Announce the riches of Christ

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When I came to the Lord, I never imagined that I was going to be announcing the riches of Christ.  You know, sometimes we have so many things and not so positive thoughts in our mind like “I can’t do it”, “That is not for me”, “I don’t think I was called to do that”.  Not positive or good thoughts at all!

But, then something amazing happens when we decide to believe in what God is saying about us and the things that He wants to do THROUGH US! — In Ephesians 3:8 says:

To me, [though I am] the very least of all the saints (God’s people), this grace [which is undeserved] was graciously given, to proclaim to the Gentiles the good news of the incomprehensible riches of Christ [that spiritual wealth which no one can fully understand],

This verse represents the action of Paul to be humble and to exalt Jesus Christ.  I know that grace is undeserved, but still God puts in my hand a big task of proclaiming the good news and the riches of Christ.

I can see the favor, the grace and the mercy manifested in it’s splendor.  Have you ever felt that way too? Knowing you don’t deserve it, but God is available to pour out His love for us and in us!

This is what I am learning and discovering reading the book of Ephesians as part of my Summer Bible Reading Plan & Challenge.  I invite you to immerse yourself in the Word of God!

Remember today to announce the riches of Chris, the good news of Salvation!

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Praying Through Spiritual Warfare in Marriage

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During spiritual warfare, praying is one of the most spiritual deadliest weapons to breakthrough and conquers the battle against the enemy. Prayer brings the authority you have in the Lord out as you speak against what the devil is trying to take.

The first part of John 10:10 tells us: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

In marriage we can sometimes become overwhelmed with the thoughts of; Am I a good enough wife? Am I being the wife God called me to be? Could I be prettier or more adventurous for my husband? These and many more questions can sometimes overwhelm us. It can turn from one thought to many thoughts and if we do not get a hold of it and stop it, these doubtful little thoughts becomes more aggressive overtime, to the point that we no longer question the wife we are, but we don’t even believe we are a godly wife.

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That my friend, is what the enemy wants to do to you. The thief wants to steal and destroy your joy and confidence as a wife. It first starts the battle with just a thought but now the war is being completed by us no longer finding our grace in God. When we allow doubtful thoughts of ourselves as a wife to enter into our minds over and over it then turns into a habit. A habit then turns to a lifestyle, and a lifestyle can over take you if the lifestyle is not representing everything that is pure, honest, and noble before God.

The last part of John 10:10 restores our hope by Jesus Christ reminding us:

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Praying as a tool in spiritual warfare

To break these thoughts we must use the power of prayer (praying) and confidence in knowing that Christ gives our marriage life. Pray to the Lord about your doubts, fears, and insecurities. Ask Him to reveal to you why you are being attacked as a godly wife.

Most likely He will respond with; ‘Because the enemy hates a marriage that is serving the Lord. It makes your marriage powerful’.

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3

Your marriage is powerful in the Lord because two are better than one. You can lift each other up when one feels weak (Ecclesiastes 4:10). The Lord is upon you when the two of you pray together (Matthew 18:20). As a wife your spiritual discernment and strength is vital to your marriage. When you discern an attack with negative thoughts, cease it with the strength you receive from the Lord. Remember these scriptures to gain hope and trust in why God created you to become one with your husband:

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● An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. Her husband finds full confidence in her and lacks nothing. Proverbs 31:10­11

● Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7

● “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:31

● He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22

● House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. Proverbs 19:14

Are you praying for your marriage? Are you fighting and using the right tools that God gave you?

 

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Walk it Off! – The Challenge! & Giveaway!

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One of the things that I am working during this season is my weight.  Since I started working full time I gained weight and that is something I need to work hard! Not because, It’s bad to gain weight, but because I want to feel good with myself.  I joined a new challenge called “Walk it Off” by Wendie Pett.

I want to share with you today some details about this challenge and how you can join for FREE!

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Walk it Off! – The Challenge!

  1. You can get fit and you can grow spiritually too!
  2. You can join the challenge completely free HERE
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  4. You don’t need any tool to join the challenge, all you need is your own body.
  5. You are going to make the challenge “walking”!
  6. You will be blessed with your health!
  7. You will get encouragement and help every day directly from Wendie!

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See what people said about the last Walk It Off Now Challenge: 

“This challenge has helped me gain more stamina after surgery, and kept me accountable to get out and MOVE.” ~Deb

“Thx for keeping me accountable Wendie and for your prayers & friendship through a few rough spots this challenge. As I mentioned in a prior post I think the biggest accomplishment I have had these past challenges over this past year is the drastic drop in my cholesterol!!!” ~Vicki

“Down 5 pounds and feeling great! Keeping it up and hubby is joining in!!”  ~Pam

Join me and others who have decided to take a step forward a healthy habit of doing some exercise just walking! – We are starting the challenge on July 4th! Don’t miss it! Walk it off now!

