Thursday, August 28, 2014

LYLS Thursday!


Happy Thursday!
Today is Let Your Light Shine Thursday!

You know what time it is, let that beautiful light shine!
Each week we appreciate those of you who come by to share your posts on fashion, beauty, faith, love, and all the in between. We are excited to see this grow and to read your posts every week.

Our feature for this week is Tilden at To Be Bright!

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Last week she posted this amazing look. I want those heels!!! Make sure to check out her great blog for more beautiful looks!

Thanks again for all of you who participated! Now it's time to link up again :)

RULES: 
1. Link up your favorite post this week - It can be related to faith, fashion, food, family, or whatever else you would like to share that helped you shine your light from the week!
Don't worry if you don't have a blog to link up - just leave a comment with how you let your light shine this week!

2. Follow I'm Perfectly Human & True Soul & Spirit on Bloglovin, or any other social media outlet (FB, Twitter, Instagram, or GFC)

3. Link back by using the button above or your own link.

4. Visit other blogs and meet new blogger friends!

Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all!


Let Your Light Shine Thursdays


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Power Series: The Jesus Key

Happy Tuesday!

I know, I have been very bad with blogging- pretty much all month. If you have read my past posts this month, you will know that the last couple months at work have been really stressful and busy for me. It has been a struggle, but I know God is faithful and will bring me through stronger and more wiser than I came in this season!

My blog has always been a place for me to just "let loose" and release things that are on my heart, mind and spirit. Sometimes I lose sight of that, but it's time that I get back into just releasing anything my heart desires on here because often times I release things that I look back and am glad I documented. I felt God was telling me to share this on my blog so I am not going to hold back. Here it goes! (This is going to be long- so bear with me!)

With everything that has been going on with work and life in general, I have been feeling almost fearful of what "could" happen. I try not to, but the "what ifs" were always sneaking in my head (although I know they are the enemy, I have had a hard time shaking it.) I just prayed to God that he help give me back the confidence in His plan for my life and help give me a sense of peace during difficult situations. I also prayed that God continue to be my "secret weapon" at work so no matter how I FEEL, I know I have something that can never be defeated- & that's Jesus. 

This last week, Jesus gave me a dream. 
You might wonder why I know it was from Him. Well, usually when I have dreams, I don't remember them or they are super weird and creepy and make no sense. It's hard to explain, but I just have a sense of knowing it was from Him.

Anyway, the dream started with me being in a dark area- I would say room but I didn't seem any walls, it was just dark all around. The energy in the room was weary and dark  w/ prideful, and sadness. But what I could see was a big dark wood door. The doorknob was big but the key hole looked like a regular key hole you would see on a standard door. There was a lot of brass detailing on the door. I could feel people intimidated by it but I didn't think anything of it except that it was pretty detailing. 

People were in line to try to get through this door. I felt that although people were intimidated by the brass on the door, they still wanted what was on the other side of the door. 

Everyone in line trying to go through this door had a key- each of their keys looked like a standard house key that looked like it could fit into the keyhole of the door. 

Jesus gave me my key, and it was the only key, almost like the brass on the door, that was big and visibly looked like it could not fit in the keyhole on the door. I remember feeling like I wasn't going to get through because my key is so different and everyone else had the same key. Here's some pictures that kind of resemble my key:








Anyway, as people would go up to the door and put their keys in, some wouldn't fit, some would fit but wouldn't turn, and some would turn but not unlock the door. That made me more nervous because I thought if they couldn't get in with their keys, I won't get in with mine- especially being so different.

It got to my turn. I had the feelings of weariness, fear, sadness, anxiousness and was so nervous to put my key in the door handle. But when I put my key in the key hole, it fit. And not only did it fit, but when I turned the key, it unlocked the door. I kept turning the key to see if it would lock the door again but it wouldn't, that key permanently unlocked the door.

So I opened the door and it was so bright, and full of light that I could hardly see what was there- but the feelings that had come over me were love, peace, holiness, security, confidence- every good thing. It was amazing.



And Jesus spoke to me that He is my key.

When the dream ended, I it made me realize that no matter a situation looks like, no matter how it seems- Jesus is the key to everything in my life. Nothing can stop me with Jesus. With him locked doors will open and remain unlocked. I am so thankful for that.

When I thought there was nothing more to this, yesterday as I was writing this post, Jesus told me to look up the meaning of brass in the bible (random??). 

