Matcha Latte Nails!!!

If you have read some of the previous nail art that i’ve been attempting at, well I’ve picked up more of Beauty World’s nail polish in Hong Kong!!! This week i’ve been really loving these matcha latte inspired nails~ It was hard to do- but only due to the blending and making the layers between the green and the milk tea colour look natural. I also love the finish of these nail polishes because they look a bit glossier than most normal nail polish that require using a top coat to give it that shine.

These 3 colours came in one set~

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Annd the result :D!!!

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Yayy 😀 I thought these were really cute. Let me know what you think!!! 😀

Lots of love,

Janey xx

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Photographic snaps from Hong Kong, China and Taiwan~

Yayyy so I get to do a photographic post tonight~ I got to see so many great views. There’s a lot more but here are just some snaps~ I hope you all enjoy sightseeing just as much as I do! I could only bring along with me minimum gear but I think they served me well~ The main things i brought along were my camera body of course, my 14mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8. If you’re just starting out on photography and thinking about doing so landscapes overseas your lifesavers are most definitely a circular polariser and a tripod : )

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So let me know what you think! Also, let me know where you’d love to go for a trip and what’s a sight you’re dying to see!

Liebster Blog Award Post/Tags~!!

Wowwww hey everyone! I’m actually really REALLY excited that I can finally blog again. Its been a little over a week but the net i had overseas was really weak so.. hence >< My deepest apologies. I’ve got so much to post for you all!

So I was waiting to blog about this since I’ve been tagged by the wonderful Sherly Stephanie @ http://blamethestore.wordpress.com. :D! I was a bit confused as to what this is but it’s an award that gets passed around by bloggers recommending other bloggers! I think it’s pretty neat how we can support each other in this!!! YAyYy! LOL >W<

There are some rules for the nominees to follow to this so I’m just going to c+p them : )

 

  • List 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the questions designated by the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Place YOUR nominations for the Liebster Award. Nominate five or more other bloggers that have less than 200 followers. Make sure to notify them via comment or email, etc.
  • Make up a set of questions for those nominated bloggers to answer
  • Display the Liebster Award badge on your blog

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Also out of courtesy, apparently the nominees should also recommend back the kind blogger who suggested yourself! So here we go and don’t freak out (Cauz i’m a bit weird… ) ! >: D

11 Random Facts About Myself:

1- I’m a Christian~ ❤

2- I like poking my mum’s chin flab… LOL ;_; *plz don’t judge*

3- People think I’m Japanese. But I’m from Hong Kong~

4- I’m really..REALLY SHORT- 148cm…

5- I’m a bit of an otaku girl. I love reading my manga, watching anime, building gundams, comics, cosplay, rpgs… Though i have less time for those things now.

6- I’ve been single all my life!!! LOOOL

7- I love music, both singing and playing but I’m pretty terrible at both. I’ve played a bit of piano, guitar, clarinet and bass.

8- I’m a photography and situated media university graduate.

9- I want to live in Taiwan (well for now anyway… who knows the future may change?)

10- I dream to be a makeup artist

11- I want to love everyone unconditionally… though its impossible I don’t think its a reason to not keep trying. 😀 

 

Question Response to Blame The Store:

 

  • Do you love Korean artists? If yes, name your favourite one. If no, name your favourite artist and where he/she/they come(s) from.

– Yep! SURE DO!!!! CN BLUEEEEE CAN’T WAITTT TO GO SEE THEM SOON!!! Brian Joo, Shinhwa, SJ, Block B, SNSD, SS501… List goes on.. 

  • Do you have a collection of something(s)? If yes, name your collection(s).

– Snoopy plushies from Maccaas… LOL >_<, does makeup count?

  • If you have to go to a high end mall in the weekend with your boyfriend, what will your outfit look like?

– Oh wow umm since i’m single… eating pants and a loose tee. LOL JOKES. I think i’ve some obsession over mixing something fancy/ street wear together there’s something about it that just looks so great, approachable but not overdone at the same time. So maybe an awesome kickass cap or beanie with a classy dress, cardi and sporty heels.

