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Preparing for Spiritual Warfare (Lesson 2 of 4)

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WEDNESDAY INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL SERVICES 

IT’S TIME TO HIRE A PERSONAL TRAINER

Good morning my dear brothers and sisters, today is truly the first day of the rest of your blessed life, and the Lord wants you to live this day in His peace and comfort of being.  You are marvelous made to live out your dreams, because you are truly an awesome person and you have greatness in you and you can overcome the Spiritual Warfare that is upon you, now train your body and mind to fight the good fight.

 

 

Earlier on in my life while I was training to become a cross-country cyclist, I learned a great secret.  People who make the most dramatic advances in physical fitness have a personal trainer.  Without someone guiding you, you just randomly work out.  Most of us do not have the kind of discipline we need, so we hire personal trainers.  This was one of the greatest decisions, which I could have ever made, because it helped to prepare the three-dimensional self, which we will discuss in the next lesson.

John 14:26 (Amplified Bible) 26But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.

Now let us begin with a physical definition of what a personal trainer is:  A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction.

Proper exercise prescription may result in improved body composition, physical performance, and health outcomes.  The decision to hire a personal trainer may be related to a perceived ability to facilitate these factors through proper prescription and instruction or factors related to motivation and adherence. A personal trainer will pay close attention to your exercise form, workout routine, and nutrition plan.

Few studies have investigated personal training for men. Personal training in women has been shown to exercise behavior patterns, improve perceptual benefit-to-concern ratio for exercise (decisional balance), and increase confidence to choose exercise in the face of other time demands (scheduling self-efficacy).  Personal training results in higher strength, higher workout intensities, and higher perceived exertion during exercise in women. Although women working with personal trainers do self-select heavier loads than women who did not, the loads used are still below recommended training load percentages.

No matter if we are a man are a woman, we need to make sure we hire the right personal trainer to help us move on to victory.  Always keeping our eye on the prize and never losing sight of where God is trying to take us on this journey.

Now we see in John 14:26 the word “Helper”.  It is a translation of the word Paraclete.  Paraclete means, “To call alongside.”  The Paraclete, which is the Holy Spirit, will stand alongside you as your personal trainer.  He has the perfect approach and methods designed for your success.

The Holy Spirit is always there to remind you of what you already know.  Whenever you begin a training program, some of what the trainer tells you is nothing new.  When the trainer tells you to eat certain things and not others, there is no great news flash in your spirit.  You’ve heard it before.  Stay away from ice cream.  Close your mouth to pie.  Pull away from the table when the cake comes around.  It is nothing new, but the trainer reminds you of these things, things you’ve heard before, never acted on, or stopped acting on.  This is also one of the roles of the Holy Spirit in spiritual fitness.  He reminds you of all those useful things you have been learning all along.

This will concludes lesson two, and we will continue in lesson three on how your personal trainer, The Holy Spirit will guide you through each step towards victory.  Let me remind you to read and meditate on lessons one and two again to get the full benefit of where God is trying to take you in this process of preparing you physically, mentally and spiritually.

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(Your Challenge) Live a complaint free week

Good Morning my Dear Brothers and Sisters, today is the first day of the rest of your life.  Now you must begin to live your life as though there is no tomorrow.  Your Challenge begins today, and for the next 7 days to live your life “COMPLAINT FREE!”  Remember, God wants you to be happy, loving and successful, therefore learn to live in His Peace, as He embraces you with His grace and mercies and you hearts will be filled with nothing but pure JOY as you begin to live a, “COMPLAINT FREE WEEK!”

Sunday prayer praise and worship service 90 Psalms 23

Good Morning Children of God, if it is Sunday it is time to lift up your Holy Hands in prayer, praise and worship, giving all honors and glory to the Lord, for He is worthy to be praised.  Now join with us for a glorious celebration as we present you His Word for this day.

