Taken from the book of Prayers
A Brand New Day
It's a brand new day and I'm giving God the praise. He is worthy of all the praise, worship, adoration, love, and all that I have to give Him. As long as I live I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth!!! God is so good and there is none like Him!!! Hallelujah!!!
I am thanking God for the test and the trials because they have made me stronger and better for His Glory, for my good, and to bless others. I thank God for removing every hindrance and roadblocks that has been unproductive in my life and not needed to fulfill the vision He has written down for me before the world began... My life was, is now, and will always be in His Hands. There is no other place that I would rather be. I am very safe in His arms. Thank YOU, FATHER, for holding me, for keeping me, for comforting me, for sheltering me, for guiding me, for understanding me, for loving me unconditionally, for always being there, for changing me, for maturing me, for taking care of me, and doing what is best for me even when it hurts and I don't understand it. You are the Sovereign God, the Great I Am, the Living Word... I am so grateful to be called your own! I am so grateful that you saved me, healed me, delivered me, washed me in the precious blood of Jesus, took my sin and shame, gave me a brand new name and now I'll never be the same... Hallelujah!!! My chains are gone, I've got a brand new song, I'm finally free and I will NEVER be BOUND again... I've got my LIBERTY, FINALLY, FINALLY, FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!
Thank You, Lord, for setting this captive free and I will now and forever live to Love, Serve, and Worship You daily and Minister to those who are lost, dying, bound, and hurting according to the leading and guiding of Your Holy Spirit, through the gifting and the anointing that You have place in me, to give back to You. Have Your Way and let Your Will be done always and forever, in Jesus' Name! AMEN!!!!!!!!!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY GREAT THINGS HE HAS DONE!!!!
The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.
An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.
As you grow, your associates will change.
Some of your friends will not want you to go on.
They will want you to stay where they are.
Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl.
Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream.
Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.
Never receive counsel from unproductive people.
Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.
Not everyone has a right to speak into your life.
You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.
Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere.
With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.
Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.
Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.
If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.
"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."
The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad.
Note: Be not mistaken.
This is applicable to family as well as friends.
Yes...do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will always be your family no matter what.
Just know that they are human first and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and will fit somewhere in the criteria above.
"In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us.
In Adversity We Know Our Friends."
"Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them."
"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.".......................Colin Powell