  • What do you think about beauty boxes? Name your favourite one.

-I’ve never signed up to a beauty box before but now that you ask I really should!!! I really like Ipsy and Glossy Box. Ipsy is pretty affordable and curated by lots of our youtube celebs that we all love. They recommend affordable stuff for the general public. I really like Glossy Box because of the variety and range of products they’re associated with. Apparently they give away some asian branded products as well which is a nice change. Its a bit pricier but the packaging is fantastic!!!

  • What’s your favourite snack?

-Hmm I don’t really snack but I like Mocchi and hot food xD

  • Which one do you prefer, online shopping or offline shopping? Why?

-Online shopping because i’m a bit of an introvert… lolol!!!! Nah, it’s just there’s not that many awesome+ affordable shops around sydney… And if you’re shopping in Hong Kong, the clerks try and recommend you almost everything that you feel a bit intimidated. That’s something I don’t like the feeling of -having someone glaring at me while i’m just looking around. I like shopping in peace! Though it’s not always awesome when you can’t try the fitting or see the material of the clothes you’re buying : <!

  • Tell me 3 of your favourite music.

– I like Christian songs, Pop and melodic Vkei.~ 😀

 

Now for the exciting thing! The bloggers I’m going to nominate!

-Blame The Store: http://blamethestore.wordpress.com

-Coffee with 수지: http://coffeewithsoojee.blogspot.com.au/

– Slumber Sia: http://slumbersia.net/

-Ariska Pue: http://ariskapue.blogspot.com.au

-Jae: http://smashedmakeupbag.com/

 

Annnddd my questions for you lovely girls!

1. What’s your favourite makeup brand?

2. What’s your favourite move/ tv series?

3. What’s your dream profession?

4. If you won a plane trip, which country would you go to and why.

5.Who is your favourite beauty-blogger :D?

6. If you had infinite power for one day, what’s the one thing you wish you could do for that special someone?

7. What’s your favourite food dish!!!?

8. Where does your makeup inspirations come from?~

 

Well, That’s the blog entry for today~ Enjoy and take care lovelies! 

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Ms Fynale Kiwi Green contact lenses review!!!

Hi everyone!!! So today was the second time I wore the Ms Fynale (Korean brand) Kiwi Green contacts in 14.5mm from the Kiwi series. These were kindly supplied by FashionEye and as usual, I’ll put her link below if you’re interested in purchasing these lenses. And yep~ IT REALLY DOES LOOK QUITE LIKE A KIWI FRUIT~_~

ImageWater content is 42% with a base curve of 8.6mm. I really quite liked the design. I thought it looked unique without being too crazy- as in overly cheesy in design and it also steered away from being overly simple. The black rim is really thick so it gives the dolly eye look- It’s not all that natural but you’d get away with wearing it everyday. (IMO) Being a 14.5mm, these were quite comfy for me. Not the most comfortable I’ve worn but it wasn’t annoying or irritating either.

Pros: Because of it’s thick black rim it gave a very nice enlarging effect~ I also wore these for about 9 hours and it didn’t feel really dry until 6 hours after… (really shouldn’t but i forgot to bring my lens case T^T). I really enjoyed the look of these lenses as mentioned above- and the dashes around the iris area really accentuate your iris~

Cons: I don’t really have any cons against these lenses except that it wasn’t all too vibrant on my dark brown eyes. The colour is quite visible in sunlight but turns to dark green when indoors. Though, that’s usually expected with having dark eyes~ If you have light blue or green eyes then well, these would look freaking awesome and bright on you!!! *so much love*~

So here’s a photo of the lenses and then of me wearing them along with E-heart lashes in Naturally~

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I really quite like these lenses~ I might buy them again in different colours xD!!! Thankyou for reading with me up to here!!! xx

Take Care!

