A humble spirit.

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Every day we must determine the steps we are going to take. We develop a routine, and then become confident through the repetitive success of those routines. Each positive step forward gives us encouragement and helps us develop our confidence. Confidence in who we are and what we do…is extremely important. God desires for us to be confident and proud of ourselves. However, sometimes we step over the line….and fall into a pride-filled spirit. There is a difference in being confident in spirit…and being proud in spirit. Confidence relies on trusting God to help us make the right decisions for ourselves. Confidence develops as we pray and surrender our lives to God and His will. Pride comes along, when we fail to place God in the drivers seat…and think we can do the driving ourselves. Be careful not to allow yourself to think you know more than others…to think you are more faith-filled than others…or that you have succeeded more than others. Be confident that you are continually a work in progress…growing in the Spirit and body on a daily basis. You will gain more in life by maintaining a confident…yet HUMBLE spirit…showing love, compassion, and willingness to learn by Jesus’ example.

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” LUKE 14:11

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. PROVERBS 11:2

A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. PROVERBS 29:23

God is with us.

Layla

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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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