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BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – AUGUST 21st 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – AUGUST 21st 2017

Good morning Beautified One

It is the beginning of another week and at the Beautified Network we are focusing our eyes on God completely.

Our confession for the week is hinged on Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”.

This week as I trust in the Lord, He directs my path
He leads me in the right way!
He orders my step towards greatness!
Even though I walk through challenges and difficulties, I have overcome!
Whatever platform others have been denied access to, or could not step up to. I gain access to and I step up to that platform.
My head is anointed with the oil and fragrance of heaven, therefore I attract favor, blessings, opportunities and other good things.
Surely I shall experience God’s goodness and mercy every day of this week.

Amen. Have a blessed week.

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 2ND 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK AUGUST 2ND 2017

Hey sister, Happy New Month,

This week’s confession is hinged on Revelations 21:5, “And he who was seated on the throne said, “BEHOLD, I AM MAKING ALL THINGS NEW”.

I speak over this month and I declare it my season of new beginnings.
God places and establishes my feet on new grounds and leads me to greater heights.
New doors open up on to me and no adversary can withstand me.
This month I run with new speed and I achieve much more than I have in the past months of the years and there is no limitation to what I can achieve.
This month I have much more harvest than I have had in the past months of the year.
This month I walk in new realms, I walk beyond the limitations set on my path and I do exceedingly greater and have better results than I have had in the past months of the year.
This month all things are made new for me and my loved ones and our latter blessings, victories, miracles, breakthroughs, favor… exceeds the former.

Work your reality

Work your reality

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN (1)

 

For about 3 months this year, I did not publish. Although, in all fairness, I was writing (scribbling thoughts down), I did not finish any piece. Before now, I worked a more flexible job and I lived in an environment that allowed me more privacy and time to myself and thoughts but my reality changed in January and with the blessings of this new reality came the challenge of “getting into the zone” (writers will relate). While I conveniently threw blames, gave excuses and wished, nothing changed until eventually, after months of waiting unproductively, I took responsibility for the results I need to deliver by creating the environment I need within the environment I have. And, it’s working.

Sista, anything can work if you work it.

Too many times we are stagnated in life not because we don’t have dreams or the ability and desire to make those dreams happen but because we are waiting for the perfect weather.We allow unfavorable circumstances to incapacitate us and we sit back blaming everyone but ourselves and making excuses for nonperformance with the hope that one day, the galaxies will align and we’ll finally have all the time and resources we think we need to do what we need to do. The truth, however, is that life will not always present to us the realities we want or deserve. But if we’ll dare to objectively reexamine our current realities with a different attitude and from a different perspective, we will discover that what we have is good material to work with. We have the ability to create preferred realities using our current realities as the raw material.If you approach your reality with the “I can work this” attitude and you see the challenge as an opportunity to create, you can make anything- unemployment, disability, financial difficulty, a breakup, loss, pressure- work.Besides, there’s no situation that is entirely unique to anyone. Someone somewhere has made a worse situation work!

However, note that somethings can be changed! Nevertheless, some things can only be worked. You cannot change the taste of lemon juice, but if lemon juice is all you’ve got, you can make it work by adding some sugar. It’s up to you!No matter how hard you complain about “not having enough time” you really cannot have more than 24 hours in a day. So you can either maximize the time you have by task prioritization and proper planning or stay stuck in complains. Whatever it is, stop waiting for better. Take responsibility and create it.Working your reality means working with your reality.

Sometimes God deprives us of certain luxuries only so that our eyes can be open to see opportunities in strange places. It is amazing how extreme pressure juices out the best we never knew existed within us. How shame, struggles and pain reveal the strength we never knew we had. How our desperation for a breakthrough leads us to making unprecedented discoveries.How in our quest for solutions we become solutions.

You can live the life you want within the life you have but it won’t happen without your effort. So, stop waiting to “get into your zone”. Roll up your sleeves and work your reality!

Enjoy God always.

Thrive!

Deborah Adeojo

Bringing church home; How to make your children remain in Christ throughout their life span

Bringing church home; How to make your children remain in Christ throughout their life span

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Proverbs 22:6 NLT

Why are children who were raised in the church falling out of church as they grow older? Is the church doing something wrong or are the parents missing something somewhere?

