Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Be Blessed..........

May you be blessed today with peace that passes understanding. May you be blessed with wisdom beyond your own thinking. May you be blessed with the manifest presence of God, Himself. May His presence continually be with you throughout this entire week. May this week hold surprises of His goodness each and every day.
May your family be blessed with long life, health and laughter. May your children be blessed with all that God says is theirs and May they walk in peace, just as God has promised. May your children never forsake the ways of God. May your house be filled with peace, love and laughter. May His presence rest in your home at all times.
May your finances be blessed. May every need be met in abundance. May every seed you have ever sown into the Kingdom of God bring forth a hundred fold return this season, just as God has promised. May God supply you with His riches in abundance so that you have plenty for every good work.
May this year be your year. May you know God deeper and more intimately than you ever imagined this year. May you walk in the destiny that God has called you to this year. May this be the year that you abound in all things. May this be the year that you see every promise fulfilled. May this be the year that you rejoice and declare ‘this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in my eyes!’

Monday, July 18, 2011

You Are Exactly Where You're Supposed to Be

Have you ever felt as if you are in the wrong place in life? Have you ever felt you should be further along in your personal, financial, professional, even spiritual goals than you ought to be? Is it God's will for you to be where you are now? The truth of the matter is....You are exactly where you are supposed to be in your life.  I personally have been guilty of this time and time again.  I would reflect on my life and consider where I am now versus where I think am supposed to be by a certain age or stage in my life. I used to equate age with success, the older you got the more you should have accomplished in life, however I now realize that God has my life preordained, already mapped out.  He already knows where I would be in my life even at the age I am now.  I should not fret because I have not achieved certain things by a certain age because God has a plan for my life. And so it is with you as well. You are on the right path to where God wants you to be, therefore trust Him knowing that in due time you will reach the destination He has for you.  In life we will encounter disappointments, pain, heartache, challenges, stumbling blocks, setbacks and these things sometimes make us question if we are on the right path or if we are in the place we should be, however through all of this remember you are right where you are supposed to be.  Those very challenges that you experience will help you get to where God wants you to be.  Trust God! You are in the right place in your life.  God is faithful and He has promised that you will reach your destination!

Share your thoughts... Do you sometimes feel that you are delayed in things you think you should have accomplished already?

The Best is Yet to Come,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Motivational Monday.....Hold On....Change is Coming

..... All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.--Job 14:14

Change-To give a completely different form or appearance to; transform:

Today I want to encourage you to hold on! Hold on until your change comes! I believe in my heart that change is coming for me! I declare and decree that my change is quickly approaching, in fact right around the corner! I come in agreement with you that your change is on the way too! Your healing, deliverance, breakthrough, whatever you may be believing God for is on the way! It is yours in the matchless name of Jesus! Doors are opening, ways are being made! Believe it! Receive it! It is yours in the name of Jesus!

The Best is Yet to Come!


Friday, July 8, 2011

Question of the Day.....What's Hindering You?

I must admit, I am the Question Queen!  I have a tendency to ask a plethora of questions at times.  I am very inquisitive, therefore I research my heart out using a variety of resources such as the internet, books, even people to yearn my curiosity.  So on today I have a question for you! 

We all have room for improvement in our lives in one area or another. God wants us to live to our fullest potential.  Galatians 5:7 says "You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?" This scripture is used in relation to our faith/spiritual life, however I would like to take it a bit further and include your faith life as well as personal goals.  So let's get some dialogue going shall we?

Question of the Day:

 What is hindering you from becoming the best you?

In other words, what is hindering you from becoming the best in fulfilling your dreams, walking in your destiny, succeeding and fulfilling your true purpose in life, and serving God to the fullest?

Okay here are the guidelines:
  • Dig deep and look within yourself. Be totally honest, this exercise may help you recognize your shortcomings (if any) and allow you to move forward in becoming the best you
  • Feel free to share your answer in the comments section ( you may be helping someone with your answer) 
Since I would not ask you to do anything I would not do, I will begin this Q&A session by answering the question..........

