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Being Self Aware

Howdy!

The last Sunday in June, I had to preach/teach a special lesson. A lesson, that usually doesn’t get put into words very often, but we learn it along the way. We struggle with these things because we are always growing, but when they are placed out on a line and we can see it with our eyes, we begin to see them for what they really are.

Applicable key points to why and how being self-aware of your life markers; the things that make up your life and your surroundings, can help you see the world as God sees it.

What the devil wants us to see is the things that we want- that we can get with out God-, not need from God. He also makes us focus on the things that bums us out instead of giving them to God and focusing on how great God is in seasons and storms and out of them. But if we keep a constant check on us and our surroundings, we can’t miss step with God or have disappointments which are also “missed appointments”. Let’s read on…

Being Self Aware

  1. You can’t harm yourself or anyone else. [No harm, no foul] 1 Chronicle 16:22 + Psalms 105:15, Proverbs 3:30, Acts 28:5, Romans 13:10
  2. It means to “Gut Check”, spirit check, just evaluate your progress and perspective. [Gut check, Spirit check] Haggai 1:7
  3. Perspective is key… Always keep your focus on the things around you, how they affect you (make you feel) and your reaction to them. [Look through the eyes of heaven] 2 Corinthians 5:7
  4. Priorities are key… Always reorder them. Life happens, so things change, but remember God doesn’t. [Make time for what really matters] Matthew 6:33, Romans 12:2

(5-9)[What you do on the inside affects the outside] 2 Corinthians 11:22-33, 12:1-6 Ephesians 6:10-18

  1. Physical Awareness of your relationship with how you treat and take care of yourself, your rewards from God, and other people.
  2. Spiritual Awareness of how you treat yourself, Jesus, and other people.
  3. Mental Awareness of the enemy’s attack to your mind, and how you handle that with the whole armor of God.
  4. Emotional Awareness of how you react in life to situations good and bad. God gave us emotions to experience life. Not to harm life, memories, or people around us.
  5. It’s okay to feel tired, exhausted, frustrated and so on… Just don’t stay there.
  6. Balance is key, Jesus is key. Jesus never said “I am tired of being the good guy. I’m tired of carrying you, to pick you up when you fall, and to go over the same topic with you for the hundredth time.” [Find your Jesus center] John 16:33
  7. Move on! Your issues won’t be issues forever. Choose to solve the ones you can with the knowledge of Christ and give the rest you can’t solve to Christ. [Forgive and Forget] Matthew 6:12, Psalms 86:5
  8. Be wise with your words! Satan has only a few tactics in which to tempt and harm us, while God gave us simple victory with our words. So use them wisely. A good way to think about it is to say, God wants us to use Jesus wisely, since He is the Word that was is the beginning. [Wise men use wise words] Ephesians 5:4, John 1:1

 

B’Sweet~Stay Self Aware,
Annie♥

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Kevin Zadai-It’s Supernatural Network

Good Day,

It’s been too long a wait. I recently listened to a radio pod of this on ISN, and will be watching the video soon. This really encouraged me to not let the “disappointments” take over my emotions, because technically, I was the one who didn’t align myself to the will of God.

Things I pulled away from just listening:

♥Don’t Forget Ephesians 6:12-13
AND PROTECT YOUR SOUL!!!!

