Ephesians 6:10-18 tells us how to stand firm in the Lord by being equipped with the full armor of God. The very first thing this scripture tells us to do is to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. It’s imperative that we draw strength from God and rely on His power that’s at work in us, rather than leaning on our own understanding, which many times is derived from the way we feel and has no real basis of truth, which leads me to the very first part of our armor; the belt of truth. What is a belt used for? To hold things up or keep them in place.

Basically our belt is our security. The TRUTH, is our security. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Did you catch that?

JESUS aka the LIVING WORD OF GOD, is the TRUTH! God’s Word is true. Stand on it, no matter where you are in life, and no matter what you go through! Don’t allow what you choose to compromise on, cause you to also compromise the truth. If you compromise the truth, you’re living a lie.

Sure, we all want healthy loving relationships, where we’re compassionate and understanding; but if we have to compromise our truth (who we are in Christ), in order to be accepted or feel loved by others, then we’re going about things the wrong way. You will never have to compromise who you are in Christ to attain real love. God is the perfect definition of love. Don’t feel guilty for being obedient to God. Stand your ground.

You’re not being unreasonable when you refuse to compromise on the Word of God. You’re not being arrogant when you boldly declare the truth! You’re not being ignorant when you refuse to accept anything less than God’s best for your life. Before Jesus healed the two blind men, He asked them if they believed He could heal them. When they opened up their mouth and declared their belief, Matthew 9:29 says that Jesus said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.”

You know what this means?

It means that your faith sets the course of your life. If you believe little, then you will never know your full potential, but if you believe big, God will do exceedingly abundantly above all you could ask or think! Don’t feel like you ever have to compromise the TRUTH! Stand on the Word. People are either going to love or hate you for it, but don’t be moved by how people feel about you.

Be compassionate, be understanding, and love without limits… COMPROMISE!… but never compromise the TRUTH! Your peace of mind and spiritual man depends on it!

When running a race, you don’t look behind you because looking back can cause you to fall. You don’t look at who’s in front of you because if you’re more focused on who’s ahead of you, you could get discouraged. When running a race, you focus on the finish line, because that’s what winners do. I know you’ve heard the phrase, “In it to win it.” That’s the mindset we should have as the body of Christ!

So, what are we running for? I mean, what is our goal? HEAVEN! Everything we are and everything we do in life should should be motivated by that goal. The goal of being reconciled with God for an eternity.

The Bible makes it clear that we aren’t saved by our works, but by faith (Galatians 2:16). So, in running this race, it isn’t about always getting it right. Jesus has made us right before God (Romans 5:1). The main thing we should be focused on is having a strong finish, and attaining that goal can only be accomplished by faith in God through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe that if we’re more focused on the main goal (Heaven), then we will achieve our purpose here on earth and the rate of speed will not matter.

You see, when you’re focused more on speed than endurance, you begin to compromise who God created you to be. Jesus said in Matthew 24:13, “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” You can’t endure if you don’t have faith! 🤷🏾‍♀️We’re running a race and picture this, all of a sudden a hurdle appears, a vicious animal begins to chase us, and rocks start flying at our face. Life can feel like this sometimes.

Though we’re faced with the impossible we know that nothing is impossible for God! We don’t run this race with human logic, we run it with the mind of Christ. I believe that we really experience the peace that surpasses all understanding when we realize that when we are in Christ, we are exactly where we need to be. Sure, time will say that you should’ve did things differently in the past and maybe you could be better off or better at something, but the good news is, Jesus gave us a clean slate. You wanna know what that clean slate did?

It put us right where we need to be, in life and with God! So, don’t ever think you blew your chance at something. Don’t worry about what’s behind you or who’s ahead of you. If you are in Christ, you’re in the right place at the right time. Run your race, at your pace, because reaching your destiny isn’t about how fast you get there… it’s about getting there.

