Bible journaling is FUN!

Hey!!! I just discovered a new way to study the Bible which is so fun and easy to tap into the depth of Jesus’s teachings.

Often times we have many distractions that keep us from reading the word of God. Do you know that the Bible is our recipe to Life? God is the bread of life. So why not get you something to eat. ūüôā

If you want to learn how to do bible journaling here is what you need:

1. Bible (of course)

2. Highlighters ( neon bright)

3. Stick notes (colorful preferred)

4. Gel pen

Let’s get started! You basically take a scripture and you analyze it. Just like we did in school with our book reports. Once you read the scripture, begin to point out the words that stick out the most to you.

Finally, you can draw your images that will remind you what that scripture means to you.

Don’t worry I will show you some examples of my bible journaling….

Hope this was helpful!! The purpose of bible journaling is to help us to become more God fearing and knowledgeable. We are to hide the word in our hearts! Also, its to help us to enjoy the reading the word more. Ever since I started I’ve become more aware of certain things I didn’t know before. I didn’t know the Bible had so many real life situations happening. It’s better then watching any reality tv show, or movie.. it’s like all of that in one! Some of the stories in the Bible have happened today right before my eyes! So of course I am way more interested now! And I hope you all will be too!

Prayer to God:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We want to say thank you for you being who you are. We thank you for your teachings in the word and for your wisdom. Everyday we will make a declaration that we will spend time with you and in the word. In order for us to draw closer to you and gain understanding more than our own. Thank you father for never judging us for not reading our bibles like we should. Help us to gain focus and truth to our lives in Jesus name!

Amen

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The gift of Sex

Is Sex a gift from God?¬†The answer is yes. Sex was designed by God our creator as a special gift that allows a¬†husband¬†and wife to express oneness in intimate and exclusive love and to share in his plan for procreation (production of offspring). I know you may be wondering; ¬†“Ok. if sexuality is a gift from God how could it possibly be so wrong if you are not married?” that is a good question. ¬†In Genesis 2:18 God says; “it is not good that a man should be alone, I will make him a help meet for him.” ¬†Therefore, sexual drives are the most natural high human bodies can experience. The downfall is that those sexual drives can be destructive when they are uncontrolled or misused. ¬†I’ve learned that any intimate sexual relationship outside of monogamous fidelity within the covenant of marriage is condemned as sexual immorality. The fact that God says a man should not be alone he is simply telling us that he did not create sex for our own ¬†personal satisfaction. When a man and woman come together, a chemical reaction takes place in the human brain.¬†Sex is regulated and purposeful. When God said “therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.” ( Genesis 2: 24-25) This means having unity between the two. Two souls intertwined to one soul, one bed, and one family to glorify God. ¬†Earlier I mentioned that sex was created for procreation because God says; ” Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth..(Genesis 1:28)” Sex was also created for comfort because by sharing yourself with your spouse it becomes a beautiful satisfaction that is deeper than ever. In Proverbs 5, it talks about God’s view of sex in marriage as being exciting, erotic, intoxication and a loving partnership. WOW, SEX IS DEEPER than you think…..

Yes, it may feel good and all that for a moment but its real topic that becomes misconstrued a lot.!  When I think back at the times I had sexual intercourse I wish I can take every moment back. It only lead to distortion and emptiness in my life. To actually believe that I had romantic nights of passion would be an understatement.  What really transpired was that I became ungodly soul tied to someone and emotional distress.

Can I get all the way real??? ¬†Although, the “world” ( social media, coworkers, friends, family members etc,) thinks SEX SALES and it can be exercised as a stress reliever or just because you’ve been dating someone for a long time its cool to have sex. ¬†No, No, No, No and NO. The world says its okay to have sex but according to Romans 12:2; ” Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” As believers we are expected to exercise self-control in overcoming improper sexual impulses by the power of the Holy Spirit. ¬†It’s not going to be easy but there is nothing too hard for God and I believe that it can be done. I’m doing it by faith and work because knowing what I know now, I want to live a life that is pleasing to God. If I can do I know you can too!

