TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “The tongue can bring death or life...” - (Proverbs 18:21, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God wants to do new and incredible things in your life! He has a new season of goodness in store for you today. The power to see His plan come to pass in your life is found in the power of your words. When you get in agreement with God, when you say what He says, that’s when things will change in your life.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue. No one else chooses your words but you! You can speak forth seeds of life or seeds of death. What you have in your life today is a direct result of your words in the past, and what you will see in the future is a direct result of what you are speaking today.
Why don’t you choose to bless your future? Why don’t you choose to declare that it’s a new season? Why don’t you choose to speak what God speaks and believe that He has a new season of goodness in store for you today?!
Is it not amazing how one person can expect another person to put forth 110% effort while they give whatever level of effort that is NOT matching yours until they feel it is comfortable for them to do so. I have learned a few things as I embark on 35 years of life. There are levels to success and at EACH level you must be willing to give your all. You must be willing to sacrifice, compromise, be unselfish, and most of all you must be all in from the start.
Often times the most work is needed at the start with laying the foundation. If you are building on a shaky foundation sooner or later your house will eventually fall. Take it upon yourself to give your all at EACH LEVEL and if for some reason it does not work at least you can say you did your best, but if not was it really them or was it really you? Even the team's who don't win the championship make a commitment from Day 1 to do whatever it takes to be the best and 99% of the time it means focusing on those little things that lead to those satisfying big things.
As a former coach told me, "GO HARD EVERYDAY OR SIMPLY STAY AT HOME, BUT YOUR SUCCESS IN ANYTHING YOU DO IN LIFE FIRST DEPENDS ON THE EFFORT YOU'RE WILLING TO GIVE TO MAKE THAT SUCCESS COME TRUE".
It was another great victory and the fans began to exit the
football stadium. I mingled around for a few moments greeting and thanking our
loyal supporters for sticky with us through another tough season. I hurried
over to give my mom a final hug before I strolled back to the locker room to
celebrate with my teammates. As I jogged up the stadium stairs I saw an
This older gentleman was staring me directly in the eyes with
a slight grin braced upon his face. I smiled
and nodded my head in respect as I continued towards the locker room. The
closer I became I heard the gentleman softly utter, “Many people would rather
have God’s favor, than to be Saved”. I cautiously said, “Excuse me sir”. He
said it again, “Many people would rather have God’s favor, than to be Saved”. At that moment he walked off humming a subtle
tune. I paid it no mind and joined in the celebration with my teammates.
that night as I walked back to my dorm room full of vigor and delight his face
began to appear in my thoughts. His words growing ever so closer to my life. I
stopped and looked up into sky, but no answer was to be found. I dropped my
head to the graveled pavement, but only silent footprints wondered around.
Suddenly I felt the urge to ask myself a question that would reveal something
that would alter my life forever. Am I
willing to leave it all for them to give all of me to Him?
This was actually a dream that I had which spoke volumes to
me. My question to you is are you willing to give up all the earthly gains and man-made
favor that you believe God has given to you in order to give your life to him
and do his will in hopes of one day gaining the ultimate favor which is making
it into the gates of Heaven.
Often times we lose sight of his divine purpose because of
our worldly successes and accomplishments. Our peers start to praise us for the
external awards that they have no internal connection with. Many times those
who glorify our works are only able to see the finished products and their monetary
However, what are you willing to part ways with to grow
closer to Him? Are you willing to give up the glitz and glamour, allow the
world to scandalize your name, but still go with Jesus all the way??
2 Corinthians 8:9 states, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through
His poverty might become rich.”
So again my question to you is are you willing to leave it
all for them to give all of you to Him, he undoubtedly did for us.
Seek to avoid those people who spend their time talking about something, but their actions always reflect those of nothing. These type of people will prey on you because you have something and will sooner or later bring you down to their level which represents absolutely nothing.
It's been said that in LIFE you can do bad alone, however its been proven that you can also do good as well.
As I sit and reflect over the wonderful service today I can't help, but smile, shed a tear, and laugh.. No matter what LIFE has thrown our way we always have the opportunity to GET UP and KEEP PRESSING ONWARD..
As Pastor Dulin said, "Many of us spend to much time looking at our past and it's paralyzing us from reaching the greatness that awaits us in the future".
I recently had a person tell me I wasn't S*** because I wouldn't pour all of my energy into helping them chase a dream that they FIRST were not committed to chasing themselves..
However as Pastor Dulin said, "You can't be afraid to turn your back on some people and just simply LET GO and KEEP PRESSING ONWARD."
Many people seek sour tastes because that's the only taste they have ever had in their mouths. However, when you taste the sweetness of His glory and His mercy you know that he is real.
I said that to say this none of us are perfect and no one will ever be perfect, however if we keep striving to be the very best WE can by first striving to do all WE can daily and do it for GOD and not for man you CAN'T LOSE.
You may not see the reward on the lower level because GOD has it waiting for you at the top level.. - M. Walder ~ 90/10 #CPoC ~ We O.W.N
Proverbs 24:10 - "If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small."
The one thing I've learned about LIFE is that "Willie Lynch" created an instrument to keep people of different races, primarily African Americans against one another.
Whether the Willie Lynch story is true or false I seem to see it and experience it everyday and it's sad. No matter what race you are people we as people will never come together if we continue to tear one another apart in an attempt to get a head.
As I reflect I simply see this method of madness as the devil's aggressive way to use others to destroy what God has built up and If your faith and belief is not strong you will fall victim to what he can do through man. However, if you keep your mind and heart stayed on him you can overcome anything.
Simply put consistent prayer combined with tireless works does just that WORK. It is a known fact the closer you get to the top of each mountain of success in your life the more people will try to keep bring you back to the bottom in an effort to label you as a failure.
Always remember LIFE is too good and you are too blessed to be stressed
A great point that you brought up is self-worth…I think if a lot of people knew their worth then they would seek more healthy and stable relationships. I love the stories and life experience you gave because I don’t know about most but I’m a visual learner and if I can visualize it, I can learn it. The stories were inviting and definitely pulls in the reader. I love the subtle repetitiveness which lets the reader constantly reevaluate themselves. As you know putting God first in the equation put us in a better position to be lead in the right path in which we are destined. Your spiritual aspect was on point. “Doing what is right”, “Growing together spiritually”etc…are all foundations of a great and stable relationship. Very valid point in this chapter..I wish more people had standards like this today. You can never go wrong with doing what’s right and that’s life in general. Not just in a relationship with a mate. Chapter 20 “Have you accurately set your love GPS?” kind of hit home with me and I’ll tell you why. I’ve noticed that when I first meet someone that I say I want friendship first then maybe something long term. Knowing good and well that I do desire a husband but because of past hurts (going back to “The Power of Pain”) and rejection, I realized that I said this out of fear. It does hurt to be rejected so in turn putting up that barrier seemed to help ease the blow if I was rejected or not. It really made me see how a person who desires a lifelong mate would possibly view me. You’ve done an outstanding job on this Marco. I truly am impressed with the blessing of knowledge that God has given you. Order your copy today!!.. Avaliable on Ebook for only $2.99 and Soft Copy for only $7.99 at www.marcowalder.com
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