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Going Your Own Way

“You can go your own way”…


A great song by Fleetwood Mac. 


It’s great to be independent and it’s our nature to be self-sufficient and self-supporting. 


Yet, we still need to get our guidance and direction from somewhere in order to continue to be successful. 


Think about it. In most areas of our lives, we are given parameters, instructions, boundaries, and or guidelines. 


We then learn by doing as well as being shown. 


Finally, experience gives us the confidence and comfort we need in knowing that we are able to succeed. 


The Lord molds us and shapes us when we are willing into who and what He needs us to be. 

Where are you getting your direction and guidance from?..


Check your experience… 


“Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.” Big Book pg. 62 


Lord, please mold us into the masterpieces You have designed each of us to be, AMEN. 


“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Just Ask!

ASK… SEEK… KNOCK… 


These are powerful words requiring individual efforts and actions that lead to amazing and blessed results. 


I get caught up in my own head at times and begin to think that folks are SUPPOSED TO KNOW what I want or need. 


Now, maybe it’s different for you, but when this doesn’t happen I then begin to get resentful and wonder why they are ignoring me. 


It’s the same with our relationship with Christ. 


Even though God knows our thoughts even before we form them, ..


He still needs us to participate with our will, words, and actions in order to give us what we need or get us to where we need to be. 


How’s that working out for you? 


Are you asking, seeking, and providing the effort and actions to make your needs known to God? … 


Check your experience… 


“We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.” Big Book pg. 46 


Lord, let us be willing in our hearts to provide the needed actions, efforts, and words to do our part and be in Your will, AMEN. 


“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 


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How’s Your Footing?

How’s your footing?..


Sometimes we find ourselves on rocky, cluttered, or unstable paths as we try to walk. 


When we encounter these challenges we usually become a bit more wary of each step and sometimes consider changing our path. 


We don’t necessarily need to change the goal or the destination, but perhaps change the way we are trying to get there. 

We can and will encounter some unstable paths in our Spiritual walk as well. 


It’s in those times we can look to the Holy Spirit to guide us and set us on a clear and more stable path instead of trying to seek an easier, softer way on our own. 


How do you find firm footing spiritually?..


Check your experience… 


“Established on such a footing we became less and less interested in ourselves, our little plans and designs.” Big Book pg. 63


Lord, let us look to You to establish our footing when we find ourselves on shaky ground, AMEN. 


“You cleared the ground under me so my footing was firm.” 2 Samuel 22:37


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


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Living Our Faith

As long as we do OUR part willingly…. 


People who are living with grace, joy, and peace have that happy glow about them. 


What I have learned is that they get this glow from the happiness that exists inside of them. 


It’s not from winning the lottery or being a millionaire, or even having those material things that we feel at times we just have to have. 


Yes, those things bring a different kind of happiness. 


It’s from knowing that, no matter what, they are covered, protected, and blessed by God. 


His Holy Spirit lives in each of us and that is how  
He is able to bless us abundantly. 


Our part is to merely seek and do His will on a daily basis. In living our faith in a way that others can see, we are allowing God to work through us to help others. 

Are you doing your part?… 


Check your experience. … 


 “We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.” Big Book pg. 83 


Lord, thank You for the abundance of blessings in our lives. Please continue to let our hearts see that happiness comes from the Holy Spirit living in each of us, AMEN. 


 “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


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Who/What Do You Worship?

Foreign gods of today. .


What do you worship? 

Believe it or not, some folks blindly serve another god in the form of money, work, or material possession. 


Heck, some of us might even worship another human; like a movie star, or athlete, or even obsess on a personal relationship


Now don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have nice things and healthy personal relationships, but are we allowing those things and persons to become our gods? 


Do we spend a large amount of time focusing our thoughts, energies, and efforts attempting to please or serve them? 

I am a firm believer in the spiritual principle that your heart exists where your thoughts reside...


Check your experience…


“God either is or He isn’t. What was our choice to be?” Big Book pg. 53


Lord, let us focus our thoughts on Your will and not fall into false worship of the people, places, and things around us, AMEN. 


 “The Lord alone led him; no foreign god was with him.” Deuteronomy 32:12 
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Power Aid

Power Aid… 


Power is the thing that we all crave and seek in one another. 


The problem is our minds get twisted by the illusions of the material world and leading us to seek the wrong type of power. 


We have our willpower which is part of our human makeup. 


It will never go away, but we can learn to harness our willpower and align it with a Power greater than ourselves. 


