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Creflo Dollar: Living the Faith Life

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Living by faith is not an option for the Believer; it is a way of life. God’s Word is the governing force of His Kingdom, and this Kingdom operates by specific laws and principles. One of those spiritual principles includes the law of faith. Faith is the currency that enables you to receive the promises of God and the blessings of His Kingdom. As a child of the King, you must use faith to access what is available to you in the spiritual realm.

There are two systems in operation in the Earth: the Kingdom of God system and the world’s system. The Kingdom of God is governed by Jesus Christ; He is Lord of this system. It is founded on love and operates by faith. It is higher than the world’s system. On the other hand, the world’s system is governed by Satan, and is founded on selfishness. Fear rules this system and is the spiritual force controlling those who live in it.

As children of God, we have to understand the way God has intended for us to operate on this Earth. We are in the world, but not of the world. We are ambassadors of Heaven, occupying the Earth until Jesus returns. We are His representatives, as such, He expects us to demonstrate His power and ability to the world, so those in that system are drawn to Him. Faith is the only way to accomplish this.

Many Christians today do not live by faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Therefore, it should be no surprise when what you believe from the Bible is not immediately available to your physical senses. In fact, you should know when you set out on your faith walk, that you do not need to see things with your physical eyes because your faith is the proof that what you believe exists!

Everything in the natural realm originates in the spiritual realm. When you have faith, you are able to see everything Heaven has to offer you without “seeing” it in front of you first. By tapping into faith, you gain access to the abundant wealth, riches, health, and blessings available to you. Anything you find in the Word of God is available to you in Heaven’s storehouses; from wisdom to finances.

Abiding in the Kingdom of God means living by faith on a consistent basis. The systems of this world are failing and falling apart. Those in the Kingdom of God have an advantage because of their faith in God’s Word. Find out what God says about you and believe it! That is what living the faith life is all about.

Scripture References: Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 11:1-3, Mark 11:23, 24

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Creflo Dollar: Becoming Like Jesus

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When you become born-again, something amazing happens; your spirit is immediately transformed and given new life, the eternal life of God. The Holy Spirit then takes up residence in your heart, or inner man. At that time, the character of Jesus is deposited on the inside of you; however, it does not immediately manifest. Your soul (the place where your mind, will and emotions reside) must first undergo a metamorphosis. Your old habits and thought patterns must be changed before Jesus’ character can be exhibited through you. However, it’s up to you to renew your mind and develop that character. Renewing, or transforming your mind, is vital to experience the fullness of your commitment to God. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” The more you align your thoughts and actions with God’s Word, the more your character will conform to His. As you study and speak His Word over your life daily, you will be transformed from the inside out. Jesus told His disciples,” Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls (Matthew 11:28, The Amplified Bible). Jesus’ character expressed joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self control, and above all, love. These aspects of the fruit of the Spirit are the very same qualities you must strive to possess and which will be cultivated in your life as you spend time with God daily. When the world sees you expressing His love, they will want to know Him and experience His goodness! Becoming like Jesus is not easy in a world where we are constantly bombarded with people, circumstances, and situations that challenge our flesh. This is where our commitment to the Word must rise up strong. The fact that we have been made in God’s image means we have the potential and ability to demonstrate the character of Jesus no matter what we encounter. It simply takes a decision to allow His divine qualities to be seen in our lives. Once that decision is made it is supported by an ongoing commitment to renew our minds to the thoughts, purposes, and ways of God. Jesus was a man who walked in love, compassion, and purpose. He did the will of His heavenly Father. Jesus showed us that even though we are human, we can demonstrate the power of God in our lives and reach other people in a profound way. By becoming like Him we can make a mark in this world that can never be erased.

Scripture References: Romans 12:12, Matthew 11:28

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Creflo Dollar: Achieving Wholeness of the Soul

