Archive for December, 2012

When I don’t return sarcasm for sarcasm, that’s because You were guarding my heart, when I give You my heart, You guard it for out of my heart flows all of life, so in the midst of a storm you covered me with your wings, you gathered me in and protected my utmost with your highest. And in the aftermath you restored my soul. I trust you with anything because you already protected it with your everything. You’re mercies are new everyday, it’s impossible to get to the bottom of your love, so dive in deep, head first, give it a try, you got nothing to loose, but everything to gain.

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It would be easy to from a higher perspective that most of the things that hold our nose to the grind are the same song, just different verses. History repeats itself. Troubled relationships battle over the same issues, in different situations. Your personality quirks always rise up. To give in seems so status quot. I wanna be an over comer. I’m not a victim of circumstance I am victorious & more than a conquer. So how do the same problems continue to bite me, am I in summer school for the 20th year? I’m tired of class reunions, I want a summer vacation!!!

My thoughts on how you cash in on this last minute deal dash…you start packing with a change of perspective. The wise King Solomon wrote…So a man thinks, though he is…The bible says take every thought captive, its 4 simple words so how can 4 little words hold the keys to unlocking your future…simple did you know the average person has 1,500 words a minute of self talk, thats a tons of thoughts!! How many times has someone irritated you & for hours you had entire one sided conversations in your head. “I should’ve said this….I would’ve liked to seen the look on their face if I would’ve said that”…These are the thoughts you have to take captive! These are fire starting thoughts that stoke the frustration of your heart. Every action is rooted in the thought that created it. You have control over this, in this area you are the ultimate authority.

Watch your thoughts; they become your words.

Watch your words; they become your actions.

Watch your actions; they become your habits.

Watch your habits; they become your character

Watch your character; its becomes your destiny

Isa. 43:19 “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!”

Whether you think you can, or think you can’t…you’re right!

Have a new thought…What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday.

I leave you with this challenge – Mark 11:23 Our Words – the Words we spoke yesterday – made life what it is today.

You are an over-comer

What is Destiny, was it a Disney movie? Is it a fairy tale? Do we each have a destiny? How do you know if you’re living your destiny or you took a wrong turn? Does destiny mean you feel different? Are there disappointments on the path to destiny, or is it smooth sailing. Maybe destiny is retirement, When you get to you destiny are you jst beginning or are you done?

Wikipedia says that Destiny is a predetermined course of events, It may be concieved as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual. It is a concept based on the belief that there is a fixed natural order.

The Bible Says:
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for evil , to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 8:29 – For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers

1 Corinthians 2:9 – For it is writtern ” What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him.

So what was the real reason you were born?

Well thats a question for your Savior, but lucky for you its a question he’s dying to answer. A relationship with the creator of the universe is the road map to your destiny. The thing is so many times we let our baggage, where we’ve been, our history get in the way of our furture with Him. Sometimes it’s easy to believe the lie that, too much happened, you’ve gone too far, only the flawless get used by God, but nothing could be farther from the truth.

Our Destinies are never at the mercies of other peoples agendas decisions or mistakes. Your destiny isn’t determined by people, its determined by God. God is bigger than you greatest enemy. God is bigger than your greatest failure you or anyone else has ever had.

His mercies are new everyday.

Start a new day with a new plan, to leave an inheritance for generations to come.

How does revival begin? People have been asking this question for ages…

Does it require the Holy Spirit? Yes, I think so, that seems to be the main ingredient, waves & wave of Holy Spirit, falling fresh.

So if the Holy Spirit is the key, but we’re not sure how it begins, I say you start with what you know. First of all we know not to grieve the Holy Spirit. How exactly do you grieve the Holy Spirit? Well this is the way I consider it, you’ve got to be a good host. I’ve spent a long time considering this and exactly what that means. For so long I was really guilty of taking the Holy Spirit for granted, as if the whole relationship was a weight the Holy Spirit carried. I almost considered him like a seat belt, it came with the car, I use them when conditions are bad, when I’m driving at night, but I’ve never experience the depth of my seatbelts importance, I’ve never flipped the car & was holding on to life by my seat belt, so I treated it casually & sometimes I even argue that the seat belt could be more dangerous, I mean what if it traps me. I’m using this as a parrell more than a legitimate arguement, but the point is how do you get to the depths of the relationship with out a valley. And this thought led me back to hosting. How many times have you been to a resturant that you left saying you’d never go back, what made you feel that way? Did you feel like you were unimportant? Did your server make you feel like their other tables were more important than you? Did you feel like maybe they just didn’t sense your needs, did they leave you thirsty? Maybe they never checked back to see how you were doing, or you had to wave them down to get their attention. How do you host the Holy Spirit? Do you consider his needs? I heard Bill Johnson from Bethel Church in Redding, CA say to treat the Holy Spirit like an actual dove on your shoulder. How would that change the way you walk, even down the stairs, well you would carefully consider each step aware of the dove. I think thats half of it, you cannot host the Holy Spirit without carefully considering him like a dove on your shoulder, but the second half is that this Holy Spirit you are carefully considering is POWERFULL!!!! He is loving, he is a teacher, but that gentle dove has dunamus power, that is looking for a partner to bring the kingdom to earth with, but power without understanding is dangerous, so host this powerfull presence, get to know the dove. Sense his needs, get to know his desires, he’s a great tipper so beg to wait on him.