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"Beloved, I wish above all things that thou prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 3 John 2

"'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11

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Sep

29

My Own Little World by Matthew West – Christian Music Video

Filed in: Music by Admin on 09-29-10

My Own Little World by Matthew West – Christian Music Video

“My Own Little World” by Matthew West

from the album My Own Little World”

Matthew West plays his new song “My Own Little World” live on Air 1 Radio.

“My Own Little World” Song Lyrics:

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world, population: me

I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give ’til it hurts
And I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
Yeah, it’s easy to do when it’s population: me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose?
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world

Stopped at a red light looked out my window
I saw a cardboard sign said, “help this homeless widow”
And just above that sign was the face of a human
I thought to myself, God, what have I been doing?
So I rolled down the window and I looked her in the eye
Oh, how many times have I just passed her by?
I gave her some money than I drove on through
And my own little world reached population: two

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose?
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world
My own little world

Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
Put Your light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose?
That I could be living right now
I don’t want to miss what matters
I wanna be reaching out
Show me the greater purpose
So I can start living right now

Outside my own little world
My own little world
My own little world

“Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like it,
you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Matthew 22:36-39

Enjoy this song and God bless!

Cheers,
Brenda

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Sep

25

Empowerment – When Temptation Comes a Knocking Why Not Let Honor Slam the Door Shut?

Filed in: Spiritual Warfare by Admin on 09-25-10

Empowerment – When Temptation Comes a Knocking Why Not Let Honor Slam the Door Shut?

Spiritual Warfare – What Do You Do When You Are Tempted?

Spiritual Empowerment thru Honor to GodSpiritual empowerment has its…

source with God.

In life, temptations are going to come to all of us and…

try to zap our power and take us down.

Why give into these attacks?

Empower yourself to overcome…

by tapping into the power source of God.

What Do You Do When You Are Tempted?

When temptation comes a knocking it is time to look to God. Remind yourself that He is always with you. Look at the temptation that is knocking on the door and then look to God. It is not easy when the attacks come, but it is possible to overcome if you stay plugged into God.

Keep in mind, that we always have the choice to honor God in any situation, or we can choose to dishonor Him; and at the same time disrespect ourselves.

Do You Dwell On Dishonorable Thoughts?

Do not be fooled into believing it is okay to dwell on thoughts that, if acted on, would dishonor God. Put a stop to those dark, negative thoughts right away, before they open the door to trouble. Let honor to God slam the door shut when temptation comes a knocking.

Before the knock ever comes, make a sound decision not to dishonor God and not to disrespect yourself. Never lose sight of Him. Thank God for His mercy and grace when we fall short and need it, but purpose to set your standards higher.

Why Lie to Yourself?

Do not be deceived into thinking you can get away with sin without disrespecting yourself. That is a lie. Why would you want to lie to yourself? Don’t you have enough people lying to you right now? Let’s face it, sin always catches up to us.

So when the temptations come, don’t lie to yourself and think you will get away with acting on them. Instead, challenge yourself with questions. Will God be honored and glorified in me if I do this? What message do I give others if I do this?

Living a Higher Life of Honor

Temptations will come, but you don’t have to open the door. You can choose to live a higher life of honor and show others how to do the same. If you are struggling and already opened the door to temptation, then turn to God. Choose to honor God and He will empower you to slam that door shut.

“God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.”
– 1 Corinthians 10:13

God knows what we are cable of. When we walk in honor, love, peace, and prosperity, we send a valuable message to others. It brings glory and honor to God when His children live right, claim victory over evil, and use their God-given blessings to bless others.

The truth is: What God has for our future is so much better than anything the enemy may be tempting us with. We can overcome temptation when it comes a knocking and choose to live in God’s best for our lives by honoring Him.

May you live empowered, always honoring the King of kings, and enjoying a life of growing prosperity!

God bless you,
Brenda

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Sep

22

Spiritual Power – Tap Into Help from God and let His Spiritual Light Guide You Thru the Storms of Life!

Filed in: Victory by Admin on 09-22-10

Spiritual Power – Tap Into Help from God and let His Spiritual Light Guide You Thru the Storms of Life!

Why Have You Failed to Turn to God for Help?

Spiritual Power and Help from GodSpiritual power and help from God are…

available to all of us.

Have you lost trust in people?

Have you been let down by them in the past over and over again?

Are you unable to trust those that you used to reply on for help?

Great! That is actually a good thing. Why? Because now you are able to turn to God for help; the one who has the power to rescue any person who is ready to be rescued.

Do You Turn to God for Help?

Far above any human weakness is God, and the truth of His Word. All problems can be solved with help from God, regardless of how long they have been troubling you. There are no exceptions. The following issues and more can be eliminated: stress, anxiety, shame, depression, sickness, loneliness, confusion, lack, pain, loss, anger, and fear.

