Today’s Spark: What is your definition of freedom?

What is God’s balance in your time bank?

We consider quality time to be special time set aside for our loved ones. We cut our smartphones off and shutdown our laptops when it is time to be with that special someone. We don’t answer emails. We don’t answer calls. We don’t even return texts or sneak peeks at Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites during this very special time. It is sacred.

Let’s examine our daily routine and crunch the real numbers when it comes to God’s time with us. How much time for God do we really carve out of our 24 hour day that He blessed us with? Your answer may surprise you.

Be alarmed so changes can be made where necessary.  The question is, what are we going to do regarding the information we discover?

Reflect. Regroup. Improve. God is such a gentleman, He is not going to demand your time.  However, at some point, willingly or unwillingly–He is going to have your undivided attention. Which way would you rather have it?

Just when we think we are spending “a lot” of time with Him, hopefully we are coming to the reality that we can always do more to make more time for God in our daily living.

When you keep your mind on Him you stay in perfect peace. Peace is priceless, just like time itself. That isn’t ironic but instead Divine Intervention from our omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent Father who cares about all 24 hours He blesses us with daily. 

How are we spending His time? We always say, “My time is precious”.  Do we need to rephrase that so we can better prioritize time?  Perhaps, if we changed our perspective of time, we would consistently spend more of it praising Him and seeking His face for the course of our lives–because after all–His time is both precious and sacred.

Rejoice because you’re alive to feel the pressures of life!

When life’s pressures seem to crush you on every side, remember God’s promises from II Corinthians 4:8-18, that “we are troubled on every side, but not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed…”

Let life work in you, and continuously tap into the source of peace within you–which is Jesus. Keep your mind stayed on Him so you can have a peace that passeth all understanding. Speak the opposite of all of the negative pressure that’s happening in your life through the spirit of faith.

Let your “now” faith push you out of your present undesired situation and into God’s abundant, prosperous and expectant end for your life. Remember that it is written by God that He wishes above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul “prospereth”. (continuously)

To be even more specific, meditate on this same verse of 3 John 1:2 from the Amplified Bible: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers”.

Is the pressure getting to be too much? If so, you are operating in your own strength and not God’s. Nothing is too hard for God. Therefore no matter what is going on–it is well. Be anxious for nothing but in all things give thanks to God, whose grace abounds in us. Remember, no matter what, we’re still blessed!

Forever Toy: A Masterpiece in Progress

Writing a book is never easy. This book completion will be my greatest project ever.  The title has changed slightly to Forever Toy: How to Improve Yourself while Being Yourself, but I believe it is a good fit for the market it will penetrate this fall. I have completed several books of poetry yet to be published and I’ve even started on at least five books over the years. Why this one? What makes this one so important to complete? It is the very essence of who I am and it is important that I master working on myself so I can truly help others do the same. With God, all things are possible. Right now I’m completing it while on the Beauty From Head to Toe Tour and doing other public speaking engagements.

Have you ever wondered how it is possible to be who God called you to be yet make all the necessary changes to be the best person He has called you to be?

This is a movement by FAITH to help encourage everyone to follow your dreams and never let the sky be your limit! Never let others define who you are or who you are destined to be. The key to being yourself is not allowing negative words invade your mind to change your positive perception of who you know God has called you to be.

It is my prayer that everyone will enjoy reading my book once published. Life is a series of changes. It all starts first within and then manifests into the life you live today. My goal is to constantly improve myself without losing the original person God made me. In essence, I’m returning back to my eternal state of completion in Him. It is a spiritual journey that will forever inspire, motivate and propel readers into the best part of themselves.

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