T.J. Jakes is an amazing communicator. I have heard him speak some amazing sermons. In this video he gets real, very real. It is amazing to me the people God uses. Most of the people were not the ones we might call into leadership. The disciples were from various walks of life. Peter denied Christ, the others bailed during his crucifixion. Paul was reported to have put Christians to death, David was an adulterer and a killer. God seems to take broken people and then he fills them up with himself and they become world changers.
Here is a truth, if you wait for God to make you perfect before He will use you, you will die before perfection. God uses us in spite of our faults. We may think we have certain skills and abilities but they fail in comparison to what God has in store for us. He wants us to dream big dreams and have amazing vision. I do not care what your lot is in life God can build something great on it.
God did not send Jesus to condemn the world He sent Jesus to save the world. Save us from ourselves and our selfish ambitions and desires. He has a plan for our life and a destiny. Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.” He is talking about the life of God living in us and through us. You might say your not worthy, well you are right but it is not about you it is about what God has done for us through Jesus.
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Many people get up miserable, instead of saying good morning God they say good God it’s morning. This is not how God created you to live. He created you for purpose. This video is powerful, it is about being an overcomer instead of being overcome. It features a clip from the Jackie Robinson film. A young man who blazed the way for Afro Americans to play major league baseball and it was anything but easy. How you handle the tough times, the valleys is what builds greatness in you. You may have failed personally and you have a difficult time forgiving yourself. Take it from someone who knows it is hard to get off the floor but what is the alternative. Your business may be failing, your relationships are difficult but you have the keys to make it all better.
This video if viewed correctly can allow you to refocus. To realize that you are not alone, nor are you the first one to go through what you are going through. The key is faith. King David said, “I would have lost heart but I chose to believe that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Now that is vision, seeing things that are not but in reality they are because you see life through the lens of faith.
I do hope this video encourages you. In a world of discouragement we need to be encouraged. Life is all about attitude and how you see things. So what is your attitude towards life. Are you a fighter, a person who does not quit? Do you believe you have a purpose to fulfil during this brief stint on planet earth? Well raise up and be that person. You can do it, I believe in you…and so does God.
So What Do YOu Think?
I have become a fan of Spoken Word. I have tried it myself and it is difficult but some people just sem to have the gift. Janette…Ikz shares a truth that every women who calls themselves a Christian should listen to. How many times have I seen people in bad relationships that were caused by loneliness or heat of the moment passion. People who have ended up broken and bruised because the person they married was not the person they thought or wanted them to be.
So here is some wisdom delivered in a very creative way. Hopefully is not just enjoyed and put away but that it is actually heard and understood and acted on. The power of words are only powerful when they are acted on. Words are containers that carry faith or fear so it is so important what words you act on. Hopefully this is for someone that needs to hear these words and perhaps by acting on them it will save a whole load of heartache. So What DO YOU THINK?
So if you would have told me that Gene Simmons of Kiss fame would be defending Tim Tebow I am not sure I would believe you…but here it is on video the proof…Gene Simmons is a Tebow supporter. Do you know what I support Gene Simmons. I enjoyed his TV show and I was hooked when he started to share his love for Shannon and the journey he and Shannon took to get married and in the process heal their relationship. The Bible says the truth will set you free and Gene shared his dark secrets with the one he loved and I believe God restored what could have been a disaster of a relationship.
Nick drives me crazy. This guy is by far the most inspirational person I have ever known. He is only about three feet tall mainly because he has no arms or legs but his heart is bigger than anyone I know.
Sometimes we feel like we are going through a valley with no way out. After hearing Nick’s story I think my valleys are very superficial.
Will Smith talks about reading and running. Ok I can read but running is difficult. The discipline of a daily run is something I admire. Personally I swim and everyday is a chore to make it to the Y but everyday I do I feel so much better for it.
I love the passion in Will’s voice. Hopefully this inspires a whole lot of people to some sort of disciplined exercise. So here is to reading and running… go for it.
A popular movement today is called “The Jesus Culture.” It reminds me of the Jesus People Movement which happened about 35 years ago. Just when everyone was saying, God is Dead the Jesus People Movement broke out and the saying God is dead was dead.
Many people say that Christianity is in a downward spiral. If you look at the stats for traditional churches I could see how one might believe that. However when you look at the rise of the Mega Churches and the Jesus Culture movement you might have a different opinion.
I recently returned from Redding California. Terry and I visited Bethel Church and we were overwhelmed. The key word was passion. Young, old and everything in between were totally caught up in Jesus. They took the time to let God do His thing in the services and for me coming out of a very structured Church where you knew exactly what was going to happen when this was very refreshing.
I also liked the idea that miracles were thought of as the norm. When they prayed they believed something was going to happen and it often does. Bethel has a school of ministry that has about 2000 people from all over the world attending. The town of Redding has been affected in a big way. Matter of fact if you go to the Redding website you will notice that Bethel is one of the must see attractions listed on there website.
