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Give thanks in all circumstances; The Formula to Amazing Energy

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Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Yahshua Hamachia for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Everyone always tells me I have such a great energy.  It’s just the wonderful energy of love surrounding me because of the Love of Yahweh and my daily attitude of gratitude for the grace, love and peace he has given me. Thanks

Daily Routine of Gratitude

When I wake up, about 2 or 3 years ago I learned to be thankful for simply waking up.  To wake up in prayer and smile that he has given me life, that he has given me health, three beautiful healthy children, time freedom (because he has blessed me with an entrepreneurial spirit), freedom to get up when I finish sleeping, freedom to write in this blog, He’s allowed me to be born here in America where I can be a woman and do or say whatever I want.  He has blessed me with a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in the refrigerator!  Oh HalleluYah!  His LOVE is so GREAT!

When I kick myself in the butt and really keep to my schedule I get to go jogging on the beach which is less than 500 footsteps from my home.  To be blessed to enjoy his beauty of the white sands, the sea shells, the Gulf Coast.  To be blessed to be surrounded by others who are out in the morning jogging, walking and biking.  Others like me that cheerfully say Good Morning with love in their hearts and smiles on their faces.  WOW how blessed am I?  Could it be possible that he has given me everything I’ve yearned for?  PEACE!!!

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.~James 1:17 ESV

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.~Colossians 3:15 ESV

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,~Hebrews 12:28 ESV

 

Complainers are missing out on Yahweh’s Love

For so many years I wanted so badly to be surrounded by Peace and complainersHappiness.  I was tired of drama, tired of arguing with my former Husband over nothing, tired of being around people who do nothing but complain about EVERYTHING.  Some people complain about our Country.  They complain about their bills, their children, the guy that cut them off while they were driving.  Always looking for the problem in all things.

Well if the Holy Spirit of Yahweh really lives in you, how could you let the adversary attack you like that?  The Word tells us this

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.~Philippians 4:8

Living by the Spirit of Contentment

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While all that I have said about my daily routine may sound fabulous and that of a wealthy person’s life, I must tell you, it’s only by the grace of Yahweh!  He has given me the opportunity to find only a small room on the beach!  My expenses being less than $1,000.00 a month due only to the location.  If I lived on the Coasts of CA or in Miami it would be much higher!  The boys are grown and my Former Husband has opted to take care of our 8 year old daughter all by himself!  I was actually fighting him for 3 years because I perceived that he stole her from me.  But no matter what I did, I could not get her back.  So maybe its just not part of His plan for my life.  Therefore my expenses are that of a bachelorette for the first time in my adult life, I have no family!  It’s been weird to get adjusted to but boy am I happy!

The Grace of Yahweh has sharpened me through heartache and pain to learn the value of a Dollar (not worth much these days but still)!  So I am no longer interested in the big house and the luxury car.  What wisdom he has given me to learn frugality!  Now the money he has blessed me with can go to travelling at the drop of a hat to support my team or eating out when I get ready to or taking that Yoga class or Dance class and simply living in BLISS on less money than I’ve made in previous years where I was stressed, overwhelmed and broke!!  I stopped chasing.  But I am still the same entrepreneurial Go Getter I ever was.  Except… Something is different.  I am not desperate.  I don’t NEED to make 20k next month I can run the marathon now at a steady pace.  It doesn’t matter if I am 1st, 5th or last (according to someone else’s timeline) because I am in the KNOW now that I am a successful, strong, black woman that he has put on this Earth to BE an inspiration to others.  Guess what?  Now I can think clearer, make better goals, stay on schedule with calls plan for future seminars and much more.  Because my mind isn’t filled with all of the mess the adversary wants it to be filled with to throw us off or what we SHOULD be thinking about.  I accept it now… This is my destiny.  WOW.  It’s amazing.

I’m sitting here enjoying the sounds of the birds passing by while looking at the Gulf Coast out of the side of my eye behind this computer screen.  How in the world did I end up in this small town!  It’s definitely His Will and His Grace!  I picked this town off of the Google Map literally!  Long story… but how he works ALL THINGS out for our Good is simply amazing.  Who knew that the choices would lead to me finally having Peace?  I had no idea.  Thank Yahweh I am not the one leading my footsteps he is.

Does Contentment Mean Not to Grow and Succeed?