Tapping into God’s help shines a powerful, spiritual light on all the dark and difficult problems and makes them disappear.

It is strange, but true, that people often fail to get help from God. Why? Simply because they refuse to see that their condition is far worse than it appears on the surface. People fear facing their situation and admitting they don’t have a solution. So they go ahead and deceive themselves into believing the problem is really no big deal.

Where does this leave God? Completely left out!

Do You Leave God Out of the Equation?

Have the courage to face the storms of life that surround you and admit that you don’t have the answers. Don’t be ashamed or fear that fact. Humble yourself before God, and reach out to Him for help to attract the answer to you. Let God be your personal guide through the storm and take you safely to the other side.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
– Psalm 46:1

Spiritual information from the truth of God’s Word is spiritual power that also helps us in the natural. To be a sincere seeker of God’s help requires eliminating resistance to His spiritual information and wisdom.  God gives us His Word to help only, and not hurt.

Spiritual Power, Help from God

There is God, and there is you. Your help is over there with God right now, just waiting for your arrival.

  • Reach out by faith and tap into God’s spiritual power.
  • Dig into His Word and find guidance.
  • Cry out to Him in prayer and wait patiently for His answer.
  • Meditate on His Word and allow His revelation knowledge to manifest in your life.

Are you feeling helpless and hopeless today? Then put your trust in God. He is the helper to the helpless and ruler over all. You don’t have to solve your problems, you just have to acknowledge them and turn them over to the Lord. The Almighty God is your ever present help in time of need.

May you tap into the help of God and His spiritual power and live a life of growing prosperity!

God bless you always-

Soar higher in Him,
Brenda

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Sep

20

Light Up The Sky by The Afters – Christian Music Video

Filed in: Music by Admin on 09-20-10

Light Up The Sky by The Afters – Christian Music Video

“Light Up The Sky” by The Afters

from the album “Light Up The Sky”

Josh Havens and Matt Fuqua play “Light Up The Sky” live on Air 1 Radio.

“Light Up The Sky” Song Lyrics:

When I’m feeling all alone
With so far to go
The signs are no where on this road
Guiding me home
When the night is closing in
Is falling on my skin
Oh God will You come close?

(Chorus)
Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky
To show me You are with me
I I I can’t deny
No I can’t deny that You are right here with me
You’ve opened my eyes
So I can see You all around me

Light light light up the sky
You light up the sky to show me
That You are with me

When stars are hiding in the clouds
I don’t feel them shining
When I can’t see You beyond my doubt
The silver lining
When I’ve almost reached the end
Like a flood You’re rushing in
Your love is rushing in

(Chorus)

So I run straight into Your arms
You’re the bright and morning sun
To show Your love there’s nothing You won’t do

(Chorus)

That You are with me
That You are with me

“I will bless the LORD at all times:
His praise shall continually be in my mouth…
O magnify the LORD with me,
and let us exalt His name together.
I sought the LORD, and He heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.
They looked unto Him, and were lightened:
and their faces were not ashamed…
The angel of the LORD encamps round about
them that fear Him, and delivers them.
O taste and see that the LORD is good:
blessed is the man that trusts in him…
The righteous cry, and the LORD hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near unto them that are of a broken heart;
and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”
– Psalm 34:1,3-5,7-8,17-19

Enjoy this beautiful song and let the presence of God light up your life!

God bless you -
Cheers,
Brenda

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Sep

16

Moving Into the Abundance of God! Free Christian Meditation Download

Filed in: Free Stuff by Admin on 09-16-10

Moving Into the Abundance of God! Free Christian Meditation Download

Moving Into the Abundance of God!

Moving Into the Abundance of God Christian Meditation

“This year will be my best year yet because
I am a child of God and the blessings of Abraham are mine.
God has made me the head and not the tail, above and not beneath.
He supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory
and is now moving me into abundance!
Wealth and riches are in my house. I have planted seed and
I will reap a hundredfold in the same year because the Lord has blessed me!
I am a lender and not a borrower.
The Lord has opened the heavens to bless All the work of my hands.
I lack nothing. Blessings come upon me and overtake me.
No matter the economy, I am blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
God has given me the ability to produce wealth and confirm His covenant on this earth.
He has given me wealth and possessions, and enabled me to enjoy them.
I delight in His law and I am like a tree planted by the water and whatever I do prospers!”

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Moving Into the Abundance of God! Confession

The references for this episode are: 
Galatians 3:14, Deuteronomy Chapters 8 & 28, Philippians 4:19, Psalm 1:3

If you want something, begin speaking your future into your present. Don’t say what you have, but say what you want!

