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clip Beyond Blind Faith
June 03, 2019, 10:58:25 AM by oneluv

Beyond Blind Faith


 


By Paul E. Little

It is impossible for us to know conclusively whether God exists and what he is like unless he takes the initiative and reveals himself.

We must scan the horizon of history to see if there is any clue to God's revelation. There is one clear clue. In an obscure village in Palestine, 2,000 years ago, a Child was born in a stable. Today the entire world is still celebrating the birth of Jesus, and for good reason. His life changed the course of history.
How People Viewed Jesus

We're told that "the common people heard him gladly." And, "He taught as One who had authority, and not as their teachers of the Law."1

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?It soon became apparent, however, that he was making shocking and startling statements about himself. He began to identify himself as far more than a remarkable teacher or prophet. He began to say clearly that he was Deity. He made his identity the focal point of his teaching.

The all-important question he put to those who followed him was, "Who do you say I am?" When Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,"2 Jesus was not shocked, nor did he rebuke Peter. On the contrary, he commended him!

Jesus frequently referred to "My Father," and his hearers got the full impact of his words. We are told, "The Jews tried all the harder to kill him; not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God."3 On another occasion he said, "I and My Father are One." Immediately the religious authorities wanted to stone him. Jesus asked them which of his miracles caused them to want to kill him. They replied, "We are not stoning you for any of these but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."4
What Jesus said about himself

Jesus clearly claimed powers which only God has. One time Jesus said to a man who was paralyzed, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." The religious leaders immediately reacted. "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" So Jesus said to them, “Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say ‘Get up and walk’?”

Jesus continued, “But that you might know that I have authority on earth to forgive sins, he said to the man, “Rise, pick up your bed and go home.” And the man was instantly healed to all of their amazement.

Jesus also made statements like this one: “I came that you might have life, and have it more abundantly.”5 And “I am the light of the world.”6 And he said numerous times that if anyone would believe in him, Jesus would give them eternal life. “He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”7 “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish.”8

At the critical moment when Jesus’ life was at stake for making claims such as these, the high priest put the question to him directly: "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?"

"I am," said Jesus. "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."

The high priest rendered the verdict. "Why do we need any more witnesses?" he asked. "You have heard his blasphemy."9

So close was Jesus' connection with God that he equated a person's attitude to himself with the person's attitude toward God. Thus, to know him was to know God.10 To see him was to see God.11 To believe in him was to believe in God.12 To receive him was to receive God.13 To hate him was to hate God.14 And to honor him was to honor God.15
Possible explanations
“As we face the claims of Christ, there are only four possibilities. He was either a liar, mentally ill, a legend, or the Truth.”

The question is, was he telling the truth?

Maybe Jesus lied when he said he was God. Perhaps he knew he was not God, but deliberately deceived his hearers to give authority to his teaching. But there is a problem with this reasoning. Even those who deny his deity will say that they think Jesus was a great moral teacher. They fail to realize that Jesus could hardly be a great moral teacher if, on the most crucial point of his teaching -- his identity -- he was a deliberate liar.

Another possibility is that Jesus was sincere but self-deceived. We have a name for a person today who thinks he is God. Mentally disabled. But as we look at the life of Christ, we see no evidence of the abnormality and imbalance we find in a mentally ill person. Rather, we find the greatest composure under pressure.

A third alternative is that in the third and fourth centuries his​enthusiastic followers put words into his mouth he would have been shocked to hear. Were he to return, he would immediately repudiate them.

However this does not hold up. Modern archeology verifies that four biographies of Christ were written within the lifetime of people who saw, heard and followed Jesus. These gospel accounts contained specific facts and descriptions confirmed by those who were eyewitnesses of Jesus.

The late William F. Albright, a world-famous archaeologist with Johns Hopkins University, said there is no reason to believe that any of the Gospel were written later than A.D. 70. The early writing of the Gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, is why they gained such circulation and impact.

Jesus was not a liar, or mentally disabled, or manufactured apart from historical reality. The only other alternative is that Jesus was being consciously truthful when he said he was God.
What is the proof for Jesus being God?

