Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: Most Christians spend more time watching TV than they do with the Word of God. It should be the opposite. - Andrew Wommack

Monday, November 30, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: wishing success to those who have taken advantage of you is hard. It takes time to turn hate into love. But when you are able to change the feelings you have towards them, it is extremely gratifying.
Keep asking God/the Universe to help you get there.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when you are in touch with God, He can answer your wishes almost immediately

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: every moment is a great moment when you are focused on thankfulness.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reflections on Remembrance Day

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I attended a Remembrance Day service on Sunday.

As they read the name of fallen soldiers from the community, I was surprised and sad. There were so many names! It felt like the list would never end.

I kept thinking of those young soldiers. Did they know what they were getting themselves into? How brave they were! But also probably conflicted (from the movies I've seen it seems there was a conflict between going to war and preserving one's life - a natural human instinct). How hard it must have been for them to make the choice to serve.



What horrors they must have seen. I remembered scenes from shows like Downtown Abbey and Land Girls: bullets hissing, bombs exploding on the ground, dead bodies all around.  How scary that must have been. I also wondered how they dealt with the conflict between defending your country and not taking someone else's life. I know that God forgave them, but how did they forgive themselves? It must be hard.


Then I thought of the mothers and wives. How powerless they must have felt. There was nothing they could do to save the lives of those men. I understood their urge to become nurses, work in bomb factories, and so on.

I felt their grief. The pain and the anger. The anger I've felt so many times when I lost someone close to me. The "why, God, why" feeling. I thought of my own life's purpose and what I've been focusing on in the last 2 years: spirituality, religion, helping churches so that they in turn can help people be happier. What's the point of all this? If in the end we couldn't save those poor men's lives?

I kept trying to think of a theological explanation for that. Why did those men die? Why didn't God save them? I know that "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." (Isaiah 26:3 KJV) I've been able to overcome a lot of problems in my life by searching for Inner Peace. I've been able to heal a lot of things in my own body by trusting in Him (more on that on another post). But it must be hard to stay focused on peace while you are trying to kill someone else, while bombs are exploding all around you, while dealing with all those conflicting feelings, while trying to forgive oneself. Is that why they died?

I know the devil led us to war (or in secular terms, fear and negativity led us to war). Did those men unknowingly attract the devil (or in new age terms, did they attract negative energy) which increased their chances of death by choosing to go to war?



My current mode of living is to avoid dwelling on negativity (or in Christian terms, avoid thinking about the devil) as much as possible. I imagined God whispering in those soldier's ears, to dock down as a bullet was about to hit them, to take a wider step as they were about to set foot on a mine.  Or an even better thought: God was screaming at them, as loud as He could. Some could hear His voice (as an Intuition) and others couldn't. Is that why some of them died? That is the only theological explanation I can find that fits with my "God is 100% good" philosophy.

As I muddled through these feelings, of grief, fear, conflict, I thought of the comfort that focusing on God's love has given me throughout the past 2 years. I realised that I might not be sure as to why so many men died, but I do know that He was always there to comfort us. I imagined God comforting a soldier as he tried to forgive himself for killing another human being. I imagined God comforting a mother as she dealt with the loss of her son.

As we stood up and sang "O' Canada", I felt a strong sense of community and belonging. And then, the verse "we stand en garde for thee" finally came alive in me. Those soldiers stood en garde for Canada, for our Sovereign, for our freedoms. That verse is in the anthem because of them. From now on I will think of them when I sing it.

After the service, I had the pleasure of hearing the stories of Major Alan Haywood. I intentionally went up to him and asked him to share his stories with me. I'm a good listener and I love being there for people. So I thought that was the best way for me to honour a veteran and truly be a part of Remembrance Day. He made history come to life for me and I helped him keep the memory alive.



