I Need

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Aren’t you glad we serve a God who promises to supply all our needs! When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and follow His commands, you have access to God and everything He is; peace, provision, protection and more. That means no matter what is happening in the world today, as you obey God’s Word, your needs will be met. No matter what is going on with the economy, gas prices, or housing market, God is still your Source; and if your Source is okay, then you are okay, too. Rest assured there is no lack in heaven.

Not only is God able to meet your needs, He wants to meet your needs. It gives Him great pleasure to bless and prosper you. Begin to expect that God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. Look for His hand of provision in your life and praise Him for His faithfulness. As you do your part, God will do His part. He will open the windows of heaven and pour out His abundant blessing on every area of your life

Jody K Young

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Peace

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7 Ways to Practice Peace
By Joyce Meyer

7 Ways to Practice Peace
By Joyce Meyer

I believe that one of the keys to maintaining peace in your life is to take small steps toward peace every day. Here are a few tips for having a more peaceful lifestyle.

1. Be selective with how you spend your time. You may be trying to do too many things and end up doing none of them well. Hurrying is trying to do more than the Holy Spirit is leading you to do. Be led by the Spirit.

2. Be prepared to say, “no” nicely. Sometimes we take on things we know we shouldn’t, just because we’re uncomfortable saying no. If you feel this pressure, ask God to put your spirit at rest and give you loving words to speak that will take away the unnecessary awkwardness of saying no.

3. Resist the spirit of procrastination. It’s the attitude that says I’m going to sit here and wait until I feel like doing what I need to do. But God’s Word tells us to exercise self-discipline. Do what you need to do now so you can fully enjoy your times of rest.

4. Eliminate key distractions. If you know you are easily distracted, set some guidelines for yourself. Don’t let them keep you up late at night so you oversleep the next morning and end up setting yourself up for a hurried, stressful day.

5. Set appropriate boundaries for interruptions. Life is full of interruptions, but we can learn to set boundaries that help us manage them in healthy ways. Schedule times when you are “off-limits.” Let your calls go to voicemail, turn off your email, and decide to get back to people after your “off-limits” time is over. Trust the Holy Spirit to tell you when there is a true emergency.

6. Modify your life. Ask God to show you “out-of-the-box” ways to save time and trouble. For instance, when I don’t have time to do the dishes, I use paper plates. And if I’m having a birthday party for one of my kids and don’t have time to make a meal, we just have cake and ice cream.

7. Listen for the Holy Spirit. If you can see that your plan is not producing peace, go back to God; pray for peace and for wisdom to make changes that will benefit your life.

If you can learn to trust God “in the now,” receive His grace as you need it, and you can become a truly peaceful person. Now that’s powerful!

Do You Know Him?

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As I sit this morning having my coffee I ponder on what it is that I could leave you with as another year ends and we prepare to enter into a new one. There is really nothing new that I can say to you other then what I have encouraged you in over the last 364 days of this year, which is to continue to encourage, uplift and inspire you into your destiny.

Just as every church service is never ended without them offering you a relationship with Christ so will I do with the ending of this year. If you do not know him or would like to recommit yourself know that it is never too late. I highly encourage you to get to know Him. I can not promise that every day will be Sunday but I do promise you that it will be life changing.

Jesus is not a Tradition some passed down story. He is the GREATEST EDITION WRITTEN and TOLD.

His Rendition is FREE and cannot be sold. He paid a cost for the Victory of your SOUL

You dont want to ever live or die without this Book of Volume expressing his LOVE.

Its a story about You and HOW God so loved the world He sent his SON from ABOVE

You cant get the Addition until you allow Him to make the DIFFERENCE in your LIFE.

Jesus plus you now that Sums it up and lessens a WHOLE lot of your STRIFE.

Its worth it when you divide it all up. Add Him and it will be WRITTEN of you in His Final Edition- THE LAMBS BOOK OF LIFE!

When the curtain call is made, will it say you deleted, blocked or dismissed him? MMM! Or will you see Him at peace. This is the inheritance for His BRIDE, His WIFE.

Get back in the BOOK. Rewrite your hook of grace. Be grateful He specializes in Blotting out your foolish mistakes.