Anyone can make claims. There have been others who have claimed to be God. I could claim to be God, and you could claim to be God, but the question all of us must answer is, "What credentials do we bring to prove our claim?" In my case it wouldn't take you five minutes to debunk my claim. It probably wouldn't take too much more to dispose of yours.

But when it comes to Jesus of Nazareth, it's not so simple. He had the credentials to back up his claim. He said, "Even though you do not believe me, believe the evidence of the miracles, that you may learn and understand that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father."16
The quality of the life of Jesus

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?His moral character aligned with his claims. The quality of his life was such that he was able to challenge his enemies with the question, "Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?"17 He was met by silence, even though he addressed those who would have liked to point out a flaw in his character.

We read of Jesus being tempted by Satan, but we never hear of a confession of sin on his part. He never asked for forgiveness, though he told his followers to do so.

This lack of any sense of moral failure on Jesus' part is astonishing in view of the fact that it is completely contrary to the experience of the saints and mystics throughout the ages. The closer men and women draw to God, the more overwhelmed they are with their own failure, corruption, and shortcomings. The closer one is to a shining light, the more he realizes his need of a bath.

It is also striking that John, Paul, and Peter, all of whom were trained from earliest childhood to believe in the universality of sin, all spoke of the sinlessness of Christ: "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth."18

Even Pilate, who sentenced Jesus to death, asked, "What evil has he done?" After listening to the crowd, Pilate concluded, "I am innocent of this man's blood; see to it yourselves." The crowd relentlessly demanded Jesus be crucified (for blasphemy, claiming to be God). The Roman centurion who assisted in the crucifixion of Christ said, "Surely he was the Son of God."19
Jesus' miracles - he cured the sick

Jesus constantly demonstrated both his power and compassion. He made the lame to walk, the blind to see, and healed those with diseases.

For example, a man who had been blind from birth was known by everyone as the familiar beggar who sat outside the temple. After Jesus healed him, the religious authorities interrogated the beggar about Jesus. The man replied, "One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!" He couldn’t understand how these religious authorities didn't recognize this Healer as the Son of God. "Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind," he said.20 To him the evidence was obvious.
He could control nature

Jesus also demonstrated a supernatural power over nature itself. He commanded a raging storm of high wind and waves on the Sea of Galilee to be calm. Those in the boat were awestruck, asking, "Who is this? Even the wind and waves obey him!"21 He turned water into wine, at a wedding. He fed a massive crowd of 5,000 people, starting with five loaves of bread and two fish. He gave a grieving widow back her only son by raising him from the dead.

Lazarus, a friend of Jesus' died and had been buried in a tomb for four days already. Yet Jesus said, "Lazarus, come forth!" and dramatically raised him from the dead, witnessed by many. It is most significant that his enemies did not deny this miracle. Rather, they decided to kill Jesus. "If we let him go on like this," they said, "everyone will believe in him."22
Is Jesus God, as he claimed?

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?Jesus' supreme evidence of deity was his own resurrection from the dead. Five times in the course of his life, Jesus clearly predicted he would die, and in what specific way he would be killed, and that three days later, after being buried, he would rise from the dead.

Surely this was the great test. It was a claim that was easy to verify. It would either happen or not. It would either confirm his stated identity or destroy it. And significant for you and me, Jesus' rising from the dead would verify or make laughable statements such as these:

"I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me."23 "I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not live in darkness, but will have the light of life."24 For those who believe in him, "I give them eternal life..."25

So by his own words, he offers this proof, ""The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise."26
Who is Jesus Christ?
“Talk is cheap. Anyone can make claims. But when it comes to Jesus of Nazareth... He had the credentials to back up His claim.”

If Christ rose, then all that he offers us, he can fulfill. It means he really can forgive sin, give us eternal life, and guide us now in this life. As God, we now know what God is like and can respond to his invitation to know him and his love for us in a personal way.

On the other hand, if Christ did not rise from the dead, Christianity has no objective validity or reality. It is all false. Jesus was merely a man who is dead. The martyrs who went singing to the lions, and contemporary missionaries who have given their lives while taking this message to others, have been poor deluded fools.
Did Jesus prove he is God?

