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Spring Cleaning

May 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (1)It’s time for Spring Cleaning!  I get such a feeling of accomplishment when my house is nice and clean.  The freshness just fills the air.

Lord God, I also want to start with a clean mind and body.  Forgive me where I’ve failed you. Help me to stay focused on you, live a holy life and be a witness to those around me.

Philippians 3:13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” …(NIV).  th (10)

Get your Spring Cleaning done and know the freshness of serving Him! ~Debra

 

 

Not Me Lord!

April 27, 2013 — Leave a comment

thLord, how can you ask me to do that?  If they find out about my past they’ll never listen to me!

Love Heart, it because of your past and the work of God through you that they will listen!  God allows us to walk through valley’s in our life that we might be able to help others going through the same thing.I

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (NIV)

Aren’t you more apt to listen to someone who has walked in your shoes?  Sure you are!  Don’t let it go to waste by being ashamed of what was instead of rallying in what is!  ~Debra

Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy!

April 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (13)The phones are ringing off the wall at work this morning at work.  Some callers are nice; others not so nice.  It can become very frustrating!

*Deep Breath*…I’m determined that I will not allow others to steal my joy!

Psalms 118:24 “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

I have to remind myself constantly not to complain about the things that happen during my day.  God is the author and creator and maybe there is a lesson I need to learn.  I should give thanks in all circumstances.  I know, that can be a big pill to swallow, but it can be done!  th (14)

 

God knows exactly what I can handle in a 24 hour period.  I can’t worry about tomorrow or what happened in the past.  I must live for today!

Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, II press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”

540712_366709173439123_596073259_nI’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy, down in my heart! ~Debra

Hostage

March 19, 2013 — Leave a comment

th (2)Nothing you’ve done will separate you from the love of God.  Whatever is holding you hostage today…let it go!  God will receive you with open arms. ~Debra

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (Romans 8:38-39,NIV)

 

 

 

 

Resolution:  A pledge a person makes to one or more individual goals.

Have you every made a New Year’s Resolution?  I know that I must have but as I sit in this New Year and think over the past years I can’t remember a single one.

I’ve heard that if you write down your goals you are more apt to reach them.  Hmmm!

When you write down those goals you need a plan of action, right?   They’re not just going to happen on their own.

Most importantly…pray and stay in the word!  Seek His will for your life and then put that plan into action.  Let’s face it…it will not work unless He is in it.   

 

 Resolution:  

  1. Seek His will through prayer and daily Bible meditation.
  2. Write down my goals
  3. Seek a plan of action

That’s simple enough! Praying for each of you a wonderful New Year seeking Him!  ~Deb

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.  After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.  When evening came, he was there alone…”(Matthew 14:22-23, NIV)

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13, NIV)

“Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:34-40, NIV)

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 19:20, NIV) 

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31, NIV)