Tag: Love

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “IN ORDER TO FULFILL YOUR DESTINY, YOU HAVE TO GET OVER YOUR PAST.”

“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” {2 Thessalonians 1:11-12}

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Peace Over Worry

Have you ever worried about something, so much so to the point where you found yourself not being able to stop thinking about it , or even lay awake all night long?  
Have you ever questioned or second-guessed a decision you made, or had regrets in regards to the outcome of a previous relationship?
The Word reminds how there’s no use in worrying about something, because it won’t help the situation either way (Matthew 6:25-27).
Worrying about something only leaves you stressed out; nothing good comes from it.
Worrying is also an indicator that you haven’t given something totally over to the Lord; instead of casting the care, you’ve decided to take it on yourself – I’ve definitely been there before more than once in my own personal life.
What I’ve come to realize though, is that ultimately, God is in control – there’s nothing I could say, or could have said, or could have done to change the situation or make it work out the way I wanted it to – I had to learn to just let go, let God, and move on.
Once I finally decided to do that, then the Lord blessed me with peace. A peace that passes all understanding.  A peace that lets me know the storm is over, and that it’s now okay to continue in His will.
Never take for granted that peace is a blessing from God to us, His children.  
Having peace in your heart is an indicator of total trust, total reliance, total dependence on God – no matter what it looks like, no matter what it feels like, peace can sleep through the storm like Jesus did as his disciples awoke him during the literal storm – all Jesus did was wake up out of his sleep and say, “Peace, be still” and at His Word alone it ceased (Mark 4:39).
So goodbye worry, goodbye fear.
No longer will it grip your life and cause you to look behind instead of ahead.
    The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 28:11
*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

Chocolate Vent’s Quote of the Week: “DON’T REDUCE GOD TO ‘ANYTHING’ WHEN HE IS ‘EVERYTHING’.”

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;  it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” {Lamentations 3:22-26}

 

You’re Still In Destiny’s Path

The Word of God declares in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

For today’s daily devotional I’d just like to encourage you that in spite of whatever you’re going through, in spite of whatever may have happened in your past, in spite of if you feel as if you failed or missed God or messed things up or even derailed your destiny somehow, know that we serve a God of a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even 25th chance and that as long as you repent, dust yourself off and get back up again to run your race then God will lead, guide 
and direct you and you will still finish with God’s grace.
God has a destiny in mind for you.
Nope, you didn’t mess it up.
You may have made some poor choices along the way or listened to the wrong people the devil may have placed in your path, but as long as you have an ear to hear what Holy Spirit has to say to you He can still speak to your spirit, order your steps and get you back on track. (John 16:13; Psalm 119:133)

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Romans 8:1 

*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

See Yourself As God Sees You

Close your eyes, and see yourself. 
No, don’t see yourself as you are now and where you are today, see yourself as God sees you and where He’s taking you. 
See yourself as beautiful, whole, and complete now in His sight.
Internalize and own it to be true for you. 
See yourself healed emotionally, physically…see yourself walking in total forgiveness with those who have wronged you in any way, see yourself 
praying for and hugging those persons. 
See yourself based on where you would like to be five years from now, whether it’s in your career, family or ministry, or even financially free.  
See yourself – really see yourself.
See yourself, now, before it happens, as faith is now.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)  
The word, substance, means that which has actual existence, a substance, real being, and steadfastness of mind.
Create your world with your mind while meditating on God’s Word. In other words, use your imagination, which is a powerful force for God used His imagination to create the world.
See yourself as God’s sees you, in spite of your present circumstance.
As you see it, praise God in advance. 
As you meditate on God’s Word and really sees yourself as God sees you, you will soon walk into your destiny and dance into your victory.  
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. {Hebrews 11:1 NIV}

Money Thoughts

Money. Money. Money. It’s something that we all need & most of us don’t have enough of. While we understand the purpose of money & it’s importance, some of us are clueless when it come to our ideology of money.

But no matter how much money you have, you can always improve your thought process behind money. Here’s how to begin that process:

  • Think about what your parents told you about money – some of us grew up thinking that having too much money was a bad thing or that money is only a means to an end. You may have heard your parents arguing about money or feeling guilty about not having any to give to you when you ask for it. Really reflect on the attitudes your parents had on money and how that may have rubbed off on you.

  • Remove any negative thoughts – once you have truly identified where your thoughts & feelings about money comes from, you should separate the negative from the positive. Not everything having to do with money is bad. Determine how to turn those negative thoughts into positive ones so you can begin to have a ‘healthy’ relationship with money.

  • Create your own truths about money – what are your earnest beliefs about money? What have you learned about money (or the lack thereof) from your own personal experiences & from others around you? It’s up to you to change your money mindset.

  • And don’t forget to save – remember money doesn’t grow on trees!

 

Once you reflect on these 4 things, it’ll be easier to determine whether or not you need to re-evaluate your thought process on money.

Where did your thoughts of money come from? What are your current thoughts on money?