Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but often your smile can be the source of your joy.
If you only realized the positive impact a simple sincere smile had on yourself and others, you'd do it more often.
Today, make it a challenge to smile more, to love like crazy, and never let your praying knees get lazy!
"A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." (Proverbs 15:13)
Saturday, October 7, 2017
There are two days you should never spend a lot of time thinking about – yesterday and tomorrow. Many of us are crucified with two thieves. On the right is yesterday, and on the left is tomorrow. He doesn't want us worrying about the past, and He certainly doesn't want us worrying about tomorrow. He says, "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34)
There was a man who began to worry that he would get cancer because it had been prevalent in his family. He worried about it for 30 years and then suddenly died of a heart attack. My friend, worrying wastes your time. Not only that, it puts within you negative self-talk that can affect your choices and your actions. Should you be concerned about your health? Yes. Should you make efforts to eat wisely and exercise? Yes. Should you manage your money well? Yes. But to be bound to worry on these things will only prevent you from enjoying your health and blessings.
Jesus told us how to get rid of the worry that He forbids by changing our priorities. He says, "Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33) The problem with worry is that we are seeking the wrong things – we need to seek God and His kingdom and everything else will fall into place.
If you are prone to struggle with the stronghold of worry, I suggest that you make yourself a worry box by cutting a slot in the top of an old shoe-box. When Satan drives you to worry, write your worry down on a slip of paper. Talk to the Lord and tell Him what you have written down and that you believe He is able to take care of whatever worries you put in that box. You cannot handle them, but you know that He can. Then fold up your worry, drop it in the box, and leave it to the Lord. He promises to give you a peace that can only come from Him.
Will a worry box make your problems go away? Probably not. But what it will do is shift the weight of those problems off of you and back onto God. He is strong enough to carry that burden for you. Let Him.
Today, read these Verses: Matthew 11:28-30 and Psalm 56:3.
Friday, October 6, 2017
Here's a little mid-day reminder for you!
When you feel like giving up, you are missing out on what God has to offer. There are so many things that demand our attention and while it may be good to leave behind unhealthy relationships, jobs, and habits, it's also important to keep fighting for what is good and right.
Never stop walking... the road you're traveling is for a purpose and part of your life-journey. You will never find it if you stop! So....KEEP GOING! 🏃🏼♀️Good things are ahead!!
"But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!"" (II Chronicles 15:7)
Never do we have so much joy in this world as when we are living in conformity to God's Word. Never. Like an engine firing on all cylinders; a gazelle running at full speed; or a symphony with every instrument pounding out the melody and harmonies in perfect tune and rhythm . . . when you're doing the things that God created you to do and told you to do in His Word, your life will begin to overflow with unprecedented joy.
This joy that comes to the human heart can't be experienced any other way than by rightly understanding the Bible. Jeremiah 15:16 says, "Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart".
I challenge you to turn off the television, silence the phone, and give the book God has written a chance to feed and fill your soul, like you never have before. God's Word will bring you joy. Guaranteed. #WakePraySlay
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Despite the tragedy, I can't wait to see my family and hug them, and see my amazing R+F business partners; but I have to be honest - I'm sad and a little (okay, a lot) scared about the trip as a whole.
On a positive note, I know I will be with a group of fantastic men and women that will be pouring our love all over a city that is hurting so much.
Prayers appreciated for safe travels, trip, and safe return to my precious family!!
#WakePraySlay #RFConvention2017 #PrayForVegas #SpreadLove