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Every morning we get up we should thank God. Thank Him for waking us up. Thank Him for your every breath. Thank Him if you got 2 eyes. Thank Him if you can see out of both. Thank Him if you got 2 ears. Thank Him if you got a nose. Thank Him if you got a mouth. Thank Him for creating you and giving you all your body parts.

Thank Him for His every blessing. Thank Him for His every mercy. Thank Him for loving you. Thank Him for dying on the cross for you. Thank Him for who He is. Thank Him for His loving kindness. Thank Him for every single thing.

Get up every morning thankful. Get up every morning with praise on your lips. Get up every morning saying "Thank You Jesus for giving me another day to worship and praise You and glorify You."

"Think about a businessman, for example, maybe the president of a large company. Wouldn't it be wonderful if several times a day, he closed the door to his office, turned the lock, knelt, and said, "God, I just want to take some time to worship You. Father, all these things You are giving me - the business, the money, the success - are great, but I just want to worship You. I magnify You. You are so wonderful. I love You. You are all I need. Father, I worship You. Jesus, I worship You. Holy Spirity, I worship You." ... a businessman with such a habit would never need to be concerned about his business, his finances, or his success. All of those things would be taken care of (Matt 6:33). The same is true for students, stay-at-home moms, retired people, secretaries, flight attendants, brain surgeons, clerks, and salespeople - anyone you can think of. All of them would have many more fruitful, productive, and peaceful days if they took time to praise the Lord throughout the day" (excerpt from The Everyday Life Bible by Joyce Meyer).

 

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I know that faith is essentially "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb 11:1; KJV) or, as the NIV puts it , faith "is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see".

As you may or may not know I have been out of work for some time now, but I have been believing God for work and for my finances. As such, I have been looking for and studying scriptures that deal with faith, finances, etc. I have come across a few and have been standing on them and speaking them. I would like to know though what others believe faith to be and how faith relates to our finances (our financial situation).

Just as an interesting note: I recently came across an interesting definition of wealth that says that wealth is "a balance of physical and mental health, spiritual fulfillment, family happiness, true friendships, love, social kindness, the development of wisdom through knowledge and understanding, and financial prosperity" (Affirmations of Wealth by John Alexandrov). Given this definition, how many of us can say that we are truly wealthy?

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I don't know if I mentioned this but about a month ago a dear friend of mine stopped talking to me and I was under the impression that she ended our friendship. I believe I was asking for prayer for her. Anyways, yesterday I got a wonderful surprised when I checked my email: SHE WROTE ME! It was nothing significant that she wrote in the email but the mere fact that she wrote brightened my day and strengthened my faith in God and his power. Thanks to all who has been praying for my friend. Please don't stop praying for her and pleading the blood of Jesus over her life. She needs it. I'll continue to pray for you all. God bless!
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I often wonder what it takes to be a leader. Does it take sternness? Does it take courage? Does it take fear? What does it take to be a leader? According to John Alexandrov, from his Affirmations of Wealth, "being a true leader  requires the courage and dignity of Franklin D Roosevelt, the perseverance and determination of Helen Keller, the integrity of Gandhi and the sense of justice of Abraham Lincoln. These are all great people who understood the vital concepts of leadership and thereby success. They understood and believed in a cause greater than themselves". Now that's a great definition of what it takes to be a leader.

He goes on to say that "they possessed unshakable courage despite insurmountable odds. In their own minds they would not allow the possibility of defeat; they did not know how to quit. They believed in humanity and love for their fellow man. They performed their jobs with integrity and they served justice with responsibility and honor. These great leaders were all one-of-a-kind people. They dared where others would not and they backed their beliefs with acts of courage". Wow!

I pray that I possess these qualities and become a true leader. I believe that there's a leader inside all of us. We just need to tap into it. What do you think it takes to be a leader?
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It is essential that we not only read God's Word and meditate on it day and night so that we become prosperous, but it is also vital that we talk with God daily. Prayer, for me at least, is simply just that, talking with God. Holding conversations with God is so important because it is quite possibly the cornerstone of what it means to have a relationship with Him, which is all He really wants. He wants to have a relationship with us and no relationship can be a relationship unless we talk with each other. 

Of course talking with God is a two way street as it is in any other relationship. We must not only do the talking, but we must also listen. Listening is crucial because God wants to tell us things to do in our own lives that will be for our good and His glory. He wants us to prosper and be fruitful and He wants to tell us how, if we but only listen.