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All of us are in need of healing. The question is: why? The answer to that question can be located through an understanding of the fall of mankind. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, something monumental took place, and not in a good way. Not only did a curse come upon the earth as a result of their disobedience, but the curse of being emotionally ruled also affected the soul of man in an unprecedented way—the curse of being emotionally-ruled. From that point on, the mind, will, and emotions of men would be fragmented and broken as a result of their sin nature. Fear and selfishness would now dominate people’s thinking, and they would have the tendency to be ruled by their emotions instead of the Word of God and the Spirit of God. God wants to heal the brokenness of our souls and get us to the point where we are no longer ruled by our feelings. The truth is, the reason we react to hurt, rejection, and pain the way we do is because we are coming from a position of being already broken in our souls. However, when we realize that God has redeemed our emotions and made us whole through our relationship with Jesus Christ, the things that once had the power to hurt us cannot affect us in the same way anymore. A “whole” heart cannot be broken. In order to get to the place where we are whole in our souls, we must first accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and then begin the process of renewing our minds with the Word of God. When God heals your heart, nothing can break it, but reclaiming that position of wholeness in Him means we must be consistent in our pursuit of the Word. Spending time meditating on the reality of God’s healing power, and who we are in Christ, is essential to repairing the broken soul. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” God’s power, which is His love, is working within us right now! His love is mending our broken hearts and repairing what has been damaged by sin. As our thoughts become aligned with God’s Word, His highest and best will begin to take shape in our lives. We must know we are unconditionally loved by God in order to truly become whole again. The blood of Jesus was the ultimate sacrifice, which brought the mind, will, and emotions back into fellowship with the Father. There is nothing we can do that will separate us from His love. Our part is to be completely transparent with God about our issues rather than to try and mask them. We must also recognize that God’s grace and mercy are on hand to carry us through the personal challenges we experience in our souls. Nothing is too hard for Him. Sin and brokenness has already been overcome. Our job is to hide in Christ to receive the freedom, deliverance, and healing that has been made available to us. I encourage you to examine your heart for any areas that may be wounded and broken. Bring those things to God, and receive the full benefits of salvation, which include healing of the soul.

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Creflo Dollar: Why Go To Church?

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Did you know Jesus attended church? This is something we do not hear about often, but it is true. If we want to follow and imitate Jesus, then we must follow His example; Jesus made it a custom to attend temple services. Once, when He had wandered away from His parents as a child, He was later found in the temple. When Mary and Joseph finally located Him, His explanation for His disappearance was, “… How is it that you had to look for me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary [as a duty] for Me to be in My Father’s house and [occupied] about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49, AMP) As an adult, if you were looking for Jesus, one place you would definitely find Him was teaching in the synagogue.

In everything God tells us to do, we have a choice whether to obey Him or not. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another…” (AMP). He has commanded through His Word that we should gather together with other Believers in a corporate setting.

Notice God said some forsake this practice. This simply means they ignore it and turn away from it. Why does God take this so seriously? Because gathering together with other Believers in church allows us to connect with others to receive strength and encouragement. When we come to church, we learn how to apply the Word of God to our lives to overcome the things we go through. We receive the wisdom we need to live victoriously in our everyday lives.

If you are a Christian, you are part of the Body of Christ. Give honor to God by obeying His Word with a willing and obedient heart. Consider the wonderful things God has done for you! Come into His presence in a corporate setting to give Him thanks and to encourage a brother or sister in Christ. You can help change someone’s life forever by inspiring them to make Jesus their Lord and Savior. Allow your enthusiasm for the kingdom of God to overflow into the lives of others.

God wants you to desire His presence and have joy when you are in His house of worship. Follow the example of this ardent psalmist, who with a fervent heart toward God proclaimed, “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of host! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and flesh crieth out for the living God …O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah” (Psalm 84:1—4).

Just reading that scripture stirs me up inside! You will be amazed at how blessed you will be when you have this much joy about experiencing the presence of Almighty God.

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Creflo Dollar: Building the Foundation of Prayer

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I am a firm believer the reason many Christians do not experience victory is because they lack an important foundational key to success—prayer. Contrary to common religious beliefs, prayer is not pleading with God or bargaining with Him to act on your behalf. Neither is it characterized by a lot of “spiritual” sounding clichés that do not line up with the Word. Prayer is simply communicating with God by speaking His Word to Him in faith. When you pray this way, results are inevitable.

Hebrews 4:12 clearly describes the power of the Word. It says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Verse 14 encourages Believers to “hold fast to our profession.” In other words, do not stop speaking God’s Word, because it is power—packed! When you pray the Word, believing you have already received what you are praying for, God has no choice but to answer your prayers. He honors His Word, not your emotions.

Prayer should produce rest, and peace of mind. Many people pray fear—based prayers and hope they are getting through to God, but they really do not have confidence in what they are praying. The Bible says when you believe the Word, you will enter into a state of rest.

The integrity of the Word speaks for itself and will never fail. By allowing the Word to be the foundation of your prayer life, your confidence in your prayers will soar to new heights. When you know in your “knower” that Scripture is infallible, you will have no doubt what God says is true and you already possess it. Begin to pray the solution to your problems first, rather than bombard Heaven with desperate pleas.