6 All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered. 2 Those who have believing masters should not show them disrespect just because they are fellow believers. Instead, they should serve them even better because their masters are dear to them as fellow believers and are devoted to the welfare[a] of their slaves.  These are the things you are to teach and insist on. 3 If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching,4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.  6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.~1 Timothy 6-10

This is one of the most misinterpreted scriptures out there.  Which is why I wanted to post the entire thought that the disciple Timothy conveyed. So often only the first sentence of 1 Timothy 1:10 is quoted without the 2nd sentence or the previous paragraphs.  This scripture ties together my entire thought today.  We must have an attitude of gratitude, when you do, it shows, his light shines through and people wonder…What Is that?  Why is Your Energy So High?  We must stay away from anyone who complains and simply drains your energy at all costs even if they are family and friends.  Even if you have to move to a place where everyone is happy like you are :-)  Finally, when you get into HIS bosom in this way and rest comfortably in Abba’s arms…  HE will bless you because you are now allowing HIS will to lead your footsteps.  His blessings are so great!  When you have HIS blessings, as you strive for greatness to do His Will he will bless you in so many ways to further His agenda.  This is why I am able to sit here today and spend over 8 hours in between calls updating this blog and finally writing my newest post.  Destiny-Jer-29-11

Faith Without Works Is Dead

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

18 But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your[a] works, and I will show you my faith by my[b] works. 19 You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! 20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?[c] 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? 23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[d] And he was called the friend of God. 24 You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.

25 Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.~James 2:14-26

So I am sitting here, doing the good works of Yahweh, praying with repentance and supplication that these works will be multiplied to bring You to His Kingdom through my testimony HalleluYah!

 

Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.~Philippians 4:7

Wow, I haven’t written here since Christmas!  That’s because I have been going through an amazing healing and the most awe-inspiring peace of mind that exists.  It can only come from him, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who strengthens us.

The Spiritual Trends of Success

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God has had this subject in the back of my mind, on the tip of my tongue and in my heart and soul for some time now.  The subject is something I couldn’t put into words for many years but I know it’s a must in overcoming the invisible road block to success in every aspect of business and life.  It’s so important its like a frog in my throat or a thought that wants to come out that was too imature to really reveal itself.  Let’s get to the point… There are three main components to a successful entrepreneurs lifestyle.  Those three components are as follows;

  • Prayer and Meditation
  • Health and Wellness
  • Goal Setting and Visualization

I am a bit of a student of successful entrepreneurs.  I am very observant and always wondering what do they have that I don’t?  This evening I was on Jonathan Budd’s webinar on facebook PPC techniques.  It was a great webinar.  But this young man is someone I have watched build himself up to an 8 figure income.  That’s amazing to say the least.  He’s only 26 years old and makes his living understanding and being ahead of the internet marketing trends.  He’s no different than any other advertising and marketing genius who capitalizes on television and radio advertising.  The internet marketing scene is the same or better when it comes to advertising.

In watching his growth, he is very healthy, big on inner spiritual growth and goal setting and visualization.

I can also look at my new friends at CCM, Doug Teskey and Bill Hoffman both have a daily routine.  I don’t know Doug’s daily routine but I know that he works out.  I know that Bill mentioned he runs every morning before work.  I know Bill is a God fearing man and has taught on the significance of writing down your goals and setting goals.

Beleive it or not, there is something to this…Every morning, getting up, meditating/praying, going for a run and goal setting is an enormous part of success.  I don’t know of any over weight, non spiritual successful people.  Even if one is off they have the other two down…

What’s on Your Vision/Dream Board?

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What is a Vision Board?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. (Note that in our ultra digital age, you can also create vision boards to display on your computer screen and mobile devices. )

The supposedly ‘universal law of attraction‘ says you can begin to manifest your dreams into reality by yourself. The concept of the vision board (also known as a goal board, goal map, or treasure map) has been around for generations, but its gained a renewed interest and popularity after John Assaraf, a motivational speaker featured in the best-selling DVD documentary The Secret related his story of using vision boards to achieve his dreams.  What worries me about the message is that John Assaraf and others of this doctrine have taken the meaning of ‘spiritual’ to mean something other than being in perfect harmony with God.  In fact, John Assaraf coins himself as being a “spiritual Entrepreneur” that Integrates Science and Spirituality together to achieve maximum results in business and life (paraphrased from www.johnassaraf.com).  In an interview on Larry King Live Mr. Assaraf states that we have to reclaim our own ‘power’.  Remember folks, power doesn’t come from us; it comes from God.

