Your tomorrow defined by the words you speak today.

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If your goal is to move closer to God in 2020, some things are a must-do.
If you are determined to reach your next level in God’s blessings this year, you must remember this important rule. You must master the words you speak!
Every single word you speak today will become what transpires in your life tomorrow, next week, next month, or sometime in the future. Today, choose to speak blessings.
Knowing the power your words carry is crucial for you to understand. To move God, who is moved by faith, you must speak life, blessings, and wholeness. Our words carry out our faith in our futures. Our spoken words tell God what we expect of Him.
Remembering this will change your life forever! Your words have power!
Rember God spoke the world, the sun, the stars, and the moon into existence with mere His words. Then, what did He do next? He praised Himself with more words! He said, “This is good!”
He created every animal with His spoken words. Then, once again, He praised Himself with more words saying, “This is good.”
Our words must be used to not only move God by speaking life, blessings, healings, and miracles but then using those same words to move Him with our worship and praise. Utilizing our words to worship will open heaven to pour done even more blessings.
Because we are made in His image, we, too, have that same power bestowed onto us by our Father, God.
Your words have power too! Every word you speak out of your mouth will either bless your life or curse your life.
Today, mind the words spoken over you and your loved ones. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit for conviction over the words spoken from your mouth that don’t line up with God’s will.
Minding your words on your own may be difficult for you to master, but God can and will help. All we have to do is ask Him.
Again, His word says that we have not because we ask not.
2020 will be a year where words will bring incredible blessings, but we must speak them in our future, and we must worship God for His blessings.
God, we thank You that 2020 will be a miraculous year filled with blessings that cannot be contained. Holy Spirit, convict us for the words we use. Father, make us aware of the power of our words. Let our spoken words be ones of blessings, life, prosperity, and positivity. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

God, help me find happiness in my life!

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Are you happy? Are you delightfully happy? Do you ask yourself all the time, “What is wrong with me? Why aren’t I happy? When will I finally be happy? What has to happen for me to be truly happy?
Here is a small nugget. Happiness can start today with gratitude. Yes, gratitude. Something so simple but so beneficial.
Gratitude can change your attitude, change your outlook, change the way you see things. It can also change the way you treat other people.
Gratefulness causes a different mindset. It changes the atmosphere.
Gratefulness improves our mental, emotional, and physical well being.
Studies have found that gratefulness improves our happiness, our emotions, our health, our self-esteem, and our sleep. It also increases our empathy and produces fewer aches and pains.
Gratefulness reminds us of how far God has brought us.
Gratefulness brings HOPE to where God will take us next!
The voice of gratefulness used regularly will always help you to speak positive responses and see things in a positive light.
Gratefulness will always invite the blessings of God to overtake your life.
You might be saying that there isn’t much in your life to be grateful for.
There has to be at least one thing, no matter how small and insignificant others might think that one thing is.
Focus on that one thing. Be grateful for that one thing and watch as God starts to open your eyes to see other things to be thankful for.
Once you see the possibilities of additional items to be grateful for, God will start to bring opportunities for more blessings and more gratefulness.
Is being grateful all the time an easy thing to do? The answer is, “no!” If it were an easy thing to do, everyone would do it.
It takes practice, dedication, patience, and diligence.
Complaining all the time is a lot easier than being thankful.
When you compare the outcomes of complaining against the results of being thankful, thankfulness wins hands down.

 

The words you speak today will become your reality tomorrow.

