September 2009

Leadership – Do You Utilize these Top 3 Powerful Skills?

Leadership – Do You Utilize these Top 3 Powerful Skills?

Discover the Top 3 Powerful Skills of Successful Effective Leaders!

Leadership is required in many different arenas of life.

Key Leadership SkillsA small number of people seem to be born with a built in set of skills for being an effective leader and it comes naturally to them. However, for the majority of people, study and training is required to bring out the true leader in them.

It has been said that “The person who says he is leading but has no followers is only taking a walk.”

That being said, I would also add that good leaders require good followers.

Effective leaders teach their followers how to step up and be all that they can be. As others imitate a leader, and follow their steps, growth and progress should come to the organization as a whole.

Top 3 Powerful Skills for Effective Leadership:

1.) VISION – It is vital that a leader be a person of vision. If you do not have a clear vision of where you are headed and what you plan to accomplish, how can you expect to get yourself and others there?

This type of vision is actually a spiritual vision.

When the Bible talks about vision it is about what will be; not what we see. Spiritual vision equals seeing what will be. Natural vision equals seeing what already is.

We are told that vision comes from God and that it should be written down and made clear to others. That way everyone can grab hold of it and run with it. (Habakkuk 2:1-2) It is vitally important that you stay focused on the vision.

2.) PLANNING & PREPARATION – Another key skill of an effective leader is the ability to plan. Before you start something; plan, make preparation, and look ahead.

What is the long-term impact of what you are about to do? Sit down and count the cost. Fully consider the project you are about to take on to be sure you can complete it.

Planning and preparation helps fulfill the vision. It is never wasted time. Learn to plan ahead, prepare, and be organized.

3.) PRAYER – Great leaders that stand the test of time are leaders that pray. Prayer is not just for your personal life, but also for your employment, business, family, school, etc.

In everything we do it should be by prayer. (Philippians 4:6)

Why would you not want to be built up spiritually before you do anything? In everything you do; be prepared in prayer and get God involved.

Keep in mind: Your vision may be so big that it seems impossible to ever attain it. Remember though, that vision tends to run in advance of your ability to fulfill it.

As a leader you have strength that can be tapped into through the resource of prayer. When God is your partner, nothing is impossible!

Your next step? Take what you have just learned and whether you are a leader of a business organization, or any type of group, ministry, or family begin to grow in these key skills. Start applying these powerful skills in your life and watch yourself become a successful leader.

May your leadership skills improve and your life overflow with growing prosperity!


P.S. If you have any comments or thoughts to expand on this, please feel free to share…I’d love to hear them…

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Blessed Are They Who Meditate on the Word of God

Blessed Are They Who Meditate on the Word of God

Delight in the Law of the Lord and Prosper!

“Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD;
and in his law does he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,
that brings forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” 
— Psalm 1:1-3 

This is just a quick one minute video with a few verses to meditate on… enjoy…

Be blessed to be a blessing!


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Snap, Crackle, and Prosper – How to Manifest Your Bowl of Abundance!

Snap, Crackle, and Prosper – How to Manifest Your Bowl of Abundance!

Discover Some Tips to Help You Enjoy Your Own Manifested
Bowl of Abundance

Bowl of AbundanceAbundance: Have you decided it is time to make a change and pour yourself a bowl of abundance?

Well, before anything can manifest in your world on the outside –

 before you feel better, look better, or fatten up your bank account

– the image inside you must change.

Why not start today and get busy putting on a new image?


It’s only a matter of time until what you think about and how you see yourself on the inside is what your life will look like on the outside. Begin to see yourself and your life the way God sees you.

Your finances may be a mess, and your health a wreck, but you need to take on God’s image of you. He sees you prospering and in health, even as your soul prospers.


Start speaking the new vision that is on the inside of you.

One of the major keys to confession and faith is that what you hear yourself speak produces faith inside you. The confession of God’s Word is necessary to build faith to prosper in all areas.

The words you speak get into your spirit and then they come back out your mouth. Every time they go through this process, they increase in power and you get stronger and closer to manifesting your desires.

Jesus told us that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth Speaks. And if you believe what you Say, you’ll have it.  (Matt. 12:34, Mark 11:23)


Prepare yourself for abundance. Use your faith on the front end before the need arises. Confess God’s Word concerning prosperity daily and have His system in motion before a major crisis ever comes along.

Mark my words: It takes longer to work these principles if you’re already in the midst of a problem, because you have to combat negative thoughts and feelings. So speak out your confession of faith when you have no sickness or financial lack and you’ll be better prepared for when you do.

Bowl of ProsperityFeast your eyes on a prosperous life and make it a way of life to speak abundance.

