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Jan

30

Growing Prosperity – Want 3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of God in Your Life?

Filed in: Biblical Prosperity by Admin on 01-30-11

Growing Prosperity – Want 3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of God in Your Life?

3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of GOD!

3 Keys to Unleash the Abundance of GodGrowing prosperity requires continually growing.

Many folks want to prosper,

but they don’t want to step out of their comfort zone.

The fear and discomfort of the unknown

keeps them from pursing their dreams.

Why continue to settle for just enough to get by?

Why not believe God to help you move forward with Him and unleash the abundance of God in your life?

The simple fact of the matter is this: When the abundance of God is flowing in your life, you’ll have more than enough, and be blessed to be a blessing to others!

3 Sure-Fire Keys to Unleash the Abundance of God:

1. GROWING FAITH

Growing faith is a key to unleashing abundance.

And hearing the Word of God is required to grow your faith. Press into God and increase your faith by daily hearing God’s Word. In order for your faith to grow, hearing God’s Word regularly is required. More Word equals more faith.

“Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” 
– Romans 10:17

Luke gives an example of keys to unleashing the full abundance of God. It starts out telling of the people pressing into Jesus to hear the Word of God as He stood by the lake.

“The people pressed upon Him to hear the Word of God.” 
– Luke 5:1

Jesus saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were out and washing their nets. He got into one of the ships, which happened to belong to Simon Peter. Jesus asked Simon to push him out a little from the land. Jesus then taught the people out of the ship – allowing their faith to increase as they heard the Word.

2. ACTION ON THE WORD

Taking action is required to unleash abundance.

To continue our example… After He finished speaking, Jesus then said to Simon:

“Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.” 
– Luke 5:4

Now Simon makes it clear that he is frustrated with this command. Why? Because one, they just finished cleaning their nets. And two, they were just out all night and caught nothing.

However, after voicing his frustration Simon says:

“Nevertheless, at Thy Word I will let down the net.” 
– Luke 5:5

Simon takes action, BUT he does it through the eyes of natural experience. He has only little faith and expects little to nothing. Simon proves this by letting down only one net, even though Jesus said to let down your nets (plural).

Jesus tells Simon how to get in position to receive the abundance of God, how to have more than enough, and how to be blessed to be a blessing. However, Simon limits the flow of God’s provision.

But, let me tell you something. When you choose to go fishing with God, He’ll fill your boat!

To Simon’s surprise, they caught such a great multitude of fish that their net broke. They had to call to their partners in the other ship to come help. When they did they filled both ships so much so that they began to sink and could not receive all that God had prepared for them.

Simon and all those with him were astonished at the great abundance of God!

3. OBEDIENT ACTION BY FAITH

Obeying the Word of God completely by faith is like tapping into a powerful force that unleashes abundance.

Simon discovered that acting on the Word resulted in blessing. He was blessed after obediently going back out fishing that morning.

Simon was blessed for his action on the Word. But at the same time, the net broke and prevented him from receiving all that was available. Why? Simple: Because he did not obey the Word completely and his faith was small.

Yes, he took action, but he did not obey completely. Simon had enough faith to take action, but not great enough faith to obey completely and let down the nets (plural).

He was looking through the eyes of experience instead of through the eyes of faith. Because of this, he and the others with him, missed out on the full abundance God had waiting and available for them.

However, Simon was humbled. His eyes were opened to the power of obeying God completely and the great abundance that has been made available for us.

If we don’t obey completely, and put enough nets in the water, we won’t receive the full abundance God has prepared for us.

Are you like Simon and putting a limit on the flow of God’s provision in some area of your life?

Bottom line: Grow your faith by hearing the Word of God. Take action on the Word and apply it in your life. Learn to believe God and take Him for His Word. Trust Him to the point of obeying completely and you will unleash the abundance of God.

May you have ever growing faith in God and enjoy a life of growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing -

Soar higher in Him,
Brenda

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Jan

25

Christian Meditation – Meditate to Release Bad Habits and Face a Bright Hopeful Future Fully Alive!

Filed in: Meditation by Admin on 01-25-11

Christian Meditation – Meditate to Release Bad Habits and Face a Bright Hopeful Future Fully Alive!

Discover Christian Meditation to Help You…
Put Your Dependency on God and Live Fully Alive

Christian Meditation for a Hopeful Future Living Fully AliveChristian meditation can help replace those

negative memories and heavy weights of our past by

turning our faces toward a bright and hopeful future.

