Monday, December 10, 2018
Have you heard of the Devotional Jesus Calling? It is a best selling devotional written by Sarah Young, and has been republished numerous times. The messages are always on point and there are scriptural references attached to each promise.
Today was one of my Favorites!
The first sentence began with: Make Me The Focal POINT of your Search for Security.
All of us want to feel safe, but everywhere you look nowadays you see everything BUT that. As soon as you put your trust into something it soon changes. I have never seen so many warranties and insurance polices abound in my life, and within that insurance find ways not to cover everything.
So many people are trying to secure, and protect their futures, But ONE thing is for certain, nothing on this earth is “safe.” I have a thing that I say now, and it's “If you can see it, it will change! Good or Bad. Like the old people use to say, just keep living.
So what do we hope in? Many people bet on themselves. They feel if they hustle hard enough in life it will payoff. To an extent this can be true, but it is not fail proof. The only real security is the One who cannot change, and His name is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Hebrews 6:18 also talks about the two immutable “unchangeable” things that should bring us great security. God’s Promise and God’s Oath. When God made Abraham a promise He swore by himself because there was no one greater! He needed nothing else to secure His promise but HIM. People often secure their word with “I Promise” Or “I swear”. Even the Presidents elected in our Country have to place their hand on God’s word to “cement” their oath in a greater truth because their word isn’t good enough. God doesn’t have to do that. He IS the Truth, and He is the only Security that we need. Remember to always make Christ the Focus in your search for security. He knows where you're going because He's already been there!
If you Get Christ, You get Security.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Children of God. How does the world see you? Your friends, family, colleagues, strangers. Do you know what they think about you? Do you care? Lets be honest, most of us like for people to view us in a positive light. Although it may not always affect the way you do things, it feels good to be respected. Fortunately the way the world sees us is not a true reflection of ourselves. Shoot, the way you see yourself isn't an authentic picture of who you really are! We humans can be very narrow minded.
They way we see ourselves and they way others see us is tainted by situations, sin, and short sightedness. Be careful not to form your identity based on carnal( non spiritual things.)
Our brain us incapable of seeing others and ourselves the way God sees us. The reason for this is because God sees us from a place of what He created us to be, not what we currently see. When others give their opinions of you, whether they be good or bad it comes from a carnal place. They can only speak on what they see, where they are currently in life. It is impossible for people to comprehend past the place of their spiritual revelations. It is God who illuminates.
I love this scripture in the Bible that says, man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. (1 Sam 16:7). Let your daily prayer be that God will allow you to see as He sees.
Remember you are Chosen by God...You are light, You are special, You are ROYAL! .
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Have you ever found yourself worrying about similar situations that God has delivered you from? I often feel that we are no different from the Children of Israel, and their complaints as God delivered them through the wilderness. There are so many things to rejoice over while in the midst of our wilderness; but we become consumed with what we don't have. Instead of focusing on what you don't have, shift your gaze to WHO you have. Not what, but WHO. We have God, and along with God He brings faithfulness, and His never ending resources.
Psalms 37:3 Tells us to "Feed" on the Faithfulness of God. Period. Don't fill your self up with insecurities, anxiety, worry, and stress. All of these things are present when we are faced with a situation that we can't handle. Our problem is we were never meant to operate independently of God. There isn't a Me pile, and a God Pile. ALL OF IT belongs to God.
Trust His resume. Feed on His faithfulness, despite the dark clouds that hover in an attempt to steal your peace. The threat of death, loss, sickness, and failures will take your eyes off of God. Don't do it. Focus on Him. Feed on His faithfulness, because In Him is your only safe place.
Friday, October 5, 2018
Living above my circumstances can only be mastered in that place by you. Lord God my Creator, Jesus my Redeemer, Holy Spirit my comforter my soul desires a place by you.
In your place is Honor and Majesty. Strength and Gladness is an instant reward! No earthly circumstance can thrive under the majestic grandeur of your presence. The sheer light illuminating from You is too much for darkness to stand. IT CANNOT STAY.
Lord, welcome me into your presence; customize my comfort that can only exist with You. My home is with you. My eternity is with You, my life is hidden with You. This earth and everything in it is temporary. It will pass away, but my place by you it is secure!
I rejoice because no circumstance can ever take away my place by You. My strength and Joy will remain. Lord make me glad. Visit me; rather make me aware of your frequent visitations because I know that you are here. Keep my eyes fixed on You.
Help me to remember that you are the most important part of my day. In your place, I am always safe. Grace me to never forsake my place by you, for it is a place that this world cannot Touch.
Monday, October 1, 2018
"What do I do?"
"Am I coming or am I going?"