Hopefully, we have learned that the best Power to align our will with is the power of God, and not some worldly-based perceived power in another person, place, or thing. 

What is your power source?..


Check your experience…


“We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves.” Big Book pg. 45 


Lord, thank You for our free will and the blessing and promise from Your word of the grace, abundance, and eternal life we gain from aligning our will with Yours, AMEN.


 “…not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts” Zechariah 4:6 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 


 Inspired 365 Life Coaching with Mark Farley!! 


https://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/inspired-365-life-coaching 

Want a one-on-one coach to get you out of where you are? 


Email today and let’s chat to see if we can make up a plan for you to get you to where you want to be! 


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It’s an Inside Job

It’s an inside job…. 


People who are living with grace, joy, and peace have that happy glow about them. 


What I have learned is that they get this glow from the happiness that exists inside of them. 


It’s not from winning the lottery, being a millionaire, or even having those material things that we feel at times we just have to have. 


Yes, those things bring a different kind of happiness. 


It’s from knowing that, no matter what, they are covered, protected, and blessed by God. His Holy Spirit lives in each of us and that is how He is able to bless us abundantly. 


Our part is to merely seek and do His will on a daily basis. 


In living our faith in a way that others can see, we are allowing God to work through us to help others. 


Are you doing your part?… 


Check your experience… 


“We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.” Big Book pg. 83


Lord, thank You for the abundance of blessings in our lives. Please continue to let our hearts see that happiness comes from the Holy Spirit living in each of us, AMEN. 


“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pastor+mark+farley&ref=nb_sb_noss 


How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

That “Higher Power”

Using the correct power source … 


Human beings are amazing creatures. 


When we want something we usually and naturally use our own power to provide the correct effort to gain it. 


On occasion when that fails, we apply more of our own power through effort and self-will to make it happen. 


Sometimes it does and sometimes it does not happen. 

Over the years I have learned by experience that the problem is not our lack of power. 


The problem is our lack of using the right Power source to make sure we are seeking the correct thing for us. 


Just because it’s new and shiny does not necessarily mean we have to have it right now. 


Just because the guy on TV tells us we need it to make our lives better does not mean that it’s the truth. 


 Tap into the power of God and watch a new world of possibility, abundance, and grace open up for you!..


Check your experience…


“But where and how were we to find this Power?” Big Book pg. 45 


Lord let Your power lead, guide, and direct our thoughts, will, actions, and words, AMEN. 


“With God’s power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or imagine.” Ephesians 3:20 


 Have a blessed day y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 

Inspired 365 Life Coaching with Mark Farley!! 


https://www.faiththroughworksfellowship.org/inspired-365-life-coaching 


Want a one-on-one coach to get you out of where you are? 


Email today and let’s chat to see if we can make up a plan for you to get you to where you want to be! 


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Work or Love?

Work is one of them 4 letter words…..


Work seems to be a heavy word. 


There are things in life we must do that we don’t necessarily enjoy that require work. 


From simple things like laundry to complex things like car maintenance (well… it’s very complex for me!) the work required may not be enjoyable but we know it’s needed. 


On the other hand, each of us possesses talents and skills that we enjoy and because of our passion for them, it doesn’t feel like work. 

What is your passion or talent that you gain enjoyment and satisfaction from doing? 


These are just a part of the many gifts God has given us…


Check your experience…. 


“It works if we have the proper attitude and work at it.” Big Book pg. 86


Lord let our hearts be reminded that while most work is necessary, we do have talents and gifts that bring us pleasure in some of our work, AMEN. 


Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


https://www.amazon.com/s?k=pastor+mark+farley&ref=nb_sb_noss 


 How about a daily dose of hope and inspired thought? 

Got Faith

Got faith?..


Except for electricians and engineers, can we absolutely and completely explain why the light comes on when we touch the switch? 

We have faith from our experience that it will. 


 Same thing with starting our computers and cars, we can’t entirely explain it but we have faith from our experience that it will work. 


Now what about God? 


I can’t speak for you but through my life experiences and His grace and Word, I know my faith is based on a real and loving God. 


How about you?..


Check your experience…


“We finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend.” Big Book pg.55


 Lord, let us grow our faith through daily contact with You through prayer and Your Word, AMEN. 


“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…” Hebrews 11:1 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


 Join us in prayer and with your financial support as we tackle the challenge of helping and mentoring young adults aging out of the Foster Care System and build community with our 55 plus community struggling to find affordable housing.

https://homesfromheaven.org/