Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/30/10

Anyone can temporarily surrender to God. At this time they can pray and really mean it. However, reality is when real challenges come and they are required to "walk in love" and do things they really don't want to do.

If the surrender was only superficial, then they will retreat back from their surrender or commitment they made and go on during what they want to do in life.

What I found out about God? He is just looking for us to be "willing" to do whatever He tells us to do. Just a truly and full surrender.

Yep, I speak from experience.:)

Much love,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/29/10

Here is what the word "hope" has done for me. It has kept me intensely focused on the promises of God. It has kept me seeing those promises on the inside, even when I can't see it on the outside. It has kept me operating by the spirit of faith.

When you have hope, darkness can't beat you down. Darkness can't tear you down. Darkness can't stop your faith from working. Everyone around you can just stop in their tracks, but you will keep right on going.

I'm at the point in my life where I expect God to move with such vigor that all the distractions in the world can't turn my head. All the failures of the past drift into nothingness. I want to be so absorbed with the expectations of what God is about to do I will not remember the failures!

And, when this happens, you will not see me sitting around wondering what went wrong. You will see me laying hold of God's promises and watching my dreams come true. You will see me live the kind of life that those who give up hope will never know!

Much love,

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/28/10

It’s not so surprising that when we are under pressure from our being moved by what we see, or feel, or think, we tend to open our mouths and say things like, “I’m fat!” “I’m tired of being tired!” “I’m broke!” “I’m ugly!” “I’m never going anywhere in life!

When the pressure is on, this is when we really find out what is on the inside of us and it’s usually not the Word of God nor the Word of faith.

What we see, what we think and what we say, does not change the truth of God’s Word. Read it and see the promises in it!

I have God's wisdom. I have the truth in every matter. With that truth I can set my course and change the situations. But those situations will not change until my words change.

So, I have to fill my mouth with the Word of God and then my course is set for a life full of success!

Much love,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/27/10

Are you looking for a change in your life? Are you seeking peace? From personal experience, you can make a change in your life, you can find peace like you have never experience before.

I found mine only through a personal relationship with a loving God by accepting His Son Jesus as Lord over my life. God is ready and willing to help you right now, right where you are.

Salvation is a gift. This gift cannot be earned through good deeds or by simply being “good.” It is a matter of faith (acting out on what you believe according to God's Word).

You can actually say something as simply as this "Jesus, I am calling on You. I pray and ask you to come into my heart and be Lord over my life. I do that now and I confess that Jesus is Lord. Amen."

The choice is yours!:)

Much love,

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/26/10

Today if you have drifted away from this, let me suggest you regain the tender heart you once had.

Remove the hardness within your heart (spirit) by repentance, by a commitment to live and walk in the love of God, by a renewed devotion to God!

Don't allow the condition of your heart to hold back the love of God. Become sensitive again!

That's it for today!:)

Much love,

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Today is Thanksgiving Day!

I give thanks to the Almighty God for His many blessings that He has bestowed upon us during just this year!

I must state that this year - 2010 has been one of my best years yet, but not the best to come! I know and acknowledge that all of our and my blessings come from above. God is our direct and divine source of blessings and prosperity!

Today let us spend not only time thanking God for His blessings, give thanks to others for being a blessings to us!

Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Much love,

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/24/10

Just short to the point.

Refusing to walk in fear is first of all a matter of your will. It is also a matter of choosing to believe that in every situation God is on your side and by His power and that He will see you through.

Come to the point where you will not put up with fear in your life! You can be free, and you will be!

You can be one of the people who has made up their minds to believe God. People who absolutely refuse to bow down to fear.

Remember this, darkness will leave because fear has no chance when faith comes on the scene. Faith is the original. Fear is the counterfeit. And the real overcomes the phony every time.

Much love,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/23/10

The other day I was talking to a friend. He mentioned about a situation that he was involved in where another party was pretty harsh, cruel and just down right ugly to him.

It had him pretty upset for a few days or so. However, this past weekend, a break through came for him. He receive the ability to forgive that person like it never happen!