  • 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
  • 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
    • When I was in High-school (Grades 9-12) I always had a set schedule and I followed it for the most part. I would say Psalms 23 in the mirror every morning after I was dressed, before breakfast. I look at it now and thank God for the diligence I had learned in that season at age 14, because believe it or not, little things like that gave me a foundation for my day. It put me out of harms way and kept me on the path running towards Jesus.
      • Kevin Zadai learned that repeating God’s Word over your life lifts and completely, utterly destroys the devils lies that he has thrown at your soul through your life time. #stayprayedup
      • So, start small! Choose a scripture that works for you. For me it was Psalms 23 and it was helpful to me then. Still is now but when you grow you need to move on to the next step. And for me that is Ephesians 6:10-18. Psalms 23 helped me to remember and imprint on my soul and mind that God is my shepherd, protector, provider, caretaker, you name it. He keeps us! And as a searching Christian teen, that was all I needed to start. I am no a young “adult” (at least that’s what I’m told☺) and learning to keep myself through daily and spiritual warfare is a must. Not just for me but for everyone as well. Satan, the devil, can come in and in a blink of an eye, steal everything from you (deams, hopes, wants, needs) and then cauterize you; not the good kind of burned flesh so you can stop the bleeding, but the kind that leaves you in pain and wishing you had went to Jesus, the good doctor who can heal all wounds.

When you were a baby christian you used crawling scriptures, now you are an adult christian you need to use walking (running) scripture.

♥Jeremiah 29:11-13
JESUS LOVES YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace,
  • and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
  • 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
  • 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
    • I am once again humbled and yet awe inspired once again by the lover of my heart. This scripture isn’t preached with enough heart these days. Because God loves me, enough to end his son to die on a cross so that I can come free to the throne of grace, and in grace. Jesus’ loves me so much to cheer me on, give me advice, wisdom, and still put up with my wishy-washy ways, and yet when I come to my sense, He is still there at that place where I walked away from waiting for my return, because His words never come back void.
    • My prayers are always answered. If we keep on praying, don’t think that nothing is happening; in the spirit everything produces fruit. Don’t just look for the spectacular, look for the small rumbling in life knowing that the Angels have to get through the evil spirits and principalities in the air, and eventually with patience your answer will be there.

Never stop believing. When you give up before the blessing reaches you, you stop your blessing. Satan tries to stop you before your blessing comes. Ultimately, the devil knows we will pray, We Will Pray! If he can’t stop us from praying the blessing into action, he can stop us from grasping it in our hands.

♥Luke 12:12
The Holy Spirit is a Winner!!!

  • 12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
    • There are so many scriptures to choose about the Holy Spirit, but this one gives us the gist of what we “ought” to do.
    • Kevin Zadai learns that the Holy Spirit does not know what losing, lack, debt, is or means. He does not entertain, believe, understand, what these things are. He is a winner through and through. He sets forth to accomplish and does. Nothing comes back void. So when you #stayprayedup you keep a straight line with the Holy Spirit and you can accomplish many things across the board and in all realms.

Set aside you understanding, and let the Holy Spirit lead you.
Read, 1 Corinthians 2

I have received a lot of perspective from this and hope the rest of you will too.

Radio Pod{http://sidroth.org/radio/radio-archives/kevin-zadai/}

 

 

B’Sweet-Stay Prayed Up,

Annie♥

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Sin & Righteousness

Good Day,

A commentary in my  Bible, The Evidence Bible, by John MacArthur refering to Romans 5:20 says,

“God’s grace cannot be faithfully preached to unbelievers until His Law is preached and man’s corrupt nature is exposed. It is impossible for a person to fully realize his need for God’s grace until he sees how teribly he has failed the standards of God’s Law. It is impossible for him to realize his need for mercy until he realizes the magnitude of his guilt.”

It’s important to know this isn’t just for others who aren’t believers in Christ Jesus, but for ourselves. Many times it takes us to go back and examine ourselves. We are humans. We have flesh and spirit; they war with each other as it says in Galatians 5:16-17. It’s alright to know you are human, because God knows this and we have an advocate who sits at His right hand, Luke 22:69. But that doesn’t mean to continue in sin.

It means to get a grip on with your life. God did not make us with a folly spirit. Most assuredly he has given us free will, Galatians 4:31. I’ll tell you, I am not a perfect person.

“STOP, WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?!”

