Developing Christian Character

June 16, 2017

Developing Christian Character

Faith produces virtue > knowledge > self-control > steadfastness > godliness > brotherly affection > Christian Love

When you develop these qualities, they will keep you from being idle (unfruitful) unto the Lord Jesus Christ.

  Messiah  –     Anointed One

If you lack these qualities, you are spiritually blind and lack vision.

“My people perish for a lack of vision.”  (Proverbs 29:18)

 

There are four types of vision:

Myopic Vision – People with myopic vision are nearsighted that they live only for today. Their vision of the future is fuzzy. They can barely see beyond their noses.

Peripheral Vision – People with peripheral vision are blindsided by side issues. These visionaries are hampered in moving forward because they catch the threatening images of lurking problems in the corners of their eyes. They are fearful of shadowy difficulties and people lurking on the sidelines who will defeat their efforts. These folks are easily distracted.

Tunnel Vision – People with tunnel vision see only what is dead ahead of them and assume that their slender view of reality reflects the whole world. They don’t see other persons or other issues.

Panoramic Vision – People with panoramic vision see the “Big Picture”. They see beyond today. They see what is ahead of them and what is to their sides. They have a basic understanding of the key ingredients of a healthy organization and know the steps necessary to take to get them there.

MAKE SURE YOUR VISION IS PANORAMIC, so you can be

Productive and Move Forward.

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment and boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are:  “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”,  “Seeking the Face of God”,  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and  “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.

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You Are Called to Greatness

November 16, 2016

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The Power of Your Mouth

January 4, 2015

YOUR MOUTH – THE KEY TO SUCCESS OR FAILURE

In Proverbs 18:21 it says “death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it.”

In Matthew 12:37 it says For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.

 The words you say have power to either produce positive or negative results in your life.  For example, if you say “I’m hanging in there”.  What you are really saying is that I’m hanging on to life by a thread, and could fall at any minute.  You are not secure and confident in your life.  Consequently, you may be experiencing emotional or financial  loss.

On the other hand, if you say “I’m doing great, and I’m blessed by God.”  Then you have a positive outlook on life and are experiencing a productive life in the form of blessings.  These blessings may be in the form of increased clients for your business; a job promotion; saving money on an appliance purchase; and helping others.  What you say will manifest. Remember God spoke things into existence.  In Genesis 1:3  “And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.”

When you confess words out of your mouth, you sew seeds that will yield a harvest.  Positive confessions yield positive actions and results.  Negative confessions yield negative actions and results.  Therefore, it is essential that you watch what wyou say because “you shall reap what you sew (say)”.

For verily I (Jesus) say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.  Therefore, I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  (Mark 11:23,24)

What you say is your faith speaking.  Therfore, you will always have in your life what you believe for and say. Did you notice that the word “say” in some form is in Mark 11:23 three times, and the word “believe” is in that verse only once.  Many people are missing it in what they are saying.

Jesus said, “When you pray, believe you receive, and you shall have it.”  When you pray, you are saying words out of your mouth unto God.

If you are a student and want to make good grade in Math, you communicate (say) to God through prayer and ask Him to help you get a good grade in Math.  Now that you’ve said it, you must believe and expect to get a good math grade.  However, you are not going to get it if you don’t put forth some effort and study.

Another example – if you have a business and pray (say) and ask God to send you clients and referrals.  You must begin to believe that you have received them and begin to Expect them to come.  However, you must put forth some effort in marketing your business to others, such as distributing business cards, and brochures; engaging in Internet marketing (i.e. using Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter).

So you see just saying something without believing it, developing an attitude of expectation of receipt, and putting forth some action is not going to make what you say manifest.

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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God.  She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which is a teaching and evangelist ministry whose vision is to encourage and inspire people to accept and commit their lives to Jesus Christ so their lives will be transformed into righteousness, and they will experience unceasing love, joy, and peace.

She has produced ministry resources that can help you grow in your spiritual walk with Jesus Christ.  Go to www.womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/ministry-resources/

She has also designed a powerful message packed Bookmark – “Who Am I” to help you discover who you are in Jesus Christ – https://womendestinedforgreatness.wordpress.com/who-am-i-bookmarker/

 


Radio Sponsorship

December 9, 2013

“Blossoming Into Your Greatness” Radio Program

sponsored by Wings of Love Women’s Ministry

 Sponsorship Kit

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If you answered   YES to   any   of   these   questions, Sponsoring   “Blossoming Into Your Greatness” Radio is the RIGHT decision for your business or organization!

