Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Making Crucial Decisions

While common sense is not common we can still have the access to be wiser. In decision making you want to count your cost, make up your mind, align your heart and spirit and be sure you know what you are committing yourself to. There are decisions that are so crucial, like following Jesus, you know once you begin you carry your cross and follow him no turning back, no matter what. Choosing that you don’t want to turn back before you get the opportunity to turn back will brace you up for the storm. Daniel 1v 8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.” Daniel had purposed in his heart not to defile himself so when the opportunity came for him to drink wine he was reminded and knew he needed to ask for a special provision. He requested for it because his mind was already made up. His decision was not shaky. I believe we can have this flow to all our decision making process. Have an anchor where you can hold when the storm hits. I know sometimes life gets you to a place where you are faced with other people’s decisions and choices but if you decide, to purposely please God no matter what; you will get ahead in life without hurting yourself or a host of other people, your life will be graceful, filled with wisdom and excellence and you will be celebrated.

Monday, March 15, 2010

“Grace each day, with thanks”

I like Tuesday Morning it is a shop that does not lack surprises for me, out of mere habit it is a shop that I can spend some time just wondering around especially if I am looking for a unique gift. Today I saw a plaque written “Grace each day with thanks” I could not take it lightly, I stopped and held it in my hands and I bought it as I write I am looking at these in scripted words, “Grace each day, with thanks” this very moment is full of grace and I am thankful that in my weakest hour I have the grace that is sufficient for me to carry me through each day. I seek to make each day a master piece and savor the joy of every moment.
If I feel forgotten and discouraged I can just say grace and I will stay on track. If I feel I am in the worst place I can lift up my hands and say thank you Lord for your keeping power you are my stay. It feels like yesterday when I had surgery and I needed help to get up but this morning I am the one that took a walk. For ten months I was not working but it felt so good this morning to sleep in on my off day, I have a job and I am an author of two books it is grace that kept me each day. I had a broken marriage and I felt rejection piercing through might but today I wake up to a piece day with a heart that has forgiven all the hurt and aches that felt like I was dwelling in the pits of hell. I am healed and I am no longer ashamed to stand and say I love Jesus for him I live, move and have my being. I lost a loved one and felt deserted I could not even see a future without my loved one. It felt like I was split in two, grief and sorrow sat at the same table with me. Today I am happy, reflect on my memories and smile, I am still alive and hoping to make the most out of my days. I am gracefully and peaceful; I believe to see more goodness daily. I am thankful for a fresh breath every morning.
I know I have missed the mess. I was involved in what could be a fatal accident in the middle of the high way during a peak hour and I came out without a scratch. Through it all my mind is stable, you would think at some point it might be justified if I wake up in sane but it is always, “Grace each day, with thanks” there is no better way for me to say it but whatever is challenging you today know this in your heart of hearts you are coming out. The tough challenges you are facing may look like giants but you are going through; the challenges won’t last but you will. You are a winner, please don’t quit stay in your race and you will get a prize. Stick it out in the game of life and with grace and gratefulness you will come through at the end of the tunnel there is a land of light, laughter and victory on every side.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Kingdom

I am happy to let you know that it is the Father's pleasure to give us the kingdom. Seeking first the kingdom of God is of paramount importance if you want to be a part of his jewels and the ones that will reign with him. Jesus came not only to forgive our sins and heal us but to give us the kingdom. We have to occupy till he comes. We practice to reign with him now. You know what; the kingdom is in you, you are royalty, that's why he commanded us to have dominion, replenish the earth and subdue it. Our faith is not some kind of weak believer in a corner but it is our strength and the very power that causes us to speak things that are not as though they are. Once we speak it our words will create it. The King has made us kings and priests unto our God. There we can stand in this office with power. We have received a kingdom that grows in us. Can you hide a mustard tree, no way! Thus, it is true that when the kingdom has grown in you; you can not by any chance hide it, but you will be a true representative of the kingdom. An ambassador appointed by heaven.