  So I looked it up and a few explanations I got was brass signified Gods judgement against sin but moreover gods judgement against sin carried out through the death of his Son. The explanation went on to saying that when we believe on Jesus, we are delivered from the effect on sin.

The most interesting use of it is in Numbers 21:4-9, where Moses puts a model of a snake, made from brass on a pole, and when the people looked at it they were delivered from the poisonous bites of the snakes that had infested their camp as a result of their own sin. John 3:14-15 compares the snake on the pole to Yeshua (Jesus) and when we believe on Him, we are delivered from the effect of sin. Because He took our sin on Him in God's judgement against it - then He can deliver us from it. God judged sin when Messiah died for us - in our place. If He is lifted up (and thus believed upon) then He will draw all men to the Lord.

This showed me that no matter what, with Jesus, I am delivered, I am covered, and I am saved

I got through because of Jesus. Because nothing- no wrong key, no person, and no judgement of sin could stop me because I had Jesus. 

It's beautiful to think that the dream goes to the deepest purpose of life but also things that happen in your life- that through Jesus we can do all things- no matter how it looks.

I wanted to share this dream in case you have been going through a season of change, a difficult time, or feel lost/ confused. Jesus is your key- the key that opens every door- & keeps it unlocked!





Have a great Tuesday!

Aisha

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LYLS Link Up Party



Today is Let Your Light Shine Thursday!

You know what time it is, let that beautiful light shine!
I am beyond thrilled to have you all come visit and link up each week to share your posts on fashion, beauty, faith, love, and all the in between. I love that this link up is growing and that each of you come by every Thursday to be a part of it! Keep up the good work ;)

Our feature for this week is Brittany from That's My Chic!

Last week she posted this awesome dress with cute accessories.. make sure to check out her great blog!

Thanks again for all of you who participated! Now it's time to link up again :)

RULES: 
1. Link up your favorite post this week - It can be related to faith, fashion, food, family, or whatever else you would like to share that helped you shine your light from the week!
Don't worry if you don't have a blog to link up - just leave a comment with how you let your light shine this week!

2. Follow I'm Perfectly Human & True Soul & Spirit on Bloglovin, or any other social media outlet (FB, Twitter, Instagram, or GFC)

3. Link back by using the button above or your own link.

4. Visit other blogs and meet new blogger friends!

Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all!


Let Your Light Shine Thursdays

Have a great day!

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Short Testimony//LYLS Link Up!

Happy Thursday Loves!

I have something amazing that happened. It just puts me in awe of the Lord! He is SO amazing and never seizes to amaze me.

He has been teaching me so much to rely on Him for absolutely EVERYTHING.

I have been struggling with something but the other day I just completely released my heart to Him and told Him everything I felt. I told Him I needed His help to change a situation for me because I am weak. I was asking for a miracle.

Well last night around 2am... it happened! I couldn't believe my ears or my eyes. I broke down right there in my dining room as someone told me the exact thing I prayed for. How I KNOW it was Jesus? I hadn't talked to ANYONE about it- especially not the person that delivered the good news.

Jesus did something for me within such a short time. The thing I asked for seemed completely impossible or could have been looked at as something that wouldn't happen... but just over a day of prayer for it- It happened. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN WITHOUT CHRIST? I know I never had things like that happen before I accepted Jesus into my life.

Although I won't say what the exact thing is (it is personal for me)- i wanted to share that testimony because if you have been reading my blog, you have read on how I have felt disconnected from Jesus but I was pushing to have my faith remain. This just further shows that Christ is listening, able and can do the impossible. He is so so so so so so so amazing!

Pray without seizing. And start seeing yourself with your miracle!

Let Your Light Shine Thursdays!
Again, thank you thank you thank you for being amazing and linking up with us each week! 
Our favorite from last week's link-up was from Tatiana @ We Shop In Heels
 I am a sucker for prints and love her outfit styled here!


Thanks again for all of you who participated! Now it's time to link up again :)

RULES: 
1. Link up your favorite post this week - It can be related to faith, fashion, food, family, or whatever else you would like to share that helped you shine your light from the week!
Don't worry if you don't have a blog to link up - just leave a comment with how you let your light shine this week!

