May 26, 2016

I was listening today to a training seminar in which the speaker expressed the importance and value of thanksgiving, gratitude and appreciation. The comment was made there is really no separation between these words. They are very much intertwined together at the place where the rubber meets the road. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Be joyful always; {17} pray continually; {18} give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Joy is not based upon circumstances. It comes from deep within us. It has a deep connection to what is going on at the very core of our inner being and springs from an assurance and knowingness that there is One who is in control and has the resources to help us deal with whatever comes our way. Joy also comes from the realization God has provided resources within us we can, with the Holy Spirit’s help, tap into through the means of prayer.

Praying continually is an attitude of reverence and connection to the One who created us and who restored our connection through the personal sacrifice of His life on the Cross of Calvary. As we understand the power and authority we have through our relationship with Jesus Christ in all circumstances we have a choice. We can wallow in a sense of self-pity or we can by faith declare in confidence, thanks, gratitude and appreciation in all circumstances. We do not have to be grateful for the situation, though sometimes what appears to be negative is actually a positive. We are called to give thanks in all circumstances.

Now the question becomes, what are we focussing on? Eckhart Tolle says, “it is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” What you put your attention on expands in your life. You reap what you sow.

Make a conscious decision to move your life towards a goal that opens the door for greater thanksgiving, gratitude and appreciation. Living life to your full potential in found along such a path. Take action steps each day to increase your gratitude, thanksgiving and appreciation and watch the difference it makes in your life.

May 25, 2016

In the 2016 Special Edition of “Forbes Magazine” there is an article about the company, Gulfstream Aerospace. The article talks about a successful company which introduced the world’s first purpose built business airplane. It has built more than 2500 aircraft over the years and at the same time has built according to the article, “an impeccable reputation for keeping its promises to individual customers and the broader business aviation user community.” The article goes on to speak about Gulfstream having “an unblemished record of keeping its promises … and time and again exceeding customer expectations – at no additional cost.” These qualities do not happen by accident. They result because a specific intention has been set and there is follow through to make sure the desired outcome is achieved.

Each morning I hand write, blue ink on white paper, the intentions we as a family have put together with the help of a friend, Trish Devitt. These intentions are also being transmitted through a specially designed computer program into specific vibrational frequencies, 24/7. When you know and understand the value and power of this process you might want to consider this for yourself, your family, your business and even your church.

What caught my attention about this article was the connection in the article to what we are seeking for our family business in terms of intention. The shorten version for this article of our intention program declares, “We are seeking a team of go-getters who understand value and strive for excellence and who consistently use good judgment fulfilling their role to a higher degree of excellence.”

To know the value of keeping promises and to exceed expectations at the energetic level is a very valuable piece of wisdom and understanding.

If you would like to work with my friend Trish to develop you own personal intention for yourself or your business, check out the information at http://www.bobmclellanintentionleaders.com

Until you gain a greater understanding of the value and power of your intentions you could potentially be handicapping your ability to live up to your God-given potential.

May 24, 2016

After a long busy day of outdoor work our family sat down to eat supper at 7:00 p.m. I looked down to see where our dog Diamond was, because she very patiently waits to the end of the meal waiting for her treat from my plate. I don’t share with the cats, but they are often not so patient. As you can tell I am a dog person. When I looked down Diamond’s face was swelled up like a balloon. It is likely she picked up a bite of some kind and took an allergic reaction. Many years ago we had a dog who was allergic to bites, so we always kept an appropriate anti-histamine on hand. We do not do pharma in our house and had not had a need for an anti-histamine in more than a decade. It is a holiday Monday night in a small town and nothing is open.

My daughter started calling friends and guess what? It is a holiday Monday night and no one was home. Our last call found someone home, but they ddi not have any anti-histamine, however someone who was visiting at their house did.

Having been praying as my daughter made phone calls, I realized a very important thing. No matter how independent we think we are. No matter how much we think we can do everything on our own. There comes a point in time to help us remember, we really do need each other. We are part of a collective whole and have a responsibility to be there for someone when there is a need.

The swelling has not gone yet, but it has stopped getting larger. We have an I-Ching Petz card on Diamond and she is laying quietly. Thank you God for friends who are willing to help in time of need. May that be true of us as well as we live our life to its God-given potential.

A 6:00 a.m. May 24/16 update: Most of the swelling is now gone from Diamond’s face.

May 23, 2016

We travelled yesterday afternoon to attend our new little granddaughter’s baptism and then back to her mom and dad’s house for some refreshments. It was interesting to watch this little one, especially in light of the training I have been taking from Asara Lovejoy related to “The One Command’. The training talks about the science which suggests children’s minds operate in the Theta frequency until they are about 6 years old. By 8 years old they are operating during their waking hours in the Beta frequencies.

To learn more about the influence and impact of this information I recommend “The One Command” and also Mary Miller’s, I-Ching relationships training.

Having preached yesterday about the importance of connecting God’s Word to the changes being brought forth in our world with quantum physics and the realities surrounding energy and the subconscious mind, my daughter had an important insight for us to consider. She suggested there may be reason to look deeper into what Jesus talks about as mentioned in the first three Gospels when he said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. {17} I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” (Luke 18:16-17, Mark 10:14, Matthew 19:14).

If young children constantly live in the Theta frequencies and Jesus says the kingdom of God belongs to them and we cannot receive the kingdom unless we receive it like a little child, perhaps it might be worth investigating what this is all about and learn how we can restore our connection to the Theta frequencies and thus live more closely to God.

I am on a journey to gain greater clarity and understanding in how this can help in the process to be able to live life to its full potential in fulfilling my God-given destiny. AND I invite you to join me on this journey.

May 22, 2016

I learned a song many years ago in Sunday School that was based upon a story Jesus told and recorded in Matthew 7:24-27. The song speaks about two individuals who built houses. One man built his house upon the sand and the other built upon a rock. The song describes what happened to these two houses when the storms came with resulting flood waters.

If you listen to the news it seems that every day there are reports somewhere in the world of disasters and devastating issues of significant importance to someone. There are the constant reports and warnings of the impact of climate change on life on our planet. (As an aside, while climate is changing, it always has, you might want to dig below the surface of what the media is telling you as to the cause of it and learn the real truth). Wars, famines, natural disasters, economic fluctuations and much more create uncertainty in the lives of many people around the world. We never know what the next day will bring into our lives. Life itself, by its very nature carries with it some uncertainty. What we choose to focus on will impact and influence how we deal with events and circumstances as they unfold.

Our lives need to be grounded in that which will provide a solid foundation despite changes taking place all around us. What can we count on to remain consistent and certain?

1. God’s love. The Apostle Paul in Romans 8:35-39 wrote, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (NIV)

2. God’s promises. Hebrews 6:17 reads, “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.” (NIV)

What is important for us to always remember is that our reaction to the uncertainties of life is dictated by our reaction to the things we know we can count on. If we do not have a solid foundation on which we build our lives, then we will be overwhelmed by the rising tide of uncertainties as they become a reality. Are you experiencing the strength of God’s abiding love and presence in your life? Is your faith sustained in the knowledge that what He has promised He will do? Can you identify with the words Edward Mote wrote in the hymn, “The Solid Rock”? The first verse and chorus declare, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ the solid Rock I stand; All other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand.”

Jesus declared of the house built upon the rock by the wise man, when the rains came down and the floods came up, that house stood firm. Build your life on Jesus who is often referred to as being as solid as a rock. Fully commit your all to Him and His Kingdom so that you can “ride out” the storms of uncertainty when they come.

Be prepared to live your life to the full and be the best you possible whatever comes your way.