13 May 2011

To Bee or Not to Be ?

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
- Philippians 4:13

According to 20th century folklore, the laws of aerodynamics prove that the bumble bee should be incapable of flight, as it does not have the capacity (in terms of wing size or beats per second) to achieve flight with the degree of wing loading necessary. Whether this is a myth or not, bumblebees don’t know they can’t fly – so they do it anyway.

Has someone ever told you that you can’t do something or won’t make it?  Don’t listen to them — just do it anyway!  And if you begin to doubt yourself, pray to God and ask Him for guidance, confidence and strength.

Thelma Wells, author and popular speaker with Women of Faith, specializes in the art of motivating, inspiring, and equipping people to “be their best.” Her symbol is the “bumblebee” and her motto is “In Christ, You Can BEE Your Best.” The acrostic below reminds us how we can do just that...

     B    Be aware of who you are… Psalm 139:15-27

     E    Eliminate the negatives… Philippians 4:13

     E    Expect the best from yourself and those you associate with, and do it
                for eternal value.

     S    Success is attained by the choices you make... Romans 10:9-10

Be sure to check out Thelma’s book, “The Buzz: 7 Scriptures to Energize Your Life.”  She teaches that women can BEE whatever God calls them to BEE, no matter what their circumstances. Her personal stories, applications and prayers of affirmation present these powerful verses designed to buzz straight into the heart of every woman.

When we are living a life according to what God has calls us to be, we will find joy and peace in the journey!

It’s Friday, Let’s Sparkle... action required... Encourage someone to be the best they can be.  And if there is a young person in your life, that could use a word of encouragement, share the Apostle Paul’s words to Timothy... “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” – 1 Timothy 4:12.

Just a few weeks ago, a group of youth from our church participated in a 30 Hour Famine project. The purpose was to raise money to help relieve hunger in the world, and in the process they got to experience hunger for themselves.   Was it easy.... no!    Life-changing.... you bet!

During the weekend, the youth also worked on a special project which stood as a reminder of their hard work and faithfulness to their mission. They crafted crosses out of wooden sticks and hung them on strings, creating a “grand entrance” as you walked into the church. The congregation’s response to the display was overwhelming.   What a sight... people could be seen walking under the crosses with hands raised high, praising God all the way.

Successful fundraising!    Creating an awareness!    Serving others!     YOUTH can make a difference in God’s Kingdom... encourage them, teach them and thank them!

Be all that you can be, encourage others to do the same and give God the glory ... the world will be a better place.   You have been blessed to be a blessing!

God’s Peace, Donna Weaver

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,
just as in fact you are doing.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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