May you continue growing in prosperity daily and enjoy your manifested bowl of abundance!

Be blessed to be a blessing –


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Wisdom Stability of the Lord – Isaiah 33:6 Video

Wisdom Stability of the Lord – Isaiah 33:6

The Stability of Your Times is Found in the Lord!

“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.” 
— Isaiah 33:6

This video didn’t turn out like I intended, but the verse is still a good one! 🙂

It is also interesting, because at our mid-week service tonight, my Pastor taught some on how salvation includes not only our eternal spiritual salvation, but also the other benefits of God including spiritual, physical, and materially blessings.

He also pointed out that we need to be knowledgeable about what is available to us so we can claim it. When I look at this verse it relates…

If we want true stability we have to look to God’s Word and get it through the salvation He provided. And further wisdom and knowledge of His Word will help us tap into the great inheritance provided us. A healthy fear of the Lord, that causes us to obey His Word is a treasure greater than we can receive in this lifetime!

God bless you –

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Discover Hope to Stand Steadfast When the Storms of Life Are Blowing Through

Discover Hope to Stand Steadfast When the Storms of Life Are Blowing Through

Inspiration to Renew Your Hope by Tapping Into the
Supernatural Source!

Hope is a choice. You might be saying, “There is no hope, so I might as well give up.” But I’m here to tell you as long as you have breath, there is hope to be had.

Keep in mind that your faith works with hope.

If faith is the substance of things hoped for, then there has to be some hope in the mix. Once you give up hope, there is nothing for your faith to give substance to.

Hope also gives your faith some direction.

Hope says “This is the target I’m aiming at”. It states what you are standing in faith believing for.

The great thing about hope is that it’s free. So you have no excuse not to use it.

What storms of life are you facing today?

Sickness and disease, loss of loved ones, financial lack, broken relationships, poor environmental conditions, and spiritual turmoil and separation from God are just a sample of the common trials going on all around us.

Looking at these trials, it is easy to see why so many decide to throw in the towel and give up hope.

If you’ve reached that point, then do as Abraham did when he felt the situation seemed hopeless. He believed in hope. Yes, he chose to believe in hope.

Are you with me still? Not only is there hope available, but there is a source for supernatural help. And you’ll find it the same place Abraham did; in the God of hope.

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
— Romans 15:13

If your situation, doctors, relatives, friends, test results, bank statements, and news reports say there is no hope; then there is no better time to side with God. It is never too late to turn to the Word of God and find hope that is always available!

Are you just plain fed up?

Find out what God’s Word says about your situation and begin speaking it over your life, because hope makes demands by speaking. Quit fretting and complaining about the unfortunate condition of your present situation and lift your head and face toward the light.

Say to yourself:

“I am a child of God and I am intended to express joy and success. I am victory minded and I was created to win out in life. I have hope in the Lord and renew my strength. His power in me helps me overcome every circumstance and makes my future bright.”

The truth of the matter is: We can allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by discouragement and lose hope, or we can choose to rise above it. You’re still breathing, so choose hope.

May your hope be renewed and your life full of growing prosperity!

God bless you –

P.S. Feel free to share if you have overcome a situation that once seemed hopeless. We’d love to hear about it…

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Self-Esteem – How Can Meditation and Affirmations Increase Your Confidence?

Self-Esteem – How Can Meditation and Affirmations Increase Your Confidence?

Boldy Affirm the Power of Who You Are In Him!

Self-esteem is a powerful driving force in our lives. Are you a victim of low self-confidence? Do you avoid taking on responsibilities and asserting your individuality? Do you shrink from everything that draws attention to yourself and have no faith in your abilities?

Self-Esteem Biblical Meditation Affirmations If this describes you, then you’ll want to begin immediately putting the power of meditation and affirmations to work in your life.

Persistently meditating and confessing positive affirmations over yourself will result in strengthening your weak qualities, building character, and making your life more favorable and noble.

The truth is, as a child of God you should be victory minded. 🙂

You should give great importance to building up your confidence and self-esteem. A lack of confidence in yourself is a poor reflection on the Creator who pronounced everything He made as good.

Lack of faith in yourself is nothing but lack of faith in Him.

Meditation and affirmations should be a daily routine. Think and speak what you desire to be. When you confess what God says about you, you will begin to see a new self-image.

It’s only a matter of time until what you think about and how you see yourself on the inside is what your life will look like on the outside. If you will get the image of God’s Word in you, you will raise your self-esteem.

