I want to help you determine what gets your attention. Before you took interest in reading this blog identify what got your attention was it the title? What was it? Have you stopped to think about what is it you need to turn your focus on? I myself could probably turn my focus from what others think about me and focus on what TMH “God” thinks about me the Bible says, ”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” Jeremiah 29:11 remember he said “For I Know” and not “They Know” Continue reading “#CupcakesForDinner | GirlTalk on What Gets Your Attention?”
A wife of noble character and what she brings to the table
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Favorite verses from Proverbs 31
Proverbs 31:15 ” She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants” Photographer and Designer, Dañetta Evans
Proverbs 31:24 “She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes” Blogger, Ranisha Grice
Proverbs 31:25 ” She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” Communication Consultant, Tam Sparx
How do you relate to Proverbs 31?
“Strong independent Christian women who has everything going on and knows how to manage all life purposes from church, home, family, business, and more. A Proverbs 31 women encourage you to pursue your passions and have great balance” Tam Sparx
“The scriptures should be a blue print so when things get out of order you can always pull yourself back in to what you should be doing. Good customer service is what builds a brand and keep customers coming back” Dañetta Evans
“Ladies whatever you do for business make sure its profitable and you can sell to merchants and make your own money” Ranisha Grice
I challenge you Women of Proverbs to be an example someone is watching you. “Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise” Proverbs 31:31
Mark 15:24 Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross. They divided his clothes and threw dice to decide who would get each piece. 25 It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. 26 A sign announced the charge against him. It read, “The King of the Jews.” 27 Two revolutionaries were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.
Do you believe they threw dice to see who would get His clothes? Not the normal way to do things when you lose a loved one and divide their belongings. This scripture gets me all the time. I’m amazed and shocked each time I read the scripture. And in this day how did they play? Was it 456 / 7 11 craps, trips, traces you just don’t know. Can you imagine getting your life took for a dice game in that day. What was it like when you lost all your money after gambling? Were they angry vicious men with yelling and screaming its just so many things to think of when shooting dice goes wrong, because if you lost and wanted to win do you now rob the person for Jesus clothes? I mean there’s so many thoughts running through my head. This is in my opinion. Feel free to leave your thoughts.
OH AND CAN YOU BELIEVE THE CHARGE AGAINST HIM SMH.
Injured by Opposition with Wounds of A Passion
The price of speaking the gospel, and spreading the good news of Jesus, and church establishing with the power of God.
- There will be confrontation and conflict
- The ministry of Peter & The Apostles (Peter who was known for his cockiness. Peter was too good to say, God, I’m weak and when He finally let God use him Peter became a humble and effective leader)
- Opposition – When people are staying in your way to hold you up and tear you down. Speak these words: I will NOT let anyone stand in my way.
The Holy Spirit is very active in Acts it comes with power especially to the believers to help guide and strengthen the church and their leaders and gives the power to change lives.
17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.” 21 At daybreak, they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.
27 The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest. 28 “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”29 Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! 30 The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” 33 When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death. 34 But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while
38 Therefore, in the present case, I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God” 40 His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. 42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
This is what happens in the lives of the believers and disciples that met in Jerusalem. The Apostles were constantly fighting with the religious establishment on who they can serve and where they can preach, and when you think about it, it’s like the religious establishment was only in their way as they try to grow their relationship with God and heal or whatever the Apostles were going to do to help with the recovering process. Slowing up the process keeping them distracted from their purpose. Now when you know God is talking to you and you choose otherwise you will stray from what he’s called you to do had they listen to the establishment they would have walked away like ok we won’t preach the good news sorry about that, but because their faithfulness in serving God they kept pressing on through opposition. They would have been obeying other people and not God. Had they stopped preaching the good news they could not be used by God?
Touch your neighbors and say: Do what you gotta do but I’m worthy to speak the good news.
Nothing can stop you when Its Gods will for your life remain faithful to God and he will take care of you. God will not let anything happen to you as you can see He kept the Apostles and didn’t let nothing stop them from doing His good work.
Blessed the reader of His word
Joseph Interprets A Dream
Believe in your Dreams and be clear on what they are. Don’t let nobody tell you what you can’t do. For instance, Isaiah knew what His Dreams were to the point He would visualize every part of them from the time He was five years old living in CA Dreaming of playing in the NBA. Walk in the shoes of your Dreams play out the details clearly and let your vision drive you where you want to be.
Genesis 40:4 “The captain of the guard assigned two men to Joseph, and he attended them”
Have you ever stopped to think God assigned someone to you? You’ll know when someone is assigned to you God will make you aware of that and if not pray for discernment, because there are some people who are ATTACHED to you while others are actually ASSIGNED to you. Know the difference!
8 “We both had Dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your Dreams.” Joseph told them their Dreams and the representation as He predicted and instructed the men to mention Him to Pharaoh.
The men forgot all about Joseph and never mentioned Him to Pharaoh. Some of us can relate to this situation in a way we help out others and put them on to bigger and better things, and as soon as they get on top they forget all about you. Does anyone have the answer to that? Like hello did you not help them with their Dreams.
