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Selfishness Stops the Flow of Blessings

Did you know that selfishness stops the flow of blessing to you and others? Selfishness according to The Random House College Dictionary means devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned only with one’s own interests. Imagine if we lived in a world where everyone practiced selfishness. Imagine if no one cared for another human being and people only looked out for themselves. The Planet Earth would truly be a cold place to live.

     Unselfishness allows God to work through people. God is able to answer someone’s prayer because of the obedience of another. When you are selfish it stops the flow of blessings to you and others. It stops the blessing to others because God is unable to meet someone’s need through you. Your selfishness also keeps you from sowing a seed into someone’s life which prevents you from a blessing.

     Sowing and reaping is a natural and spiritual law. Farmers use the sowing and reaping principle when they sow seed into the ground and reap a harvest. If the farmer does not plant seed, he cannot expect to get a harvest. It is just that simple. The sowing and reaping principle works the same way in the spiritual.

     According to the Bible in Galatians 6:7, it says “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Natural and spiritual laws automatically come to pass whether we want them to or not. When sowing either in the natural or spiritual, make sure what you sow will produce a harvest you want to reap.

     To order a copy of “Articles for Personal Growth and Development: Volume I,” click on link.

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     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” 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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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.

     To order a copy of “Articles for Personal Growth and Development: Volume I,” click on link.

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     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” 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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Seasoned Believers Remind You and Encourage

There will be times of disappointments, but this is not the time to give up and throw in the towel. New Believers sometimes start their new life as a Christian with much eager and joy. They are excited about the new life they have chosen to follow Jesus Christ. The enemy is not a fan of your new life in Christ. He will put stumbling blocks in your way to make you abandon living the victorious Christian life. It is inevitable that stumbling blocks will come according to Luke 17:1. There are some new Believers who start off living a victorious Christian Life then they get discouraged at the first sign of trouble. Christ is always concerned about you and wants you to be victorious.

     As a New Believer you should have a valid reason why you have decided to follow Jesus Christ. It is defined as your testimony or the reason that brought you to Christ. 1 Peter 3:15 says “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meakness and fear.”

     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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Did You Know That Forgiveness And Justice Work Together?

God forgives us and He also administers justice.

God has promised us forgiveness if we confess our sins to Him according to 1 John 1:9. He loves us unconditionally and wants the best for us. He showed this AGAPE love when He sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. God wanted a sacrifice that would justify the penalty for sin. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

     Even though God forgives us, we must recognize that He is also a God of justice. Justice according to the Random House College Dictionary is the administering of deserved punishment or reward. Because God is just, He will administer punishment or reward to anyone when necessary. He also has the absolute authority to administer this justice how He deems necessary. God knows what degree of punishment and reward each of us need. We can count on God to punish us when we sin and go astray. He will also reward or recompense us when we suffer a wrong done to us. Therefore, forgiveness and justice go hand in hand.

     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 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 Forgiveness And Justice Work Together?

God forgives us and He also administers justice.

God has promised us forgiveness if we confess our sins to Him according to 1 John 1:9. He loves us unconditionally and wants the best for us. He showed this AGAPE love when He sent His son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. God wanted a sacrifice that would justify the penalty for sin. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

     Even though God forgives us, we must recognize that He is also a God of justice. Justice according to the Random House College Dictionary is the administering of deserved punishment or reward. Because God is just, He will administer punishment or reward to anyone when necessary. He also has the absolute authority to administer this justice how He deems necessary. God knows what degree of punishment and reward each of us need. We can count on God to punish us when we sin and go astray. He will also reward or recompense us when we suffer a wrong done to us. Therefore, forgiveness and justice go hand in hand.

     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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Did You Know That Everyone Has A Time And Season To Shine?

Everyone was born with a purpose. You don’t have to be jealous or envious of anyone because God has appointed a time and season just for you.

According to Ecclesiastes 3, to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven. When it is your season to build, start building. When it is time for God to tear down some things in your life then submit quickly to the process. Make sure you have a clear understanding of what God wants you to do while he is at work in you. When God finishes, you can say like Job “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” (Job 23:10)

     For everyone who reads this book, I want you to know that I am praying that you reach your DESTINY and be fulfilled. My prayer is also that your journey will be exciting. Make sure you take time to learn the lessons that God wants to teach you. Be encouraged when things do not turn out the way you had planned or anticipated. Remember that we are here to fulfill God’s plan and not our own. It is only GOD’S WILL that will happen. Ask God to help you find your purpose in life and to help you fulfill it.

     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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Get Your Dreams and Goals Moving!

“What are you waiting on?” Again, I say “What are you waiting on?” The earth realm is waiting for you to release the talents and abilities God gave you. At the moment of your conception, God gave you talents and abilities to one day share with the human race.

     Faith without works is dead according to the Bible in James chapter 2 verse 20. In James chapter 2 verse 17 it states: Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone. In these examples, it is clear your faith and works are necessary to make things happen.

     In Hebrews chapter 11 verse 1, the Bible defines faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In the Random House College Dictionary, faith is the confidence or trust in a person or thing or the occurrence of a future event. Your motivation to get moving is your faith or belief that your dreams and goals can and will happen.

     To order a copy of “Articles for Personal Growth and Development: Volume I,” click on link.

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     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” 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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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.

     To order a copy of “Articles for Personal Growth and Development: Volume I,” 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” 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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