Life Is Not A Race. It’s A Journey. Enjoy The Moment…

Slow down. Calm down… and don’t worry about the hurry. Don’t allow it to control you. You don’t have to rush through life. Take a break from the ‘hustle and bustle’… and be present. Find happiness now, in this moment, instead of waiting for it. Take a moment for yourself. Be still…. just for a moment. Listen to the world around you. Listen to your thoughts. Explore the details of your surroundings. Take an opportunity to be at peace with being still.

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In our modern world, activity and movement are the “default modes,” if not with our bodies then at least with our minds, and with our attention. We rush around all day, doing things…, talking, emailing, sending and reading messages, clicking from browser tab to the next, one link to the next. Continue reading “Life Is Not A Race. It’s A Journey. Enjoy The Moment…”

7 Things You Can Do To Make Christmas Better For Someone Else

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS! Thank you for the sacrifice… for making the world a better place… and for bringing ‘purpose’ to the world. During this season of LOVE and GIVING of gifts, I hope you will take the time to reflect on the goodness of GOD, and think about what it means to you. Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as it is about opening our hearts.

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GOD created us to love and help others. However, the direction of our society has caused people to lean more towards selfishness rather than giving, on helping ourselves rather than helping our brothers and sisters in humanity.

I’m not saying we are all like that, but it can happen, if we’re not careful. Too often, the trend in society nowadays is for people to separate from either other.

Cars have taken us off the streets, where we used to greet each other and stop to chat.

Office cubicles have taken away a bit of the humanity in working

Television has planted us firmly in our living rooms, instead of out with other people.

Movie theaters, where many people get together, cut us off from true conversation because we’re staring at a big screen.

All the above-mentioned things are great in many ways, but we have to consciously guard against the tendency of individuality…, which causes us to focus more on ourselves, and exclude our fellow human beings.

Certainly, it’s not the “Presents” that make Christmas so special, it’s the “PRESENCE” of those you love, whether they are with you in person, or spirit… and the “PRESENCE” of GOD. Christmas should never be just about giving presents.

GOD created the best gifts. Yet, it is up to each of us to personalize those gifts and find the best way to use them to be a blessing to others.

Here are 7 things you can do to make the Christmas better for others.

  1. Show love
  2. Practice forgiveness
  3. Be Kind
  4. Show compassion
  5. Be a shoulder for someone to lean on
  6. Helping others bear a burden that’s too heavy
  7. Be a friend to the friendless…

The challenge to present GOD to others is one that lasts throughout the 365 days of each year. And, when all of us can step up to the plate and meet this challenge… it will be very pleasing to GOD, and it will give Him the best birthday present, ever. MERRY CHRISTMAS, everyone. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” ~ Luke 2:14 (KJV)

GOD Is Making You Stronger: Accept What He Is Doing In Your Life

Out with the old… and in with the new. This is a new season for you. Allow GOD to have His way in your life. When GOD takes something away from you, He always has a reason. Therefore, never fight against the great things He’s trying to do in your life, when you lose something dear to your heart.  Sure, it feels a bit uncomfortable… and you’ve never experienced anything of its magnitude before, but allow it to take place anyway. Allow GOD to work His perfect work in your life… to make you better than you have ever been before.

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Remember your prayers. In the past, you prayed about some things… and now GOD is taking you through the process – so He can bless you with what you prayed for.  What might look like a problem… will actually end up being a blessing. It seems strange, but GOD’s ways is not like that of humankind.

What are you willing to sacrifice to get the best of what GOD has for you? Because the answer to every prayer… and every miracle or blessing – comes with sacrifice. Therefore, this is the season – right now for your “Utmost sacrifice”… for “His highest” blessing in your life. Don’t mess it up. You can make it… and you will make it.

GOD put strength in your bones for this season in your life… and He knows what you can take. Now He is refining you to make you better. He wouldn’t put you through the test if He didn’t think you could pass it. Remember, “He won’t put more on you than you can bear.”

  • Go through the hard times
  • Live through the turmoil
  • Pray your way through disappointments
  • Fast your way through trials
  • Praise GOD in the midst of storms
  • Worship GOD during the process

GOD is giving you a testimony. Be strong! This test is going to make you stronger. YOU will be better than you’ve ever been before – after this.

6 Tactics The Enemy Will Use To Trick You

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” — Soren Kierkegaard

A conceptual look at lies or lying, evasion and dishonesty.

Life is as real as it gets! There are times when your mind will play tricks on you and make you feel as if nobody cares. One day you’re strong, but the next, you might spend it crying out for help. But what could be so drastic that would cause you to shift from one extreme to the next… at the wink of an eye? The short answer to this question is, “The Enemy!”

It’s not just you. Since the beginning of the creation of humanity, Satan has set out on a vicious mission to deceive us. Many times, the brilliant ideas and wonderful thoughts that come across your mind may seem so real and necessary, but all they are… are gruesome tricks by the enemy to trip you up in repeated attempts to hinder you on your Christian walk. Continue reading “6 Tactics The Enemy Will Use To Trick You”