Here’s FashionEye’s Link: http://www.facebook.com/MyFashionEye

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

 

❤ Janey xx

Beuberry Natural Hazel 16mm Lens Review~

Harro everyone~ my eye is a better now so today I decided to rock these korean lenses: Beuberry in Natural Hazel 16mm. The lenses were kindly provided by FashionEye My and I will link you to her page below if you want to purchase!

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As you can see, its 55% water content and 8.6 for base curve.

I probably have more cons than pros for these lenses. The main reason is because my eye slit/ face is actually really small. I kinda looked a little bit like “O_O” wearing these lenses because it left me with barely any eye white!!! So please keep those factors in mind. This review is only from my personal experience of these lens. I’ve read good reviews about these lenses but perhaps 16mm isn’t for me. I wish I could wear them all day long because they’re seriously pretty and natural >W<”

Pros: I really like the design and colour gradient of the lenses! It looks really natural and people don’t really notice that you’re wearing it. It also gives really good enlargement- and it makes you look really dolly and innocent too LOL. ❤ I really kinda liked the “O_O”-ness it gave me- unfortunately it dried up too fast for my liking. It’s pretty suitable for people with brown or black eyes but it would indeed look more unnatural on someone with blue or green eyes. These lenses would be perfect for the girl or guy who has a lot of eyewhite and want more coverage for those areas. – Or if you’re a cosplayer, and is looking for that massive dolly eye look. :)!

Cons: The lens felt a little bit thick for a 16mm. It was hard to get into my eye (well obviously because of its size) and it felt a tad dryer than most lenses i’ve used. But this has also been the same problem with other 16mm that i’ve tried. Due to the fact that my natural eye is about 14mm in diameter, I didn’t have all too much eyewhite to work with anyway >W< So these lenses made my eye dry up really fast and I had to take them out after about 4 hours.

So if you’re like me and don’t have all that much eyewhite to work with, 16mm for a all-day-out event is not for you. Stick with 14.5 or 15mm. But! If you’re a person with a large eye slit and much eyewhite then this does wonders for enlargement and its really pretty!!! xD I’d imagine the comfort level for you would be close to me wearing a geo Angel lens at 14.5mm. Fairly comfortable, but still will feel dry if you wear it for more than 6 hours~ So please keep your eyedrops! I really wish they made this in 15mm or 14.8!!!

Here below is a pic of the lenses followed by me wearing the lenses~

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Would I wear it again? Yep. And I would wear them if I were to cosplay or be in a photoshoot~

Would I purchase it again? No because I’ll stay put with 15mm as my max~

Overall rating? 3.5/5 (including consideration for people with larger eye space. I still think 15mm is the most natural looking for everyone in general LOL)

You can visit FashionEye’s page if you would like to purchase cosmetic lenses!!!: http://www.facebook.com/MyFashionEye

With love from HK!!!

Janey xx

Haul Update!!!

Hi everyoneee!!!!! I really wanted to upload a tutorial I did but this mobile net and dodgy computer just isn’t letting me upload ;_;

On the other hand~ I did my first splurge today! Here we are!

 

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A bunch of stuff i’m not really going to go through name by name LOL but I can surely tell you it’s a lot cheaper than what you can get from your local store if you’re from where I am ^~^

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Originally I was after both the red and green 500mm Bioderma makeup removers until I saw this limited packaging… and well.. yeap.. the cute pakaging won me over. LOL!!!

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Welll THIS!!! YAYYYY!!!! Jill Stuart haul!!! After spending a certain amount, they gave me this super super cute makeup bag, air freshener and primer sample. ~ I love the whole range but to be honest, I’d only spend it on this luxury brand once in a while~

Thas all for now!!! Can’t wait to post high res photos up once I return!!!

Take Care!!!

Janey XX!

THANKYOU & Shout out to Fashion Eye!

