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 🙂

 

 


I Don’t Deserve This

December 26, 2014

I was sitting by the fireplace on Christmas Eve (ok, I admit I don’t have one and I’m talking about the fake one on TV). I was relaxing at the end of another beautiful Christmas Eve celebration, listening to the Christmas songs, not quite ready to go to bed. I began to reflect on the many wonderful blessings in my life….my family, the reason for the season, and the many other great things I have in my life. I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude as I reflected on these.

After some time, I began to almost feel guilty. I thought about how I’ve been blessed in amazing abundance, yet I really didn’t deserve it. I thought of how, even though I am a good person,  I had really done nothing to warrant the wonderful gifts in my life. However, before I became too involved with these negative feelings, God quickly intervened. I felt as if He was saying…”That’s the way it’s supposed to be. It’s called grace.”

At this point the negative feelings disappeared and were replaced with peace and the joyous, thankful feelings I felt a few minutes before. It was a wonderful reminder that I share with you. God would tell us we indeed do not deserve the blessings we receive. He then tells us it’s ok. He also tells us He gladly floods our lives with His greatness and unending favor regardless of how unworthy we are.

You may have the same thoughts at times. You feel like you have done nothing to deserve potential blessings or those you have already received. I can assure you that God is still very willing to share His great favor, love, and goodness with you, regardless of how unmerited it is. It’s called grace, and it’s a free gift from Him. Your job is simply to accept and share it. Have a wonderful day 🙂


Can Thinking of What You Don’t Want Help You?

November 3, 2014

If you know anything about positive thinking and the Law of Attraction, you know that negative thinking is not very helpful. This is because when you focus on what you don’t want, you attract more of it into your life. One of the main keys to rapid manifestation is to focus positively on what you want. That’s how you are most likely going to see it happen.

It is very important to maintain positive thoughts. However, I’ve recently been presented several takes on the importance of knowing exactly what it is that you DON’T want. Why? Because everything you don’t want has an exact opposite….that is what you DO want. I was reminded that when you know exactly what you don’t want, it helps bring to mind what you do want. I tried this, and here’s an example of how easy it is. At this time in my life, I don’t want to work two stressful, unfulfilling jobs as I do now. This reminds me that what I DO want is a job that allows me more freedom, more income, and greater fulfillment. I can take it a step further by being even more specific. I want to work from home doing something that brings greater joy and positivity to thousands of people.

Once I realize this, I focus my thoughts on this goal. I visualize myself enjoying the extra freedom and income this job provides. I feel the joy of knowing that God is using me to bring happiness and fulfillment to many others. In as much detail and clarity, I replay these positive scenes in my mind and feel the immense joy of this mental movie.

The next step is to act on opportunities to make it happen. I don’t force the issue. I simple seek answers and solutions then act on this inspiration with the joy and peace of knowing that it is leading me closer to the goal.

As mentioned, dwelling on negative thoughts and what we don’t want is not helpful, and only pulls you further away from what you really want. However, I share with you what I have learned…the fact that at times it is important to think about what we don’t want and use that to become completely clear about what we do want. Then we take the necessary steps in that direction.

I ask you…how do you deal with negative thoughts when they arise? I would love for you to comment and share. It would certainly help me and anyone reading this. I thank you in advance and wish you tremendous blessings 🙂


Remember the Feeling

October 6, 2014

I was watching a sermon from Joel Osteen last week. As usual, he said something that really made me think about how following this advice can enhance the quality of my life. I share it with you in hopes it can do the same.

Joel reminded the audience of how many blessings we have received from God. However, he also reminded us how we often take these blessings for granted. We feel great when we receive them, but as time passes, we lose the gratitude and positive feeling towards the great gifts we have received in life.

I don’t know about you, but I can certainly relate. I do appreciate the blessings in my life, but I often take them from granted as well. Just as I was thinking this, Joel then challenged us to focus on some of these blessings specifically and remember how we felt when we received them. He suggested feeling the same feelings of gratitude, love, and closeness with God that we felt at that time. It was a very enlightening experience!

I pass this challenge on to you. If you are like me you sometimes take these gifts for granted. For example, I love my wife and kids. However, I admittedly take them from granted at times. I have a job that I had only dreamed about before. Yet I often find myself complaining about its difficulties instead of cherishing the opportunities it provides to positively impact young lives. I am sure you can think of blessings you’ve received where your attitude is the same. If so, follow this advice and put yourself back to when you first received your greatest blessings. Focus and re-live the wonderful joy and gratitude you experienced at that time. Carry it with you and keep that feeling in your heart.

