Shine Your Light…Be a Positive Inspiration

November 30, 2017

I have written several articles about the light we have within us, and how God loves it when we act as a beacon to shine this light to those around us.

I was inspired again as I read the Bible verse that most prominently discusses this idea. Matthew 5:14-17. It says “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. 

Another version puts it like this… “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.” (The Passion Translation).

Do you want to be an inspiration to others? Keep in mind that the Spirit of God (this wonderful light) dwells within you. You can inspire others by simply removing any barriers to it and allowing it to shine. And the great thing about this, is that God is glorified as a result. In addition your own life will be blessed.

I challenge you today to let your light shine brightly, and see how many people you can “brighten their day”. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

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Blogging In a New Direction

November 12, 2017

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know I’ve been inactive for quite some time. It’s for a variety of reasons. The main one is that I have gone against my own advice and allowed circumstances to govern my actions and thought process.

As I get back to writing information that hopefully inspires and empowers people, I am taking just a bit of a different turn. I have recently discovered excellent resources that translate and explain the verses of the Bible in different ways. I have used these resources (widely available online and on smart phone apps) to enhance my knowledge and understanding of what God’s word says, and I have used it to enhance my own life. It has been very enlightening.

My goal is to share the different takes on these verses along with the concepts I’ve learned and written about previously regarding how to use this information and the power of your mind to take your life to a higher level.

I will say that you don’t have to be a Christian to benefit from this information. If you have further questions about Christianity I would happy to share the faith further. However, my main objective is that you benefit from the Biblical information presented, use it to enhance your life, and empower those around you as well.

As always, I encourage you to share your own thoughts and how you may have used this information or how it relates to your own life. I sincerely appreciate your faithful readership and contribution 🙂


Love Your Life With These Powerful Affirmations

January 10, 2017

Those that know me well, or even people who regularly read my articles know that I’m a sucker for positive messages, especially when they come in the form of music.

I was especially touched by a song that was played at my job today. It is from Robbie Williams, and it is called “I Love My Life”. It is an upbeat, positive song that can turn anyone’s sour day to a cheerful one. The chorus consists of a number of empowering positive affirmations. It goes like this…

I love my life
I am powerful
I am beautiful
I am free
I love my life
I am wonderful
I am magical
I am me
I love my life

If you were to repeat these affirmations throughout the day, it would be impossible to feel negative and powerless. On the contrary, you will feel positive and powerful.

I am so happy I even found this song, and I extremely grateful to our morning musical selector who chooses the music that starts our day. This one should be played until everyone believes it!

I challenge you to repeat these affirmations throughout the day. Then enjoy the added energy, power, and joy you feel wherever you are. And of course be willing to share it with all who you come in contact with. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


3 Ways You Can Please God Today

January 10, 2016

 

I don’t know about you, but nothing pleases me more that when I know I’ve pleased my God. To be honest, He is always pleased with us, whether we know it or not. He is pleased with us even during our darkest moments. He loves us more than we’ll ever know.

Even though God will always love you abundantly and be pleased with His wonderful creation, there are actions you can take to get God’s attention and put an even bigger smile on His face. I take these from Psalm 9:

  1. Praise Him with all your heart
  2. Tell of the marvelous things He has done
  3. Be filled with joy because of Him

In addition to bringing joy to God, taking these 3 actions regularly will add blessing to your life. I have learned often enough, that when I am thankful for the things I have in life, I am given more things to be thankful for. Likewise when I live with a joyful heart, I am provided more reasons to be joyful.

One of the reasons I share information on this blog is because I want to share the great things God has shown me and the wonderful things he has done for me. My hope is to inspire people facing similar situations and feelings that if God brought me through it, He can do the same for them. He can do the same for you.

Joy and gratitude are contagious. Not only are our lives blessed when we practice them, but other people around us are blessed as well. You can not only be a blessing to God, but to many others by simply practicing these three attitudes. So be thankful, joyful, and quick to share the many ways God has blessed you. It WILL make a difference. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

 

 


I’m Alive Because He Lives

April 4, 2015

Check out this excellent song that is a great reminder of what this Easter weekend is all about…


I Don’t Deserve This

December 26, 2014

I was sitting by the fireplace on Christmas Eve (ok, I admit I don’t have one and I’m talking about the fake one on TV). I was relaxing at the end of another beautiful Christmas Eve celebration, listening to the Christmas songs, not quite ready to go to bed. I began to reflect on the many wonderful blessings in my life….my family, the reason for the season, and the many other great things I have in my life. I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude as I reflected on these.

After some time, I began to almost feel guilty. I thought about how I’ve been blessed in amazing abundance, yet I really didn’t deserve it. I thought of how, even though I am a good person,  I had really done nothing to warrant the wonderful gifts in my life. However, before I became too involved with these negative feelings, God quickly intervened. I felt as if He was saying…”That’s the way it’s supposed to be. It’s called grace.”

