Monday, June 30, 2014
If You've Got A Mountain, God Got A Word. Through Christ, ask for God's help with faith and fervor. He will move mountains you didn't even know were there and then He will move mountains that we try to hold on to!. Learn how to speak to your mountain, whether it's family, finance, depression/loneliness, addiction, health, relationship, unemployment; as the list goes on you just continue to speak God's Word. Don’t try and build a road around a mountain that God has called you to move! God wants you to activate your faith. Faith is not just a word, its action. Faith makes you move, it turns God's ear to you and pours His love on you! Don't look back unless you're looking for encouragement to press forward! When you find yourself too deep in a situation stop and pray! When your prayers have been answered, don't stop praying but keep praying in giving thanks! Mountains can be very difficult to move without God's help. His Word is Trust Me; for with God nothing is impossible, not even that mountain that you thought was the biggest challenge in your life; nothing is to hard for God,
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Rather than flow in God's favor we chase opportunities.
When we make the most of every opportunity we’ve been given...God’s favor opens up doors of greater opportunities. We shouldn’t stress about finding opportunity or making something happen. When you make the most of every opportunity, God’s favor will make sure greater opportunity finds you.
...make the most of every opportunity. Colossians 4:5 NIVThis is the key to staying in a place where God’s Favor can flow in your life. Concentrate and do your best with where you are and what you have to work with today. At the end of the day faithfulness in preparation for where God want to take us is where our focus should be. His Word never return void. It comes forth from God, for a specific purpose and will NEVER fail to achieve what God desires. It will never go unfulfilled. When you’re concerned with chasing opportunity, you’ll try and determine which opportunities are important, and which are not.
It’s common for people to feel they have to chase opportunity. They begin with thoughts like “When am I going to get my big break? When is my talent going to get recognized?” In and of itself, those questions seem harmless. But the problem with that mindset is that it causes people to exhaust themselves chasing the favor of man rather than trusting God. It’s an easy trap to slip into. We can all be guilty of spending too much energy in pursuit of the favor of man rather than trusting that God’s favor will open up doors of greater opportunity in our life.
There’s a difference between chasing opportunity and making the most of every opportunity.But we often forget that God has a way of using the unseen, unnoticed places of life to promote people. Some of the most visible people in life started in the most invisible places. Jesus showed us that to lead is to serve. Leadership starts with a basin of water and a towel, a moment often overlooked. And the big moments in life have their roots in small opportunities.
- If you’re a server at a restaurant, give people the greatest experience you can.
- If you’re a gopher at work, running small and trivial errands, do it with the attitude of an executive.
- When you’re out and about in daily life, have genuine conversations with other people.
When you concentrate on making the most of every opportunity, God’s favor will be free to flow in your life and open doors of greater opportunity.