THE LAW OF FIRST IMPRESSION says the first thing we hear often sticks inside of minds and hearts the most. Often times, the first thing we hear is not the gospel of the finished work of Christ. It is not the power of God for living 'the abundant life' to the fullest (John 10:10).
We've all heard, and probably said, "I'll believe it when I see it." But when it comes to faith and living in abundance, we have to start believing in it today, in spite of what our bank account looks like, if we want to experience it.
Christians literally only have days to do the work God has for them. A fresh look at how we should use them.
A true to life story. Ride along with a sailor who allows his pride to put himself and passengers at risk. Good applications for faith and trust.
Being grateful for abundance before we experience it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, but it's really all about realizing what we already have.
What does it really mean to be "meek"? Some think it means you are weak. Others call it "controlled strength". Which, if either is correct?
We were made to worship a Holy God. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits, but adding worship takes the benefits to a whole new level.
Looking for a creative Valentine's gift? If you're a pastor or church leader, here's why teaching your people about biblical financial stewardship is an act of love.
The Beloved Community is a two-fold dream. It has as its center point the two aspects of non-violent change that Dr. King pursued in helping to change our country toward more racial equality: Compassion and Economic Justice for all. Here's how you can create your own beloved community.
I recently sat down and looked at each of the 12 Steps of AA and tried to feel the essence of what each step is saying and calling for. There is an underlying theme for each step that I've felt inspired by whenever I read them, or talk about the steps with a client. Something about them has always struck me deeply, and did again when I was meditating on them. Here's how I've re-written the 12 steps:
Fantasy is an “imagined event or sequence of mental images, such as a daydream, usually fulfilling a wish or psychological need; an unrealistic or improbable supposition.” Your goals are not a fantasy.
The world we observe and participate in is a reflection of the thoughts we hold. This is our world. The helping, the hurting, the peacemaking, the war making, the blaming and the blessing are all reflections of us. The key to creating a more peaceful world lies in creating a more peaceful you.
Many a theologian have stated that heaven will be whatever it takes to make you happy. Is this true? Is that what the Bible teaches or are most believers in for a big shock?
The results of a poll of Christians that asked the question "which miracles of the Bible do you least believe" are shocking. A good example is offered to show why we should never doubt the Word of God.
The greatest enemy of our faith isn't something that comes against us, it's something that rises up within us.
It's difficult to get through a day without thinking about sex. That's not a confession, but an observation of the world we live in. We are surrounded by messages pertaining to sex. I can't help but think about sex when I go through the grocery line.
In our fast-food society we've lost touch with the farmer's life. But if our faith is going to bring us a harvest of blessings, we need to relearn some valuable principles.
Sometimes called the "Law of Laws," the Law of Sowing and Reaping effects every part of our lives, even if we aren't aware of it.
There are times when we end up rejecting biblical truths because of the way some people, or religions, have misused them. Visualization is a valuable tool for Christians, as long as we use it to strengthen our faith in God.
Miracles happen around us every day. However, they may pass us completely unless we're open to seeing them. The more we include our own miracles stories in our conversations with others, the more aware we become of seeing and hearing more and more miracles,
As human beings, we often know more than we think we know. Many times, we pretend not to know as a way to protect ourselves from our own power. When I become overwhelmed and think that I am alone, I use the 3 following strategies to maintain my connection with the Universe:
Before his epic battle with Goliath, David was just a lowly shepherd working for his dad. But even though he was a nobody, he had learned to trust God and that changed everything.
A sailor makes a comparrision of love letters received from his wife to the Word of God.
The Bible tells us that our lives are going to be a struggle. So if it's going to be hard to reach even the most modest of goals, why not go for all we want?
If you put two Christians together they will find something to argue about in short order. The topic of "inspiration" is no exception as many vehement arguements have occured. It appears the root of the conflict is a misunderstanding of the words "inspiration" and "preservation".
Worldly cliches are tiresome and vexing to the soul. One of the most outrageous to this writer is "Give the Devil His Due". I have never understood the intent behind that statement, but it does make the meaning of the Apostle Paul's words much clearer in his letter to the Ephesians, where he writes "Neither give place to the Devil."
