MAXIMIZE YOUR SUMMER LOOK ON A BUDGET

As of 7.26.2017, we will be reminicsing on the fun that was had during Summer 2017 in 58 days to be exact. Yes ladies, time is ticking and this season will be a memory before you know it. But, don't be dismayed, such is life. Change is inevitable and it's best to be ahead of it.  

Like most beauties, we get comfortable with our favorites and end up keeping the same pieces in rotation for the entire season while neglecting the rest of our closet. The same statement necklace, same shorts, same clutch, same earrings, or the same shoes pop up in just about every picture. Here are three quick and dirty tips on maximizing your Summer looks for the next 58 days for a sum total of $0.00. ($0 is dependent upon your manicure routine.)

#1 DUST OFF   

... those fabulous exotic Summer handbags that have not been utilized since 2016 or earlier years and put it in rotation. I'm taking my own advice and incorporating these to my Summer wardrobe for the next several weeks:

#2 BREAK UP

... with the little black dress and all black outfits. Say hello to your white dresses and all white attire. Some people have so much hesitation with wearing white, which is totally understandable. A medal should be given to those who can wear white without getting a spot on it. But despite the hesitation, wear the white dress anyway. Pull out the white tee, the white distressed jeans, and be fearless. Seriously. Take the risk.  These combinations will give your wardrobe a fresh look.

#3 TRY ON

... that other Summer nail polish color. I know I am not the only one that falls in love with a nail polish color and keep it on repeat week after week. Nope, I didn't think so! The season is quickly approaching its end and there are so many fantabulous Summer hues waiting to grace your beautiful nails. Try a new color. I dare you! 

The bottomline is that there's no point in investing your money into a wardrobe that is not utilized to its full potential. Add some versatility to your look and pull out those neglected pieces from your closet. You'll thank me later. Up for the challenge? You don't have that much time. Just do it!

The 40 Day Prayer Challenge Check-in

dAY 40: PRAYER ALPHABET

"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY." -LUKE 11:1
 
 

DAY 39: HOLY GROUND

"TAKE OFF YOUR SANDALS, FOR THE PLACE WHERE YOU ARE STANDING IS HOLY GROUND. -EXODUS 3:5
 
 

DAY 38: CLIMB THE WATCHTOWER

I WILL CLIMB UP TO MY WATCHTOWER AND STAND AT MY GUARDPOST. -HABAKKUK 2:1
 
 

DAY 37: PRAYER CONTRACTS

"WHATEVER YOU BIND ON EARTH WILL BE BOUND IN HEAVES." -MATTHEW 18:18

DAY 36: SENIOR PARTNER

"STORRE UP FO YOURSELVES IN HEAVEN." -MATTHEW 6:20
 
 

DAY 35: THE LONGEST LEVER

"DO NOT DESPISE THESE SMALL BEGINNINGS." -ZECHARIAH 4:10
 
 

DAY 34: RAISE UP A REMNANT

AND THE REMNANT SHALL YET AGAIN TAKE ROOT DOWNWARD, AND BARE FRUIT UPWARD. 2 KINGS 19:30
 
 

DAY 33: PRAYER COVERING

AARON AND HUR HELD HIS HANDS UP--ONE ON ONE SIDE, ONE ON THE OTHER. EXODUS 17:12
 
 

DAY 32: GET A TESTIMONY

"... and by the word of their testimony..." Revelation 12:11
 
 

DAY 31: SPELL IT OUT

"WHAT DO YOU WANT ME ETO DO FOR YOU?"
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DAY 30: ABIDE IN ME

"IF MY WORD ABIDE IN YOU..." -JOHN 15:7

 

Lyrics: MY REVIVAL

I will run and not grow weary
I will walk, I will not faint
I will soar on wings like eagles
Find my rest in Your everlasting name

You are my revival
Jesus on You I wait
I'll lean on Your promise
You will renew my strength

I will run and not grow weary
I will walk, I will not faint
I will soar on wings like eagles
Find my rest in Your everlasting name

You are my revival
Jesus on You I wait
I'll lean on Your promise
You will renew my strength

Oh, You are my revival
Jesus on You I wait
I'll lean on Your promise
You will renew my strength

Oh, You are my revival
Jesus on You I wait
I'll lean on Your promise
You will renew my strength
Oh, You will renew my strength
Oh, You will renew my strength

I will run and not grow weary
I will walk, I will not faint
I will soar on wings like eagles
Find my rest in Your everlasting name

You are my revival
Jesus on You I wait
I'll lean on Your promise
You will renew my strength

Written by Joe Williams, Paul Mabury

 
 

DAY 29: A NEW PRAYER

SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG. PSALM 96:1
 
 

DAY 28: QUIT PRAYING

"WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT!" MATTHEW 25:23
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Lyrics

It's crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the faces
The girls teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
There is a way, there is a way

A traveler is far away from home
He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row
The weight of their judgmental glances
Tells him that his chances are better out on the road

But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?

Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come

And we are the body of Christ
But if we are the body
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
Jesus is the way
Jesus is the way
we are His hands
We are His feet
We are His body
Jesus is the way

Written by John Mark Hall

 
 

DAY 27: DOUBLE CIRCLE

"THIS KIND GOETH NOT OUT BUT BY PRAYER AND FASTING." MATTHEW 17:21
 
 

DAY 26: GAME WITH MINUTES

PRAY WITHOUT CEASING I THESSALONIANS 5:17
 
 

DAY 25: A PROPHETIC VOICE

"I WISH THAT ALL OF THE LORD'S PEOPLE WERE PROPHETS." -NUMBERS 11:29

Lyrics: I Speak life

We're living in a time where everybody is struggling for their lives. They're stressed, they're depressed but with the power invested in me I came to speak life over you (Ooooo) I speak blessings of health, (yeah) blessings of peace (yeah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah) to my brothers and sisters(oo) all around the world especially those in South Africa struggling with aids, and Brazil, the states.

I speak life, your gonna live oh my brother, my sister
I speak life, you are the head and not the tail you will prevail
I speak life, don't give up the fight for your life, you shall live and not die

Let's not lose another person to a senseless death: substance abuse, gang violence, suicide because of low self-esteem. The power of life and death is in the tongue. Speak life over yourself and those you love (help me sing it)

I speak life, your gonna live oh my brother (Say it again) my sister
I speak life, you are the head and not the tail you will prevail. (Say it).
I speak life, don't give up the fight for your life, you shall live and not die
(Oh yeah, yeah, yeah)
(Oh, Life)
Life to your spirit
(Life to your soul)
Life to your soul
(May God bless your spirit) God bless your spirit 9 Oh)
By his word be made hold
(Fight for your life.) You shall live and not die) (you're gonna live and not die) Yeah.

I speak life (look up and live oh my brother, my sister).
(I speak life) I speak life you are the head and not the tail you will prevail
(I speak life) I speak life don't give up the fight for your life. (You shall live and not die) die (Yeah)

You shall live and not die
(Just believe just believe today)
You shall live and not die (Oh Yeah, Yeah, yeah)
You shall live and not die (God made you a promise) (He said He would heal you. Yes. (He loves you and he is on your side) Yes, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Don't Be discouraged, don't be dismayed)
You shall live and not die
(I speak life, I speak life)
(I speak healing to your body now) (oh yes you will live, you will live)
You will live, you will live and not die
I speak life your gonna live oh my brother, my sister Live

Life
(Don't be discouraged, don't be dismayed
You shall live and not die
(I speak life, I speak life I speak healing to your body now)
You shall shall live and not die (Oh yes, you will live, you will live)
You shall live and not die
I speak life, Your gonna live oh my brother, my sister, live

Written by Donald L. Lawrence

 
 

DAY 24: FIND YOUR VOICE

THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO ME -JEREMIAH 1:4
 
 

DAY 23: NOT NOW

"WAIT FOR THE GIFT MY FATHER PROMISED."
 
 

DAY 22: PRAYER FLEECE

"I WILL PLACE A WOOL FLEECE ON THE THRESHING FLOOR." 
 
 

DAY 21: SET YOUR FOOT

"I'M GIVING YOU EVERY SQUARE INCH OF THE LAND YOU SET YOUR FOOT ON." -JOSHUA 1:3

Lyrics: "I'm Walking"

[Chorus:]
I'm walking in authority, living life without apology
It's not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

[Verse 1:]
My mother may not be a queen
But my Father's King of everything
I'm adopted into the family
So I guess that makes me royalty

[Bridge:]
And He's given me dominion yes (oh)
Power over men, them yes (oh)
Everything I do is blessed (oh)
Promised me some great success (oh)
I am the authority (oh)
God of the majority (oh)
Livin' in my liberty (oh)
So you might as well get used to me

[Chorus:]
I'm walking in authority, living life without apology
It's not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

[Verse 2:]
We're children of the most-high God
Understand and believe His word
We never have to beg or plead
For our Father will supply our needs

[Chorus:]
I'm walking in authority, living life without apology
It's not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

I'm walking in prosperity, living life the way it's meant to be
It's not wrong, dear, I belong here
So you might as well get used to me

Get something in your hand
And wave it in the air
1 2 3 (oh)
1 2 3 (oh)
1 2 3 (oh)
So you might as well get used to me

La la la la

 

 

 
 

DAY 20: GO. SET. READY.

