Saturday, October 5, 2019

Good morning!
I keep seeing posts that tell me that I am worth it, I am enough, I deserve more ....
Those bother me. It is not that I feel unworthy, or less than, or cheated ...
I think they bother me because they focus on ME. They become a very selfish way of thinking, a self-centered lifestyle.
The truth is Jesus is worthy! He is enough! He deserves all praise!
Me, I am only as good as He makes me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, but anything I do on my own is considered wood, hay, or stubble!
When I become proud of "me" and my accomplishments then I lose my humility and God resists the proud. I certainly do not want that!
I absolutely do NOT want what I deserve! Goodness! I deserve hell! I fall so short and beg for mercy!
When I am in Christ, I receive His inheritance, power, and mercy. Because He is able, I receive ability. His worthiness gives me worth. His sacrifice enables me to have more than I ever asked, thought, or imagined!
When I focus on and live for ME, I will always come up lacking and disappointed. When I focus on and live for Jesus, I will never be put to shame. I will have and be more than enough!
Why don’t I remember this? Why do I go down the pity trail and find myself in the mully grubs? Ugh!!! I don’t want to be there!
Blessings as you get your thinking right and accept all that Jesus has given you for His glory, honor, and purpose! There is no greater way to live!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Good morning!
When I was active in mlm the question was asked frequently, what is your "why"? Why do you want to do what you do?
I always came up with good, lofty, answers .... get out of debt, leave a legacy and inheritance for my grandkids, travel .... you know the answers that make you seem noble but also cringe.
Those goals and "why"s were not enough to keep me working to succeed and sell to all my friends, family, acquaintances, strangers ... (btw I only sold stuff I used and believed in, and I still use the products!)
But, to share Jesus is to share life, eternity, heaven. That is my true "why". It is about Jesus. Our goal in life should be to spread the gospel, to enlarge the Kingdom of God, to make disciples of Jesus! It looks different in everyone. Some look like pastors, teachers, evangelist. Others look like intercessors or givers. Some are businessmen, homemakers, stylists, secretaries ....
Don’t get me wrong. I certainly believe we need to work. We need money to live. There is nothing wrong with making money and being wealthy. A good man leaves an inheritance to his children and grandchildren. I do not fault anyone for wanting to make money or sell anything (unless it’s to sell drugs or themselves). I am not a salesman or business minded. Ha! Steve can confirm that!
What I have is a passion for what I do. I have a love for helping people be all they can be. I have a desire to see people whole, healed, healthy ... spirit, soul, and body.
Jesus came to give us life abundant. He came to seek and save the lost. He came to heal the broken hearted and all their diseases. He became poor so that we may become rich. He came to make a way where there is no way!
If we keep Jesus at the head, make Him our "why", follow and obey Him, seek His face we will not be put to shame. We will come out of the storms, trials, wars, and battles as victors!
Live life fully persuaded that your "why" is much bigger than you ever imagined! Seek to find that place of passion that you just can’t keep it to yourself! Jesus will enable and empower you to do what He created you for.
Blessings as you walk in your "why". It may be a stretch, but DO it! You won’t regret it!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Good morning!
Even when you can’t see Him, God is still with you.
Even if you have never "heard" Him, God is still speaking to you.
Even if you have never felt Him, God is still reaching for you.
Even if you have lost faith in Him, He is still faithful!
Even if you deny Him, He still loves you.
Even if you are still sick, God is still the Healer.
Even if you are broken, God is the Restorer.
Even if you are tormented, God is the Deliverer.
Even if you are lost, God is the Savior.
These are truths that are revealed and provided in the life of Jesus. He offers all that we will ever need to us.
Believe! Receive!
Blessings as you receive all you need in Jesus!

