Knowing God is so much more than any activity of the mind. No matter what is going on in our lives, we always need to turn to God, trusting in Him will draw us closer to Him and He will make us stronger. He will get us through for He drells in our hearts through faith. We can not do it alone, but with Him we can do so much more!
“I pray that out of his gorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” -Ephesians 3:16-19
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” – Hebrews 13:5
Life happens to get in the way some times and I find myself drifting. I’ve been receiving messages this week to get back in the game and start relying more on God. Whenever I start drifting, I try doing things on my own and without fail every time this happens….nothing happens. It takes a while until it dawns on me what I’m doing, or not doing before I reach out to the only one that can make things happen. The other night, I prayed for forgiveness and asked that He open my heart so that He can come back in with the vengence because I can’t do this on my own. I need Him to help me and guide me. I need Him to bring the right people into my life that will make a difference, so that I can do His Will.
The next day, He gave me an idea and I acted on it. That idea brought me a new friend and someone that I know I can help by sharing my story. We are actually meeting today and I can’t wait to spend some time with her. Through Him, I am meeting so many great new friends and building such amazing relationships. In the past I didn’t have that many friends and now I feel like I am becoming the luckiest lady in the world.
Even though I prayed and asked God to help, and He did, I still didn’t pick back up my book, “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young, which I have come to absolutely love! I let Him down yet again. This morning though, was different. I still didn’t start my day out with God. Instead, I jumped on the computer and started checking Facebook and emails. Until, I came across Joel Osteen’s message of the day, which I had been avoiding lately as well because ‘I didn’t have the time’ to read. This morning though, I took the time and low and behold Joel’s message was the same I’ve been receiving…..start your day with God! Joel wrote about how we should never be too busy to talk to God and how we need to talk to Him throughout our day. After reading Joel’s message, I thanked God for finally getting through to me! I immediately got up and grabbed my book, Jesus Calling, and without fail here’s the message I read which took me all the way back to June 10th:
“Rest in Me, My Child, Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a journey with Me. When you try to peer into the future and plan for every possibility, you ignore your constant Companion, who sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously into the distance, you don’t even feel the strong grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you are, My child!
Remembrance of Me is a daily dicipline. Never lose sight of My Presence with you. This will keep you resting in Me all day, every day.” – written by Sarah Young
Sarah has a way of writing in this book, that truly makes you feel as if God himself were speaking directly to you. I believe that He is. He gave her the words to write and He knew when I would be reading them. This book is so very impactful and has helped me recognize more and more just how much God has done for me! No more being foolish for me…I’m all in! I know I can’t do it without Him, so why do I try? No more!
Everyone likes to hear that they are doing a great job at work or whatever it is they are doing, right? At your workplace, whether someone is doing great or someone is doing bad, word of mouth travels, right? I’ve found the answer to this is definitely a YES! Obviously, the good word spreading could lead to a raise, or a promotion and a lifetime of appreciation and a career to be proud of!
In today’s world, there are so many authors out there that we have to compete with and technology has made it even harder to compete. Anyone can self-publish a book these days pretty inexpensively and get it posted to Amazon for distribution. The thing is that if you aren’t getting the hits, likes, and purchases to your book, that the algorithms don’t move your book up for easier reviewing. The more hits and reviews you receive though, the higher up your book moves in the ranking.
The next time you read a book you enjoy, give this some thought and help a starving author out by giving them a quick review! Who knows maybe that one nice gesture starts a chain reaction that could have them ranking up to a #1 Best Seller!
For over 22 years, Young Living has been the world leader in producing and guaranteeing 100% pure and potent therapeutic grade essential oils and plant based products. They’ve got this standard called “Seed to Seal,” which places them in a category higher than any other company in the world. Basically, what “seed to seal” means, is from the time the seed of the plant is sourced, until it is put into an essential oil bottle or a plant based product, Young Living applies the most rigorous quality controls possible to ensure that you are receiving the product exactly the way nature intended it to be. Simply put, the only thing inside the essential oil bottle is the plant itself – no additives, fillers, synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or dyes (which is NOT the same for store bought essential oils, hence why other brands are dangerous and highly toxic). The same goes for all of their products – the only ingredients within the products are the ones listed on the label, and they are all plant based. Not one single ingredient is synthetic, toxic, or chemically derived.
What you really need to know though is that Young Living offers a lot more than just essential oils! And there are affordable ways to ditch the chemicals and switch to a more natural way of living with plant based products!
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Everyone is struggling with something. For some it might seem like an easy task, but to others it may be the one thing that stops them in their tracks. We are all different, and we all have our breaking point. You see God didn’t say life was going to be easy and that we wouldn’t face challenges. It is those challenges though that make us stronger! Especially, when being strong is the only choice you have.
