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Always Count Your Blessings

The entire world seems to be turned upside down by fear over the past few weeks from this coronavirus scare. Many people might be questioning God’s existence or cursing Him for letting the human race spine into chaos. But I say to you do not blame God it is not His fault. If you want to blame anyone it is ourselves who are responsible for chaos here on earth. We are the reason why things go wrong! God isn’t he loves us all and He wants to see us thrive and praise Him.

Instead of being fearful or angry at God let’s praise Him even more at a time like this and remember to be grateful for what you do have. Let us all counting our blessings today.

1. Blessed to be ALIVE!

If you are alive today then that is a huge gift and a blessing from God! Thank you, Jesus, for my life!

rooted and builded up in him, and established in your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:7‬ ‭ASV‬‬

2. Blessed to have FAMILY & friends!

If you have family and friends in your life you are so blessed! Thank you, Jesus, for ALL my family and friends. Please protect them in their time of need and keep them safe and healthy. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Beloved, I pray that in all things thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”
‭‭3 John‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭ASV‬‬

3. Blessed to have a JOB.

You are blessed if you still have your job or any source of income to take care of your financial expenses. Thank you, Jesus, for always providing for me with everything I need to survive!

“And God is able to make all grace abound unto you; that ye, having always all sufficiency in everything, may abound unto every good work:”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:8‬ ‭ASV‬‬

4. Blessed to have a place to SLEEP.

You are so blessed if you have a warm safe place to rest your head at night. Especially if you have a warm big comfy bed or even a nice couch. Many people don’t even have that so if you do be grateful and thank Jesus for that each and every day! Thank you, Jesus, for providing me with a warm comfy place to rest my head at night!

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭ASV‬‬

5. Blessed to have clean WATER to drink and good FOOD to eat.

You are so blessed if you have clean, fresh water to drink every day. If you have good food to eat that is warm and delicious then WOW that is so great! There are countless people throughout the world that aren’t as blessed as you right now. Always remember to give thanks to God! Thank you, Jesus, for food in my belly and water to quench my thirst.

I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭7:17‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Even though it may be hard to give thanks when things may not be as good right now because of the coronavirus. If you have even one of these things that I mentioned above you are so blessed right now! A thankful heart is what God truly loves to hear and see from his children. Give thanks to Jesus always in prayer and action.

May God bless you all!

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Re-Blog: The Art of Giving from the Heart

This blog post touched my heart so much I had to re-blog it on my own website. Feel free to read this over and over again this kind of thinking will NEVER get old but unfortunately in TODAY’S society is becoming exist. Read and enjoy it on “Deep Tuesdays” blogging website.

The Art of Giving from the Heart

God bless you all.

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Guidance, Truth, & Love ALL Wrapped Up in One Amazing Book

Many books in the world claim to guide you, tell you the truth while showing love all wrapped up in one. I have read a lot of great books but the one book that promises all of these things and delivers is THE BIBLE aka THE WORD OF GOD. If you never read the bible or even considered this a book you would read I challenge you to give it a try. Even if you don’t believe in God or a “Creator” you should still read this book. It has everything you could want out of a book: history, war, prophecies, love, murder, and more.

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I started reading THE BIBLE because my boyfriend at the time was amazed by it and he constantly quoted biblical scriptures to me as they applied to a situation in my everyday life. I grew up a strict Roman Catholic (through my families’ traditions) so at the time I refused to read THE BIBLE because I thought I knew best already. That was a HUGE mistake on my part because no human in existence is better or knows more than God, our Creator.

When I started reading THE BIBLE at first I started small with the four gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. That caught my attention and interest quite a bit so I went even further and finished the entire New Testament. This amazed me because it talked about Jesus who He is really, what he did for his people and for us. Well as a “Catholic” I knew about Jesus but I really didn’t know Him or was ever encouraged to try to get to know Him. THE BIBLE truly opened up my heart and my eyes on how amazing Jesus was and still is to this day because He is the one true living God.

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Thanks to my boyfriend who is now my husband for loving me so much to open my eyes to the TRUE WORD OF GOD. Even when I would get angry or frustrated and would argue with him multiple times he never gave up on me. We are both Christians and working towards growing our relationship with Christ. THE BIBLE is an extreme eye-opener and all it takes is for you to sit down and start reading. Then when you are done read it again and again and again. Don’t ever stop reading this book. Currently, I am working on the Old Testament and just finished Chronicles 1.

THE BIBLE is the ultimate book and is a MUST READ for everyone whether you are a Christian or not. It is up to you to make sure you know who God is and how to live His way especially if you want to serve Him one day in His kingdom. I challenge you today to give it a try. There is truly nothing you can lose but a whole lot you can gain.

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Start HERE.

God bless you all!

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Financial Help from the Big Guy Upstairs

Are you struggling with your finances and anything you try to get above water doesn’t seem to work out? Do you need a change for the new year? Have you ever tried to STOP worrying and stressing out and give it up to God? If you answered “Yes” to the first two questions and “Uh” or “No” to the third question then continue to read.

We all have struggled with finances one or several times in our lives but when you try to do things YOUR WAY instead of GOD’S WAY things always seem to fall apart. Well, I got the answer I was seeking in this daily devotional by Joyce Meyer called Promises for your Everyday Life. See the extremely simply advice she gives about doing finances the way God had intended:

Some put money or the world’s system of commerce before God. But the Bible states in Revelation 18 that if we put our trust in money, it’s going to fail. I’ve found that the way to deal with money, instead of struggling with it, is to try and out-give God…because we can’t.

The more we give away, the more we’ll receive. The more we obey Him with our finances, the more He blesses us. The more we do for other people, the more God has other people do for us.