From person experience, forgiveness requires an act of the will, your will and my will. We can not depend on our feelings (how we feel about a situation). Most of the time, we will have to forgive, not because we feel like it, but because it's simply what the Word of God states we must if we want to be and continue in fellowship with Him.

Every time we forgive, it must be an act of faith. It is impossible to please God without faith.

I had to make it a goal to develop and maintain an attitude of forgiveness. I had to see that I kept my heart before God regarding forgiveness. I am quick to repent when I'm faced with opportunities for strife. I will not allow darkness any place in my life.

Maybe, something to think about?

Much love,

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/22/10

I find as I serve others who are in need I discover personal healing for myself. As I get closer to God, my desire becomes greater and greater to actually reach out to others.

I also find that serving others when challenges occur in my life makes my situations easier to deal with. It gets my focus off of me and to put my focus and help to others to receive their healing.

Much love,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thoguht For Today - 11/21/10

What I have found to be my greatest success is to surround myself with only people who are like minded, who will lift me up and I them, but most important of all that whose existence will bring forth the best out of me!

Much love,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/20/10

One thing I know for sure is that God never stops reaching out to help us - especially when things are going not so well.

However, if you are not spiritual minded aka walking in the love of God, you will not be able to see the good that is going on, but only the bad.

I had to turn off and tune out the world's news. I had to get back to the basis - walking in faith, believing God for the impossible. I had to come to the point of spending quality time with God. I had to surround myself with His love which is His power.

From those times spent with Him, I have seen my life change from the inside out. I became transformed, healed (inside and out), blessed and prosper more than ever before.

This has helped and allowed me to be a blessing to others. It has allowed me to be a help to them, even loving them right where they are! It also allowed me to NOW see the good things in life and not the bad.

I now see God opportunities, God ideas and I grab hold of them for dear life! I'm not where I use to be - I'm now walking in love and faith of God. It is such a great and wonderful feeling too!

Much love,

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/19/10

As my Yoga practice has grown (spirit, mind, body) I have come to the point where I see more, feel more and have experience more love than I could ever imagined. And, the plus is that I have not stopped growing.:)

My heart is so open and my spirit is alive. I'm open to all that God has for me. Because I am more open, I find myself being more sensitive ever than before to others, places and just things in common.

I also find myself being more sensitive to unresolved issues that I find in myself and in those in my community. Yep, I'm open, more open than ever before. And, yes, Yoga has been such a major part of this!

The same can happen to you too!

Much love,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/18/19

I often tell people that God talks to them more than they know or realize. I believe many of us have more faith that we are actually using too!

If your faith is grounded in God, you will see that changes are opportunities for growth and thank God for it! The purpose of life is growth, at least from my experience. New situations will permit growth.

So, when they come, be happy and welcome them for the blessings they are!

Much love,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/17/10

From personal experience, love goes where it is welcome. There are some people I come in contact with that receive the love I give with an open heart, while others don't.

I tell people if they want love to come into their lives, they have to learn to love and even pray.:)

Also, from personal experience, I have never met anyone whose life would not have been different, had they had love at the time and in the way they needed it.

When we learn to love even a fraction as Jesus did, then we will know how to handle every situation that comes into our lives with rest, peace, ease and a care-free spirit!

Yep, I talking from experience again.:)

Much love,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/16/10

The holiday seasons are approaching and people are already in the mood of giving and receiving gifts.

There are many, many times I give words of love and encouragement to others. I tell the classes I teach how much I appreciate them for attending. I tell others I see them as being perfect just as they are.

I even tell individuals "I prayed for them today." This really can be one of the nicest thing one can do for another - pray for them!

How about this? Don't wait until the holiday seasons are here - give someone a gift today! Give them love, encouraging words, give them daily, it's free.:)

Much love,

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thoguht For Today - 11/15/10

Hey, just something I want you all to know. I don't feel guilty about choices I make when it comes to the my life and how I believe God is moving me forward.

I do take into consideration others and I believe that God's choices for my life are for the desires of others - you! They are choices out of love, His love for you and me.

