June 7, 2019

As I work my way through my surgery recovery, I have been more sensitive towards what I read on FB regarding the words which people use to describe their physical condition. I understand the whole concept about describing how we feel, at the same time I am aware of how often our feelings are not in alignment with the universal truths of God’s Word.

As Charles Capps mentions in his book, “The Tongue: A Creative Force,” far too often God’s people speak their feelings, rather than what the Word says about them. When we do we are speaking faith from a wrong perspective and invalidating what God says.

This is something I am continually working on. As individuals who have chosen to say YES to the relationship with God, through His Son, we have authority and power as His children through His Word. This does not mean we deny what may be happening in our body. Rather we deny the right for its existence in our body as we claim ownership of God’s authority in us.

If we give credence and power to the illness, sickness and disease through the words we use we deny the power of God to change the situation. This is a challenge for many of us and a lesson I must remind myself about as well.

What you think, believe, say and intend matters, because it impacts your actions which determine the outcomes in your life.

May 2, 2019

When something perceived to be major intersects with your life, it is easy to lose balance and allow it to overwhelm you in that moment. What is important is the recovery of a balanced perspective. For me, besides using the I Ching Artworks instruments, balance came back after prayer with the realization that nothing had changed between the time I got up on Tuesday morning and when I got up on Wednesday morning. This is important to realize when an unknown factor is present in your future.

I do not even need to shift and change my energetic focus, because the outcome I am looking for can still be improved simply by continuing to do what I have been doing all along. Faith does not need to run away and hide, it simply needs to continue to be expressed in relation to the outcome being looked for.

Living in a pity party will not boost my or anyone else’s immune system, so there is no positive reason to stay there. It will not help our outcome. Getting off the mat and continuing to move forward in fulfilment of our life purpose and destiny is the best option. It always was and continues to be.

We are far better off to believe all things will work for our good (Romans 8:28), even when we don’t know how. There is no value in the “what if” exercise as it relates to the past. Our thoughts, beliefs, words and intentions for the future will impact our actions, determining our outcomes. Make them positive and direct them to the fulfilment of your goals and dreams. Look for the good (gold) in those things which come into your life.

Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us, “Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.” Determine your future based on wise choices today!

May 1, 2019

Bounce up One More Time Than You Were Knocked Down!

As I begin this article I am sitting in the hospital waiting room to see the specialist. This past week has been a challenging journey into what Biblical faith actually is. I have reviewed the account of Peter as he walked on water and then didn’t and as he proclaimed his allegiance to Jesus and then denied he knew Him. I have looked at the woman with the issue of blood who touched the hem of Jesus clothing and was healed, and much more. My surgery date has been scheduled within a couple of weeks. It is my desire to find a non-surgical solution, but we are dealing with more than one health challenge. In the drive to the hospital I began to think about the story of the preacher who chose to stay with the church building when the flood waters started to rise. The preacher refused to leave when a rescue boat came for him and later when a helicopter tried to rescue him. He was surprised to find himself at the pearly gates when the flood waters swept him away. Inquiring as to why God did not save him, the reply was, I a sent a boat and a helicopter for you and you refused my help.

I am wondering if surgery is in fact my rescue boat or helicopter. Determining where faith fits in, is my challenge of the moment. This article will conclude after I have seen the specialist.

You don’t know what you don’t know. Even when you think you do, this is not always true. Once in the consultation we faced new information which brought the need for a different perspective on the situation.

When all was said and done it became very apparent this was in fact my rescue boat or helicopter. The options to protect my kidney were limited and a decision had to be made quickly. I am suspicious that some of the facts were deliberately hidden until now and this was a planned approach by the doctors to determine the outcome they wanted.

My best choice under the circumstances was to stay with the scheduled surgery. The kidney issue can be dealt with at the same time eliminating extra surgeries.