No matter how our wrong choices, bad habits,

or the storms of life blowing through have negatively

affected our health, employment, relationships, finances, etc.,

we can face a hopeful future and begin to build up what has been torn down.

Replace a Negative Dependence with a Higher Power

Negative, unhealthy thinking leads to a dependency on negative habits. Soon the bad effects of those negative habits weigh a person down more and more. Whether the dependency is on overeating, smoking, drinking, gambling, lying, gossiping, stealing, hating, or any other unhealthy addiction, it is time to find a new outlook on life.

Do not allow yourself to harbor disturbing thoughts that cause you to depend on bad habits. It is time to learn how to change from a low level of negative thinking to a higher level of positive thinking. It is time to break the dependency on bad habits that tear down.

Now is the time to depend on GOD instead!

Get Honest, Release the Weights, and Live Fully Alive

What an awful load people carry around with them when they live dependant on negative habits. It causes them to live only half alive due to the constant negative effects and fear of being found out.

Get honest with yourself and with other people. Release those heavy weights you have been carrying around on your shoulders and leave them in the past. Allow yourself the right to break the dependency on any bad habits.

Commit to Depend on the Almighty Power of GOD and Live Fully Alive!

“They should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us: For in Him we live, and move, and have our being.” 
– Acts 17:28

A Daily Christian Meditation to be a Channel for God’s Spirit:

I keep my life calm and composed. My task today is to find peace and acquire serenity. I think of constructive things until calmness comes. I seek the Lord and in Him I live, and move, and have my being. When I am calm I act as a channel for God’s Spirit. The things of the Spirit come in to take their place. God’s love and peace and calm come in and fill me up and I live fully alive.

Closing thoughts: In the spiritual world, just as in the material world, there is no empty space. No matter what fears, worries, and resentments you may have, replace them with thoughts of constructive things. Sweep your life clean, allow good to come in, build yourself up, and be constructive by practicing Christian Meditation daily.

May God’s love and peace make you fully alive and fill your life with growing prosperity!

God bless you always,
Brenda

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Jan

21

Your Love by Brandon Heath – Christian Music Video

Filed in: Music by Admin on 01-21-11

“Your Love” by Brandon Heath – Christian Music Video Live

“Your Love” by Brandon Heath

from the album “Leaving Eden”.

Brandon Heath plays “Your Love” in this music video
live in studio at K-Love radio.

“Your Love” Song Lyrics:

I felt it first when I was younger
A strange connection to the light
I tried to satisfy the hunger, I never got it right
I never got it right
So I climbed a mountain and built an altar
Looked out as far as I could see
And everyday I’m getting older, I’m running out of dreams
I’m running out of dreams

But your love, your love
The only thing that matters is
Your love
, your love
Is all I have to give
Your love is enough to light up the darkness
It’s your love, your love
All I ever needed is your love

You know the effort I have given
And you know exactly what it cost
And though my innocence was taken, not everything is lost
Not everything is lost, no
You’re the hope in the morning
You’re the light when the night is falling
You’re the song when my heart is singing

It’s your love
You’re the eyes to the blind man
You’re the feet to the lame man walking
You’re the sound to the people singing

It’s your love
Your love is all that I needed
All I ever needed is your love
All I ever needed is your love
Your love is all that I needed

All I ever needed is your love
Your love is all that I needed
It’s all I ever needed

“And these things we write to you that
your joy may be full.
This then is the message which we have
heard of Him, and declare to you,
that God is light,
and in Him is no darkness at all.”

– 1 John 1:4,5

“Whoever keeps His Word, in him verily
is the love of God perfected:
hereby know that we are in Him…

Again, a new commandment I write to you,
which thing is true in Him and in you:
because the darkness is past,
and the true light now shines…

He that loves his brother abides in the light,
and there is no occasion of stumbling in him.”
– 1 John 2:5,8,10

Enjoy this song and walk in the light of GOD’s love! :-)

Love in Christ,
Brenda

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Jan

17

Successful Leadership – The Power of Teamwork and 4 Keys to Creating a Winning Team!

Filed in: Leadership by Admin on 01-17-11

Successful Leadership – The Power of Teamwork and 4 Keys to Creating a Winning Team!

Successfully Lead a Winning Team and Together Achieve Incredible Things

Successful Leadership and Winning TeamsSuccessful leaders have discovered

the power of teamwork.

