The Lemon Tree That Did….

Need to be encouraged today? Here is something to encourage you with: Recently I received a lemon tree plant from one of my dearest friends. When she handed it to me it really looked like nothing. All that was there was dirt. All of my other container plants I was growing were prospering wildly; then there was this little container full of soil sitting there.

I almost dismissed it and threw it away. I almost wrote it off that maybe I should pitch it because it probably wasn’t going to grow anyway. By faith, I continued to check it on it daily holding on by a thread of hope, that perhaps it ‘might’ still have a chance. I was gone this weekend and when I returned, I couldn’t believe my eyes! The little lemon tree now had not just one, but TWO sprouts coming out from the soil standing tall as could be! I only doubted because I could not have seen the root system!

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Busy To Diligent, How?

Hey friends! I was listening to this message yesterday and totally thought of you! Wanted to switch things up with a little bit of a twist! Are you someone that always claims to be busy or do you claim to be diligent serving in excellence in all that you do? You might think of yourself as someone that is diligent, but do yourself a favor, have a listen first, keep an open mind between the two, and you will see just what it takes to truly serve in full diligence! Happy listening!

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Self-Image Regarding Your Finances (Part I)

A word to encourage you with today my friends. I want to address with you an area of self-image, your finances. You might not think that the two go hand in hand, but they absolutely do.

Ponder a few questions with me for just a few moments. Concerning your finances, do you find yourself frugal and always looking for the deals? Do you shop only the clearance racks of the stores and nothing else? Do you buy things you really want or only things that can get you by?

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Ridding Self of Coveting (Part II)

Last post we were discussing the definition of coveting and how it can take root in our lives. To rid ourselves of anything that could possibly be perceived as coveting is to stop looking at what others have and comparing your fruit to theirs. You may have been given the same opportunity to flourish, but you are in a different season or you might just have more to overcome, to learn from so that when it is time, you have the maturity, knowledge, and understanding to know what to do with what you have been entrusted with.

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