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* FAVORITES, Dreams, Faith »
On February 18, 2015, John Paul Jackson, a respected spiritual giant and hero of mine, went to be with the Lord peacefully at his home surrounded by family and loved ones. I have felt such a grief in my spirit since even though I never met John Paul in person. As I write this message, I have tears in my eyes – tears of sadness and tears of gratitude for the mark this man left on my life. John Paul played a big role in developing my faith to help me persevere through tremendous trials to get to where I am today.
* FAVORITES, Encouragement, Freedom »
Yesterday, I stumbled across a short message on Facebook about the importance of validation. That reminded me of a good article and great video titled “The Power of Validation” that Dr. Jerry Graham posted in 2008. Watching that video brought tears to my eyes and reminded me of how something as simple as a smile or a word of encouragement can make a profound difference in someone’s life. What is ONE THING you can do today that by doing it, more people will be encouraged (validated)?
* FAVORITES, Abiding, Faith, Sunday Inspirations »
The very first verse of the Bible let’s us know that all things are possible with God. God spoke the world into existence; He did not think the world into existence or dream it. Rather, He spoke it. There is tremendous power in the spoken word, both God’s and ours.
The world as we know it began with God. Today someone in the Soaring Into Your Destiny program wrote, “The power of God will only be revealed through intimacy with God. Clearing space, however we do that, and finding quiet is key.” I agree. The tricord of leverage (multiplication) is rest, reflection, and revelation. As a 30-60-100 dream coach, I think about leveraging time and quantum leaps. Big dreams take big faith and bring glory to God.
* FAVORITES, Faith, Kingdom »
There’s a great contest in the spirit realm that is connected to and revealed by world events such as the civic unrest in Ferguson and New York and the recent terrorist events in Paris. The warfare is setting things up for the advancement of the kingdom…IF WE CAN SEIZE THE MOMENT.
We are entering the season that Mike Bickel spoke about saying: “The Lord visited me in Cairo, Egypt, in September 1982, and said: “l will change the understanding and expression of Christianity in the earth in one generation.” The words “Changing the understanding” speak of the way unbelievers will perceive the Church. Today, many unbelievers see the Church as irrelevant – but that is about to change.
* FAVORITES, Breakthroughs, Business, Finances, Freedom »
At the end of each year, it is wise to set aside time to reflect on the past year and plan for the upcoming year. This will help you have more clarity, focus, and commitment to be more effective in the upcoming year. According to T. Alan Armstrong, “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.”
* FAVORITES, Business, Finances, Freedom »
I love this time of year, don’t you? It’s filled with family, friends and celebration. It’s also a time of reflection and planning so we can step into 2015 refreshed and ready for a miraculous year. How about you? Do you have a year-end-ritual for reflection and planning? If yes, get on it right away. If not, I’ve got something you are going to love.
* FAVORITES, Breakthroughs, Faith, Quantum physics »
When Jesus taught his disciples how to pray using the Lord’s Prayer, what did He mean with “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is heaven?” And what does that look like in real terms – heaven invading earth?
This past week, God strung together an amazing (miraculous) set of circumstances. When God confirms a message three times in a short period of time, I call that an “attention grabber.” But this week, God strung together at least four unusual circumstances all related to “quantum” physics.
* FAVORITES, Faith, Freedom, PRAYER, Worship »
Many people are living far below their potential. Their lives have become one struggle after another with seemingly nowhere to turn. They have lost hope that things can and will get better. But God … is moving in power.
Today at 7 pm EST. Donald Lee and Gary Beaton, two apostolic-prophetic leaders, will be sharing a life-changing, world-shaking message titled “The Open Hand of God.” Please join us in praying this Move, Lord, Move prayer!
After praying this prayer with Pastor Lee, soak in this beautiful music – Sapphire Sea.
* FAVORITES, Faith, Sunday Inspirations, Thankfulness »
One of my favorite scriptures in the Bible to guide how I live, think, and speak is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”. When someone tells me they don’t know what God’s will is for their life, I often refer them to that. Choose to be thankful no matter what is going on in your life (good or bad) because thankfulness is a good seed and attracts good things to your life.