Monday, December 31, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Wisdom is Calling Out to You...

Along the way on our journey through life, we will have to make many decisions, & we will always get into trouble if we make them emotionally or according to what we think or want.

God wants us to make wise decisions. I believe having wisdom is choosing to do now what we will be happy with later.

Proverbs says that wisdom is calling out to us. You must walk in God's wisdom & realize that the choices you make today will affect your tomorrow. So many people never enjoy life because they're always dealing with messes resulting from a lack of wisdom.

Don't do something selfish, gambling that things will turn out right. Wisdom does not gamble, it invests in the future. Wisdom doesn't settle for a cheap thrill. Instead, it follows God into a better tomorrow.

So what about you? Are you walking in wisdom today? If you're not, the good news is that wisdom is already calling out to you. God's ready & willing to provide you with His wisdom. Just ask Him for it & make the decisions that will invest in a godly future. 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Be Decisive!

Indecision is a miserable state to be in & certainly is not a fruit of the simple life. The apostle James said the double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Never making a decision because you're afraid you'll make the wrong one will get you nowhere. How much time do you think we waste when we can't make up our minds?

We often labor over the choices before us when we just need to make a decision & let it stand. This may be a simple example, but think about it: When you stand in front of your closet in the morning looking at all your clothes, just choose something & put it on. Don't go back & forth until you make yourself late for work!

Let me encourage you to start making decisions without second-guessing yourself or worrying about the choices you make. Don't be double-minded or wishy-washy because doubting your decisions after you make them will steal the enjoyment from everything you do. Make the best decisions you can & trust God with the results.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Walk With Christ| Testimony

Where have I gone? Where have I been? etc etc etc...
I'd like to say that I've been busy with God. He's the center of my life. Nothing else comes before Him. I do my all to try to make Him first. He doesn't deserve to come last place anymore.

Many times, we put Him off because we know He will always be there. But what if He was like man? Stop fooling with you for the lack of communication and attention you show? I love how awesome, loving, forgiving God is. He's nothing like anything of this world!

My testimony:

After I graduated Fall 2010 with my BA. I knew I wanted to get my Master's. I just didn't know WHEN or HOW. I knew I wanted to start my mentoring program for girls. I started it in 2011, but it's still not quit where I want it to be. 

After graduating, I went through a rough breakup. Months later I was blessed with a job. Something to keep me going. I love what I do. Working with kids. A year past, I knew I wanted to do more, and I wanted more. I knew I wanted to expand my mentoring program. I knew I needed to step out on faith & add some newness in my life. 

God was allowing me to get out of my comfort zone. After I graduated I knew I would be stepping out into something I wasn't quit ready or comfortable with. I did...

September 2012 is when I started looking into getting my Master's. The next month I applied, and wrote a letter in order to get to the next step.

The last week in November is when I was accepted, then started classes days after!!! God really blew me away. I was counting on HIM and not man to work this out. I knew I wanted this degree. I knew I wanted to see if it was meant to be and not have any "what if's?" 

It seems like every sense I've been obedient, patient, and spending more time with my Father, blessings that I've been in the way of, have been pouring in. I'm just thankful that I was prepared for the blessings that were on hold for me.

I'm grateful He trusted and waiting on ME. Little ole me. I know my God has more in store for me. 

I'll have another awesome testimony to share...some know, others do not :)
-Below is my Instagram post regarding my testimony-

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Give Him Your Cares & Follow Your Heart

"To thine own heart be true," the old saying goes. It remains a timely & relevant life lesson that all of us would do well to remember. When we veer off the course that our heart is advising us to follow, we can make our lives very difficult. 

Now I'm not talking about selfish desires. I'm talking about pursuing the desires that God outs in your heart. What do you want out of life? What do you believe is God's will for you? Are you pursuing it?

Some people have too many cares & worries that keep them from stepping out & following what's in their heart. They've decided it's out of their reach. 

The Bible says we should cast all our cares upon God for He cares for us. Whatever worry you have that is keeping you from following your heart, you need to give it to God & let Him take care of it.

He wants you to follow the desires He's placed in you. Let God take care of your cares & follow your heart. You can trust Him. He cares for you!

***You can find this devotional plan, along with others from the YouVerison Bible app under Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Monday, December 10, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Follow the Little Promptings

The Holy Spirit always wants to lead us through life, but sometimes we get so focused on seemingly "big" issues that we don't realize how much He speaks in small promptings every day.

I was on my way home one day & intended to stop & get a cup of coffee, when I had a strong impression that I should call my secretary & ask if she wanted a cup too. When I called, she said 'I was just standing here thinking, I would love a good cup of coffee right now.'

