Monday, April 21, 2014

You have a Gift inside you!


Philippians 2:13 (NKJV) for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Of course the greatest gift we could possibly possess is the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13). Today I have been pondering the fact that it does not end there. Psalm 35:27 says, "Let the LORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant." So God puts a desire in you for His pleasure, and wants you to prosper.

Every child of God has a God-given gift. I think many of us realize we have it, but have never taken advantage it. However, whether you know it yet or not---you are gifted.

The gift you have could be a talent or amazing wisdom. It could be an ability to connect with people or even an idea of some sort. Whatever it is---you are gifted.

When the Bible says, "The Lord has pleasure in your prosperity." The Hebrew word used for prosperity is the Hebrew word pronounced, "Shalom". This word means, "at peace in every area of your life" (1).

God has put something in you to take advantage of. It is going to take you to a place of peace in every area of your life. Take advantage of that God-given gift. Release God through it. When you make the decision to use it, God will give you the resources you need to do it.

Be blessed!
(1) Strong’s Greek and Hebrew Dictionary, copyright 1890 by James Strong, MADISON, NJ. Strong’s number, H7965, Shalom.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Witty Inventions


Proverbs 8:12 (KJV) I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

We are at the beginning of the most powerful release of God, in the history of mankind. Just before Jesus was raised to heaven, He displayed grace, truth, and miracles never witnessed before. I believe soon the body will also be raised to meet Jesus in the heavens, but before it does, it will display grace, truth, and miracles---like never before.

Before Jesus began His ministry, He grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man (Luke 2:52). I believe this is the time we are in right now (see my post titled  A Word for the Body, August 12, 2013). (Click the title to link to it).

As many of you know, a good part of my income comes from an invention. I am putting other ideas to work as well. There is one idea I have already tested with very good results. It is a very simple invention, it only took about ten minutes to build from items I already had. The first invention God gave me was also a simple idea. It was also simple to build and He made sure I had the resources then too.

God has ideas and inventions to set His children in positions of honor and influence. Now is the time for the body to be a blessing to a world that needs it.

If God has an idea for you, you have the resources to do it. It may not be an invention. It could be a business, a service, or even making you the best and wisest at what you do. Whatever it is, move forward with it. Ask God to open and close the right doors. Watch for an increase in position and favor. Now is the time.

Be blessed!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Encouragement---Gauranteed!

Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. Psalm 5:2 (NKJV)

We have all been at that place where we feel helpless and hopeless. I know some of the challenges I have faced have been somewhat overwhelming. I also know many believers have faced even greater challenges.

If you have read my posts or some of my books, you know I am big on communion with God. I spent a great deal of my Christian walk not understanding true personal fellowship with Him.

The most amazing examples of personal fellowship in the Bible are the Psalms of King David. King David communed with God through his music. When David felt abandoned, he told Gold so (1). When he felt like praising Him, he praised Him (2). He always asked for help when he needed help and even prayed for God's people (3) (4). There is one consistent factor in every Psalm. David always ended with an encouraging declaration.

David knew God personally. In this personal fellowship, he learned about the heart of God. He could not deny the reality of God's presence and love. This gave him a security for any challenge he faced. David needed encouragement from time to time and singing Psalms is how he got it.

God has not blessed me with musical skills or the ability to write beautiful Psalms. He has given me the communion table. Through communion, I have been learning the heart of God. I know He loves me, no matter what. I know He wants me to have love, joy, and peace. I know He will never leave me or forsake me. I come to the table when I feel abandoned, need help, feel like praising God, or want to pray for others. When I leave the communion table---I am always encouraged.

Commune with God regularly and benefit from the personal relationship and security it provides.

Be blessed! 
(1) Psalm 10:1 (Abandoned) Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide in times of trouble?
(2) Psalm 9:1 (Praise)... I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
(3) Psalm 55:1 (Needing help, NLT) Listen to my prayer, O God. Do not ignore my cry for help!
(4) Psalm 20:1 (For Israel) May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;