A Lesson On Perseverance.

Day # 86: Of my 100 Day’s Challenge of Counting It All Joy.

I am not sure what possessed me to take on a 31 Day’s water Challenge when I am still working  on Day # 86 of my 100 Day’s challenge of Counting It All Joy!  

The irony of this whole idea is that H2O has never been a friend of mine! I believe my hatred for this chemical formula began with my difficulty in college to complete chemistry as a requirement for my Nursing degree. There are two “H “atoms and one “O” in these water molecules. Honestly, my understanding of H and O meant “Hold On.” And that is exactly what I did in Chemistry and what I was doing in taking on  this 8 glasses a day water challenge with my essential oils from Young Living. So I completed 6 glasses the first day. On the second day I reached 8 glasses and was excited that no one had to come and rescue me from drowning! But after celebrating my success of 8 glasses I found myself challenged by rainy days, a leaking roof and unexpected financial bills. However, I heard my head singing that old lyrics, “NOTHING is going to break my stride, I’ve got to keep on moving.” In the midst of all of this chaos I was still determined to run to the store to replenish my supply of water. And by the way, I had to give my cashier who was very curious about my purchase of so much water a lesson on perseverance in the midst of distractions. Unfortunately, I was not able to drink from the waterfall that was coming from my kitchen ceiling! But this Sassy Bee was going to find a way to continue to drink herself  happy and finish her water challenge. Gid-dy up girl! #I’mStillDrinking!

Join me on this 31 Day’s water challenge and Cuddle up with this bestseller, “The Eyes of Perfect Love.”

http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781498488341&HC_ISBN=

And don’t forget to Choose an aroma of your favorite essential oils.
      

     ~I’ve Got~

I’ve got a tiny bottle,

That is filled with joy.

I’ve got a new best seller,

That is now my favorite toy!
I’ve got a new attitude,

And I will not Quit;

Because there’s a better way of living,

And I’ve got to find it!

Joyce A. Boahene© 5/8//17

      

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I AM AMAZED.

Day # 81: Of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy.

After I committed to take this 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy, I wanted to put my foot in my mouth and leave it there! For within that period of time it seemed that I had more reasons to cry than I did to rejoice! However, I am now 3/4 of the way in fulfilling my challenge. But as I look back over my life, I am amazed at how God took a broken girl from a remote land,  groomed her and  gave her an identity and a purpose. He has given me His love without reserved and He has blessed me with gifts that I have not earned. I am amazed by His willingness to lay down His life for fallen humanity. I am amazed that we can enjoy the life and breath that He gives and still deny His existence! I am even more amazed that He still shows His love and mercy to those who openly blaspheme His name and deny His existence. 

During this season of LENT, Romans 5: 7-8 (NLT) is a sober reminder of Jesus Life, Suffering, Death, Burial, and Resurrection. “Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:7-8 NLT).  The only  reasonable response from this grateful heart and Count It All Joy Inspirational Company during LENT is thank you Lord for your sacrifice!

  ~From The Cross~

From the Cross,
We can experience Pentecost.

For it brought Hope for the wounded,

And Salvation for the lost.

From the Cross,

We have total Victory,

Because Jesus shed His blood;

For you and me!
        

Joyce A. Boahene© 3/13/17      

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Day # 78: Of My 100 Days Challenge.

Day # 78: Of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy.

It is 2AM and I am wide awake! I am awake because my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy is challenging me. Today, I am thankful for the pen of a ready writer that allows me to leave an indelible mark. I am thankful that God has blessed me with gifts that I have not earned. Today I am counting up all of my blessings and Jesus is right at the top of my list!

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       ✍SOMETHINGS✍

Somethings I cannot talk about,

But the megaphone in me always want to shout.

Somethings I cannot understand,

Like the issues of life and my Fellowman.

Somethings I cannot talk about,

But with my pen and my paper

I can write it out!

Joyce A. Boahene© 2/21/17
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

     
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

    

       

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

     
         

      

         

      

        

    
         

      

         

      

      

      

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I Am Here.

Day # 76: Of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy.

Today, I am returning to my 100 Days challenge of Counting It All Joy. I am renewing my hopes and dreams by remembering why I am still here. I am here because my life matters to God! I am here to discover my true value, purpose and identity through the Eyes of Perfect Love. I am here to be a blessing to my family, friends and vocation. I am here to use my pen to encourage, uplift and leave an indelible mark. I am here to sow seeds of goodness and watch as they grow. Above all, I am here to be a true servant of Jesus Christ!
    
           
        ~Seeds of Goodness~

I am planting seeds of goodness,

And watch as they grow;

For they’ll soon spring up before you know!

I am starting out with love for everyone,

Never counting the score for the wrongs they have done.

I am adding an element of joy,

Instead of a desire to hurt and destroy .

I am offering up peace instead of war,

In the midst of life’s conflicts and uproar.

I am exercising patience through the storm,

And I am seeking to lend an extended arm.
                

Joyce A. Boahene© 1/27/17

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My Spiritual Eyes.

Day # 73 of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It All Joy. 