Nurses are a group that are notorious for refusing help, and refusing to ask for help. They are a group that face trauma on a regular basis, who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, and who do not get help for this condition. Petitioning the Angels is a sure fire remedy to this challenge all nurses face every day!
This essay offers Jewish women a new way to look at their Pre-Passover cooking, cleaning and preparing. By seeing themselves as priestesses creating sacred space and presiding over the Passover rituals, they can approach their "chores" as a spiritual practice.
THis essay details three common themes running through both Pasover and Easter. It provides insight into both the origins of Christianity and Judaism and the reasons behind the observance of these spring holidays.
Learning how to become who you were meant to be is one of the most challenging and thrilling of life's adventures. Jan Engles-Smith of LightSong School of Shamanic Studies is a gifted teacher who delights in pointing out the way for others. “Your vision will become clear when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.” — Carl Jung
Many Christians buy into secular philosophy without even knowing they have done so. They forget that the enemy is clever, deceitful ad above all, subtle. If we focus on the greatness of God, many of the vain deceits of the world will not impact upon us.
How many times have I given up hope that my team would win the game, only to have them rally in the fourth quarter? If we can't figure out how a football game will end before it's over, why do we think we can know how something in our lives will turn out when we're not finished with it?
How do two people become so connected that they are able to communicate without being in contact physically, speak to each other through telepathy and even feel the same pains? The ability to send to and receive from each other thoughts and feelings comes from a spiritual connection between the two of you. When two people are spiritually close to each other, they are often able to sense what the other is feeling or thinking.
Yoga meditation guidance was described thousands of years ago by ancient and mystical sages. Since civilized societies began to emerge, meditation has evolved into a structured practice. Although there is not a lot of recorded information dealing with the history of meditation, its roots can be traced back to ancient times.
Are you afraid to be spiritual, to express you wisdom, or to teach what you have learned? Do you feel you are stifling yourself, and being what society and your family want you to be to stay safe? Are you concerned that you will be hurt or killed if you are truly yourself? Read about a fascinating case study and find out one of the possible causes.
This is the story about an introduction to alternative healing in an extremely alternative manner. It provides an insight into the journey of self-discovery.
The theory behind one of the most extraordinary therapeutic ideas in psychology can be applied by a believer to their own life to draw them closer to the Lord. Too many Christians live frustrated spiritual lives because they simply cannot see themselves the way the Lord wants them to be.
We are told that meditation is natural, that when someone sleeps they go into a meditative state. To fully understand the purpose and functioning of meditation one has to observe the human as both a physical and spiritual or psychological being. From the dawn of time, meditation has been a vital part of self transformation and holistic health.
Have you been crying for a vision in your life? Read Jan Engels-Smith's remarkable story of her Vision Quest and learn how her willingness showed her what unconditional love truly is.
Tips on how to stop approaching Easter as a commercial holiday and make into a spiritual and meaningful one.
When soul theft occurs, an effort must be made to recover it. Shamanism emphasizes that all experiences affect your soul and that all healing comes through the soul.The shamanic belief is that a human being is first and foremost a soul having a human experience. If the soul is cared for properly, or is healed through the process of soul retrieval, other healings can then manifest in an individual.
Why is it that believers shy away from difficult passages in scripture? Even the most popular commentaries seem to skip over them. The Bible says that some scripture is "hard to be understood", but by growing in grace we can come to an place of understanding.
If all things are possible for those who believe, then why do we struggle so much with our faith? The answer may be that we haven't allowed God to really work on it.
Our culture suffers from soul loss. It is rare to know someone who responds and lives from wholeness instead of from his past's woundedness. If a person has voids from soul loss, these voids act as magnets filling up with any energy to get whole. Extracting negative energies, bringing back the lost soul energy, and then learning how to stay whole will heal the individual, restore personal power and begin to restore wholeness in our society too.
