By Pastor Shirley
October 31, 2016

As we move through our busy life with so many things to do and so many people counting on us we sometimes lose our shine.  Losing our shine means we don’t invest into ourselves the time it takes to keep us polished both personally and spiritually.

God desires that we shine for Him, that we never forget the jewel that we are.  That we never get so caught up in the daily grind that it dulls our spirit.  That we never settle for anything than the best that He has for us.  That we don’t allow ourselves to compromise who we are and what we stand for.  That we take time to focus on the woman we are, and how we can be used by God.

Let’s be mindful to give ourselves some “me time” and “God time”.  It’s only God that keeps us going from day to day, he has always been our strength.  Investing time into ourselves will also keep us shining.  So how do we keep ourselves polished both personally and spiritually?

Maybe it’s finding some time to sit quietly in God’s presence, opening up that journal or devotional book that’s been sitting on the nightstand, taking a walk in the park and feeling the air move softly against your cheeks, soaking in a warm bubble bath, attending Bible study class, spending time laughing with your girlfriends or joining a Zumba class.

Whatever it takes to make you shine is worth investing in because you are worth it!

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By Pastor George
October 31, 2016

Is that a question that often comes to your mind?  Has the question been stuck in the recesses of your mind?  Well I think I can put some sense to your dilemma.

When we find ourselves out of focus it is usually because we have lost sight of our goals.  Oh, you don’t have any goals?  Well stop, sit down and make some goals for your life.  ‘If you start out not knowing where you are you are going, you will usually end up lost’

I see far too many people who are lost, and living lost lives.  No goals, no sight towards the future, which leads to no hope. Each of us has to make up our minds daily that we are going somewhere and will be accomplishing something.  Our days should be getting better and better and our life goals should get closer and closer. Every day before I go to sleep I ask myself ‘what did I accomplish today?’    Ask yourself; ‘What did I do for God?’ ‘What did I do for someone else today?’ ‘And what did I do for myself today (towards the goals I have)?’  If you can honestly answer each of these questions each day with some act or deed or accomplishment you are on the way.  Remember Jesus said, ‘…that which you did to the least of these you did it unto me…’

So to answer the question… ‘What in the world am I doing? Look over your life and make sure every day you do something for God, do something for someone else, and then do something for yourself.  If you makes these a daily priority in your life then your days will be full, have meaning and purpose. And the world will know you are here!

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