The Newness of Life by R. E. Smith

Be Transformed Our world has been turned inside out and as we prepare to move forward we must do so in the Newness of Life. I have already defined the meaning of life in previous blog posts such as The Wisdom of life.  Life is a special gift and for each waking moment, we must give thanks for this gift.  In this lesson, we will examine the importance of preparing for a new life, a life that is grounded on religious principles that will guide our journey across this plain. What is Newness?  The term newness in itself is an enigma and many even question if it is a real word. Newness in its simplest form means original quality or standard. Therefore to walk in the newness of life we must be restored to or original form, a form without sin, a form in which we strive to live a life that is pleasing unto God.  This will only be possible if we confess our sins and ask God to forgive us of all past transgressions. Why is newness important? To walk in the newness of life is very important be

Developing Good Self-Esteem by R E. Smith

  Be The Best You  Humans are created in the image and likeness of God which means that we are set apart and endowed with special gifts and responsibilities as stated in the book of Genesis. These special gifts and responsibilities are what make us who we are and shape the world around us and our life experiences allow us to view life from different perspectives. However, there is a huge obstacle that stands in the way of our destiny and that is the Inferiority Complex to put in simple low self-esteem. In this lesson, we will define self-esteem and exam three ways to overcome low self-esteem. What is low self-esteem?  Low self-esteem refers to lacking self-confidence which manifests as self-doubt, little to no self-respect, and love for one's self. This is often evident in individuals going through an identity crisis and is common to all age groups some more prominent than others. The Scope Low self-esteem is a battle with oneself and the main factor that contribute to a person dev

There is Hope by R E. Smith

Society is being stripped apart and woven back together by this global phenomenon and life as we know it will never be the same again. People are suffering crippled and tormented not knowing what to do next or even if they will live to see tomorrow.  There is no rest for humanity because we still must deal with social issues such as crime, violence, and poverty. The Facts Society will never be the same again and as people, we must unite to ride out this storm. Therefore let us not forget that we serve a great and mighty God who is with us always. He will never leave us nor forsake us and even amongst these trying times, he continues to bless us. So don't sit around feeling sorry for yourself. Life goes on and it's important that we put ourselves in the position to become overcomers and achievers. The word of the bible states " Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7. Prayer Dear God I pray for the healing of this nation. Protect your

Success Road by R. E. Smith

Our success in life is as a result of the road we travel. R. Smith2018 Periodically we try to reinvent ourselves or even hide our origins from others believing that they may not accept us for who we truly are. This is actually very common and it is a culture that we must work hard to break. People should accept us for who we are regardless of the community, parish, state, or country we hail from. Prejudice, discrimination, and stigmatism is a thing of the past. Thus we must always stay true to who we are and stick to our roots. The most successful people accept every facet of their origins and development this is what makes us genuine. They improve on their strengths and strengthen their weaknesses. Pretenders rarely if ever attain true success.Therefore be true to who you never forget the struggles you face in life but most importantly remember that the road you travel is a blueprint to your success. Reminder: Your past doesn't determine your future. Be Inspired By R E. Smith

Fear Not by R. E. Smith

Death is constant but I don't fear death. My only fear is not being able to inspire and change the lives of more people. Touching millions is all that matters. R. Smith 2019 Let not your life be crowded by the fear of death. There is always hope for a better life once we leave this mortal world. Therefore live according to the principles and standards that govern your faith. Don't allow your fear of death to cripple your reason for living. Once the breath of life runs through your body you are powerful beyond measures. Rise up all yee people and make your mark today, fulfill your purpose and carve out a piece of legacy as a memorial to future generations. Be brave, be bold, and be confident. It is your mission to touch the lives of millions.  Be Inspired By R. E. Smith

True character by R. E. Smith

The true character of a man is in his ability to recognize his imperfections and work towards strengthening those shortcomings. R. Smith 2018 . We are a work in progress and it is important that we identify the flaws that we have and try to improve them because that is how we will grow and ultimately become one with God by confessing our sins. Remember we are accountable unto him who sets us free and therefore we must ensure that we do the things that are pleasing in his sight by recognizing that by ourselves we are nothing and pray for his strength. The word of the Lord tells us " If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:9. Let us not forget that our imperfection is as a result of the sins of our foreparents and "we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" Roman 3:23. Therefore, let us develop our strengths and work on our shortcomings. Accept who we are and become overco

Gift of Charity by R. E. Smith

Blind are those who walk in self-glory, dead are those who bath in vanity but righteous is the man who walks in love and free is the man who exercises empathy. R. Smith 2019 Our society has lost touch with its humanity. We no longer have the ability to empathize with each other. However, all hope is not lost because we have souls who are constantly expressing love to each other and are granting the gift of charity. Let us not believe ourselves to be superior to others but rather let us strive to help others become the best version of themselves. Put yourself in your brother's/sisters' shoes and try to see life from there perspective. Let us not be conceited but try to be hopeful, kind, and righteous by asking for guidance from God. The Prayer Lord, we come to you humbled in thy sight. We are nothing without your wisdom, your grace, and your glory. Lord continue to guide us and lead us on the path of righteousness. Lord we ask of you to purify and sanctify our hearts and mind
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