July 17, 2018

Yesterday in my article I made mention of individuals who missed taking advantage of an opportunity because they were not in a place where they were aware it even existed. I can identify with this because I have been there many times in my own life. It really doesn’t matter why I did not take advantage of the opportunity when it appeared, the reality is I did not do anything about it. God, in His mercy often gives us multiple chances and for that I am grateful.

This whole process has changed my perspective of how Jesus approached what it was He did during His earthly ministry. When you look at the Gospel of John, Jesus started with a small group of individuals who resonated with the belief and idea God was sending the Messiah to the earth. Andrew and John were followers of John the Baptist before they were followers of Jesus. They invited their brothers to check out Jesus.

While Jesus preached to large crowds, His focus was on continuously teaching His small group of disciples. He was constantly on the look out for the handful of individuals who were ready to take action and say Yes to the relationship with Him. While the gospel is freely offered by God to everyone, everyone is not ready to receive it at the same time. Jesus understood spiritual, energetic, awareness and receptivity is an important ingredient in the process of moving forward in God’s kingdom.

After His death and resurrection there were only 120 people who gathered together on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was released in a special way in this world. These were the individuals who had been willing to learn and willing to change in that moment of time because of their commitment to Jesus. These were the ones Jesus had committed His time and attention to. Others would follow, but His focus had been on those who were ready.

Maybe this is something the church needs to consider today. Discovering those people whose hearts God has prepared and are open to His leading is where we should begin.

July 16, 2018

For more than a year I have been moving forward despite a health challenge. During the last few weeks the need to set aside the regular daily routine has forced me to consider my future in different ways from the past. During the last week going through a particularly difficult detox day, I even considered how many more days might be left on this plain of existence. There was much that was still unfinished and needed to be done, but the energy, drive and purpose was flickering in ways I had not experienced before. Those in the health modalities I was working with kept saying, “Your getting better,” but it did not feel that way. I perceived everything was on hold, if not on full stop.

Even the daily blog articles had stopped. There was no new trainings being created for The SEE Method of Living, no new sermons being worked on for the future. I have always said The SEE Method of Living was being put together in real time and was built on universal principles of truth that would be consistent for everyone, and must stand the test of time.

With your permission, I would like to inject in my story, at this moment, the three key steps of The See Method of Living before I proceed further.

1. Shift your mindset achieving transformational freedom and expression
2. Elevate your energetic awareness for full deployment of your inherent potential
3. Enhance the quality of your life, living your purpose, fulfilling your destiny, leaving a lasting positive legacy.

The congregation I currently pastor is facing some financial challenges. In a few weeks we will be celebrating the 119th anniversary of the initial gathering of this group. I was given inside information through personal contacts concerning a short window of opportunity where an investment of approximately $200.00 Canadian could return in less than a year thousands of dollars. PricewaterhouseCoopers investment company recommended this opportunity, which is no longer available. I offered this opportunity to the people who were present in my congregation and no one responded, apart from my wife, daughter and myself. Even if people only tithed on the increase and kept the majority of the money for themselves from that $200.00 investment the financial challenges for the congregation would have been met.

Even in the “dark times” I was experiencing, I needed to SEE and understand better what was going on. I remembered watching some videos on YouTube about a social experiment in which people were offered the choice of a free chocolate bar, or a free bar of silver. You can find these videos if you do a search for “People Choose Free Candy Bar over Free 10 oz Silver Bar (Worth $150) in Experiment.” People even chose the candy bar over a 100 oz bar of silver. I have watched these videos over and over in an attempt to SEE and understand what was going on in their mind. The application has wide spread ramifications into every area of life.

I will be sharing some further thoughts on this and how it is Shifting my mindset, in the articles that will be coming soon. Light shines the brightest when it is the darkest.

July 15, 2018

It was a number of years ago that I first heard the following story. This is a story of a man, who was a firm believer in God.

One day it began to rain very heavily. It kept raining and a big flood came. The man climbed up on the roof of his house, and knew that he would be ok. God would protect him.

