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Courtnaye is a Christian blogger who loves writing to help women grow in their walk with the Lord. It's all about real talk, real issues, and real life in the faith! Don't miss out on her weekly posts every Monday at 7:30am on www.insideoutwithcourtnaye.org. For more info or questions, you can visit Courtnaye’s website or contact her via email. Also be sure to "Like" her page on Facebook. God bless!  

Courtnaye Richard

Courtnaye Richard
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Courtnaye is a Christian blogger who loves writing to help women grow in their walk with the Lord. It's all about real talk, real issues, and real life in the faith! Don't miss out on her weekly posts every Monday at 7:30am on www.insideoutwithcourtnaye.org. For more info or questions, you can visit Courtnaye’s website or contact her via email. Also be sure to "Like" her page on Facebook. God bless!  

List 3 Life-Changers for 2019

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Hey Sis,

Happy New Year to you! If you're reading this today, which is Monday, December 31st, GREAT! But if you're reading it New Year's Day or beyond, this post will still apply. I have to say that I am really looking forward to 2019! How about you?

Are you looking for God to answer some much needed and anticipated prayer requests from you. If so, have you wrote them out in 2018? How about re-listing them now? It's always good to go into the New Year with a prayer of thanksgiving for what He's already done for you and your family, but also for what you'd like to see Him do in the New Year.

Philippians 4:6 tells us, "Do not be anxious for anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (NIV)

So what would you like to see Him do in 2019 in your life? Would you like to see more spiritual growth on a personal level, your adult children saved (or your younger ones go deeper in their little walks with Him), deliverance in some area of your life, healing, financial increase, His plans for your life revealed more clearly, etc.? What would you like to see happen?

I'd like for you to think about that and then list about 3 things that would be life-changing for you in 2019. Then I would encourage you to pray about it. You can also let me know about it as well, so that I can stand with you in prayer on it (email me at insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com).

Also, if you just need general prayer, you can email me and I will pray for you (NOTE:If I don't get back to you right away, it doesn't mean that I haven't prayed for you - it's just tough to get to the high volume of emails as promptly as I'd like to, but I do receive all prayer requests). ;-) So please feel free to email me and I will join you in prayer, sis.

Going forward, I want to see and hear about how God is moving in your life in 2019! So let's keep in touch. Stay tuned for more amazing things to come like teaching videos, new books and study guides, conferences that you can attend via flight or in your city, or online right from your own home.

I'll also be putting out new life-changing blog posts for you that will be applicable in everyday life - so click on the links or open the emails if you've subscribed to my email list, so that you don't miss the good stuff that I'll be sharing with you both spiritually and practically. ;-)

And don't miss out on my upcoming monthly talk, "Let's Talk!" It's a LIVE video on my Inside Out with Courtnaye Facebook page happening Tuesday, January 8, 2019 (you can view right from your home LIVE on Facebook and grow). This one is entitled, "Let's Talk: Multiply - Building Up God's Kingdom in 2019." It will be very practical with biblical insight on how to do this right where you are in the world. SAVE THE DATE and until then, Happy New Year, sis!

Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!

~Courtnaye

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The Gift of Time

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I would venture to say that time is a gift from God. And I don’t know about you, but I’m grateful for it. I actually need it to do all that is required of me in a 24-hour day and in my life. But I also desire it to do the things that I enjoy. How about you? Do you see time as a gift from God?

The Bible tells us in Ephesians 5:16, ‘Making the best use of your time, because the times are evil.” This verse couldn’t be more true, especially in our times today. Yet, my point here in this week’s post is that I want you to consider your days and your time. The Bible also tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

So, what are you doing with your time and your seasons, sis?

For me personally, I want to spend my time here on this earth, well. I want to be a good steward of my time, because I do see it as a gift from God. As we speak, I am under the hair dryer (using my time wisely as I multi-task and write to you), getting ready to go and visit a good friend of mine. We haven’t chatted in a while over coffee and we’re doing it today. I am super pumped about it! I get to spend time with my friend. YAY!

Just this week alone, I’m not only spending time with my sister-friend, but I’m also making time for a day date with my hubby. And since my kiddos are out of school for the Christmas break (at the time of this writing), I’m also taking them out for a day on the town. They’re super excited about it! Trust me. They have already reminded me. ;-)

And guess what else? I’ve also made time for myself. I’ve already scheduled a 90-minute deep tissue massage for later on this week. Ahhh!!! I can almost feel the relaxation already.

I also want to settle down to just read some much needed books that I’ve been wanting to dive into and just sit at the Lord’s feet for a good while and let Him pour into me what He wants to teach me in this season (remember Martha and Mary).

So, back to you. How can you use this gift of time wisely this week and in life? What is it that you need or desire to do or get done today or this week? Is it…

  • Spending more time with the Lord in the Word, prayer, and devotion/meditation
  • Making time for your hubby
  • Creating some unhurried time with your kids (or if they’re older, settling down to call and chat)
  • Spending time with a friend catching up over coffee, tea, lunch, or a walk around the track
  • Creating a good schedule that has good time blocks to help you get things done efficiently
  • Taking time to cultivate the gifts and talents that God has given you
  • Carving out some time to plan that summer or spring vacation (don’t wait too late to save and book the hotel and excursions)
  • Taking time for yourself by maybe scheduling a massage, a shopping day alone, a day spent at the coffee shop reading, a personal retreat, or settling down for a good movie and some popcorn

Time is a gift, sis. I encourage you to steward it well. In the end, I believe you’ll be really glad that you did. And so will, God.

Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!

