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Crystal Green shared:
"“BE A-WARE TODAY”"

BE A-Ware Today! Someone is going to say something you don’t like. Someone is going to try to discourage you. Someone is going to try to make you forget your position in God. Don’t be surprised when this happens, just be suited up with your whole armor and watch the arrows fall! What will give you the greatest peace is recognizing the real enemy. Your enemy is not the person throwing the darts, but the originator of the darts. The originator is the devil! Remember he and his crew are already defeated, crushed, and rendered useless because of our hero Jesus Christ. Now it’s your job to not empower the devil, but wear the armor God has supplied for His children.

Just like you put on your clothing daily also put on your spiritual clothing. To BE A-Ware, WEAR God’s designer clothing line. God’s clothing line includes truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation and the Word of God! The winner has already been decided and it’s YOU!

-A Crystal Clear Thought

Scripture reference Ephesians 6: 10-17

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"Infinite Worship"

Go with me for a moment. Imagine the light from the sun being the light of the SON illuminating the earth at this very moment! Next imagine that light a trillion times brighter! Now even with that astounding picture in mind we still have not touched His BRILLIANCE! Shine my Lord, Shine! Our Lord and God is worthy of our adoration and worship. Jesus is our Knight in Shining Armor! Ready to fight on our behalf!

Our Lord shines through our deepest and darkest moments. His brilliance is matchless! His glory is untouchable! He is the King of Glory! When the Lord comes, there is endless joy and infinite peace! We are in awe of His beauty. He leaves us speechless but, if we had to form earthly words to adore Him they might be:

My Champion!

My Hero!

Full of Splendor and Majesty!

Glorious!

Wonderful!

Excellent!

Remarkable!

Holy!

Magnificent!

Fierce!

Rich in Mercy!

Beautiful!

Awesome!

My King!

My Lord!

My God!

 

”So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.” Psalms  45: 11

 

– A Crystal Clear Thought

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"“I Am God’s Masterpiece”"

I am God’s masterpiece, His most valuable and treasured creation. My creative ideas and thoughts are being transformed into the image of God reflecting His portrait and His likeness.  Everything I touch leaves His fingerprint. I am a child of God not just one of His creations. I am God reproduced and multiplied in the earth. He created me to BE like Him.

To BE strong and courageous

To BE kind and compassionate

To BE timeless and eternal

To BE light in obscurity

To Be love and lovely

To Be tenacious and vivacious

To Be creative and innovative

I am His ambassador representing His agenda and plan for the earth. My thoughts are now His thoughts  and my ways are now His ways. Like Jesus, if anyone asks “What are you doing here,” my reply is “I’m about my father’s business.” I’m close to God’s heart and always on His mind. I have dominion in the earth because of my image which is the image of God!

Genesis 1:26

King James Version (KJV)

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

-A Crystal Clear Thought

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"Your Life Has Cycles to Complete"

I believe there are four cycles in life – winter, spring, summer and fall. Most strategist and organizers use cycles to forecast their calendar year. Let’s identify each cycle.

Spring brings the sweet aroma of flowers blooming; the noise of birds chirping after a long winter vacation; and the sky pours buckets of rain upon the earth to wake the sleeping soil. It’s newness. It’s colorful. It’s vivacious. It’s a new beginning.

Summer is what I call the thriving cycle, where everything is booming. What you planted has bloomed and in its fullness. You are enjoying the fruits of your labor. You are eating the apples, oranges and pears from the trees. It’s going on. The days seem longer and nights seem shorter. It’s when families take vacations; the children are out of school. It’s the season of pleasures and enchantment.

 Fall is the harvest cycle. It’s the gathering cycle when you store what you’ve planted because the frost of winter is coming. You are repairing and building storehouses. The leaves are falling from the trees, and the earth is moving further from the sun, thus bringing colder weather. You are working your fields. Old things are dying, to prepare for the new.

And then there’s winter. The earth is quiet and still. You can’t see anything happening with the physical eye. Some animals hibernate to rest. There isn’t much activity. It’s the cycle of peace and tranquility.  The fields are plowed, and the trees are bare. It’s the waiting season.

 Yes life is a journey with cycles to complete! Embrace each rotating sequence. Which cycle are you in?

 “There is a special time for everything. There is a time for everything that happens under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

A Crystal Clear Thought

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"Infinite Worship"

Go with me for a moment. Imagine the light from the sun being the light of the SON illuminating the earth at this very moment! Next imagine that light a trillion times brighter! Now even with that astounding picture in mind we still have not touched His BRILLIANCE! Shine my Lord, Shine! Our Lord and God is worthy of our adoration and worship. Jesus is our Knight in Shining Armor! Ready to fight on our behalf!

Our Lord shines through our deepest and darkest moments. His brilliance is matchless! His glory is untouchable! He is the King of Glory! When the Lord comes, there is endless joy and infinite peace! We are in awe of His beauty. He leaves us speechless but, if we had to form earthly words to adore Him they might be:

My Champion!

My Hero!

Full of Splendor and Majesty!

Glorious!

Wonderful!

Excellent!

Remarkable!

Holy!

Magnificent!

Fierce!

Rich in Mercy!

Beautiful!

Awesome!

My King!

My Lord!

My God!