When we remember bad situations, we are just replaying the past and it doesn’t get us anywhere. You are a child of God and entitled to an abundant life – so start saying it! The wisdom of God is available to you and God will show you ways to prosper.

May you speak God’s Word and see Him do abundant wonders and fill your life with growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing!

God bless you -
Cheers,
Brenda

P.S. The free podcast episode for this confession can be found here: Moving into the Abundance of God Christian Meditation Podcast

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Sep

13

Godly Humility – How Can a Humble Heart Put You On the Road to Destination Greatness?

Filed in: Self-Growth by Admin on 09-13-10

Godly Humility – How Can a Humble Heart Put You On the Road to Destination Greatness?

A Life of Humility that Leads to God’s Richest Blessings!

Godly Humility Leads to Destination GreatnessHumility needs to take root in the heart first…

and then it will begin to grow and expand

into every area of life.

Humility has to be taught to us by God

and is not generally something we easily learn. 

“I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.” 
– John Ruskin

Power to Change

Humility changes the way we see God and helps us submit our heart to Him. It changes the way we view others and gives us a servant’s perspective. Humility is not denial of self, but it is an embracing of God’s Word within us. It allows us to lay aside our personal wants and needs and adopt His desires and goals for our lives.

“Be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 
– 1 Peter 5:5-6

Humbling ourselves under God’s hand allows Him to raise us up to greatness at the proper time. Keep in mind; greatness from our perspective is different from God’s. God is more interested in our humility than He is of our ‘great’ works.

Do you want to be blessed? Then develop a servant’s heart.

“Whoever, wishes to be great among you shall be your servant.” 
– Jesus Christ (Matthew 20:26)

Destination Greatness

When we humble ourselves before God, we gain new strength and insight. God prepares us for greatness and blessing. He will often allow intense pressures and adversity to humble us and refocus our thoughts so that we begin to think the way He thinks. Pain, embarrassment, and criticism are like safety checks to keep us from becoming proud and arrogant.

When facing challenges, we have a choice. We can either be hardened by our circumstances or humbled by them. If we choose to be humbled, we will gain God’s perspective and quickly discover that He is guiding us to victory (spiritually and physically).

Don’t be fooled though; if we choose to have a hard heart, we open the door to bitterness and close-mindedness. And remember, God resists the proud. Pride and rebellion are the opposite of humility and they separate us from God.

God says He hates a proud look and a proud heart is a sin. (Proverbs  6:17, 21:4) Pride is not only dangerous it is destructive and does not fit who we are in Christ. Humility transforms us into the image of Christ and empowers us to stand strong through the storms of life.

Many people view humility as a sign of weakness, but it is not. It is a sign of strength and spiritual maturity.

How Do We Gain Godly Humility?

It starts with a commitment to study God’s Word and a willingness to submit to Him. Then God will begin to show each of us individually the steps we must take in our lives to gain true humility. God develops humility within us through the power of His Spirit.

Humility is not something we practice in church or to impress others. It must reflect our lifestyle and who we are deep inside.

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” 
– Micah 6:8

In our love for God, we must be careful to walk humbly before Him. When we begin to understand the greatness of God’s love, humility will become our first choice. To bring God glory and honor simply because we love Him is at the heart of true humility.

Needless to say: Living a life of humility may not be easy, but it certainly leads to God’s richest blessings.

May you humble yourself and experience all the abundant goodness God has for you and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!

God bless you -

Cheers,
Brenda

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Sep

11

Never Ever Give Up In Life! Inspiring Video

Filed in: Videos by Admin on 09-11-10

Never Ever Give Up In Life!

An inspiring video of the love of a father and the pain of a son. Derek Redmond was favored to win the 400 Meter in the ’92 Barcelona Summer Olympics, but great pain and disappointment happened midway through the race.

When life gets tough and the pain feels unbearable, our heavenly Father is at our side helping carry us through!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” — Psalm 46:1

Never quit, give up, or give in. It’s not about how many times we fall but how many times we get back up and stay in the race.

“Let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” — Hebrews 12:1-2

Great is the love of our heavenly Father and we don’t have to do the race called ‘life’ alone. He is at our side and helping us through to the finish.

God bless you,
Brenda

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Sep

07

Self-Growth – Uncovering the Great Power of Possibilities Within! Part 2 of 2

Filed in: Self-Growth by Admin on 09-07-10

Self-Growth – Uncovering the Great Power of Possibilities Within! Part 2 of 2

Self-discovery by Finding the Presence of God Within!

Finding the Presence of God WithinThe following are words of wisdom and encouragement,

from Orison Swett Marden.

They are excerpts from chapter 7 “How to Find Oneself”

from the book “How to Get What You Want.” 