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Words are spoken by us every single day of our lives, but do we stop and think of what we are saying with those words?
Many of us speak words without thinking twice about the weight of those words.
We speak frivolous, mean, hateful, words, or say negative things about ourselves and our family without thinking twice.
When a friend comes up to us to tell us that they are feeling well, we then proceed to speak death and destruction over them.
Instead of speaking life and telling them we will pray for them, we say things like, “wow, I bet you have diabetes.”
With those small five words, you have just spoken disease and destruction over that person.
Now, will they automatically get diabetes? Of course, they won’t, but with your spoken words, you have managed to open a door of possibility for them to become diabetic.
See your spoken words over them of disease, opens a door in their mind. It causes their mind to consider this possibility. They may mull it over in their mind over and over again. Then, they might even agree with you in their thoughts. Eventually, that leads to them saying our loud with their own words this sentence, “I think I am diabetic.”
Boom! There it is! Power is given to disease for it to come to fruition in this person’s body.
Our words have power. We have to place a filter on our thoughts and words.
We have to think of the ramifications of each spoken words that come from our lips.
Another example of how powerful our words can be is when a frustrated mom tells her son, who has gotten involved with drugs, that he will become just like his dad.
She expands her verbal abuse by saying that her son’s dad died of a drug overdose and that her son will follow suit.
Boom! This mother just pronounced death over her son! With mere words, this mother planted the idea and thoughts in her son’s mind that he would die of an overdose just like his “no-good” father.
Well, the son thinks this has to be true because his mother said so. So that son decides that there is no reason to pursue rehab or to seek help with his addiction. According to his mother, his future is set with death.
These words stick in the mind of the son, and he thinks of it constantly. Then one day, he tells his friend that he will die soon of an overdose just like his dad.
There it is, words were spoken that will bring forth the death of this young man.
When he passes away, will the mom ever know it was her words that started this downward spiral of her son?
She may never realize that her words have power and that the words she chose to speak over her son are words that he could never recover from.
Situations like these go on steadily in each one of our lives. We are confronted with situations, and we have to choose what to say. We can no longer frivolously use words.
Words have power, and they can bring forth life or death. So think which words you should use before they come out of your mouth.
Most of us have heard the phrase “think before you speak.” This phrase is a perfect example of what we are discussing right now.
Think of the words you will speak. Do those words bring life or death, do they promote positive or negative emotions? Do they promote health, joy, happiness, and a positive mind frame? Or do those words cause hurt, pain, tears, confusion, fear, and a harmful or hurtful mind frame?
Sit back and examine the words you have spoken over the past week. What did those words promote? Examine your life and the life of your loved ones.
Is there disease, poverty, anger, frustration, divorce, drugs, addictions, and depression present? If there is, then it seems the words spoken by yourself and your family members are not promoting life.
To restore God’s will for our lives, we have to become like Him. Now that is not to say that we will be perfect like Him because we will never achieve this. God and our Savior, Jesus, are the only ones who will be perfect, but our goal is to try to become more and more like them every day.
Our words have to reflect God’s will and the things that He desires for us. He wants happiness, joy, abundance, provision, and a healthy and blessed life for each of us.
God is a God of order. Blessings cannot flood your life if you continuously speak hurtful and destructive words.
Now, most of us were not taught that we have to choose our words carefully. A lot of us were taught to speak our minds and not to keep things bundled up inside of us.
Yes, we must speak up for ourselves but do so with carefully chosen words. Think of what you are saying before the words escape your mouth. Once spoken, words cannot be taken back.
Will it be easy to change our thoughts and words? Can we do this by ourselves? The answer is no. We cannot do this by ourselves, and we have to seek God’s help via the holy spirit. We must pray, repent, and always ask for God’s help.
Will it change immediately? I am not sure. It might or it might not. The thing to remember is not to give up. Don’t get frustrated. If you make a mistake, seek forgiveness, and keep praying for God to help you.
One day, you will find yourself thinking about the consequences of each word before you speak it. It will become a simple task.
Most of all, your life will be transformed. That within itself is priceless and worth all the effort.

We can no longer be silent as our magnificent nation is run into ruin!

