Category Archives: Showers’ Blessing Inspirations

Our weekly Wednesday inspiration—your mid-week pick-up, that showers you with the rich-transforming blessings of God as you become all God envisioned so you can experience what God S.A.W. (Spiritual, Abundance and Wholeness).

Happy New Year! Enjoy the Journey!

Happy New Year,

The first day of the new year marks the end of the Christmas Holiday season. Our concerns turn to the cares of the routines of our lives. Many are preparing to go to work the next day. Suddenly, the festivities of the season begin to distance itself behind us. We embark on another fresh canvass of 365 days.

Many have written resolutions in hopes that a new year will provide a fresh perspective. In many instances, it does. A new year is a continuation of your journey. It would be great if everything suddenly changed at the stroke of midnight, but that isn’t the case. True transformation only takes place in our daily journey. Resolutions only bring transformation when we are committed to the daily routine of our journey. If there is no commitment to the transformative power of our daily routine, the resolutions will remain on that paper until the next year.

The journey of a year is that you are moving every day in a mindset to achieve success. It doesn’t matter the magnitude of the success, as along as you have a success mentality that propels you through the year. It’s a journey. The success of the journey begins and ends with your commitment to enjoying all the nuances that the journey entails—the good, the bad and the indifferent.

What you have to know is that each day and each experience is making 2019’s journey a success. With every day and experience, you are growing in so many ways. Your faith is increasing. Your confidence is bolstered. Your relationships are strengthened. Every aspect of your life experiences a metamorphosis of success in the journey.

Enjoy the journey! You’re on a path to achieve illimitable success in 2019!

Happy New Year!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Merry Christmas! Enduring Christmas Joy!

Greetings,

Today is Christmas once again, according to the calendar. On December 25th, we celebrate Christmas, virtually all around the world. We gather with family and friends to spend a joyous holiday eating, laughing and just enjoying each other’s company.

Then, the joyous festivities come to an end. Before we know it, we are back into the humdrum of life. The hectic schedules, the rudiments of work with its demanding deadlines and responsibilities, not to mention our commitments to family and friends. We find ourselves right back trying to juggle our demanding schedules. Somehow, the joy of Christmas becomes a blur as the days distant themselves from December 25th.

The joy associated with Christmas can be experienced every day throughout the year. It is an intense feeling that transcends happiness. It is rooted in longing and nurturing a relationship with Jesus. At Christmas we steal away from our frenetic lifestyles to celebrate the birth of Jesus. His birth represents communion with Him. We emulate God when He unselfishly gave His only begotten son by spreading love and joy and giving of gifts. During this time, we give unselfishly of ourselves with presents and the ultimate gift of our presence. All of these brings us Christmas joy.

I implore upon you not to abandon the joy of Christmas when December 25th comes to end but stretch out Christmas joy throughout the year. Make time to gather with family and friends. Give the best gift of your presence to those who feel lonely or are alone. Give gifts to those less fortunate. Most importantly, find time to steal away every day to bask in the presence of Jesus. You will emerge with a renewed vigor in spreading and experiencing Christmas joy throughout the entire year.

Have a Merry Awesomely Blessed Joyous Christmas!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Thankful! Grateful! Blessed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Greetings,

Never forget the awesomeness of God and all the blessings that he bestows on you. Every day you are blessed to be a blessing. Be thankful and grateful for the enormity of God’s blessing and the illimitable possibilities God has for your life. Just be thankful to God for opening the windows of heaven and pouring out blessing after blessing after blessing, enabling you to pour out continuous blessings of love and time to others during this Thanksgiving season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessing to ya’

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

Words Frame Our Word | Showers’ Blessing Inspire | Jacqui Showers

There is something to be said about the words we use and how we use them. Our words portray who we are for all the world to see. They frame our world and are a representation of the image we project. Our daily vernacular either builds us up or destroys. Faith words bring life and fear-based ones don’t. You make the choice about the image you want to project. #showersblessing #ohbreakout #themeplace #IDECIDED #jacquishowers

Love-Lights in the Marketplace| Showers’ Blessing Inspires | Jacqui Showers

“I was afraid of you and avoided you,” a colleague once told me. Again, I received those same words from another person who attended my church. Wow! I learned their feelings after I got saved. Even then, I was amazed at their words, and even more that they avoided me because of fear.

