Remember Your Power

April 13, 2020

This past weekend, my family and I enjoyed a beautiful Easter celebration. We Christians celebrate Easter as a remembrance of how Jesus rose from the dead after being brutally crucified two days earlier. I imagine the power involved in that process of bringing Jesus from dead to alive. That power is never-ending!

I’ve read several times in the past few days, a particular Bible verse. As I’ve said numerous times, I know God is speaking to me when I read the same info in various places at various times. The verse comes from Romans 8:11 which in essence says that the same spirit and power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in you. Think about that. The same Godly, endless, and invincible power that was used to resurrect Jesus from being dead to universally alive is a part of your very being.

It’s very easy to take this power for granted, to not believe we have it, or to feel like we are unworthy of it. I still fight this battle regularly. However, it is the truth. This power is readily available to us. Let us remember that. Later in Romans 8 it says, If God is for us (which He surely is), who can be against us? (absolutely nobody and nothing!) Not only do you have this power, but nothing can stand against it! And it is ALWAYS with you. Another powerful verse in this same chapter says that nothing can separate us from God’s love. Here’s how Romans 8 ends… “ Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Remember this power today. Know that you can use it to accomplish anything. And you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. Know that you have the power within you to overcome any obstacles, big or small. As you go through your day, remember your power. Be thankful for it, live in it, embrace it. It is yours and no one can ever take it from you. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


How Are You Like Dorothy From The Wizard Of Oz?

July 14, 2013

The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies ever made. If you’ve never seen it or need a brief review, here’s the main idea: The main character Dorothy is blown from a tornado in her home in Kansas to a beautiful place called Oz. In this place she is provided with shoes that provide unlimited power. In fact, the power is so great that the wicked witch constantly tries to take them from her. Dorothy is a hero in Oz because her house landed on a previous wicked witch who had been terrorizing the place and kills her. She also finds great friendships, and wild adventures, all surrounded by unthinkable beauty.

Even though Dorothy is provided with many great things, she misses the people at home in Kansas, and all throughout the movie she expresses her desire to get back home. To fulfill this wish, she is told she needs to make a long journey to see the wizard of oz who can grant this wish. She finally makes this long and sometimes dangerous journey and gets to the wizard where he is about to grant her wish by taking her back to Kansas. However, there is a glitch in the plan and now she is still stuck in Oz. Then the good witch who provided the powerful shoes comes to her rescue.

Herein lies the most ironic part of the movie and the theme of this post. The good witch shows Dorothy how to use the powerful shoes to take her home. However, she says that Dorothy had the power to go home all along.

What is it you are wishing for today? Whatever it is, I would like to remind you that you already have the power. Whether you are seeking love, joy, peace, patience, self-control, they are fruits of the spirit that are already part of you. 

Even if you are seeking an external thing, such as more money, a job, a new home, or anything like it, please know that the same all-powerful energy that is part of you is part of the the thing you are seeking. When you focus on that power, you let the fruits of the spirit manifest through you. You don’t have to strive for happiness. It’s already a part of you! Just meditate on that fact and let it manifest through you. As far as a material item, keep focused on that item and on the power you possess. When you do this you attract it to you. Then be sure to take any inspired action to make it happen. In the movie, the good witch gave Dorothy the instructions and she followed them. You need to do the same to make it happen and make the power work.

I will remind you that the power you have is very strong. As a result, just like in the movie, the evil one will make every effort to take it from you. However, if you rely on God and meditate on His power that is a part of you, He will protect you from those evil influences.

I remind you again that you already have the power you are seeking. Use it with confidence and for good, and there’s no place it can’t take you. Enjoy its wonderful blessings : )


Let Your Awesomeness Shine

June 26, 2013

I will start by saying that…you are awesome! It’s a fact. Some of you may respond by saying thank you and believing it, while others might doubt it and think of all of the reasons you believe you are not. Either way, it’s not something we are often told.