Exciting news!! As some of you may know, that a while ago I entered a competition to gain the opportunity to review some contact lenses and E-Heart lashes! Firstly, I must thank you all for the epic support in voting for my makeup looks! It’s really encouraged me as I’m only just starting out on this road~ I’d also especially like to thank FashionEye for hosting the competition and being so generous in the gifts, encouragement and constant updates with the mailing of the products. So if you want new funky contacts or other fashionable hair chalk and upcoming colourful hip shorts, please visit her page! Not to mention that she caught wind of me going overseas and sent over these cute travel friendly lens cases! I’ll put a link down below so be sure to check her store out! The package came in the mail today and I’m really pumped to bring you all new tutorials and looks with these goodies!

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So, there’s 6 pairs of cosmetic contacts, 2 sets of e-heart lashes and 2 dolly wink palettes!!! Please be patient with me as I’m going to be away overseas for a while but nevertheless, once I get the internet up and running, nothing is going to stop me!

The contacts i’ve decided to take away with me are Beuberry Velvet, Fynale Kiwi Green and Beuberry Natural Hazel. With the reviews on these might be in a week or so… I’ve just popped a vien in my eye and I think I need to rest a bit from all the stress and work i’ve been having >M<.

So, I’m hopping on the plane tomorrow and here’s my ON THE PLANE BATTLE ACNE AND DRY SKIN set!

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It’s all the stuff with the green cap.~ This collection is by Etude House- specifically made to target acne prone skin and then revitalising it. I’m quite excited to try it out and even comes with a travel size bb cream! Perfect for the plane~_~ I’ll let you all how it goes!

Here’s the link to FashionEye~ http://www.facebook.com/MyFashionEyeAU?ref=stream

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

 

Spring Look~ [Photo Heavy!]

How are we all today!? For today’s look I used the same palette as the previous cheesecake look. But this is a lot lighter in terms of liner and everything else. Although it’s autumn in Aussie land, I’m going away to spring and many of you who read this is probably in the middle of spring too! So I thought this would be appropriate.~

Products:

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Pic 1: Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream, Jaminkyung Crema Caracol (snail cream..LOL), Stila perfecting concealer in shade 27(i think… it’s really used ><), MAC blush in Supernova, Palgantong Makeup powder in original beige, Makeup Forever 5 Camouflage Cream Palette, Maybelline lipstick in 303, Tony Moly Shimmer Cube in Brown.

Pic 2: Ben Nye Grande Colour Palette (I used the gold yellow and pink), Lioele all in one gel liner in Choco Brown, Jill Stuart Palette in 09 mandarin citrine, MAC lash curler, Lancome mascara in Hypnose.

Steps!

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1. Apply cream and a base over clean skin.

2. Beacuase I have some breakouts and red patch on my cheek, I used my makeup forever palette and took the green to lightly correct my skin colour. (Green cancels out redness)

3. Using a damp sponge, pat on minimal concealer and BB cream. I’m using bb cream for this look to keep a fresh and non cakey look~ I also used concealer as an eyeprimer.

4. Lightly powder the face for a poreless face!

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5. Taking a white eyeshadow, apply this all over the lid and bringing it up to the brow bone.

6. Taking a cream yellow, apply this to the inner thirds of your eyelid.

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 7. Taking a stronger gold-ish yellow, I apply this on the centre right over the yellow shadow from before and blend it out for a nice gradient of colour.

8. Now take a fluffy buff brush and smother that into the outer V and using a sweeping window motion blend it into your crease.

9. [sorry I didn’t get a photo for this step><] Use a bullet brush and take the hot pink and line it over the top lashline and outer third of the bottom lash line.

10. Line your eyes with a brown shadow followed with a brown gel liner. For the liner I simply followed the line of my eye and extended it out without winging it. I then joined the end tip in a straight line with my lower lashline. It’s a popular korean way of doing eyeliner. Use the remaining brown shadow to fill in your brows!

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11. Contour and blush~

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12. Highlight on the nose bridge, c-zones, t-zone, forehead, cupids bow and chin. I applied a bit more this time because I wanted to look more dewy and shiny…LOL

13. Curl them lashes and apply mascara~

14. Finish off with a cute pink lipstick!

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Enjoy and take care~ xx

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

 

Light Strawberry Cheesecake Makeup!!! [Photo Heavy]

Hi! It’s been a while sine i’ve last posted up a makeup look tutorial. I apologise as I’ve been extremely busy. So in advance I’ll perhaps just limit myself to two posts a week. ><!!! I’ll also be going away overseas for a while but I’ll keep you all updated as much as I possibly can and let you in on awesome products from overseas!

