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Archive for October, 2009

 Lamentations 3:15-23

On a daily bases, we see individuals who are sad and angry. We wonder to ourselves how in the world did they get that way. These individuals have been bitter so long until they do not even know that they are bitter. There are somethings that we have to deal with in this world and if you are not careful will make you sour. Some life circumstances, such as poverty, abuse, financial crisis, bad jobs, job loss, home foreclosures, and so on, are enough to make the most happiest person grumpy.

Well, I am here to tell you that God does not want bitterness as a way of life for us. It is possible to be in place of bitterness and not be bitter. We have to get to a place, in which we do not allow our environment determine our future. Romans 8:28 (AMP version) states, “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” You have the power to turn that situation around. Start declaring to yourself what you want. Say “I shall,” and go to naming. You got to “say it to see it.” For example, lack of jobs, create one for yourself-called self-employment. Just as Ezekiel had to speak to those dry bones, speak life into your dry areas.

Here are 3 Steps to Prevent Bitterness: 1. Confess unto God- Tell him what is troubling you. Be HONEST 2. Apply God’s word to the situation- Do what He tells you to do 3. Remember that if it was not for His mercy keeping you, you would be consumed – THANKSGIVING

You know the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

 

*DayBreak is written from my notes taken from the sermons preached at the Healing Center Church by Pastor D. M. Mason. Services are held weekly, Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.. For more information, contact 910-997-7284.

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 Have you ever stood in the mirror, looked at yourself, and wondered what was God thinking when he created you?  Ever wanted to be someone else?

 I will give you a moment to confess to yourself.  Okay, I will go first.  Yes, there have been days, probably more than I care to share, when I questioned my own existence.  I even asked God did he have jokes: however, this was before I knew my power as an individual.  Why would I want to be anyone other than me?  My goodness, it can be a challenge just being myself from day to day.  Besides, I exist because there is an assignment just for me to complete.  There is purpose for my life.  You exist because you have purpose.

 It has taken me sometime, but I have come to realize that the key to being an effective individual is knowing who you are.  Let us imagine that you are a house.  All houses have foundations and so do you.  It is from our purpose that we will build our house; it is our foundation.  Personality serves as our walls.  To decorate the interior, our builder has carefully selected works of arts called talents.  What would a house be without those little knickknacks?  Our life experiences are those little knickknacks we have picked up along the way.  Sometimes they come at a bargain, and sometimes, they do not, but it is these experiences together with our talents that add character and make our house complete.  Now, you may visit another house and see similar works of arts and knickknacks, but remember no two houses are the same. 

Each house is a designer original.

Think on This:  We are all masterpieces wonderfully designed with a purpose.

 

Excerpt from Good Morning, it’s Dawn ©2008 by Dawn Courtney Mason

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