Just like Christmas elves... these three of four siblings played tirelessly on my Mac Book Air and using creative ideas and You Tube videos, staying inspiring and giggling and laughing with everyone in our safe house. I frequently watched these children as they energized me and gave me such reassurance that designing on my Apple products is right where God wants me and my little one. As I spent last Christmas season with these little children who were like Christ - mas elves, I re visit the idea of being Christ - like. This link provides a link of 60 characteristics of Christ which I find to be helpful as the holiday season fast approaches. I think it's important to remember that not everyone on this earth chooses to be Christ like and in choosing to model these characteristics you may be persecuted and you may also be a target. You may even be a target of identity theft as others try to return you to the you that they know best; you can have friends who do not have Christ character, but you must recognize that these times require a full and total commitment to becoming more like Christ and if your friends or family on earth pull you away from Christ character when they know you are striving to be more like Christ, then the action that they display will most likely pull you off your path. As a business owner, I did not use discernment in an office lease agreement and I learned some very valuable and costly lessons. These lessons include putting on the Armour of God.
The Armor of God10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
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Making the most of our life on earth includes surrounding ourselves with positive energy, positive relationships, places and when we are striving to maintain at our best, that's often when our "enemies" will try to destroy us. John 10:10