Got Faith? Well, I would like to introduce you to AnDrea Watkins. AnDrea has been a great supporter of my blog, and I feel really blessed to know her. As I have valued her spiritual messages, I found this particular message to be very appropriate after Father's Day... and on a Monday morning as well. After all, nothing beats a positive, upbeat message on a Monday to get you going. Enjoy.
(From AnDrea to YOU)...
"I'm originally from Chicago, but have lived in Houston for over a decade. I have a BA in Communication Studies and an MPA in Non-Profit Mgmt. Before moving to Korea, I worked as the Director of Student Affairs and an adjunct instructor at a proprietary university in Houston. While making my own plans to relocate and pursue other goals...the Lord redirected my plans, and pointed me in a direction which really changed my personal, professional and spiritual life. I've lived in Incheon, South Korea for almost one year, and serve as an ESL teacher for an all-girls high school. Being here has really revealed my passion for teaching...and has instilled a fervor for the things of God. In August, my contract will expire, and I will be returning to the U.S.A. with a renewed focus, passion, and purpose."
Today's message is incredible! I thoroughly enjoyed and needed this message today. It is taken from 2Samuel 5:20 and speaks about the Lord's breakthrough in our lives. As I read today's word, my mind was set on the importance of remembering.
Many times in life, we can have the tendency to become so forgetful. We receive one blessing, one accomplishment, one achievement... and we briefly celebrate this milestone. We briefly tell all of our friends and family how amazing the Lord has been, how thankful we are for God's goodness, how humbled we are by the experience. We laugh, we cheer, we praise, we worship...then, time passes...and for some reason, we forget those celebratory feelings. What was once such a blessing, such a miracle, such an extraordinary occurrence....is now a burden, a hinderance, and a headace. How soon we forget...and move on to the next best thing.
So you seek another breakthrough of the Lord in your life...but, how well are you regarding the ones that you've received? The Lord blessed you with a new job...are you showing up on time? Are you going the extra mile? Are you maximizing your gifts and talents? The Lord blessed you with a new relationship, or restored your current one...are you being honest with your mate? Are you communicating with her/him? Are you cherishing her/him? The Lord turned around your health challenge...are you eating healthily? Are you exercising? Are you getting enough sleep? The Lord provided a financial miracle...are you tithing? Are you saving? Are you investing?
You see, many times we seek a new breakthrough...but just like children in the natural sense...our Father wants us to learn how to treat the gifts that He's already given us, before He can trust us with new ones. He wants you to prosper...He wants you to prevail...He wants you have more than you could even imagine possible (Ephesians 3:20)...but can He trust you? Remember how good the Lord has been in your life. Remember how much He's protected you from. Remember how much He's brought you through. Remember how He unconditionally loves you. Remember that He has positioned you for victory! Remember to not allow the luster to wear off of the gifts He's already given...so that you are prepared to receive more of His abundance!
I love you all,
TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God of the Breakthrough
"A breakthrough is simply a sudden burst of God’s favor. It’s an
explosion of His goodness. It’s when suddenly, God releases His power
in such a way that it overwhelms you and drives out your enemies!...
…the Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like the
bursting out of great waters…”. (II Samuel 5:20, AMP).
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