There’s beauty in learning how to persevere. In spite of the setbacks you face, you must complete what God has called you to do – no matter how large or small the task. Refuse to let procrastination, perfection, or blatant fear hinder you. When you reach a breakthrough, you’ll realize that every hardship you faced worked to develop your character in Christ. That makes the victory even sweeter.
You’re probably wondering what perseverance has to do with a blog post titled “How To Make Glitter Coasters”? I started this tutorial in Continue reading “How To Make Glitter Coasters”
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In my previous blog post, I wrote about God’s unconditional love. While we know what it means for God to love us, what does it mean for us to love Him?
Love is more than a verbal proclamation, it is a physical expression. God expressed His love by allowing Jesus to be crucified so we could experience freedom from sin and have a relationship with Him. In the same way, we should express our love for God with an action. That action is obedience. Continue reading “Love and Obedience”
In the age of social media, we are just one swipe away from a meme that tells us what women should do to be loved. We must be loyal, ladylike, and submissive. All while keeping up with our appearance and caring for others by cooking, cleaning, and nurturing. In reality, none of these things make you lovable especially in God’s kingdom.
God’s love is unconditional! He gives it freely and consistently because we are His daughters. God does not require anything from us in return for His love. Granted, God may not like some of the things we do, but His love still prevails. He loved us first – before we loved Him, ourselves, or anyone else. The beauty in it all is that God’s love is personified by Christ. Jesus was crucified and resurrected from the grave so that we could be forgiven of our unrighteousness and have a personal relationship with our Father. God not only tells us that He loves us, He shows it! Continue reading “12 Scriptures on God’s Unconditional Love”
Happy New Year! I’m excited for 2018 and all of the opportunities it has to offer. What I’m most excited about is the direction God is taking this blog. He has allowed me to run this blog for three solid years. I’ve used it as an outlet to showcase my creative gifts, sharing numerous art and craft DIY projects and, in the past year, I started writing inspirational posts through my Motivational Monday series. I’m grateful that God allows me to be a light to others. While I will Continue reading “Sharifa Creates’ Shift & Re-brand”
It’s been a year since I opened Sharifa Creates’ Studio to sell my paintings. Running this business endeavor has its ups and downs, but I’m motivated every day to push forward. God is a promise keeper!
To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Sharifa Creates’ Studio, I’ve decided to do an Instagram giveaway! I’m giving away one set of three abstract art magnets from the studio. This is your chance to win some of my artwork!
To enter this contest you MUST:
- Follow both @sharifacreates (blog) and @scstudioofficial (shop) on Instagram AND like the original IG post. (You must have an Instagram account to enter this giveaway.)
- Comment on the original Instagram post. Tag 1-3 friends or family members in the comments and share words of encouragement with them. The end of the year can be challenging for many. There’s the pressure of managing finances, performing well on final exams, and accomplishing goals set at the beginning of the year, just to name a few. You never know what someone may be going through, so a word of encouragement can be extremely timely. Use the space in the comments to uplift and motivate!
- For an extra entry, repost the original Instagram giveaway post to your IG page and tag @sharifacreates and @scstudioofficial.
And that’s all it takes: follow, like, encourage, and repost! This giveaway begins today, December 4, 2017 and will end on December 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST. It is only open to residents of the United States. One winner will be drawn at random and notified via Instagram direct message on Friday, December 8, 2017 (stay close to your DMs!). Head to Instagram to enter. Be blessed!