Proverbs 3:6 “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
Allow me to start by asking this; whenever you have a desire, be it a dream, a goal, etc: how do you go about presenting it to God, how do you get God involved in it? Do you say “Dear God I need this job, can I please have it because I really need it? Or do you say “Dear God, I’d so love to get that job because I really need it; if it is what it is your will for me to have it, let it be.
One time, I was walking through a government building. There were two sets of double doors about fifteen feet apart. They were both automatic doors. When you walked through the first set of doors, you had to let them totally close before the next set of doors would open. As long as I stayed at that first set of doors, the second set would not open. It's the same principle in life.
“When was the last time you exercised your faith. I mean really put your faith to the test and dared to stretch your faith beyond what you felt is tangible?” Hmmm, this is the kind of a question that makes me stop and think (I love such questions). I have been doing some reading on Sarah Jakes’ blog (I love her..her outlook on life, her mindset, her faith..); and this article on Faith that she wrote in 2011 is still the one. Here it is ..
1. Change your mindset
A new you will only emerge as a by-product of new mindset. Start thinking differently and things will work out differently. Stop worrying, especially about things that are out of your control. Free your mind from negative thinking and start to think positively in every situation. A change a day, month, or year does not mean anything if you have not changed your old mindset.You can think positive in a negative situation. Don’t let negativity take up residence in your mind, one second longer.
I love wisdom, that’s why the book of Proverbs is my favorite in the Bible,
I don’t know if it’s good to have a favorite book in the Bible..all the books are important right..hmmm..well. Nonetheless, I am very much excited about the 31 Day Proverbs Challenge and I am so doing it; tomorrow 11 July 2014 is the day. The initiators might have started this in May, but I guess any month is good as long as the 31 days get completed (..better late than never..). So, are you in J? Here is more about it…
Well, I love to read and/or hear other people’s opinions about everything and this past weekend I found some interesting blog with a very interesting article and as you know me; I just had to share..Here it begins...>>>I’ve gotten a lot of one-on-one questions about this from BOTH MEN AND WOMEN and I figured it was time to write about it. Before I write another line though, it’s important that I say a few things and get some things out of the way.
I am certain that each and every one of us has experienced God’s grace and faithfulness in one way or another, and I can imagine how wonderful it would be if we could all share those experiences and the end results thereof. When I met up with Sibongile Sibeko, I knew that she is a gospel artist but as soon as we started with the conversation, I knew that she was not just a recording gospel artist but a Gospel Music Minister. She has a very awesome testimony about God’s grace and faithfulness in her life (this warms my heart); but for that, I’ll do a follow up article because I need tell it very well.