We MUST read God’s Word!

As a leader and child of God, it is our duty and privilege to read the Bible.  Practice reading God’s word daily.  As you mediate and live by the principles written therein, you will stay on the right path and have good success.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Psalm 119:105 ESV

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Joshua 1:8 ESV

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Although we know we should read the Word of God, too many times other things seem to get in the way of this most important area of our lives!  I had good intentions but it seemed I just couldn’t fit reading the Bible into my daily schedule.  I had too much to do and my intentions to read never came about!

Finally I realized that I can never be the person I want to be, if I don’t read the Bible and pray daily!  After all, I claim to be a Christian.  How could I become all God wants me to be if  I’m not allowing the Holy Spirit to teach me?  Now I have a morning routine that keeps me on track for the rest of the day.  If you struggle finding time to read the Word of God, make it a priority and set a schedule to read and pray.  Allow the Holy Spirit to  draw you to read His word.  Start with small chunks of time, and soon you will realize how precious and exciting it is to read God’s word and hear from Him.  Your days will go much smoother and your relationship with the Father will grow.

charles spurgeon

 

***GET READY***

*** GET READY*** That’s what I’m hearing the Lord say this morning!! Has God put something in your heart that has been a desire of yours for a long time, maybe even years? God said to GET READY!! Start preparing for the journey! When you are equipped to do what He’s called you to do, He will send you forth. Get the training, study, prepare, practice. It’s coming and soon. I’m believing for many it will be before December. To God be the glory for the dream in your heart and spirit. And God will get all the glory when He sends you!!! So, *** GET READY***woman reading woman speaking woman traveling woman working out woman feeding the poor

Wisdom

My prayer this morning was, Lord don’t let me die in my ways, but let me LIVE in yours. God’s ways are not our ways. His ways are much higher and better than ours. Proverbs 3:13-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The True Wealth:
13 Happy are those who find wisdom,
and those who get understanding,
14 for her income is better than silver,
and her revenue better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
and nothing you desire can compare with her.
In every business manner, in our relationships, in our finances, in every decision we make, we need GODLY wisdom. When I go to God in prayer, He gives me His wisdom. It’s a mystery, its’ wonderful! 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 (NIV)
God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit:
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
STOP, right now, and ask God to give you wisdom. Throughout the day, pay attention to your thought life and use GODLY wisdom in your decisions. Your life, your business, your finances, and your relationships will prosper. You will have joy and peace that you can’t even explain, and God will receive glory! Choose to be wise.

THE OPEN DOOR

Many times we do not move forward with the desires of our heart because we feel inadequate.  I had so many different talents I wanted to pursue, that I didn’t know where to start to be effective for the Kingdom  of God.  I would pursue this, then that… but never really focused on my gifts.  Why?  Because of FEAR!

I felt I wasn’t good enough, didn’t have the right connections, enough education, etc. etc…  When you see, God called me to do something and it’s been in my heart for  a long long time.  I’ve had man tell me that I couldn’t do something, and was downright rude about it.  In my heart I believed I could, but when it came  to really pursuing it, fear crept in and stopped me.

Several years ago, I went through a really hard trial.  I was dying to myself and trying to follow the Lord the best I could, when all hell seemed to come against me.  I couldn’t understand it at the time.  My boss and three other department heads, and one of my employees were speaking against me.  In fact, when I spoke to my boss about my employee cursing me, he said “Oh, she probably didn’t mean it”, and then proceeded to tell me that if I didn’t raise sales in a particular area, that I would be fired after 12  years, and that I had 90 days to change. 

Instead of blaming everyone else for being wrong, I asked God what I had done?  I didn’t want to get angry and do something out of anger, so I sought the Lord.   And in the mean time, I raised sales 70% in an area that no one was prospering in!   And during that time when I was so down, the Lord spoke to me one night after a church service.  I’ll never forget, it was January and very cold outside.  My girlfriend suddenly had a pain in her side, so my friends and I immediately started praying for her.  The Holy Spirit visited us in such a special way, it was wonderful.  I asked my friends to pray for me too!  I wanted to feel His touch. 

The Holy Spirit not only touched me, He spoke to me.  I will never forget it.  He said, I WILL OPEN A DOOR THAT NO MAN CAN SHUT!

Oh, how wonderful it was… I knew then that my job was safe as long as the Lord wanted me there.  After my 90 day trial was over, I asked my boss to let me know if I was to continue working for that company.  He said he had never seen such a Christ like attitude, and that my job was safe.  I stayed another 2 years, and then my department closed. 

That allowed me to start my own business, and begin a journey that I knew God wanted me on. 

I will continue to follow the desires of my heart, and know that there is an open door, because I am doing what God called me to do.

Let me ask you…  What is one of the deepest desires you have in your life?  What door is available to you now?  I’d say, WALK THROUGH IT, and let the Lord lead you the rest of the way!

Revelation 3:7-8

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write; These things saith He that is holy, He that is true, He that hath the key of David, He that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.

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