I thank God for those whom I met along the way who represented Christ to the point I coveted what they had. They were not brow-beating me with a fire-brimstone message trying to force me to being saved, but they simply displayed love and devotion to God through their actions and deeds. Neither were they afraid to engage in conversations with me that included a broad spectrum of topics including faith.

Every day we encounter people in the marketplace. We cannot be afraid to interact with them. We cannot become so holy that we can’t even hold a decent conversation with them, because we use religious jargon that repels and not compels. Love and kindness is what draws, not pious conversations that are steeped in condemnation and judgment.

You want to make such an impact that you love people to want what you have. How do we love people to want to serve the Lord through business? How do we become that person of influence for someone to say that I want to live for the Lord? You may never say that you need to be saved, but your life speaks volumes that causes them to want to be saved. It worked for me!

We have to be that way in the marketplace where people covet what we have. Not because we are beating them down and not because we are afraid to associate with them, but because we love them. Love and kindness, have I drawn thee. As they watch us, they see God through us in our actions, our work ethic and how we extend love to them regardless of how they treat us. God is calling for us to go out into the 21st century mission-field, the marketplace, and draw them through love and kindness.

How loving is your light? Do your words align with your actions and deeds? Are you afraid to engage others in a conversation?.


 

Words. A Selfie | Showers’ Blessing Inspire | Jacqui Showers

Remember when it was considered vanity to take pictures of yourself. Toss that notion out of the window. I’m amazed how many people take pictures looking in the mirror. Do you think they wanted to have their picture taken so badly that they couldn’t wait for someone else to do it? I don’t think that it is the case because sometimes there is more than one person in the picture. These past several years, selfies have invaded our lives and become all the craze.

I recall when selfies were just emerging. A selfie is, according to Oxford Dictionaries, “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.” Although the word selfie made its advent by an inebriated man in Australia in 2002, who fell, busted his lip, took a self-portrait and sent it his friends labeling it as such, it has gained more popularity within the last several years. Now millions take selfie photographs and post and send them everywhere. They have even gotten some high-profile people in trouble.

Words fascinate me primarily because they appear to have a life of their own. I think that we take them for granted because they are a part of our everyday vernacular. We use them without much deliberation about their origin or their impact. We may hear someone use a word and over time it becomes a part of our everyday usage, like selfie has done.

It is fascinating watching children learn new words. Parents are so excited when they say their first words which are usually “Mama” or “Dada”. The way the parents act you would think they have just given the presidential address. Quickly young children evolve from the one word chants impressing their parents to incessant chatter causing the parents to say, “Could you please be quiet?” Weren’t these the same people who were ecstatic that this child identified them?

Words invade our lives in such a way that we are not aware of their invasion. I’m always intrigued about the algorithms of words and how they appear to attract each other. This law of attraction has become more apparent over time. I may say a word or may be reading, and all of a sudden someone on television will say the exact word. This has happened too many times for it to be a mere coincidence and sometimes it is such an odd word that it makes me say, “Uhmmm.”

Our words have power. Life and death are inherent in words. We’ve all heard that whatever you say is what you will attract. There is something to be said about the words we use and how we use them. Like a selfie, our words illustrate a snapshot of who we are for all the word to see. In essence, we are what we speak. Negative words result in a negative snapshot; as positive words result in a positive one. You determine the snapshot of yourself. Do you want a dirty mouth or a clean one?

The usage of profanity has become so widespread that the notion of proper etiquette was thrown out the window a long time ago. From the young to the old you hear expletives hurled like nobody’s business. These profane babblings have a negative effect on our lives. It appears as though we have become insensitive to them as more and more people, regardless of age, race, gender or ethnicity, cavalierly toss them around.

I’ve become very sensitive to the words I use, even in idle conversation. Our words frame our world and they are a representation of the image we want to project. Our daily vernacular either builds us up or destroys us. Faith words bring life and fear-based words don’t. It is as simple as that.

What selfie will you snap today? Negative or positive? Life or death? Faith or fear?

#showersblessing #ohbreakout #themeplace #IDECIDED #jacquishowers

 

Endless Love Trilogy | Showers’ Blessing Inspires

God has poured his love into us and in turn He asks that we spread that same love to others. The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, mind and soul. And, the second is to love your neighbor as you love yourself. It is interesting to know that God instructed us to love ourselves. Wouldn’t you think that this would be as natural as breathing? But it is not.