I'm very grateful for you being in my life!

Much love,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/14/10

OK, some days are more challenging than other. But, remember that there is no problem or situation that is too big (or small) for God to take care of! It also dose not matter how important or unimportant it may seen to other. God can take care of it!

From personal experience I have also found that there are no prayers too small (or too big) for God to hear!

God is concern about you. If you are not living the life you are suppose to live, yes, God is concern about it.

If you are not living the life you are suppose to live, then you are not taking your part in bringing good to society, which is in the spirit of God. Again, God is concern. Every need we have should be placed in His hands!

Try this, just ask God what His master plan is for your life. He will reveal it to you. Get quiet, maybe sit down, close your eyes, be with God and listen to His whisper.

Much love,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/13/10

In several of the Yoga classes I teach, the relaxation pose (Savasana) [sah-vahs-anna] to me is one of, if not the most important pose in Yoga.

This is a time for students to become quiet, in a perfect, calm comfortable position where they can find peace that from my stand point only God can give. I have come to realize that this time of rest after a Yoga practice in its stillness and peace, is beneficial to both my mind and body.

This is a time I surrender to God, using a short prayer or Psalm of David to move beyond the busy and possible challenging thoughts that attacked me during that day. I see this pose an opportunity to make it back home, home to my heart, where my life can be renewed.

So, if you are in one of the Yoga classes I teach, take time for Savasana.

Much love,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/12/10

When you begin to spend time (more time for some) with God on a regular basis, better in the morning, then your days become filled with His light from above.

You will begin to notice that darkness, fear and other things that go along with them are removed from your midst. The process can be slow, generally one moment at a time. But, then, you will take note that all darkness, fear, etc. will be gone.

You will begin to experience a deeper peace within. As you experience this peace you will in time want everyone to experience it. At least this is what happen to me.:)

Much love,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/11/10

From years of much experience I now hear advice much different. I have come to the realization that no matter what the situation, the single most powerful thing I can do is to be quiet. I now go to the secret place in my heart, I go to God.

Just think about this, if we all went to that secret place in out hearts - God to find answers to our problems, situations and circumstances, I believe all would have an altered destiny. And, not only that, I also believe all of the hysteria of the world would come to a fast stop!

Just my thoughts.:)

So, today, take time to be still, become quiet, go to that secret place in your heart. Go to God, release any attachments, unforgiveness and surrender all to Him.

Much love,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/10/10

I woke up one morning and found that I didn't love me - Joseph. It was strange, but I didn't love Joseph. I was not taking care of myself in numerous ways, including not taking time to just chill.

I found later that I had to love myself - no matter what! There were times when I was doing this I felt like the world around me was upset with me for doing this. There were times that I even felt like God was a million miles away too.

I came to the point in my life that no matter what was going on, I had to love myself. No matter where I was in life, I had to love myself. No matter if I was not even sure on what my next step was, I had to love myself.

In conclusion, as I love myself, every good and perfect gift follow.:)

Much love,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/9/10

You might be in a relationship and believe that it is the right relationship for you. The relationship could be professional or personal. It really does not matter. Why? Because you are at a point in your life that you need to cleanse the past and heal your broken heart!

Many of us are in relationships and they have a particular agenda. We believe we are in them to get a job done, build a solid relationship or accomplish a task. But, then life steps in and gives us a twist that we didn't expect, but was needed!

You are now a a certain place in your life for a reason different from what you thought. It is now again I say, to cleanse the past and heal your broken heart!

Healing your heart is a worthwhile mission. It has a more purposeful part that is crucial, something that needs to done right now, so we can move forward.

You really can't serve anyone or love anyone until your heart is healed. You must begin to care about your life again, to open your heart, to dare to dream, to even risk (for lack of a better word) love again. But, your heart must be healed.

Today, make a decision. Be clear on your purpose. Make the first thing first - cleanse the past and heal your heart.

I had to.:)

Much love,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/8/10

The more still you become in your spirit, seeking and receiving the love of God into your being, the more His love moves towards you and on your behalf. Things you will never consciously aware of will move in your direction.

