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Take Your Own Advice

Deanna Garlic


If there is one thing, I know I can do well, it is to encourage another Sista In Christ! It brings me great pleasure to be able to edify a fellow Christian with words of encouragement, to build up someone with the Word of God, and to also “BE” the example. This is precisely what Jesus did for us. He left a legacy for us of promises and encouragement in His Word. He is our guide and ultimate example of how we are to live this life.
One way to edify your sister is to regularly and sincerely compliment her. In order to do this, we
must spend time with one another. Today it seems no one has time anymore to sit down over tea or coffee. We never have time to stop by just to say hi and see how someone is doing. We need to take time and not allow life to pass us by or we will miss out on the important things of life. Don’t just tweet, post, text, and email, we’ve had enough of that. Get
back to being in real relationships with people and spend time with your intimate friends and family and give them meaningful sincere compliments. Positive words go a long way! (Proverbs 31:10, 30- 10  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies… 30  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord,
she shall be praised.)
God has given us an awesome tool, The Holy Bible. Use His Words to build your life, accomplish your dreams, and to live out your purpose. The Word of God is a tool for Christians that must be properly used to bring forth its’ effectiveness in
our daily lives. We choose to pattern our business, Stay Focused Magazine, Inc. A NJ Nonprofit Corporation, after this Word, found in Colossians 3:1, “Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.  2  Keep your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.” God knows all our needs and He will supply them!

What are you being right now? As for me, I AM an Entrepreneur, I AM a Prayer Warrior, I AM an Effective Voice for The Kingdom, I AM a Writer, I AM an Administrator, I AM a Minister, I AM a Leader, I AM a Wife, I AM a Mother, I AM Exceeding My Goals, I Walking In Purpose, I AM Divinely Inspired, I AM Encouraged By My Own Words whenever I Speak His Word, and this is how I daily live for Him. Be the example you want to see. The woman you want to emulate, start being her today! John 13:15, 17 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you…  17  If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. Imagine how powerful you would be if you applied all your own advice?
Humm, I wonder. . . Take Your Own Advice!

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Lord, Please Conqueror the War in Our Members
Marlene Downing

Apostle Paul said it best when he cried out about his daily fight for freedom from his will to live by a sinful nature. You can find these words in Romans 7:15-20. “I do not understand what I do, for what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do….This is such a simple way of explaining the tug of war on his soul. Paul was a great theologian in the bible that taught far and wide through the leading of the Holy Spirit and yet he struggled with war. This war is one that has not escaped one person walking the earth because we are all shaped in iniquity. I am Marlene Downing, the author of Shedding Soul Ties. In this book I explain simplistically, the root cause of the struggles we face with sin. Our battle with Soul Ties began in the Garden of Eden. It has been passed from generation to generation. Many of the sinful struggles you can

identify may not have originated with you but a family member from past generations. We also are aware that through our Lord Jesus Christ we are able to walk in freedom. Is there something that has you bound? Maybe you are like Paul having thoughts of war in your members. Are you wondering how you can love God with all of your heart and still sin against him?
I have written this book for you! Shedding Soul Ties is a short, impactful read that will provide you with a deeper understanding of the ties that bind.

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