We MUST read God’s Word!

As a leader and child of God, it is our duty and privilege to read the Bible.  Practice reading God’s word daily.  As you mediate and live by the principles written therein, you will stay on the right path and have good success.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Psalm 119:105 ESV

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Joshua 1:8 ESV

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Although we know we should read the Word of God, too many times other things seem to get in the way of this most important area of our lives!  I had good intentions but it seemed I just couldn’t fit reading the Bible into my daily schedule.  I had too much to do and my intentions to read never came about!

Finally I realized that I can never be the person I want to be, if I don’t read the Bible and pray daily!  After all, I claim to be a Christian.  How could I become all God wants me to be if  I’m not allowing the Holy Spirit to teach me?  Now I have a morning routine that keeps me on track for the rest of the day.  If you struggle finding time to read the Word of God, make it a priority and set a schedule to read and pray.  Allow the Holy Spirit to  draw you to read His word.  Start with small chunks of time, and soon you will realize how precious and exciting it is to read God’s word and hear from Him.  Your days will go much smoother and your relationship with the Father will grow.

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It’s Not Always As It Seems…

When you are not satisfied with life, go to God.

Things are not always as we think they are, even during the hard times in our life.  It during those times especially that we should go to God.  Go to Him.  In this verse of scripture God says twice for us to listen.    It is hard to do when your thoughts take over and all you can think about it is the current situation.  But remember what He says, His thoughts are not your thoughts, His ways are not your ways.  His thoughts are higher than ours.  How awesome is our God!!!  He sees, knows  and has  the answer. Going to God will change everything, mainly us! Our thought process and emotions will change when we go to God and take time to listen to what He says, then trust Him to work it out… HIS WAY.

MARK HIS WORDS!  Whatever He says in His Word is what to trust in.  God cannot lie! Whatever He has written in His Word is definite.  His Word will not return void.  Go to God, then listen to Him and believe what His word says about the situation.  Search the scriptures for in them you will have life.  The Word doesn’t always spell out what we  should do specifically, but they do tell you who God is and what He says He will do for you.

God wants you to have a life of peace and abundance through Him.   “Incline your ear, and come to Me.

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Isaiah 55New King James Version (NKJV)

An Invitation to Abundant Life

55 “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,
Come to the waters;
And you who have no money,
Come, buy and eat.
Yes, come, buy wine and milk
Without money and without price.
Why do you spend money for what is not bread,
And your wages for what does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,
And let your soul delight itself in abundance.
Incline your ear, and come to Me.
Hear, and your soul shall live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—
The sure mercies of David.
Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people,
A leader and commander for the people.
Surely you shall call a nation you do not know,
And nations who do not know you shall run to you,
Because of the Lord your God,
And the Holy One of Israel;
For He has glorified you.”

Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
And to our God,
For He will abundantly pardon.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

10 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

12 “For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree,
And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree;
And it shall be to the Lord for a name,
For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

***GET READY***

*** GET READY*** That’s what I’m hearing the Lord say this morning!! Has God put something in your heart that has been a desire of yours for a long time, maybe even years? God said to GET READY!! Start preparing for the journey! When you are equipped to do what He’s called you to do, He will send you forth. Get the training, study, prepare, practice. It’s coming and soon. I’m believing for many it will be before December. To God be the glory for the dream in your heart and spirit. And God will get all the glory when He sends you!!! So, *** GET READY***woman reading woman speaking woman traveling woman working out woman feeding the poor

DREAM WITH GOD!

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I am NOT of this world. I am in the world but not of the world. My mind, soul and spirit should respond to heavenly visions that God gives me. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. What we lost because of sin and our sin nature needs to be redeemed in order to live out God’s full plans and purposes for our lives, and that can only be accomplished as we are led by the Spirit of God.

We must submit our will to His will, so that we can see and live out the heavenly vision He calls us to. He became poor so that we would become rich. He gave gifts unto men and gave us power over all the enemy. So why not move forward into your heavenly call and ask God to give you his dreams and plans for your life.

I remember when God called me to write a tract about salvation in plain English and to call it Street talk, so that anyone could understand the message of salvation. I had no idea how to accomplish this. I did not consider myself to be a writer.

Two years later, the vision was still in my mind and my heart. I begin sharing this with a printer that printed materials I needed for marketing. He said Cathy I have a whole skid of paper I will give you, if you will just pay for the printing. I didn’t have the money for printing, but after sharing what the printer told me, my friend said she just received a check and she would give me 3000 dollars for the printing! My mom’s friend knew someone at her church who’s son was a graphic artist. He created the drawing that I gave him from the picture that was in my mind.

All of this was accomplished and I didn’t have one word to go on the tract. I told God I didn’t know how to do this. I asked him to give me a thought and he did, so I started writing. The words fit perfectly on the paper and I received 50,000 tracks!

I worked for a Christian publishing company at the time. Two chaplains came to the publishing house at different times. One of them was going back to Iraq. He asked me if I had a tract that he could have to put on the table because the men were grabbing up whatever they could about God, knowing they might lose their lives. I told him I did, but I didn’t tell him that I wrote it. The other chaplain who came in was from California. I also distributed them in the juvenile correctional facility for girls that I went to weekly. So the tracks that God told me to write, went around the world!