Look at the picture and just imagine….what if that next little duckling nudged the first duckling, wouldn’t it take some pressure off that first duckling? Of course it would! Now, look back at what you’ve been struggling with. Try to imagine if someone had shared their story with you about how they overcame that same struggle, wouldn’t their trymph have helped you in taking your next step? Sometimes, the struggle is real and we don’t want other people to know we are struggling, right? We think we are invisible. We think we can do anything, but what we are doing wrong is trying to do it ourselves!
When I started sharing my story and my mom’s story, it amazed me how many people were dealing with the same struggles or knew someone that was. It can be such an invigorating moment when you learn to be vulnerable and that vulnerability was the source of breaking that affliction for someone else. Someone you just met, and it was your vulnerability that allowed them to be vulnerable as well. When that happens, it feels like you could talk for hours with that person and when you leave it is as though you’ve known them all your life! The impact you left on that person can last a lifetime, even though you may never speak to that person again, and that is an amazing feeling!
By sharing our stories, someone out there will know they are not alone in their struggles. They are not weak. There is nothing wrong with them. They are just in the midst of an opportunity to become stronger. To become a better person. To become the person God made them to be. So the next time you are faced with a challenge, look at that challenge as a chance to improve, a chance to learn something new, a chance to advance to the next level! You see God has a plan for all of us, and until we meet our destiny, we need to rely on Him. He puts people in our path for a reason. That reason might be for them to help us, or us to help them. It works both ways – just know, it’s all for a reason! And if we stray the wrong way, God will point us yet again in the right direction because ultimately, He wants the best for us and only the best!
Talking to God and thanking him for everything every single day is what gets me through those challenges and obstables and I am so grateful for the learning season. That’s all it is, is a season. There is a reason and a season for everything. Some of us will pass the test and some will take longer. It’s up to us, our attitude, our ability to step out of comfort zone and be vulnerable, our willingness to offer value to a stranger, and our ability to trust in God!
What’s your story? What’s your struggle? Whatever it is – you are not alone! God is always with you. He is that voice in your head you hear whispering for you to do something – all you need to do is listen and follow his lead!
I will be sharing my story this week and I would like to invite you as I step out of my comfort zone! Have you ever wondered or tried to imagine what someone’s story is? Some people have their story so well buried that you would never be able to guess!
Yesterday was National Give Something Away Day! I’m giving away a 5ml bottle of Orange Vitality and a copy of my new book, Break Down Your Walls, to one lucky person! To be entered into the drawing, simply comment below on your level (1-8) of interest in Young Living Essential Oils:
1. Just curious
2. Would like a Sample
3. Want to Purchase a Premium Starter Kit
4. Would prefer to Build My Own Starter Kit
5. Am interested in the Savvy Minerals Makeup Line
6. Would be interested in Hosting a Class and receiving a hostess gift or a nice Thank You Check from Young Living!
7. Would like to meet personally one on one for more info
8. Just not interested at this time.
I’ll draw a winner next Saturday morning, and the oil and book will be mailed out as soon as I get your contact info. Good luck, and I can’t wait to hear your answers!
Stress is something that everyone has to deal with in their lives. Some have more to deal with than others, but everyone has a story to tell. You can look at a person, you may even know the person, but you might never know the stress they are dealing with; the stress they had to deal with it; or the story they are keeping buried deep down inside for fear of judgement. I have a story to share, that will leave you wanting to hear so much more. It’s a story of stress, horrific suffering, survival, self-discovery, and learning to live a better life!
This presentation will be done via a ZOOM Video Call. If you do not have Zoom already installed, I suggest you join about ten minutes early just to make sure you are connected and ready to go. I will begin promptly at 7pm EST!
Mom and I both have been receiving signs from God for many years, and as more and more time goes by, the more we are receiving these signs. We feel blessed to be able to recognize these signs and when we ACT on them, the reward is so great! We are now able to visualize all of the pieces of our puzzles coming together and the puzzle is becoming clearer and clearer to both of us. The struggles and challenges we’ve been through in our lifetimes has all been for a reason. Those reasons are even becoming clearer and we are learning to deal with the emotional baggage that those struggles and challenges have layed on our hearts.
It took a lot of soul searching, self-development, and long talks with God but He led us to finding a way to deal with our stress and emotions so that we could do His Will. We now understand that in order for us to live our dream, we must get out of our comfort zone. When we do, we are reaching for God’s hand and know that with him holding our hands, we can do anything!
“Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31
I have a funny feeling this will be one of my next books! God put that dream in my heart just the other week after church!