Atmosphere Changer

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Romans 12:1-2 MSG

Yesterday after work, I left and went straight to Target with a target in mind.  I want change.  Change in my mind, change in my diet, change in my scenery and change in my routine.  I really do.  As tired as I was–I went to get things I had in mind that could help.

I came in today refreshed and positive.  I want Christmas here!  So here is how my day began:

  • I woke at 5 am for the 40 day prayer rally with Pastor Edward Ramirez.
  • I finished with my own personal prayer after the online version ceased.
  • I got dressed for workout at my own personal gym that I am building in the basement.
  • I drank my water–got showered & ready with new Enagic products.
  • I got dressed for work–skirt day & some make up. 🙂
  • I jotted down my workout routine in my motivation journal as a tracker.
  • I made myself my Vega-One protein shake & gathered my food for the day.
  • I left the house with my coffee and belongings–got to work with all the decorations.

As I walked down the corridor with all the decorations in the box–my boss smiled and said –“Wow, what is all this!?” I said, “I am bringing Christmas here!.” She responded, “I just love you for that!”

I decorated the office and soon after the colleagues joined in the holiday fun.  I handed out some stockings and we continued to decorate.  Everybody’s mood was quickly changing and super joyful.  All smiles in their faces. We needed some holiday cheer here.

Just as the Word says–“Take your everyday and bring it before God as an offering!” When we take a positive approach and change our atmosphere, we are bringing God a GREAT offering.  Spreading love and holiday cheer can be every day! Not just in December.  Consistency is key.  A set mind is key.  A smile is key.  I need to be more proactive and intentional about changing my environment on the regular.  I am happy that I got a lot done so far today.

The rest of the day is set for me as I will continue to listen to positive and uplifting music.  I will think on good things [Philippians 4]. I will read throughout the day–as is my norm and I will press for productivity.  The more effort I put in; the more results I will see because I decided to change my atmosphere.

I am ready to do it again tomorrow. ❤  I am an atmosphere changer! So are you!

Happy Holidays all.

With Love,

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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