Friday, April 22, 2016

YOU ARE AMAZING!


The Book of Genesis 1:26 declares; “God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

What amazing thing did God make when He made us? And what power has He given to His human?

MADE IN HIS IMAGE
 
The word image here means; “the created to reflect the Creator”. It’s like the moon reflecting the light of the sun. The moon can look so full of light as you stare up into the sky on a cloudless night, but it’s only reflecting the light of the sun. In the same way, God’s idea is that we reflect His light to those around us. It’s His light in us. Awesome.

MADE IN HIS LIKENESS

The phrase here, “in our likeness” means, “to operate or function the same way”. You and I are created to function like God does. God functions by faith! You and I are created to function by faith! If your not functioning like God, you are malfunctioning! When you can see what God does, then you know what you can do because you were created to function like Him.

SPIRIT IN A DIRT BODY!

Now this is very interesting. In this same verse of scripture God says, Let’s make man. The word man here is the Hebrew word for spirit. It is the word; “Ish” translated spirit or breath. We have called it man. Man is a spirit being, so that makes sense. What is a human anyway? A spirit in a dirt body! The word “human itself comes from two words, humus and ish. Humus means dirt or earth, and man is “ish” or spirit. You and I became known as Humus Man. Now we have shortened it to Human! The idea is that God took the ish and put it in Humus! So in making man, God makes us a spirit in a dirt body. And He gives all dominion or ruler ship to a spirit in a dirt body, or His man.

YOU ARE A SPIRIT WITH A MIND

Over the years I have gained much insight into why many Christians and other religious people never walk in the peace, joy and freedom that is available for them. It is not because they haven’t experienced God’s grace of salvation. No their problem isn’t in their spirit but in the soul, in their mind. Their mind hasn’t been reprogrammed. They have a new spirit that has been recreated, but the same old mind that hasn’t changed its thinking. If this sounds like your experience then I want you to take hope right now

You have a destiny to be conformed to the image of Jesus and you can get there. You can walk in the freedom of God’s abundant, blessed life that has been created you for. If you will take the time to allow the Holy Spirit to work with you and through you by replace old thinking with new thinking, I believe you will manifest growth spiritually, mentally, physically, financially, and socially.

While I know that we could never improve upon what Jesus has done for us in His finished work of the cross, we can learn how to “work out our own salvation” in a successful lifestyle that honors God and blesses you.

RETHINK EVERYTHING

Very early in the first years of this new life I came across a principle that summed up the next few years and really the rest of my life. This verse compelled me to reshape, rebuild, and renew everything I had previously believed and thought. Here it is:

“Don’t just adapt to the culture of this present age, but be transformed, be changed, by rethinking everything…” Romans 12:2 KBV

For over 35 years my quest has been to RETHINK everything that concerns my life and my success. I have found new patterns of though that when meditated on has brought new ways to think. And my progress and success hasn’t been unique.

I have also found that most folks are just like I was in that they don’t like some area of their life but also feel unable to do anything about it. I have met thousands of people just like you and me that have also changed their thinking and changed their life through the process of RETHINK! Today is your day to RETHINK everything!


Monday, January 18, 2016

THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS IS BUILT IN YOU!

I wanted to post a message that I shared a few weeks ago because of the powerful truths within to change your life for good.

I have realized over the years that there are many things that lacking them can destroy our spiritual, mental and physical well being. People live in lack of many things, whether money, health, acceptance, peace, love and a myriad of other lacks. But I have come to the conclusion that the biggest destroyer in life is lacking the knowledge to grow and overcome the obstacles life throws at us. Lacking the knowing of what to do can suspend any hope of manifesting this wonderful finished work that Jesus Christ has bought us.
 
Hosea 4:6 says it like this: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge... "


The biggest lack we face is “THE LACK OF KNOWING”!

Knowing WHO we are in Christ; how to walk it out; and what resources we have been given!


Lack in life is a curse… BUT God has generously provided for a life of abundance…



GOD HAS KINDLY PROVIDED HIS ABUNDANCE!



The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. John 10:10 AMP



Now every human that is in Christ can be a success in life! King David did...



In everything he (David) did he had great success, because the Lord was with him. 1 Samuel 18:14 



GOD HAS DESIGNED US TO BE SUCCESSFUL!



I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose, I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Philippians 4:19 AMP



GOD HAS BUILT INTO EVERYTHING IT’S OWN SUCCESS!



-->Have you ever seen a bird that could not fly? Unless some irreparable harm has handicap it, birds were created to have success in flying. Unless a penguin, the bird is created to fly. It is the most natural thing for a bird to do.
How about a fish? Fish are meant to swim. It’s the natural thing for a fish to do. When a fish is pulled out of it’s natural habitat of water, it begins to die. Only by a timely return to the water can it live. Water is the fish’s natural environment, and in it the fish breathes, swims, and lives. Out of it’s right environment it dies. 
You and I are the same way. God created a perfect environment for us called earth. It is over abundant with everything we need to breathe, grow, and live successfully. Never let anyone tell you we are running out of earth. God knew what it would take to supply earth with every thing the billions of people would need to thrive, and not just survive. Go God!

But not only is the natural environment important, so is our spiritual environment. Only when a man is connected and stays connected to his source the Creator, can he really thrive in life. Many folks have started out on their own without a connection to God, and find themselves in survival mode, on spiritual life support, ready to give up. Your answer is not to run away from God, but run to Him. Only God knows the true you, and what is missing for success. God loves you and created you for greatness. Find Him and find life.
 

THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS IS BUILT IN YOU!



Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion… over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26 



YOU WERE BORN TO SOLVE A PROBLEM!



KING DAVID RECOGNIZED IT!



For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers… Acts 13:36 



  • David solved the Goliath problem.
  • Noah solved the flood problem.
  • Daniel solved the problem of administration!
  • What problem were you sent to solve?



This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8  

The key to walking in your God given success is meditating the Word of God. Joshua tells us as much. As you find your way in His word, you will find your way in life. Blessings my friend, Dr Karl