Coming into Agreement with Your Spouse ~~ Joyce Meyers 2/27/13

This is for the Married couples and those who are thinking about getting married..but wait, I guess it could be for those of us who are divorced because we might just get married again someday. Joyce states it plain and simple. Live and Learn is what I am doing…..#peace and #enjoy.

The Bible says that there is power in agreement. This is especially true of marriage. My husband, Dave, and I have personalities that are about as opposite as we could get. Yet, God has brought us more and more together so that we are starting to think more alike and want more of the same things every day. We still have two different personalities, but now we can see that God brought our differences together on purpose.

If you want to have power in your marriage and in your prayer life, then you have to get along. The big question is: How can a disagreeing couple learn to agree? Agreement comes when the people involved stop being selfish. Selfishness is an immature inward focus. The key is to care about what the other person needs, be willing to humble yourself, and do what you can to meet those needs.

When this happens, you can live together in agreement before the Lord, and ‘wherever two or three are gathered’ in His name, God is there with them. So make a choice with your spouse today to pursue agreement and unity before the Lord.

Prayer Starter: God, I want to experience the power of agreement in my marriage. Help us to live selflessly so that we can effectively gather together in Your name.

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Used In Two Different Ways

A nurse who is also a southern rapper….really?   Keep reading……

Realize that God sees you in a different light than you see yourself. “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart”
          1 Samuel 16:7

First giving all Honor and Glory to God my Father.  I would like to pubicly thank JAE for everything that he has done for my son and I.  I would like to ask that God would Bless his life and use him to speak, educate, inspire and continue blessing those who he comes in contact with.This is a brief story about a youngman, JAE, who came into my sons life as his private duty nurse.  He has truely been a blessing to me and my family since his return.  But by the Grace of God that he is in our home caring for my loved ones today.

You see, JAE was on another case before Thanksgiving 2012 and I had a nurse who was going to have to leave to have an unexpected surgery.  Being the particular mom that I am about the nurses who take care of my son, I ask for someone who had already taken care of him and already familiar with him.  They didn’t have anyone available and sent two nurses to orientate for the position.  They were ok but I still wanted someone who had been here before.  I had come to the conclusion that I was going to have to settle for one of the nurses they had sent.

One day me and another nurse were discussing the new nurse coming on when she mentioned that she heard that JAE was available.  Not asking any questions, I immediately contacted the agency and ask them to call him and see if he would be willing to come back to our case.  He accepted and has truely blessed and helped me with tips and suggestions to help in my sons care.  He loves his job as a nurse and takes it very serious always striving to see his patients get better or to help them live as much a normal lifestyle as they can.

Some of the things he does for Eman is helping to keep his airway cleared.  #seriouswork

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Clearing him out for better breathing

Other times he is playing with him by boxing, right here catching a right hook.  #playtime    

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Catching a right hook from Eman

Around Christmas we were talking about music, I in particular was sharing with him about my cousin, Sarina-Joi Crowe who made it to Hollywood when she was 15 years old on American Idol then again this year at 17 years old.  At this time JAE let me in on a little more about his life and I found out not only is he a nurse, but he is also a Rapper.  A Southern Rapper who has written and recorded several songs.  I knew he rapped but I had never heard any of his music.  This is how humble JAE is because he never boasted or bragged about his music, he was here to take care of his patient. 

He has a website that is in the making and I encourage you to visit it.  Go to jaeflip.com and like it and let’s support our upcoming singers in the south.  The music on his site can be downloaded.  He has also expressed an interest in holding seminars educating young singers about he music industry and what they need to know about getting their foot in the door.  Prayfully this will come to pass in the near future.

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His music is about his life and his message come from his life experiences from things that he has been through.  JAE has gone through so much growing up and to see him as a nurse and caring for patients the way he does is nothing more than God at work.

Now when you visit his website it will have pictures of him making all kinds of faces and showing different expressions, emotions, attitudes and confidence.  He has every right to portray that bad boy imagine because of what he has gone through, how do I know, because I have heard his story, saw the scars and he is still here. 

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God is not through with this youngman yet and I am excited about the possiblities he has in store for him. 

#bookhim: booking@jaeflip.com 
#tweethim: http://www.twitter.com/jaeflip
#facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaeflip1982

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“Be a God-Pleaser, Not a Man-Pleaser” ~~ Joyce Meyers Devotional 1/24/13

Are you the person God created you to be or are you living ‘to please men’? According to this scripture, God’s will is for us to please Him and be what He wants us to be.

When we choose to be the person God created us to be – unique and different than everybody else – we have to expect some criticism. But you won’t like yourself very much if you go against your own convictions.

See, going along with the crowd, when you know in your heart that God’s leading you a different way, is one reason people don’t succeed at being themselves.

I want to encourage you to step out and be the person God made you to be. Don’t let the way another person treats you or responds to you determine your worth. Have the courage to be different and deal with criticism.

Remember that God accepts you and loves you. He made you the way you are for a reason, and you have something special to offer.

Prayer Starter: God, I don’t want to live trying to please men. I dare to be different. I want to win Your favor and be the person You made me to be.

I have experienced the lost of friends, family and continued haters, but I know I am different and loving every bit of it. 
Let’s all dare and strive to be different….#itsallgood….#beblessed

Courage to be Yourself ~~ Joyce Meyers Devotional

Are you tired of playing games, wearing masks or trying to be someone other than yourself? Wouldn’t you like the freedom to just be accepted for who you are, without the pressure to be someone you really don’t know how to be? Would you like to learn how to embrace your uniqueness and resist the pull to be like everyone else?

If you’re going to overcome insecurities and be the person God’s called you to be, you must have the courage to be different. Unhappiness and frustration happen when we reject our uniqueness and try to be like each other.

You’re going to have to take a chance on not being like everyone else. You must ask yourself, am I a people pleaser or a God pleaser? It’s not worth it to try and please man, because God didn’t make you to live for other people’s approval.

God knew what He was doing when He made you. You are a unique individual, God created you the way you are! It’s time that you dare to accept yourself as different and stop being insecure about who you are.

Prayer Starter: God, I will not fear man. You did not design me to live for the approval of others. Today, I dare to be different. I want to be a God pleaser, living as the unique individual You created me to be.