You may have made the wrong turn, got in the wrong lane, went down the wrong road… but as long as you’re trusting in God to get you to where you need to be, He’s right there to recalculate the route. You may feel like it’s taking you longer, and it may be, but rest assured that you will get there, and you will arrive on time. Remember the next two scriptures whenever you feel frustrated with your pace, and instead of being discouraged, be encouraged! God bless.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

Philippians 1:6

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Don’t let life pass you by because you’re too afraid to live. It doesn’t matter what the cards of life has dealt you, play it to the best of your ability, knowing you have help, hope and a future. One of my favorite scriptures of all time is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” If you’ve loved and lost… love again! If you had a dream that didn’t work out the first time… dream again, and dream big!

God never promised us that life would be easy, but He did say that He would go before us, be with us, and never leave us (Deuteronomy 31:8)! That means we can get through anything with God! Find the will to love again and do it deeply! Find the inspiration to dream again, and never give up; give it all you’ve got! Your life didn’t end when you took a loss.

You still have time to turn things around and make it a win! You’re already a winner in Christ, so live like it! Say to your storm, “You won’t defeat me. You’re only making me stronger!”

When life has hit you with its best shot and you feel both down and out and down on luck, look up, get up and LIVE! You’re not too old. It’s not too late. You’re not at a disadvantage. Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can and trust God with what you can’t.

Just because things fell apart in the past, doesn’t mean it won’t come together in the future. Remember 🗣🗣🗣All things are working for your good! Don’t let life happen to you… LET LIFE HAPPEN AND HAVE THE AUDACITY TO LIVE!

It’s crazy how bitterness works. People who harbor bitterness become replicas of the very thing they hate. It’s so important to let anger, disappointment and resentment go! The Word of God says in Ephesians 4:26 (CEV), “Don’t get so angry that you sin. Don’t go to bed angry.”

The Bible doesn’t say, don’t get angry! God knows that we will get angry sometimes, but He doesn’t want our anger to control us. In other words, He doesn’t want us to make decisions based on our feelings alone. Our feelings are very misleading, for the simple fact that they change often. Our feelings are contingent upon our experiences.

When something good happens, or when we perceive something as good, we feel good, but in an instant that changes once something we perceive as bad happens. Immediately the smile can just as easily be turned into a frown. What God doesn’t want is for us to dwell in anger. Housing bitterness allows an open door for destruction to walk in. This is why when a person is bitter, they begin to resemble what they resent.

As far as disappointment goes, I like to keep this mindset; You can’t change what you can’t control. 🤷🏾‍♀️Some things are better left in God’s hands… like past disappointments. We can’t go back in time and change things, neither can we change people, but we can change ourselves, and make our tomorrow’s better by making the right decisions today. Some things we have absolutely no control over, make peace with that, but also be at peace because Jesus has all power in His hands! Don’t dwell in the offense.

Change what you can, and accept what you can’t. I’m not saying submit or support what you can’t, I’m saying be at peace with it. Don’t be moved by your situations or circumstances. In other words, don’t allow what happened to you, or what’s going on around you, to get inside of you. Stand firm.

1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” When you’re faced with an impossible situation, say, “I WILL NOT BE MOVED!” When someone offends you, betrays you, walks out on you or rejects you… I WILL NOT BE MOVED! When life hits you where it hurts, don’t allow it to make you bitter, allow it to make you better!… I WILL NOT BE MOVED! When you make a conscious decision to stand firm in the Lord regardless of your situation, you will realize that things aren’t happening to you, they’re happening for you!

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).” Change your perspective… it could change your life! Be blessed. ❤️

Comparison cripples purpose. I’m going to say it again for the people in the back… 🗣🗣🗣COMPARISON CRIPPLES PURPOSE! If a person is too busy comparing someone’s else’s strengths to their personal weaknesses, how is the scale balanced? If a person is too busy dissecting someone else’s life, how can they get their own life together or walk in their God given purpose?

