My Pastor had recently preached a message and in it asked "What gets you up in the morning? What keeps you up at night?" He encouraged us that the answers to these questions would help provide insight into the way God had wired us individually to serve God and serve others, and were often were indicators for the profession God had uniquely equipped (read more)
The following Monday, I grabbed my ipod and went for a walk around the neighborhood -listening to Podcast after Podcast teaching on the principals of speaking words of faith over fear, saying what God says about any given situation, and the power of God's words spoken out of my mouth with believing faith. I'd walk and listen until my faith was built up sufficiently to swallow up feelings of fear and anxiety-and then .. (read more)
I had a mean mouth. I knew how to use words to cut someone down in 3.5 seconds flat. I was actually kind of proud of how skilled I could be with my words. I guess it was Mr. "T" that helped me understand how much words can hurt a soul. I became a little more thoughtful about my speech. I learned to first process my feelings/emotions, then speak. A good practice for life, but unfortunately doesn't accomplish much good when you're.... #SpeakLife #PowerofWords #GuardYourHeart
We all hear things from the background of our own understanding and experiences. About 20 years ago, I had a good friend who got 'turned on' to the Word of Faith movement. With my (more traditional) church upbringing, so much of what he said sounded ridiculous to me at the time. Like the time he was practically purple with the flu, yet was declaring himself healed and well.
(errr … Buddy … you don't LOOK healed and well to me!) …..