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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

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May

30

Memorial Day Blessings to All Our Heroes – Inspirational Video

Filed in: News by Admin on 05-30-11

Memorial Day Blessings to All Our Heroes – Inspirational Video

“Our Heroes” Inspirational Video by Skit Guys

Memorial Day in the United States is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

God Bless All Those Who Serve & Have Served So That We May Enjoy the Freedoms We Have Today!

Thank You!!

Cheers,
Brenda

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May

27

Spiritual Growth – Striving To Love With The God Kind Of Love

Filed in: Love by Admin on 05-27-11

Spiritual Growth – Striving To Love With The God Kind Of Love

Develop Great Spiritual Growth With
the God Kind of Love Flowing In Your Life!

Spiritual Growth with the God Kind of LoveThe God kind of love is a love

that goes beyond words.

There are of course, many kinds of love,

but living a life that strives to love with

the God kind of love,

develops great spiritual growth within us.

Many Kinds of Love

From the time we are born, we begin to experience the love between parents and children. Then there is the love shared between family members, friends, and neighbors. There is also love shared between sweethearts and lovers.

These are just a handful of the many kinds of love, but the most important to mention, is the love shared between God and each one of us as human beings.

Putting the God Kind of Love in Action

Jesus teaches us to model the love between people, based on the way God loves us; God loves the righteous and the unrighteous alike. The entire essence of the law can be wrapped up in the commandments to love our neighbors and love our God.

“You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous.”
– Matthew 5:43-45

Loving our spouse, family, friends, and others who love us is a no brainer. But it’s an altogether thing to love an enemy that hates us and who may have it as a goal to destroy us.

When Christ tells us to love, do good, bless, and pray for our enemies, He is telling us to take action. In fact, the God kind of love isn’t about warm, fuzzy feelings; it is about taking action.

How Do We Take Actions of Love?

Well what we don’t do, is wait for emotions of love, because they may never come. Rather we start with actions of love, and the emotions of love may follow later.

How do we do it? Start with the things Jesus taught us (Luke 6:27-28):

Do Good –

Search for a way to do something good for your worst enemy. Maybe send a card with a gift certificate to a restaurant and wish him or her a great day. Keep in mind: We are not trying to cause shame, we are striving to love with the God kind of love that loved us even in our evil condition.

Bless –

Our goal is to speak and think blessings about our enemies even when they speak untrue, mean, and nasty things about us. When around others, try to actively speak well about your enemies instead of complaining about unjust treatment received from them.

Pray –

Actively pray and intercede for your enemies. Why not ask God to help heal their hearts and turn them toward His light and truth? Pray that God show them mercy and bless them. Again, keep in mind the abundant mercy and blessings God had shown to us while we were yet sinners.

Self-love seeks something in return and the sooner the better. Not so with the God kind of love; it seeks no repayment.

The truth is: Jesus is out to change you and me into an army of servants that love and care for people (even our enemies) just as He does. He wants to see spiritual growth in our lives.

Make no mistake about it: Once we start to take actions of love, spiritual growth begins to develop. Selfless love is not easy to do, but powerful when put into action. And it allows God to continue to transform us more and more into His image, so our actions will reflect His work and His presence in our hearts.

May the God kind of love abound in your heart and your life be continually blessed with growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing!

God bless you always,
Brenda

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May

22

Christian Meditation For Mind Control – Who Is In Charge Of Your Thoughts Anyway?

Filed in: Meditation by Admin on 05-22-11

Christian Meditation For Mind Control – Who Is In Charge Of Your Thoughts Anyway?

Why Not Take Control of Your Thought Life?

Christian Meditation For Mind ControlMeditation for mind control is

about taking charge of our thought life.

Think about it?

Thousands of thoughts pop into

our minds daily.

Many of these thoughts are NOT our own and

come from the constant bombardment of

media ads, newspapers, the internet, other people, etcetera.

I’m sure you would agree that most of these thoughts are not healthy and desperately need managed.

The fact that our minds are constantly bombarded with unwanted garbage should be a major concern for us. Why? Because our thoughts direct our lives.

