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Beauty Beyond Skin Deep
Friday, January 3, 2014
9 If you follow and obey the Lord, he will make you his own special people, just as he promised. 10 Then everyone on earth will know that you belong to the Lord, and they will be afraid of you.
11 The Lord will give you a lot of children and make sure that your animals give birth to many young. The Lord promised your ancestors that this land would be yours, and he will make it produce large crops for you.
12 The Lord will open the storehouses of the skies where he keeps the rain, and he will send rain on your land at just the right times. He will make you successful in everything you do. You will have plenty of money to lend to other nations, but you won’t need to borrow any yourself.
Do you see how many times "successful" is used in this passage? God wants to bless and make us successful in everything we do. However, He does ask for obedience. To obey is to carry out or follow a command. And that is exactly what God asks in verse 9: "If you you follow and obey the Lord, He will make you His own special people."
This road to success is a difficult and narrow one, we must hide the word of God in our Heart that we might sin against Him. (Psalm 119:11)
Deuteronomy 28:1,2 says: Today I am giving you the laws and teachings of the Lord your God. Always obey them, and the Lord will make Israel the most famous and important nation on earth, and he will bless you in many ways. God has so much for us, let's be sure to align ourselves with His Word in 2014.
Be sure to keep God's Word in your mouth; meditate on it day and night and obey--follow and carry out His Word. Then you will be on the Road to Success!!!
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Now that we are in 2014 many of us are focusing on how is to be successful and prosperous in everything we do! However we cannot be successful without God and His Word. Joshua 1:8 says: This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
I don't know about you, but I desire to be successful. I want to fulfill every single plan God has for my life. According to Joshua, in order to have a prosperous way and gain good success, the Word of God or "Book of the Law" cannot leave our mouths; we have to constantly be mindful and attentive to the Word of God. How can we accomplish this? Joshua said we must meditate on the word day and night and we must be obedient to what it says. This will be a Two-part blog, first I will share on meditation and then I will share on obedience. These two go hand and hand on the road to success.
To meditate is to think, to contemplate and/or reflect. To meditate is to think and re-think on something. Quite often it is the things on which we meditate that get us into trouble. We meditate on the wrong things and they lead us into bad actions. Our thoughts can truly overtake us, we will concentrate on a single thought for a long time and if it is not a good thought, that thought can lead us into sin.
Our thoughts lead us into our actions throughout the day. Therefore, our thoughts must be on God and His word day and night; keeping our actions consistent with God and His will for our lives. We must think and re-think on the word of God continually, in order to keep God’s word in our mouth. Consider meditating on 2 Corinthians 10:5
Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity everything to the obedience of Christ. (KJV)
And every bit of pride that keeps anyone from knowing God, we capture people's thoughts and make them obey Christ. (CEV)
Every time a bad thought comes to mind, meditate on this word. Meditating on 2 Corinthians 10:5, is a good “rule of thumb” to remember; if you have a thought or if you imagine anything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bring it into captivity, lock it up and don’t let it go until that thought is obedient to Christ. Lock it up until you are thinking things that you know without a doubt are glorifying God. Keep that thought until it lines up with the word.
We have a great need to give ourselves to Biblical meditation; staying aligned with God’s word in order to control the thoughts of our mind. Psalm 19:4 says:
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight,
O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (KJV)
No matter what your beliefs the reality is that everyday we are meditating on something. And if we are not developing the skill of Christian meditation, we may find ourselves meditating on something destructive. Please be careful on what you meditate. Be sure to meditate on the word day and night and you will be on "The Road to Success"
*Excepts from my book: "Why You Hatin?"
Monday, June 10, 2013
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Every Monday at 5:00 p.m. (PST) we are on the air with "Touch A Heart Radio Show". It is our desire to discuss subjects that are difficult and at times tender to the heart. Many struggle with life-long issues, pain, dissappointments and hardships, unfortunately there are many who suffer in silence. There could several reasons for suffering in silence:
- No one to talk to
- Don't have the words
- Don't want to talk
Our Commission to go teach and disciple others can be fulfilled in various ways, we believe through the area of media, it provides us with an avenue to reach out to those suffering and feeling they have no voice.
We have been touched to receive many callers and individuals writing sharing their heart; as well as their appreciation that we have this opportunity available.
I know in my darkest hour, there were times, when I just didn't have the words, to express exactly how I was feeling. The hurt was so deep, all I wanted to do is cry; crying was my release. But after the initial shock I was blessed to have dear friends and family that would allow me to talk and share everything that I was going through. There were no time limits to the our discussions. I could talk to my heart was content; I was never turned away.
It is our prayer at Touch A Heart Radio to be a sounding board and help to those who find themselves in painful situations, but more importantly, we want to share that there is hope and victory in Jesus! He is able deliver you out of any situation.
We have been blessed to have some awesome guests that have come on the show being very open and transparent. It is comforting to know that someone has been where you are and not just that, but they survived. Our guests have brought amazing testimonies of hope and deliverance.
When we began with the vision to "Touch A Heart and Change A Life", we knew we wanted to help those in need, but God knew a way to make it happen. We are grateful to offer Touch A Heart Radio on every Monday Evening and we have vision to offer shows more frequently.
I invite you to take a moment to listen to our recent show featuring Carla Cannon (Magazine Publisher, Best Selling Author, Christian Coach and Minister). Her story will give you hope to overcome whatever you are going through.
Click here: http://tobtr.com/s/4811573 and let us touch your heart.
Alesia G. Brown, President
Women's Worshipfest, Inc.