Welcome Friends

Thanks for stopping by. This means that you are on a quest to pursue your purpose. The personal devotions in this blog are our very own or from books we have read. They are to remind you of the treasure in God's promises and wet your appetite for more, drawing you into Scripture itself, as you take this journey in preparing for your next level in God.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Reviews Written by OOSA Online Book Club "O.O.S.A. Gets It Read!"

4.0 out of 5 stars Let Go and Let God!, November 27, 2011
At one point or another on our journey throughout life we ask ourselves two important questions, how did we get to the point we're in, in our lives, and who are we really? In "It Had to Happen," author Cynthia A. Patterson assists the reader in finding the answers to these two questions while providing the tools for the reader to connect with God.

Each chapter begins with a helpful quote to jumpstart the chapter and ends with questions and the reader journaling their response. The author provides detailed biblical passages to help open and close doors in a reader's life and begin a future of empowered change.

Pick yourself up a copy. I'm certain you will not be disappointed. What is the saying? It's easier to let go and let God. Happy Reading!

Reviewed by: Sabrina

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don't Worry, Pray and Give Thanks!

How many of you can agree there are passages of scriptures you come across many many times? But, there are times the same passage appears as though it leaps off the pages and you grab hold of it for dear life thanking God for reminding you He got you! My dear friends this is what I call a Rhema Word. It is a seed God has planted in your soul to activate your faith to believe whatever He has promised you shall come to pass.

In light of this Thanksgiving season, I wanted to offer a word encourage to you through Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

It's good to never worry about anything! It seems impossible – we all have worries on the job, in our homes, at school. But Paul’s advice is to turn your worries into prayers. Are you worrying right now? Then I encourage you stop and pray! Yes, right now STOP and PRAY!

Heavenly Father, I thank you for John 14:27, where you said you left me a gift —peace of mind and heart. And this peace you give is a gift the world cannot give.
Please help me not to be troubled or afraid. At this moment I am willing to accept it from You. I promise not to give it away ever again. I declare this moment to appreciate and enjoy my family and friends and not allow any negative distractions to get in the way of this gift you have given me of peace. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Enjoy my friends, you so deserve it!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Review from Teresa Beasley, APOOO BookClub

4.0 out of 5 stars Finding Your Purpose, November 4, 2011
This review is from: It Had to Happen (Paperback)
In It Had To Happen by Cynthia A. Patterson readers are provided tools that will help them find their purpose and strengthen their relationship with God. This book is a guide that focuses on emotions, experiences and self-discovery. This nine-chaptered book includes biblical examples, end of the chapter questions and reflections to journal to give readers techniques for devotion.

It Had To Happen is a book of healing and restoration. I enjoyed chapter five, Don't Give Up! because it expresses to readers that God does not break a promise and what He has for you no one will be able to take it away. You must always seek Him first in your time of need through prayer. I also enjoyed chapter six because it explains the spiritual qualities such as humility and determination readers will need to fight distractions that will try to stop you from returning to God.

I have read previous self-help, inspirational and motivational books and this one was truly written as a teaching tool. The author uses powerful biblical examples so that readers can understand the message from the book. The book allows readers to learn from the lessons by providing them with end of the chapter questions. These questions will give readers the opportunity to come to terms with their emotions in order to heal and move on. This book is very inspirational and I recommend it to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Teresa Beasley
APOOO BookClub