Monday, June 17, 2019

Monthly ❤To❤ (SELF-TALK)

Self-talk (talking to yourself) is your own internal dialogue.  Cheerful and supportive or negative and self-defeating -- positive or negative, this internal chatter is known as your self-talk.  It is something that we all do, intentionally or even subconsciously and we can do it out loud or internally, but we all talk to ourselves several times throughout the day.  The important thing to remember is that self-talk plays a huge part in who you are because it impacts how you feel about yourself and what you believe you can achieve.  Proverbs 18:21 tells us that the tongue (what we speak) holds the power of life and death.  Every morning when I wake up, no matter how I feel or what I have to face on a given day, I always start off quoting to myself Psalm 118:24 -- This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.  I remind myself that I AM NOT AFRAID to face whatever comes my way.  Then I pull a few other positive, spiritual phrases from what I call my "TRUTH BANK" (what I know to be true because of the God I serve) to combat the lies of the enemy -- I am HEALED, I have JOY, I have PEACE, My mind is RENEWED, I am an OVERCOMER, I am more than a CONQUEROR, etc. -- you get the point 😜.....and I say these phrases to myself over and over again throughout the day.  Now, I must admit, this took some practice.  It's much easier to believe a lie than the truth, but I CHOOSE to believe the truth of God's word in spite of the fear (false evidence appearing real) that the enemy tries to present.  So, I want you too, to begin to focus and practice speaking positive affirmations and life over yourself each and everyday.  God has created us to be Kingdom Women and He has equipped us for the work, but we must daily renew our minds.  Let's go to work, ladies.  Have a Kingdom Woman great day!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Monthly ❤To❤ (An Attitude of Gratitude)

This is the day that the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it!!!  I recite this scripture every morning after first thanking the Lord for waking me up to see another day -- I am GRATEFUL because that means there is still purpose for my life!  Studies have shown that when we are grateful it is impossible to have negative thoughts.  If we make gratefulness a habit, it becomes a natural part of who we are daily!  Being grateful helps us to put everything in perspective -- there's always someone worse off than us -- it could always be worse, but for the grace of God!  The Bible tells us, in all things give thanks!  Every time we have a negative thought let's practice thinking on good things, recalling God's grace, mercy and favor over our lives!  I don't know about you, but today and everyday, I purpose to think on things that are true, honest, pure, just, lovely and of good report!  I command my soul to bless the Lord and be grateful!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monthly ❤To❤ (A Woman of Hope)


A Woman of Hope
We have all been there -- feeling stuck and hopeless -- bound emotionally, physically or spiritually.  As Kingdom Women we must remember that we are connected to the One who gives hope.  "Jesus knows right where you are and He knows how long you've been there". We learned through Sunday's message that we have "delegated authority" and if we make our way to Jesus, in faith, He can change our situations immediately.  We can't give up on God because He never gives up on us!  

Luke 13:12-13 -- And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman thou art loosed from thine infirmity.  And he laid his hands on her and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

Question:  When was a time that you felt stuck in a hopeless situation and didn't think you would come out of it?  Share how God found you, delivered you and gave you hope to continue.


Monday, December 10, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (A Woman of Excellence)

A Woman of Excellence
As Kingdom Women, excellence must be our lifestyle.  This was a powerful chapter and spoke volumes, reminding us not to live a yesterday life.  Excellence defines a movement -- moving forward and is not to be confused with perfection or success.  Edwin Bliss stated, "The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy.  The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, neurotic and a terrible waste of time".   God's desire is for us to excel in our inward character and behavior and He simply expects us to do the best we can, for His glory, with the gifts and abilities He has given us. We have no time to waste.  We have no time to live in yesterday and dwell on the mistakes of the past.  We have to keep it moving and must pursue excellence in our work, walk and worship.  God hates mediocrity and we must give Him our best each day -- dwell on excellence!  After all, we are Kingdom Women so how can we be anything less than excellent!  

1 Corinthians 10:31 -- So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Question:  Today is a new day, what will you do with it -- how will you live in excellence?

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (What's In A Name?)

WHAT'S IN A NAME?  
My birth name is Candace.  In the bible Candace was the Queen of Ethiopia.  We were all given a name at birth and many of our names have specific meanings.  Our names are said to have a significant influence on what we think of ourselves and what others think of us.  When we accepted Christ, God gave us a new name in Him to change our identity and become a part of His divine plan for our lives.  As Christian women the names we use to describe ourselves is critical and speaks to whether or not we know who we are in the Lord.  Today I call myself a conqueror.
Romans 8:37 -- I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me.

Question:  If you were asked to tell who you are without giving your name, job title, occupation or anything else, how would you answer?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (A Woman of Value)

A Woman of Value
Living up to the Kingdom Woman described in Proverbs 31 can seem like a daunting task.  There are a host of adjectives to describe her, however, the true essence of her value as a Kingdom Woman is found at the end of the chapter, "a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised".  Reverence of the Lord is what sets the Kingdom Woman apart from all other women.  She allows God to determine all that she does and how she prioritizes her life.

Proverbs 31:30 -- Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Question:  What are some of the things that we allow to depreciate our value as Kingdom Women?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Monthly ❤To❤ (Change Your Thoughts)


KINGDOM THINKING

"Change your thoughts and you can change your world" 
Norman Vincent Peale

The Israelites did not recognize the gift of freedom they had received when God delivered them from the hand of Pharaoh.  They still kept the same "slave" thoughts and mentality, which kept them from experiencing true freedom.
Philippians 4:8 -- Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.  

Question: In what ways do you need to change your thinking in order to experience God's freedom?