Oftentimes when we compare our life to others, we do it on an unbalanced scale. For instance: Jill is a natural born singer. She practically came out of the womb singing and has been in talent competitions since she was two years old, later it gained her a decent following base on social media, and now that she’s 18, she has a record deal and it appears as though she’s living the life. Kara is also a natural born singer who has been in talent competitions since the age two. She was also a baby model, and as she grew she became a promotional model for commercials, and by six, she had a regular role in a television series.

Kara is now 18, and is known all over the world for her singing and acting roles. If Jill compared her life to Kara’s, instead of counting her blessings, she’d see that they both have the same talent, but she’d wonder why things worked out better for Kara, when she’s been working just as hard. She’d wonder why it took her eighteen years to get a record deal, and Kara got her first gig at the age two. Jill wouldn’t be comparing their lives on a balanced scale, because although they both can sing, Kara’s also an actor, and because of the early exposure to the entertainment industry that she’d had as a baby, it has gained her much success. Kara also worked hard for her success, and it cost her years of childhood that she couldn’t enjoy.

Jill on the other hand, had a fulfilling childhood, and also worked hard to compete in talent shows, but she didn’t have the same exposure as Kara. It took her longer to get discovered. From a pessimist point of view, they’d only see that Kara has it made, and that they’ve worked hard all these years and don’t have anything compared to what Kara has. They’d look at Kara’s house, salary, and other material things and get depressed. An optimist on the other hand would first count their blessings, instead of compare.

They’d understand that life is meant to be a journey, and not a competition. They’d be thankful that their hard work is paying off, even if it took longer than it takes others. They’d understand Ecclesiastes 9:11 which says, “I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” In other words, this scripture is saying just because you’re the best at something, it doesn’t mean you’ll be in a high position or attain success quickly. Life happens! 🤷🏾‍♀️

The story above is just an analogy, because sometimes it’s not what a person knows, it’s who they know, but the same principle applies. You really don’t know the sacrifice. Oftentimes we see a person’s glory, without knowing their story. I believe that if we had a peep into some of the people’s lives that we compare our lives to, we’d thank God more for what we have and complain less about what we don’t. You don’t have what it takes to live their life, because it’s THEIR LIFE (journey) to live, not yours, and vice versa.

We all have a price to pay for the life we want, whether we have to give up something to make room for something else, or even give up someone, who’s been holding us back from becoming who we’re meant to be. Becoming oneself takes sacrifice! Comparing your journey to others will only upset and depress you! You don’t know what a person had to sacrifice to become who they are, so count your blessings, focus on your strengths, and know your true value. I can guarantee you that you’ll be much happier with who you are, and where you are in life if you do these things.

Lastly, don’t let things be your goal. The real goal is Heaven! Be blessed. ❤️

Hey y’all! I’m currently on vacay, but as always it’s TEAM JESUS, and today I wanted to share a little something, something with you all that’s been on my heart, and I believe it will bless you. If any of you have teenagers, then you know that teenage years are the most challenging years of parenting! I mean seriously, give me a newborn and zero nights of sleep any day, over a teenager and their attitudes and raging hormones! 0D998732-D24B-4877-A22A-DED978EF0BE2

 I’m just kidding, all jokes aside, I love my teenagers, I have four, well one just turned twenty, so three, but it’s basically the same difference.

Anyways, God is teaching me to be more compassionate. Sometimes when one of my teenagers push my buttons and I want to ring their neck, God has taught me to change the way I look at the situation. Instead of making things worse during certain situations, thank God that things aren’t as bad as they could be. I believe it’s important to walk hand and hand even though you don’t always see eye to eye. Our children need us.

