Mayhem Never Wins

By Adele M. Gill   “God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13   Are you feeling tested beyond your strength as you endure the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation, and are also feelings of helplessness as you witness unbridled anarchists who are destroying our US cities? If so, you are not alone! Though it’s difficult, we need to try to trust that God is present to each of us, He has a purpose in allowing all this, and that He is in control…but how is that possible?  Why would He ever allow such mayhem and disruption to exist in our lives??? Distressing as these times are, surely God has a purpose for allowing times like these to happen. Could it be that He is trying to get the attention of a country, a world that has tried to systematically eliminate Him from every aspect of our daily lives? One need only watch our legislators closely to know the evil that pervades our culture today from the top down: Total, legislated disregard for human life; assaults on free speech and religious freedom; derelict, murderous organizations benefiting from our hard-earned tax dollars; congressman calling to dismantle our country on every level; tyrannical rule of violent anarchists in our streets making extortion demands, and too often getting what they demand; cancel culture trying to rewrite the history of our country so we cannot remember and learn from our mistakes, dooming us to repeated failings. Conflicting reports about...

7 Ways to Evict Negativity

7 Ways to Evict Negativity Adele M. Gill Today’s post based on my new book, ‘How to Go from Blest,’ page 23                                                                             “…Take captive every thought...”                                                                             2 Corinthians 10:5 It is very important to think before we speak, and check one’s mind and thoughts often. Before speaking, we need to ask ourselves: Is it true, is it kind, is it necessary;  does it build others up or tear them down? Does what I have to say promote faith, or fear and anxiety, in myself and others? Perhaps if you are experiencing a lot of negative thinking in your life, it’s time to evict negative thoughts. But how? Here are some practical ways to decrease negativity: Say aloud: “Today I choose faith over fear. Repeat 3 times: “Fear and worry, you have no place in my heart and mind. You have been evicted–be gone in the name of Jesus Christ!” Take a deep breath and say aloud, “Jesus I trust in you.” It is virtually impossible to experience fear when you trust that God is in control. In fact, trust in Him will bring you great joy! Get moving! Exercise, take a walk or a...

Covid-19: Close Quarters

                                                                                               By Adele M. Gill                                                                                                 https://www.theinspirationcafeblog.net                              “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope…”               I Peter 3:15   Close quarters. In a way, the coronavirus pandemic has drawn a line in the sand between people with optimism, and negativity and pessimism. Sure, sometimes we all have doubts, negativity, and fear. But whether we are optimistic or pessimistic is a personal choice, sometimes made hour by hour. Clearly, optimists and pessimists are considered to be polar opposites. And sometimes even optimists slide into negative thinking occasionally. However, these days, while trying to live in the same space with our families, sharing close quarters day after day, while we all shelter-in-place, can prove to be a testy challenge at best, for all involved. Meanwhile, most struggle to find reasons to hope in this seemingly impossible situation we find ourselves in.   Jesus: Full Access for All Sure, no...

Never Tried Beyond Your Strength

By Adele M. Gill                                                         “God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength;                                                       but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13 Whenever we struggle, Jesus is cheering us on to new and greater heights, like no one else can. He is lifting us up in ways we are most often fully unaware of. He is there in the midst of it all. Though God does not necessarily cause the strife we experience, He often allows it for our personal growth. Though we may be tested to the brink of what we think we can bear, God will never try you beyond what you can handle. He will give you endurance, courage, and strength, make a way for you, and bring you peace when you seek Him with your whole heart, even for the first time. Endurance            10 “Because you have kept my message of endurance, I will keep you safe in the time of trial that is going to                                                       come to the whole world to...

Pandemic Peace

by Adele M. Gill  “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice…                       Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7   Pandemic peace?  Some days when I wake up in the morning and remind myself that the world is still in quarantine. I can hardly believe the pandemic continues to be upon us, affecting every aspect of our lives. And, like most, I think it’s been here way too long. If I let myself travel along on that path of thinking beyond a passing thought, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, isolated, fearful, alone, angry, sad, even disappointed, because it’s not over yet. When I am able to better monitor my thinking, I soon recognize that I need to have a positive attitude adjustment to start my day off right. I try to remind myself that we all get to choose the thoughts we entertain.   Like weeds in a beautiful garden, negativity and fear can take over our thoughts and control your day, if we let them. At that point, we need to weed the ‘garden of our mind,’ so to speak, lest our negative thinking overcome us, dictating what kind of day we will have.   So we have to choose between a positive attitude and optimism; negativity and fear, even and especially, in times of adversity, like now. It is a choice we have to make each and every day. Truth is, negativity drags us down, zaps our energy, disrupts relationships, and can even make us...

Corona-virus: God’s Promises for You

By Adele M. Gill ********************************************* 9 “To whom I have said, You are my servant;     I chose you, I have not rejected you— 10 Do not fear: I am with you;     do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:9-10 I AM WITH YOU. This is God’s unwavering promise to all His people. He also goes on to say He “will strengthen and help” His people. That is, He will always take care of those who serve Him, and revere his holy name. In this reassuring, timeless Bible passage, God also tells us, “Do not to fear: I am with you.” He beckons us to put aside our fears and do not be anxious about anything. It is as if He is saying directly to us, “Trust Me, and don’t worry about anything–I’ve got this.” This scripture is not to be taken lightly, as it is a loving directive to trust in God; a very personal invitation, to trust in Him in times of adversity, and that would be now, as we battle this invisible enemy, the coronavirus! For scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV-King James Version): “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” No, we can’t control the coronavirus. But we can heed this scripture, and try our level best to stay calm, free of fear, as we pray with sublime confidence for God’s help. Even if you have not prayed before, you can start anytime. And there is no time like the present…...