Stroll into the small farming community of Shipshewana, Indiana and be surrounded by a culture rarely found anywhere. The town of around 536 people hosts about 500,000 visitors each year. What is the big attraction? This area of Northern Indiana is home to many of the Amish faith. Tourism has been encouraged by residents of Shipshewana, attracting people come from far and wide to experience the simple, beautiful life led by the Amish.
Traditional therapy does not hae to be a long process. When coupled with Shamanic Journeying, the process is shortened because the person being healed is fully present.
A candid look at the disparity between the world and Christianity over what day is the first day of the week. It may seem trivial to some, but as in most things, there are greater implications to one's view than can be seen on the surface of a matter.
Is the Gospel for the poor only or is it for everyone? Is God against prosperity? Let's take a look and see what God really says.
A candid look at the differences in faith for young Christians (those young in the faith) and older, more seasoned Christians. New converts will learn much from this lesson.
Life is full of promise but it must be pursued. God desgined everything around us to give more back than we put in, but we must put something in to get a return. Happiness and prosperity is ours for the taken, but we must take it.
Life experience, choice, karma, and unconditional love must be understood holistically. One without the other can bring confusion. Together, these terms explain the wonder of life.
The Napoleon Hill principles Are Helpful In All Walks Of Life. Here Is An Example Of HOW
While the author of The Secret admits that the tools and principles put forth by the book and DVD are not new, they actually have existed for centuries in the ancient teachings of Jewish mysticism, called Kabbalah. You can manifest your dreams and desires almost magically by using the technology of the Kabbalists.
How should we seek God? What does it really mean?
Christianity is put on trial by a well-known atheist. Could it be that atheism serves society better than Christianity? A poignant look at atheism at it's worst.
Do you want more out of life – or do you want to stay in the same rut a lot of people walk in? Step up to the mirror and take inventory of your heart. From there be determined you will take the right steps for change to come in your life.
The ignorant comment of a popular radio talk show host, where she blames God for evil, reflects an attitude that is found even among Christians. Believers need to guard themselves from falling into such an attitudinal rut.
When John Lennon died, Jim was struggling with a career decision. Read about the powerful experience Jim discovered through journeying that changed his life for the better.
You never have to envy anyone's job again once you understand, it's not what you do, but how you do it.
Hard times test us. They challenge our beliefs that The Universe is a beautiful place, that we will be supported in what we are trying to accomplish in our lives, and they especially challenge our belief in ourselves. But sometimes, and I'm sure you've experienced this in your own life, sometimes it gets really, really hard to stay awake and aware of the miracles in our lives. Where are the miracles then, Oh Miracles Coach?!!
Many Jews need the shabbat candle-lighting ritual to feel meaningfull and spiritual to take on thiis observance on a weekly basis. When Jewish women see themselves as priestesses creating sacred space, inviting the Divine Feminine into that sanctuary, and presiding over their Sabbath rituals in a meanignful and spiritual manner, they are more likely to commit to weekly Shabbat candle lighting .
Words on a card are so inadequate to express how we feel when describing a tragedy. I find it difficult to accept the notion that death is part of life. One seems so alive and real, and the other so quiet and distant. I would be totally lost in accepting what is so natural and normal were it not for the fact that my life journey is also my faith journey. Thank goodness that God is in my life. He stands with us at our greatest hour of need.
Most people want to put God in a box. Find out what happens when you do that.
Will you answer to the call God has on your life – or will you wonder in a lifetime of uncertainty? Wake up to the call of destiny, and walk in who you were created to be.
Have you had to deal with betrayal? Have you ever felt God betrayed you? Find out more.
It’s time to look at money in a different perspective. You must invest in your future – invest in you!
In order to go to another level in our life, we must continually evaluate what needs to go and want needs to stay. Sometimes just reconstructing and getting rid of the old ways will cause us to grow in ways we never dreamed of before.
It is over the course of hundreds of lives that you choose to master higher qualities of love, forgiveness, unconditional love, tolerance, acceptance, compassion, empathy, wisdom, and many, many more.
Faith is the proclamation of truth in the face of conflicting signs and contradictory circumstances. Faith is more important than synchronicity. The first level is to know synchronicity and to work with them. The second level is to have faith even in the midst of conflicting signs. Many people start of at the second level and then get stuck in the first level without coming back to the second level because they become dependant on the signs...
