A Sunday Prayer

God, I don’t have all the answers. God, sometimes I just don’t have a clue what to say or do. The only thing I am sure of is, you know. I don’t want to spend my time trying to figure out things and events that aren’t meant for me to understand. I do want to spend my time getting to know you, who understands everything. Please guide my heart, my mind, and my footsteps in every way. I am grateful  for my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you. And, I am grateful for your plan for me. As long as you have a plan, I will never be lost. I am found in you and I am ever so grateful! Lord I thank you. Make this your prayer today and find your strength in the Lord. He knows everything.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

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Life Lessons

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We live better when we can appreciate everything and everyone who contributes something to our lives. Life is a journey full of lessons to be taught and learned. What have you learned from the people who have come and gone in your life? Everyone who walks out of your life is not necessarily a bad person and weren’t necessarily meant to leave. Some people leave because of  how you treat them. We have a hard time looking in the mirror and owning our part in failed relationships. Everyone who stays in your life is not necessarily on your side, either. Sometimes they are the Judas that pushes you right into your destiny. The betrayal hurts so bad, but in the end, the victory will be sweeter than honey. We will never be able to figure this whole thing out, but we can live in the now and learn as we go. Whether your lessons are meant to be painful, painless or priceless, let them teach you what you need to learn. #LifeLessons

Be encouraged,

T Brown

 

 

 

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth but….

How many times have we heard, “Get out of your feelings?” Our feelings will fail us every time. We get angry and blow up. We get sad and go into depression. We get frustrated and give up. There is no victory in our flesh. As Psalms tells us, our flesh and heart will fail, BUT GOD! Who needs a “BUT GOD” this morning? God is the strength of your heart. When you look back at situations and can’t figure out how you survived that one, know that it was only because of God. He is your portion. Portion is not the whole thing, it’s a part. He is the missing parts in your life. Let him fill the void and be your strength. You are guaranteed to be made whole. We will all have down times in our life, but we have to choose to experience them in a better way. So, get your day started with a “portion” of God. You need a portion here, a portion there, after a while you will be filled with his love, joy, peace and all of the wonderful attributes of who he is. I hope this encouraged someone today.

Be encourage,

T Brown

Bad Day, Bad Life? or Great Day, Great Life!

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No one really breaks life down by the day. We usually have long weeks, busy months and then some. But if you think about it, your life is made up of every day that you live. Why spend an entire day depressed and crying? If you do, eventually your life will become a sad and depressed life. If you wake up with joy and thanks for life, health, and strength, your joyful day will become a joyful life. Choose how you will live your life by changing how you spend your days. Think about what you will do today and how you choose to act and react to situations. Today could literally be the beginning of the best days of a better life. You have a choice! So, have a great day and especially a great life!

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

Be encouraged,

T Broown

Late Night Struggles!

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I was sitting here listening to a little worship and a thought crossed my mind. So many people struggle in their minds late at night. They have nothing but time to think and meditate on some of everything and absolutely nothing. Unknowingly, it is not always just you and your mind. The enemy, who we call Satan, is around and influencing your very thoughts, especially late at night. He knows that no one else is around to help keep you focused. He knows that the thoughts he put in your mind will be too shameful for you to confess. He wants to cloud your thoughts with negativity and impure thoughts and cause you to commit sin or just give up on life. Don’t give room to the devil. Open up your bible and renew your mind with the Word of God. Rebuke the thoughts that mislead you and try to captivate your mind. Temptations will come, but it doesn’t become sin until you give in. Refuse to turn on the TV and watch perverted shows. Refuse to pick up the phone and call that old boyfriend or girlfriend you used to fornicate with. Refuse to go out to the club for one last time. Refuse to entertain suicidal thoughts. Your life is worth far more than the million tears you have already cried. God is reaching out to somebody tonight and letting you know that he loves you. Start fresh tonight!

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We always quote, “resist the devil and he will flee,” but the first part of it is submit to God. One of three things will control you, your flesh, the devil, or God. Your flesh includes your mind. The devil is the prince of this world and is doing exactly what he chooses to do with it. God is Lord and ruler of all powers in earth as well as heaven. Submit to God first and the rest will fall in line. You don’t have to ever be alone. God is with you. He will keep you if you will let him. I pray that you overcome tonight and God keeps you in the midst of your struggles. You are more than a conqueror, so be victorious in Jesus’ name!

Be encouraged,

T Brown

Celebrate Your Success!

proudWe have to learn to celebrate the moments in our life. Reaching a goal can take years. You don’t want to find yourself struggling and working hard to reach your goals and never enjoying the process. If you are losing weight, treat yourself to a new dress every 10 pounds lost. If you are in school, celebrate after each semester with a day out  If you are quitting cigarettes or alcohol, pat yourself on the back every successful day you have. Whatever you are reaching for, make it worth while. And remember to give thanks in all that you do.

Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Be encouraged,

T Brown

It’s Okay To Relax

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The next time something bad happens in your life, immediately ask yourself, “What can I do to fix it?” If there is something within your reach and within your power to fix the situation, then by all means do it. If there is nothing you can do, just smile. Look up to heaven and say, “Lord, there is nothing I can do about it, but I know you can.” Thank him and go on with the rest of your day. It is perfectly okay to be at peace when the situation dictates that you should flip out. Decide to have a peaceful day. Find some time to relax while God is working on your behalf.

Be encouraged,

T Brown