You see, God wanted to give her the desire of her heart, & He wanted to work through me. I did not hear a loud voice or see an angel or have a vision. I simply had an inner sensing that I should offer her a cup of coffee.

In the same way, God wants to bless the people in your life. I encourage you today to keep your heart sensitive to God's voice. Follow the little promptings. He will speak to your heart & lead you in the way you should go.

***You can find this devotional plan, along with others from the YouVerison Bible app under Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Friday, December 7, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Move Past Regret & Make New Choices

Wrong choices cause regret, & when we experience regret we need to deal with it & let it teach us how to make better choices in the future.

I understand firsthand that wrong choices lead to regret. I remember a time several years ago when I looked at myself & saw a noticeable difference between my husband, Dave, & me, because he has exercised all his life & is healthy, strong & in good physical shape.

Initially, I merely regretted that I wasn't as strong as Dave, but then I realized I could do something about it. I now exercise regularly & have been amazed by the positive difference.

The Bible says that with God, you are a "new creation." You don't have to live in your old ways, but you can now make new, better choices empowered by the Holy Spirit. If you find yourself regretting some of the unwise choices you have made in the past, don't be deceived into thinking it is too late to do anything about it. Just start doing what's right & stick with it.

As you start making better choices, you will come to experience a life in which you enjoy God's blessings every day.

***You can find this devotional plan, along with others from the YouVerison Bible app under Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Instagram| Inspiration

If you didn't knowwwwww.
I am on Instagram...
Inspiration, uplifting, promoting, sharing & laughter :)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Joyce Meyer: Choose God's Standards, Not the World's

Living above society's moral decline involves the choices we make regarding our conversations, the way we dress, what we read, & the TV shows & movies we watch. It also has to do with the level of integrity with which we live our personal lives, interact with other people & conduct ourselves in our businesses or professions.

As Christians, we need to encourage one another to live by godly standards & resist the pull of the world. A well-known quote offers some good advice: 'Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.'

One of God's great gifts to mankind is the power of choice. If we want to enjoy the blessings He has for us, we need to make lifestyle choices that align with His Word & are consistent with the values of His Word, not choices reflecting the constantly eroding values of the world.

I urge you to make a decision to serve God wholly, putting Him first in everything you do.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Guess What I Got? ...Headed Towards A Healthier Me!

So Friday, I finally received my NutriBullet that I ordered online via I was super pumped. So happy that I barely read the directions on how to use it (which I do with most gadgets). Below is what I came up with....

This time around, this juice tasted how it looked...nasty! Lol. I just added anything that I HAD (fruits & veggies) in there. Well, you usually can't go round with doing that. My mistake is that I added guacamole instead of avocado to it. Ew! Avocado is great when added to your fruits & veggies when juicing. They say it makes it creamy...yum!

So anyways, I'll be spending this time till the 5th researching recipes for the fruits & veggies I like to eat, & want to try out. Also, there's recipes that promote energy, detoxing, etc.
-1 diced red apple-
Also,  for clarification. I'm not going on a diet. My intake won't be just the things I juice. I'll be eating like I've normally have, BUT I'll be adding a juice drink ( at least 1) everyday.
-flaxseed meal-
[finished product]
I got a question asking if you can add yogurt to the juice. I think that would make it more of a smoothie, but I could be wrong. I don't see anything wrong with it. It's all about your taste & how much you want to get out of juicing.

Many people ONLY use organic produce. I, myself can't go that route. It's not in my budget. I just make sure I wash my items really well.

Some people have juiced for 21 days & even 30 days. Those seem to be the popular lengths of days. The only thing that they consume is water, fruits & veggies  that they've juiced. I don't suggest it, but some do it for the purpose of losing weight, detoxing the body, etc. Research the pros & cons of why you're juicing. 

Anywho, I've heard great things about the NutriBulllet which is why I purchased it. I'm not sure if I will be doing a review on it, but we'll see.

Ps. I've been juicing since Friday. Saturday marked the official day that I made a great tasting juice. Recipe will be posted soon.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Joyce Meyer: You're Only Accountable to God

Too many people never get around to fulfilling God's purpose for their life because they're so busy keeping everyone else happy. The world is filled with people who think they know what you should be doing with your life.

But the Bible says you will give an account to God, not anyone else, of how you've lived. So if you're not already doing so, you need to start living in a way that will enable you to stand before Him without shame.

Are you daring enough to follow your heart rather than the crowd? Are you focused even when many voices try to draw you away from your purpose?

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who wait for something to happen and those who make things happen. God has called you to do great things for His Kingdom, don't shy away from it.

You need to be intentional. You need to live life ON purpose. Don't just wait around to see what everyone else is going to do & then follow the crowd. Stir yourself up, make a decision, & get going!