Society tells us to invest everything in the world’s system and work all the time to make more money. But if we do, we’ll really never have anything that matters, especially joy. And we won’t be able to enjoy the money we have because we won’t be using it God’s way.

It may not make sense according to the world’s system, but God doesn’t want you to simply make money and hoard it away. God says that by giving it away, you will have more in the end. I challenge you to increase your generosity today. Trust me, you can’t out-give God.

Prayer Starter: God, Your plan for my finances isn’t like the world’s, but I know that when I give the way You tell me to, You will take care of me. My money is Yours and I will use it as You see fit.

‘ Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. ‘ Luke 6:38 

Let’s try to handle our finances God’s way in 2020 even if you have never thought of this concept before (me included). This is not going to be easy to do at first especially if your a control freak but in the end doing it OUR WAY doesn’t work for God.

Please share your financial story in the comments below and how you plan to handle them better this year than last year?

May God bless you all!

 

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Pray and Built a Relationship with God

Prayer is an extremely important tool that we MUST exercise every day for everything! No prayer is too BIG or to small for Jesus to handle. You are NEVER bothering Him with your problems because He cares for you.

Prayer to Conquer Depression

“Heavenly Father, please strengthen our hearts, and remind us to encourage one another when the troubles of life start to overwhelm us. Please guard our hearts from depression. Give us the strength up to rise up each day and fight against the struggles which seek to weigh us down.”

Scripture

“For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, a repentance which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Prayer Against Grumbling

Dear Lord, this is the day you have made, so let us rejoice and be glad in it. Do not allow the enemy to steal our joy! Father, teach us to be grateful in all circumstances. Do not let our hearts become heavy with resentment and envy.

Scripture

Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭ASV‬‬

Prayer for Boldness

Dear Lord, please equip me with the courage to love my enemies and repent for my faults. Give me courage to take the path that might mean making enemies our of friends, but ultimately brings me closer to you. Help me find willingness to risk reputuation all for Your sake. Help me love you more than anything or anyone on this earth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:19‬ ‭ASV‬‬

God bless you all!

Credit: A Prayer Against Depression, A Prayer Against Grumbling, A Prayer for Christian Boldness

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Money: Give First, Save Second, and Live on the Rest

What is the most important THING in your life? I believe many people would answer this question differently. Some people may say “family, friends, health, the environment, animals, etc, while others may say money, money, and more money! How many of you when asking yourself this question automatic thought “GOD” without hesitation? If you did then you are RIGHT! Our creator God should be the most important thing in your life and everything else should come second and yes even the people you most love in the world.
If we start to put God first ALWAYS then everything else will follow. The one thing that many people seem to put first in this life is MONEY or MAMMON (in the bible). Jesus makes very clear in the Bible that this is not the way to get into His Father’s kingdom. See scriptures illustrating this below:

‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God doth so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Be not therefore anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.’ Matthew 6:24-34 

Money is to be used and not idolized or loved especially when it comes to Jesus! Jesus knows He is competing with money and Satan’s lies! Don’t let the love of money make you stumble into a life of sin whether you make a lot of money to spend it or save all your money because you are fearful of having none. These ways are both wrong according to the Word of God. Jesus would like us to make money to give and help others and to not worry about ourselves. Remember if you have faith in God then you trust Him to care for you just like he cares for all of the animals. We are WAY more important than the animals to God because we are made in His image. Why wouldn’t God then provide for us too?
If you are going through any struggles with money or anything else in your life remember to give it up to God and He will take care of the rest! It is nice to have money with no cost to your soul, but it is better to have eternal life with Jesus in His kingdom.

May God bless you all!

Bible Plan: Money Matters

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Learn to See Your Potential

All people have the potential! The potential to succeed for greatness in this life. The hard part is to figure out what that potential is and how to make it flourish? For me when I was a child it was easy to see what potential I had, practice, and make those particular skills or talents grow. The reason is that kids just do what they like. Once we get into “adulthood” it is harder to figure these out or pinpoint these gifts that we are born with, while also are learning how to use them to help others or to make a living. I have the secret that you have been waiting for!

How to unlock your potential without doing all the hard work of figuring it out and stressing out in the process is: GIVE IT UP TO GOD! We cannot do ANYTHING alone! Believe me, I have tried for years without success simply because I refused to pray and ask God. Now all I do is pray and ask God to reveal his plan to me so I can go towards it and flourish. Here are some biblical scriptures below to help you see what God has in store for you and to go towards it. This will not be easy and you need to have a lot of faith mixed in with PATIENCE.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith Jehovah, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end”. Jeremiah 29:11 ASV

For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you”. John 13:15

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an ensample to them that believe, in word, in manner of life, in love, in faith, in purity”. 1 Timothy 4:12 ASV 

being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” Romans 3:24 ASV

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth”. John 1:14 ASV 

Your gold and your silver are rusted; and their rust shall be for a testimony against you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have laid up your treasure in the last days”. James 5:3 

“knowing that whatsoever good thing each one doeth, the same shall he receive again from the Lord, whether he be bond or free”. Ephesians 6:8 ASV

Remember to read these verses over and over while praying for understanding. The bible is a fantastic tool to help people figure out life because it is the Word of God. When we surrender to Jesus (even the hard parts of life) just seem to fall into place and you get to understand why you were put on this earth. One potential I uncovered about myself through Jesus is to spread His Word through my written works on my blog. I don’t worry too much about how the words are formed as long as Him’s message comes across.

I will pray tonight that you will unlock your potential through Jesus and in turn, will receive more joy and happiness, even on the dark days.

Credit: 31 Bible Verses about Potential 

Bible Plan: Purpose, Passion, and Potential 

May God bless you!