Take That Risk

i’ve met a lot of people in my years (including myself of course) that fight so hard to get somewhere or something. even to the point of being obsessed with a result that just isn’t meant to happen. doesn’t matter what it is: a job, an opportunity, kids, a certain lifestyle or status, car, relationship or mindset. don’t get stuck somewhere you’re not meant to be. although i believe Matthew 19:26, “with God all things are possible,” i like to look at it this way: with God all things WITHIN HIS WILL are possible.

get off the hamster wheel and try something different. if you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. take a risk, what have you got to lose? He’s gonna lead you to where you need to be regardless!

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9


Are You Positive?

we all know the saying: “assuming makes an A_ _ out of U and ME“ well, i think it’s safe to assume most of us do it anyway. so i pose a challenge:
If you’re going to assume, try assuming the positive.

i love positive people and want to surround myself with others who can find the silver lining. it’s only when we think positively and try to spread peace instead of adding to the chaos of the situation that we’ll find true peace and happiness within ourselves.

every Action has a Consequence, it’s our Beliefs that dictate whether the consequence is positive or negative! (A+B=C)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. Psalm 89:15-16

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29

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Today Only

these days, we tend to look so much at our future that we overlook what the Lord sets before us today. 

the other day i was speaking to a friend who “one day wants to inspire others” in her field. she was saying as long as that was what she ended up doing, she’d be satisfied with her career. i simply said to her “if you inspire someone today, you’ll inspire someone forever.” i truly felt the Lord had used me to speak to her, as she was stunned by the simple yet profound concept. 

isn’t this true for all we do? 
* fulfill your purpose today, and you’ll fulfill it forever.
* do His will today, and you’ll do it forever
* do [you fill in the blank] today and you’ll do “it” forever.

live for today, until tomorrow becomes today, then do it all over again!

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬

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no one is promised tomorrow, not a one! therefore, live for today! accept God’s blessings today! walk His will today! thank Him for today!

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew‬ ‭6:34

This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms‬ ‭118:24‬

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Today Is The Day

Be The Light

as Christians we are called to love everyone and show kindness to whomever crosses our path but we need to be careful about those we call friends and those we choose to spend our time with. there’s a very thin line between being the light in someone’s life and them being the one to dim yours… watch out!

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew‬ ‭5:13-16‬

Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:33‬

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Bad Medicine


have you ever been stuck in a situation or circumstance or life scenario that you don’t want anymore? you know the ones, all you want to yell is “uncle! i give up!” of course you have, that’s a silly question.
maybe the question should be: how did you cope when you were stuck? or what did you do to get unstuck? as much as we may hate where we are or what we have to do at the moment, the Bible promises He is with us, guiding us. we just need to let Him lead the way and not get stuck in what we think is going on or not. look for Him even in the ugliest of times, He is there and wants to help!

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.‭‭
Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew‬ ‭28:20‬b

It’s A Sign! …

… or is it?

i really like the verse from yesterday that we are to walk “by faith, not by sight.” ‭‭(2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬) it got me thinking, does this mean we are to turn a blind eye to things around us that point us in one direction or another when up against making decisions? my answer: it depends.
hang with me here… if we are looking for signs to direct us, then yes, by all means shut that down! (see Matt 16:4) but on the other hand, if we are making choices in faith, then signs and wonders follow, it’s a whole different story. (see Mark 16:17)
we’ll always find a ‘sign’ to back up what we want if we look hard enough and are not making God a part of the process. but if we trust Him as we choose our steps with prayer and contemplation, (even if we are not stepping exactly where He wants because let’s remember, we are only human) He may choose to speak to us with signs as a confirmation of our faithfulness! for me, i tend to lean on being one who likes to see the signs. He knows that, and will choose to speak to me in that way, if i am stepping in faith first!

A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign,
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:4‬a

And these signs will accompany those who believe: …
‭‭Mark‬ ‭16:17‬a

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These Can’t Be The Only Choices

Today Is The Day

some people are goal setters. they can look to the future and know exactly where they want to be and they fix their eyes on the prize until they get there. this … is not me. I live for today! this is not to say I don’t think or even press on for the future, but I’m not pressing toward any one thing but whatever it is He has for me! and ultimately, my residence in Heaven.
it’s not a secret that I live for the everyday moments. (the title of this blog gives that away) but the Bible encourages us to. God gives us enough for today and doesn’t promise tomorrow for anyone. so live today! encouraged that He gives us what we need, when we need it! and enjoy whatever this day holds (the good, the bad and the ugly)

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:14‬

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬

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Present Tense
Eat Well

Slippery Slope

do words like these ever grace your lips: “just this once” or “it’s just a little” convincing yourself it’s ok to continue in an action you know not to be the best for you? I’m not just talking the obvious here, but anything that distracts you from doing what you know is right.
as much as you can probably get away with it just this one time, that will not always be the case! the longer you walk one degree off from the direction you’re going, the further you get from your destination. you know as well as I do, the next time is just a little bit easier.
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:13-14‬ ‭NLT‬‬