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There is no problem too big God cannot solve.

There is no mountain too tall He cannot move.

There is no storm too dark God cannot calm.

There is no sorrow too deep, God cannot soothe.

That’s the way the song goes…

And that’s the way… our God rolls 🙂

 

But our life at times is filled with so much “noise” from the world around us

that we can’t even be “still” before Him even for a few moments

to be in His presence.

That even the internal noise of our thoughts rob us of those precious times with Him.

 

In the quietness of our soul we can experience such peace and healing, strength and a blessed assurance.

In sweet surrender His grace immerses us into His Love.

It is where we begin to hear Him more clearly.

His voice… His whispers…

It is where our prayer life grows and our faith is supernaturally edified.

In the “stillness of our soul” we are in a place in His Throne of Grace

 

Don’t be afraid to be “still” before Him.

Once we do and make it a habit.

Life is more fulfilling and complete

in spite what’s going on around us.

Our God is an AWESOME GOD!

 

He never sleeps, never rests… waiting for us always………. with open arms…………….* 

 

Yes, be still before Him

let God AMAZE YOU! 

 

 ”So do not fear, for I am with you; 

   do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you and help you; 
   I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:9

 

For He said, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; 
   I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 
 When you pass through the waters, 
   I will be with you; 
and when you pass through the rivers, 
   they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, 
   you will not be burned; 
   the flames will not set you ablaze. 
 For I am the LORD your God… your Savior.

Isaiah 43:1-3

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Yes!!! Let’s start our day RIGHT… or any day for that matter with a great, positive and HAPPY attitude!

It’s a new day. A new week.

Yesterday is gone and past.

You can never take back, what you said or done.

But you can certainly as easily

START OVER!!!!

Get back on track and remind yourself how beautiful life is…  or can be!

New opportunities and it’s gifts and Grace

 

Are you struggling with something…?

 

Whatever it is…

Today, is your chance to CHANGE all that…

 

 

If it’s humanly possible. You can do it!

If it’s impossible. God CAN!

 

– Be creative.

– Enhance. Improve. Progress.

– Change course. Be flexible. Have a positive dialogue with yourself.

– Think out of the box. Step out of your comfort zone.

– Make a difference to someone’s day today

– Pause… sometime in the day even for a few moments to take a deep breath…. To appreciate the day!

If it’s not working out, “pause”  again… to get your composure back. Get your second wind. And ask for His “Grace” above. 

– – Most importantly, don’t forget God in your every day life. Talk to Him anytime of the day. And ask Him for faith even as small as a mustard seed. You’ve heard haven’t you? His Word says, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed. You can tell this mountain to move and it shall.”

For it is done according to thy faith.

“Life does not play favorites.” It only gives back… to us…  what we put in first. Not the other way around.

Get into the habit of filtering what you allow your mind to dwell upon most of the time. If you allow a lot of garbage, then, you will have a lot of garbage in your life.

Soar and fly like an eagle…. rest if you must at times. We all need them after all.

Keep on looking on what’s before you and not what’s behind you. Looking at yesterdays only purpose is to learn the lessons life is teaching us. It’s not suppose to make us bitter or angry or change who we are but to GROW.

 

Look more of what’s good in people and your life…


“The more beauty you see in your life, the more your life becomes beautiful.”

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Let Your Light Shine Bright

What good is it
if you have eyes and yet can’t see others’ point of view?
and put yourself in someone else’s shoes?
What good is it
if you only see others mistakes and not your own?

What good is it 

if you can speak but what comes out of it are curses, complains & criticisms most of the time?

And what good is it

if you have a heart and yet choose not to forgive? 

Don’t lit up another’s candle to brighten the world,
light up first the candle within you…
and the rest of the world will light up*
Let’s be more curious than judgmental…
more understanding and less critical,
more constructive, encouraging & positively engaging…
then our world would be a better place.

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This was emailed to me recently but have been going around for a few years now. It’s beautiful….

and I want to share it with you.

MORNING MOTIVATION

When I woke up this morning lying in bed,


I was
 asking myself;


What
 are some of the secrets of success in

life?


I found
 the answer right there,


in my very room.
 


KNEEL DOWN AND PRAY. 

Carry a Heart that Never Hates.

Carry a Smile that Never Fades.

Carry a Touch that Never Hurts..


HAVE A PURPOSEFUL DAY
IN THE LORD!
 