There has been many instances where my child or children have made mistakes, but I don’t dwell on their wrongdoings because guess what? I make mistakes daily and God’s grace and mercy still follows me all the days of my life! I go out of my way to be good to my children and I show them compassion daily, even if they wreck my nerves, because my love for them isn’t contingent upon their behavior. It’s the same way with God! The Word of God says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

God loved us when we were His enemies and sent Jesus to die for us WHEN WE WERE HIS ENEMIES! John 15:13 says, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” I couldn’t agree more! Anyway, the Holy Spirit moved me to share this with you, and you may not have a teenager, you may be in a relationship, or dealing with an uncompromising boss, or relative. When someone presses your button, simply respond with love. DE2C042E-EABF-4D23-82BC-4C0E2FA05651

Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you what to say, because in the heat of the moment if you aren’t lead by the Holy Spirit, you will speak out of anger and say something you’ll later regret. God wants us to respond with love. Learn to disagree without being disagreeable. Proverbs 4:7 says, “Wisdom isthe principal thing; thereforeget wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Ask God to help you properly assess the situation so that you’ll know how to approach it.

Remember, 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV), “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” Another very important scripture to help you keep things in perspective is this, Proverbs 17:9, “Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.” God wants our relationships to thrive! C22056ED-7230-45F7-9E5B-D56738396F1E

Oh, the irony of anger. Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’s a thin line between love and hate?” How about this phrase, “He who angers you controls you?” When someone ticks you off, you’re angry because you feel like they owe you something, preferably an apology. Basically, you just want the person to right their wrongs.

What if the person never apologizes? Should you just forgive and forget? The short answer is yes. Peter asked Jesus how many times should he forgive someone who wronged him? He then asked Jesus should he forgive seven times? 

Jesus said seventy times seven (see Matthew 18:21-22). In other words, Jesus was telling Peter to always forgive. Forgiving someone for doing you wrong sets you free. The longer you’re angry, the tighter the clench becomes. The clench that keeps offense in your grip.

You want to know what else is in that clench, the person who offended you! You may think you’re done with this person, but truth is, as long as you’re holding on to what they did, you’re not done with them. In order to heal from the hurt of your past, you have to let go! Another truth is, you won’t let go of the offense because you refuse to let go of the person… you still love them.

What if I told you that it’s possible to love someone for life, without them actually being in your life? It’s the truth. Sometimes it’s best to love from a distance. Especially in situations where being with or around this person robs you of your peace. There are some instances where distance isn’t an option, and so you really have to forgive quickly and learn to protect your peace.

One way to protect your peace is to humble yourself. You’re not doing it to please people, you’re doing it for God, and realizing this makes biting your tongue a lot less painful. James 4:10, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” Letting go and letting God feels better than the temporary satisfaction of revenge. Deuteronomy 32:35, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay.”

Let God deal with people and most importantly, allow Him to deal with you! Loosen that clench you’ve been holding on to, and allow Him to work on and through you! The process may hurt sometimes, and it isn’t always going to be pretty, but if you trust God with the ugly, He can create something beautiful! There is purpose in your pain! If you enjoyed this message, click the link below to receive your copy of my book, “Betrayed with a kiss.”

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Let’s face it, as much as we want to be on top of things, there’s just some things that’s out of our control. Sure we can take precautionary measures, there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, however nothing is guaranteed. One thing is for certain though, God is real and He is all powerful. Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Quick testimony. Three weeks ago I was in church. With my heart and mouth I was praising God, but my mind was stuck on an issue that I felt was hopeless. My mind kept going before God saying, “I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.” 

Remind you that although I was doubting my abilities in the natural, my soul was continuously praising our supernatural God. The more I praised God, the less the issue pressed me, and as I praised Him even more, it was like I (my abilities and my way of thinking) was being peeled off of me. It was as if I was a banana, and God was peeling that layer of I off of me, until it was no longer I but He who was revealed in me. Sometimes we just don’t realize the goodness on the inside of us! In that moment when I realized that it was no longer I, but Christ at work in me, I knew He could do anything through me, all I had to do is believe!