Learn what to focus on and what to forget in order to move ahead in life.
Without trying to be revolutionary, this article points out that humans, not animals have a sixth sense. Dogs seeing spirits, cats seeing ghosts and all that hubba bubba is fodder for Hollywood movies. It is people who can perceive the supernatural and not animals.
While Charles Darwin certainly deserves the discredit for promoting evolution theory, he does not wholly deserve the blame for the damage this theory has done as it itself has "evolved". Darwin made some comparisons between evolution and Christianity that will shock both evolutionist and creationists alike
Here is a different slant on the conservative vs. liberal issue. Too often we Christians think that politics and legislation is the way to reform. While much can be accomplished with good and moral laws on the books, it takes more to effect social change.
This is one of most potent stories of martyrdom in human history. The death of this great saint was prophesied in scripture and occurred just as the Bible said it would. The strength and power of this one man's testimony should instill courage in every Christian heart.
You are no doubt familiar with the harmonizing symbol of yin and yang: the mystical circle encasing rolling waves of black and white. Within the black wave rides a white dot, and conversely, a black dot is seen in the white wave. Most know its connection to the idea of yin and yang, but few know the origin of yin and yang, or anything more of Taoist thought.
Don’t let the cares of this world draw you away from your peace. Staying focused and standing firm on what is in your heart – will bring success in your life.
Being a mother can be so rewarding. We must not compromise our role as a mother. Our children’s success is in our hands.
Prayer is a powerful tool if used right, but many Christians today fall short of the mark when they pray. This article will show some of the pitfalls that Christians get caught in and how to avoid them.
Perhaps it’s time to look at the belief systems you formed in childhood, recognize they were made or accepted with your consent. Perhaps it’s time to change them if they no longer serve you?
Faith is built by the strength of one’s belief systems. The more you believe something to be true, the more faith you have in the processes associated with it.
You are a pilot flying a plane in the sky of life. As long as the skies are clear, you are able to see where you are going. But there are times when you run into dark clouds and you can’t see what is ahead of you. Your control tower knows the whole picture and is directing you to go through the clouds. You might resist and go a different direction instead because of fear, worry and insecurity.
Why are you sleeping? Can’t you hear the rolling thunder blasting the sky? Wake up, I tell you, wake up. See, the billows and the sky rolls, the winds furious, mountains and hills move from their base, and you are still asleep. Your enemies laugh because they see your fall. Continue sleeping and they will have the last laugh. Leave me alone, I’m just tired of your foolish talk, just back off Paul, Okay, Mary.
You can literally change the past by altering your perception of it. The past has no effect except by its influence on the present. By changing the past that exist in your consciousness, you alter its connection to the present reality. Time does not exist, it is an illusion, so by “going back” in what we call “time” and changing your thoughts, you will influence what you are experiencing in the Now.
Is death truly required traveling the path from employee to becoming a successful entrepreneur? In a word, yes. The Book of Numbers provides insights as to why this is true
True power is the currency of personal success. We all seek more power to overcome pain and suffering, to change circumstances or to fulfill our potential. Are you finding your true power or are you settling for less? Here are ten principles of true power to guide you toward your inner source of power so you can fulfill your highest potential.
The Law of Attraction has become a very popular subject these days, as well as a target for criticism. Some people are starting to ask questions like: How does the Law of Attraction explain events like 9/11? When we view the world from a Christian perspective, we know why there is evil and what can be done about it.
One of the most interesting and collectable artifacts from ancient Egypt is the usabti, the magical statue found in tombs. Magic played an important role in the daily life of the ancient Egyptians. Part of their magic was the belief that amulets and statues would protect them from perils, both real and imagined, in their daily lives and in the next world.
Are you willing to have faith in parenting or have faith in a 30 year mortgage? We can't surrender to material things for the cost of our parenting skills.
Are you open to God's abundance? The prayer of Jabez, and other verses in the Bible, give us a clear picture of what abundance really means and how to access it.
