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Did You Know #28; Thanksgiving?

Did you know thankfulness is to be appreciative; and Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings?   W.A. Ward

We cannot pick our families, but we can choose who we sit down to fellowship with.

Therefore; Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts!   Psalm 65:4  The Amplified Bible

For quite a few of us, the Thanksgiving Holiday means extra days off of work, an array of good and not so healthy food for all to enjoy, parades, and of course football games.  Oops, let’s not forget family and friends, while keeping a close watch on the door, in an effort to keep you know who out.

Satan is always banging on the glass, asking to come in, especially if it’s a bonding session.  He knew on these occasions a misunderstood word or gesture can complicate a good meal, therefore creating and non-Christian like environment that can destroy the Thanksgiving Spirit; disappointing the pilgrims.  (Children, the un-involved, etc.)

With so much confusion and different activities going on, perhaps we are missing the whole meaning of Thanksgiving?

Did you know, Psalm 92:1-4, from The Bible Truth, tells us: And when ye will offer a sacrifice of Thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will… God does not compel us or require us that we show gratitude to Him?

The meaning of Thanksgiving (1st Corinthians 14:16) is the language to be used as an act of worship intended for only God?  And thanksgiving is the means whereby we acknowledge the receipt of God’s forgiveness.

So the true meaning of Thanksgiving is a relationship between God and man.  It’s an attitude of the heart, and that reinforces the relationship.

And, did you know some of us realize He is worthy of our gratitude?  We belong to Him and have been blessed with a life; an abundant life when we give Him all the Glory.

So, this Thanksgiving Day and all to come, before we start enjoying the festivities, let it be your will to Giving thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever.    Psalm 136:1

Then pray for peace.  🙂

Thank you, Lord, for each new day, for our health, the air we breathe, good food, our loved ones, and friends.  Let us be a blessing to all those we come in contact with.

Thank you for everything, your Grace sends.

It is in Jesus name that we pray.   Amen!

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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

WOE IS ME; THE PITY PARTY?

Woe Is Me, is just another “Never-ending Story”  I am tired of hearing.  A tale that has no ending, or signs of relief in sight for the hearers.

If I may, I suppose if you have Survived a life or death situation, you know,  “When it rains, it pours.”  Just be aware of the fact that most are not interested in hearing those same old stories of how you suffered with whatever it was that ailed you so long ago, for the Kazillionth time.

At times, woe is me, can take on a life of its own, even after matters have completely changed for the better.  After all, some of us insist on drowning in misery, while hanging on to drama as if it were our lifeblood.  Perhaps some of us enjoy a good Pity Party?

Life has a unique way of stepping on our toes, especially if we are weak and void of Christ.  Often leaving us to ask ourselves; When is something good going to come my way?

The answer is, something good is always within your reach, especially if you know Jesus and Him you.  The thing is, some are just too busy crying over what was, to notice.

Start your day off on a positive note, strive to gain an attitude to Persevere; which is to continue a course of action in the face of difficulty.  Easy enough, just hard to do because it requires discipline, coupled with a strong will to be better than before, leaving little time to dwell on what was.

Leave the past in the past, and never forget what was learned is absolutely critical to move on to the next stage of our lives.  Are you aware of the fact that the future reward those who press on, and the success of our future is usually found in our daily routine?

Successful people have a history of good habits, and they know nothing good comes, from constantly reliving any type of discomfort; creating another bad habit.  Let go of the  “Woe”  and pick up the Cross; It’s a new day.

Give Testimony about how you overcame that thing through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and what may help others facing similar situations.

Breathe new life into you and your story.  Tell about what’s happening now; Testify how God saved your life while expressing great joy when explaining how you are able to do what you do through Him that delivered you.

Encourage others.  Give yourself a break from that same old tale of woe.  Remove yourself from that unhealthy place we can find ourselves in while claiming what we cannot do in the future.

Rejoice, You Survived; Do something with that.

Be positive when talking about your experiences, let the world know; Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.”

Thank you, Lord, for all you do, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.   Amen!

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Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL!

One of the hardest things I ever had to do was to tell on myself.

I know by now most of you are aware of the fact that I have written a book called, I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story.  It took 6 years to write, including the 3 years I literally cried trying to get through it.

Social media is a tough place… Especially when putting your personal business out there for the world to judge.

Because of Shame, I found it hard to change, because I knew I would have to expose my darkest secrets The good news is, I learned if I shared those secrets, shame couldn’t survive, although remembered.  Plus, we seem to judge ourselves harder than what we perceived others to do.