The following strong, positive affirmations are very suggestive and will help get you started in boosting your personal image by meditating and confessing them daily:

  • I am a child of God and I am made in His image and likeness.
  • I prosper in God’s good plan for my life.
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • I have a spirit of power, and love, and a sound mind.
  • I have the mind of Christ.
  • I have the ability to do what my Creator sent me here to do.
  • I wait on the Lord and He renews my strength.

Truth be told: There’s no limit to the confidence you can build with powerful affirmations and meditation. Let the spirit of you, the real you, constantly affirm the power of who you are in Him. You are somebody special. God has a purpose and plan for your life, just waiting to unfold. Dare to boldly confess who you are and boost your self-esteem.

May your positive meditations and affirmations bring you growing prosperity!

God bless you –

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God’s Chisel Video by The Skit Guys

God’s Chisel Video by The Skit Guys

A Creative Look at a Typical Believer Going Through the Process of Discipline

Correction can be a painful process in life, but a neccessary one if we want to change for the better…

God know what’s going on inside of us and just like a good parent He loves us and wants us to be the best we can be. A parent disciplines their child because they love them too much to leave them the way they are. God is the same with us.

“For whom the Lord loves He corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.” — Proverbs 3:12

This video is less than 9 minutes, but well worth a creative look at God chiselling the dead weight out of our lives…

Allow God to correct you when needed – so you can be all He intends you to be!

Soar higher in Him,

P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts or comments…

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Growing Prosperity – Why Do the Wicked Prosper While the Godly Suffer Lack?

Growing Prosperity – Why Do the Wicked Prosper While the Godly Suffer Lack?

Put Yourself On The Road to Growing Prosperity!

Blessing of GodWhat profit is there in serving God? This is not a new question. People have been asking this for thousands of years.

When challenging times come, unfortunately God often gets the blame. Are you going to be found guilty of bad mouthing God when trouble comes your way?

I know I have had to repent for this. I also know that while I was busy feeling sorry for myself and questioning God, my situation only grew worse.

Once I decided to adjust the attitude of my heart, stand steadfast, renew my faith in the Word of God, and cry out to Him for help, things started to improve.

How’s the Attitude of Your Heart?

We really need to take inventory of our own lives, especially the condition of our heart, before we dare even think to step out in arrogance and pride to judge God; which we should never do.

Look at some of the people complaining about not prospering back in the book of Malachi. They were found speaking harshly against God; claiming to obey His law and yet failing to profit, but saying the wicked disobey and prosper.

The people said they were obeying God’s laws. Yet were they really?

If we take a look, we see they would go through the motion of what was required, but it was not out of love and honor for God with the right heart attitude. For instance, if they did give their tithes and offerings it was not the first and the best; it was the unwanted, rotten and moldy. 

Their giving was not with a cheerful, thankful heart out of love, honor, and respect to God; who all provision comes from in the first place. They were just going through the motion.

God is after your heart. Where’s yours?

It may look by the appearance of some people, as if they have it all together and are prospering, even though they are living a sinful life and don’t honor God. A certain measure of success can be reached by following natural laws, however, without God it is impossible to truly prosper. 

You Qualify for Prosperity

You have the opportunity to experience a full and complete life with God and prosper in every area. He wants you to experience an abundance of life on earth and in Heaven. In Matthew 6:10 Jesus told us to pray “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven.” There is no poverty in heaven.

God’s will is that all his children prosper spiritually, physically, and financially.

“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.” – 3 John 2

The abundant prosperity of God comes to those who obey His commandments. As long as your heart is right, God doesn’t have a problem with blessing you. If you have greed in your heart or poverty thinking in your mind, let God clean it out.

Renew your mind to God’s Word concerning prosperity and let Him reveal the mystery of sowing and reaping. God gives you the ability to gain wealth so that you can help establish His covenant.

Get your heart, thoughts, words, and actions lined up with the Word of God.

A Special Book in Heaven

In Malachi we also see the Lord make a book of remembrance for those who fear Him and who meditate on His name. He then reminds us that there is a day coming, that the righteous will be lifted up as jewels, and the proud and wicked will be put down.

Serving God brings rewards in this lifetime and in heaven.

Don’t let yourself get distracted with what the unjust are doing. Stand steadfast and don’t give up, because your labor is not in vain.

Prosperity comes through faith and patience. Don’t throw in the towel just because your prosperity has not yet fully manifested or because trials come your way. Adjust your life as needed as you continue moving forward.

The bottom line is this: We’ll never know all the answers in this lifetime, but we know enough to keep us busy a lifetime. It takes faith to please God and the just live by faith. They don’t just ‘try-it-out’.  So now go get busy doing what God says, because my Bible says if you do, blessings will come on you and overtake you.

May your heart chase after the things of God and your life be full of growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing,

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