Here’s a look that I did last week and finally got around to doing all the editing just now! Hope you enjoy this cute look! It’s extremely wearable and reminds me of a strawberry cheesecake. 🙂

Products!  

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Pic 1: Smashbox Photo Finish foundation primer, Hera CC cream in 01, It’s Skin VC Effector, Gorgeous Camouflage Cover Creme, Lioele Secret Pore HD Powder

Pic 2: Gorgeous Essential Shades Palette, DUO eyelash adhesive, Dollywink liquid liner, Lancome mascara in Hypnose, Maybelline Hyper Diamonds palette in BR-1, Jill Stuart palette in 09 mandarin citrine, (also MAC lash curler)

Pic 3: Tony Moly Shimmer Lover Cube in 02 Brown, Etude House Tight Shading Corset in #05, MAC blush in Supernova, Toofaced shadow insurance, Candy Doll lipstick in 1C, MAC cremesheen glass in richer lusher.

 Let’s get started!\(^~^\)~

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1. Apply primer, concealer and CC cream/BB cream/ foundation

2. Set the face with a powder.

2. Prime your eyes~

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4. Take the lightest creamy yellow colour and pat this all over the lid with a flat shader brush. 

5. Then take a pink shadow and pat this on the outer half of your lids.

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 6. Take an angled fluffy brush (or a domed fluffy brush that suits the size of your eyeshape) and buff and blend out the harsh edges. Bring the colour down to the outer third of the lower lashline.

7. Using a small flat rounded brush, dip it into the gold from the Maybelline palette and apply this on your lower lashline.

8. Use the white from the Jill Stuart palette and apply it as a highlighter to your brow bone and the area between your nose bridge and tear ducts.

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9. With a pushliner, line the upper lash line with a dark brown shadow. You can also fill in your brows with this colour~

10. Complete the liner with a gel liner followed by a thin line of liquid liner as close to the lashline as possible!!

11. Curl and apply mascara ❤

12. Apply the falsies if you wish!

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13. As my usual, taking the bottom three colours of the shimmer cube, I apply it as contour to my cheek bones, jaw line and the outer areas of my face.

14. Then taking the white, I use it as a highlighter to the chin, cupid’s bow, c-zones and t-zone. ❤ 

15. Blush and contour the sides of the nose.

16. Apply a cute baby pink lipstick.

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17. Finish the look with a bit of lip gloss~ !

Yayyy ^~^v

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Well ok. I’ll stop posing now. yuck. LOL!.

Hope you all like this look! Take care!

Don’t forget to visit me at:

http://www.facebook.com/JycStudios

or

http://cargocollective.com/JaneC!

Janey xx

Peace: Romans 5:1-8, 12:16-21, Philippians 4:4-9.

Introduction: Peace- the third characteristic of the fruit of the spirit. Most people associate peace with the absence of suffering or painful things; or even an image of green meadows and happy things or everyone getting along with one another. What does the Bible say about peace?

Big Idea: If there’s one thing that we should hold on tightly tonight, it is that true peace comes from knowing that our lives are in God’s control. It might not sound appealing as I say it now, but believe me, it is the peace that God gives that will guard our hearts and minds.

We are justified through faith by what Jesus has done. Through this faith, we have accepted God’s grace and in this we have hope, and in this hope we can have peace. Let’s have a breakdown of what peace really is. There are three points I want to go through to show you how it works and how we can have peace when God is in control of our lives.

 

Point 1: Peace with God (Spiritual Order)

Romans 5:1-8 

Being justified through faith, we receive grace and when we stand in this grace, we have reconciliation with God. With this reconciliation, we can therefore rejoice and have hope. It allows us to rejoice in all things, in suffering and in good times because we can look towards the hope of the glory of God.

