May 14, 2019

Faith or Fear? Which Side of the Coin Do You Choose?

What do you fear? Charles Capps in his book, “The Tongue: A Creative Force,” writes, Fear is the reverse gear of faith. Fear is produced by believing wrong things. Fear is faith in the enemy’s ability.” Are the outcomes in your life the product of fear, or faith? Matthew records the words of Jesus in his gospel 12:35, “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.”

The universal law of attraction, like attracts like is true, whether in the quantum field or the spiritual realm. Fearful words will attract an abundance of fear. Faith filled words will attract more faith into your life. Choose your words carefully. It really does matter!

Every day you face a coin toss, or coin flip, and you must choose whether you will respond with faith or fear. You choice will dictate your outcomes. Bob Proctor says,”Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see!” This comes as a surprise to some people. If they knew making a faith choice was just as easy as a fear choice, perhaps they might be willing to choose faith more often.

Fear has a whole range of family behaviours. They include disbelief, worry, and anxiety. These expressions in our life run in a neural, emotional network-like rut that takes us deeper and deeper down a hole that can feel like a bottomless pit for some people. The challenge and bondage of such a position is it must be addressed much like an addiction in order to be overcome.

Faith on the other hand brings you into alliance with the fruit of the Spirit, which includes, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23). I personally think this is a much better family clan of behaviours to be associated with, how about you?

Faith or fear? Which side of the coin do you choose?

May 13, 2019

I Can’t, I Won’t, I Am Unable! You Are Right!

Have you ever wondered how and why our society today in North America has become so cynical, sceptical and negative in its approach to life? I was sitting down folding some flyers my daughter had created for inclusion in orders for my wife’s business. While doing this I began thinking about all the excuses we have heard about why people were not willing to take action on the offer being presented to them.

I also thought about all the reasons our family has found to take as much action as we could. We could have personally used most of the excuses that the majority of people have chosen and deemed them valid for us. The difference was we didn’t. As I thought about the why, I realized, maybe step number two of The SEE Method of Living has really taken hold on our life. That step focusses on the importance of “Elevating your energetic/conscious awareness for the full deployment of your inherent potential.”

Perhaps there must be an internal willingness to SEE beyond the negative boundaries to catch a vison of what may be creatively accomplished. I have to admit as a person with a melancholy temperament and the spiritual gift of prophet, I approached life for a number of years from the perspective of, identify the worst scenario, so you can be pleasantly surprised when it doesn’t happen. Now I know, to focus on what I want, so it can become a reality in my life. This was how Jesus lived out His life.

When distilled down, most of the excuses I hear really come from a motivation of fear and a focus on lack. People do not believe they have enough and are afraid they might lose what they do have if they take any kind of a risk to create something better. Thus they cannot SEE how they can possibly proceed. As I thought about this, I began to realize some new aspects in Jesus’s story about the King who invited people to a wedding banquet. The invited guests proceeded to provided a variety of excuses why they could not attend. On the surface, the “reasons” appeared to have some validity, but the king was very upset by their response. Perhaps more was going on, than appeared on the surface.

Good stewardship of our life and resources is not just about protecting what we have, but using what we have in ways that will benefit the one we serve. The individual with the one talent in another of Jesus’ stories even used the word “fear” in how he responded to what was in his possession (Matthew 25:25). Jesus had harsh words for the individual who in fear, was unwilling to take what he had and use it to gain more (Matthew 25:28-29).

Could it be that fear blocks faith which in turns attempts to cover itself up with excuses as to why we can’t move forward? Maybe understanding (elevating our energetic/conscious awareness) our responsibility and accountability for refusing to accept the risk and implementing faith may provide an incentive to move forward when we should? I can’t, I won’t, I am unable! You are right!

May 12, 2019

God’s Blessings to All the Mothers, Past, Present and Future!

Some families will celebrate every special occasion they can, while others seem to let these events slip by quietly. This applies to birthdays, anniversaries, special graduations, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and a whole lot of others times in the year.

