Monthly Archives: September 2011

~ YOU Are Called To Full Time Ministry ~

When someone says, “full-time ministry,” we automatically assume this refers to a person who makes their living from being in the ministry. By taking this train of thought, by default, we put everyone else in the category of NOT being in full-time ministry.

Just because you work a secular job, are a stay at home mom, in the military, or even unemployed, realize that YOU ARE IN FULL TIME MINISTRY.

The word “minister” is just a fancy word for servant, and we are all servants of the LORD.

Know that ministering to your family is an honorable vocation, as well as serving your country, or working your job, or whatever it is you are doing, as long as you approach it as a servant of the Lord, as His representative, doing it with all your heart.

Colossians 3:23 ~ And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,

~ Game P.L.A.N.S. ~

How to get it right?

~decisions, decisions, decisions~


From the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment we lay our heads down at night, there is one thing we all have in common regardless our personality traits and/or inclinations. This would be that we all make decisions, from the most immediate things like; What clothes will I wear? to more complex things like, Who will I marry? We all make decisions and making decisions can be challenging.

There are many variables and challenges that come our way everyday and without God’s guidance we cannot be on the top of our game. We need His help to get it right!

Only in Him can your path be straightened and only in Him will all things work to your benefit. Never give up in your pursuit to follow His lead because His ways are higher and better than yours. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Remember, it is good to have plans, but follow His directions. When in conflict, your plans should always yield to His plan.

I would like to encourage you today with some verses from the Book of Proverbs on this topic. Please read them. From these verses I drew an acronym for the word PLANS. It is not meant to be your ABCs of life, but more as key components that should be part of your decision-making process.

P.L.A.N.S.

P- Pray for direction.

L- Listen to counsel.

A- Always let God have the final word.

N- No need to rush. God’s timing is the right one.

S- Success should always be measured by God’s
standards and not men’s standards.

–>Verses to read

Proverbs 16:3 ~ Proverbs 4:26 ~ Proverbs 16:20 ~ Proverbs 15:22 

Proverbs 3:6 ~ Proverbs 11:14 ~ Proverbs 16:9 ~ Proverbs 4:18 

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

huayni ~

~ Your Promise Of Prosperity ~

Psalm 1:1-3 ~ 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

When you live by the principles in God’s Word, and love Him with ALL your heart, soul, mind and strength, when you put God’s word FIRST, His Word will come to pass in your life. This includes the promise of prosperity.

The Bible says about King Uzziah:

 2Chronicles 26:5 ~ He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had
understanding in the visions of God; and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper.

Prosperity is a controversial message in the body of Christ, and it shouldn’t be. People get bent out of shape because they have seen so much abuse and that is understandable. I know scores of ministers that will not teach on biblical finances, let alone prosperity, because it is such a touchy topic.

Prosperity is important. If God wants you to prosper, wouldn’t you at least submit to God’s will? If you don’t believe in prosperity, you probably won’t be bothered with it, that is for sure. And if you DON’T believe it, that means that you have NOT studied it out for yourself. If you approach this topic of study with an attitude of wanting to know the truth, not to prove it right or wrong, there is NO WAY you can come to any other conclusion. There is just too much scripture not to.

~ Don’t Get Too Comfortable ~

Philippians 4:11 ~ Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have
learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

Contentment comes from being comforted by THE Comforter, the Holy Spirit. Being comfortable is NOT the same as being comforted.

Comfortable is: Being free from stress or tension and enjoying the security of your current state.

Christians are not called to be “comfortable,” if we were, we would have no need for a Comforter. (the Holy Ghost) In fact, if you find yourself too comfortable, you are probably not obeying God in some areas of your life.

Notice that Paul had to “learn” how to be content? That indicates a process. He lived a life that was full of excitement, miracles and wonder, but you never see him comfortable. Yet he learned to be content.

The big questions are this: Was he believing to rise up out of those hard places? Was He believing to be set free from prison? Was his disciple Timothy comfortable with his stomach problems? Do you think that Paul and Timothy prayed for Timothy’s healing that they both knew was provided in Christ’s redemption? Or were they so comfortable being sick and in prison that they chose to not excersise their faith to recieve deliverence and healing, deciding to be “content” with where they were?

When we see promises from God that we are not walking in fully, be it healing, peace, wisdom, the fullness of the Spirit, or material and financial blessing, it is wrong to be passive and “comfortable” with where we are and not put forth the effort to increase our faith to recieve it ALL. That is being spiritually irresponsible and spiritually lazy.

Learn to be “content” where you are, but if you are comfortable staying there, you are probably not stretching your faith like it needs to be.

God is always moving up and forward, there is no status quo with Him. He will
constantly be asking you to do things that are beyond your capabilities. When you are involved with doing something that you know you are incapable of, YOU WILL NEED A COMFORTER. If you are not living every day with a need for the Comforter, You are not living life to its fullest.

~ Spiritual Maturity vs. Emotional Maturity~

You can’t be spiritually mature and emotionally immature at the same time. The more spiritually mature you are, the less you are led by emotions. A spiritually mature person has control of their emotions, not allowing their emotions to control them. Part of your spiritual development is learning not to walk by sight/feelings, but walking by faith.