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: do what is within your power to fix a problem and then let The Universe take care of the rest.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: you have Inner Peace when you leave all your worries in God's hands.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Lesson of the day

Nature is infinitely wiser than us. Even when we think we know how God works, and have learned to live in harmony with Him, we still have a very primary understanding of the Rules of the Universe.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when it comes to concentration skills, trying and failing is still better than not trying

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: taking care of your negative feelings when they first appear is the best preventive measure against depression.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: the failure of falling into temptation is worse than the reward.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when you are in peace, chores feel easier. Keep focusing on inner peace.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: The more you practice focusing on the positive, the easier it gets. Just keep on practising.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: being there for a friend means you also have someone who is there for you.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson if the day: the more you live out of love, peace and trust, the easier it gets to continue doing it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when you listen to and follow your intuition, you will end up getting better results than you expected.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: a small gesture of kindness today might have a significant impact on someone's life in the distant future.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: the best way to get through tough times is to maintain a steady focus on the positive.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Feel Excited!



I heard this tip from Joyce Meyer a few weeks ago: you should wake up every day feeling excited and thankful for what God will do to you and through you today. 
(see this video on 16:12 for the complete teaching)

For the last few weeks I have tried to do that.
I never felt super excited, I felt more like happy. But I always tried to do the exercise. And every day, a small but nice thing would happen to me.
Yesterday, I was thinking about how ugly the outside was (while in the subway) when we passed through a patch of grass full of flowers. It was as if God had listened to me and said "look, it's not that ugly". I felt like He had put those flowers there just for me.

Then today, I woke up feeling super excited. I feel/know that something amazing will happen in my life. It's something big that will make me very happy and will change my life forever.
The level of excitement that I feel right now is much bigger than what I've felt throughout these past weeks of doing the exercise.

I believe a big part of what I feel today is because I have been training my "emotional muscle" for weeks to feel excited every day. It's the famous American saying "fake it till you make it". I've noticed many times that the saying works.

I am so excited that I have no doubts that this amazing change will happen in my life. That is how powerful my faith has become (probably because of me doing the exercise every day for weeks).

My suggestion for you? Follow Joyce's advice and do the exercise daily.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lesson of the day

When you open yourself to positive possibilities, they will appear in front of you, "like magic"

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Fill your 'what if' pies with positive possibilities







Have you ever worried about the future by thinking "what if..."?

When most people do that, they are thinking about negative possibilities: "what if I lose my job?", "what if she gets angry at me?", "what if I get hurt?", etc.
After coming up with the negative possibility, they start imagining a sequence of negative events: "if I lose my job, I will have to use my retirement savings, then I won't have any money when I retire, so I will have to live on the streets" (you get the idea). 
Or they spend time trying to control their lives in order to avoid the negative possibility. In our example, the person would do everything they can to keep the boss happy, even if it means treating their colleagues unfairly, going behind their backs, etc.

Can you see how destructive it can be to focus on negative possibilities?


The 'what if' pie


Imagine your 'what if's are like pies that you cook and eat yourself. When you spend time imagining what could happen, it's as if you were making a pie: you come up with a negative possibility (mix the ingredients) and then you start thinking about the ramifications (baking). When you eat that pie, the digestion will consume your body's energy, just like worrying consumes your mental and emotional energy.

But it doesn't have to be that way. If you change just one part of the recipe, your life can be much better. You might be asking "what part? what can I change?" The answer is: fill your 'what if' pies with positive possibilities, instead of negative ones.

Positive possibilities


I have said before that we should have hope that the future will be good. Instead of spending our time and emotional energy with worrying, we should spend it on hope.

"But how do I do that, you may ask?" You can do that by changing the content of the words in your 'what if's. Instead of wondering about negative outcomes, start wondering about positive ones.

For example:
Let's say your spouse has been offered a job in a different city, and you are worried about the change it will bring in your lives.
Instead of wondering:
  • "what if there are no good schools there for my kids?"
  • "what if I can't find a good job?"
  • "what if I can't make new friends?"
Change your 'what if's to positive ones:
  • "what if I find a great school for my kids, and they make lots of friends, discover hidden talents and get admitted to an excellent university?",
  • "what if I find a great job, where I am well paid and have fun with my colleagues?"
  • "what if I get promoted in that job because they value my skills?"
  • "what if I find clubs and other opportunities to meet people?"
  • "what if I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of people who share my interests?"
  • "what if I discover new interests and make friends while practicing those activities?"