Much can be accomplished when

working together with others.

However, it is not just a numbers game;

the key here is working together.

Getting the job done requires a winning team.

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” 
– John C Maxwell

Teams come in all shapes and sizes; from married couples, or small business partnerships, to large organizations of all sorts. A team not only provides companionship but it helps accomplish goals.

Every team requires a leader, and a successful leader knows that there is power in creating a winning team. However, simply having a team of people can be useless.

On the other hand, developing a winning team multiplies a leader’s value and makes them better than they would be on their own. It enables them to do what they do best and tap into the resources that those on the team do best. Then, incredible things happen and everyone on the team wins.

“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow…And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” 
– Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

4 Keys to Creating a Winning Team:

1. Develop a Winning Attitude in Team Members

A winning attitude is a positive attitude and must be prevalent. A winning attitude is developed in team members and they believe in their leader, themselves, their teammates, and the vision to be accomplished. Negative thinking is not allowed to creep in and hinder the task at hand.

2. Teach the Value of Personal Development and Character Building

Each team member as an individual must keep improving. Why? Because the highest reward for their efforts isn’t what they get from it, but the person they become because of it. And without personal growth they become a weak individual and a weak link on the team.

3. Empower Teammates

Winners are encouragers and empower each other to be more and do more. They strive to make their teammates more successful. Empowered teammates maintain a thriving atmosphere with an expectancy to win.

4. Instill the Importance of Playing to Win

A successful team plays to win. They know the difference between playing to win and playing not to lose is often the difference between excellence and average. They don’t play to ‘give it a try’, they play to reach their goal; they play to win.

Bottom line: A successful leader understands the power of teamwork and the importance of creating a winning team. They know that by doing so, incredible things happen and everyone wins as they grow and develop individually and as a team.

May you successfully lead a winning team and together achieve much and experience an abundance of growing prosperity!

Soar higher,
Brenda

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Jan

11

Live to Give – Do You Understand this Secret for Abundant Living and Growing Prosperity?

Filed in: Biblical Prosperity by Admin on 01-11-11

Live to Give – Do You Understand this Secret for Abundant Living and Growing Prosperity?

The Art of Giving is a Secret for Abundant Living!

Live to Give a Secret to Abundant LivingAbundant living comes when we live to give.

One of the main ‘secrets’ of abundant living is:

The art of giving. 

Don’t let a spirit of fear prevent you…

from giving and keep you in lack.

But if I Give I’ll Have Less

Unfortunately, a common belief many people have is that giving a portion of what they have will result in having less. Bear in mind, this belief causes many folks to live in fear of giving, and a lack of giving in turn prevents the flow of abundance in a person’s life.

Okay, okay. I hear you saying, “But, wait a minute. If I have 20 dollars and I give away 10, now I only have 10.”

Yes, this is true. In the natural 20 minus 10 equals 10, so in the short-term we may seem to have less. This is the same as a farmer who after planting his seed may seem to have less.

But bear with me a little longer; because, giving is a spiritual principle and it has the ability to change our spiritual and natural situation. When we give we are like the farmer who plants and tends his seed; then after some time receives his harvest. 

“Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you give it shall be measured back to you.” 
– Luke 6:38

The More You Give, The More You Have

The paradox of life is that the more you give, the more you have. We see this explained in the previously quoted verse. This verse gives an image of super-abundance. We can open a floodgate of blessings into our lives by giving to others freely.

The thing is, when we give money, forgiveness, love, etc., it opens spiritual channels that set in motion a movement of abundance that circulates around and comes back to us in profound and indirect ways.

Giving is like planting seeds. We have to actually plant the seeds if we expect to receive a harvest. And if we plant a small amount, we receive a small harvest; plant a large amount and we receive a large harvest.

Give Abundantly and Live Abundantly

We can give abundantly and live abundantly. Remember also, that you are rich in the respect that you have a spirit that is inexhaustible. So let no mean attitude or selfish thought keep you from sharing this spirit. Be a generous giver at heart and in all you do.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” 
– Winston Churchill

Mark my words: Life will take on a whole new meaning for you as you live to give. Give and keep giving. Give from the heart; of your time, money, comfort, and resources. Then don’t be surprised as you begin to live abundantly.

May you live to give and learn this secret for abundant living and growing prosperity!

