Friday, December 19

Elegant Light

Enjoying the extra time over Christmas and looking forward to festive food; hungry for God and eating chunks of truth from the banquet in my Bible.

Meditating on how God wrapped me up in love through my divorce many years ago and ignited a deep loving passion - a fresh appreciation of womanhood and the splendor of Scripture.

I embraced it all and learned how to love and forgive myself.

Then I added another chapter to my book. Think I'll call this "Elegant Light."

God's understanding and judgment are perfect! His stately process makes everything discernible. I know when I think less of myself than Holy God does, my phraseology is downward - on a lower hemisphere.

God dwells High.

He shone a notable dimension of an elegant light into the deep recesses of my heart this morning.

When I think elegance, objects come to mind.

Several weeks ago, I inherited a stunning chandelier removed from an exclusive hotel. Doesn't quite fit the shack, but it's perfect for our next home.

There is nothing compared to the magnificence of the Word of God. No light, however elegant, comes close to His glory.

In Gen 1:3, "God said."

His commanding presence through speech stood high on stilts.

Wow! It suddenly occurred to me that our mode of speech must be proper before God. When we are spiritually minded, it is evident through our self-talk and communication.

Scripture communicates adequate notions about The Creator and His creation.

Gen 1:4 "God saw."

God contemplates His work from the perception of excellence and nothing less.
His understanding and judgment are perfect.

The Father of light, Light of the world, light Giver; reminds me that the Creator of the 1st-Day of our world and the 1st Week of our world; is Creator of me and my world.

Nothing is displaced. I am filled, and indeed all Kingdom women, with His creative power and perfect placement.

His glory is on display when I think, speak, and share His superb love for mankind and His deep love for me personally.

What I think in the chambers of my heart must exude upwards toward His excellence and perfect presence.

When you doubt yourself, say what I do, "That's not the voice of truth. It's a lie! I trust you Lord. I believe in you Creator."

Others will be captivated with His light in you. That's the irresistible! That's the everlasting elegant light.

From A Heart Glowing For God's Glory.

Deborah Choma
Christian Trainer | Conference Speaker

The Open Doors Institute

Wednesday, December 3

Elegant Thoughts

"In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul." Psalm 94:19

May peace flood your heart today! It has mine.

Unrest is a test. Do we pray the price for anything? For the majority - I think not!

Our thoughts are just that – thoughts. They are rarely the voice of truth. We will never experience peace and an expected end unless we use a specific formula;

Pray more: Think less.

Driving home this morning, mulling over life, and thinking what would be…if I had done this or that; consumed with questions posed from circumstances I face that are unclear and in fact, unnerving.

How many thoughts pass through our minds in a single day or a single hour? Who can tell from where they come, or what laws link them together? How many of them have no connection with any that went before? How many of them tossed into our minds when we would avoid them? How many are vain and frivolous; how many are skeptical; how many are polluted and polluting? How many come into our mind undisclosed to our best friends?

How few of us would walk abroad if we were conscious that all whom we met looked into our heart and saw a mind map of all that passes there!

What a consolation it is, that they cannot see our thoughts!

What a world of confusion and embarrassment if, in the streets of a crowded city, we met our fellow man and the contents of our mind lay open on the pages of a thinker’s biography!

Yet, in the multitude of our thoughts - so empty, so foolish, so sinful, so vexing, so skeptical, so polluting - there are others.

There are thoughts of God, of Christ, of heaven, of hope, of faith, of love, of benevolence; a thought within us, when the divine promises come to the heart and the prospect of heaven warms the soul.

That is “Wow” warmth!

These thoughts give “comfort;” these fill the soul with “delight.” Happy we are when we find in our heart, midst the multitude of thoughts within us, those that pertain to God; to a higher life - to heaven.

It is here, in this moment, that you will uncover peace.

Elegant thinker – you will always have a haven at home, rest in your heart, and elegant thoughts fit for a Kingdom woman.

From the Heart of Deborah Choma

Christian Trainer | Conference Speaker

The Open Doors Institute

Monday, September 22

Princess and Pioneer

A Devotion Dedicated to Dayna

Wits end with your career, health, marriage, child-rearing, business, or ______?

When simply pushed over the edge of God’s horizon; open your eyes, dust the misdirected dirt of negative thinking off, and keep going Sisters!

God just whispered a thought to inspire someone close. Now I am repeating the same for a larger audience – YOU!

Do more than merely exist each day.

Are you in a career crisis? What would you do after work that you lack motivation to do because of your frustration? Is it clearing the closest of clothes, thrifting, and gathering garments for God's glorious career on the horizon?

Are you in a health crisis? What more could you do? Is it taking one-step closer to a healthier you by moving forward with wholesome food choices?