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Prayer to God:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Please guide my footsteps to take the right path in this life. That I may take every step closer to your will. Walk beside me Oh Lord, and as you will never forsake me, help me to not go astray. Father, break every change that has joined these ungodly soul ties to me. Cleanse my soul Lord. Make me brand new in your sight. I ask that you grant me discernment to recognize these ties that are not like you. I thank you Lord for what you have already done. Have your way in my life.

In Jesus Name Amen.

 

 

How to deal with fear?

Does anyone remember watching the TV show “Are you afraid of the dark?” I used to watch this show all the time with my brother and sister. No matter how scared we were–we still enjoyed watching that show. That goes to show you that we were some dare devils, we didn’t care about anyone telling us not to watch that show…we were going to watch that show with our blankets up to our face and feet cuffed in the sofa.

This memorable moment brings me to my topic today. How to deal with fear? Have you been walking in fear? Have you been afraid of starting a business, writing a book, getting over a breakup/ divorce? Have you been afraid to tell your truth to someone?

Well I have…….but believe me just like watching a scary movie –“you just gotta see it” The same rule applies when dealing with fear–you just have to do what it is that you are called to do. When you operate in fear you have two choices to make. 1. will you continue to stay being afraid or 2. will you keep moving forward till the end.¬†screenshot-2016-10-24-at-9-09-03-pm

It didn’t matter how afraid I was to do something , I knew that I just have to do it because I was stronger than my fears. I can do the impossible. It takes a little step of faith to jump out there and you may feel a little uncomfortable. But that is the beauty in it all “your purpose is always revealed in a uncomfortable situation.”¬†

So I challenge you all –to just do it! Go after your dreams–what’s the worst that can happen. You mess up and you start over again. Go get your blessing that is waiting for you. I remember someone telling me that your breakdown is your breakthrough! That is an amazing affirmation.

“My breakdown is my breakthrough”–now that’s how you deal with fear!

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Prayer to God;

Dear God,

Thank you for always being the light in our life. We thank you for your unfailing love. You never cease to amaze us. Help us to continue to live a life that is pleasing to you. Give us the power, strength and the anointing to deal with fear. Which is not of you God. Thank you for being our protector and our king. We will forever praise you!

In Jesus name Amen

Purpose

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Beginning to find what your purpose is in life can be a struggle but its a journey that you must go through. When you get to the other side of the rainbow, it’t like WOW God. “I see why you had to take me through to get me here.”

Now some people take longer than others to get to their purpose because God wanted them to uncover themselves before they can receive what he intended them to have. God knows what he’s doing. Don’t be mistaken. He doesn’t want us to get so comfortable with his many blessings all of the time. Think about it… if he gave us what we wanted when we weren’t prepared for it, we would of missed the mark. Would of missed out on the true blessing of it all. HE gives us opportunities, experiences, tests and trials in life so we can actually grow. Many times when we face difficult times we often question God. ” Why am I going through this?”; “Why me?”

I have good news!!!!! Everything you went through from your childhood to now and is to set you up for your destiny, your PURPOSE that God has for you. It’s never too late to get to where God has called you to be. Its a very simple solution— Put your faith and full trust in God so he can guide your path. If we keep guiding ourselves, we will continue to to struggle and fall short every time. You know that you didn’t wake up this morning without GOD’s doing. You know God is the creator of all things.

So it’s time to change our thinking… think about it?? Where do you want to be in life? In 5 to 10 years? Maybe tomorrow. Put it in your mindset that only if I follow God.. I can truly get to where I need to be. Where I am supposed to be. Do you know God can do the impossible? We need stop letting him come in between what we think we need and what we really need from God’s will. I don’t know about you but I want the things that God has for me.

When you fully submit to God – you are being healed spiritually and naturally. I believe that we often hold ourselves back from God truly working miracles in our life at times because we want to go our own way. As if we going to miss out on life. For John 10:10 says- “The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy; I come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (kjv)

I encourage you all to give your all to God and watch him work miracles in your life and you will know your purpose through him.

Prayer:

Dear Father God,
Thank you for what you have given us the spirit to not fear, when we mess up over and over again your grace covers us. Your mercy renews our minds and we love you for never giving up on us. We pray that we continue to fully your plans for our lives. Help us to focus and trust in you at all times. From this day forward we will step out on faith in everything we do. Thank you for everything God. We love you today and forever.

Amen