2. Follow I'm Perfectly Human & True Soul & Spirit on Bloglovin, or any other social media outlet (FB, Twitter, Instagram, or GFC)

3. Link back by using the button above or your own link.

4. Visit other blogs and meet new blogger friends!

Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all!

Let Your Light Shine Thursdays

Monday, August 11, 2014

Power Series: The Power of Prayer

Happy Monday Everyone! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was very relaxing. I didn't have anything planned and just went with the flow. It was amazing :)

One thing I saw this weekend was a video that displayed an analogy of prayer. It stuck with me so much because it reminded me that prayer isn't something we just can do once, we can pray about the same things as much as we want- it is a way to keep what we need and want in our remembrance and also helps us remember that God is working it out in His perfect timing. 

With work being stressful lately and personal things going on (as everyone does, I am sure), I had started feeling like Jesus wasn't answering my prayers like I was hoping. The enemy started putting in my mind that He wasn't working on things on my behalf and almost made me feel like I was alone in the process.

But then I saw this video. My sister actually sent it to me and I believe it was Jesus working through her to remind me He is always here, always listening, and always working on my behalf- I need only to be still (Exodus 14:14).

Take a look- it'll be well worth your 4 minutes :)


This video shows that prayers are a way of knowing only God can truly change situations for us and bring things come to pass that we could never do ourselves. I love prayer because it's a way to talk to Jesus one on one, but also it brings comfort to me that I am never alone. I have a Mighty God that is going through it with me. It reminds me that only He can do it- I can't. 

One example of prayer I have like this water bottle is one I have never actually shared with anyone. But it's been in my heart and I thank Jesus for it. W and I have been together for a long time (almost a decade now) and since we started dating so young, there were a lot of things we went through. I still can't explain today how we made it through everything, but it's truly because I believe God always had a plan for us. 

I used to pray to God that W and I get to a solid foundation in our relationship- because I often thought of our relationship as being on sand- anything could brush it away and destroy it. I wanted our relationship to be on a solid foundation. I wanted to stop letting things tear us down so fast and I also wanted to stop "those things" from happening. 

I prayed and prayed (I still pray lol) and in the last couple years, I have seen a change in us like I never saw before. I started seeing the deep love W really has for me and the length he is willing to go to show me. 

We went from dishonesty to honesty, lies to truth, hate to love, girlfriend/boyfriend to best friends. And I truly believe it was all because of Jesus changing our hearts and our minds like I had prayed for. Sometimes I cry thinking about how far he has brought us and how blessed I feel to have a man that cherishes me so much- so much that he can put up with my bad side. 

And our solid foundation? We have Jesus. Making Jesus the foundation of our relationship always brings us back together and back to that solid ground that we needed for years. Things sometimes still get rocky and storms roll through, but I not only have a love devoted to Christ, but I have a friend. I thank God for that. But it took time. And God is stilling working out kinks... Because by golly we have a lot of them. But I know it will only make us stronger. 



Isn't Jesus good??? I love Him so much!

Have a wonderful Monday :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

It's Friday!


Hi Everyone! I hope you are as excited as me that it's the weekend! Here are some top things from my week:


I got these new bad boys for only $9 @ Target! They are clearancing out all of their summer product so make sure to go and buy your stock for cheap!


I got to wear them at work today. The skirt is also from Target! 
Necklace: Forever 21
Shirt: I dont remember :(


As I mentioned yesterday, I have been doing a lot of Bible study this week. It has truly been rewarding! It's honestly one of my favorite things to do and am excited that I have scheduled times to meet with friends and do it going forward!


I am finally starting to see a difference with my weight loss journey. I have lost 5lbs and about 2 inches. I have also been doing a squat challenge this month and I def see a difference! So I posted a little booty picture :) hehe.

I was able to get on the lake last weekend and hope to get on it again today. I have also been able to spend a lot of time with my friend that has been gone for 2 months. I love that we are such kids at heart. She is a person I can be my complete goofy and weird self around and I love being able to release it with her. You can't hold your weirdness in for too long or else you go crazy. LOL

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! :) :)

xoxo,

Aisha

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Life Lessons Behind Popping Pimples//Let Your Light Shine Thursday Link-Up!


Happy Thursday!

I hope everyone has been having an awesome week. Per usual, work is super busy but I have been taking a break from a lot of my usual routine things to try to get back in line with myself and with Jesus. Sometimes life gets so hectic that you can't even remember your thoughts, what you said two sentences ago, let alone remembering how it got to Thursday so fast.