Christian Meditation for Mind Control

The Bible has much to say about the impact our minds and thoughts have on our lives. The importance of meditating on what is true, pure, and right is encouraged over and over. This is to help us stay empowered with proper mind control and right thinking. Thinking right leads to right acting.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” 
– Proverbs 4:23

“Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” 
– Matthew 12:34

“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” 
– Proverbs 23:7

If our thoughts determine our lives, then we can change our circumstances by first changing our thoughts. How do we go about doing that? Well it does take work, but the good news is that it is quite simple.

Thought Life Check-up

The first step is to give our thought life a check-up. We need to take time to actually focus on what we are thinking.

Take note and evaluate the thoughts you have over the next few days.
Consider:

  • Thoughts about yourself (abilities, appearance, health, etc.)
  • Thoughts about others (God, relationships, etc.)
  • Thoughts about work
  • Thoughts about any and all other areas of your life

As you do this check-up and evaluate your thoughts, consider which ones are healthy, positive, productive, and beneficial to your life. Ask yourself if they are going to help you move forward in a positive direction? Then decide if you will allow them to stay or give them the boot.

For example: You may have thoughts of being a financial failure and constantly failing at everything you do. Your mind may replay past events of failure and come up with many reasons why you are sure to fail in the future and always live in poverty.

What does this type of negative thinking do? It takes away all hope of being financially successful and pursuing prosperity, and on top of that it lets you think you should settle for poverty.

By acknowledging that that kind of negative thinking is only destructive, you can then choose to put a stop to it by replacing it with thoughts that will be profitable and beneficial to your life.

Mind Control for Right Thinking and Right Living

The next step, after you’ve given your thought life a check-up and determined which thoughts no longer have permission to reside in your mind, is to take charge and do some mind control clean-up.

In order to remove negative, damaging, unwanted thoughts, they need to be replaced with positive, encouraging, or productive thoughts. We can’t just tell an unwanted thought to stop and go away. We have to also replace it with a favorable thought.

For example: You tell those thoughts of financial failure to stop and you take control of your mind by replacing those destructive thoughts with prosperous thoughts. This might be something such as: My God desires above all things that I prosper and be in health, even as my soul prospers. (3 John 2)

God’s Word is full of promises of success. He wants us to be blessed to be a blessing to others. We are encouraged to meditate on thoughts that will lead us into right living and success. However, God won’t just step in our minds and clean up our thinking for us. It is something we must do; with His help.

Take Charge of Your Thoughts

Keep in mind: Your thoughts are just that, they are your thoughts and they belong to you. So why not be in charge and take control of them?

Refuse to allow your mind to focus on thoughts of negative past experiences, or current difficult challenges, or any other discouraging thoughts that fill your mind with failure. Refuse to keep your life directed toward continual disappointment.

Bottom line: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Decide which thoughts you want to keep, and then replace the destructive thoughts with positive ones that will lead you to success. Meditate on success scriptures from the Word of God and take charge of your thought life with Christian meditation for the ultimate mind control.

May you change your life one thought at a time and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!

God bless you -

Cheers,
Brenda

P.S. Christian Meditation: Renew Your Mind In Him is a resource to help you get control of your thought life.

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May

17

I Refuse by Josh Wilson – Christian Music Video

Filed in: Music by Admin on 05-17-11

“I Refuse” by Josh Wilson – Christian Music Video

“I Refuse” by Josh Wilson

from the album “See You”

Official music video by Josh Wilson performing his song “I Refuse” from the album “See You.”

“I Refuse” Song Lyrics:

Sometimes I,
I just want to close my eyes
And act like everyone’s alright
When I know they’re not.
This world needs God
But it’s easier to stand and watch.
I could pray a prayer and just move on
Like nothing’s wrong.

But I refuse.
‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself.
I could choose
Not to move but I refuse.

I can hear the least of these
Crying out so desperately,
And I know we are the hands and feet
Of you, oh God.
So, if you say move,
Then it’s time for me to follow through,
And do what I was made to do.
Show them who you are.

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself.
I could choose
Not to move but I refuse.