Yes, I just said that. If I was perfect I wouldn’t have a story to tell. I wouldn’t be relateable. I would be speaking hot air constantly and this blog, my life, would be meaningless. Nothing would mater and Satan would have won me over. If I have nothing to live for, how can I know the standards that were set by God?How would I know right from wrong. Well first, God set the standards (all the commandment, not just the ten) for me and you, for us. I wouldn’t be writing meaningful blogpost, singing meaningful praise & worship, leaning on righteous faith for my business, living, if I did not live by the standards set.

We don’t make the standards, God does.

We don’t have to do the hard work of thinking and thinking about what is right or wrong. God has already done that for us. We don’t have to do the hard work. God always lays down the foundation for us. Now, we do have to do the work, and God never ever asks us to do the work in our own strength. He tells us to rely on Him and only Him, Isaiah 40:29 and Psalms 105:4.

When we realize we aren’t the true saints we need to be in God, that’s when the real change begins. It’s hard, I know it is, but the work and the final product; the reward, is ever so sweet. It is amazing to finally take the plank out of your own eyes(Matthew 7:3-5) before someone else and see the hurt and grime built up on your vessel(1 Thessalonians 4:4), the carrying piece of the Holy Spirit.

We aren’t perfect, in fact our canvases were made blank so God can write our stories in its great magnificent detail. God is just that good. Remember to check yourself daily. Don’t be caught off guard ever, in as God comes back and you are not ready(Luke 21:36).

B’Sweet-Stay Sweet,

Annie ♡

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MAMBI

Hey Everyone,

Today’s blog is on a Haul. A planner haul. I am excited to present my new Mambi Planner.

I spent a good $55, rounded, on this whole haul. I was planning on getting an Erin Condren at Staples, but luckily they would have it that there is no Staples in the Heart of Texas, where I live, that carries Erin Condren. So I went to Hobby Lobby and found my love with MAMABI: Create 365, The Happy Planner.

Earlier in the year I was going to get a MAMBI, but my local Michael’s sold out. So this fateful day,  I went to Hobby Lobby about fifteen miles from where I live and voila, the beauty was there.   In all it’s glory, it was there and now, it is here in my hands. But thank goodness, with 40% discount on one regular priced item, I got it for $15. My whole day was made.

Thank you MAMBI. What I also love about MAMBI is the clear idea that this company was founded on good principles; GOD! I love it when a company can come outright and say they believe God has helped through this and has His hands in their midst. I am a proud MAMBI owner. Hop on over to Me & My Big Ideas for your own planner and extras, not to mention to read their blog.

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The sheep who listens for the Shepherd

Good Morning,

It’s been a whole month since I last wrote a blog post. The reason is: No Internet!
You guys, NO INTERNET! Means I can’t even post or take pictures to edit. But thank God it’s back on. Now a few things have happened.

  1. Revival has started an amazing thing in me.
  2. I got a job at a Candy store.
  3. I finally bought a Silhouette Portrait
  4. Sk Design Labs has started marketing and pre-producing.
  5. More podcasts are being developed.
  6. God has complete overhauled my perspective.
  7. Summer is almost over.
  8. I make sure to get my butt to Friday night prayer.

Off the top of my head, for one short month, there has been a lot that has happened. I thank God for His mercy and grace because He’s been the greatest father there ever is and will be.

Now, I’m excited to say August 29th is when I will be re-openeing  my Etsy for Sweet Kirithra Planner stickers. I am so stocked. I’ve been creating like crazy and I am trying to get enough supplies in too.

So far, so good. God doesn’t stop blessing even when we choose to ignore Him, so how much more will we be able to see Him and the blessings He gives us If we choose to make Him first priority? A little nugget for thought.

No matter what you’ve went through, be it tragic, anxiety, happiness, contentment/ or lack thereof, God is always there and there always is a comment, opinion, expression. You just have to get it out positively. Believe you are not in it alone and always fighting for what God gave you; don’t let Satan steal it from your hands.

I’d love to talk with you, how has your month been so far?

