He’s Not Out To Get You

May 19, 2013

I love life! I am thankful to God every day that I’ve been given the opportunity to spend part of my eternity living on this earth and helping to make it a better place.

Unfortunately, this life is not always fun and easy. Negative things happen, and we seem to be presented with obstacles on a regular basis. Too many times, people get down on themselves when bad things happen. When presented with the opportunity to pray for divine assistance, they avoid prayer. In many cases it’s because they think God is against them instead of for them. They feel like they are not worthy of His guidance and assistance. Possibly this is because of something they are guilty about, or simply a lack of self-worthiness.

Are you one of those people? If so, I am here to tell you that God is NEVER against you, and He is ALWAYS for you. I know the feeling because I would feel that way on occasion. I would think, “why would God want to help someone like me”? I would remind myself of my sins and all of the mistakes I had made, then think about how unworthy I was.

There are two main reasons I learned that the opposite was true, and that I was indeed worthy:

  1. We are warned throughout the Bible that we would face trials. As good as life is, it’s part of the deal that we will face adversity. I learned that I am not the only person on this earth that goes through difficult times. Everyone does. However, we are reminded in this same Bible countless times that God is there to help us through those difficult times. He is there to help us gain victory, not failure.
  2. This was the clincher for me…Matthew 7:9-11 says…”which of you if his son asks for bread will give him a stone? Or if he asks for fish will give him a snake? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”

You would never give anything bad to those you love most, would you? Even though you are imperfect, you would only give your best to those you love.  You wouldn’t give anything bad in your imperfection, so do you think God would strive to give you bad things, being the perfect and loving being that He is? Never!

Please understand that God is not out to get you. He’s here to prosper you and guide you to greatness. That’s the only way He has intended that you live during this short time on earth. Instead of living in fear of Him, focus on His love and power that He readily shares with you. Use this power for your good, and to make this world a better place for everyone else. He’s out to get you to do that! Enjoy the blessings : )


How Worthy Am I?

May 18, 2013

I have learned by now when God is trying to tell me something. It is often when I see and hear the same message in many different places in a short period of time. That message over the last few days has to do with worthiness.

I have learned a great deal about how to succeed, and my level of success has dramatically increased in recent times. However, I believe I am selling myself short of even greater things, simply because I don’t feel I am worthy of that greatness.

You may feel the same way. I know many people do. Besides the many messages I’ve seen about the topic lately, here’s an excellent quote that really sheds light on the topic…

“Do you truly believe in the worthiness of your dreams? Do you truly think they are worth the consistent effort required to make them manifest? Once you truly believe, nothing can stop you but yourself, for such belief is the same power which creates and maintains all existence.” ― Stephen Richards

It’s the last line of this quote that truly grabs my attention…”this belief is the same power which creates and maintains all existence”. It tells me that when we have faith, we are thinking the way God thinks…that all things are possible. We also summon this unlimited power into our lives to manifest the greatness and success we are seeking.

In God’s eyes, we are all worthy. After all, He created us for greatness. Don’t you think you are worthy of it? Why would He create you for anything less? I challenge you to focus on your worthiness. The Bible says God is more than willing to give us great and beautiful gifts (Matthew 7). All we have to do to receive them is ask. No strings attached. That sounds like worthiness to me.

What is your desire today? Imagine yourself living with that desire already fulfilled. Know that you are worthy of it simply because of who you are…a wonderful, Godly creation. Enjoy the blessings : )

As I was searching for messages about worthiness, I found some excellent quotes. This site in particular had some beautiful ones I wanted to share. Have an excellent day : )

http://quotestouplift.blogspot.com/2012/03/worthiness-quotes.html


How Much Power Do You Have?

May 17, 2013

On a scale from 1-10, how much power do you think you have?

Can you answer that question? I will say that you cannot. The reason is that the power you possess goes far beyond any scale you can imagine. There’s a quote from “The Secret” that says, “we all work with one infinite power”.

That power lives in you, and is a part of your being. It is with you at all times, waiting to be summoned for your good. The key is to be consciously aware of it as much as possible, know that it exists, and know that it is endless and readily available at all times.

Please do not use a 1-10 scale to measure your power. In fact, don’t use any finite scale. The Spiritual power you possess is endless and limitless. So how are you going to use it to positively impact your world and those around you? Have an awesome day : )


An Exercise To Improve Your Ability To Manifest Money

May 16, 2013

Anytime I see an article about manifesting money, I am certainly paying attention! I read one such article by Steve Pavlina the other day, and it was one of the best I’ve ever seen. The information is presented in an easy to follow manner, and it really does help change your mindset about money. As your mindset changes, so do your actions and results.

In the article, the author shares how he taught his ten year old daughter about a money manifesting exercise. They took a walk and had a contest to see who could find the most pennies on the ground. He found several, while his daughter could not find any. He shared that the reason is that he simply knew the pennies were there. It was just a matter of having that faithful mindset and awareness, and knowing that the pennies were there to be found. Through his example, his daughter eventually developed the same mindset and began finding pennies as well. Sometimes she found more than him!

This example has several points. One is that there is an unlimited abundance of pennies and dollars in this world. When you realize that, know that it’s always there, and start looking for it, you manifest more of it. Then your confidence grow, you look for more if it, and find more and more. You just need to maintain this conscious awareness.