I can tell you that when I practiced this (and continue to do so), it affected my entire world. I went back to the time I realized I had met my dream partner and how thankful I felt. I re-lived the joy of holding each of my girls in my arms for the first time. I remembered the joy of purchasing our dream home and the gratitude I felt for God removing all of the obstacles to doing so. Even little things, like watching my high definition TV for the first time, or driving my new car, or whatever gift I’ve been presented.

Why is this process so powerful? I believe it is for two reasons. First, it helps maintain an attitude of gratitude. I know that when you are thankful for even the smallest things, God provides a stream of even greater blessings. Also, when our feelings and emotions are strong and positive, it affects our energy. When our energy and vibration are high and positive, it sets us up for the amazing blessings God has in store for us and they start pouring in. I believe that is what I experienced this past week.

Once again I challenge you to spend time each day noticing and appreciating the great things you have in life. Spend a few minutes reliving the joy, gratitude, and enthusiasm as you did when you first received your blessing. Retain this feeling and gratitude in your heart and refer to it as often as possible. Then watch the blessings flow. Enjoy every moment 🙂

 

 

 


What Is It Like To Be A Human Who Is ‘Present’?

June 29, 2014

I have been making a strong effort to place my full focus on the present moment. It is one of the greatest ways we can add power and joy to our lives.

I know God is helping me because He places great information like this in my path. I share it with you in hopes you will receive the same empowerment that I have 🙂

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Also ‘fully Present’ / ‘having Presence’ / ‘Being in the Present moment”/ ‘In the here and now’ / ‘in the NOW’.

What is this like? My best description is a list, as I realize it can be difficult to imagine for those who have not yet attained it, and can have little or some idea only of what all the fuss is about! 😉  It sure is the place to Be!

I have put everything I could think of that may help, some word definitions overlap, but some may trigger in some of you that others do not, so I include them. Also I include some maintenance thereof, assisting tips.  I personally like to do zero negativity also, for all the extra benefits that gives Life, the Universe and Everything!

🙂  So, to Be present is :

Being in a state of : ~-

-Wonderment.
-Bliss.
-Gratitude
-Joyful acceptance of…

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Is Vibration Biblical?

April 29, 2014

I have been living the Christian life for over 25 years. As a result, I rely on the Bible for practical guidance on how to live my life and to answer any moral questions that arise. During the past five years, I have also done an extensive study on the power of the mind, positive thinking, and the Law of Attraction.

Every once in awhile certain ideas come up within some topics, especially regarding Law of Attraction, that I question. However, the more I study, the more I realize these concepts are indeed Biblical.

One topic that I’ve focused on lately is the area of vibration. What exactly is vibration? Basically, it is one’s level of positive energy and emotional state. It is said that when you have a high level of vibration, you are more likely to attract positive situations and people into your life. The highest vibrations are feelings of love, joy, peace, and gratitude.

As I looked into this further and studied ways to increase my own vibration, I felt the need to discern this message and confirm that this is a direction I should be moving in, so I prayed for God’s guidance. The great thing is that when you ask God for answers, He is always willing to provide them. After a very short time, I received an affirmative answer with one of my favorite Bible verses. It’s one of the shortest, yet powerful messages in the entire Bible. The verse is I Thessalonians 5:16-18 and it says…Be joyful always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for your life.

How does this verse prove the power of vibration? It consists of the very elements that keep our vibration high. When we pray, we are in direct communication with God. When we are love, joy, and gratitude, we are operating at our highest level. As an added element, we are empowering ourselves by following God’s will according to the last part of the verse.

There are many skeptical Christians in the world when it comes to the Law of Attraction and some of its concepts. I mention it to some and I am accused of falling for New Age heresy, living in a name it and claim it and prosperity gospel. Being a Christian myself I still have some of this left inside of me. It’s ok to question things. That’s how we learn the truth. However, once again I have learned the Biblical connection to one of these life-changing concepts. I reflect on examples in my own life how great things happened when I was loving, happy, and thankful. I see that God wants me to be this way as often as possible. When I am at this high vibrational state, He will bless me and use me to bless others. And as far as the other doubts are concerned, my view of name it and claim it is called faith, and the Gospel is a key to living a prosperous, full life.

Now that you know God’s word instructs us to live in love, joy, and gratitude, keep yourself at these levels of thinking and feeling as much as possible. You will see a dramatic increase in positive events and opportunities in your life, which will only make you even more happy and thankful. You will love the results 🙂

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A Creative Way to Use Your Past

March 20, 2014

I spend a great deal of time on this space discussing the importance of the present moment. I often share (as do many other people who are much smarter than me) the importance of remaining focused on the now and not allowing the past to hold us back.

