Thursday, January 31, 2013

Make the right decision.

The art of a good decision-making process is being willing or rightly motivated and obedient. Isaiah 1:19. It says “If you are willing and obedient.” Neither of these words can stand alone. In the gospels we read when Jesus was asking Peter to pray with Him. He told Peter to pray because “Satan desires to sift you like wheat.” Peter was very willing to do what was right. He couldn’t believe that He would ever betray or disobey the Lord. He was willing. He said to Jesus, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” (Mat 26:33)Peter was willing but not obedient. He did not pray. Why? We can only surmise? To tired, to busy, late for work. I make it a commitment to pray everyday. Take some time out of your busy schedule to be obedient to the will of God. What a great feeling you will knowing you made the right decision to pray. You have set the atmosphere for a great day. When you learn to develop the instincts of consistently building your decisions, you will exalt your decision-making processes to the highest and most fruitful level possible and you will “eat from the best of the land.”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Peace and Blessing!!! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It is a good thing to desire to grow in wisdom. It is wisdom that helps us consistently make good decisions and live our life reverently before the Lord. Wisdom ultimately comes from God. Because people want to grow in wisdom and make wise decisions, so they seek advice. Seeking advice is advisable but especially from the right persons. Taking advice from people that are not doing right can lead you wrong. Proverbs 29:11 says, “A fool utters his entire mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.”And Proverbs 26:12 says “See a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.”
It seems like you can always find someone to tell you what to do. That is not the purpose of advice. Advice is to help you gather facts, information, insights, and the wisdom of others so that you can pray before the Lord and let Him lead you into good and wise decisions.
God has people to give you advice. That advice will come in various forms.  It could be through your Pastor message in church, through a book you read, through a trusted friend over coffee, or through someone or somebody you least expect, suddenly! We need to really think about who we take advice from. Be very careful!! Make sure you are being lead by God when listening to people. I always say how can one advise if their life is full of lies, deciet, stealing, anger, jealousy and unforgiveness. Those people you run to hills from! 

Godly counsel and advice that imparts wisdom from God’s word is the backbone of wisdom building. Wisdom is the product of the following: the getting of knowledge, the getting of understanding of that knowledge, 
the experiential understanding that comes from putting what you’ve learned to work, and the continued growth of knowledge and experience over that seasons of your life. This is the primary way wisdom is gained. But, there is another way wisdom can be gained. It is supernatural and comes from the heart of God as a gift – This is the operation of the gift of the Spirit called the word of wisdom. 1 Corinthians 12:8 reveals this saying, “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom…”   

Sunday, January 27, 2013

What's been happening everyone!!

Business is doing exceptionally well and married life is awesome. This year I celebrated 20 years of service on my job. I started there at the tender age of 22 working part-time as a nursing assistant. I was fresh out of school and my teacher knew someone who knew someone and their I am. Working at Cold Spring Hills has been rewarding, I have learned, matured and grew in my skills. Since working their I gave my life to Christ and became a faithful servant of The Lord. I know God has placed me on my job for a reason. In 2008 I got promoted to Director of Purchasing which I made a decision to leave 1199 Union and engulf in a managerial position. Once I took the position which meant a huge promotion and more responsibility I knew God had a plan for me.  Often I get the opportunity to minister amongst men and woman when the Holy Spirit allows; God uses me at His will and I love it.  Recently I got another promotion and more responsibility with more pay to Accounts Payable!!! Who would have ever thought that a tender 22 year old fresh out of nursing school God would keep moving in her life so much. Often we never stop to look at the bigger picture of things, I used to be the person never paying her bills and now look at God he taught my how to pay my bills on time, He showed me how to clean my credit up, and I married  the best husband who has stood beside me and showed me how to be a good steward over my finances. So God promoted me to Director of Purchasing/Accounts payable, me paying all the bills and that something. So that is what I mean that we don't look at the bigger picture of things. I am so grateful and I love The Lord so yes I celebrated 20 years of service at Cold Spring Hills with Gods Grace and Mercy.