Thursday, June 30, 2011

Holy Boldness

We often say that we are to operate in holy boldness, but what does this really mean? Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. - Hebrews 4:16

Holy - to be without mixture. To be pure. Nothing unclean.
Boldness - to move forward with certainty and power.
Throne of Grace - The seating place of the Father in Heaven, Jesus, and You.

Yes - you. You are seated at the right hand of Christ in Heavenly places at the right hand of The Father (Eph 2:6). But, how do we take our rightful and ordained place at the right hand of Christ and operate from that realm everyday?Asking yourself the following questions will chart your way:

1. In what areas of your life are you experiencing less than holiness?
2. In what areas of your life have you not operated boldly?
3. Are you spending all of the time you desire to in the presence of the Lord daily?

You and I have the ability within us to visit the heavenly realm on a daily basis. How else can we bring forth the things of the Kingdom of Heaven upon the earth? God allows us to do this through dreams, visions and meditating on His Word.

The part we don't talk about enough is that Jesus requires us to be holy in order to grant us full access to His throne. When we are living holy, boldly and in His presence we can easily approach His throne and our lives with Holy Boldness. I am working on it each and everyday and I pray that you will join me.

Love, Ericka

Written by Ericka D. Jackson, Evangelist, Author and Kingdom Trainer

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Heart Motive: Money or Service?

Here in this world, we all need money. We've heard that if we're not making money, our business is just a hobby or that success is defined by profits. While there are great business skills and insights to learn to become effective, we need a different viewpoint. As business women in God's Kingdom, we are called to serve, love, use our gifts and trust God as our top priorities. In fact, Jesus tells us this in Matthew 6, "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." All "these things" include provision of every kind; all of our physical needs.

As our capacity and stewardship increase (and heart motives shift to putting service first), God can add to your life anything and everything you need. Not focusing on the money as we work and do business is a test of our faith.

Money only defines success from the world's viewpoint, not God's. Check your own motives by asking yourself this question: "Did I do this/will I do this simply to make money, or is my #1 motive to serve others with the gifts and/or message God has given me?"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Written by Diana DeAndrea-Kohn -

Do you ever wonder if your money is working for you? Are you invested in the right products? Are you covered if tragedy strikes?

These are the things that keep me awake at night. I think about my financial advisor. Well, I think about the guy I think is my financial advisor...I haven’t heard from him in years.

Every quarter I get my statement showing an increase or decrease in the account. But I really don’t know anything about my “plan.” I am not even sure I have a plan.

Linda Ryan is a financial advisor with Edwards Jones. Linda was passionate about knowing where her money was going and if it was working for her. She was so interested, that she decided to get certified and become a financial advisor herself.

She wants to help you feel confident with your money and your plan. Whether you are looking to invest for your retirement, your child’s education, or possibly look into disability or life insurance Linda is here to help you.

She wants you to feel comfortable with where your money is going. She wants to make sure you move forward with your investments. She will walk by your side to ensure your investment and insurance needs are handled with care.

Edward Jones is a strong business with over 12,000.00 advisors. They were voted JD Power best full service brokerage firm. Edward Jones has been in business since 1922 and is a stable trustworthy business. Linda Ryan is a dedicated advisor that cares about you and your money.

If you are like me and haven’t seen or talked to your advisor in months or possibly years, give Linda a call. She would love to hear from you. 360-466-2933 or on the web at