Category: devotion

Meditation Monday:

There is power in silence.

Life is all about balance, we have to learn how to be still and have a moment of peace and quiet.  From silence, you can learn how to block off negative thoughts, stress concerning day to day issues, and lists that we have going on in our heads.  Check out this video concerning keeping priority straight in your life. When we learn to consider God in everything we do, then we unlock unparalleled peace and guidance for our day. Enjoy!

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Rest Less

I for one am an advocate for resting, taking time for yourself, and appreciating life as it happens around you; but what I can not condone is the lackadaisical way some people choose to approach their life.

If you are a Christian, who wants to spend more time with God than you must become a person who can turn off the television or decline an outing if it conflicts with your time with God. If you are an entrepreneur, then you have to learn how to become a person who manages both time and people well. This means you may not have an hour lunch like your employees because you have things to handle on the job site.

I know this is not a popular concept, but it is the truth! If you want to succeed in life, you have to rest less. Stop looking for the vacation in life and dedicate yourself to work at hand. You WILL miss some of the “fun” things happening but guess what, when you look up later in life you will have built the empire of your dreams. God has not only given you a vision, but the audacity to see your vision through until the end. Selah

Meditation Monday

Do you know where your power lives?

In love… if we learn to love one another and love ourselves, we can then become people who love our jobs, our homes, and our community.  This meditation Monday tune into love. When something goes wrong in your day, ask yourself ” how can I help this situation with love?” Check out this new song from Tori Kelly, its a beautiful expression of love and worship. Selah

Say Hello to Today

Hello, today:

There is a motto that I say to myself at the beginning of the day. “Hello today, what happened yesterday is gone and what will happen today is up to me; so, choose peace, choose love, and choose excellence.” When you choose peace, you are choosing not to get involved in the negative energy of the day. When you choose to love you forgive quickly and look for a way to bless the people around you. When you choose excellence, you make the decision to go above and beyond, to give the day you’re very best, not just the minimum. So, if you haven’t already… say hello to today and be blessed! Selah

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Everyones not going to like you.. and its ok!

One of the most interesting things I have learned from being a pastor and a CEO is that everyone is not going to like you or accept your help. Your heart and desire could be to save the world and bring everyone with you but that simply isn’t how life is. Even the word of God says that the poor will be with you always, meaning that there are people who will not want better for themselves, work hard, or appreciate the opportunity you give them. And THAT’S OK, people of God we have to remember our daily job is to simply be a light that shows Gods love. A light… not the raft, or evacuating airplane. Be the best you, shine Gods light on your job, home and community, then leave the rest up to God. Trust me, He’s big enough to handle it! Selah.

Meditation Monday

Alright, family and friends its time to close your eyes, thoughts, and anxiety and learn how to channel Gods uncomparable peace into your life. We all have good days and bad days, but guess what… you can learn how to turn those bad days into good ones. It’s called having a healthy perspective. Did you know that you can learn to give your thoughts, fears, and worries to God? God wants to hear your concerns but you have to be still, talk, then listen. Check out this powerful segment from Dr. Beckwith. Selah #SLiM

Forgiveness Friday :

I love the topic of forgiveness because it truly is a topic of freedom. How can an individual be free from an event or painful happening in their life? One answer I found was through a psychology class and the answers aligned up with the word of God. I am going to introduce one step at a time and id like you to join me on this courageous journey. Each week we are going to take another step words the freedom of forgiveness. Enjoy these topics from Psychology today and let me know what you think!

To experience forgiveness, try this exercise from Psychology Today:

Emotional Action Step. Be Bigger Than Anger–Practice Forgiveness Now

  1. Identify one person you’re angry with. Start with someone low on your list, not your rage-aholic father. Then you can get a taste of forgiveness quickly. After that, you can proceed to tackle more challenging targets.

Meditation Monday

Welcome back to meditation Monday!!!!!  In life, we need to learn how to turn off the “busyness” of life a tune into God. Sometimes the simple quiet moment is the very thing you need to reenergize your mind and soul. Enjoy this meditation session with Dr. Michael Beckwith.