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GIVEAWAY! Tell Us Your Love Story

GIVEAWAY! Tell Us Your Love Story

If you're in a relationship, I can't wait to hear your love story! Post a photo on instagram with your love story and hashtag #RichandBritt for a repost on our Insta Story! One couple will get a FREE copy of our NEW Book 31 Creative Ways to Love & Encourage Him & Her (Dating Edition). We co-authored this with Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke. Winner will be announced next Friday, June 29, 2018. By the way, this is ONE Giveaway. You can also enter to win our second giveaway by staying tuned to my instagram.

ENTRY RULES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY:

- You must be following @BrittniDeLaMora , @Richardelamora , & @RichandBritt on Instagram - I will be checking.

- You must post a photo of you and your love with your love story on Instagram and hashtag #RichandBritt

** Contest is open to United States Residents Only

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How To Handle God's Call.

  Yesterday we learned about discovering our vision. But what do you do once you've discovered your vision? The Bible is my favorite place to seek counsel and wisdom for all of my unanswered questions. This blog will give you your next few steps. I pray that it blesses your life today. 

  Paul said that he kept the news of his calling to himself; he did not check it out with "the big guys" Who were supposed to hear from God (Galatians 1:15-19) he knew what God did with him on that road to Damascus. He knew that he was changed forever (Acts 9:3-8). He knew that the Son of God was unveiled and disclosed on the inside of him. He knew he could never go back to the life he had lived. He knew that for the rest of his life he would preach the Gospel and remain faithful to what he heard Jesus say to him.

   But Paul also had the wisdom to know people would find his calling unbelievable. So he waited on God. He did not go running around checking with the other apostles, saying, "Hey guys, I saw a light on the road and fell down, and this happened and that happened. What do you all think?" Instead, he went to Arabia and then came back to Damascus. Three years after that, he traveled to Jerusalem to become acquainted with Peter, but he did not see any of the other apostles except James.

   Paul kept God's word and his heart and let it grow and manifest on its own. Then he started doing what he was called to do. Soon others recognized that the calling on him must've been from God. What was the result? Galatians 1:24 tells us that the people glorified God as the "Author and Source" of what had taken place in Paul.

   Has God given you a calling to serve him? As you stay in his word and wait on him, you will see growth in your life and receptivity to the message God gives you.

 

(Excerpt from The Everyday Life Bible / Joyce Meyer Commentary)

You Are Loved!

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Obeying Even The Ridiculous Convictions.

 "Your personal convictions [on such matters] - exercise [them] as in God's presence, keeping them to yourself [striving only to know the truth and obey his will]. - Romans 14:22 (amp)

 

  Romans 14:22 teaches us that we should not only be led by biblical convictions (10 commandments), but also by our personal convictions.

  The other day my brother and I were discussing how, we don't understand why, we are convicted when we try to drink coffee. Doesn't this seem a little rediculous? I mean, everyone I know drinks coffee. However, the Holy Spirit always convicts me prior to pouring a nice, hot, and delicious cup of joe. He says, "Brittni, coffee is for emergency purposes only." So unless I am extremely tired with no time for a nap, I opt for tea.

  This is a frustrating personal conviction that both my brother and I carry. It is frustrating because we both LOVE coffee.

  When my brother asked me why we get convicted of such minor things, like coffee, I went on to explain that God is our protector. I said, "Bro, I don't know if you've seen the signs at our local coffee shops lately, but they say that coffee can cause cancer. The Holy Spirit not only knows the past and the present, but He also knows the future. So maybe, what seems minor right now (in the present) May not be so minor in the future if we do not obey our personal convictions."

  I wonder what chaos could have been avoided in our lives had we simply followed our convictions. I wonder how many blessings God has been unable to release because we chose not to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit.

 One thing I know about God is that he loves us deeply. "He knows the plans he has for us. His plans are to prosper us, not to harm us." - Jeremiah 29:11

  In order for us to prosper, we must be willing to be led by our convictions. When we follow our convictions we show God, by faith, that we trust Him enough to listen to Him.

  God is always speaking. The question is, are you listening? God wants to guide you into greater places than most of you have ever imagined. Will you allow God to lead you through your convictions? My prayer for all of us is that we would be sensitive to his voice and willing to listen. I believe that as we grow closer to God, and follow our convictions, our lives will become extremely impactful to those whom are around us.

   Today, I challenge you to obey all of your convictions no matter how ridiculous or silly they may seem. As you practice this level of obedience, I know that God will entrust you with greater things.

 

You Are Loved!

Pruned To Prosper...

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Have you ever asked God for something and it seemed like instead of giving you what you asked for he began to remove things from your life instead?

For instance you pray for greater financial provision and then you lose your job…

Or you pray for a relationship and then suddenly nobody wants to date you…

In the heat of the moment you become frantic and fearful and you think that God does not hear your prayers. I want to correct that thought right now, because God does hear your prayers. However, we get confused because we think that just because we asked God for something that he has to answer it the way that we have determined that he should answer it. But Isaiah 55:9 teaches us that God's ways are not our ways. So be encouraged because God has plans to give you the desires of your heart, but the process of getting you the blessing you asked for may not look like the process you were expecting. You may have been expecting a raise at your current job, but God allowed you to get fired so that you would start the business you always wanted to start. You may have prayed for a relationship, but God is keeping you single to prepare and mature you for the right man or woman. God will always prune you with the intent of prospering you. Don't allow a season of pruning to discourage you. God has plans to prosper you, but first He will prune you.