Knowing Jesus

You can know ABOUT Jesus … but yet not KNOW Him in a personal way until you spend quality time getting to know Him.

In case you didn’t know:

Jesus identifies with the outcast, socially displaced person, and sinners. The religious leaders were very condescending to Jesus because He sat down to eat with the outcasts of society. They said, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Jesus identifies with a widow who only child had died. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’ Jesus cured many who had diseases, illnesses and evil spirits, and the spiritually blind received their sight.

  1. Your future doesn’t rest in the hands of humans as good and kind as they may be to you. Your future rests in the hands of God.

“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭146‬:‭3‬-‭4‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

  1. When people try to put you down, God will raise you up. When they withhold from you, He will supply all your needs.

“The Lord God is our protector and glorious king. He blesses us with kindness and honor. The Lord freely gives every good thing to those who do what is right.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭84‬:‭11‬ ‭ERV‬‬

  1. God’s correction is not His rejection. He’s a loving father who protects His children from future mistake.

“My son, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline, and don’t be angry when he corrects you. The Lord corrects the one he loves, just as a father corrects a child he cares about.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭11‬-‭12‬ ‭ERV‬‬

‭‭In closing: I pray you receive God’s richest blessings this Christmas as you get to know Jesus, and not allow your religious beliefs to deter you from living your best life here and hereafter.

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like CHRISTMAS 🔔

What CHRISTMAS is:

There’s no other holiday quite like it. It’s is a time for giving and forgiving. It’s a time to unite and reunite. It’s a time to be grateful and to bring happiness to all.

Christmas is a reminder that God sent His only Son to become the Savior of the world with one message – “FEAR NOT. I bring you great JOY which will be to ALL people.”

Each of us is an Innkeeper who decides if there’s room for Jesus.

What Christmas is NOT:

It’s NOT getting overwhelmed by the shopping, wrapping, and busywork that accompany the holiday.
It’s not about getting a loan from the bank to put oneself in more debt. It’s not meant to be a stressful time.

Christ came to earth in the HUMBLEST way being born in a stable. Have FAITH. God is always with you. Have HOPE. God’s love surrounds you. Have PEACE. God has a plan for you. Have JOY. God will see you through.

Let’s put CHRIST back into CHRISTMAS

⭐️

Oh It’s Christmas – ⭐️

Facts of the greatest story ever told.

Mary a young virgin was told by an angel that she will give birth to the Messiah and His name will be called Jesus.

Today, we still refer to Him as the “Wonderful Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” and “The Prince of Peace.”

We will never know the exact time, day of the week, or even the year the Messiah Jesus was born, but one thing we cannot deny is that He was born with a Divine purpose. Every birth deserves a celebration…and I’m here for it.

The Three Kings bought Him gold, frankincense, and myrrh as gifts. And as for me … Well, I gave Him my heart. Falling in love with Jesus remains the best decision I have ever made and the rest is MY STORY.

Prayer Time:
Lord, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many are struggling with the heaviness of life. Problems that steal the joy right out of the Christmas spirit.

Crazy weather, disaster, and unimaginable fears have gripped hearts, robbing them of what really matters. Thank you for being the Prince of Peace that brings perfect peace in the midst of chaos that surpasses our understanding.

May that inner voice whisper to us, “Be NOT afraid!” In Jesus Name, Amen

In closing: We all need a Physician to heal us mentally, physically, and emotionally.

It does not matter what race Jesus is … or what day He was born etc … all I know is, we all need Jesus the Physician, the Wonderful Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of peace to be present in our homes, hearts, and as we go to and fro throughout the world.

⭐️

Thursday Morning Conversation with June Doyle

God’s willing hopefully we will be leaving 2022 pregnant with our due date set in 30 days. Adulting means it’s time for a reflection.

Time of Reflections: Not all our family and friends made it to see today. We pushed through the pain of loss and grief hoping that time will heal our pain. This year was difficult for everyone but whatever came our way … we managed to keep it together.

Questions to Ponder: What has life taught you, and what adjustments are you willing to make with a new year untouched by human hands? No mistakes yet. No regrets yet.

We may not always be able to choose what challenges we may face in 2023, but based on the reflections of last year’s experiences … what lessons were learned and how would you respond knowing what you know now?

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? Are you listening to your heart? Deep inside, are you ready to give up the things that are weighing you down?

