Sopha Rush

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Wife| In love with Jesus|Live to inspire| Part time Vegan
๐Ÿ“:Louisville, Ky
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Found these beautiful handwritten letters from over the years we were in college, through our two years of long distance & just because notes from my husband. Just reminiscing the crazy in love stage we were in & just reading about all the dreams we had planned together. How we would get married, grow the Kingdom together, fix up a house, celebrate our first holidays together, & start a family. It's amazing to see how God ordered our steps & how what we claimed & spoke into existence is happening to us. When you are walking in obedience, God rewards the faithful. There were challenges, hard days where I just had to read these letters to remind me of the bigger picture when I became distracted on the little things that didn't matter. These sweet words have marked my heart & I am forever grateful for his thoughtfulness & powerful words. I will treasure them, even when I'm 80 years old & needing a reminder of these beautiful memories we shared together throughout our journey. @rushanthony
Looking back on our relationship, I reflect on some of things. Relationships aren't for the weak hearted. No relationship has it all together, I know ours doesn't. Storms come in seasons, they can be painful leaving one drained & wanting to give up. I know in the past, I've struggled with being a runner. I have known nothing more than to run when situations come that I can't seem to control or became too hard for me to face.  It was my instinct to take off when I felt like I was drowning rather than facing my fears, tackling my weaknesses. I've learned as I've grown & still learning, running away solves nothing but hides the pain I wasn't willing to deal with. That shutting down causes unspoken words to tear me up inside. Communicating is always the best, but it's not always easy especially when you can't seem to express your emotions. That God has me in storms to teach me the importance of sticking through the pain even though I want Him to remove some thorns from my side. That our relationship isn't about us, but all of the things that God teaches us about ourselves through each other. Marriage along with relationships are stepping stones for growth & pure healing. God has a way of showing us what we've been through, to get us to see how surviving through storms & hardships develop perseverance and strength. Building our character and marriage on solid grounds, making our bond unbreakable when our circumstances may not be ideal. It's about relying on God and sticking through the hard times together no matter what. Not giving up so easily, but trusting the process.  @rushanthony
"Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place."
A million things I can say about you. But I'll keep it simple, I love you. Thank you for leading me closer to Jesus & being my best friend. You are a  blessing I won't ever stop praying & thanking God for.
We are all just trying to figure out this thing called life. Trying to understand our passions, calling, our purpose. It's can be confusing. It can be frustrating. It can bring tears of joy. To some tears of pain. I want to encourage you, wherever you are, whatever season you are in, understand that your calling is meant for you. No one else. Just you. Some people won't understand it, some people can't see where God is taking you, nor how He's going to use your weaknesses to bring others to Him. Protect your purpose because if it lands in the wrong hands it can be dangerous. You might find yourself conforming to their opinions, seeking validation for your own goals. Not realizing your dreams are being suffocated by their fears.  There's no rush to where God is taking you. Don't let social media make you feel like you aren't where you need to be because you don't have a large platform or your ministry isn't booming. One person being changed, is still making an impact on this world. That's one life saved & got to see Jesus radiate through you. Don't you ever doubt that. Look at the people around you that you've been blessed with. Learn to love them intentionally. Cause at the end of the day, I want my life to be a reflection of Him. I'm not losing my soul for temporary things to gain this world, and end up living life with no purpose. I just won't jeopardize my faith for such things. Nope it ain't worth it.
What fountain do you find yourself drinking out of? Not just in a physical sense but a spiritual thirst? I know for me, I've been through a season where I was so thirsty for more of learning about God and understanding His word. I was looking for truth through sermons, podcasts, "inspirational" women & books that I really wasn't studying God's word for myself. I was letting everyone else do the work. I wanted what came easy, you know that verse that make you feel good in the moment. The let me pick out a verse that satisfies me, making the Bible all about me rather than God. I wanted to pick & choose what I thought could benefit me at the time I needed it to, rather than understanding the full concept of the passage. When I started to grow spiritually, I realized that I was drinking out of so many fountains to please myself that I lost myself in everyone else's fountain that God gave them. I'm not saying reading & studying other people's books and commentaries are bad, they are truly helpful. But I had to come to God for myself. I had to dig deep in His truth to find Him. I had to ask God to fill my own fountain. I had to put away childish ways and grow into a women who studied her word. More than just spending ten minutes reading and not understanding what the context really means. I want that living water. That I had my fountain filled all the way up in. That goodness Jesus says in John 4:13-14 "Everyone who drinks or this water shall thirst again; But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life." Be careful who or what you are allowing to fill your fountain.