I have also shared before that our past is not completely useless. We can certainly use it as a guide. Instead of letting past mistakes hold us back by creating feelings of guilt or fear, we can learn from them and avoid making the same ones again. However, I was reminded recently that we can actually focus on other parts of our past. Just as we have made mistakes and done things incorrectly, we also have successes and triumphs that we can learn from. We don’t want to live off them and stop growing, but reflecting on these times of success can be very helpful.

It was suggested to spend time in the present moment thinking of a time in your past when you felt great about a successful achievement or about a satisfying event in your life. Relish the joy and the positive feelings all over again. Keep focused on it until it overtakes your entire being. When you do this, you are creating positive feelings NOW, even though this is something that happened before. When you maintain these positive feelings and increase your energy, it opens the door for more of the same. You are thus setting yourself up for blessings. According to the Law of Attraction, you create your future by what you think now.

I am learning more each day how maintaining a positive energy and high vibration as some say can make you a magnet for attracting your desires. I recommend you especially focus on a particular desire you have. Use this technique to go back to a time in your life where you had what you are seeking. For example, if you are seeking greater joy and happiness these days, go back to a time or event that brought you joy. Feel that joy all over again. If you are seeking a new relationship, think back to a time when  you were in a fulfilling relationship. If you’ve never had one before, think of a time where you felt the rush of someone attractive looking at you, smiling at you, or giving you any kind of attention.

The ideas are endless, but the concept is the same. You can use past events NOW to increase your positive energy and emotional state. It will increase your faith and confidence and lead you to take the steps to bring your desires to you. You don’t have to take a long time to do this, and I guarantee you will find it very powerful and very uplifting. Try it, and please let me know how it works for you. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


A Thanksgiving Reflection

November 29, 2013

Here in the U.S. we celebrated Thanksgiving on November 28. It’s a day to pause and give thanks for all of the blessings we have in life and enjoy the day with people we are thankful to have in our lives.

I always reflect on things to be thankful for on this day and the ones after it. Many other people do the same. However, this year I am doing some extra thinking about things to be thankful for. This is because I have learned more than ever before about gratitude this year, mainly due to a book I read by Rhonda Byrne called, “The Magic”. The book takes the reader on a 28 day journey on being grateful for all of the blessings in all areas of life now, and those yet to come. The goal is that it becomes a regular habit to be thankful each day.

For me, the book has for the most part accomplished that purpose. Sure, there are days where I forget to thank God for my blessings, and others that I complain about injustice or what I don’t have. For the most part though, gratitude has become a regular part of my life, and  I am thankful for that in itself.

I have come to realize that the more we appreciate the small things in life, the bigger blessings we receive, and the more reason we have to be thankful. I especially reflect on that this Thanksgiving season.

I share this to portray my own thinking, but also challenge anyone else to strongly consider the blessings you have in all areas of your life. As I mentioned before, this will not only add more joy and happiness to your life now, but will provide more reasons to be thankful as you continue to make gratitude a regular habit.

As long as I am being thankful, I will thank all of my wonderful readers from the bottom of my heart. I have received a far greater response in this space than I could have ever imagined, and I thank you all for visiting, spreading the word, and sharing your input. It means the world to me. Have an excellent day : )


Name A Small, But Very Powerful Part Of The Body

July 28, 2013

The human body is an amazing machine. There are many individual parts that work together. It’s ironic to me that some of the most powerful parts of the body are the smallest parts. The big parts like the arms and legs are important, but our body would not function at all without the brain and heart, both which are much smaller.

Today I would like to focus on another small but powerful part of the body. You could probably live without this part, but it is still one of the most important, yet neglected parts of your body. That part is….the tongue!!

Proverbs 18:21 says the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will enjoy its fruit. James 3:5 says the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. The chapter discusses how the rudder is a small part of the ship, yet controls the whole vessel. It also discusses how a large horse can be controlled by feeding it one bit.

It’s the same with us humans. One of the best quotes I ever heard is from by a preacher who visited our church several months ago. He said…”my words can make me miracles, or my words can make me miserable.”

Once again, the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it can control the whole vessel. Further down in James 3, it says, “with the tongue we praise the Lord, and with it we curse men who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.”

Which way do you want the power of the tongue to take you? The choice is yours. You can use it to praise and say positive things that will take you in the direction you want to go. With your tongue and words alone, you can create greatness in your life. Or, you can use your tongue and words to complain and make yourself miserable. With your words alone, you can go from faith to doubt, and from joy to despair.

Please don’t forget this powerful part of your body today. Use it to produce positive and powerful words, which in turn produce the same kind of thoughts and actions. Whatever type of words you decide to use will determine the level of positivity and joy in your life. I’ve always been advised….don’t use many words, but choose the ones I do use wisely. I offer the same advice to you my wonderful readers today. When it comes to the words you use, its all about quality, not quantity. Use words that will bring you miracles today. 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 : )