OUR OPENING PRAISE SONG

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE PSALM OF PRAISE

Now it is time to go to the Word for the Lord’s Truth

TIME FOR ALTER CALL:

HOW TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNITAL LIFE

What must I do to be saved? This question was first asked by a jailer at Ephesus, who witnessed an earthquake that freed Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were the Church’s first official evangelists, who had been falsely arrested and beaten and left in his charge. The earthquake came as the climax to a midnight prison cell prayer and praise meeting and it spurred the jailer to consider the condition of his soul.  What must I do to be saved, you asked?  If you truly want to be saved, listen to what the Lord says you must do, “you should first go to God in prayer.  When praying to Him you should tell Him you are sorry for the sinful things that you have done against Him and how you want to do the right thing from now on (1 John 1:9Acts 20:21). Next you should ask Him to forgive your sins through His death payment on the cross (Colossians 2:10-14). Last, make a commitment to God that you will wholly follow His commandments and believe on Him and His Word, with the help of His Holy Spirit (John 14:15).  Congratulations, you are SAVED (John 8:32)! You have become a new person, and you will be able to live a life that is pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 5:14-17 ). Now, God will come into your heart and live with you (Revelation 3:20). This is so you can be close to Him, receive His power, and understand His Word (1 John 3:16Acts1:8John14:26).

Preparing for Spiritual Warfare (Lesson 1 of 4)

Preparing for Spiritual Warfare (Lesson 1 of 4)

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We fight to overcome many difficult battles in life and most we lose because we go into battle unprepared to take on our adversary.  However, our adversary come prepared to win the battle.  He knows that if he is unprepared physically you will beat him with your physical strength.  He also knows if he has not condition his mind to win the battle, you will beat him mentally and physically.

And finally he knows that in order for you to win, you must have faith in your God, believing on the name Jesus and that Jesus will see you through to the end because he said in his word that he would never leave or for sake you.  Satin knows all that you know and he is prepared to use your own tools against you if you are not prepared to think on your feet and act quickly to adjust your original battle plans.

Therefore, preparing yourself for the spiritual warfare that is upon you, is the single most important thing you can do today.  In Ephesians 6:12, it says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  Now let us consider; If it were only flesh and blood we were fighting against, perhaps the battle would be much easier. However, we are wrestling against unforeseen powers that operate without boundaries or the same rules that we play by.

We know that Satin is an enemy of God.  We know that he is a fallen angel, and he knows the word of God just as well as we do.  We know that Satin is always sitting traps to snare us into them.  We further know that Satin is always prepared to fight and win each battle he enters into.

Therefore knowing these things, what must we do? The very first thing is to make up your mind that you are going to become a soldier on the battlefield for the Lord.  It is time to stop straddling the fence.  It is time to become obedient and put on the whole amour of God.  It is time to prepare for the battle by becoming, physical fit, mentally fit, and finally spiritually fit.

Yes, my brethren, you must be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  No longer can you just go alone just to get alone.  The battle has moved into our homes, into our schools, into our churches.  Satin is destroying the family.  The schools have become Satins play ground and the churches his past time.  Satin is all around, enjoying himself and making us all look like clowns.

Now listen to what the Holy word tells us, it says, “Stand therefore, having your lions girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace:  This we must do and do now if we ever expect to win the battle against Satin.  (Ephesians 6:14)” In Jesus name, let us fight a good fight.  Let us prepare ourselves and fight to win.  Remember, as long as you are a part of the process, you are taking a step towards perfection.  When you perfect the steps, you will be successful in the fight.  The battle is not to the strongest are even the swift, but to those who have the patience to endure.

 

My God is Awesome

Wednesday Inspirational and Motivational Service

Today we begin with an AWESOME WORD for you, from an AWESOME GOD who has made everything AWESOME in His own time.  Know that this AWESOME GOD that we serve is truly an ontime GOD.  He is there waiting for you and all you have to do is call on Him and He will here your call, answer your call and never let you down.  Listen to what he says, “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.(1 Corinthians 10:13 MSG)

Now it is time for the rest of the story, click on this video and let Pastor Davis share it with you…

Let us continue with the AWESOMENESS of this great day with our song of praise with Charles Jenkins

We thank you for sharing in our Wednesday Inspirational and Motivational Service, may you leave this space with a brand new outlook on life and do have an AWESOME DAY because you are truly an AWESOME PERSON.  Lift up your head towards the sky and thank God for creating you as an AWESOME INDIVIDUAL…

Keep your eyes on the Goal

Monday’s Word of Encouragement

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

15-16 So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on it.  (Philippians 3:12-14 MSG)

Be Strong and be courageous

My Brothers and Sisters, it is Monday the beginning of your brand new week, which for some will be filled with great possibilities and for others, it will be filled with many trials and tribulation.  No matter  what life may present to you this day and for the rest of the week the Lord has given me a word to give to you to encourage you, strengthen you and help you to move forward no matter what the situation in this life may be.  Here is your word for this, click on this short video clip and listen:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”(Josha 1:9 ESV)

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