You’ll never be fulfilled without God, because


You’ll never be fulfilled without God, because
you are looking for what God has.

For this reason, God gives you the Holy Spirit. The only way to get out of God and into you the deep things God knows about you is through His Spirit communing with yours. The Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God—the deep things about you that you lack. God prepared and predestined those things for you before you were created. He had them in Himself and gave them to you at birth. But you don’t know those things exist, because sin has capped the well and blocked the way. Only God, through the Holy Spirit, can reveal them again.
Do you want to know how cute you can be? Check God out. Do you want to know how smart you are? Go back to God. Your potential is buried in God. We think going to the moon is great—we should see what God had planned that we didn’t follow. Our eyes will never see the stuff God prepared for us, nor will our ears hear it. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal to us the deep things of God that tell us who we are.
Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, you can reestablish your relationship with God. The Holy Spirit, connected with your spirit, unravels the knots that have bound your thoughts, removes the streaks that have blurred your vision and clears the debris that has hidden your potential. Working like a sculptor, He brings out the beauty hidden deep within your being, because that is the real you.
Open your life to Jesus Christ. Allow God to reveal His secret wisdom concerning you. See with your eyes and hear with your ears things you have never seen or heard before. Conceive with your mind thoughts that never before have occurred to you. Cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He sucks out of God and into you the depths of the riches that God prepared for you. Live the rest of your life building an atmosphere where it is possible for the Holy Spirit to use you as He takes His bucket of hope, dips it deep into the wells of your potential and pulls it to the top of your senses. Drink deeply, growing in the knowledge of who you really are in God. That’s my dream.

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Everything is seasonal.


Everything is seasonal. No matter where you live, the seasons come and go—summer, autumn, winter, and spring. In different regions of the world, those seasons look quite different, but each season always has some positive aspects and some negative aspects. The view from your window may be green or brown or white. The temperature may be hot or cold. The weather may be cloudy and rainy or clear and dry. To a large extent, those are seasonal differences.
People are always looking forward with expectation to the next season or the next one after that, and they are glad when they get there. Farmers, fishermen, and other people who work outdoors probably have the best appreciation for the reality of seasonal change, but all of us are completely familiar with seasonal patterns.
Human life seems to be seasonal as well. Looking at the broad scope, we observe that birth and infancy are like the seedtime and new growth of spring. We talk about youth and young adulthood as being like a long fruitful summer season. Middle age is compared to autumn, when everything is ripe for harvest and summer’s growth begins to slow down. Old age is very much like winter, but even in winter there is beauty and hard-won wisdom—and the very real hope of new life.
In the ups and downs of our individual lives, we see that each of our years has seasons too. Seasons of busy activity give way to seasons of rest. Seasons of serenity alternate with seasons of trouble. Seasons of calm are shattered by seasons of crisis. Sometimes we move from one season to another fairly quickly, but other times it seems to happen with agonizing slowness.
Within each life, there is an ebb and flow that is as certain as the tide, whether the person’s life has very little trouble in it or whether the person seems to barely survive one calamity after another. Our lives move in and out. And just as nobody on the face of the earth is immune from crisis, so also nobody suffers in high crisis mode forever. Always Turning

Some people do not like change. But even those people realize that seasonal change has many benefits. They understand that the earth needs a rest between growing seasons. It needs to gather nutrients and become ready for the coming growing season. They understand that times of plenty, while they may be followed

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If you want true life, you must have the Word of Life


If you want true life, you must have the Word of Life.

To many people, physical life is deemed to be the measure of whether or not one has life. However, true life—spiritual life—requires more than a beating heart. That’s because we are spiritually hungry and thirsty people constantly looking for answers to life’s persistent problems. Often, we look to idols like education, money, and success for those answers. However, real solutions for real life come only from the Author of Life—God, himself.

True life—the type so many people hunger and thirst for—can only be found in Christ. In John 6:35, Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” Obviously, Jesus isn’t talking about physical hunger; instead, He is talking about spiritual hunger.

Not only will Jesus satisfy your spiritual hunger, but He will also quench your spiritual thirst: “To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life” (Revelation 21:6).

That verse refers back to Isaiah 55:1-2, where God says, “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.”

