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HAPPY NEW YEAR? 2013 Please do the right thing

HAPPY NEW YEAR? 2013 Please do the right thing

We are coming to a close of another year 2012 . It was a pretty good year it had its good times and bad times , its high and lows , but through it all it was still was a good year . Coming into the year 2013 many people are getting ready to go to parties, making new year resolutions . Some are going to celebrate the new year praising God , some are going to celebrate in a club or having a party , but the sad thing about going into another year is some people will not live to see it . Sometimes life has many challenges,
the best way I know how to bring in the new year is not going to a club or party or standing in longlines , but recognizing that I have a purpose and a destiny . Making each year a better one than the last . So I pray that each one have a very blessed and safe new year 2013 , have fun spend time with your family .praise God knowing who you are in Christ and have a blessed year God Bless!

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

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“Everybody in the world was born to fulfill an assignment. God created each one of us to solve a problem. There is something that God wanted accomplished that required our existence—every one of us. None of us are an accident. None of us are here by mistake. Our place on this planet is related to an assignment that God had in His mind long before the very existence of our world. This makes us critical to His global plan. “God’s purpose for us is the same as it has always been—to exercise dominion and authority over the earthly realm under His sovereign kingship. That has never changed. What has changed is our position. Adam and Eve’s abdication of their rightful place of authority allowed satan, an unemployed cherub, to usurp the throne God intended for us to occupy. Relegated to the status of helpless subjects of a devastating kingdom of darkness, we cannot return to our original place without God’s help.
Fortunately for us God did not simply write us off, wipe us out, and start all over. His eternal purpose will never be thwarted; His perfect will shall come to pass. From the very beginning, God had a plan that would resolve our defection: “But when the time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons” (Gal. 4:4-5). God’s purpose was to restore us to our full status as His sons and daughters and bring us back into His Kingdom. He sent Jesus as the Way. Faith in Jesus “Christ as the Son of God and in His death for our sins and resurrection for our life is the doorway through which we enter the Kingdom of God.”

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“WHEN WILL THE END COME? A biblical explanation

“WHEN WILL THE END COME? A biblical explanation

This question seems to interest everyone, believers and nonbelievers alike. This passage from chapter 24 of the Gospel of Matthew is one of the favorite scriptures for those who are seeking information on the end times. It speaks of wars and rumors of wars, famine, earthquakes, false prophets, tribulation, hardship, and the increase “of evil in the earth. Many preachers and teachers cite these events and point to current-day examples, and then proclaim, “The end is near! Do you see all these things happening around us?”
We need to be cautious and discerning when it comes to prophecies such as these and the people who proclaim them. Our generation is not unique; prophecy teachers have been around for centuries. Many of them are legitimate and are careful students of the Scriptures, but many others study the Word of God just enough to be frightening. They see “signs of the times” in every event, large or small. You hear them say: “Do you remember that earthquake in India? That means Christ is returning soon!” “The Lord said there would be pestilence and epidemics in the last days. With the scourge of AIDS spreading to so many people around the world, we know that Jesus’ return is just around the corner.”
What these teachers often fail to mention “and many believers fail to see are Jesus’ cautionary words in these verses. He says there will be “wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” Famines and earthquakes are merely “the beginning of birth pains.”
The real key to understanding the timing of the return of Christ and the end of all things is verse 14: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matt. 24:14).
The sign of the end of the age will be this: the preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom throughout the world. This verse reveals the timing of Jesus’ return, but not the hour. It is quite clear that the “hour” is known only by the Father. Jesus Himself said, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father” (Matt. 24:36). The end will come when the gospel of the Kingdom is “preached “in the whole world as a testimony to all nations.” The Greek word ethnos (nations) refers to every people group, every culture, every race, every tribe, every tongue, every political system, and every national state. After the gospel of the Kingdom is preached to all of these, then the end will come.”

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Years End


This blog is one that is more for me. I need to say goodbye to a year that changed my life as well as the life of my children and three of my grandchildren.  This will be the last blog I do regarding my daughter.  As I reflected back over the year it bring tears to my eyes because this past year was surrounded by me taking care of her and it was a year for making memories for my family, something we had to do because at the time we didn’t know how much time we had.  Memories are made daily with family and friends, but this was something different.  2012 is a year our family will never forget. It was a year that had it’s ups and downs.  The first six months was spent going to chemotherapy three days a week and doctor appointments once a week, dragging…

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From the heart of Pastor Shockley to all my friends, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, encouraging words to End the year 2012

From the heart of Pastor Shockley to all my friends, WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, encouraging words to End the year 2012

