Archive for May, 2008

Make Room for Restoration

May 30th, 2008

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In my recent post called, “Break Out of the Rut,” we discussed how rarely we implement the great ideas or input that we come across and how to break out of the rut of life and make real progress. I came across a great article by Caroline Jalango on how to make room for all the positive changes we want to achieve by identifying and removing what hinders constructive changes.

Here is an excerpt from Caroline’s article along with a link to the full post on her website.

“You want to be loved, to be at peace, have wonderful relationships, look and feel good, find a better job, be respected and recognized for your work, make more money, grow your business, advance your career and so forth — but have you ‘emptied out’ the unproductive aspects in your life to make room for your new desires?

If you haven’t, what’s currently taking up the much needed space in your life? Emotional clutter, baggage, tolerations, hang-ups, fixed perspectives, belief systems, attitudes, excuses, fears, or debilitating habits can occupy a large part of your life and prevent you from Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Handling the Fear of God’s Rejection

May 29th, 2008

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The first matter to overcome regarding a fear of God’s rejection is a concrete decision to replace feelings with truth.

Negative feelings about God most often stem from harmful relationships with authority figures in one’s past, such as parents, or from improper religious education during childhood. Authority figures may have misused their authority or shown a harsh form of discipline that was lacking in love and security. Or, some religious leaders present God has a harsh, unforgiving, unreachable person due to, not only some distortions regarding the character of God, but a failure to teach the full scope of God’s character. Contrary to such a presentation of God, His love and sense of justice are perfectly balanced. He does discipline us at times, but in ways that lovingly bring about our healing and restoration!

Negative feelings from childhood can be overcome, but accept the fact that it will take consistent effort since usually you are trying to correct decades of negative thought patterns.

When faced with certain situations that spur your desire to seek God, your mind will automatically follow the negative pattern of thoughts, fearing God’s rejection, as it has always done. You will need to be consistent in interrupting those automatic negative thought processes by repeatedly speaking truth to yourself and refusing to allow the emotions that are associated with those old thoughts until your present feelings line up with truth. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Break Out of the Rut

May 28th, 2008

Table of contents for Break Out of the Rut

  1. Break Out of the Rut
  2. Break Out of the Rut Part 2

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On a scale of 1 to 10, implementing being 10, how often do you act on new, valuable knowledge that you hear compared to the number of times you let that knowledge merely slip away?

We all come across good input from time to time of things that would greatly improve our lives, quality input on one’s finances, relationships, or physical-emotional-spiritual health. Usually, we feel great excitement at the thought of the possible benefits from that new knowledge yet, all too often, the knowledge that comes our way is allowed to slip away because it is easier for life to stay in a rut.

Just as it is always easier to swim with the current than against it, just as it is definitely easier to go downhill than to a higher plain, it is undeniably easier to stay in a rut than drive over the bumps in the road to get out of the path you’ve been in. We can even be good listeners, eager learners, and have willing spirits with a desire to succeed, but all the right attitudes will still not cause one’s life to prosper if all we ever do is listen, and we never act on that knowledge. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Promises of Peace

May 23rd, 2008

Ever imagined a life of perfect peace, free from anxiety or fear? How about a peace that transcends all understanding? This is exactly the type of peace God promises His people. Enjoy this brief flash video which shares some of God’s promises for your peace.

To view a related video, look at my blog, “God of Peace” in which God describes His nature to be in a covenant of peace with you.

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References: Is. 26:3; Jn. 14:27; Jer. 33:6; Jer. 33:9; Jer. 46:27; Dan. 10:19; Jn. 16:33; Phil. 4:6,7; Rom. 15:13

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Free from Lack

May 20th, 2008

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It is astounding to realize how much lack in one’s life can be created by a deficiency in emotional and spiritual maturity.