Is it deciding to look your spouse in the eye when he arrives home from work, and producing an authentic "welcome home" smile?

Perhaps on purpose, step into your child's unique world today and mean the world to them for a moment?

Get to it!

The hardest thing about waiting for change is the waiting. God wants us to anticipate answered prayer. DO! Do not simply wait for change. Use your downward negative thinking upwards to Heaven.

If you are unhappy with your circumstances, start a perpetual blog or journal. Create a positive name, “Cancer Champion, or __________” Fill it with ideas that will inspire women (just what you need), in the same predicament.

The law of reaping a sowing is now in motion.

Waiting is tough but it also produces the necessary adjustments to your life and your future. God is watching and working. Do not waste the wait.

Use the energy spent on suffering to figuratively stand on stilts, offer hope, and breathe living in your moment into many lifeless women.

Kick the devil aside. He has no power or place in the Kingdom Woman’s life.

You are someone’s leader. Pioneer a concept.
You were born to soar and God has more!

He wants you to fly above the storm you face. You are “becoming” when you are “overcoming.” Do not waste time in downward thinking. Look up and get ready.

Jeremiah 29:11, raises the flag of hope for us all today, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

As a daughter of the King, you are a Princess and a Pioneer. Work on the Princess whilst you pioneer a brighter moment in someone's day.

Be doing for your future generation of beautiful women.

Use the power of prayer and purpose to build your best life in your worst moments. Your horizon is ahead!

From the Heart of Deborah Choma

Christian Trainer | Conference Speaker

The Open Doors Institute

Wednesday, September 17

Part 2: Out With Bad | In With Good

What are you thinking on now?

Information filters into our minds through various platforms every day; social media, radio, television, telephone conversations, texting etc.

Pure thoughts produce peace.

Release the bad thinking; like a handful of air-filled balloons, let it go!

There are eight categories of positive thoughts to empower you with the freedom to choose good thinking over bad. Simply scroll down the page for 1-4

5. Lovely Thoughts:

Ask yourself, “Is this attractive?” The word lovely means that which attracts through its acceptable, pleasing quality.

Cultivate the vision to see past the outward perishable shells of the people around you, to the growing increasing beauty of Jesus within them. Look at your spouse and see in the wrinkles of years, the beauty of an enduring love.

Lovely thoughts revisit a treasured portion of God’s Word and notice the beauty in its construction; perfect, helpful, and lovely words to you.

✔ Peace flees the faultfinding mind
✔ Peace finds, feeds and focuses upon true beauty

Do your thoughts figuratively collect trash or do they gather treasure in your mind each day?

6. Commendable Thoughts (A good report):

Ask yourself, “Is this friendly?” A good report refers to words of kindness. This links to the concept of friendliness: are these the thoughts of a true friend?

Are you always kind or are you the kind of woman with words to avoid?

Why be kind to the undeserved? Luke 6:36 says it sweetly, "...for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil,"

Consider why you are kind. More often, our expectation constructs the motive for kindness; the smile of acceptance and appreciation, recognition and recompense - it all goes into playing out acts of kindness.

Try being kind to ungrateful individuals who give nothing in return. 

Authentic Christ like kindness is appropriating kindness
to the undeserved and deserved alike.

7. Excellent Thoughts (Virtue):

Ask yourself, “Is this Kingdom thinking?” The excellence (virtue) refers to that which God’s Word consistently regards as good.

Does your Bible reading ever consume your thoughts? 

8. Praiseworthy Thoughts:

Ask yourself, “Is this vertical?” Does this thought honor God? Does it fuel worship? Does it elevate His name? Think about these praiseworthy things - God’s Word, God’s Son, God’s people.

After providing eight categories of positive thoughts that will fill our minds, Paul, tell us to, “think on these things.” The word “think” means to ruminate – to chew the cud, like animals that eat and then regurgitate so they can chew their food over and repeatedly.

Your mind needs to cultivate a taste for good thoughts and decline the flavorless verbal and non-verbal communication that frequents the corridors of your head, home and horizon. 

The battle for your mind continues today. Now you have the knowledge for a war on bad words. 

Change your words and you will change your world.

Do not forget to journal this week:


• Out with the dirt

Which thoughts do you need to intentionally remove from you mind? Unresolved conflict, lack of forgiveness, negativity, ungratefulness, dividing cares, past hurts, disappointments, anxieties, etc.

• In with the good

Which true, honorable, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and praiseworthy thoughts will you chose to meditate on today?
Kingdom women have a certain style about them - “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

Find pleasure in higher things.

From the Heart of Deborah Choma

The Open Doors Institute
Christian Trainer | Conference Speaker