Take the opportunity

                                 … and live that potential!
life

Through the Bible there are numerous incidents
in which God touched the lives of people,
… changing their circumstances
and impacting their future!
How?

      By freeing them from their past,
      removing obstacles from their lives,
      bringing physical, mental and spiritual healing.

However, unlike what we usually expect God to do,
God never gives us physical things like money, etc.

So what does God do, what does God give?

      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

God gives us visions, opportunities and plans for a great future!
However,
God cannot change our attitude, thinking or character,
but He does tell us what we should deal with in our lives,
… and He is there to help us in our weakness and need!

      Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times
      that it might depart from me. And He said to me,
      My grace is sufficient for you,
      for My strength is made perfect in weakness.

      2 Corinthians 12 8-9

Hear Him, trust Him and follow Him
into His perfect plan for your life!
 

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

 

In the center of Love

                                 in the heart of God!
life

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!
life

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

 

The denial of reality…

                                 …negating what is!
life

Just as darkness is the absence of light,
… and black is the absence of colour,
so evil is the absence of good,
… of what is real,
… of what is right!

      It is the denial of what is true,
      and therefore cannot exist on its own.

It is in opposition to God,
… the negative of what is good,
thereby opposing creation and existence itself!

      It is for this very reason that
      … God told Adam NOT to eat,
      of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Knowing what is good,
… and that evil is the opposite thereof,
… is sufficient,
because by partaking of evil,
… you are in fact denying what is good,
… the reality of God, of life
and of creation itself.

      But he who does the truth comes to the light,
      that his deeds may be clearly seen,
      that they have been done in God.
      John 3 21

 

Prosperity…

                                 Life in abundance!
life

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

 

Religion or reality?

                                         The choice is yours

Is your God living in a book?
… is he a god of laws and traditions,
… a god of rules and regulations?

      If so, it is religion and it produces fear,
      … the fear of being wrong or failing!

Or is your God real, is your God alive?
… is He inviting you to rest in Him,
… asking you to allow Him into your life
… and to share your burdens with Him,
so He can share His love with you?

      That is the reality of a true relationship,
      a relationship in which you are free,
      … and in which you can live
      that uniqueness God put in you
      … to the full!

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

 

Hopeful not Hopeless

                                     … and certainly not faithless!

We probably all know,
or at least have heard the scripture …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1

But what does that mean where I am?

Well, answer these questions for yourself …
– What am I expecting or hoping for?
– What do I believe is going to happen?

      If you don’t have hope for what God promised,
      … you are hopeless.
      If you don’t believe that God will do what He promised,
      … you are faithless.
      But …

      If you believe God is able to do what is not seen (as yet),
      … you have hope and you have faith.

And your faith will surely work!
Because …

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
      the evidence of things not seen.
      Heb 11 1