Using Biblical Faith to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

April 16, 2021
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I discuss often on this site about how the quality of your life in your outer world is very much dependent on the quality of life in your inner world, that inner world being the consistent thoughts and emotions in your mind and heart. This is backed up in the Bible which has many verses I’ve shared here often about the outer world being a reflection of the inner.

Whether the information comes from psychologists, scientists, or spiritual teachers, it is all the same. If you want to make positive changes in your world, you need to start on the inside. Whatever your subconscious mind (or your heart as the subconscious is often referred to in the Bible) believes as fact is eventually what plays out in your world. Therefore, profound changes occur when you change the established beliefs in your subconscious mind. For example, let’s say someone is seeking a long-term relationship and they are having difficulty finding the right person. This is most likely because of a subconscious belief that they are not worthy of a good person, they are unhappy with the way they look, or just believe that the right person is not out there. With this belief, they (most of the time unknowingly) are creating situations that reflect these beliefs. They are rejected for dates; they wear clothing that doesn’t fit well or is out of style, and subtly do things that prove that the right one is not there for them.

Once again, this is all because of the beliefs that are fixed in their subconscious mind. In order to change the results, this individual would first have to change the mental blueprint, the beliefs in their subconscious mind. Instead of constantly thinking and imagining the negatives I mentioned before, they can think positively. In their mind, they can see themselves as worthy and attractive. They can affirm that there are plenty of good people out there looking for the same type of relationship they are. If these thoughts are maintained, they will see different results. They will find people who see them as worthy, and attractive. It’s all about changing the mental process, the thoughts, beliefs and feelings, to reflect what is desired.

It’s always amazing to me when I read something in a secular book about psychological and scientific information, and then I read the same concept in the Bible. I have learned that it is not coincidence, but instead a confirmation that the suggestions being taught are indeed truthful. This happened to me again (as it has many times) recently. I was reading about programming the subconscious mind with the desired outcomes to enable them to manifest in my life. I was lead to two Bible verses about faith. After all, the Bible says that when you have faith, all things are possible. You receive in your life based on the level of your faith. In essence, when you change the subconscious blueprint to reflect your greatest desires, you are building your faith to the point where it allows God to do miracles in your life.

Here are the two key verses I was lead to. It was a revelation, even though I’ve read and reflected on these verses countless times before. In fact the second one I’ll mention is my favorite in the entire Bible! Hebrews 11:1 provides a very clear definition of what faith is… “the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things we cannot see. Where is that substance and evidence? It’s in our minds! When we imagine something in our minds, and feel it’s reality, that makes it as real as if we were actually experiencing it. Try this… imagine someone dropping an ice cube down the back of your shirt. If you are focused enough, you will probably feel a chill. When I’m hot and sweaty, I often imagine submerging my head in a cold bucket of ice water. I feel cooler almost instantly. It works every time. There’s also a story about how a group of people actually practiced shooting free throws on a basketball court. Another group visualized taking the shots but never physically went on the court. When they traced their progress a week later, those that visualized the shots did almost as well as those that physically took the shots in reality. This proves what science has said for a very long time…your subconscious mind cannot tell the difference between a real and imagined event.

That leads me to the next verse. Mark 11:24 says, “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” I believe that when you pray, you are developing the substance of what you hope for. When you believe you already have it, you are providing the evidence of what you can’t yet see materially. And another Bible verse says that, “it is done for you according to your faith.” When you convince your subconscious mind that you have what you desire, even in your imagination (remember that even in your imagination your subconscious mind believes it is real), you already have it. And according to Jesus, if you believe you already have it, your prayer will be answered.

How does it all happen? There are a variety of ways, and the way your desire is realized now may be different than ones that have been realized before. When we pray, we are communicating with God. That is powerful enough, and will add much peace and power to our lives. God answers in a variety of ways. He may not even answer in the way that you expect. However, He always answers in the way that is best for us. Another great thing that happens is that, as our belief in the fulfilled desire strengthens, we tend to automatically take actions that put us in the position to receive our desire. Going back to my example about seeking a fulfilling relationship, if you act is if the right person is already in your life even though it’s not a reality yet, you are going to feel good. You automatically act more confidently, keep yourself attractive, and even go places where you are more likely to meet someone. These actions set you up for what God has for you. Ultimately, it manifests in your world.