The unknown is full of possibilities. You can imagine anything you want for your future. The only limit to your imagination is yourself. 

It might be hard at first to remove some of the limits you have been placing on yourself. That is ok. Start by taking just one step beyond the limit. For example: if you think people in general don't like you and never want to be your friend, imagine that you will meet just one person who will be nice to you and help you with something. Then hang on to that positive possibility. Keep thinking about that scenario, instead of thinking about all the other people who might not be kind to you. Just keep focusing on the positive possibility.

You can do it!


I have done that kind of imagination and it has helped me greatly in focusing on the positive. As I have mentioned before, when you imagine that your future will be good, you become a happier person. Being happy (ie, having inner peace) makes it easier for you to cope with problems.

Another positive result of changing your 'what if's is that you will be searching for those positive situations. If you move to the new city and dread not making any friends, you will likely avoid socializing (because you are afraid of the outcome). But if you move to the city expecting to make new friends, you will start joining clubs and searching for people who share your interests. You are much more likely to be successful on the second scenario.

In conclusion:  Fill your 'what if' pies with positive possibilities and you are more likely to live a happy, successful life.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: refuse to let negative things ruin your day. Keep focusing on the positive.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Where is the line?

Can you love this world, with all its imperfections?
Can you love this planet with all its problems?
Can you love all the crazy, sick, misguided people?
Can you love this world with all its dangers and hostilities?

Choosing to focus on the positive means we don't like the negative.
But aren't we also avoiding seeing and thinking about the negative?

Can we accept this world as it is, even with its problems?
Can we be at peace with the fact that there will be cloudy days, ugly cities and evil people?
Or will we always live in avoidance, denial of the negative?
Where is the line between not focusing on the negative and accepting its existence?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Verse of the day

Verse of the day: (Proverbs 15:1) A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Why You Should Believe in a Good Future

Image: Fresco by Fra Angelico. Source: wikipedia.




When you think about your future, do you see things working out in your favour? Do you see yourself happy, successful and your dreams being fulfilled? Or do you automatically expect that life will be tough, you will struggle, and maybe - just maybe - if you are lucky you might have something good happen to you?
If you are the second type (or maybe you're just curious), read on to see why I believe you should always expect a good future.

The Christian Teaching
  
I was visiting Cleveland, Ohio last month, and attended the Easter service at the Church of the Saviour. The sermon was given by Dr. Charles D. Yoost. Even though he has a fearful preaching style, I was able to get something very positive out of his sermon.


He was saying that, in Easter morning the 2 Marys decided go to the tomb (where Jesus had been taken after his death on the cross) to perform some customary rituals on His dead body. And as they walked, they wondered "who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?" But when they got there, they found that the stone had already been rolled out (Mark 16:1-4). Dr. Yoost used that passage to demonstrate the principle that God is always one step ahead of us.
He said: if you lost someone you love, God has already placed loving friends amongst you to comfort you. If you lost your job, God has already prepared something better for you and you will find it soon.
I believe Dr. Yoost's point was that you must trust God because He has already found a solution to your problems, He has already prepared your healing, He has already provided the comfort you need, etc.


That reminded me of Andrew Wommack's teaching about "A Place Called 'There'". Andrew talks about 1 Kings 17:2-4, where God tells Elijah to go to the Cherith brook, because He has commanded some ravens to bring food to Elijah over there. Andrew emphasizes that God had commanded the ravens to bring food there (at the brook), not here (where Elijah was at the moment). The point Andrew makes is that if we would just trust God and obey His direction (ie, follow our Intuition) there will be good things waiting for us in the future.


I would go one step further and also look at the verb tense in that passage (verse 4): God says "I have commanded the ravens to feed you there". He didn't say "go there and then I will command the ravens". That means God had already orchestrated the provision of food in Elija's future. 
Therefore, I interpret that passage as saying: trust in God, because He has already prepared something good for you in the future.

