“MOORE” MOTIVATION ON MONDAYS IS HERE!

 

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I want this year to be different than last year! I want to be closer to God, more emotionally and physically healthy, more productive, more focused, and more successful. How about you? It’s early in the year, and it’s a great time to set goals and clarify the vision God’s given you. It’s time to go after that dream He’s put in your heart with all your might. Do you need more motivation? I have just what you need, and I want to help you succeed! If you want to get a shot of motivation, sign up for a subscription to “Moore” Motivation on Mondays!

When you sign up, you will receive a recorded wake-up call every Monday morning from me, The Purposeful Poet, scheduled to come directly to your landline or cell phone at a time of your choosing.

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to get going on Mondays. To subscribe and get more info, click here >> I NEED “MOORE” MOTIVATION ON MONDAYS!

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What’s your strategy for starting your week off right? Leave a comment below.

 

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Chesapeake Smallbiz Networking

 

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending the Chesapeake Smallbiz Networking Group. I met some great people and made some great connections. It meets every first Friday at Shoney’s, 721 Battlefield Blvd. in Chesapeake at 8:15 AM. Come on out and join us! The next meeting is March 6, 2015. Contact Laura Gall for more information. at 757-967-8910.

WHY DO WE ASK “WHY?”

Why on Hook by Stuart MilesWhen bad things happen to us, the first question we usually ask is, “Why me, Lord?” But “Why?” is such a useless question in those instances. Why? Because there often may not be an answer readily available, and as Lisa Bevere, Christian author and speaker once said, “Even if you know why, you’re still messed up.” Thus, “Why?” is just plain unproductive.

I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. One day I asked God, “Why do I have this ailment, Lord?” He told me what I am about to tell you. Whenever we ask questions, they should be designed to get answers that will take us to a new level in our walk with Christ. The questions should be such that we know God will give us answers, and when He does, the result will be our betterment and enlightenment. Instead of asking, “Why?” here are some questions to ask that will to keep us on a path toward growth and also help us to adjust our attitudes in the process:

1. How can God be glorified in this?                                                                                   I began to ask, how can God be glorified by me having acid reflux? When God heals diseases, He makes Himself visible, so to speak. The answer is that God is going to give me the opportunity to testify about His power and goodness when He heals me of this illness. When my healing manifests in the natural realm, I will obtain another validation of His existence. When God performs a miracle, He points the world to Himself and allows us to peek behind the spiritual curtain and catch a glimpse of His divinity. Ask God how He can be glorified in your situation.

2. What lesson can I learn?                                                                                                    Because I am desperate to be healed of acid reflux, I have had to learn to seek God even more intensely. This dsease could eventually become a life or death situation if not arrested promptly.Therefore, I have sought out principles about how to obtain healing. I’ve watched healing DVDs, scoured the Word, meditated on scriptures, and will I continue to do everything I know until the healing manifests. Through this ordeal I have learned to exercise my faith in a greater way. Hopefully, I will be able to articulate truths about healing to others once I have proven them to work in my own life. Therefore, we should always seek out the lessons to be learned in any adversity we face.

3. How can this work to my advantage?                                                                              Romans 8:28 says, “All things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose.” This illness has definitely brought me closer to God. In my desperation I have had to seek His face like never before.  I was compelled to find out exactly what the Word of God says my rights are as a believer in regards to healing. As a result, I feel my bond with Him has deepened and the intimacy in our relationship has increased. I am grateful for that. Also, when I meet other challenges in my life, I will be able to apply the principles I have learned from this episode to other situations that arise.  I will know how to get the results I need and want. If you ask Him, God will reveal to you how the situation you are facing can work to your advantage.

So the next time you are tempted to ask God “Why?” why not ask these three questions instead? God is willing and eager to provide the answers. He wants to be glorified. The Holy Spirit wants to teach you and guide you into all truth, and the Father promises to work all things for the good of them who love Him. When adversity comes your way, if you ask the right questions, the answers you receive will help you to grow in your faith and increase the intimacy in your relationship with the Lord.

What are your thoughts about asking “Why?” Leave a comment below. 

 

I’d love your help spreading the word about my books, Oasis for My Soul: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual and Personal Growth and The Exceptional Man: Love Poems and Inspirational Writings Celebrating Godly Men and Great RelationshipsClick here to find out ways you can help.

Would you like to receive your FREE e-chapbook entitled, Your Faith Has Made You Whole: Poems and Inspirational Writings for Spiritual Transformation, by Tracey L. Moore? Go to www.traceylmoore.com and subscribe to the email list.

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Take a trip down a spiritually poetic trail, and dare to become your best for Christ.

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PRIDE AND JUDGMENTALISM GO HAND IN HAND

Gavel and law bookJohn 8:8 gives the account of a woman caught in adultery who was brought before Jesus. That passage is such a stark reminder for me as a Christian to avoid entering into pride and being judgmental. Before I judge others, I have to remember that I am not perfect, and as an imperfect person, I have no right to throw stones. When I judge another, that’s when I fail to see that the power Holy Spirit is the only difference between me and them. In other words, judgment is the by-product of pride. Judgment and pride go hand in hand. They are evil twins.

Therefore, my definition of pride, the precursor to judgment, is simply my feeble attempt to assume God’s role in my own life. If I have judged my brother or sister and look down on another, it’s because I erroneously believe that I am not doing what they are doing because of own self-effort and self-righteousness. Surely God is not pleased when I try to usurp His role. We all have probably had to repent in the past of trying to be our own “god” in any one or more of the following ways:

  1. Judging others even though we are imperfect in another area that may be different from their area of weakness.
  2. Attempting to run our own lives, manipulate circumstances, and make our own way.
  3. Trying to provide our own sense of righteousness apart from Jesus Christ through performing up to our own standards and attempting to please people.
  4. Failing to read the Word regularly and believing we can successfully navigate our day with nothing but our own wisdom and understanding.
  5. Not asking God for guidance or disregard God’s guidance and instructions and attempt to do what seems right to us.
  6. Being blind to our own vulnerabilities and deceived into seeing ourselves as invincible and beyond God’s reach in doling out consequences.
  7. Showing partiality to certain people based on our own unbiblical criteria.

The above examples of pride in our lives have to be checked. Are you in pride in any area of your life? Proverbs 8:10 says, “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Let’s pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give us the mind of Christ and to “check” us when we begin to view the daily situations we encounter with a judgmental, critical, prideful spirit.

What are your personal views on the subject of pride and judgment? Leave a comment below.

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