Michelle Obama, Serita Jakes and more: EEW Magazine's Top 5 Inspiring Instagram posts of the week

By Tessa James // Social Media // EEW Magazine

Photo Credit: Serita Jakes Instagram

Photo Credit: Serita Jakes Instagram

What are you attracted to online? If you want to grow stronger in your faith, more committed in your walk with God, and live an overall better life, gravitate toward social media pages that uplift, inform, and inspire.

 This week, EEW Magazine editors narrowed down our Top 5 favorite Instagram posts of the week from Michelle Obama, Serita Jakes and more, and we are featuring them here for your reading—and growing—pleasure.  


 Serita Jakes (@seritajakes) on how to fight a spiritual battle: If you are under attack spiritually, the First Lady of Potter’s House, Dallas offered amazing advice.

“Someone out there is fighting a battle in which they see no end in sight. If that’s you, I want you to put on your garment of praise this morning. Use praise and worship as a weapon against everything that stands against you. This is how I fight my battles.”


Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on making yourself a priority: The former First Lady and New York Times best-selling author is encouraging you to take care of yourself, and we love it!

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“One thing I keep hearing from women across the country is how hard it is for us to put ourselves first. We're the first to care for our friends, families, coworkers, but we are last on our own list. The good news is we can make a change. I’ve seen it in my own life. And that starts with all of us as women searching within ourselves and our stories—and sharing what we’ve learned with one another. So I want to hear from you! What do you do to make yourself more of a priority?”


Tamera Mowry Housley (@tameramowrytwo) on taking a social media hiatus: The co-host of “The Real” announced she would be unplugging from the Internet. We chose her post because it underscores the importance of disconnecting in order to recharge—something we can all benefit from.

Photo Credit: Tamera Mowry-Housley Instagram

Photo Credit: Tamera Mowry-Housley Instagram

“If I’m honest, social media can be addicting. As you know, I always love interacting with my social media community/family. You guys seriously are the best. But now it’s time to unplug, reset, lean in and spend some quality time with myself and my family. Love you guys! #rest #recharge #family“


Sherri Shepherd (@sherrieshepherd) highlighting and uplifting courageous moms: The actress is starring in an upcoming inspirational biopic and bringing attention to an important story.

Credit: Sherri Shepherd Instagram

Credit: Sherri Shepherd Instagram

“I have been praising this humble yet strongly courageous woman all day. Leomia, The mother of Brian Banks. She never gave up on her son. Every other week, Leomia drove 3.5 hours to see Brian when he was incarcerated. Brian Banks credits his mom with keeping him sane while he was falsely imprisoned. Mothers you are your kids’ rock. You’re the one they will lean on in the storm. Please go out and see Aug 9 at theaters everywhere #amotherslove #leomi #aldishodge #sherrishepherd“



Priscilla Shirer (@priscillashirer) on desiring a true heart for ministry: The Bible teacher is promoting humility, pure motives and a true desire to serve God.

Photo Credit: Priscilla Shirer Instagram

Photo Credit: Priscilla Shirer Instagram

 
”David was anointed king & then went back to tending sheep. That holy meeting had just been his lunch break. I want a heart like this—willing & ready to serve God anywhere & everywhere. Not waiting on thrones & crowns, ignoring the sheep & fields before me today. This is ministry. “

Whether or not you follow these ladies, be sure your social media feed feeds your spirit daily.

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