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A Small Sign of Greatness

And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. ~ Luke 2:12

Discouragement often comes by what we perceive. What we see as being small, is actually the beginning to something great.

A nation of people were waiting for their savior, someone who was promised to redeem them. They received the promise and they knew that the time was at hand to receive a king. Surely there was an expectation of great pomp and circumstance that would occur when savior would be revealed.

But… the promise came small. The promise was not adorned in gold, wrapped in fine linens or born in the richest of houses. The promise came from a baby born among the smell of animals, wrapped in rags. How many did not receive the savior because He did not arrive as they expected?

Great things usually have small beginnings. How do we perceive the promises that God has given to you. Do we despise what appears to be small because we have different expectations?

During this Christmas holiday, remember to reflect on those Great gifts that God has placed in your life. Don’t despise the small beginnings, for these are the gifts that will bring us to a place of great joy.

Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day with reflection.

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Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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Quiet Time

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. ~ Mark 1:35

There is a special time, before the sun rises, when the earth seems to be perfectly still. If you are an early riser, you kmow this time of solitude. It is the quietest time of the day.

This is a purposeful time of morning. We have to get out of the bed ‘on purpose’ and intentionally experience this quiet time. This is the same time that we wake up ‘too early’ and make the decision to go back to sleep. The bed never feels better than it does during this early time.

Jesus valued this special time. He got up early, long before the daytime. His disciples were likely still asleep. The crowds that usually pursued Him were probably still asleep. Before the noise of the day, He got up with the intention of spending quiet time with God.

Those mornings, when He wakes us up earlier than usual, let’s remember to rise up and enjoy the quiet time with God. Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day with quiet time.

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Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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Get Counsel

Without counsel plans fail,but with many advisers they succeed. ~ Proverbs 15:22

I am a planner by design. I am not as spontaneous as many think I can be. I think things through, analyze and strategize the right approach before doing it. It seems like a long and exhausting process for you to undergo. However, it becomes the best way to design your life or business.

Getting counsel is important when you are ready to take on a new business venture . Don’t plan and despise counsel because you feel threatened by the input of others. I know that everything I have ever planned or done has succeeded based on the counsel and advisers I have had.

There is nothing that will succeed in your life without advisement. I am not saying become co-dependent on others, but seek out those with Wisdom in the area you are looking to grow or develop in your life. I wanted to be successful in healthy eating, and I sought out an adviser to assist.

The problem with non-successful people is they don’t like to seek advisers. Have you ever thought how does an NBA player leave the court and become a business tycoon? They have sought out advisers and wise counsel. Have you wondered why you are not moving forward in your business or personal goals?

Yes, I know we have the Holy Spirit, and people say that is all you need. Well, I challenge you to go further and get wise advisers to help you excel. Business development, cities infrastructure, and nations are not maintained off of the mind of one person. There is always a board of advisers.

Just think, even heaven has a counsel! If God required a council of elders around his throne, why don’t you have a counsel around your business or life goal? Follow the design of God, and success is destined for you.

Now, remember I am a prophetic teacher. So, here is your tea time question

Do you have a counsel of wise advisers around your ventures? If not, why? If so, do you follow or use the advice given?

Sip your tea!

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Samantha Singletary,  MBA , CEO of Royal 8 International Tea, Author, Prophetic Teacher, Mother of 3

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A Morning Meditation

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14

Have you ever realized that there is a connection between your heart and your words? Yes, even Jesus reminds us of this , out of the abundance of a man’s heart is what his mouth speaks (Luke 6:45). In other words, our mouth tells the story of what is really in our hearts.

Are your words full of worry? Are you speaking only of concern or doubt? Did you go to sleep last night, meditating on every thing that is wrong?

Or, are your words full of hope and joy? Are you proclaiming victory in every situation you are facing? Did you allow you mind to rest last night because you trusted in God for everything?

Throughout His word, we are reminded, Trust God, Cast your cares on Him, Believe in His word, He will save us. Let us be mindful to meditate on His word and not be consumed with our surroundings.  He is our strength and our redeemer, always.

Meditate on His word. Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day by speaking of His goodness.

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Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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