I will say again that in order to change external situations in your life, you need to change the beliefs of your subconscious mind. Use your imagination. Visualize yourself in the positive situations you wish to encounter. Affirm positive words of excellence. Experience the corresponding feelings. This is how your original beliefs were formed. The great thing is that you have full control of the thoughts and images you allow into your mind. When you see yourself as the person you want to be, you become that person! As your beliefs are changed, you will see the manifestation of those changes and many positive results play out in your life. And the best thing of all is that God promises this to us in His word, and His word never fails. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


A Good Friday Reminder

April 2, 2021
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Each Good Friday, I like to reflect on what the day represents. My fellow Christians believe Jesus was crucified on a cross. God gave us His only son to demonstrate His love for us. This son willingly gave up His life as a reminder of His love for us.

As I reflected this morning, here are the thoughts that entered my mind…

Because of what He did, I am forgiven. Every sin of action and omission, every mistake I’ve ever made, and every stupid thing I’ve ever said and done is gone and forgotten.

Because of what He did, His spirit is in me, around me, and always with me.

Because of what He did, I always have a spirit of power in me and with me.

Because of what He did, I am healed.

Because of what He did I prosper, and already am successful.

Because of what He did, I already have the solution to every problem, and the answer to every question.

Because of what He did, all joy is available to me.

Because of what He did, all abundance is available to me.

Because of what He did, I know without a doubt that I am loved in a way that I can never even imagine.

Because of what He did, I can be confident in every situation.

Because of what He did, I am completely free.

Because of what He did, I am extremely thankful for all of these things I’ve just mentioned.

Because of what He did, I am responsible to share this love, forgiveness, abundance, power, joy, and excellence with everyone I come in contact with. It’s the very least I can do in return for what this loving act on the cross has given me, even though He expects absolutely nothing in return.

This is just a short list of all we have been given as a result of the sacrifice on the cross. It’s a not a fair deal. He gets brutally beaten and crucified, and receives all of our punishment when He was completely innocent. In return, we get no punishment for our sins, and all of the benefits of the kingdom of heaven and all of the privileges of being sons of the king. However, He would still do it over and over again for us. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is. I challenge you to reflect on this sacrifice today and be thankful for what this day represents and for what you’ve been given. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


Two Words That Bring True Happiness

July 7, 2020

One thing so many people crave in life is happiness. People are looking for the magic pill to take or whatever formula they can use to bring more of it (or any of it for some people) into their lives.

As I was doing some reading today, I found a very simple process that can add much happiness to your life. I know it’s true because the times I’ve followed this guideline in my own life I can honestly say have been the happiest times in my life.

It comes from Proverbs 16:20 which says, “Whoever pays attention to what he is taught will succeed. And whoever trusts the Lord will be happy.” It’s the second part of this verse that caught my attention, and that I want to share with you here. Whoever trusts in the Lord will be happy. That’s it! One of the great keys to happiness is simply trusting in the Lord.

Now, I know from experience that many times it is not easy to trust in the Lord. If we can’t see it or believe it yet, it is very difficult to have faith and trust that everything is going to be ok. I get that, and I still have times in my life, after all I’ve been learned about what I share here, that I still struggle to follow this advice myself. However, when we learn to “let go and let God”, and trust that “all things work our for our good” (Romans 8:28), that is when we experience true happiness.

Several years ago I went through a major trust experience. I was working as a teacher, but the job was temporary. It ended at the end of the school year, but there was a chance that I could earn a permanent position at that school, with the increase in pay and job security that went with it. At the same time, my family and I were presented with the opportunity to buy our dream house. It was a very optimistic time. I felt like I had earned the right to that secure job at the school, and couldn’t wait to finally bring our family to the beautiful house. All was good until I received the letter from the school saying they were not bringing me back. That was crushing in itself, but now, as the primary income earner of my family, I would be out of a job as of September. That would not look good in the middle of applying for a mortgage for a house that would already be a strain on our finances. I was so afraid that they would cancel the application and deny us the mortgage. I didn’t say anything to the mortgage company. I had worked for that company for several years before becoming a teacher and even worked there still at that time as a part-time assistant. I wasn’t going to say anything to them about this. I wasn’t hiding anything because I was confident I would have another job by September, and they go through a verification process so they would eventually find out what they need to know and make any necessary determinations. However, for a couple of weeks, I really stressed over this situation. Then one day I just felt God speaking to me. I felt like I was being told to let it go, and put the situation in His hands. I could almost hear Him saying, “trust me.” All of a sudden, the burden of stress completely lifted. Instead of fear, I had a sincere trust that this was in God’s hands, and things would work out best for my family and me. I not only felt more peace but also carried a feeling of joy. God had spoken to me and assured me that all was good. Who better to trust than the creator of the entire universe? As it turns out, the company never even questioned me about the job situation. The mortgage was approved easily, and we were in our new house a few weeks later. And yes, by mid-August I had a new teaching job as well 🙂

Although this is one of the major examples in my life, there have been many others where God has proven to me that I can put my full trust in Him. And when I do, I am most happy in my life. I share this with you because if you are looking for true happiness in your life, the most simple way to achieve it is by trusting God and knowing that “if He can hold the whole world in His hands, He can hold this moment” (Jason Gray from his song “Sparrows”). He can hold any moment, any situation, and any problem, with the power to bring good to it.

