Patience is not always about waiting for something to take place or for something to change, patience is also living fully in the moment called NOW. We must be living fully in the journey we are on, experiencing all of life in the present, while continuing to expect the hope filled future to unfold. Wisdom realigns the attitudes of the current state of our heart rather than trying to escape our present reality.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
If you look at life as an integrated tapestry, you will never hold on to life as a victim. God calls you His precious child and you are a victor in Him, the healer and restorer of your soul. He weaves the good with the bad into an amazing story of victory and significance. Nature's beauty bears witness to the Creator, but you are the true glory of God. His presence, heart, and power are in you, His glory revealed.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Injured, Uninformed, and insecure leaders can create an ungodly illusion of authority when there is but one author and authority for your life, God Himself. Leaders that are submitted to God will serve in His authority, and they will love and serve in substance of God rather than manipulating their own agendas in His name. God protects us and leads us through all "Against us" activities and into freedom in Him.
Friday, February 25, 2011
When life happens to you and the results are not positive or even devastating, it is your ongoing perspective that matters most for your future. Will you remain a victim or will you choose to see it in the light of eternity and in the illumination of God? We have little control over what happens in life, but we have a lot of control over how we integrate all of life both good and bad with the right perspective.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
There are many giants in the land of our life. Giants often come in the form of "large and in charge" personalities. They do not know God's design for your life, and some are intent to get in God's way regarding His plans and purpose for you. God makes a way to slay the giants of ungodly influence. Goliath is loud, Goliath is proud, Goliath has influence, and yet Goliath will be defeated by the hand of the Lord.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
What all enemies have meant for evil against you, God forges for the good in you. The battles then bring you more strength than the victory itself. Thank God for the battles because through battle, He builds a strength that can never be dismissed for all eternity. The power of God heals all battle scars, and His presence combined with your renewed faith become a combustible and impenetrable force for the future.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Your movement in God is carried by so strong a truth inside of you that victory in one form or another cannot elude you. You have embraced the challenges, you continue to fight the good fight of faith, and you have engaged fully in the providence of your God. You have not waited for the hour of battle to pray, but have gained victory in prayer long before the battle came. The exhilaration of victory is near.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Having a dream or vision from God about what He desires for us in our lives with Him is wonderful. What is less wonderful is to continue to dream when God has already confirmed to us what we must do. Remaining in a dream state does not bring accomplishment to godly visions and dreams. When we have heard the direction of where we must go and what we must do, it is a time to neither sit nor stand, but a time to go.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
God is sovereign and always with you, and yet your attitudes, beliefs, and commitments matter. You do not look to man for all the answers, you look to God for the illumination of truth. He gives you wisdom and empowerment to create life by what you think, what you speak forth, and by what you do. God desires to be a part of every moment in your life. Both you and God determine the outcome of your life.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
God wants our being more than our doing. Our being in Him matters most. He is always in us, but are we consciously in Him? Do we seek Him, His Kingdom, and His nature? We want to make a difference, and yet often miss our Creator who is ever calling us towards Himself. Consciously transition to time with God by listening, responding, and resting in Him while we advance. Doing powerfully flows from our being.
Friday, February 18, 2011
The Kingdom of God is within. We do not need more of Him as He has given us everything we need. People chase power, prestige, and prosperity in the name of God and find themselves wanting. The transformational manifestation of God in us has been trapped in the prison of our hearts and minds. We are the only God people may ever see, and He desires to use us so much. We do not need more of Him, He needs more of us.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
It is time to X-Out the negatives that hinder perspectives, production, and success. Take courage to search out and admit to the weak spots in your life. We all have them, and many times we mask them, because it is too painful to take a peek under the hood of our mind, will, and emotions. Be encouraged as you identify the soft spots, you will now be empowered to begin to eliminate the destiny barriers from your life.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
God is talking to you all the time. Are you listening? Do you expect Him to put passion and thoughts into your heart and mind? He is the author of amazing creativity and passion, and has deposited expressive brilliance within you. Sometimes we take ownership of all of our thoughts and passions. I once asked the Lord to support an idea I had. He said, "I love that idea, I will support it, and by the way, that idea was mine."
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Be ready For Divine interruptions to your plans. Many are the plans of men but God's plans prevail. This is a generation of time when God is shaking all that can be shaken so that all that remains is His unshakable Kingdom and His unshakable principles. In His love and providence, God does this without your permission. Be ready to realign rigorously to God's plans with joy, because His plans work best for you.
