Eph: 2:10 –For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Being BeYOUtiful! As Women – we are truly blessed when we encourage and admire other women’s talents and gifts without being discouraged about our own talents and gifts! Everyone is YOUnique! YOUniquely bless this world! Kim Reutzel
Isaiah 46:4 …Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you.
Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that God is in control. He made us the way we are and He does not leave us alone to fend for ourselves. As we grow and change into the person He designed us to be -right here and right now -we can be guaranteed He is here, even to carry us through the hard times, if need be. We so often ask for this care/guidance like it is something for us to try to get, when really we already have it, we only need to believe, receive and move forward as though it is already ours! Thank you God for the gift and reminder I don’t have to chase after it or deserve it – it is already mine, a gift to believe!
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“ You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20
One way I have found great peace is letting go of the desires and wishes that the past could have been any different than it is or was. Hope comes when you except the very things that happened in your past are met to make yours and others futures better then it would have been without those experiences. Expect greatness!
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. Proverbs 13:3
What comes out of our mouth starts in our mind. For the past week I have found myself a little nerved and not enjoying life. After much thought about my thoughts I found I was worrying about a few things that were truly none of my business.
If you truly want to reap the benefits of peace make a decision right now to make your mind – mind it’s own business. This may seem like a scolding but it truly is a gift of peace if you decide to do it. Is there any thoughts you could let go today?
“that you should do as I have done for you” (John 13:15)
Do you think Jesus came to earth to try to save all of us or that He came to do it?
I believe we need to use the word TRY with caution. It’s alright to try a pair of shoes or pants on to see if they fit or try to get your car unlocked after you locked your keys in it accidentally but I do believe there are places we need to use the word try with great caution.
The biggest caution area is within relationships. You don’t try to do something you have agreed to do – you do it. You don’t try to be faithful, you do it. You don’t try to be trustworthy to loved ones, you do it.
Be very cautious when you hear yourself say try when talking to someone – either decide if you can do it or not. Then make a commitment. If you can’t do it, tell them why, if you can then —- Just Do It!
“Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).
We were asked in scripture to love like Jesus loved. How did he Love anyway? He hated the sin but loved the sinner. He confronted the sin, yet died for the sinner. Realizing we All sin – realizing my own sin- learning how to forgive yourself makes it easier to forgive others. This doesn’t mean we need to go back for more and more pain from a person, but it does mean we can forgive and love from a distance.
Give yourself a break today – then share it with someone you want to love. Say a prayer for them. Say a prayer for yourself- asking for guidance.
Love is a verb – it is not only what you say, but what you do! What have you been doing to act in love??
“You who are trying to be justified by law have been alienated from Christ; you have fallen away from grace.” Galatians 5:4
This is one way to experience peace after we realize we have sinned and – Oh so wonderful for all of us breathing air in our lungs— Because we have all sinned so we all need God’s grace.
I have noticed as a Christian we all want to be pleasing to God yet we stumble from time to time. Our heavenly Father has made it sooooo easy on us to be reconciled to Him. Simply believe and receive the gift Christ died to give us.
It’s interesting how the scripture above tells us if we think we can save our self we actually lose this grace. Opposite of what the world would tell us, like, if we work hard we receive. Not so with God’s grace. He did it all – we only need to receive. Take a deep breath in and receive that grace and releasing the air out with the image of letting go of any idea we need to try hard to do something for it.
Grace is simply – Him giving to us what we don’t deserve! Yet, if we try to deserve it we don’t get it. So different from the principals we live with daily. What a wonderful example of LOVE!
“A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!” Proverbs 15:23 ASV
If you are feeling a little unfulfilled today, give someone a compliment.
Is there someone in your life that has done something extra special for you and you have been waiting for the right time to tell them? Now is the time.
Call the first person that comes to mind. Then experience the good that comes from it.
Happy Sharing the LOVE!
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“He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends.” Proverbs 17:9
Forgiveness can be very hard. But “O” so freeing. Yet, a wonderful gift of peace for yourself. We are made to Love – freeing yourself to love even the hard to love allows you to experience the sense of love and peace you were designed to experience!
We all have heard sermons or speeches we wished someone else would have heard, right? I find myself wishing someone was sitting next to me all the time to hear their words. One thing I have learned… to turn it around to me… put myself to the test…. have I always lived what they are preaching and wishing someone else was hearing? Most of the time the answer is No, no and no some more… It’s much easier to forgive when we realize we need the same forgiveness ourselves.
Have you given yourself the gift to forgive – so you will experience the benefits in your life and emotions?