On Fridays of each month, Wings of Love Women’s Ministry airs a Blog Talk radio program “Blossoming Into Your Greatness”. 

Each listener will  receive a boost of inspiration and encouragement AND be exposed to YOUR product or service as a Sponsor of this radio program.

Who Are We?

Blossoming Into Your Greatness  is an online Radio show via Blog Talk Radio, sponsored by Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM).  Our vision is to an atmosphere and forum where women can realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.

WLWM’s desire is to connect with other women who have battled abuse in their lives, and who have been held back from moving forward for whatever reason. We seek to encourage victims of abuse to go forth and grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ with more commitment & boldness, knowing that through healing and restoration “the good work God has began in them He will complete.’’

The radio show features a biblically-based teaching segment, and showcases Christian authors,  ministries, and businesses to help promote their products and services.

 A Word from the President

It is with great pleasure that I take this chance to offer you and your business or organization a GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A VALUABLE SPONSOR of the Blossoming Into Your Greatness radio show.

As a valuable sponsor, your business will be publicized before and during the radio show. You will have the option to choose from any of our 3 levels of sponsorship for additional publicity and support (see next page for details).

We are looking to partner with (a minimum of 20 businesses) that want to gain greater exposure and let others know about their products and services.

The details of Sponsorship Benefits are given below. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (301) 408-1082 or via email at:  wingsoflove833@gmail.com

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Our goal for this sponsorship is to cross-market with other businesses and nonprofit organizations to promote Blossoming Into Your Greatness Radio and help you optimize your exposure to a mass audience!

Say “YES” to Sponsorship and receive the following benefits!

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Prayer Is Not an Option

May 7, 2013

In I Thessalonians 5:17 it says, “Pray without ceasing”.  Therefore, it is vital that we pray regularly and consistently.

Prayer is powerful, and when combined wit faith will yield supernatural results.  For example, suppose you have a stomachache, and you pray and ask God to heal your stomach; and 15 minutes later you notice your stomach has stopped hurting.  Because you asked God to heal you, you received your healing.  If you didn’t ask God, you would not have received your healing.

Many times people want God to do things in their life such as increase finances; cancel debts, and provide money to pay their mortgage, but they never ask God.  When you pray, you must make specific request to God.

Philippians 4:6 says Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” 

Matthew 6:5-8 says Also when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward in full already.  But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.  And when you pray, do not heap up phrases (multiply words, repeating the same ones over and over) as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their much speaking.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”

Also when you pray to God (Jesus Christ) pray with sincerity and believe that you have received what you have prayed for. Begin thanking God. For example, if you have a business and you ask God to send clients and referrals, begin thanking Him for sending them.  Then you will see it manifest.  One time I prayed for this and within 10 minutes of praying the phone rang, and the person on the other end became a client.  God has continued to send clients and referrals, as I am faithful to ask Him.

Mark 11:23 says  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”

I John 5:14-15 saysAnd this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.  And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.”

 And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive.”  (Matthew 21:22)

 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  (James 5:16)

Fervent means zeal; passion.  Therefore, you must have a zeal to pray for you and for others.  If you have lost your zeal, pray and ask God to restore your zeal to pray.

“Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly].”  (I Thessalonians 5:17)

I challenge you to pray fervently and without ceasing, believing that you have received you petitions of God.

 

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“You Are God’s Masterpiece” by Karmen A. Booker, helps you grow in the knowledge and understanding that you are intricately designed by God and are indeed fearfully and wonderfully made by God.

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You Must Know Who You ARE!

You are not the opinions of men!  Do not allow what anyone says about you or thinks about you create the atmosphere in which you live. You are not what they call you, but you are what you answer to!

You are Somebody!

Woman of God, you are beautiful and awesome.  You are more than ordinary- extraordinary.  You are the offspring of God Himself!  You are magnificent and significant.

Know Your Value!

Don’t allow anyone to put a price tag on you or cheapen you.  You are God’s Masterpiece, creatively designed by the Master’s Hand.  You are of great value and precious.

Know You are Loved!

God loves you, and nothing can separate you from His love. He loves you with a real love, a pure love. Woman of God, His love for you is never-ending, never changing, and  everlasting.

Know Who You Really ARE!

You are a child of God; fearfully and wonderfully made by God.  You are an Awesome Masterpiece created to give God glory by discovering and fulfilling your God-given destiny.

