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Death was necessary

Sunshine’s Reflections

Happy Good Friday to you all!  I pray you all have a blessed weekend.

TFTD: Death was necessary

2 Corinthians 5:21 (NKJV)

21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

John 3:16 (NKJV)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4(NKJV)

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,

As we approach Resurrection Sunday, it’s important to know that Christ death was necessary so that we may have life and have it more abundantly.  When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:5-7), we were separated from God.  When sin entered the world we were no longer children of God, but His enemies.  The only way we could be reconciled or brought back together with God was through a sacrifice.  God loved us so much that He wanted to be reconnected with us.

Here we wronged God, yet He loved us so much that He sent His best sacrifice, His Only Son, to die for our sins.  Death was necessary.  It was necessary for Christ to be nailed to the cross with our sins and die for us.  The shedding of Jesus’ blood is what repaired the bond that was broken due to sin.  Jesus died a horrible death so that we could have access to the Father and all we have to do is confess our sins, believe that Jesus died on the cross and was raised on the 3rd day and we will be saved  (Romans 10:9). 

Think about a telephone service provider.  Before sin we had an unlimited minute plan where we could talk to God all of the time.  After sin, our phone was cut off.  We no longer could phone God because there was an unpaid balance that was due and no man could pay it.  So Jesus came and paid the bill from the past, present, and the future (sins of the past, present, and future).  Jesus became the intermediary for us.  We should have been taken to court and charged a fine and even imprisoned because of our bad debt, but Jesus paid it all.  Because of Christ we can have access to God.  The only thing we have to do to reconnect our service is to dial Romans 10:9 “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” 

Don’t let Jesus’ death be in vain.  Accept Him today and regain access to the One who loved you so much that He sent His Only Son to die for you.  Remember death was necessary so that you may live. 

Have a blessed day and remember to share the love of Christ with others!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Don’t be swayed by the lies

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good afternoon!  Happy Thursday to you all!

TFTD: Don’t be swayed by the lies

Matthew 7:15 (NKJV)

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

 

Romans 16:17-18 (NKJV)

 

17 Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. 18 For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus[a] Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.

 

WARNING: Don’t be swayed by the lies

People we have to be girded up in the Word of God.  We have to stop allowing our emotions and personal opinions to keep us bound in sin.  Our flesh will cause us to rebel against the Word of God, especially if it doesn’t line up with how we feel, but it’s not about how we feel, it’s about what the Word of God says.  Don’t be swayed by the lies.

 There are people rising up and walking around filled with passion about things and behaviors that are contrary to what God says and they spin it claiming it is the will of God, but I warn you-Don’t be swayed by the lies.  The bible tells us to beware of false prophets.  If anyone tells you that any form of sin is the will of God, then they are a liar and the truth is not in them.  Don’t be swayed by the lies.  It’s important that we know the Word of God for ourselves and I don’t mean know the Word of God the way we interpret in our feelings or in our sin, but really know the Word and what God’s commandments are on how we should live.  Don’t be swayed by the lies.

The Word of God will not be popular among man and if we are honest with ourselves, it challenges our way of living daily.  We have to remind ourselves that our way of thinking is not necessarily the truth, especially if it is contrary to the will and Word of God.  Don’t be swayed by the lies the media tells you, don’t be swayed by the lies your family members may tell you, don’t be swayed by the lies some of your closet friends may tell you, and more importantly don’t be swayed by the lies you tell yourself.  Sin is sin and we all have fallen short of God’s glory, but that doesn’t give us permission to continue operating in sin.  It is never okay to justify your sin and pass it off like God okayed it.  Don’t be swayed by the lies. 

It’s time to rise up and stand on God’s unchanging Word! 

Have a blessed day!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

It’s okay to get angry, just don’t stay that way

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday to you all!

TFTD: It’s okay to get angry, just don’t stay that way

Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)

26 “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

Have you ever had someone tell you don’t be angry or you shouldn’t be sad?  We’ll that’s like saying don’t be happy or excited.  It just doesn’t make sense for someone to tell you not to express yourself.  Our emotions give us signals for what is going on around us.  If we use our emotions effectively we will draw closer to God. 

This morning, I’m here to tell you it’s okay to be angry, just don’t stay that way.  Even Jesus got angry.  When we get angry we are saying that something or someone has ignited a strong feeling of displeasure within us caused by feeling wronged in some way.  When you get angry, you should run to God and express your concerns to Him.  Don’t go running to Facebook or Twitter blasting everyone you know.  It’s okay to get angry, just don’t channel your anger to cause you to sin.  Don’t allow the sun to go down on an issue and you begin allowing it to fester and grow into something that begins eating away at your heart, mind, and soul.  It’s important to go to God and seek Him for guidance on how to handle that issue. 