While growing up, the trend was to ensure your kids go to school, after schools and nobody asks to see your homework, nobody asked what you were thought in school that day or what happened in school. Our parents where to busy trying to make money. Same things goes for Sunday school, nobody asked questions about Sunday school teachings or what activities or your new friends in church. Our parents thought that sending us to school, lesson and Sunday school meant that we automatically turn out great; well wrong.
We should not follow that trend. While my younger brother was in school I noticed his school devised a method to make parents involved with the child’s schooling by sending a report booklet with the home work. I did all the signing and checking of homework for him, my mum was super busy.
Anyways same thing with my daughter in fact based on that knowledge I had I looked for a school that had that same pattern. I do my daughters homework with her, not only that, when I go pick her up from school, I start asking her questions to make her talk about whatever happened in her class for that day. She is only 3 years old so this also helps her increase her vocabulary daily, it’s a win, win situation.
I also have a close relationship with her teacher, it’s very important, have your kids’ teachers’ number. The school also has this policy where each class has a WhatsApp group which is great.

I brought church home for my kids, I am raising my kids to understand that the church is not a building; the church is you and I and what is important is not the building but ensuring that our lives are exemplary to that of Christ.

We need to make our kids understand that church is not where you go and slay, help them know why they go to church, don’t assume that because they go to church they are well grounded in Christ.
After service every Sunday ask them what they learnt discuss it and try to apply to their lifestyle.
Oh the joy of a child knowing Jesus at a young age. I was eager as a child to know more and more about Jesus I consider it a privilege.
Let your children know God from little, do not leave it to the church to do all the work be involved, have memory verses for the week, when they do something wrong punish them with scripture reading/writing it and tell them to summaries it for you; to them it is a punishment but you are actually planting a seed that will yield good fruit in the future.
Bring Church home. Let your kids see Christ in you, help them involve Christ in everything they do.
My daughter wanted a skipping rope, I told her to pray to God for it, she did it then and there because we were at the salon, it’s not like I could not get her the skipping rope how much was it, I just felt she had too many toys.
My daughter prayed all week and the next for that skipping rope. Her dad personally went to get it for her, He was tired of hearing the prayer Lol. He was tripped by her attitude towards prayer and asking for what she wanted. Teach your kids the way of God and when they are old they will not depart from it.

As a working mum I know your time is not flexible and during the week you are swamped. If it’s possible to drop off or pick your kids from school please do so. Discuss with them in the car, you can also discuss while you are having dinner at the table. Make sure your weekends are for your kids. Your kids should never feel like a burden b deliberate about your relationship with them. Let there be no doors stopping them from reaching you at any time.
Till next time remain blessed.

NOT TOSSED TO AND FRO 

NOT TOSSED TO AND FRO 

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN

Recently God has been reminding me that the singular most important thing in our Christian walk is a personal relationship with Him.When I say  personal I mean that kind  of one on one relationship when God can call you His friend like He did to Abraham, the type of relationship that God can tell you what is in His Agenda (Gen 18:16),the type where you stay in His presence to worship and study the word just to know Him more.

There are plenty reasons why this is important for you but I will be talking about just one today. Scripture says that in the last days the love of many will wax cold, nations will rise against nations and many false prophets shall arise (Matthew 24:6-12) and I am sure if you are one with the understanding of times like the sons of Issachar you will agree that we are in the last days.

I hear all kinds of doctrines and teachings these days that does not have any scriptural basis in the word of God and I can’t help but weep sometimes. The amazing thing is that Christians are devouring all these falseness and as i was recently asking the lord,the answer why it is so dropped in my spirit.It is majorly because we no longer take time to study the word for ourselves, we are not like the Berean Christians that go back after Paul has taught them to check if what he said was true (a whole Paul the apostle oh) (Acts 17:11) this shows that no man is infallible.

Nowadays we take everything we hear and digest it hook line and sinker;we are quick to forget that the Holy Spirit is our teacher and he will guide us into all truth.We need to get to a point where we know the lord for ourselves not tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine (Eph 4:14).The truth of the matter is that God is yearning to talk to us,he sees the questions and the confusion in our hearts and he really wants to answer them but we need to commit to spending time with him and searching the scriptures, it is only the word of God that is final and steadfast.

Study the word of God with the heart of a child always yearning to understand and know more,as a Lady that loves the lord we should have knowledge about basic doctrines of Christianity like baptism, laying on of hands,resurrection and second coming etc., so that when people start to drop the so called revelation we know that it is not in keeping with the word of God.

 

You can do character study, chapter study, book study (e.g. study the book of Daniel), get a simpler translation if you need to, just make sure you are studying the word of God to show yourself approved (2 Tim 3:16).Don’t just study because you have a preaching engagement or because you are the one taking bible study,study to know more about your Lord and his ways.The word of God is a compass it guides us it is also a sieve that helps us to separate the wheat from the chaff.