So I thought I would give you a taste of Bethel. I understand that Bethel has its critics but I would have a little wild-fire then smoulder away in mediocrity. I love the idea also that it is not a one man show. The amount of people who ministry, I don’t mean usher or park cars or serve communion, which are not bad things to do, but the amount of people who minister is so cool. The pastor of the Church is secure in His calling and has empowered the believers and the impact is obvious.
Enjoy the music you can find a ton of it on You Tube and Bethel also has something called Bethel
Today (July 4th) I turned 66. This song says it all. I have never been the Christian I have wanted to be but God has always been the God He promised to be.
It just keeps getting better, now Nick is married. A wonderful young lady has chosen to look beyond the physical and fell in love with the person. You may have heard his story but watch this video and let it speak to you again. I do not know what you are going through but if Nick Vujicic can overcome the limitations he has just think what you can do.
So Nick is married for a while now and guess what? They are expecting a child. I know one thing their child will be one of the most loved of all children in the world. I also know that Nick will and his wife will make phenomenal parents. Congratulations.
Enjoy the video… you may want to comment and tell me, So What Do You Think?
Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli team up in Central Park and I can only wish that I was there. This is perhaps the next best thing. Perhaps you would like to share with me one of your favourite performances and I will look it up and post it on my site. (If you tube has it)
I think the best thing for you to do is put on the headsets sit back and simply soak this in…
So what do you think.
Years ago I was given a book written by Dennis Waitley called “The Psychology of winning.” In this book he shared some of the secrets that world-class athletes use that gives them the winners edge. As a Christian I found that most of what Dennis shares comes from Biblical principles. The idea of how you think is how you are is powerful. It was in this book that I first heard the statement about people who live on some day Isle. You know the person, someday I will go back to school, someday I will take those guitar lessons, someday I will travel the world. They never bring the I will into the I now.
The other principal is how you view things in your inner man. The great putter sees the putt in the hole before he actually putts the ball. The basketball player who sees the ball going into the hoop before he shoots the ball. The person who views life with a positive attitude and believes he or she will succeed at a given project. They are the kind of people who do not give up and if they fail they say something like, “will I found out how not to do it now let’s get on with finding out how to do it.” Attitude is such a key ingredient to success on planet earth.
Dennis tells the story of the prisoner of war who everyday played 18 holes of golf in his prison cell. He had a broom stick and his imagination. After spending a few years as a prisoner of war he was released and after a brief time of recovery he decided to play golf, on a real golf course, with his buddies. He shot a great round of golf and his friends were amazed. How did you do that? He answered, easy I have played golf everyday for three years in my jail cell.
The truly great athlete sees things that others don’t. When they lose they see it as a stepping block to winning. They have a goal in mind and the see themselves attaining that goal, a few losses along the way does not stop them from attaining their destiny. They preserver, they know that if they put in the work and keep on course that someday, sooner or later they will hit their goal.
Personally I have been knocked down a lot. The thing is I come from a positive fun-loving family. We are very competitive but we do not quit. My dad was a great example of that. He hated to lose but when he did have the losses he picked himself up, dusted himself off and stayed in the game. He had the ability to laugh when others would get bitter. Dad never got bitter he just kept getting better. I miss him he was a great inspiration in my life. Dad was at every game and most of my practices. I got a little embarrassed sometimes but I would give anything to look over the fence now and see my dad again. Enjoy Dennis Waitley and tell me, So What Do You Think?
OK, I must admit I have not listened to Tony Robbins before. I did read a couple of chapters out of his book, but for some reason he never connected with me. So I saw this video on you tube. It is called “The Greatest Secret Ever.” Well how do you not watch a video that has that as a title? So I listened and what he has to say is profoundly simple but a key to living a great life. We are a product of the decisions that we make.
What we focus on is what we will get. (Seek and You shall find) Decisions equal destinies.
Here is a powerful truth, you were not born to lose you were born to choose. If you do not like something you have the power to change it. The book I read a lot says, “Choose (make a decision) on who you are going to serve. When Jesus called people he gave them a choice, Follow me or not.
One day I meet a beautiful young lady and I made a decision that I was going to ask her to be my wife. It was by far one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. One day I decided that I would become a follower of Jesus Christ, this has proven to be a great decision. I have also made some really bad decisions in my life. For a long time I choose to be bitter and unforgiving, those decisions almost cost me my life. I have chosen to hold grudges far to long. I made decisions knowing that they were the wrong decisions. (It is called rebellion) I paid a dear price.
A number of years ago I decided that I would try to major on things that mattered and let go of the things that were not really that important. So the decisions I make today I would hope are relationship decisions. I want to encourage people and I desire to spend quality time with the people I love. I would love to make a lot of money but not at the expense of my family I value my friends more than I value a bank account.
So give Tony a listen, I believe he has something powerful to say. This is a Biblical concept and it is one of the keys to living on planet earth. So What Do You Think?