Slice of Heaven

The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.ā€
~ Oscar Wilde ~

Hello friends. (smile) Thanks and God bless you for providing a slice of heaven into my life! (smile) and {{hugs}} I appreciate you!

It’s the little things that deliver a slice of heaven into someone’s life.

Providing encouragement in a time of need. Providing a smile can change someone’s challenging moment. Providing strength just by being around. Listening when someone has angst.

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One of the hardest lessons to remember is that each of us are going through something.

That something will test us to produce more spiritual fruit, (love (giving), joy (gladness), peace (free from worry and fear), long suffering (patience), gentleness (kindness), goodness (generosity), faith (dependability), meekness (gentleness) and temperance (self-control)) within us.

No matter the something, we provide a slice of heaven into someone’s life every time we lessen their angst by the “one another” scriptures below:

Love one another – John 13:34 and John 15:12,17.
Forgive one another – Ephesians 4:32 and Colossians 3:13.
Be servants to one another – Galatians 5:13.
Show hospitality to one another – 1 Peter 4:7-10.
Pray for one another – James 5:16.
Build up (edify) one another – Romans 14:19, 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
Greet one another – Romans 16:16, 1 Peter 5:14.
Forbear one another – Ephesians. 4:1-2 and Colossians 3:13-14.
Do not judge one another – Romans 14:13.
Do not speak evil of one another – James 4:11.
Do not murmur against one another – James 5:9.
Do not bite and devour one another – Galatians 5:15.
Do not provoke and envy one another – Galatians 5:26.
Have the same care for one another – 1 Corinthians 12:25-26.
Receive one another – Romans 15:7.
Teach one another – Colossians 3:16.
Admonish (counsel) one another – Romans 15:14 and Colossians 3:16.
Submit to one another – Ephesians 5:21-22.
Confess your sins to one another – James 5:16.
Do not lie to one another – Colossians 3:9.
Be kind to one another – Ephesians 4:32.
Comfort one another – 1 Thessalonians 4:18, 5:11.

Blessings, friends, as we provide a slice of heaven into each other’s life today. (smile)

Hang In There

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
~ Deuteronomy 31:6 ~

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. ~ Oscar Wilde ~

Hello friends. (smile) Again, I thank God for friends who take the time to echo back encouragement. I pray God bless you in a mighty way.

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Sometimes, we’re suppose to ask for help.

Tuesday, I was about to quit my job! Just get my stuff and walk. (shock face)

We have free will to choose. Sometimes, when we allow the flesh to reign, even for a minute, the spirit side just waits us out. Singing, my theme song–going around the mountain, one more time. Ugh!

God led me to a friend who said hang in there. Don’t quit. God bless Him.

Little did I know that God would water those very words back to me days later.

The beautiful thing about having a personal and intimate relationship with God, through His Son, Jesus, is that He knows there are times we get frustrated or fill in the blank____________. We can tell Him everything. It is not a one sided relationship.

I love that He allows me to work my way back to Him when I get tired of that mountain. God knows, I’ll always return back to my spiritual nature and Him. This is what growing is all about. Knowing apart from Him, we can do nothing. Hang in there.

By faith, I have more spiritual fruit. Thank you Lord. Hang in there.

Again, another validation of Roman’s 8:28 that ups and downs bring balance and produces more spiritual fruit. All things! Hang in there.

God knows exactly what’s needed to get us where we need to be. Can I get an Amen! Hang in there.

Yesterday, the hits just kept on coming. Before, I could entertained any negative thought, God watered hang in there, don’t quit. I smiled as I remembered those words sown Tuesday. Glory to God!

Quitting is no longer an option. I do need to verbalized the inner thoughts that are wrecking havoc in my mind. Hang in there.

Sowing encouragement goes a long way to help one another when we are walking through. Even if we have to crawl. Hang in there.

I’ve been emotionally drained lately. Yesterday, I crawled, my way, through the brutal day with words from encouraging friends and the grace of God. Hang in there.

Thank you, friends, I was able to smile at the end of yesterday. Thank you Jesus!

I see my work challenges as training to produce more fruit within me and to ask for help when I need it. Hang in there.

I encourage anyone with work challenges to see it as a training opportunity that is developing more spiritual fruit. Hang in there.

I share all this because at the end of the day, by faith, life does go on. Hang in there.

Today, by faith, we’re armed with the full armor of God, our slingshot and a smile. The plan is to light up the joint with the joy of The Lord as our strength.

Blessings, my friends and keep the faith to hang in there. šŸ˜œ

One Another

“The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
– Oscar Wilde –

This last week was brutal. By the grace of God, I survived. But at times, it was not pretty. There is a lack, of respect, these days in regards to our time. Yesterday, I got angry and slammed a door. (shock face) My motive was two fold–one, I was frustrated and two, to show how rumors get started because some feel the need to gossip. (shock face) I think we forget about reaping and sowing. Karma.

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I mentioned awhile back that God will use anything and anyone to prune and produce more spiritual fruit within us. I guess I needed more pruning this week because each day brought more things and stuff. Yesterday, I realized no matter how kind or respectful you are to others; free will allows others to fill in the blank______________. (shock face)

I slammed a door out of frustration. I talk to God all the time. I pleaded with Him yesterday, help me, Lord Jesus, what are you trying to teach me because it’s obvious I am being tested and failing. I took a break and prayed. I tried meditating on 1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. Nothing. I still had to walk through the thing.

Sometimes, we forget that no matter what happens; no matter what others say or how they treat us; we are loved unconditionally by God and the rest is irrelevant. (smile) There is a liberating freedom when your self worth comes from being a child of God! His love never fails. (smile)

That moment lasted twelve minutes before I was dealt the final blow of the day. (sad face)

I had been crashing and burning, on something, most of the week, to get a call to stop and pick it back up next week! What, I thought. Has this ever happened to you? Time wasted. (Ugh)

I didn’t breath calmly, my silly thoughts kicked in reminding me of all the things I didn’t do because of this something. I broke down and cried so hard that I asked God, why, Heavenly Father, why do I bother to do the right thing when it’s obvious I am not respected here!

It took almost twenty minutes for me to hear Him say softly, it’s not about you. Let thy will be done Lord. The one thing I love about my relationship with The Lord is my freedom to tell Him anything. Even when I am frustrated. He always listens. (smile)

Many times, obedience is about showing something to those around us. Let’s be honest, we’re all on different levels spiritually. Listed above has the scriptures, in the bible, on one another. When we can do these scriptures from a genuine heart, we sow into each other’s life. (smile)

I also like to thank and bless a friend–who likes to use K, when replying for emphasis. God had you in the right place at the right time! Thanks so much!

I had to repent and forgive quite a bit last night to let the things and stuff of the week go.

Be blessed my friends and enjoy your weekend! Comments and thoughts are welcome. (smile)