May 9, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Foolish Man

The Foolish Man

Proverbs 14:7- 7Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips

The old saying birds of a feather flock together, Who are you hanging around? You know my circle of friends has changed over the years. I distinctly remembering when I started following Christ that place when I had my Church friends and still had my worldly partying friends. Being stuck in the Gray area can be miserable. You don’t realize it until you make the complete transition. Eventually, God will remove some people, but there is always 1 person that you will have to start distancing yourself from on your own. God wants to see if you are going to meet him. This is free will part.

 

Proverb 13:20-

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

 

Everyone knows definition of insanity, Do the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.I don’t wanna sound like the broken record, BUT do the opposite, and actually get a different result. Start surrounding yourself with people that are moving forward, not keeping you down, or stuck in the grey. Who are the foolish people in your life? Are they influencing you? Are they stuck going around the same mountain? Could there be a link?

 

I had to realize (even this season) but with mommySTRONG I cant take it personal. People either commit and finish or they don’t. Distractions happen of course, but at some point people have to look and recognize their destructive patterns and lack of commitment towards thier health. I cant be more committed in someones else life, then they are.

May 4, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Communion pt2

If we come to a Communion service and
partake in the cup and the bread, but we deny that healing and deliverance as a
part of the atonement today, then we eliminate the provision for God has on our
lives as human beings apart from salvation and eternal life in that day. For
that reason we eliminate the broken body but celebrate it and do not believe in
it, we should not partake . For this main reason many are filled with disease
and insanity today, because we have said in our hearts that healing passed away
over 2,000 years ago; yet we still participate in the sacrament of communion,
which represents the reality of today. If you do not believe it, you do not have
to worry about it, but be careful– ignorance is a form of knowledge and so is
unbelief. (A More Excellent Way, Henry Wright)

You can not recognize the blood and forget about the broken body and
what that represents to us.

Corinthians 11:29:31
29 For
those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink
judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a
number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard
to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.


When you do communion and you are accepting what
Jesus did and His forgiveness but you are holding onto unforgiveness towards
someone else, then you bring sickness unto you which is very serious. I don’t
care how embarrassed you may feel at a service by not taking communion with
others, but it’s not worth the reprecussion that comes back to you.
May 2, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

ugly

Ugly -likely to cause inconvenience or discomfort
-offensive or unpleasant to
any sense

Sometimes it takes someone else being this way to you
for you to realize how you might be treating someone else. There was an instance
when I was treated this way by a man that I couldn’t believe the lack of
compassion and immediately the Holy Spirit said this is how you have been
treating your husband. Uuggggguuuuhhh! Unfortunately, at the time I couldn’t
stop and dwell on that thought til later for that moment I had to continue
dealing with this man for another 20 minutes.

The Holy Spirit was
referring to this…… The following week I thought it was going to be a
productive week and it turned into no school, sick family and snowed in the
house. I was not happy and I took it out on my husband who was sick with the
flu. I let my frustrations and generational iniquities get in the way of me
nurturing him. This was a test that I failed at miserably and for some reason I
couldn’t easily make up for it either. I was forced to recognize where the lack
of compassion is coming from and to deal with it once and for all.

I
realized the Lord strategically put 3 friends and my husband in my life for a
reason. He needed them to pull something out of me and all of them are very high
responders or contemplators

Responder and Contemplaator are 2 of 7 life languages from the
Kendall’s Life language book
http://www.lifelanguages.com/
Yes,
I know they all learned something from me but when I die I don’t want them to
say how I was always on time and was an organized planner. That would be a
terrible.

Pastor Mike Hayes has spoken about “The right Place, the right
People, and the right Plan………. In so many ways this message spoke to me
about why God puts us where he does and people around us at certain times of our
lives this all to carry out His ultimate purpose (plan).
I know God will give me another opportunity to pass this test. Please
pray that I will pass all the tests not just this one test.
May 1, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Changed Mind

Mind-the conscious mental events and capabilities in an
organism
Change-  to make radically different
: transform
My tag line for mommySTRONG is ” Change Your Mind,
Change Your Life”  How is your mind lately? How is your Change lately?
What Happens for you next? My goal is to jump start something in you, but
what you have gained in the last 10-12 weeks, can slip away in a matter of 3
weeks if you don’t plan on what is next for your exercise program.
Change is not bad, its just different. I have told you from the beginning
of class my goal is to make you independent of me or any trainer for that
matter, but for you to choose your fitness destiny. This is one of the reasons
why I do this 2x a year only. So when the class comes around again next year, I
or other mommySTRONG trainers are here to rejuvenate you :)
The relationships you build in this class are priceless, whether its
keeping up on FB, helping each other with businesses, or actually meeting up,
these mS relationships that come out of these classes are always so special for
me.
Apr 30, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Downgrade to Upgrade

Pastor Mike Hayes says “the lower you go, the higher God takes you”
meaning the more he was on on his knees praying, the Higher God took him. I love
that!!!!
Samething in life, sometimes we have to get rid of thing, or walk away from
relationships that hold us down unable to make you move forward.
Kris and I years back had to make some tough decisions on cutting back on
certian expenses in order to create a better savings, and put more money back
to our business. This was hard because you grow accustom to certian lifestyle or
habits. But God told me, ” you have to downgrade so I can help you upgrade.”
Luke 16:10
10He who is faithful in a very little [thing] is
faithful also in much, and he who is dishonest and unjust in a very little
[thing] is dishonest and unjust also in much
So if you are in a situation or are ever faced with a downgrading it is
only temporary before the upgrade. BE FAITHFUL in the LITTLE, so HE can trust
you with MUCH :)
Apr 27, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Covenant

Covenant

Covenant- a usually formal, solemn,
and binding agreement or
a written agreement or promise usually under seal
between two or more parties especially for the performance of some action

Are you in Covenant with God? When you decided to accept
Christ as your Savior or born again He made a Covenant with
you.

