Category Archives: Positive Thinking

“BEING SAVED” TODAY…

FOR WHEN I DIE…ONE FINE DAY!!!

Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I read a recent comment about a terrorist stating how Jesus does not save Christians from terrorists as he began beheading  a Christian man in front of his Christian wife.  You have got it ALL wrong, my friend (the terrorist).

We Christians are saved at the very moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  “SAVED”…???…???…???…to begin our Christian “JOURNEY” by living “LIFE” to honor Him.  To live our lives “FOR” Him.  Not our selfish “SELVES”.  To love others as ourselves.  To “FORGIVE”.  To “HELP”.  To “TRUST” God…ALWAYS.  To give the BEST of ourselves for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!  Knowing that our “BEST” is sometimes down-right “BAD”.  And  knowing that God forgives us as we continue moving forward on our “JOURNEYS” from “HERE” to “THERE”…according to His will.

Christians become engulfed with “LOVE” and a desire to please the Father…ALWAYS (knowing that we will “Fail,”  daily)!!!  Our “FAITH” grows stronger as we allow the Holy Spirit to “FILL US UP TO THE TOP”!!!  We enjoy “HELPING” others.  We appreciate EVERYTHING.  EVEN while digging through DEEP “STUFF” (“CRAP”-sorry) in search of that gold-nugget of goodness we KNOW is there with God’s intent to move us forward in the “RIGHT” direction…according to HIS will.  NOT OUR OWN!!!  And remember…God has a different plan for EACH and EVERY one of His children.  We are not ALL the same.  We are called differently.  And then there are MANY others, of course, who will choose to exercise their Independence and follow Satan.

“BEING SAVED” allows people to enjoy living “LIFE” for others.  Helping.  Doing.  Being.  Not to just be living for themselves, doing little to “HELP” others.  So tell me…???…???…???…are “YOU” living “LIFE”???  Or are you simply living a slow “DEATH”???

“BEING SAVED” does NOT STOP DEATH from occurring here on earth.  “BEING SAVED” ensures admission into HEAVEN, AFTER death, TO ENJOY ETERNAL LIFE WITH OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.  AMEN.

Just sharing thoughts that surfaced after reading a terrorist’s comments.  That’s ALL for now, folks.  Time to get ready for work.  (It’s 10:17 am, ET on Mon, 6/27/16)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I “GET” to go to a job that I actually love, Love, LOVE!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

“TRUTH IS”…

God can handle ALL of my worries, fears, anxieties, etc….a WHOLE lot better than “I” can!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  Thank-you, Jesus!!!

I awoke this morning to “DIFFICULT” (negative) thoughts/anxieties…about EVERYTHING!!!  I repeatedly sang this one sentence from the same titled song by Kari Jobe:  “Holy Spirit You are welcome here”.  Yep, I sang that same sentence over, And Over, AND OVER…again, And Again, AND AGAIN.  Very calmly and quietly… inside my-own-“SELF’s” mind UNTIL…Satan…???…???…???…was gone!!!  (And I didn’t even need to shout:  “Satan, BE GONE”!!!  HA!!!  I sang instead!!!  Very calmly and quietly.)  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  IT WORKED!!!  (Pppsssttt…I think it was the “song” that scared him away…NOT my singing!!!)  😉

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE.  Do NOT allow Satan to steal your happiness by filling your mind with lies and insecurities.  EVERY situation you enter…???…???…???…offers “WIN-WIN” opportunities.  You will either be VERY happy if things go as planned, indicating that it’s “MEANT” to be, OR…you can remain VERY happy in knowing that it was NOT meant to be…YET, if ever.  ALL-the-while knowing:  JESUS STILL LOVES YOU. NO MATTER WHAT!!!  Just keep moving forward in your walk with Him and things begin to take care of themselves!!!  IT’S AMAZING, folks!!!  AMAZING GRACE.

I do understand if you think I’m “CRAZY”.  😉  I searched MANY years for the physical/mental diagnosis that would explain my “CRAZINESS”.  Numerous medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists found NOTHING!!!   N-O-T-H-I-N-G!!!  During 20+ years of searching!!!  (Pppsssttt…I have mentioned that I’m “TURTLE SLOW” in previous blog posts, right???  RIGHT!!!  :/  And yes, I MAY BE PAINFULLY SLOW…BUT very, Very, VERY SURE!!!)  😉  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

So, BAM!!!  God knew when the time was “RIGHT” and He revealed the “TRUTH”…IMMEDIATELY…in the form of a vision.  HIS timing was PERFECT.  And “THAT” is ALL it took, folks.  A quick vision from GOD that allowed me to “SEE” the TRUTH that destroyed many, many years of my life which then jump-started this “JOURNEY” leading straight to HIM.  “THANK YOU, JESUS.  I AM BORN-AGAIN!!!”  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  IT’S A “PAR-TAY,” folks!!!  Yep,  “there’s a party goin’ on Right Here.” ( RIGHT NOW-inside my own-“SELF’S mind!!!)  “A celebration to last throughout the year.” (ANOTHER song:  “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang)  :/  AND DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