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If you care about our nation, it is time to get involved in how this nation is being run.
If you are an American citizen, you are blessed! This nation is the best in the world. I am not bragging or being overly cocky as I am only stating the truth.
If you are blessed enough to travel around the world, you know this to be true. So many nations live in poverty with corrupt governments or leaders that do not care about its citizens.
America is a great nation! I am thankful that God bestowed me the gift of being an American citizen. I thank Him often for this gift.
This land was founded on God, blessed by God, and continues to be a beacon of God’s love and hope to all other nations.
We are blessed to live in a nation where we can elect the officials who run it.
Lately, we all have done a poor job of keeping tabs on these individuals.
I get it. I know you are super busy. You have a job or jobs, a family, and a ton of other responsibilities to tend to.
I am not criticizing any of you. I know how overwhelming life can become at times with all of our responsibilities.
I work two jobs, have a family, etc., but I made a decision that I had to get more involved in the way this nation was headed.
It appears that elected officials who have been in office for long periods have placed their pocketbooks, families, hunger for power, and their agenda in front of the good of America and Her citizens.
For many years now, they have gone unchecked and allegedly managed to become corrupt.
It seems that their main concern is not for the citizens for this mighty nation but for allowing, promoting, and protecting people who gain access to this nation through illegal methods.
Now, the people running to replace our current President have also shown loyalty to those who come here illegally. They have stated that they will take the hard-earned money of American taxpayers to foot the bill for social services to assist those who gained access to our country by breaking our laws.
They have also stated that they will raise the taxes of American citizens to take care of all these illegals immigrants.
One of these individuals stated that he would raise the taxes of people who make a mere $29,000 a year to help pay for all the social services that these illegal individuals will need.
What about our citizens? Who is taking care and looking out for our American citizens who are elderly, sick, have mental issues, disabled, a veteran, or those who are living in extreme poverty?
There is no option but to get involved. We can’t sit around anymore and complain and yet do nothing to help.
You may not have the time to take on every issue, but there are a few that are too important to be ignored anymore.
Pick 2 or 3 issues that are important to you, your family, and your community.
If I had to pick only 3, I would say that my top 3 are abortion, the budget deficit, and the revitalization of America, which includes, American jobs, American wages, etc.)
Apologies, but I would have to add one more to my plate. That being the reinstating of God back into our nation, our schools, our lives, and our families.
I truly believe God will ask each one of us on the day of judgment what we did to change things for the better.
We have a responsibility to each other to hold our leaders accountable for any corruption and lies that they have committed. If they have broken the law, they too must be held accountable.
If they refuse to do what is best for America, then it is time to vote them out of office.
We can no longer allow them to stay in office with the agenda of themselves first and foremost, illegals immigrants second, and American citizens in last place.
When they entered their position in government, they took an oath to uphold our Constitution and to protect the citizens of this nation above everything else.
They placed their hand on the bible and swore to uphold the Constitution and to protect us. I guess they think that this small action of their hand on the bible isn’t very significant.
Well, I hate to be the one to burst their bubble, but when they placed their hand on God’s word and swore with their very own words, they swore and promised to complete the responsibilities placed on them. They openly and willingly made a promise to us, but most of all, to God Himself.
Now, God honors His word and His promises, and He expects the same from us. If we placed our hand on His word and swore or affirmed that our actions and our words will conform to what is expected of us, we are entering into a covenant/contract/promise with God.
Affirming that we will speak the truth or that we promise to uphold certain things or people above all other things is a serious business.
Those who placed their hand on the bible and swore, to tell the truth, or to uphold certain things will have to answer to God Himself when they fall off that path.
Next time you have to place your hand on the bible and swore or affirmed, to tell the truth, please pick your words very carefully. Lying or purposely misleading people after you place your hand on the bible and affirm to be truthful is something not be messed with.
I, for one, do not want to know what the consequences are for misleading or lying after affirming I would be truthful and not misleading.
Each one of us will answer to God for every word we spoke, for actions that we purposely used or sought to bring hurt, despair, or agony to others.
Again, this also reflects how powerful our words are.
Again, this nation was a gift to us from God. We are responsible for how it is run. We must speak up when we see abuse. It is time to get America back on the right track.
Regardless of how much we have to go on in our lives, we have to get involved. When you are asked by God why you did nothing to change how specific individuals where corrupting His gift, what will you tell Him?
What excuse will you give God? There is no excuse good enough. And to stand in front of God and give excuses, which are mere lies we tell ourselves to ease our guilt, shame, or to make us feel better, will in no way suffice for our inaction.