Remember, whoever trusts the Lord will be happy. Other versions of the verse say that besides happiness, trusting in the Lord can bring blessings and prosperity as well. The Amplified Bible version says, “Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) is he who trusts [confidently] in the Lord.” I will say again that sometimes (ok, many times) it is not easy to trust in the Lord. However, the more you do, the more your faith grows and you realize that He has only your best interests in mind, and He is there for you all the time to help you live well.

You do not have to rely on external things to make you happy. The God of the universe dwells in your midst. He is right there for you all the time. Trust Him in every situation, and you will experience a happiness that you never have before. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


Use Your Imagination to Dream God’s Dreams

January 13, 2016

 

The following is part 2 of an excellent sermon I heard recently about the power of imagination. Following these guidelines can change your life. I invite you to listen, apply, and enjoy 🙂

Most people don’t imagine because they’re afraid of failure, but doubt and fear neutralize what God wants to do in your life. Pastor Rick explains in this message how to let your imagination be governed by faith, not fear.

Source: Daring to Imagine, Part 2


Using God’s Great Gift…The Power of Imagination

January 12, 2016

I am a firm believer in the power of imagination. Much of the information provided on this site is based on that. Recently, I heard an incredible message from pastor Rick Warren about God’s gift of imagination. It’s the best presentation of this that I’ve ever heard. There are three messages. I will provide one each day.

Daring to Imagine, Part 1

The Bible says you need to focus on the things that will last — the things you can’t actually see with your eyes. So how do you focus on things you can’t see? In this broadcast, Pastor Rick teaches why your imagination is essential to living by faith.

Source: Daring to Imagine, Part 1


3 Ways You Can Please God Today

January 10, 2016

 

I don’t know about you, but nothing pleases me more that when I know I’ve pleased my God. To be honest, He is always pleased with us, whether we know it or not. He is pleased with us even during our darkest moments. He loves us more than we’ll ever know.

Even though God will always love you abundantly and be pleased with His wonderful creation, there are actions you can take to get God’s attention and put an even bigger smile on His face. I take these from Psalm 9:

  1. Praise Him with all your heart
  2. Tell of the marvelous things He has done
  3. Be filled with joy because of Him

In addition to bringing joy to God, taking these 3 actions regularly will add blessing to your life. I have learned often enough, that when I am thankful for the things I have in life, I am given more things to be thankful for. Likewise when I live with a joyful heart, I am provided more reasons to be joyful.

One of the reasons I share information on this blog is because I want to share the great things God has shown me and the wonderful things he has done for me. My hope is to inspire people facing similar situations and feelings that if God brought me through it, He can do the same for them. He can do the same for you.

Joy and gratitude are contagious. Not only are our lives blessed when we practice them, but other people around us are blessed as well. You can not only be a blessing to God, but to many others by simply practicing these three attitudes. So be thankful, joyful, and quick to share the many ways God has blessed you. It WILL make a difference. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

 

 


Thank You For Sticking With Me

June 7, 2015

Oh, my goodness. I just realized exactly how long I’ve been away from this site. I knew it was some time, but not this long. Life has been very busy lately, as it usually is this time of year. Things are good. It’s just that I am not finding enough hours in the day to do some of the things I like to do. Sharing my thoughts with you is one of those things I love, but it just got pushed to the backburner longer than I would have liked.

I apologize to anyone looking for new information here. However, I thank all of you who keep coming back. Even though I haven’t written in a while I still have a good number of people coming back and utilizing the information that is provided here. It means a lot to me, and I hope you are being impacted in a positive way.

As my schedule changes in the next few weeks I will have more time to devote to this site that I love, along the wonderful readers I truly love. Once again, please know how much I appreciate your continued support and feedback.

Have an excellent day 🙂


I’m Alive Because He Lives

April 4, 2015

Check out this excellent song that is a great reminder of what this Easter weekend is all about…


Where Can I Find God?

January 20, 2015

One of the more powerful and comforting verses in the Bible is Matthew 6:33 which says to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (these things are your concerns and needs of life mentioned in the verses before).