And, on the other hand, the less still you are in your spirit, not seeking nor receiving His (God) love into your life, the more emotional and mental fidgety you can become.

In reality or simple words from personal experience, the tenor your heart towards seeking and receiving God's love for you is what will establish the pathways of His love that run through all of your life experiences. And, these pathways are real, fun, full of joy and an adventure of a lifetime!

Much love,

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/7/10

If we sit still and allow the love of God to move within us, His love moving in and out with every breath, His love flowing through us in our hearts for everyone, at this moment we are moving more energy around than we can ever realize.

Today, take time to be still, surrender your mind to the love of God, in doing so you will begin to receive the most powerful energy that can reach anyone, no matter where they are.

Your mind can then become like a magnet attracting all that is good. Yep, I speak from experience.

Much love,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/6/10

Spiritual growth is a process, at least from my experience. The thing that helped me not to judge myself in a not favorable critical manner was my commitment to grow in spite of where I currently was.

I often tell individuals to just make a commitment to change, to growing, to opening their heart to the love of God - that is enough. The process will come and God's instruction of love will be revealed to you in time.

From personal experience, the answers to my questions come clear as I keep moving forward and not judging myself (as others my want to judge). When I allowed God to guide me with His love - note His love, I got the revelations and spiritual awakenings that changed my life forever!

And, whats more is I'm yet receiving the revelations and awakenings which are taking me to the next place. I have learn to just "be." When you do this, it will happen naturally and easily.

Much love,

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/5/10

The other day I had lunch with a dear Yoga student who is in the process of starting a Yoga program that has been placed on her heart or should I say "called to do!" It was such an honor for me in her asking me for insights, etc.

But, more than be feeling honored, I was remind of what I am called to do. My calling is service. Serving others with joy and love. My total being is service. The service I have springs out of my love for God and His love for me!

Serving others is the thing I want to do and that I'm led to do. It brings joy. It brings joy to a world that was cold, untouched and unmoved by anything.

Serving others is who I am.

Much love,

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/4/10

I was so blessed the other day to have a fruitful and wonderful conversation with one of my very first Yoga teachers. She smiles and laughs when I call her teacher. But, that is what she is to me, along with being a friend too.

Not got get into much detail regarding our conversation, but I wanted to share that within the time frame we talk, there was an empowerment that came in our talk. I felt back on track. I felt balance had come back into my life. I felt hope come back alive!

In our conversation I felt a sense of her believing in me. I felt that "Yes, I can." I got the trust back in myself - in Joseph.

What she gave me was what I give people on a daily basis - unconditional love and empowerment.

Love you Jess!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/3/10

Each day I devote it to making sure I open my eyes to the love of God towards people. It has been part of my daily routine for a few years now.

Each day I see the beauty in people that God sees and I allow myself to fully love unconditionally.

All one has to do is to become still, maybe for just 5 minutes, really take in what God is saying to them, really receive it. Then, remember to thank God for putting His love in your heart!

Much love,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/2/10

Over the past few years I will admit that I have grown so much spiritually. I credit the burst of growth to my physical daily practice of Yoga and meditation. My relationship with the love of Christ has just rocket!

As I move in and out of Yoga classes I teach I get a chance to share my experiences with numerous students. The connection is amazing. Why? Because I now understand their thoughts, their choices and actions.

What this has done for me is to look at each individual as my community. We breath the same air and live on the same earth. My responsibility to them? Love them as Christ loves.

We may be on a different conscious or spiritual level at this point in our lives. Yet, I have compassion for and towards them. I bless them and continue my love walk, while at times using words.:)

Much love,

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thought For Today - 11/1/10

Powerful, but true . . . when we need a change in our lives, God is always there to help with the change if we ask Him to be.

When you ask for God's help in changing, He will get people around you that can help with your change. You just have to learn to receive His and their help.

You can not do it alone and with out God's divine order of your steps. I know from personal experience about this too!

And, to add to this, God will give you time to change and time to use His and other's help.

Much love,