Category Archives: Be of Good Courage

Courage is fear and uncertainty that has said it’s prayers. Psalms 27:14, “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart.”

You Are Where You Are Supposed To Be

Good Morning My Loves,

I hope when you opened your eyes this morning, you gave thanks to God for another day. Always wake up with a heart of thanks and gratitude, for in this very moment, trust and believe you are where you are supposed to be. Whatever happened over this past year, be thankful for where it brought you. Where you are is where you’re meant to be. Nothing that has happened to you is a surprise to God. God will still get you to where you’re supposed to be. Where you are today is no accident. God is using the situation you are in right now to shape you and prepare you for the place He wants to bring you in tomorrow. Trust Him with His plan even if you don’t understand it.

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Faith is moving forward even when you are scared to death. Focus on where you want to go, not where you are currently.  God’s plan will always be greater and more beautiful than any of your disappointments. God will not give you more than you can handle. If you face a big challenge, you have a big destiny. From dark clouds we get precious water. From dark mines we get precious jewels…and from our darkest trials comes our greatest blessings from God. Trust in His word and His process that you are right where you are supposed to be.

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On this day, let your faith be bigger than your fear. Trust and know that your current situation is not your final destination.  In your time of wait….will it be easy? No! Will it be worth it? Absolutely! I know it’s difficult right now but tell yourself it will all be worth it. God will give you double for your trouble and triple for your trials just give all of your fears and anxieties to Him. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and know you are right where you are supposed to be. Be a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

Speak Life: Declare And Decree Over Your Life Daily

Good Evening My Loves,

Choose to speak life over your life daily. What does this mean? Your mind will always believe everything you tell it. Feed it faith, truth and love. Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death.” Therefore watch what you speak and declare from your mouth. If you want to change your life, begin by changing your words. Start speaking the words of your dreams, of who you want to become, not the words of fear and failure. Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit….what you profess is how you choose.

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The words you speak become the house you live in. Destroy any negative thoughts when they first appear that is when they are the weakest. Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions and your actions, a blueprint for your life.  It’s impossible to live in a positive world  jailed in a negative mind. One place you cannot hide from is your own conscience. Open your mouth if only what you are about to say is more beautiful than silence. Talking about our problems are our greatest addiction. Break the habit and talk about your joys.

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Everyday you wake up, declare and decree how blessed you are. Life is a gift wake up and realize that everyday. Speak life in abundance, favor, blessings and wisdom. Everything you’ve ever wanted or ever wanted to become is waiting for you to speak it into existence. A bad attitude can literally block love, blessings and destiny from finding you. Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed. Use your power to speak an amazing life into your life. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. Speak life over all you do, I know you can do this because….Great is in you!

Don’t Focus On The Storm Focus On God

Good Afternoon My Loves,

In life, the forecast doesn’t always call for clear skies with sunshine.  Some days there will be storms and bad weather. Don’t focus on the storm, focus on the one who can calm it. True faith is keeping your focus on God when the world around you is falling apart. Sometimes the hardest storms to weather are the ones your soul needs most. God will either shield us from it, or take care of us in it. We always want God to hurry and calm the storm, but He wants us to find Him in the midst of it first.

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Ask yourself…Will your chains break your praise, or will your praise break your chains? Just know that the safest place in all the world is in the will of God. Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean sunshine isn’t in the forecast. Keep your focus on God. Sometimes you will just have to hang on and trust that life’s storms are carrying you to better shores. Don’t tell God how big your storm is, tell your storm how big your God is. Just because you are in a stressful situation doesn’t mean you have to get stressed out! You may be in the storm, the key is don’t let the storm get in you.

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Don’t you know God is up to something or the devil would not be fighting you this hard. The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. God doesn’t make mistakes, He is preparing you for your destiny. Don’t focus on the storm, that’s the enemy’s way of taking your attention off of God. When we complain about our current situation, we stay in it. When we praise God in the midst of it, He raises us out of it.  Every storm in life is followed by a rainbow. Be encouraged, be uplifted and be still…God is in control. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

Be Encouraged And Encourage One Another

Good Morning My Loves,

Be encouraged today and encourage one another. Be the reason someone smiles today. Uplift those that are low in spirit and encourage someone. Today will never come again, today’s opportunity may not be available tomorrow. Never let your fear decide your future, all it takes is determination. A river cuts through a rock not because of it’s power, because of it’s persistence. Be persistent in your power to encourage.