Every failure in life is a prayer failure. That means either you did not know how to effectively pray, or you simply have not placed prayer high enough on your list of priorities. God has already done everything He is going to do; the work has already been completed. Your job is to pray faith—filled prayers based on His Word and expect to receive results. Make no mistake about it, prayer is absolutely essential to your walking in the manifestation of God’s promises. It is fundamental to getting results as a Christian.

As you spend time with God in prayer, you will begin to recognize His voice more clearly. He hears your prayers and desires to direct you at every turn. A developed prayer life will make it easier for Him to guide you.

When you make the Word of God the foundation of your prayer life, you are guaranteed victory. Do not let religion or tradition blind you to the truth of what prayer really is. Your future depends on it!

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Creflo Dollar: We Must Forgive

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Did you know that forgiveness is something God requires of every Believer? To be a Christian but hold aught and unforgiveness in your heart toward anyone is in direct opposition to the Gospel message. Every day we have opportunities to yield to the spirit of unforgiveness and opportunities to walk in love. When we make a decision to choose God’s way of handling difficult people and situations, we choose the love route. In doing so, we keep ourselves in a position where we are able to receive forgiveness from the Father.

The issue of forgiving others is critical when discussing the Christian life. There are many Believers who have deeply rooted bitterness in their hearts springing from an offense that was committed against them. Many times, it is something that happened long ago and they are still harboring it deep within. Unforgiveness and bitterness are like spiritual poison. When we don’t forgive others, we actually destroy ourselves on an emotional and spiritual level. Also, we put ourselves in danger of receiving God’s judgment because He commands us to walk in love and forgive others.

In Matthew 18:21, 22, the Apostle Peter asks Jesus an interesting question. He says, “Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?” Peter was being facetious in his line of questioning about forgiveness, and Jesus gave him an answer I am sure He wasn’t expecting: “Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.” Can you imagine forgiving someone who has wronged you 490 times a day? Some of us have a hard time releasing an offense and forgiving someone once, let alone 490 times. But the point Jesus was driving home was that we must be willing to forgive instantly, automatically, and as many times as necessary.

There is so much hinging on our decision to forgive, including God’s willingness to forgive us. There are three daily necessities of every Christian: time spent in the Word of God, God’s forgiveness, and His protection. We need these things every day! That’s why we are to pray Matthew 6:11-13 daily, “Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

One of the most important reasons why we are to forgive is because our unwillingness to forgive others limits our ability to receive forgiveness from God. Matthew 18:23-35 is an important passage that emphasizes the consequences of not forgiving. It tells the story of an unforgiving servant who refused to forgive someone after he himself had been forgiven of a serious debt. When the unforgiving servant needed forgiveness from his master, he was denied. In verse 35 Jesus says, “So likewise, shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.”

I don’t know about you, but I need God’s forgiveness every day of my life. None of us is perfect, and we all need continual cleansing from sin, in its many forms. When we hold unforgiveness toward others, we are preventing God from releasing His forgiveness toward us, and put ourselves in danger of even going to hell when we die— because without God’s forgiveness, we are doomed. We simply must forgive.

The solution to unforgiveness is cultivating a mind-set and a heart attitude that says, “I set my will to forgive anyone, for anything, at any time” before the offense takes place. It is essentially an attitude that is intent on walking in the love of God at any cost. That means being willing to lay aside pride and bitterness because God commands it. When we embrace forgiveness instead of offense, we open the door for God’s continual blessings to flow into our lives. Choose to forgive today!

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Creflo Dollar: Grace for Living

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You have probably heard the term “God’s grace” used before, and perhaps you’ve heard it defined as “God’s unmerited favor.” While the favor and love of God are aspects of God’s grace, it is much more than this. God’s grace is His supernatural power, which enables us to overcome our shortcomings and serve Him acceptably. It is an enablement that gives us the ability not to sin when we are presented with opportunities to do so. Grace is only available through faith in Jesus Christ, which is why we must be in Him if we want to partake of God’s grace.

God didn’t just give us grace (His empowerment) to rescue us from our sins; He also gave us grace to live successfully on this earth. Many Christians do not understand how to tap into the power that God has placed in them. The same grace we received to become born-again is the same grace we receive to live victoriously. Through faith, we can obtain the grace to do anything we need to do, including discovering His will for our lives.

