Friday, March 31, 2023

Where Do You Find Your Safety?

 The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

This verse reminds us that the Lord's name provides protection and safety for righteous people who seek refuge in it.

The Bible provides guidance and wisdom to Christians around the world. As part of the book of Proverbs, this verse is just one example of the many pieces of inspired wisdom.

This verse highlights the importance of seeking refuge in the Lord's name. It is a powerful reminder that we are not alone in this world and that it is God to whom we turn for support and guidance. Whether you are facing challenges in your personal life, or workplace, or simply seeking greater understanding and connection with the world around you, the Bible is our valuable resource to draw upon, along with prayer and being part of the Christian community.

The idea of seeking refuge in the Lord's name is a common theme throughout the Bible. Within Scripture, many verses speak to the importance of relying on God for protection and guidance. Some examples include:

"The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold." (Psalm 18:2)

"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." (Psalm 9:9)

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)

These verses, and many others like them, remind us that no matter what challenges we face, we can always turn to God for help and support. 

Who is a righteous person? Someone who is right with God. We cannot be right with God by our own actions.  Through our faith in Jesus Christ, speaking aloud and believing that He died and rose again to save us.  So, we never become righteous through our own doing; it's all that God has accomplished through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Reference: Romans 3:9-12

We either run to the Lord for refuge and safety, or we run to something, or somewhere always looking, and searching for peace.

Stepping out to face the challenges that come before us is not easy.  However, stepping out with God aids us in focusing on Him instead of ourselves.

Where do you find your refuge/safety?

Friday, March 24, 2023

Walking on the Right Path: Creating a Radiant Workspace for Success

Bible Verse to reflect on Psalm16:11 (MSG)

Just as walking with God directs us onto the right path, having a well-designed workspace can help us excel in our chosen field of expertise. It's helpful to create a space where you can create, reflect, and work from. 

By following these tips, you can create a space that is both functional and inspiring, helping you stay motivated and focused on your goals.

  • Use natural light to create a bright and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Incorporate reflective surfaces such as mirrors or metallic accents to add to the radiance.
  • Choose colors that evoke joy and positivity, such as sunny yellows or calming blues.
  • Create a focal point in the room that represents your life's purpose, such as an inspiring quote or a piece of art that speaks to you.
  • Incorporate elements of nature such as plants or natural materials to create a sense of grounding and connection.
  • Choose furniture and decor that is functional and comfortable, so that you can fully enjoy and engage with your space.
  • Manage the space to ensure it remains organized and clutter-free, promoting clarity and focus.
  • Don't be afraid to incorporate your own personal style and meaningful objects into your design, as this will help your space feel truly authentic and purposeful.
  • Experiment with different textures and materials, such as plush rugs or natural wood accents, to add depth and interest to your space.
  • Use art and decor to express your personality and style, whether it's through bold prints or sentimental objects.
  • Consider incorporating technology into your design, such as a smart speaker or wireless charging station, to make your workspace more efficient and streamlined.
  • Make sure your space is properly ventilated and has good air quality, as this can have a significant impact on your productivity and overall well-being.
  • Take the time to regularly clean and maintain your space, as this can help you stay organized and focused on your goals. 

Remember, creating a space that is both radiant and purposeful can help you stay on the right path toward success.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Are You Intentional?

Many of us run. Some physically run for exercise,  however,  many run in their minds and in their busyness to accomplish tasks.

If you were to ask a working mum what her day looks like, she's probably going to say something like,  'I just run from one task to the next '.  Her running isn't a physical race to win, but an emotional,  mental, physical amount of tasks she's striving to complete. 

When do you stop? How do you hit the 'pause' button long enough to breathe? 

As a a working mum and wife, it's hard to stop for yourself.  I am not just talking about those of us who go to a workplace owned by someone else.   All mums and wives are working,  whether it's a SAHM (stay-at-home-mum), WFHM )work-from-home-mum), employee,  or self-employed. 

Ps 46:10 says, ... “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Can I encourage you to take time to stop, breathe, stay still, just for a few minutes?  

Allow yourself to hear the calling of wildlife,  the rustling of wind in the trees, the stillness of silence. 

Allow yourself to take a deep breath and focus on the Lord, who tells us to be still and know He is God. 

The tasks, the striving to accomplish and complete will continue.  Who will truly care about all that we ran after to complete?  

Let's however,  look at the larger picture.   

What do we want to be remembered for?