 Be blessed to be a blessing -

Cheers,
Brenda

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Jan

07

Beautiful by MercyMe – Christian Music Video

Filed in: Music by Admin on 01-07-11

“Beautiful” by MercyMe – Christian Music Video

“Beautiful” by MercyMe

from their album The Generous Mr. Lovewell

MercyMe performs “Beautiful” in this music video
and I dedicate this song to my two beautiful daughters.

“Beautiful” Song Lyrics:

Days will come when you don’t have the strength
When all you hear is you’re not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart they’d see too much

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You’re beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you’ve held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You’re beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You’re the one He madly loves enough to die

You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
In His eyes

You’re beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You’re beautiful
You’re beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His

“I will praise You LORD;
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvelous are Your works;
and that my soul knows right well.”
– Psalm 139:14

Enjoy this song and know you are beautiful in His eyes! :-)

God bless you always,
Brenda

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Jan

04

10 New Year Resolutions to Renew Your Spirit!

Filed in: Vision by Admin on 01-04-11

10 New Year Resolutions to Renew Your Spirit!

Simple Resolutions to Enrich & Revitalize Your Life

Spiritual New Year ResolutionsThe New Year is just beginning.

Why not make this year’s resolutions ones that

will enrich and revitalize your life?

If you find there are a million things you intend to do,

but somehow you forget, procrastinate, or

just plain run out of time, I know how you feel.

Sometimes the simplest things are…

the hardest to accomplish.

When you evaluate your to-do list and priorities

this new year, move the things that enrich your life to the top of the list.

Clear out what you can when it comes to those things that drain you, and make simple resolutions that will renew your spirit. Even though they may be difficult to commit to at times, the results will definitely be worth the effort.

10 Simple New Year Resolutions to Revitalize Your Life
(You’ve probably already heard them a thousand times, but they still work.)

1. Read the Bible cover-to-cover this year. Keep a helpful Bible study resource handy to get you through those difficult reading points that may cause you to lose heart.

2. Volunteer your time and talents. Reach out to others through service in community and church based organizations. Be a blessing to your neighbors by serving them in some way.

3. Heal broken relationships. Forgive those whom you need to forgive. Don’t allow unforgiveness to hold you back any longer. Forgive and allow peace to rule.

4. Read a classic book. Enrich your life through some of the classics that you may have yet to experience such as C.S. Lewis, A.W. Tozer, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, etc… And don’t let reading be your excuse now that so many books are available on audio.

5. Make a monthly date night with your spouse. For those of you who are married, dedicate at least one day a month for a special date time with your spouse. Take a day to give your spouse the intimate attentions he or she deserves and enrich your marriage.

6. Pray daily. Bring your thoughts, praises, concerns, and requests to God every morning (at least). Stop trying to live life all by yourself. Talk to God and He will listen attentively and respond specifically.

7. Take a vacation. To many people never take vacations, but a time of refreshing is very important. Even God rested on the seventh day!

8. Renew relationships. Contact a friend or relative you haven’t heard from in a long time. Relationships are important to God and they should be important to us.

9. Visit a museum. Why not? There is a museum for just about everything. Revitalize your life by sparking a long-forgotten interest.

10. Share the Gospel. It is what we are here on earth to do. Make it a priority this year to share the Good News and show your concern for the spiritual welfare of those you come in contact with.

The New Year is a gift from God and a fresh start.

May you start strong, revitalize your life and experience growing prosperity!

Aim higher -

Cheers,
Brenda

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Jan

01

Happy New Year! Joy and Expectation for a Great 2011!

Filed in: News by Admin on 01-01-11

Happy New Year! Joy and Expectation for a Great 2011!

May You Have a BLESSED and PROSPEROUS 2011!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

God has so much in store for this year,

and we know that everything He’ll do is…

going to begin and end with the Word!

So, I invite you to dig into the wonderful Word of God in 2011. 

I urge you to begin calling those things that be not

as though they were, just as Romans 4:17 says.

Let God’s promises energize and refresh you. EXPECT healing and miracles, prosperity and debt-free living, as well as the protection of the Lord, wisdom, and divine favor.

Determine NOW, at the beginning of this special year, to focus your faith on living a more powerful and overcoming life in 2011. Let’s raise our expectations for what God can do in this great year!

May God bless you abundantly and fill your life with growing prosperity!

Be blessed to be a blessing -

Cheers,
Brenda

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