At this point the negative feelings disappeared and were replaced with peace and the joyous, thankful feelings I felt a few minutes before. It was a wonderful reminder that I share with you. God would tell us we indeed do not deserve the blessings we receive. He then tells us it’s ok. He also tells us He gladly floods our lives with His greatness and unending favor regardless of how unworthy we are.

You may have the same thoughts at times. You feel like you have done nothing to deserve potential blessings or those you have already received. I can assure you that God is still very willing to share His great favor, love, and goodness with you, regardless of how unmerited it is. It’s called grace, and it’s a free gift from Him. Your job is simply to accept and share it. Have a wonderful day 🙂


Tapping In to The Power Within

September 13, 2014

Each day I receive several inspirational e-mails from authors I have subscribed to. They are all worth reading and very helpful, and every once in a while I receive a gem. I received one such gem this morning. It comes from Karim Hajee. Karim is a specialist of mastering the subconscious mind to add power to your life and reach the success that you crave. I found today’s e-mail an excellent reminder of the power we all possess and how we can easily tap into it. I share this with you today in hopes that you will be just as inspired as I was today. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

Hi Joe,

You have tremendous power

The kind of power that can create
the personal changes you want and
bring you the success you deserve

This amazing power is within you and
When you use this power correctly you’ll
gain control of your life and be able
to achieve your goals sooner and without
having to make any sacrifices

When you work with your power within,
when you give it the right instructions
you’ll experience greater success, you’ll
make more money, you’ll meet the right person
and you’ll have more confidence – you’ll
make the right choices and you’ll be on
the right track

When you use your power the right way you’ll
overcome setbacks, bounce back and move forward

This powerful force within is connected to
the universe, your subconscious, God and everyone
around you. It can bring you exactly what
you want when you use it the right way.

Today I’ll show you how to apply your amazing power
so you enjoy success, happiness and get what you want
in life… Read on and enjoy

Here are a few things you can do to get
this awesome power working for you.

Change how you see things and how you see yourself
That means putting an end to the constant
negative self talk or negative chatter

If you want to be successful then see yourself as
someone who can be successful.

Give yourself positive encouragement and stop thinking
about what’s wrong or why you can’t do something

If you want to be in a healthy, loving and
caring relationship then see yourself as
someone who can be in a loving, caring relationship.

Get rid of any limiting or negative
thoughts and beliefs about yourself

For example: If you want to be successful you
can no longer say, think or believe things like:
“it’s too difficult to be successful, I don’t
know what to do, I never get any great opportunities
My parents never encouraged me
My friends don’t support me
Everybody around me is too negative
I don’t get any positive feedback.”

These are all negative statements, negative thoughts and
negative beliefs that prevent you from achieving your goals.

Eliminate them and change them into statements that help
you succeed and get what you want in life
Instead of saying something is too difficult, think about
why you can achieve your goals.

If you keep repeating the negative statements you’ll
have your Power Within working against you
Because it will create what you don’t want.
For example: if you say it’s too difficult to do something,
your power within will make it difficult for you to
accomplish what you want.

Now to get the full benefit of your amazing power
you have to direct it and give it the right instructions

Start using your Power Within to achieve your goals
Get rid of those negative thoughts and limiting beliefs
Start believing in yourself and your ability
Now Get your subconscious mind and inner power
working for you so you live the life you want

Only you can determine your own success
It doesn’t matter if people around you are negative
You don’t need encouragement and support from friends or family
You only need to believe and see yourself as someone
who can be successful

Because you can accomplish what ever they want…
when you believe you can.

Once you believe, once you raise the bar a
little higher, once you believe that you
can and will accomplish your goals you’ll be on
your way to greater success
You’ll also be directing subconscious mind and
your inner powers to bring you the opportunities
for you to succeed, make more money,
meet the right person and make the right choices

So don’t believe the excuses or reasons
that your mind gives you.

Take a look at where you are today and decide
what kind of life you want to live
Decide to turn things around today
Start seeing yourself as successful in every
aspect of your life
Once you see yourself as successful you will
be able to direct your mind and subconscious mind and
start using your power within to help you
achieve your goals. Yes you can…

When you work with your amazing power
New opportunities will begin to pop into
your life everyday.

You’ll meet people who can help you in ways
you never thought possible.

You just have to work with your power and
your subconscious mind the right way

So Change the way you see yourself
Believe you can be successful
Get rid of the negative thoughts and
negative beliefs that hold you back
Focus on what you want
Decide what you want
Be clear and specific because your power
will bring you what you think about and
what you believe

Unleash your power within by focusing on what
you really want
Eliminate the negative thoughts and replace them with
powerful, positive thoughts – this will force
your power to bring you positive results
Create beliefs that catapult you to success.
Start directing your power within to
create the life you want today