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Improving your Life


In order to improve our circumstances in life, there are things we must do. We must know who we are... then claim it. Stand on principles that made us the person we are. Speak, act and live based on those principles...and finally we must have a deity that we worship and believe is the source of our JOY. I worship Jesus Christ.

 

Change begins the moment you acknowledge who you are, what you are capable of doing, and doing it...while standing firm in your truth. Truth will set your spirit free and allow you to live happily with self.

 

To be your authentic self means, knowing who you are, being who you are, and living accordingly. Your course is not charted by others.. to want to be a duplicate of someone else is not being true to yourself. We can be inspired to follow a path, but there are no need for duplicates....be the best you.

 

This allows you to be a gift to the world, a positive influence, and model, an example that inspires others to not be a duplicate of you, but to be their best self, inspired by your journey....

 

This is how we change the world, one person at a time.... maybe it will start a ripple effect, that follow the waters of the world, reaching all shores and its people.


Patience


Selfishness and strife are partners. Strife is the fruit of selfishness. It is natural for you to strive for the best, but it is not always commendable, especially when you hurt others in the process. Isaac teaches us how to rise above the human self and behave divinely.  Patience and forgiveness are divine.

Isaac was first a Prince of peace, then he became a well-digger. He gave up his royal position to keep the peace. Isaac was a man of God, he understood that no heart can be pure and selfish at the same time. So he went about digging well, after well... avoiding strife.

Sometimes, we may have to hold out tongue and dig wells.  Pray for those who create strife out of their selfishness, and never be discouraged. Be patient and quarrel neither with yourself or others, or God.  Just keep moving on, and dig your well!  God's grace will one day spring forth with bountiful blessings.



Strength & Peace


The Lord gives strength to His people, the Lord blesses us with peace.

When you are restless, tired and alone, it is God's peace that will bring your spirit into a place of rest.  When it seems that the world has gone mad, storms are raging all around you... God gives you what is desperately needed...the comfort of knowing that HE is with you. He listens to your prayers, and you may not think that He is responding in a timely manner, but He is busy orchestrating answers/solutions  to each request.

We can lose sight of what is possible, when we are overwhelmed by the impossible. Alone and desperate, take your rest in Him, lay your cares upon Him and He will walk with you through the storms.

God creates a place of peace.... it is more that a feeling which passes as quickly as it comes... but the place of peace is the peace that surpasses all understanding. It is the place where you receive the blessing of peace that will give you the supernatural strength to conquer all.

Depression


Have you ever experienced depression?

The loss of a loved one, loss of a job, health challlenges.. are things that can send you into a state of depression.   Sometimes you have to ask God to allow the morning to bring you words of His unfailing love, for my trust is in you. Show me the way I should go, for you I lift up my soul. Words of surrender and comfort shows Him that even in your current mental state, your FAITH is alive.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Think about those things that are praise worthy. Taking your mind off of your circumstances and trusting the Lord opens the way for relief. Being depressed is brought on by your state of mind... when you are troubled, worried... you can stay so preoccupied with the weight of it all that you forget to seek solace in God's Word.

His Word nurtures the spirit and can heal a wounded heart. Trusting in Him can energize the spirit  and one day your heart starts to sing again.

Hope


Jesus loves you. He is in command of everything that happens on this planet He created. He is aware of your heartache, happiness, wishes and dreams. He knows your trials before you are aware of them.

Hope tells us that we must never give up. The Lord is helper to all of His children, He is the same today as He was yesterday, and will be through eternity. In life, we change jobs, get new managers, governments change, people and their powers come and go. But God is consistent. You need only read His Word and have Faith that what ever comes your way, there will be a path through it, around it, or above it.

Be joyful in your hope.

Joy


This joy I have, the world didn't give it to me.

When you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, your life is filled with unspeakable joy. Even in your darkest moments, joy fills your spirit because you know who you are, and more importantly...you know whose you are.

Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because your faith is being tested and the lesson being taught is perservance. In every experience, you are being taught, examine the hardship, analyze the situation, then learn. For the Joy of the Lord is in your strength.