That said, I do not know quite how we hear from God except to say that He uses His Word, just as much if not more than he uses an actual audible voice. I cannot say from personal experience that I've heard an actual audible voice when He talks to me. I can say though that He's spoken to me through His Word, and even in my thoughts.

I encourage all to pray. Prayer is very powerful. The more we pray the more power we have to act on God's authority. Pray and pray often. Communicate to God what's on your mind, what's on your heart, what upsets you, everything. He wants to know it all. Not that He doesn't already know it, but He wants us to open up our mouths and say it to Him. He is waiting to hear from us every day. Go pray. God bless!
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Today was my mom's bday. I won't say how old she is but she is one year older than she was last year. Also, she is retired. Being out of work, and just being able to take care of my own bills, I decided to give her a personal gift. Usually, I would buy something for her, usually something to do with music as I love music and I know she loves music also. However, being out of work, and having some time on my hands, I decided to do something more personal for her.

For her bday I summarized 3 of Joyce Meyer books and gave her the summaries. The 3 books I summarized were "Battlefield of the Mind - Winning the Battle in Your Mind", "Battlefield of the Mind - Devotional", and "The Confident Woman". It took me a couple weeks of diligent work on the computer typing up the summaries, but it was worth it. 

In addition to the summaries of the books, I also gave her some cassettes I found while going through my stuff a few weeks earlier. The cassettes (audio tapes) happened to be of her on tv and radio. 

She was well pleased with her gift. I wish her all the blessings and prosperity and longevity of life, health, strength, and every good thing God has for her. God bless!
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"And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus". (Philippians 4:19; AMP)

I have been out of work for a few weeks now, but I have been provided for in many ways by God's awesome power. I have absolute confidence in my God, that He will not only continue to supply my needs but that by His grace I will start working soon. Either way, I am living proof that God is My Provider.

I thank Him for His blessings He so generously bestows on me each and every day, from waking me up in the morning, to seeing to my financial needs. Of course He does so much more than just wake me up in the morning and sees to my financial needs. He sees to my emotional needs, my health needs, my every need. He is my Strength.

I encourage everyone to keep looking up to God, the One and Only true source of riches and wealth. I have, I am, and will continue to do so as there is breath in me. God bless!

 

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"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.." (Prov 23:7; AMP)

According to the Word of God, whatever we think about we eventually act on. It is my sincere desire to think Godly thoughts throughout my day and I encourage all to do the same. There is a mind-body connection and whatever we think on and meditate on we eventually act on.

"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (Josh 1:8; NIV) Or as the Amplified Bible puts it "This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do accordingly to all that is written in it. For them you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success".

Again in Psalm 1:1-3 it states that "blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]".

Our thinking produces our emotions, which in turn produce our decisions, which in turn produce our actions. Think Godly, positive thoughts and we will act and be Godly and positive. The more we do something, then it becomes our habit. I encourage all to have Godly, positive thoughts so we can have Godly, positive habits. Our habits produce our character, and our character leads us to our destiny. Strive today and everyday toward a Godly, positive, successful and prosperous destiny. God bless!
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I get up every morning and I have certain affirmations I state to myself and to the Lord. The following are just a few of them:

- I am a positive, Christ-centered woman of faith. I am a believer. I am a child of God. I am a child of the King. I'm the King's daughter.

- I am in control of my words. I am in control of my thoughts. I am in control of my emotions. I am in control of my decisions. I am in control of my actions. I am in control of my habits. I am in control of my character. I am in control of my destiny.

- I speak Godly words. I think Godly thoughts. I feel/have Godly emotions. I make/decide Godly decisions. I act/do/carry out Godly actions. I maintain Godly habits. I establish/possess a Godly character. I live out my God-given destiny.

- I am full of the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence).

These are just some of my daily affirmations. I have a whole lot more and I keep adding to them daily. Some are too personal for me to share with anyone. I keep them just between me and the Lord.

 

 

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Well, it's another year again. The beginning of another year to move forward, go on, progress further with God. I hope that this year I will be able to draw even closer to God. He is my Lord and my Savior. He is so much more than just my Lord and Savior though. He is my Refuge. He is my strength. He is my Fortress. He is my Comforter. He is my Deliverer. He is all I could ever need and so much more. 

I encourage all those who love Him and serve Him to continue to do so on a daily basis. He is soo worth it!
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