Let's look at the evidence for Jesus' resurrection.

Given all the miracles he had performed, Jesus easily could have avoided the cross, but he chose not to.

Before his arrest, Jesus said, "I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord...and I have authority to take it up again."27

During his arrest, Jesus' friend Peter tried to defend him. But Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword back into its place...Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?"28 He had that kind of power in heaven and on earth. Jesus went willingly to his death.
Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

Jesus' death was by public execution on a cross, a common form of torture and death, used by the Roman government for many centuries. The accusation against Jesus was for blasphemy (for claiming to be God). Jesus said it was to pay for our sin.

Jesus was lashed with a multi-cord whip having metal or bone fragmented ends. A mock crown of long thorns was beaten into his skull. They forced him to walk to an execution hill outside of Jerusalem. They put him on a wooden cross, nailing his wrists and feet to it. He hung there, eventually dying. A sword was thrust into his side to confirm his death.

The body of Jesus was taken from the cross, wrapped in mummy-like linens covered with gummy-wet spices. His body was placed in a solid rock tomb, where a very large boulder was rolled down to it, to secure the entrance.

Everyone knew that Jesus said he would rise from the dead in three days. So they stationed a guard of trained Roman soldiers at the tomb. They also affixed an official Roman seal to the outside of the tomb declaring it government property.
Three days later, the tomb was empty.

Is Jesus God? Did Jesus ever claim to be God?In spite of all this, three days later the boulder formerly sealing the tomb was found up a slope, some distance away from the tomb. The body was gone. Only the grave linens were found in the tomb, empty of the body.

It is important to note that both critics and followers of Jesus agree that the tomb was empty and the body missing.

The earliest explanation circulated was that the disciples stole the body while the guards were sleeping. This makes little sense. This was an entire guard of highly trained Roman soldiers and falling asleep on duty was punishable by death.

Further, each of the disciples were tortured and put to death (individually and in different geographic locations) for proclaiming that Jesus was alive, risen from the dead. Men and women will die for what they believe to be true, though it may actually be false. They do not, however, die for what they know is a lie. If ever a man tells the truth, it is on his deathbed.

Maybe the authorities moved the body? This also is a weak possibility. They crucified Jesus to stop people from believing in him. If they had Christ's body, they could have paraded it through the streets of Jerusalem. In one fell swoop they would have successfully smothered Christianity in its cradle. That they did not do this bears eloquent testimony to the fact that they did not have the body.

Another theory is that the women (the first to see Jesus’ empty tomb) were distraught and overcome by grief, missed their way in the dimness of the morning and went to the wrong tomb. In their distress they imagined Christ had risen because the tomb was empty. But again, if the women went to the wrong tomb, why did the high priests and other enemies of the faith not go to the right tomb and produce the body?
“Men and women will die for what they believe to be true, though it may actually be false. They do not, however, die for what they know is a lie.”

One other possibility is what some call "the swoon theory." In this view, Christ did not actually die. He was mistakenly reported to be dead, but had swooned from exhaustion, pain, and loss of blood, and in the coolness of the tomb, he revived. (One would have to overlook the fact that they put a spear in his side to medically confirm his death.)

But let us assume for a moment that Christ was buried alive and swooned. Is it possible to believe that he would have survived three days in a damp tomb without food or water or attention of any kind? Would he have had the strength to extricate himself from the grave clothes, push the heavy stone away from the mouth of the grave, overcome the Roman guards, and walk miles on feet that had been pierced with spikes? It too makes little sense.

However, it wasn't the empty tomb that convinced Jesus' followers of his deity.
Not just the empty tomb.

That alone did not convince them that Jesus actually rose from the dead, was alive, and was God. What convinced them were the number of times that Jesus showed up, in person, in the flesh, and ate with them, and talked with them. Different locations, different times, to a variety of different people. Luke, one of the gospel writers, says of Jesus, "he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God."29

To write these off as hallucinations doesn’t fit. One reason is the variety of locations, times, people. But also, for hallucinations to occur, one must so intensely want to believe that a person projects something that really isn’t there.

For instance, a mother who lost her son remembers he used to come home from school at 3:30 every day. Every afternoon she sits waiting at the door, until finally sees him and has a conversation with him. She has lost contact with reality.

One might think that this is what happened to the disciples regarding Jesus’ resurrection. However, the opposite took place. They were persuaded against their wills that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Is Jesus God?

All four of the gospel writers give accounts of Jesus physically being alive again. On one occasion when Jesus joined the disciples, Thomas was not there. When they told Thomas about it, he simply wouldn't believe it. He flatly stated, "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."

One week later, Jesus came to them again with Thomas now present. Jesus said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." Thomas replied, "My Lord and my God!"

Jesus told him "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."30
What Jesus Christ offers you

Christ gives purpose and direction to life. “I am the light of the world,” he says. “Whoever follow me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”31

Many are in the dark about the purpose of life in general and about their own lives in particular. They are groping around the room of life looking for the light switch. Anyone who has ever been in a dark, unfamiliar room knows this feeling of insecurity. When the light goes on, however, a feeling of security results. And so it is when one steps from darkness to the light of life in Christ.

The late Carl Gustav Jung said, “The central neurosis of our time is emptiness.” We think that experiences, relationships, money, success, fame will finally provide the happiness we seek. But there is always a gap left. They don’t fully satisfy. We have been made for God and find fulfillment only in him.

Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”32

You can begin an intimate relationship with him right now. You can begin to personally know God in this life on earth, and after death into eternity. Here is God's promise to us:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."33

Jesus took our sin on himself, on the cross. He chose to receive punishment for our sin, so that our sin would no longer be a barrier between us and him. Because he fully paid for your sin, he offers you complete forgiveness and a relationship with him.

Here is how you can begin that relationship.

Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him."34

Right now you can invite Jesus Christ into your life. The words are not important. What matters is that you respond to him, in light of what he has done for you, and is now offering you. You could say to him something like, "Jesus, I believe in you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I ask you to forgive me and to come into my life right now. I want to know you and follow you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me a relationship with you, right now. Thank you."

If you asked Jesus into your life, we would like to help you grow to know him better. In whatever way we can help you, please feel free to click on one of the links below.
clip Prayers with God's Names
April 06, 2019, 03:21:08 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Prayers with God's Names



Kabiesi says He will rule over your life.
Jagunmolu says He will fight your battles.
 Efufulele says He will shake the ground for your sake.
Awamaridi says your secrets will not be known.
Awimayehun says whatever you proclaim shall come to past.
Atererekariaye says your name shall be known throughout the whole world for good.
 Oba Eminimaseberu says you should fear not because He is with you.
 Oba Biri Ajipoojoikuda says your days on earth have been prolonged.
 Oba Kabioosi says you shall become an unquestionable authority.
 Oba Adurotinilojoisoro says He will be with you in your trying times and that your enemies will not rejoice over you and that you will laugh last.
 Fitila Orite says He shall lighten your path and give you direction in life.
 Opaibida says He will turn your trials and difficulties to testimonies.
Oba Aigbagbe says He will remember you for good.
 Oba Aiiku says you will not die but live.
 Peace of God be with you and  your family in Jesus' name Amen
xx I has launch with God
February 29, 2016, 06:19:33 PM by Wale Adeleke
A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He gratefully accepted it and smiled at him.

His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted!

They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word.

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever..

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could
respond, he added, "You know what? He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, "dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before
his son responded, he added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime!

Embrace all equally. Have lunch with God.......bring chips.

Send this to people who have touched your life in a special way. Let them know how important they are. I did.

God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can.

Keep the faith.
xx faith
March 23, 2013, 12:49:51 AM by emmdaityp4
dont ever lose your faith because God wil do it for you
xx 8 Simple Steps To Create Your Own Miracles
February 08, 2013, 12:48:40 AM by Isaac Adeniran
8 Simple Steps To Create Your Own Miracles

To help get you started on the path of creating your own miracle, here are eight simple steps...

Be very clear.
You need to be very clear about the miracle you desire - about the good you want in your world. As you clearly visualize or imagine your miracle, focus only on the end result of what you want, not the means by which it comes about. Let the "how" be up to the working of the power of God that's working for you in response to your thinking.

Expect the best.
We tend to attract that which we love, fear, or steadily expect. So expect the best, even when negative circumstances appear--in fact, especially when they appear. When we expect less than what we want, we get less than what we want. Remind yourself that you do deserve the good you desire. You deserve it by the right of your very existence. Consciously and consistently expect that everything is working to your greatest and highest good through the working of the power of God

Let go of fear.
Fear is faith in something negative. Be watchful about your thinking. Your thoughts magnetically attract others like themselves. When you think negatively, your mind will go on a stream-of-consciousness journey into all sorts of related realms of negativity until you consciously stop yourself. All of this will block your miracle. Of course, you can't eliminate every single negative thought for the rest of your life. But all you need is 51% faith and your life will begin to turn in the right direction. When you realize this truth, you will begin to feel empowered, and your faith will become more and more self-generating. 

Open your mind to all possibilities.
When you open to a greater flow in the working of the power of God in our world, you also need to let go of the way we want it. Although miracles always unfold in a very natural manner, they often come through unexpected channels. Whenever we hold tight, mentally or physically, to having things unfold "our way," we run the risk of delaying our good, diminishing it or even blocking it all together. "What" is up to you. "How" is up to Spirit.
If you desire health, you need to see yourself healthy and filled with energy and enthusiasm for life. If you desire abundance, you need to see yourself enjoying an abundant lifestyle. And so forth. This does not mean living in a state of denial. On the contrary, you are clear about the facts of your present situation and handle what needs to be handled. But while you are doing all of this, your thinking about where you are headed is focused on what you want, not on what you don't want or where you are today.
Keep the power.

Continue reading below
xx Acknowledge God and not arbitrary law or to unknown forces
February 06, 2013, 10:07:16 PM by Isaac Adeniran
 Am not talking about religion and fanaticism .  Am talking about every day experience of acknowledging the working of the power of God to enable you to attract, create and manifest miracles in your life. and you can achieve this without being a church or a mosque goer.
 
If you want to get result on how the power of God works with your mind to ring out the result you want, start to acknowledge God and not arbitrary law or to unknown forces
 some called it the power of attraction, others say the power or attraction or the secret. it's none of these and that is the reasons why majority of people who strongly believe in God cannot get result because they have failed to acknowledge what they believe.
Digestion cannot operate in human body without the brain, forces of blood circulation is helpless without the brain. in fact absolutely, not power, no force can independently operate in the body when the head is off the body.
The same way, you cannot acknowledge any other power except God if you truly want result.
Start to have a shift of thought and thinking  and discover how the working of the power of God will work miracle to attract, create and manifest whatever you want.
xx How the Power of God Works
February 06, 2013, 09:26:56 PM by Charles Dickson
How the Power of God Works

Dear friend,
let me be frank with you and tell u in your face that if you sincerely believe in God and u call prayer incantation, you may not get the result you deserve because there is a conflict of allegiance in your mind. The same way, you cannot call miracle magic and expect more in your life. But if you don't really have any strong believe in God, it may not matter.
The same way, there is a way the power of God works. And you cannot call the working of the power of God another name that has allegiance to a different thing and expect result. Many people who strongly believe in the existence of God decide to technically ascribe the working of the power of God to another things entirely and fail to get result.
If you want the power of God to work miracle in your life, accept it as the way the power of God works and not exclusive process of law of unknown source

There is a way our body system works which is similar to the way other animals bodies work and which is different from the way the non-living object vibrate. you cannot ascribe the working of the body system as the same as the way stone vibrates.

The power of God works in a way that you can understand and follow as it has been working for ages. and for the power to work miracle in your life you must acknowledge  it as the working of the power of God and not as a result of a law of inanimate object.

Therefore if you have been using the so called the law of attraction or the power of attraction or the secret without result and you are a strong believer in the power of almighty, then change the allegiance acknowledgement and you will experience a turn around.
ask yourself why those people acknowledge particular people in their writing who have helped and supported them to write the book and not someone else. Why do they acknowledge human beings and not laws.  God is a reality and the earlier you start to ascribe God,s acknowlegement to him the better and the faster you start experience the miraculous effect of the working of the power of God
To be continue next week
xx 7 Ways to Improve Your Life with Gratitude
January 27, 2013, 06:00:59 AM by omonaija
7 Ways to Improve Your Life with Gratitude

1. Have a morning gratitude review. Make it a daily ritual to take one minute in the morning to think of all the people and things in your life that you are grateful for. You won’t get to everything in one minute’s time, but it’s enough to get you thinking in the right direction. A simple gratitude review will instantly set the tone for the rest of the day and help you focus your attention on other things to appreciate about your life. Can you think of a better use of one minute?

2. When you are having a hard day, make a gratitude list. We all have those challenging days from time to time. During those difficult days it can be hard to maintain a positive outlook. One of the things that can make a bad day much better is to take a break and make a list of all the things you are thankful for. No matter what you are going through, there are always things to be thankful for. Making a list of those things will shift your focus and make you feel much more resourceful.

3. Instead of getting mad at someone, show gratitude. I know this isn’t always the easiest thing because it requires a complete reversal in attitude. But I can promise you that it’s a great thing to do for your own peace of mind. If you get mad, try to bite your tongue and resist the temptation to react in anger. Instead, take some deep breaths, calm down, and try to think of reasons you’re grateful for that person. Find something, anything, even if it’s something very small. Then focus only on that reason to feel grateful. Slowly your mood will begin to shift away from anger toward a more empowering state.

4. Instead of criticizing, show gratitude. This is similar to the strategy above, but much less challenging. This simple tactic can literally transform an important relationship like a marriage. If you constantly criticize your spouse, your marriage will slowly deteriorate. Yes, it’s important to be able to talk out problems, but no one likes to be criticized all the time. So, when you find yourself feeling the urge to criticize, stop and get a grip on yourself. Now take a moment to think about all the reasons you are truly grateful for your spouse. Then share that gratitude, as soon as possible and watch as your relationship becomes stronger.

5. When you face a major challenge, be grateful for it. Many people will see difficulties as a reason to complain and feel sorry for themselves. Trust me, that attitude won’t get you anywhere. Instead, try to see the positive aspects associated with those difficult experiences. Could you appreciate them as an opportunity to learn and grow? This simple change in perception can transform a challenge into something positive with possible long term benefits. But for that to happen we need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude.

6. Express gratitude to others at every opportunity. Say thank you whenever someone shows you the least bit of consideration. Doing this will make you feel better and it will encourage others to be more considerate. There are plenty of rude and inconsiderate people in the world, but you can be a force for good simply by spreading some gratitude around. Be on the lookout for even small acts of kindness. When you notice them be quick to express appreciation and watch what happens. You can use the power of your gratitude to help others feel good about themselves.

7. Focus on what you have not what you don’t have. Have you ever looked around you and felt shortchanged because the place you live isn’t your dream house or the car you drive isn’t as nice as you would like? It’s easy to forget that there are billions of people who are much worse off than you are. Those people would be so grateful to have what you have.  When you compare your life to these people’s lives, you can’t help but feel grateful for the life you have.  You may not have everything, but you must admit that you have been blessed in many ways.

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xx How Can You Use the Working of The Power of God to Your Benefit?
January 13, 2013, 08:34:00 PM by Charles Dickson
How Can You Use the Working of   The Power of God to Your Benefit?

          The working  of the power of God has many uses. It can be used to achieve goals. It can be used to improve your financial situation. It can be used to get a promotion at work. And it can be used to improve your interpersonal relationships.
Indeed, the working of the power of God is very powerful and useful. It can transform a person who is struggling with his career and who feels as if he can never experience success into a self-confident individual who is ready to accomplish his goals; and will not let anything step in his way.
I’ve made your job easier, and what I’m about to reveal to you will save you a heap of time and hassle, so you can ultimately get what you desire.
If there is a secret in the world that can bring you good things, it could be the working of the power of God. This can bring you happiness, wealth, and physical well-being. You only have to know how to apply it. A few basic concepts of the working of the power of God can help you on your way.
One of the concepts central to the working of the power of God is that the things you think become reality. The things you think are energy, just as the entire world is energy. As you ponder your reality, or simply let thoughts run through your mind, you are shaping your reality. You do this by means of the working of the power of God. The energy you send out collects with like energy. Then, the working of the power of God responds to your feelings by returning the energy back to you. This happens for good or bad feelings.
Another basic concept is that it is too difficult to monitor every one of some 60,000 thoughts you have every day. The goal, instead, should be to foster a feeling of happiness, gratitude, and well-being. This will go further than trying to change every thought individually. Feelings are important to the working of the power of God.
One assumption of users of the working of the power of God is that life is meant to be joyous and fulfilling. Many people feel that their lives can be no more than difficult work situations, unhappy relationships, poor health, and a mountain of debt. Unless these people change their attitudes, they can never know the abundance they can get through the working of the power of God.
There can never be a lack of anything that you want if you follow the working of the power of God. It means that there is enough for everyone to have what they want. This is especially true because some people want certain things and other people want something else. According to the working of the power of God, what you want is always possible. One concept of the working of the power of God can be stated as something like, “what you get is what you see.” What this means in this case is that when you see a result, you will vibrate with energy based on that result. If you see good, you will send out good energy.
This energy will return to you in the form of more positive results. So, if you want positive results, you need to find a way to see the good in situations. This is how the working of the power of God works. If you see good, more good will return to you. The concept of asking for particular things is a part of the working of the power of God.
When you command the working of the power of God to give you what you want, you can get it. To do this, you must believe in it. Then, you must accept it as if you had already gotten it. Then you will find the working of the power of God bringing all kinds of good things your way.
The working of the power of God is at once both simple and complex. You must only ask and receive. Yet, to do that in confidence, you must work to restructure your whole way of thinking.
What does it mean to live totally in the here and now? It means that your awareness is totally focused on the here and now. You’re not worrying about the future or thinking of the past. When you live in the here and now, you’re living where life is occurring. The past and future are fantasies, they don’t exist. As the saying goes “tomorrow never comes”. Tomorrow is solely a concept, tomorrow is always waiting to come round the corner, but around that corner are shadows, never to have light shed on, as time is always now
xx Give The working of the Power of God Its Own Task List
January 13, 2013, 08:27:34 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Give The working of the Power of God Its Own Task List

The story goes that Esther Hicks was sitting in a diner one day with her husband talking about how overwhelmed she felt over all the tasks that she had to accomplish within the upcoming days. She received a message from Abraham to turn over the placemat that was sitting in front of her and draw a line down the middle of the paper and a line across the top so it resembled the letter t. She was to write Me on the left side and the power of God on the right side.


Then on the left side of the paper she was to write down all of the things that she was inspired to accomplish that day. The ones she was ready and willing to take action on immediately. The tasks that felt right and clear to her.

On the right side of the paper she was to write down all of the things she wanted from the power of God. Things she wasn't exactly clear on, felt any kind of resistance to doing, or items she hadn't even figured how to start accomplishing yet.


The point of this exercise is to
1. Get yourself clear on exactly what it is you are wanting and
2. Allowing and knowing that it is going to happen.

For example, a hypothetical Task List I would use for myself would be:

ME:

1.Write at least 2 fun articles today.

2. Observe quiet moment  for 20 minutes.

3. Do walking exercise.

4. Have lunch with my best friend

5. Respond to some of the emails I have received

6. Update my website with some new articles from other authors

All of the items above are tasks I feel good and inspired about accomplishing. I am happy and enthusiastic about doing them.

Now on the left side I write what I would like life to take care of. Items I am not "in the mood for" or "ready to deal with yet" such as:
1 2 ... 5
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