Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday's Food For Thought:Don't Put A Period Where God Put A Comma

One thing we all have in common is that in life we all make plans and have dreams. Like wise, we all hope that our plans work out and our dreams come true. Yet, with all our good intentions and well thought out plans, fact is, sometimes things just don't always unfold as we had hoped. Sometimes it's due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond our control. Other times our plans don't work out as we had intended at the hand of our own human error, mistakes, or poor decisions.

Still, there are also those times when we carefully take our time, do everything right, and things still just don't go the way we wanted them to for reasons beyond our human understanding. When either of these scenario's happen it can leave you feeling deep levels of disappointment in your now moment and doubt about your future that lies ahead.

So for this weeks, Inspirational Love Notes, Sunday's Food For Thought message, I'd like to share some personal insights I've come to learn from times like this that have unfolded in my life that left me feeling exactly that way. Yes, I too have had experiences, more times than I can count, that have left me feeling deep disappointment over what had happened, doubt about what might happen next, and worry over whether or not things would ever work out as I desire and  have prayed for my life. 

With that said, here are the insights and lessons I have learned to appreciate and adopt in response to disappointments in life along with a bible scripture that affirms each one.

Lesson #1:

NEVER give up on Love. (see 1 Corinthians 13:7)

Lesson #2: 

Keep believing and trusting in God. (see Psalm 27:14 )

Lesson #3:

Keep believing in your dreams for the life you have envisioned for yourself and deeply desire. Keep holding on to the vision God has given you for your family, the use of your talents, gifts, successful career, and to find your happily ever after with your true love if that too is something you deeply desire. (see Psalm 37:4)

Lesson #4:

Keep praying without ceasing and surrender all to God. Keep believing your prayers are being heard. And expect them to be answered by God in the perfect time and way. In fact, keep an open and receptive heart as you look for God's answers to your prayers as you go about your daily routines in life. Remember, the holy scriptures says in Matthew 7:7-8, "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find...."

So believe always in your heart that your prayers do not fall on deaf ears with God. Whatever you pray for do so with a genuine heart giving thanks in advance that it is so. Then release the need to the universe trusting that help is on the way. (see James 1:6 and Philippians 4:6)

Lesson #5: 

This one is the most important of all and that matter who comes or chooses to leave your matter how many times you try and matter how many unexpected situations arise that cause your circumstances to continue to change in ways that seem to be obstacles, adversity or contrasting conditions that slow your progress....NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON OR STOP BELIEVING IN YOU. 

Lesson #6

Never allow yourself to walk around like, the cartoon character, Charlie Brown kicking rocks with your head held down wallowing for long periods of time in self pity, discouragement, darkness, and despair. 

Never allow yourself to become so filled with the negative energy and thoughts that accompany feelings of disappointment that you end up on a downward spiral that results in you falling into a deep depression. 

Don't allow yourself to succumb to the belief that just because things haven't worked out as you would like so far means that it never will.

You are a child of the Most High God. And regardless of what preferred name you feel most comfortable calling that Benevolent Divine Higher Power and Holy Presence that created us all, truth is, God's plans and will for you is always to prosper, thrive, live an abundant life and succeed. (see Jeremiah 29:11 and John 10:10)

Lesson #7

Never take score too early by putting a period where God may have only put a comma or a be continued. When you allow yourself to become filled with disappointment, discouragement, and doubt to the point that you start believing that things you've been desiring that haven't happened yet are never going to happen, this is exactly what you are doing through that kind of thinking, feeling, and believing. 

You are taking score too soon because you cannot see from your human perspective what God can see from the higher vantage point of Divine Mind. So it is always best instead to just keep trusting and believing that all things are possible with God. (see 1 Corinthians 2:9 and Mark 9:23) 

Lastly, when you take score too soon by putting a period where God has put a comma, you are underestimating the power of Love, which means you're also underestimating the power of God because God is Love. And again, the holy scriptures tells us in, 1 Corinthians 13:6, "...that love never fails"...thus, God never fails.

I am a living witness from my own life experience that divine love, as God, has the power to turn anything.... and I do mean ANYTHING around to work in your favor. And truth is, it's always working in your favor already no matter how long the condition or circumstances have been going on. 

No matter how long you've been waiting for your prayer to be answered or your desire to be fulfilled, as long as you are still breathing, of sound mind, and in your conscious physical body it's never too're never too old....your story is not over yet. 

Remember, as long as God has put a comma on your situation rather than a period it means your story is still being written. It means God still has more to say. And until God writes your final chapter and has the last say your job is to keep the faith trusting him all the way. Cause no matter what, all things are working together for the good of those who love God. (see Romans 8:28) Be encouraged my friends.