Today I am Thankful for my second pair of eyes. I am thankful that I can look beyond the seen things that are temporary to the unseen things that are eternal. I am thankful that I am not moved by what I see , feel and hear. I am thankful that faith has made it possible for me to Count It All Joy by living from my spiritual position and not the natural condition of this world.#FaithHasEyes!

  

       ~My Spiritual Eyes ~

My spiritual eyes are opened wide to see,

That Jesus Christ has set me totally free.

My spiritual eyes are opened wide to see,

The ultimate price that He paid upon Calvary.

My spiritual eyes are opened wide to see,

The host of Heaven’s army and artillery.

My spiritual eyes are opened wide to see,

That His angels has been assigned to care for me.

My spiritual eyes are opened wide to see,

That the enemy has no more dominion over me.

Joyce A. Boahene© 10/3/16

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Not In Vain.

I am back to Day # 65 of my 100 Days challenge of Counting It All Joy.

Today, I am thankful that my life is a poem that is written by God. I am thankful that He has also given me the pen of a ready writer. I am thankful that there are divine moments when He allows me to capture what is on His heart. Through it all, I can truly say that my suffering has not been in vain!

     ~My Suffering~

My suffering was not in vain,

For God saw the great glory

That would come from my pain.
My suffering was not in vain,

For God gave me a Savior;

And He covered my shame.
My suffering was not in vain,

For to wound and afflict me;

Was never His aim!
    

Joyce A. Boahene© 8/20/16

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I CHOOSE TO FORGIVE.

DAY # 64:
I am back on my 100 Days challenge of Counting It All Joy. Today I am Counting It All Joy because I am reminded that I have received the free gift of forgiveness and therefore I am choosing to keep walking in love and forgive.

                 

                ~We Have All~

We have all experienced the great fall of humanity,

And we have all been stung;

By old patterns and behaviors of insanity.

We have all been stung,

By the venom of pain and regret ;

And we all have some wants,

That has not yet been met.

We have all felt the piercing wounds of our fellowman,

But by God’s grace we are still here;

And we are able to stand!

We have all been forgiven,

And we must choose to forgive;

For carrying the weight of the past on your shoulders,

Is a terrible way to live!

Joyce A. Boahene© 8/4/16

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Day # 39: Of 100 Days Of Counting It All Joy.

Count It All joy is not intended to be a cliche. But it is rather a lifestyle of positive perseverance. For in life we are daily developing Patience and making Progress towards Perfection ( Or Maturity). 

I have had some very interesting challenges during this 100 Days of Counting It All Joy. However, I have made it to Day # 39 and I am going to Praise my way through to Day # 100. Along the way I am planning to Shoot some CANS……Yes I Can, I Know I Can. I Believe I Can! 

During this challenge, I have learned that the best way to deal with Distractions is to take Action. So I have chosen to find satisfaction by starting a journal of Thanksgiving and Answered Prayers. I have decided to grow a bit more in the fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV. I believe that I am going to like the finished product and hopefully you will too!

Day # 35: Of 100 Days Of Counting It All Joy.

I can Count It All Joy because I have given Happiness a new definition.

I am up early! And I have made it to Day # 35 of my 100 Days Challenge of Counting It all Joy. During this challenge, I have had a few laughs, disappointments,frustrations and accusations. I have even seen so much unrehearsed drama on my job that I considered calling HOLLYWOOD to come and do a MOVIE! I have learned that my environment can influence me, but I don’t have to allow it to define or change me. My conclusion is that my happiness is not based on what happens to me or around me, but how I choose to respond.

~My Definition Of Happy Is~

H-earing God’s Voice

A-ppling His Word

P-raying without ceasing

P- lanning more wisely

Y- ielding to the Holy Spirit

~My Definition Of Happy Times includes~

Family

Friends

And Good conversations

          LORD:

Lord, never let me waiver at Your promises,
And never let me accept life problems the way it is.

Lord, never let me grow weary in my daily walk,

And never let me stumble aimlessly in the dark.
Lord, never let me fail to declare that Your Word is true,

And never let me focus on the things that I have been through.

Lord, never let me forget to give Honor and Glory to You,

For on the wings of Your Grace;

You will Carry me Through!

Joyce A. Boahene© 5/23/16

Day # 32: Of 100 Days Of Counting It All Joy.

I am very purposeful in my 100 Days challenge of Counting It All Joy. I have chosen to challenge myself because some days I am challenged by life’s circumstances and I don’t always feel joyful. Sometimes I really want to SHOUT and it’s not Hallelujah which is the highest praise! 

This challenge is not about impressing others or seeking for a few likes or reactions on social media.I am compelled daily to write even if no one else ever reads it. Penning words just helps me to express my soul. It helps me to chart the vision for my life. It helps me to grow and be thankful in the midst of life’s hustle and bustle. My writings also serves as a form of post traumatic stress therapy with the hope that it might be helpful to someone else. But above all, it is a daily reminder that I have a divine purpose. It is a reminder that I am here not just to work, eat, and go to bed.I am here to live life to the fullest! I am here to make an impact by using my gifts and talents to help others and become a productive member of society.

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