Be confident of this one thing – The Lord your God goes before you into 2023, and He does not grow tired or weary, and will give you strength when you get weary and weak. The Bible says, ‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Isaiah 40:26, 28-31 NIVUK

Faith in God is like the muscles in our bodies, if we don’t use it, we will lose it. Faith must be tested to grow. Take heart. Whatever lies ahead, be confident that they are divine opportunities to strengthen your confidence in God.

It’s okay to tell God about your anxious thoughts. But at the end of the day, you say, ‘Father, I look to you.’ In quietness and confidence will be your strength.

God will do things in you and for you that you never thought was possible. You don’t need to have all the information about 2023, you just have to trust that God is going before you, with you and will stay with you to the end.

WEDNESDAY Morning Conversation with June Doyle

It can be frustrating when you see other people doing well while you’re struggling to make ends meet. What do you do when there’s nothing left to do?

Let me share with you my mother’s faith story through my eyes. My parents were married and together they had 11 children, however, it was my mom who left a lasting impression on our lives with her unshakable faith. She was a strong woman who didn’t bow to the pressure easily because she believed God will always be there to help her.

Everyone knows that raising 11 children in the early 40’s and late 50’s was no easy task, but I never once heard my mom complain about how difficult life was. She divided her love among 11 children and each child had all her love.

Her mustard seed of faith kept us alive, fed, healthy, happy and properly clothed. Every morning she gathered her children around her feet, read the Bible, then each one had a turn to pray before our day got started.

My mom’s running mate was God. I never saw my mom hold her head down in defeat. Instead, her voice could be heard throughout the house singing the old hymns as she stirred the pots minus meat during the week 🤷🏽‍♀️. Only on Sundays, the meat miraculously appeared on the plates 😂

My mom raised strong, well-rounded children, and did everything to make sure we grew up into good human beings. Even if she was fighting her own battles and exhausted both mentally and physically, nothing stopped her from finding the strength to do whatever needed to be done for her children.

My takeaway: When the world is complaining about the economy, don’t join the chorus. Instead, have crazy faith and make God your running mate, and don’t forget to keep your praises up 🎶

Don’t send your children out into the world unprepared. Send them out with your love, your prayers, and the assurance that you will always be there when they need you.

Strong mothers raise strong children.

Tuesday Morning Conversation with June Doyle

If you’re repeatedly working from early morning to late night, you will suffer from burn out becoming easily agitated, anxious, avoiding humans, and depressed.

Stress leaves everyone emotionally and physically drained. Satan’s most common tactics are to keep you handcuffed to your job and too busy to spend quality time with your family and friends.

It should be of no surprise that God did not design our bodies to function like that because He Himself rested on the 7th day. Rest and enjoying family’s mealtimes are important to living a balanced lifestyle.

Take your family to the beach. Hang out with your friends at the lake and eat that cookie and cream dessert. Go on a road trip. Have clean fun. Laugh loud. Eat at your favourite restaurant. Dip in the pool, then make sure you get rest.

Life goes by quickly and who will inherit and enjoy those things you have deprived yourself of. Start somewhere. Just start. To live better, you’ve got to get better at doing what’s right.

Many sick people just need to eat well, spend quality time with family and friends, and get lots of rest. You can heal yourself.

“Then Naaman went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.”
‭‭II Kings‬ ‭5‬:‭9‬-‭11‬, ‭14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Monday Morning Conversation with June Doyle

Your faith will be the reason why your entire family gets blessed.

When you begin to say no to ungodly vows, impulses, lust, pride, envy, and the little sins we often tend to overlook, you will gain the strength to break the cycle of generational curses. Be the person who breaks the cycle. Your faith will be the reason why your entire family gets blessed.

Don’t tell God how big your problems are, tell your problems how big your God is. It’s all about perspective. You don’t have to figure your whole life out in one night. Fear not. Your need will never exceed God’s provision. You are learning new ways to create a different lifestyle where God will always be your Provider. Your faith will be the reason why your entire family.

Trust God when the sun is shining. Trust God when there’s rain. You will never be alone. Keep leaning on God’s everlasting arms and He will direct your path. You may never get all the answers, but your faith in God will never make you feel abandoned. Your faith will be the reason why your entire family gets blessed.

Everyone who walks with God reaches their destination. Do it for you. Do it for your family. Your faith will be the reason why your entire family gets blessed.