Word Treasurers

 

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I rejoice over Your promise like one who finds vast treasure.
Psalm 119:162 (HCSB)

Studying the Holy Scripture never gets old, because it can never be exhausted!
There are times that I love digging in deep with other women that love hearing from God personally; that after reading it their hearts beat and say, “OH! I’m just so IN LOVE with HIM!”

Sometimes it looks like a formal Bible study (like with books from other Bible Study authors), but others its precept by precept (verse by verse/line by line).
I love experiencing both the logos (word for everyone) and the rhema (specific revelation from the Word).

That’s why Psalm 119:162 has become so significant to me!

It’s the finding vast treasure and I can’t help but to rejoice in that!

Would you like to join me on the treasure hunt?

Since most of us do a daily devotional on our own, I’d like to try this:

  • Visit my Word Treasurers (closed) Facebook page and request to join.
  • Upon approval, introduce yourself in the group
  • As you read your day’s devotional, and share what the Lord has shown you from the Scripture that you’ve read! (daily is NOT mandatory, but some participation is highly recommended)
  • As the group grows, I’ll take a poll to see where the heartbeat of everyone is and ask the Lord for further direction!

I think that the Summer is the best time to keep it light and not get into study/study, but to get in the habit of seeking Him more and more with women that have a passion for experiencing His presence!

Looking forward to finding the vast treasures in God’s Word with you!

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

Calm Yourself, Child

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There are things that I’m learning about God and how He sometimes answers my prayers.

I had a prayer in my heart one day and I decided to journal it; you know, to fully hash it out!

Instead of speaking to me the way He often does and whispers a specific answer or direction, He led me to start reading Ephesians.
I got to Ephesians 1:2, and that was it!
Instead of giving me steps 1, 2, and 3 as an answer for what I was praying for, He calmed my soul!

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That’s all that I need to do in this moment; accept His grace and peace.
”Calm yourself, child”, is what I heard!

What prayer are you begging God to outright answer?
It could be that He wants you to calm yourself. He’s the peace-giver. The One that loves to love us!
So, right now, accept His calm.
Roll your cares over onto Him (1 Peter 5:6-7).
Be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6-7).
Let Him give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30).

Be fully aware of Him in the moment; seeking His presence and not an answer.

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

We All Need Encouragement

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Without knowing that I had stepped into part of my calling, I was recognized as an “Encourager”.
I was even placed on a writing team for the sole purpose of encouraging the writers.

No matter who we are, we all need encouragement!

Encouraging others should be a natural thing, but most often its not.
I venture to say that we’re most often focused inward and trying to take care of our own affairs to stop and give an encouraging word.

DaySpring wants to help us make a small gesture in encouraging at least one person that we either interact with on a daily basis or someone that we meet in passing.


Encouragement – Made for You – 12 Boxed Cards

from: DaySpring Cards Inc

 

Do you remember not too long ago when people would use notecards and letters as a way of sending encouraging little nuggets to their friends and loved ones? Yeah! Me too!
I wish that it wasn’t a “lost art”. The art of actually writing with a pen; getting your whole hand involved in the process. Now, the fingertips most often get all the action.
There’s also something special about the act of buying stamps (or putting coins in the mailbox), sliding the carefully addressed envelope into the mailbox, and raising that red flag for something other than mailing off for that rebate from the ink cartridge you just purchased.

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DaySpring has started a 21 Days of Encouragement Campaign to help get that started again! They’ve included some super cool ways to do so, and some ways do include electronic cards, but you still get the pleasure of going through the process of picking out the perfect one for your recipient! 

How have you received encouragement lately?
How have encouraged someone else?

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Join me in the encouragement!

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

The Most Excellent Way to Lead {book review}

 

 

The Most Excellent Way to Lead by Perry Noble

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Lead in love is THE theme for The Most Excellent Way to Lead by Perry Noble.

If you’re a Christian in any leadership role, whether in a church, corporation, small business, or in your own home, you are called to do all things in, through and with love.

Perry breaks down each attribute of love from 1 Corinthians 13; best known as the “Love Chapter” in the Bible.

He opens with Jesus being the greatest example of what love is and how we should do it.

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Perry then leads us into hilarious and relevant stories from his life and brilliantly turns it into a chance to teach about love as described in Scripture.
Each chapter is rounded out with questions to ask yourself and your team, and with quotable phrases that can be used in any social media platform. And it wouldn’t be complete without the #BestWayToLead hashtag!

There are so many things that I enjoyed about The Most Excellent Way to Lead.
With chapter titles like, Patient, Kind, Does Not Envy, Does Not Boast, Not Proud, Does Not Dishonor Others, Always Protects, Always Hopes, I was wondering why I was drawn to another book about love and love in leadership kind of book, but found that I related to several of Perry’s points.
The one that resonated with me most was the chapter, “Is Not Self-Seeking”.

“Are you more concerned about being discovered or being developed?”

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“ If you’re not receiving the attention you think you deserve, don’t consider yourself cursed; consider yourself blessed. Allow God to hide you until He has helped you work past the desire for self-promotion in your leadership position.” –Perry Noble, The Most Excellent Way to Lead

There is so much leadership light packed into this book and I highly recommend it to everyone, no matter what stage of life or capacity you serve in. It could be the very equipping that you need to start on a new journey with God!

You can purchase The Most Excellent Way to Lead wherever books are sold.
There are so many excellent tools (assessments, free chapter, e-book, and more) on the Most Excellent Way to Lead website.

Living to Worship Him,
Kela

 

I received a free copy of The Most Excellent Way to Lead from Tyndale House Publishers to read and write an honest review. I received no monetary compensation for this review.

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Owlegories Review and Giveaway

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Owlegories is such a wonderful interactive tool!
I agreed to review the company’s DVDs and apps in light of having something that’s Biblically based to share with my grandchildren!

“Owlegories is an animated series that teaches kids about God through the amazing things found in nature and revealed in God’s Word.” – Owlegories

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I was delighted to watch each episode of Volumes 1&2 that I received! The quality is fantastic and the voices of each character are very appealing!

After watching the DVDs I downloaded the two apps (for Android and iOS).
One of the apps, Owlegories TV, a great “on the go” tool to watch some of the episodes on your devices.
The other app, Owlegories: God & The Sun, is very interactive and chock full of Scripture to memorize!

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I highly recommend Owlegories! I encourage you to visit their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Owlegories/ , and see what’s available and to ask them any questions that you may have!

There’s a chance for you to win a DVD copy of Vol. 1 of Owlegories! 

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Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. Happy winning!

If you’d like to go ahead and order, or if you didn’t make it in time for the Giveaway, I’ve been given a 25% DISCOUNT CODE for use anywhere in the Owlegories store for my readers!!

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Go to http://shop.owlegories.com and use discount code: KELA25 during the checkout process.

Living to Worship Him,
Kela