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.

charles spurgeon

 

***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

Born a Leader – But don’t feel like you’re there yet?

Do you KNOW you were born to lead, but don’t feel like you are there yet?

When it seems you just can’t get to where you want to be,  you must Make up your MIND!

Have you ever heard someone say “make up your mind”?  This is a statement to declare that you need to decide which direction you are going to choose, and to do it, no matter what.  When you declare and make a decision in your mind to take a course of action,  then you are actually creating or making up a mental image and thought process in your mind and insisiting that you will do it.  Think about it.  You can decide to keep reading or stop here.  It’s a mental choice.

When a woman is putting on her makeup, or a man is grooming himself, they are changing their appearance,  how they feel, what they think about, ect. So it’s the same process your mind, you can actually change the way your mind thinks and what pictures you want to create as you visualize and see the Leader you were born to be.  Many times we do this without being purposeful in our thinking, like walking, reaching for something, etc.  Our subconscious takes control.  So we must think about and decide what we will allow.

The problem with not feeling like you are the Leader you were born to be is,  you have not MADE UP YOUR MIND TO BECOME THAT PERSON!

Remember the verse of scripture in Psalms 1: 1-3 that says,

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
    Nor stands in the path of sinners,
    Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
    Planted by the rivers of water,
    That brings forth its fruit in its season,
    Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.

pine tree

The pine tree in Indiana  stays green all year round.  Take a look at this picture and say to yourself, I am like this tree.  Notice every other tree has no appearance of life, though they may not be dead, they just aren’t bearing green leaves or fruit.  God gave you the ability to create in your mind the mental image of His purpose for you as a born leader, and he gave you the ability to preform every act as that born Leader!  God wants you to have Life abundantly!

How you get there, is to MAKE UP YOUR MIND!  Make up the mental image, create the emotion, the tenacity, and deliberately do something DAILY without fail in your leadership role.  You get to decide.  Will you meditate on God’s Word and His purpose for you?  Will you allow Him to lead and guide you?  Do you want to become like the tree planted by the rivers of water who’s leaves will not wither, and prosper in whatever you do?

If so, then MAKE UP YOUR MIND – in every way that expresses you to be a leader, every day.  Meditate on the Word of God and His promises for you.  Make your mind work for you and with you.  And above all else, let God be your guide.  Holy Spirit will lead you every step of the way.

As I have heard it said, Get out of your own way!  You have the power to make up or create in your mind whatever you want to become!  Choose TODAY and MAKE UP YOUR MIND to BE A Leader, with God’s purpose in mind.

BE THE LEADER  YOU WERE BORN TO BE!!

DIGGING A NEW WELL – LEADERSHIP

DIGGING A NEW WELL!

It’s time to dig a new well.

Many times in prayer the Lord will give me a vision. This morning I see a shovel going into the ground.

shovel foot

I heard the Lord say, it’s time to dig a new well and leave the past behind! Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

According to Wikipedia.org Water wells typically range from 3 to 18 metres (9.8–59.1 ft) deep, but in some areas can go deeper than 900 metres (3,000 ft) so the fresh water can come in. A lot of times an old well may become contaminated. That is what your past will do if you allow pain or regret to remain in your heart. When these memories resurface they seek to contaminate your future. God wants you to focus on new and fresh things daily. The Bible tells us to be transformed by the renewing our mind!

This new well is for you to discover, as you leave the past behind, a clear, fresh vision the Lord wants to give you for direction in leadership.

Digging isn’t easy and does take time, but the first step is your act of faith. As you begin to put your foot on the shovel and push it into new ground, God will help you. Soon your digging will be replaced with equipment that will do the work for you. In other words, things will start to come together, and you will have all you need to complete each phase in the area of leadership the Lord has placed inside of you. Then your well will become fresh and living water for others who thirst.

man digging wellwell water druck

In the Old Testament we read about the woman at the well who came to draw water. The well was a location either outside the city walls or if fortunate, inside the city, for the women to come and draw water they needed to survive. You have living water and leadership skills that contain life giving principles for others!

Today seek God for fresh and new revelation of where He wants to take or what He wants to reveal to you as a leader. Take a step of faith! Put your shovel in the ground and start digging. Ask, seek and knock, God will answer!

Your well has the trips you want to take, the dreams in your heart, revelation, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, gifts, talents, life-giving principles to share with others. Don’t wait. Start digging today.

shovel

Leaders arise, DIG and find a new spring in your life!

DREAM WITH GOD!

street talk 1

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!!

POWER OF LEADERSHIP

I believe everyone wants to control and have power over their circumstances. I believe God has given us power! He has given us power and dominion over the earth, in fact He has given us the same supernatural power that Jesus had and more! We are supernatural beings. John 14:12 (NIV) Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Where there is fear, insecurity, anger and bitterness sometimes people will manipulate others to try control their circumstances. We were never meant to have power over people to use them for our purpose. instead we were called to serve others in the greatest capacity to affect the world around us.

The power in leadership comes from exercising who we are meant to be.

Jesus trained his disciples as leaders and he gave them power! They went out and use their leadership nature that God had given them and found out who they really were in Christ.

Jesus didn’t tell them you can’t be great. instead he told them how to be great! Be a servant! In essence he was saying Use what I have given you to serve others and you will become great.

He has given us power over the enemy, power to get wealth, power over all the enemy, power to cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, set the captives free. He has given us His Word. he has to given us promises.

Your power and leadership will become the strongest it’s ever been when you walk out the purpose God has for your life. Then I believe you will begin to use the supernatural powers he has given you to do everything Jesus did and more!

The power in leadership is being your true self.

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