Shine NOW! Magazine June Issue 2016 June 2016 Issue 1 Volume 1 - Page 6

Letter from the Editor Life changing events can be rough on our spirits. We are familiar with the scripture in II Timothy 2:3 which states, “You must therefore endure hardship as a good solider of Jesus Christ.” (NKJV) While we fight to be steadfast in our faith, there comes a time when we must be renewed. Our prime example, Jesus Christ, was led away by angels after enduring 40 days and nights of enticement by Satan. He withstood numerous temptations, but after fulling his mission, was strengthened by the ministering angels. (Matthew 4:11) Jesus was charged with saving the world, but he still needed his rest and renewal. So, why do we think we can be super Christians by pushing through our trails without being recharged? Perhaps some of us are over achievers. While others may have a guilt complex believing their hard work will make up for their past transgressions. Whatever the case, Christ needed to be revitalized and we must follow his example. Jesus showed us the balance is required in our life in order to fulfill our God-given purpose. Yes, there are times when we must press towards the mark of excellence. However, when the Holy Spirit tells us to stop, we should obey. This inaugural issue of Shine NOW! Magazine shares the triumphs and disappointments of women who are pressing towards their purpose. We want the stories to inspire you in hopes to bring a refreshing to your spirit. You are not alone in your walk with Christ. We are the witnesses that are here to say, “You have fought well, now allow Christ to breathe on you.” We hope our words will breathe new life within you. Renewing your strength so you may continue your quest to live a purpose filled life. If any of these stories resonate with you please contact us and tell us what you think. Angeline Lawrence Founder and Editor Twitter: entrepreneurexg Website: 06