Monday’s Marinade – Distractions

Your marinade for this week builds upon last week’s challenge. Distractions serve to hinder us from making decisions and taking action. As you begin this week by “soaking yourself” in the hope-filled Word of God, decide to not be distracted from the important things. Hebrews 12:2 encourages us to stay focused on Jesus, the One who wants nothing but the best for us and who empowers us to live our best life. Marinate and season your week with hope and a confident expectation of good things happening!

Distractions

 

Declaring the End of 2015 from the Beginning with Declarations of Hope

The year of 2015 has begun!

What will you SAY about it? Your words are so important in shaping the daily experiences that ultimately combine to determine the quality of your life.

God has always declared the end  from the beginning. He has always stated what He wanted, not what He didn’t want; and it always comes to pass.

“I declare the end from the beginning,

and from long ago what is not yet done,

saying: My plan will take place,

and I will do all My will.”

Isaiah 46:10

As you go through the process of setting goals for 2015, may I suggest that you include being intentional about declaring the fullness you desire to experience and not the lack you may be currently experiencing? Here’s a quote from E.W. Kenyon that I’d like to share with you:

Kenyon on Confession

 

What Kenyon said reinforces the principle of your words having creative power, as found in Romans 4:17. The NIV gives a clear understanding of that verse:

“As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.”

In 2015, how will you imitate your heavenly Father and declare your fullness instead of your lack?

How can you use Word-based declarations of hope (God’s Promises) to call into being the things that don’t currently exist?

Who Dat?

Image courtesy of by Jeroen van Oostrom / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of by Jeroen van Oostrom / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

No, this post is not about the New Orleans Saints and the Who Dat Nation. It’s about deciding where your focus will be in 2014.

If Jesus appeared in your living room today, would you recognize Him or would you have to say, “Who dat?” If He showed up at your place of employment, would you have to say, “Who dat?”

Make a decision today, 12/31/2013, that no matter what challenges lie ahead, your focus will be on Jesus and all His goodness, strength, and unconditional love for you. Then, when He appears, you won’t have to say, “Who dat?” You’ll know Him for sure and you’ll enjoy the favor, wisdom, and peace that only His presence can give you.

Focus on the presence of the Champion. That will be the best decision you’ll ever make as you plan for advancement in 2014 and beyond!

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. ”

Hebrews 12:2 (NLT)