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5 Daily Declarations to Increase your Energy Level

It is no fun being sick or lacking energy. I have just recovered from a bad case of the flu – it took me a couple of weeks to get over it and gain back my energy. I went to see the Doctor (after suffering for a week) and he made an interesting comment. He told me off for trying to work through fevers and sinus congestion. He said that we only have a certain amount of energy and if we spend it on trying to keep working our body would use up the energy and there would be none…

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Words are Powerful – it’s time to make a change – try daily declarations

I have been thinking  a lot about the words that we speak – are they postive and uplifting or negative and discouraging. If you ask my sons and sisters what my favourite saying is – they would say – “Words are powerful”. I truly believe that our words shape our lives. Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction The tongue can bring death or life… Proverbs 18:20-21a NLT If our lives are not satisfying like a good meal – we need to look at the words we are speaking and listening to. It’s pretty simple…

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Big has to Start Somewhere – don’t despise small beginnings…

Small Beginnings. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the big desired result. It is easy to forget that small beginnings bring the big desired result. I desire to write, publish and sell a faith based book. The writing part is scary enough. To then go on and successfully publish and sell the book – well, that ‘s seems unconquerable. Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin. – Zechariah 4:10 NLT God is reminding me – He is in the small beginnings. Trust Him. Trust the process. Small beginnings end up with…

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What is left when everything is gone? – The Three Essentials for Living

What is really important in life? You could probably name a number of things. Most people would say: Family Shelter Health Food But what if everything was stripped away.  Your home, family, friends, community, possessions, your health – everything. What is left that is important for living? if everything we see is broken, destroyed , gone? After the earthquakes that have hit my country this week – again – this question really needs to be asked – what is left when everything is gone? Here are my 3 essentials to living that can’t be taken away from us personally: 1….

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31 Days of Seeing God in the Mess of Real Life, Blog

Day 31 – 7 practical steps to seeing God in the mess of your real life – Part 2

The Nitty Gritty Part 2 So yesterday I gave you part 1 on how to practically see God working in the mess of your real life. Click here to read part 1. To recap: 1. Pray for God to be Real 2. Expect God to show up 3. Take time out to Reflect 4. Make Connections Praying, expecting and reflecting helps our minds and spirits to be aware of spiritual connections around us. The person who is spirit led in their daily lives makes connections between the natural and the supernatural. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but…

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Day 30 – 7 practical steps to seeing God in the mess of your real life – Part One

The Nitty Gritty Part 1 Today I am going to get down to the nitty gritty – I have just spent 29 days sharing my take on seeing God in the mess of real life and by now some of you are probably saying… … yes! yes! I want to see God turn up in my days too – but how? How do I make it happen? So I have stepped back and reflected on what actions that I have taken that help to open my eyes to God working. I believe that God is always working – but we just…

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Day 29 -it’s time to embrace the mess…

Life is messy on a normal day. This week it got even messier – people were dropping like flies in my house. From vomiting, the ‘d’ word to sore throats – we had it all. On one day we had 4 people home sick from varsity and work. My Psalm for the year – Psalm 46 – can you read it here – talks about how messy life is going to get in the Last Days. It talks about… …the earth giving way – Earthquakes …mountains moving & trembling -Volcanoes …waters roar and foam – Tsunamis …nations raging – War …kingdoms…

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Day 28 -bring back the art of delighting in God

Yesterday I shared on our response to  seeing and sensing God working in your day – delight. Here are a couple of quotes to help you ponder this our response to God in the mess of our real lives: My most useful way of relating to God is this simple attention and a real desire for God. Often I find myself attached to God with greater delight than a baby at his mother’s breast. – Brother Lawrence “The Practice of the Presence of God” I think we have lost the art of delighting in God – our culture has become so human focused…

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