"Why is my life so hard?"
"I'm all out of ideas".
"I have no clue what's going to happen."
"How do I get out of this?"
"I'm am scared"
Fear and worry can create a battlefield in our mind as we struggle to manage aspects of our life. We rip and run, we seek advice from friends, family, and doctors, all to end up more confused and stressed than we were when it first began. "Why do I do this to myself?" This is the question that I often ask as I sit trying to figure out yet another mind boggling situation that was never created for me to handle. I can imagine God standing there, with His hands clasped together as He patiently waits for me to remember that this is HIS project! Sometimes, I shake my head at myself and think "Girl, this is not for you!" You need to dump all of this in the lap of the only Person that can do something about it, God.
Just dump it and leave it. I know, it easier to say than do. But once you master this you won't ever let worry and stress take root again. God has shown me that every single time I fully surrender a situation to Him, I get to REST..
Be Accountable. Give God His projects.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
I had the pleasure of sharing my husband's story with A Time to Dream Radio. It was a very well rounded and interesting interview. I am grateful for the opportunity to share our testimony! They also gave me the opportunity to promote my new book Accountable to God. If you would like listen In details are below!
Our guest this week is Chandra Hawthorne. Chandra is the author of "Accountable to God" and will tell her story about her husband's near death and the miracle that ensued. Today, Noon and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Green Bowl. Fishbowl Radio Network. www.fbrn.us. Monday, 8:00 p.m. WRNO Worldwide Radio. www.wrnoworldwide.com. Anytime. www.twr360.com and www.atimetodream.org.
|Darius and Chandra 21 Years Married|
|Long term care fo 77 days|
|Strong thumbs up despite coma|
|Summe 2017/Coma 37 Days|
|Road to Recovery Sumer 2018|
|The easiest way to listen in is to go to www.twr360.Com and search (Chandra Hawthorne)|
Monday, July 30, 2018
Today I had my first radio interview on my book , Accountable to God, On The Review with Joy & Company. The Review provides a platform for authors of faith-based literature to discuss and promote their books.
I thoroughly enjoyed the questions and testimonies that stemmed from their review on the book. It was amazing see that even though this book was written years ago, it is being promoted and shared at the right time. I am so grateful that God trusted me with this assignment. I am elated about this Accountable to God "movement", because it keeps us focused on what's most important, our Souls!
Accountable to God, will challenge you to seek after God's purpose for your life. We are not our own, but we were bought with a price. ( 1 Cor. 6:20)
The body that we occupy, and the time that we live in are on loan. It's time to be about our father's business. I want to owe nothing to this body when I'm gone, How about you?
Join the "movement"…Be Accountable to God
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Can you remember as child having to wait on a promise that your parents made? It was one of the hardest things to do. Whether it was your birthday gifts, a planned vacation, or just a visit to an amusement park for the summer. We hated waiting!! Waiting was especially hard when our parents would NOT give us a date or time! I can recall bugging my mother every chance I got asking her WHEN??? I'm sure many of you parents can relate to that now with your own children. It can be so annoying to have your kids focus on when something is going to happen vs. what they should be attending to right now. As children of God we don't behave much differently.
God's gives us promises to give us hope, and something to look forward to. A promise is also given to help settle our minds, so we can focus on what God wants us to do today. In Acts 1:7 Jesus was encouraging His disciples to "wait' for the promise of the power of the Holy Ghost. During this time they were more interested in knowing when the kingdom of Israel would be restored, and Jesus said to them; "It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority, BUT you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you", and you shall be witnesses to Me all over the world.
Wow! I love how Jesus can divert our attention, and bring it back where it should be. In other words He's saying, don't worry about MY business, here is yours: you will be filled with Power to do my will on the Earth. The knowledge of When ,Where, and How something will happen belongs to God alone. He doesn't want us to focus too much on the promises that ARE coming, but the work of obedience that is required of us right now.
Don't Worry, It's Coming. The promises, the gifts, everything has already been prepared and it's just a matter of time!
Friday, July 13, 2018
We pray. God hears. He answers. We, by faith WAIT on the answers to our prayers. We ask, "why is it taking so long?" God's response: "It is for an appointed Time".
Ahh the mystery of "The appointed Time". I believe many of us would have little problems with waiting until the appointed time, if we knew when that was. The issue with God revealing a time to us, is that, time doesn't apply to Him. From God's perspective it is already done. God inhabitants time and space. So unlike us, God does not need clocks,calendars and day planners. What He does need is our Faith.
Our job is to focus on God, and not the time it is seemingly taking for Him to answer our prayers. Habakkuk 2:3 says, for the vision is yet for an APPOINTED TIME; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie, though it tarries, WAIT FOR IT.
