Taking Care of Business

Take care of God’s business and he’ll take care of yours.

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Drink From Your Own Cup

We live in a world that tells you that you need to be like this and try to be like that. This world we live in wants you to govern your life according to someone else. It’s time to take off the mask and live the life God called you to live. You don’t know what a person had to go through in order to get where they’re at. Drink from your own cup.

Jesus had to drink from his own cup and we are not exempt. I bless you Lord Jesus for what you did for me. You didn’t forfeit the task, but instead tilted your head back and drank it all down to give me life eternally.

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PRAISE YOUR WAY THROUGH

Just a little encouraging word for today, praise your way through. Life has its challenges and the enemy always tries to destroy you. Even with these things looming over your head, it’s important to give God praise. Praise throws the enemy off his game, because this shows him you don’t care about his plans. Your telling him that God will turn his bad into good. So praise him, praise him, praise him!!

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord!

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Your Christian Character

Sunday, one of the sisters in the church asked a couple of us a question. The question was, what person in the bible parallels your Christian character? That question made me think. I had never been asked to identify myself with anyone in the bible before. One of the other ladies shared who she felt she had similar characteristics to and why. Then the Lord gave me my response.

There’s nothing new under the sun, says the word of God, and we are all shaped in God’s image. There’s bond to be similarities amongst us as believers in the body of Christ. In our various seasons we’ll find that we relate to those in the bible because God set them as examples for us. In addition, they are our brothers and sisters in the kingdom and as with any family there are traits that run in your blood.

So with that I pose this same question to you. In this season who do you parallel and why?

For me it’s Elisha because God has chosen me as successor of our prayer ministry. Our prayer leader’s mantel has been placed upon me.

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Let Criticism Provoke You to Good Works

How do you handle criticism? Some choose to get defensive. Others may get very depressed. I on the other hand take it to the Lord and ask him how He feels about it. The reason I asked the question, is because recently I was criticized about the book I wrote last year. While those who are close to me expressed great admiration about the book, someone else found it to be not that good. I’m not writing this post to down the person or to even defend myself. I’m writing this post as a thank you. I appreciate those who tell their true feelings as long as it’s done in love. I know in this life we’re not going to make everyone happy, but my focus is not on everyone its on God. I want to make him happy. Now the person who didn’t like the book did say something positive in regards to the title. The title alone is what drove them to purchase it. I actually found the response to be very encouraging as I continue to write on for the kingdom of heaven.

The reader shared exactly what they were disappointed in and now I have a starting place for my second book. I will use this criticism to push me forward into becoming a better writer. I want to write words to encourage, inspire and uplift others. I want to share my testimony that will hopefully encourage others to know there is hope. God is good and he can take something like criticism and use it for your good.

Should you be criticized (and we all face it in this life) let it propel you to greatness.

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Stay Motivated

I think this blog post is for me rather than anyone else. However, I felt compelled to share it so that you could be blessed and encouraged too. We all go through things in this life and sometimes we need a little push in the right direction. There’s no better push I want to receive than a push from the Lord. The Lord keeps telling me to stay motivated. Stay motivated to the task you’ve been assigned.

The end we may not be able to see, but we know it’s there. The Lord tells us there is an expected end for us. We have to only believe and stand on the promises of God’s word. Having these truths, continue to go forward no matter what the road may look like. Complete the assignment even when you feel tired and feel like you can’t go on. We’re promised renewed strength, that we’ll walk on streets of gold, a mansion, and a crown. Better than that, we’re promised to be in the presence of the Lord for all eternity.

That’s enough to keep me motivated, how about you?

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Make The Most of Your Time

A while ago the Lord gave me a word about 24 hours in a day. At that time I was in a busy season of my life. Well here we are in May and once again I’m experiencing the busyness in my life. I’m still reminded of that word when I go throughout the days doing all that I can in them.

Now don’t get me wrong here, when I say do all you can in the day, it doesn’t mean neglecting the Lord’s will. We all have a purpose and should be about our Father’s business. I believe time is winding down for us here on this earth and we want to be ready when our Lord comes back. Only what we do for the kingdom of heaven will be accepted.

When taking care of the Lord’s business, He’ll take care of yours. He’ll show you how to get things done and how to do the most with the talents he’s given you. When you go through the rest of the time we have here on earth, remember, make the most of it.

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An Upper Room Experience

I was thinking about the disciples who were waiting in the upper room for the promise of the Comforter. And when the Holy Spirit came, they were all filled, anointed, empowered to speak with boldness. What an experience!

Thinking about that day encourages me to praise God every chance I have. Because I’ve learned that when I get involved in praising God, I have an Upper Room Experience. The Holy Spirit comes in and I feel the Lord inhabiting my praise. He pours down blessings upon me when I praise. I feel equipped, strong enough to do what I’ve been commissioned to do.

The disciples anointed and filled with the Holy Spirit’s power went out and preached the gospel to everyone they came into contact with. After having an encounter like that, you want to give God what is due his name. I want to go out and serve Him. I want to tell all those that I meet about this awesome God I serve.

Seek to have an Upper Room Experience. Allow the Lord to use you for his glory as you go out and do his will.

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NEVER FORSAKEN

We’ve been promised by the Lord that we’ll never be forsaken. Jesus told his disciples that he would have to leave so the comforter could come. Our comforter, the Hoy Ghost, dwells within us. He’s always with us, leading us and guiding us.

I thank Jesus for this promise because he endured being forsaken for you and me. Jesus knew we couldn’t bare it, so He went in our place. God turned away from Jesus, and He cried out to the Father, “why have you forsaken me”. Going thru this would have shook us to the core.

Thank you Father for never forsaking me, in Jesus name amen.

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Lighted Path

Psalms 119:105 says, Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The Bible shows us the lighted path. If the pathway is in darkness, that’s not the path we should take.

I am lost without God’s word. His word guides me and shows me how to avoid falling into traps. His word teaches me how to walk and shows me just where to go.

Dear Lord I thank you for lighting the path for us to follow. My prayer is that you open our eyes to clearly see the way we are to go. Remove fear from the hearts of your people so they trust you alone and not lean into their own understanding. Place such a hunger and a thirst for your word on the inside of us like never before. Keep our feet from the path of darkness. In Jesus name, amen.

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