One Bite at a time

slice, watermelon

 

Have you ever come to the end of a week and all you could say is thank God it’s Saturday? Well, I have had one of those weeks. A week packed with Demands, projects, deadlines, and responsibilities. Each day when I open my eyes I thank God for another day. More time to work on projects and to complain about deadlines.

Seriously, I am so grateful for the opportunities God has granted me this week to show forth His love in all that I do. I led a Facebook discussion this week, and participated in an online Bible study. I also conducted a conference planning meeting, finalized our agreement with the conference venue, and reached out to several vendors/businesses regarding conference sponsorship. In additional to the above I prayed and assisted the sick and bereaved, worked on two speaking contracts with Christian Speakers Services, took my car in for service, met my husband new home care health nurse, physical and occupational therapist, ordered and shipped books. All while I have continued my regular weekly responsibilities.

It sounds like a lot and it is, but I am so thankful that God has strengthened me for the task. So how do you accomplish everything that comes at you day after day? I adhere to the One Bite at a time philosophy. It makes perfect sense to take one step at a time. If we are to achieve what is needed, we must start moving toward the end game.

So while I thank God it’s Saturday. I also thank Him for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Evelyn Johnson Taylor

To Learn more about Evelyn

To request Evelyn as a speaker

Evelyn-JohnsonTaylorCSSAd (2).jpg

 

Ready – Set – Go

IMG_3077

The words Ready, Set, Go are often used to mark the beginning of a race. A few years ago we used these words as our Women of Promise Ministries conference theme. I still have the T-shirt. Our focus Scripture was Philippians 3:13-14 “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

In this Scripture, Apostle Paul does an evaluation of his life looking at his imperfections. He realizes there is room for growth. I dare say that the majority of us have room for improvement. No matter how accomplished, or mature we may think we are, there is always a challenge to do better. The race will not be finished until we hear our Lord say “Well Done.”

While we remain here on earth, there is a call to each of us to continue to run the race that has been set before us. We must position ourselves for the race. It is necessary that we lay aside everything that weighs us down and slow our progress. When we speak of being ready, this word deals with being prepared. What is it that you need to do in order to prepare yourself to run? Set speaks of being in a specified place or position. Ask God, what posture would He have you to take in this season of your life? How does He want you to deal with a particular situation? What should your approach be and what attitude would be appropriate in the quest to fulfill your Kingdom assignment?

The last word, Go speaks of moving. There has to be movement if we are to complete what God has called each of us to do. We are moving toward the finish line each day. Our time is limited and we must work while we can. Many of the people we read about in Scripture were engaged in activity when God called them. It is so important that we be active and moving, functioning in Kingdom work.
Are you Ready? Are you Set? Lets Go.

 

Evelyn Johnson-Taylor PhD

To learn more about Evelyn

Women of Promise International Ministries Conference

“Healing is the Children’s Bread” this is the theme of our conference this year. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of going to conferences that stimulate an excitement in me only to return home to live in defeat.  Friends, we have to make up our mind that healing is for us. We belong to God and He desires that His people live a victorious life. God does not want you to live beneath the promises of His Word. He wants you to be and do everything that He has called you to be and do.

Meet me in Largo, Maryland on September 8-9, 2017 and you will learn how to walk in victory. There will be Praise, Worship, and Preaching, and there will also be practical instructions given. You will learn how to apply the Word of God to your life and your situation. This conference will deal with healing in every area of your life. We want you to be free from every hindrance so that you can truly live the abundant life. God’s grace is enough and you my friend have a right to walk in victory. I am sick and tired of the enemy holding the people of God hostage to their circumstances. You are not what you have been through and you are not what your situation looks like. You are who God says you are.

The Word of God is filled with good and precious promises, but we have to live a life of obedience in order to unblock the blessings. We will show you how on September 8-9. This will be a conference like none other. We have people coming from various parts of the United States. You will experience a life altering Word from our anointed speakers, and presenters. Awesome praise and worship, with praise dancing and so much more.

Plan to be there so that you can receive complete healing. It belongs to you.

Click to Register

 

conferenceflyer (1)

Life on my own Terms

images (6).jpgI’ve heard it said many times, “I’m going to live life on my own terms.” Well, I do not wish to live life on my terms but on God’s terms. Even when we think we know what is best for us, many times we do not. I want to be where God wants me to be and when He wants me there.

