A viral attack…

                                    … fight back!
life

It may seem that your body, life and livelihood are under attack,
… but in reality it’s your mind that is being targeted.

Are you being hacked,
… your mind bombarded by negative, accusing thoughts?
You need an anti-virus!
      if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy
      — meditate on these things.
      Phil 4 8-9

Are you being bombarded with thoughts,
… making it difficult to think straight?
You need a firewall!
      casting down arguments and every high thing …
      bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
      2 Cor 10 4-5

Is your fellowship with God being hindered,
… your relationship and communication with God obstructed?
Get the help of a real professional.

      Let the Holy Spirit reboot your system!
      the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name,
      He will teach you and bring to remembrance things I said to you.
      John 14 26

      And let the Holy Spirit give you an upgrade!
      He will guide you into all truth;
      and He will tell you things to come.
      John 16 13

Beware of the Trojan and Worm, that will try to corrupt your thinking!
causing you to think and speak negative thoughts,
… and even causing you to judge others?
You need the love anti-virus!
      And above all things have fervent love for one another,
      for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
      1 Peter 4 8 (Psalm 34 12-13)

 
 

Living by faith

                                 … in the power of LOVE!
life

      The just shall live by faith.
      Romans 1 17

Yet Paul also added to this, saying

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

How can that be?
Should I live by faith or by love?

Well, consider this…
Can a man move a mountain? – No!
Can God move a mountain? – Yes!
And we also know that…

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

So, since God is love,
… and He can move mountains,
it is obvious that …
if I live by faith in LOVE
then LOVE in me – can move a mountain!

      For we through the Spirit eagerly wait
      the hope of righteousness by faith.
      For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision
      nor uncircumcision avails anything,
      – but faith working through love. –
      Galatians 5 5-6

      Living by faith
      in the power of Love Himself!
 

What you see…

                                 …determines what you’ll be!
life

      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!
life

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.
life

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

 

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

 

There is no time…

                                                … only opportunity!
life

      … I have no time for this!
      … I have run out of time!
      … If only I had more time!

Sayings that we so often use,
… yet they are actually incorrect,
because,
the only thing that time causes – is pressure!

Stop and think!
In God’s creation, in Heaven and in eternity,
there is no time – only events!

Seriously?
Yes!
So how does this work?

      I have no time, because I need no time!
      However what I do need is
      … answers
      … direction
      … purpose
      … vision
      and a goal (Him)

      Then I have all that I need
      and it didn’t take any time!

So…
Have a great time – living without time (pressure)!

      Behold, now is the accepted time;
      behold, now is the day of salvation.
      2 Cor 6 2

 

A vision – for the future

                                       where do you see yourself?
life

What vision do you have for your life?
What plans are you making?

      In other words …
      Where do you see yourself?
      Because, where you see yourself
      … is where you are going to land up.

Our minds are always active,
… continually making pictures.

      Pictures that we need to look at,
      random thoughts that we need to consider,
      … where do they come from?

In fact, Scripture urges us to …
      take every thought captive
      2 Cor 10 5

For not every thought is positive
… nor is every picture of real value,
and should not simply be acted upon,
… but scrutinized in relation to a standard or value.

Therefore Scripture urges us to bring those thoughts …
      into the structure of life shaped by Christ.
      2 Cor 10 5 (The Message)

Then our thoughts will have focus and structure,
… our plans will have potential,
and our vision will lead us
into the fullness of His blessings.
 

More than just living

                                          … abiding in Life!

      in Him we live and move and have our being,
      Acts 17 28

And so we do … (or should do),
but unless we are also alive in Him
… our lives will be rather empty, and
… without victory over the challenges of life!

Why?
What is living all about?
Where you live is where your stuff is.
Where you live is where you get your mail.
And yes, it can also be a place of potential,
… as Jesus very clearly said,

      If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
      you will ask what you desire,
      and it shall be done for you.
      John 15 7

On the other hand, as Jesus also explained,
… to abide is an action and is all about
… what you DO where you are!

Therefore,
if you live AND move AND have your being – in Him,
and allow His words to abide in you,
… responding to and acting on them,
THEN …
the potential that God has provided for us,
… will become ALIVE in you
and you will have victory over life’s challenges
… and His promises will manifest in you!

      If you are willing and obedient,
      You shall eat the good of the land;
      Isa 1 19

 

Dresses for success

                                      … in His power!
life

Life is full of challenges
… and no one can live your life for you,
but you have available to you, what it takes for you to win!

      be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
      Put on the whole armour of God. – Eph 6 10-11

But what is this armour of God all about?
Your Lifestyle – living what is available to you!

      Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth,
Surround yourself with the knowledge of His Word.
      having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Become sure in yourself that God IS for you!
      shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace,
Then go and share that peace that is in you!
      above all, taking the shield of faith
If YOU dare believe, all things are possible (Mark 9 23)
      you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one
Because what you have in you is bigger than your problem!
      And take the helmet of salvation
And don’t let any thought or pressure take what YOU have!
      and the sword of the Spirit,
The Holy Spirit is there to be your helper
      which is the word of God;
Take hold of and believe what He promised
… then simply speak His word into every situation!

      praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit
STAY connected and His power will flow
… in and through your life!

      being watchful to this end.– Eph 6 14-18
And NEVER let your guard down!

Remember,
in Him you are a success going somewhere to happen!