New Year New Focus – The Crowd or The Cross?
Renewed Focus on The CROSS!
(The Crowd or the Cross Video by IgniterMedia)
As the new year is almost here, I encourage you to get a fresh focus on the Cross!
This a great time to remind ourselves of what God has done for us. The vision He gave us – our calling – and our purpose. This is big in God’s eyes and so we need to keep it the focus of our eyes and not get distracted…
REFUSE To Be CONFUSED
The enemy came to confuse and distract. He is doing everything in his power to throw us off course. He wants to get our focus off the Word and off our faith in God. He wants to get our eyes on the crowd and off the cross.
Distractions will try to steal our energy, joy, and faith – DO NOT let them.
Determine this year there is nothing the enemy can do to throw you off course. Determine to renew your focus on the Cross.
If you are saying, “but I’m not even sure what my purpose and calling is?” Then just another reason to get into the Word.
This year should be about about living the life God means for us to live. And we discover that in His Word… and the more often we approach His throne and get in His presence the clearer the specific purpose and vision for our lives becomes.
STAY FOCUSED On The CROSS
We need to stay focused on the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2) It is in His Word and His presence that we find strength, blessing, peace, and direction to stay on course. Wisdom, inspiration, and the right answers for every situation come from Him.
Let’s not let the distractions of the crowd become an attraction. People are people. God is God. Eliminate confusion by staying focused on the promises of God.
You know, God is always willing to do His part. It is our faith in Him that allows us to live in His fullness and have abundant prosperous lives. Our part requires focusing on and confessing the Word and realizing the Word works!
POWER To FINISH
Remember, the very same Jesus who God anointed and raised from the dead, lives in every believer. That means we have power! Jesus sacrifice on the cross gives every believer the right to boldy approach the throne of God for help in time of need.
Don’t bend to the pressures of the crowd and the pressures of time. What God said will come to pass – will come to pass. Get to the point of believing the unbelievable and receiving what seems impossible.
What’s stopping you from experiencing God’s goodness this year… and being a light that shines bright and glorifies Him!
May we stay focused on the Cross and have the mind of Christ!
God bless you…
And Have a Safe, Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
P.S. So what steps are you planning to take to get your focus on this year?
P.P. S. Oh, and the music in the video is by the Robbie Seay Band.
Positive Attitude – How Can Positive Thinking Revolutionize Your Life for Success?
The Power of Positive Thinking
Many believe in the power of positive thinking…
and many more think it is just a bunch of nonsense.
The kicker is: They are both right!
Positive thinking is related to your beliefs. So the catch is; if you believe it does not work then it won’t. And if you believe it does work, well, then it will.
However, that being said, the main reason it does not work for non-believers is because of their negative belief; they don’t even give it a try. But anyone can get positive results and will tend to become believers of positive thinking once they put it into action.
Norman Vincent Peale once said:
“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”
Once you start to plant seeds of positive thinking, it begins a chain reaction. It encourages those around you and that in turn encourages you.
It is contagious…
When you choose to think positive, you will eventually speak and act positive.
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”
— Proverbs 23:7
If you water and tend to the positive thoughts planted in your mind they begin to grow and take root in your heart. What’s in your heart is the true reflection of who you are.
Keep in mind: There is no harm in living with a positive outlook. But there is great harm in living with a negative outlook.
Just like a joke or a smile can break the tension in a group of people, your positive thoughts have the power to break the tension and discouragement in your life and move you toward success.
Clear the negative thoughts that may be planted in your mind by daily watering the positive ones. Do this by speaking to yourself daily something similar to the following positive affirmation:
“I was intended to express joy and success. I am victory minded. God created me to win out in life. I was born to live life with peace and hope.”
If any of this rings true: Start planting positive seeds of change and watch as the positive vibes you send out result in your own harvest. The fact that you are reading this is a great indication that the seeds of change are already there. Now go start watering your positive attitude.
May your heart be abundantly positive and your life full of growing prosperity!
God bless you –
Merry Christmas! What is Christmas All About Anyway?
Without Christ There Would Be No Christmas!
In this video Linus helps out Charlie Brown and explains what Christmas is all about.
“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”
— Luke 2:17-20
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Johnny and Chachi’s Christmas Medley Video
Enjoy some holiday cheer today!
Johnny and Chachi attempt to spread some jam-packed Christmas cheer in this video by singing 25 popular Christmas songs in under two minutes…
Merry Christmas and God bless you!
Prosperous Living – Does God Want You to Prosper and Live in Abundance?
Prosperous Living is Within Reach!
If your life is in chaos and a big mess of bills and debt; it probably feels like God does not want you to prosper.
Do not be discouraged: God wants you to be blessed and live in abundance!
Once we grasp the fact that God wants us to prosper, we can begin to turn things around.
God Wants You to Be Prosperous
It is important to know that God wants His children to be blessed. Look at the following message He gave us and you’ll see what I mean.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.”
— 3 John 2
Think about it: Just like a good father wants to provide for his natural children, our heavenly Father wants to prosper us. He wants us to always have what we need, and yet also be blessed to be a blessing to others.
Get Your Mind Prospering
This was like an undiscovered diamond to me for sure: The amount of prosperity we manifest and enjoy is directly related to how much of the Word of God we have put in our heart (spirit). This starts with filling our mind (soul) with these truths and then as we think and speak them they get planted in our heart.