Andrew mentions another passage (1 Kings 17:8-9), where God again tells Elijah to go to a specific place, because there will be something good waiting for him there: “And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee”. Once again, notice the verb tense: I have commanded. God had already commanded the woman to help Elijah. The provision was already there.


Back to the passage mentioned in Dr Yoost's sermon, I see it in a similar light: God commanded the 2 Marys (via the Holy Spirit/Intuition) to go take care of Jesus' body. And before they even got there, He had already used an earthquake and an Angel (Matthew 28:2) to open the tomb. I interpret that as another example of God having already prepared something good in our future.


I'm going to guess that there are at least a few other passages in the Bible that also have a similar message (I don't know the Bible well enough yet to make a firmer, more detailed statement).

What is that teaching telling us?

In non-Christian words, that teaching is saying that we should trust that the future will be good, and it will be.
We see that principle being taught by believers of The Secret/Law of Attraction as well. They advise you to believe and expect that your desires will come true, because whatever you expect is what becomes true.
I am willing to bet that many other religions and spiritual belief systems also teach the same principle: trust that your future will be good, and it will be. 


Why is that teaching important? 

I see 2 reasons:  
1) It gives you peace.
2) You get into a virtuous cycle of positive thinking.

Getting some Peace
If you trust that the future will be good, you will consequently let go of your fears and worries, which will bring you inner peace. When you have inner peace, you are able to cope better with whatever comes your way (whether it is actually good or not).

The Virtuous Cycle of Positive Thinking
When you have inner peace, it's easier to get into a positive mindset and consequently to keep on trusting that the future will be good.
Once you break the inertia of fear/negativity/not expecting a good future, it becomes a virtuous cycle: you trust that your future will be good; that gives you inner peace; your inner peace helps you stay positive and keep trusting that the future will be good.
Of course that trust requires constant feeding/practice, but in my experience, the more you do it, the easier it gets (that's what psychology calls Learned Optimism).


Recommendation

It might be hard for you to believe in this principle just for the sake of believing (even when it is backed up by Scripture or pseudoscience). I think that's why so many people shy away from religion nowadays.
But it makes sense to believe in that principle, from the standpoint of mental health: your emotional life will be better if you believe in it. You will be happier if you believe in a good future. 
Therefore, I recommend following that principle, not because "it's what the Bible says", but because it is a healthy frame of mind to be in.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when negative feelings seem to dominate you, consciously stop and try to list as many things as possible for which you are thankful.

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day: You can decide today to be full of hope - Joyce Meyer

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: If you hope for something good your whole life and never got it, you'd still be better than if you'd hoped for nothing and got it. Because when you're full of hope, you are happy. - Joyce Meyer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: I'd rather believe for a lot and get half of it, than believe for nothing and get all of it. - Joyce Meyer

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when you're able to let go of your worries, all your problems will seem small.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when you need to vent, make sure that the person listening is willing to hear.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Note on Preaching Styles

During this new foray of mine into Christianity, I've been observing different preaching styles - both on TV and in person. I've come to understand why I like and follow some pastors, and why I dislike others. It has also helped me understand why - for most of my life - I never enjoyed going to church.

Some pastors deliver their message as if they were leading a protest. They scream with conviction, trying to impart on the audience their opinion. They might be talking about a good thing (God's love), but their voice sounds angry. Their passion for what they are trying to preach is delivered through the energy of hate.
I have always disliked those kinds of pastors. I don't think God's love (or anything positive for that matter) can flow through someone who is engulfed in such extreme negative emotions. It usually takes me very few seconds to mute or turn off the TV after they start speaking.

I've recently noticed other pastors who speak in a similarly aggressive tone, but out of desperation instead of anger. They almost scream as they try to impart on the audience how urgent and important it is to have a positive attitude, to trust God, etc. Their love and concern for their audience is delivered through a tone of worry and fear.
I also find it hard to feel the love of God flowing through someone who is so desperate and scared. I don't feel too inclined to hear the message being given by those kinds of preachers either.

