Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wisdom from the Word

These days of 30 ... purposed, driven, holy, living.
Here are the next verses ... and I will play gradually catch up with blog posts on them ...   

Day 3 
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Romans 12:11

Day 4
Never let loyalty and kindness leave you!
    Tie them around your neck as a reminder.
    Write them deep within your heart.

Proverbs 3:3

Day 5
You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9

Day 6 
Do you see any truly competent workers?
    They will serve kings
    rather than working for ordinary people.

Proverbs 22:29
Day 7 
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
1 Corinthians 2: 12   


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Plans - With God in the Middle

Well, I am on Day 2 of my 30 days of purposed living. Yesterday I made a little video and challenged myself to do one everyday as I share the 30 verses I have set aside for myself as motivational, guiding verses for my life - and for right now, my business.
Here is a little from yesterday's and the verse I selected ...
Day one -
I have a plan of action in place and am super excited about the next 30 days.

Like I said in the post the other day - I am granting myself the freedom to succeed in my business - in my health - in my marriage - using my own unique set of abilities
and in all this, I know I will grow as a daughter of the King ... doing my very best for the Him in all things. 

I have a special verse for each day – and along with my devo and prayer time it will aid me in growing as a servant-leader in my business and in developing my work practices.
Yesterday's verse is like a benediction or blessing over my work and who I am.
It's a favorite I have come to love.
And let the loveliness of my Lord, my God, rest on me,
confirming the work that I do.
Oh, yes, Affirm the work that I do!!
Ecclesiastes 3:13
 And here is for today.
Day two -

Don't you know life is just better when you allow the Lord to be in the middle of things – whether it's your marriage, your work, your vacation-time, your leisure-time – whatever – it just feels right when you know you're on the same Page as the Father.

So for today I will share another verse that's been a favorite of mine for forever it seems – I guess I've quoted it to myself at least 1,000 times through the years.
Honestly, I'm not really sure that all my plans have succeeded like maybe I intended but definitely they have worked out one way or another to God's glory.
I guess really it's all about my time frame verses the timing of God.
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
Proverbs 16:3

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

View from Here - Spectacular!

Well, I keep promising myself I will take time to blog regularly - perhaps the best thing that could have happened to me was 20+ hours without electricity and also, four days without Internet to realize I was taking some things for granted.
I have made some very strong decisions and plans for myself - spiritually and physically which I know will lead to greater determination and thus, fulfillment of goals. I've been busy with this that and a whole lot of the other for days and days and now, it's time to just concentrate on these things rolling around in my head. I am giving myself 30 days of intense guidelines and am determined to stick with it. After that - I will be celebrating!!
after a summer storm ... morning glories, garden, cattle in the pasture - breeze through the window = contentment! 
Okay, for right this minute let me say: I love this view from my desk .... we just had an afternoon storm which I was a wee bit leery of since the longed for Internet came on about then too - but, it has remained - first time since Friday. It's so nice to be tucked into my spot, cool breeze coming in and playing catch-up.
Yes, I do have an IPhone - yes, I can use data-roaming but, I am always careful ...
and well, I am just old fashioned enough to like sitting at my desk and 'working' the best!
There's several reasons I thoroughly enjoy the Internet - and for a number of years have been intrigued by its positive possibilities. 

  • I love talking to folks about our products - 'walking' whoever through my online store while we chat on the phone. (that's I network and grow my biz! I establish new friends and acquaintances - which leads to new clients and business partners joining my It Works! Global adventure. 
  • I love checking out and pinning on Pinterest - whether it's entrepreneur/motivational, product posts, spiritual and information, pinning dreams, sharing/finding crafting ideas; 
  • I 'Twitter' best on my laptop/desktop as well - and have good conversations with folks; and 
  • BibleGateway is the BEST study site ever - reference, study, sharing - it's great!
  • Let me add here that I do other things on the internet - for example, I have friends all over the world on Instagram and I really do talk with them, pray with them and yes, work my business on IG (can only happen on a smart phone) - I love that media!! AND of course, Facebook - SO much of my business happens on FB and I use it for very good things. Did you know you can let the light of Jesus shine very brightly via FB and IG .... the world is so small nowadays and yet, so BIG and the opportunities to share Him and His message are so numerous!!

    So, Yes Indeed!! I am happy Internet is back on and I am in my groove ... watch out world ... there's some dynamic changes and growth about to happen!! I have a plan of action in place and am super excited about the next 30 days. Stay tuned - or better yet, as the details unfold, you may just decide to join me!  
    I have decided - NO MORE SETTLING ...  not for on the fence work-habits, no more 'wishing' I was in better shape, no more struggling with our finances, no more compromising our dreams - whether that be travel, benevolence, mission trips!!
    I am granting myself the freedom to succeed in my business - in my health - in my marriage - using my own set of abilities
    and in all this, I know I will grow as a daughter of the King ... doing my very best for the Him in all things. 

     A Whole Lot Can Happen In 30 Days ... don't believe me? Just Watch!!