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A Friend is Like A Good Bra!

Finally In the most empathic way I asked myself the question What have I done to deserve a life with such continuing struggle?  I believe that we are created to be relational to all things created by God. However, there is a need to be free from the external and internal influences clouding out true desires that drives us to become islands, we truly crave to be seen, known, understood and valued to have someone to kiss our faces, hold us close, makes us  feel cared for and in a word “LOVED”.

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Relationships are sacred because they provide life’s grandest opportunity. It is the only opportunity to create and produce the experience of your highest conceptualization of “Self.” Relationships fail when you see them as life’s grandest opportunity to create and produce the experience of your highest conceptualization of another…. No one can produce the real You but YOU!

Remember, Experience produces concept of self, conception produces creation, and creation produces experience. Life is an interesting exercise in defining what is “fun”.

I used this phrase because it made sense to me that Friends are like a Good Bra, one I wear bras and it is always good to wear a good supportive one at that, you don’t need everything hanging out for everyone to see…and it must be close to my heart, supportive, comfortable and lifts me up when everything is hanging low and most of all it makes me look better!

If you  want to make the most of love,you need to do your homework… This week just look at one occasion in any relationship, whether it’s with your Spouse, a Colleague, a friend or family member, when you Notice yourself getting angry or feeling unliked, misunderstood, unwanted or judged…Shift your perception by focusing on these three steps

1. Focus on something positive outside of the situation in the environment.

2. Find one or two redeeming quality about that person or situation

3. Instead of assuming something is going to be negative, say to yourself, “i’m going to whatever I can in this situation to ensure a positive outcome.”

Most of All Make the Most of Life’s grandest opportunities…Rev.Sakinah O’Kane- Smith

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I’ve Been Framed !

A framework is often a layered structure indicating what kind of things can or should be build and how they would interrelate. Framework are sets of functions within a system and layers of an operating system that are interrelated. In which all have levels of standardized communication networks that is generally more comprehensive than a protocol and more prescriptive than a structure.

May I invite you on a journey about a movement called Christianity. It is a movement and not just a monumental event. It is a way of life that moves from level to level. For the believer of Christ its framework and basic structure is based on the Word of God.

Just like any recognizable skyscrapers that were ever built, the frame is its supporting factor that is build upon substructures and structures, beams and columns that fit together to form a building.  However, the most hidden part of the edifice is always the substructure, the unseen strength that enables a building to rise at its height.  As a Christian our Framework( God’s Word) brings structure and order to our lives.

In this life we lean towards the visible and the spectacular, we pride ourselves and measure our influence and accomplishments. Sadly, today we have more Christians focusing more on their Superstructures which represents the outward accomplishments of their life and ministry that is built on their level of competence and skills. Warning! superstructures cannot rise to great heights without perils that create dead spaces in the life of the believer rather than a foundation to build on. This is why the focus must always be on the foundation rather than the superstructure.

Our Substructure is the unseen foundation, where our true strength lies.We must have a deep and secure structure in order to lay hold our firm foundation.The christian framework should be build on a life of worship. A wise Christian does not neglect the substructures in their lives.

There are Five Specific Substructures that Christians need to guard in their personal life.

A. Relationships How do you do relationships. It is a time spent with family and kindred spirit friends. Time spent in fellowship with the community of God.

Motivational-picture-about-rebuilding-yourself-from-the-broken-piecesB. Mind How do you think today? Do you have a Christ centered worldview?

C. Money– How do you handle money? I was taught by a bible scholar Pastor Willie Dixon “that money is my friend and just like any other friend you respect it.”

D.Experiences– Have you come to a place of maturity where you can actually glean life lessons from your experiences?

E. Time- How do you do time? On what do you spend your time doing? Time is a precious commodity and should be managed well. Quality time with God is essential for the believer it builds your faith and relationship with the one true source of your strength.

Who we are, what we do when no one sees, forms the substructures of our lives. How we live before God in the fear of Him, held together by our humility, wisdom and perseverance is the only path to take that will allow you to get the full optimum of your life and to experience biblical prosperity. You have to willing to invest and cultivate a life work of excellence with a continued maintenance and practice of spiritual disciplines that guarantees growth of your substructures when they are anchored in God. When you live a life of excellence it makes the devil have to do two things. 1. Flee your premises or 2. Submit to your authority in God. a life of excellence shuts the door to the enemy’s activity in your life.

Let God frame you today.

Looking UP!

When your in a crisis who or what do you turn to for help? What do you value and admire most? To what or to whom are you giving your available time? There is a famous quote “if you haven’t had trouble in your life, just keep on living” Life can hit us hard, so hard we fall to our knees. At the startling beginning of a crisis a problem exist. The problem can be so enormous we become fearful and begin to doubt that is no solution or a way out. Fear can make a person doubt their abilities and become paralyze making it difficult to see the ending of a thing, problem, crisis etc. Fear motivates one to develop a “Just in case”  or “You never know” mentality that leaves a person always looking over their shoulder. While fear is present in most every circumstance of life, it does not have to paralyze you. So I pose the question when you are in a crisis and feeling fearful who do you look too for comfort.

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Do you turn to your friends for advice and directions, drugs and sex to help you forget the pain, shopping to feed your depression. It is important to realize that whatever you deem important and instinctively turn to in times of trouble is an idol. There are many modern day idols that appear to offer strength and joy, but those who trust in them soon find out that the idol’s image of strength is a fabricated thought or a facade. In this life there will be many more problems to experience and solve, but who do you look for to provide you authentic joy and peace in the midst of it all is in our Father in Heaven. Quiet time with God can help you refocus your life and give you the balance you need to handle any problem. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding 6) in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.

image God is the one we seek daily to impart to us comfort, guidance, directions, joy and peace that desires life. Psalms 34: asks the question Who is the man who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue from Evil ( Life and death is in the power of your tongue). Speak life over your dead situations. Speak the desired outcome of your problem and it shall be granted within God’s Will concerning you. Depart from evil and do good. Sometimes people hurt you in the process or they become your problem. Do good because the Lord will fight your battles…Seek and pursue peace. Through the fear, hurt and pain it is comforting to know that God’s eyes are on the righteous and His ears are open to their cry.

Who we are today is a direct reflection of what has been important to us. If you live a life of worship there will be a distinct resemblance of our Savior Jesus the Christ. 

Emotionally Spirituality

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Emotional Health is so important for all to have healthy relationships..

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