We are so vain, we seldom realize most are too busy with their own issues to concern themselves with what others are doing.  But, I believe there are stories out there that are meant to be told for the benefit of others; A story like mine; you be the judge.  I’m emotionally drained, although I’m better off, as I pray you will be too after reading it.

I had involved myself in so many ungodly transactions I had no idea I was in as much danger as I was.  I believe God saved my life so that I might tell this story of a life I almost gave away, while claiming “I am just doing me.”

If it had not been for cancer, perhaps I would have never fulfilled my purpose for being born; as it is written in Jeremiah 1:5  The Amplified Bible

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you (and approved of you as my chosen instrument), And before you were born I consecrated you (to Myself as My own); I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.

Without having the knowledge of Jesus Christ, I would have been just another life wasted, instead I was given a number of chances; perhaps it was my home training, my spirit or morals?  Whatever it was, I soon realized in order to help save my life when diagnosed with 3rd Stage Breast Cancer, I had to bear my soul, and tell the world a story I wanted to keep a secret.

I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer, Then Kill It. / The Norvie l. Cherry Story is written in two parts.  I thought I was to only tell about the cancer and how God saved my life, not realizing why, until I realized I had to tell the whole story, something I was unwilling to do at the onset.

The first part is about a lifestyle full of pimps, murders, whores, thieves, rapist, you name it, they are all there and the parts I played.

It all started by age 15 when I snuck out of the house and went to a party in Chicago.  At age 18, I was called out in Port Huron, Michigan as a Pimp.  By the time I turned 22 years old, I had a little college; Central State in Ohio.  I had graduated from The Pittsburgh Barber School in Pennsylvania, and was the proud owner of Cherry’s Barbershop and Shoeshine Parlor, coupled with managing my Aunts Bar, The Black Olive.

This book is very candid, I wrote it as if you are sitting in front of me and we are having a conversation.

The second part of I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It. / The Norvie L. Cherry Story addresses Cancer.  I tell it like it is.

I am a Storyteller; I don’t do statistics, clinical reports, or test result.  I tell what most won’t; all the hard parts.  How does it feel to take Chemo, lost of hair, taste buds, everything you don’t want to know, and still not lead you into what may sound like a Doctors Convention full of gloom and doom.

Because I am a storyteller, you will get a real feel from a real life in action.  It is full of jaw dropping situations that would have left most dead; and I haven’t gotten to the Cancer part yet.

So if you are looking for a page turner, I’m sure you will find it in how I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer, Then Kill It. / The Norvie L. Cherry Story, and now it’s available at xulonpress.com/bookstore, or an E-book at amazon.com/bookstore

This book is also available on-line at your favorite site, or it can be ordered from over 72,000 bookstores under the title, or my name, Norvie L. Cherry.

Thank you so much for your support and I know reading my story will be a blessing for those in need of such information, and for those who just love a good book.

Want to join this blog?  norvielcherry.com or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

To God Be The Glory, and it is in Jesus name we pray.   Amen!

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2015 in Something To Think About

 

THE PERFECT GIFT?

For me,  “The Perfect Gift”  would be to live an amazing life under the guidelines of Jesus Christ.  I believe the best way to accomplish that is to not care about who gets the credit.

The gift is: TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Since God made all of us in his image, have you ever noticed he did not make us all the same when it comes to diversity?  We are as different as the layout of the lands, as deep as the oceans, and as wide in our observations at the vastness of an unending sky.

The gift is: To be amazed at who you are.

We all want to be the best we can be, so choose your words, and ways carefully; people will hear and see the real you, especially the one’s we perceive to not be paying attention.  What matters is they will feel your attitude.

Once we understand excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude, we can start a chain reaction of extraordinary events with even greater results, turn a weakness into a strength by taking total responsibility for ourselves.  When we control ourselves, we can control our destiny.

The gift is: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, and to the Lord, and not unto men: knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: For ye serve the Lord Christ.  Colossians 3:23-24

Taking the responsibility for oneself requires courage, at least enough to take risks; for without risks nothing in life can be or will be accomplished.  We have to start with conquering fear.  Only those who put their fear aside can find out how far they can go, and the understanding that courage is not enough without purpose and direction.

The gift is knowing: Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy one is understanding.  Proverbs 9:10

In order to receive  “The Perfect Gift,”  we have to desire to be Christ-like.

The gift is to: Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.   Psalms 37:4

Let this mind be in you, which is also in Jesus Christ. Philippines 2:5

Thank you, Lord, for giving us Jesus Christ, “The Perfect Gift.”  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen

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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Something To Think About

 
 
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