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7/22/14

“Do You Have A Spotter?”

For sometime now I have worked out alone. I’ve seen some results. However, having a workout partner/spotter has pushed me further than if I was still going solo. My spotter watches or helps me lift various sets of weights. When I’m ready to give up or throw in the towel, he helps me stay focused and persevere. Do you have someone to encourage you? Do you have someone to help you lift life’s heaviness?

Just as it is more effective to have a workout partner or spotter to enhance your weightlifting routine, the same is true about prayer. Find a prayer partner today. Choose someone who you can share your struggles or burdens with. When you allow your prayer partner to spot you, they will support and help you get through the rough times.

James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
7/21/14

“Can You Take What You Dish Out?”

Those who constantly give often have a difficult time receiving. Some say they are more comfortable when giving to others than receiving help. Many of us will give the shirt off of our backs to someone in need. Do you give more than you take? Are you open to receive what you give?

Some of us who are a source of inspiration to others struggle to admit when our spirits are low. When the time comes for us to be encouraged or lifted up, we shy way from healing words or pretend like everything is fine. Sometimes, God sends people our way to encourage and assist us in our time of need. Be open to God’s messengers. It doesn’t matter if it is a love one or a stranger, allow them to be a source of encouragement. God’s loving wisdom is the best encouragement we can receive.

Job 4: 3-5 Surely you have instructed many, and you have strengthened weak hands. Your words have upheld him who was stumbling, and you have strengthened the feeble knees; but now it comes upon you, and you are weary, it touches you, and you are troubled.
The Son has my back… #leadneverfollow #ldrs1354 #leaders1354 #chicago #hydepark #jesusismystrength #igers #igdaily @miyoshibrown @ldrs1354

The Son has my back… #leadneverfollow #ldrs1354 #leaders1354 #chicago #hydepark #jesusismystrength #igers #igdaily @miyoshibrown @ldrs1354

The family and I hanging out at the Taste of WVON… #tasteofWVON #chicago #southside #leaders1354 #leadneverfollow #ldrs1354 #igers #igdaily #igstyle #goodpeople #goodtimes #familytime #family #hydepark #chicity @miyoshibrown  (at Taste Of WVON)

The family and I hanging out at the Taste of WVON… #tasteofWVON #chicago #southside #leaders1354 #leadneverfollow #ldrs1354 #igers #igdaily #igstyle #goodpeople #goodtimes #familytime #family #hydepark #chicity @miyoshibrown (at Taste Of WVON)

Mr & Mrs Brown… #pierlife #chicago #lapelpinbybowtiesaint #flowerlapel #lapelflower #accessories #warbyparker #chicity #summertimechi #igers #igdaily #igstyle #igfashion #beardgang #getyourfreshup #gentlemanflow @miyoshibrown  (at Pier 31)

Mr & Mrs Brown… #pierlife #chicago #lapelpinbybowtiesaint #flowerlapel #lapelflower #accessories #warbyparker #chicity #summertimechi #igers #igdaily #igstyle #igfashion #beardgang #getyourfreshup #gentlemanflow @miyoshibrown (at Pier 31)

Chopping it up… @bainesgod @davejeff #hknff #leaders1354 #leadneverfollow #leadersheinekenevent #ldrs1354 #lapelpinbybowtiesaint #chicago #chicity #wlakeshorehotel #igers #igdaily #goodpeople #goodtimes #hydepark  (at The W Hotel Lakeshore Drive)

Chopping it up… @bainesgod @davejeff #hknff #leaders1354 #leadneverfollow #leadersheinekenevent #ldrs1354 #lapelpinbybowtiesaint #chicago #chicity #wlakeshorehotel #igers #igdaily #goodpeople #goodtimes #hydepark (at The W Hotel Lakeshore Drive)

Family… #leaders1354 #leadneverfollow #leadersevent #ldrs1354 #chicago #wlakeshorehotel #hotellife #warbyparker #igers #igdaily #respect #chicity @theegilkey @miyoshibrown @PhotoRepost_app (at W Chicago - Lakeshore)

Family… #leaders1354 #leadneverfollow #leadersevent #ldrs1354 #chicago #wlakeshorehotel #hotellife #warbyparker #igers #igdaily #respect #chicity @theegilkey @miyoshibrown @PhotoRepost_app (at W Chicago - Lakeshore)

Wifey and I are at it again… #W Lakeshore #Leaders1354 #Leadneverfollow #ldrs1354 #family #teambrown #chicago #chicity #lapelpinbybowtiesaint #hydepark #warbyparker #heineken&leaderscollabo #igers #igdaily #igstyle #igotthis #igfashion

Wifey and I are at it again… #W Lakeshore #Leaders1354 #Leadneverfollow #ldrs1354 #family #teambrown #chicago #chicity #lapelpinbybowtiesaint #hydepark #warbyparker #heineken&leaderscollabo #igers #igdaily #igstyle #igotthis #igfashion

7/18/14

“Can You Admit Being Wrong?”

One of the hardest things to admit is being wrong. Athletes will debate a call on the playing field and spouses fight to the bitter end. Often, after some time has passed we realize our faults or begin to see the problem/argument from another perspective. Do you always stand your ground? Do you concede when you discover you are wrong?

God has a motive for correcting our behavior. Our mistakes helps us become more savvy about life. We can’t learn or understand God’s lessons if we are constantly focused on our rebuttal to His discipline. Humble yourself and listen to the voice of God. Allow God to speak wisdom into your heart and soul. The Lord corrects us because He loves us.

Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; for whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.
7/17/14

“Are You Out Of Gas?”

While listening to the radio, I heard an awesome story. A pilot of a single engine plane and his passengers were running out of gas. They began to pray feverishly. In doing so, the pilot tried to maneuver the plane to land somewhere safe. Although the experience was rough, no one was injured. While landing, the plane nestled next to a billboard. It read, “Jesus Is Lord”. Do you pray when the situation looks bleak? Do you believe in the power of your prayers?

Prayer is an intimate conversation between God and man. Many of us know how to pray. Yet, few of us expect our prayers to be answered. Trust God to honor your prayers. Pray with the confidence that God will hear the concerns of your heart. He may not answer our prayers when we want, but He is always on time!

Matthew 21:22 And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
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