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August 2016

Life is a Beach, Enjoy it! 

Good evening everyone! OH! How I have missed posting on my blog and reading yours as well! 😊 I hope that you all have been doused with prosperity and full of joy during my days away. 

These past few months I have been taking advantage of my time away from the office life of corporate America. In April I went to Kansas City, in June I went to Denver and in July I visited Lousiana and Destin, Florida! Each place created such precious memories that I will cherish forever. ❤️

My family and I were fortunate enough to spot plenty of Dolphins during the trip!! I will never forget that moment when I was on the boat in Destin, FL gazing at the blue skies and crystal clear water. Simply in awe of God’s beautiful artwork. I thought about how much God wants me to enjoy every bit of this life that he has graciously blessed me with. 
With the daily chaos that life brings, it’s easy to forget that we are here for a purpose. 

God’s purpose!! 

Let yourself know that it’s okay to enjoy your life! 

Enjoyment is the fuel we need to reach the finish line of an endeavor with a good attitude. We may drive ourselves to finish, but somewhere along the way we will probably become bitter and get a chip on our shoulder if we don’t lighten up and take time to celebrate the journey. 😊

Too many people work constantly and stress themselves out, feeling guilty about enjoying and celebrating life when God has clearly ordained and commanded both labor and enjoyment. Ecclesiastes 2:24 says that it’s good for us to relax and enjoy ourselves in the midst of hard work. 

Our thinking has been warped in this area. Satan has managed to deceive us, and by doing so he succeeds in keeping people weary and worn-out, feeling resentful and taken advantage of because of excessive work and responsibility. 

We need times of refreshment and recreation as well as work and accomplishment. You should be diligent in whatever task God has placed in front of you, but make sure that you find a balance by learning to reward yourself and enjoy life. God thinks you are worth it! 

Although it is late in the evening, I wanted to send out some encouragement to my followers. You are loved by the Most High!! Stay strong during the rest of the week. You can do it!! Enjoy your life! ❤️😊

Prayer Starter: “God, I realize now that You want me to enjoy my life and reward myself. Instead of feeling guilty and never stopping for a break, I choose today to experience the joy that You planned for me.”


Forgetting About Ourselves

Life itself can be difficult. No matter how old we get, God continues to teach us more about ourselves and the world that we live in. 

Paul said that he had been “crucified with Christ.” In other words, he had to stop thinking about himself in order to live for God. And we are encouraged to do the same.

At this point you may be thinking, “What about me? Who is going to take care of me?” This is usually what prevents us from living the way God wants us to live. It always comes back to me.

We are so accustomed to seeing our desires satisfied that the very thought of forgetting about ourselves even for one day can be frightening. But if we can muster up the courage to try it, we will be amazed at the freedom and joy we experience.

The secret to having joy is giving your life away rather than trying to keep it. When you get the focus off of you and onto God, God can show you how to live a truly meaningful life.
I encourage you to start your days by dedicating yourself to God. When you do, He will faithfully help you live a godly life.

Prayer Starter
: “Lord, I offer You my eyes, ears, mouth, hands, feet, heart, finances, gifts, talents, abilities, time, energy, all of me! It’s not about me. It’s all about You.”

“20. I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20 

I pray that you all enjoy the rest of your week. We are children of the Most High! He will see you through. Stay blessed. 

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