He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27

Our Words Have Power

Today we need to have the attitude of “I can” instead of “I can’t”. Most people don’t realize the words that come out of our mouth directly affects what happens in our lives. The more you speak positive things in your life the better your life will be. When I say that I don’t mean that bad things won’t happen in your life, that’s not true, bad things are apart of life but we don’t have to be a slave to anything. We don’t have to accept these things as if they are here to stay forever. If something happens in your life causing you pain or despair pray with praise so God can activate His supernatural work to get you through it. I’m a firm believer that positive thinking can change your life even when things don’t look good, that’s why I choose to live a positive life and speak over myself everyday because I want a prosperous life. The struggles I’m facing right know aren’t permanent and they have no power over my future so I refuse to live a hopeless life and I refuse to be negative. God already told me that this too shall pass and I believe Him. I know He’s already there at my future and sees my success so I claim that good things are about to happen. God is renewing my mind today. He’s removing all obstacles in my life that’s keeping me from my destiny and He is doing all of this for me not because I’ve been so good but because He is so GREAT! I want to encourage you guys to think positive thoughts even when things look like there’s no turning point, remember the God we serve is MIGHTY and He can make anything possible. We just have to believe! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

Am I Saved?

There’s a lot of people in today’s society who don’t know if they are saved or not and when asked they have to think about it for a minute. Why is that? Why do people hesitate when asked about their salvation? Is it really something we should have to ponder about? The answer is plainly written in the bible. The perfect place to look for the answer to salvation is in Romans 10:9-10:

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord”, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

See it clearly tells you what you have to do to be saved. Salvation is a gift that is free to all to receive. It isn’t a gift given only to the “do gooders”. It’s free to receive for every person. There is nothing you have done that can keep you from receiving salvation, so stop believing the lies of the enemy. God loves you in spite of your sins and He wants ALL of His children to have a life with Him in Heaven after this life. A life of endless happiness, joy like we have never known, a perfect painless, disease free eternity so even if you haven’t always made the best choices in your life you still have the right to salvation. Isn’t that wonderful? God loved us so much that He gave up His only begotten son so that we have the right to be with Him in Heaven after this life. What an amazing gift. We should ALL receive this gift because it was purposely and perfectly designed for us to have. If you haven’t received it what are you waiting for? Haven’t you experience enough in this life to want the very best life eternally? I know I have and I’m thankful for my salvation. People need to stop thinking that they are not worthy because of how you may be living or have lived. If God decided to give us salvation based only on our sins none of us would be good enough to receive it. The only way we are good enough is through Jesus so I encourage you today to ask God to help you turn from your sinful ways and confess that Jesus is Lord, believe it in your heart that He was raised from the dead so that you will receive the awesome gift of salvation intended for you through the blood of the lamb! Be blessed, stay encourage and know that God loves YOU!

Favor

There’s a lot of people who believe in luck. When they are promoted to a better job when there are several people more suited for the position, they shout about how lucky they are or when their money is acting kind a funny and someone who they may not even know helps them with a few of their bills, they speak about luck was on there side. The truth of the matter is luck had nothing to do with either of these examples. The thing society labels as luck is the favor of God acting in our lives. According to the text read in learnthebible.org, “To favor means to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone”, with that being said, favor from a biblical stand point is the supernatural goodwill given to us from God. There’s no need to carry around a four leaf clover to get this favor. God chooses who and He chooses when to use favor in our lives. People often think favor is just for the righteous and that’s not true. Granted He does bless those who are doing His will with favor but He also blesses those who are not doing His will. Why would He do this? Well in spite of what the world may think, He loves them just as much as He loves the folks who are doing His will. He just hates the sins that they commit and He will give favor to them so that they can come to see who He is. If He supernaturally comes in with favor to someone who is lost and helps them find a job you never know they may think hard about how was this possible with little education and no experience and sooner or later they will come to realize that there is no other explanation but the favor of God acting on their behalves. Today we need to stop looking for luck and start looking for God! He will make the humanly impossible possible when we but our faith in Him! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

This song is my story. I never would’ve made it without Jesus. I’m stronger, I’m wiser, so much better thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!! I owe Him everything.

We need to learn how to take control back. So many people walk around feeling down and depressed because of their current situation. What they fail to realize is that even though they are in a storm they can be happy. You may not like what you are going through but you still can smile. You may think it’s never going to get better but it will. All you have to do is put your faith in the one who reigns over your live, our Heavenly Father.

What we need to do every morning is look in the mirror and tell ourselves that this is a new day and in this day I choose to be happy. I am content. I will speak positivity and leave negativity off my tongue.  I have everything I need and I will not let anything change my attitude… not even one word said about me or one more obstacle that may come my way. I am in complete control of my emotions. Happiness is within me and I choose to let my light shine so bright that others may see Jesus through me. Imagine if our world was full of people who practice these kinds of affirmations…what a happy, blessed world we would live in. Have a wonderful blessed day, stay encouraged and know that GOD LOVES YOU! xoxo  

 

In today society everything is fast paced and it seems that we have little to no time for anything. We rush to get ready for work. We rush to get breakfast cooked for the kids. We rush to get the kids to school. We rush to get to work, running in with coffee in one hand and lunch in the other. The whole time we are at work we are rushing the time by so we can get home to help with homework, do dinner & prepare the kids for bed. In all this busyness when do we have time for Jesus? Granted life is chaotic at times, but we MUST make time for our relationship with Jesus! We cannot survive this evil cruel world without Him. Without making time to talk to Jesus, constantly learning of God’s word and keeping prayer on the tips of our tongue we are defenseless against the enemy and his evil army and whenever we are defenseless it makes us vulnerable for attack. I’m not saying when you study God’s word or keep a praying tongue you won’t get attack, because you will, but if you are attacked you are equipped with the weapons that will bring you victory so I encourage you guys if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus do it now, establish one. If you don’t know how, start out with a simple prayer, “Lord I believe that you exist. I’m ready to make you my savior. Please come into my heart and help me with this journey we call life. In Jesus name AMEN”. If you say a prayer even as small as this you have taken the first step to the best thing that could happen to you, a relationship with Jesus. Have a blessed Sunday, stay encouraged and know that Jesus loves YOU!! ❤️

Prayer Changes Things

At times we have worries, debts, children who are out of control, a job that just doesn’t pay the bills etc. etc. and we try to take it upon ourselves and fix these things instead of taking these things to the alter for God to fix them. Why? Why do we do this time and time again with the same results, either it doesn’t fix the problem or it fixes the problem temporarily and it repeats itself over and over again. How many times do we have to fall and try to fix our own selves up before we realize that we have a MIGHTY God who can do all things? We have a God who is waiting to hear from us. We have a God who loves us more than ourselves. We have a God that is merciful. A God that can make a way out of no way. Why keep it to ourselves when all He wants us to do is pray about it. He wants us to first acknowledge who He is and believe in His abilities so He can help us in our walk on this earth. We need to stop cleaning up our own messes on our own and start taking these messes to the alter. Praying is easy. All you have to do is talk to God. Tell Him what’s on your mind. Here’s an example of a quick prayer in times of worry and stress:
“Father God I need your will in my life. Please mold me and shape me so that I can handle any problem that comes my way. I know I need you Lord. I’m so tired of doing things my way with the same results. My way has failed me time and time again so I give it to you because I know you’re a God that never fails. A God that knows what’s best for my life so have your way with my burden oh Lord. In Jesus name I pray Amen”
If we could pray just a simple prayer like this with a sincere heart what a wonderful life we would have! Stay encouraged, be blessed and know that God loves YOU!!