I was so impressed with this story that I had to try it for myself. I’ve done it for 4 days, and I will share my results. You tell me if it works or not. For two of the four days, I found 11 cents. Besides finding pennies, I found dimes too. Here’s how this also helps the mindset. I had some doubts the first day, and after a while I hadn’t found anything yet. Doubt is not good for manifesting anything. At that time, I thought about how I really didn’t need any pennies because I had many at home. If I didn’t find any, I could easily go home and have hundreds. Shortly after, I found two coins.

The other days are examples of how sometimes you don’t get exactly what you want, but something better. I was thinking abundance, but found no pennies. Instead, I was led to check a program I was interested in, but didn’t have the extra $20  to invest in it. As I looked at the page, I was told the program was free for an customers of my cell phone carrier. I received a $20 program for free! The other day I didn’t find pennies, but I found a $10 gift card in my mailbox for teacher appreciation.

So what do you think? Does it work? This method does not bring money that magically falls from the sky, and I know 11 cents isn’t much. However, what this experiment has done is change my mindset about money. I feel positive because this is a fun game, and I am winning! As I continue to win, I gain more confidence and positive feelings. I am more aware that abundance is all around me, and I am more willing to notice it and look for it. These are all ways that money is manifested. I strongly recommend you try it. Then as you master the manifestations of pennies, you can move on to bigger and better things. Your mindset will be where it should be to manifest more money into your life.

If you are seeking more money, do this or anything else to shift your mindset to positivity and abundance. You will have to take action, but when you do it will be right and productive. Money isn’t everything and it doesn’t guarantee happiness. However, we all need it, and I believe this is one way that will bring you towards greater abundance. I would love to hear how it helps you, so please share your success stories. Enjoy the blessings : )

Here is a link to the article. It’s an excellent read and provides much more helpful information…

http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2010/11/how-to-manifest-money/


Do You Have The Power to Find What Your Are Looking For?

May 15, 2013

The above question is one that I’m sure many people wonder. What do you think? Do you have the power to find what you are looking for?

The message I saw on a poster recently may answer that question for you. I don’t know who wrote it, but it says…”All the wonders you seek in life are deep inside yourself”.

Does that answer your question? Whatever you are looking for already exists. In fact, it is as close to you as it could possibly be…inside of yourself.

You already have what you are looking for. You just need to see it. You may be asking…really? I don’t see it. My bank account still shows a low amount. My relationships are still strained. I’m still not feeling well. Whatever you are not seeing, I completely understand. As human beings, we often base our happiness and make conclusions based on what we see.

When you live in the Spiritual realm, that attitude changes. This is where all things are possible. This is where faith is built, regardless of what we see. Remember, we walk by faith, not by sight. Remember, faith is the confidence of things hoped for, and the assurance of what we don’t see. Live in this definition of faith. When you do, and when you are consciously aware that the power within you is endless, miracles happen. Also realize that the power within you knows what you are looking for and how to achieve it. Ask for Godly guidance and do what you are directed to do.

The bottom line is this. The spiritual power that exists in you also exists in the object or situation of your desire. It is all one and the same. That is why I strongly believe the message of this poster. You have the answers you need. In fact, you already have everything you need as long as you focus on the Godly spirit within you. Keep your focus there, take the necessary steps, and watch the miracles happen. Enjoy the blessings : )


How Is Life Like A Smartphone?

May 14, 2013

Ever since I saw the smartphone for the first time, I have been in love. In my opinion, it is one of the greatest devices ever invented. In the palm of my hand I not only have a phone, but basically a ticket to the world. I get so much use from this device, yet there is so much  more potential that I am not even aware of. If I had greater awareness of what this phone could do, I would be even more amazed than I already am.

The only negative with this device is that it needs to be re-charged every day. On some days, I need to charge it more than once. This can make if difficult to function, especially if I don’t have my charger available.

Sometimes interesting thoughts cross my mind. I realized how the smartphone is very similar to life, especially one that is lived in the Spiritual realm. When you live in the Spirit, the world is at your fingertips. You get so much more from life. Many of us are unaware of the great potential we have. If we had greater awareness of what we could accomplish through the Spirit that is within us, we would be amazed at what life would bring us.

Just like the smartphone, we need to re-charge on a regular basis. When we “plug in” to our power source, our power and capability are completely restored and ready for maximum use. Sometimes we need to re-charge more than once during the day for this to happen. In fact, I will go as far as recommending re-charging as much as possible. When we stay connected to our Source, we are never without power.

When you use your smartphone today, or see someone else who does, think of how life relates. You are a very powerful “device” capable of “bringing the world” to yourself and everyone that comes in contact with you. If you haven’t already, “plug yourself in” to your power Source and be thankful for that mighty power that you are supplied with. It is indeed a gift.

I would write more, but  my smartphone is ringing, and I need to take a call. Enjoy the blessings : )


Why My Mother Is The Best

May 12, 2013

I wrote this post several years ago on a different site. I felt it appropriate to share here, especially because it’s all still true today : ) ……

With this being Mothers Day, I thought of all of the reasons I appreciate my mother so much. Actually, I lied. I cannot think of all of the reasons because there are far too many to consider. However, here are five:

  • Since the day I was born I have known that I am loved.
  • Most of my best personality traits like patience, understanding, and gentleness come from her.
  • I can talk to her about anything and get excellent advice without fear of rejection or judgement. The best part is that, even though she provides the advice, she always leaves it up to me to make the ultimate decision.
  • She is always there for me and the rest of my family. My kids say she’s an excellent “grammy” too.
  • Because she is Mom.

Simply said, mine is the best mother in the world (feel free to dispute this. I hope you think your mother is the best too).

Thanks Mom for all you do and all you are : )