christ centered: "Just Show Me That You Trust Me"
- 02/13/08 12:53 PM
There are times that regardless of how hard I try to stay positive, I begin to look at my circumstances, and my faith begins to waiver.
In these times, I begin to rely on the word that is hidden in my heart, and when I begin to take my eyes off of God, I hear his words in my head, and they are a great comfort to me.
I have been blessed with some truly wonderful friendships here on Active Rain, and I want to let all of you who have been calling and emailing me know how grateful I
christ centered: No Greater Love...
- 02/07/08 02:01 PM
This was shared by my Pastor on Sunday, and I thought that the story was so beautiful, that you might be as blessed as I was . Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I have recently changed brokerages, and I am just trying to get back into the swing of things. May God bless your week with favor, blessings and abundance, pressed down, shaken together and running over with his grace.
After a few of the usual Sunday evening hymns, the church's Pastor slowly stood up, walked over to the pulpit and, befor he gave his sermon for the evening,
christ centered: "2008 Is Gonna Be Great!"
- 12/25/07 05:45 PM
"2008 is gonna be great!" Corny saying but it is true, for me. I believe that we can attract the things in our life that we want, by choosing to believe in the things that we want for our future.
This is actually based in biblical truth, as the word of God tells us in Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". So we choose to believe in what we can't see, knowing that having faith will bring these hopes to reality.
Many people have been fascinated by "The Secret". The principle is that
christ centered: "Til He Appeared, And The Soul Knew It's Worth"
- 12/11/07 01:05 PM
2006 was an awesome year for me in so many ways. The Lord had been very good to me, and had blessed me in almost ever way imaginable.
I had studied for, and passed the Real Estate Exam. I already a company that wanted to hire me as an agent.
I was looking forward to leaving behind a successful sales career, in which I had grown weary, and burned out.
I was so excited about the prospect of truly stepping out in faith, and following a direction that I had heard God call me to. Venturing out into to unknown. Knowing that I would have
christ centered: Sometimes I Fall Short....But He Still Loves Me
- 11/24/07 01:17 PM
I woke up with this song on my heart this morning. I have been so grateful for all of the things that God has blessed me with, but at times, I know that I haven't been the best example of His love, or of my christian walk.
I am just thankful that even in the times that I stumble and disappoint him, or myself, that he still loves me. The song is from "The Fighting Temptations". I hope you enjoy the video.
Took me awhile, but i`m finally here
christ centered: Why I am Grateful This Thanksgiving - 2007
- 11/17/07 06:23 PM
I have been reflecting back on this year as we draw near to Thanksgiving, and I realize that I truly have a lot to be thankful for.
This year has been a year of character building for me. I left my full time job to devote myself to Real Estate completely, and I set out, goals in hand, ready to truly believe God for my income.
I wasn't prepared for the changes that God would bring about this year, as I left behind a 21 year career, and a six figure income, but I trudged ahead, determined to be obedient to the
christ centered: “If you can believe it, you can achieve it”
- 09/26/07 12:37 PM
"If you can believe it, you can achieve it" is one of many clichés that I have told myself over the years. I was reading a blog by Brett Noel entitled Child Abuse and Success- Where do they cross? And as I wrote a comment to his inspiring post, it made me think of my past, and how I came to be who I am today.
I grew up poor. Dirt poor. We lived on the system, got food stamps, and lived in Section 8 housing. I wore hand me down clothes most of the time, and there were many occasions where
christ centered: Keeping the Faith
- 08/23/07 02:01 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to the many fellow believers who have posted words of encouragement during these trying times. At times I have been battling with FEAR of the unknown, and yet, I always seem to find peace through reading the blogs with scriptures I can meditate on, and pray about. I wish for each and everyone of you to have the wisdom and peace that passes all understanding. Thanks so much for your prayers, let's continue to uplift each other, and pray for one another daily. My prayer for you all is to be blessed, shaken down and
christ centered: Prayer Request - Update!
- 07/23/07 01:01 PM
I just wanted to thank all of you who prayed, and responded to my request for prayer. I am happy to report that I finally closed the door on my former employment and have rejoined the ranks of the full time Real Estate agents here at Active Rain.
I have recently received several listings, and would just like to request prayer that they sell quickly.
I wanted to say a special thank you to Alexander Harb "The Knights Team" PSEM®, E-AGENT®, who has been a special encouragement to me, I appreciate the fact that you founded this group, and I'm blessed to
christ centered: Rejoice in the Lord always! And again I say Rejoice!
- 07/20/07 12:55 PM
Rejoice in the Lord always. And again I say, Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which trancends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I also read this wonderful psalm today, and was so encouraged by it, that I wanted to share it as well-
I lift my eyes to the hills-
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
The Maker of
christ centered: I will persevere, and win the race!