If you have ever longed for a deeper communication with your heavenly Father, not only in those most difficult of life's challenges but to enrich your times of daily fellowship as well, try increasing your earthly impact by living One Foot in Heaven - every day.
If you're looking for a simple guide to staying on track in your daily life, try Gabby's way. The simplicity of this 7 year old's system influenced her Nana. Why not try it yourself?.
There are no obstacles, except the ones you create in your mind. Remove those obstacles, and you will easily live the life of your dreams.
Is Hypnosis used for the good, to help people, or is it anti-Christian? If we are able to use the tool of our own God given mind to help ourselves improve ourselves, is that a sin? Dr. Bunny Vreeland delves into some of the questions surrounding Hypnosis and it's functions.
Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world. It began as a progressive religion which rejected all distinctions of caste, creed, race, or sex. It recognized the full equality of women at a time when women were regarded as property or entertainment of men, when female infanticide and widow burning was common and even encouraged. The legacy of Sikhism is its emphasis on one’s devotion to God and truthful living.
Our beliefs are based on the experiences we've had throughout our lives. But should our beliefs be built on what we've experienced? Or is there something more reliable?
Faith comes by hearing which means perception, and perception by the Word of God. The Word is Logos which means Reason. It is reason or awareness that directs your perception and determines your knowing. To know as much of the Word of God is to know as much reason as possible. All wisdom, understanding and knowledge is for you to be convinced about the truth because you are aware of all the reasons that define it.
To be in vibrational resonance with money, you have to love it. If you fear money or do not love it, you will repel it away from you. By thinking thoughts such as you should not love money or feel desire for it, you are causing vibrational dissonance between your subconscious mind and money. By loving money and being comfortable around it like it is your good friend, you free yourself to have money and have it more abundantly.
The Sumerians developed a religion and a society which influenced both their neighbors and their conquerors. The Babylonians, who also took many of their religious beliefs, borrowed Sumerian cuneiform, the earliest written language. In fact, traces and parallels of Sumerian myth can be found in Genesis.
Much like athletic practice, spiritual practice allows your to strengthen the muscles necessary for feeling unity with a Higher Power. Learn how to incorporate small and short spiritual practices -- or larger and longer ones -- into your life, so your day becomes a constant spiritual practice and your life a continuous spiritual experience.
Have you ever felt you had been left alone to figure out the complicated choreography of the dance of life? Just the opposite is true. Spend some time dancing on Daddy's feet.
Realize and appreciate every moment as perfect because your higher self has chosen everything and it is all happening in divine order and divine timing. You higher self sees the bigger picture and has decided on the best possible experience for you to have. You don’t have to worry that things are not going the way they were meant to go or regret that things are going in a different direction because of what you did...
The problem with the way most people are working on the path to success is that they are trying to drive themselves rather than allowing themselves to be driven. They are doing it the hard way rather than the easy way. It is the way that requires much effort and struggle because they are pushing themselves to do things rather than allow themselves to be guided naturally into action by their heart...
To be in-spired is to be in-spirit. We are all here to do the work of spirit or our higher selves which is the aspect of ourselves that is one with God. When we do work that is inspired, it is easy and effortless. When we connect with the movement and purpose of spirit, the things we do become a flow. It is only when we try to create apart from spirit that we feel stuck and experience a lot of friction. In order to do work that is inspired..
The Bema seat is the judgement seat of christ. Do as I have and learn about this subject it is a fact that will get your intrest and have you reading all over the bible. I enjoyed it hope you do to may the lord bless you and all your family. Give all the Glory to the Lord!!!
If we all did the work we were most inspired to do and truly desire and enjoy doing, then we would be giving our best gifts to the universe. All of us would benefit from each other’s best gifts. The world would truly be the best place we could live in. Each of us is not really doing our own work, but we are doing the work of the universe. The universe has chosen and created each of us to do a certain part of the work...
Looking for more tips on how to have a fulfilling married sex life? I invite you to check out http://www.greatchristiansex.com/ for tips that are fun and informative without being the least bit offensive. Terre Grable is a Christian licensed professional counselor. She enjoys helping couples strengthen and rebuild intimacy within their marriage and relationships.