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill. Struggles are required to survive life, because, in order to stand up, you have to know how it feels to fall down. We rise by encouraging and uplifting others. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody. A few nice words can help a person a lot more than you think. Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people. Be an encourager the world has enough critics. Never discourage anyone who is making progress no matter how slow. Great leaders don’t set out to be leaders, they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, it’s always about the goal.

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There is always a way to encourage, uplift and motivate one another. We all at some point in life go through something. Remember when you were going through your trials and the kind words that were offered to you. Never forget where you’ve been on the way to where you’re going. If you don’t get the lesson, you will have to repeat the test. You may meet many defeats,  but what’s important is you must never be defeated. You’ve got this! Be abundantly blessed my Loves, be an encourager and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

When Down To Nothing, God Is Up To Something

Good Evening My Loves,

When you are down to nothing, God is up to something. Nothing can stop God’s plan for your life. Trust God, He is working on something. When He is done, everything around you will be better.   One sign that great things are coming, when everything seems to be going wrong. Old energy is clearing out for new energy to enter. Just be patient.

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When you are down to nothing, that’s when the enemy attacks the hardest. His job is to take your focus off God and direct your focus on the storm. Thus, decreasing your faith and focus on God. His job is to keep you down, out and depressed. No matter what valley you are down in, there is a reason. God prepares you for your purpose through test, trials and training. You may feel like you’re in battle but this season is preparing you for your breakthrough. God’s plans will always be greater and more beautiful than all your disappointments.

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One things for sure. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it. Don’t just go through the lesson, grow through it. When you are down, you are in the perfect place to kneel and pray. If God is all you have, then you have all you need. God is working in your life in ways you cannot understand. He just wants you to trust in Him. Give Him everything that concerns you and watch what happens.

Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

 

Dear God, Thank You For Being There When No One Else Was

Good Evening My Loves,

Today, take the time to thank God for being there for you when no one else was. When all is said and done, at the end of the day God will never leave nor forsake you. Things may come and go, people will come and go but one constant thing you can count on is the love of God. We have 24 hours everyday, make sure to take time to thank God for always caring for you.

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I know there are times when you feel alone and that you have no one you can talk to. When you feel this way just look up because you have a God who loves you more than anything. Thank Him for never giving up on you and for keeping you together when you are falling apart. At this moment you may not be where you want to be…but you can look back and thank God you’re not where you used to be. Keep your eyes and focus on Him and He will direct your path. Don’t worry about anything instead pray about everything.

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I would like to leave you with an evening prayer to say before bed. Offering thanks to God for loving you unconditionally. Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, You’ve been so beautiful to me. As this day comes to an end, my heart is overflowing with thanksgiving and praise. To have been given another day of life, another chance to live, laugh and love. What a gift. The closer I get to you, the more I find myself trading worry for wonder, anxiety for anticipation, fear for faith, sorrow for joy, stress for celebration, curses for blessings, ashes for beauty, life for LIVING. What a difference you make in my life. I humbly thank you. Thank you Lord, amen.

 

 

Don’t Let The Devil Steal Your Joy

Good Afternoon My Loves,

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The Devil is busy. Today, don’t let the devil steal your joy. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the Devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against Him, and be strong in your faith.  You have to make up in your heart and mind daily you will not give him room to work. What God has in store for you is greater than what the enemy stole from you. Do not let him steal your joy.

The devil is alive and well. If he isn’t working on you, trust and believe he is in your neighborhood. You can be sure you have a major blessing coming when the devil is fighting you the hardest. He wouldn’t be attacking you if you didn’t have something valuable inside of you. Thieves don’t break into empty houses. He is threatened by your purpose. He targets your mind with lies and deceit to make you ignorant of God’s will. Satan tries in every way to limit your prayers because he knows your prayers will limit him. Don’t let him put a question mark where God has already put an exclamation point and a period.

