Thursday, October 09, 2008
I didn't write this, but I thought it was pretty good advise.
The Transformation Of One's Life Is In Direct Proportion To The Alteration Of One's Mind.
"Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."
Romans 12:2 (NLT)
One of my passions in life is to see others on a continual upward swing of transformation. It hurts me to see people in church hear the Word for many years, and be no different from the first day they stepped foot through the church doors. God did not design life for stagnation. Nothing living stagnates; it continually transforms from season to season, or ultimately dies.
Shouldn't we be the same? If you cannot look back on your life six months ago, or even one year ago, and see any growth, you should examine yourself as to why there hasn't been any progress. We are to go from glory to glory.
One of the reasons God birthed the message of excellence into my heart is because excellence causes a person to pursue change. Jesus does not allow an individual to stay the same, just as He doesn't allow the landscape to languish. I have heard it said like this, "God loves you just the way you are, but He wants you to be like Jesus."
Isn't it interesting that when God welcomed you into his family, He said, "Now you must die and Christ must live through you." It is not that God doesn't love us. Remember, transformation of your life is in direct proportion to the alteration of your mind.
Father, I thank You that my mind is continually renewed by Your Word. I desire transformation and I understand that transformation only comes through mind alteration. I choose to alter my mind in accordance with Your Word.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
What I learned from Noah
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.
ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you're stressed, float a while.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.
Most people walk in and out of your life......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Subject: UN - Worldwide Survey
A World wide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:
'Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food
shortage in the rest of the world?'
The survey was a huge failure.
In Africa they didn't know what 'food' meant,
In India they didn't know what 'honest' meant,
In Europe they didn't know what 'shortage' meant,
In China they didn't know what 'opinion' meant,
In the Middle East they didn't know what 'solution' meant,
In South America they didn't know what 'please' meant,
And in the USA they didn't know what 'the rest of the world' meant!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I was born into a very dysfunctional family. Although we went to church all the time, I never saw the love of God demonstrated in my home. If anything, it was just the opposite! Anyway, I got born again when my youngest daughter was only about 3 months old, 37 years ago. I knew I was saved and I knew Jesus was real, but that's where it stopped for about 20 more years. (God is so patient) I finished high school, got married and pregnant in the same breath and left 2 1/2 years later. I ran around looking for love. I was really looking for God but didn't know that consciously. I started smoking, drinking, got a divorce, and tried to make it somehow with a small daughter. I worked and she went to a babysitter. Life was a drag.
I used to love to dance. One night at a bar, I met a man who became my second husband. He loved to drink. But I thought if we got married he would stop drinking, even though he warned me he would never stop. I married him anyway, because I just thought it was the thing to do. A few years later, I had his child, another daughter. Life was good, but still inside it was a drag. I was unhappy. I was depressed, lonely. I was carrying a lot of pain from my past and didn't know it. I tried to commit suicide twice. We bought our first home and were happy for a while till the drinking got worse and he started having blackouts. We put our house up for sale and after the papers were signed, I was informed that my husband was not going with me and the kids. He tricked me. So, we moved into a small house in the country. He went to live with his girlfriend--unknown to me at the time. When I found out was when I tried to take my life. But God was there, knowing, waiting. Bless His name.
I got involved in reading Tarot cards and really enjoyed it. I could see things and tell things about people and help them. I even took a course on reading cards so I could be better. I didn't know that God had given me a gift, but I was misusing what He had given me.
I had been smoking for 30 years when one day while smoking in the garage, I told God I knew I smoked too much and if I could get down to 1/2 pack a day I'd be happy. One day, I said to Him, God, I know there is something in me that doesn't want to let go and if you want it , you can have it. Three weeks later, I went to church and got delivered from smoking. During the next 2 weeks, Jesus gave me an overhaul! He delivered me from the spirit of suicide, from all the Occult things I was into, and a whole lot of other stuff I had no business doing. WOW! DID HE EVER SET ME FREE!!
At the time I was going to college part time but wasn't anywhere near done because I had no idea what I was going to do! So I asked God what He wanted. He placed a desire in my heart to go to Bible School. So I dropped college like a hot potato and enrolled at the church I had started attending.
Right after graduation, God led me to another church where I found my next step was to take courses in ministry. I earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ministry. Then I was led to earn a Master's Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. Now I am a licensed Pastoral Christian Counselor and I preach the Word on blogs! I also teach Sunday School to children in grades 1 to 5. I maybe past 60, but I haven't missed anything. God's timing is perfect. And I know I am right where He wants me to be doing what He's called me to do.
Now I am working on a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling and would like to start a counseling center in my area after I retire. I'm not getting old.....I'm just getting started!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT?
You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds. I could
not believe this! It is from an orthopedic surgeon.
This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying it
over and over again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't.
It's pre-programmed in your brain!
1. Without anyone watching you (they will think you are GOOFY......) and while sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.
2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in
the air with your right hand. Your foot will change
I told you so! And there's nothing you can do about
it! You and I both know how stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not
already done so.
Send it to your friends to frustrate them too!
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