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Valentine’s Day is coming up really soon and I’d just like to take this opportunity to remind you all how very important you are to me. I’m not here just to be here. I’m here because I care about what happens to each and every one of you. You are God’s and you are much more precious than you will EVER know!!

I’d love to get more feedback from you, my readers and friends, here in 2016. Talk to me! Tell me about you. I want to share your triumphs and your tragedies with you. We’re people and we were designed to need each other. I tell people that if we weren’t meant to need each other, then we would have all been born in plastic bubbles. We weren’t though. We weren’t because we NEED contact with each other to thrive in this life. God MADE us to need Him first and, then, each other.

I’m so thankful to God for my Mommie, my son, Jordan, and his lovely wife, Jess, my granddaughter, Adalae, and my brother, James, and my sister, Jenni, as well as the many other friends and family that I’ve been blessed with.  I love you all.

 

I’d love to hear about those that you love and are thankful for. Please, feel free to drop me a line!!!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love, Nikki

 

 

 

 

Seeking God’s Agape Love

Hi, All! I have been sitting here and thinking for a while. I love the nighttime when I am alone with Jesus! He shares SO MUCH with me that I am simply inundated with such blessing and grace.
In Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV), God challenges us as believers. He says,
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
 
I find this an AWESOME challenge. You see. God is NOT afraid of a challenge and He WILL put His money where His mouth is so to speak. Time after time, He seemingly BEGS us to just try Him out to see if He’s as GREAT as He says He is.
 
The thing that is so fascinating about this challenge is that God has absolutely NOTHING to prove to us! If we don’t get what we want, then does that make Him any LESS God? NOT AT ALL! As a matter of fact, it’s bound to happen more than once that we will not see things go the way that we’ve expected for them to go. Does that mean that God isn’t good? Of course it doesn’t!
 
God makes it clear that we won’t always understand His reasons or His actions. “Well, what kind of God would say no and NOT explain himself”, you say? Well, I’m so glad that you asked! The kind of God that would do this is the VERY same God who became a human being in order to be tempted in all of the manners that we are and overcome since He knew that we COULDN’T fulfill this requirement of being “…without spot or blemish.” Knowing that He was the ONLY ONE who COULD be this great sacrifice, He decided to become a baby and come to Earth to endure the same temptations that we endure and He did it all WITHOUT sinning. If He hadn’t been successful, then He COULDN’T have gone to the cross for us and His birth would have been in vain. However, He wasn’t ABOUT to let THAT happen! So, He came and submitted Himself to all that we face and the expectations that we live with, yet He was COMPLETELY successful! This victory allowed Him to go to the cross and die the humiliating and torturous death of the worst kind of criminal even though HE was completely innocent. He went to His death on the cross with OUR guilt on Him. Thankfully, He was more than willing to do this to save us from going into eternity only to continue to be separated from Him! WOW! What a MIGHTY God we serve!
 
This is why Acts 2:38 clearly says:
 
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (I’ve added the emphasis here by adding the colored text.) The reason that we are commanded to be baptized in The Name of Jesus Christ is that Jesus Christ was God, Himself, in the flesh! He came to do the job that NO ONE else was qualified to do! He wanted SO BADLY for His creation to be with Him in eternity that He, Himself, made the way when there was previously NO way! Wow! He must REALLY love us a lot!
This is the reason that being baptized in Jesus’ Name is SO important! When we die spiritually and are buried with Him in the water baptism, then we arise from the water to take on our new life in Him! In doing this, we take on HIS Name, Jesus Christ, as we are, NOW. His bride. What a beautiful reality!
I’m praying that this post helps us all to understand the significance of Christ dying for us. It’s not that some man came from Heaven and died for people who’d done NOTHING for Him, but that THE CREATOR of ALL came to die to save the creation who had, time and time again, turned its back on Him! Now, THAT, my friends, is AGAPE love!
In order to truly grasp this, we must understand what Agape Love is. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier/2014/05/02/what-is-agape-love-a-bible-study/ tells us that Agape Love is “…the Greek word for love at its ultimate.” This resource goes on to tell us that Agape Love is different from romantic love or an erotic type of love. In fact, Patheos.com goes on to express that:
       Agape Love
“This is the Greek word for love at its ultimate.  Agape love is not like a brotherly love or a love between a husband and a wife. It is the most self-sacrificing love that there is.  This type of love is the love that God has for His own children. This type of love is what was displayed on the cross by Jesus Christ.”
 
