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I am a Wife, Mother, and Entrepreneur I chose having my own business because it gives me the flexibility of being home with my family. I am also a caregiver for my mom. I love movies at home or out, my favorite place to watch movies is the dine in theater. I believe in love thy neighbor ,and treating people the way you would want to be treated.

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A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be, and then making the best of it.

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Don’t look back when you know you shouldn’t.
Don’t stress over things that don’t matter.
Don’t worry about thinks you can’t control.

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31 December, 2017 06:32

You Have to Believe It Before You Can See It



“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see”(Hebrews 11:1 NLT).

Faith is visualizing the future. It’s believing before you see it. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see” (NLT).

How will you see 2018 through eyes of faith?

A lot of people say, “I’ll believe it when I see it!” God says the exact opposite is true: “You will see it when you first believe it.” There are many things in life that have to be believed before they can be seen.

In 1961, the Soviet Union sent the first cosmonaut into space. When the cosmonaut returned to Earth, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev declared they’d been to space and didn’t see any god there.

About 10 months later, the United States sent John Glenn into space. He circled the earth three times on his Mercury mission, came back down, and told the world, “I saw God everywhere! I saw his glory in the galaxy. I saw his splendor in the universe. I saw his majesty in the stars.”

Which one was right? They both were. Jesus said, “Unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3 NLT). Before there is spiritual transformation in your life, you’re too narrow-minded to see the possibility of what God wants to do in your life.

Wernher von Braun, the leading scientist in the early stages of the U.S. space program, said, “There has never been any great accomplishment in history without faith.”

It is faith that causes the scientist to believe that we can put a man on the moon. It is faith that causes an architect to design a building because, first, she believes it can be done. It is faith that causes an Olympic athlete to practice and go to the Olympic trials because she believes she can achieve. It is faith that causes a sculptor or an artist to believe that he can paint a picture or attempt the sculpture. Someone has to believe it before you see it. It is a universal principle of life.

Let’s believe in God’s love and guidance as we enter 2018. Believe it before you see it. Trust God’s promises and trust his work in your life during the next year.

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In 2018, I’m Letting Go Of What Is Not Meant For Me

Bryan ApenIn this new year, I’m letting go of all that I can’t control. I’m closing my eyes and praying over what is not mine to understand or make sense of. I’m trusting God to take my feet and guide me. I’m exhaling anxiety and fear and allowing whatever comes to come. I’m releasing my… In 2018, I’m Letting Go Of What Is Not Meant For Me

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20 December, 2017 13:54

Be Kind to Those Who Aren’t Kind to You
by Joyce Meyer

And be kind to one another . . .
—Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

Christmas is the season of good cheer, but it often becomes a season of stress . . . so much shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, and visiting. Before you know it, people are losing patience, snapping at one another. It’s easy to become unkind.

I’ll never forget something my daughter told me a long time ago. She said that her goal was to learn to love or to treat with kindness, goodness, and mercy every single person she encountered who was unkind or ugly to her. She said, “That’s my goal. I want to submit to God in my emotions and the way that I handle myself so that when I’m out in public and someone mistreats me, I respond with kindness.”

She said, “One of the things that God has shown me that really helps is when someone is grouchy toward me, I can get angry and frustrated or I can think: I don’t know what this person is going through. Maybe right now her back hurts terribly. Maybe this grumpy man is carrying a financial burden that feels too heavy for him. Maybe that woman’s husband has just been told he’s losing his job at the end of the week.”

We don’t know what’s going on in people’s lives.

Kindness will cause you to slow down and give people some space and some grace. Life was not meant to be the way it is today. We were not meant to live at the fast pace at which we live, with thousands of things coming at us at once.

I think we’ve lost sight of some important things in life and that we need to put kindness back on our priority lists!

Love Others Today: “Help me, Lord, to be especially kind to people who are not kind to me.”

From the book Love Out Loud by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

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19 December, 2017 15:17

In His Time
by Joyce Meyer

You yourselves are my witnesses [you personally bear me out] that I stated, I am not the Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), but I have [only] been sent before Him [in advance of Him, to be His appointed forerunner, His messenger, His announcer]. He must increase, but I must decrease. [He must grow more prominent; I must grow less so.] —John 3:28, 30

John the Baptist had a clear understanding of his calling, and he was content to fulfill it, even when it meant the diminishing of his role. As Christians we must be content. If I can never preach as well as some other preacher, I have to be content to preach the best I can. You and I cannot go beyond the grace of God in our lives. We cannot receive a gift from God just because we want one. The Holy Spirit gives us gifts according to His will for us, and we must be satisfied with what He gives.

Sometimes even though God wants to confer a gift upon us, it is not yet time for it to be bestowed. Until God says, “Now!” we can struggle and fuss and complain and quarrel, but we will still not get it. We won’t get it until He gives it, so we may as well learn to be content with such things as we have.

Lord, give me a clear sense of my calling so I can be the best I can be and yet not be fussing over what I am not. I simply want to serve You. Amen.

From the book The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

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God Will Never Leave You Alone – FaithGateway

God Will Never Leave You Alone

Max Lucado
Max Lucado

December 6, 2017

The Son of Man came to find lost people and save them.Luke 19:10

Our God is the God who follows.

Have you sensed Him following you? He is the one who came to seek and save the lost. Have you sensed Him seeking you?

Have you felt His presence through the kindness of a stranger? Through the majesty of a sunset or the mystery of romance? Through the question of a child or the commitment of a spouse? Through a word well spoken or a touch well timed, have you sensed Him?…

God gives us Himself.

Even when we choose our hovel over His house and our trash over His grace, still He follows. Never forcing us. Never leaving us. Patiently persistent. Faithfully present. He uses all His power to convince us that He is who He is and He can be trusted to lead us home.

Excerpted with permission from Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado, copyright Thomas Nelson, 2013.

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