It kept raining and now the water had reached his waist. A boat came by and a guy in the boat said: “Hey, jump in. We will take you with us”. “No thanks”, said the man. “I’m a firm believer in God. He will rescue me”. He sent the boat away.

It kept on raining and now the water had reached his neck. Another boat came by and a guy in the boat said: “You look like you could need some help. Jump in and we will take you with us”. “No”, said the man. “I’m a firm believer in God. He will rescue me. Don’t worry about me”. The boat sailed away.

It still rained and the water now reached his mouth. A helicopter came by and a guy in the helicopter threw down a rope and said: “Hi there my friend. Climb up. We will rescue you”. “No”, said the man. “I’m a firm believer in God. He will rescue me. I know He will”. The helicopter flew away. It kept on raining, and finally the man drowned.

When the man died, he went to heaven. When entering Heaven, he had an interview with God. After giving a polite greeting and sitting down, the man asked: “Where were You. I waited and waited. I was sure You would rescue me, as I have been a firm believer all my life, and have only done good to others. So where were You when I needed You?”

God scratched His head and answered: “I don’t get it either. I sent you two boats and a helicopter” to help you.

Prayer is often perceived as a mechanism in which God miraculously intervenes in a difficult situation to bring about a certain result. However, in many cases God is looking to co-partner with us in the fulfilment of an answered prayer.

If we do not take action as an expression of our faith, hope and trust, then the prayer remains unanswered, not because God failed to do His part, but because we failed to do our part.

July 7, 2018

I was reading a note from a friend on Face Book yesterday in which she was writing about the heat wave they were having in Los Angeles, California. The daytime temperature was 111 degrees F. And at almost 11 p.m. it was still 100 degrees F. Humidex readings are a Canadian concept so I have no idea how hot the “feel like temperatures” really were in California. We recently had a hot spell locally, but I suspect it was really only a warm spell if you consider what others are dealing with.

Our perspective and outlook has a lot to do with our reality. How we SEE life matters. It impacts our attitudes. What we think, believe, say, intend, and do creates our reality. Be at cause in your life. Aimless drifting will never move you in any direction, but where the external currents of life dictate.

Those currents seek to get you to ascribe to what is deemed, “normal” in our world. I had an interesting conversation this past week with a natural health practitioner during an initial consultation. Her comment to me was, “My goal is not to get your body to a place deemed normal, but to a place where your body is healthy. These two things are not the same.

While she did not use the same languaging terms I have been sharing with you, her thoughts were in alignment with The SEE Method of Living. She spoke about Shifting how we think about our health and becoming Energetically aware of what our body is telling us to Enhance the quality of our life, beyond normal to healthy.

I thought to my self, “WOW, I am in the right place at the right time to receive what it is I need.” I got there because a friend recommended this health practitioner and process to me. How often do we fail to achieve a result we say we want when we will not take action when the opportunity makes itself available? We think we have one health issue, when in fact our challenge is actually “excusitus.”

Sometimes things come into our life so we can learn the lesson we need, not just for the moment, but for the future. We can get bogged down because we refuse to learn the lesson, or we become impatient because the lesson is taking too long to learn. Don’t allow someone else’s normal keep you from being the best version of you possible.

July 5, 2018

Yes, I said, yesterday I would be taking a break for the month of July in writing my daily blog article, but I also wrote there would be some articles. Consider today as a “some day.” Having woke up just as dawn’s light was beginning to appear for a new day I recognized that I, like most people, am a creature of habit and was feeling unfilled, because there was not going to be an email with an article for you to start your day. It was easier to get up, write this note with the idea of going back to bed, than continue to lay there restlessly.

I realized, I like writing these articles, at least most days. If there is something within them that can encourage and help you have a better day, then the effort has been worthwhile.

Continue to learn, continue to grow, continue to look for answers for a better life for yourself and your family. Realize this includes the inner, unique, spiritual you, as well. You are a spiritual being living in a physical body. Do not neglect this aspect of who you are. Take care of your whole being.

Keep watching for another “some day” article in July. You never know when it might appear. Blessings to you.