Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Heart that Tithes

Hello All!

Today I’m blogging about a personal lesson that the Lord taught me this week.  I recently started my own salon.  Therefore, I have been “getting paid” with each client instead of receiving a bi-monthly check.  Therefore, I began to slack on my tithe to the House of the Lord.  This Wednesday I was struggling with fear because I wasn’t getting any calls for appointments.  Well, the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that in order to have His blessing released to me, I had to release blessing to Him.  I.E. I needed to tithe on the income that I had made since opening the salon.  Right then and there I got my checkbook and wrote my tithe check.  Within 5 minutes my phone rang and I had booked 2 appointments for the following day!  Wow!  Talk about an instant lesson learned!

God is very clear that He will bless us, but only if we are not relying on the income we have for provision.  We MUST rely on Him to provide for us and in so doing, it is easy to relinquish just a bit of our income in order for His house to grow and the Word to be spread.  I encourage you to allow Him to search your heart to see who you are relying on: the money in your paycheck or the God that has all the wealth of the world in His charge.

Proverbs 3:9-10

“Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.”

Blessings!

Crystal

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Dream

Hey Ladies, it’s time for “Quote of the Day”

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What’s your dream?

Have a wonderful week!!

Photo c/o of shineonwithlm

Thrift shopping adventure

ladies, a while ago Crystal and i went thrift shopping. We were looking for vintage wall art and furniture for Crystal’s new Salon. So, here are a few snaps from the adventure 🙂

Next, i will post some photos from Crystal’s new Salon :). Thanks ladies, have a wonderful week!

Blessings! ~Sisie

Where do I hope?

 

Hope: the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best; a person or thing in which expectations are centered

I must ask myself today, do I hope that these dreams I desire will happen?  If so, what is this hope centered upon?  If this hope is centered on anything other than Him, it will not “turn out for the best”.  Today I am renewing my hope into Him, the One that is more than capable to fulfill ALL my hopes and dreams!

~Crystal

My fall Wish List

Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of the year, why? 1) Pretty leaves and 2) The outfit and accessories.

Here is some of my fall wish list 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would like to try this, using sweater sleeves as leg warmers (get a cheap sweater from a thrift store) full tutorial can be found at this blog thefarmersnest. Photo c/0 thefarmersnest.

Cozy oversized sweater! i would like to collect lots of them :). Photo c/0 sheinside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More scarves! photo c/o Modcloth                                                                                                   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want these “Off to Ireland Boots”. They are simple, but still have that industrial look. Photo c/o of Modcloth


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m in love with this satchel bag from Anthropologie. Photo c/o Anthropologie

There are more of my favorite things about fall, and they include Pumpkin spiced latte, hot cocoa, going on a walk, making soup for dinner, taking photographs, and the lists goes on…..

What’s your favorite thing about fall?

Much Love ~Sisie

Emphasize the possiblities

Hello all, i was reading this devotional, sent by one of my dear friends this morning and i just wanted to share :). To me, it’s a good reminder for our daily encouragement. I hope it will encourage all of you as well.

Happy Autumn 🙂

If anyone was ever justified in being negative and overwhelmed, certainly Paul was. Unfairly accused, confined in prison, and facing death, he chose to emphasize the possibilities instead of problems. In his letters, he challenged believers to think differently and rise above the world’s standards. As a prisoner, he didn’t whine about the poor conditions, his bad luck, being chained to the guards, or even the things he missed about being free.

Instead, Paul wrote in a spirit of gratitude and with an encouraging, joyful manner — all in the midst of a continual barrage of persecution. The apostle Paul presents us with wise advice for thinking like Christ thinks when he challenge us to seek out and dwell on the positives in our life.

“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.” Philippians 4:8 MSG

Philippians 4:8 reflects very crisply the nature and character of God, who Himself is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. As Christians, we are called to meditate on things that mirror God’s characters. Not only does this keep us from focusing on sinful/harmful things, but it also allows us to fill our lives with hope and optimism.

If you desire to live a joy-filled life – a life that fulfils God’s purpose for you – you must keep your thoughts fixed on the things of God.

“The 4:8 Principle”
By Tommy Newberry

Have a wonderful weekend!

Be Blessed! ~sisie

Adoration: His FaithfulNess

HAVE FAITH IN GOD’S FAITHFULNESS

Devotional from David Wilkerson

Faith begins with a total abandonment of oneself into God’s care, but our faith must be active, not passive.

We must have full confidence that God can and will do the impossible. Jesus said, “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). “With God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). In short, faith says, “God is enough!”

The Lord was making Abram a man of faith by leading him into an impossible situation. He wanted to hear his servant say, “Father, you led me here, and you know best. So I’m going to stand still and believe you to do the impossible. I’ll put my life in your hands, fully trusting that you won’t allow me or my family to starve. I know we’ll be preserved because you promised I would have a seed!”

Our faith is not meant to get us out of a hard place or change our painful condition. Rather, it is meant to reveal God’s faithfulness to us in the midst of our dire situation. God does at times change our trying
circumstances. But more often, he doesn’t – because he wants to change us!

We simply can’t trust God’s power fully until we experience it in the midst of our crisis. This was the case with the three Hebrew children. They saw Christ only when they were in the midst of the fiery furnace. And Daniel experienced God’s power and grace when he was thrust into the lions’ den. If they had suddenly been pulled out of their circumstances, they never would have known the full grace of God’s miracle-working power. And the Lord would not have been magnified before the ungodly.

We think we’re witnessing great miracles whenever God ends our storms and crises. But we can easily miss the lesson of faith in such times — the lesson that says God will remain faithful to us through our hard times. He wants to raise us above our trials through faith, so we can say, “My God can do the impossible. He’s a deliverer, and he’s going to see me through.”