~Courtnaye

QUESTION: How can you use your time wisely today or this week, sis? Let me know. It's good to bounce ideas off with each other. That's what sisters-in-Christ are for! Also, if you need prayer, you can email me directly @ insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you and praying for you.

      Booking for 2019!


*Have a women's conference or event, let me know and let's connect on the details! For more information on booking me to speak in 2019, Click here!

Order your copy of IDENTIFIED from Amazon TODAY!

*Tune in every Monday at 7:30am for new posts, “Like” my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutWCourtnaye), and follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/InOutwCourtnaye. Also, share this blog with friends, family, co-workers, or your women’s group or ministry. I’d love to stay connected and help more women grow in the Lord! Thanks again and may God be with you!


Moving Forward On Your Purpose & Passion

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I think this post is going to be an exciting one to dive into! So I hope you have your printer ready, fingers geared up to screen shot, or your journal nearby to take a few notes, because this one will be thought-provoking and motivating. The whole point is to get you MOVING in God’s direction! So what is it, sis? What are you passionate about?

Think about it for a sec and write it down.

Biblically, God was passionate for us when He sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to save us from our sins to give us eternal life. Talk about PASSION! Remember, the #1 Blockbuster hit Passion of the Christ? Anyway, I think (and hope) you’re getting the point.

Now…what gets you going in the morning (besides our Heavenly Father waking you up and the alarm clock - Oh, and maybe the coffee pot)? Do you get up anticipating your next move towards doing God’s will for the day or this season? What do you feel a burden for? Has God shown you your purpose or given you a dream or vision for something? If so, are you working towards laying out the ideas as He gives them to you?

This may seem like a lot of questions, but these are the inquiries that will get you moving forward. Remember my motto, “Nothing happens until you start moving.” So as you lay in bed, put off the important things that need to get done, or brainstorm for months, you won’t see progress or success until you start moving.

Fact is - you can’t move a parked car. You have to get motivated and start moving towards your passion, sis. If God stopped at just the idea of sending Jesus, we would still be lost and spiritually separated from Him forever. Thank God that idea didn’t just sit there dormant. He is indeed a mover and a shaker!

So what are your ideas?

How are you working towards getting things done? What have you done so far? You see, God has the plans already. Our job is to be sensitive to the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit. He will lead us to do the will of God.

And if you don’t quite know what you’re passionate about or your purpose, I always encourage women to pray about it. I believe God will reveal it in His perfect time. But in the meantime, keep growing closer to Him and stay passionate and on fire for Jesus! Keep shining bright in a dark world and do what you know to do. We all should be doing this part regardless of knowing or not knowing God’s purpose.

Personally, I’m passionate about Jesus and my purpose! And I LOVE Mondays! The reason why is because it kicks off another week to move further in what God has called me to do. I look forward to seeing how He is moving and going to lead me to accomplish His tasks. I call them God-ordained assignments.

Remember, we can do nothing without Jesus as John 15:5 states. So ultimately, we have to make sure that our passion is His passion. And our plans are His plans. Amen!

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Also, Proverbs 16:9 states, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” In other words, lift up your work to the Lord and He will organize everything for you and order your steps. Don’t try to do anything on your own.

Another thing I want to mention before I close this post is this. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being passionate about something. If you are lit up about something awesome, surround yourself with the Word of God and people who will encourage and motivate you to do what God has called you to do. Also understand that there will unfortunately be those around you who will not believe in what God has predestined you to do. Instead of staying hurt or upset about it, pray for them, and move forward as the Holy Spirit leads you.

As you move forward in faith, I encourage you to enjoy the companionship of those who will love and support you as you accomplish His plans. Remember, everyone will not always be excited about what God is doing in your life (biblical examples: Joseph, Nehemiah, Daniel, etc.) Let’s not forget about Satan, nor the religious Pharisees who were NOT excited about what Jesus was about to do for us on Calvary. He had to press pass the opposition, adversity, ridicule, and pain to accomplish His Father’s will. And so will you.

So again, what are you passionate about? Write it out today and get MOVING! ;-)

Remember, Jesus is coming back soon! And those who endure unto the end shall be saved. So let’s be ready from the Inside Out!

~Courtnaye

QUESTION: What are you passionate about, sis? I’d love to join you in your excitement and lift up any prayer needs for you in your area of calling. Write it out here or you can email me directly to join you in prayer on it @ insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you and praying for you.

P.S.

Not sure if you saw this last week, but I want to invite you to join me in my latest endeavor (beyond my blog) that will help you walk out your purpose and passion. It's a FREE Training that I'm doing this Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8pm (CST). It’s entitled, “Woman of Impact: 5 Simple Steps to Growing Your Influence & Income (without going crazy)!"  So, if you are interested in blogging, speaking, writing a book, podcasting, or starting your own ministry or business, lock in Wednesday, December 5th at 8pm (CST). Again, this training is FREE and it will be loaded! All you need to do is register to reserve your spot here TODAY!

(NOTE: If you do not see the link for the training in your email after you register, check your spam folder or you can email me directly at insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com and I will respond with the link via email). I just don't want you to miss it! Talk to you Wednesday, sis!

Also, if you need prayer today, feel free to email me at insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com and I will pray for you. Be encouraged and be blessed! ~Courtnaye

        Booking for 2019!


*Have a women's conference or event, let me know and let's connect on the details! For more information on booking me to speak in 2019, Click here!

Order your copy of IDENTIFIED from Amazon TODAY!

*Tune in every Monday at 7:30am for new posts, “Like” my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutWCourtnaye), and follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/InOutwCourtnaye. Also, share this blog with friends, family, co-workers, or your women’s group or ministry. I’d love to stay connected and help more women grow in the Lord! Thanks again and may God be with you!