Whether you believe it or not, every single person on this planet has God’s power and awesomeness inside them. It’s a part of you. The other part of us is not so awesome. That is, our personal ego. It’s the ego that says we are inferior, that says we’re not good, that says we need to have a certain something to be happy, that says I can’t do it. I think you get the picture.

You have a choice. You can let your ego dominate and continue to feel the negative emotions associated with it. Or you can let your Godly spirit shine instead. It’s that spirit that is part of the unlimited power, abundance, and love of God. It is that spirit that, when you are aligned with it, enables you to accomplish anything you desire. It is that spirit that is loving, joyful, kind, peaceful, etc. and manifests those qualities in your life and the lives of others.

Which part of you will you allow to shine? I challenge you to remind yourself as much as possible of the undeniable awesomeness you have within you. Please don’t doubt it or deny it. It’s there. It’s part of you. If you don’t believe it, it’s simply because you choose not to. Let that beautiful spirit shine from within. All you have to do is acknowledge it, do what it inspires you to do, and go where it inspires you to go. When you do, you will quickly see blessings and miracles in your life. You will also be a blessing and an inspiration to others.

Remember again that you are awesome. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, and realize that no one can take it away from you. Let this awesome spirit of power and grace shine, and watch the blessings manifest. It’s awesome!


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 : )


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 : )


Powerful People

May 1, 2013

There’s something about meeting someone powerful. Have you ever done so? You may answer yes or no. However, I can answer this question for you. I will tell you that the answer is yes. Who is it? Take a look in the mirror. It is you!

Many of us don’t realize how powerful we are. I am challenging myself and anyone else to not only realize it, but to KNOW it! The power of God dwells in each and every one of us. If we ask Him for it, maintain positive thoughts in our mind, and look for opportunities to do good, the amazing power in us will manifest. You will see great things. You will experience power you never imagined, but have always had.

This reminder has helped me as I am conscious of it during the past few weeks. I challenge you to keep this reminder in the front and center of your mind as well. It’s powerful stuff!!


How To Develop Personal Power

February 17, 2013

If only I had the power to……go ahead, you fill in the blank. How often have we desired the power to accomplish a particular goal, or be the person we wanted to be, or have something turn out the way we want it to. It would be nice, right?

I am realizing more and more that this power we are seeking exists, and that we can develop it to the point where we have much more control of the outcomes in our life. So how can we develop our personal power? Here’s a very simple two step formula:

  1. Realize that we already have the power we desire. Luke 17:21 says, “the kingdom is God is within you”. That means that the love, power and grace of God Himself is a part of each and every one of us. Once we start realizing that, we experience a major sense of empowerment! I am not God by any means, yet I am still priveledged to receive the power that He willingly provides. That power is far greater than any evil or any obstacle I could ever face in life. Once you consciously realize that you have this power in you, and around you, your faith and confidence will skyrocket.
  2. Positive affirmations. How do we realize and maintain this power in our conscious mind? We do this the same way we incorporate any other belief in our minds. We repeat it over and over. We do the same with any positive thoughts that we want to be part of our normal thinking. Several times a day, repeat the statements you want to be true, and those you want to see manifested in your life. Your subconscious will eventually believe it, and you will then consciously act upon this confidence.

As you can see, the power to accomplish your goals is not missing in your life. You have the power to complete any task or reach any goal you seek. I will say it again…YOU HAVE THE POWER! It’s a matter of tapping into that power and consciously focusing on it. Pray for the direction on where to go, then seek the Spirit’s guidance, and take action with faith and confidence. Use this power for good, and it can take you anywhere. Enjoy the blessings : )


The Power of Humility

February 10, 2013

The word humility sometimes gets a bad rap in our society. It is much easier for people to strive for power and the highest position rather than lowering themselves and remaining outside the spotlight. Much of this mind set is human nature.

I am realizing more and more how humility is definitely in our best interests. Really? It’s best to be humble and lower ourselves below all other people? It is here where the concept of humility is most misunderstood. Humility is not lowering yourself to other people and letting them walk all over you. It is not completely denying yourself. It is simply loving yourself in a way that does not put you over anyone else. However,  there’s much more than that.