B’Sweet ~Stay Sweet,
Annie ♥

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Good Day Friends,

Today is OBD! I am happy to announce the first podcast on my blog. It’s been a long decision but it was finally made and so here it is. You will need:

1. Time    2. A Heart Willing To Learn   3. The Holy Spirit

I Hope you enjoy this podcast.

God Is Uncompromising Published on PodOmatic

A few scriptures to go along with the Podcast:

  • Psalm 57:7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!”
  • Proverbs 20:28Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.
  • 2 Peter 1:6 ” For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.”
  • Colossians 4:2 “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”
  • Exodus 20:6 “but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”

One person, in the Bible, has talked about Gods amazing-saving-grace and steadfast love all the time. David. He knew what it meant to give himself up daily. He was a great in expressing his worries, doubts, love, joy, in the simplest form known to human nature. With out voices. With praise and worship. It was natural for David, the anointed king, to give up his desires and wants to God as if his life depended on it. And so shall I be. I want to depend on God and no one else. Unless God says otherwise, I look toward Him, and Him alone.

Maybe in a later podcast or blog, I’ll talk about the promise ring and necklace plus the letters. Give you more of an insight on promises and how I’ve progressed since then and now.

 

B’ Sweet~Stay Sweet,

Annie ♥

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Sweet Kirithra

Good Day Everyone,

*Sigh* Let me tell you what a whoop-d-doo  the beginning of this week has been. Our internet zapped out ‘mysteriously’ on the 1st  day of June. I know,  I know, the day I was supposed to open up shop, but luckily I was able to pull up my phones hotspot and manage to make a few of the collages for some listings. It was terrible though. The hotspot needs good service to give good wifi, but my room sucks when it comes to service.

Anywho… on the second of June we fixed the issue and although it was late by the time we fixed the internet I hadn’t been able to set up the shop fully. The same day a few hours after, I was making my planner buttons so I could use my sticker maker but I went to the library and the file wasn’t staying put. The computer I was working on had been glitching the entire time and when I edited the doc on the glitchy library computer it had reverted the document to it original form which was standard photoshop made. *Sigh*

But no worries, today is June 3rd and I was able to get Etsy up and running, my planner buttons, and my podcast system came in yesterday so I can’t wait to try it out and review it. Let’s move onto the meaning of this blog shall we.

Banner # 1

My Etsy shop, which is named, Sweet Kirithra is officially open. Now while in the stages of preparing the shop, I was in over my head at what it took to make the shop. Thankfully, I did it (with the help of God.)

I had to give my shop a name and well, I couldn’t use my username BSweet Stay Sweet. And thus Sweet Kirithra was born, but how? Well, I wanted something to represent who I am and what I am always trying to push whether in private or public. So I thought and thought about it and came up with a scripture based phrase. Proverbs 16:24 was my foundation, “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” I needed the shop name to represent my life, my God, my heart and I knew honeycomb was something sweet and healthy. Just like God.

Banner # 2

I also needed something that wasn’t common so I wouldn’t have to constntly run into ‘Aleady Taken’ roadblock. So I though a different language should work and that’s when I brought my learned Greek into the mix. Using the greek alphabet wasn’t allowed so I used the roman equivalent. Kirithra in greek means honeycomb. So in retrospect I combined my favorite, life giving scripture and made it in to a brand; Hopefully.

Initial Logo

Today I am so excited to share what my life and creativity means through the means of this blog and now Etsy, and even in my church. I am glad I get to touch lives like this every day and I am glad you decided to join me. Sweet Kirithra is now a page on  my blog and the items available in stock will be updated every new item, sale, and generally overlooked on Saturdays. Every item is Custom Order, so if you have a particular color it can be done as long as it is with this months color guide which is in the picture section of the items on my Etsy shop. Every item on my blog is hyperlinked to it’s corresponding Etsy link as well.

Once again I will love to thank you, everyone who has followed to receive encouragement and idea inspiration.

B’Sweet~Stay Creative,

Annie ♥