Some people can seem very mature spiritually until something happens that brings out strong emotions, then they fall apart. Your emotional and spiritual maturity cannot be on two different levels.

For instance: If your spiritual maturity is on a 7th grade level and your
emotional maturity is on a 3rd grade level… guess what, your spiritual maturity is also at 3rd grade. Your spirit man and your soul (mind, will, emotions) are eternally connected. You need your soul to feed and strengthen  your spirit, that is why the bible says to renew your mind. Lets try to make sure we are balanced in our growth.

~ Faith Confessions For Your Children ~

Children are a heritage from the Lord. God says they are like arrows in the hand of a warrior. What a powerful statement!

~ Psalm 127:3-5 ~ 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. 5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

We have a responsibility to raise up our children in a way that they become our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Our children have a will of their own. Sometimes that will can be very strong. Normally, your faith cannot override another persons will if they refuse to agree with you in faith, however your children are under your covering and you DO have spiritual authority over them wether they are grown up and running from God or being raised in your home as a child.

God has some things to say about your kids. Promises that are eternal and available, but you must obtain them by faith. Speaking HIS words over their life will build your faith for these promises and help shape and mold them into what He intended them to be.

Like “arrows in the hand of a warrior,” you can launch them into adulthood with confidence that they will hit their mark, find their place, and be an effective, productive brother or sister in Christ.

SAY THIS ~ All of my children are taught of the Lord, and great is their peace. ~ Isaiah 54:13 ~

SAY THIS ~ Behold, I and the children the Lord has given to me are for signs and wonders. ~ Isaiah 8:18 ~

SAY THIS ~ God said that this is His covenant with me: His Spirit that is upon me and His words which He has put in my mouth, will not depart out of my mouth, nor out of the mouth of my seed, nor out of the mouth of my seed’s seed. ~ Isaiah 59:21 ~

SAY THIS ~ I am blessed because I fear the Lord and delight greatly in His commandments. My descendants will be mighty on the earth and be blessed. Wealth and riches are in my house and my righteousness endures forever. I am gracious and full of compassion. I guide my affairs with discretion. I will never be shaken. I am not afraid of evil tidings. My heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.          ~ Psalm 112:2-4 ~

SAY THIS ~ I am the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and my offspring with me. ~ Isaiah 65:23 ~

SAY THIS ~ The Lord will contend with him who contends with me, and He will save my children ~ Isaiah 49:24-26 ~

SAY THIS ~ According to God’s everlasting covenant, my offspring will be known among the nations and their descendants among the peoples. All who see them will recognize and acknowledge that they
are the people whom the Lord has blessed ~ Isaiah 61:8-10 ~

SAY THIS ~ The seed of the righteous shall be delivered.                         ~ Proverbs 11:21 ~

~ Faith Confessions For Prosperity ~

There is a ton of wrong teaching out there concerning biblical prosperity and a lot of abuse in the Body of Christ because of it. One thing is sure though; you can’t go wrong saying what God says about you in His Word.

God has a principle of faith that He operates by, and he wants us to be immitators of Him in our faith. The principle is “calling things that are NOT, as though they ARE.”

Romans 4:17 ~ (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Don’t confuse facts with Truth. The fact that you may be broke or barely getting by does not change the Truth that God has provided material and financial blessing for you. Stay with God, say what He says about you and He will show you true prosperity.

This is NOT a formula to make you rich, or to get God to bless you. God has already prepared and provided every earthly and spiritual blessing. The purpose of confessing God’s word is to build your faith to recieve what has ALREADY been provided. If you are not seeing the level of blessing, healing, peace or favor that you should be,(all of which is prosperity) don’t water down the Word of God to match your lack of experience. Speaking the Word of God will elevate your faith so that your experience will match the Word. Seeking the “thing” is a dead end street, but seek GOD first and these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:32-34 32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

CONFESS DAILY FOR PROSPERITY

 SAY THIS ~ This book of the law shall not depart from my mouth, but I will meditate on it day and night, that I may observe to do according to all that is written in it. I will make my way prosperous and I will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

SAY THIS ~ There is no lack in my life, for my God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

SAY THIS ~ I honor the LORD with my possessions and the first fruits of all my increase. I overflow with material and spiritual blessings. I am sensitive to His guidance and correction concerning my finances. (Proverbs 3:9-11)

SAY THIS ~ I am blessed because I fear the Lord and delight greatly in His commandments. My descendants will be mighty on the earth and be blessed. Wealth and riches are in my house and my Righteousness endures forever. I am gracious and full of compassion. I guide my affairs with discretion. I will never be
shaken. I am not afraid of evil tidings. My heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. (Psalm 112:2-4)

SAY THIS ~ I know the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for my sake he beacame poor, that I, through His poverty, might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

SAY THIS ~ The Lord is my shepherd, I do NOT want. (Psalm 23:1)

SAY THIS ~ I give and it is given unto me, good measure, pressed down and shaken together, MEN give unto me. (Luke 6:38)

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