Have you finished your Christmas Shopping? Well, may I ask that you consider giving Christ something this year? Give Him your cares, your worries, and all of troubles. You see, no one else would want them anyway! But Jesus is glad to bear them and when you place all of your concerns in His hands, it shows that you trust Him to handle it all!
Don’t waste time and energy living under guilt and condemnation. Every time a negative, condemning thought comes to your mind, remind yourself that God loves you no matter what!
In times of uncertainty such as living in this pandemic and not knowing what our future looks life or what will define our “new normal” we may swing like a pendulum and go back and forth between faith and doubt. In order to help us grow in faith it is important to trust God and His wisdom and reflect on God’s faithfulness based on the scriptures as well as in your own personal experiences. We can stabilize our faith by choosing to trust God rather than our circumstances. Our perspective of what’s going on in life and in the world is limited and unreliable. The bible tells us that the Lord our God is faithful, He will see you through each and every situation in His own timing.
Everyday is a day of thanksgiving! Continue to show love to your loved ones while they are here to receive it! Give them their flowers while they are here to smell them! Tell them that you love them as often as you can because you never know when it will be the last time.
Feelings may come and go, but God is always with you. Regardless of the circumstances, the power of God is always greater than the problems that you face. When you feel alone or overwhelmed, focus on God and draw strength from Him. You see, nothing is too hard for God and all things are possible through Him (Ephesians 6:10).
No matter what you’re facing today, know that God can heal you and no matter what you been through, God can restore you. You will always have a reason to hope, if you place your faith in Him.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13 NIV).
Take care and Be Blessed!
Do you wish to get well? Do you really want your situation to get better? The reason why I ask is that sometimes we cling to the very things that paralyze us. Things such as our negative attitudes, old hurts, bad habits and behaviors, or fear itself which keeps us stuck rather than set us free. It is important to ponder and ask ourselves these questions so that we can recognize the excuses that have been blocking our way —-w-a-y too long and finally move past them!
Take care and be blessed!
These last few months have been challenging to say the least. Think about it, we are not living in one pandemic but two pandemics simultaneously! On a positive note, I invested in spending time in a virtual women’s retreat this weekend and I was reminded that we are approaching the last 6 months of the year. Where did the time go? I realize that it is time to hit the reset button and start planning on how to finish the year strong.
Of course the pandemics reminded us all, that man establishes his steps but it is God’s purpose that prevails. The question is what are you doing with your gift of life? In your time of reflection what is it that you have the unction to do? I would like for you to consider the old Nike commercial and “Just do it.”
Take care and be blessed!
One of the best ways to resist temptation to sin, is to walk closely with God. Take time to talk with Him before taking action or making a decision. Keep watch over strife, offenses, unresolved anger, and unforgiveness in your life. Finally, ask God to grant you discernment and authority to recognize the works of the enemy and to empower you to overcome any temptations that come against you. (James 4:7).
People seeking God.
People growing closer to God.
People repenting and turning back to God.
People registering to vote for the first time.
People accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
People of all ages and races protesting together all over the country and the world in support of black lives.
People having the crucial, difficult, and necessary conversations about race relations and social injustice.
People seeking change and policy reform.
In the midst of all that has taken place in the last few months, I choose to believe that there will be a silver lining, and that there will be beauty from the ashes, and some good will come from all the bad that has happen.
Nothing is insurmountable; there is always a will and a way. – Betty Shabazz