Although written back in 1917,

these words still hold great insight and the ability to stir us up and check our current progress in life.

This is part 2 of 2 for men and women who strive to make the most of their lives and never stop growing on their journey through life.

Excerpts from “How to Find Oneself” by Orison Swett Marden:

Self-discovery is simply a question of finding the presence of God within ourselves.

When we become conscious that the kingdom of God is within us it becomes a great self-illuminator, because it takes us back to our source, connects us with infinite life, with the great cosmic heart of the universe. It is a trolley pole which connects us with the mighty current of infinite power, and then our life problems seem easy because we are not pushing our car ourselves. God does that.

Many people had never really met themselves until they became acquainted with the reality of their connection to the Creator. That is, they had never up to that time found the best part of themselves.

They had previously been getting their living by their weak faculties instead of their strong ones. They had been in the position of people living in poverty on a little corner of their vast estate, ignorant that there were great deposits of undiscovered, unmined wealth.

The possibilities of mental expansion, enlargement of vision, quickening of the mental faculties, increasing the efficiency,—in other words, the possibilities of self-discovery are almost unbelievable.

We find ourselves in very different ways. Struggling with difficulties, disappointments, failures, great responsibilities, has been the means of recalling many human beings to themselves.

The greatest of their latent possibilities lies so deep in some natures that it takes the impact of a tremendous emergency, a great life, or national crisis to call it out. Any ordinary event, the easy way of prosperity, will not do it; it must be something which shakes them to the very center of their being and knocks out from under them every support.

They must feel that they have nothing to lean upon but the creative power within—only the God who made them.

So long as there is no supreme call made on the great within of them they never know their own resources. On the other hand the structure of many a divine success has risen out of the ashes of a burned fortune or apparently ruined hopes.

Like the plants which must be crushed before they will reveal their sweetest fragrance, or their beneficent properties, many people never reveal the sweetest thing in them until they are crushed by some great sorrow.

They go through half a life or more unconscious of the richness which lies buried within them, when suddenly some great grief, some overwhelming misfortune reveals a wealth of personality, and of power which not even those who knew them best dreamed they possessed.

Many people pass their fiftieth, even their sixtieth milestone, before they find themselves, before something happens which unlocks a new door in the great within of themselves and reveals new powers, new resources, of which they had never before been conscious.

Then in a few years after their discovery they have redeemed half a lifetime of ineffectiveness.

We often hear men and women who have found themselves tell of the particular things which awakened their ambition; the accident, the sorrow, the emergency, the book, the suggestion, the encouraging friend, which first gave them a glimpse of their own possibilities, uncovered powers which they never before dreamed they possessed.

If all of the people who have done things worthwhile in the world would only give an account of how they were awakened, tell of the things that had aroused their ambition,—the incident, the circumstance, the book, the lecture, the sermon, the advice, or the catastrophe, the failures, the crisis, the emergency, the afflictions, the losses in their lives, what a wonderful help it would be to the strugglers who are conscious that they have locked up within them forces which have not been aroused and which theycannot seem to get hold of.

The man who can write a book that will enable people to discover their unused assets will do an incalculable service to humanity.

“Great masters are they who help you to find yourself, the others simply find you.”
– Dr. Frank Crane

There are a multitude of things which assist our self-discovery. Keeping our minds in a positive, creative condition; keeping ourselves physically at the top of our condition, in perfect health; maintaining mental poise, a cheerful, happy mental attitude, by keeping our minds free from fear and worry and anxiety,—all of these things are great aids to self-discovery.

And there is no secret about any of these things.

Self-confidence is a potent self-discoverer. Distrust, self-depreciation closes the doors to the locked-up potencies and powers within. Faith opens the door and releases them.

Seek every possible experience which seems to open up your nature and release new force.

For instance, great lovers of music after listening to a wonderful voice, or going to an opera, feel something inside of them released, something which had been locked up before, something which they never really knew they possessed until then.

If you would get at your hidden resources, stimulate your growth and your power, you must be continually improving yourself somewhere; increasing your intelligence by closer and keener observation, by the constant study of men and things, the broadening of your mental and spiritual outlook, the getting away from self and the enlarging of your sphere of service and helpfulness.

We are all in a continuous process of development, and, as yet, strangers to the immense possibilities that sleep in the great within of ourselves. Uncovering these possibilities, finding our resources, should be the great object of every human being.

“Know thyself!” This is really the chief business of man—to learn to know himself, to realize the power that is his through his inseparable union with his Creator.

The end of part 2 of 2.

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“‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
– Jeremiah 29:11

God bless you and be blessed to be a blessing!

Soar higher in Him,
Brenda

P.S. Image credit thanks go to Billy Alexander

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