So I have taken a different approach the last week and just did things that I wanted to do with no plan and getting away from my regular routine.

I have really been studying the Bible this week- that is one thing that often gets pushed aside, to be honest, because I let life get in the way- but it is SO important- it's honestly the most affordable healthcare there is, the best teaching out there, and the best way to gain knowledge about God's character.



Well, I have been doing this with my best friend, and when we were at a worship service on Tuesday, I randomly said "You know what the worst is? When you have a zit  and you pop it, and it just makes it worse and messes up your face. It's like we should just let the pimple run it's course."

We started laughing and make jokes on the life lesson's of popping pimples. Like "when you think you are popping your pimple to fix the problem, it blows up in your face and makes it worse (LOL so true!)!

Or " by popping your pimple, you are prolonging your problem, the pimple would have gone away in 2 days if you left it alone but instead you have to deal with it for another week now."

As we were joking, we realized how in actuality you can apply this to life!

We think if we don't take care of something or get control of something right away, it would get worse. And sometimes, if we try to take things into our own hands- we cause more issues! It's a great reminder to assess a situation before making action as well as trusting and having faith that some situations will come and go and run it's course. Many times there is no action we need to take, we just get so worked up in the moment!

It also reminded me that things aren't always as bad as it looks and instead of trying to change something that happens, let it run it's course and trust that God will help along the way. Like the pimple, it probably looked way better before I started picking at it. And if I would have just let it run it's course, I would be blemish free by now. If I put that principle in action in my own life, a lot of things in my life probably would be blemish free right now or would have been blemish free way sooner that they actually were.

It's a weird analogy, but it works! :) Who knew a popping pimples had a principle around it... LOL



Today is Let Your Light Shine Thursday!

You know what time it is, let that beautiful light shine!
I am beyond thrilled to have you all come visit and link up each week to share your posts on fashion, beauty, faith, love, and all the in between. I love that this link up is growing and that each of you come by every Thursday to be a part of it! Keep up the good work ;)

Our favorite from last week's link-up was from Osy at Stylediarybyosy!


With her gorgeous smile, lovely style, and lovable blog - how could we pass her up!
Thanks again for all of you who participated! Now it's time to link up again :)

RULES: 
1. Link up your favorite post this week - It can be related to faith, fashion, food, family, or whatever else you would like to share that helped you shine your light from the week!
Don't worry if you don't have a blog to link up - just leave a comment with how you let your light shine this week!

2. Follow I'm Perfectly Human & True Soul & Spirit on Bloglovin, or any other social media outlet (FB, Twitter, Instagram, or GFC)

3. Link back by using the button above or your own link.

4. Visit other blogs and meet new blogger friends!

Each week we will be choosing our favorite posts to feature and share with you all!


Let Your Light Shine Thursdays

Have a great day!

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Case of the Fridays

Hey Everyone!!

Today, I have the case of the Friday's. I have never heard that term so I guess I am making it up. 

Do you ever wake up on Friday's happy for no reason just because it's the end of the week?

Do you ever feel more energized just knowing it's Friday? 

I do. 

So I am calling it the case of the Friday's. For me, every Monday, I am dreaming for Friday. The best work day of the week. LOL

How did I begin this fabulous day? Well with an awesome trip to the dentist of course!! 

I won't post a picture of that because who really wants to stare at my teeth? 

But to follow that, I had a wonderful iced coffee from the best place on Earth : a Brueggers combined with a Caribou Coffee + a drive through. Mind= blown.

But First...Coffee.

I also get to wear comfy clothes on Friday's (well I guess I could every day of the week since Target is casual dress, but I don't have nearly as many meetings so I dress down more than other days.)

So what did I wear? The same outfit I wear pretty much every weekend and anytime I am at home but have to leave during the week. Why you ask? Because it is cute but super comfortable. Don't worry, it gets washed. LOL
What do you think?
Skirt: Len
Jacket: Dry Goods
Tank: Old Navy

My BFF just got back in town from being in Hawaii for almost 2 months so I am going to see her after work. Can't wait! I might just kiss her.. that's how much I have missed her! I am jealous she is going to be wayyy tanner than me. 








Other than that, I am happy it's Friday because it's another day Jesus has made for me! & that in itself is a blessing! 

Have a great weekend EVERYONE! :)