Thankful To God No Matter What

Happy Thanksgiving Morning World!

Before I got my family ready to head to Thanksgiving service, I wanted to take a moment and thank my Lord and Savior for being so awesome to me and my family this year. Many good things and challenges things occurred this year but God was always there through it all. Thank you Lord for salvation, peace of mind and peace in my home, marriage and baby. Thank you for a home, job, income and food in our fridge. Thank you for our health and even our health insurance for so many are without insurance. Thank you Lord for family that love, pray and support us. Thank you Lord being making the money stretch when things were tight and always making sure that our needs were met. Lord thank you for being forever faithful, powerful and able. Thank you for your love and mercy which is new every morning.

Today remember that no matter whats going on in your life, God is good. No matter what it looks like, He’s working things out for you. He has not forgotten you and He promised that He would NEVER leave you or forsake you. Rest in God’s peace and His promises today. Instead of thinking about the job, husband, car, good health report from the doctors etc that today you lack, take time to thank God for EVERYTHING that you do have. You may not have the best job but thank God for a pay check, it may not be the best car or home but you’re not sleeping on the street. If God woke you up this morning then that’s reason enough to say thank you Lord. It’s not over, as children of God we know WE WIN, WE HAVE THE VICTORY!!

Enjoy giving God thanks for your loved ones today. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for always being a faithful supporter of my blog. I love you all!!

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My Lips My Hips My Fingertips

Ladies today I wanted to remind you that your beautiful just the way you are. God knew what He was doing when He created you! Whether your tall or short, slim or shapely, whether your skin is light or dark and your hair is long or short, you are gorgeous in God’s eyes. Today let’s work to reject what the media and world around us tells us about beauty and let’s love the skin we’re in. Pastor Michelle  Butler, one of the awesome pastors at my church, Word of Faith Southfield, once preached a power message entitled “Happy In Your Own Skin.” I will never forget that message. It’s so important for us as women not to compare ourselves to one another, as hard as that maybe sometimes. For examples, some days at work I feel less than glamorous! I wake up trying to get my shower, prayer time, breakfast, nurse my daughter, grab all my stuff and run out to work. I’m usually fixing myself up in the car and walking in the office right into meetings. I need to wake up earlier and give myself more me time, even if only 10 more mins. What I won’t allow myself to do is envy my very few co-workers who actually show up to work with make up on and all done it. Instead of allow myself to see less than because I don’t wear my prom dress to work everyday, I can change my wake up time and do more to myself if that’s my desire.

What I’m trying to say is, if you don’t like something about yourself, change it, it’s as simple as that. If you have a few pounds to lose, or even a lot of pounds to lose, join a cheap gym, get some excercise DVDs or just walk daily. If your skin often has break outs, go see a dermatologist and try different products to help your skin clear up. Whatever makes you feel self-conscious or insecure, pray about how to fix it and then do it. You don’t have to walk with your head down. The most attract people are those with confidence no matter how they look. We all need to learn to embrace our bodies and work with what the good Lord gave us! We must also remember that it’s possible to be pretty on the outside and ugly on the inside. Women who are selfish, immature and drama filled, it doesn’t matter how pretty they are, they won’t be able to keep friendships or romantic relationships because of their actions. We must work to please God in all that we do by being holy, honest, giving and thoughtful towards others. Walking in the fruits of the spirit and being like Christ is what a real man will find attractive in a woman!

Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Read about the Prov 31 woman when you get a moment. She’s an awesome woman who has businesses, a family and a lifestyle that pleased God. We all are to strive to be like Christ and the attributes and characteristics of the Prov 31 woman. No longer will we model our lives after celebrities and others who may have influence but don’t know God. As Canton Jones’ song says “the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen, is a Holy Ghost Girl!!” Look up Canton Jones and his song Holy Ghost Girl amongst many of his other great hits on youtube.com.