Monday, February 14, 2011
You are the offspring of God. He has created you in His image to existentially co-create with Him. Initiated through faith, it is commitment that propels our life dynamically forward. When we commit ourselves, Divine providence empowers all ideas and plans. Commitment births favor and a whole stream of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and provision. Suddenly the unseen bursts onto the scene in Majestic glory.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Have you checked on your PEGs lately? What is your PASSION, and are you living a life of PASSION? What is your EXPERIENCE, and are you maximizing the strength, wisdom , and knowledge, gained from your life's EXPERIENCEs? And finally, what are your GIFTs, and are you able to live and work in the context that best releases your GIFTs? Living within your PEG's will continue to be a pathway for your success.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
When we have a closed fist on the things we own, we proceed in a covetous spiral downward. But when we see God as the owner of all things and share liberally, we breed a life of significance. Do we not know that all of life and all of what we have is His? Become a Spirit directed giver, well pleasing to the Lord. If you continue to grip, you'll continue to slip, but as you choose to extend you will forever ascend.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Everybody loves fruit, and many chase after it. Fruit not coming from a good root is not sustainable. It tastes good enough to keep you racing after it, yet will leave you wanting. What we should be after is the root, the foundation of all good fruit. The root foundations of God produce a sustainable and unlimited harvest. Seek first the Root of the Kingdom of God for fruit that abounds and for fruit that remains.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
It is an illusion to think that life should be easy. Easy street perceptions lead to disappointment and despair. Challenges come, and we can choose to have joy knowing that God is forever with us. Escaping pain is a myth and we miss the fullness of life by not acknowledging the struggle, and allowing fear to paralyze our passion. Pain and joy often run together, and by overcoming pain, we can see the fullness of joy.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
A spiritual person is a person who has converging thoughts of God and humanity at all times. Serving God is serving humanity and serving humanity is serving God. Life is loving God and loving people with God empowered love. Spiritual people give of themselves and even suffer harm on behalf of others. They defy despair and injustice. Their greatest passion is compassion, and their greatest strength is consuming love.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Wonder rather than doubt is the foundation of all knowledge. When we look at the possibilities within and beyond creation we begin learn of God and life in ever increasing ways. Pondering the expansion of of absolute truth is transformational. When we doubt or remain stuck in what we know, the energy of life diminishes. We must energize internally through the Spirit who guides us into greater understanding.
Monday, February 7, 2011
True humility abides and rests in the depth of one's heart. When we humble ourselves we are quickly reminded that we live in a continual tension between humility and the confidence of who we are. Humility is far from us in the realm of excuses, defending, or attacking. Pride grows out of the reign of self. When we get off our own throne and submit to the throne of God, He can reign through the whole of who we are.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
We are in it to win it, despite it! Whatever "It" is does not really matter in the plans of God. He has created you to overcome, and has placed overcoming people around you to walk with you into His victorious destiny. What you are experiencing now is inconsequential to the fullness of what God has in store for you. You are uniquely designed and blessed, and you win through adversity and in the fullness of time.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Our goal is to never cease to be amazed at the wonders of our God. We can wake up each day in radical amazement regardless of what darkness we see or are experiencing. The beauty of the world is continually seen through the eyes of the Spirit. Do not take anything for granted in the abundant life and love of God. We have a treasure within that carries light, love, and life, and Spirit led children are forever amazed.
Friday, February 4, 2011
We often create distance and guard ourselves from others, and miss the wealth of resources, love, and life we can bring to each other. We maintain control rather than trustfully sharing our lives. Just imagine that there was no longer fear among people, no longer any rivalry, hostility, bitterness, or revenge. God says, "That's what I imagine, a whole world not only created but also living in my image as one."
Thursday, February 3, 2011
One of the hardest things in life is to let go of old hurts. We often say, or at least think: "What you did to me and my family, my ancestors, or my friends I cannot forget or forgive. Holding people's faults creates walls that hinder our relationship with God and others. Reconciliation is God's work in us and through us. This message calls us to let go of old hurts, and it is the message our world most needs to hear.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Thoughts are an amazing commodity that we must be conscious of and steward. We must captivate our thoughts while filtering them through our beliefs and values. By aligning our thoughts with principles of the Divine, we grow further towards the image and likeness of God. We must discipline ourselves to choose the thoughts that bring forth life, and the thoughts that brings forth a harvest and fruit that remains.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
We often can be polishing sand amongst God's precious pearls of creation, and become strengthened as we embrace the divine refining process. As we share our unique life, experiences, revelations, and thoughts, we further become one with God and each other, and able to see beyond the limits of self. When we seek to understand the collective wealth of creation, self must bow to the greater wisdom and glory of God.