Your tomorrow will be defined by the words you speak today!

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If your goal is to move closer to God in 2020, some things are a must-do.
If you are determined to reach your next level in God’s blessings this year, you must remember this important rule. You must master the words you speak!
Every single word you speak today will become what transpires in your life tomorrow, next week, next month, or sometime in the future. Today, choose to speak blessings.
Knowing the power your words carry is crucial for you to understand. To move God, who is moved by faith, you must speak life, blessings, and wholeness. Our words carry out our faith in our futures. Our spoken words tell God what we expect of Him.
Remembering this will change your life forever! Your words have power!
Rember God spoke the world, the sun, the stars, and the moon into existence with mere His words. Then, what did He do next? He praised Himself with more words! He said, “This is good!”
He created every animal with His spoken words. Then, once again, He praised Himself with more words saying, “This is good.”
Our words must be used to not only move God by speaking life, blessings, healings, and miracles but then using those same words to move Him with our worship and praise. Utilizing our words to worship will open heaven to pour done even more blessings.
Because we are made in His image, we, too, have that same power bestowed onto us by our Father, God.
Your words have power too! Every word you speak out of your mouth will either bless your life or curse your life.
Today, mind the words spoken over you and your loved ones. Pray and ask the Holy Spirit for conviction over the words spoken from your mouth that don’t line up with God’s will.
Minding your words on your own may be difficult for you to master, but God can and will help. All we have to do is ask Him.
Again, His word says that we have not because we ask not.
2020 will be a year where words will bring incredible blessings, but we must speak them in our future, and we must worship God for His blessings.
God, we thank You that 2020 will be a miraculous year filled with blessings that cannot be contained. Holy Spirit, convict us for the words we use. Father, make us aware of the power of our words. Let our spoken words be ones of blessings, life, prosperity, and positivity. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

“God, let this decade be my jumping point into ALL the new things of YOU.”

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God sure is good all the time! His promises are yes and amen! I thank Him for keeping His promises.
No matter how long it has been, don’t let go of that promise that God gave you. Today is the day to pick it back up, grab it with both hands, and move out in faith.
God’s promises NEVER expire. It is just as good today, and it was the day it was spoken over to or to you.
There is not a better time than now to revisit that dream you have. The vision God placed deep into your heart before the foundations of time. Before you were a thought, an idea, or a plan for your mom and dad, God had already made plans for you.
He had already set special abilities and talents aside for you. Most of all, He loved you and continues to love you.
We have just begun a new year with new beginnings and unlimited possibilities. Today, take ahold of God’s hand and step boldly into those promises. Today, step boldly into your God-given destiny!

 

God, avenge those who have been lied to, and those who have been falsely destroyed!

