Fast Wednesdays: Week of April 22, 2015 – Don’t Stress — Be Blessed

Greetings Beloved!

As most of you know, I started a new job March 1, 2015, and if my life was busy before that, it was nothing compared to now. However, I am having such a “blast” and enjoying this new job so much, I just cannot stop being grateful and thankful!

So, 1) thanks again to all of you who prayed with me for the job 2) I am trying to be consistent with posting Fast Wednesdays regularly so thanks for your patience and 3) Guest bloggers are WELCOME!

I am in a class this quarter called “Don’t Stress.” Its centered around three Joyce Meyers DVDs and teaches us some principles we can use to not get caught up in the stress going on in this world these days. Therefore, I’m sharing the SEVEN major principles from the class and, hopefully, you can incorporate some of this into your busy life…can I get any witnesses?

DON’T STRESS – BE BLESSED”SEVEN ways to immediately increase your PEACE and walk victoriously in the midst of challenges (based on Joyce Meyer’s DVD):

1) See the value of peace. Stop waiting for the world to change. Change you Jn 14:7

2) Take inventory where you spend time/where are you NOT bearing fruit Jn 15:1-2

3) Trust GOD – believe GOD and enter his rest. James 4

4) Make a decision not to be a people pleaser. Become a GOD pleaser. Romans 14

5) Mind your own business…I Thess 4:11

6) Let peace be the umpire in your life.

7) Work towards simplicity in your life.

Other Scripture: Proverbs 14:30 and 1 Peter 3:11

B = Balance

L = Love

E = Energy

S = Spirit

S = Success

E = Encouragement

D = Devotion to GOD

SONG:
Because of Who you Are-Vicki Yohe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6WexG9uAJI

PRAYER:
Father, we give you ACTS (Adoration Confession, Thanksgiving and Supplications) because of who you are. Because of who you are we give you glory, we give you praise, we worship you and thank you for being God of our lives, you are Jehovah Jireh (our provider), Jehovah Nissi (you reign in victory), Jehovah Shalom (our Prince of Peace) and that’s why we worship you. We were born to worship you, we love to worship you, we love you and there’s nobody like you. AMEN.

Love, Joy and Peace, 

Debra J. Ellis

Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us: The purpose of Fast Wednesdays is to draw near to God on this specific day of the week fasting and praying in whatever manner the Holy Spirit is leading you as sisters (and some brothers) in Christ…some have fasted from social media, coffee, or observed a traditional fast with no eating from sunrise to sunset with only liquids for the day, no deserts, etc. I know many of us, for various reasons, participate every week but in different manners. This has still been beneficial and the blog continues to grow!

The key ingredient is that we are doing this together as sisters, of all ages, in the Lord, both chronologically and spiritually in accordance to: A God-Filled Life Titus 2:3-5 “Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.”  Note: Please share Fast Wednesdays with your friends and/or send me names to add to the distribution list. For now, I will post in three places: email (djf52055@gmail.com), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press: https://fastwednesdays.wordpress.com/

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