Monthly Archives: October 2011
October 31, 2011
I have been accused in my writing/speaking that I offer to much hope, mercy, forgiveness, love, restoration and destiny. Awesome! I am guilty as charged.
I have noticed that over the past few years that “religious” people don’t care for my writing or what I speak about. Understand that by “religious” I am not being critical of any person’s beliefs. Religious to me is someone that has become mean because of their beliefs. When we take what God has given us and inject what we want into it, then we have become religious. Anyways, enough of that. I haven’t always given hope, love, forgiveness or mercy to anyone; not even myself. I realize how wrong I was all those years. There is no greater gift we can give than hope, love, forgiveness, mercy and so on. When we start giving peace of mind and not a piece of our mind; we force our flesh into being humble. I love the changes that have taken place and know that there are still a lot of changes to come. I have so many more “religious” people to offend yet. Know that God does love you no matter what. Change your ways to meet His ways and you will see even more of this love coming your way.
October 30, 2011
No matter what is going on in your life right now, the Lord promises that you can have peace. It doesn’t matter what’s happening in the economy, in your relationships or at the office; nothing in this world can take His peace from you. But notice the first part of this verse — we have to do our part. We have to listen to what He tells us to do.
You may be thinking to yourself, “God doesn’t speak to me.” The Bible says that you are His sheep, and you can hear His voice, and the voice of a stranger you will not follow. The Lord speaks in many ways. First of all, He speaks through the Word of God. But sometimes He speaks through the encouragement of a friend, or through a song, or in the beauty of nature. Sometimes it’s a simple “knowing” deep down on the inside of you in your spirit. If you aren’t sure how God speaks to you, ask Him to teach you. Open your heart and be willing to hear His voice. As you take time to be still and listen to Him, He will speak. He will reveal Himself to you and give you peace all the days of your life.
October 29, 2011
Did you know that the way you treat people has an impact on the effectiveness of your prayers? The Bible says that the prayer of the righteous person is powerful, but if we aren’t treating others with honor, kindness and respect, then we aren’t allowing His righteousness to operate in us. When we don’t treat others the way we should, it closes the door to God’s power and hinders our prayers.
This is especially true in a marriage relationship. Marriage isn’t just an agreement between two people to live life together. Marriage is a God-ordained institution that helps us understand love and unity. When two people are married, they become one physically, spiritually and emotionally. This particular passage is directed toward husbands, but it applies to all believers as well. We should always treat others “with understanding,” which means considering their needs above our own. We should always aim to treat others with kindness, dignity, and respect and quickly choose forgiveness. Today, choose love. Choose to treat others with respect. Let righteousness flow through you and open the door for His power in every area of your life!
October 28, 2011
See yourself the way God sees you and start speaking His words over your life. Start saying, “I’m approved. I’m accepted. I’m talented. I’m creative. I’m loved. I’m forgiven. I’m ….”
Make it is daily habit of speaking words of life, positive, healthy words to yourself everyday, several times a day. Before long you will start to believe it. We hear so much negative, discouraging stuff about us; it is time to turn things around. Begin to say what God says about you. Not sure what He is saying? He is saying, “You are so awesome!” “You have so much destiny and purpose inside of you!” Stop speaking anything else except the truth. The facts about you may say on thing, but what is the truth? Speak the truth because truth out weighs facts everything. We just have to get to the truth. You were created with purpose, destiny and dreams. Start today to live with purpose, destiny and dreams. I speak life to your life today!
October 27, 2011
Sometimes God closes a door even when we’re walking in obedience, but it’s only because He has something better in store. Don’t become bitter and negative – trust Him to bring the right blessings.
God wants to bless you. I often hear that God wants you broke, busted, sick, and confused; in order to teach us stuff. I don’t go for that line of thinking. I believe that He is orchestrating a plan for your life. He has a plan to bless you and prosper you as the Bible says over and over again. In His plan there will be times when an open door will close; even though you haven’t done anything wrong. The reason for one door to close is so that another door can open. God will take you from one level to another in your life. Don’t get discouraged when a season ends in your life, but know that growth is coming. With growth comes blessing. God will never just walk off and leave you. He will be with you ever step of the way!
October 26, 2011
What hidden fear are you dealing with today? What issue, addiction, problem, or sin is keeping you from reaching your destiny? It’s time we get free from that bondage!
Is there something stopping you from walking in your destiny? Today is your day! The weight of your secret will hold you down as long as you hold on to it. I am not saying that you have to tell everyone your business, but it is time to get rid of the secret. Keeping your secret secret is much harder than getting it out and rid of it. You can’t take secret issues, fears, addictions, or sins on your destiny walk. It takes courage to deal with our issues, but a person of destiny has courage. Experience the freedom that comes with getting clean from all your baggage. You will be so glad you did!
October 25, 2011
Are you between a rock and a hard place today? No idea how you got here or what to do to get out? Today is our today to get out, at the very least, get started on finding our way out.
There are times when we find ourselves in a bad place, tight place, a pit or between a rock and hard place. How and why we are there will differ from person to person and from time to time. The bottom line is we want out of this place. No, I don’t believe that God is up in heaven busting our chops and trying to hurt us. That being the case, I do believe we are tested from time to time to see what is inside of us. Also, our enemy is constantly trying to get us in this place of desolation. Either way, today is the day to start coming out of the tough place. Learn from it, grow from it, know what it takes to not come back here. Let this time strengthen you and your faith. Know that you are not alone. You don’t have to stay in place any longer. Pack up and let’s move out!
October 24, 2011
If you are dealing with a lifetime of hurts, pain, disappointments, hopelessness, and discouragement then today is your day of restoration. God is wanting to pour our his healing love into your life. You are so worth it!
None of us in immune to the negative aspects of life. We will experience some tough times, rough seasons in our life. However, today is your day to turn it around. Today is your day to come out of the storm. God is restoring you today. Not back where you were, but He will take you up to the next level. God is in the promotion business. His love will heal you and His grace will promote you. God is a God of mercy. Yes, He does discipline us, but He is not in heaven just waiting and hoping you mess up. God isn’t trying to cause you pain. He is pouring out His restoring love on you today, right now!
October 23, 2011
The power of love can transform even the most terrible circumstances and the most hardened people. We all want to be loved and appreciated.
When we have love as our motivation we will rarely, if ever, go wrong. When we take the focus off our wants, desires, and needs to focus on others, then we will see our lives blessed beyond our wildest dreams. Never underestimate the power of love and what that love can accomplish. When we have to deal with people that have been hurt in life, and we all have, that love will make the greatest difference. No matter what is happening around us in our life, if we will exercise the love in us, we will have peace during the worst of days. The power of love can turn our worse days into our greatest days. Use that power gift of love everyday and watch it grow stronger, until it is the motivating factor in everything you do. Love today!
October 22, 2011
Have you allowed the pressures of life to push you down? Have you been more focused on your circumstances than on your God? If you’re not enjoying your life or relationships, it’s time to refocus and tap into the full joy within.
It’s time to draw the line in the sand and say, “That’s it. I’m not going to live another day negative, discouraged, sour or grumpy. I’m going to put a smile on my face. I’m going to let my joy be seen so I can brighten somebody else’s day. I’m going to live my life happy and full of joy!” When you take that step of faith and choose to trust God with your future, something changes on the inside. Your feelings will soon line up. Your faith will tap into His supernatural joy. And when you tap into joy, you tap into His strength and victory so you can live the full, abundant life He has prepared for you!