What you see…

                                 …determines what you’ll be!
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      Where there is no vision, the people perish:
      Proverbs 29 18

What you see … determines what you’ll be!
Or as a well known saying goes
seeing is believing!
Now, this may not sound very scriptural,
… yet the reality is …
What you don’t see yourself as being or doing,
… you will never experience
… you will never achieve.

      For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
      Proverbs 23 7

Because what you think,
… the pictures you make in your mind,
… that you see yourself doing or becoming,
is what becomes real to you,
… and what becomes alive in you!

Stumbling around in the dark gets you nowhere,
… but what you visualize and see yourself as doing or being,
is what can become real to you and real in you!
In fact, God has got a picture for your life…

      For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
      plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
      plans to give you hope and a future.
      Jeremiah 29 11

and He says to us…

      Call to Me, and I will answer you,
      and show you great and mighty things,
      which you do not know.
      Jeremiah 33 3

 

What you think …

                                 determines your destination!
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Where you will be tomorrow,
… depends on what you are thinking today,
and thus allowing yourself to become exposed to!

In fact the Bible encourages us to…

      bringing every thought into captivity
      to the obedience of Christ,
      2 Corinthians 10:5

What you are thinking about – IS important!
Because …

      Whatever you think about
      – will determine how you feel!
      Whatever you feel
      – will determine the decisions you make!
      The decisions you make
      – will determine your actions!
      The actions you take
      – will determine your habits!
      Your habits
      – will determine your character!
      Your character
      – determines your destination!


Your destination therefore is determined by
– what you think!

 


Need to know…

                                 Then you need – G.P.S.
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Looking for an answer, for direction?
Needing to know where to go, or what to do?

Well, obviously you can Google it,
… you can read literature or watch a video,
… even ask around for advice or guidance!
BUT…
don’t run off with what someone else said,
… or even with what they told you God said to them,
taking it as a word God also meant for you!
No! No! No!
You MUST hear God for yourself!

      It is like someone telling you about their super holiday,
      … fantastic accommodation, beach, sites, food etc.,
      and getting there is easy, just follow these instructions!
      Wonderful!
      But, is that really for you?
      Will the way there be the same for you?

Listening to advice or someone else’s experience is great,
… but is that really for you?
Maybe – BUT – you better do your own research!
And …
before you start off, put on your own GPS
– God’s Positioning Service –
more commonly known as ‘praying in the Spirit’
Make the Holy Spirit your guide,
… and let the Words of Jesus give you peace.

Have a great day … with Him and in Him!

      Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come,
      he will guide you into all truth:
      for he shall not speak of himself;
      but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:
      and he will show you things to come.
      John 16:13

 

In the center of Love

                                 in the heart of God!
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Now hope does not disappoint because
    the love of God has been poured out in our hearts
       by the Holy Spirit who was given to us
           Rom 5 5

       Thank You.
   Thank You.
Thank You.

We have
      known and believed the love that God has for us.
       1John 4 16

for
      God is love, and he who abides in love
       abides in God, and God in him.
       1John 4 16

knowing that
      There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear,
       1John 4 18

and therefore
      We love You because You first loved us.
       1John 4 19

because
      as You are, so are we in this world.
       1 John 4 17

and now
      abide faith, hope, love, these three;
      but the greatest of these is love.
       1 Corinthians 13 13

quite simply because
      Love never fails.
       1 Corinthians 13 8

 

In His provision…

                                 …by His Spirit!
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Do you want God
… to truly be God in your life?
Do you want God
… to do all that He promised in your life?
Then start depending on Him!

      Not just by finding what He promised in His Word!
      Not just by confessing His Word!
      Not by ‘5 steps’ to receiving God’s promises!
      But … by His Spirit

      Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,
      Says the Lord of hosts.
      Zech 4:6

For this very reason God gave us the Holy Spirit,
… to be our helper, teacher and guide.
Let Him guide you into all truth.
Let Him show you things to come,
and most importantly,
let Him be the power of God in your life.

      Now we have received,
      not the spirit of the world,
      but the Spirit who is from God,
      that we might know the things
      that have been freely given to us by God.
      1Cor.2:12

And that we walk in and may become,
… all that God planned for us to be.

      For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
      these are sons of God.
      Rom 8 14

 

Prosperity…

                                 Life in abundance!
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Mostly when we talk about prosperity,
… we are talking about money and the things we have,
but is that God’s idea of prosperity?

      Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things
      and be in health, just as your soul prospers.
      3 John 2-3

Why does God want us to prosper?
Not primarily so that we have,
… but so that we have to give.

True prosperity is having more than you need,
for the specific purpose that you will have
– seed in your hands to give –

      Let the Lord be magnified,
      Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.
      Psalm 35 27

God not only wants us to give
but He desires that we be prosperous in all things
… able and free to abundantly give!

      I am come that they might have life,
      and that they might have it more abundantly.
      John 10 10

 

A whole new world…

                                             … at your finger tips!

There is a whole world inside that ‘smart-phone’

      A world that may seem unreal, but shows you
      … ‘unbelievable’ possibilities and opportunities
      … that are available to you.
      All you need do is to download them and use them!
      … at a cost that everyone can afford!

And what do we do?
We search, download, install, find out how it works
… accept and play!
A GAME or whatever, taking over our time, thinking and life!

      Easy to believe and easy to use,
      because we see it changing and filling our lives!

Did you know that there is a REAL world inside the Bible?

      A world that may seem equally unreal, but shows you
      … ‘unbelievable’ possibilities and opportunities
      … that are available to you.
      All you need do is to download them and use them!
      … at a cost that everyone can afford!

And, if you see the Bible’s true value.
… it is easy to believe and easy to use!
It WILL change and fill your life to overflowing.
Because the developer, God, is not on some digital platform,
but real, present and installing all those promises
personally for you, with you and in you!

Download today – so that He can upload your TOMORROW!

      And my God shall supply all your need
      according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
      Phil 4 19

 

Character of a Loving God

                                             … His will – your choice!

God does not demand or do anything
… in which He forces His will on others!

For example,
God wants everyone to be blessed,
but at the same time, God hates sin.
… Yet the angels could sin, the devil could sin,
… and even we are allowed to sin!

God does and makes everything perfectly,
and God has awesome plans for all of His creation,
… providing all the necessary potential for them to come to pass.
But what we do with that potential,
… God leaves up to us.

      For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, ‘For this very purpose
      I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you,
      and that My name may be declared in all the earth.’
      Rom 9 17

Pharaoh had a choice, the choice God gave him through Moses.
In fact – 10 times God said to Pharaoh – ‘Let My people go!’
God gave Pharaoh the choice of what happens to Egypt,
… and we know the choice Pharaoh made!

God’s plan for ALL of our lives is …

      that He might make known the riches of His glory
      on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared
      beforehand for glory, even us whom He called…
      Rom 9 23-24

      ‘Life, and life in abundance’
      John 10 10

God’s plan is simple
but the manifestation thereof, God put in our hands!

 

Supplying your needs…

                                        – according to –

How does God give you what you ask for?
How does God supply your needs?

Well, what did Jesus do…?

      When a multitude followed Jesus to hear Him teach,
      … eventually they were hungry and needed food.
      Jesus told His disciples to feed the multitude,
      … they replied

      We have here only five loaves and two fish.
      Matt 14 17

      In actual fact, those few fish and loaves
      … were not even enough for the disciples.
      So, did Jesus give them money to go buy food?
      No!

      He took the five loaves and the two fish,
      looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke the loaves
      and the disciples gave to the multitudes.
      So they all ate and were filled,
      Matt 14 19-20

And … when all had eaten,
… there was more left over than when they started,
because God does not supply according to our need.

So how did Jesus supply in the need of that multitude?

      And my God shall supply all your need
      according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
      Phil 4 19

 

Small faith – Big results

                                    …a seed in the ground!

Faith is not just about big things
in fact faith is really always about the small things.

      So often we ask of God,
      … then we wait for an answer from God
      and as often it seems that nothing is happening,
      … and that God also is not saying anything!

NOT TRUE…
God always answers,
and He will supply our need according to His riches.
So why then do I not hear?
Why is nothing happening?

God’s Kingdom is based on the principle of
seedtime and harvest (Gen. 8:22)
As Jesus explained in so many of His parables,
… and He even compared faith to a seed.

      if you have faith as small as a mustard seed,
      you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’
      and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you
      Matt 17 20

It seems that God mostly answers our prayers
… and our request, by giving us a seed.
A seed, that if we receive it and plant it
… then He will take us to the next step of His answer!
As the Bible also says,

      Now may He who supplies seed to the sower,
      and bread for food,
      supply and multiply the seed you have sown
      and increase the fruits of your righteousness
      2 Cor 9:10