 

”So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.” Psalms  45: 11

 

 – A Crystal Clear Thought

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"BE A-WARE TODAY"

BE A-Ware Today! Someone is going to say something you don’t like. Someone is going to try to discourage you. Someone is going to try to make you forget your position in God. Don’t be surprised when this happens, just be suited up with your whole armor and watch the arrows fall! What will give you the greatest peace is recognizing the real enemy. Your enemy is not the person throwing the darts, but the originator of the darts. The originator is the devil! Remember he and his crew are already defeated, crushed, and rendered useless because of our hero Jesus Christ. Now it’s your job to not empower the devil but wear the armor God has supplied for His children.

Just like you put on your clothing daily also put on your spiritual clothing. To BE A-Ware, WEAR God’s designer clothing line. God’s clothing line includes truth, righteousness, peace, faith, salvation and the Word of God! The winner has already been decided and it’s YOU!

-A Crystal Clear Thought

Scripture reference Ephesians 6: 10-17

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"Stop Chasing Crowds!"

Stop chasing crowds! God just might be leading you to bring that ONE lost sheep home. There are souls that are lost in the crowd because many believe God is only present in the masses. It’s human nature to gravitate towards the crowd. Today, dare to reach out to the one that everyone else has perhaps forgotten about. Dare to move away from the crowd and hear the silent cry of a soul that needs guidance and a listening ear. Reach that one solitary life.

Try reaching out to one soul a day. Giving that one soul your undivided attention could mean a world of difference. You might have what it takes to bring that soul to the fold or win that soul back to the fold. This method just might save a marriage, save a community or literally safe a life. That one soul might be the next Apostle Paul or Bishop T.D. Jakes. Crowds are great, but one on one ministering is also great.

Heaven agrees! Luke 15:3-7 says, “Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. When he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no repentance.”

There is perhaps one soul waiting just for YOU!

A Crystal Clear Thought

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Crystal Green shared:
"KEEP STANDING"

A little girl takes her father’s hand as they walk to the neighborhood park. Her braids dance in the wind as she looks into the strong face of the man she calls Daddy. She’s confident, secure and loved. It’s written all over her little brown face. The smile on her face says, “I’m protected. I’m loved. I belong to somebody.” A little boy steps up to bat for his little league baseball team. He gently scans the stands to see the face of his father. His father stands up with his strong arms across his broad chest and gives his son an assuring glance. Immediately that little boy feels ten feet tall. He clutches the bat even tighter. He’s ready. He gets in position to hit a home-run. His small stature says, “I’m supported. I’m acknowledged. I’m loved. I belong to somebody.”

 To all the beautiful African-American men STANDING! Keep being strong and courageous – roaring like a lion protecting your family & community! Keep loving your wives, children, and community! Keep raising your children in the faith and being a strong presence for fatherless children! Keep praying, laughing, encouraging, teaching, and STANDING! WE NEED TO SEE YOU! STAND! When you stand WE SEE GOD!

 – A Crystal Clear Thought

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"I Am God’s Masterpiece"

I am God’s masterpiece, His most valuable and treasured creation. My creative ideas and thoughts are being transformed into the image of God reflecting His portrait and His likeness.  Everything I touch leaves His fingerprint. I am a child of God not just one of His creations. I am God reproduced and multiplied in the earth. He created me to BE like Him.

 To BE strong and courageous

To BE kind and compassionate

To BE timeless and eternal

To BE light in obscurity

To Be love and lovely

To Be tenacious and vivacious

To Be creative and innovative

 I am His ambassador representing His agenda and plan for the earth. My thoughts are now His thoughts  and my ways are now His ways. Like Jesus, if anyone asks “What are you doing here,” my reply is “I’m about my father’s business.” I’m close to God’s heart and always on His mind. I have dominion in the earth because of my image which is the image of God!

Genesis 1:26

 King James Version (KJV)

 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

 -A Crystal Clear Thought

 

 

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Crystal Green shared:
"LOVE IS KIND"

What is the cost of kindness? Many are expressing themselves through “Acts of Kindness”. It is a silent movement. These deeds of love are given unselfishly to the recipient. It is given ‘just’  to be kind and there is no expectation of anything in return.Oh what a delightful world this would be if everyone practices these acts of kindness. Some have even started organizations and groups showing others how to be kind and give. This is the ministry of Jesus Christ – love beyond measure. Love has no boundaries or restraints.

 A pastor gave his example of an act of kindness when he simply paid for an elderly couple’s 50th year anniversary dinner. He was in the same restaurant with his family and noticed the couple celebrating the momentous occasion alone. One would think there should have been family or friends celebrating them. Moved by kindness the pastor secretly paid for their meal. The couple was in tears and so was the restaurant manager. This act that cost him $44 was worth millions in the hearts of the sweet couple. Just imagine how long and how deep this special kind gesture will last in that couple’s minds and hearts.

 One organization has what they call 100 Acts of Kindness in 100 minutes.  The challenge is to give 100 Acts of Kindness within 100 minutes. This brings so much joy to the giver and to the receiver. Some examples of Kindness Act include giving care packages to service men and women; donating your books to a local reading program; offer to mow your neighbor’s lawn; babysit for a struggling single mother; the list goes on and on. There is no gift that is too small or large. Everyone can participate!

1 Corinthians 13: 4 (NIV) reads, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” When we give kindness we give love. It’s these small acts that mirror love. These acts mirror God and His purpose in the earth. Here’s another example of kindness. There was a grade school student who wanted to do something kind for the US Troops.  He alone collected monies to send care packages to the soldiers. Another example is a woman who paid the toll of the person behind her at the toll booth. There is so much that can be done to keep the kindness wheel turning in our world.

  “And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”                                   -Ephesians 4:32

 SPREAD YOUR OWN ACT OF KINDNESS

 – A Crystal Clear Thought

 

 

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