And the Journey Begins!

Hello, my name is Valerie Burrell, and I am your Life Coach. Typing that even felt a little funny, as I was speaking it out of my mouth as I was typing it.  This is a defining moment in my life!!!  For several years, I had struggled with understanding my purpose in the earth, expecting that who I am and what I was supposed to do looked just like Susie – yet I didn’t measure up.  I had been driven by the instructions of others based on thier need of me and was miserable.  I have a relationship with Christ yet I hadn’t made him Lord over my life, nor was I relying on the Holy Spirit for guidance.  I was just going with the flow, accepting most of what people shared with me concerning my life and was stagnant and unproducive.

Today, my husband and I are launching out, striking while it’s hot, moving forward in the work that has been assigned to us on the earth.  Today, we are the moving vessel called The Empowerment Place!  You might say to yourself, “Valerie, you’ve been doing this for a few years now – what’s defferent and defining about this moment?” Good question! For the past two years, I have been studying.  Studying the Word of God, completing my Master’s degree and  becoming a Certified Christian Counselor.  I have poured into myself according to what the Holy Spirit was speaking to prepare me for this moment.  I am fully engaged in my purpose – that’s the defining moment!  For many of us, we go through the motions, we claim that we know who we are and what we’re supposed to do, yet we make no movement towards fulfillment of purpose.

Today, would you be brave enough to put fear, guilt, shame, unforgiveness or whatever it is that has held you captive – and start your journey on PURPOSE?  I was reminded last week that life isn’t supposed to be hard, it gets that way when we try to navigate our situations instead of relying on the one that was sent to comfort and guide us.  Benny and I are strategically BECOMING all that God has intended we be and it begins today.  My friends, move forward in what God has called you to.  Fulfill your purpose!  Aim high!  Win!! Be Empowered!  #E2EO

Increase with special guest Pastor Linda Brown

This week, The Empowerment Place family was guest on the blog talk radio show of Pastor Carolyn Henderson’s Living Life with Pastor Carolyn.  In her absence, we shared with the listening audience a relative teaching to aid them in living their best life with the assistance of Pastor Linda Brown of Agape Worship.  Listen to this wonderful teaching and be EMPOWERED!

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/livinglifekmgc/2016/06/07/increase–elder-benny-and-pastor-valerie-burrell-with-guest-pastor-linda-brown

Lord, I’m Available

I received a text message this morning that brought tears of joy to my eyes. When you understand your purpose and began to avail yourself the more to God, His Kingdom is impacted in a tremendous way! Glory to God!

Lord, I’m Available! Use me for Your Service!!

You gave me my hands, to reach out to man
To show him Your love and Your perfect plan
You gave me my ears, I can hear your voice so clear. I can hear the cries of sinners, but can I wipe away their tears.

You gave my voice, to speak Your words
To sing all Your praises, to those who never heard. But with my eyes I see a need for more availablity. I see hearts that have been broken, so many people to be free.

Lord, I’m available to you, my will I give to you
I ‘ll do what you say do, use me Lord.
To show someone the way and enable me to say. My storage is empty and I am available to you.

Now I’m giving back to you, all the tools you gave to me.
My hands, my ears, my voice, my eyes, so You can use them as You please. I have emptied out my cup, so that You can fill it up.

Lord, I’m available!

Today, begin your journey of finding your purpose and then AVAIL yourself to God for the building of His Kingdom!

 

 

His Love Penetrates

Before I see him come through the door, I feel his presence.  I see the look in his eyes and the smile on his face – his love penetrates. 

He walks in, pauses, and gives me a nod – his head slightly tilted to the side.  His presence fills the room and he catches the attention of all.  He’s walking towards me – his love penetrates!

The touch of his hand, the warmth of his embrace, the softness of his lips, the passion in his kiss – His love penetrates!

The moments that we’re apart are challenging at times but not one second, minute, hour, day or month moves me because his love penetrates!

 Being found by the man that God ordained is such a blessing.  This Love is more than emotions – its commitment.  I’m grateful for this marriage and knowing that his love penetrates!

Love up on your man today, he will appreciate it – mines did!

 This is dedicated to my husband, Douglas E. Burwell, Jr.