Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Just For Today

2021 has started off to be somewhat rough. In March 2021 my only brother, Harold L. Able Jr., was in a fatal car accident; God saw fit to bring him home. To say I am devastated would be a massive understatement but I also know that my brother’s life had a major impact on many people - God used him mightily. 

Throughout many of his adult years he struggled with drug addiction. I watched his struggle and the tug-of-war he would often engage in until he was able to fully surrender his struggle over to God. When he did, I watched his life blossom in a way that allowed him to help others who suffered with addiction. He became a Peer Recovery Counselor and jumped in head first in leading others to recovery. 

One of the things that happens in N.A./A.A. meetings is rewards for the amount of days someone has been clean. 

As you can see from the picture above the various colors represent Clean & Serene for: 

Purple = 6 months

Red = 90 days

Green = 60 days

Orange = 30 days

White = Just for Today

I really like the White KeyChain because when it comes to struggle, hardships, life’s curve balls, and yes, bereavement, this one may be the only one you can focus on for awhile - Just for Today. 

Sometimes that’s all you can do, is make it to the next day and honestly - that’s progress. Leaning and depending on God each day helps you make it through, even if just for that day. 

Be kind to yourself and be patient through your process. Learn to reward yourself for progress - even if it’s ‘Just for Today’. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Quick Access to Your Refund Check!

Tax season is here which for many people means a nice refund check! Y’all know you look forward to this time of year because you get back some of the money that you essentially overpaid. 

Where else could you use a refund? 

 A friend posted this recently: 

I think for some of you a refund check is in order! 

Situations, circumstances and even people can attempt to rob us of peace, joy, contentment, and the list goes on. I believe God is offering some refund checks this year through his Word! You overpaid on some things but God can restore you and restore you even better than before. Philippians 4:7 says, “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”. 

To jumpstart the refund process consider these tips: 

Rely on God’s peace - fully depend on the peace of God, it will sustain you through tough times

Revel in God’s peace - fully delight in the peace of God, it will calm your spirit when the enemy is on your track

Rest in God’s peace - fully dive in the peace of God, it will replenish you when life has made too many withdrawals 

Now, to get quick access to your refund check follow these instructions: 

  1. Submit your refund request: Phil 4:6 NLT - “Don’t worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done
  2. Wait for notice that your request has been received: Isa. 65:24 NLT - “I will answer them before they even call me to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers"
  3. Then check back to the refund site, i.e. the Word of God, to see if your refund is approved: 1 Corinthians 15:57 NLT - “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ” - APPROVED! 

***God only deals in direct deposits and the delivery of your deposit will depend on your spiritual institution (your heart & mind). 

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