Yesterday I sat down at the kitchen table to pray with my kids and take communion together. Hubby had to go to work otherwise he would have joined us.
Encouraging my family to share their requests, my youngest daughter offered up some prayers for her friends. She was very concerned about some of the choices that they were making. Her voice quaked and I felt her sadness.
I heard it crystal clear in my Spirit. It opened up a direction for me to go into in prayer, and minister to my children accordingly.
When the image of God radiates through us (see Genesis 1:27), our desire is to serve and sanctify all those in need whom we love and genuinely care about. Watching our friends and family making bad choices is a painful sight to witness. Often, we step in with remedies and solutions to the problems that our loved ones are experiencing (can I get an Amen, ladies).
And how often are we rejected for those suggestions? (I'm...
"Success is manufactured in the mind
while Happiness is cultivated in the Soul."
- Philip McKernan
I came across Philip McKernan one night when I turned on a documentary called "Give & Grow: A Journey to Uncover Your Gift." I'm not going to be a spoiler, but I will say it was a brilliant interpretation of seeing life completely different, and recalibrating your modus operandi (mental presets).
The film is available to watch for free at https://philipmckernan.com/vlog/ and I highly recommend it.
The majority of us are taught at a very young age that the definition of SUCCESS directly relates to the accumulation of great sums of money, big promotions, being wealthy, obtaining expensive homes, costly vehicles, living extravagant lifestyles. Yet multitudes of people who reach this achievement and satisfy this goal often don't experience the happiness that they were so sure would engulf them!
How do we know?
Because many courageous souls speak out about the reality...
The past few weeks I've shared some very practical information with you regarding the food that you purchase and prepare for your family.
We've talked about reading labels, paying close attention to ingredients, differences between conventionally and organically grown food, what is a gmo crop, and so on.
I trust at this point that you have a realization why it is so important for us to monitor our diet, since the food we consume determines the energy, overall vitality and health of our bodies.
Do you want to want to end up as a cancer statistic? Of course not! That's why you are here. To learn how to gain more food independence and incorporate nutritionally dense, disease fighting, health enhancing foods to your diet.
We all have great and wonderful ideas that we want to implement, new and better habits we want to start, grand goals we want to accomplish! All noble intentions.
Every New Year I order planning books, calendars and assorted organizational tools with the goal of getting more things done!
I sit down and begin to map it all out - when, where, how. My big plan for the "new" year.
--- Clean and organize my office
--- Get ready for the taxes
--- Strategize for the landscape business and my own personal business ventures
--- Execute my vision for online marketing, building an audience, creating content, etc.
--- Schedule for the kids in terms of school, vacation, career development, employment
The lists and calendars morph and change as quickly as the weather. But one thing remains the same.
I don't plan anything - personally - for me. The planning and organizing focus around business, finance, work, family objectives and...
God spoke and he said I have given each one of my children a gift. It is wrapped in the recesses of your heart. When you receive and open this gift, your destiny, my imprint on your life, will be revealed.
You have complete freedom to do anything you like with this gift.
You may live it out or pretend it doesn't exist. You may share it with the masses, or hide it from even yourself. You may choose to forget about it, or bring it into the world for all eyes to see, enjoy and benefit from.
God asks you today, what are you doing with the gift I have given you?
Has it been so long that you cannot recall the gift? Have you hidden it so deeply within your heart that you can't remember what the passion feels like? Is the gift a distant foreigner, a stranger that no longer holds your affection?
Time is short, my dear reader.
There is a destiny within us that our spirit longs to fulfill. But more often than not, or soul is in...