Monday, January 30, 2012

Keys to Being Contented!

Some things we just need to get deep down into our spirits before we can proceed.

1. We are heirs and co-heirs to the Kingdom (Romans 8:5-17). Jesus died and rose again so that we may be partakers in His Kingdom. We became siblings when we received Him as Lord and Savior. His Father in Heaven became our Father

2. We need to know that our steps, the steps of a righteous man, are ordered by God. We can only become righteous when we are clothed by Him and reside in Him. The reason why Jesus could sleep through the storm was that he knew He would fulfill His purpose. We need to know what the Lord would have us do. When this becomes clear we are to wait, sit at His feet and be alert. When we know our purpose, we can live in confidence knowing everything is under control.

Now if only we would get those two things into ourselves and have those truths rooted and planted in love our Father in Heaven will bless us abundantly.

Let us expound upon the Keys to being content!

1. An attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for who you are, what you have been blessed with, and for family and friends. Even in bad times remain grateful.

2. A repented heart. Let us not blame others for our wrong doings. Blame breaths discontentment.

3. Know that we are loved by the Lord Himself. Your Father in Heaven sent His only Son so that you could live with Him in eternity. Now that is something to ponder, think about, and receive as the truth. (John 3:16)

4. Live a life of obedience. Love, listen and obey the Lord (John 23) The word tells us that obedience is much more excellent than sacrifice! For the last few weeks I have been here. To hear more clearly and obey promptly.

5. Trust the Lord with your whole heart, whole mind, and whole soul. (Psalms 21:1, 3:5-6) Know that He will never let you down and that He will always come through for you. Trust Him more than your bank account, more than the doctors, and more than your family and friends.

6. Don't allow man to deceive you. Ask the Lord for a discerning spirit and remain in the spirit of love. Every good gift come from God; remember that.

7. Finally, always wear a smile.

If we can begin here, we can then talk about the woman of Influence!

Next week... Love to you all,dianne

Monday, January 16, 2012

Moldy Oldie

Have you been in a place of complacency-stagnant in your well being? Going through the motions without results? Well, you could be suffering from an infestation of mold.

My experience is that if mold is covered in a dark damp place, it festers and grows. My next experience is that if it is left open to the elements---it becomes airborne and travels, festers, and grows.

I believe mold is like sin-any old sin. When sin is covered up by the body of Christ or by oneself it festers and grows in that dark place. Yet when sin is exposed it is free to travel throughout the body of Christ and take on an identity of its own.

What is the application for eradicating this MOLD?

O' Holy Spirit lead us to accept the truth and to expose and extinguish our sin. Show us how to apply the Love and the Blood of our precious Jesus and how to cling to the Word of God listening to it as often as we can. Show us how to apply each truth to our situation.

Those of you who are ministering to a beloved in sin-remember Love is the key that melts the stony heart towards God.

So whatever sin you are dealing with, known or unknown, it does not matter. Worry, fear, anxiety, illness, addictions, gossip, division, argumentative judgmental spirits, or whatever else-it is all sin.

The Lord is calling us to be Holy as He is Holy. What you are experiencing is the Holy Spirit on the inside burning through to the mold. Holy Spirit wants to deliver us from ourselves and the sin working of satin. In the name of Jesus, be Holy!

With mold one needs to apply some elbow grease, washing with bleach. Then sunlight is best for finishing the job.

With Sin, the Holy Spirit convicts us and then connects us with the blood of Jesus to wash us white as snow. Then it is our place to stand our ground holding fast to His Word and becoming more and more like HIM!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Prerequisite for Success!

It does not matter where you are in life or who your birth parents were. In God our Father's eyes you are unique and your steps are ordered by God Himself. Your past, your natural heritage, and your old character does not matter with God. He sees your potential according to who lives within you-Jesus the Christ and Holy Spirit.

Today I am speaking to all those who are believers, walking with Jesus, giving their lives as if it is not their own. So if any of these things are happening in your life, look up to the supplier of all our needs!

Do you feel trapped and financially you cannot seem to get off ground zero? Are you physically dealing with chronic illness and have not had success in obtaining health through the medical field? Are you in a bad relationship and do not know how to resolve personal issues? Are you mentally,or physically off balance!? Are you just giving into an addiction over and over again and cannot seem to get the monkey off your back?

Are you being tormented by well intentioned friends and relatives? Or are you tormented with your own thoughts of unworthiness or unforgiveness? Does past sin to haunt you? Is the enemy filling your mind with worldly pleasures that seem so much better then following the Lord Himself?

Do you feel like you are living live on an isolated island with no friends, family, or kindred spirits nearby? Did your old friends decide to abandon you because you gave your life to Christ and now you want to return to the same old life of sin and corruption?

Are you the person who never steps out to try something new? Are you living in fear of rejection and fear of failure to the point that is the reason why you have failed and you are rejected?

The Good News is that if we submit to God and resist the devil he shall flee from us. So you might say it is good if I am dealing with an addiction, poor character behavior, financial needs, or even those well intentioned people, because you have become aware that you have to submit it to God.

Think on those things that are above. Ponder in your heart those promises laid out to you in the Word! Begin to count your blessings and give thanks for all you have. Take out your journal and read what the Lord has accomplished in your life and in the lives of others around you.

If we want to get on with God, Holy Spirit is faithful to point out our character flaws. If we are quiet and listen circumstance will arise providing a means for you to forgive, release, and be revived. God is faithful to fulfill those things within us as we heed His call. Are we willing to see our shortcomings and pursue Him? Are we willing to ask for forgiveness and press into His presence? It is in His Spirit we will find peace, healing, deliverance, and His agape love.

You see. it does not matter where you find yourselves. He has created us to worship Him. He has created us to love and cherish. He has known us before we were ever born. He knows the number of hairs on our heads. He has made us to be a friend of God.

Start this year off by submitting, by humbly approaching His throne-Raise your hands (even if you do not feel like it) and give God the honor and praise He rightfully deserves. When you do, Holy Spirit will guide the rest of your steps. If we are willing, He is able, more than able.


Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (NIV)

God makes all things new! You know the Scripture and it doesn't matter what kind of year you finished. This year will be brand new!

Keep your mind focused on Christ and the future. It is filled with treasures and gifts from above. Don't look back on past troubles and people that try to hold you captive. Let Jesus take you captive and allow the Holy Spirit be the stronghold in your life. Place yourself in a position for blessings and for the refreshing of the Holy Spirit as He breathes anew in you.

Seek first the Kingdom of God and all else will be added to you. In all things rejoice for He is completing that work He has begun within you.

Each morning proclaims the Good News that the Lord had established within you and in the world.

You might these things as trite however, re-read and ponder these thoughts. They will propel you into a New and prosperous Year!