Friday, May 27, 2011

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares. Henri J.M. Nouwen

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I believe for


From: Shauna Murrell <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 08:52:50 -0500
Subject: blog


Good morning everyone!

I am expecting the favor of the Lord to work on my behalf as I am walking and working in faith. I am accepting what I expect and that alone. No imposter or partial blessings can satisfy His Promise! I expect greatness from myself and accountability in my time management today. There is no way I can not be excited about the things God has in store for me…today...not tomorrow. Today. He wants to bless me immediately. I expect even more good news to come my way today! And I wont have sticker shock about it!  I am not intimidated by the size of my success. I am not intimidated by the size of my sacrifice.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Resting thought

You really don't know how to live until you almost die.

May of us hide and despise our "flatline" moments. We r so focused on the victory in the comeback, that we kick dirt on the valley experience. Don't you know that very valley defined the success of your victory!? Without that near death experience, your head would not be settled so high on your shoulders. Know that He is the Lifter of your head...and the Author of your "death".

My affirmation

I am a champion because I know that adversity awaits my awakening, yet my rest is not disturbed. Peace is within my Father's promise.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Staging for the Blessing

Everything in me feels like He's about to open those floodgates. Leads me to ask myself "Is my faith creating a move-in ready situation for my blessing"? Have I prepared, in faith and with faith, so that my blessing is able to fit right in without struggle?

I think about houses and apartments. How the realtor or renter stages the rooms to help you, the owner, visualize the potential of the room. They have so much faith in the room and your approval of its usage, that they, in advance place furniture in there, in expectation. They add color and pictures. They even add a sofa and an end table. All in expectation of the right guest, the guest with the qualified eye to move in.

I am convinced that a believer must follow the same actions. If I believe God for a better job, am I staging my career so that the right blessing (business opportunity, employer, etc) will see my preparation, experience and potential when viewing my solicitation? If I believe God for a healthy family, am I having wholesome conversation and providing the true needs of my kids? If I believe God for more, do I walk around looking like less?

I can admittedly answer my initial question in the negative. I have not fully staged my room to receive my blessings. I have reluctantly dusted and carelessly vacuumed. I have minimized prophesy and compliments. I will box up baggage and donate it, only to buy more junk to take up space. I must give my staging full force faith efforts. I HAVE to wait to receive the right owner and not accept any old blessing "in the meantime".

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"The one who loses heart when he finds the way to his goal unexpectedly blocked; who waits for smooth conditions and favorable circumstances, will not go far in this world. Conditions will never be such that success in any field will be a walk-over. It is he who, at the very start, makes up his mind to win in spite of any adverse conditions".