January 30, 2013

How is your Spiritual Vision?

Have you checked your vision lately?  Look at the image above….how would you describe your spiritual vision?  1 – as a closed end pvc pipe or 2 – as an open pvc pipe?  During the many trials and tribulations we all face in today’s society, in many cases we can describe our vision as being closed off and not able to see or anticipate the future.  We find ourselves worrying about problems or anxious trying to figure out a solution.  I’m writing to remind you that through Christ we are able to expect and anticipate great things in life when we keep our eyes on Him and allow Him to direct our paths.  Isaiah 43: 2 states:

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you."
The verse didn’t say that we will stop and let our circumstances overcome us (like a closed pvc pipe stops a flow), but we can clearly see that through Christ we can stand against any situation.  I encourage you to practice having an open vision by studying the Word, mediating, and praying so that you can grow, trust, and go through life with God!

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January 23, 2013

Trust....what does it truly mean?

Merriam-Webster defines trust as (1a) assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something.  As believers of God our definition is simply:

With the start of the new year, I have declared that this is the year that I will expect greater and truly trust God.  I find that in many cases when I make up my mind to trust God, the enemy is right around the corner ready to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).  I claim the victory right now that God is going to do a new thing and He will provide.  I challenge you to really give yourself, worries, circumstances, etc. to God.  Have faith and believe that we serve an awesome and loving God that sent His son Jesus so that we could have life and more abundantly.

January 14, 2013

{Study Series} :: Battlefield of the Mind

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Starting today, I will be embarking on a group study of the "Battlefield of the Mind" by Joyce Meyer with my mom and four sisters.  We have decided to start a ministry together that would allow us to grow in Christ, strengthen and keep each other accountable, and share God's word with others.  With the new year, we wanted to start our study series with focusing on the mind and conditioning it to God's standards.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. *Romans 12:2*

It is important as Christians that we strive daily to set our minds on Christ and follow His teachings, direction, and most importantly allowing His will to take priority.  With these tasks at hand, Satan is busy trying to distract us with our busy lives and everything else of this world....which is described by Joyce as the battlefield of the mind.  It is our jobs to take back from the enemy and put our minds at rest and focus on Christ. I invite you along this weekly study series and I pray that together we can renew our minds and start living the glorious life that Christ has promised us.

January 12, 2013

Looking for a "YES or No" from God?

Are you waiting on God to give you a clear yes or no about a particular situation in you life?  For me, it has been a constant battle with removing my thoughts and decisions in order to clearly hear from God.  The key is that we have to go to God wholeheartedly by spending time in prayer and reading the word.  In return, we gain God's wisdom and direction from the Holy Spirit which gives us peace.  When you are at peace about a decision, you know that it is a clear yes from God.  Remember that what God directs you to do will always align with the Bible!

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January 9, 2013

{2013::Expecting Greater}

A new year has arrived and I have declared this a year of expecting greater from God.  With that said, God is expecting greater from us.  He wants us to keep Him first in every aspect of our lives, trust Him, and live a godly life.  I have challenged myself, family, and my business to expect and anticipate God's best.  With anything in life, this will take work but I have faith that God will provide on this journey as He has in the past.

I look forward to sharing encouraging devotional posts, study series, new inspirational products, and various looks inside my personal/family life.  I pray that you will embark on this challenge and watch God move!


January 1, 2013

Welcome to Chamel's Creations Blog!

Hello blog readers and thank you for stopping by!  I have been working really hard the last couple of months on revamping my business and have put in a lot of hours including designing and sewing my new collection "Sequoia", website/blog development, and all the other business craziness. :)

I pray that you are able to capture who I am from my love for God, family, and being creative.  My goal is to share my personal and business thoughts, all things creative, updates about my Etsy shop/new products/sales, and most importantly sharing God's word.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have questions, concerns, prayer requests, or even to just say hello!  God Bless! Follow my blog with Bloglovin