- 07/17/07 11:56 AM
James 1: 12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
After many days of struggling with my decision to return to work for a short season to finish out my books, I came to this day, the day that I leave my old job for good.
I didn't think that the decision would be as hard as it has been, because I know that I know that I know that Real Estate is the direction that God has led
christ centered: Delay Is Not Rejection
- 06/20/07 02:35 PM
I recieved this wonderful email and wanted to pass it along. I hope it blesses you as much as it has me!
Although Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, he stayed where he was for the next two days and did not go to them. Finally, after two days, he said to his disciples, "Let's go to Judea again." John 11:5-7 NLT
God often delays His response out of love, as He works all things together for good. Jeanne Zornes
Waiting with hope
Mary and Martha had sent their friend Jesus a message about the critical condition of their brother, Lazarus, and their
christ centered: Do Not Grow Weary....
- 06/16/07 07:29 PM
Consider it pure Joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2
This past week could only be described as ....WOW.
Rather than putting all the details out there, I just wanted to say thank you so much for those who responded to my request for prayer. My week actually got better after having some issues with other agents, and attacks from the enemy of my destiny.
I received a phone call from Thesa Chambers, REALTOR®, Sunriver, OR and I wanted to say a special thank you to her,
christ centered: Prayer Request
- 06/13/07 03:01 PM
I would like to request prayer for a trial that I am going through currently, as well as for a release from the writers block that I have been suffering from!
I'm still new to the industry, and I'm still very excited about what God is doing for me, but lately, I have been running into some agents and other shenanigans that have gotten me down!
Any prayers and encouragement would be most appreciated- God bless!
christ centered: A Little Boy's Explanation of God --
- 06/07/07 12:22 PM
This was an email that was forwarded to me this morning, so if it is a duplicate, I apologize. I thought it was really cute, and well said, so I wanted to share. Have a blessed week!
christ centered: Blessed & Highly Favored - A Praise Report!
- 05/18/07 05:40 PM
Hi Active Rainers-
Well, it's been a while since I had the time to sit down and blog of God's goodness to me. I've been suffering a bit from writers block. I decided to write about the things that I have to be grateful for to get me back into a writing mode.
I am thankful and grateful for the wonderful, blessed life that I have, full of the joy and anticipation of what God has in store for me. (No eye has seen, nor ear heard, either has it entered into the heart of man, all the things that God has prepared
christ centered: Supernatural Faith in A God For Which Impossible...Is Nothing.
- 05/08/07 06:20 PM
God has been speaking to me loud and clear lately. F-E-A-R. False-Evidence-Appearing-Real. Faith is the absence of Fear, and Fear is the absence of Faith.
"If you say that you are thirsty for a gallon of water, yet only provide God with a cup to fill...Is that really considered faith??"
I want to believe God for HUGE things. GIGANTIC things. SUPERNATURAL FAITH IN A GOD FOR WHICH NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE things.
For the ability to give more, more time, more finances, more of me - and even as I feel his gentle urging - moving me slowly forward to my destiny and calling, I
christ centered: Making the Decision To Live By Faith
- 04/28/07 12:43 AM
I have been a reader of John Paul Jackson www.streamsministries.com for awhile, and I have found great comfort in the sound word and doctrine that he preaches.
I love being in a group of believers, who believe that the word of God is true, and that God's promises are Yes, and Amen, when it comes to the measure of our faith.
I read a great blog that he wrote last year entitled
Making The Decision to Live By Faith
I know that in our line of work, we live on a hope, a promise, a fervent prayer. We are walking in faith, and believing
christ centered: "The Pursuit of Happyness" - Does God Drive Your Motivation?
- 04/21/07 01:41 AM
I was reading a blog today entitled My Pursuit of Happyness by Nicolette Ceballos.
As I read her blog, I started thinking back on how deeply the movie had affected me, when I saw it in the theatre. After reading Nicolette's blog, I started thinking about how I had grown up, and how being poor had affected the person that I am today. When I began my career in sales, I hadn't served the Lord in a long time, and I've realized now in looking back on that time in my life, that my motivations were so different than they are today.
christ centered: Believe, and DO NOT DOUBT
- 04/14/07 11:33 AM
This morning, I prayed that the Lord would give me peace in the midst of the storm, a doubt storm.
Have you ever been high on the mountain top, praising the Lord for his faithfulness, and then....
an attack, this time, the health of a loved one. This past Sunday, I heard a timely (oh so timely) message that we are to "believe, and not doubt" (James 1:5-8) I know that I have heard the Lord, and have received confirmation that I am moving to the next level in my life, however, in the midst of these personal issues, I have felt my faith begin