Seek the LORD – In Him we Live, and Move, and Have our Being!
“That 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;
as certain also of your own poets have said,
For we are also His offspring.”
— Acts 17:27-28
This video is less than a minute…
Act 17 reminds us that God is not far from any one of us.
(Even though the devil wants us to think He is far away!)
Seek the Lord – In Him is fullness of joy! :0)
God bless you,
How to Attract Prosperity – FREE Download
A Shared Treasure to Help You Prosper!
Before my dad passed away a number of years ago, he gave a book to my older brother. My brother then passed it down to me.
I started reading it and thinking this is really good – but, you know how it goes sometimes … it got put on the bookshelf before I finished reading it. Well recently I spotted it and started reading it again.
All I can say is, WOW, what a treasure this book is!
If you’ve read it already, you know what I mean. It is a 1917 book titled “How to Get What You Want” by Orison Swett Marden.
Don’t let the age of the book fool you. The principles are just as applicable and powerful today, since they are biblically based.
I quickly put together a download for you that includes chapter eight from the book: How to Attract Prosperity. It is available when subscribing to the Growing Prosperity Newsletter.
I plan to make the complete book available in the near future.
I just found it is often easier to absorb chunks of information at a time. And this chapter includes timely information that I know you’ll find valuable, so I hope you’ll take the time to read and apply it. I’d recommend printing, highlighting and taking notes. It has some life changing principles on how we attract or repel prosperity with our thoughts.
I hope it impacts your life as much as it has mine!
P.S. I’d love to hear your comments…
What Gives Us the Right to Enter God’s Presence?
We enjoyed guest ministers, Mark and Trina Hankins, last night at our church. They’ll actually be ministering to us three nights in a row.
They taught on what seems to be a taboo message that freaks people out a little. And frankly, I think the only reason that is, is because it’s not talked about enough. The blood of Jesus.
Mark Hankins taught on the things connected and associated with the power that is available in the blood that Jesus paid on the cross. His main reference was in Hebrews 10:19-22 and how because of the blood we can boldly access the throne of God.
We have boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus. Hebrews 10:19
The price Jesus paid covers more than forgiveness & our salvation. The blood also pays for freedom from a sin consciousness and freedom from the curse (such as poverty, sickness, and depression). Our faith in the blood is the currency that pays for these freedoms.
What Christ did is perfect and the blood alone has done everything. Perfect.
But our access to it (which is by faith) can be imperfect.
In the Old Testament only the high priest was able to enter the throne room and he did it in fear. We now have a better covenant and not only have access to the Holiest, but we are told to go boldly.
Our conscious (inner voice, reminding us of past sins) can shut down our heart and keep us from entering into the presence of God. Our heart needs to be open to fully move into His presence.
It’s the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit working together that opens up our heart and has a magnetic like pull to take us into the presence of God.
Hebrews 10:22 tells us to draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.
Have unshakeable assurance that God, our Father, is eager to see us. When we show up He is happy to see us. :0) He wants to fellowship with us!
God wants us to draw near to him, but we have to do the “drawing near”. Mark Hankins reminded us that God has not moved. We are the ones who have drawn back.
We are to go boldly to the throne of God to obtain mercy and grace for help in time of need (Heb 4:16). If we don’t get bold and go, we’ll continue to carry our own burdens. And we have to be bold; because the devil is doing everything he can to distract us!
Like any will, that is only available to the inheritors after a death, God’s will in the New Testament became available after the death of Jesus.
The apostle Paul says that as believers we have a massive inheritance! Everything He gave to Jesus is ours. Equal possession with equal position.
If the enemy can hinder us to take our position, he can take our possession.
You have to take your position to take your possession and prosper. Open your heart to the fellowship of the Father. And don’t be satisfied with an intellectual relationship.
God is our Father. He wants and desires us to come to Him. He wants to fellowship and have a close relationship with us. And because of the price Jesus paid we have the right to be in the presence of God.
How do we know if we have been in His presence? If we have joy.
You cannot access His presence without being changed and come out with joy. In His presence is the fullness of joy!
I pray that we all may purpose to spend more time in His life changing presence!
God bless you,
How to Reverse Poverty – 3 Effective Tips You Can Use to Attract Prosperity
Stop Repelling Your Prosperity and Start Attracting It!
Living in a poverty-stricken condition is very painful to say the least. Life is just plain hard when lack is what you dwell in. Not being able to pay your bills and provide for the needs of your family and yourself hurts. Lacking health, energy, and a creative mind is a state of poverty that keeps you from fully living life.
How do you end this poverty-stricken condition? The following effective tips will help guide you into a prosperous and abundant life.
1.) Connect to the great universal infinite supply.
Acknowledge God as the creator and source of all supply. Prosperity is attracted when we are conscious that God is our partner, our Shepherd, and in Him we do not want. In Him there is no lack. Ephesians 3:19 tells us that to know the love of Christ, we can be filled with all the fullness of God.
2.) Substitute poverty thinking with a prosperous mindset.
Poverty must be conquered from the inside out. Abundance cannot get to those who are repelling it with fearful thoughts of worry and doubt. Opposite thoughts and beliefs repel each other. Trying to overcome illness when you believe you’ll always be sick won’t bring health. Trying to become prosperous and successful, while thinking, talking, and predicting poverty won’t bring prosperity. We attract prosperity by first having a prosperous mental attitude.
3.) Tap into the abundant stream of plenty with great expectation.
There is an unlimited supply of plenty available. The measure in which prosperity flows into your life is based on your level of belief. When you tap into this stream with magnetizing faith you flood your life with abundance. The supply is there and there is no limitation. The stream of plenty flows toward faith and confidence in a big way. The trouble is many pinch or cut off the inflow of prosperity with mental limitations from doubts, fears, anxiety, and thoughts of lack.
