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Patrice Tankard, Executive Writer, Notes of Inspiration
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Today I am amazed at the hand of God and how he can bring about surprises. I desired to have a Krispy Kreme donut. I had not had one in a year or so. Those who are fans of the Krispy Kreme doughnut know that it is one of the most delectable doughnuts in the world with locations worldwide. All I wanted was one, however, I would have to drive a few miles to the nearest location to make that purchase. But not too many hours after I had the thought and desire to enjoy such a delicious dessert, one of my co-workers walked into my office and with a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. She asked me if I wanted one. The expression on my face was priceless. I took a doughnut and thanked her. It’s not that I actually prayed to have this dessert, but I did think on it and desire it. I am in awe of how the Lord gives me the desires of my heart, especially something like this, something that is a “treat” and not a necessity! This blessing may seem insignificant to some but it is a big deal to me. My co-worker never walks around with doughnuts. She could have not ever known that I wanted one but she still came to my classroom and asked. I am so grateful that the Lord thought of me and took the time out to answer even one the smallest desires and details of my life. He does answer even before we have a chance to ask. Be encouraged today and know that God does pay attention to you.
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“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34
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Trust the Lord and know that your life is in his hands. You do not have to ponder what will happen tomorrow because tomorrow has its own aspects without you adding worry to it. Let the Lord handle tomorrow and enjoy yourself everyday. It is all about resting in His care and letting him take care of it.
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24
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This scripture alone guarantees that there is no excuse not to be victorious. Because Jesus came and died for us on the cross we now have a chance to be redeemed of our sins. We have a chance to gain eternal life to be with him if we choose to. In other other words, no one has to be lost. I would rather be in a situation where I can choose to be successful if I want to be, than to be in a situation where no matter what I did I would fail and be lost. Thank you Lord for giving us a chance to be saved and to be forgiven of our sins and to gain eternal life.
“Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: [for] better [is] a neighbor [that is] near than a brother far off.” Proverbs 27:10
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It is so wonderful is to embrace and take advantage of the opportunity to spend time with family and friends that have been there for you all along. Constant and good communication is important, especially with the persons who are near you. It is easier to ask for help from ones who are near than to ask for help from relatives who are far away and out of touch with your present situation. Take time to value the ones who are in your life and who are near.
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
Throughout the years that I’ve been in high school, I’ve met so many people, as most people do. So many of these people left such a lasting impact on me. I know there’s a small percentage that I’ll be staying friends with these people in 20 years, so I’m cherishing the moments I have with them now. Every single time I get the chance to hang out with them, I make sure it’s worthwhile. You never know when you’ll see that person again, so every moment should be important. I love the fact that I’ve gotten to meet everyone I know, and share my life and who I am with them. They teach me so much. Everyone teaches me little things that help make my life puzzle complete. Thank you, Lord, for letting these people in my life.
“Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings;…” Proverbs 22:29
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”I love all of your articles. Keep listening to the speaking spirit inside of you and writing the oracles of God. ‘I honor the voice of the Lord in your pen.’ Be blessed and I look forward to a new year full of an exponentially greater revelation of the hidden chronicles of God. Eye trully has not seen, nor ear heard that which the Lord has in store for you.”
P. Dowling, North America
Be encouraged today to take whatever you are gifted or talented to do and perfect it. Stay consistent and dedicated. Among other gifts, writing is my skill. I love to write and this website was originally started as a hobby. However, in thirty days it went global and other countries were logging on and making requests for more information and then eventually a book. This is our fifth year doing Notes of Inspiration and it is rapidly growing to more countries. I have learned that this scripture is true. Stay consistent in what you do and you will serve before kings. This means that your gift will make room for you, people will find out about you and seek you out, you will be asked to share your gifts to people in all walks of life and economic levels, including people who hold high positions. This website caught the attention of the Barrister of Nigeria, a magistrate in the Netherlands, Royal officials in Pakistan, Japan, China, Brazil, Indonesia and Latvia and many others too numerous to mention here. Though I have not physically traveled to these countries and continents yet, the Lord has blessed the website to physicially sit before and in the presence of these royal and highly respected Ambassadors and Royal officials to bless their lives on a daily basis(as the scripture says,”Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings” Proverbs 22:29). Communications were sent to me to let me know that they appreciated my skills and life’s work. I feel blessed and honored to serve in this capacity. Be encouraged and do what God has blessed you to do. You will touch lives without measure and make a dramatic difference in the world.
“Whoever slanders his neighbor in secret, him will I put to silence;…” Psalm 101:5
Stay on on the course of blessings in your life everyday by living righteous before the Lord. Live righteous in how you treat others, in how you live your life and and in how you speak with your mouth. Do not spend time with people who gossip or slander others. Sometimes doing that will rub off on you and you may begin to gossip or slander others as well. Do not get caught up into that trap. Doing so can bring devastation down on your life. I’m not interested in bringing devastation on my life and I’m sure you are not interested in bringing devastation into your life. Be encouraged today to speak well of others. Pray for them instead of talking ill of them. Having blessings instead of devastation is worth the effort. Be blessed!
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart;…” Jeremiah 1:5
Lately, I’ve been feeling a little down. But today, I realized something. For most of my life, I’ve been pushed around, and treated poorly, but someone helped me realize that none of that is true. So to whoever is reading this, in whatever part of the world, and how ever old you are, just know this: you are a wonderful human being. It’s crazy to even be who you are. God created just one of you. He designed you because he knew YOU were to do something amazing. So if you’re down and feeling out of luck, remember that you are loved, and when all else fails, He is with you. No one can stop you from doing what you put your mind to. If you just believe and are determined, you can overcome virtually anything. Don’t be afraid to fall because He will always be there to pick you up. I love you, reader, and I hope you can say the same for yourself.
By Elo Romero