To stand and watch
The weary and lost
Cry out for help.
I refuse
To turn my back
And try and act like all is well.
I refuse
To stay unchanged,
To wait another day,
To die to myself.
I refuse
To make one more excuse.

‘Cause I don’t want to live like I don’t care.
I don’t want to say another empty prayer.
I refuse to
Sit around and wait for someone else
To do what God has called me to do myself.
I could choose
Not to move but I refuse.

“And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”
– 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13

“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in im, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
– 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 NIV

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.”
– 1 Peter 3:8 NIV

Enjoy this song and God bless!

Cheers,
Brenda

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May

12

Growing Prosperity: 5 Things You Need to Abundantly Receive the Abundance of God!

Filed in: Biblical Prosperity by Admin on 05-12-11

Growing Prosperity: 5 Things You Need to Abundantly Receive the Abundance of God!

Is Your Measure of Prosperity Limited by Your Ability to Receive?

Abundantly Receive the Abundance of GodGrowing prosperity is limited

by many human factors,

including our ability to receive.

If we were to enjoy the abundance of God

according to His willingness and ability to give,

there would be no poverty among us; for surely there is no lack in God!

The Giver and The Receiver

If you were given the choice to prosper according to your ability to ask and receive, or according to God’s willingness to give, what would you choose?

Who would even hesitate to choose the generous giving of God? We cannot even want a blessing that God has made available as eagerly as He wants to give it to us!

Our asking is limited by human factors. And our boldest request is sure to be small compared to God’s unlimited willingness to give and His boundless ability to perform what He wills.

“Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” 
– Ephesians 3:20

God is infinite, but it is not enough that we acknowledge the infinite abundance of God. We must also believe that He is infinitely generous to give and bless us out of His abundance.

So let me ask you: Why are Christians so poverty stricken? Their God is the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth, and rich beyond the powers of man to comprehend. Well of course, the problem is not with God the giver. The problem is on our receiving end, so let’s take a look at that.

5 Things You Need to Abundantly Receive the Abundance of God:

1. FAITH

Only a little faith is required to believe that God is infinitely abundant. However, to believe that God is a generous giver as well as the possessor of infinite abundance requires an advanced faith.

We need to be convinced that God is generous, goodhearted, kind and ready to pour out His blessings upon us. To gain a personal revelation of this and increase our faith, meditating on the Word and immersing ourselves in the Scriptures is a must. This will help validate our expectations.

Faith needs to be exercised to be effective and help us grow in our ability and capacity to receive abundantly. So believe God for financial abundance, spiritual abundance, and also abundance of love, joy, and peace. Have faith in God to prosper in every area of your life.

2. RECEPTIVE MINDSET

A receptive mindset to prosper is needed to receive in a greater capacity. This requires changing our focus from a scarcity mentality, to a more than enough mentality. The world would have us focus on lack, shortages, and loss to destroy our abundant mindset.

But, God is the God of more than enough and we should not put limits on Him. Our focus should be on the abundant promises in His Word.

Whatever you lack, believe God for it and expect to receive. Believe that God will supply all your needs; believe that He meets your needs and provides for those who seek Him.

3. RESPONSIBILITY

A serious responsibility goes along with the abundance that is manifested in our lives. Selfish stewardship over the gifts, talents, and blessings we receive can destroy their usefulness and our ability to receive more.

The gifts we have been blessed with are meant to be used to benefit others; not only ourselves. We are blessed to be a blessing.

4. GENEROSITY

Generosity opens the door to receiving. Giving and receiving go hand-in-hand. The more we give the more we receive. A generous heart is the heart of God and those with a generous spirit are blessed.

“Give, and it shall be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over… For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” 
– Luke 6:38

5. THANKFULNESS

It is impossible to be too thankful to God, but it might be good to try. It is God’s will that we give thanks in everything. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Those who maintain an attitude of gratitude also keep their ability to receive wide open.

Now what? Are you ready to receive in a measure more in keeping with God’s liberality? If so, then it is time for you to make these five things part of your life and abundantly start receiving the abundance of God.