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    1. 4 challenges for the year with complete plan via emails, video and download
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5 posts that will lift you up and encourage you

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How’s your summer? My summer is starting and I’m enjoying it so far. There are so many things we can do and enjoy with our family and friends during this hot season. Today, I want to share with you 10 posts you can enjoy during the summer, that for sure will lift you up and encourage you to keep going during this season.

5 posts that will lift you up and encourage you:

1 – 5 ways to kickstart your day

This post will give you a few tips about how to start your doing in the right foot! Join Melanie, from Life’s Sweet Words and read the entire post HERE!

2 – Created to reflect the image of God

I love this post so much, because gives us an excellent tool we can use for this season. Affirming us that we were created for His purpose and to reflect the image of God.  Check out the entire post HERE, written by Theresa Jones from Thoughts on Books

3 – When you are not feeling it

Adriana invites us to have the right relationship with God.  And a relationship with God will lift you up! Read this encouraging post HERE!

4 – 5 ways to stay motivated in the Kitchen

Ok, I know maybe for you summer means to stay in the kitchen for a long period.  This post will encourage you to be motivated while you are making dinner or snacks for your family.  Taking a break sometimes is good too!  Read HERE the entire post by Abby from Taking on the Kitchen.

5 – 20 bible verses for when you need a Savior

Reading the bible had made a big impact in my life, always and every time I read it.  During the summer, sometimes we might forget to take that time of intimacy with God.  This post has 20 bible verses that will help us find the savior we all need.  Check out Brittany’s post HERE at Grace Love Life.

I hope you enjoy your summer and get the encouragement you need, as I need it too! Reading each one of these posts have been a blessing and I do not keep the blessings for myself only.  Now, join in me in this amazing summer giveaway!

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8 ways that hope will lead us to be thankful

8 ways that hope will lead us to be thankful | www.hispurposeinme.comIn the most difficult moments of my life I have learned and God has allowed me to strengthen my faith and hope in Him. It is not easy when in the midst of your pain or difficult situation you have to put aside your emotions and look through the eyes of faith. It is in those moments when we must start giving thanks to God for His marvelous works in our lives. And yet, when we see that He uses all things to work on our behalf. Today I want to share with you, 8 ways that will lead us to give thanks to God at all times.

8 ways that hope will lead you to be thankful

1 – Remember that every day comes with a new hope:

Be always thankful about the new day that God let’s you live and enjoy.  The hope of a new day will make our hearts more thankful about the blessings of God and His presence in difficult circumstances.

Post to read: When nights are long, hope comes in the dawn

2 – In change there is always hope

Can you imagine going through different changes in life without having the hope that every change will come with good for our lives? Well, in change there is always hope of good things and better things for us.  I must be thankful that God always uses every change for the good!

Post to read: When fear breaks your heart

3 – Recognize that hope comes from God

This will lead us to be thankful for sure! Recognizing that our hope in only in God, will give us the strength to face everything! He is your shield, your rock, your savior!

Post to read: Unpacking Hope

4 – In the storm there is hope

Knowing that Jesus is with us in the middle of any storm in our life, gives us one more reason to be thankful.  He is in control, don’t forget!

Post to read: If Jesus in in your boat

5 – In the waiting there is hope

Do you remember the people of God in the middle of the dessert for 40 years? There was plenty of waiting there, but there was a hope of a promise land ahead.  They hoped in the promise of God and finally they landed in the promise land.  If you are in a moment of waiting, be thankful and praise God because you will get to the your promise land soon!

Post to read: Hurt and Hope in the waiting

6 – Hoping and trusting in the hard places

I remember the story of Joseph, the one who was betrayed by his brothers.  The one who was in jail, the slave! But also, the one that had a dream from God and saw His promise fulfilled in his life and family. Joseph was rejected, but he had hope in the waiting and God prospered him because “God was with him”.

Post to read: When hoping is hard

7 – Use your helmet to overcome

Using the helmet of hope will help us overcome the enemy.  Yes! God has given us a full armor to put daily, including praising and worshiping Him too.  Be thankful for what God has provided for you during your most difficult seasons of your life.

Posts to read: Overcoming the enemy with hope & One thing that will equip you for spiritual warfare

8 – Go against all odds

No matter the circumstances around you, focus your eyes in God! Take the step of faith and hope (trust) in His ways only.  God will give you the victory!

Post to read: Against all odds

Because our Father will give us the best of the best and only in Him we can trust.  Enjoy these other amazing and encouraging posts that will lead you to be thankful:

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