The Prayer Before Brunch
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Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Category: Christian Inspiration | Posted: 02 January 2012
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

"But those who HOPE in the LORD will RENEW their STRENGTH. They will SOAR on wings like eagles; they will RUN and not grow weary, they will WALK and not be faint."
HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

Yesterday we had brunch with my parents, the first meal of 2012 as my mother reminded me, before we sat to eat, my mother said the most impacting and sweetest prayer, she thanked God for our family and asked for His blessings and protection and she asked God to bless us all in 2012 with good health, love, happiness and success... I felt this was so fitting and so beautiful.

GOOD HEALTH
Our health is so important, my family and close friends will tell you how happy they were to hear myself and Ricky were going on a short holiday last week....
We worked so hard in 2011 to meet deadlines, build a website, often into the wee hours of the night, I can tell you I must've pulled a few all-nighters trying to meet deadlines. Ricky is an incredibly hard worker and I always admire his passion and drive for our businesses, he has more strength and energy than I do, so he managed better than I did, but I can tell you that continuous late nights and stress can make a person very exhausted and physically drained. It was God's strength that kept me going and His Strength kept my head above water, I looked to Isaiah 40:31 for my strength and the Lord was faithful and gave me strength. So as my mother prayed for good health, I pray that God gives me the strength in 2012 to make the right life choices in order to keep a healthy lifestyle and healthy balance in my life.

LOVE
Love makes the heart happy! :) You can always learn new things about LOVE. I am blessed to have a family that loves me unconditionally, a husband that LOVES more than I ever could imagine! A GOD that's name is called LOVE. The inventor of LOVE the maker of LOVE, the meaning of LOVE is GOD. I thank you Lord for LOVE and I pray for another year of BEAUTIFUL LOVE.

HAPPINESS
Watching the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness " the other evening, the movie opened up my eyes to the poverty in this world, the poverty that lingers on every street corner and the unhappiness of unemployment, the movie triggered something deep. I thank you Lord Jesus for blessing me with a job that I love and a career that makes me happy. Yes there are good days and bad days and such is life... but when I go to sleep at night and think about my life and think about the GOD that's love is unconditionally, a GOD that forgives and never leaves, who blesses me with small and big moments of great measures of happiness! GOD gave me Ricky who with each new day is my love, laughter and happiness. Thank you Lord for Ricky's sense of humour, he sure keeps life entertaining! :)

SUCCESS
When you think of success you might think of Bill Gates or Oprah... but I think for me success means completing a goal like 'okay tonight I want to go to bed at 9:00pm'... or 'today I want to complete a list of 5 small goals'... or 'today is Sunday and I am not going to check my email'...
Success is so many things, it's a long rope of small goals reached with satisfaction. I thank GOD for the success He blessed us with in 2011, thanks for allowing us to create a website, that was success! Thank you for blessing me with amazing clients and great photography opportunities in 2011. I pray Lord Jesus for blessings of small and great success for 2012... that I may be successful in my goal completion and successful in my lifestyle and business!

Happy New Year 2012 to all who supported and continue to support me in my growth as a person, as a writer and as a photographer! If you are new to my blog then thank you for visiting and I hope this message will inspire you and uplift you for your goals and dreams for 2012 :)

…and if you feel like watching an inspirational movie based on a true-story …
please go rent out the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness “ watch the trailer below! :)



and the most inspiring scene from the movie...


                   
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Isabella Meyer 11 April 2012, 09:40
Your photography and your writing is truly inspirational and beautiful. I love the fact that you love the Lord with so much passion and I related to what you have written. Is there a place where I can subscribe to your Christian posts? May God bless you for using your talents and your faithfullness Love in Christ ISABELLA :)