I find a great peace in this, knowing that simply seeking God and His kingdom allows everything else to fall in line. I love the awesome possibility that the manifestation of your desires will follow your conscious effort to focus on God’s presence and kingdom.

It seems simple enough, but people will often ask the serious question…where do I find God? It’s a valid question, especially if you are new to idea of seeking God in the first place. Where can you find God? How can you find God? Each day, I get a greater grasp on the answer to this question. He is everywhere and a part of everything and everybody. He’s part of you and part of me. He created the trees you see in the park,and the beautiful sunset you admired the other night. His hands move the waves of the ocean. Even the snow that I am already sick of this winter is His beautiful creation.

As you can realize, it’s very easy to find God. No matter where you look or where you go He is there. Another great way to find Him is to ask for His presence, assistance, peace, or anything. The great thing is that when you actively seek God, He will reveal Himself to you and allow you to find Him.

Here’s one new part of this old equation I’ve recently discovered… I’m starting to see it as a main reason you receive everything else when you seek God. The idea that when you seek God, you are in essence seeking and finding everything else. It’s because God is in everything. God is the creator and essence of the extra money you are seeking. He is the creator and essence of the relationship you desire. He is all about perfect health, free of disease and stress, and full of love, joy, and confidence. He’s created both the dream and job of the dream job you are pursuing. The list goes on.

The bottom line is that when you seek God you will find Him. And you will also find everything else in the process. Enjoy the blessings.


2015 New Years Expectations

January 2, 2015

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Once again it’s time for my annual post to look ahead to the coming (now arrived) year. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I refuse to call these goals New Years resolutions. Expectation has the thought that it is going to get done, not the “maybe” shadow of a resolution. Here’s what’s on my mind and what I would like to accomplish in the coming year. If you share of any of these goals, I hope some of my thoughts and ideas of can help you and we can reach these goals together:

  • All action, no talk – Unfortunately, I still have much of a reputation for being the opposite. I don’t know if it’s lingering fear, the Pisces in me, or a still lacking confidence, but up ’til now I’ve still had the strong capacity to talk a big game but procrastinate in acting towards it. This year it’s time to maintain an action based focus. It’s about being a doer of the Word, and not only starting the action, but seeing it through to completion.
  • Focus on vibration and high emotion – I share often about the importance of maintaining a high vibration. When we remain high on the emotional scale, we open ourselves up for unlimited blessings. As well as I am aware of this, there are still too many times where I leave my emotions on automatic pilot and let much time go by without catching myself on the lower vibrational plane. I make the expectation to check in at least hourly, and bring myself to the highest vibrational level as often as possible. Another way to make this happen is to live in the present moment. Without the guilt of the past or the worries of the future, it is much easier to maintain a positive focus and the highest emotions.
  • Be more “others” focused – I truly love people. I am blessed with the most wonderful family and core of friends, and I also love meeting and bringing light to people from all over the world. The reason I have this blog in the first place is to share the abundant wisdom I have learned to help you and everyone reading this to live a more joyful and abundant life. Upon saying that, I will share that I still consider myself to be a selfish person. I say this because my focus is still too much of what’s in it for me. On one hand, it is important to maintain a self focus (see bullet #2). However, the what’s in it for me part will be taken care of automatically as long my focus is instead on how can I help others get what they want. What action can I take now to bring value into as many lives as possible?
  • 1000 daily blog visitors – Now I move on to the concrete goals. This one has been a goal for some time now and it is ambitious since I am nowhere close at this point. To go hand in hand with the other goals, taking consistent action, remaining in a high vibrational state, living with an “as if” mentality, and keeping the focus on building up others, I certainly expect that it will happen.
  • Stabilize my job situation – Ok, I may have to be careful who’s watching with this one 🙂 For the past year I have been working two jobs, both which exhaust me with many negative people and situations. I realize I am blessed to have them, as some people are desperately looking for any job, and they have contributed to a major improvement in my finances. At the same time, it’s time to do work that I will enjoy, contribute to many people in the world, permit me more freedom and time with family and friends, and provide the income to bless my family for necessities (my oldest daughter starts college in the Fall), and leisure. I expect to have that type of work this year.

I thank you for staying with me in this journey inside the mind of this author. Once again, I will say that if you share any of these goals, I invite you to contribute ideas about how you plan on achieving your expectations. Even if your exact goals are different, I would love to share this journey of taking life to the highest level possible with as many people as I can. Together we can make a difference and enjoy a very blessed and prosperous 2015. Enjoy the blessings 🙂