You really can’t begin to love anyone if you haven’t first learned to love yourself. We are our worst enemies. We criticize ourselves more than anyone else. We don’t love ourselves enough not to engage in unhealthy and unproductive habits. Many times when we gaze into the mirror what peers back is something we find despicable. Love prevents you from abusing and misusing yourself and others.

People who don’t love themselves have a hard time loving others. We were all created in the same image of God and as I look at myself I also look at you. My mother instructed us to love one another.

Statistics indicate that men who abuse their wives do so more because of the hatred they have for themselves rather than what they have against their wives. Violence on another is actually violence inflicted on oneself.

The love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13 states, If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end…Love never dies.Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit…But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love. Everything will fade away, but love continues for all of eternity-simply because God is love.” (TM)

You learn to love others and yourself only when you learn to love God. God saw you in His own image of love doing unto others as you would have them do unto you—loving them as you love yourself.

 

Prayer

Father, Bless me to walk in the greatest two commandmentsto love you with all my heart, mind and soul, and to love my neighbor as I love myself. I know there is no self-condemnation in those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose. Bless me not to be so critical that it affects my ability to love You, others and especially myself. Learning to love You helps me to love myself. When I learn to love You and myself, I become better at loving others. In turn I no longer will do things to hurt myself or others. I pray for You to teach me to love as Jesus loved. Teach me to love those who persecute me, who say all manner of evil against me, who slander my name, who defame my character, in essence teach me to love my foes as I love my friends. Bless me to reflect love because You are love and I am a reflection of You. Amen.

PRAYER FOR SUCCESS Nov 23


Father, Thank You so very much for doing exceedingly abundantly far more than I would ever dare ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond my highest prayers, dreams, desires, thoughts, or hopes. Mere thanks do not adequately express my gratitude. Thank You so very much for loving, caring and protecting me every day and for blessing me with the best gift of Your Spirit to succeed beyond my loftiest expectations in every facet of my life. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess

 

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PRAYER FOR SUCCESS March 22


Father, Thank You for blessing me to be a blessing. You have blessed me with an enterprising spirit and a thriving business to create wealth in creating opportunities for others. As I servant leader, I humbly serve Your people with the same love and compassion as Jesus did when He fed the five thousand. Amen. #showersblessing #prayersforsuccess

 

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Merry Christmas! Celebrating Love!

Greetings,

As I was perusing through Facebook and reading some of the comments, I heard a recurring echo that many were not feeling Christmas this year. For some it was because of the loss of a loved one and the holidays have taken on some new complexities. Other voiced that they couldn’t put their finger on it, but they just weren’t “feeling it.” Even myself in the past few years have had to push myself through the Christmas holiday season.

At one point in my journey, and to a vast extent now, Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is as much about being with family and friends as it is about the birth of Jesus. I believe that embedded in being with family and friends is the birth of Jesus because of love. In recent years, our family dynamic has changed. We have lost family members who have made their transitions. There are those who have elected not to participate for whatever reason. It doesn’t stop Christmas from being memorable.

Christmas was the highlight of my year. I anticipated it as much as I did when I was young child. Even when I lived away, not coming home for Christmas was never an option. I anticipated celebrating every day with family and friends that kicked off on Christmas Eve and culminated on New Year’s Day.

Things change. Sometimes I find myself longing for those days of old. This year, I made a conscious decision to just enjoy the holidays. It is too important in our lives. With so much happening and many still reeling from such a contemptuous presidential campaign and even post-campaign events that ignites uncertainty, I can’t help but believe what is happening in our society is also playing a role in how we feel this holiday season.

There comes a time when the true meaning of Christmas must take paramount over feelings and outside circumstances. I realized years ago, it was beyond feelings, gift giving or decorations. It was rooted in living out the greatest two commandments to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.

God loved us so much that He sent His only Son that we would not only have eternal life, but experience an abundant life here on earth. It exemplifies his unconditional love for us. I believe with all my heart, we must move beyond the feelings, woes and even the loses and embrace love.

Love for family. Love for friends. Love for neighbors. Just love for everyone regardless if they are like us or not or espouse to our philosophies or beliefs. We truly need to just love.

With love comes joy, peace, faith, happiness and the sheer ability to look beyond everything else and enjoy the Christmas season. Join me in making love the guiding force that propels you through this joyous season of celebration.

Have a Merry Awesomely Blessed Christmas!

Jacqui Showers

The Bold Encourager
Business Encouragement Coach

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