 Until next time...remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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References: The Holy Bible, The Good News Translation, and

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday's Food For Thought:How Loving Are You?

Most people are familiar with this definition of Love from 1 Corinthians 13 in the bible. But very few people actually follow it or are able to live up to it. I'm sure most of us try to demonstrate the majority of the traits in this definition of love. But let's just be honest, life can often times present situations that are very challenging. And our relationships with other's can be even more challenging at times.

So it is in those times and situations when we are under a great deal of stress or experiencing deep hurt, frustration or disappointment while trying to relate to one another that we miss the mark of displaying the characteristics listed in this biblical guideline for how we should love.

As a remedy to that, a very god reminder and " Love Self Checks and Balances" exercise I do every now and then to see how well I'm doing with staying in alignment with this definition and guideline for expressing love, especially following a situation as I described above, I go to this definition of Love in 1 Corinthians 13, and replace the word Love with my name then read it out loud to see which area's and traits of love I still need to work on. I use this exercise to help me gauge where I need to do or could've done better in a particular situation at expressing love from this higher standard of what love is and how it is demonstrated.

Trust me, it's not an exercise for those who are not able to look themselves in the mirror and face the truth about themselves. It takes a great deal of honesty with yourself as well as spiritual maturity and discipline to do this exercise. Nevertheless, it is a great exercise that will really show you the truth about yourself in regard to your attitude and level of love barometer. So go ahead and give it a try.

I promise you will at first be shocked to find what area's you still need to work on in your expression of love. And in the fast paced world we live in today, for most people that area is the first one....patience. But the good news is you will also become more conscious of how loving you are actually coming across to other's so that you keep doing what you're doing in the area's you have been practicing love well in. And you can get up and practice doing better tomorrow in the area's where you realize from this exercise you have not been doing so well at expressing love in.

Again, the exercise is to take the definition of Love from 1 Corinthians 13 in the bible, which is posted in the image at the top of this message, and replace the word Love with your name. Then read each sentence in the definition out loud.

As you read it out loud using your name, for example, Anna is patient....Anna is kind...and so forth, stop and take notice to the sensations you feel in your body, especially your heart area. Pay attention to if it constricts or expands as you read each line out loud. This will be your best indicator to whether or not you have actually been demonstrating that particular aspect or trait of love well or not.

And remember, the key to this exercise is to be honest with yourself so that you can see which area's of love you still need to do more work at expressing better.

Lastly, after you have done this exercise I strongly suggest you pray and ask God to reveal to you a recent or past situation where you missed the mark at being more loving as defined in this definition from the Holy Scriptures. Then after forgiving yourself, if you are inspired by Spirit to do so, it might also be a good idea to call or reach out to that person involved in the situation, whom you have now realized you were not very loving to, and apologize to them as well.

After all, we are created in and of Love, our Divine Source is Love. So our relationships with other's should matter. And nothing should be a higher priority than doing our best to be the purest conduits of love we can possibly be at all times and in all situations more often than not.

Until next time....remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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References: Holy Bible, 1 Corinthians 13

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Something To Tuck Under Your Pillow: Love Is A Verb Not A Noun

My spiritual mother blessed me richly before she made her transition from this life six years ago. But it wasn't money or material possessions she bequeathed onto me. What she left me has proven to be of far greater value to me than any silver or gold she could have given me to behold in her memory.

No. Instead, she blessed me by investing her time and energy and prayers in me, for me, over me. She spent a great deal of time over the years we had together helping me to grow and reach my potential.

One of the ways she invested in me was by sharing her many pearls of wisdom with me. And one of those valuable pearls of wisdom she shared with me was that love is a verb not a noun, she always told me.

In fact, I can still hear her sweet little eighty- something year old voice inside my head now saying, "Baby...if you wanna know if someone really loves you pay more attention to their ACTIONS than their words. Love is shown by what a person is willing to DO for you more than in what they say they feel for you."

And tonight, for my Inspirational Love Notes message, and in honor of my memories and special relationship with my dearly departed spiritual mom, I share this very precious nugget of wisdom from her with you as well. Taking heed to her words of great advice has served me well. I pray it will do the same for you.

This is just a little "Something To Tuck Under Your Pillow" to ponder as you fall asleep tonight. 

Until next time....remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday's Food For Thought:Love and Happiness Begins Within

What I've come to learn about love goes hand in hand with what I've come to learn about happiness. And that is:

Everything you seek is not only seeking also STARTS with you. You cannot adequately fulfill what Jesus taught, to love thy neighbor as thyself if you have not learned how to love yourself in a healthy way first.