He remembers them no more as you RETURN for your robe and your ring. HE owns the best white out heaven can make.

He forgives and he forgets and tosses out your stuff as far as the east is to the west.

Unlike men who remembers your past while forgetting their own rearview all the while just strengthening your TEST.

Trust in This JESUS and you will be blessed as can be. Even by THIS Son of man who was cursed on the Tree

I dare you to forget every other fairy-tale story you may have ever told and learn of His REAL DIVINITY, CHRIST the LORD

Then soon and very soon he will say unto you His sheep, “Enter into my REST, Well Done thy good and faithful you passed the test, Come aboard!

A CHRIST WORSHIPER In ME!
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and vain deceit, according to the tradition of men, and not according to Christ. For in Jesus Christ dwells all the fullness of God”

Jody K Young

Ways to Reduce Anxiety

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There is no question about it: We are living in very intense times. Though a certain amount of anxiety can help keep us on our toes, how can we manage and reduce our stress so that it doesn’t become overwhelming? Here are 10 stress-busters to help you cope with anxiety:

1. Eat a healthy diet. Feeding your body the right foods is essential for managing stress. Be sure to follow a healthy eating plan. During stressful situations, people have a tendency to skip meals. Try to avoid this if possible.

When you are already feeling nervous energy coursing through those veins, you want to keep an eye on your caffeine intake. If you keep drinking coffee all day long, it is bound to put you on edge. Green tea has less caffeine than coffee, so it might be a better alternative. Also, instead of resorting to sugary sodas, have a glass of water. Your nerves will thank you.

Another way to keep calm is to pack plenty of healthy snacks. Processed foods and sugary candy bars will make you feel strung out. Fresh fruits and vegetables will make you feel much better.

2. Get plenty of exercise. Try to fit exercise into your schedule at least three to four times a week for at least 30 to 45 minutes each session. Not only will it keep you in shape, but working out is a great way to blow off steam.

3. Get plenty of rest. Listen to your mother and “get a good night’s sleep.” A proper amount of rest will make it easier to cope with whatever challenges life throws your way tomorrow. Most people need at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night to function at their best.

Unfortunately, anxiety is one of the leading causes of insomnia. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, try using relaxing music to reclaim your precious sleep. Get yourself into a regular sleep pattern by going to bed at the same time every night. Schedule your bedtime as you would an important appointment, and try to stick to it.

4. Organize your time. Are you always trying to get “organized?” Do you frequently find yourself staying up all night on April 14 to finish your tax return? Well, that situation is very stressful, but it is also avoidable. Planning, scheduling and organizing your time may seem more stressful at first, but it will make your life much easier to manage in the long run.

5. Take a deep breath. Breath in, breathe out. As simple as it sounds, using deep breathing can be one of your greatest weapons against stress. Step away from the stressful situation. Close your eyes and breathe deeply and quietly for a few minutes. Just a few minutes of deep breathing is a great way to decompress. As little as three to five minutes of this exercise can make a tremendous difference.

6. Meditate. Though it is foreign to many of us in the West, meditation has been scientifically proven as an effective way to reduce anxiety. If you are new to meditation, you may want to work with a group. Many gyms, churches and civic centers offer meditation classes. If you can’t find a meditation course in your area, there are plenty of guided meditations on DVD and CD.

7. Develop a support network. As the popular song says, “We all need somebody to lean on.” Don’t try to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Ask for help from your friends and relatives — that’s what they are there for. And, if you are looking to build your support network, why not join a support group? It is a great way to make new friends and meet people facing the same difficulties.

8. Take time for yourself. Be sure to schedule time for fun. It is always easier to cope with stress when you have something to look forward to.

9. Keep your sense of humor. As Oscar Wilde once said, “Life is too important to be taken seriously.” Keeping a sense of humor about things and not taking yourself too seriously is one of the most effective coping strategies available. Remember that wherever there is laughter, there is hope.

10. Seek professional help. Sometimes all of these strategies may not be enough. If you have been suffering from panic attacks or experiencing high levels of anxiety that just won’t go away, seeking professional help may be the best option. Remember, there is nothing to be ashamed about. It takes a strong person to admit that they need help. A professional will help you explore your options for making your life manageable again.

Jody K Young