The key to a successful life is to live it laughing and never cease loving!!
Intuition is something that we all have whether we focus on it and strengthen it or if it is just there trying to guide you, we all have it! It is that small voice you hear telling you the correct answer to the question you’re facing or that feeling you get where you feel like something is wrong or the pure adrenaline rush of excitement for no consciously known reason. There is something inside of us that is spiritually in tuned with the universe and it is constantly trying to guide us down the correct path and to make the right decisions.
We need to learn to listen to that voice and feelings even when our minds want to argue with it. Here are a few great links to help you better understand what i am talking about.
Give these tips a try and get to know the true you and enjoy a better life because of it!!
Jesus tells us that this is one of the most important commandments.
Matthew 22:37-39 – Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment and the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Probably the most challenging one yet right? but also the most important, if Jesus is telling us that this is like unto the first and great commandment then it is worth putting in every effort. I like to think of it like this verse states…
Luke 6: 32-34 – For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them and if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. if you lend to them of whom you hope to receive, what thank have ye? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
What makes us as followers of Christ any different if we only love those that love us back? To stand out and represent Jesus we need to love as he did, we need to love everyone, regardless of what they have done or who they are. I know what your thinking “what about those that have done the unmentionable” well yes they are certainly harder to love when we don’t have that understanding but Jesus does not tell us we need to like them or have a relationship with them in fact he would rather we did not spend our time with those type of people but we should still love and care what happens to their soul and give them the opportunity to change. We all have sinned and it is not our place to judge, everyone will be judged in the end and no one will get away with anything done on this earth. we don’t need to be hateful toward these people. we need to love all people as Jesus did and does!!
Be different and Love 🙂
(continued from previous blog)
Once we have that foundation of walking like Jesus down, we need to learn to be still. we need to stop trying to do everything on our own because even if you do manage to do it alone it will not last. we need to give all of our worries to God.
when we let go and put all of our trust in God and fully submit our lives over to him, there is so much freedom in that! It is like being pinned down to the floor by concrete bricks your entire life and then suddenly the bricks are removed… think about that for a moment… how amazing. we don’t have to worry at all about anything, nothing at all. God wants us to let go and let him take control. wow what a wonderful father we have in heaven. all we have to do is be still and let him take over, it really is as simple as it sounds. below are some verses that back this up!
Psalm 46:10 – Be still and know that I am GOD; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Exodus 14:14 – The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
(to be continued)
I wanted to reach out to people in some way about what faith really is and how we can overcome fear with it. I have heard faith be explained as having hope in something that can not be seen, which is a great way to sum it up but there is a lot more that goes into it then just hope alone. you can hope until your blue in the face but if you are not backing it up then it is pointless!!
I am talking about the kind of faith that Jesus had, the faith he tells us about in the bible that can move mountains… oooh I get shivers thinking about it and how wonderful Gods power is when we believe. So here are a few things we should be doing to increase our faith and get rid of fear A.K.A The devils lies.
#1 GODS WORD – reading our holy guide the bible is so important to our spiritual growth. What I like to do is write down the verses that I feel empower me at that time. Faith building verses, here are a few that I like to use.
Matthew 17:20 – and Jesus said unto them (for the disciples were unable to cast out a demon) because of your unbelief : for verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; AND NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO YOU
Philippians 3:15 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Psalm 7:1 – O Lord my God in you I put my trust; save me from all those who persecute me; and deliver me.
1 John 4:4 – Ye are of God , little children , and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he who is in this world
Through out your day any time you start to feel defeated or if your mind starts to think negatively use these verses and speak to that thought or situation or even just shout it loud in your mind. keep repeating it in the name of Jesus until it passes.
#2 WATCH YOUR MOUTH – If we want our faith strong we cant go around complaining saying “I am broke” “I am sick” “I cant” ” nothing ever goes my way” ect Although I understand that we are human and these things do creep in it does not mean that we have to give them power. when ever you start to think a negative thing like those I mentioned above, I challenge you to replace that thought and say out loud instead “I am blessed” “I am healthy and well” ” My God is well able” “All things work together for my good” . The more we do these things the quicker it will rewire our way of thinking and become a natural habit.
#3 UPLIFT OTHERS – Instead of losing patience in line at the store or in the drive through and being short once you get to the check out, try being understanding and kind. Tell them what a good job they are doing and smile… apply this to all situations in life. The way you treat someone has a ripple effect on the rest of their day and yours , you never know what another person is going through so choose to be uplifting and give them a simple smile. you never know just how much they may need your kindness plus everything you do gets measured back to you… always remember that!!
Luke 6:38 – Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. for with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
#4 PRAY PRAY PRAY – Get in good conversation with GOD. This is my favorite. Talk to God like he is your best friend (he should be) talk to him when your mad, sad, happy, talk to him about everything. Constantly be praying and having conversation with God. Some people think that you should only pray scripted prayers or when you are asking him for something or thanking him, well of course these are great prayers but don’t go to God pretending to be all perfect… don’t forget he is GOD and he knows our hearts and our thoughts. Make God apart of your every day life. Talk to him about your relationships, your job, family, bad habits, everything. I like to talk to God when I am in my car , sometimes I talk out loud, people in passing cars probably think I am crazy at times, they would definitely think that if I told them I was talking to my invisible best friend lol.
#5 WORSHIP – Again this is something I love doing in my car on my way to work in the mornings and on my way home in the evenings. It really sets my mood. I love having worship and praising God and feeling his presence .worship is great at any time of the day it really lifts you up and at the same time lifting God up and pleasing him. worship is wonderful and a great way to get rid of any lingering negativity and get your focus back on track.
TO BE CONTINUED…
So we have all had those moments where we feel called to do something , we get passionate about it and feel like YES this is my break in life… but then we tend to over think our idea and then you hear a few negative comments from so called friends or family members and then doubt starts to kick in, you start thinking “well I probably couldn’t do it anyway” or “I don’t have the funds” or ” I’m not smart enough”… and eventually you let that dream become a thing of the past!! but what if you learned to believe in yourself despite the creeping doubt and negative people around you? what if that dulled passion came back to life and you chased your dreams with a positive attitude and accomplished all the things people said you never would? well I’m here to tell you THAT YOU CAN!!!
The first step towards a new life is changing your thought pattern. Take all the negative things that you think about yourself and turn them into positive affirmations. so if your not happy with your looks affirm to yourself out loud “I AM BEAUTIFUL” if you think your broke and struggling to pay your bills stop thinking about it and affirm to yourself “I am financially free” replace every negative with a positive. this can be difficult at first with everything going on around us in this world but if you keep at it eventually it will start to happen naturally and you will notice a difference almost instantly!
Believe in yourself… don’t let other peoples opinions matter, half the time people don’t even know what they’re saying and very often opionons change! stay firm in who you are and be confident in the belief that all things are possible with the right mind set and let no one stir up doubt!! you can and you will!!!!
Have Faith… whatever it is you want, believe that you already have it! don’t even question it. Think it and believe it as if it already is 🙂 don’t think about how much you want it, think about how grateful you are that you already have it.
you can do whatever you want and be that person you always imagined you would be… you can… nothing and noone can stop you as long as you believe it you can achieve it!!