Likewise, you cannot be happy in any relationship with another expecting the entire fulfillment of your happiness to come from another person or anyone outside of you. They are not your source to any good thing you seek. They are merely reflections of the love and happiness that is already inside of you or the lack of it.

You see, the people in your relationships only mirror back to you the love and happiness you have already cultivated within yourself first they are not the producers of it as the society we live in has misled us to believe.

God is your only true Source. So when you're looking for love and happiness you must go within and connect with your true Source. You must work on nurturing and building the one true relationship that all other external relationships are merely an extension of....your relationship between yourself and your Source (God).

Once you have established a healthy relationship within between yourself and your true Source (God) every other relationship in your life that you desire to experience greater expressions of love and happiness in will all begin to fall in place.

Therefore, the love and happiness you seek must first be seeds planted within you first. They must then be nurtured by you as well through your relationship with God in order to take root, blossom, and grow. 

The only thing a person in any external relationship you're in can do is pour from their own cup of love and happiness from within into your cup of love and happiness that you have already filled from within. And together you will create in each other an overflow of a beautiful love and happiness exchange. The same is true with peace, joy and all the other fruits of the spirit.

When you learn to be true to yourself by first learning to truly love, honor and have a healthy relationship with yourself, you will attract from the universe people, situations, and relationships that are in alignment with who you are and the love and happiness you already feel for yourself from as your foundation. After all, you deserve the same depth, richness, and fullness of love and happiness you give so liberally to someone else. So why not give it to yourself first. 

Until next time...remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Something To Tuck Under Your Pillow:Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your path." ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Today I practice the art of non-resistance. I make the conscious choice to refrain from worrying or over thinking about the affairs or direction of my life. Instead, I am devoted to living fully in the gift of this NOW present moment. I open my mind, eyes and heart to be aware of all the beauty and bountiful blessings that are all around me here and now.

I keep my focus on the I Am presence of God in me as I surrender all that concerns my future into His hands. I am aligned with the divine flow and upper progressive movement of life. And I trust the process of my life to unfold according to God's perfect plan.

I now go free to embrace and enjoy the perfect good for me this day now holds. While keeping an attitude of gratitude as each blessing does unfold.

Won't you join me?

This is just a little "Something To Tuck Under Your Pillow" to ponder as you fall asleep tonight.

Until next time...Remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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References: Proverbs 3:5-6, The Holy Bible, New King James Version

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday's Food For Thought: Perfect Love Cast Out Fear

If you're looking for the perfect person you'll be looking and waiting your whole life and never be in happy, fulfilling relationship. Looking and waiting for the perfect person will also cause you to over look some really great people who may have the potential to be the best thing and biggest blessing that has ever happened to you.

Too often people have the huge misperception that when to find their soul mate is to find this perfect person who will love them and everything will be rainbows and butterflies forevermore.

What life and love has taught me,however, is that there are no perfect people. There is no Mr. or Mrs. Right. Mr. and Mrs. Right is an illusion...a myth. But there is a person, I believe, who is the best person suited for you. Yes, I believe wholeheartedly there is a divine right person out there for everyone who desires a be in a healthy, loving relationship and share their life with a life partner.

So for me... I don't expect people to be perfect. Because when you do you will be end up deeply disappointment every time. I no longer look for or expect to meet my "Mr. Right."

What I am open to and believe exist for me is the imperfect man who accepts my imperfections as I accept his. A man who also is loyal, has strong character, integrity, beautiful soul that is the most compatible with mine and a genuine, pure and open heart that loves and honors God, and is ready and willing to receive the unconditional, love I have to pour into his heart as he pours his love into my heart as well.

No there is no such thing as perfect people. But there is a such thing as perfect love. And just like the scriptures tells us in 1 John 4:18, "perfect love cast out fear..."

And with the fear of being disappointed, yet again, when people inevitably fail at being perfect, removed from your heart you are better able to let the perfect love in of that imperfect person that's ready, willing, wanting and waiting to love you the way you deserve. You will also be better prepared and able to allow yourself to show them unconditional love in return. To find someone who loves you unconditionally is about as perfect as Love can get.

Until next time....remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~ Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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References: Holy Bible, 1 John 4:18,

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday's Food For Thought:A Miracle Prayer

For those of you in need of a miracle.....looking for a miracle....expecting a miracle...waiting on a miracle...ready for your miracle. My Inspirational Love Notes message for you tonight is a beautifully written miracle prayer filled with and fueled by Love.

I hope you had a wonderful and safe weekend and an even better abundant week. Sleep well and good night beloveds!

Until next time....remember to keep your heart open and your LOVE light on!!! ~Anna MsPoet Hendricks - Your Inspirational Goddess of Love

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