I do not wish to arrive too early or too late. My timing often is off, but His timing is always perfect. When we try to do things on our own, we struggle for years trying to accomplish what could have been done in one day. Have you ever experienced something just open up to you? Something that you have been trying to work out on your own and it suddenly works. Timing has everything to do with us accomplishing our dreams in life.

Isaiah 40:31“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” God will renew the strength of those who wait for His perfect timing. Stop worrying so much is easy to say but not always easy to carry out.  Many times when people say “I’m not going to worry about it,” what they really mean is I’m not going to talk about it. I can tell you from experience, not talking about an issue does not mean you are not worrying about it.

We all can agree that worrying does not change anything. I recommend that you go to bed, get a good night sleep and allow God to work things out in His time. Many times while we are resting, He is working. Things tend to look better in the morning. His timing is not our timing but His timing is best. Make a decision today to stop living life on your own terms and live them according to the plans that God has laid out for your life.

To learn more about Evelyn Johnson-Taylor Ph.D.

 

See Me Hear Me Know Me

Excerpts from the book…Order book and journal this weekend and receive free tote bag.

……Over the years, I have been accused of being in denial regarding his condition. I have never been in denial; I simply do not want my faith to waver. To keep my faith strong, I have had to be careful who and what I allowed in my ear.

My advice to caregivers is when your faith seems to waver, reaffirm what you know to be true about God. Read the Word to see what the Scripture teaches us about who He is. The Word of God teaches that He is a healer of all manner of diseases. Tuberculosis was not too hard for God.

When we do not see the manifestation of the promises in our own lives, it doesn’t mean that God is not able. I made the decision to believe the Word knowing that God knew the situation we were in. I had to believe He was able to bring us out and that He would provide whatever we needed during this time. Trying to process it all in my mind overwhelmed me. I had to trust God and stand firm on my faith in Him knowing that He was able……………………….

To order your copy today

See Me Hear Me Know Me

booklaunch

 

From the heart of a caregiver:

 

“Caring for a loved one is most likely one of the greatest challenges a person will face in life. Many have walked this road before me and offered insight, and for that I am grateful. Each person’s journey is unique, but the mission remains the same. How do you care for a loved one in a way that adds value to their life while not diminishing the value of your own life?”

 

That is a question that I ask myself. When a person is in great pain, it is hard for them to focus outside of their own experience. While showing compassion for another do not forget to show yourself the same compassion. It is vital that the caregiver be in good health emotionally and physically to be effective as a caregiver.

 

Pick up your copy today!

Available at

amazon.com

Barnesandnoble.com

Evelynjtaylor.org

Ask your local bookstore as well.

If you would like to host me for a book signing in your area please contact me at info@evelynjtaylor.org

Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor

Keep It

download (3).jpg

 

Stop! I don’t want it back, you can keep it. Frequently I hear believers proclaim, “I’m going to get my stuff.” While I understand the thought behind the proclamation, may I say “there are somethings that I do not want back.” If the anguish of this life caused you to lose your joy, peace, or something of value then yes you need to get it back. But if something has gone from my life that has caused me to trust God more then I don’t want it back in my life. Many times we try to hold on to things that God wants us to release. There are some people we need to disconnect from. I’m not talking about your spouse or children but I am referring to those relationships that bring you heartache and bring God no glory.

 

I vowed this year to be more intentional about how I pray and how I live. Everything for me has to be connected to my purpose. I’m tired of the days of just doing things so that I can say, “I did it.” If it’s not connected to the plan that God has for my life then I’m letting it go and I say bye-bye.  The important thing to remember is that once you say bye-bye, don’t go back and get it.

 

Our cry to the Lord should be “God I want to know your heart.” “If we are truly going to make an impact in the Kingdom we have to let something go and not try to get them back. Learn to spend more time in the presence of God. Worshipping, praying, studying and reading His Word. To be mighty in the Kingdom we need our artillery ready and we must know how to use it. The weapons will do us no good if we don’t have the proper training. Our time in prayer and study of God’s Word provides us with the necessary training.

 

Instead of worrying about what you need to get back, focus on what you need to do to preserve the assignment God has given you. Learn to pray over and for your family. Pray for will for their lives, He has a better plan then we could ever imagine.  For many of us the things we proclaim the enemy stole were never ours to begin with. When you lose a car, or a home it’s not always the devil attacking your finances. It could be as simple as overspending and poor planning. It could also be related to your disobedience in giving.  If you are unwilling to sow into the Kingdom of God, you cannot expect God to bless your finances. We give the devil too much credit, let him have the junk he took and allow God to mold you into what He has called you to be.

Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor

To learn more about Dr. Johnson-Taylor