If you’re going through hell, keep going. With God’s guidance you will make it through. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.” The Devil had a plot but God has a plan. Wake up daily and serve notice to the Devil…today is not your day, tomorrow isn’t looking good and I’ve already booked my eternity with God. I refuse to let you steal my joy. The next time the Devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.

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Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing to others. Walk in your purpose and be encouraged. Don’t let the Devil steal your joy. The Devil just doesn’t know what to do with someone who will not give up. I know you can do this because…..Great is in you!

Have A Servant’s Heart of Humility Like Christ

Good Morning My Loves,

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Happy Sunday! I hope your day is filled with love and fulfillment by serving others. Having the heart of a servant means not only putting the needs of others first, but to serve with the right heart and intent by putting the will of God first. Your incentive cannot be driven by recognition, rewards or praise. It must solely be a mission of servanthood like Jesus Christ. Being a servant as exemplified by Jesus Christ is not an easy undertaking, let’s be honest. However, I would like to do a better job and really challenge myself and you all as well.

Jesus said, “Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give His life ransom for many” Mark 10:45. As Christians, if we want to mature, grow and have the character of Christ we must advance in the ministry of giving of ourselves to and for others. A faithful servants heart is the heart of Christ. As we put the Lord first in our lives He calls us to reach out to others. Having the heart of a servant in service of others helps us grow because it teaches us humility. When you realize God’s purpose for your life isn’t just about you, He will use you in a mighty way. If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.

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The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others-Mahatma Gandhi. An easy way to tell if you have a servant heart is how you act when you’re treated like a servant. Serving others is rarely convenient, we have to be intentional in our service. It is more blessed to give than to receive. Lead with the heart of a servant and serve with the heart of a king. Servant serving is humility at it’s finest. Live each day with the hope that when you meet God He will say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Be abundantly blessed my Loves and a blessing in service to others. I know you can do this because….Great Is In You!

Prayer For Strength And Peace Of Mind

Good Morning My Loves,

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Today, I would like to post a prayer for strength and peace of mind. Prayer changes things. Sometimes all it takes is one small prayer to change everything. Proverbs 14:30 says, “A heart at peace gives life to the body.” Know that through prayer you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. Whatever you are facing today, face it with prayer. A humble heart, combined with prayer and worship, always equals strength to keep going.

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Prayer for today:

Dear Heavenly Father,

In this time of need, I ask you to strengthen me and give me peace of mind. You are my strength and my shield; you are my refuge, a very present help in trouble. Teach me to trust in you so that when the unexpected storms of life come, I will expect peace in the midst of those storms. Give me strength in my weakness, faith in my fear and power in my powerlessness. We know in our weaknesses your strength is revealed. Please give me the strength to endure this situation, and to find the blessings and lessons that it contains. Please give me the endurance to continue ahead. Guide my thoughts words and actions so that I walk your path of peace and love. Amen.

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I hope today you are comforted in knowing God is in control. May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding , guard your hearts and minds today. Be blessed and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because….GREAT IS IN YOU!

Even The People Who Betray You Are Part Of The Plan

Good Morning My Loves,

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Isaiah 66:9 says, “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.” Even the people who betray you are part of the plan. When you go through the unspeakable you will find out who your true friends are. You will know who God is and learn who you truly are. In this time, thank God for the trials and the people who left you. There comes a time, even in silence, betrayal is heard so clear. Everybody can’t go with you. No matter what season you find yourself in, the one constant thing is your relationship with God. His love never changes.

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Life has taught me that you can’t control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn’t mean they’ll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most, turn out to be the people you can trust the least. Some people aren’t loyal to you…they are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty. When someone shows you who they are, believe them. Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain, because most of life’s greatest lessons are learned through pain.

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Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you. God is the only reason why, even in pain I smile; in confusion I understand; in betrayal I trust Him; and in fear I continue to fight. Show respect, even to people who don’t deserve it. Not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours. Those who don’t know the value of loyalty can never appreciate the cost of betrayal. Be good to those who are good to you.

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Be blessed abundantly and a blessing to others. I know you can do this because…GREAT IS IN YOU.