 … But what is the hope in the glory of God!?

Illustration: What are some essentials we need in order to watch a movie at the cinemas or attend a show? We need tickets. The tickets have been paid for long before our arrival to watch the show. It’s not us that grants ourselves access to the show but it’s the tickets. Having the tickets with us is what grants us permission to see the show. The show in which our King Jesus will return and take us home!

In a way, our faith are these tickets. Our faith is what grants us access to God. It’s amazing that we have access to God! Better yet, it’s Jesus that paid for our admission to see the Father! Talk about free tickets! We rely on Jesus to be justified through faith so that we can have peace with God because faith grants us access into the grace of God. And this is our position- when we totally rely on Jesus we stand in grace, we are at a place of favour and mercy, we are at a place where all we can do is hope. 

When we stand in this grace (unmerited and underserved kindness) we can be assured. We can have hope. We can have peace because we know we can persevere through good times and bad times because all these things build up towards Jesus’ return.

 

Point 2: Peace on Earth (Relational Order)

Romans 12:16-21, 5:5

In what we have just read in Romans 5:5, we learn that God has poured out His spirit to us. As Christians, we serve God and His Spirit blesses us and it helps us and influences us in the way in how we live. It’s actually an assurance to God’s glory that is to come and it keeps us close to God! Now that we understand how in hoping in God we have reconciliation and peace, we have peace and better yet; are assured of it as we live our lives!

 How do we live our lives!?

We experience many things in living. Good stuff and pain keeps knocking at our doors constantly. It also means that we are crossing roads with people we love and people we find hard to love. But God calls us to love one another regardless. How does this have anything to do with peace? Well not only does this mean that we have peace with one another, those whose hope is in the Lord, know and endure because we have the assurance and know that God will take care of it all. (v.19) In knowing this, we can be at peace and we can endure as we wait upon Jesus. 

Why is it important to love our enemies… and how can we? Paul continues to encourage us to use this time to encourage one another to make peace with one another. You and I were all born into this world the same way and God has not orphaned any of us. It is comforting that God has left His Holy Spirit with us; and with His power among us, we are united. We can have peace with one another, and it lets us all be patient and bearing and enduring all things with the love Christ that was first graced upon us.

Therefore, bless your enemies, feed the hungry for our hope is rested in the peace of God that allows us to have peace with one another. It helps us stay reconciled with God because of we repay evil with evil, we’re crushing the reconciliation with God and putting Jesus back on that cross. So in everything you do, be reconciled with God to the place God in His providence puts you in, whatever it may be- so that you can rejoice.

 

Point 3: Peace Of God (Psychological Order)

 Philippians 4:4-9

The peace of God will guard our hearts. It helps us be at peace with God and with others. It is comforting to know that we have access to God and that we can look forward to His Glory that helps us live joyfully. In reading this passage, we can be at ease because we can bring all things to God. Happy or sad. It is our duty to bring everything to God in prayer- with this constant wrestling of thanksgiving and hunger for reconciliation. It keeps us on our feet.

Paul recommends to us that we come to God again and again in prayer and petition- because this is the remedy that keeps us from sinning, distrust and worldly distractions.

 If God is all knowing why do we have to keep praying!?

Just because God knows our needs and wants, it is NOT and excuse to not pray or even be lazy about it. God wants us to OWN the mercy He has graced upon us. He wants us to show that we value His mercy. This is His peace working within us. Prayer is not only exercising the access we have to God, but at the same time it is a constant reminder that keeps our hearts close to God. With being close to God, we learn His heart and His desires and this keeps us from sinning and falling away from God. The peace of God goes hand in hand with us keeping close to our duty; that is the response to the salvation we have in the free mercy of God through Jesus Christ.

 

“… And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Phil 4:7)

This is our confidence to live because we have Peace with God believing that God is in full control, that everything we may go through, God will bring us through so that one day we can have hope fulfilled and see the glory of Jesus returning.  🙂
With much love,
Janey xx