‘God Blesses you To Be A Blessing Unto Others’ 
THIS MUST BE OUR PRAYER 

NAME IT and CLAIM IT, BELIEVE IT and RECEIVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s a POWERFUL PRAYER!
When you are DOWN to nothing …. God is UP to something’

Father, in the Name of Jesus, bless me even while I’m reading this
prayer and bless the one that sent this to me in a special way. Open
Doors in our lives today, Save and set free!
Give us a double portion of your Spirit as we take back everything that
the devil has stolen:
****Emotional Health
****Physical Health
****Finances
****Relationships
****Children
****Jobs
****Homes
****Marriages
I cancel every plot, plan and scheme the enemy has devised Against us in
The NAME OF JESUS. And I declare:
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US WILL PROSPER.
I speak LIFE into every dead situation.
And, I thank you that nothing is over until YOU say it’s
Over! Speak prophetically into our lives and to our situations:
****our households are blessed;
****our health is blessed ;
****our marriages are blessed;
****our finances are blessed;
****our relationships are blessed;
****our businesses are blessed;
****our jobs are blessed;
****our children are blessed;
****our grandchildren are blessed;
****our parents are blessed;
****our siblings are blessed;
****our ministries are blessed;
****our decisions are blessed;
****our friends are blessed.
****Mortgages are paid and debts canceled; our hearts’ desire is on the
Way; According to YOUR perfect will and plan for our lives.
YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER FORSAKE US! IN JESUS’ NAME!
AMEN!

‘Safety is not the absence of danger, but is the presence of God

YOU must be the CHANGE you wish to see in the world. – – – Mahatma Gandhi

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – – –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Sometimes it’s hard to give thanks when things don’t go our way.
Sometimes we may experience our own version of the “Agony of Gethsemane” in life.
We may even feel we don’t deserve what we are going through.
So when we do.
God wants us to “give thanks in all circumstances. for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 18
Let’s remind ourselves that God will not let us go through something we can’t handle or overcome. 
His grace will always be sufficient to our needs.
It is when we loose sight of His goodness and His mercy, that we become discouraged;
It is when we focus on the weight of our circumstances instead of His amazing grace and the power of His resurrection that we experience doubts, hopelessness and sorrows.
Take comfort and hope when God says,
28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
God sent the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter and Counselor.
Our Guide and Sanctifier.
Seek the Spirit of God to enlighten you and guide you to His Truth and Will for your life.
If we continue to do good. Do what’s right in God’s eyes. Thank Him in all circumstances.
Then, in His Time……       in His Way…………
He will shower us with favor…..       with grace………
and blessings……………
For the Scripture says,
”For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” Psalms 84:11 (Amplified Bible version).

So let’s not loose heart or give up of being obedient in following God’s Word and in doing good in LOVE and in TRUTH. To honor God and give Him the Glory.

And let’s remind ourselves.
That when we are in a situation where we are tempted to complain, whine and grumble.
no matter how small or big it is,
deserving or not –
to “give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.”
Keep in mind that “NO GOOD THING will He WITHHOLDfrom those who walk uprightly.”

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“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth KÜbler-Ross

 

Our lives are not determined by what happened to us, but how we react to what happens, not by what life brings us but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. – Unknown

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

– Hajar Bessal

 

I complained because I didn’t have shoes until I saw someone without feet. – Unknown

He who angers you conquers you. – Elizabeth Kenny

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

People are to be loved and things are to be used… Immorality occurs, when things are loved and people are used.” – Unknown

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain. -Unknown

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Think of prayers as blessings.

In every blessing there’s a door. In every door there are locks.

And to unlock those doors you need a key.

Here are the basic keys to in unlocking God‘s blessings. God answering our prayers.

1. FAITH – that does not DOUBT.

Mark 11:22-24

22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “ Have faith in God. 23  Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. 24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

No matter how bleak a situation is. God says if we do not doubt in our hearts, and believe we receive what we asked for. Then, it shall be done according to thy faith.

11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

 

2. Obedience

1 John 3:22

“and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.”

God answers our prayers like any father would to His children.

No good parent rewards rebellious children.

And that is the same thing with God.

Disobedience or sin separates us from God’s love.

You can’t expect God to bless us if we don’t keep his commandments and do the things that please our Heavenly Father.

Secondly, God wants the best for His children. Sometimes, what we ask for is something that either won’t be good for us or God wants something better for us.

And in some cases, it’s not the right time for us to have what we prayed for. So He delays the timing of having what we want. The problem is we give up too easily. We pout like little kids at times.

God wants us to have a “childlike faith” and not a “childish attitude.”

3. Forgiveness 

Matthew 18:23-35

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[h] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[i] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.

We loose God’s favor when we don’t forgive from the heart… we shall reap what we sow…. if we can’t forgive, we won’t be forgiven the Scripture says.

Someone said, “you have to be a forgiver, in order to be a receiver….”

 

4. Praising God

Praise, according to the Scriptures, is an act of our will that flows out of an awe and reverence for our Creator. Praise gives glory to God and opens us up to a deeper union with Him. It turns our attention off of our problems and on the nature and character of God Himself.

As we focus our minds on God and proclaim His goodness, we reflect His glory back to Him. The results can fill you with peace and contentment ( Isaiah 26:3) and transform your outlook on life.

Very simply, we praise God because He is worthy of our praise ( 1 Chron. 16:25; Rev. 5:11-14). He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is our Creator, Provider, Healer, Redeemer, Judge, Defender and much more. (From CBN.)

So if we praise God more often it brings favor, grace and blessings in our life and our household.

Yes, faith, obedience, forgiveness and praising God causes God’s heart to melt for his children.

The Keys to God answering our prayers.

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