So many testimonies have happened since then. God is so good.

Dream with God let him so you what he wants you to do. Then began to open your mouth and share it with others. He will open the doors and your vision will appear before your very eyes, for His glory.

I would love to hear from you if you have a dream or vision that God has given you.

Until we meet again DREAM WITH GOD!!

Our Source For Leadership

When God created the heavens and the earth and the seas, and all that in them it is. He created the fish from the sea, the trees, plants and animals from the earth, the stars from the heavens.

Genesis 1: 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Then he created man from Himself!
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

He said let us make man in our own image, after our likeness. One of our purposes for existing, is to have dominion over the earth. He has giving us creative abilities and power to rule and reign over the earth.  But our source to become a great leader, comes from our servanthood! Jesus came to serve. The more people you serve, the greater leader you will become.

If you want to be a great leader go to your source, our Heavenly Father. He gave each of us talents and gifts to serve one another. Use your God given ability to serve as many people as you can through your gifts and talents, and you will grow to become the greatest leader you could ever hope to be.

Life Of A Leader

Are You Living The Life Of A Leader Or In The Life Of A Slave?

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If you have received the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart, you have the spirit of leadership within you. God has given you authority and power for his plans and purposes for your life, and to impact the life of others. The problem with many who are supposed to be walking in authority and leadership is, they still have the mentality of a slave.

Paul said your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ and be renewed in the spirit of your mind. That doesn’t mean we are supposed to have preconceived ideas of our own, it means we are supposed to be led by the Spirit. We have to change the way we think!

We know that the subconscious rules our natural thinking. The Bible says as a man thinks so is he. So whatever we believe about ourselves, becomes true to us. The life of a true leader believes every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, and they change their thoughts to His thoughts and walk in His authority!!

The right attitude of a leader is humility. That doesn’t mean you are a slave! Definition of humility: HUMIL’ITY, n. L. humilitas.1. In ethics, freedom from pride and arrogance; humbleness of mind; a modest estimate of one’s own worth. In theology, humility consists in lowliness of mind; a deep sense of one’s own unworthiness in the sight of God, self-abasement, penitence for sin, and submission to the divine will. Before honor is humility. Prov.15. It means you’re willing to be led and have a teachable spirit to lead others.

To become a leader we have to have the right mental conditioning. We have to allow the Holy Spirit to be our teacher and guide through the Word of God and prayer. Through right mental conditioning , the Holy Spirit will train us to be a leader and to walk in authority.

The great leaders in the Bible believed by faith. They were not defeated by their circumstances and did not embrace the mentality of a slave, but they believed and trusted in God!

Hebrews 11: 33 (NKJV) … who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weaknesses were made strong, became violent in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens, women received they’re dead raised to life again.

The source of your thoughts will become your life. Let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Surrender the slave mentality, recondition your mind with the powerful tools of the Word of God and prayer, and through His Spirit, become the true leader God intended you to be.

Leadership Skills To Stay In Business

In order to STAY IN BUSINESS you have to develop leadership skills required for the entrepreneur!

PUT GOD FIRST! Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. REALIZE that God can show you things that NOBODY can! He said in Jeremiah 33:3 (KJV) Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.
Failure is NOT an option! You have to develop a leadership mindset to be absolutely certain, that failure is not an option – Every single day!!

God gets the glory! Do you lack the confidence you need? Have confidence of your faith IN GOD to work through you. HE gets the glory!! Phil 2:13 (KJV) For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Switch – Change the way you think in a moment’s notice. This is a requirement to let go of the past and stay out of fear. the Bible says in Luke 9:62 (NIV) Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” I definitely don’t want to look back on my past. I want to always look forward. I use the image of a light switch to keep me focused anytime I sense my mind going off in a direction that it’s not supposed to. I vividly turn on a light switch as a reminder to switch back my thoughts to the path of light that I am supposed to be on, and to continue pursuing the vision God gave me.

USE YOUR TIME WISELY! Spend most of your time on what you are passionate about. Develop new skills, advance in training, focus on your vision, and make preparation. Do these things regardless if you get paid to do them or not to begin with, and the money will come, because what you are passionate about and your vision, is what you were created for. Proverbs 22:29 (ESV) Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

TAKE ACTION! The Bible says Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise, Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler, Prepares her food in the summer And gathers her provision in the harvest. Do you ever see ants sleeping or just doing nothing? They are always moving, always driven by their destiny. They don’t lack direction. Each ant has it’s own purpose and will fight to the death to defend it. Get moving towards your destiny, Take the necessary action!!

DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS! Learn what you are supposed learn and do what YOU are supposed to do.

START WHERE YOU ARE! Don’t worry about what you don’t know or haven’t learned, JUST START. Put yourself through your own boot camp. Be the master of your destiny!

IF YOU DO WHAT YOU GOD CALLED YOU TO DO, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST AND HE WILL EVEN SEND THE AID THAT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE IT!
Phil 1:6 (NIV) being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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