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Domestic Violence Safety Tips

December 8, 2012

 

To find out where to get help or to file for a Protection from Abuse Order in your area. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE  (1-800-799-7233) 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

 

Whether or not you fell able to leave an abuser, there are things you can do to make yourself and your family safer.

In an Emergency

If you are at home and you are being threatened or attacked

  1. Stay away from the kitchen, bathroom, or other small spaces, such as closets, where the abuser can trap you.
  2. Get to a phone and call 911, or call your local emergency number
  3. Leave the house immediately, and find a friend you can run to for help.
  4. Call medical help, if you are hurt.

 

Make sure to contact your local domestic violence program or call the national hotline at 1-800-799-7233.  you can get legal assistance, housing and financial support.

 

 How to Protect Yourself at Home

  1. Learn where to get help; memorize emergency phone numbers
  2. Keep a phone in a room you can lock from the inside; if you can get a cellular phone that you keep with you at all times.
  1. If the abuser had move out, change the locks on your door; get locks on the windows
  2. Plan an escape route out of your home; teach it to your children.
  3. Think about where you would go it you need help to escape.
  4. Ask you neighbors to call the police is they see the abuser at your home.
  5. Pack a bag with important things you’d need if you had to leave quickly,  Include cash, car keys, and information such as; court papers, passport or birth certificates, medical records and medicines and immigration papers.
  6. Get an unlisted phone number and block user ID.
  7. Use an answering machine, screen the calls.
  8. Take a good self defense course.

 

How to Make Yourself Safer at Work

  1. Keep a coy of your court order at work.
  2. Give a picture of the abuser to security and friends at work.
  3. Ask everyone who answers phones not to give out any information about your work schedule, location, home address and phone numbers.
  4. Ask a security guard to walk you to your car or the bus.
  5. If the abuser contact you at work, save voice mail and e-mail messages.

 

How to Make Your Children Safer

  1. Teach them not to get in the middle of a fight even if they want to help.
  2. Teach them how to get to safety, to call 911 and to give you address and phone number to the police.
  3. Give the principal at school or the daycare center a copy of your court order, tell them not to release your children to anyone without talking to you first; use a password so they can be sure it is you on the phone; give them a photo of the abuser.
  4. Make sure the children know who to tell at school if they see the abuser.
  5. Make sure the school knows not to give your address or phone number to anyone.

 

How to Protect Yourself Outside the Home

  1. Change your regular travel habits.
  2. Try to get rides with different people
  3. Cancel any bank accounts or credit cards you shared.
  4. Shop and bank in a different place
  5. Keep your court order and emergency numbers with you at all times
  6. Keep a cell phone, and program it to speed dial 911 or other emergency numbers.

 

Protection from Abuse Orders

  1. You can get a Protection from Abuse Order against a family member or

intimate partner who has abused you.  In a Protection from Abuse Order,

 a judge can.

  1. Order the abuse to stay away from you or your children.
  2. Order the abuser to leave your home.
  3. Give you temporary custody of your children and order the abuser to pay temporary child support.
  4. Order the police to go with you to get your personal belongings
  5. Order the abuser to pay you back to things that were damaged or repaired, as well as for your medical expenses.
  6. Order the abuser not to call you at work.
  7. Order the abuser to give guns and weapons to the police.
  8. Order the abuser to pick up and return the children at a safe place other than your home.
  9. Order that visits with the abuser be supervised, if the abuser has harmed or threatened the children.

 **Get a certified copy of the court order and keep it with you at all times.

  If you have to travel to another state for work, or to get away from the abuser, take your protection order with you.  It is valid everywhere.


            Criminal Proceedings

    1. Show the prosecutor your court orders
    2. Show the prosecutor medical records about your injuries, or pictures, if you have them.
    3. Tell the prosecutor the name of anyone who is helping you, such as a victim advocate or lawyer.
    4. Tell the prosecutor about any witness to injuries or abuse.
    5. Ask the prosecutor to notify you ahead of time if the abuser is getting out of jail.

 

Be Safe at the Courthouse

1.      Sit as far away from the abuser as you can.

2.      Bring a friend or relative with you to wait with you until you case is heard.

3.      Tell a bailiff or sheriff that you are afraid of the abuser and ask him / her  to look out for you.

4.      When court is over, make sure you have a copy of your court order before you leave,

5.      Ask the judge or the sheriff to keep the abuser there until you have left the building, or wait until the abuser has left first.

6.      If you think the abuser is following you when leave.  Call the police immediately.

 

This information was produced by:

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims Committee of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial and Ethnic Fairness.American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence