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LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH MEETS REALITY PART 2

LIVING FOR CHRIST TRUTH MEETS REALITY PART 2

THE LIGHT OF TRUTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE LIGHT OF TRUTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

In today’s discussion we will continue to focus our attention on how we are to live daily for Christ by presenting our whole body as a living Sacrifice, because this is how God wants us to live out our lives and the Bible says this to us, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God,to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1 ESV)

Our bodies are the Holy Kingdom of God and that includes our Minds, our Thoughts, our Emotions, our Praise, our Service, it is the entire package of our being.  It is the place the Holy Spirit takes up residents and in order for the Holy Spirit to dwell there continuously we must deny self and allow Truth to become Reality.

How do you understand truth when we allow our negative emotions to take control of our thought process, we speak words that are hurtful and sometimes dangerous to another person’s life, accuse others of thinking more highly of themselves without looking first within ourselves?  Truth is learning to deny self and seek the higher understanding of who God is, who we are and who we are in God.  When we do this we soon discover our own displeasures with our life when we refuse to accept Truth as Reality.  At this point it provides us with an opportunity to re-examine self and place self in its proper perspective for training and future growth in making our bodies holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

In my many years of studying and teaching I have discovered that the hardest thing for a person to do is to let go of self and accept Truth as Reality.  They cling to self by denying Truth, because they believe in self, they love self and really deny truth because truth is too simple for them to wrap their minds around.  It becomes a frighten experience to fully comprehend.  Now I say to you, if you want Truth to be birthed in you, there is only one way for it to happen, and that is, you must let go of self and allow self to die.  It is time that we transform our thinking and begin to live for Christ.

CHILDREN OF GOD, may your day be one of peace, love and joy.  As you live for Christ, allow His blessings to fill you life with the abundantly fruits that He has set aside just for you.  In Jesus name we pray, AMEN!

 

 

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BE ENCOURAGED YOUR BLESSING TODAY IS IN YOUR IMAGINATION

BE ENCOURAGED YOUR BLESSING TODAY IS IN YOUR IMAGINATION

Today, we want you to learn to use your imagination and stop living without the desires of your heart and placing limitations on your life.  Yes we understand that in this world today, people are filled with anxious desires to overcome their present lot in life. Anxieties are running deep in their veins, being faced with much lack of everything that this world has to offer and in their heart of hearts not being able to have the basics necessaries that GOD has promised to them that love and believe in the LORD.  Nevertheless, I say to all the people, know that GOD never makes a promise that he will not fulfill.  Just hold onto God’s unchanging hands and your storehouse will never be bare.  You see, God has provided the world with all the necessary things for man’s survival in this world.

Your Imagination is the greatest tool that God has provided to you in order to help you obtain any desire you may have.  Learning to use your imagination properly is the job of each individual.  Therefore, today we set before this video clip as a starting point to help you expand your thought process that it may stir up the many gifts that God has already provided for you.  All you have to do is click on it watch and listen and let it move you into action.  “DO IT NOW!”

We thank you for taking the time to study this valuable lesson with us today, and we seek God for His Blessings over your life, the life of your families and your ministries.  Never give up, never give in, the race is not to the one who can run the fastest, nor the one who is the strongest, but it is won by the one who can endure the trials and tribulations that are set out in front of them by showing love, patience, understanding and always willing to go the extra mile.

Please visit our home page and video channel for more in depth study on this subject and the many subjects we teach here daily.  Just click on any one of the links below or you can email me personally and I will respond back to you personally.  “BE BLESSED AND LIVE IN PEACE!”

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SEIZE THE MOMENT EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD

SEIZE THE MOMENT EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD

Today, I took a walk around the neighborhood and realized that on this earth as it is, we only have this moment to live out the purpose for which God has provided for each one of His Children.  Tomorrow is not promised, this is the moment which God has chosen for us to be true to ourselves and obey His will.  We must learn to, SEIZE THE MOMENT, BECAUSE EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD. 

SNOW FALLS IN THE MOMENT OF TIME (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

SNOW FALLS IN THE MOMENT OF TIME (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

 

As I stood and looked all around the snow covered grounds, I could sense the present of God’s hand moving me to higher grounds, I heard His voice saying, “now is the time!” You are one of my chosen servants, stop standing around. Then I said, “But God,” God’s voice spoke to me again as I was looking all around and said, “My Son, “now is the time!” I was trying to understand what God was prompting me to do, and at that very moment, these words of scripture flashed into my mind.

Now listen up and try to understand what these beautiful words of scripture were saying, “The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor satisfaction to the wise, or riches to the smart, nor grace to the learned. Sooner or later bad luck hits us all. No one can predict misfortune. Like fish caught in a cruel net or birds in a trap, so men and women are caught By accidents evil and sudden.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11-12 MSG)

 

THE BEAUTY OF THE SNOWFLAKES (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE BEAUTY OF THE SNOWFLAKES (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

As the snow continued to fall, and darkness was coming upon me, I soon realized that all though I was standing in the shadow of space and time, I was truly blessed to be able to see and experience God’s grace all around me.  The beauty of the snowflakes falling and covering all the blight and wounds the neighborhood had sustained over a period of time.  God was injecting new life, not only into the neighborhood but into my mind, when He kept saying to me, “Now is the time.”  As I stood there looking all around, I thought of Moses when he had led God’s people out of slavery and had arrived at the Red Sea, and it seem there was no place to go. Moses was standing there looking up starring at God and God spoke to Moses and said, “Moses, what is that in your hand?”  Moses said, “It’s a rod,” God said, “stretch it out!”  Sometimes, as we stand, looking around in our weariness trying to understand what God is saying, we just have to be obedient to the word of God and just stretch out what God has already placed in our hands.

When we take the time to listen to the words of God, He will speak plainly and tell us just what He wants us to do.  These are the words I heard the voice of God say to me on that snowy day, “SEIZE THE MOMENT EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD!”  It was the power of those words that got me to thinking, and as I stood there, this scripture came into my thoughts, “Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure!

Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love Each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange for the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily! This is your last and only chance at it, for there’s neither work to do nor thoughts to think In the company of the dead, where you’re most certainly headed. (Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 MSG)

Now let me encourage each one of you to, “SEIZE THE MOMENT, BECAUSE EACH DAY IS A GIFT FROM GOD!”

 

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

Shania A. Byars the Dreamer (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Shania A. Byars the Dreamer (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Throughout this year we have discussed with you many times the word transformation.”  We have done so because we realized early on as we begin this teaching ministry that in order for us to be successful at what we were doing, we to needed to be in the flow of the transformation process. 

We have learned a great deal from your many wonderful comments, and as we continue into 2012, we will apply the knowledge and understanding we gleamed from your thoughts and apply them to our teaching methods in hopes that many more of you will gain some valuable lessons from what is being taught here.

The subject of this lesson is:  “YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY.”  The very first thought in many of your minds will be doubt.  Saying, I don’t have any power.  Others have the power, but I am powerless to transform a single dream I have ever had into reality.  That is truly the kind of negative thinking that hinders you from becoming the genius that God destiny you to become from the very beginning of time.  Now let me encourage you to pause your reading right here for a moment and watch this short video clip as it helps to further engage your mind with great thoughts of manifesting your dreams into reality.  Please continue reading on the other side of this video clip.  After you have completed this message, do not forget to click on the share button and share it on your social networking page as well as with friends and family.

Let us understand this one very important thing in our lives, and that is, our negative thoughts are the seeds we plant in our minds that begins the process of creating lack, poverty and all the things that we have dreamed of having, but have not been able to obtain in our lives thus far.

When your thoughts are always centered on the negative side of life, you set up the conditions which correspondence with the predominant mental attitude in your mind.  Therefore, if we fear disaster, as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking.  It is this form of thought which frequently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort.

However, if we begin the process of planting positive seeds in our mind instead of the negative ones and begin to think of some form of material wealth, the results will be that it will show up at the time and place it is most needed.  By concentrated thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize our desires; but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted, they do not have the effect we expected.  That is, the satisfaction is only temporary, or possibly is the reverse of what we expected.

This condition is because, we lack the knowledge of the power and where that power derives from.  Know that God is the source of all power that we have within our physical bodies and spiritual minds.  Therefore, we must learn to lean and depend on God when we are face with the difficult task of the transformation process.  Listen to what God tells us to do, He says, “ Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).  (Jeremiah 33:3).

 

When you are ready to put your trust in God, the power of transformation will show up on your front door step.  The power to make this happen is already within you.  God gave this power to you from the very beginning of time.  So when you say you are powerless to make your dreams become a reality, think on this, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.  (Psalms 37:4-5 AMP).

We must transform our thinking in order to realize our dreams.  The old orthodox way of thinking was to be “a worm,” to be satisfied with our portion whatever it is; but the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the best of everything, that the “Father and I are one” and that the “Father” is the UNIVERSAL MIND, the CREATOR, the ORIGINAL SUBSTANCE from which all things proceed.

Now admitting that to transform your thinking from the negative to the positive and it has been taught to us for more than two thousand years, and it is the essence of every system of Philosophy or Religion, then how are we to make it practical in our lives?  How are we to go get the actual, tangible results here and now that will make our dreams become a reality?

First, let us begin by putting our knowledge into practice.  Nothing can be accomplished in any other way.

The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first.  It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first.  It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

Let us understand that your thoughts are spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.

Remember, you have the power to make the transition from the old person to the new person.  It all lives in the power of your belief system, your thought process.  Now take advantage of the power that God has given to you, stop giving lip service to who and what you are and become the true creative power that lives within.

We minister to you this day from the position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  Learn to think Globally as you work Locally to make this major transition in your life.  I remain your brother in CHRIST, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

 

LIVING IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY

LIVING IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY

CONTINUED FROM:  “HOW DO WE DETERMINE THE BEGINNING”

Let us not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for LIVING RIGHTLY IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY,   and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living aright today.  Begin today by getting right with the world, and aided by the accumulated experiences of all your past days, learn to live it better than any of your previous days; but you cannot possibly live it better unless you begin it better.  The character of the whole day depends upon the way it is begun.

Another beginning of great importance is the beginning of any particular and responsible undertaking.  How

Mind creates life

Mind creates life (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

does a man begin the building of a house?  He secures a plan of the proposed edifice, and proceeds to build according to the plan, scrupulously following it in every detail, from the foundation up.  Should he neglect the beginning, the obtaining of an architectural plan, his labor would be wasted, and his building, should it reach completion without tumbling to pieces, would be insecure and worthless.  The same law holds well in any important work: the right beginning and first essential is a definite mental plan on which to build.  Nature will have no slip-shod work, no slovenliness, and she annihilates confusion, or rather, confusion is in itself annihilation.  Order, definiteness, purpose, eternally and universally prevail; and he who in his operations ignores these elements of precision at once deprives himself of substantiality, completeness, and the opportunity for success.

Now let us understand that the most important beginning of all, is upon the affliction or blessedness which it inevitably depends, yet the one most neglected and least understood, is the inception of thought that is in the hidden, but causal, region of the mind.  Your whole life is a series of effects, having their cause in thought, in your own thought.  All conduct is made and molded by thought; all deeds, good or bad, are thoughts made visible.  A seed put into the ground is the beginning of a plant or tree; the seed germinates, the plant or tree comes forth into the light and evolves.  A thought put into the mind is the beginning of a line of conduct: the thought first sends down its roots into the mind, thence to push forth into the light in the form of actions or conduct, which evolves into character and destiny.

Loving, gentle, kind, unselfish, and pure thoughts are right beginnings, leading to blissful results.  This is so simple, so plain, so absolutely true; and yet how neglected, how evaded, and how little understood!

The gardener who most carefully studies how, when, and where to put in his seeds gains the greater horticultural knowledge and obtains the best results; the best crops gladden the soul of him who makes the best beginning.  The man, who most patiently studies how to put into his mind the seeds of strong, wholesome, and charitable thoughts, will obtain the best results in life, and gain the greater knowledge of truth.  The greatest blessedness comes to him who infuses into his mind the purest and noble’s thoughts.

None but right acts can follow right thoughts; none but a right life can follow right acts, and by living a right life all blessedness is achieved.

He who considers the nature and import of his thoughts, who strives daily to eliminate bad thoughts and supplant them with good, comes at last to see that thoughts are the beginnings of results which affect every fiber of his being, which potently influence every event and circumstance of his life.  And when he thus sees, he thinks only right thoughts, chooses to make only those mental beginnings which lead to peace and blessedness.

Wrong thoughts are painful in their inception, painful in their growth, and painful in their fruitage.  Right thoughts are blissful in their inception, blissful in their growth, and blissful in their fruitage.

Many are the right beginnings which a man must discover and adopt on his way to wisdom; but that which is first and last, most important and all-embracing, which is the source and fountain of all abiding happiness, is the right beginning of the mental operations, this implies the steady development of self-control, willpower, steadfastness, strength, purity, gentleness, insight, and comprehension.  It leads to the perfecting of life, for he who thinks perfectly has abolished all unhappiness, his every moment is peaceful, his years are rounded with bliss, he has attained to the complete and perfect blessedness.

BEING THE CHILD OF A KING

BEING THE CHILD OF A KING

THE HEART OF THE CROSS IS KING JESUS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

I declare to you today that “I am the child of a King”, and if you have been born again, so are you.  We must learn to claim our natural birthright, and then begin to live our lives accordingly.  Why not, we are wonderfully made and very precious in His sight.  I am standing today, making this declaration to you, because God wants me to share some words of encouragement to inspire you to stand strong in the face of opposition.  He knows that all of His Children are facing some difficult times, and sometimes the trials and tribulations may seem to be taking us down instead of lifting us up.

For the past few weeks I have been on a journey to provide hope in the face of what seemed hopeless with much sickness, dispair and death in the lives of my family members and friends in a portion that I have not known in precious years.  So much seemed hopeless in the beginning, but then I heard the voice of my God as he spoke to me, and He said, My Servant, My Child, hold your head up, now look towards the hills from which all of your blessings are flowing; you are the proud Child of a King, and as such, I have sent you on a mission to help others, and I need you to be strong and speak truth to power; tell them that, I AM THEIR GOD,” and they are the proud CHILDREN of a KING.  Now give them some words of ENCOURAGEMENT that I have shared with you.

Nothing in life is ever promised to be easy, but the joy of it all is being able to experience the pain without feeling the hurt. No pain, no gain. What we come to understand about this life is that GOD will never put on us more than we can bear. He also promised that He would never leave us are forsake us, and that is one check you can take to the bank.  Trouble and the many trials of life are all around us, and they set before us, much heartache and pain.

I have been there, and I have experienced some of what you are now experiencing, but today I am encouraging you to remain strong, THE DEVIL wants to destroy your MIND by taking you down the road of negativity, and if you give him half a chance he will defeat you.

Let me share with you some THOUGHTS I hope that can encourage you and lift you up and fill your heart

For ever person there is a moment in there lif...

For ever person there is a moment in there life when everyhing changes. As a child, this window was my first view of tragedy, my first thoughts of true love, and all these years later I still wonder what he was going through that day, or he felt. It is just a window. but there is so much more there. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

with peace and joy.

Years ago, I learned an invaluable lesson; whatever we focus on, we become. That simple statement taught me a great deal. Wherever we put our energies or our attention, those things will develop. Another way I like to say it is, “Where the mind goes, the mind follows!”

If I begin to think about eating a delicious peach, I will soon find myself in my car pursuing that peach. My thought will stir my desires and emotions, and I will make the decision to follow them.

If we focus only on the negative things in our lives, we become negative people. Everything, including our conversation, becomes negative. We soon lose our joy and live miserable lives and it all started with our own thinking.

Being the Child of a King, our MINDS should always be centered on the Kingdom that is up above and not the place where we are current residing.  We must put our minds in gear and shift our thoughts to the positive side of life and begin to live in the expectance and abundance of what God has already provided for us, what Jesus died for.

You might be experiencing some problems in life not realizing that you are creating them yourself by what you’re choosing to think about. I challenge you to think about what you’re thinking about!

You might be discouraged and even depressed and wonder what caused it. Yet if you will examine your thought life, you will find that you are feeding the negative emotions you are feeling. Negative thoughts are fuel for discouragement, depression, and many other unpleasant emotions.

We should choose our thoughts carefully. We can think about what is wrong with our lives or about what is right with them. We can think about what is wrong with all the people we are in relationship with or we can see the good and meditate on that. The BIBLE teaches us to always believe the best. When we do that, it makes our own lives happier and more peaceful.

Therefore, I encourage you to remember who you are, and that is, “YOU ARE THE CHILD OF A KING!”  Be Encouraged, that the many trials which you are facing right this very moment are only thoughts in your MIND, and as such, they can be overcome.  Change your thinking, and focus on the positive.  Be Strong, and God will pick you up, clean you up, and fill your life with the abundance of all that He has in store for you.

 

 

LIVING IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY

LIVING IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY

CONTINUED FROM:  “HOW DO WE DETERMINE THE BEGINNING”

Let us not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for LIVING RIGHTLY IN THE BEGINNING AND BLESSNESS OF THIS DAY,   and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living aright today.  Begin today by getting right with the world, and aided by the accumulated experiences of all your past days, learn to live it better than any of your previous days; but you cannot possibly live it better unless you begin it better.  The character of the whole day depends upon the way it is begun.

Another beginning of great importance is the beginning of any particular and responsible undertaking.  How

Mind creates life

Mind creates life (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

does a man begin the building of a house?  He secures a plan of the proposed edifice, and proceeds to build according to the plan, scrupulously following it in every detail, from the foundation up.  Should he neglect the beginning, the obtaining of an architectural plan, his labor would be wasted, and his building, should it reach completion without tumbling to pieces, would be insecure and worthless.  The same law holds well in any important work: the right beginning and first essential is a definite mental plan on which to build.  Nature will have no slip-shod work, no slovenliness, and she annihilates confusion, or rather, confusion is in itself annihilation.  Order, definiteness, purpose, eternally and universally prevail; and he who in his operations ignores these elements of precision at once deprives himself of substantiality, completeness, and the opportunity for success.

Now let us understand that the most important beginning of all, is upon the affliction or blessedness which it inevitably depends, yet the one most neglected and least understood, is the inception of thought that is in the hidden, but causal, region of the mind.  Your whole life is a series of effects, having their cause in thought, in your own thought.  All conduct is made and molded by thought; all deeds, good or bad, are thoughts made visible.  A seed put into the ground is the beginning of a plant or tree; the seed germinates, the plant or tree comes forth into the light and evolves.  A thought put into the mind is the beginning of a line of conduct: the thought first sends down its roots into the mind, thence to push forth into the light in the form of actions or conduct, which evolves into character and destiny.

Loving, gentle, kind, unselfish, and pure thoughts are right beginnings, leading to blissful results.  This is so simple, so plain, so absolutely true; and yet how neglected, how evaded, and how little understood!

The gardener who most carefully studies how, when, and where to put in his seeds gains the greater horticultural knowledge and obtains the best results; the best crops gladden the soul of him who makes the best beginning.  The man, who most patiently studies how to put into his mind the seeds of strong, wholesome, and charitable thoughts, will obtain the best results in life, and gain the greater knowledge of truth.  The greatest blessedness comes to him who infuses into his mind the purest and noble’s thoughts.

None but right acts can follow right thoughts; none but a right life can follow right acts, and by living a right life all blessedness is achieved.

He who considers the nature and import of his thoughts, who strives daily to eliminate bad thoughts and supplant them with good, comes at last to see that thoughts are the beginnings of results which affect every fiber of his being, which potently influence every event and circumstance of his life.  And when he thus sees, he thinks only right thoughts, chooses to make only those mental beginnings which lead to peace and blessedness.

Wrong thoughts are painful in their inception, painful in their growth, and painful in their fruitage.  Right thoughts are blissful in their inception, blissful in their growth, and blissful in their fruitage.

Many are the right beginnings which a man must discover and adopt on his way to wisdom; but that which is first and last, most important and all-embracing, which is the source and fountain of all abiding happiness, is the right beginning of the mental operations, this implies the steady development of self-control, willpower, steadfastness, strength, purity, gentleness, insight, and comprehension.  It leads to the perfecting of life, for he who thinks perfectly has abolished all unhappiness, his every moment is peaceful, his years are rounded with bliss, he has attained to the complete and perfect blessedness.

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