Therefore, stop trying to seek worldly things for satisfaction, because worldly pleasures are temporary. Instead, heed the advice of Isaiah 55:6: “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”

God is the source of all life, and if you want true life, you must have God’s Word of Life.

Power of prayer


Understanding the Foundation of Prayer

To understand the principle of prayer, it is necessary to understand the mind and purpose of the Creator Himself. Prayer is a result of God’s established authority structure between heaven and earth, as well as a product of His faithfulness to His Word. Prayer is as simple as respecting God’s authority. This is because prayer was born out of God’s arrangements for man’s assignment on earth; it happened when the Creator spoke two words during the creation process; “let them”. These words are recorded in the first chapter of the first book of the Bible.
Read Gen. 1:26-27
These words are critical in understanding the principle of prayer, since they define the relationship the Creator intended and desired with man and the planet earth.
The Creator’s mandate for man to dominate the earth was established in the declaration, but the parameters of that dominion were established with the words, “Let them”. By these words, the Creator defined the boundaries of His right to legally influence and interfere in the earth realm. This is based on the principle of God’s integrity and His commitment to His Word.
These four principles are essential to an understanding of the nature and purpose of prayer.
• God’s purpose is more important than our plans
• God has placed His Word above even Himself
• God will never violate or break His word
• God’s holiness is the foundation of His integrity and faithfulness

The first principle establishes the truth that the Creator’s commitment to His original intent for creation is a priority for Him and motivates and regulates all His actions. In essence, everything He does is driven by His purposed desire, which never changes. In fact, His declaration is clear when He states, “ Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Prov. 19:21-22).

Look at:
Isa. 46:10-11
Isa. 55:11-12
Eph.1:11
Heb. 6:17
Matt 5:18-19
These statements reveal God’s eternal, uncompromising commitment to His purposes and plans. His purpose is His will and intent, which He Himself will fulfill. However, it is essential to know that His commitment to fulfill His purpose will never be at the expense of violating His spoken or written word. It is this commitment to His Word that is the basis of the prayer principle. The Word of God is not just the law for man, for it is also called “the Law of God”. This implies that every word of God speaks is also a law to Himself. He will subject Himself to His promises and decrees because of His integrity.
Look at these scriptures from the book of Psalms:
Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations. (Ps. 119:89-90)
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. (Ps. 138:2)
The fact the He places His Word above all things, including His name, is an important principle because one of the Hebrew concepts for name is “the being” itself. Therefore, in application, God places His Word above Himself, submitting Himself to the dictates of His own Word.
In effect, whenever God speaks, He Himself is willfully obligated to obey His own Word. Therefore, any law of God is a law to God. He is faithful to His Word at all costs.

God created seven primary laws:
• The legal authority to dominate earth was given to mankind only.
• God did not include Himself in the legal authority structure over the earth
• Man became the legal steward of the earth domain
• Man is a spirit with a physical body; therefore, only spirits with physical bodies can legally function in the earth realm.
• Any spirit without a body is illegal on earth.
• God Himself, who is a spirit without a physical body, made Himself subject to this law.
• Any influence or interference from the supernatural realm on earth is only legal through mankind.
The following are the results of these laws, which were established by God Himself:
• The legal authority on earth is in the hands of humankind
• The Creator, because of His integrity, will not violate the law of His Word.
• Nothing will happen in the earth realm without the active or passive permission of man, who is its legal authority.
• The Creator and the heavenly beings cannot interfere in the earth realm without the cooperation or permission of mankind
• God must obtain the agreement and cooperation of a person for whatever He desires to do in the earth.

These principles are critical for understanding the nature, power, and purpose of prayer. It is from these precepts that we get the definition of prayer.