This article offers a look at the process of inner reflection and change that takes place during the observance of the Jewish High Holy Days. Focusing on the beginning of the "Days of Awe," the holiday of Selichot, the author discusses the opportunity Jews have at this time of year to activily change themselves and their lives for the better.
Is every person unique, special and uncommon in God’s sight? Or does God identify "a common man"? If so, what makes one ... "common"? But most importantly, how does God see you? Are you uncommon ... or common? I think you should read this. I really do.
Christian marriages are not perfect because christians are not perfect. Like all other relationships, christian couples can expereinces the highs and lows of marital discord. Here are 5 things you can do to ride out some relationship difficulties
Every Christian needs to have personal devotion time (to reconnect with the Lord) and study time (to conform our minds to the things of God). This article describes how to get the most out of both.
In every moment you are in, always allow yourself to be naturally driven in your actions. When you choose to be in-spired or in-spirit, you will always be guided as to when to do what. If you find yourself trying to keep something going when you are no longer inspired to do so, then you are trying to drive the process, rather than letting yourself be driven. Whenever that happens, you know it’s not going to work because it’s not what God wants.
This article tells you how to see the Jewish High Holiday process of introspection and repentance to "write" your own pages in the Book of Life for the New Year. It also looks at how we cocreate our life with God and how God has a hand in our destiny.
Is a human embryo just a blob of protoplasm as Humanists maintain? Naturalists (evolutionists) and Biblical Theists both think otherwise. In fact, these two, who are normally at odds, share common ground on this matter. Not only do they both object to the killing of embryos for research, but they also oppose a future harvesting of the same. So, what’s their beef? Well, ... when a species consumes its own kind, what is this activity called?
Although the Lord has promised many blessings for all who are able to receive them, there really is no one who qualifies to receive anything other than condemnation from the Lord. If someone expects to obtain the blessings promised by the God of the Bible by meeting the requirements of the Law, that individual will find only curses. In fact, the Lord has determined that all fall short of perfect obedience.
A discussion of the terminology used on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur concerning sin. The author explains that the Hebrew word for sin comes from an archery term that means to miss the mark and that sacred Jewish text, the Torah, teaches Jews how to aim.
The Lord has presented everyone with a long list of promised blessings, however, no one is able by his/her own effort to obtain those blessings. In our own effort, we can only obtain the numerous curses that the Lord has pronounced on all who are imperfect; but God has made a way for all who believe in Jesus Christ.
People think that their life will only be perfect when they have achieved everything they want, when everything is completely going the way they want it to go. They are looking at the perfect state of life as something that is in the future, that they don’t have it now but they need to move towards it. The truth is even when they have reached that state, there will still be new desires that will arise to be achieved.
Bible students, do you ever find yourself questioning the sufficiency of the Bible to teach you all you need to know about God, his plan of salvation and will for your life? Here are four reasons you CAN trust the Bible as your final authority.
How do the 7 Spirits influence the actions of the Lord God? A good way to answer this question is to examine a situation that seemingly puts members of the 7 Spirits of God at odds with each other. However, even in these situations there is nothing other than unanimous agreement. The Love of God, the Holiness of God, and all the 7 Spirits of God always operate in complete unity.
The key strategy to teaching the same material over and over -- and always be fresh, enthusiastic, and effective.
Is there more than one gospel taught in the Bible? If so, do you know which one is the good news for today?
Every teacher will be criticized sometimes. This is valuable feedback! Use these four tips to make sure you handle criticism in a godly way.
There are many symbols of the 7 Spirits of God, first revealed in the very first chapter of the very first book of the Bible, Genesis, with many more listed throughout the scriptures, even unto the very last chapter of the last book, Revelations. However, it would appear that most people seeking the Lord's blessings don't really seek the Lord God, the Provider of those blessings, and rarely receive the blessings they desire.
An effective Bible lesson uses these 4 parts : Hook, Main Lesson, Application, Launch. Learn how to create powerful lessons with this structure.
