Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Message of the Cross

Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me."

Easter season is the most wonderful time of the year for me because it is a delegated time that we collectively position our sight on the Cross and our minds on the ultimate sacrifice that Christ gave for us to receive eternal life. As a child, the sacredness of the season did not resonate with me. Like most children, I was excited about getting my hair done, getting an Easter basket and a very expensive dress that I wouldn't wear again. As a matured believer, the weight of the day and the message of the Cross holds a special place in my heart. I find great joy in delivering the Message of the Cross to not only those in my women ministry, but to the people I meet along my journey. The Message of the Cross perspective will be translated differently through each of our personal experiences with God, but the overall theme is the same. Jesus hung, was crucified, bled and died for us and those who came before us and who will come after us. He looked beyond us and became a part of us. So as we commemorate the crucifixion and ultimate resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, take some time to tell someone about the goodness of the Lord and the sacrifices of Jesus. No matter what Cross you are having to endure in this season of your life, know that just like Jesus' Cross it's only temporary.  The ultimate message and measure of the Cross is that whatever we go through is always only temporary, but the harvest of the Cross is eternally.
God bless you and may His grace continue to shine upon you! 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

"Planning for the New Year"

                                                            Jeremiah 29:11
"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."

Happy New Year!! What an exciting time to be alive in the land among the living! There are so many milestones we collectively as a country are embarking upon and if we are to put our best foot forward, it is imperative that we plan our 2017. There is a powerful creed that is often quoted, "When we fail to plan, we plan to fail." I am a firm believer that an organized life results in an overflow life. In all things, the Bible declares we are to do them decently and in order and that God has full knowledge of the plans He has concerning our lives that yield prosperity, hope and an expected outcome. With that being said, here are a few tips that I believe can assist you in ensuring that your New Year be better than your last year!

1, Ask God what He believes for your life and what the plans are concerning your life.
2. Ensure that the goals you have set are measurable and realistic.
3. Create consistency by investing in a planner and organize it accordingly.
4. Schedule all health appointments in January for the year for you and household and ensure the offices have accurate information on file to contact you prior to your appointment date.
5. Get clear on the revenue that is coming in your home and what amount is going out so that you can strategize on how to stay afloat throughout the year.

I pray these tips are helpful and help create harmony in your life in this new season of your life! I would love to hear from you on how you are strategizing to have a better and blessed year! Leave your nuggets in the comment section. Have a blessed week and a prosperous New Year!