God has kept me here for a reason.
I survived because he has a plan for me.
All my bad supervisors,
the bad management choices,
the death of loved ones,
the back stabbing from my co-workers and church members,
the negative thoughts,
the lack of executive support;
I made it because I am blessed!
I release and let go of all past hurts,
misunderstanding and grudges
because I am blessed!
I recognize them as the distractions they are,
for God is all there is.
All else is a lie!
Now give yourself a hug, wipe your tears and walk in victory!!!
Now since you are a true child of God,
you know that with every blessing,
a blessing is required!
So bless another, by passing this on.
IF YOU DO IT RIGHT,
GOD WILL BLESS IT RIGHT.
GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU
AFTER YOU TURN TO HIM!
Have a Blessed Day!!!!!!!!!!
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Tagged blessed, God, God has kept me here, I am blessed, Inspiration, Motivation, spiritual, spiritual guide
1. Wake Up!!
Decide to have a good day.
This is the day the Lord hath made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
2. Dress Up!!
The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.
Man looks at outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7
3. Shut Up!!
Say nice things and learn to listen.
God gave us two ears and one mouth,
so he must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking.
“He who guards his lips guards his soul.”
4. Stand Up!!
… for what you believe in.
Stand for nothing or you will fall for anything.
‘Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time,
we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good…”
5. Look Up!!
… to the Lord.
I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me”.
6. Reach Up!!
… for something higher.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not unto your own understanding.
in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”
7. Lift Up!!
… your Prayers.
“Do not worry about anything; instead
PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING.”
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Tagged bible verses, God, Inspiration, Motivation, prayer, proverbs, psalms, Religion, scriptures, Spirituality, The 7 Ups, The Lord
After years of setbacks and negative distractions, I have finally done something I wanted to do for a long time; publish a book of poetry. 🙂 My first venture into the publishing arena is called “God is in Control“. In it you will find poems that will uplift you and caress your soul and let you know that those troubles you’re going through will not last forever. The enemy doesn’t want you to succeed, but with God you WILL succeed.
God is in Control
I hope this book meets your expectations and helps you in some way. Share it with a friend or co-worker. We all need encouragement from time to time and this resource is the perfect solution. I appreciate any and all support you can give. This will help me get past my current situation so I can provide a better life for my daughter Ashleigh. Help me so I can help many others.
Thank you and may God bless each and every one of my readers and followers.
Joseph R. Mays
Author: God is in Control
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On Friday January 9, 2009, First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, Maryland hosted a very popular icon in the gospel world. First Baptist Church of Glenarden is led by Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr. and First Lady Trina Jenkins. They hosted a revival January 7-9, 2009. Bishop TD Jakes, the world renowned minister was the headliner for the night along with Mary Mary. It was a special night for all those who attended this service. The overflow areas were full. It was truly “standing room only”. Singing, presentation of the gospel and a preview of Bishop TD Jakes movie “Not Easily Broken” were some of the events that took place. The Holy Ghost was definitely present in the church as everyone prayed for peace, betterment and forgiveness of sins. Traffic was stopped from entering the road to the church as their capacity had been reached. I was lucky enough to be on the last busload of people to get in. I had to be there. I would not have missed it for anything in the world. 🙂 CeCe Winans sang on Wednesday. She has a popular single called “Waging War”. Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr. and Co-Pastor Susie C. Owens from Greater Mount Calvary Holy Baptist Church co-ministered in show of cross-denominational unity. God is there for you whether you are Jewish, Christian, Baptist, Catholic or Protestant to name a few. We are ALL God’s children. Judge not lest ye be judged by the ultimate judge; God The Father.
TD Jakes charismatic style mixed in with humor every now and then makes him very popular among his followers. He operates The Potter’s House which has a following of approximately 10,000 worshipers and is broadcast on cable on Sundays. They are based out of Dallas, Texas and welcome everyone to come and worship with them when they are in the Dallas area. I first saw him several years ago on TV. He was preaching about faith and used a wheelbarrow full of mustard seeds as his prop. He took one seed and held it up and said that if you have faith the size of a grain of mustard seed you can still make it. God just wants us to believe in him.
Pastor John K. Jenkins, Sr. and First Lady Trina Jenkins welcome you to First Baptist Church of Glenarden for worship services.
Yours in spiritual uplifting, 🙂
Joseph R. Mays
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Okay boys and girls, do you have your Christmas lists ready for Santa Claus? Have you been good this year? Be honest. LOL
That special time will be upon us aagin in a couple of months. In reality Christmas should be every day. For every day we get a chance to live and breathe is a gift in and of itself. A gift given to us by God on high. When we celebrate Christmas, we celebrate the gift he gave us; His only begotten Son.
It is obvious with each passing year that the message is lost on commercialism. I bring you both with a note that the birth of Jesus Christ is the more important issue of the two. However, I must take care of my family and support them. Therefore I am here to talk about what I can do to help bring smiles to the faces of boys and girls across the United States. That includes the grown-up boys and girls tools. Big boys like toys like tools and Harley Davidson shirts and big girl like things like bubble baths and scented candles.
If you have special people that you need to take care of for Christmas, then let us help. Take a peek at our online catalog and complete your Christmas shopping early and with money to spare. Visit 1 Stop 4 U 2 Shop and tell them Joseph sent you.
Just remember that Jesus is the reason for the season.
Yours in shopping, fun and success,
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