Time


As any successful person will tell you, one of the fundamental keys to success in any field of endeavor is learning to establish priorities and then living by them. Any activity that does not fit into or advance any of those priorities is put on the backburner or even eliminated, even if that activity is good in and of itself. Even good activities, if they are incompatible with our established priorities, can become unnecessary distractions that hinder our progress toward success. A priority is the principal thing upon which we place our primary focus. It is that thing we consider to be of highest value and worth, first among all others. Establishing priorities means ranking everything in order of importance, determining which is most important, and then focusing our time, attention, and energy there. It is a matter of putting first things first.
Essentially, our success boils down to the issue of how efficiently and effectively we use our time. Learning to establish priorities, or to put first things first, is a critical key to effective time management. Most of us are busy people for whom time is at a premium. Remember, however, that busyness does not necessarily mean effectiveness. Successful people are effective people because they know how to set priorities priorities. Priorities help us avoid distractions, focus on the most important things, and get the most value out of our time every day.
Success in life is the effective use of time. Each of us is the sum total of what we spend our time on. The person you are today is a result of how you have used your time in the past. If you are overweight, for example, it may be because you have spent too much time sitting around eating and watching television, and not enough time exercising and being active in other ways. If you are ignorant and lacking in knowledge, you may be spending time on aimless and unproductive activities that would be better spent reading books or going to school. The way you invest your time determines the level of your success.
We need to pay close attention to time because time is the true measure of life. Our life on earth is essentially human consciousness residing in a physical body that exists in a linear but finite continuum of time and space. In the life to come, in eternity, time will not be a factor, but now it is. In our physical existence we are bound by the constraints of time.
Time is also the currency of life. Currency is the medium of exchange used in an economy to purchase goods and services. Just as money is the currency of an economy, time is the currency of life. And just as we use money to purchase things, we use time to purchase life. Financial success always involves the wise investment of money to get the biggest possible return for the smallest outlay. In the same way, success in life means receiving the greatest returns and benefits—to ourselves as well as to others—for the time invested. Every morning we all wake up with the same amount of time currency: 24 hours. Where we go and how high we rise in life depend on how we spend and invest that irreplaceable currency.
It stands to reason, then, that how we spend our time determines the quality of our life and death. How will people feel when you die? Will they be sad…or relieved? The way you invest your time this side of the grave will make the difference. Our quality of life (and that of the people closest to us) is directly related to how we spend our currency of time. We will be healthy, wealthy, wise, and spiritually mature in direct proportion to the time we invest in these things. In a very real sense we become what we spend our time on. Time is a precious commodity that must be carefully and wisely invested.
Because time is currency and a precious commodity, it should come as no surprise to discover that everything and everyone is after our time. Modern life is a constant bombardment of voices, ideas, opinions, causes, and expectations, from people in every degree of acquaintance, all vying for our time and attention. Some of it is worthwhile and deserves our attention; most of it does not.
How do we tell the difference? This is where establishing priorities comes in. Without clear priorities, we run the danger of wasting precious time listening to the wrong voices or allowing ourselves to be drawn in the wrong direction.
Knowing your priorities will help you evaluate the voices pulling at you and identify those that are the most important. The best way to minimize confusion is to get into the habit of deciding beforehand how you will spend your time each day. Personally, I plan out my time and focus for each day the day before. I have found that knowing where I am headed as I go into each day helps me avoid unnecessary distractions along the way. You can’t give your time or attention to every competing voice, so let your priorities help you zero in on those that are the most important. Let the others go.
Coming full circle, then, we see that the key to success is effective use of time, and the key to effective use of time is correct priorities. The only way to spend your time currency effectively is to identify the correct priorities for your life. If you do not know what you are supposed to do, where you are supposed to go, or how you are going to get there, you are in constant danger of abusing your currency and allowing others to do the same. Take it from me, nothing is more rewarding than to wake up in the morning knowing exactly what to do and knowing that what you are doing is right and correct.
Notice that I did not use the word “good.” Good is not always right. Many times we end up abusing our currency because we are distracted by good things that take the place of right things, thereby causing us to be busy, but not effective.
God is not impressed with busyness. The only way to live effectively is to use your time on the correct priorities for your life. Some of your priorities may be good, but not correct. It is important to learn the difference. Time wasted on incorrect priorities is currency that is gone forever. It can never be regained.
THE PRIORITY OF PRIORITY

In addition to helping us use our time effectively, there are numerous other significant reasons why establishing priorities should be a priority for us. For one thing, preoccupation with priority preserves and protects life. What is life? Time. And what is priority? Doing the right thing at the right time in the right way. Priority will protect your life because doing the right thing at the right time in the right way keeps us from doing the wrong thing at the wrong time in the wrong way. Priority enables us to spend our days putting first things first.
Second, correct priority is the principle of progress. True progress is measured not by how much we get done but by whether or not we are moving in the right direction. We may accomplish many good things, but if we are focused on the wrong things, we will not make any progress.