While we wait, we are focusing on God's character, praising Him for who He is. We are thanking Him for what He's done, and IS doing right in front of us. Live in the Present, with God, because He has already secured your future.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Accountable to God:The Book, discussions have begun inside our new Facebook group page! Many people have received their books and are sharing their thoughts on accountability, God, and our most recent post, Hypocrites in the church.
Tired of the Hypocrites is the first chapter in my new book, Accountable to God. Hypocrisy is nothing new, and most people at some point in their lives have been exposed or damaged by it.
Make no mistake about it, God has much to say about hypocrites in the church. In my book I share more in-depth, God's heart concerning this and what our response should be.
If you are interested in learning more about God, faith, prayers, and your purpose in His plan please join us! If you haven't purchased a copy of Accountable to God you can purchase your copy here on this blog, and I will personally send you an autographed copy! Then, come on over to Facebook I can be found @Authorchandra and in our group AccountabletoGod: The Book.
Hope to see you in there!
~Author Chandra Hawthorne
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
I hear a knock at my hotel room door, and it is a woman with a distinct accent announcing that she is with housekeeping. I am usually gone when they make their rounds. I didn't want to miss her services so I opened the door!
As she walks in with continued greetings she says, "I've noticed that you are an Author?" hum, She sounds Dutch, I love that accent! She is very sweet, extremely friendly, and always smiling. I've noticed her before. I didn't have any of my books currently lying around so she says, "I've noticed your books before" and I say, "Yes I am an Author, it is my first book!"
The lady congratulated me and said, I noticed it is about God. "Your book will do well here. I see that in the United States many people believe in God, not so in Europe." I could not intelligently respond to that as I have never spent time in Europe. All I could say is, "surely there are a lot of godly people in Europe, perhaps they are more silent?"
She says; "No, they aren't silent, they are disappointed. Disappointed in the Religion. Not God."
WOW! I did not feel more resolute, in God's reasoning for calling me to write "Accountable to God", than I felt in that moment.
I looked at her, and she had a look of disappointment stuck on her face. I said to her, "Do you know that this is what my book is about?" She began to beam, while saying.."It is?"
We continued to talk about God. Who God really is, and what He really wants, and how people definitely have a way of convoluting His message. She seemed to be encouraged, and actually left with a copy of the book! I signed it with a message of hope, and asked her to please share it with her family in Europe.
Why do you think people are disappointed in Church, thus causing them to be disappointed in God?
Accountable to God
Accountable to God
Friday, January 12, 2018
I had to really have a talk with myself, because I could feel fear trying to creep in! I thought, "Chan, you have a big box of books here, and it's on you to sell all of them."
God spoke this book into my spirit, and He would not let it leave. In the past, I had a bad habit of starting and stopping things, but God said not on this one you're not! The Word of God says in Eccl. 7:8, "It's not the beginning of a thing but it's end."
What has God trusted you with? What will you be held accountable for?
We all have God assignments that were written, signed, and addressed with our name on it, but we
don't have to be afraid of what God has for us. God has already paved the way, and He's waiting on us to take off walking!
The circumstances around you don't have to be perfect. If God is in it He will open the doors and anoint you to walk through all of them! God will complete what He has started in you, Phil 1:6. He will reveal His glory in your life! Do you know who you are? Better yet do you know who your God is?
My name is Chan, and I am Accountable to God!
-Chan H. : )
****Books are now being signed and shipped! You can get your copy through my blog, or on Amazon.com****
You can continue to follow this assignment on Facebook, (Chandra Hawthorne), on twitter @AuthorChandra and here on this blog! We've also started a Facebook group entitled AccountabletoGod the book. I'd love to see you in there, Let's start our New Year off right. Let's go!
Sunday, January 7, 2018
|My books are coming!|
YAAAAAY! I received an email that my first bulk order of books "Accountable to God" have been shipped! They should be here any day, and I can't wait to share them with you!
I am so excited to have this assignment out. When I first began writing this book I never thought about writing it to sell and make a ton of money. This book was birthed out of a burden that God placed on my heart for His people. There is a huge misunderstanding about God, what He wants, and the people who represent Him.
Accountable to God will bring so much light into your life. This book during the edits continued to minister and encourage me again and again! It will give you and those you love the faith and hope they need to power forward in life.
You can get your copy via Amazon or you can order through this blog! As a matter a fact this book should be shared, so go ahead gift one to a friend! (When ordering through this blog I will sign your copy, and add a personal message!)
Stay tuned for some interactive post as we go through each Chapter together! (I will post more about that soon.)