Then there are the calm, natural preachers. They speak to their audience in a normal tone of voice, as if they were talking to a friend. They talk about positive things with a smile on their face. I've also noticed a couple of things in common with all of them: they always have a few jokes in the middle of their message, and they use their personal stories as examples for their own preaching.
In my opinion, it's easy to feel God's love flowing through someone who is relaxed and happy. It's easy to be inspired by someone who exhibits a positive composure. By sharing their own stories, flaws, struggles and successes, they incite feelings of empathy and hope. I am much more inclined to stop and listen to someone who is talking to me as a friend, making jokes and sharing their struggles.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that the way a preacher delivers their message is as important as the message itself - and it can make a difference between having followers or struggling to make their ministry grow.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: even if you feel like you are not succeeding at keeping your Inner Peace, keep trying. It is better than not trying at all.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day: Your attitude is yours. Nobody can make you have a good one if you don't want to. And nobody can make you have a bad one if you don't want to. - Joyce Meyer

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Lesson of the Day

Lesson of the Day: when you have Inner Peace, Love flows easily through you to others, and back.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Joy is energy. [When you have joy, you are full of energy. If you want to be energized, fill yourself with hope.] - Joyce Meyer. 

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: We make decisions and feelings catch up with our decisions. - Joyce Meyer

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Man Who Ate Pizza

Image: VectorToons


Do you give money to homeless people on the street?
I always have mixed feelings about that. I end up not doing it, partly because of my background and partly because of my own experiences. But last week, something happened that has once again tipped my "inner balance" to the giving side.

I was sitting at a food court chatting with some friends. A man with red, long, dirty looking hair and a frizzy beard approached our table. His clothes - an old grey sweater and torn jeans - were much bigger than his size and looked a bit dirty too. He said "can you guys give me some money so that I can eat something?". We all said we didn't have any money, followed by our traditional Canadian apology. And he left us alone.

We then proceeded to talk about mistrusting homeless people, how you never know if they will use the money for food or to buy drugs, alcohol, etc. Many of us (including me) told stories of offering food when they asked us money and them rejecting the food.

As we talked, the homeless man walked to a table next to ours where 4 other friends of ours were sitting. A couple of ladies promptly gave him some coins. A few of my friends commented on what a mistake that was, how naive they were, etc.

We continued talking negatively about homeless people who ask for money.
I saw the man walk to a fast-food pizza restaurant at the food court. I observed him talking to the server and receiving a cup of carbonated beverage.
At first I thought he was using only part of the money he got for the beverage and the rest he would spend on drugs. But a part of me started suspecting that maybe he just wanted to eat something after all.

I continued observing the man, now with a mix of curiosity and guilt. My friends were still talking about our need to mistrust homeless people. The man had remained at the counter, while the server put a slice of pizza in an industrial oven.

My doubts had almost disappeared and the guilt started hanging heavier in my heart. A thought (which has come to my mind before when I've seen a homeless person asking for money) occurred to me again "I should have told him 'Tell me what you want and I will buy it for you'."
A few seconds later, my suspicions were confirmed. The server gave him the freshly baked slice of pizza and he poured several coins on the server's hand.

As he walked and sat at a nearby table, the guilt in me (for mistrusting him) prompted me to interrupt my friends (who were still talking negatively about the homeless). I nodded in the direction of the man's table and commented that he indeed just wanted money for food. My friends agreed that we were wrong (but quickly changed the subject).

That man renewed my faith in homeless people. I decided that next time I saw a homeless person asking for money, I would try my approach of offering to buy them food.
It's interesting how a small act by another person can change your opinion about something (if you are open to change).
I hope this inspires someone to renew their trust in homeless people.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: If you think about how angry you are with somebody, you'll never be able to treat them lovingly. - Joyce Meyer

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Lesson of the Day

Lesson of the Day: focus on God's Love and He will help you get through anything.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Get up everyday and think "I can do whatever I need to do today". - Joyce Meyer

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Stop looking at what you don't have and start looking at what you have. - JoyceMeyer

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: When you have an argument: it doesn't matter who's wrong. What matters is who is the 1st to make peace. - Joyce Meyer

Friday, April 3, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thought of the Day

Thought of the Day: When we become too busy to seek and keep our Inner Peace, we're actually losing sight of who we are meant to become.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Thought of the Day

Thought of the Day: One of the reasons we don't have  the things we desire is because we seek those things and not our Inner Peace.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thought of the day

Thought of the day: if you keep focusing on Inner Peace, the Universe will find a way to resolve your problem, no matter how unsolvable it might seem to you.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thought of the day

Thought of the day: the more you focus on finding your Inner Peace, the less your circumstances will impact you

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Why wouldn't you trust Him?

