Between Two Perspectives
There are two distinct ways of perceiving life while going through a test or trial. When the going gets tough it can seem like the enemy is always around trying to harm, destroy, oppress, or frustrate you. It seem like not matter how hard you try to stay positive and look on the bright side being grateful from moment to moment, that that is the precise moment that the enemy wants to rear his ugly head. It is very easy to view life through this lens of victimization – the righteous servant vs. the mean ole devil. Thank God that, that is not the only perspective that is available. This other perspective sees how God is always at work on our behalf regardless of what the enemy does, regardless of how hard things get, and no matter what obstacles rise up. While this perspective does take some imagination (at times) and lots of Continue reading “Between Two Perspectives”
ROI – Maximum Yield
For many people from stock brokers to business owners the three letters ROI are very important. ROI is the abbreviation for the financial term Return on Investment. According to Investopedia.com, ROI measures the amount of return on an investment relative to the investment’s cost. In other words ROI is an equation that helps predict the profitability of an investment. Why is this concept important for Christians? It is important because God, the Eternally Divine Investor, invested in each one of us and is expecting to get some return/profit from His investment. I don’t know what you have been through in your life, or what things are like for you right now, but I just want to inform you that divine deposits have been put in the account of your life and while you are here on earth in this life you have an opportunity to multiply and Continue reading “ROI – Maximum Yield”
When You Are Surrounded
O Lord, I have so many enemies;
so many are against me.
2 So many are saying,
“God will never rescue him!” Interlude[a]
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield around me;
you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.
4 I cried out to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy mountain. Interlude
When you are surrounded by troubles, cares, worries, un-pleasantries, and enemies know that you are also even more surrounded by God, His favor, His righteousness, His mercy, His compassion, and His love. Today, as most days seem to go, I noticed around me many things that could put me on edge, make me lose my focus, become discouraged, or spark in me a desire to quit believing that I will receive the promises of God in my life. There is a place in our walk with God that feels like God has taken the training wheels off and is allowing us to ride wobbly and somewhat unsteady through various phases in life. You can’t always feel Him, but you have come to trust that He is nearby ready to catch you if you start to Continue reading “When You Are Surrounded”
Whenever there is a mighty move of God we begin to hear prophecies or divine announcements of what is coming. There is talk of seasons changing, doors opening, and new paths to walk in. There is also proclamations and declarations that describe changes taking place in the atmosphere, heavenly realms, and in the earth. We are told that if we want to partake of the blessings and participate in the move of God that we need to “shift” or move along with God, not resisting what He is doing or the changes that He is making. All of this is absolutely wonderful to me. Even when things are going well in my life, I am always in awe of God’s sovereignty, majesty, and omnipotence. The only thing about all of this is that it seems like the shifts are so sudden and “out of the blue” that sometimes our natural senses have a hard time catching Continue reading “In the Shift”
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Welcome to Lessons ‘n Blessings! This is truly my first blog post on this platform, and I am so excited to finally start sharing the journey through life’s lessons and blessings from God. There is so much to share, so much to experience, and I invite you to embark on this adventure with me!