The problem with many believers today, is that we get angry, but then we stay there and become bitter.  We walk around saying, “God is great”, but we can’t even forgive the brother or sister we see each and every day.  Someone is walking around bound by anger because they chose to stay angry, instead of turning it over to God.  

As children of God, we have to learn that it’s okay to be angry, just don’t stay that way.  We have to learn to forgive others.  We have to learn how to communication effectively and with grace to others who may have offended us.  We have to learn to let things go.  We have to learn to rush to resolve issues instead of allowing them to develop roots of bitterness in our hearts. 

I’m here to say, if  you want to be angry, that’s okay just don’t stay that way.  Imagine where we would be if Jesus stayed angry with us?  We would be dead and in our graves, but Jesus didn’t allow the sun to go down on His wrath.  He forgave us.  If you are angry today, I challenge you to turn it over to God.  It’s time to let it go. 

Have a blessed day! 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

He is faithful to forgive

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good afternoon!  Happy Monday to you all!

TFTD: He is faithful to forgive

1 John 1:9 (NKJV)

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

As we approach Easter Sunday or better yet Resurrection Sunday, I can’t help but be drawn to the many sacrifices Christ has made for a sinner like myself.  Through the beatings, the ridicule, the taunting, the lies, the torture, the pain, and the crucifixion, Jesus Christ remained faithful to forgive me of my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.  How many of you would take the punishment that belong to someone else and then after you take their punishment still forgive them of their sins?

I tell you, I am amazed by Jesus.  I have a tough time apologizing to people for something I didn’t do, let alone be punished for something I didn’t do and then turn around in love and forgive them.  Please!  That doesn’t even sound normal.  I’m so glad Jesus was not like man.  Though He was here in the form of man, He didn’t take on the selfish persona of man.  Jesus is so awesome that He suffered, bled and died for all of your sins and mine.  And He did all of that to put us back in right relationship with God the Father.

So, Jesus suffered a fate that should have belonged to us, all so that we could come to Him and confess our sins and He would forgive us!  ISN’T THAT UNBELIEVABLE!  I don’t know about you, but I love that Jesus loves me. 

No one on earth can love you like Jesus Christ.

You may be caught up in sin right now and feel like no one will forgive you or take you back, but Jesus is faithful to forgive.  You may feel like you have done something so terrible that it has tainted your image, but Jesus is faithful to forgive and will clean you up.  You may feel like you are too far gone to get back in church, but Jesus is faithful to forgive you and take you back.  No matter what you are going through, remember Jesus is faithful to forgive you. 

I pray, if you don’t know anything else about Christ, that you know He is faithful to forgive you of your sins.  Try Christ, He will never let you down!   

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

A Season of Reconciliation

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Friday!!!  I don’t know about you, but I have a praise in my belly and I have to get it out.  This has been a week of stretching and I’m so glad God is always with me.

TFTD: A Season of Reconciliation

Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Sunday, March 17, 2013, myself and my sister in Christ, Tiffany Holloman, shared a gift of spoken word with our congregation.  The piece was entitled “Reconciliation”. 

Please click on the link and watch:  http://youtu.be/fcyUS373-hI 

We wanted to paint a picture of how we often go to God out of ritual or form and fashion.  We have standard prayers we’ve created that we recite to God daily, but God wants to hear what is really in our hearts.  God wants us to cut out the act and come to him as real as we know how. 

During this process we realize it’s easier to forgive God whom we haven’t seen than it is to forgive the people we see on a day-to-day basis.  But we have to realize that we can’t possibly stay in God’s good grace if we don’t first reconcile with our brothers and sisters.  Before we can present any of our gifts or petitions to Christ we must first reconcile with those who have offended us and those we have offended.  Yes, there will be times when you have to reconcile with people and you haven’t done anything to them.

Let’s take a look at Christ.  Here you offended Him and yet He died for you so that you could be reconciled back to God.  Now that’s love!  Jesus could have said, “Lord, I’m not going to die for these ungrateful sinful creatures.  They are the ones who turned their backs on You.”  But no, Jesus had an assignment and it was so important for Him to reconcile with you.  It says, in Colossians 3:13 (NKJV) “bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”  We must forgive in order to be forgiven. 

As we approach Easter Sunday, I pray that each one of you will take serious inventory over your relationships with others.  Ask God to reveal to you those people you need to reconcile with.  Don’t block your blessings and relationship with God because you refuse to reconcile.  It’s time to forgive others in order for God to forgive us.  There is freedom in forgiveness.  There is healing in forgiveness. 

