Monday, June 28, 2010

Memorize Mondays

Jeremiah 33:3 talks about calling out to God so that He can answer you and tell you Great and unsearchable things you do not know. I thought about the internet and how we use it so much...SEARCHING! I did a little study and it showed that the average person used the internet 68 hours a month! Wow! Can you imagine if the average person used 68 hours a month calling out to God? You and I both search the internet daily, but what do you ask God daily? Do you even call unto him? And are you still enough to hear him when He answers? Our Heavenly Father is so willing to tell us of great things but we need to take the first step and call unto Him! I encourage you this week to pray and write down what you are calling unto God for, and then when He answers you write it down! Let's see how awesome of a God we serve! Blessings to you all, thanks for following Memorize Mondays!

That's Life by Kimmy G.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Memorize Mondays

The scripture I memorized last week was

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,

so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

When I think about this scripture I think about how awesome He is to plan out my life. I can remember somethings He had planned for me to are a few.

1.Meet my homeroom teacher from Jr. High, Mrs. Baca, she is a great inspiration to me.

2.Have tea with Alicia, (elder lady from my church) what a divine appointment and future blog!

3.Meet one of my best friends Esther, without her encouragement I probably wouldn't be where I am today.

4.Stop and talk to a young lady who was ditching school.

5.Stop and talk to a 8 yr old boy walking on the streets alone.

6.My favorite? My new friend Nicole, God wanted her to know she was more than a sign twirler!

Can you think of something God has planned for you to do? What was your favorite so far?

The next scripture I will memorize is
Jeremiah 33:3
'Call to me and I will answer you and
tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Want to join me? Post the scripture you plan on memorizing below.

That's Life by Kimmy G.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Say Something Positive

I started off today thinking "Say something positive about yourself" Why? Because I need to remind myself who I am! You need to remind yourself who you are! You are a good housewife, you are a good mom, you are beautiful, you are smart! The world is full of so much negativity, and if we really paid attention to our days we would notice more negative than positive.

Just yesterday I walked into the Tea House and my favorite Tea-rista said "You look nice today" I was going to disregard the comment but I quickly caught myself, and I said "Oh, Thank You!"

At that moment I thought about writing this blog,
because we do this so often!

We disregard who we are and we disregard compliments from others.
Someone says "Oh, I love that sweater!"
and we say "Oh, this? It's so old.." blah blah blah...

I remember in high school we had a Life Skills class and the teacher taught us how to accept a compliment. It took a lot of practice for us, and I remember we would laugh and giggle each time because it was so abnormal for us to accept a positive compliment.

I don't know about you but I can't think of any successful olympians or business women that achieved due to negative thinking about themselves. I'm sure they had to pump themselves up at times, by saying positive things.

I believe that God is calling us to step up and believe in who we are! He wants us to think positive of ourselves! We can't wait for someone to say positive things to us but we have to be able to see it for ourselves, know it and say it!
If we aren't use to it, we need to start now!
We need to start proclaiming who we are! The word of God says..

I am able..Phil 4:13
I am beautiful...Psalm 149:4
I am a Conqueror...Romans 8:37
I am a delight...Psalm 147:11
I am enriched.... 1 Cor 1:5
I am Favoured....Job 10:12
I am a heir of God...Titus 3:7!

Wow! That should jumpstart you! I am an heir of God! You are Royalty! You are marvelous! You are all things! Just proclaim it!

Repeat this:
"I will walk tall, I will accept all compliments and I will Praise God for He is the one who formed me and He Believes in me and I will Believe in me too! I will speak positive words over my life everyday! Amen!

That's Life by Kimmy G.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Do Your Homework First

Do you remember the days when you would come home from school and your parents made sure you did your homework first before you played outside? Nowadays playing outside seems so archaic, like really...walk outside right now do you really see kids playing outside?
Not many!

Well anyways, when I started to think about "Do your homework first" I thought about all the things I'd like to do for the Lord, bible school, memorize more scripture, post more frequent on my blog, and get involved in a critique group and the list goes on. My problem is when to do it, my days seem so full. I'm sure a lot of you feel the same way. How can we possibly squeeze in another thing to our schedules?

My prayers have been "Lord, tell me what I should be doing and when."

The answer was..."Do your homework first!"

"Oh yeah!" I answered quickly.

I was always pretty good about doing that as a kid, so I should have no problem doing it as an adult right? Wrong! Nowadays we have so many more distractions! We have our cell phones, IM, emailing, texting, facebook, twittering and thousands of tv channels!

I'm going to date myself but when I was a kid we had 12 channels, and a corded phone that barely reached around the kitchen wall enough for me to say "I'll talk to you tomorrow at school." and to play outside was a privilege I didn't want to jeopardize.

So now I'm being asked to go back to when I was a kid and Do my Homework first? What does that mean to me? It means to me that the Lord is saying "do it FIRST!"

I'm taking this as a challenge!

Matthew 6:33 (Amplified Bible)

But seek ([a]aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness ([b]His way of doing and being right), and then all these things [c]taken together will be given you besides.

The challenge is to daily do that what the Lord has called me and you to do FIRST,
then do everything else after!

Now I'm not saying go quit your day job...but here are some examples I can think of:

Let your Instant Message be to God first

Don't read your emails till you've read the bible

Don't change your status on facebook till you know your status with Him

Don't follow someone else on twitter, unless you follow Him first!

Wake up earlier if you don't have time in the day.
Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Put aside time at night, instead of watching TV for a couple hours.

Study the word of God for the same amount of time it takes you to put on your makeup

I know that if we seek him first he will be so excited, remember he is a jealous God and He Loves You!

Can you think of anymore ideas that could help someone seek God first?

What do you do, Homework first or Play first and how do you plan on changing that? I'd love to hear it!
That's Life by Kimmy G.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Memorize Monday

In the following video I memorized the scripture Philippians 2:14-15 (New King James Version) Do all things without complaining and disputing,that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.

I love the way the scripture says "become" not that we're born willing to do everything without complaining but that we may become!

I know we can all use this scripture in our lives as a reminder to not complain etc. It was just today I had to tell myself, "Okay Kim, remember the scripture!" sad part is...I had just woke up! Come on people it's time to be real right?

("K.I.R" KEEP IT REAL! is what Bianca Juarez recently said at a conference at Calvary Light! She was hilarious! And I love for people to be real!

Enjoy the video and join me in memorizing a scripture this it in the comments!

This week I plan on memorizing
Ephesians 2:10 (New Living Translation)

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

I Love it! And can't wait to see what God has prepared for me to do!


That's Life by Kimmy G.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I am Free!

This morning when I woke up the first thing that popped up in my mind was the word "FREE". The Lord started showing me some of the things He has done for me so that I could be FREE, Free to run, Free to dance, and Free to live for him!

He reminded me that there was a day that I didn't want to be a kid or run around like one because someone had molested me, but He set me Free and allowed me to forgive that person...Iam now Free to run!

He reminded me that there was a day when the doctors said I could possibly have Lupus, and it hurt for me to wash my own body in the shower little alone dance, but he healed me and now Iam Free to dance!

He reminded me of the days I would try to "fit in" by going to bars and night clubs, He showed me that those places weren't for me and that He set me Free to live for him!

I don't know about you but I am so glad that I woke up knowing that I am Free..Let today be the day that you Praise God for all the things that he has set you Free from!

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

That's Life by Kimmy G.