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Letter from Kay.

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My prayer for you all is that God’s light will burn brightly in your lives!


My mother once hit me with a brainteaser that absolutely blew my mind.let-there-be-light_360_360_80

“So yeah, in the beginning, God said ‘Let there be light’…and there was light…but did you ever notice how it also says that the sun and moon weren’t created until the third and fourth day?”

I’m just gonna let that marinate for a moment.


How amazing is God that He can actually supply light without using actual, physical, light?

So where was the light coming from?

Who knows? I’m guessing the light was coming from…well, Him.

My point is, if God is great enough to supply the entire atmosphere with light, I am absolutely positive that He can shine in your life as well–and believe that He is already doing so!

God’s light is in everything. Physical, mental, and spiritual.

It’s in the trees, the rain, the aurora borealis (sigh of awe).

It’s in your teachers, your pets, your kids.

It’s in the library, the church, the hospital.
It’s in truth, love, laughter–it’s in all components of life.

Many times we are so blinded by the darkness that we forget about the life source that we most need at that time.

Light.

I suppose my prayer isn’t so much that God will shine in your life–because He is already doing so, you see?

My prayer is truly that you will realize how it has been YOU keeping yourself from shining brightly in all areas of your life and that you will take responsibility and uncover the light.

May God continue to be with you and give you strength to run your race!

Sending you MUCH Light and Love,

Kay.

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Peace Be Unto You!

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John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world

He says it himself! If he did it, we can too!

God did NOT promise us an easy life on earth.

The only time life will be perfect is when we are dead and gone on to live with Him. But don’t get so ready to pack your bags and leave just yet! If you are still alive, you are alive for a reason. (When C.G.I.A. has its second key release, we will be teaching you all how to find your purpose for living!)

But remember to keep that in mind! You are here for a reason.

Yeah, yeah, we know. Your boyfriend just dumped you to “work on himself”, you’ve gained 26 pounds in 2 months, your bank account only has 37 dollars in it, your car won’t start up again for the third time this month and now you’re late for work. We know. God knows. We all get it.

But you have two choices. Either crawl up in a ball, collecting gray hairs from stress, eating the rest of the tub of ice cream that you just bought 20 minutes ago, or you can let the pain/hurt/lies/bankruptcy go right back out the door that it came in through.

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You simply have to find your escape route!

To find your route or your path, you’ll need a light. (…you see where this is going?) Jesus is the light!

Escape route 1.

Use prayer and faith in order to aim that light on your problems! His light is so bright that the problems will burn away, and you will then have a clear path before you!

Psalm 112:4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness

And yes, sometimes it’s good to pray for yourself. But more importantly;

Escape route 2.

Remember to pray for other people! Whenever you are going through your darkest times…like all the happiness is sucked away from you, that is when you should begin to pray for someone else. The main times when we are unhappy are when we are stuck in a rut thinking about ourselves! When we begin to stop putting ourselves as the main focus of our lives (sounds backwards, we know) that’s when we are the happiest. Pray for others with a sincere heart. Don’t just say, “God bless whats-his-name”. Pray for them what you would like for your own self! Happiness, Peace, Love, Health, Strength, etc.


Remember to keep your mind on God’s love, light, and lessons.

Remember that you can do ALL things through Christ!

When in times of trouble or hurt, ask God to bring back to remembrance all the things that you have learned from Him. He’ll do it!

John 14:26 …he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you

Peace be unto you all!

Light and Love,

The C.G.I.A. foundation

P.S. We’re interested here at C.G.I.A.. What’s your escape route???

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Actions Speak Louder than Words

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Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

We slightly touched on this topic in our last blog post “Be the Light”.

We talked about how we should remember that as “lights of the world” we are instructed to shine our light in dark places so that ALL may see His Truth and Goodness.

To spread the light, we simply share our faith and what all we have learned from God, Spirit, Allah, (whomever/whatever you choose to believe in) on our individual life journeys.

Another way of spreading the light is mentioned in this Bible verse as well. “…that they may see your good works…”

Here’s a fun question. In order for you to get full usage of the sun…does it ever have to talk to you first? actions speak

Well, we hope that most of you answered ‘No!’

To get good usage from any light source, the light doesn’t have to say anything at all. It simply shines, shows us whatever we need to see, and gets the job done.

That’s how we must also be. Yes, sometimes we may need to share a word with others, but honestly, and you’ve heard it a billion times before, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. It doesn’t matter if you say the most buttery-sweet things. If after that you get in a fight, or throw litter on the ground, or decide to “twerk sum’ girl!” at your friend’s house party, people’s original thoughts about you will change. If you’re okay with that, well then, okay. More power to you. Just make sure that when their thoughts begin to change, you give them good things to think about you.

Remember that everything you do on earth is to glorify and honor the One who decided to put you on earth.

No one is asking you to be perfect. We all make mistakes.

But also, and the Bible itself says so, “You can do all things through Christ”. Ask God to give you the strength necessary to put your best foot forward and to practice what you preach.

Shine your light so that others can see Him working in your life!

You can do it.

You can do all things!

Sending you Light and Love,

The C.G.I.A. Foundation

#BeTheLight

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Our last post talked about how Jesus is the light of the world, and how instead of trying to control our own lives, we should let Jesus light our paths.