This resource attempts to illustrate the concept of Agape Love by likening it to a situation where a man could either allow his children to die or he could die in their place. If the man died in his children’s place, then this is similar to “Agape” love. However, even THIS illustration is inadequate. Because of the depth. gravity, and selflessness of Agape Love, it’s quite difficult to adequately translate the word in order to convey its true meaning.
 
In any case, this gives us a somewhat better idea of just how much God really does love us and how limitless that love is. I, personally, don’t know that we will ever fully grasp this concept this side of Heaven, but it’s definitely important to work hard to come as close as possible to a true understanding of this love as the ideal love that we would have for our fellow man is the kind of love that our Heavenly Father gives to us. It’s the love that allows Him to embrace and pardon us even when we are our ugliest. That is no small deal as we are all guilty of breaking the law. Thankfully, Jesus died that we can be forgiven for all of our sin. It’s there for the taking. He’s only waiting for us to ask and to receive. I don’t know about you, but I can use all of the forgiveness that I can get, so I have purposed in my heart to ask and keep asking as often as I need to as well as to thoroughly and frequently forgive those who transgress against me so that my Father in Heaven can forgive me.
 
I, truly, pray that I have said something here that encourages you and fills you with hope. God WANTS to give you hope. He wants to give you all of the blessings of Heaven. He’s only waiting for us to trust, obey, and ask. I’m working on faithfully doing these things and I pray that you will do so too. God is great and Jesus died to give you an abundantly joyful life. Take hold of that life and claim it. Take Him at His Word and let Him multiply the blessings that He has for you as He bestows each and every one on you. And remember that we are brothers and sisters. Let’s lift each other up and love each other. Only when we do what God would have us to do can we truly effect change in this lost and dying world.
 
I leave you with this final thought. Jesus loves you and I do too!
I’ll see you next time!
In His Love,
Nikki Hodson
Founder and Christian Life Coach at Nikki Jordan Life Coaching

Nikki’s Life Organization Journey

Come and Follow Me In My Quest For Life Organization! Come on! It’ll Be Fun!

I’m the type of person who doesn’t function well in the midst of chaos. Well, for some time now, my life has been nearly PURE chaos! I’ve come to the place in my personal growth where this just isn’t acceptable. I long to feel at peace and clear minded and I KNOW that an organized environment and a better organized life schedule are KEY to achieving this goal.

Well, I’ve embarked on my adventure beginning with Alejandra’s Costello’s Power Productivity Program. There’s a lot of great stuff in this program and I’ve found it very reasonably priced. I’m trying to figure out why I can’t put a workable link to the program here, but just hang in there. I’m still working on it!

In any case, Google this program. There’s a lot of information in there.

Thanks and I pray for your successful organization!
Love and Kisses,
Nikki

Don Merritt’s “Looking Up” My comments

Hello, my friends! I was just looking at some other blogs and came across a piece by fellow blogger, Don Merritt.  Incidentally, I would highly recommend that you go to his blog and check out what he’s sharing.

Don’s post on looking up is thought provoking. While this post is rather short in length, it gives us a tasty morsel to chew on. He alludes to the concept that if we never look up, then we miss the things that we encounter on our journey. There is SO MUCH to be appreciated in this life. We cannot afford to spend our time consumed with one tiny piece of the big picture!

If we spend our time looking down, we may not fall over the rock that’s right in front of us, but we may fall into the crater that happens to be 10 feet ahead of us! We would never know it was there if we didn’t pay attention to where we are GOING instead of just where we ARE.

Don’t get me wrong. We MUST be mindful of our lives and our circumstances at any given moment, however, if we aren’t aware of our, then how do we know that in 3 steps there is a thousand foot drop off? We don’t and that fact can set us up for tragedy.