Today is Mother’s Day and many people will have elaborate celebrations planned. Some will quietly remember their mother who is no longer on this plain of existence. Perhaps there will be some who harbour negative or even strong negative emotions over past events connected to their mother. There may be some who even oppose this event for political correctness issues. Whatever our stance might be, the importance of and recognition of the value of a mother is important.

In Romans 14:5 we read, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” I happen to be a person that tends toward the each day being more alike and have not been big on the elaborate celebration, end of things. My daughter has followed my footsteps in this. On the other hand, my son has married into a family where special days are far more highly celebrated. Finding the balance becomes a bit of a challenge as you have a situation where these two viewpoints come into close proximity. Both are valid, both contain elements of preference and conviction.

Just be aware that the enemy of our souls will use this difference against us, if we allow him to. Communication is important in such situations. While I may not be a person of high celebration, I have always been the first to acknowledge our anniversary. On one special anniversary I planned a secret special celebration which I handled completely wrong. Because I planned this early and involved others for its implementation, I did not respond with any excitement, or enthusiasm to whatever my wife suggested for that day. I was truly attempting to keep the secret a secret. By the day of the anniversary I was multi-levels below ground in the dog house. To this day, many years later, my not usually celebrationalist attempt at celebration is still remembered. It would be my suggestion that this topic ought to be a matter of pre-marriage discussion.

God’s blessings to all the mothers, past, present and future.

May 11, 2019

Learn From Other’s Mistakes, So You Don’t Make Them Yourself!

Our family is dealing with an issue that came to light at this time as a result of a decision we made three to four years ago. I will not go into any details because our training tells us there are no bad decisions, just choices that effect segments of our journey. This issue came to light for us as a result of a family conversation and some personal reflection.

About four years ago we made a choice upon the recommendation of a friend we respected. Then about a year later we rescinded the choice and followed a different route. We listened to a negative voice at that time. This has become another opportunity to learn the lesson, to follow your gut in the process of who do you listen to. We did not know what we didn’t know at the time.

On the day I am writing this I suddenly started to gain a perspective and clarity, from the ether and by the Holy Spirit’s illumination into a possible outcome that resulted from our first decision and a possible outcome from our second decision. We have been investigating the time line of events over these last four years. What we dicovered was in complete alignment with what was just revealed. WOW!

I have to say, God has been good through this aspect of our journey, as we seek to find our way to the place of our original intention. We have yet to figure out the steps to get us back on track with the first choice, but since so much clarity has been gained today, I am sure they will become clear quickly.

This is not the time to mourn what could of been, but to look to adjust the present to achieve the future yet to be. This is something I can get excited about. The tips in this article have been put there to save you years in your search for the fulfilment of your purpose and destiny. We can learn from other’s mistakes so we do not have to make them ourselves.

May 10, 2019

Good Medicine: Focus on Solutions and Results You Want to Achieve!

Wednesday was a long, but interesting day as I went through the 4½ hour pre-op process at the hospital, plus the 4 hour travel time. I already have many of my test results back and considering my age and the fact that I am not on any drugs, I am overall very healthy. I want to express my gratitude for all the prayers, love and energy many people have been sending my way and to God’s help and answer to those prayers.

The doctors are talking about a six week recovery time from the operation with some aspects of the outcome uncertain. We will simply continue to do what we have been doing and trust God will work all things out for good. My specific goal, given me for the recovery process, is to work up to 90 minutes walking per day, every day, divided over three sessions. I see this as an opportunity to get out my head phones and training audios as I get back into better physical shape.

I still have much to accomplish in my life. After Joel Bauer’s mentoring training session on Tuesday night, I have the seed thoughts for a new training event I would like to present in the late summer/early fall. Presentation details still need to be built out, but I am excited about the potential impact this could have on people’s lives. I will share more about this in the coming weeks.

I also want to share with you something I read on Wednesday from Dean Del Sesto’s book, “Shift Your Thinking.” I read his article after writing the first part of my blog. It just happened to be the next article I was to read in his book. Dean wrote, “Winners don’t dwell on ‘what’s wrong.’ They work on ‘what’s next.”

It is good medicine to take your focus off your problem(s) and focus on the solution(s) and results you want to achieve!