Sound of Praise! πŸ™ŒπŸΏ

Welcome into the month of November. It is a month of remembrance of all that God has done for us. When we look back upon the months that have passed, we will realize that if it wasn’t for the grace of God, we wouldn’t be here today. It was grace that carried us through each new day. The eleventh month has arrived so fast and it will surely pass by much quicker. As we approach this month, may we recall all that God has done for us. May we take the time out of each day to say “Thank You Lord”. You see, it so easier for us to get caught up in the charades of life and neglect God until the hour of our very need. May this not be our portion in this month. God has been faithful and His goodness continues to overflow in our lives not because of anything we have done but solely because of who He is. It is a great privilege to know our Heavenly Father right here on Earth. His spirit lives within us and He longs to reveal Himself unto us daily.

In this month of November, it is my prayer that our hearts will overflow with thanksgiving unto God. From the the start of a new day to the time of sunset, may we arise with praise. I pray that with each new day, we will lift up our praises unto the Father. May our complaints become an anthem of praise. Even in those moments when things don’t go as we envisioned, may we take a moment to thank God. His plans are far greater. May we not limit God in this month but may we make room for more of Him. May He increase as we decrease. I pray that in this month, your faith will be made stronger. May you be reminded of this truth as we carry forward into the month of November “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” (See Isaiah 54:10). I pray that you will experience the peace of God like never before. May it calm every raging sea in your life. May the peace of God which transcends all understanding overflow bountifully without restraints. May you experience abundant peace in this season. Don’t let anything trouble your heart. When trouble knocks at your door, pray to God. Seek the face of God above all other things. I pray that in this month, your mouth will be filled with praises you cannot contain. May the Lord place a new song upon your lips. It is in your praise that you will receive a sound of Victory. May you break forth in praise like a bird with each new morning.

There are so many reasons to be thankful. We are alive and well. Someone else is taking their final breath. Someone else is in a position where they are relying on oxygen to breathe. We have water to brush our teeth, take a shower, wash our clothes. We have food to eat by God’s grace. Many of us have jobs while others are putting in applications and awaiting phone calls. It’s the eleventh month but not everyone made it to see this day. May we not take the things we have in life for granted. In this month, choose to be grateful. Take time to write down, all the things you are grateful for; for the many things that happened in the past months. I pray that in this month of November, may the words you speak bring life rather than death to those around you. May all those who encounter you see the light of Christ in you. May hope arise. May joy bloom in unexpected places. May peace reign amidst the mountains that try to take charge over you. May God who remembers all things, surprise you. May your name be a declaration of victory in this season. May your heart and mind be set on Christ. May you find satisfaction in Christ alone. Everywhere you go, may God’s presence go ahead of you. May you remember those who don’t have much and may you take the time to be a blessing unto them. All in all, may you experience the everlasting promises of God. May your life be a sign and wonder of the God you serve. Have a wonderful, blessed and fun filled month of November. Rejoice! Victory is yours in Jesus name. Be clothed in righteousness, goodness, favor, joy, new life, grace, light, love and a sound mind.

Verses To Ponder

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10

I will remember the deeds of the Lord;
yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

A few things you can do this month

1. Take the time to pray for those who don’t have anything. The families/Individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. Pray for those who have experienced loss whether it be this year or the months that have passed.

2. Praise like never before. Exalt the King of Kings.

3. Volunteer at a clothing drive or anything of that nature. Give back to your community.

4. Take the time to reach out to your friends and loved ones. Check up on their well-being. Spend time with them.

5. Write down at least 10 things that you are grateful for. Expand the list if you have to because honestly there is so much to be thankful for not just in this season but every day of our lives.

6. Treat yourself. It’s a blessing to shower people with gifts but it’s also good to take care of yourself too.

7. Ask the Lord to lay someone in your heart and take heed to that in which He asks of you to do. Obedience is better than compromise. It’s better than sacrifice.

With love,

Karen 🌻

Heart of Gold! πŸ’Œ

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” -Isaiah 64:8

What a great joy it is to be loved by the Father; to be showered with the gift of grace, favor, peace, and every perfect gift from above. With each new day, we are given opportunities to display God’s love to those around us. In this blog post, we are going to take a look at 10 things we can do as we go forth into our days to showcase God’s goodness and incomparable love to those surrounding us. Let’s get started!

1. Smile : Smile, it doesn’t cost you anything. Let the light of God radiate through your smile. Your smile can make a difference in someone’s life.

2. Call/Text : Take the time to reach out to your friends and loved ones. Don’t allow the busyness in your life to get in the way of you make time for those who matter. Texting someone “Good morning. How are you?” makes a huge difference in someone’s life”. By God’s grace, we are all given 24 hours in a day. May we take the time to check up on those we love.

3. Pray : It’s one thing to say “I’m going to pray for you” and another thing to actually pray for someone. So many times, we take down prayer requests but due to our busyness and forgetfulness, we don’t take the time to pray for others.

4. Quality Time : Spend time with those you love. Go to breakfast, brunch or dinner with them. You can even take a walk or simply sit in a place and just catch up. Tim is of essence and there’s no better way than spending it with those you profess you love.

5. Be A Giver : To give doesn’t necessarily mean spending money. There are so many ways we can give to others. Examples: Cook a meal, pay for someone’s lunch or groceries.

6. Encourage Others : As we go forth throughout our week, there are people we encounter who are going through tough times. Speaking life into their situations make a difference. It can give them hope. You can encourage someone by speaking life or writing a note to them.

7. Compliment Someone : Do it genuinely. Believe me when I say, giving someone a compliment goes a long way. You never know what someone is going through but your kind words can put a smile on their face. It doesn’t take five minutes to tell someone you like their hair, outfit or the cologne they are wearing.

8. Be Kind : Let the fruit of Christ character be so eminent in your lifestyle. It doesn’t hurt to be kind to other. Kindness is not to be demonstrated only when someone shows your kindness. We must continually ask the Holy Spirit to teach us how to bear this fruit. For it is written “By their fruit you will recognize them.” -Matthew 7:16. In the same way, one can differentiate a mango from a banana, may those who encounter you see the light of Christ through your life.

9. Share Your Testimony : God has been good to me and there’s no greater joy than sharing my testimony with those surrounding me. We are given opportunities to share of God’s goodness but we must learn to cease those opportunities. The Glory belongs unto God. He is continually working in each one of us. We all have been tested but through it all, we have the Victory through Christ alone. There are people who need to hear the sound of Victory. There are people who are lost, discouraged, depressed who need to hear that God is waiting for them. He has not forsaken them. Like a father, He awaits His children with open arms. Ask God to give you the Spirit of Boldness to share about the wonderful deeds He has done for you.

10. Live : Live as children of the light. We have tasted and seen God’s goodness. We have experienced the light Himself (Savior Of the world). There are so many people who have not experienced Christ. If we live our lives as people who are dead, how can those surrounding us be awakened by the truth? Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (see John 14:6). Because Christ lives, we also live. Despite the challenges we face in this life, He is our living hope. Because of the hope we have in Christ, we are rest assured that everything we need is Him. We are secure in Christ. Our identity is found in Him. We belong to the One who lives now and forevermore. May we take delight in this knowledge of knowing Christ and who we are in Him.

Verses To Ponder

“Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, β€œLive!” -Ezekiel 16:6

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:14-16

πŸ“Έ: Annie Spratt

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this blog post. I hope that you were able to take something away from this post today. Have a lovely day 😊🌻