Maybe you’re like I was, feeling like a banana, with peelings of self doubt covering up the God in you. Maybe you’re dealing with something else. Your peelings could be anxiety, depression, heartbreak, sickness or insecurity. I want you to know that the answer to your issues aren’t in your capabilities, it’s in God’s power! Yet praise Him!

Praise Him through what you go through, and watch Him pull away all those things that’s hindering you, until you recognize the God in you! His Word says that “He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). Come out of that I mindset, which causes anxiety and hopelessness. When you are in Christ, there’s no longer I, but Christ who lives in me. ❤️

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Let me just be clear about something. As long as we are in this body we will never be perfect, however by the blood of Jesus we are perfected. Hebrews 10:14(CEV) says, “By his one sacrifice he has forever set free from sin the people he brings to God.” This means the blood that Jesus shed for us, covers us for a lifetime. We are going to have our flaws, but that doesn’t mean we should abuse God’s grace. Remember God knows the motives of our heart. 

When we decide to give our lives to Christ, it’s important to know that this means we are telling God, our lives are not our own. You see, we as people are naturally selfish. We want what we want. This traces back to Adam and Eve, and has continued from the beginning to the present age. When we truly decide to live for Christ, our desires fade and God’s will for our lives rise to the spotlight.

Carefully sinning 

Hebrews 10:26-27(NIV)

If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Listen, there’s no such thing as carefully sinning. For instance: You can use a condom when having sex out of wedlock, but it’s no guarantee that you’re 100% protected from sexually transmitted diseases and whether you use a condom or not you can contract a ungodly soul tie. This is just one example, but dear friends please understand that when you know that something is a sin and you go against the will of God anyway, then there’s always a consequence. It’s not God who’s punishing you, it’s the debt you owe sin. 

You see, sin seems like freedom… but it’s always a price. Jesus did pay the ultimate price, so that we can one day be reconciled to God, but make no mistake about it, “A person reaps what they sow” (see Galatians 6:7). God does give us grace so that the consequences for our sins aren’t what they should be. Romans 6:14(NIV) “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” It is only because of the mercy of Jesus that we don’t get what we deserve and by His favor that we receive blessings we don’t deserve.

Count the cost 

Luke 14:28-30(CEV)

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. What is the first thing you will do? Won’t you sit down and figure out how much it will cost and if you have enough money to pay for it? Otherwise, you will start building the tower, but not be able to finish. Then everyone who sees what is happening will laugh at you. They will say, “You started building, but could not finish the job.” 

Think carefully about what you’re going to do, and even more so about why you’re doing it. Don’t just think of yourself when you decide to do something, think about if God will be pleased with it, and how will it affect those around you. If you wouldn’t want it to happen to you or your loved ones, don’t do it to anyone else, because again, you reap what you sow. Make sure that you include God in your plans so that whatever you start, you can also finish.  Proverbs 16:3(CEV), “Share your plans with the Lord, and you will succeed.”

Good intentions, bad decisions 

Have you ever desired something that was good? For instance, love. Love is a good thing, but making bad decisions to obtain it, is wrong. Proverbs 16:2(CEV), “We may think we know what is right, but the LORD is the judge of our motives.” It makes you think doesn’t it?

Another scripture says in James 4:3(CEV),  “Yet even when you do pray, your prayers are not answered, because you pray just for selfish reasons.” Listen beloved, God cares about the desires of your heart, but when your desires are more about your wants than His will, then you’ll find yourself doing just about anything to get what YOU want, even if what you want isn’t any good for you, physically or spiritually. Unfortunately we are a people of good intentions and bad decisions. The Bible tells us that, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23 KJV)”.

There’s hope and His name is Jesus! Even though you may have fallen, and fallen, you are not a failure! You don’t have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, and you don’t have to figure everything out! All you have to do is trust who Jesus is, and know that God has your best interest at heart. He sees the full scope of things and wants you to have a fulfilled life, in this world and in the next.