The challenge of faith in my life’s journey has not disappeared, but it has shifted to a post surgery recovery outcome. God’s Word remains true and the power of faith is unchanged. The ability of the human body to restore and renew continues to be an universal principle of life. In this moment of time, I must simply bounce up off the emotional mat and continue to move forward in faith. As I keep reminding myself, I must focus on my purpose and destiny with passion. This does not just apply in my life, but it is really an important message for us all. Bounce up one more time than you were knocked down!

April 20, 2019

What Is Your Response to What Jesus Has Accomplished for You?

I attended a Good Friday Community service where the speaker was Mark Curtis, the singing priest. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit was evident as many lives were touched. Father Mark had been the Roman Catholic priest in a small community close to Shelburne when I arrived here in the mid 1990’s. He felt God calling him to marriage and became an Anglican priest and now travels the world sharing the good news about saying Yes to the relationship with God through His Son, Jesus, the Messiah.

It was a number of years ago when Mark Curtis had a life changing event take place. He had a massive heart attack that almost ended his life on this earth. It was during that time he said YES to a personal relationship with God and fully committed his life to that personal relationship.

The difference that decision made is very obvious in how he lives out his life today. He talked about the fact Good Friday has different labels in different parts of the world and his favourite identification is, “God’s Friday.” I think I just might start using that label to identified this day. It was the day when Jesus chose, in surrender to the will of the Heavenly Father, to pay the price of reconciliation on our behalf, so we could become children of God. John 1:12 tells us, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

The Apostle Paul also tell us in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

As the clock ticks between the time of Jesus’ death on the Cross and what took place on Resurrection Sunday, resulting in an empty tomb, we have the opportunity to reflect on the significance of the whole plan of God and its implications on our own life. What happened then, continues to impact the lives of people today who, by faith, make the decision to live in relationship with Him. As the song says, written by the Gaither’s, “Because He lives I can face tomorrow.” Sometimes I like to change those words to say, “Because He lives, I can face today.” What is your response to what Jesus has accomplished for you?

April 18, 2019

Create a Tipping Point That Will Change the World!

Those who are members in the Global Information Network will be familiar with the account of the 100 monkey effect. Those who are not familiar with it can do a search for it on the internet. I am working my way through Athena Melchizedek’s fascinating book, “The Quantum Keys.” Yesterday I came across these words, “In terms of human social behavior, the phenomenon of the rapid spread of an idea was brilliantly described by Malcolm Gladwell in his book ‘The Tipping Point.’ Once a critical mass of energy has been reached, through the physical laws of harmonic induction and sympathetic resonance, the dispersion of information becomes inevitable. Remember the tuning fork. This phenomena is of great significance when we come to examine our own energy-management system and how this can affect the whole.”

In reflecting on this element of science, I realized how important keeping this secret from the general population is, and especially keeping it from those who have said YES to the relationship with Jesus. This principle is the key to not just a revival, but to the spread of a spiritual awakening that can influence and impact all cultures around the world in a very powerful, positive way.

Think about it! Could this be one of the reasons, fresh rounds of persecution are breaking out in many locations in the world against those who claim to be followers of Jesus? The forces of spiritual darkness are seeking to keep our attention focussed on the negative, so there is no focus on the power that is available to bring positive change to our world through this universal energetic principle.

Jesus has given to His followers the keys to the kingdom and as recorded in Matthew 18:18-20 He declared, “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. {19} ‘Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. {20} For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.’”

As God’s people, we have a stewardship responsibility to learn and become aware of the significance of energy principles and their Biblical application to life on this planet. Jesus was aware of this. Surrounded by a crowd of people, He was still sensitive to the touch of a woman on the hem of His garment. He stopped and asked, “Who touched me?” Then He declared, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me” (Luke 8:46).The Greek word translated in English, “power,” is (dunamai) meaning force. When the woman touched Jesus she was healed. Her faith created a transference of healing energy to her body. Jesus response to the woman when she revealed her actions, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace” (Luke 8:48).

It is time for God’s people to stop running in fear from what they do not understand and begin to learn what they need to know, in order to implement the power and authority God has given them. As I wrote in yesterday’s article it is time to create a new and better standard of “normal” in the world by living it out in our own life, now! Together we can create a tipping point that will change the world.