If you can trust a person with your finances, career, etc (for example: financial advisor, career coach, etc) then why wouldn't you trust God?
He is so much more powerful than any person! He knows what is happening in your life better than anyone else. He knows what you need better than anyone else. He is capable of doing things that no one else can (think about miracles, coincidences, and other inexplicable things).
You can trust him.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thought of the day

Thought of the day: if you focus on finding and keeping your Inner Peace, any problem can be resolved.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: [when you have a problem in your life] you can be pitiful or you can be powerful. - Joyce Meyer

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thought of the day

Thought of the day: when you overcame the challenge, you've earned the right to speak about it.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thought of the day

Thought of the day: Trust that your mess will be resolved, and one day it will become your message.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: the best way for me to thank God for what He did for me is to share it with others - Niki Ochenski

Friday, March 6, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: [about us trying to change other people] God is the author, so only He can be the finisher. - Joyce Meyer

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: God is not limited, unless you limit Him. - Andrew Wommack

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: If we are willing to make the right choices regardless of how we feel, God will always be faithful to give us the strength to do so. - Joyce Meyer

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: You can't get by on secondhand faith. You have to have a personal relationship with God. - Joyce Meyer

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: Take baby steps outside of your comfort zone and they will bring you great results

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: the reward of increasing your self-control is infinitely better than the food you crave.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: the more you follow your Instincts the better you get at hearing Them.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: learning how to take care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do to improve your self-esteem.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: it's much easier to be encouraging when you are just focused on loving someone rather than changing them.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: when you focus your intention on Being Loving, you will easily find Love inside you.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: a relaxing day can easily be had by setting very few goals for the day and leaving lots of time for spontaneous activities.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: your body is your temple and your guide. If you listen to it, it will tell you what it needs in order to heal.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: you don't need to defend yourself when you are criticised. Just take it as someone's opinion and not an ultimate truth.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lesson of the day

Lesson of the day: listen to your body and your intuition. They are the most important tools for your health.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: Pain has a way to keep us from being able to feel loved. And if it's left unresolved for very long, you can almost forget that you were ever created to love in the first place.
Paul Young in The Shack

Quote of the day

Quote of the day:
Humans were created to be loved. So for you to live as if you were unloved, is a limitation [that you put on yourself].
Paul Young in The Shack

Quote of the day

When all you can see is your pain, then you lose sight of God - WM. Paul Young, The Shack

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved. - WM. Paul Young, The Shack

Monday, January 26, 2015

Quote of the day

Evil is a word we use to describe the absence of good, just as we use the word darkness to describe the absence of light or death to describe the absence of life. Both evil and darkness do not have any actual existence. Light and good actually exist.
So removing yourself from God will plunge you into darkness. That is death because you have separated yourself from God, who is life.
Paul Young on The Shack

Quote of the day

God rewards those who diligently seek him. - Andrew Wommack.

Lesson of the day

What would happen if, instead of always (or even just sometimes) being afraid of what the future holds, thinking of it as uncertain and with a possible negative outcome, you always expected something good to happen?
What would happen if you always, 100% of the times, expected that the future would be good?
What if you expected that so much that it became a knowledge and not an expectation?
Can you imagine how wonderful, how much better your life would be?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Quote of the day

Everyone can have a personal relationship with God. It is not a second hand relationship. God doesn't have anygrand children. You can be a child of God, with your own personal relationship with Him. - Andrew Wommack.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: We must be in a continuing process of revelation and experience of God, which is derived from a personal relationship with Him. - Charles Price

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Quote of the day

Quote of the day: [about people pleasers] much of the fear that you have of man is actually unfounded. - Andrew Wommack