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Good evening!
We can choose our destiny by choosing our words. We can determine who we are and what we will be by words. We can agree with what God says about us.
it is our choice. We can accept the lies, the put downs, the disappointments or we can reframe who we are by focusing our thoughts on what God says about us.
We don’t have to believe the lies of the devil telling us we are nothings, nobodies, defeated, losers, dumb, ignorant, lost, useless ...
We can believe that we are who God says we are. We are created in His image with a purpose and a plan. We are seated in the heavenlies with Jesus and so we are overcomers and victorious.
We can determine what our focus will be. We choose our life by our thoughts, what we say, and what we allow.
Today I decided to focus on being loved, understood, understanding, and disciplined. So far so good..
Tomorrow I can choose other words to define me and live them out.
I am not stuck in being who anyone says I am except God and then I agree.
It was one of those defining moments for me ....
Blessings as you call forth, from inside, who you are. You will be amazed and amazing!
Good morning!
Life is interesting to say the least!
I have been blessed in so many ways. As I look back, I am overcome with gratitude. I had amazing imperfect parents who did the best they knew how. They gave me what they could, and even things they really couldn’t. I also received some things I didn’t want! Ha!
At times I was not kind in my evaluation of their parenting. It seemed unfair, too strict, archaic, unreasonable ... I was looking at it from my selfish, ignorant, lost perspective. I only saw that I was not getting my way!
Looking back, I see they were loving me, guiding me, protecting me, providing for me the best way they could. It is so easy to sit in judgement and think that if it were ME, I would do ...
That’s the thing ... we don’t have all the knowledge, answers, understanding of situations. We only see things from what we want, need, expect. When it doesn’t go our way we get offended, critical, judgmental, mad ....
I see that in so many arenas.... like politics, families, churches, businesses ...
My prayer is first for forgiveness for my thoughts, actions, judgments. Then I pray for eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart that understands. May I walk in love toward God and man. May my words and actions reflect who Jesus is and not my stupidity!
Blessings on your eyes, ears, and heart!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Good morning!
Times and seasons ...
Plans and purposes ...
Interests and passions ...
Dreams and goals ...

All these change! We may think that THIS is what I will always want. Or, we may imagine that we always do this.
In God’s mercy, He gives us passion and love to do His will and walk in His plan.
We will walk that path, do that thing, accomplish much. In His time.
However, we will continue. The road changes. Needs, desires, people... these come and go, grow, change. And so do we!!!
As a child I loved Barbie. As a young adult I loved my babies. As an older mom, I enjoy my adult kids and grandkids.
What involved me then, is much different than what involves me now. My life and their life evolved.
It is still good, fulfilling, and comforting. But I don’t want to go back. At that point in my life I could not see it getting better or changing.
Like the old proverb ... don’t make a permanent decision based on a temporary passion or lack of passion. Don’t decorate the pit!
Some things are forever. Jesus is the One who will never change. But He changes us.
I look back at things and am thankful I am not stuck in that career or place. I have changed. You have changed. We will change again! Hopefully from
glory to Glory!!!
Blessings as you embrace change and become fully who you were created to be!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Good afternoon!
I am always amazed at the goodness of God. I shouldn’t be, but His goodness can be overwhelming!
He always knows exactly what I need, when I need it. I may THINK I know what I want and need, then He shows up and suddenly, my need is met!
I often get stuck in a rut. I allow circumstances and situations to determine too much of my life. I can get caught up in all the "what if" scenarios and play out my life on vain imaginations!
Then a friend calls ... brightens my day, gets me back on track, speaks truth ... and then I am back to reality!
I have found more often than not, that what I need is never what I consider or think I need. God has such wonderful plans, blessings, and gifts for each of us. What He gives is always better than anything we could imagine. His plans far exceed whatever I come up with. Plus, it never is expected or like I thought it would be.
Israel’s King came as a baby. Our deliverance came on a cross. We cannot know how God will fulfill His promises to us, but we can be assured that He will and we will be astounded! Astonished! Amazed!!!
So ... rejoice and be glad when things don’t look like you expect because God is working!!!
Blessings as you praise and receive the goodness of God in the Land of the Living!