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A Truthful Evaluation of Yourself Gives Feedback for Growth and Success

Did you know you were fearfully and wonderfully made by God? (Psalm 139:14) You were created in His image. (Genesis 1:26) You are more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37) You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. (Philippians 4:13) Knowing these truths gives you an absolute standard for your life. They are encouragement to your soul.

     When you know the truth about God and your existence, confusion is not an option. Be firm, truthful and sure about who you are and what you stand for. Don’t let the opinions and prejudices of others tell your story. You are unique, valuable and have a lot to offer. When you know the truth about yourself no one can easily offend or discourage you.

     A truthful evaluation of yourself is when you can admit your strengths and weaknesses. No one has to tell you where you are lacking. You know where you need to improve and where you excel. When you continue to truthfully evaluate yourself, you continue to grow and mature. When you mature in your weak areas, you begin to succeed where you previously failed.

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     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord” and “Pass The Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor To Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Do You Immediately Repent And Ask God To Forgive You When You Sin?

Do you take ownership for your sins and mistakes?

When we take ownership of our sins it challenges us to evaluate our lives, our relationship with God and others. When we recognize we have sinned we need to be honest about the seriousness of our transgressions. We also need to correct the situation whenever possible. Turning away from the sins we have committed keeps us from further judgment. It also will save our very souls. Being honest about our sins and failures will help us to become more like Christ. This also helps us to work on our relationship with God.

     In our relationship with God we need to make sure we are in constant fellowship with Him. We should not have any other gods before Him because He is a jealous God. (Exodus 20:3-5) We need to make sure we are studying and doing what is in His word. If we are doing anything in our personal or business lives that is wrong, we need to get it right before God has to address it.

     Our relationships with others also need evaluation because God made every man in His image. God cares about the next person as much as He cares about us individually. We need to make sure that if we have sinned against someone or offended them that we get it right with them and God.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click link.   Order Book 

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Did You Know That God Gives Us Direction When We Pray?

God will give us answers to questions if we ask.

The Holy Spirit guides and leads us if we are walking after the spirit and not the flesh. God’s direction is in the Holy Bible. He gives direction to us through other people and through circumstances whether good or bad.

     It is important to pray without ceasing. (1Thessalonians 5:17) We should pray to God when we are unsure about which direction to go or what step to take. We should also pray according to His word and expect an answer. We have this promise according to 1 John 5:14-16, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He heareth us: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

     Therefore, we must question ourselves whether we really want God’s will manifested in our lives. We cannot pray for anything that we know is contrary to HIS WILL because He will have a deaf ear to it. There are times when we may not know if we are praying contrary to the will of God for our lives. God has also made a provision for us even in our ignorance. According to Romans 8:26-27, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD.”

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click on link.   Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Do You Know Your Purpose?

Do you know why God created you? Pray and ask God. He will reveal it to you.

All of us have a purpose for which God created us. Our job is to ask God what that purpose is so we can fulfill it before we leave this earth. Jeremiah is a prime example that God has a purpose for our lives. God spoke to Jeremiah saying “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou cameth forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5) Jeremiah knew what his purpose in life was by talking to God. Even when we know our purpose, we still need to seek God for direction on how to fulfill it.

     The only WILL that will be established and last throughout eternity is God’s WILL. He will not bless, support financially, keep together or stand behind anything that is not HIS WILL for our lives. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14-15)

     From the cradle to the grave, life is a journey that every man has to take. It will consist of the choices we make which contribute to our life experiences, victories and defeats. The journey will also be smooth and sometimes rocky depending on our obedience and disobedience to the word of God. We have to remember that this journey is all about fulfilling the plan which God preordained for our lives.

     To order a copy of “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised Saith, the Lord,” click the link.  Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Seasoned Believers Expose Sin And Enlighten About Its Effects

When new converts begin living a victorious Christian life, sometimes they are unaware of the struggles of their sin nature. Some Christians have become sick as a result of sin. According to James 5:14-16 it says “Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save him that is sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins, it shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.”

     Seasoned Believers exhort us to repent of sin and get back on track with God. In I John 1:9-10 it says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

     To order a copy of “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life,” click on link.     Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Seasoned Believers Point You To The Word Of God For Truth

Seasoned Believers point us to the word of God and give us the unadulterated truth. They serve as mentors and give advice based on the Bible. Seasoned Believers will always point you back to the word of God so you can know the Bible for yourself. Knowing the Bible will help prevent you from being mislead or brainwashed by someone else. Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free according to John 8:32.

     John 17:17 says “Thy word is truth.” Many young believers or babes in Christ rely on someone to lead them into all truth. They reverence another man’s word instead of the word of God. It is important to study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

     In Acts 17:11 the people of Berea were excited about receiving the word of God from Paul and Silas. They received the word with readiness of mind and they searched the scriptures daily to see if the things they were told were true.

     To order a copy of “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life,” click on link.     Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Seasoned Believers Testify “You Must Be Born Again.”

Seasoned Believers are always ready to share the “Good News” about the Gospel with others. The “Good News” according to John 3:16 in the Bible is “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” In the book of John 3:17, it also goes on to say “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

     All Christian Believers are responsible for spreading the “Good News” of the Gospel. It was the commission given to the disciples in Mark 16: 15-19. Jesus gave his disciples this commandment when he appeared to them after he had risen from the dead. He wanted to encourage the disciples because they did not believe those who had seen him after he rose from the dead.

     To order a copy of “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life,” click on link.    Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:

     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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Finding A Worthy Mentor Is Serious Business!

You need someone who has your best interest. You also need someone you can trust. When new converts repent and turn away from a life of sin, accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and decide to live according to God’s word, they will need mentoring, prayer and support on their new journey.

     It is important for new Christians to become a part of a local church where they can serve, learn about God’s word and grow to spiritual maturity. New Christians should have a network of Seasoned Believers who support, mentor and pray for them.
Studying the word of God is an ongoing responsibility for all Christians. According to 2 Timothy 2:15 the Bible says “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. In order for us to develop into spiritual maturity we must continue to read and study God’s word. We must know the Bible so we can apply it to our lives.

     To order a copy of “Pass the Salt Please! Seasoned Believers Add Flavor to Your Life,” click on link.   Order Book

     To order an autographed copy of the book email: brendadiannjohnson@yahoo.com

About the Author:
     Brenda Diann Johnson is a mother, grandmother, author, publisher, educator, entrepreneur, radio host, speaker and above all a humble servant of God. She enjoys writing and spending time with her daughters, Diamond and Kamille and her grandson, Bryson.

     Ms. Johnson’s life mission is to use the creative talents God gave her in writing, teaching and speaking to not only have self-fulfillment but to also have an impact on the audience God has predestined for her. Brenda has also written “How Did I Get Into This Mess?, You Compromised, Saith the Lord.” For more information about Brenda, her books and services visit: http://www.brendadiannjohnson.com

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