What Can You Do?


It’s not always easy to trust God’s timing. There are seasons of life where we feel stuck and are willing to do anything to move along. In those moments we must learn to rest in God’s promises. Life may seem to be at a stand still, God is always at work!

If you cannot work in your timing, what can you do? Here are three things:

(1) Spend quality time with God Continue reading “What Can You Do?”

God’s Sweet Promises | Motivational Monday

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Do you consider God’s promises to be sweet? Usually when we think of sweetness, we think of something edible like the creamy goodness of a chocolate fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream or a handful of sugar-dusted gummy bears or even… I’m getting carried away. But to make my point, sweet things leave you satisfied and in many ways God’s promises do too.

Psalm 19:10 (NIV): “They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.Continue reading “God’s Sweet Promises | Motivational Monday”

15 Scriptures to Pray for God’s Protection


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God is our protector. He holds all strength, power, and authority in His hands. While we may go through dangerous and tempting situations, we can rest in knowing that God will keep us safe and not allow evil to prevail.

As Hurricane Harvey traveled across the Texas Gulf Coast region early last week, I prayed and asked God to protect me and my loved ones. We live in the Houston area and I feared that the torrential rainfall and resulting flooding would cause our home harm. But even in my fear, I made it a point to pray scriptures of God’s promises to protect His children. As I prayed God’s Word, I could feel His peace assure me that everything would be okay. God was faithful and He protected me and my family from the dangers presented by Hurricane Harvey.

When you face a challenging situation, do not be fearful! Know that God is your protector and He will provide all of your needs. Pray and speak God’s word in faith and He will do exactly what He says.

Here are 15 scriptures to pray for God’s protection: Continue reading “15 Scriptures to Pray for God’s Protection”

Faith through Thanksgiving

Give Thanks
Here’s a Thanksgiving post that I wrote for another blog. I hope you enjoy!

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”  Psalm 136:1

You only need faith the size of a mustard seed to move mountains. What if you want faith greater than a mustard seed? The solution is simple. Build your faith in God by having a heart of thanksgiving. Continue reading “Faith through Thanksgiving”

Why Create?

Why Create-

Day 13 of 21 Days of Creativity

Today’s blog post is a little different from what you are used to seeing on Sharifa Creates. It caters to the Spirituality and Inspiration portion of my blog. Feel free to respond to the question above in the comments section!

Why create?

Questions that start with why can be hard to answer, but for this question, my answer comes easy. I create because it is what I was made to do. Think about it. God is the ultimate creator. He created the heavens and earth and everything good within it (Genesis 1). God made us in His image (Genesis 1:27), gifting us with the ability to create. Some of us create Continue reading “Why Create?”