Look at Jesus. Let Him and His love be you every goal. Keep your eyes on Him and you’ll end up exactly where you ought to be. He loves you! Take His hand and let Him lead you to all of the blessings that He has waiting for you!!

God bless and thank for joining me!
Sending you a prayer for blessings and peace!

In Jesus’ Name,
Nikki

Nikki Hodson

Founder and Christian Life Coach

Nikki Jordan Ministries and Life Coaching

Checking in

Hey, all!
It’s so great to see you here. I’ve been really contemplating sleep and how to get the most benefit from our sleep. While I’m searching for these answers, I’d be grateful if you would each tell me about your sleeping habits. How long do you sleep? Do you follow a sleeping schedule? How do you feel when you wake up? Are you tired throughout the day? Do you have trouble falling asleep? How many times a night do you wake up? Those are the kinds of things that I’m wanting to know to do my research. This is a very important topic to me and I would be so thankful to get your help and input.
Thanks so much!
Nikki Hodson
Founder , Musician, Minister, and Christian Life Coach at Nikki Jordan Life Coaching

Reconciled

I pray that this great article blesses your soul! It explains to us that we are cleansed from all sin through the atonement that was made possible by Jesus’ death on the cross. Jesus made it possible for us to, no longer, be the enemy of God. We can, now, BOLDLY approach the Throne of Grace! Isn’t that an AWESOME privilege? I think so. Socrates couldn’t see how God could be just, yet forgive the awful sin of man. That’s the beauty of God!!! He CAN do just that! So, the next time that you are truly sorry for a wrong you’ve done, then remember that our God is big enough to forgive anything and is just waiting to do so! Take it to Him and turn your back on those sinful actions and attitudes. Try Him. See how good He really is!

“8O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8

Give Him a try! Once you do, you will NEVER be the same!! May our God bless you as you are faithful to bless Him!!!!

My love to you all!
Nikki

Redbird's Roost

“But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 (NASB)
John acknowledges in this verse that even though we walk in the light, in fellowship with Christ, we may sin. In such an instance there is a way of forgiveness through the blood of Jesus Christ. This calls to mind the Biblical doctrine of atonement. This word, also found in Romans 5:11, is elsewhere translated by some form of the word reconciliation. It is a term that looks at man as an enemy of God because of sin, but as reconciled to God through the blood of Christ shed on the cross for us.
The Greek philosopher Socrates once said, “There may be a God who can be both just and merciful and…

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What do you think?

Hi, Everyone,

I’ve really been toying with the idea of taking my teaching aspirations a step further. I would like to make videos of them and make them available here on my site and maybe even create a you tube channel. I would LOVE to know what you all think of this idea. Are you interested in actually SEEING me as I teach? You see. This site is for YOU and not for me. I’m here to help you through whatever you’re going through and to encourage you. I never want you to feel alone. My philosophy is that people are WAY more precious than time or any material thing. The other thing is that I truly want to live that. Now, am I as good at it as I’d like to or need to be? No. I’m surely not, but I DO long to be the kind of person who can be God’s vessel to love others into wholeness. Please, be sure to let me know if you’d be someone who would watch my broadcasts should I choose to go video with some things. I really want to know what will make this ministry more helpful and interesting to you! You can answer me on my Facebook page.  You can find me listed under Nikki Hodson. I also have a Facebook page that is listed under Nikki Jordan Life Coaching. I pray that you’ll go to both of them and let’s get this party started! We don’t need to wait. We need to do whatever is necessary to become all that God has created us to be. Do you need encouragement? Do you need someone to guide you on your path to reach your goals? Are you looking to improve your communications skills and/or your relationships, but don’t know how? Well, I’m qualified to help you to achieve a variety of things to help you to live the best life possible. I pray that you will contact me now!!!! I’m really not that far away!!! I love you all! Nikki Hodson Christian Life Coach and Life Skills Teacher at Nikki Jordan Life Coaching.  Remember that I am also a Bible Teacher. So, if you’re looking to grow closer to God through His Word, then I can help you to find what you’re looking for! Again, you can reach me on Facebook under Nikki Hodson or at 765-603-2608. May God truly bless you!!!