The fullness of gratitude includes the good and the bad, joy along with sorrow, and success along with failure. Life's challenges create opportunities to learn, search within, and to seek God for answers and comfort. The spiritual work needed to come out from the pit of adversity or hopelessness will strengthen us, renew our faith, and give us hope for tomorrow. Gratitude creates great latitude for the abundant life.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
There are no quick and easy solutions to sustainable success. It takes commitment to live in the principles of life that work while managing diverse environments, experiences, and relationships. The good life is not a problem-free life, and in fact, adversity produces some of life's greatest experiences and rewards. Most of life's challenges can be overcome by wisdom that is expressed through faith, hope, and love.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Shifting times, shifting lives, shifting minds! Constant shaking and awakening seems to presently coexist. The shaking is often the catalyst for people to take notice and awaken to a greater reality of authentic significance. Creation must know that their quest for knowledge and information can get in the way of God's transformational plans for them. Renew and realign your mind through the awakening presence of God.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
When the Lord connects people for His purposes, the speed of trust and intimacy are truly supernatural. Do not presume to know the Lord's plans in the relational engagements he sets up for you. Be thankful for the God ordained connections, love in His ways, and watch the gift of relationship unfold. Journey together in love, peace, and amazing expectation while the Lord reveals His plans.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
God empowers you to go forward, healed and whole from your past. You can now move effectively forward, free from past hurts, memories, and thoughts. Dwelling on your past can cause you to live in your past as your mind resurrects the negative experience. you are NOT a victim but a Victor. You will not live in the low realm of "What happened", but live in the "High Realm" of expectation of the becoming of you and the purposes of God.
Monday, April 25, 2011
God is our Senior Partner in all of life. As Senior, He is forever desiring to co-create with the crown of His creation, us. Problems arise when God's Junior Partners do not fully understand the distinction of the word Junior. Junior submits all plans to Senior, and submits to all the plans that Senior authorizes. Junior observes what Senior is doing and does likewise. Father calls His Juniors His beloved children.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Posers are those who live a secret life much different than the one their public, friends, and family are able to see. This life opposes the vulnerable, humble, and authentic life that breeds growth, maturity, and significance. They maneuver with hidden agendas, spin their own righteousness, and captivate their audience through fear. These masked men and women can be found in various systems and organizations.
Friday, April 22, 2011
In the confidence we have in the Seed of the Kingdom, we are being cultivated by God and at the same time participate in the cultivation of each other. We plant seeds, water, and relationally nurture each others hearts and lives. The offspring of the transformational growth in each of us becomes the fruit that remains, and the divine deposit into the lives of others. Let the Lord flourish in the garden of your life.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
We must make a transition from a sheriff to a gardener when we realize that God Himself is a Gardener, not a sheriff. God does the pruning while cultivating and drawing out the seed of His creation. We must surrender our sheriff’s badge and legalistic pistol and engage ourselves in godly cultivation. We can effectively love those who are hurting when we use the bible as a seed bag rather than an ammo pouch.
Monday, April 18, 2011
We remove Divine influence when we disengage from the conversation and do not seek to understand others. Religion limits the transformation of people and society. People do not care about your doctrine as much as being valued and loved. God is raising up a people who will love unconditionally, and be relationally right more than doctrinally demanding while God brings the revelation of His righteousness.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
There is an awakening happening in the hearts of humanity, and a longing for authentic living, relationships, and personal significance. "We the People" are amazing, and our freedom makes the leaders of controlled and manipulative systems nervous. The climate is changing and people simply want more and want real. Divine illumination of the real and exposure to the fake is a God glorifying game changer.
Friday, April 15, 2011
We do not react to external consequences of religion, politics, or economics. As ambassadors for God, we shall not moved by the illegitimate movements of mankind. While God does call upon us to respond in His love, we initiate according to what He is doing or desiring to do. Our judgments are not our own, but His. Reactionaries rarely win, but intentional instigators of goodwill and of love, hold the keys of life.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The elderly often wonder if they are ready to leave this life and move on to next life. Why wait to get old to prepare or find peace to move on when your tomorrow, or even the end of today has no guarantee? Our finish in this world can come in any moment and we must be ready. Are we living as children of Light in fully loving God and mankind? The best assurance for leaving prepared is to have been living prepared.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Lone rangers end up finding themselves alone. They are often deceived in thinking that everyone needs them, and that they do not need anybody. People will only be able to really benefit from them when they get real, get right, and become vulnerable in their service to others. In the meantime we will continue to see the fusion of God and each other becoming a combustible force for good on earth as it is in heaven.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Faith allows for us to live patiently with a longing that has not yet been fulfilled, and yet knowing the fulfillment will surely come. Faith is the most powerful gift for humanity, and can take that which is unseen and birth it on to the scene with God. We are all capable of living by faith in a God who walks with us, creates with us, and through our faith and His providence, produces the spectacular upon the earth.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The greatest prophetic problem facing us is one of readiness rather than one of knowledge. We continue to fill ourselves with more knowledge than we need and yet do not apply much nor ever change much towards the absolute truths we have learned and confess to know. We do not need to know every detail, but we need to always be prepared spiritually for every good work, and be existentially ready for eternity now.
Friday, April 8, 2011
To communicate effectively, we must realize that people come from various experiences, perceptions and world-views. We are all different and view life from a different set of lenses. We must have an understanding of the differing perspectives around us and seek to understand others so as to communicate with them optimally.
Our views can become actual, even when they are actually not. We must learn the limits of our own perspectives while having grace for the limited perspectives of others. Perspectives in every person contain multiple idiosyncrasies and views that include experience, religion, culture, and value distinctions. It is not a wonder that we do not see eye to eye sometimes, yet with Wisdom's understanding, we can choose to walk hand in hand.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
We want to be happy in life and should be, but the purpose of life is not about being happy. God created each of us uniquely to represent Himself. This means we are to be compassionate and merciful in the service of others. As ambassadors of God's image we do matter, and are significant in every context of life. We stand for absolute truth and justice, and continue to live to make a difference to the world around us.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
They were wrong when they said no one could love you. They were wrong when they said your life was not significant, and that you would not have a prosperous future. Whoever "they" are, they were wrong. In God your future is secure regardless of what happens along the way. You have hope and a future as a child of God, and God says,"I love you forever, your life is significant to me and to others." I would believe God.
In my passion for the absolute truths of God, I am like Toto in the Wizard of OZ finding the man behind the curtain. What is it that I cannot see that may delaying destiny's journey? It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and it is up to us to search it out. Look behind the curtain of presuppositions before becoming absolute in your perceptions. It is wisdom to pull back the curtain on our perceived reality to see what might be the good, the bad, and the absolute.
Monday, April 4, 2011
We must be ready to move quickly on to what lies ahead. Our emotions can keep us in the negativity of our yesterdays. Yesterdays anger, rejection, or failure will prey on our identity and delay our next steps toward destiny. You do not belong to yesterday you belong to God, and in God, today is what matters most. Learn quickly from your yesterdays, leave them behind, and travel on to brighter tomorrows.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
We are constantly being filled and yet unfulfilled. Our lives lacking the spiritual fullness of consciously walking with God in every moment. Many are realizing little growth or increase in their spiritual lives. The answer is not another religious meeting or conference. The answer is effectual personal leadership that will assess the areas that need to change and walk in divine courage and strength to accomplish it.