God works through you.

 

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Have you ever said or done something…and then look back later, wondering how in the world you said or did that? Whatever you said or did was not something you normally do. In fact, you wonder where the thought or action came from? These are the times when we recognize that God works through us. This is called the Holy Spirit. There are times we will be astounded by the obvious presence of the Holy Spirit that we are blessed to experience. We are a vessel in God’s honor. Many times you will never know the impact you have had on someone. You may have said or done something that was ‘nothing’ to you…but was a defining moment for someone else. I admit that I read back over these daily writings sometimes, and think to myself, “I wrote that?”. It is a beautiful reality to know that God uses each one of us in unique ways…on a daily basis. NEVER think you don’t have something to offer this world. You make a difference in this life every day. Your words or your actions have an influence on someone throughout each day. The gifts that God has instilled in each one of us are unique and valuable. Whatever you are gifted with has a purpose. There is a ministry within your talent. It may be as simple as recognizing your gift at being a good window cleaner. However small you think the task is…it is big and powerful when God uses you in it. There is talent in every single one of us. Whatever you do on a daily basis…do it with the knowledge that someone is being blessed by you. Allow God to use you. Pray and ask God to allow you to be His vessel on a daily basis. You will be amazing at the blessing you will receive yourself…when you open up your heart to be a blessing to others.

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-6

And whatever you do, whether in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. COLOSSIANS 3:17

God is with us.

Layla

© Layla Freeman – Author of Layla’s Light 2016
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P.O. Box 669 Claremore, OK 74018
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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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