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Quote of the Week: “YOU ARE TOO CHOSEN TO BE FROZEN”

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” {John 15:16}

Trust God With How

When it comes to believing God for a spouse, or a promotion, or whatever it may be, some of us make the mistake of trying to dictate to God HOW we want it to happen, however in no case in the Bible does any one who wanted anything from God dictate to Him – they just simply received their blessing the way that He said.
For example, Naaman wanted his leprosy removed and was told to dip himself in the Jordan River 7 times. Though he initially got offended, he eventually did it and received his healing as a result.
(2 Kings 5:10-14)
Blind Bartimaeus wanted his sight so he chased after Jesus, told Jesus what He wanted and Jesus responded with “Go thy way; thy faith hath made the whole” and Bartimaeus received his sight and went away rejoicing, whereas in another case of a blind man Jesus smeared spit laden mud on his eyes and told him to go dip in the pool of Siloam to receive his sight – he did so and got his vision back. (Mark 10:46-52; John 9:6-7)
There also was a man at the pool of Bethesda who had an infirmity for 38 years and sat by the pool every day to see if maybe one day he could make it to the water right after the angel troubled the waters before any one else so that he could receive his healing. Well, one day Jesus addressed him and when he explained how discouraged he was Jesus simply said “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk” and he walked away healed without having to get any of his clothes wet at all. (John 5:2-9)
In his case, like many of us do ourselves, he thought his blessing would come one way, but Jesus had a whole different and much easier way in mind.
So when it comes to believing God for anything, as long as it’s according to His will, believe and receive that He will do it for you, and leave the HOW up to Him.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:   And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.   If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 1 John 5:14-16
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4
*Originally published on KimontheWeb.com

Open The Door!

Saying “Thank You” more makes room for more!
Just like a parent with child, the more that child says, “Thank you,” after receiving something with a grateful heart, the more the parent would like to do for them.
How much more our Heavenly Father wants to do for us as we thank Him for everything!

You may not have the latest Prada bag, but you’re still rich in so many ways with food on the table, clothes on your back, and more than that you’re clothed with God’s grace, God’s love, and God’s power, and you can’t even put a price tag on that!
You may not have the finest man on your arm, but you have the Best Man on your side praying on your behalf and pulling for you and who will never leave you nor forsake you!
Focus on the inner man – be grateful from the inside out, and God will make the outside beautiful.
Give thanks for what you already have which opens the door for more.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. {1 Thessalonians 5:18}
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? {Psalm 118:6}
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. {Hebrews 13:5}
*Originally posted on KimontheWeb.com

Quote of the Week: “YOU WERE BORN TO ANSWER A PROBLEM.”

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. {Jeremiah 29:11-13}

Is It Me?

As single people get older, it’s natural to question why their status is still: Single.

I’m a good catch; why haven’t I been “caught” yet?

Is it me? Is it them?

Why can’t I find anybody?

How come I haven’t been found yet?

When am I going to meet someone special?

Why is everyone meeting someone but me?

Why is dating so hard?

What am I doing wrong?

You may have even questioned your looks or even your entire worth causing your self esteem to plummet. Perhaps it’s a “I want to repel everyone around me” vibe? Or perhaps it’s something about your personality that’s turning off the very people you’re trying to attract.

Worse yet, it could be that your standards are too lofty (not to you, of course but to everyone else). Is it something that you could be doing differently? Or is it time to “lower your standards” as it may have been suggested to you before?

Whatever the reason may be that you’re still single know that you are not the only one who feels this way. Lots of us are wondering what’s causing us to remain single and why it’s so hard to meet someone special. Find comfort in knowing that others are out there hoping to meet their future mate too – and you just may that one!