HE [ABRAHAM] DID NOT KNOW WHRE HE WAS GOING. -HEBREWS 11:8
 
 

DAY 19: MEMORIAL OFFERINGS

"YOUR PRAYERS AND GIFTS TO THE POOR HAVE COME UP AS A MEMORIAL OFFERING BEFORE GOD." -Acts 10:4

Lyrics: Be Blessed

Be Blessed my brother,
Be blessed my sister,
Be blessed wherever this life leads you,
Let me encourage you,
Let me speak life to you,
You can depend on God to see you through,
You can depend on me to pray for you

You might be hurting,
You might be crying,
You might be worrying and frustrated to,
Let me encourage you let me speak life to you
You can can depend on God to see you through,
You can depend on me to pray for you

Pray I'm gonna keep on prayin,
Pray I'm gonna keep on prayin for you,
Pray I'm gonna keep on prayin,
Pray I'm gonna keep on prayin for you
You can depend on God to see you thru,
You can depend on me to pray for you

I see you in the future.
And you look better,
I see you walking in favor and prosperity too,
Let me encourage you,
Let me speak life to you,
You can depend on God to see you through,
You can depend on me to pray for you

I pray for you,
You pray for me,
And watch God change things,
Repeat 1x

I pray for you,
You pray for me and watch God change things

Written by Kurt Carr

 
 

DAY 18: KEEP CIRCLING

"On the seventh day, march around the city seven times." -Joshua 6:4
 
 

DAY 17: DO NOT DELAY

"O lord, pay attention and act. delay not, for your own sake, o my god." -daniel 9:19
 
 

DAY 16: LORD, SURPRISE ME

"The wind blows wherever it pleases." John 3:8

DAY 15: CONTEND FOR ME

Contend for me, my God and Lord. -Psalm 35:23
 
 

DAY 14: SPEAK TO THE MOUNTAIN

"Say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move." matthew 17:20
 
 

DAY 13: ONE DAY

One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. Acts 10:3
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DAY 12: SOW A SEED

"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed..." Matthew 17:20
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DAY 11: FIRST-CLASS NOTICER

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. -Colossians 4:2
 
 

DAY 10: CRAZY FAITH

"This woman is driving me crazy." -Luke 18:5
 
 

DAY 9: DREAM FACTORY

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

 

 
 

DAY 8: ONE GOD-IDEA

"Speak to the earth, and it will teach you." Job12:8
 
 

DAY 7: PUT ON WADERS

They went forth and preached every where, the Lord... confirming the word with signs following. Mark 16:20

"We want God to go first. That way we don't need to exercise any faith at all. But we've got it backward. If we want to see God move, we need to make a move. If it seems like God isn't moving in our lives, maybe it's because we aren't moving. But if we make a move, God will move heaven and earth to honor our faith."                                                                                           -draw the circle by mark batterson

 
 

dAY 6: SHAMELESS AUDACITY

"...yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need." -Luke 11:8
 
 

DAY 5: WRITE IT dOWN

"WRITE DOWN THE REVELATION." -HABAKKUK 2:2

3 Reasons why Mark Batterson keeps a prayer journal:

  1. It's the way he marks his trail.
  2. It's the way he processes problems and record revelations.
  3. It's the way he keeps track of the prayers he's prayed so that he can give God the glory when He answers.
 
 

DAY 4: DON'T PRAY AWAY

"This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him." -John 9:3

I pray that God will
give you the grace to sustain,
the strength to stand firm,
and the willpower to
keep on keeping on.

 
 

DAY 3: AMAZING THINGS

"Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you."    -Joshua 3:5
 
 

DAY 2: ESTABLISHED bY GOD

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.                             -Proverbs 16:9

What a journey it has been? And it's only Day 2! Please check-in in the comments section below and feel free to share your experience. I will be responding to all comments. I shared with a dear friend that I feel like a spectator cheering in the stand watching God move with this Prayer Challenge.  It's one of those moments you know without a shadow of doubt that this is ALL God and you sit back with excitement watching Him in action. Humbled.

 

DAY 1: GET READY

He prayed to God regularly. -Acts 10:2
 
 




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