It’s a new year, and of course everyone’s 1st order of business is making new year resolutions. Personally I prefer setting new year practices, because I don’t want my renewed motivation and goals to resolve as the months pass by. I want what I determine to do at the beginning of the year to become something I practice through out the entire year. Continue reading
Life can be so busy, tasks consuming, and time vanishing as if it was never there to begin with. In such times, early mornings are my place of solitude and quiet retreat with God. Before the demands of the day. Before the worries of tomorrow. Before I’m consumed by the responsibilities waiting for me in the next hour. Making time for me to commune with God is a necessity . I invite you to join me on this journey. Press past the demands of each day and make time for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Bible says we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. There are people all over the world doing great things for God! Every now and then, I want to highlight many of the AMAZING people and ministries I have had the pleasure to come across and be exposed to. I pray their journey encourages you to DO what the Lord has called you to do, or at least encourage you to keep going!
Recently, I listened to Smokie Norful’s latest Cd titled Forever Young. It’s a great album! There’s a song that I believe accurately describes how God views us in light of our imperfections. The song is appropriately titled Imperfect me. The title alone brings to mind so many virtues and flaws at the same time . It’s a constant reminder of our need for God. It talks about the necessary process of God developing and sculpting our humility and identity in Him.
God’s plans for your future!
Jeremiah 29:11 is by far one of my all time favorite verses from the Bible. When you think about it,it’s comforting to know that God has a plan. Yet as comforting as it is, for some reason it’s easy to come up with our own plans and expectations for life. I can’t help but to think about my own plans that I have laid out that may or may not turn out exactly how I planned.
The difference between my plans and God’s plan
God’s plan is sure
His plan was laid out and settled before you were even thought of. From beginning to the end. I have to remind myself constantly that God knows where I’ve been,where I am, an where I will be! You may detour,or even get rerouted, but His plan remains.
God’s plan has purpose
There is a purpose for the plan God has for your life. Many time that purpose carries impact. Gods plan for your life includes purpose that will impact someone else’s life.
God’s plan ignites hope
Hope in today’s culture is becoming a rare commodity. There are actually hopeless people in the world. God’s plan for your life lived out for the world to see can inspire someone else to hope again. It’s a win win!
I encourage you to seek God for the plan he has for you. I openly and honestly ask God constantly to reveal His plan for my life and future. It’s saved me time and money. Most of all my soul is fulfilled in that fact that I am fulfilling purpose and impacting lives for the better.
Let me start by introducing myself. My Name is Mercedes Dominique. I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, hope to be a mother one day, a motivational speaker, a teacher, a chaplain, a self proclaimed fashionista, interior designer, make up enthusiast, a mentor, a friend, a woman, and above all, a lover and servant of Jesus Christ. I wanted to create a forum where women can have a heart to heart about the many roles and responsibilities we juggle through out life. I believe as women, God has placed purpose inside us. Purpose that we as wives, mothers, sisters, and friends, should fulfill. However, many times the roles and responsibilities we carry for others can overshadow and sometimes even burden us to the point where we forget to fulfill the purpose in which God has place on our lives. My hearts desire for many of these posts is that you be encouraged, up lifted, and inspired by not only myself, but many other great women I’ve had the privileged to meet along the way. So, please check in and let me know what you think.
DISCLAIMER: I am not an English major or even minor. I write how I talk and think. Thank you for understanding.