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Wednesday’s Word

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018


As I made my way to my lounge chair in my writing room with my coffee and
morning snack, my word for the year came rushing to the surface of my heart,
making it visible to see with my eyes: intentional…how long have I been meeting
with you, Abba? Has it become habitual or is it intentional?
Thanks for joining me for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word
with Trench Classes United. Come on in and let me share from my heart to yours
my journey thus far this year of being intentional. [“Intentional” is my word for
the year, a word to live by, if you will]

I don’t know about you, but I can tend to lean a bit on the bored side if I keep
doing the same thing day in and day out, so I need to change it up a bit. Now
that’s not to slight anyone who loves that sort of structure, however when it
comes to meeting with our Father, is it so structured that it’s become habitual
instead of intentional, which leaves out the “relational” aspect of our time with
Him?
I was greatly rewarded by listening to that whisper on my way to my quiet place. I
changed up my routine a bit by going right into the Word and my study of Giving
Thanks to God with Sarah Young…after inviting Him to come with me, of course.
He took me to 2 Corinthians 9:6 which says: 6  But this I say: He who sows
sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap
bountifully.
But when I read it, I had exchanged the subject of money for the subject of
thankfulness. Go ahead, read it with “thankfulness” as the focus of what we sow
bountifully.
Pretty cool, huh?
See, thankfulness fuels our faith while complaining and grumbling fuels doubt.
No matter what circumstance you are in the midst of right now, thanking or
complaining can literally change you and your direction!
What areas of your life have become habitual instead of intentional?
Thankfulness can put the intention back into your good habits.

Intentionally thankful,

Evinda

Wednesday’s Word

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

 

Your 2017 ride has quickly come to an end, and 2018 has already begun.
Please remain seated with your seatbelt fastened; let’s prepare to have some fun
As we move slowly though quickly into the 2018 track,
We are headed forward and learning from looking back
Thanks for joining me for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word
with Trench Classes United. Grab your coffee and come join me for some
instructions for the ride ahead into the New Year, a few of which are
accompanied by scripture references.
As we creep up the track in the first month here are some things to do before we
reach the top, the end of January, and the ride begins picking up speed, as it
always does:
 Let go of bitterness and resentment. (Ephesians 4:31-32)
 Leave past failures behind and take only what you learned from them with
you. [Isaiah 43:19]
 Drop negativity in the trashcan to your right. And if you didn’t quite get rid
of it all, no worries; there will be another trashcan on your left just ahead.
 Old hurts, habits and/or hang-ups. For some of you, you only need to
resolve to dump an old habit or hurt or hang-up and it will be gone. There
will be a dumpster up ahead to throw it in. Remember every time the
enemy gets you thinking about it ask God to change your thoughts…and
trust me when I say HE will! For those of you who will require more work
than just “letting it go,” we will be exploring that in the new ride.

 Any doctrine that doesn’t line up with His love letters has got to go. If you
still have questions, there will be a few tracks up ahead to explore the
truths and learn how to apply them to your life in the journey ahead.
 Let go of that attitude of poverty and throw it in the burning bush just
ahead. His monetary and non-monetary blessings await you in and through
every new circumstance you will encounter on our ride in the New Year.
Some things you will want to take with you as you enter this new ride:
 Faith; it only needs to be the size of a mustard seed, but remember, that
means “pure” faith with no mixed doctrine!
 2017’s greatest memories. [Philippians 4:8]
 Any valuable lessons you learned from your previous rides/years.
 Your favorite life verse, and if you don’t have one yet, get one before
entering. Ask a friend for help or just open up “the Book!”
 Resolve realistically. Don’t make resolutions you have no intention on
keeping but when you resolve – which is to partner with the Holy
Spirit—you will succeed in all you endeavor on this ride through 2018.
 An attitude of gratitude- it will take you up the impending hills of the new
ride.
 Kindness- you will need this for the strangers you will meet as well as for
the people who are unkind.[Ephesians 4:32]
 Peace is essential and cannot be found on the side of the track but it is
within you as you take time to sit and be still in the ride.
 Joy-though it may tend to get a bit buried with the upcoming twists and
turns in the New Year, just remember to stir it up with one of His promises
and/or your life verse.
 Grace-there will be many people in this ride with you that will need your
unmerited favor, just as it has been given to you. There will be grace
stations along the way to replenish. [2 Corinthians 12:9]
 Love-this is the greatest and most important virtue to bring with you as we
begin the ride into the New Year for to love others is to have accepted His
gift of love and grace to you. [1 Corinthians 13]

Fasten your seat-belts, friends . . . Here we go!

Love and laughter,

Evinda

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. may I challenge you to look up some scriptures to confirm these things to
let go of and to bring in the year ahead? Just look for key words or phrases and
ask Google to help you find scriptures pertaining to that word or phrase. Have
fun!

Wednesday’s Word

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017


Live life on purpose!

We are days away from the most celebrated holiday…Christmas! Thanks for joining me for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control…these are the ingredients for living a life on purpose, with intention. As we are coming to the end of another year, I like to ask God for a word to live by for the following year and this is what I heard: Intention. I shake my head in agreement and think, okay, Abba. I like that directive…especially now that I feel like this ministry you’ve called me to is going to start going up the mountain instead of around and around and around…again and again! I wanted to learn about the word. Here’s the path He took me on to make my discovery:

The Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines it in this way:

A determination to act in a certain way: RESOLVE

Oh, my goodness, I just got so excited because I remember years ago learning about that word
“resolve,” which actually is part of the word resolution, as in New Year’s resolutions.

The root word for resolve and resolution is “reso” which according to the Hebrew and Greek
Concordance means: “To partner with the Holy Spirit”!

In other words, He’s there, ready and waiting to help each of us to live with intention.

Intentionally,

Evinda