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About Brittney Alexis

Brittney Alexis is a 20-year-old college student who resides in Central Florida. She is majoring in Integrated Business and Nonprofit Management. Some of her favorite things consist of reading, journaling, and exploring new places. Instagram: Brittneya__ www.Brittneyalexis.net
  •   According to Dictionary.com, gratitude is the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Most of the time when we say thank you to others is when someone does something for us or if someone says “bless you” after you sneeze. It has become a norm to say thank you without fully meaning and […]

    On Having a Heart of Gratitude

     

    According to Dictionary.com, gratitude is the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Most of the time when we say thank you to others is when someone does something for us or if someone says “bless you” after you sneeze. It has become a norm to say thank you without fully meaning and truly being grateful. As women of God, we are called to continuously be thankful for God’s grace and mercy he has shown us and continuously will continuously show us. We should be thankful because God is worthy of our thanksgiving. It is only right to credit Him for “every good and perfect gift” He gives (James 1:17).

    Your thankfulness should not only be towards God but those around you as well. We tend to sometimes forget and overlook the people who play a vital role in our lives such as our parents, siblings, friends, pastors, and leaders. Letting them know the impact they have had in your life will not only brighten their day but it will encourage them to continue helping you.

    We tend to over complicate “thank you”. It can be as simple as a gift card or text message saying something like, “thank you for being a true friend and for always supporting me”. It is just a way to let others know they are appreciated and all that they do for you is not going unnoticed.

    Lastly, when we are thankful, it shifts our focus off ourselves and off our current situation and gives us an opportunity to think about others. When we are thankful it is a constant reminder that God is in control of every aspect of our lives. Being thankful is not only appreciated but it’s also healthy and beneficial in every relationship we have. Also, it is a  constant reminder that we belong to God and we’ve been blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3).

     

     

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  •   If God asked you to do something difficult, how would you respond? Will you obey him and trust that he has a special purpose for his request? Will you be satisfied with the knowledge that the pain involved in obedience may only benefit those whom you serve and not you personally? These are all […]

    Obedience: Where you go I’ll go

     

    If God asked you to do something difficult, how would you respond? Will you obey him and trust that he has a special purpose for his request? Will you be satisfied with the knowledge that the pain involved in obedience may only benefit those whom you serve and not you personally? These are all questions to ask yourself when it is time to be obedient.

    Obedience is something that always sounds so easy until God tells you to do something out of your comfort zone or tells you to do something you don’t want to do. It’s kind of like you’re playing tug a war with God. You want to do what he says because he is God, and he knows what is best but at the same time we as humans may want to do something else. Most of the time, even if we sincerely do want to be obedient, we still find ourselves struggling. We obey God’s command not because we have to, but because we should want to. When you love someone, you do things that you dislike not because you really want to but just because you love that person; the same thing applies to your obedience to God. Obedience is difficult like everything else that is good for us in life.

    A story in the bible that shows a lot of trust and obedience is in Genesis 12. God promised to bless Abram by making him the father of a great nation; however, there was one condition. Abram had to do what God wanted him to do. This meant leaving his home and friends and traveling to a new land. Abram obeyed, leaving his home for God’s promise of even greater blessings in the future. God may be trying to lead you to a place of greater service and usefulness for him. Don’t let the comfort and security of your present position make you miss God’s plan for you. Are you willing to go where he sends you? As long as you say yes to God whether you go kicking and screaming, he is still going to use you because you were obedient to the call that he has placed over your life.

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  • There is a common saying that says, “you are what you eat”. When you hear that saying, the first thing most people think of is usually food. Well, let’s look at that saying in a different perspective. As a woman of God, you are called to be in this world but not of it. In […]

    You are What You Eat: What Your Spiritual Consumption Says About You

    There is a common saying that says, “you are what you eat”. When you hear that saying, the first thing most people think of is usually food. Well, let’s look at that saying in a different perspective. As a woman of God, you are called to be in this world but not of it. In this world there are so many things going on that is the total opposite of what the word of God says.

