30 Days Of…Day 16 – “Today”

Today I am just over the half way mark of my 30 day challenge to write. Today finds me a little tired from all the weekend things that I have to do. But today just like every other day I find myself thanking God throughout the day. When I give thanks, I find myself getting energized and I am able to move on to the next thing I have to do. Thank you Lord for this writing challenge.

So today, I say, “This is the day which the Lord has brought about; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 (Amplified).

 

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30 Days Of…Day 15 – “Dreams”

 

Do you have dreams and aspirations? Do you ever think about changing who you are  or shall we say expanding your horizons? Maybe you’ve been a lawyer, or a nurse, or a truck driver all your life but that was not the thing that you really loved doing. Maybe this was not the fire that ignited your passion. Do you want to reinvent yourself? That’s what dreams are all about. We are all here for a short time on this earth and if we want to leave a part of ourselves here, now is the time make our dreams become reality.

Start working on your dream by making a list of the things that you love doing. It doesn’t matter what those things are. You may even think, “why should I do this, this is silly.”  Just remember nothing is ever silly, because nothing can be turned into something. Years ago I heard words to a song that said,  “little becomes much when you place in the master’s hand”. Place your dreams in God’s hands. Let Him help you take your dreams from ordinary to extraordinary.

 

Henry David Thoreau said, “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
 
 
 
Dream Big!

30 Days Of…Day 14 – “Grace”

 

My post is short today. I just want to thank God for His grace. I’m living in my home because His grace. I breathe, I walk and I see because of grace. I think and reason because of God’s grace. I have a car to take me where I need to go because of grace. I have a job to go to everyday because of grace.

 

I have an abundance of grace and I am overflowing in God’s grace.

Romans 5:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

1 Therefore, since we are justified ([a]acquitted, declared righteous, and given a right standing with God) through faith, let us [grasp the fact that we] have [the peace of reconciliation to hold and to [b]enjoy] peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

2 Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.

30 Days Of…Day 13 – “Giants”

 

Do you have giants in your life? If you are honest you will say yes. I know that I have had to deal with a couple of giants. The giant of fear is one that can paralyze you if you let it take over your life. Another giant is insecurity. Insecurity will make you doubt the abilities you have. Insecurity drains you of the God-given talents and creativity that you resides within you.

One of the bible stories that I liked as a child is the story about David and Goliath. Goliath was a giant who stood over nine feet tall. Everyone was afraid of him because anyone that went up against him would ultimately lose their life. David, the youngest of eight children, was a teenager. Three of his oldest brothers had signed up with King Saul’s army to fight against the Philistines which Goliath was a part of. Goliath taunted King Saul’s army and promised them he would destroy. One day David’s father asked him to take food and wanter to his brothers. So David goes down to the place where the army and the Philistines are to take necessities to his brothers and he hears the conversations about Goliath taunting the army and what he is going to do to them. He decides that he is going take this giant who dares to defy the Israelites who are the army of the living God.

David decided to look at this giant situation from the perspective of his God. As the story goes, he used three smooth stones and a slingshot and killed Goliath. Looking at giant our circumstances from God’s point of view, will help us to fight the giant more effectively.

1 Samuel 17:45 & 47 (Amplified Bible)

45 Then said David to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the ranks of Israel, Whom you have defied.

47 And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.

“Giants, the bigger they are the harder they fall”. Give your giants to the giant slayer and then stand tall.

30 Days Of…Day 12 – “Thoughts About Jesus”

Today on my drive home I was thinking about what to write. Once again while listening to one of my WOW Gospel CD’s a song by Smokie Norful came on. Smokie was singing about Jesus deserving all the praise and I thought about their being so many reasons why Jesus deserves the praise.

 

Here are just a few reasons why He deserves the praise. He is:

  1. Righteous
  2. Holy
  3. Mighty
  4. My Redeemer
  5. My Savior
  6. My Healer
  7. My Friend
  8. A Mother
  9. A Father
  10. A Brother
  11. A Sister

He is so much more and does so much more and that’s why He is worthy of all the praise. He is there when I feel alone. He protects me from dangers I can not see. He puts a smile on my face when I really want to frown and He places people in my life just at the right time to make me laugh.

He really does deserve all the praise.

 

30 Days Of…Day 11- “The Best”

On my drive to and from work I often listen to gospel music to keep me focused and alert. Today I had Marvin Sapp’s CD in and his song “He Saw the Best in Me” was playing. I like this song because it gives me comfort to know that God sees the best in me, even when I can’t see it myself.  Marvin says, “He saw the best in me, when everyone else around me saw the worst in me…” Many times people have formed perceptions of us and they don’t see the best but they actually look for the not so good qualities in us. But God, He sees us as we can’t see ourselves. He sees the potential in us that we don’t see.

 

He knows the plans He has for us! I’m so glad He looks beyond our faults and focuses on our potential.

30 Days Of…Day 10 – “My Short Term Goals for this Blog””

My short-term goal is to complete the 30-day challenge to write every day.

 

I’ve heard it said that if you are a writer or you want to be a writer, you should write everyday even if for no more than 15 minutes a day. The exercise of writing everyday helps to discipline and build writing skills. I’ve also heard that anything you do for at least 21 days becomes a habit.

I’m going write and write, and write some more. I’m challenging my self to scale that mountain of challenge and reach the top successfully and victoriously.

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