 Your “JOURNEY” has definitely begun, my friend.  Please let go of your negatives.  Give them to God and enjoy the ride as you and He turn those negatives into positives!!!  TOGETHER!!!   WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  CLIMB ABOARD, folks!!!  “THIS”…is the “BEST” ride  E-V-E-R!!!  I PROMISE!!!  AND DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

IN THE NEWS…

Aaahhhhhh!!!  WHAT IS GOING ON???!!!???!!!???!!!  “BAD + BAD = MORE BAD,” folks!!!  JUST “STOP!!!  IN THE NAME OF LOVE!!!”  I CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE!!!  The news is saturated with negative press.  Terror attacks.  Murder.  Death.  Destruction.  “IT”…???…???…???…is ALL negative.  PLEASE…STOP looking for someone to blame, or “PUNISH”.    HOW…???…???…???… can we turn these negatives into positives???  WE MUST TURN THEM INTO POSITIVES IMMEDIATELY!!!  Or the “HATE” and anger will destroy many lives…in many different ways, unnecessarily.

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!! 

There MUST be ways to report the EXACT same stories with a positive twist to them.  Why focus on the “BAD”???  “IT IS…WHAT IT IS”!!!  We do NOT need to hear whose fault it is. Or what somebody did NOT do to STOP something from happening!!!  “IT” happened!!!  Now, what did we learn???  And what can we do differently that “MIGHT” prevent “IT” from happening again???

OUCH!!!  My heart aches, folks.  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE…affected by any tragedy in ANY manner, what-so-ever!!!  “EVERYBODY” is a “VICTIM,” folks.  “EVERYBODY” needs “HELP” en route from “HERE” to “THERE”.  The kind of “HELP” needed, however, is a bit different for each child of God.  Please “THINK ABOUT IT…” ( a “soft” and tender tribute to my brother, Bob.  R.I.P.)

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

I HEARD WHAT YOU SAID…

about “ME”!!!  BAM!!!  I did, I Did, I DID!!!  I canNOT make this stuff up, folks!!!  Please join me on yet ANOTHER trip to “JILL’S WORLD”.  Now, “THIS” is cute…I think.  :/   Ready???  READY!!!

So, I was walking by one of the therapy gyms at work this morning when I heard the distinct voice of a teammate, perhaps, mocking me…???…???…???  I am NOT quite sure how it was meant, but I heard an OTR/L state:   “As Jill Allen(that’s ME) would say,  “QUIT ‘CHUR COMPLAININ’!!!” ”   Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

WHAT DID I JUST HEAR HER SAY???!!!???!!!???!!!  I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT!!!  A Co-worker complaining to other teammates about their complaining…“F-O-R”  ME!!!  I don’t even need to be present anymore!!!  BAM!!!  AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!

So, I later informed the “GUILTY” therapist that I heard what she said… “As Jill Allen would say, “QUIT CHUR COMPLAININ’!!!” ”  And we chuckled…TOGETHER!!!

GO TEAM BLUE!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!

I find myself lost…AGAIN…inside my own mind, A.K.A, “JILL’S WORLD”.  I am struggling, folks.  Struggling to find the “RIGHT” way of responding to regular, every-day situations with teammates…IN A LOVING MANNER.

“GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!” Now, “THAT”… is so very, Very, VERY powerful to “ME” right now along “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY”.  It reminds me and then allows me to refrain from judgment in the “HEAT-OF-THE-MOMENT,” sometimes…NOT always!!!  :/

“GOD IS GOOD,” folks.  “ALL THE TIME!!!”  Please do NOT allow yourself to view any negative, misfortunate situations that MAY occur to ANYONE as God-inspired, what-so-ever.  ANYTHING negative is SATANIC, folks.

That little bit of satisfaction we might feel when negative things happen to certain people is SATAN-driven.  GOD LOVES ALL OF HIS CHILDREN!!!  EVERYWHERE.  Not just the ones we view as deserving.  N-O-N-E of us are deserving, folks.

“N-O-N-E   O-F   U-S   A-R-E   D-E-S-E-R-V-I-N-G!!!” But ALL of us are WORTHY…because of God’s GRACE.

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

**P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.**

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

LETTING GO…

of anger, frustration, anxiety, etc. and allowing God to replace any and/or ALL negative emotions with “LOVE”.  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  “I”…MUST BE KIDDING, right???  WRONG!!!  I know, that sounds completely…???…???…???…”CRAZY,” folks, but “IT” REALLY works!!!

