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Celebrate Where You Are –


I’m a firm believer in living life to its fullest. Yes, I get caught up in work sometimes, but can enjoy life with friends and family. I work on not stressing about money, savings, and bills. Take each day and embrace it, love it, love others, have fun and smile! Don’t hold back!

My advice is don’t think or speak negative.  For a few weeks now, I have been encouraging women I come in contact and dramatic changes have come to pass in their lives as a result.

I want to encourage you not to confess your negatives. Confess AND celebrate the accomplishment of that which appears to be impossible.  Confess that you are a success. Confess AND celebrate that you like people and people like you. Confess AND celebrate that you are flowing in God’s love, and that other people are being blessed through your life.

Get all excited! Today, speak positive faith confessions to yourself, your family and your friends.  Expect the impossible to flow like never before. Your life will never be the same again. Remember, nothing negative!…..no matter how much you THINK it will help!

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Love God = Love People


I am trying to maintain a better view on and a grip on how to LOVE EVERYBODY – whew…..even when you do not want to! It can be done though! Right?!!?? LOL

My new campaign is Loving God = Loving People …

All of us want to love like Jesus.  We want to be generous, forgiving, and compassionate enough to love people unconditionally.  But no matter how hard we try, it just doesn’t work.  Our humanness gets in the way.

Jesus was human too, but he was also God incarnate.  He was able to see the people he created in a way that we can’t.  He personified love.  In fact, the Apostle John said, “God is love…” (1 John 4:16, ESV)

You and I are not love.  We can love, but we can’t do it perfectly.  We see others’ faults and stubbornness.  When we remember the slights they have done to us, a small part of us can’t forgive.  We refuse to make ourselves as vulnerable as Jesus did because we know we’ll get hurt again.  We love and at the same time we hold back.

Yet Jesus tells us to love as he did:  “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34, ESV)

 

 

Dear ( ME )

A Reminder


Yesterday was Pentecost Sunday and I realized that not only is God an amazing God BUT more importantly, I have too many moments that I have taken him for granted just as my teenagers take me for granted. Yes, I obey God and do the things that He commands me to do via his word…. HOWEVER – when I do not take the time to do the little things that He says like pray – meditate – etc… I feel myself off balanced. If I would have just taken the time to do the little things…. When I obtain these God – Epiphany – Moments – I submit my mind…body..soul and spirit all over again and go through a “Coming to Christ” re- enactment.

I have to come to Jesus like it is the first time so that I can REMEMBER the sacrafices that He has done for me so that I can benefit from this temporary living situation that I have been blessed with here on earth.

Pray Always

Jesus said that , “…men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” (Luke 18:1) God speaks to us through Bible reading, but we speak to Him through prayer. Every Christian needs a special time each day (perhaps more than once per day) when he gets alone with God in prayer. Mark 1:35 says, “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” Jesus realized the need to pull away for a while and get alone with His Father in prayer. In our fast-paced society this is sometimes hard, but it’s very necessary and well worth the effort.

If you’re REALLY trusting God for your daily needs and the needs of others, then you will naturally go to Him in prayer to make your requests known. When a child is really depending on his father to do something for him, he won’t quit talking to him about it until it is done. God expects us to come to Him on a regular basis to simply “empty” ourselves by laying all our wants and needs in His hands.

Paul said, “Pray without ceasing” in I Thessalonians 5:17. Prayer is to be continual, because our relationship with God is continual. Many Christians wait until they’ve become loaded down with sins and many burdens before they pray, but this isn’t God’s will. God commands us to pray ALWAYS so we’ll never become over-loaded with problems. He wants us to carry a LIGHT load. Jesus said, “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Mat. 11:30).

The subjects of prayer are many. Thanksgiving is an important part of prayer (Mark 8:6; John 6:11; I Tim. 4:4-5). We are told to pray for forgiveness (I John 1:9), for personal needs(Mat. 6:9-13; Philip. 4:6, 19), and for wisdom (Jas. 1:5-7). We are told to remember others in prayer (Rom. 1:9; Jas. 5:13-16), to remember our government leaders (I Tim. 2:1-2), and to pray for our pastors, churches, and missionaries (I Ths. 5:25; II Ths. 3:1; Jas. 5:16).

Everyone needs to take timeout each day for such physical needs as bathing, eating, and sleeping. Likewise, every Christian needs a special time each day for Bible reading and prayer.

God understands that there is a time and a place for everything under the sun, so use your time wisely so that you do not ever have to choose between alone time with God and other things that can distract us from Him. Remember without Christ in our lives….. our lives are off balanced ANYWAY! Want balance? Get God!