I was awakened to the most real definition of humility in a book called “Relentless” by John Bevere. In this book he simply refers to humility as submitting to the will and power of God. It’s a matter of simply believing that He knows all of the answers, and knows the way to your best life. He simplifies it by using a Bible verse that says “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). In his book, Bevere adds to the meaning of grace that goes beyond what we all understand it as. He says it is mainly the empowerment of God. What this verse says then, is that God provides His empowerment to those that don’t rely on their own power and strength, but instead allow Him to lead the way. The proud are those that believe they know best or try to do everything in their own power, by their own ego. God holds back his empowerment for those people.

To me, this is a very simply formula of getting out of the way and letting God do His thing through me instead of me doing everything myself. It does not mean I just sit back and don’t act. It simply means I watch and listen for His leading and act accordingly.

From this account, you can see why greater humility is greater power. It’s because you are simply relying on a power far greater than your own limits. It can only lead to blessing and success. Enjoy : )


A High Percentage Way To Increase Your Personal Power

January 27, 2013

I was reading a blog the other day. The author was lamenting the fact that, due to their busy schedule and some other things going on, they had very little time to spend in prayer and in the presence of God. I was impressed that this person even calculated it by the hour, saying they were spending an average of 4% of their day in God’s presence.

I was impressed with the detail and careful thought this author provided. That was until I thought of my own life. I realized my percentage wasn’t dramatically higher. I do have specific times that I spend in prayer, and I pay attention to the reminder’s of God’s presence. However, I realized that I don’t do it enough. As I did my own calculations, I realized my daily percentage is only around 10-15%.

We are all busy people, and our lives tend to go in many different directions each day. However, I believe we can all find more time to cherish God’s presence and power in our life. In fact, we are commanded to do so. “Seek first the kingdom and righteousness of God, and all other things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

What exactly is seeking the kingsom? From my own research and study over a period of time, I found a simple definition. It is simply focusing on the Spirit and Power of God. Instead of focusing on our limited knowledge and ability, focus on His all-knowing, all-loving, and ever present power. Do this as much as you can during the entire day. It makes a world of difference. It’s simple. The more you seek Him first, the more power and success you will experience.

I realize that it is not easy to constantly focus our attention on one thing, especially when we have so many different challenges around us. However, focusing first on God and His righteousness will give us the power to not only take on the challenges, but conquer them.

After reading that article, I decided to set a goal. My goal is to take my percentage of God seeking time from 10-15% to 75-80%. I am awake for about 16 hours a day. That would be a strong awareness of His presence for 12 of those 16 hours. That takes into account parts of my day that are non-stop, and when my work is most intense. That takes into account times where my mind is simply out of focus. Also, I am not saying that I need to be in constant awareness for the entire hour. Even if I can say for a good part of that time that I was consciosly aware of God’s power in and around me, I can count that towards my total.

Some may think this system is too artificial and forced. Perhaps it is. However, the more you do it, the more natural it becomes. Soon it will be automatic, and when you begin reaping the benefits, you will strive even more for the constant awareness of God’s presence and power.

Just as I challenge myself to take on this challenge, I also challenge my readers. I know that being aware of God’s presence and power empowers me. That is because I’ve experienced it in my life. My greatest struggles come at the times I realize my focus has been away from the Spritual power within me. Take as much time as you can to experience God’s presence. I’m not talking about hours at a time hidded in a closet praying away from everyone else. Instead, just an acknowledgement of His presence during some down time, thanking Him for your blessings while showering or putting your make-up on, 0r simply cherishing His company as you do your favorite activity. It’s really not complicated.

I really believe you will cherish this time with your Creator and seek more of it. You will be empowered and joyful, and you will see all areas of your life take shape, most likely the way you want them to. Please share your results. I will do the same. Enjoy the blessings : )