I just discovered this to be true, MYSELF!!!  At age 51!!!  OUCH!!!  I’m a slow learner, folks.  TURTLE SLOW, but TURTLE STEADY!!!  Hhhmmm…”SLOW” and “STEADY”…WINS THE RACE, right???  RIGHT!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!! 

So, I allowed my “SELF” to become frustrated because a teammate was frustrated, AS USUAL!!!  YET AGAIN!!!   “THIS” time, however, both of our frustration levels were deflated, IMMEDIATELY, as I quickly stated:  “I love you” in response to her general, job-related complaints.  The air in the entire room magically changed from negative to positive.  IT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!  To “ME,” at least.  I can’t speak for the others, but my “LIFE” has been changed for the “GOOD” JUST by allowing God’s love to guide my responsive words in a positive, loving direction during this type-of negative, angry and frustrating situation.  Thank you, Jesus.  AMEN.

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!  AMEN.

 

 

“WHY???”

Well, I’m NOT sure of the answer to a recent question posed during a tender moment shared between teammates, but I DO know that we need NOT worry, wonder OR question God’s purpose.  PERIOD!!!  THERE IS A PRECIOUS GIFT TO BE FOUND IN EVERYTHING!!!  So, please put your boots on… and START digging!!!  😉  “…SEEK… AND YOU WILL FIND”.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

LEADERSHIP and CONTENTMENT…

encourage positive growth and development.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

We are continuing with the series:  “Disciple: Be One.  Make One.” at ABC, Anastasia Baptist Church here at the island campus in St. Augutine, FL.  The past two weekends have focused on “Leadership” and “Contentment”.  Powerful messages.  I feel certain Pastor Walter was speaking directly to “ME”…AGAIN!!!  😉  Oh, how I love it when the message has personal significance!!!

I am growing, spiritually.  On my way to becoming more of the person God wants me to be!!!  Now, I admit to being “TURTLE SLOW,” but I am  ALSO “TURTLE STEADY”!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And we ALL know that the tortoise ALWAYS wins the race, right???  RIGHT!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  I’M A WINNER!!!   Aaahhh…OH NO!!!   IT’S ANOTHER JINGLE, folks!!!   “Dr. Pepper”!!!  :/

“I’m a winner.  He’s a winner.  She’s a winner.  We’re a winner.  Wouldn’t you like to be a winner too???  READ THE BIBLE…to be a winner!!!”  :/  Sorry.  I’M A MESS, folks!!!  😉  (Pppsssttt…but that’s OKAY!!!  “I’M A WINNER!!!”)  🙂

1 Timothy 5:17-25 instructs us to “…Lead well; …Lead fairly; …Lead fearfully;…Lead under God; …Lead to serve not to be acknowledged;…Lead from an eternal viewpoint”.  That’s it, folks!!!  Just lead.  Without expectation.  KEEP planting those seeds, knowing that growth will occur…ONE FINE DAY!!!  AMEN.

And 1 Timothy 6: 3-10 advises us to:  “Be content with the gospel; Be content with Godliness; and to be content with God’s provisions.”  We are a people always seeking more, More, MORE…of all the wrong “things”.  Everything we need is found within the bible.  The Word.  Seeking “Godliness” with a focus on “HELPING” others…to survive LIFE with complete satisfaction in having just “ENOUGH”.  NEVER needing or wanting “TOO MUCH”!!!  BAM!!!  Now, “THAT’S” the secret to “HAPPINESS”!!!  So, tell me:  How much is enough???  How much is too much???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.   

THE ULTIMATE HERO…

is Jesus Christ.  God.  Heavenly Father.  Lord of all lords.

This ultimate hero lies deep within each of us.  Waiting to do GREAT things through us.  For us.  With us.  Because… HE LOVES US!!!  ALL OF US.

Call upon Him for anything.  For EVERYTHING.  He will answer.  According to His  plan…NOT YOURS.  LISTEN…to “HEAR” His response.   And then ACT…in a manner to “OBEY” His commands, thereby allowing God’s GREATNESS to shine through you and radiate outward  onto ALL those around you.  Praise Jesus!!!

LISTEN…to “HEAR”.  ACT…to “OBEY”.  LOVE…to “LIVE”.  LIVE…to “LOVE”.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

SURVIVING “LIFE”…

is the most “DIFFICULT” task that we each must endure for…???…???…??? a lifetime.  😉

Hhhmmm…think.  Think.  THINK.

May The Lord bless and keep you along your journey through “LIFE,” allowing you to “ENJOY THE RIDE”.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  And what a roller-coaster ride “IT” (LIFE) can be!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  AND REMEMBER…

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day.

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.