+-*As discussed in my post about struggling to be thankful during times of trial, it can seem impossible to approach God with thanksgiving as your faith is being tested. Since writing that post (a mere couple days ago), my brother’s father-in-law took a turn for the worst and passed away. Although I met this man […]
+-*Oh, Satan. That guy loves to be a nuisance. This week I have been focusing on gratitude because, after all, we are coming up on Thanksgiving, and all across the country, we celebrate the idea of gratitude. So naturally, I would be hit with several things to test my gratitude…within one week. The husband of […]
+-*Out of curiosity, I did my own little experiment. I asked my 10 year old son when he feels the most grateful, and I asked my coworker when she feels the most grateful. I know what you may be thinking: two different genders and two different age groups – of course their answers are going […]
+-*We know that we are daughters of God. Knowing that you are a child of God is one thing. Believing that you are more than just His child is another. I was fortunate to grow up with a wonderful father. He worked hard so that my brother and I could grow up in a good […]
Before attending the program, I didn’t have a clear vision of how to grow in my walk with God. I knew God was calling me higher but I needed insight and wisdom to do what He was requiring. Then I was blessed to receive practical Bible based instruction, support, and steps to live out God’s plan for my life thanks to Girlfriends Pray Life Camp. I finally understand some of the ways I have been blocking God’s good plans for my life. My eyes and ears are now noticing how I spend my time, the clutter in my personal space and mind and if my thoughts and words line up.
The 7 Day Challenge could not have come at a better time. I have recently gone through the passing of many people I loved and I am retiring after 34 years of teaching. God ordered my steps when He led me to commit to doing the 7 Day Challenge. I received a gift with each call and each activity that held me accountable. I just signed up for the 7 Week Challenge. God has more for me and I am not going to miss it. I am willing to do the work. Then rest and trust Him to tell me what to do next. Thanks Dee.
I just wanted to share with you how much of a blessing this 7 Day Challenge has been for me. Yesterday’s lesson was for me! When Dee spoke about hoarding and specifically the examples of keeping old medicines, near empty lotion bottles in the medicine cabinet or mail piled on the kitchen table. Well, that was me! I never looked at it as hoarding, I really didn’t know why I kept the near empty lotion bottles, or travel toiletries from hotels. But yes…holding on to those things is fear, a mentality of scarcity. I rebuke that in the name of Jesus and I have cleared my space, I am getting my life and my environment in order. I am making room for God to bless me. Every day Dee has shared practical lessons that I can immediately apply to my life to make a change. This challenge is more than I could have hoped for and I thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I am now a DOER!
After the Day 1 call the charge was on Thoughts: Philippians 4:8. I was going to work to meet with my boss regarding the disrespect of another staff member. Normally wearing my emotions on my sleeve, I would take you down the emotional lane about how it was not right and how disrespectful it was, but instead, I reflected on the scripture and the Day 1 charge. It was a real challenge for me, but a humble posture and a direct question gave me better results in the end.
I am so thankful for the reinforcement of “thoughts” and if you reflect on the will of God for your life true and honorable things will take place.
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