What is hindering me simply put is ME! As far as my spiritual life, I feel that I am definitely hindering myself from a closer relationship with God, although not intentionally.  There are things in my life that I definitely need to change! No I am not perfect, far from it in fact! I probably would say that I knowingly and unknowingly sin daily. (thank God for honesty) One thing for sure is that I need to die daily of the things that are hindering me from a closer relationship with Christ.  I fully embrace that I am a work in progress

As far as personal goals, I could blame others for me not being where I think I should be in life, however I understand that life is a process. God has an awesome plan for my life and I trust that it will unfold in due time.(Yes I really want things my way right now!) I thank God for where He brought me from and where He is taking me.  In the meantime I can prepare myself by continuing to seek out opportunities to better myself.   All in all I know that a closer relationship with Christ is the key to everything.  If I get my "house in order" and improve my relationship with God, everything else will fall in its place.  If I seek God first and foremost all other things will be added unto me! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today I give thanks--not only on this day but everyday! There are so many things for which to be thankful.  It would take me a thousand years plus infinity to express all God has done for me!

Top 5 things I am thankful for on today

1. Jesus Christ because He died for my sins and without Him I would be nothing
2. Life, Health and Strength because it is a gift within itself
3. Family and Friends because they surround me with love and allow me to remain grounded
4. My Pastor and Church Family because of our close knit spiritual connection and prayers
5. My Husband because I know that he will be all that I have prayed for and much more! :)
What are you thankful for on today? Feel free to share!

The Best is Yet to Come,

Chocolate Girl

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Worship Wednesday-I Worship You

Worship-to show reverence or adoration

The Benefits of Worship:
1. Puts our focus on God
2. Increases our understanding of God
3. Draws us closer to God
4. Sends the enemy running

This week's worship song is "I Worship You" by Mary Mary. It is a very powerful song. Listen carefully to the lyrics and you shall be blessed!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Topic Tuesday.....I Trust God and It's Already Done!

Today I am trusting God.  I am trusting Him for something very personal.  This particular request I have is very personal and is something which I have been praying for quite a while.  Today I claim healing in the Name of Jesus! I declare and decree that I have the victory and it is already done.  The enemy tried to place stumbling blocks in my way, to hinder my progress, but on today I claim that it is already done! I am thanking God in advance for what He has done for me! The bible says that faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen and we that come to God must believe that He is and a rewarder that diligently seek Him.  I sought Him, I trust Him and it is ALREADY DONE! THANK YOU JESUS I AM HEALED!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Motivational Monday.....Rejoice--Victory belongs to You!

Fourth of July--America, cookout, barbecue, flag, fireworks, but when I think of Independence Day, the word that comes to mind is victory.  Webster dictionary defines the word victory as a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war. ... America claimed victory or independence from Great Britain in 1776.  We as believers claimed victory over the enemy when we accepted Jesus Christ, however many us do not walk in the fullness of which we've been given. Walking in victory requires knowing who we are and whom we belong to.  We already have the victory because we belong to Jesus Christ.  Life comes with many obstacles, trials and tribulations, but remember we already have the victory through Christ! Walk in victory! Victory belongs to you!

The Best is Yet to Come,

Chocolate Girl

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A New Thing..........

Hi Everyone,

I have decided to change the format of my posts.  I have assigned a different subject for each day of the week:

Motivational Monday-will include words of motivation
Topic Tuesday-will discuss a certain topic
Worship Wednesday-will post a worship song and or topic
Thankful Thursday-will share what I am grateful for in my life
Words to Live By Friday-(self explanatory)

Friday, July 1, 2011

My Apologies......

Hi Guys,

Hope all is well with everyone! Sorry for the long hiatus! I promise I will return to blogging next week.  I feel the need to make some changes in the way I blog so stay tuned! In the meantime meditate on this scripture--

Luke 1:37--For with God nothing shall be impossible

Stay Blessed and Know that God is Able!

Chocolate Girl