    For example, the world says, casual dating is okay while God says to guard your heart (Proverb 4:23).

    The world says cursing is okay, while God says that there is power in the tongue (Proverb 18:21).

    The world says sex before marriage is okay, while God says that sex should be between husband and wife (Hebrew 13:4).

    The list continues but God reminds us to not be conformed to this world (Romans 12:2).
    The world offers us so many ideas, mindsets, and cultural norms and if you are not pressed into the word of God and you’re consuming every single idea the world is feeding you, you will start to become like the world. This is why it is so important to be careful of what you are eating, or spiritually consuming.
    Some questions you should ask yourself:
    Is the music you listen to glorifying God?

    Music is way more than the songs that we sing. Music has a way or stirring up different emotions in us. If Jesus was sitting next to you, while you were listening to your everyday music, would he be proud or disappointed in you? You can’t glorify this world and God at the same time; you must choose one. The same applies to your music choice.
    Are your friends hurting or helping your relationship with God?
    The bible says that “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). As you know your friends have a huge impact on who you are. They could either help or harm your relationship with God. All your friendships should be God-centered.
    Are the shows/ movies you watch glorifying God?
    The shows and movies that we watch have a lot to do with the things of today’s culture. Shows and movies also portray a way of living that society says is okay. If you are going to see a rated R movie, you may want to consider what is going to be said or shown on the screen. If the shows or movies you are watching stir up ungodly desires within you, you should reconsider your movie choices.

    What does your social media say about you?
    Today, most people have some sort of social media. We have to remember that people are watching the things that we post, whether you know them or you don’t. Social media shows the world the things we want everyone to see. With social media being at the tip of our fingers, as women of God, we need to constantly guard what we see. With the people we follow, the things we like, or the things we post. Think about the things that you post, and ask yourself what are your motives?

    God tells us to always have our armor on (Ephesians 6:10-18), so if we are careful in our daily life with the things that we consume we are guarding ourselves as women of God. In your day to day life remember that you are what you eat, so if you choose God in your day to day life remember to be a reflection of him in every aspect of your life.

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  •   Image going on a road trip with your friends and while driving by, you see a farm with all sorts of animals. What would you do? Most likely you are going to continue driving. As you continue to drive to your destination you see a purple cow. How would you react? Most people would […]

    Purple Cow: How to Stand Out

     

    Image going on a road trip with your friends and while driving by, you see a farm with all sorts of animals. What would you do? Most likely you are going to continue driving. As you continue to drive to your destination you see a purple cow. How would you react? Most people would get out of the car to take a picture. The main difference between the black and white cow versus the purple cow is that the purple cow was designed to stand out.  The same thing applies to you as a Christians. You were created to stand out, not to look like the world but as a representation of Christ in this world.

    God has placed everyone on a different path on this journey of life. Whether you are at school, work, or home, constantly ask yourself, ‘Am I being a light?’ When you constantly ask yourself that question you will see the way you walk and talk start to change, because you know that you are a representation of God. Below are a few tips on how to stand out like a “Purple Cow” in your day to day life.

    Seek God!

    As a woman of God, you cannot be a light in your day to day life if you are not deeply rooted in God’s word (Colossians 2:7). God instructs us to be praying continuously and to read his word day and night.  When we pray and spend time with our father we are continuously building a bond with our father. For example, people say you are who you hang around. If God is the main person in your life, people are going to be able to tell. There is something different about you once you choose to seek God. When we are constantly speaking to God, Reading his word, and applying it to our lives we will inevitably begin to act like him.

    Set your mind on things up abovedl

    As women of God, we know that this earth is only temporary and it is not our home forever.  We have to constantly remember that we were placed on this earth for a purpose so we need to live out our purpose daily. Each day alive is a new opportunity to set our minds on the things that are above and not this world (Colossians 3:2). In order to be a light in our daily life, we need to focus on God and what he wants for our lives daily.

    We’re called to be different in our daily walk. Whether we realize it or not, people are watching the things that you do and say because you are a billboard for Christ. Therefore, remember to always be rooted in God’s word and to set your mind on the things above.

     

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