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God says, we can live in this world, but we do not have to be of this world. For this world is not our home.  We are only temporary inhabitants of this world.  This world is to be our training ground for us to live in the eternity.  Therefore, we must keep our minds centered on God, who is the one and only power source that provides all power to this world.  We may think just because we can enter into our houses, and flip a switch on the wall and our lights come on, place the key in the ignition of our automobiles, turn the key and it starts right up, that we are receiving the power for all this to happen directly from the people whom we paid our money too, but this is really not the case if we think deeply on where our energy supply originates from.

As Believers, we were given a constant source of spiritual power that we can connect too, simply by taking our minds on a journey and keeping it connected to God at all times, in order to keep our batteries charge.  Paul tells us in Philippians 2:5 these words, “5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (KJV) by keeping our minds stayed on Jesus will help strengthen us in ways that we could never imagine at any other time.

However, we must do our part to make sure our batteries are able to stay fully charged at all times.  In order to do so a transformation must take place in our minds.  Our thinking must be centered on the spiritual power source and not relying on the physical power sources of this world.

Now listen to how the scripture describes it, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2-3 KJV)

You see, your mind is the power station that supplies all the electricity to your physical body that will help you transform it into a truly beautiful living sacrifice.  You must work daily to keep your bodies physical fit and your minds spiritual renewed.  Always renewing your mind, by going to the main power source in prayer, and seeking the blessings and guidance from the one source that knows all things.

Therefore as we journey each day through the jungles of this earth, let it be a reminder for us not to store our treasures up on this earth for they can be stolen or rote away.  Simply put, the treasures we have here in this earth is not connected to the main power source.  For if, we depend upon man for our primary source of energy it will soon disappear.  A prime example of what I am talking about is this.  If we would only look at our oil, gas, and other nature resources, we can see that with man in charge, prices for these nature resources are skyrocketing every day.

In addition, to some degree, a great number of our people are suffering because they do not have sufficient funds to purchase what God has provided so freely for all his people.  The people or finding it difficult to make ends meet, and now they are becoming discouraged.  Some are just dropping out, some are committing suicide, and others develop a very negative attitude and then begin to blame all of their troubles on someone else. Then they begin to ask, why me?  Why do I have such difficult time?  I treat my fellow man with the up most respect, I go to church every Sunday, I pay my tithes, and I am a respectful person in the community and try my level best to do what’s right, but yet I am having it so hard.

When you are living in this world and you feel that the world has control of you, your thinking is not too far from the truth.  The problem that we have as we journey through our temporary home is that we forget the calling that God placed upon our lives.

We begin to live in this world as though it is our permanent home.  We begin to honor the things of man, rather than the things of God.  We forget the mission that God has called us into.  For the life that we are living is not about us, it is about God.  Then you will ask a question, a question that so many of us always ponder.

If I am going to spend all of my time doing the Lord’s work, how am I going to be in a position to pay my house note or rent, pay my car note, put food on the table, cloth my children, pay my kids college tuition. How am I going to be in a position to meet my financial obligations?  These questions or truly legitimate questions when your mind is consumed about the things of the world, but as you ponder these questions, don’t ever forget to ask the real question, and that is, where does the power sources that all the things this world operate on, come from?  Who is the one person that supplies the world of all its power?

When we want to watch a T.V. program, the T.V. must first be plugged into a power outlet source, once we plug the T.V. into the outlet we then can push the power button and then turn on the T.V., proving we have paid our utility bills.  We therefore purchase our power from a power source that is provided by man.  By paying our utility bills, this allows us to stay connected to our main power supplier.  If we do not pay, we will be disconnected from the main power supplier.  What has become lost in our worldly thinking is who supplies the energy to the utility companies that we purchase for our individual use.

When we stop and think about the sun, moon, wind, rain, rivers, streams, lakes and the oceans.  We then realize that all of these are natural resources, and each one of these are connected to the main power supply unit.  Therefore, in order for you and I to live in this temporary home of ours, we must get reconnected to the main power supply and then stay connected to that main source of energy, because without it, we will continue to stumble through the obstacles in this world and be very disappointed when things don’t go our way.

In order for us to stay fully connected to God’s power source we need to spend time with Him, be in prayer at all times, reading His Word, confessing our sins keeps us plugged in.  God is our supply line for all our needs here on this earth.  Keep your mind stayed on Him and He will never put on you more than you can bare.  He will never leave you are fail you.  Stay focus on the prize.  Jesus is your victory.

Now let me close with this final thought for each one of you who have taken the time to read this entire lesson and the many lessons we teach here daily, “Think Globally, and work locally.  Looking beyond ourselves in the real and on line world, to reach out to others who might be in need, for we all are truly our Brothers Keeper, may the grace of God abide in you now and forever, in Jesus name, Amen.

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  8. Shirley Rhodes

    How powerful these words are. I am amazed at times when I’m in the presence of some “beleivers” Recently I had the privilidge to participate in a first time Bible study with one of the local chruches in my community. As I quietly listened and watched the attitude with the way the people displayed their faith, I was truly amazed. There are so many people who really do not know the true meaning of their purpose as they journey here, therefore they fret over simple things. I beleive that until you take the focus of self you will never really know the true Source. We must be willing to sacrifice the whole sum for Christ not a portion. When I asked the members how they feel about getting down and dirty to help those who are homeless, struggling with the demons in the crack houses-you would be amazed at the response. Yet all are positioned in the building,set and ready to go to heaven. My question, have you really taken the time to slow down long enough to really know what the true Christ is about? Until you change your mind set you may be moving, but in which direction. God is the source of all power regardless of these wordly circumstances. He and he alone Is God, The Source and the Anchor. Sometime tradition can be a hinderence, I think. Thank you for sharing these thoughts and may God continue to inspire.

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