Prayer

Father God, in Jesus name, I ask you to change my thoughts. I don’t want my life to be only about me, but all about you. Examine my heart, and if there’s anything in it that’s keeping me from fulfilling my destiny in you, I ask that you remove it. Lord for you’ve told me that you know the plans that you have for me, and they are good! I trust that, I believe that and I receive that! Continue this transformation within me, and renew my mind so that there’s less of me and more of you. In Jesus name. Amen.

There’s nothing wrong with working hard and being able to buy the finer things in life. If “things” are more important to you than “the little things” in life, then go for it, but I can guarantee you that money cannot buy you happiness or love; at least not the real kind. Again, there’s nothing wrong with you working hard and wanting what the world considers the finer things, but make sure that “things” aren’t compensating for something that money just can’t buy. If you have any issues deep within that needs resolving, then solve those issues first, instead of trying to suppress them. Which brings me to a quote that you may have heard before, I’m not sure who wrote it but it says, “Money can’t buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Bentley than on a bus.” 

First of all, this quote doesn’t help anyone… just like the Bentley can’t help you no more than a bus if you’re crying. Neither of these things can comfort you and tell you it’s going to be okay. Neither of these things can love you. Neither of these things are able to listen to you and give you wisdom and instruction, and last but not least, neither of these things can get you into Heaven. So why does it matter where a person cries? 🤷🏾‍♀️ 

Whether in a Bentley or on a bus, the issue is that THE PERSON IS HURTING! It could be physically, mentally or spiritually, but things can never do what only God can! I believe that a person who is at peace, who loves and has the joy that only Jesus gives is a blessed person, whether they are riding on a bus or driving a Bentley. The point I’m trying to make is, don’t base your happiness on the amount of money you have or material things in your possession. These things are great to have, but don’t allow them to become your god.

They may give you a temporary high that allows you to escape reality for a minute, but the blood of Jesus can give you a clean slate at life, make you brand new, fulfill you completely and give you eternal life in Heaven, and guess what? You don’t have to pay one red cent! Jesus already paid the price! The things of this world can’t do that. Think about how many rich people you may have read about or seen on the news that has committed suicide. 

It’s truly sad that they thought death was the only escape from their issues. The world around them may have thought that they were happy and fulfilled because they were living everybody’s dream! I mean who doesn’t want to be wealthy? Unfortunately inside, these people probably felt alone. They probably felt like they couldn’t be themselves, and people really didn’t understand them. 

Ultimately they didn’t feel loved, although they may have had tons of friends and millions of fans. So the next time you see someone on social media telling you that you have to live a lavish lifestyle in order to be happy, accepted or loved, rebuke satan from your thoughts! It’s very important who you’re listening to. If it’s not of God, it’s of the devil… there’s no middle ground. Things will only give you a temporary high and fake love. 

The real people in your life are going to love you regardless of if you have a penny to your name or a million in your bank account, and just because a person’s bank is filled, that doesn’t mean they’re fulfilled. Rich people bleed red just like broke people do. We are all people, desiring to love and be loved and we are all put here for a purpose, and that is to allow the love of Jesus Christ to manifest in our lives. So always count your blessings, and remember there’s nothing wrong with wanting the best things in life, but make sure it’s not a cover for something that’s killing you internally, and make sure you’re not doing it to be accepted by people, because making life more about what people think of you instead of what God thinks is dangerous. You’ll never be happy doing that. 

Talk to God, He wants to hear from you. He is always available and ready to listen to you and love on you… If you want to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ the Bible says to do this, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Repent for your wrongs and ask Him to come into your heart, and He will! 

He said so! Once you’ve done that start talking to Him and reading your Bible everyday! Surround yourself with people of God who will hold you accountable to your faith in God, so that you will be encouraged and focused. Remember true riches are having the fruits of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23). Ironically the “world” calls these things the little things, but somehow these things matter the most! 

Matthew 6:32-33

For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.