This has been a very great year with many challenges many hurts but much laughter and much joy knowing that God is on our side I thank God for the many friends I’ve had a chance to Met throughout this year the bloggers and blog site They have really encourage me some have been very interesting some have been controversial and some have even made me laugh With much success and failures throughout the year I have learned a great deal about people including myself Storms will come storms will go.
“You do not have to become sucked into the storm. Even if your whole nation is in a crisis and there is nothing you can do about your circumstances, you have one thing left: the power of your response. You can choose to view the situation from God’s perspective. You can hang on to “Him, knowing that He will help you figure out what to do.
You are always in control of one thing: your mind. You are always in control of your perception of what is happening. While you cannot control a hurricane or tornado or the crisis that is swirling around you, you can control how you think about it.
Your perception is all-important. Whatever you perceive a thing to be determines how you react to it. You have heard the statement many times, “Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.” It is all a matter of perception.
We live more out of what we think about our circumstances than we do out of the circumstances themselves. It’s not what happens to you that matters; it’s what you do about what happens that matters. And what you do about it depends on what you think about it.
In other words, your response is more “important than your experience. That is why it is so important to make sure that your response as an individual is formed by a Kingdom mindset. If enough individuals have a Kingdom mindset, the larger community, even the nation, can be affected.
You already know the situation. The storm has arrived, and it is doing damage as you watch. Doing nothing is not an option. You cannot just sit down and wait for this crisis to pass. If you have just lost your job, you need to find another source of income. Even if the whole nation is in the throes of an economic depression, you need to find a way to feed your family.
Don’t wait for a handout. Don’t wait for somebody to bring you the solution. Don’t sit in your house praying, expecting God to drop a care package through the roof. You had better get out there and start doing something. If you are a part of the Kingdom of God, you have got to be proactive. Stop being a consumer…start being a presumer. Stop being a victim, and start being “the one who creates the victories.
Doing nothing is not an option. Therefore, you have got to respond, and you have got to do it effectively.” Have a great and safe new year

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“Say What You Believe—Not What You Fear By Dr Bill Winston, “Law of Confession

“Say What You Believe—Not What You Fear By Dr bill Winston, “Law of Confession

Once you are in the kingdom of God, one of the first things you must learn is the law of confession: the creative power and eternal value of your words. As a believer, you are going to have to value your words in a new way.
We know the law of confession is true for the saved and the unsaved alike because confession is a law. When an unbeliever says something they believe, it comes to pass. When they say something they do” “not believe, it doesn’t come to pass. Unbelievers have no idea that when they believe the doctor’s report and start confessing it with their mouth, that disease is going to play out exactly the way the doctor and they have confessed. It can be a whole different story with believers.
As believers who understand “by His stripes we were healed” (1 Peter 2:4), we can overcome that negative doctor’s report with God’s Word on healing. Just like the law of lift supersedes the law of gravity, confessing what God says about our health supersedes what the doctor has said about it. His Word is Spirit and life and His spiritual words spoken in faith govern our natural lives. Sometimes we have the tendency to blame” “someone else for what’s going on in our lives. We say somebody else is our problem. Many of us have been trained to think that way, but it just isn’t true. When we analyze it carefully, in most cases we find the main cause of our problem is less than two inches below our noses! We are just saying what we believe, and what we believe is not what we or God really want for us. We are saying something we should not say.”

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Are you a leader or a follower “Ability without skill is the source of mediocrity.”

Are you a leader or a follower “Ability without skill is the source of mediocrity.”

“If I was born to lead, why do I have to prepare for it?”
You would be justified in asking that. Preparation is necessary before one undertakes any endeavor. You might have the capacity to do a task and the potential for success, but to achieve it you will need some tools. The Savior’s admonition that “whoever wants to become great” implies a process of preparation (Matthew 20:26, emphasis added).
Without some training, your chances of fulfilling your purpose are slim. Whosoever becomes the” “CEO probably spent some time as the intern.
While leadership is inherent, success at it will require some preparation, study, prayer, or contemplation. To carry out the mission, orders, or contract, a leader must have some assets.
Are there characteristics that effective leaders have in common? If you studied the lives of great leaders— even those in your company or neighborhood who run a staff, a team, or a family— you would probably be able to list some similarities.
At the top of the list is probably the ability to inspire. Leaders inspire. To inspire is to activate, to mobilize. To inspire is to make others internalize your decisions, your values or your goals.
Leaders who cannot inspire people often try to manipulate them, but true leadership is setting an example for others to emulate because they are inspired. Those who play on people’s fears, threaten, promise, or coerce are not leaders; they are professional manipulators. Their aim is to control, oppress, dictate.
What is the difference? If I order you to do something and I threaten you with consequences— perhaps a pay cut, a demotion, or even violence— that” “is coercion. If I lead by example, if I make you want to do what I ask you to do, that is inspirational leadership. If I wash the feet of my friends and co-workers, as Jesus did to demonstrate servant leadership, and I urge you to do likewise for others, and you do, that is inspiration at work.”

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