When Jesus came to the earth, He taught about grace and truth. He gave us the whole truth about the grace of God (John 1:16-17). God’s grace is not some vague religious concept, but is His divine power. We have everything we need to live a life that pleases Him (2 Peter 1:3, AMP) because He placed His grace within our born-again spirits. It is this grace that empowers us as Believers, not our own human efforts alone.

The grace of God is not something we can work to obtain. Understanding the free gift of salvation and everything that comes with it is critical to living a life that is faith-based versus performance-based. There is nothing we have done to earn salvation, which means there is nothing we can do to earn God’s grace. All we have to do is receive it by faith. Once we have a revelation of God’s grace, or divine power, we can use it in our everyday lives.

God did not just rescue us from sin, but He also empowered us to be able to live successful Christian lives. As a result of Jesus’ coming, the grace to help us live like Jesus lived on earth is available to us (1 John 2:6, AMP). Whenever we are falling short, we should remember God’s grace to help us overcome our shortcomings. Second Peter 1:3 says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” We have everything we need within us to dominate our circumstances and be shining examples of God’s grace for others to see.

As Christians, living a life that please God should be our goal, not continuing in sin and trying to use God’s grace as a way to keep disobeying Him. God’s grace actually empowers us not to yield to sin when temptation presents itself. It gives us the ability to rise above our flesh and resist the enemy’s suggestions. We must receive it, believe it, and begin declaring it out of our own mouths. Whatever it is you may be dealing with, say, “I have the grace to overcome this!” You are empowered to be victorious in life.

There is a grace available for love, diligence, and the wisdom to receive whatever we need, including finances. There is a grace for overcoming anger, lust, and every other evil emotion that leads to sin (Matthew 5:21-32). There is a grace to fulfill our purpose and to do what God has called us to do in life. There is a grace for living in truth! Jesus now holds us to a higher standard since grace has been given to us. Our faith, which comes from the Word of God is going to be the catalyst that connects us to this grace. By continuing to meditate on the Scriptures, and also speaking and acting on them, we release the grace that is within us and position ourselves for absolute victory in every area of our lives.

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Creflo Dollar: Let Go of Reasoning

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Have you ever heard people say, “You shouldn’t question God?” I’ve heard that all my life. You may be believing God to be debt free; but when it doesn’t happen the way you planned, doubt sets in. Then, all of your patience goes out the window, and you begin to question whether God’s Word is really true. This devilish type of questioning is called “reasoning”, and it is born out of the flesh.

The flesh is “a mindset or a way of thinking that contradicts the Word of God.” It always operates through reasoning or through questioning that comes out of a heart of unbelief. It’s not a sin to ask God a legitimate question; it’s when you begin to question God’s goodness and ability that you get into trouble.

James 1:5 instructs us to inquire of God when we need wisdom. An example of this is when the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would become pregnant and that her son would save people from their sins. Mary asked, “How shall this be since I’ve never been with a man?” (Luke 1:34.) She had a legitimate question. On the other hand, if you ask, “If You are such a powerful and mighty God, why am I still in debt?” or “Why am I still sick, I thought You were the Healer?,” you are asking questions out of reasoning.

The above questions don’t solicit God for wisdom; instead they challenge Him for an explanation or justification. If you question God this way, you’ve developed what the Bible calls “an evil heart of unbelief” (Hebrews 3:12). You’re actually looking for a reason not to believe God. Doubt has gotten a foothold in your mind because you’ve let what you can see, hear and feel cause you to question the truth of God’s Word.

You show your true feelings when you say things like, “Why am I going through this?” or “I don’t deserve to go through this. I sowed a seed on Sunday.” You are blaming God for what is happening in your life. If you continue to talk this way, you’ll eventually sever your faith connection altogether.

You have to stop listening to the stack of bills that continually say, “I’m growing everyday.” Instead, tune into the Word that says wealth and riches shall be in your house (Psalm 112:3). Instead of questioning the legitimacy of God’s Word, take authority over your situation and claim what is rightfully yours!

Walking in the Spirit is what defeats the flesh; so don’t allow your present circumstances to move you off of the promises of God. Keep your thinking in line with the Word and stake your claim to the wealth and healing that belong to you. Settle in your mind that no one can prosper, heal and deliver you like El Elyon. He is the Most High God, and He has only good things in store for you. Ask God for wisdom for your specific situation, and then praise Him for the answer. Make the decision to stand on the Word, and don’t move off of it until you receive what you are standing for!

