How to Handle Money… Goals… and Spirituals Things

When times are tough, can you look to GOD for an answer to your financial woes? Does He have a financial law that applies to true Christians today? Many do not realize that GOD has promised to bless those who obey His financial law in faith!

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The way GOD has structured this world; almost everyone has to spend a lot of time earning money. Some people may not like to work, but everyone likes receiving money. It makes us feel safe, powerful, and it’s the key, we believe, to getting lots of other things we need or want to make our lives happier. Continue reading How to Handle Money… Goals… and Spirituals Things

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7 Things To Help You LIVE, LAUGH And LOVE More…

Laugh as much as you breathe… and love as long as you live. Enjoy life while it’s in front of you to enjoy. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

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Live a little. GOD created life to be enjoyed. And, it certainly makes me enjoy life all the more whenever I see others happy and enjoying their lives. Continue reading 7 Things To Help You LIVE, LAUGH And LOVE More…

Why GOD’s Plan Is More Important Than Your Life-Plan

There is a lot of talk these days about creating a life-plan.  One-year goals, 3-year goals, 5 or 10-year goals… people place a lot of confidence in a well defined life plan. It’s a great way to live – being able to plan ahead. Question is though, how effective is a life-plan without GOD, the Giver of life?

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Truth is, GOD knows what to do with your life, much better than you do. Sure, He might take longer than you would like, but eventually, He gets the job done. And, He always gets it right. Perfectly right, I might add.

GOD often leads us through strange territory… and through some very unfamiliar territory just to teach us how to lean and depend on Him for all our needs.. Sometimes He defers, or even destroys our dreams. “But GOD!” Our loving, tender, delightful Father, knows exactly what He is doing. There is no question about it.

  • Are you in a place you never expected to be?
  • Has GOD taken you on a path you never would have willfully chosen?
  • Do wonder sometimes, why you are where you are at this point in your life?

If so, be encouraged. God hasn’t deserted you. He hasn’t forgotten you. He hasn’t made a mistake. He is still there. He knows exactly what He is doing. He knows exactly what you need and where you need to be. And, lovingly, He is taking you to the point in your life, where you need to be.

Therefore, as you set aside time to plan your life… remember also, to plan your time with GOD. You will never  be able to “Find time” to spend with GOD. So, you have to purposefully make time. It is a sacrifice… but it’s one that’s well worth the trouble. Sometimes it will take:

  • Alone time
  • Turning off the T.V.
  • Responding later to texts or phone calls
  • Putting off exercising or leisure activities
  • Waiting to eat later
  • Postponing sleep until later…

When and how you do it is totally up to you. The objective is, to make sure you do it. If your goal is to know GOD, you have to be intentional… and set aside time to spend with Him. If you are intentional about making GOD your top priority, He will, in return, make you His priority as well.

What Does It Mean to Be a Friend of GOD?

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” ~ Proverbs 18:24

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Is GOD your true friend? If He is… is He a close friend, or do you have Him on a visitor’s list… where He has to get your permission to drop by and see about you?

Thousands, if not millions of people, have GOD on their visitor’s list. They pay Him courtesy-calls, and between those calls… He is totally forgotten. Perhaps the call is paid once a week in the social function of praise or worship service. Or, if He’s lucky enough… GOD might get invited to a prayer service in the middle of the week.

I know that GOD extends His friendship toward us, but the question is, are we reciprocating… are we returning the favor? Are we responding appropriately?

If you recall, Jesus spoke about true friendship with others and with GOD. He said,

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”  ~ John 15:12-14

GOD expects you and I to surrender what we love most… and all that we own, to Him. Things like:

  • Our home
  • Our business
  • Our children
  • Our plans
  • Our future
  • Our lives

We cannot flirt with GOD, now and then, and then pretend to be interested in Him, only when we want something from Him. GOD desires a real relationship; one where there is direct communication between us and Him – as often as is necessary for us to trust Him; and for Him to prove He can depend on us.

Without great sacrifice to GOD… of everything we count dear and precious, we can totally forget about being His friend.

Remember, GOD has already given the ultimate sacrifice for us. He has already sacrificed that which was the dearest to His heart on Calvary’s cruel cross so that you and I may have eternal life. He has already shown Himself a friend to us. Now it’s our turn. Are you willing?

 

Reasons Not Everyone Can Go Where GOD Is Taking You

GOD won’t show… or tell everybody your dreams. What He has for you… is for you. It doesn’t belong to anyone else but you. Your name is on it, because He created you for it – and it for you. You’ve prayed, and now it’s time for release… so you have to put yourself in proper position for delivery.

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GOD has certain people in place to help you get through certain seasons in life. From that point, some people might want to go farther with you… but they can’t, because GOD has not prepared them for what He has prepared you for. And He is very particular about what He does… how He does it… and who He uses to do it. Continue reading Reasons Not Everyone Can Go Where GOD Is Taking You

How To Make Sure You Set Goals That Are S.M.A.R.T.

To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen.” ― Stephen Richards

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LIFE can be quite noisy, but don’t allow it to stop you from setting goals… and striving to reach them. Don’t be one of those people who say, “I’ll just wait until tomorrow when everything calms down,” only to find out tomorrow presents more of the same. Therefore, never trust tomorrow with today’s work… because tomorrow can’t be trusted to deliver on its promise.

Really, it’s not that hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What most people find hard, is figuring out what they are willing to give up, in order to do the things they really care about. However, setting goals takes a lot of the guesswork out of what you want to achieve, it makes what you want out of life, more definitive. Continue reading How To Make Sure You Set Goals That Are S.M.A.R.T.

7 Reasons To Put Everything In GOD’s Hands

Smile! Enjoy life. “Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let you words heal, and not wound.” ~ Unknown

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You never get the same moment twice in life. If you wait too long for the perfect moment, when everything will fall into place all at once, then the perfect moment will either pass you by while you are sitting and waiting… or it will never come.

Today, “Seize the moment.” Live, Love and Laugh. Be Free! No need to waste a good day worrying about things that will not matter eventually. Everything will be okay. So don’t give the problems in your life, a bigger platform than you give your blessings. Be happy and enjoy the day. Continue reading 7 Reasons To Put Everything In GOD’s Hands