my relationship with Christ too. I have been reading my Bible a bit more frequently and I feel His pull recently. He is waiting for me(: Great bag Ginny!! Happy weekend! Susan

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  6. That dress is very cute on you :)

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  7. Hi dear,
    Your blog is so cute. Now, I'm your new follower. I hope you can follow me back.
    Btw, great outfit.
    Kisses

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  8. That's happened to me before too--I look at a detail photo from an outfit only to realize it's time to retire that piece of clothing! You have the best luck with ThredUp!

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