Genesis 9:9 (New King James
Version)
9 “And as for Me, behold, I establish My covenant with you and with
your descendants after you.


People miss out on the
benefits of the Covenant because they don’t actually understand when proclaimed
that they believe Jesus died on the Cross for our sins and rose again on the 3rd
day. You made a decision to TRUST in the Lord and WHEN you TRUST in the Lord
here are your benefits.
Covenant + Trust in the Lord =
Benefits

Psalm 103:2-5
2 Praise the LORD, my soul,

and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and
heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns
you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

Memorize or meditate on this passage for awhile because
this is a promise from God and His promises do not return Void!

Apr 26, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Prayer from Outside

Prayer from the Outside

Most people whether Christians or not,  do not understand the Power behind prayer. When you pray on the behalf of someone else, this means you are in agreement with them even if you are not with thm. For instance, I could send out a prayer request to my friends and they can immediately be praying for me when I can pray for myself.

Have you ever been in a place, where you literally could not think properly because of the issues bombarding you from every area of life?  Regardless, if you have been following the Lord for years,  sometimes Life can get too overwhelming for the strongest of people. That is when you must have prayer from the outside (outside of yourself)

Let me give you an example. When I was starting  my Ministry for Single Parents (The Mina 4 Project) which was by far the most difficult task I have ever done in my life. Three of my friends got together during my most difficult tasks  (without me even knowing at the time) and would call each other every Tuesday and pray for Kris and I, and the project. To be honest I probably haven’t seen the lasting effects of what they did yet?

Sometimes the prayer from the outside, changes your situation on the inside…..Do you have these people in your life……PRAY for them and God will send them–

Apr 23, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Choices

 

I’ve received a lot of good advice in my life. Near the top of the list is this wise observation from a friend: “Life is not made by the dreams that you dream but by the choices that you make.”

He’s right—your life today is the sum total of all the choices you’ve made up to this point. The apostle Paul gave similar advice in Philippians 1:10, when he said to “approve the things that are excellent” (1:10).

 

In any given situation, we have a whole continuum of choices—ranging from really rotten choices, to the mediocrity of average choices, to choices that are good, and then to those that are excellent. God wants to move us across the continuum, past our natural impulses, all the way to excellent choices.

 

Often it’s challenging to make the most excellent choice, especially if there aren’t many others joining us. Sometimes it may feel as if our desires and freedoms have been suppressed. But if you follow Paul’s advice, you’ll notice some really positive outcomes—like being pure and blameless and fruitful (v.11).

 

Make the choice to live a life filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). Then revel in the result!

 

The little choices we must make
Will chart the course of life we take;
We either choose the path of light,
Or wander off in darkest night. —D. De Haan

Apr 20, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Pre-destination vs Free Will

Pre-destination vs Free Will

Pre-destination- the doctrine that God in consequence of his foreknowledge of all events infallibly guides those who are destined for salvation

This can be a very sticking subject for some people in  and out of the church, but I will give you my 2 cents. I believe in both.  Lets not mistake, God knows everything. The beginning to the end. The word states:

Revelation 21:6
He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.

 

The Lord ultimately knows who is going to do what and how. He is the creator of the earth and heavens. Man (people) were created for relationship. Relationship with him. Which leads me into Free Will.

Free Will- voluntary choice or decision

Even though God knows the outcome of all situations, he gives you a choice. If he didnt give us a choice then he put us on this earth to be robots. But as I told you above it is about relationship. That is what God wanted with us from the very beginning. So we have a choice to read his word. pray to him, and  grow in knowledge. So you can hear his voice. I hear from God, but it is only because I have spent the last 6 years of my life reading about how and why he created everything, what he wants for me, and what he wants me to accoumplish for HIM. I wouldnt have been able to tell you that 6 yrs ago, because I didnt know him. Even then he used other people, signs, and wonders to show me he was there. I choose to follow him and to learn more…..this is Free Will.

Ecclesiastes 3:11
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.–

Apr 19, 2012 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Full Circle

Full Circle:

Depending on if you have fought the good fight, or a person who cuts corners, lies, or manipulates things

 

both WILL come around Full Circle.

Doing the right thing even when you don’t want to has its advantages long term. Doing what you say your going to do goes even farther. What does , your reputation, your name, look like?

 

What would others say about you? what are you known for good, bad and the ugly? Are you doing anything about the ugly, and working on the bad???

 

Do you want to see the things of your past restored in some way? Relationships, marriages, money, and time can all be restored by being obedient.

Proverbs 22:1
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.