Loyalty

 

honesty

What does it mean to be loyal? Allegiance, faithfulness, obedience, homage, devotion, dedication and commitment , are just some of the synonyms to loyalty. In this world of manipulation and selfishness, we don’t see evidence of loyalty like we used to. Sadly, people are focused on “what can I do for myself”. It is easy to be swayed from what should be a dedicated standing on an issue or situation. We allow outside influences and the opportunity to selfishly provide a ‘need’ for ourselves, to change our commitment to someone or something. Why are we allowing this world to influence truth? Loyalty is when we commit to the right, the good, and the bonds we have formed as a team. Being loyal to someone means, being true to the word you have given them…to stand by them, and have a common goal ahead. It doesn’t mean we change our minds mid-stream, just because the grass ‘looks’ greener on the other side. Loyalty is faith, love, hope, truth, honesty and dedication…practiced in actions toward our family and friends. God asks us to love one another and help one another. Jesus was the example of love and loyalty to His Father, Our God. Jesus committed to serving God, even upon His death. He did not doubt God. He stood firmly, with bold dedication, and followed through with God’s plan. We are here today, given the free gift of forgiveness and salvation, because of the loyalty Jesus showed our Father God. As we face each day, recognize how you are making decisions within your day. Are you remaining loyal to your family, your friends, and your community? Be careful of your life choices. Are you someone who people can rely upon, trust, and look to, for support? Live a life in which you can look back and know you were loyal, honest, and trustworthy.

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 TIMOTHY 4:16

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambitions in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. JAMES 3:13-18

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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