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And We Begin Again - 2012

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL 481.010183

And We Begin Again....


This time with celebrations of gaiety freshly cemented in our minds, we plough ahead.

This time, we carry with us, learned instruction - experience we resolve to use... THIS time.


THIS time though, is different.... Time has been lessened....

We cannot use what we applied in the past because we have run out of that time!

Nevertheless, we begin again....  With fresh determination... we set out...

Will we ever come into the knowledge of the truth?  If we continue to pursue goals based upon what WE want, time after time, without noticing our failed unfulfilled objectives, something is wrong!  There is a divine order to acquiring and achieving everything that pertains to life, and it begins in the realm of the unseen. Faith!

 Walking by faith, however, does not mean we can decree a thing (including resolutions) and expect them to materialize!  There has to be an initiated origin.  And WHAT is this origin?  This origin is the “measure of faith” seed deposited unto our spirit.  When it emerges in the natural though, It’s often bypassed, kicked to the curb, and despised. It gets trampled upon in our hurried pace to nab that appealing object of our affection!  This itty bitty piece of “originating substance”, also known as “small beginnings” shows up unpolished, unpopular, and plain, just as the tree of life appeared in the Garden - undesired and rejected.  This treasure is our passport unto levels and launches needed to DO exploits of the Lord - the “greater works”!

As we become thankful faithful stewards in the small, God promises to add.  Because it’s HIS desire to hold no good thing from us, HE alone orders the time and place!  Interpretation: Good Expected End! 

It’s set-up time in the earth!  If we’d take time to wait before the maker of time, we’d gain a hearing ear, get the revelation of the “substance” HE has specifically entrusted to each of us, allowing HIS plans to manifest in demonstration.  Oh let us all see the bigger picture!

The search is on for vessels HE can show HIMSELF strong through!  When GOD establishes a business,  awards a gift, or anoints an idea, it for HIS purposes, and becomes HIS business.  Can HE use ours?

Or will we begin again... at the onset of another year.... without HIM....

   Except the LORD build the house.... they labor in vain that build it. Psalm 127:1

 For with GOD, nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37


But without faith, it is impossible to please HIM...  Hebrews 11:6


 Copyright © 2012 Diane Rice - All rights reserved



Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

So good to see your smiling face and read your encouraging words as we start this year. We pray each day that God will send the people and situations He has for us and in that we know everything has a reason, lesson and a purpose. Be blessed abundantly!

Jan 01, 2012 03:12 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Happy New Year, Diane.  It is hard for me to read your post because of the much smaller font type in this post however, as usual * you inspire and provide guidance for those those of us who subscribe to your posts!

Jan 01, 2012 10:43 PM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ

2 Corinthians 9:8

eph 3:20


Good to hear from you Sister I am believing abundant blessings for you this year.

Jan 02, 2012 03:05 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Diane, now that is what I am talking about! You always have thought provoking spiritual posts. This is one of your best!

Jan 02, 2012 04:38 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

CAROL!!!  Happy NEW Year to you as well.... MISSED YOU!!! Just had it get this writing out - It was a GREAT URGENCY on my spirit driven by Mike Frazier! 

WALLACE!!  MY GIRL - appreciate you stepping up to the bat for me for the Property Management Group.  You know, the font started out big, however, when it posted, it came out small.... because i have not taken the time to learn how to do this.... just shrugged shoulders!  Thanks for squinting!  I must get over to the PM group to see whatcha been up to!  Happy 2012!

WOW HUGH!!  I feel like a celebrity in here!!  Sometimes you don't know how much you are missed until you disappear and return a bit later!  THANK YOU for wishing me well.... the SAME to you!

MIKE - well..... all i can say is... GOD HELPED YOU to pull this out of me!!  TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY! See! We NEED each other in the body, don't we??  Blessings to YOU Mike!

Jan 02, 2012 06:59 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Thanks Diane for the comments and for coming back to us.

Jan 03, 2012 09:41 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN

Awesome Diane - your post inspired me to share another business building scripture -> Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, honor and life

God's Blessings to you & your family



Jan 04, 2012 10:28 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I am new to Walking by Faith in the Rain group and yours is the first post I've read.

Faith is an action word. It is beileiving that which is unseen. Our Lord is sovereign over all and at the same time He created US with Free Will. Your post is a thought provoking post.

Jan 10, 2012 01:26 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Mike - You are welcome!

Grace - Thank you - Blessings to your household as well

Doug - Appreciate your comments and WELCOME to the group!

Jan 10, 2012 01:40 AM
Florida Management and Consulting Group Inc.
Florida Management and Consulting Group, Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
Real Estate Brokerage and Property Managers

Best wishes Diane on a very prosperous year for you and your family!

Jan 16, 2012 04:36 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

THANKS!  The same to you!

Jan 16, 2012 04:44 AM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Hi Diane,

Such a lovely and hearfelt post....thank you for your sharing your wisdom.

All the best to you in 2012, I hope it's one of your best yet.


Jan 19, 2012 02:09 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Diane, I saw you out and about and thought I'd stop by to say hello and wish you good things in the new year.  Hope all is well with you and yours.

Jan 22, 2012 07:36 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Jo-Anne:  THANK YOU for reading and wishing me well.  Your comment blessed me!

NICK!  How NICE of you.... May all get better with YOU also!

Jan 29, 2012 03:27 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Diane I hope you will have a great year.

Jan 29, 2012 11:04 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Can you believe that we are already into month #2?  Before we know it it will be summer, then fall and back to the beginning again.  Enjoy each day.  That is my motto.

Feb 05, 2012 08:36 AM
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

Thanks Jennifer

Mary - here we go!

Feb 08, 2012 01:37 PM