Happy Monday y'all. Here's a reminder to start your day off on a positive note! You are loved! God loves you so much that His son took his last breath so you could have life. That's something to give God praise for regardless of your circumstances & how everything in life may be falling apart. If you haven't been told today, I'm telling you now, despite what you tell yourself or what others have to say about you. You are loved. May y'all week be filled with truth in knowing that God loves you! Thank you @pronetowanderla for this amazing reminder on my phone case.
Hi guys! If you're new to our IG page, welcome! We are the Rush's. (Anthony & Sopha) We are two imperfect people who love God & strive to be more like Him everyday. We both have a passion for helping the youth, impacting communities, & sharing how God has changed our lives with everyone we come into contact with. Our favorite things to do as a couple is watch documentaries, eat bomb food, & take pictures. My husband's favorite is 2k ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ช (I'm a hater low key lol) Mine would be reading & empowering women. I would love to get to know you guys! What's your government names cause some of y'all IG names are too funny! Where are you from? What are y'all up to these days? How is God moving in your life? Please share! I'm nosey & want to know y'all passions.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™ƒ
A relationship with God is more than being able to check it off your todo list that you read your Bible. (Big difference between knowing & applying what you know) It's about being intentional with God in prayer, your everyday lifestyle (not just on Sundays & occasional Wednesday night Bible studies), the way you serve & love others no matter their differences. How you forgive when someone has done you wrong. Our reflection should look more like Jesus & less like self. We must remember the bigger picture, the purpose we were placed on this earth.  We get so wrapped up in worrying about things that don't matter. We stress ourselves out to the point we lose focus on our calling, then get frustrated because we can't figure out why we feel stuck or lost. At the end of the day y'all, everything we say, do, act on will be accounted for. My question for you is this: If Jesus was to return today, would you be ready? Could you honestly look yourself in the mirror & say your life was solely sold out for Him? Did you give your all to honor & glorify Him?
Here are a few of my favorite books. I've lent so many out to my friends, that I don't have many left lol but I promised you all some of the books that helped me grow spiritually, mentally, & emotionally. If you guys have any you would like to share, feel free to list some books you've read that have helped you! โ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ขโ€ข
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster 
Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer 
Fervent by Priscilla Shirer 
The Wait by Megan Good
Captivating by Sarah Eldridge 
Mere Christianity & The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis 
Crazy Love by Francis Chan
The Shack by Paul Young
The blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight 
Women of the Word by Jen Wilken
The Great Omission & Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard
Are you allowing yourself time to heal? Maybe you just got out of a serious relationship, you got let go from your job, your friend did you dirty. You've been hurt or still hurting not really sure why things keep happening to you. I've experienced all these things & so my hurt breaks for you. It's not fair sometimes how things are dealt to us. I know for me, my life hasn't always been easy, even until this day, things such as these, come in waves. The pain of letting go & moving on from something or someone you had the intentions of growing with, was seasonal. But just like seasons, people change. We change. We can't keep waiting & forcing things that no longer work or stay in a place that we are no longer needed nor wanted. It's like trying to wear a winter coat in the middle of a hot summer day in Africa. It's doable, but uncomfortable. Painful even thinking about someone trying to attempt this. It's necessary to let go sometimes. To allow our hearts the ability to heal from past situations that seem to hold us captive, all while hindering us. It's in our healing, in our pain we are fully able to grow. What's holding you back? What do you know you need to let go of but fear keeps holding you back? What's causing you from becoming better, not bitter? Please share your heart if you feel comfortable. I know so many of you are hurting and I would love to pray for you.
God is always available to you. When you tend to feel distant, or you feel like God isn't listening, know that your feelings & emotions isn't reality. God promises you, if you trust Him with your life, He is with you every step of the way. Every valley, desert, mountain, storm, drought, etc. you have to endure & face. Let this be your peace knowing you are never alone through your seasons. No matter what your circumstances are, who may walk out of your life, what you may lose, you can never lose your relationship with God. And that's a promise to hold on to. Genesis 28:15 @rushanthony tshirt: @bandbthreads