Lesson: When you’re powerless over a situation, commit to God and live a life that is faithful to His plan.
“You can’t make your Dreams a reality until you learn to believe in yourself until you find that moment when you are convinced that you belong” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation
Joseph Challenge To Dream Again
God want his children to prosper and everything we touch shall prosper. Speak prosperity over your life.
Genesis 39:2 The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of Po-ti-phar. 3 When Potiphar saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did.
Ask yourself is the Lord with you? Are you succeeding in everything that you do?
Genesis 39:6 “So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate” Joseph needs to stay healthy and in good shape.
Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, who else do we know that’s well built and handsome? Of course Isaiah Austin. The ladies will lust after a good looking man and demand overnight stay. It takes serious discipline to brush a lot off your shoulders, and stay focused on your Dreams. We all know the humiliation some women bring when they are turned down and rejected. Guard your reputation and stay away from lies and slander.
No matter your circumstances you are still blessed by the Lord. God made you a success. Following Joseph’s example and being faithful to God is more than enough. It’s a tough battle to fight against temptation you have the power and don’t let no one take that from you. Do not be discouraged and let nothing stop you finish your race. You have a purpose don’t think you’re suffering there’s a great reward waiting for you. Future success.
“It’s my vision the way I see, I am also talking about something much bigger. I strive to have a life vision. It’s all about how well you can visualize your Dreams. A big part of my story is about Dreams and what it takes to make them come true. I stayed positive and kept hanging on to my vision” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation
Dream Again With Isaiah Austin
Being brought a bad report and still have the hope to Dream Again. Joseph was someone who was loved deeply by everyone. Have you been loved so much the people around you started hating? “Some people only hate you because of the way other people love you” Yes Joseph can relate and sometimes it’s not just by your friends and enemies, in this case, it is His own family. Listen to Joseph’s message.
Genesis 37:5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, Listen to this dream I had: This is where we tend to mess up at by telling our dreams to those who don’t have us in their best interest at heart. Which give them all the reasons to hate even more? Our positions in life will make those around us feel inferior to our dreams without a doubt and will not want to serve alongside us due to jealousy, so keep that in mind.
No matter how much you want to look out for people stay away from Dream Killers. Before you allow anyone to strip you for all you got rescue yourself, and be delivered from the hands of your enemies.
It’s ok to be torn to pieces the best part is to pick yourself back up and Dream Again. it is tough being comforted at such a time we often refuse comfort when things are not going our way and that’s the end of that, because you don’t want to hear what anyone have to say, so you sit and dwell on a million assumptions, but God is saying don’t worry I got this. God knows the plans he has for our lives plans to prosper us and to give us hope and a future. God plans are better than we can imagine. Never be uncertain about your dreams. Click the picture and go visit Isaiah.
“I did what Joseph from the Bible would’ve done: I trusted God and kept my focus on the work in front of me. I had left it in God’s hands, which meant I had trusted that He would take care of me. I kept my faith and worked through much adversity to get to this moment” Isaiah Austin, Pro basketball player Isaiah Austin Foundation
Rebekah Hard-working and generous, her faith was so great that she left her home forever to marry a man she had never seen or met. Yet she played favorites with her sons and failed to trust God fully for the promises he had made.
Rebekah is a very beautiful woman from head to toe at this time who was also a virgin no man has ever slept with her. Rebekah who is loving and kind went to move with a man she didn’t know. As for myself and I’m sure other women who may feel the same way will not allow a strange man we don’t know a room in our home then offer to meet our relatives like we knew them for years, even though times has changed and people are putting more and more trust into “strangers” Where I do see fit for the man who prayed to the Lord for a woman like herself. How can you thank the Lord for answering your prayer in the middle of praying what are the odds this will happen.
Genesis 24:12 Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a young woman, ‘Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,’ and she says, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels too’—let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master.” 15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milkah, who was the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor.”
How do you think your family would respond? After being involved and meeting with the person of your dreams. I suggest test out some questions to see what you get.
Genesis 24:67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
Sometimes I think about God calling me to move far away from home and away from my immediate family in fact I think about it so much I think he called me when he didn’t. I keep an ear out so I can always hear when God say, Ranisha its time go move with your husband. I definitely want to obey his word and sacrifice to please God.
How can I describe what Isaac and Rebekah’s marriage was like? Parenting crossed my mind when I think of what skills I’ll have vs my husband’s. Genesis 25:28 Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.
I want my children to know the value of a dollar and the hard work “their” parents had to put in for the food on their table. I don’t want them to think because their parents have the money they can have all the electronics, Jordan’s, and jeans they want, but have failing grades.
What I learned about Rebekah was her favoritism to Jacob and she went along with the tricks and schemes to help him gain a blessing. When I read the full chapter of Genesis 27 I have gain understanding of Genesis 27:46 Rebekah spoke to Isaac, “I’m sick to death of these Hittite women. If Jacob also marries a native Hittite woman, why live?” I am also inspired by her faith to marry a man she didn’t know. How many of us can say God I trust you this is it?
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