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Creflo Dollar: Get Your Life in Order

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Is your life in order?

In today’s society, we often believe that it is acceptable to skip certain fundamentals of living a healthy lifestyle. We don’t eat properly, exercise regularly or get enough rest. We’ve become accustomed to running the rat race—eating, sleeping and working on the run. But when we let work, friends and even our families consume us, we end up feeling tired and overwhelmed. This is because we don’t put first things first in our lives.

Many of us suffer the same consequences spiritually. We often neglect companionship with our heavenly Father and His Word, which leaves us frustrated, depressed and confused. The ailments of life are often indicators that something is wrong with us spiritually. Instead of hurrying through life, desperately beating yourself up and suffering from one failure to the next, you should rearrange your priorities. This is the time to back up, slow down and do things in the right order.

Strengthening your personal relationship with God is the only way to renew your mind and overcome your shortcomings. If you could have done it yourself, you would have done it already! “Right acting” will not necessarily produce “right thinking,” but right thinking will produce right actions. So how do you develop right thinking? By getting your mind lined up with the One Who created it.

In Galatians 5:16, Paul offers this advice: “…Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” In our daily lives, we fulfill the lust of the flesh when we hurry, worry and attempt to do everything ourselves, skipping the vital time we need to develop a relationship with God. It is only when we get our minds lined up with God and His Word that we truly put first things first.

Suppose you decide to take a “fun break” at home one evening, and you play around in the mud with your dog. Then you realize that you need to get ready for bed because you’ve got to go to work the next morning. What if you skip taking a bath and go straight to bed? Everything that you touch will be covered with mud the next morning! Obviously, this type of backward thinking is unreasonable. You know that cleanliness is a necessity. Think of God as your soap and water. You must draw closer to Him to overcome the mess you’ve made in your life (James 4:8).

Doing things backwards is just as detrimental to your health physically as it is spiritually. Romans 12:2 says, “…be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Renewing your mind with God’s Word is the key to having a healthy spiritual life. To acquaint yourself with Him you must do the research. Worrying about problems will not make them go away. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 that you should seek the kingdom of God first, and He will make sure that you get the things you need.

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Creflo Dollar: Communication is the Key

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Marriage and family relationships don’t have to be as challenging as the world would have you believe. When you let the love of God influence your interactions with other people, you can actually simplify your relationships. This is not to say that you won’t have challenges, but when you apply the principles of the Scriptures, you’ll be more equipped to handle them. One of the keys to managing challenges within your home is effective communication. It is by far one of the most important tools for fostering growth and building fruitful family relationships.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines communication as “a process by which information is exchanged between individuals.” While communication is not just an exchange of words, the primary way we communicate with others is through language. That’s why it is so important that you master effective communication by knowing what to say, how to say it and when to say it. Often you will see husbands and wives in conflict because of careless words that were spoken, or statements that were made at the wrong time.

When choosing your words, remember that timing is everything. Proverbs 25:11 (AMP) says, “A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver.” The Word makes it clear that being an effective communicator means being able to discern when your spouse or family member is in a position to receive what you have to say. For example, it does no good to lecture or complain when the person you’re speaking to is already agitated or in a bad mood. You will be more successful if you pray and ask God to show you when to have the discussion or share whatever is on your mind. He will let you know the best time, place and manner in which to proceed.

Sharing your thoughts and opinions is important, but effective communication involves more than that. You can communicate your love for others by being a good listener too. Everyone wants to talk and get their point across, but how willing are you to listen? Listening involves being attentive and understanding. A good listener should also be an active listener, or one who quickly acts on what someone else shares. Active listening demonstrates that you honor others enough to not only consider what they express to you, but also that you plan to do something about it.

There is an art to effective communication. Your goal in communicating with other people should be to impart information with honest, straightforward words. Ephesians 4:15 says, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow into him in all things….” Truthful words are the most powerful words you can use. Whether you are giving praise or constructive criticism, telling the truth in a loving and non-threatening way makes all the difference. Lying should never be an option. Even when you are concerned about hurting the feelings of others, it is still better to tell the truth than to shade or exaggerate your feelings in any way.

Learning to lovingly communicate takes time and practice. But you can be sure that you will have plenty of opportunities to work on it. Begin right where you are on your job and in your home. We have all been challenged in this area at times, but learning to speak words of love and encouragement is critical to maintaining an atmosphere of peace in your home. Good communication is the key to experiencing abundance in your personal relationships. So start speaking the truth in love today!

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