Here is the teaching outline for SUNDAY NITE LIVE. Join us at 6 PM EST.
To be a winning idea. . .if must first be. . .a God idea.
Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady once said:
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; and small minds discuss people.”
Henry Ward Beecher once said:
“The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.”
Three stages of an idea.
First, it can’t be done.
Second, it might can be done but it’s not worth doing.
Third, I knew it was a good idea all along.
Proverbs 18:15 TLB
“The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact, he looks for them.”
First, if you feel peaceful. . .it’s a God idea.
John 14:27 AMP
“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”
Isaiah 26:3 AMP
“You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.”
Second, does the idea line up with the Word?
Mark 3:24 AMP
“And if a kingdom is divided and rebelling against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.”
Malachi 3:6 NKJV
“For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore, you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.”
Number one, don’t think as the world thinks.
Proverbs 4:23 NCV
“Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.”
Romans 12:2 NLT
“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.”
Number two, when you think like He thinks. . .you’ll always know if you have a God idea.
Third, will the new idea help complete your God-given vision?
Proverbs 29:18 KJV
"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”.
Fourth, your spouse should in agreement with the new idea?
“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
Genesis 2:24 CEV
“That's why a man will leave his own father and mother. He marries a woman, and the two of them become like one person.”
Ephesians 5:28-31 KJV
““In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body.”
Amos 3:3 NLT
“Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction? “
Fifth, God ideas will never cause confusion.
Genesis 1:1-4 AMP
“1 In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.
“2 The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.
“3 And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.
“4 And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness.”
2 Chronicles 15:5 CEV
“There was so much confusion in those days that it wasn't safe to go anywhere in Israel.”
James 3:16 KJV
“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
Sixth, how will your inner circle feel about your new idea.
Jeremiah 23:18 GWT
“Who is in the Lord’s inner circle and sees and hears his word? Who pays attention and listens to his word?”
1 Corinthians 2:16 AMP
“For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.”
Jeremiah 23:22 GWT
“If they had been in my inner circle, they would have announced my words to my people. They would have turned back from their evil ways and the evil they have done.”
Proverbs 13:20 TLB
“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.”
Seventh, God expects us to ACT on His ideas.
2 Samuel 11:1 AMP
“IN THE spring, when kings go forth to battle, David sent Joab with his servants and all Israel, and they ravaged the Ammonites [country] and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.”
2 Samuel 11:2 AMP
“One evening David arose from his couch and was walking on the roof of the king's house, when from there he saw a woman bathing; and she was very lovely to behold.”