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God, avenge those who have been lied to, and those who have been falsely destroyed.
America has so many issues that are destroying our nation. Yet, those in charge of making our laws seem to do nothing but fight, waste precious time, and money of America’s hard-working citizens.
Blind hate has taken over many in our Congress. Their hearts are filled with anger, and vindictiveness has skewed their thinking. A wicked thirst to destroy all those who oppose them has made them stark raving mad.
Their wicked lies spoken over, over, over, over again has led to them brainwashing themselves.
They have thrown common sense out the window.
The rant about one thing while allowing their policies to destroy that very thing they claim is so precious to them.
They claim to uphold and fight to protect our constitution, but the actions they take hurt American constitutional rights.
Their greed for money and power has caused them to be dilutional and to mislead the citizens of America.
Our nation is spending money in a way that is not sustainable. Yet, these individuals will spend trillions of American taxpayer money to fix a problem that does not exist to the extent they are stating.
They would see to our booming economy decimated to gain power and to implement social programs for non-citizens of America.
They would continue to give jobs, prosperity, and the future of America away.
In the last year alone, no laws that would help Americans have been passed by the House of Representatives. Instead, they have focused on the destruction of someone they blindly hate.
I don’t care what political party you support. I am not trying to convince you to change parties, but only to see that our constitutional rights are being violated.
The constitutional rights of many individuals in the path of Democrats of the House have been decimated.
Every American should care about this. If this can be done to these individuals, it can certainly be done to each one of us.
We need to stand up and speak our displeasure of being lied to for years. We need to speak up and say that we don’t approve of the constitutional rights of specific individuals being violated.
We need to speak up and ask that their endless investigations end. We have to demand that they stop wasting time and money of the American taxpayers.
I know many mock us when we call for additional prayers, but we cannot let them stop our prayers.
Our prayers are one of our most potent weapons as Christians.
Our prayers invite God into our situations and permit Him to assist us.
Yes, we have to obey man’s laws, as God’s work decrees this but His word also says this about man creating oppressive laws in Isiah 10:1-3:
1Woe to those who make unjust laws,
to those who issue oppressive decrees,
2 to deprive the poor of their rights
and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people,
making widows their prey
and robbing the fatherless.
3 What will you do on the day of reckoning,
when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your riches?
We have to remind God during our prayers of His word not that He has forgotten but to show Him that we know what His word says.
His word has to be fulfilled on earth. We have to speak His word back to Him out loud. We have to let God, our enemy, and even ourselves hear the word and promises of God.
Repeating God’s word back to Him is like reminding Him that He has to move. It tells Him that He has to take our impossible situations and turn them into His miracles.
We cannot give up on prayers and, most of all, on God. He will turn things around. He will avenge His people. He will cause those who lie to us to be exposed. His word says so. His word says that what man does in secret, He will make known to man.
And never forgot, God does not like liars, and His word says that too. In Proverbs 12:22, that He detests lying lips.
Proverbs 6:16-19, lists six things that God hates and lying it on that list.
Do not be discouraged. God will prevail. It may seem that it is taking a long time for the truth to be revealed, but God will see that it is.

 

What wages have you earned?

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Did you know that you have unclaimed wages? Those unclaimed wages will catch up to you eventually. What price will you pay to claim those wages?
Each one of us has 2 choices when it comes to claiming these wages.
Our wages are either life or death.
That is what God’s word tells us. He says the wages of our sins is death.
Was he saying that because we sin, we must die? No, of course not. There are certain things that we all must do. We all must be born, and we all will die. Thou no man knows how or when that death will come.
It is the choice we make during our lives to choose either God or the enemy is where we make our decision to have our wages pay for life or death.
Even though He knew our destiny without Him was death and destruction. He could not stand by and allow us to live apart from Him. He loves us too much to stand by and watch us perish. Even though we didn’t deserve it, He sent us a rescue vessel from our sin.
Because God loves you so much, He chose to give His son, Jesus, to come and take your place on the cross.
Our Savior, Jesus, took every sin you will ever commit to the cross. He defeated death itself as a man so that each one of us could live eternally with God.
Jesus saved the world from its path of absolute destruction. He stepped in and disrupted our way to hell.
Jesus rebuilt the bridge to God. He alone defeated Satan. His sacrifice is one that can never be repaid and one we can’t ever repay. It is utterly priceless!
It is a priceless gift that you didn’t earn and can’t pay for.
No other person, false deity, or saint could make the same sacrifice with the same outcome.
None of them will ever pay the price for sin in full. No other god willingly gave their only son to die on a cross for our sins.
No saint or false deity can every give you the priceless gift that our Savior gave you.
Do not be fooled by all the imitators. No one can be or will ever be like the one true God and our Savior, Jesus.
As we approach Christmas, begin to assess your life and the wages you have earned.
Are they wages or life or death?
As I mentioned before, no person is promised a tomorrow, and each one of us will die at some point.
Before you run out of time, take this time of the year to reassess where you will spend your eternal life.
Me, I choose life. I prefer to live for God today and forever.

Yes, God! I will fulfill my God-given destiny!

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