WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork,  the barren pursuits of darkness.  Expose these things for the sham they are. It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see.  Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.  Wake up from your sleep, climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!  So watch your step.  Use your head.  Make the most of every chance you get.  These are desperate times!  Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly.   Make sure you understand what the Master wants.”  (The Message Bible) Ephesians 5:11-17 The clock is ticking.  Time is short.  Too often we get caught up in the urgency of the moment.  Instead of being in charge of our schedules, we allow our schedules to rule us.  There are always those things that come up to try and steal our time.  They are not necessarily bad things. They are just those things that come up in the course of a day’s time that detour us from our goals and get us out of focus. It literally becomes the tyranny of the urgent. DECLARATION:  Father, give me the wisdom to discern the difference between what is urgent and what is...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: LITTLE THINGS MATTER

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards, while our vineyards are in blossom.” Song of Solomon 2:15 NAS As a leader it is so easy to get caught up in the Big Picture.  I Kings 22:34 NAS says, “Now a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in a joint of the armor.”  As the King of Israel discovered too late, even small openings in armor can be fatal.  Even small weaknesses may result in major product or service failures that will affect your customers.  It would be wise to evaluate your systems and processes and repair any weaknesses or holes and ask your customers for their feedback. “Pay attention to the little things and your business will enjoy ongoing success.”  Julia Cameron “The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”  Unknown  “The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.”  Unknown DECLARATION:   I will spend more of my time focusing on the little...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: GET READY, GET SET, AND WATCH FOR YOUR MIRACLE!

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people with you!”   2 Chronicles 20:17 (NLT) There are four things you need to do to position yourself for your miracle.  First, cut away the weights and unbelief.  To paraphrase Hebrews 12:1 NLT, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up.  And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”  Secondly, you need to quit dwelling on your past.  Isaiah 43:18-19 in the New American Standard Bible says, “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past.  Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth.”  The word “ponder” means to keep bringing it up, to keep focusing on your past.  Thirdly, watch with expectation what God is about to do.  “Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory.”  And the fourth thing you need to do to get ready for your miracle as you stand and watch with expectation is to speak only what God speaks.  Stop speaking things that God does not speak.  Stop speaking “unbelief” but instead speak “faith.”  Hebrews 11:1 NASB tells us “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things unseen.” DECLARATION:   Father, help me to not ponder the past but instead walk in the present with that faith attitude, expecting a...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: IS GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE?

Posted on Aug 6, 2012 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“So keep the words of this covenant to do them,  that you may prosper in all that you do.” Deuteronomy 29:9 NASB If you conduct your home life, your social life, and your business life according to Biblical principles, you will prosper.  When you apply God’s word faithfully in your business, clients will notice your integrity, your spirit of excellence, your diligence, your dependability and your attitude of service. DECLARATION:  I will commit to being more diligent about walking out God’s Word in my business and home...

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