Thursday, October 27, 2016

Does money make you happy?



Does money bring happiness?  I am sure that most people would say yes.  You can do so much more with money.  Just for the record, money is not the root of all evil.  The love of money is. 









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Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to Pray and Get Results



Does God hear our prayers? Will our prayers get answered? I didn't start to really see results until I decided to learn how to pray. Prayers actually need to be in order. There is a method or protocol to powerful prayers.








Matthew 6:9-13New King James Version (NKJV)
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.[a]

Always approach the throne of God with thanksgiving. Most kids are experts at getting what they want from their parents because they understand the importance of showing thanksgiving and giving praise. It works for them. 

The same is true for praying to your Father in Heaven. I then ask for forgiveness for sinning against him. I like to stay clean so to speak, so I wash often. I then state my prayer request. Next, I quote the scripture that says that I can have what I ask for. Lastly, I thank Him for being such a good God and answering my prayer.

Keep in mind that the bible says that you shall have whatever you ask. (As long as it lines up with God's Plan) As you spend more time with Jesus, you will begin to think like him. You will know what to ask for when you pray.  Prayer is the key that unlocks the door. 





Joseph Prince - How To Pray Powerful Prayers - 16 Jun 13




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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Get Through It

 



Good morning!  In light of all of the things that we go through in our lives, we can get to a low point in our lives.  I say to you that God said you shall live and not die.  You will get through it Have a blessed day.


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Finding Joy in Troubling Times



People often mistake happiness for joy. Unfortunately, they are not the same. You do not necessarily have to be happy to have joy. Happiness is based on your emotions. Joy, on the other hand, has to do with a condition of the heart. A joyful person can be happy. I have a question. Can a sad person have joy? Because happiness and sadness are emotions, they can change several times. Joy is a little different.

Joy is a fruit of the spirit. Joy is knowing that God is in control. Regardless of the things that are going on around us, we know the facts. We don't have to think about it. We know that all things will work out in our favor. This fact allows us to have joy in our hearts.

Joy is our heart allows us to be happy in troubling times. Happiness is a byproduct of joy. When we have joy in our hearts, we appear to be happy. We don't feel the pressure of the world on our shoulders because we can turn it over to God and move on to something else. We can do this because of the trust that we have in God. We know that God can handle any situation, small or large, and know that it will work out for our good. That is why we can say all is well. Our faith in God will make every situation work in our favor.




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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Overcome Regret


Do you wish you could go back do some things over in your life?  That is called regret.  It is so easy to get stuck in the time shuttle of the past.  You can always remember back when...and think if only I had...

This is a total waste of time.  Time waits for nobody.  Live your live to the fullest now while you have a chance.  Use your time wisely.  Take time to plan your future.  The past is just that...in the past.  There is absolutely nothing that you can do to change it.  It is over and done with.  Memories may be good or bad, but they are just memories.

Plan to make new memories.  There are hundreds of ways to make happy memories.  All things happen for a reason.  Don't get discouraged when things don't work out the way you planned it.  You are only human.  God is in control.  If things work out a certain way, then it is for your good some way, some how in the end.  God will get the glory. 

Look forward to the future with an expected end.  A positive end is always good.  Sometimes we get so busy complaining about the past.  We miss an opportunity to be happy.  Happy is the total opposite of worry and despair.  Reminiscing about the good old days will do nothing for the now. 

Live your live for now.  Live life to the fullest.   You cannot change other people.  Their actions may cause pain and disappointment, but we have to forgive and move on to the next moment and enjoy it.  Holding onto things will only drag you down. 

Be encouraged.  You can and will survive.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.   Keep pushing through all of the sorrow, pain, and despair.  Let the negative things that happen in life serve as a learning experience.  That is all.  A learning experience.  Costly at times - yet a life lesson. 

Use your experiences to help someone else get through their problem.  You don't go through things for your own benefit.  You go through them in order to share insight and encouragement to someone else.  You never know who you might not be encouraging to hold on to their dreams.

Have no regrets for the past.  Turn the negatives into the positives.  Change your thinking to change your future.  Be strong and of good courage.  You cannot be failed, nor forsaken.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.





    
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