If you survey your life and see lack or need in several areas, it may be worth your while to see if a lack of maturity in dealing with your life’s circumstances is the cause. Let’s take a look for a moment at how a lack of maturity creates lack in other areas of one’s life. For example, a person who lacks the maturity to stick with a job will not receive advancements in that career. A person who lack’s maturity hinders his interpersonal relationships; he keeps himself from developing effective conflict resolution as well as healthy relational skills. A lack of maturity in ones’ personal life may keep him surrounded by chaos as he doesn’t follow through with the myriad of adult responsibilities, such as maintenance to the house, yard, car, laundry, other possessions. The lack of maturity in one’s spending habits and goal planning is sure to create hindrances to his financial success.

How does maturity come?

God gives us a glimpse into a clear way to develop maturity. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Does God bring Harm and Tragedy?

May 16th, 2008

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The week of this post there have been 2 major world tragedies, a cyclone in Burma and an earthquake in China. When tragedies occur, especially ones such as these that hit with such severity, there are always people who question if God is the source and others who insist on it. Though there could be a great deal of theological or doctrinal discussion on this point, I wanted to encourage you today with a main spiritual principle about the heart of God Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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God of Peace

May 15th, 2008

Peace is so much a part of God’s nature that “Peace” is one of His names. God also describes Himself as our peace. Not only does God promises peace to us, but it is actually one of His everlasting covenants with us. Enjoy this brief flash video on The God of Peace.

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References for this video: Ps. 85:8; Ez. 37:26; Mal. 2:5; Ps. 29:11; Is. 54:10; Is. 9:6; Is. 53:5; Eph. 2:14; 2 Thes. 3:16; Ju.1:2

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The Necessity of Strength and Courage

May 9th, 2008

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We have all heard stories of people who displayed incredible strength and courage in the midst of dangerous or hopeless situations. Heroes, whether mythical or in real life, are examples of strength and courage. However, we rarely picture ourselves as being one of those people.

Yet the events of our lives necessitate the qualities of strength and courage. It is terrible for a person to live in a state of fear, without peace. Fear disables one’s ability to make effective decisions, hinders personal relationships, and creates harmful chemicals in the body that promote illness and disease. In fact, God repeatedly expresses to His people the need to be strong and courageous. God said through Moses, one of His most famous spokespersons, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified … for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deut. 31:6).” Later God advised Joshua as he began his new career, “Be strong and courageous. Be strong and very courageous. (Jos. 1:6,7).” The need for strength and courage is so important that God not only repeated it, but repeated it with the added emphasis of “very” strong and courageous! Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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2 Simple Steps to Release Guilt

May 5th, 2008

Table of contents for Free From Self-Condemnation

  1. Why Guilt is Unnecessary
  2. 2 Simple Steps to Release Guilt

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Ever been in training for a particular job? Or maybe you were the one training the other person. In either case, the whole concept of training is that the person does not already understand all that there is to know about the job. The training is a process to provide further education and increase various skills so that one can competently do the job. Even after one develops a level of skill and competence, rarely is he perfect.

There is nothing wrong with aiming for perfection. In fact, scripture specifically challenges us to do so (2 Cor. 13:11). However, when our failures are creating guilt or self-condemnation and hindering our life’s progress, we can encourage ourselves and release condemnation by reminding ourselves of two simple points. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Enforcing Hope in Your Thought Life

May 2nd, 2008

Table of contents for The Best Hope is Not Seen

  1. Belligerence in the Midst of Hopelessness
  2. Enforcing Hope in Your Thought Life

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When facing extended trying circumstances, it is necessary to belligerently believe that hope still exists even when no visible signs of hope are evident. “Hope that is seen is not hope at all (Rom. 8:24).” If you did not yet read the explanation of this principle in Part 1 of The Best Hope is Not Seen, please read it first as that is the full discussion. This section, Part 2, is taking apart one of the main quotes in that post, giving the definitions from the original Greek language.

We are going to dissect the following quote from its original language as it is very beautiful, “Let us hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering, for He who promised is faithful Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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