Do you feel misunderstood?
Do you feel there is nobody who understands you?
Do you disapprove of how your look. . .physically, mentally or spiritually?
Do you stay within your comfort zone. . .because of how you view yourself?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions. . .then I need to introduce you to my Image Consultant. . .as He has a unique way of looking at and dealing with people.
Here are two quotes that underscore your need for a makeover by an Image Consultant.
Can you imagine how Moses must have felt?
The first time he tried to help his people he ended up on the backside of the desert.
Talk about discouragement . . .Moses had every reason to be discouraged.
He was going to change the world! He was going to create a better environment for his people! He was going to make a difference! But instead he was rejected by his people. . .exiled from power and lost his position of prominence.
Life as Moses had known it . . .was over.
The first 40 years of his life, Moses had been somebody.
For the next forty years of his life, he was a nobody.
The definitions stirred in me through a sermon that I read by a pastor Dallas Henry from Maine. Some of them are his, some of them are mine… Google gets some credit and God gets all the glory.
Backfield-in-Motion– Walking out the sanctuary during the sermon to visit the restroom or water fountain.
Bench warmer - Those who do not sing, pray, work, or do anything but sit in church.
Blitz - The rush for the restaurants following the closing prayer of morning worship.
This morning, I felt the Lord directing me to encourage you in your struggles. It was like He said to tell you that you may be down, but take heart. . . encourage yourself in His Word. You may be down … but you’re definitely coming up.
I understand this completely. . .there have been several times when I was down in my life. . .a time or two, as they say in boxing, I could have been down for the count . . . BUT God.
That’s right, no matter how far you’ve been down or what evil has come against you . . .God will bring you up.
Proverbs 24: 15,16 in the Message Bible warns anyone who comes against His own:
Just over a year ago, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a proclamation making me an Admiral in the Texas Navy. I was humbled and honored … not as much by the act as by the recommendation letter from my staff that prompted the appointment.
And yes, there is a Texas Navy and the only way you can be a part of it. . .is through appointment by the Governor.
Do I enjoy being an Admiral? Absolutely.
In fact, in the words of Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise . . .this is the Admiral’s Log 1.29.12. Notice the smile on my face. . .okay, back to business.
Have you ever heard the expression “Just get a grip?”
Have you ever said, “Well, I can’t seem to get a grip on this situation?”
Have you ever told someone, “You need to get a grip?”
Do you realize that “get a grip” is more than the title of a song by Aerosmith?
This morning as I was meditating. . .it stirred in me that believers need to get a grip of what’s been holding them back from achieving what God created and endowed them to do. . .and from fulfilling His vision for their lives in 2012.
If you believe that God is a miracle working God, then you’re ready for a miracle.
Psalm 86:10 in the Living Bible says:
“For you are great, and do great miracles. You alone are God.”
If you know that God is no respecter of persons, then you’re ready for a miracle.
Acts 10:34 says:
“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.”
Make no mistake. . .God created you to be a leader.
You can also know that the enemy has used and is continuing to use some clever tactics to keep you from realizing that YOU ARE A LEADER. Sadly, many believers allow him to get away with this deadly deception.
You may never have thought of yourself as a leader and truthfully, what you think will hinder what you accomplish.
The real question is what does God think about you being a leader. . .how does God see you?
Have you ever read a scripture. . .where you immediate response was “Wow?”
Isaiah 58:6-9 in the Message Bible says:
“This is the kind of fast day I'm after: to break the chains of injustice, get rid of exploitation in the workplace, free the oppressed, cancel debts. What I'm interested in seeing you do is: sharing your food with the hungry, inviting the homeless poor into your homes, putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad, being available to your own families. Do this and the lights will turn on, and your lives will turn around at once. Your righteousness will pave your way. The God of glory will secure your passage. Then when you pray, God will answer. You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.'”
Do yourself a big favor and read those verses at least two more times before proceeding to the rest of this blog.
Truthfully, I’ve read Isaiah 58:6-9 numerous times in other translations but never in the Message Bible until recently.
Good morning and welcome to Rich Thoughts for Breakfast this Sensational Saturday, June 29, 2013…Day 180 of our year of unfulfilled promises BEING fulfilled.
Fear is the devil’s anointing.
Now I want you to write in the following statement where you can see it…remember it…believe it…confess it…until it’s manifested in your life.
“Fear is the devil’s anointing but I rebuke it has not place in <<Name>>’s life.
Make no mistake about it. . .the enemy will continually try to bring fear into your mental thought process.