What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments section below –

Follow Jesus More Than Trends

In today’s society of artistic expressions in the music and cinema worlds “gone wild” where it’s “all about me,” “I’m a star,” “I’m a goddess,” and “I want it all like yesterday and I don’t care who I step on to get it,” it’s easy to lose focus on the prize.
I’m not speaking of the prize of the “bling bling,” the fancy car and nice house or even winning the heart of the bachelor or becoming the next basketball wife and landing your own reality show.
I’m speaking of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Yet in the world we live in now, what some call an “evolving society” is actually one that’s slowly but surely getting away from God and His principles, beliefs and value system.
In spite of the direction where the culture is headed, don’t let it take you somewhere you shouldn’t go.
Don’t let it take you away from the God you serve.
Don’t let its mindset infiltrate your mind and heart so that you become distracted and lose sight of the God who saved you in the first place.
Be mindful not to follow culture and trends, follow Jesus.
Stay focused on where you are in Christ, avoid distractions at all costs (1 Corinthians 7:35), and keep pressing toward your mark – not his mark, or her mark, but your mark.
Even if it means not watching TV as much, not listening to certain kinds of music, not visiting certain websites, cutting off an ungodly relationship, going to church more, praying more, helping others more…whatever you have to do…do it…do it all to the glory of God and follow His will for your life while knowing your reward is in heaven and in earth and that ultimately He Is your reward.
After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. Genesis 15:1
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14

 

 

*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

Demotivated Dating

 It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything about dating or relationships, but here goes –

Dating is rough. No matter where you live, how old you are or what type of job you have, it’s hard to meet someone who is compatible, attractive and ready to commit all at the same time. Meeting people is the easy part; meeting the right person is the hard part. But after so many dates, it’s easy to want to give up on dating altogether.

Having to get dressed up (even for a virtual date), fix my hair and have an “on” personality requires a lot of energy. Hoping to meet someone you can bond with & possibly have a future with is quite difficult and can oftentimes leave one very discouraged when things don’t seem to work out time & time again. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can stop dating altogether. Instead, it means the opposite – you must continue to date despite not having the desire to do so (and in some cases, date even more than you were before).

This is what I call “Demotivated Dating”. It means you’re still going out on dates, just not as enthusiastic about it as you once were. It means that you still desire a mate or significant other, just not as fervent in your approach as you used to be.

What does “Demotivated Dating” look like? Well, it might mean that while you still go out on dates, you may not dress up as much as you used to or budget as much time for each individual date. It may also mean that you don’t go out on as many dates as you used to or space your dates out so that you can have ‘me time’ in between.

For me, “Demotivated Dating” means that I still date with purpose but am not as hopeful about the outcome. I know that there are men out there who may be just as demotivated as I am, so there may not be a whole hearted attempt on their end to date either but we still see each other because you just never know if that person may be “the one”. Dating takes a lot of time & energy and when you start to lose hope, you give a lot less of both of those elements when out on a date.

I’m trying to get motivated again when it comes to dating. I’m trying to get excited about the possibility of meeting my Mr. Right one day, but the longer it takes, the more discouraged I become.

Are you the same way? Are you discouraged when it comes to finding love? Are you just not as motivated as you were before when it comes to dating? Let me know in the comments below —

The Same Love

God’s love is unconditional…it’s not based on what someone says, what someone does, how someone responds or behaves – God just loves – period.
The good news is, that SAME LOVE that God has He has also given YOU…He has given you the power, and the ability, to LOVE like He Loves!
Romans 5:5 reads And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Once we receive Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, then God’s Spirit (in the form of the Holy Spirit) comes to dwell on the inside of us. It’s His Love that lives inside you that causes you to be able to love like He loves.
So no matter who has wronged you, misused you, or even verbally or physically abused you – you are still free to love them.
Though it may not make sense to your mind, and may not feel good to the flesh, Love, as a force, can cause you to take control of your life, remain in right-standing with God, and live free from feelings of turmoil and hatred, thus causing God’s windows of heaven to be opened for you simply because you choose to love – in spite of.
So I challenge you to love like God loves and pray for those who have wronged you – you can do it – the power to do so is deep down on the inside of you.
*Originally published on Kim on the Web.