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Archive for December, 2011

Dear Friends,
Today is the last day of 2011! It was a great year for some and it may not have been so great for others but we are here today ready to start the New Year. One of the things I will pursue more in 2012 is God’s wisdom. The years ahead will be difficult to navigate with the current economic environment. The current situation of our country affects us directly both in the work environment as well as at home. We will need God’s wisdom to make the right choices. For example, if you’ve been thinking of changing jobs or careers, you will need to decide if now is good timing or if you should wait. Ask God for His wisdom to help you decide. Another example could be if you’re thinking of purchasing a new home and selling your current one. Is this a good time considering the housing market? Ask God for wisdom on what to do. Today, I want to share the devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women that encourages us to pursue the wisdom of God. Happy New Year!

Pursue Wisdom with All Your Heart
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Proverbs 1:23 (NLT)
Come here and listen to me! I’ll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.

In Proverbs 1:20, Wisdom cries out on the streets looking for people and can’t find anyone who is willing to listen and become wise. God wants to pour out His Spirit of wisdom upon us but we have to desire it. We have to search for it and appreciate it like the most valuable treasure we could ever find or have. Wisdom is a treasure because it is by wisdom we understand what it means to fear the Lord, and we gain knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:5 NLT).

The Bible exhorts you to “Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight and understanding. Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure” (Proverbs 2:2-4 NLT). Therefore, make an effort like never before to pursue wisdom. Seek it more than your career, job, or business.

You can purchase Devotions for Working Women at www.amazon.com.

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Dear Friends,
I am pleased to announce that my book Devotions for Working Women is now available on Kindle version at amazon.com. You can purchase it by going to http://www.amazon.com and search for Devotions for Working Women and you’ll see both the hard cover and the Kindle version of the book.
Enjoy!!

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Dear Friends,
Every day that goes by I feel more thankful to God for what He has done in my life. I am thankful for all the relationships I have starting with my husband, my son and daughter, the rest of my family, my friends, and my co-workers and business colleagues. It feels good to have successful relationships with the people we love but the most important relationship we must have is with God. When I feel close to God and stay connected to Him through prayer and meditating on His Word, all the other relationships improve. Today I want to share a devotional from my book Devotions for Working Women that talks about being thankful to the Lord. Enjoy!

Being Thankful Truly Honors God
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Psalm 50:14, 23 (NLT)“What I want instead is your true thanks to God; I want you to fulfill your vows to the Most High.” “…But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

Psalm 51:17 (NLT)
The sacrifice you want is a broken spirit. A broken and repentant heart, O God, you will not despise.

The people of Israel used to give many offerings to God to obtain forgiveness for their sins. Many people turned this into a tradition with no true meaning or repentance from their hearts. God has not changed today. He has been and will always be, interested in one thing—our hearts. He just wants us to be thankful to Him for everything He has done for us, starting with salvation. What a gift! We must thank God daily and every moment for it. Giving thanks from the heart is what He’s after—a broken and repentant spirit willing to be changed, forgiven, and loved by God.

With today’s lifestyle we all try to do too much. Sometimes we commit ourselves to serve in work committees, kids’ activities, and even church activities—some out of guilt and sense of obligation. These activities may be good, but before we commit to anything new, we must make sure it will not take away time with the Lord. It is better to spend that time with Him than to be occupied with one more thing to do. We honor God by having a thankful heart and spending time with Him.

You can purchase Devotions for Working Women at www.amazon.com.

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