Remember when you go to God in prayer, go with a sincere transparent heart.  He already knows what’s going on, He just wants to hear from you.  The moment we are real with ourselves and the hurt we are experiencing is the moment God can really release the chains of bondage unforgiveness has placed on us.

Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Why settle?

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Friday-eve!  I pray your week is going well thus far.

TFTD: Why settle?

Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Why do people settle for less when greater is available to them?  Why as children of God, do we settle for mediocre thinking or lies and tricks from the enemy when we are connected to the giver of all things?  I think as believers we settle because we don’t fully embrace who we are in Christ. 

I look around and I see young women settling for no-good men just to say they have someone as a companion.  I see men settling for disrespectful females just to have someone on their shoulder.  I see people settling for jobs that don’t even use a 1/4 of their skill sets just because it’s safe and comfortable.  I see people settle for sitting in the background of a ministry they are not even gifted in, instead of rising to the forefront and leading in a place that God has placed on their heart.  I see believers settling out of fear and complacency. 

Why settle when God created your inner most parts and knows everything about you?  Why settle when God knit you together in your mother’s womb with a plan for your life?  Why settle when you are fearfully and wonderfully made?  Why settle when God’s work (YOU) is wonderful?  Why settle when the giver of life, the ruler, the King of King, and Lord of Lord has handcrafted you for greatness? 

I challenge you to embrace who you were designed to be.  God has a specific purpose for your life and it’s not to settle.  God is a Great God and He wants to bless you with great things.  I decree and declare that the spirit of laziness, complacency, and mediocrity will fall off the hearts of the believer.  I decree and declare that every person who is a believer of Christ will embrace their birth right and heritage as royalty and walk in their purpose.  It’s time to stop settling and begin walking towards our purpose in Christ.

Have a blessed day!  Know whose you are in order to embrace who you are and then you will go far! 

 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

It’s a process

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday to you all!  All Hail King Jesus!  I give glory and honor to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because His grace and mercy continues to carry me through the easiest and the toughest days.  Take time to give God praise!

TFTD: It’s a process

Ephesians 4:22-24 (NKJV)

22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, 23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

This morning I was reflecting on my weight loss journey during my 5am run.  Sometimes I have several weeks of consistent large weight loss and then there are other times where I will slowing battle out of one weight range for 3-4 weeks.  I lose .2lbs., .4lbs, .2lbs, .6lbs., and so forth.  “Slow and steady wins the race”, words shared from a friend.  While reflecting on my weight loss journey God reminded me that weight loss is a process.  He also reminded me that combatting sin is a process.  I love how God can take practical situations and make them plan in the spiritual sense. 

As long as we are living we will sin. Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  There is no one walking on this earth who has not sinned.  We ALL have sinned!  So remember that.  And if you know someone who says they don’t sin, then they are a liar.  1 John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”  In order to combat sin and resist the temptation to sin, we have to acknowledge that we are sinners.  As believers, we are sinners saved by grace.  Just because you get saved it doesn’t mean you will never sin again.  The focus is to grow deeper in Christ so we can decrease the level of sin we participate in.  It’s a process.

So, let me share what God revealed to me.  He told me to look at the times when I lose large amounts of weight as me conquering sins that I will never repeat again.  I’ve sinned, repent, and never will encounter those things again.  The weight of that sin has permanently left my heart.  Now, look at the moments when I take longer to lose 1lb. as a sin that I constantly struggle with and I have to slowly chip away from that desire to sin in that area.  He reminded me, it’s a process.  There will be times when I have to work extremely hard to consistently chip away at the desires to repeat a certain sin.  The same goes for you.  It’s a process. 

Every day we have to make a decision to clothe ourselves with righteousness.  We have a choice to put on sin or put on righteousness.  Each day we will sin, but the deeper we grow in Christ the more we should actively try to combat sin.  Remember it’s a process.  Don’t rush the process.  Learn what God needs you to learn and eventually you will get to the point where you will never sin in that area again.  Then it will be on to the next. 

I encourage you to seek God daily and guard your mind and heart from things and people that will tempt you to sin.  You can do it with Christ!

Have a blessed day!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Being Comfortable can become Crippling

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Monday to you all.  I pray you all had a blessed weekend.  I had a glorious time in the Lord.  I’m excited about what God is going to do through my family.  He is truly a wonder.