What’s the explanation for this? The more of these truths we have in our heart, the stronger our beliefs and the greater our faith will be.
And here is where it gets really interesting: The greater our faith, the more we will be able to look to God as the source of our prosperity and tap into His supply.
As a result, we will trust that He will not withhold any good thing from us. He is just waiting for us to get in a position to receive so He can bless us. And it just continues to get better… because when we get blessed, we in turn can be a blessing to others!
No doubt about it: The abundance of God is a never ending supply. God’s greatest desire for His people is that we walk in the fullness of His prosperity. In order for us to prosper we must first be sure our soul is prospering. Soon we will experience the abundance of God and prosperous living.
May your soul prosper and your life be full of growing prosperity!
Be blessed to be a blessing –
P.S. Feel free to share your thoughts or comments…
Happiness – How Can Your Passion Jumpstart a Happier You?
Give Your Spirit an Extreme Power Boost!
Yet sometimes the happy times start to fade and our words are no longer so cheerful.
Our face doesn’t look so bright….
And laughter is not even on the scale.
How can you cultivate more of the positive happy emotion in your life?
Get the ball rolling by discovering your passion.
This is a great way to jumpstart a happier you. Passion is a powerful driving force. Being able to actively pursue the things you are passionate about brings great satisfaction and in turn great happiness.
God created you to express joy and success, not gloom and failure. His plan is that you win out in life and not be defeated. You were born for happiness and peace, not misery and perpetual anxiety and discouragement.
Inside of you is a great plan and purpose uniquely created just for you. Tapping into this God given gift is the power to move you to be the successful, happy being your Creator intended.
Discover what you are passionate about and pursue it. Passion gives an extreme power boost to your spirit and emotional well being. If you are unsure of your passion, take some time to reflect on it.
So what are you passionate about?
Simply start asking yourself what you are passionate about. What sort of things do you like to do or wish you could do more of? What have you been putting off for someday? Find a way to make it part of your life now.
Doing what you are passionate about in life brings great happiness to you and others. The painter must paint. The healer must heal. The teacher must teach. The helper must help. The writer must write. I think you get my point. Pursue your passion and watch the happiness naturally manifest in your life.
“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”
— Psalm 35:27
Do yourself a favor, and society, and put your unique gifts and talents to work. God never intended His children to be miserable and unhappy. Choose to step into His great plan for your life and discover your passion. Then watch as it unfolds and brings abundant happiness. 🙂
May you live a cheerful, passionate life of growing prosperity!
In the Beginning was The WORD – John 1 Christian Meditation
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was With God, and the Word was God.
All things were made by Him. In Him is life, and the life is the light of men.
As many as receive Him, and believe on His name, to them gives He power to become the sons of God.
The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory,
the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
— John 1: 1, 3, 4, 12, 14
The Bible is FULL of Truth, Certainty, Fact, Reality, and the Purpose for Our Existence. The WORD is Eternal and In Him we have Life!
~ Meditate on GOD’s WORD and let the Power of HIS Light Shine in Your Life! ~
This video is just a little over 1 minute – enjoy!
God bless you,
Growing Prosperity – How to Reach Out and Grab Your Share of Super Abundance!
Tap Into the Abundance Plan
If your current situation is full of lack, that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way.
You can choose to step out of your plans that led you to lack…
and step into new found plans that lead to growing prosperity.
Choose the Abundant Life
Even if at this very moment, you are at your lowest point in life, you can choose to overcome.
The Creator of the universe created a plan for you to be a success in life. When you call out to God for help, His power is made available to help you overcome any problem that has kept you bound and it can move you to an abundant place.
“I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.”
– Psalm 118:5
The same God that created the universe is more than able to meet all your needs.
He is able to give you the wisdom and strength to get a good job or build a successful business. He can move you from living paycheck to paycheck, with piles of debt, and into abundance.
Step out of the stress and frustration and let God pull you to a higher level.
Tap Into the Abundance Plan
Once you choose abundance and accept that it is God’s will for your life, then you need to understand His plan so that it can manifest in your life.
How do you do this? By spending time in the Word of God and in prayer; He will reveal His plans.
As your understanding increases, adjust your life and make changes as needed. Move forward in faith, not fear.
Consider God revealing His plans to Moses; plans to take the children of Israel out of bondage and into a super abundant land. When the 12 spies came back to report on the Promised Land, 10 came back with an unbelieving, bad report which caused the people to fear and believe the words of men instead of the Word of God.
Two came back with a good report; Joshua and Caleb. They understood there was serious wealth in the Promised Land that was laid up for those that God delights in. And God delights in those who live by faith. His plan is to reward them.
“He brought me forth also into a large place: He delivered me, because He delighted in me.”
– 2 Samuel 22:20
Today we face a similar challenge as we spy out the plan of blessing God has provided for us.
How long will it take before we decide to believe God’s promise of abundance? Regardless of what bad report we may hear, we must choose the plan of God.
- God is ready to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)
- He provided a way for you to have wealth and riches in your house. (Psalm 112:3)
- He did this so that you can be blessed to be a blessing and His covenant can be established on the earth. (Deuteronomy 8:18)
Go ahead; allow God to open the windows of heaven above you as you walk in His plan. Do not give up and do not let fear take you off course. Delight in his Word and grab your share of super abundance.
May your obedience to the Word of God fill your life with growing prosperity!