May your ability to receive continue to increase and move you into an abundant life of growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing -

Cheers,
Brenda

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May

08

Happy Mother’s Day!

Filed in: News by Admin on 05-08-11

Happy Mother’s Day!

Have a Blessed Mother’s Day!

Have a Blessed Mother's Day!Our children are gifts from the Lord!

He gives us the grace,

and love to raise and train them up

in the way they should go!

 May this be your most

cherished Mother’s Day yet!

“I pray that each mom out there will grow
in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and that your love will abound more and more
in knowledge and in judgement.
That you will have the wisdom needed for each child,
as they are all so unique, gifted and talented in different ways.
May God give you peace and patience, and a greater capacity of
understanding of being a mom to the children you have been blessed with…
Joy and More Joy, even on the days that may be challenging.” :-)

 God Bless you all! What an important job we have as mothers! What an honor!

Cheers,
Brenda

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May

05

National Day of Prayer – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God!

Filed in: News by Admin on 05-05-11

National Day of Prayer – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God!

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God! 2011 National Day of Prayer

National Day of PrayerMay 5th is the day designated as the National Day of Prayer in the USA. 2011 is the 60th Annual Observance.

Prayer has always been used in this country for guidance, protection, and strength. Our founding fathers acknowledged our freedoms as a direct gift from God and the only way to insure protection was through prayer.

This year’s theme for the National Day of Prayer is:

A Mighty Fortress is Our God!

“I will say to the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my GOD in whom I trust.”
– Psalm 91:2

Additional Prayer resources are available on the Official National Day of Prayer Site:

What is Prayer?
For true Christians, prayer is “Communion with God.”… read more

Why Pray?
1. We pray because we love God. We spend time with God in prayer and communion because we love him. Just as a …

How to Begin
If you are not sure how to pray, don’t despair! Everyone had to begin sometime. Just … read more

Preparing Yourself to Pray
1. Prepare your heart for fellowship with God (Psalm 24:3-5) – Confess known sin in your life … read more

Principles in Prayer
1. Depend on the Holy Spirit. In prayer, you should look to the Holy Spirit to help you to pray effectively. He can give you … read more

Steps Following Prayer
Usually Satan will try to suggest to you that your prayers were not heard. He will encourage you to … read more

Types of Prayer
As mentioned before, there are different forms of prayer. The Holy Spirit wants to lead us into a … read more

Praying the Word
Since God’s Word commands us to give constant attention to the Word and to meditate on it night and day, (Proverbs 4:20-22; Joshua 1:8), it is clear that … read more

Dedication to Prayer
God says, “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2). “Men ought always to pray and not lose heart.” (Luke 18:1)… read more

Key Bible Verses on Prayer
PRAYER CONTENT : GOOD GOVERNMENT 1Tim 2.1 2.2; GOSPEL WORKERS Mt 9.38; THE LORD’S PRAYER Mt 6.9-6.13; ALL CONCERNS Php 4.6 Eph 6.18… read more

Enjoy these resources, take time to pray, and give the Almighty God the praise, glory, and honor He deserves!

God bless you always,
Brenda

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May

01

Meditate On Christ – Free Download

Filed in: Free Stuff by Admin on 05-01-11

Meditate On Christ – Free Download

ON CHRIST

Meditate On Christ - Free Download

“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
(John 1:1)

“Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord
through the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child
and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,’
which translated means ‘God with us.’”
(Matthew 1:22-23)

“For today in the city of David there has been born
for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
(Luke 2:11)

“When they came to the place called The Skull,
there they crucified Him and the criminals,
one on the right and the other on the left.
But Jesus was saying, ‘Father forgive them;
for they do not know what they are doing.’”
(Luke 23:33-34)

“I know that you are looking for Jesus who has
been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen,
just as He said.”
(Matthew 28:5-6)

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there
is no other name under heaven that has been
given among men by which we must be saved.”
(Acts 4:12)

“And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name
written, ‘KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.’”
(Revelation 19:16)

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today
and forever.”
(Hebrews 13:8)

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God bless you,
Brenda

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