Psalm 115:14-15 says, “The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children. You are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.”
Poverty is a painful condition that no one wants to be in. However, you can end it and attract prosperity. The never ending supply stream of plenty is flowing right past your door daily. It rests with you to connect with the flow to receive all the good things made available for you. Put the above tips into practice. Acknowledge God as your source. Continue to keep a prosperous mindset and attract prosperity in a big way with magnetizing faith.
May you experience growing prosperity in your life as you stay connected with God!
Dave Ramsey Town Hall for Hope Meeting
This post is a bit delayed, since the Dave Ramsey Town Hall for Hope meeting was on Thursday 4/23. I wanted to blog sooner but I had surgery the next day on Friday and have been recovering…
Now that I am back on my feet and playing catch-up, I want to help pass on this much needed message of hope. Our church hosted the Town Hall for Hope telecast and it was encouraging. With so much doom & gloom everywhere you turn regarding the current economic condition, a spirit lifting message of hope was gladly received.
Dave has a real back-to-basics, common sense approach to not only financial affairs, but life in general. He presents it with a positive and humorous outlook and includes clear steps of action. It is always great to leave a meeting “feeling” better, but if you don’t also leave knowing what action to take, the feelings will fade and nothing in your life will change!
There was a lot presented that night and some others have put together great summaries and reviews. Just do a quick search online. You’ll also want to check out the Town Hall for Hope website at www.townhallforhope.com that has additional resources. I’m assuming a video replay will be available soon.
I do want to make note of the action steps Dave left us with though…
3 Steps for those Struggling with Hope:
1. Get Up & Take Action! – Don’t rely on anyone else or the government to fix your problems. Take control and take personal responsibility of your future in all areas and start with yourself and get your own house in order.
2. Don’t Take Part in Loser Talk!!! – Stop listening to all the negative loser talk from people that are going to suck the life out of you and keep you in fear. Get around people that are positive and going to encourage each other and at the same time hold you accountable. Speak hope. (Dave cracked me up when He said “The average millionaire can’t tell you who got thrown off the island last”. :0))
3. Start Giving! – Giving takes the focus off yourself and this does wonders for your hope. Giving of your time or money helps change your mindset for the better. America is #1 in giving, but we can do even better.
There is a family at our church that shared how they were $60k in debt and within a few years after going through Dave Ramsey’s course, they recently became debt free!
It always helps me to hear of others that overcome. I stepped out into full-time self-employment a year ago and also started taking some online classes. So with the added expense of classes, mixed with cost of starting a business and temporary drop of income…on top of already being a single parent of two teenagers, lets just say my personal financial situation is not where I want it to be.
I’ve never stopped giving of my time and money though. Never stopped tithing and putting God first. I truly believe my situation is changing for the better everyday. :0)
My favorite verse is Hebrews 10:23 from the NLT:
“Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.”
Here’s to the growing prosperity in your life as you keep your hope in God!
P.S. I’d love to hear your comments on this meeting or if you’ve used any of the Dave Ramsey materials.
You can also find new and used deals on the majority of his products from The Total Money Makeover to Financial Peace University, books, software and DVDs at Dave Ramsey Resources
Hope in God for Prosperity, Psalm 33
“Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear Him,
Upon them that hope in His mercy:
To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waiteth for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.” Psalm 33:18-22
Want the eye of the Lord on you? Then put your hope in His mercy. Our help in time of need and our provision to prosper in all areas of life comes from God!
This video is less than a minute but worth the watch to soak in a word of hope…
God bless you –
Stop the Enemy from Attacking the Prosperity of Your Teenager
How to Get Your Teenager Back on the Path to Prosperity
When you are on the path to a prosperous life, you quickly discover there is resistance. Attacks of all sorts pop up along the way to prevent your success. This is common to everyone seeking prosperity. It also seems that the closer you get to your desired result the greater the challenges.
Often times, we find ourselves successful and prospering is several areas. Our diligence and determination begins to produce results. However, the enemy likes to play dirty and if he can’t get to us personally he will go for our children.
Teenagers already experience a great set of challenges of their own. New changes are constantly happening in their lives. They experience physical changes in their bodies, they get jobs, learn how to drive, begin new classes and activities at school, struggle with peer pressures of all sorts, have to make decisions for the future, and begin acquiring new responsibilities, just to name a few.
As parents we want the best for our children and to see them prosper. We invest in them to the best of our ability regardless of how demanding it can be at times. Anyone that has raised a teenager knows that many a time your mental, emotional, and physical reserves will be zapped. Yet, we continue to get up each day and give them the unconditional love they need.
Yet, what do you do after you’ve taught and instructed them in the way that will prosper them and then the enemy takes over? Through temptations, addictions, and rebellion they are on a path to destruction. This is a great turmoil in life to see a child that you love go through. It creates an overwhelming feeling of hopelessness and helplessness in a parent.
There is hope, however, regardless of your situation. Our children are a blessing from God. And God has power over the enemy and we need to stand on His Word to activate this power.
Meditate, confess, and stand on the following verses from God’s Word in faith daily:
“Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping;
Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears;
for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.”
Stop your weeping. Keep serving the Lord. Refuse to let the enemy have your children. Don’t give up. Put your trust in God and His Word. If He says there is hope, then believe there is hope and that your children will come back from the land of the enemy. God’s plan is for you and your children to prosper.
May you and your children experience growing prosperity as you serve the Lord!
God bless you with hope & encouragement,
P.S. If you have a personal testimony of getting your child back out of the hands of the enemy or any advise in this area … please comment and share. I’d love to hear from you as I’m standing on the above scriptures for my daughter to come back!