Who to Ask

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If you are looking for good advice, ask the quiet person you respect.

Ask the one who knows you and knows Jesus.

Ask the one who doesn’t offer their opinion at every opportunity but rather waits for permission to speak into your life.

Ask the questions you need answers to. If they are wise, they are safe. Seek them out.

“The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.”

‭‭Ecclesiastes ‬ ‭9:17 NIV‬

If they are loud, manipulative, believe they are always right and get mad when you don’t do what they say…avoid them.

Don’t let fear stop you from getting the guidance you need.

You are worth it.

What do you need wisdom for today?

Who has God put in your path to help you?

Stay Salty

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“You are the salt of the earth.”
Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ NIV

Salt has been used as valuable currency, it is a precious food preservative and it is an additive that enhances flavor.

Wherever God has placed you, whoever He has surrounded you with, whatever job He has given you to do, He has you there for a purpose and it is not as complicated as you think it is.

You are there to add value. That alone is a gift that so many people are craving- simply the recognition that they are valued and they are valuable to God– so valuable that Jesus paid the ultimate price to love them.

You are there to be a precious preservative to the world you live in and in the work you do. Preserve respect, show dignity and honor those around you.

You are there to enhance the essence of who God has created them to be. When you celebrate what God has put in them, you liberate them to see it as well.

May God shake you up and pour you out for someone who desperately needs to know that they are precious and valuable to God. May you bring honor with you and enhance every relationship you engage in today. 

Stay salty.

All That Hinders

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“let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.”

Hebrews 12:1b NIV

There is a sense of joy heard in the invitation to throw off all that hinders and run. Like a child running in the field or the dog escaping out of the gate. To run free with faith unhindered and feet untangled in the mission God has created you for.

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews paints the faces and hearts of those who served God with great passion and unflinching faithfulness. Those who suffered, risked, obeyed and followed through in faith.

They are seated in the heavenly grandstands, cheering you on.

Telling you to throw off everything that hinders and run the race God has called you to run.

To hold nothing back.

To let go of fear and embrace the call of God on your life, trusting him to empower you to do it.

Running fast and free is not accomplished by focusing on what is holding you back but by focusing on where you are going.

Turn your face to the finish line and run free.

What is holding you back from running free?

What can you do today to drop it?

Salty

“You are the salt of the earth.
Matthew‬ ‭5‬:‭13‬ NIV

Salt has been used as valuable curency, it is a precoius food preservative and it is an additive that enhances flavor.

Wherever God has placed you, whoever he has surrounded you with, whatever job he has given you to do, he has you there for a purpose and it is not as complicated as you think it is.

You are there to add value. That alone is a gift that so many people are craving- simply the recognition that they are valued and they are valuable to God– so valuable that Jesus paid the ultimate price to love them.

You are there to be a precious preservative to the world you live in and in the work you do. Perserve respect, show dignity and honor those around you.

You are there to enhance the essense of who God has created them to be. When you celebrate what God has put in them, you liberate them to see it as well. 

May God shake you up and pour you out for someone who desperately needs to know that they are precious and valuable to God. May you bring honor with you and enhance every relationship you engage in today. 

Stay salty.

Teach ‘Em Right

One of Dr. Phil’s most famous sayings is “You teach people how to treat you”. What a novel idea. Well, it was new to me years ago when I first heard it.

It backs up the principle that people will treat you according to how you treat yourself. If you walk all over yourself, so to speak- so will others. If you respect yourself, so will others.

There is a word picture at the end of Proverbs 31 speaking of a woman of great value:

“Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:”
(Proverbs 31:28 NIV)

Your children will call you blessed only if you already feel that way yourself. Your husband also will say wonderful things about you, if you receive them, believe them and walk in them.

I have this verse on my kitchen window seal to remind me that it is up to me to choose my attitude. To count my blessings and wear this knowledge like a fine garment. Now, don’t get the wrong picture in your head about me. I don’t “arise” with an annoyingly happy attitude, lol. I am a quiet morning person in a loud house. What I am reminding myself of when I glance at these words is that I am blessed. But it is up to me to show it in my face, attitude and words. You know it is those closest to you that get the grumpy, complaining, irritated side of your personality. But here in Prov. 31: 28, I am reminded that it is these very precious ones that need to see what I believe about myself and my the most. They are affected by it the most.

Teach em right- begin to treasure yourself, respect yourself and love yourself today. You are a blessed, beautiful woman (or a blessed handsome dude). Put that knowledge on like your favorite shirt and watch those around you be blessed by it.

I love hearing from you and am blessed my every single comment! Have a wonderful day, my friend!!

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