Archive for September, 2011

Dear Friends,
The world we live in and daily circumstances can many times contribute to us having a bad attitude. However, a good attitude can be the ingredient to change things around and see issues from a different perspective. A good attitude is crucial to our success in life in general. I was having a hard time with a situation where I felt there was no more grace to go on but then I realized that by changing my attitude God gave me the extra grace I needed to continue. Today, I would like to share one of the devotionals from my book Devotions for Working Women that reminds us how important it is to have a good and positive attitude. Enjoy!

Have a Good Attitude
# 269

Philippians 2:5 (NLT)
Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had.

Always having a good attitude in life is crucial to success, yet it is not always easy. We live in the world, and we will face tribulation and problems while we are here. We are not to ignore them, but we are not to let them rule and take over our lives either. We take control, confront the situations, and fight the good fight of faith. When we know that God is with us to guide us, comfort us, and give us peace, we should then gain the attitude of a conqueror. Jesus was humble and obedient to God. He also trusted God and believed Him.

Philippians 4:4 (NLT) says to “Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”

Verse 6 tells us, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” These scriptures help us keep a good attitude.

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God Can Give You More Grace

Dear Friends,
We often may feel that things we were able to do before now have become a burden. Why? The reason is because the grace has lifted. When there is no grace, the supernatural help from God is gone and all that is left are our human capabilities which are limited. If you are experiencing a situation right now where you feel you have no grace left to continue, don’t get discourage. God is there and can give you additional grace to go on. All you have to do is ask. That is what I have done regarding a situation I am going through right now with my relatives. I trust God that He will help me. Today, I want to share this devotional from my book, Devotions for Working Women that encourages us to give our burdens to God.

Give Your Burdens to the Lord
# 302
Psalm 55:22 (NLT)

Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

How often do you feel burdened to the point of giving up? Most of us feel the burdens of life to be overwhelming at some point during our lives. The Bible tells us to give our burdens to the Lord for He will help us carry them. He cares for us and is always willing to carry us through every situation.

Anything can become a burden when there is no grace. But through His grace we are able to handle the trials of life and overcome difficult situations. Giving our burdens to God means we trust Him fully. It means we know He loves us and He will never abandon us.

Your work should not be or become a burden to you. If it is a burden right now, ask God what His will for you is, what your next step should be, and to help you carry your burdens. He will not let you fall. Remember, with Jesus, the yoke is easy and the burden is light (Matthew 11:30 KJV).

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Today is Your Day

Dear Friends,
This past week I was talking with a friend about salvation and when I asked the question: do you know if you were to die tonight if you will see Jesus? The answer was “no, I don’t know.” This conversation prompted me to share more and to encourage my friend to seek God to have that answer settled. This discussion also rekindled the urgency in my heart to bring the Gospel to those around us. We get too busy living our lives and forget our ultimate calling which is to bring people to the Kingdom of God! Today, I would like to share this devotional that encourages us to take the step. Enjoy and share!

Jesus Did It All
# 125

Isaiah 53:3 (NLT)
He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care.

Do you know the man the prophet Isaiah is talking about? His name is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Since we humans messed up and gave Satan control over this earth, God came up with a plan to bring us back to Him. It is the plan of salvation God gave to Jesus to fulfill when He was on this earth. It is a simple plan that humans complicated. God sent His only begotten Son to save us and for all who believe to have everlasting life. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we accept salvation. We restore our fellowship with God the Father.

The following verses complete the story. “Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins! But he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we may have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the guilt and sins of us all. He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. From prison and trial they lead him away to his death…But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush him and fill him with grief… He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, he will be satisfied. And because of what he has experienced, my righteous servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins” (vv. 4-11). If you haven’t given your life to Jesus yet, it is never too late. Today is your day!

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