Tips for Bible teachers to make it easy to remember to pray while you are teaching, not just before and after the lesson
This article explains the origins of both the Festival of 'Samhain' and the 'Feast Of The Dead' and that of 'Halloween', 'Hallow'en', 'All Hallows Eve'.
Many Bible teachers get so excited that we're not listening properly when people ask questions. This article explains the benefits and power of taking a breath before you respond to questions.
Does the Bible say anything about a Christian website? How could it? That Book was completed two thousand years ago! Well, you may find some surprises here. This material may even cause thinkers ... to rethink!
It was never the intention of the Creator for the human race to be a rat race. It was never His intention for people to live with fear and anxiety, or to have no peace. It was not His design for people to spend their days worrying about the daily necessities of life, completely absorbed in trying to earn a living.
In our busy lives, women often ignore the possibility of their homes become sacred spaces. In this article, we discuss what makes a place sacred and provide a few tips for creating a home sanctuary.
One aspect of meditation is to slow down your thoughts enough to "see" your thoughts. Being able to see your thoughts will give you the ability to change your life through the concept of the Law of Attraction.
In defense of ordinary asks a simple question. Why don't we hear more preachers talk about God using ordinary people to do ordinary things? Aaron believes that ordinary gets a bad rap and proposes a new thesis. God uses ordinary people to do ordinary things, but ordinary things really matter.
The entire universe is a projection of consciousness. We experience the universe as a projection through us because each of us is a center of consciousness. Therefore we are all centers of the universe. There really is no here or there because everything is at one point where consciousness is. We all do not exist in different places but are all present at one point.
Our sense of justice won’t not stand for the innocent being wrongly accused, yet there was one who was willing to take the blame for crimes he did not commit. Read to find out why he didn’t speak up in his own defense.
Planning a Bible lesson should include knowing your objectives, and planning questions to promote interaction with the Bible passages or topics you are teaching. Here are simple ways to get both objectives and questions lined up.
Paul's counsel to the Corinthians is just what godly leaders need to be encouraged and remain strong in a challenging role.
We can have all our needs met by our Father in Heaven, but we must ask in Faith in an attitude of absolute trust in the Love of God, without asking the Lord to compromise any of the Seven Spirits of God. The Father will give us everything we need, at the proper time, but it must be in line with His ultimate goal of transforming us into the image of His Son.
Make the opening and closing prayers around your Bible teaching time helpful and powerful -- not just conventional time-fillers.
The secret of genius lies in using the principle of correspondence to understand all things. By understanding that which is below, you are able to comprehend that which is above, and vice versa. You’re able to know all of reality without going to every place. You can know the whole world without stepping out of the door. The world’s within you. Everything you see on the outside is a reflection of what is on the inside.
Everything has its foundation in simplicity because everything comes from the same source. To understand is to know what is underneath everything that stands. It is to get to the foundation upon which everything stands. Its to perceive from the highest level of all. Things become simpler when looking from a higher plane of view. Everything can be defined to the core. All things have their most simplified and concise state.
The Lord both instituted prophecy and commissioned prophets because He greatly desires to speak to us through both His written word and His spoken word. Because God is forever the God of the present and He wants to speak to us, the Enemy, in his malevolence, has created counterfeit prophets. As a consequence, the Lord has provided us the means to test both prophets and prophecy so we can discern the genuine from the counterfeit.
The three best Bible study tools for Bible teachers are investments that will help you for many years to come.
When we do not know how to keep divine things in divine order, we produce more Ishmaels and more obstacles to the very thing we wish to see accomplished.
http://www.7-spirits.com; Faith is a characteristic of God Himself; in fact, Faith is one of the Seven Spirits of God. The Lord demonstrated His faith in both creation and the plan of salvation.
Meditation is about learning to control the influence that your mind has in your life. It helps you to find inner peace and calmness, tranquillity, and it also helps you to grow as a person.
http://www.7-spirits.com; The faith of Christ was thoroughly demonstrated in His expectancy when He commanded miracles, especially in His death and resurrection. However, the Lord needs our faith to act in concert with His faith in order to answer our prayers.