TFTD: Being Comfort can become Crippling

Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

This morning, I want to talk about how being comfortable can become crippling.  As believers, we are not exempt from sin.  We have struggles just like the next person, but the difference is we should have a relationship with Christ that compels us to sin less.  As children of God, we can not become comfortable living in sin.  When we begin making excuses for sin we cripple our chances of growing in Christ.  We place barriers up that keep us from reaching our goals and dreams.  Is being comfortable worth blocking your blessings?

Some of you may have prayed for God to open doors in your life as it relates to careers, education, relationships, etc.  You’ve prayed for God to open doors, but you are currently comfortable in the position you are in.  You are comfortable on that job that you have even though you desire more and are qualified for more.  You are comfortable with not studying or writing papers even though you are longing to get an advanced degree.  You are comfortable in that relationship even though you want more and you know you will not get it where you are.  Your comfort is crippling you.  When God wants to elevate you, it will require change.  Change is never comfortable!  I repeat, change is never comfortable.  When God begins shifting things in your life, you are taken from a familiar place or condition to the unknown.  This shifting process requires a level of faith that will surpass your understanding.  The level of discomfort is temporary, but it’s a necessary process of life.

Are you willing to become uncomfortable for a season in order to get to the next level?  Or are you willing to remain bound in mediocrity all for the sake of being comfortable? 

Take time to really evaluate the position you are currently in and figure out if you are willing to change to go higher. 

~Have a blessed Monday!

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Whatever you lack-ask God for it

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good afternoon!  Happy Thursday to you all!

TFTD: Whatever you lack-ask God for it

James 1:5-6 (NIV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

When I was a child, I didn’t have a problem asking my parents for stuff.  Whether it was to go outside, go to a friends party or to have a special treat, asking for things came easy.  I would venture out and suggest that most people did this as a child.  I look at my three-year-old son and he has no problem asking for things.  I believe in his mind the answer will always be “YES” to his request.  (Giggling).  So what happened to that persistent attitude to ask for things?  Why is it when we get older we become more apprehensive to ask?  Why does the possibility of a “NO” seem to paralyze us?  Or maybe our pride won’t let us ask for help?

The bible tells us in James 1:5, “if anyone lacks wisdom, you should ask God.”  God is not going to look at you crazy if you ask Him to give you wisdom to understand what you are doing, what He has assigned you to do or what you want to do and so forth.  God generously gives us wisdom when we ask Him.  So the great news is, we never have to worry about Him saying “NO” because when you ask, He will give it to you.  The only thing you have to do is believe and not doubt.  You can’t go to God doubting His ability.  You have to trust and believe that God will provide everything you need. 

Put your pride aside and ask God.  Don’t allow the possibility of Him saying “NO” keep you bound.  The answer will be “YES” if you believe.  Go back to that child-like state in which you use to ask for any and everything.  Go determined and persistent until you get an answer from God.  Whatever you lack, I dare you to ask God for it!

Have a blessed day! 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Don’t doubt your ability

Sunshine’s Reflections

Good morning!  Happy Wednesday to you all.  My prayers go out to everyone combating the flu, stomach virus, or colds.  I pray for swift healing and recovery.

TFTD: Don’t doubt your ability

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

How many times has God placed an assignment before you, only for you to become overwhelmed, scared, and doubtful?  I’ve always been a person who likes to dream big, but I must admit when God gives me an assignment I begin doubting my ability.  My flesh says I’m not qualified and my mind begins showing me my shortcomings, but God shows me otherwise.

God reminded me not to doubt my ability and I want to encourage you all not to doubt your ability.  When God gives you an assignment, He will equip you with everything you need to get the job done.  It’s not man who qualifies you for a task, but God.  Before you were formed in your  mother’s womb, God placed special gifts and talents in you in order to carry out all that He has for you.  Don’t doubt your ability when you are linked up with God.  When you add God’s super to your natural you are able to do more than you can ever imagine.

Stop measuring the size of a task next to your physically ability, but measure it against the spiritual ability God has placed within you.  When you begin doubting yourself I encourage you to search God’s Word and embrace His reminders.  Romans 8:28 tells me that ALL things will work together for my good.  Philippians 1:6 tells me that I can be confident that God will complete what He starts in me.  That is great news!  No matter what God places before me, I have the assurance that He will see me through.  The same is true for you.  If God is the source of the assignment, He will be the source of your strength.  So don’t doubt your ability, just trust God to work in and through you.  It’s already done in Jesus name!

Have a blessed day and begin embracing the new task that are placed before you.  God wants to use you for His glory.  Let Him use you!

God bless!

 

Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA

Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.

© Nicole Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog, 2009 to 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blogs author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Nicole L. Ellis and Sunshine’s Reflections Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.