Sep 28, 2012

Friday SHINE....

Today's Reading: Haggai 2

Happy FUN Friday, girls, we made it!! :)  It's FRiiiiiiiiidddddddaaaaayyyyyy!

This is Rebekah and I hope I can be as fun as Jill for y'all on this Friday morning post! 
Jill could get me excited about anything, it's true! (I know you know what I mean!) So, my challenge is to recreate a Jill kind of excitement... here goes! :)

So, it's Haggai 2, not very exciting right? Wrong! On top of our introduction to Haggai yesterday (thank you, Aunt Teddi), we get to the good stuff today and the conclusion of Haggai, that was fast, huh? Only 2 chapters-

Speaking of Aunt Teddi, a few days ago, she and I were talking about the battle of the mind, being moms, stress and hormones. Teddi began talking about filling our minds with "positives" so that we can guard ourselves against our negative thoughts, emotions and words.  

She said, "Rebekah, be intentional about clicking on your praise music, fill your house and your car with positive, life giving words. It's simple and it works and don't you feel so much better!? If you're praising God, you will look at your whole day differently!"

She's right. Haggai 2 is like that as well. Victory is running through our scripture reading today, girls! To me, VICTORY is FUN!!  I love me some victory!

5‘Yes, get to work! For I am with you.’ The God-of-the-Angel-Armies is speaking! ‘Put into action the word I covenanted with you when you left Egypt. I’m living and breathing among you right now. Don’t be timid. Don’t hold back.’ Haggai 2:5

Wow!!! 

Even better:

9 "This Temple is going to end up far better than it started out, a glorious beginning but an even more glorious finish: a place in which I will hand out wholeness and holiness.’ Decree of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.” Haggai 2:9

So..... The fun part?! Be intentional, at home or in your car, how about, clicking on your favorite praise music or dusting off your favorite praise CD or clicking on your local radio station that plays christian songs- even if you have never tried that before... Go from one forum to the next with a kind of "God soundtrack" playing in the background, girls. That is fun, it is bringing His love and your faith to the forefront of your mind.

I told Aunt Teddi that I already do this some, but today, I am going to turn it up even more and keep it going at home and on the road! While I clean my house- whatever the day holds!

Remember: "This (temple) SHINE girl is going to end up far better than (it)  SHE started out, a glorious beginning but an even more glorious finish." Haggai 2:9

 

Now that's a FUN Friday-- Let's do this!

Cranking up Jesus today,
Rebekah  :)

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous9/28/2012

    GREAT POST! !!! So true. I can tell the difference in how I feel between the days I have my praise music on in my office and house and days I don't. Turning it on now going yo keep it on alllllll day!!! Hope everybody has a blessed day!!!!

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  2. Anonymous9/28/2012

    I fell in love with the book of Haggai. It reminds that I need to keep myself in check. Not to get too comfortable in my walk as a Christian. Nothing wrong with that, my flesh is weak but my faith is strong. I'll be cranking it up with you today Shine Girls. Whoo hoo. Let's get this worshiping STARTED...Angela.

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  3. Anonymous9/28/2012

    Love it! :) Sarah

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  4. Gloooorrrrrryyyy!!!! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!

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  5. Gloooorrrrrryyyy!!!! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!

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  6. Anonymous9/28/2012

    Thank you, Beka. Such a good reminder. Listening to Praises is a wonderful way for us to accomplish "to do's". God inhabits the praises of His people. He is always with us but when we offer up praises to His name we are aware of His Presence in a more wonderful way. Teddi's instruction of being intentional to listening to praise music and to thinking positive thoughts is a great way to lift our mood and our attitudes to a higher level. When we allow our minds to run off down "rabbit trails", we begin to think of negative things and depressing thoughts. Some of them have not happened yet and many will never happen. God tells us to think on excellent thoughts, good things, positive things. One of the best thoughts we can have is how our Heavenly Father loves us and cares about everything in our lives. God bless all SHINEgirls especially Jill. Love it, Gloria

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