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I got my prayers answered…now what? Part 1

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I am at a good place right now.  Despite all the worry, and “what ifs” I am facing, I step back and look at everything the lord has given me.  My family is whole, my work life is at its highest, and I even got an unexpected raise (it was a Facing The Giants kind of moment.)

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I pray so much when things are not going well and I need to have that same passion of praying when things are going great.  The thing is what do I pray for?

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Today, I take the words of Pastor Rick Warren as a call to not just sit back and marvel at everything that the lord has given me.  I need to get up and use it to further his kingdom. Lets see where this all leads to… PJSLB

Blessed with another year

As the clock hits 12:00 am, today is the day I was born into this earth on April 10 in Brooklyn, New York. My journey has taken me to Guam, The Philippines, New Jersey, and Georgia. In the now 39 years, I have traveled the world and seen the good and bad that this life has. I have very few friends but I have a loving family and more importantly, a loving God.

I thank you lord for EVERYTHING. I thank you for your love and your grace. I thank you the cross and the fulfillment of scriptures. I thank you for the Holy Spirit. I thank you for your patience. I thank you for the people in my life.

Chase not the praises of man but the heart of God. PJSLB

No matter what the future holds, my God reins over all now and forever.

Stewardship Rewarded

“So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’…The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’ ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’”

Luke 19:13, 16-17

Good stewardship of our spiritual gifts and financial resources will be rewarded in God’s kingdom. There is accountability for what God has entrusted to us. We will all have our conversation with the King. Knowing what we have been given is our first priority. Living with kingdom values as we invest our resources, relationships, gifts and capacity into Christ’s mission and commission must be our priority! The reward for good faith-filled stewardship of what we’ve been given (health, family, vision, faith and so much more) is much greater than we ever imagined. Jesus calls us to lead cities in his kingdom. No assignment is too small to ignore good stewardship.

Lord Jesus, thank you for all I’ve been given. I desire to live with risk-taking obedience as a faithful steward, for your glory.

Found this on my phone. Have no idea where it’s from. No plagiarism intended. Just wanted to share this powerful message. PJSLB