So the problem with Assaraf is that he doesn’t make any claim to the fact that these teachings come from God’s word or that He himself is a man of God.  It seems to be a taboo thing right now to make any claim that the knowledge comes from one of the oldest books we have in the history of the world which is The Holy Bible.

Holy Bible: A General Overview
The Holy Bible is a phenomenal account of history, comprised of 66 books, written over approximately 1600 years, by at least 40 distinct authors. The Old Testament (Old Covenant) contains 39 books written from approximately 1500 to 400 BC, and the New Testament (New Covenant) contains 27 books written from approximately 40 to 90 AD. The Jewish Bible (Tenach) is the same as the Christian Old Testament, except for its book arrangement. The original Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew, with some Aramaic, while the original New Testament was written in Greek.  Read More  In a nutshell, the new age ideals come from ancient scriptures.  So lets get back to the root of the issue so we are sure not to run down a path of mis-information and twisted thoughts created by new authors who may lead you down a path of destruction (if you’re wondering what’s the worse that can happen, you’ll need to study just as I have and ask for knowledge, wisdom and understanding.  If you do, He will reveal the truth to you).

I have had this subject on my heart for some time now.  So let’s get this straight, am I saying that Assaraf is wrong and you are not supposed to have a vision board?  Far from it!  What we are set out to do here is prove to you that these new age ideas are partially right.  But they leave God out of the picture and there is where you will run into heart ache and pain when you are not aligned with his word and when you don’t have an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ to your creator who has left us a gift, that gift is the Holy Spirit and through the Holy Spirit you have the ‘power’ to manifest your desires hopes and dreams.

Acts 2:38 English Standard Version (©2001)
And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Furthermore, it is written that we can surely create a vision of what we hope for and dream for. I was so blessed and full of grace when his words were revealed to me justifying the ideas of vision boards along with every other positive thinking doctrine I have ever read in writing through Phillipians 4:8

Philippians 4:8

King James Version (KJV)

8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Hallelujah!

Once again, The Word of God is behind the thought process of the World view of positive affirmations etc.  We must be careful to understand that the power to be blessed with your desires only comes from grace from the Lord.  So if you subscribe to the doctrine of the world which says that YOU are the one manifesting these blessings into reality, beware and be careful because you may be opening the doors to spiritual confusion and chaos.

Your dreamboard should can be filled with ‘things’ like Aston Martins and big mansions.  But, the thing about it is you must think on the life style you will live.  Put a picture of you and your family on the dreamboard a happy picture!  Put a picture of the husband or wife and kids you want to have.

In this case, we are following Paul’s Holy Spirit led suggestion to think on what is Good, think on what is pure and lovely!  Because the fact of the matter is the car will not make you happy but the lifestyle you are thinking of will correct?  So, concentrate on the thought of the lifestyle and the peace that you will feel.  The gratification that you have worked hard and long for.

Be pleased to know that Jesus Christ says in John 14:13 American King James Version
“And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”

So get your goals written down, pray, repent, ask and visualize peace, happiness, family, God’s favor and know that when you live in Him; His promises to us will be kept here on earth and in Heaven.  Amien

Are You Tempted to Take Credit for your Power?

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As entrepreneurs we are disciplined in scheduling and goal setting.  Today is Monday on the 1st day of August and of course your list of things to do should be written down for today, the week, the month and if you are on top of your game you are reviewing the events of the summer and preparing to complete goals set for this quarter which ends this month.

If you have completed much of your scheduled items who are you giving the glory for that accomplishment?  Were you supposed to make a certain goal last month?  Have you accomplished it?  If the answer is yes I bid you congratulations!  If the answer is no, you may be resetting your goals and doubling up your schedule in this last month.  This morning, my meditation on God’s word led me to 2 Corinthians 3:5 which states;
Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] of God;

in other words, the power that he has given you to posses such a mind to accomplish your goals for your business and family is his and his alone.  Be careful not to jump around in celebration for the phenomenal accomplishments you have made as if you are the reason for the accomplishment.  Remember, the power and glory belong to Him.  If anything, you may celebrate Him and the grace he has given you.  The congratulations goes to God.  So let’s remember that our power is derived from Him.  Thank Him and worship Him so that he may continue to bless you with the power of His Holy Spirit!

To your continued grace, power and success!