This is what we at C.G.I.A. figure. If Jesus is the light of the world, and we are made in His image, then we are also lights of the world! But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world…

Yeah. That means YOU, dear reader. You are the light of the world!

God also says, Out of darkness, the light shall shine.

Remember that no matter what you are going through, you will always overcome if you are following Jesus Christ. John 8:12 I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

And think about it this way: In order to truly appreciate light, there has to be darkness! You may go through some really dark times in your life, but your light will shine so brightly that the darkness will begin to dissolve!


Now. What does light in the physical world do? It allows people to see.

Spiritual lights do the same thing. We allow people to see and hear the Truth. We share our faith and what we’ve learned in order to spread the light.

After following Jesus and surrendering yourselves to Him, you won’t even be able to hide your light. Shine brightly!

Matthew 5:14…A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Shine your light on everything and everyone–not just to other people with the same light. (Even though it is good practice. There is never too much spiritual light.) But remember to shine your light in dark places so that ALL may see His Truth and Goodness as well!

Remember what Mr. Adrian Rogers said: When you get right with God and are filled with the Holy Spirit, He will simply shine through you!

Believe.

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At C.G.I.A, we are firm believers that everything happens for a reason.

It’s not all in your hands. When we say that things go the way they do because of you, we are mainly referring to those “feelings” that you tend to have after something happens, which leads to other “reactions”, which leads to “good karma/bad karma”…all that good stuff. (But we’ll talk more about that when we get to Key #2, CAMERA. It’s a little “big” for a third post!)

Though C.G.I.A is a Christian-based non-profit organization, Christianity is not something that we try to shove down our girls’ throats. Here at C.G.I.A, our main attempt is making sure that the girls do believe that there is something out there in the universe that is bigger than they are. Having this belief will help them to understand that they are co-creators. Co-creators; meaning that they will take whatever action that they need to take in order to make their visions manifest; after they have given it their all, they give the rest of the work to the universe, Spirit, Allah, Buddha, God (however it is that they understand Him), and/or whatever it is that they want to call that higher power. (Talked more about when we reach key #2)

It is so much harder not believing in anything at all! For instance, when one is alone…in the middle of the night…no one is around to talk to…no one who can understand them…no one who can give them peace…it’s…for lack of a better word… TERRIBLE. We know that many of you have been in that position before. It’s a natural feeling for human beings to have, but it can be “fixed”.

So give it a shot. Choose to believe!

Believe in something that is rooted in “goodness, mercy, peace, and serving a higher purpose”. You can turn to the universe, Spirit, Allah, Buddha, God, and they and/or their purposes will always be there to comfort, listen, and reveal! After all–if you want to believe in this as well–they and/or their purposes have been here since the beginning of time….

We encourage you today to believe.

Remember, “if you don’t believe in something, you will fall for anything“.

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”

***Any questions/concerns/comments: Email cgialca@gmail.com and our founder, Kay, or one of our representatives will be glad to reply.***

C.G.I.A.’s First Key Release/Challenge Results!

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Did you remember to complete your inventory sheets from our first key release event???

If not…hurry! (Visit our last blog post to get all the details!)

For those of you who did complete it, what did you find?

What were those three traits that were holding you back?

What were those three traits that you promised to use to overcome your trouble areas?

Remember to be understanding and forgiving.

Though you may be upset after bringing your problems to the light, rejoice now! Once you have “acknowledged that you have a problem”, you have the power to change it! When one continues to act as though there is no problem, they can never fix the problem that they actually have.

If you are feeling a little weary, remember this Bible verse;

Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

We at CGIA most definitely receive those words.

Take our poll to see how you are NOT alone! We all have some of the same traits. See how many others are just like you!

FIRST KEY RELEASE!!!!! (Including C.G.I.A’s First Challenge!)

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As we’ve mentioned before, the first key needed to unlock your fate is “LIGHT”. In this case, we will be bringing our past issues, problems, and negative traits to the light. Many times we try to push these things to the back of our minds! But we can’t live that way–unless we want to live in darkness for the rest of our lives. So we now present to you ladies…(and gentlemen)… C.G.I.A.’s FIRST CHALLENGE!

We all know that step one in any type of self-work is recognizing the problem. And usually…we find that there are multiple problems. First, I, Kay, will share my personal inventory that I took awhile ago. Afterwards, I encourage you to fill out the inventory sheet included in this post and email it to cgialca@gmail.com to receive an e-certificate! (Continue reading to find out more about this challenge.)

Kay’s Example Inventory:

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Now, You!

CGIA Challenge 1

After you have acknowledged your “negative traits” (no traits are actually negative…it just depends on how you use those traits…embrace them all but focus on the positive ones!) you may proceed to “throw away” those feelings that you had about those traits!

Remember to forgive yourself for past circumstances and reactions. Because you’ve acknowledged them all, you now have the power to change.

***To literally THROW AWAY your negative feelings, fill out the “negative traits” sheet (1st page) and email it to cgialca@gmail.com to receive an e-certificate that states that you have completed challenge #1! And then… FORGET ABOUT IT! It’s now time to focus on your BEST traits!***