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – MAY 1ST 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – MAY 1ST 2017

Good Morning Beautified One and Happy New Month!
We know its workers day so a number of us will be resting .
Can we quickly say our confessions for today? We are using Matthew 5:14 as our reference point.
I am the light of the world, therefore I cannot be hidden!
I am a child of light therefore darkness cannot overwhelm me!
The life and light of God will be seen upon me wherever I go!
The world will come to my light and the brightness of my rising will attract kings and highly placed people to me!
The life and light of God in me lightens up the lives of those around me!
The light of God in me produces an indelible mark in my generation!
The world awaits my manifestation, therefore I manifest greater works and show forth the glory of God!
BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK. APRIL 24, 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK. APRIL 24, 2017

Good Morning Queen
It’s a new week and the best way to prepare is condition your week to greatness.
Let’s use today’s confessions from Job 37:23 and Matthew 5:14
I am a follower of Christ therefore I am committed to excellence in all I do!
I am a diligent worker and I am dedicated to service in full understanding of God’s call upon my life!
I achieve results because God prospers the works of my hands!
I treat everyone that I come in contact with, with courtesy!
I let the light of God shine through me because I am the extension of God to my world!
Everyday and in every way, I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally and in all my endeavors!
I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life!
I will make a formidable impact in my world for the kingdom!
BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK APRIL 17, 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK APRIL 17, 2017

Good Morning Beautified Lady! This week we are proclaiming our allegiance to Jesus and asking for His help in all we do. Our confessions are hinged on Job 37:23, Matthew 5:14.
I am a follower of Christ therefore I am committed to excellence in all I do!
I am a diligent worker and I am dedicated to service in full understanding of God’s call upon my life!
I achieve results because God prospers the works of my hands!
I treat everyone that I come in contact with, with courtesy!
I let the light of God shine through me because I am the extension of God to my world!
Everyday and in every way, I am getting better: spiritually, physically, financially, mentally, morally and in all my endeavors!
I am called for a purpose. I will fulfill this purpose and I will arrive at God’s ordained destiny for my life!
I will make a formidable impact in my world for the kingdom!
The Right Heart

The Right Heart

SMART PHONE, FOOLISH CHRISTIAN (1)

The best deeds are the ones carried out, not just with the most generous acts but with the purest intentions. It pays to come to terms with the motives behind our actions, service and desires. Many times we may find that our motives are laced with self and ambition and not genuinely driven by love.

On the last day, when our works are brought before the Lord, the works that will stand; tried and tested are the ones that have been done in love.

As at today, there are organizations, initiatives and even businesses springing up as the days go by, one question that often comes to mind is – whether the motive behind such organizations isright, because so many people do the right things with the wrong motive all in the name of “creating impact” or “meeting a need”, even when the goals and profit from the organizations, businesses are achieved,true satisfaction comes from having the right heart towards the cause with no hidden agenda for fame or money, with no ulterior motive for seeking validation and recognition.

The right heart is propelled by love, driven by kindness and directed by God. Being at the center of God’s will is only the beginning of having the right heart, it takes carrying out every instruction as His will unfolds with the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:6-8) who made Himself of no reputation and took upon Him the form of a SERVANT, and was made in the likeness of men.

We are actually servants called to the noble cause to serve our generation and in whatever way that service comes, we need to totally and  humbly let our hearts be under the scrutiny of the Holy spirit all the way, as we take the posture of submission and constant consecration.

Written By

Olajumoke Afolarin

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – APRIL 3RD 2017

BEAUTIFIED CONFESSIONS FOR THE WEEK – APRIL 3RD 2017

 Happy New Month Beautified Family!

We are starting the month on a blessed note and decreeing courage , strength and wisdom to all God has called us to do.

Are you excited already?

This week I break forth on all sides.

I declare boldly that I am what God says I am and I have all He says I have!

I declare boldly that I have the courage, strength and wisdom to all God has called me to do and become all He has created me to become!

I refuse to be intimidated by the circumstances and happenings around me. I walk and work with boldness as one who knows whose she is, the daughter and heir of the King of kings!

I enlarge my mind and territory to conceive, birth and receive, all that God has in store for me this week!

I walk and work with speed and divine acceleration in my activities this week!

My activities and all my endeavors this week bear and bring forth good fruits and bountiful harvest!

Amen This week’s confession is from Isaiah 54:1-3

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